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Alien Pinball - CONFIRMED!!! - Pinball Brothers Remake

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2 years ago


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“Will Chicago Gaming manufacture Alien pinball?”

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#701 2 years ago
Quoted from Toppers:

Did I miss something? I saw TBL was going to sell 40 more units but was Alien officially announced to be remade?

The Lebowski development is that the ~40 units that were manufactured several years ago and have been sitting in a Dutch warehouse while the lawyers fought it out are now being sold to new buyers through Cointaker. Dutch Pinball says they are still hopeful to produce more TBLs some day (presumably through their Chinese manufacturer), eventually fulfilling their obligation to the many customers that paid full or partial deposits directly to DP and never received a game, but there's no evidence to show if or when that will happen.

I don't think this has anything to do with the rumors that Alien may go back into production though.

#702 2 years ago
Quoted from 27dnast:

Weren’t / aren’t alien specific parts showing up on Pinball Life? I think I remember reading that somewhere.
If so, would make sense.

Terry noted they were from pinball brothers and his supply was spotty with no garunteed future. They were probably just liquidating parts at that point.

I can't help but think the new 'interest' here is simply because Kaneda replayed his old podcast.. and people think it's new again?

#703 2 years ago
Quoted from flynnibus:

I can't help but think the new 'interest' here is simply because Kaneda replayed his old podcast.. and people think it's new again?

Did he update his listeners on the ass-tattoo pledge?

#704 2 years ago
Quoted from ausretrogamer:

Hoping it’s sooner rather than later. Looks like iceman44’s predictions (statements about TBL and Alien) are happening - better late than never!

wtf, where do you get that? I count 0 for 2.

We were told more TBL’s and re-engineered Aliens would be made soon, and they haven’t been. Kaneda made a podcast about it. He posted it, took it down and then put it back up. So where are we now? No physical progress on either. If anyone has seen something show it, but until that happens both rumors are mirages. Selling hostage games was the recent outcome of a trial and they were built two years ago. Promises by Barry to build games have no credibility.

Kaneda has chosen to double down on his bullshit rumors episode by rebroadcasting it today - in it he pledges to quit podcasting and to get an ass tat if these don’t happen. To me that means he remaking the challenges. I say he has until October and if neither is shown, he owes us the consequences he’s promised twice.

#705 2 years ago
Quoted from fosaisu:

Did he update his listeners on the ass-tattoo pledge?

You missed his break through announcement...

Broken Clocks are correct twice a day, so he's claiming he's right and doesn't need a tatoo now.

(ignoring the fact his claim TBL was going into production... which it isn't yet). But hey, 'he was right!!' lolz

#706 2 years ago
Quoted from flynnibus:

You missed his break through announcement...
Broken Clocks are correct twice a day, so he's claiming he's right and doesn't need a tatoo now.
(ignoring the fact his claim TBL was going into production... which it isn't yet). But hey, 'he was right!!' lolz

It was all "a joke" when he was wrong. Dude has zero credibility on anything he promises. A master welcher.

#707 2 years ago

Alien in a proper cabinet would be awesome. Hope that happens someday.

#708 2 years ago

Man I freaking miss chi chis

#709 2 years ago
Quoted from jeffspinballpalace:

wtf, where do you get that? I count 0 for 2.
We were told more TBL’s and re-engineered Aliens would be made soon, and they haven’t. Kaneda made a podcast about it. He posted it, took it down and then put it back up. So where are we now? No physical progress of either. If anyone has seen something show it, but until that happens both rumors are mirages. Selling hostage games was the recent outcome of a trial and they were built two years ago. Promises by Barry to build games has no credibility.
Kaneda has chosen to double down on his bullshit rumors episode by rebroadcasting it today - in it he pledges to quit podcasting and to get an ass tat if these don’t happen. To me that means he remaking the challenges. I say he has until October and if neither is shown, he owes us the consequences he promised.

Kaneda is an official source of nothing. Should be in the conversation of zilch.
Just revisit his impulsive verbal pre-reveal Wonka diarrhea... among a bazillion other topics.

