Hey everyone! My business partner has been here in this community a long time privately collecting and restoring machines. And I recently sold another one of my companies (www.ggcircuit.com) and took some of the proceeds so that he can I can open a new pinball location.
I am sure by reading the tone of many of the members who have been here a long time, we will be seen as kind of an issue for prices going up on the newer pins.
As software folks and after running esports centers (ours locally in Terre Haute is called eBash, www.eBash.com) around the world we are driven by automation, data and technology. So the new Insider Connected system from Stern is what started this project.
Along with a cool old empty bank. Ok, mostly because of the cool empty bank.
And... I might have a slight obsession with Xbox achievements so that probably has something to do with it also.
We have managed the past 3 months to source 16 of the 17 Spike 2 machines that will support Insider Connected. We just got our Godzilla Premium yesterday and got it online and our first retrofit kit arrived for one of the other machines which I am sure my partner will install in the next day or two. We only have Deadpool left to source and have it preordered for their next build sometime next year just in case we don't find one before then.
We will get some before, during and after pics uploaded on this thread, just wanted to say hi and come out of the shadows a bit. So glad a community like this exists of both private and commercial owners. Reminds me of when I started my LAN center in 2004 and we all hung out in an old forum for a group called iGames and helped answer questions and solve issues together.PXL_20211203_220410078 (resized).jpg