(Topic ID: 54316)

How Cool Would This Have Been for WOZ?


By Billy16

6 years ago



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#1 6 years ago

I'm thinking if JJP would have thought outside of the box just a little, they coulda licensed some of Dark Side of the Moon and used it throughout the game (I'm guessing most know that this album syncs up very well with the film). Perhaps there could have been a choice of game music between the film score and the PF tracks if they really wanted to get fancy. Maybe some Floyd on the monitor at certain points--the Pig floating over Oz, shots of the concert light show interspersed with the film clips...would be pretty cool! I know I'd have my game music set to Floyd all the time...and perhaps think more seriously about owning one.

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#2 6 years ago

You can "think outside of the box" all you want, but the fact of the matter is that the licensor would never allow such a thing.

#3 6 years ago

Pink Floyd would be expensive enough!!

#4 6 years ago

I think he thought enough outside the box......lots of cool things on those games

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#5 6 years ago
Quoted from pinball_keefer:

You can "think outside of the box" all you want, but the fact of the matter is that the licensor would never allow such a thing.

Not a bash thread, just a thought. Mayhaps the response "JJP was way ahead of you and already looked into it, but it was cost prohibitive" woulda sufficed...if in fact they had already considered the possibility of a Pink Floyd tie-in and dismissed it.

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#6 6 years ago
Quoted from Billy16:

Not a bash thread, just a thought. Mayhaps the response "JJP was way ahead of you and already looked into it, but it was cost prohibitive" woulda sufficed...if in fact they had already considered the possibility of a Pink Floyd tie-in and dismissed it.

Maybe + Perhaps = Mayhaps

#7 6 years ago

Definitely not anything that would ever be officially supported but if someone could come up with a way to replace the title track on WOZ with DSOTM it would be pretty cool. Similar to how you can swap songs in ACDC and Metallica for Stern games by replacing one audio track with another.

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#8 6 years ago
Quoted from pinball_keefer:

You can "think outside of the box" all you want, but the fact of the matter is that the licensor would never allow such a thing.

Geesh, are you having a bad hair day or something? Give the OP a break, he's just thinking "outside of the box" a little bit, that's all

#9 6 years ago
Quoted from pins4fun:

Geesh, are you having a bad hair day or something? Give the OP a break, he's just thinking "outside of the box" a little bit, that's all

I bet he has a red nose lol.

#10 6 years ago
Quoted from Billy16:

Not a bash thread, just a thought. Mayhaps the response "JJP was way ahead of you and already looked into it, but it was cost prohibitive" woulda sufficed...if in fact they had already considered the possibility of a Pink Floyd tie-in and dismissed it.

Not cost prohibitive. Go back and re-read Keith's response, NOT ALLOWED at any cost. The licensor would never have allowed the game to be made if not using approved intellectual property

#11 6 years ago

With the audio input board you can play that music while u play the game. Just wont be part of the call outs it will override the whole sound system.. Again because license would never allow what ur requesting.

#12 6 years ago

Its fun to brainstorm these ideas. But as I recall the owner of WOZ rights was very particular in what they would and would not allow. So it probably would not have flown.

We can just crank up the old LP when we play

#13 6 years ago
Quoted from Billy16:

Not a bash thread, just a thought. Mayhaps the response "JJP was way ahead of you and already looked into it, but it was cost prohibitive" woulda sufficed...if in fact they had already considered the possibility of a Pink Floyd tie-in and dismissed it.

Quoted from pins4fun:

Geesh, are you having a bad hair day or something? Give the OP a break, he's just thinking "outside of the box" a little bit, that's all

Quoted from AkumaZeto:

I bet he has a red nose lol.

Sounds like you guys have your panties in a bunch. Keith was just stating a fact and answered the question. You guys take things way to personally.

It would have been cool if IM had ACDC music in it since IM2 soundtrack was ACDC music. However I am sure the license and or cost would not allow it.

