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ALIEN PINBALL - Game Over, Man, Game Over

By HeighwayPinball

5 years ago

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Post #9151 Insight from Alien's programmer on tournament mode Posted by Ferret (3 years ago)

Post #9234 Update on distribution Posted by HeighwayPinball (3 years ago)

Post #9660 Here we show you a short clip from the 'Ambush Multiball' mode Posted by HeighwayPinball (3 years ago)

Post #10128 Photo of Alien at UK Trade Show Posted by unigroove (3 years ago)

Post #10230 game play video from EAG UK tradeshow Posted by Join_The_Cirqus (3 years ago)

Post #10231 game play video from EAG UK tradeshow Posted by Join_The_Cirqus (3 years ago)

Post #10914 Alien ships Posted by ZenTron (3 years ago)

Post #10916 Alien ships Posted by HeighwayPinball (3 years ago)

Post #11230 Key posted, but no summary given Posted by ezeltmann (3 years ago)

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#110 5 years ago
Quoted from Zampinator:

Do we know how much a playfield kit is? I'm pulling the trigger on FT & part of the reason is to buy Alien playfield to swap out. Cool idea! If priced right.

From what I recall from the interview, not fixed yet but very likely to be less than $3,750.

#231 5 years ago
Quoted from thedefog:

First person to crap themselves wins this

Who is "Blonetall"??

#288 5 years ago
Quoted from kvan99:

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I can't say it for sure, but I guess all communications during the moon missions were given using the metric system!

1 month later
#642 5 years ago

Great interview. Andrew's enthusiasm is communicative; I had the pleasure to share dinner with the Highway team in Saint Etienne and found the same passion with the man in person.

The glossy red cabinet finish is stunning. I was a bit disappointed to learn that this was not for the Pro version - make it an option? If a customer is buying only one cabinet and buying several kits later, it would make sense to have the nicest possible one?

Wish I could make it for the FT launch party on Jan 16... sadly in between planes at that time.

1 month later
#729 5 years ago
Quoted from Cheeks:

Ben Heck: AMH
Spooky: Zombies (upcoming)
Heighway: Full Throttle (upcoming)
Multimorphic P3: Lexy Lightspeed (upcoming)
Riot: WOOLY (on hold - didn't sell enough pre-orders)

Quetzal: Nemo (upcoming)

#744 5 years ago
Quoted from Hazoff:

Tough to screw up

Well, may be not that tough... see above

1 month later
#892 5 years ago
Quoted from frolic:

I'm willing to bet a lot of people will consider getting one, knowing Alien is a $4k "upgrade" down the road

Is there any announcement about the price for "upgrades" (featuring novel PF/BG/Cabinet artwork/code)? I just checked on their website, could not find the information.

4 months later
#1471 5 years ago
Quoted from HeighwayPinball:

here is the revised layout and shot map.

Thanks! Very exciting. Looking forward to see how area A works (left outlane).
Interesting shot map, with specific shots that can only be reached by the upper flipper.

Quoted from WIKED:

Shame there is a screen going into it.

Uh? It does not bother me at all - to the contrary. I played Full throttle and the LCD is well integrated. Same applies to Nemo.

#1551 5 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

That's an interesting point. I wonder what % of people buying the LE over a Standard would do so with plans to swap?

If (When...) I become Heighway pinball customer one day, I would be interested in a LE cabinet (the red one is gorgeous) with regular versions of at least two games.
In other words, I would only buy one cabinet and several games - space is an issue -, so I would like this cabinet to be as nice as possible. Makes sense?

2 weeks later
#1684 4 years ago
Quoted from Wizcat:

Andy did a closed room reveal yesterday at the UK Pinball Party. No pictures allowed.

Thanks for sharing !
Wish I was there...

From what I could read elsewhere the "Wow factor" for those who entered the Room of Secrets was strong. Game is going to be a hit!

Andrew: Any chance it could be ready for Festi flip? (end of October)

2 weeks later
#1761 4 years ago
Quoted from PinChili:

How could they not show a flipping white wood by now for example? Forget the artwork approvals.

I see your point but that would be a double-edged sword. The whole artwork package matters a lot for a majority of customers, especially for Aliens. I guess they discussed that possibility internally, and voted against which I completely understand.

The "show the whitewood" approach seems the way to do for a boutique job: we have seen great examples of progress reports like Haunted Cruse. But Heighway aims to become a major manufacturer and is not playing at Home-brew level.

