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ALIEN PINBALL - Game Over, Man, Game Over


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#5551 3 years ago
Quoted from Wickerman2:

he was born in 1940...

Ok in that case he looks pretty damn good. I felt sad seeing how much he had aged since Alien 3 but hell... he IS old.

I just wish he had managed to get in better films during his prime. Always liked him.

#5552 3 years ago
Quoted from Manic:

Always liked him.

He was good in Millennium series about 20 years back

#5553 3 years ago
Quoted from Wickerman2:

He was good in Millennium series about 20 years back

I'll have to check that out.

#5554 3 years ago
Quoted from Wickerman2:

He was good in Millennium series about 20 years back

I thought I recognized him from Millennium too. Really cool show for the first season and then I remember it getting bad in season 2.

#5555 3 years ago

I can only imagine Andrew checking in on Pinside, clicking on the Aliens forum and see that it went to talk about a porn star tape. He's probably thinking WTF! LOL

#5556 3 years ago
Quoted from Indypin:

I can only imagine Andrew checking in on Pinside, clicking on the Aliens forum and see that it went to talk about a porn star tape. He's probably thinking WTF! LOL

Only Andrew can put this thread back on track

#5557 3 years ago
Quoted from drinkduffbeers:

Only Andrew can put this thread back on track

Exactly. It's been one week since Alien Day. Sure would be nice to get that video release approval.

#5558 3 years ago

Keepin it classy Pinside.

#5559 3 years ago

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#5560 3 years ago
Quoted from Zampinator:

This is now the porn trivia thread. Today's topic: Traci Lords, discuss.

she performed "fallen angel" from her electronic album "1,000 fires" in "virtousity", starring denzel washington and russell crowe

#5561 3 years ago
Quoted from Zampinator:

This is now the porn trivia thread. Today's topic: Traci Lords, discuss.

I liked Cry Baby with Johnny Depp and Traci. John Waters is a freak but i like his movies

Blade was also enjoyable as a horror movie where she played Rachel

--Jeff

#5562 3 years ago

Out of respect for the manuafacturer and those that would like to discuss Alien open a new topic "All about Tracie" and have it but please stop posting comments about her in this thread. Geez.

Back on topic, anyone know if the Alien gameplay video was approved for online viewing?

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#5563 3 years ago
Quoted from luvthatapex2:

Back on topic, anyone know if the Alien gameplay video was approved for online viewing?

Obviously not...which is why you're sifting through Traci Lord posts

#5565 3 years ago
Quoted from luvthatapex2:

Out of respect for the manuafacturer and those that would like to discuss Alien open a new topic "All about Tracie" and have it but please stop posting comments about her in this thread.

I'll second the notion about keeping this thread on topic which is "ALIEN PINBALL - Official Game Thread".
About opening a new topic "All about Tracie"... well, not so sure!

Anyway - keep it Alien(s) related, thanks.

#5566 3 years ago

Alright then, no to Tracie and yes to Aliens. What have we got?

#5567 3 years ago
Quoted from jeffspinballpalace:

Alright then, no to Tracie and yes to Aliens. What have we got?

Patience.

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#5568 3 years ago
Quoted from jlm33:

I'll second the notion about keeping this thread on topic which is "ALIEN PINBALL - Official Game Thread".
About opening a new topic "All about Tracie"... well, not so sure!
Anyway - keep it Alien(s) related, thanks.

Who said Traci isn't an alien?

#5569 3 years ago

ok so to start up the Aliens discussion since now there are crickets
I just purchased the following for Comicpalloza in Houston June 17th

Aliens Speed Pass
Aliens Autograph Experience Pass
VIP T-Shirt
Sigourney Weaver Autograph Ticket

This includes Autographs from
Sigourney Weaver
Bill Paxton
Paul Riser
William Hope

It does not include
MICHAEL BIEHN
JENETTE GOLDSTEIN
MARK ROLSTON

or
CARRIE HENN
CYNTHIA SCOTT
RICCO ROSS
DANIEL KASH

who are the ones out of that batch i need autographs from.

Lance had to cancel as he has a filming conflict. Also when i talked to Lance he said he had not heard of the pinball machine that Heighway is making.

Andrew, Can i get my backglass early please !!!!

