Episode 52 – 2017 Year-End Review

Tony and Dennis summarize 2017 for pinball and video games, plus launch round 1 of the best “shame” pinball machine. Happy New Year!

Links:
Round 1 of 2017 Best “Shame” Pinball Tournament: https://goo.gl/forms/dVSm69UDvpeuGNRU2

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Episode 51 – Prometheus is Bad

Pinball: We open with a couple news updates (Stern’s notices for SPIKE systems to fix node board and capacitor issues, plus Star Wars receiving its v1.0 code), following by the TWIPY awards, our “shame” pinball tournament, and the 2018 Texas Pinball Festival.

Video Games: Tony talks Breath of the Wild, while Dennis talks Rocket League. There’s also some more Star Citizen news!

Links:
TWIPY pinball award voting: https://goo.gl/forms/5tUPMcGcVPiZe0Eo2

Submission form for “shame” pinball machines: https://goo.gl/forms/PIFC19xatUz7dw7e2

Episode 50 – Rooting for the Citizen

Pinball: We open with the latest code update for The Walking Dead and Heighway Pinball’s announcement regarding Alien Pinball production. After that, we focus on The Week in Pinball’s interview with deeproot Pinball and Dennis’ latest Pinball News article on Harry Williams and the game’s he designed for Bally in the early 1970s.

Video Games: We start with the latest on EA and Battlefront 2’s loot boxes. From there, an update is provided on the long-awaited Star Citizen and news regarding Battletech. Finally, Dennis talks about about Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.

Links:
This Week in Pinball’s interview with deeproot Pinball: http://thisweekinpinball.com/exclusive-interview-deeproot-next-misadventure-pinball-revolution/

San Antonio Business Journal article on deeproot: https://www.bizjournals.com/sanantonio/news/2017/08/16/san-antonio-financial-adviser-raises-15m-from.html

Dennis’ article on Harry Williams’ Bally-produced pinball machines at Pinball News: https://www.pinballnews.com/site/2017/11/30/harry-williams-and-bally/

EA and Battlefront 2 loot boxes: https://www.polygon.com/2017/11/28/16711474/star-wars-battlefront-2-cosmetics-loot-boxes-lucasfilm-canon

Star Citizen’s land claims: https://robertsspaceindustries.com/comm-link//16278-UEE-Land-Claim-Licenses

Star Citizen timeline: https://i.imgur.com/uPgDfdi.png

Battletech interview on the single player : https://www.polygon.com/features/2017/11/29/16712660/battletech-kickstarter-firefly