#1923 4 years ago
Quoted from solarvalue:

Maybe they should make the "c" ramp an up-and-down ramp like in Whirlwind or Pinbot, plenty of space behind there for a lane to a saucer or target.

C is not a ramp but an orbit shot. D is the ramp. But you are right, some space is available behind this ramp.

#2046 4 years ago
Quoted from sparechange1974:

So what does it roughly cost to ship from the UK? My understanding is roughly $300-$500 to my house in Minnesota. The upper end is using air freight and lift gate service(yes air freight)and the price will obviously vary depending on location. Total of roughly $8500 shipped, airfreight, lift gate to my door.

Correct me if I am wrong, but Heighway will ship the game to the US at their own expenses, and you need to pay for domestic transport only.

#2092 4 years ago
Quoted from dmbjunky:

There was already a South Park, why would someone make another one?

Because the Sega version of South Park is... how to say it politely... well, I can't say it politely. See what I mean?

3 weeks later
#2277 4 years ago
Quoted from Sticky:

I keep coming back to this thread hoping for some kind of details on the machine but it's basically just a 46 page OT chat thread at this point.

Andrew showed me some pictures on his phone last week end. You won't be disappointed.
It was great talking with him. If you have the chance, do so. The Heighway team is great.

#2309 4 years ago
Quoted from EchoVictor:

Andrew, you are such a tease!

Not to those who saw it

#2312 4 years ago

Me drawing? Far worse than anything you can dream of

#2395 4 years ago
Quoted from Jean-Luc-Picard:

Cant wait to see a detailed photo of the BG.

Posted by Andrew:


#2398 4 years ago

Great. Interesting to check the differences. Most obvious to me are the stars. Did you try to match known constellations?
Are they located so that the LED strips behind may give some twinkling effects?
Any "blinking" star such as Algol (Beta Persei), a well known variable star?

#2410 4 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

Here's the plan for the art going forward: I'm working on the playfield art now. It's not a mass of black and green, I'm trying a lot of other ideas.

Good to know! Excellent idea to have the same person in charge of the whole package (Cabinet, backglass, playfield).

#2599 4 years ago

I can't wait to see this game "for real". I find what I have seen so far good, but I won't know how good until I see the whole thing. The translite is more or less in line with what I was expecting (which is a positive comment in that case ) but it could exceed my expectations when illuminated. Same applies to retro-lit cabinet artwork.

I must say I am an "old school" alien fan. The main interest in the first movie was not to see the monster, but to imagine it. So the Egg is just fine with me.

In other words, provided the PF artwork is not botched (and I doubt it will be from the comments from People-In-The-Know) we could have a real winner here.

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#3547 4 years ago
Quoted from kaneda:

Great info but Aurich you act so unprofessional. Asking in a thread if you can share info that you already are sharing is downright wrong. You should be talking to Andrew first before revealing all this stuff . You act like this is all about you and man you are loving the spotlight. But this is Andrews pin and you keep standing in front of it and revealing stuff without even checking with him. Andrew is one of the nicest guys out there but you are totally taking advantage. Is his marketing plan to just have Aurich spill stuff ahead of reveal? I doubt it man. Your time to talk is soon but just do your boss a favor and respect him a bit more. He's got me on ignore so how about someone else copy and paste this.

Was about to (deleted)

Forget it. Made a 2016 resolution to be nice to everyone, Kaneda included, for 1 month.
I hate January!

#4047 4 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

To be perfectly honest I think showing just the playfield is probably the worst possible way to show a pin.

While I liked most of the "teaser" closeups of parts of the PF, I did not like at all the first complete PF images I saw.
A populated PF would help. You need the plastics and toys to really decide whether it fits. The artist knows, we don't.
Lighting may help as well. Showing the PF with the lit LCD screen is already an improvement.

Passing judgment until then.

#4126 4 years ago
Quoted from rai:

Last PF art that I didn't hear a negative peep about was Metallica.

I don't remember much criticism about Kiss artwork? (maybe the three Pro/Pre/LE cabinets being too similar?)
You have to admit it was a nice hommage to the Bally version.

1 month later
#5024 4 years ago
Quoted from rubberducks:

I think pf art and some plastics' art may be different. It'll be functionally identical though.

Gameplay is the same (as far as I know).

