Episode 73 – Expo 2018 & VG News

Pinball: The pinball segment revolves around Pinball Expo 2018. The guys talk about Monster Bash Remake, Oktoberfest, the deeproot Pinball panel, and Scott Danesi’s Haunted House Party. Afterwards, they play 20 Questions.

Video Games: This segment starts with Zen Studios and the censorship on certain WMS tables. Then, Tony goes over an update on Telltale Games, the author of the Witcher demanding additional money from the success of the video games, crazy Diablo hype, and former President Obama’s dislike of Pokémon. Finally, the guys discuss reports that Microsoft’s acquisition of Obsidian Entertainment is imminent.

Episode Links:
Dead Flip gameplay footage of Oktoberfest from Pinball Expo 2018: https://youtu.be/VUk8rUNtVG4

Pinball News video of the deeproot panel at Pinball Expo 2018: https://youtu.be/q4AO8ibzwRQ

Article on Pinball FX3’s censorship: http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2018/10/zen_studios_under_fire_for_censorship_in_pinball_fx3_explains_it_was_to_keep_game_family-friendly

Telltale: https://kotaku.com/telltale-is-looking-for-another-company-to-hire-its-sta-1829503254

Witcher author: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/10/02/witcher-author-demands-16-million-additional-payment-from-cd-projekt-red/

Blizzcon 2018 schedule: https://blizzcon.com/en-us/schedule#fri-nov-2

Article on Microsoft finalizing deal to acquire Obsidian Entertainment: https://kotaku.com/sources-microsoft-is-close-to-buying-obsidian-1829614135

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Episode 72 – Say It’s So, Joe

Joe Schober of American Pinball joins Tony and Dennis as a guest host on this episode (which is entirely about pinball).

In news, discussion revolves around the Monster Bash Remake (which had its topper revealed), a possible Yellow Brick Road edition of Wizard of Oz from Jersey Jack Pinball, a rumor that Stern Pinball may be releasing a pin about the Beatles before Munsters (flipping the expected order), a discussion of deeproot Pinball given the additional information from This Week in Pinball’s tour of their facility, and finally the upcoming KCGameCON Pinball Championship.

After this, Joe leads the guys in a discussion of pinball leagues. From there, the topic shifts to balance in pinball design and the pull between highly strategic games versus games that are all about flow and shot-making.

Finally, Joe is challenged to a game of 20 Questions!

Episode Links:
American Pinball: https://www.american-pinball.com/

Episode 17 of the TWIP Podcast: https://thisweekinpinball.com/this-week-in-pinball-podcast-episode-17-with-dennis-kriesel/

TWIP deeproot tour: https://thisweekinpinball.com/deeproot-tour/

KCGameCON Pinball Championship Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1124105281088487/

PAPA league software: http://league.papa.org

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