#14 6 years ago
Quoted from pins4fun:

Geesh, are you having a bad hair day or something? Give the OP a break, he's just thinking "outside of the box" a little bit, that's all

Is it really "outside the box"? Its only been mentioned like a million times and its pretty obvious why it didn't happen.

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#15 6 years ago

How cool would it have been? Horribly un-cool.

#16 6 years ago

Get off the OPs ass guys. Chill out. It's only pinball.

There is no reason to flame a guy for offering ideas. To give him a "thumbs down" for posting an idea is plain rude. This place is trending toward some of the nasty aspects of RGP more every day.

And, no one can read every post on PinSide. If a subject has been mentioned before, big deal. Like we haven't read, "how cool would it be to add LEDs to <whatever>" a million times. So what.
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#17 6 years ago

pins4fun said:
Geesh, are you having a bad hair day or something? Give the OP a break, he's just thinking "outside of the box" a little bit, that's all.

Quoted from PinCrush:

Is it really "outside the box"? Its only been mentioned like a million times and its pretty obvious why it didn't happen.

I was being sarcastic. Are you intellectually challenged?

#18 6 years ago
Quoted from Gomer1969:

We can just crank up the old LP when we play

This!

#19 6 years ago
Quoted from pins4fun:

pins4fun said:
Geesh, are you having a bad hair day or something? Give the OP a break, he's just thinking "outside of the box" a little bit, that's all.

I was being sarcastic. Are you intellectually challenged?

Yes. Please don't use big words like that.

#20 6 years ago
Quoted from PinCrush:

Yes. Please don't use big words like that.

OK, my bad. You're funny.

#21 6 years ago

I'll never understand why the WOZ licensors have such a problem with the Pink Floyd tie-in and vice versa. Its silly. It is a very popular tie-in but heaven forbid they might "taint" each others brand. I mean how cool of a super ultra wizard mode would Dark Side of the Moon in WOZ be? Maybe years down the line someone will anonymously program a patch.

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#22 6 years ago
Quoted from ChrisHibler:

There is no reason to flame a guy for offering ideas.

It might be fatigue from all the "great" theme ideas we've had recently. For example, someone seriously thought the 3 Stooges would make a great theme. Easy Bake Oven LE is looking pretty good by comparison.

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#23 6 years ago
Quoted from pinball_keefer:

You can "think outside of the box" all you want, but the fact of the matter is that the licensor would never allow such a thing.

Did you try... No!

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#24 6 years ago
Quoted from Pinchroma:

Not cost prohibitive. Go back and re-read Keith's response, NOT ALLOWED at any cost. The licensor would never have allowed the game to be made if not using approved intellectual property

I read it, it was curt and could have been worded better. I have no idea if the response is opinion or based on fact. Heck, I'd give JJP a lot of brownie points for having thought of a PF tie-in and dismissing it for whatever the reason. To say out of hand something would never be allowed without actually having pursued it is weak. Of course, my whole PF tie-in idea may be just as weak...

#25 6 years ago
Quoted from Snowdale:

Did you try... No!

#26 6 years ago
Quoted from Billy16:

I read it, it was curt and could have been worded better. I have no idea if the response is opinion or based on fact. Heck, I'd give JJP a lot of brownie points for having thought of a PF tie-in and dismissing it for whatever the reason. To say out of hand something would never be allowed without actually having pursued it is weak. Of course, my whole PF tie-in idea may be just as weak...

Keith is a developer on the game as am I. I would take his word as gospel

#27 6 years ago
Quoted from Pinchroma:

Not cost prohibitive. Go back and re-read Keith's response, NOT ALLOWED at any cost. The licensor would never have allowed the game to be made if not using approved intellectual property

Maybe the games sent to the licensor would not have it. All the others could have a Williams type flipper button start button combo to activate it......

#28 6 years ago
Quoted from chad:

Maybe the games sent to the licensor would not have it. All the others could have a Williams type flipper button start button combo to activate it......