I saw a red FTLE cabinet. All I can say is that the glossy finish of the LE cabinet is really nice. I did not see the Pro side by side to, but the LE looked superb.

If I could afford it, I would buy one single black LE cabinet with the giant second screen and use "normal/pro" playfields for game swap.

1 month later
#5565 4 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.

#5567 4 years ago
Quoted from jeffspinballpalace:

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


2 weeks later
#5941 4 years ago

I start to see a pattern for people jumping into the Aliens thread: first Traci Lords, now Elvira...
Gentle Reminder: This is an A-L-I-E-N thread...not an Alien boobs thread...

1 month later
#6683 4 years ago

OK everyone, this is a friendly reminder before thread ejects written in English, Portuguese or French
This is an *official* ALIEN PINBALL thread. Please remember it.

3 months later
#7651 3 years ago
Quoted from Wickerman2:

more asinine bullshit from a suspicious "new" user

Suspicious my (self-moderated body part*).

For the record, this account has been blocked. Tired of dealing with these dup accounts, really.
When a "new" user comes with this as a first post, no way we can allow it.
Not censoring the contents, just killing the messenger.

* which is fairly generous in my case

#7707 3 years ago

(disclaimer... not a moderation notice)

Quoted from colonel_caverne:

It is noticed 8500€. Still correct?

And also... "scheduled for production in September 2015". Still correct?

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1 week later
#7998 3 years ago
Quoted from tatapolus:

So this is the green 35th Anniversary Edition look?? ... It seems like they took the same photo from the flyer and made those parts green in photoshop. Hm, I don't like it. It's from their store.

I saw that too... Based on these images I don't like it either.
- The black cabinet looks better to me.
- Would probably also prefer the one with Aurich' backglass and a smaller second LCD (or no LCD at all in the cabinet).

#8445 3 years ago
Quoted from iceman44:

Now if you prefer the super duper STANDARD version. Which is clearly marked "standard", its only $6450, how about that?

Am I the only one who actually prefer the standard version? I don't care about the topper and the second (optional?) screen, and I do not like the green LE. A standard would be my choice.

#8450 3 years ago
Quoted from drinkduffbeers:

First glimpse of Jonesy ( photo nicked from Aussiearcade)
Love it

Love it too!

Moved to Cats and Pinball subforum.
I kid, I kid...

#8461 3 years ago
Quoted from iceman44:

It worked out very well for me with JJP and Woz, not so much with Jpop.

Got better stats (2) in my case
- Success: WOOLY and Nemo
- Epic Fail: Predator. I knew there was a a risk associated with preorders. But don't be a fool like I was. Check with your favorite Credit card company. I asked for a chargeback when it was too late.

Disclaimer: I met Scott and Antonio in person. I trusted them. Kevin... never met him. My bad. $4750 bad.

1 week later
#8803 3 years ago
Quoted from RobT:

Now we can go back to being friends.

I was considering bringing Lucile as a moderation tool ("Be Nice") for you and Hilton

(I am in a TWD mood for now... have to recover from the latest episode. Sorry for the off-topic rant...)

#8939 3 years ago
Quoted from SadSack:

I was thinking this exact thing before I read your post. Perhaps the a controller for the light matrix could be supplied so that your wall mounted spare game could be in full attract mode. That would be much better than a cardboard shipping container laying on the floor.

The problem is that we are talking about a populated playfield, that would collect dust for weeks, if not months, while being displayed on the wall. Unsure if that would be very healthy in the long run?

Now you could imagine a cocktail table with a transparent box and the same controller for the light matrix...

1 month later
#9566 3 years ago
Quoted from pincil8:

Did you notice the "I watch a lot of porn", in the picture?

Not the first time... but now that you mention it...

2 months later
#11147 3 years ago
Quoted from BrewinBombers:

o-din I've seen previous posts from our European members who indicated that the post is customary in many countries. Anecdotal data, but I've seen it repeated from EU locales several times.

Lol. That's hilarious. I don't know which are these "many countries" but I have never heard this tale before and never seen this post in recent pins imported to France, Germany, Belgium, UK, Sweden, Spain...

3 months later
#14210 3 years ago
Quoted from CoinTaker:

Great news, Andrew promised 5 of the first 10 games were shipping to us this week.

Quoted from CoinTaker:

No games this week again. No tracking number either.

Andrew promised so many things in the 262 posts he made in this very thread...