--Jeff

#5570 3 years ago

Things weren't so quiet when Aurich was posting.

I wonder how the LE artwork is coming along???

#5571 3 years ago

Unfortunately this is what happens when theres nothing relevant to discuss, I need an update, I know Andrew's hands are tied with things being approved by Fox but really hoping something is shown soon, ever so slightly losing interest, just a tiny little bit but thats how it starts.

#5573 3 years ago
Quoted from Hazoff:

Unfortunately this is what happens when theres nothing relevant to discuss, I need an update, I know Andrew's hands are tied with things being approved by Fox but really hoping something is shown soon, ever so slightly losing interest, just a tiny little bit but thats how it starts.

I'm counting on the update to be a flipping proto that blows our mind, and substantially complete...gotta be close....

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#5574 3 years ago
Quoted from Fytr:

Things weren't so quiet when Aurich was posting.

Heh, sorry. I'm really not even reading Pinside now, just needed a break, for a lot of reasons. I'm not even playing much pinball these days, been really enjoying Street Fighter V. And you know me and not being able to leave things alone, I'm in the middle of customizing my 3rd fight stick already. I unwind from stress and creative blocks for work by doing these projects, if it's not pinball it's something else I'm involved in.

Decided to check in tonight though, been visiting a little bit the past couple days, wanted to read about Ghostbusters impressions. I have a couple good friends getting Premiums, curious to play it myself.

So don't think I've died!

--

Here's the reality though, as far as me not wanting to leave people hanging. Because I'm not trying to vanish on you. But real talk, the game is in Wales. I see video of it all the time, but I'm in no position to tell you anything about it really. The parts I know I'm not allowed to even talk about. Fox has to approve things. I don't know that we'll be able to show anything until this game is done. Like it's normally done. At some point I'm sure Andrew will sort it out one way or another and let people know.

That's a situation where I don't want to be a spokesperson, you need to get things from Andrew. I know the US side, the Wales side, where the actual game lives, is outside my domain. So really, I'm saying that I can't be open like I'd like to be, and it's best that I just not comment much anymore on the game.

I talk with the US Alien team basically 7 days a week. We have such a great team. I want to tell you that working with them is a pleasure.

So here's what I can tell you:

--

The programmers are great. Brian really cares about the big picture and inner workings of the game. He's working on a lot of low level improvements that will give us much more expressive use of graphics and lighting for instance. Which we intend to take advantage of.

Joe is really steering the ship when it comes to the rules now, and he's doing a great job. Everyone has input, in the US and Wales, and he (and Brian) really filter the ideas in a serious way. Which is great, I post crazy rule ideas late at night all the time, and thankfully their filter is really good. But beyond respecting everyone else's thoughts, I'm seeing the rules start to crystalize into something with a big picture structure with his touch, he has good ideas, and they're measured and thought through into that big picture. He wants things to be fun to do, and fun to score.

This is a mode based game. With real modes, not just shoot all the blue arrows, now shoot all the red arrows, now shoot all the green arrows, or whatever. Every mode has it's own feel, with broader strategies about collecting things and incentives to actually try and finish the modes. It feels like that 90s style mode play, married to modern thoughts on pinball rules, and of course we have LCD screens and RGB lights etc. Plus 4 flippers, with dedicated shots for all of them.

Not to mention at least 6 multiballs I think. There's a lot to do outside of modes, and the game isn't about crazy stacking. The modes for Alien play differently than the modes for Aliens. There will be a lot of ways to play it.

But basically the goal is to immerse you in the movies. One mode we're working on right now is based around a set of callouts, we really wanted to get the whole speech in there, and let the rhythms of that direct the flow of the rules. It's going to get people hype when they play it. I love that so much.

And that was David Thiel's idea. Just one of the many excellent ways he attends to the details. You want to know why some games sound amazing and some get old? Because the good games not only have good sounds, balanced and clear etc, but they also programmed them smartly. He's always conscious of the flow of the sounds in the game, and how to keep the listener entertained and informed. Make sure sounds don't repeat weirdly, and there are easter egg callouts, etc.

And that's just his sound design side, he's also a great composer, the original songs he's doing for the game are awesome. They feel like Alien songs in spirit, intense and eerie, but they're better to play pinball to.

