Episode 78 – 2018 Year-End Review

Tony and Dennis cover the biggest happenings in 2018 in both pinball and video games. The pinball section orients around manufacturer, while the video game section is organized more around the major consoles. Discussion about the show in 2018 also occurs!

Intro music background is Mt. Fuji by Timecrawler 82 (changes made to original), used under the Creative Commons Attribution license.
Music source: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Timecrawler_82/Osaka_Lights/Mt_Fuji_1433
Attribution license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Episode Links:
Slam Tilt Podcast-Episode 118: http://www.slamtiltpodcast.com/2018/11/27/episode-118-underworld/

Head2Head Pinball-Episode 60: http://www.head2headpinball.com/2018/09/17/episode-60-dennis-kriesel-is-a-cheap-bastard/

This Week in Pinball Podcast-Episode 8: https://www.thisweekinpinball.com/this-week-in-pinball-podcast-episode-8/

This Week in Pinball Podcast-Episode 10: https://www.thisweekinpinball.com/this-week-in-pinball-podcast-episode-10/

This Week in Pinball Podcast-Episode 13: https://www.thisweekinpinball.com/this-week-in-pinball-podcast-episode-13-with-dennis-kriesel/

This Week in Pinball Podcast-Episode 17: https://www.thisweekinpinball.com/this-week-in-pinball-podcast-episode-17-with-dennis-kriesel/

This Week in Pinball Podcast-Episode 22: https://www.thisweekinpinball.com/this-week-in-pinball-podcast-episode-22-with-dennis-kriesel/

This Week in Pinball Podcast-Episode 28: https://www.thisweekinpinball.com/this-week-in-pinball-podcast-episode-28-with-dennis-kriesel/

Article on Ted Zale: https://www.pinballnews.com/site/2018/03/10/the-ted-zale-story/

Article on gambling and pinball manufacturers’ perspectives: https://www.pinballnews.com/site/2018/08/23/gambling-pingames-manufacturer-perspectives/

Article on Atari’s pinball division: https://www.pinballnews.com/site/2018/04/17/atari-pinball/

Article on “middle-pop” pinball games: https://www.pinballnews.com/site/2018/08/30/middle-pop-pinball/

Article on the growth of pinball: https://www.thisweekinpinball.com/the-growth-of-pinball-an-evidence-based-review-by-dennis-kriesel/

Beginner’s guide to pinball manufacturers: https://www.thisweekinpinball.com/4551-2/

Beginner’s guide to pinball designers: https://www.thisweekinpinball.com/guest-post-a-beginners-guide-to-pinball-designers/

Article on the start of the solid-state era: https://www.thisweekinpinball.com/guest-post-the-dawn-of-the-solid-state-era/

Article on Stern’s SPIKE system: https://www.thisweekinpinball.com/dennis-kriesel-the-details-of-spike/

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Episode 77 – Munsters in a Canvas Bag

Pinball: In news, Dennis and Tony talk about the upcoming Munsters pin by Stern Pinball, deeproot pinball’s announcement that they will not be revealing at the 2019 Texas Pinball Festival, some discussion regarding Jersey Jack Pinball and the whole Wonka versus Toy Story plan in 2019, and This Week in Pinball’s upcoming TWIPY awards.

Afterward, Dennis spends some time reviewing Pinball Magazine #5. Finally, Dennis and Tony both play 20 Questions.

Before the video game segment, but after the pinball segment, Tony and Dennis provide a holiday gift guide (touching on both video game and pinball culture).

Video Games: Tony walks through all the new Fallout 76 issues, the announced Outer Worlds game, Epic launching a new gaming store to rival Steam, and Blizzard’s decision to scale back on their MOBA Heroes of the Storm.

Episode Links:
Special When Lit Pinball Podcast interview with Brian Eddy: https://specialwhenlitpinballpodcast.libsyn.com/episode-28-brian-eddy-stern-pinball

This Week in Pinball for 12/10/2018: https://thisweekinpinball.com/6471-2/

This Week in Pinball article covering the deeproot announced reveal delay: https://thisweekinpinball.com/deeproot-pinball-launch-postponed/

TWIPY information: https://thisweekinpinball.com/coming-soon-the-twipy-pinball-awards-a-celebration-of-the-hobby/

Gottlieb at CafePress: https://www.cafepress.com/gottlieb_pinball

Teepublic https://www.teepublic.com

NES Classic: https://www.nintendo.com/nes-classic/

SNES Classic: https://www.nintendo.com/super-nes-classic/

Tiltcycle: http://tiltcycle.com/

Jinx: https://www.jinx.com/

Thinkgeek: https://www.thinkgeek.com/

The Outer Worlds trailer: https://youtu.be/MGLTgt0EEqc

Epic Games store announcement: https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/blog/announcing-the-epic-games-store

Heroes of the Storm news: https://news.blizzard.com/en-us/blizzard/22833558/heroes-of-the-storm-news

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Episode 76 – KCGameCON

Pinball: In pinball news, Dennis and Tony cover Primus Pinball, a bit about Munsters, and the announced reduction in run size for Mafia Pinball. After the news, they spend a lot of time on KCGameCON, namely the KCGameCON Pinball Championship. Finally, they play a game of 20 Questions.

Video Games: In video game news the focus is on Firewatch coming to Nintendo Switch and Mechwarrior 5 Mercenaries launching in 2019. From their Tony focuses on his recent acquision of a PS4 and the Spiderman game it came with. Finally, the fallout (ho ho ho) of Fallout 76 is covered.

Episode Links:
Slam Tilt Podcast Episode 118: http://www.slamtiltpodcast.com/2018/11/27/episode-118-underworld/

2018 KCGameCON Pinball Championship: https://youtu.be/iMUZ8Ix4-B0

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