Stole the Show-
Dialed In. Like the pricing, name, and artwork, or not, this was overwhelmingly what everyone at the show wanted to play. There's no doubt that if one game stole the show it was Dialed In. I, and about 90% of my clients and people I've talked to are out because of the price, but it did play very well. I can't imagine this won't be an incredibly fun and deep game when finished.
The fact that JJP got not one, but five, fully playable games to the show deserves a standing ovation in and of itself. Add to that, the fact that they all played non-stop all week, and JJP's entire crew deserve massive props for a great showing.
This is the game I'm most excited about. The theme, the toys, the swappability, I can't wait to play this when it's done. The games at the show played, but weren't fully functional and had some issues that needed to be worked on a lot. Still can't wait to get mine though.
A lit playfield on a table? Really?
Pretty. $15K; insanity.
P3 and P-ROC Custom Games-
If it wasn't for Dialed In, these guys would have stole the show like they do every year.
JJ in aT-Rex Costume-
The average attendee doesn't see how poorly the vendors, game movers, and show helpers are treated. After doing this at this hotel since the first year Expo was there, it's become very obvious to me that the hotel so doesn't want us there.
The front end staff are very pleasant and mostly accommodating, but just take a walk through the back halls and you'll see how quickly that changes. As an example, loading games to the hall is only allowed through the service halls. However, the halls are overflowing with chairs, carts, tables, and restaurant and serving equipment, so moving anything, especially large, heavy, unwealdly, arcade games is a challenge at best.
I've said it many times, Expo is my favorite show in the country. The friends, the people, the reveals, the great food, the buzz and excitement of the industry. No show can match it. I don't want to be a vendor any longer, but I'll always be excited to partake in the festivities.
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