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John Popadiuk update thread……MAGIC GIRL, RAZA, AIW…..

By iceman44

4 years ago

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Post #20523 Link to legal documents with allegations & responses Posted by DennisK (2 years ago)

Post #20526 Third amended complain document Posted by c508 (2 years ago)

Post #20532 Summary of complaints & responses in legal documents Posted by DennisK (2 years ago)

Post #20626 MG is now ready! Posted by TecumsehPlissken (2 years ago)

Post #20631 Scott Goldberg mail on MG completion Posted by TecumsehPlissken (2 years ago)

Post #21819 Information on webpage dedicated to Magic Girl Code Features. Posted by applejuice (2 years ago)

Post #22024 moderation notice Posted by Xerico (2 years ago)

Post #22304 Photos of every page of the Magic Girl manual. Posted by vidgameseller (2 years ago)

Post #22584 Lion Saw feature information. Posted by applejuice (2 years ago)

Post #22710 Very detailed review from a game owner Posted by ShinyNick (2 years ago)

Post #22817 Details on the origin of the driver board Posted by Borygard (2 years ago)

Post #22957 Comparison photos between a MG 'prototype' and another shipped MG Posted by spfxted (2 years ago)

Post #23045 Pinball News first look review. Posted by Pinballs (2 years ago)

Post #23392 Ebay Auction for NIB Magic Girl #007 Posted by fattrain (2 years ago)

Post #23611 Key posted, but no summary given Posted by dgarrett (1 year ago)

Post #23615 Interview with Linda Deal (artist), speaking about CV and TOM Posted by toyotaboy (1 year ago)

Post #23754 The Deeproot link. Posted by pin2d (1 year ago)

Post #23946 Result of civil suit against JPOP Posted by rommy (1 year ago)

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#12221 3 years ago

This whole Poopadookie fiasco is really disappointing.

However, on a brighter note, I am getting 12000+ posts worth of entertainment value for myself and fellow Pinsiders from my RAZA deposit. So, I guess it's not a complete loss.

1 week later
#14322 3 years ago

I really hope Bill and his crew can pull a rabbit out of the hat since I have a deposit down on RAZA.

Whether he does or doesn't though, my best option, given the following considerations, is to just lick my wounds and wait to see how things unfold.

1) I'm not putting another penny into this venture until I see games rolling off the assembly line (if I think the game is worth it). That rules out losing more money on more vaporware.

2) Considering how long John has been working on these projects, I believe he has burned through all the pre-order deposits. So, I don't feel like throwing good money after bad to lawyers, with the end result being I'm standing in line with a bunch of others to try and collect something that isn't there.

3 months later
#17814 3 years ago

The whole interview struck me as kind of sad. John trying to hold onto some dignity by deluding himself with the hope that somehow he will make it right and the games will get made, as the walls are crashing in around him.

#17843 3 years ago
Quoted from benheck:

I would like to clarify that while I feel bad it came to this, I don't feel sorry for John.
He pocketed almost 3 times as much money NOT making games as I did bringing something real to market.
I guess so did Kevin. Damn. Making games is the wrong way to go about it.

Do you really want to be in JPOP or Kevin's shoes right now?

2 weeks later
#18152 3 years ago
Quoted from Methos:

There isn't any way he could possibly show up. If he does, he's completely out of touch with reality.

So, you're saying the chances are good?

1 week later
#18261 3 years ago
Quoted from rosh:

It seems that pops does not actually believe in the laws of physics and that things will just work as he envisions them

Who needs physics when you have Magic!

4 weeks later
#18373 3 years ago
Quoted from Concretehardt:

Are you seriously? I thought the Pred guys were farther along than us.

Does it really make much of a difference? Sort of like saying the guy who buys 5 lottery tickets has a better chance of winning than the guy who only buys 1.

5 months later
#18811 3 years ago

It didn't make sense to me that he would spend so much time tweaking the artwork without having the basic layout locked down. However, hope springs eternal and by then my deposit for RAZA was already committed.

I no longer see any scenario in which a good pinball machine would have been produced with John as the sole designer and in control of the company.

A cautionary tale, hindsight is 20/20, lots of red flags, etc...

I'll be more careful where I put my money next time.

4 months later
#19316 2 years ago
Quoted from lllvjr:

Chicago, IL – September 26, 2016 - American-Pinball, manufacturer of arcade games and amusements, is excited to announce the world-wide release of Houdini - Master Mystery™ pinball machine for the home, arcades, gaming centers and magic collectors. The unveiling will take place September 26th at the Venetian Las Vegas hotel on the eve of G2E, The Global Gaming Expo.