And all the sounds are being synched to the animations, so everything will feel like it works together. Kelly is doing the most grimey edits and animations for this. It's like high resolution clips from the films have been sucked inside the world of MU/TH/UR. Where everything is is a little analog and dirty. And then spit back out into HD, with our HUD rendered around it with the vital info.

That I can speak about, and I think it's all going great. 8 modes, 2 mini wizard modes, 4 big multiballs, and the wizard mode, plus all the out of mode things to do and collect. All I can say is there is legit, solid progress on the code and animation and sounds towards all of that.

I'm going to sign back off. I'll try and not let 2 months go by before I look again.

Anything else, you gotta ask Andrew.

#5575 3 years ago
#5576 3 years ago

Thanks for the update Aurich. Looking forward to seeing this thing flipping.

#5577 3 years ago

Fantastic update Aurich, good to hear that you are well. Cheers.

#5578 3 years ago

Wow!!!

#5579 3 years ago

Game sounds ambitious indeed... thanks for the update! But seriously... to re-appear within six hours of having your name spoken and then say you don't read/check on pinside anymore? Hmmm buddy

Just teasing

#5580 3 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

Heh, sorry. I'm really not even reading Pinside now, just needed a break, for a lot of reasons. I'm not even playing much pinball these days, been really enjoying Street Fighter V. And you know me and not being able to leave things alone, I'm in the middle of customizing my 3rd fight stick already. I unwind from stress and creative blocks for work by doing these projects, if it's not pinball it's something else I'm involved in.
Decided to check in tonight though, been visiting a little bit the past couple days, wanted to read about Ghostbusters impressions. I have a couple good friends getting Premiums, curious to play it myself.
So don't think I've died!
--
Here's the reality though, as far as me not wanting to leave people hanging. Because I'm not trying to vanish on you. But real talk, the game is in Wales. I see video of it all the time, but I'm in no position to tell you anything about it really. The parts I know I'm not allowed to even talk about. Fox has to approve things. I don't know that we'll be able to show anything until this game is done. Like it's normally done. At some point I'm sure Andrew will sort it out one way or another and let people know.
That's a situation where I don't want to be a spokesperson, you need to get things from Andrew. I know the US side, the Wales side, where the actual game lives, is outside my domain. So really, I'm saying that I can't be open like I'd like to be, and it's best that I just not comment much anymore on the game.
I talk with the US Alien team basically 7 days a week. We have such a great team. I want to tell you that working with them is a pleasure.
So here's what I can tell you:
--
The programmers are great. Brian really cares about the big picture and inner workings of the game. He's working on a lot of low level improvements that will give us much more expressive use of graphics and lighting for instance. Which we intend to take advantage of.
Joe is really steering the ship when it comes to the rules now, and he's doing a great job. Everyone has input, in the US and Wales, and he (and Brian) really filter the ideas in a serious way. Which is great, I post crazy rule ideas late at night all the time, and thankfully their filter is really good. But beyond respecting everyone else's thoughts, I'm seeing the rules start to crystalize into something with a big picture structure with his touch, he has good ideas, and they're measured and thought through into that big picture. He wants things to be fun to do, and fun to score.
This is a mode based game. With real modes, not just shoot all the blue arrows, now shoot all the red arrows, now shoot all the green arrows, or whatever. Every mode has it's own feel, with broader strategies about collecting things and incentives to actually try and finish the modes. It feels like that 90s style mode play, married to modern thoughts on pinball rules, and of course we have LCD screens and RGB lights etc. Plus 4 flippers, with dedicated shots for all of them.
Not to mention at least 6 multiballs I think. There's a lot to do outside of modes, and the game isn't about crazy stacking. The modes for Alien play differently than the modes for Aliens. There will be a lot of ways to play it.
But basically the goal is to immerse you in the movies. One mode we're working on right now is based around a set of callouts, we really wanted to get the whole speech in there, and let the rhythms of that direct the flow of the rules. It's going to get people hype when they play it. I love that so much.
And that was David Thiel's idea. Just one of the many excellent ways he attends to the details. You want to know why some games sound amazing and some get old? Because the good games not only have good sounds, balanced and clear etc, but they also programmed them smartly. He's always conscious of the flow of the sounds in the game, and how to keep the listener entertained and informed. Make sure sounds don't repeat weirdly, and there are easter egg callouts, etc.
And that's just his sound design side, he's also a great composer, the original songs he's doing for the game are awesome. They feel like Alien songs in spirit, intense and eerie, but they're better to play pinball to.
And all the sounds are being synched to the animations, so everything will feel like it works together. Kelly is doing the most grimey edits and animations for this. It's like high resolution clips from the films have been sucked inside the world of MU/TH/UR. Where everything is is a little analog and dirty. And then spit back out into HD, with our HUD rendered around it with the vital info.
That I can speak about, and I think it's all going great. 8 modes, 2 mini wizard modes, 4 big multiballs, and the wizard mode, plus all the out of mode things to do and collect. All I can say is there is legit, solid progress on the code and animation and sounds towards all of that.
I'm going to sign back off. I'll try and not let 2 months go by before I look again.
Anything else, you gotta ask Andrew.