Yeah, and when they find out (you think the Internet is secret?), JJP gets fined/sued (or whatever penalty is in their contract) and/or lose the license and probably any chance of building something based on licenses owned by Warner and their affiliates ever again.

And yes, a DSOTM tie-in was commented on practically the same day that Jack announced WOZ.

#29 6 years ago

Lots of great idea in this thread. You think a startup pin company wants its first deal to result in a suit by Warner Brothers? I'm sure the Hobbit license owners would want to dela with JJP after that.

#30 6 years ago

Sorry, Floyd sucks!!!

#31 6 years ago
Quoted from Honch:

Sorry, Floyd sucks!!!

I hear they are pretty good when you are tripping.

#32 6 years ago
Quoted from Billy16:

Not a bash thread, just a thought. Mayhaps the response "JJP was way ahead of you and already looked into it, but it was cost prohibitive" woulda sufficed...if in fact they had already considered the possibility of a Pink Floyd tie-in and dismissed it.

So the main programmer of WOZ decides to answer your idea directly and it wasn't good enough? Gotta love Pinside! May as well lock this puppy because it is about to get bashed like a Balrog.

#33 6 years ago
Quoted from DaveH:

So the main programmer of WOZ decides to answer your idea directly and it wasn't good enough? Gotta love Pinside! May as well lock this puppy because it is about to get bashed like a Balrog.

Indeed... not quite sure how "the licensor would never allow such a thing" is better put as "it was cost prohibitive". It's a bit like suggesting the Metallica pin should have a few Megadeath songs - it doesn't matter how much you're willing to pay, it's just not gonna happen!

#34 6 years ago

This was brought up a couple years ago. Good concept but only on paper. Would not be easy to implement.

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#35 6 years ago
Quoted from DaveH:

So the main programmer of WOZ decides to answer your idea directly and it wasn't good enough?

I am sorry, but I missed the part of his answer where it was stated he was the main programmer. P_K could work in shipping for all I know about JJP. If you want to shred this thread, I think a better way to do it might be: "This idea has already been floated and dismissed." Or even better, the polite response from Shoot_Again said it all.

#36 6 years ago

I don't think the op or Keith meant anything as insulting.

The OP is probably guilty of being very naive to say that JJP could have "thought outside the box a little".

I personally think that almost everything I have seen about WOZ and JJP has been outside of the box type of thinking

Keith's response is to the point and not nasty so i am not sure why trouble makers are trying to make a thing out of this ..

This thread should have been over a half dozen response ago

thx
Mike

#37 6 years ago
Quoted from islandpinball:

I don't think the op or Keith meant anything as insulting.
The OP is probably guilty of being very naive to say that JJP could have "thought outside the box a little".
I personally think that almost everything I have seen about WOZ and JJP has been outside of the box type of thinking
Keith's response is to the point and not nasty so i am not sure why trouble makers are trying to make a thing out of this ..
This thread should have been over a half dozen response ago
thx
Mike

And there it is, one of many "threads that should have never been started" is finally put out of its' misery. Thanks Mike!

#38 6 years ago

It would actually be way sweeter if we all punched each other in the mouth and dropped so much acid the trees came to life

#39 6 years ago
Quoted from Billy16:

I am sorry, but I missed the part of his answer where it was stated he was the main programmer. P_K could work in shipping for all I know about JJP. If you want to shred this thread, I think a better way to do it might be: "This idea has already been floated and dismissed." Or even better, the polite response from Shoot_Again said it all.

Thank goodness he DOESN'T work in shipping!!! The loading dock would be a maze of 17 ramps that had to be scaled in the correct order with a massive monster that came out and ate the box if you had not hit the buttons for the ramps in the correct order. Only a select few would be worthy and skilled enough to get to the loading dock without removing the roof of the factory

#40 6 years ago
Quoted from DaveH:

Thank goodness he DOESN'T work in shipping!!! The loading dock would be a maze of 17 ramps...

