Episode 58 – TPF 2018

Discussion revolves around the 2018 Texas Pinball Festival, the first round of our The Worst of the Fall Tournament, and a couple video game topics (Mad Max and Overwatch). A setting was wrong on Dennis’ microphone input so he will have more echo than ideal, sorry!

Links:
Fun with Bonus: https://funwithbonus.com/

Roanoke Pinball Museum: https://www.roanokepinball.org/

The Pinball Podcast: http://www.thepinballpodcast.com/

Head2Head Pinball: http://www.head2headpinball.com/

Straight Down the Middle: A Pinball Show: http://www.podcastgarden.com/podcast/httpyoutubeubovjgfcizw

This Week in Pinball: http://thisweekinpinball.com/

Pinball News: http://www.pinballnews.com/site/

Audio of Steve Ritchie’s seminar at TPF 2018: https://www.pinballnews.com/site/wp-content/uploads/shows/tpf-2018/tpf-2018-steve-ritchie.mp3

Round 1 of The Worst of the Fall voting: https://goo.gl/forms/MMNJxI6tRsNZ99Vx2

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Episode 57 – Games Games Games

No interviews and no guest hosts, just Tony and Dennis talking about games. A big mix this time (even the tabletop segment makes a return!).

Pinball: Pinball topics consist of Chicago Gaming Company announcing they will no longer be revealing their third remake pin at the 2018 Texas Pinball Festival and the announcement of a Pinball Palooza in the Chicago area (due to a split between the two partners who put together Expo for years). Dennis also talks a bit about a project Laser War machine, and an article he co-wrote about Ted Zale.

Video Games: A huge mix of games gets discussed. Specifically: Subnautica, Dragon Ball FighterZ, XCOM 2: War of the Chosen, Gems of War, Into the Breach, South Park: The Fractured but Whole, and BATTLETECH by Harebrained Schemes. We also talk some about the recent Nintendo Direct event.

Tabletop: Yes, a brief return, regarding the fallout of a long-ago mentioned project from Palladium Books for Robotech RPG Tactics.

Links:
Laser War gameplay video: https://youtu.be/zNAFzwZTiks

History of Pinball: Ted Zale video from Pintastic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xs0mMEuuoa4

The Renegade of Pinball’s Golden Age: The Ted Zale Story article at Pinball News: https://www.pinballnews.com/site/2018/03/10/the-ted-zale-story/

Robotech RPG Tactics updates: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rrpgt/robotech-rpg-tacticstm/updates