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Episode 71 - TelltaleFest

9/23/2018
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Pinball: Dennis discusses his recent article with This Week in Pinball about early solid-state board sets. The guys then discuss American Pinball confirming Oktoberfest as their next game, and a brief discussion about two new pinball companies being announced (Suncoast Pinball and Great Lakes Pinball). From there, Tony and Dennis talk about the new Orion's Belt product and have a discussion about pop bumpers and their use in modern pinball machines. Finally, they play 20 Questions. Video...

Duration:01:39:26

Episode 70 - Jason Joins the Fray

9/8/2018
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Jason Knapp, of the Knapp Arcade Facebook group, joins the show as a guest host! Pinball: In the news, the guys talk about two pinball articles Dennis wrote, Spooky Pinball's announcement of an approaching pause in Total Nuclear Annihilation production, and Deadflip's gameplay reveal of Stern Pinball's Deadpool Premium. After the news, several pinball topics are tackled. There is a discussion of what makes for good location pinball, what are good pinball mods, and what goes into buying and...

Duration:02:10:13

Episode 69 - The MEEP with a Mouth

8/24/2018
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Pinball: In the news, Tony and Dennis talk about their experience playing Stern Pinball's Deadpool game, Jersey Jack Pinball shipping Pirates of the Caribbean, conflict between Homepin and some preorder customers, and Paul Faris joining deeproot Pinball. After the news, Dennis and Tony play 20 Questions. This time both Tony and Dennis get asked to guess a pinball machine (double the madness!). Video Games: This segment focuses on discussing the mobile game DR. MEEP and the latest Overwatch...

Duration:01:14:56

Episode 68 - Pinball Drama the Pinball Machine!

8/12/2018
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Pinball: In the news, Tony and Dennis discuss Stern Pinball's Deadpool reveal, more about the Spooky Pinball vs. Stern Pinball Godzilla drama, the Spooky Pinball stream of Alice Cooper's Nightmare Castle on Deadflip, and the announcement that the Pinball Hall of Fame is moving. After the news, Dennis tries to stump Tony with a pinball game of 20 Questions. The pinball segment concludes with a thought experiment put together by Tony: Pinball Drama the Pinball Machine! Video Games: The segment...

Duration:01:28:40

Episode 67 - Not About Pinburgh

7/29/2018
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Tony and Dennis were not at Pinburgh 2018, and so while all the other podcasts flood you with their bad beats and long monologues about each and every tournament game they played, we'll talk about other stuff! Pinball: In pinball news, Pinburgh is (very) briefly touched on. After that, the guys discuss Multimorphic fulfilling all their P3 preorders, Jersey Jack Pinball starting production of their Pirates of the Caribbean pin, Team Pinball emerging as a new pinball manufacturer with their...

Duration:02:22:14

Episode 66 - Mrs. Pin in Da House!

7/15/2018
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Tony and Dennis are joined by Mrs. Pin (of Mrs. Pin's Pinball Podcast). Pinball: In pinball news, the gang discusses CPR's new digital printing approach to creating reproductions, the launched GoFundMe to help Dutch Pinball, and beginner's guide to manufacturers Dennis put together for This Week in Pinball. After that, Mrs. Pin challenges Tony and Dennis to a game of pinball trivia! Dennis follows this with a sort of mini-update to Premier's `street level' series of games by talking about...

Duration:02:15:55

Episode 65 - Martin Talks Pins & Consoles

7/1/2018
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Tony and Dennis are joined by Martin (of Head2Head Pinball). Pinball: In pinball news, the guys discuss Dutch Pinball's GoFundMe announcement, the U.S. Supreme Court's sales tax decision and how it will impact new pinball sales, and This Week in Pinball's giant information update on deeproot Pinball. After that, Martin talks about streaming pinball for an audience, and gives his thoughts on what makes for good competitive pinball events. Video Games: Discussion starts around VR (virtual...

Duration:02:47:01

Episode 64 - E3 2018

6/16/2018
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Tony and Dennis are joined by Eric and Don to deep dive into the happenings at E3. Dennis starts the podcast solo, answering questions about the show and bypassing the typical introduction segment. Pinball: Dennis covers the pinball news alone, talking about Sandra Bullock wanting a Demolition Man pinball machine, Scott Danesi designing a second game for Spooky Pinball, Joe Schober joining American Pinball, and David Thiel becoming exclusive to deeproot Pinball. After the news, Tony joins...

Duration:03:45:54

Episode 63 - Zach Attack!

