With Pintastic NE 2018 over I wanted to get some stray videos from the Q & A seminars posted that you might have missed unless you viewed the entire playlist
First from Jersey Jack’s:
Availability of parts for “Retired” games
Given the playload of home based games that’s a question that will be an issue in a few years.
A question on remote pinball
While you can compare scores I imagine it would require additional camera work to transmit our opponent games as a live stream onto your system and would of course require your system to be connected to the net.
One on various pinball game ideas that are out there
The creative process for deciding what games to make
Unlicenced games (that is games that don’t require paying the owner of a product (like Dialed in) vs ones that do (The Hobbit)
and Nostalgia games
I’d like to see a Travels of St. Paul game, I think the letters of Paul combined with his travels in acts is built for pinball and would have a ready made audience.
And you can’t talk code updates without talking auto updates too
Many people outside the hobby don’t realize that there are roms and chips involved in pinball. They still think of the machines as purely mechanical without coding involved.
Can new game prices come down?
I don’t think you can have a cheap game drive the hobby but it has to be inexpensive enough to sell which leads to the next question concerning games too expensive to make
That’s an important point, while you can’t go too cheap if you are paying as much for a pinball machines as a new car then it becomes a hobby only for the very rich and thus not feasible for mass production.
The was a great question about low scoring threshholds
And let’s finish Jack’s section with why he made it as a manufacturer of Pinball Machines while others have not.
While Jersey Jack is a maker of new Pinball machines Todd Tuckey is a fixer of old ones, Jack ribbed him during his seminar
But Todd’s seminar was all about the restoring and repairing of an old machine, many of them 30 years old or older, so the questions that came were about the hardware side
Removing particular parts..
The lamp board
they types of iron used to heat pins
Those pins being the pins of the circuit boards that all games except the pure mechanical ones have.
He also told a story about what a lightning strike can do to games even when they’re off
His own livestream that he shot at Pintastic is below
I asked each of them a question at their seminars, I asked Todd about the cost of the repair that he showed us on camera
And I asked Jack about the making of PG games
Todd is more of a showman and Jack but the bottom line is both are builders and doers and the hobby and the country are both better for having them.