Episode 56 – Taylor Talks Pinball

In this episode, Tony and Dennis are joined by Taylor Reese (owner/operator of Reese Rails and one of the hosts of This Flippin’ Podcast). Given Taylor’s pinball background, most of the discussion centers on that hobby. The guys announce the conclusion of the “shame” pinball tournament, discuss Stern Pinball’s Supreme pin, provide a Skit-B legal update, talk about some quality issues that have arisen with the Attack from Mars Remake, and cover Ben Heck’s announcement that he has left Spooky Pinball. In addition, time is spent on collector aspects of the pinball hobby, and a fun discussion about pinball “conventional wisdom” and where the guys buck the trend on what they favor.

Links:
Reese Rails: https://pinside.com/pinball/biz/directory/1004-reese-rails

This Flippin’ Podcast: http://www.podcastgarden.com/podcast/thisflippinpodcast

This Week in Pinball’s Ben Heck interview: http://thisweekinpinball.com/interview-ben-heck-leaving-spooky-alice-coopers-nightmare-castle-preview-next-ben-heck/

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Episode 55 – The Deeproot Interview

This episode kicks off with a lengthy interview Dennis held with Robert Mueller, Principal of deeproot Tech, who joined the show to provide additional information regarding deeproot Pinball and its plans on entering pinball production.

After the interview Tony and Dennis give their thoughts/analysis regarding what was learned in the interview. This is followed by setting up the fourth, and final, round of the “shame” pinball tournament, Spooky Pinball’s announcement that Total Nuclear Annihilation is their best-selling game to date, and some information coming out of the Head2Head Pinball regarding American Pinball securing a trademark for an Oktoberfest pinball machine.

In video games, a discussion regarding the Overwatch League and its impact on the future of eSports starts things off, and is followed by Microsoft and some of the acquisition rumors floating around to further enhance the Xbox’s first-party line-up.

Links:
Flippin’ and Mashing podcast link: http://www.podcastgarden.com/podcast/flippinandmashing

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

This Week in Pinball’s second deeproot Pinball interview: http://thisweekinpinball.com/deeproot-pinball-new-home-new-hires-5-days-deeproot-exclusive-follow-interview/

deeproot Pinball’s website: http://deeprootpinball.com/

deeproot’s webinar for Zidware customers: https://youtu.be/MnNntaKjZig

“Shame” Round 4 voting: https://goo.gl/forms/Ur3EWLMoIuXGR0Ce2

Polygon article on Xbox exclusive studio rumors: https://www.polygon.com/2018/1/29/16930892/xbox-one-exclusive-games-analysis-microsoft