#14347 3 years ago
Quoted from jonesjb:

Does it have the fiber optic ramps?

So... Fiber optic ramps or not?

#14409 3 years ago
Quoted from Join_The_Cirqus:

Because it is an Alien LE and It needs to be Green
Fiber was not ready at the time and shipped without per my request.

Quoted from Join_The_Cirqus:

Plaque and Fiber will come soon, not a big deal to me anyway

So... let me summarize. Feel free to correct when necessary.

You received a "Black" Alien 10 days ago.
Advertise it.
Then accomplish a DIY green trim and install LE side panels.
Show the box as if it was just arrived. As if a second game arrived.
Call it a LE although it has no fiber ramps, no plaque and no specific trim.
Basically, what I see is a regular game with LE side panels, right?
Anything else LE specific?

#14460 3 years ago
Quoted from Wickerman2:

Like the last 300 posts in this thread!

Point taken. Here is some first hand information then. Click on quote to know when it was posted.

Quoted from HeighwayPinball:

We are nearly at the stage where we can show you some backglass art and sideart - and as soon as we get official approval, we will post images here.

Quoted from HeighwayPinball:

We want to show a working version of Alien within the first quarter of 2016 - and this could even be in January.

Quoted from HeighwayPinball:

At our last team meeting, we all agreed on a schedule that should see Alien Pinball complete by mid August. Pending approval by Fox of the finished game, then we expect to start production in September.

Quoted from HeighwayPinball:

Essentially, nothing has changed, and we feel we are on schedule (…)Subject to a speedy approval, we still intend to start manufacturing games in September this year, with the first games shipping out by the end of October 2016.

Quoted from HeighwayPinball:

The plan is to begin production in September and to begin shipping games by the end of October

Quoted from HeighwayPinball:

Part of this challenge is ramping up the production processes over the coming weeks to meet our target of producing 100 games a month by the end of this year. We have hired the necessary people with the knowledge and experience to make this happen.

Quoted from HeighwayPinball:

Shipping as many Alien games this year, as possible, is our number one objective.

Quoted from HeighwayPinball:

Everyone in the company, and involved with the company, is working flat out to release the first 20 Alien Pinball Standard Edition games in early December. 10 more games are due to follow before our 2 week Christmas/New Year shutdown (16th December - 2nd January).

Quoted from HeighwayPinball:

The 20 Standard Edition games should now be ready to ship within 2 weeks of us returning on 2nd January.

Quoted from HeighwayPinball:

SEs will start shipping in January. Kits will definitely start shipping in February, but could still make the end of January. LE production starts January and will ship in February

1 week later
#15002 3 years ago
Quoted from frolic:

Too early back then for money troubles.
Dennis in his own words:
I have to take Dennis at his word that he just didn't see it as possible in that tight time schedule, and turns out he was right.

Thanks for the reminder, good read 2 years after.
The most amazing quote in this thread comes from Andrew Heighway:
"Are we behind schedule at the moment? By approximately 1 1/2 weeks, yes."

1 month later
#15610 3 years ago
Quoted from O-from-DO:

Sorry Astropin, but there has already been one LE shipped:

Well... kind of. "Home made LE".
One of Andrew last desperate attempts to convince Aliens LE were shipping. Read the posts that followed to understand what was done.

Note: my understanding is that LE numbers were not given in chronological order - one could pick a number if available. So #2 is not necessarily #2 for production?

1 month later
#16017 2 years ago
Quoted from PinballRulez:

Full Throttle (LE) € 7495 (€ 8295)
Alien (LE) € 7795 (€ 8995)
FT kit € 5595
Alien kit € 5995

A FT owner interested in Alien SE would only save 1800 euros by ordering a kit... 23%. The kit now represents 77% of the cost of a full game!

As if HP itself does not believe anymore in the kit concept...

4 weeks later
#16720 2 years ago
Quoted from MK6PIN:

Regardless, I doubt that many bought a Standard, as the pricing early on wouldn't have warranted it, vs LE.

In my case, I was more interested in a SE than in the LE. I found the beacons ugly as sin.
Anyway... moot point: my own experience with the predator debacle convinced me to stay out of Alien preorder...

#16742 2 years ago
Quoted from pinballrockstar:

I think the Alien kit will give them big income,way less work than building an entire pin.
The modular system is a winner.

Strongly disagree.