6/3/2018
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Tony and Dennis are joined by Zachary Meny, of Straight Down the Middle: a pinball show, to talk about the silver ball. Pinball: In pinball news, discussion focuses on This Week in Pinball being open to donations, John Popadiuk filing an appeal in his civil case regarding Zidware, a leaked image of the Deadpool playfield from Stern Pinball, the rapid sell-out of the Supreme pinball machine, the announcement that Star Trek pinball is getting a Vault Edition, and Homepin indicating their...

Duration:02:21:25

Episode 62 - Bruce Almighty

5/20/2018
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Tony and Dennis are joined by Bruce Nightingale, of the Slam Tilt Podcast and The Silverball Saloon, to talk a bunch of pinball and a bit on the virtual side. Pinball: This episode has a huge focus on news-driven items. Discussion revolves around liquidation details for Heighway Pinball, that former pinball designer John Trudeau was arrested yet again, the pricing range currently proposed by deeproot Pinball, the Women's International Pinball Tournament happening at Replay FX this year,...

Duration:01:53:24

Episode 61 - Heighway v BattleTech

5/6/2018
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Pinball: After a brief mention of Stern Pinball's Iron Maiden LE gameplay (provided by Deadflip), we move into a couple legal/business updates. The first is Zidware and pinball designer John Popadiuk's legal defeat in a civil suit regarding his failure to produce pinball machines. The second is the collapse of Heighway Pinball, its ongoing liquidation, and the rumors/drama surrounding the failure of yet another pinball company. The pinball segment concludes with the results of the Slam the...

Duration:02:13:41

Episode 60 - Ryan Raps Pinball

4/22/2018
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In this episode, Ryan C. (of Head2Head Pinball) joins in to talk about all sorts of pinball topics. In pinball news, there is discussion of Spooky Pinball's Alice Cooper's Nightmare Castle at the 2018 Midwest Gaming Classic. From there, we talk about continued fallout regarding Jersey Jack Pinball's Pirates of the Caribbean with changes to the spinning disc and treasure-chest ball lock for production models versus the prototypes. Finally, there is a brief discussion of Dennis' Atari pinball...

Duration:02:26:10

Episode 59 - Put Them in the Iron Maiden... Excellent!

4/8/2018
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In pinball, Dennis and Tony discuss Stern Pinball's recently announced Iron Maiden pinball. They also talk about Pinball Expo (it's back on, but there are changes still versus prior years). They also briefly spend some time on the Trash Talker Invitational Podcaster Bloodbath. Finally, it's time for Round 2 of The Worst of the Fall. The video game segment consists of gaming updates, because updates are good! Links: This Week in Pinball's Iron Maiden information:...

Duration:01:27:41

Episode 58 - TPF 2018

3/24/2018
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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...

Duration:02:28:01

Episode 57 - Games Games Games

3/11/2018
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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,...

Duration:02:27:48

Episode 56 - Taylor Talks Pinball

2/25/2018
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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...

Duration:02:18:01

Episode 55 - The Deeproot Interview

2/11/2018
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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...

Duration:01:48:46

Episode 54 - The King of Cashing

1/28/2018
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Tony and Dennis are joined by Steve Bowden, top world-ranked pinball player and the mind behind Fun With Bonus (a website about all things pinball). As such, expect a pinball-heavy episode. The pinball topics start with the third round of the "shame" pinball tournament, and wrap-up of round two. Then, the latest pinball news is discussed (focusing on Stern Pinball's Luci AC/DC Vault Edition announcement, This Week in Pinball's follow-up interview with deeproot Pinball, and the TWIPY pinball...

Duration:02:09:21

Episode 53 - Sowing Discord

1/14/2018
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Pinball: We cover Multimorphic's P3 for our year-end review (as we did not in the prior episode). We talk a bit of Heighway Pinball's Alien, Stern Pinball at CES, and Round 2 in our "shame" tournament. Video Games: We talk about Nintendo's mini-direct event, Halo Wars 2, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2, South Park: The Stick of Truth, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, and Quantum Break. Links: Solid Sate Pinball Supply: http://www.solidstatekc.com/ T-shirt Giveaway entries:...

Duration:01:20:39

Episode 52 - 2017 Year-End Review

12/31/2017
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Tony and Dennis summarize 2017 for pinball and video games, plus launch round 1 of the best "shame" pinball machine. Happy New Year! Links: Round 1 of 2017 Best "Shame" Pinball Tournament: https://goo.gl/forms/dVSm69UDvpeuGNRU2

Duration:02:02:45