Unreliable entertainment. That’s all it is

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#710 2 years ago
Quoted from 27dnast:

Kaneda is an official source of nothing. Should be in the conversation of zilch.
Just revisit his impulsive verbal pre-reveal Wonka diarrhea... among a bazillion other topics.
Unreliable entertainment. That’s all it is

If you can consider listening to the ravings of a manic-depressive, bi-polar, borderline personality disordered person entertainment, then, yes.

#711 2 years ago

So is there a chance he'll have to shut down and go find a new hobby to annoy. I would never hold someone to a tattoo bet.

#712 2 years ago
Quoted from pipes:

Alien in a proper cabinet would be awesome. Hope that happens someday.

What is the problem with the current cabinet?

#713 2 years ago
Quoted from gold1:

What is the problem with the current cabinet?

The current cabinet is partly awesome and part pita.

The proprietary design allows the cabinet sides to glow with light and the artwork panels can be swapped. Some can’t get past that things are different and some complain the removable sides are too narrow.

However, this design falls flat in regards to how the playfield glass is held in place. Rather than sliding the glass into a channel like all other pins, the glass is attached to a large metal frame that must be positioned atop the side rails and then latched down. The problem is the entire weight of a widebody glass plus the frame is heavy and the assembly is awkwardly large.

Positioning and locking the glass down once is fine, but if you’ve removed the glass and gone through the process a hundred times, you’ve probably cursed a hundred times. Given a choice, I’d still pick the Heighway cabinet design, just to celebrate something different. If it was offered as an upgrade option I’d buy it.
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#714 2 years ago
Quoted from CNKay:

So is there a chance he'll have to shut down and go find a new hobby to annoy. I would never hold someone to a tattoo bet.

He supposedly bought a Challenger Hellcat. I outed him quick, never seen again.Good.

#715 2 years ago
Quoted from jeffspinballpalace:

The current cabinet is partly awesome and part pita.
The proprietary design allows the cabinet sides to glow with light and the artwork panels can be swapped. Some can’t get past that things are different and some complain the removable sides are too narrow.
However, this design falls flat in regards to how the playfield glass is held in place. Rather than sliding the glass into a channel like all other pins, the glass is attached to a large metal frame that must be positioned atop the side rails and then latched down. The problem is the entire weight of a widebody glass plus the frame is heavy and the assembly is awkwardly large.
Positioning and locking the glass down once is fine, but if you’ve removed the glass and gone through the process a hundred times, you’ve probably cursed a hundred times. Given a choice, I’d still pick the Heighway cabinet design, just to celebrate something different. If it was offered as an upgrade option I’d buy it.
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The glass magazine actually works great in my case...While heavy, I can lift it straight off, as I don't have room to slide glass all the way out in traditional form.

Once you get used to it...pretty convenient, and no constant worry of smudging the glass.

Think art on the cab would be amazing, but glowing side panels are quite unique and killer if game is displayed properly.

#716 2 years ago
Quoted from MK6PIN:

The glass magazine actually works great in my case...While heavy, I can lift it straight off, as I don't have room to slide glass all the way out in traditional form.
Once you get used to it...pretty convenient, and no constant worry of smudging the glass.
Think art on the cab would be amazing, but glowing side panels are quite unique and killer if game is displayed properly.

Totally agree.Removing the glass with this machine keeps it intact as well.

#717 2 years ago
Quoted from Roostking:

He supposedly bought a Challenger Hellcat. I outed him quick, never seen again.Good.

He did. I drove it....

#718 2 years ago
Quoted from spfxted:

He did. I drove it....

How many pins fit in one of those?

#719 2 years ago

Forget it....

#720 2 years ago
Quoted from MK6PIN:

The glass magazine actually works great in my case...While heavy, I can lift it straight off, as I don't have room to slide glass all the way out in traditional form.
Once you get used to it...pretty convenient, and no constant worry of smudging the glass.
Think art on the cab would be amazing, but glowing side panels are quite unique and killer if game is displayed properly.

As most here likely know, Bally utilized integrated glass canopies in the late sixties and seventies. The most popular game featuring a canopy/magazine style glass is probably 1972 Fireball.