And that's coming from someone who actually believed in this concept. I will soon or later move to a smaller house and downsize my lineup to 1-2 games. A modular system is something I am interested in.

Except that the new Heighway Pinball price system does *not* work. The initial ballpark figure (Andrew did not give exact prices) was 60% of the full machine. That was acceptable (but already outside my comfort zone). Now a kit is priced here in the same range as a Stern pro (5995€ for an Alien kit, 5595€ for FT... 75% of the full SE price according to http://www.rs-pinball.at) Simply said, it seems the new HP team just does not want to sell kits.

Add to that that Full throttle's computer cannot handle Alien... one has to upgrade it. Seeing Game #2 incompatible with game #1 is not exactly encouraging.

The day I buy a modular pin, it will be a P3!
The day I buy a HP game, it's because I love it, not because it's modular...

1 month later
#17732 2 years ago
Quoted from Mr68:

Looks like the back of Gary's pants are full from crapping himself at the sight of Alien.

Good joke.

There were 3 games grouped together in triangle at the EPC in Sweden this weekend: SW Prem, Alien and Dialing In.
Judging from feedback from the people who played all three (me included), if he crapping himself it is more likely because of DI. The direct comparison between SW and DI is (IMO) very painful for Stern.

Alien appeals to a different audience - (s)low run, boutique feel (for better or worse) and currently not a competitor for Stern.

#17799 2 years ago

Moderation question: I wonder if we should create a separate "Alien troubleshooting" thread, or ask owners to post their questions or describe issues in the club thread?
Finding the right answer will be super difficult later in a thread with over 17,000 posts...

#17814 2 years ago
Quoted from MK6PIN:

There are scattered topics on this one ( I started the “LE#” thread), but think it’s time for a Fresh “ Alien, official Club thread”, and fresh repair thread ( the hate, refund, etc. threads will roll accordingly).

OK then - anyone is welcome to start a troubleshooting thread. Once created, tech questions / problems / repairs should rather be posted there than here.

1 month later
#18732 2 years ago

Thumbs up to Rubberduck's post. Just wanted to add he's not inventing things. People working for Andrew were surely screwed more than anyone else.

About the new investors... Their mistake was probably (as successful businessmen) to imagine there was a certain level of competence in the way things were managed before the take over.

Their communication may suck, but it's nothing short of a miracle they accepted to invest in this company.

1 month later
#19686 2 years ago
Quoted from rubberducks:

They should have realised what and who they were dealing with, but it was much worse than they or most here feared.

Myself included. There were things I learnt after the takeover - like a conversation I had with a friend of mine had about HP's "factory" when he visited the place. Guy's background is in manufacturing and he confirmed the whole thing was a sad joke. The new owners probably had to redesign every step in the manufacturing process.

1 week later
#19753 2 years ago
Quoted from Toads:

What new HP, it's the same investors.
All they have done is used Andrew as their excuse, kicked him out, told everyone now his gone things will get much better and carried on as usual..

Andrew as an excuse...

1 month later
#20454 2 years ago
Quoted from pipes:

Has anyone noticed a trend with European based pinball manufacturers? I say, buy MADE IN THE U.S.A only. Period.

LOL. You want my predator spot ?
Or do you prefer to be a Zidware / JPOP customer ?

Making Pinball is hard. Worldwide.

3 weeks later
#20824 2 years ago
Quoted from spfxted:

Most people know they are getting machines that will probably have some kind of trouble. CT can tell Heighway they will take the machines COD. They can also tell their customers they take machines "as is"..... Just a thought....

I know you mean no harm, but I have to disagree with you on this one (except may be as last resort).

What you are suggesting is exactly what I accepted and signed for when I pre-ordered Nemo and Wooly. But it was clear from the beginning ! It would no be a production machine, but a very small run and labor of love. I accepted the risks and shortcomings from day 1, and I have no regrets.

I don't think the majority of Alien customers would be ready for this.

#20944 2 years ago
Quoted from RandomGuyOffCL:

Remember the good ol days when due diligence and raising an eyebrow towards this company was the recipe for 35 down votes?

Or abuse reports. I was reported for simply quoting Andrew...