Quiet, you. ;P

And yes I may have been a little matter-of-fact/terse but that is just my style sometimes. Probably has to do with reading it at 3am or whenever it was.

Quoted from Snowdale:

Did you try... No!

When you've been in the business long enough you know when not to waste everyone's time with a ridiculous idea that has no chance of acceptance. It's kind of like when someone wanted to do a bunch of "dumb bimbo" speech for Vanna on WOF... What on Earth is going to give you the idea that Sony would accept such a thing, let alone Vanna White? If anything, you risk coming off as being stupid and insulting and "why are we licensing to you again?"-y.

You know, kind of like when someone trolls every thread on a subject matter with a constantly belittling POV.

#41 6 years ago
Quoted from jrivelli:

It would actually be way sweeter if we all punched each other in the mouth and dropped so much acid the trees came to life

Dude, this still has me laughing!

#42 6 years ago
Quoted from pinball_keefer:

You know, kind of like when someone trolls every thread on a subject matter with a constantly belittling POV.

LOL. You noticed that huh? Guess its not just me.

#43 6 years ago

So what it comes down to is a bunch of douche lawyers telling a bunch of douche CEO and studio heads how exactly to market a bunch of douche famous people. Am I right? Vanna is famous for flipping over spinning boxes to reveal lit up letters. That was too difficult for her(she screwed up this simple task more than once) so now she just touches them and they automatically appear. My guess is whether she touches them or not, it makes no difference. Sooo, it sounds like she deserves to be mocked. Keefer, am I not wrong? Its ok to pm me with the behind the scenes. I swear on my honor I will keep this on the down low.

#44 6 years ago
Quoted from vicjw66:

So what it comes down to is a bunch of douche lawyers telling a bunch of douche CEO and studio heads how exactly to market a bunch of douche famous people. Am I right? Vanna is famous for flipping over spinning boxes to reveal lit up letters. That was too difficult for her(she screwed up this simple task more than once) so now she just touches them and they automatically appear. My guess is whether she touches them or not, it makes no difference. Sooo, it sounds like she deserves to be mocked. Keefer, am I not wrong? Its ok to pm me with the behind the scenes. I swear on my honor I will keep this on the down low.

Vanna White at age 56 is earning around 4 million dollars per year for a sum total of 39 days of work touching those letters. Seems more like she should be mocking the guy on an internet forum calling her stupid/a douche, not the other way around!

#45 6 years ago

I'm all for WoF getting finished code that will never happen... Love that damn game!

Also: If you really want to hear pink floyd while playing WoO just turn the game sound/call out off *would probably keep you from going insane from it being so annoying* and just crank up pink floyd on the radio.

#46 6 years ago
Quoted from jayhawkai:

It might be fatigue from all the "great" theme ideas we've had recently. For example, someone seriously thought the 3 Stooges would make a great theme. Easy Bake Oven LE is looking pretty good by comparison.

I think the Stooges would be a great theme.

IMO, the problem isn't coming up with something that a few people go bonkers over. It's having something that almost everybody knows a little about. That gets people interested. The game has to do the rest.

I guess I'm one of those that doesn't understand why a machine has to relate to a current media event. You could build a great game with excellent everything that has tie ins to a character or movie. The movie comes out and stinks, game bombs, nobody wants to play six months later. Same thing is going in with the casino games. Lots of slots getting retro themes. People can relate. Sure many are older but they have the money.

#47 6 years ago

It's in there. If you cue Dark Side of the Moon during the start of your 3rd multiball, the game aligns perfectly with the music.

Or maybe I was just tripping balls?

#48 6 years ago
Quoted from BagAJellyDonuts:

I think the Stooges would be a great theme.

When I read this, I thought "wow, what a great idea!". However, I was thinking of Iggy and the Stooges!

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