Thanks, great updates and insight in the current status and progress being made.

I think this great update produces some new pre-orders

#5581 3 years ago

Thanks for the update.

#5582 3 years ago

Thanks Aurich! Glad to here it really sounds like a lot of thought is going into the code. Before you go though, do you have any comments or opinions concerning Traci Lords?

#5583 3 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

I'm going to sign back off. I'll try and not let 2 months go by before I look again.
Anything else, you gotta ask Andrew.

No problem, we may not have much trouble finding plenty of another stuff to discuss on this thread meanwhile!

#5584 3 years ago
Quoted from Manic:

But seriously... to re-appear within six hours of having your name spoken and then say you don't read/check on pinside anymore

meh its just like Candyman. Just say his name 3 times......

---Jeff

#5585 3 years ago

Cheers for the update dude. Enjoy street fighter V

#5586 3 years ago

Great update Aurich Those of us who have preordered Alien always appreciate your comments & thoughts in this thread. So thank you for chiming in

Quoted from Aurich:

And all the sounds are being synched to the animations, so everything will feel like it works together. Kelly is doing the most grimey edits and animations for this. It's like high resolution clips from the films have been sucked inside the world of MU/TH/UR. Where everything is is a little analog and dirty. And then spit back out into HD, with our HUD rendered around it with the vital info.

This sounds really interesting to me. Hard to visualize but it sounds like the HUD display for the LCD screen might have the look of MUTHUR (black screens, green glowing text) for displaying scores & info? That should integrate well with the dark playfield artwork for sure. Perhaps there's a different HUD look when playing Aliens modes? Not really sure, but it gives me something to think about at least

#5587 3 years ago

Do you plan on using "outer glow" filter?

#5588 3 years ago
Quoted from Rascal_H:

Do you plan on using "outer glow" filter?

Generous use of the 'Make Awesome' filter.

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#5589 3 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

I'm not even playing much pinball these days, been really enjoying Street Fighter V.

Yeah, but do you still have the VHS copy of Traci Lord's New Wave Hookers?

#5590 3 years ago

Thanks for the update!

#5591 3 years ago

Great update! Thank you

#5592 3 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

I'm in the middle of customizing my 3rd fight stick already.

I know I am off topic, but any of your previous work online? Love a good custom fight stick.

#5593 3 years ago

Side note:
Neither Stern not JJP released a Star Wars pin yesterday on Star Wars day. Therefore it is now impossible for either of them to credibly launch a SW pin, EVER!

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#5594 3 years ago

Let's go the Stern SW pin thread and start talking about Traci Lords!

#5596 3 years ago

Please start a thread about virtual Pinball. It is getting annoying!

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#5597 3 years ago
Quoted from PinballRulez:

Please strart a thread about virtual Pinball. It is getting annoying!

Thanks for the suggestion, but there are a few already!

#5599 3 years ago

On topic....we know FOX won't let them show the game until finished ( as it should be)....also know game exists and is going through the paces w a " all hands on deck" approach.....100% this is going to be a ridiculous machine!!!

Can't imagine the wait will be much longer, but will be WELL worth it........

#5600 3 years ago
Quoted from MK6PIN:

100% this is going to be a ridiculous machine!!!

I second that! I not only have a feeling about that

This pin is going to be beyond
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