#21108 2 years ago
Quoted from SLAMT1LT:

Happy Alien Day! I was hoping the investors would've made an official announcement but no, the story leaked. Yes the doors are closed and no one is employed at Heighway Pinball anymore. The company is done. Quite frankly, I would've plugged the plug a year ago. But at least some people got their games.
If it makes you feel any better, the investors were bullshitted by Andrew just as much as you guys were and they too fell for it hook, line and sinker. And those guys lost a serious amount of money. Ouch.
I lost my job but whatever, I can get another one.

Sorry to hear that, and hope you'll find a new job soon...
Not going to write anything about Andrew, or I would have to moderate my own post.

#21245 2 years ago
Quoted from Mr68:

Yes, that would be me. I posted irrefutable evidence and I was villainized for it. Read the follow up to my comment in the link I'm providing and monitor the voting. You should have seen the private messages I received.

The "beauty" of Andrew's scam was the NDA nearly everyone approaching Heighway Pinball had to sign... JPop's style.
Those in the know would not speak (*); the others were left with rumors or hearsay. Only a few posts like yours pointed to indisputable (yet disputed or downvoted) evidence.

(*) Andrew was monitoring these threads - and not only on pinside - very closely.

Quoted from Jvspin:

I think this supports Forceflow's assertion that factual information from a known pinsider is allowed, since you weren't moderated and your post wasn't deleted.


#21555 2 years ago
Quoted from EalaDubhSidhe:

Andrew wanted a game with a 14-ball multiball in it for example, just so he could state that he broke Apollo 13's 'record' -

#21582 2 years ago
Quoted from RobT:

When I first heard about it, it actually appealed to me.

Appealed to me too. Well executed, I would have felt for it.
I may eventually move to central Paris soon where every square inch is worth a fortune; won't have a lot of space for pins. Add to that that I am not getting any younger: swapping PF is way easier than swapping pins when you're living in some places.

Anyway, I'd love P3 concept to succeed.

#21600 2 years ago
Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

Im pretty sure all pre-paids money went ro Andrews lodging, airfare, Porsche and imaginary lifestyle.

A lot of things were imaginary in this company, but Andrew's lifestyle was not.
May be you mean "imaginative" ?

#21612 2 years ago
Quoted from frolic:

Even better:
ALIEN PINBALL - Game Over, Man, Game Over.

Good idea

#21634 2 years ago
Quoted from NeilMcRae:

how he has the nerve to even consider speaking is just mental.

Everything Andrews says may be used against him for future litigation - these allegations are serious enough to warrant a serious investigation.

May be best for Dave to stop going public until he finds legal advice. I know he is broke and lawyers are not cheap. But I would be happy to contribute.
Hell, I am ready to match the cost of a first consultation myself!
Say up to $200?

#21639 2 years ago
Quoted from Marv:

Daves Go Fund Me:
Hopefully it will go past the £1000 mark and a lot further..


Thanks for organizing this.

#21677 2 years ago
Quoted from Topher5000:

If you're ever visiting Niagara Falls Canada, look me up.

Here is an interesting place for investing in Hydrofoils...

#21790 2 years ago
Quoted from PanzerFreak:

If Johnny Depp wanted $100k to use his voices from all 5 films JJP should have paid it in my opinion, sounds like a "deal" considering the importance of the character. Over 2,000 games that's only $50 per game and would have added heavily to immersing the player in the POTC world.

Depends what you get for that price. If he's doing custom made call-outs... yeah, great, no doubt.
Just a few quotes from his movies? Then you'll have to check the movies to see if it's worth it.

#21867 2 years ago

In the meantime... a street artist has just repainted a technical building near my workplace. Love it!

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#21982 2 years ago

As a king reminder... the GoFundMe campaign for Dave is https://www.gofundme.com/dave-sanders-fund/
Now rounded up to 4000 GBP...

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#22025 2 years ago
Quoted from Dee-Bow:

Name a third queen song! (I can't)

Fat bottomed girls !
Show must go on
Radio ga ga
Another one bites the dust...

and so on

#22050 2 years ago
Quoted from fastpinball:

there was a point in time when Andrew thought he could help Skit-B out of the Predator mess!

True. I met Andrew at least twice, and he told me he was considering "salvaging" the licence after Skit-B exploded.

#22054 2 years ago
Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

Did he ask you for pre order money or to buy shares in this new exciting venture?

He did not dare. He (probably) knew I already "invested" $4,750. Also told him I considered the Predator licence to be radioactive after this debacle! (my own opinion of course - but I doubt other "investors" would preorder again for the same game! Fool me once, shame on you...)

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