I have always preferred this style for a variety of reasons, including the ability to remove the glass in tight spaces. On the EM games with the glass canopy, you can easily prop up the glass to service the playfield or the mechanicals in the main cabinet. It's a very nice convenience.

In circumstances where the entire canopy must be removed, it simply lifts off. When it is set aside, the glass is less susceptible to damage by virtue of the metal enclosure. How many times have you removed a naked sheet of glass and eyeballed a dozen unsafe spots to set it down, before settling on what seems like an acceptable spot?

The only negative factor, in my view, is swapping the glass itself in the event of damage. I swapped a Bally EM canopy glass (which was scratched, original glass from 1968) earlier today and it can be time-consuming. Nevertheless, glass damage on new games is a relatively infrequent event.

The other negative factor with a widebody canopy could be its weight. Having never lifted an Alien canopy, I am uncertain whether it's especially heavy and whether the latch mechanism is user-friendly.

Ultimately, I would like to see more manufacturers consider canopy/magazine designs for the reasons above.

#721 2 years ago

I actually really like the glass "magazine" idea, I have a couple of the Bally's with it, and for reason's already mentioned, it can be quite convenient and safer.

The mistake they made with Alien is the width of the frame itself, too wide and just doesn't look right IMO, if there was a way to cut it down to the normal side rail width, I would do it, but because of the extra thickness of the cabinet, I don't think it's feasible.

#722 2 years ago
Quoted from dgpinball:

I actually really like the glass "magazine" idea, I have a couple of the Bally's with it, and for reason's already mentioned, it can be quite convenient and safer.
The mistake they made with Alien is the width of the frame itself, too wide and just doesn't look right IMO, if there was a way to cut it down to the normal side rail width, I would do it, but because of the extra thickness of the cabinet, I don't think it's feasible.

I pushed for the lift out bezel. The width was dictated by that stupid transparent screen that Andy was hot to use. No reason why it couldn't have been redesigned thinner but I had left the project by then.

#723 2 years ago
Quoted from epotech:

I pushed for the lift out bezel. The width was dictated by that stupid transparent screen that Andy was hot to use. No reason why it couldn't have been redesigned thinner but I had left the project by then.

I remember playing Full Throttle at Expo in 2014, while I liked the game quite a bit, I mentioned to the rep that I didn't like the the gray frame at all, he indicated that I wasn't the only one who had expressed that feeling, it's a shame that Heighway didn't listen to the feedback

#724 2 years ago
Quoted from fosaisu:

The Lebowski development is that the ~40 units that were manufactured several years ago and have been sitting in a Dutch warehouse while the lawyers fought it out are now being sold to new buyers through Cointaker. Dutch Pinball says they are still hopeful to produce more TBLs some day (presumably through their Chinese manufacturer), eventually fulfilling their obligation to the many customers that paid full or partial deposits directly to DP and never received a game, but there's no evidence to show if or when that will happen.
I don't think this has anything to do with the rumors that Alien may go back into production though.

lets be really clear. Pinball machines that where the property of the EA's have been stolen and sold to new owners and the EA's sent down the river. All the money being raised is paying ARA what DP owe them already.

#725 2 years ago
Quoted from NeilMcRae:

lets be really clear. Pinball machines that where the property of the EA's have been stolen and sold to new owners and the EA's sent down the river. All the money being raised is paying ARA what DP owe them already.

Possibly, but it seems more likely to me that ARA gets paid for the hostage games but also for the complete inventory of parts that were presumably in stock for the remaining games that were never finished because ARA stopped assembling after 90 games. I hope that there are parts for producing the other prepaid 100 games, even if it was a diy kit or whatever or even better that ARA assembles these to forfill their original part of the deal and if they get paid, why not. We will see.

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#726 2 years ago

Lots of aliens popping up for sale. Like a lot! I’ve seen like 4 in the past week

#727 2 years ago
Quoted from Toppers:

Lots of aliens popping up for sale. Like a lot! I’ve seen like 4 in the past week

Yeah and each time its sold the seller regrets it

#728 2 years ago

If Alien is remade by CGC it'll be more in demand than Cactus Canyon?