Quoted from dgarrett:

This is purely fictional, you guys get that, right?

Is today April 1st?

#19617 2 years ago
Quoted from HighProtein:

So, American Pinball updated/added content to their site!

That site really has a JPOP 'feel' about it.

As they say in the Game of Thrones, "words are wind."

#19678 2 years ago
Quoted from desertT1:

I don't understand why they would say they are going to show it in Vegas.

Maybe because no one is likely to know the back-story in Vegas so better chance of getting new 'investors'?

#19897 2 years ago
Quoted from frolic:

Hello everyone, thank you for coming. I just need to address something before we move along with this. I fucked up. Badly. I am going to own up to this now, belatedly, and I want to sincerely apologize to all the people I've harmed along the way from my actions. Every business can fail, but I treated my customers and friends terribly and I am ashamed of how I dealt with everything. I lied to you my customers, I lied to my friends and confidants, but more than anything I lied to myself. I lied to myself about the state of things, and kept telling those lies to myself until I didn't know what way was up. For this, I am very sorry.
I don't expect anyone to take my word for it, and I know I don't deserve any more of your trust or patience. But as they say, today is the first day of the rest of our lives, and starting today we're making delivery of the first completed Magic Girls. Chris from Cointaker has already taken delivery of the first one. He's over there. I treated Chris terrible, I'm sorry Chris. So I'm glad to start things moving forward today to repair things with him and everyone else.
I know everyone is tired of my smoke and mirrors, so there is a playable Magic Girl here at the show. Come see it. Everyone paid up for a Magic Girl is getting one. Then we start to make it up to the rest of my customers. Once they all are taken care of, we will then start taking new orders for my new Houdini game. In the meantime, it is here to play as well. I've got some great partners that are making this possible. So please let me introduce them...

And that's when I woke up.

#19926 2 years ago
Quoted from iceman44:

Excellent interviews High Protein, i listened to the Jpop one back then. Now its more amazing.
"Noodling". I can't even believe this BS coming out of his mouth.
I can't imagine a bigger dope.
Yeti helped perpetuate this scam due to the artwork wow factor. Everything else BLOWS. Not Yeti's fault.
"Mind energy". Have to get motivated every day. He's already making excuses for his failures.
The LIES are just without remorse.

And people wonder why some of us aren't so willing to give AP the benefit of the doubt after they chose JPOP to be the master designer in their operation.

3 weeks later
#20301 2 years ago
Quoted from frolic:

"jpop reality distortion field"

That about sums it up.

3 months later
#21804 2 years ago

I'm surprised and glad to see JPOP produce anything for the Magic Girl buyers, I really never thought it would happen.

There may not be many shots and aspects of the game will probably never be functional as intended but the Zombiyeti artwork is fantastic.

For the buyers, I think something is better than nothing.

4 months later
#23578 1 year ago

But it is a rare work of art.

#23595 1 year ago
Quoted from Strohz:

Funny, I've never seen one of those before! I just got an orange piece of paper with a sticky label and a t-shirt. What did you do to score one of those?

Wow! I got bupkis for my large deposit.

#23597 1 year ago
Quoted from frolic:

Me too. $6500 paid and no t-shirt, no certificate, and no Zombie Yeti art signed by John.

Actually, now that I think about it, I did get a cancelled check.

#23601 1 year ago
Quoted from Strohz:

That cracked me up. Don't forget the autographed signature on the back!

Hadn't thought about that!

Should frame the check and hang it on the wall as a reminder not to throw money away in the future.

Edit: Then again, maybe I should just bury it and pretend this never happened.

#23605 1 year ago
Quoted from Aniraf:

Can someone hook him up with a competent builder/business person as I think his designs are quite impressive.

John, is that you?

#23607 1 year ago
Quoted from Aniraf:

I figured it was similar to an architect. Often times architects are almost out of their minds...engineers look at their drawings and laugh at how impossible things are.

After watching John bumble around trying to make his own game, I think you hit the nail on the head here.

Trouble is John acted like he was an expert at everything.

6 months later
#23877 1 year ago
Quoted from Fulltilt:

Absolutely. But still, I'm feeling pretty good that someone might potentially be offering me something for my current nothing.

Some hope is better than no hope but they're not getting a penny more from me unless they have a game worth buying and ready to ship.

6 months later
#24176 9 months ago

Oh man, are people bringing tomatoes to the seminar?

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