Quoted from frolic:
Pinball News posted a photo of Nordman, you can see a game covered behind him.
I was at Dennis' workshop with Martin. The covered up game is not an early version of Alien.
As for the game being showed or not due to the licensing approval process: why not just put a decal on the game that says "Pending Licensing approval"? That's what Dutch Pinball had to do with Lebowski. The studio understood they needed to show something. The put a sticker on it, blocked a few images that were to be removed and they were good to go. So even if approval is not yet in, I do hope to see the game at Expo.
Quoted from Fintan_Stack:
3 Full Throttles and 2 Aliens. Sadly both Aliens out of action all day. I did not go but know a few people that did. Andrew said board problems apparently.
Hopefully they will be working tomorrow as it would be nice to get some new videos of it in action.
Correct. In the morning techs were trying to get the Alien games going in the HP booth. In the afternoon the games were taken from the showfloor. Not sure that's such a smart move as now there were only flyers, banners, promotional plastics and a sticker available. I was wondering why not just do as Stern did with Batman: have the games present, show them so people can see the product and just explain the code isn't done yet (which probaly is true anyway). I also spotted an ad with different artwork for the game in 2 publications that are available for free at the show. Both the ad and the flyers say the game is shipping now... I still have to write my show report and will see if I can add photos. I was able to take pics of both Alien games at the show before they were removed. Hope for HP they will be back in their booth tomorrow.
Here's a photo of one of the two Alien games of this morning. Not sure what the problem was and whether that is related to the playfield or something else. Notable changes compared to the games presented at Pinball Expo 2016 are the left ramp and the area above it and the small LCD replacing the Queen's Chamber toy.
One Alien game was just set up early afternoon of day 2. Immediately a crowd gathering.
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