#729 2 years ago
Quoted from HighProtein:

If Alien is remade by CGC it'll be more in demand than Cactus Canyon?

Most definetly

#730 2 years ago
Quoted from HighProtein:

If Alien is remade by CGC

CGC won't do Alien.

No idea if anyone else is. But definitely not CGC.

LTG : )

#731 2 years ago
Quoted from LTG:

CGC won't do Alien.
No idea if anyone else is. But definitely not CGC.
LTG : )

From LTG, so I'd say we can close/lock this thread, eh?

If anyone did make Alien, I think there would be a TON of people in the market for one, myself included.

#732 2 years ago

I found this on the floor at Whole Foods . Looks like that Weyland yutani pudgy guy is rebuilding it !

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#733 2 years ago
Quoted from Oneangrymo:

I found this on the floor at Whole Foods . Looks like that Weyland yutani pudgy guy is rebuilding it ![quoted image]

"It clearly says seven inches, not feet, I was given this napkin!"

"FUCK THE NAPKIN!"
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#734 2 years ago

Im really surprised no one has bought that LE that is advertised as NIB. Is there something wrong with it? and 18,500 is reasonable asking price for a NIB.

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#735 2 years ago
Quoted from Oneangrymo:

18,500 is reasonable asking price for a NIB

lol, not really, no.

#736 2 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

lol, not really, no.

Yeah ! Bunch of thieves !

#737 2 years ago
Quoted from LTG:

CGC won't do Alien.

If LTG says no, then it's no.

#738 2 years ago

I'd wonder if Stern is up to task....

#739 2 years ago
Quoted from CubeSnake:

I'd wonder if Stern is up to task....

I'm not sure where the disconnect it. Sure, could Stern do it, JJP could do it, but they wont, at least as Heighway did it. Too many proprietary pieces, to much drama and an expired license. Stern is pumping out pins every 3 months and JJP is still gaining traction. Would like to see it happen though..

#740 2 years ago
Quoted from littlecammi:

If LTG says no, then it's no.

Agreed. Nail in that one....would think Pinball Bros. would be the ones to release a different version of the game...have no idea at all who would do this stateside...

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#741 2 years ago

Anyone still betting on this?

#742 2 years ago

More importantly, what's K-man got to say for himself?

Quoted from fosaisu:

Did he update his listeners on the ass-tattoo pledge?

#743 2 years ago
Quoted from gliebig:

Anyone still betting on this?

I'm taking action if anybody wants it. I'll be betting "ain't happening" again.

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#744 2 years ago

I think if Pinball Brothers do ever make any pins, Alien would certainly have to be on the list of planned titles given the popularity. Nobody can be sure about licensing possibilities either way. I can't imagine them manufacturing outside of Europe, but who knows. Dutch? lol

It's a wait and see...

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#745 2 years ago

If they were going to remake alien maybe based on new series like Prometheus rather then alien and military based aliens
Hopefully not ..

#746 2 years ago
Quoted from Oneangrymo:

If they were going to remake alien maybe based on new series like Prometheus rather then alien and military based aliens
Hopefully not ..

Current is pretty well proven, and known. Reputation. Can't see them changing too much from the current hardware, layout or code. Art and cabinet... maybe. Keeps development cost way down, would be essential since I assume sorting license would be costly.

#747 2 years ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

I'm taking action if anybody wants it. I'll be betting "ain't happening" again.[quoted image]

I'm in for $100 if you're game CrazyLevi. I'm betting it will happen. I'll buy one of the first ones off the block if it does.

#748 2 years ago
Quoted from LTG:

CGC won't do Alien.
No idea if anyone else is. But definitely not CGC.
LTG : )

#749 2 years ago
Quoted from PinballManiac40:

CGC won't do Alien.
No idea if anyone else is. But definitely not CGC.

Definately won't be CGC, that seems to have been established long ago...

...perhaps OP can change the thread title... answer to current is "No", but somebody certainly will.

#750 2 years ago

Alien in its present form is not going to be produced by anyone, sadly.

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