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

By iceman44

7 years ago

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Post #7211 Zombie Yeti (Jeremy Packer), first post on the Magic Girl/JPop fiasco Posted by zombieyeti (7 years ago)

Post #20523 Link to legal documents with allegations & responses Posted by DennisK (5 years ago)

Post #20526 Third amended complain document Posted by c508 (5 years ago)

Post #20532 Summary of complaints & responses in legal documents Posted by DennisK (5 years ago)

Post #20626 MG is now ready! Posted by TecumsehPlissken (5 years ago)

Post #20631 Scott Goldberg mail on MG completion Posted by TecumsehPlissken (5 years ago)

Post #21819 Information on webpage dedicated to Magic Girl Code Features. Posted by applejuice (5 years ago)

Post #22024 moderation notice Posted by Xerico (5 years ago)

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#3262 7 years ago

VINCENT: What do you think about what happened to Antwan?

MIA: Who's Antwan?

VINCENT: Tony Rocky Horror.

MIA: He fell out of a window.

VINCENT: That's one way to say it. Another way is, he was thrown out. Another way is, he was thrown out by Marsellus. And even another way is, he was thrown out of a window by Marsellus because of you.

MIA: A husband being protective of his wife is one thing. A husband almost killing another man for touching his wife's feet is something else.

VINCENT: But did it happen?

MIA: The only thing Antwan ever touched of mine was my hand, when he shook it. I met Antwan once -- at my wedding -- then never again. The truth is, nobody knows why Marsellus tossed Tony Rocky Horror out of that window except Marsellus and Tony Rocky Horror. But when you scamps get together, you're worse than a sewing circle.

#3357 7 years ago

This is why we can not have nice things.

I have never met a negative pinballer and have been very happy with the hobby and everyone I have met through it. Can't keep it professional or at least in the Zidware forums?

Climb down off that rag.

Post edited by Pickenheim: I f'd up.

#3358 7 years ago

#3363 7 years ago

Same bullshit, just saying, keep it in house, sort it out, things are going very well imho.

Is that so much to ask? You are taking a chance, give it a chance, come on now!

#3368 7 years ago
Quoted from ChrisVW:

What are you talking about? And what does Chris from Cointaker have to do with anything?
You aren't suggesting that owners haven't given Zidware a chance are you?

I probably read things incorrectly, but my main f'ing point is that things are not perfect, so we move forward because it is mostly good.

2 months later
#5429 7 years ago

Any of the 19 original MG owner's let's make a deal, I would like to buy your contract, looking at you lucky #7!

2 months later
#13432 6 years ago

Original MG payment schedule...

Custom "Magic Girl" Pinball Machine $15,995.00 (usd)
Initial Deposit $500. (usd)
Secure Deposit (please remit this amount) $7500. (usd)

Remaining Payments Due (see schedule A) $7995. (usd)

10/25/2011 Final design brief and master docs completed $1000.00
12/25/2011 Game concepts Pencil Sketches $1000.00
2/25/2012 Cabinet and Playfield Sketch Model $2000.00
4/25/2012 Game artwork development & colors $1000.00
6/25/2012 Working game maquette $2000.00
8/25/2012 Completed final part review & assembly $995.00
10/25/2012 Estimated completion date for game for delivery

#13480 6 years ago


#14185 6 years ago
Quoted from PinballHelp:

I think you nailed it.
I've been wracking my brain trying to reconcile the crazy repetitive scandals that seem to happen around here with regularity, and I remember there being a psychological explanation for this type of behavior: The Dunning-Kruger Effect.
You gotta wonder why, over and over, people with no real skill or experience producing machines are so convinced they can do it? This is apparently a pretty common thing.
"The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias wherein unskilled individuals suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly assessing their ability to be much higher than is accurate. This bias is attributed to a metacognitive inability of the unskilled to recognize their ineptitude. Conversely, highly skilled individuals tend to underestimate their relative competence, erroneously assuming that tasks which are easy for them are also easy for others."
"As David Dunning and Justin Kruger of Cornell University conclude: 'The miscalibration of the incompetent stems from an error about the self, whereas the miscalibration of the highly competent stems from an error about others.'"
Pretty interesting reading... Clearly JPop was an example of the low-end of the DK-effect. But there are also examples of highly-skilled people expecting others to match their level of productivity and not realizing that's not always practical.
Another interesting thing about this community is how many people have trouble separating their sense of self, from their beliefs. If someone criticizes something they are into, they take it personally. I think this is a source for a lot of unintended conflict in general around here. I don't know exactly how to address or fix it, but I guess being aware of this minefield may help.

Wait a second...aren't you ironically jumping to conclusions outside of your area of expertise?


#14624 6 years ago

So what now...document the emails...the stringing along? This is not personal it's business. I have a lot to share, can we create a timeline?

4 months later
#18089 6 years ago
Quoted from iceman44:

Yup, including me, I have one payment in on an Alien LE, like with John its still the same, I like to support boutique pinball.
I delayed taking the "theft and casualty" loss with John until this year, didn't move the needle on a 350k total tax due bill

I checked with my accountant weeks ago. Unless there is an official State / Federal investigation that you can cite you can not take this deduction.

1 year later
#20254 5 years ago
Quoted from dgarrett:

MG folks got calls from AP before Expo , any MG people get updates after Expo - progress, timing, anything?

Some MG owners did apparently, I never got a call, others have said the same thing.

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#20420 5 years ago
Quoted from frolic:

Forbes has Johnny Depp listed as the 2015 worst returns for a star actor, as far as ROI.
And considering Johnny Depp once played Willy Wonka, I think the comparison is much better!

ya ROI, Radio On Internet! Tres coma!

2 months later
#20684 5 years ago
Quoted from forensicd:

How many of these are made? If it is just a few I highly doubt anyone with that talent will take the time and effort to code these.

"The official production run of Magic Girl™ pinball machine will be limited to a total of 19 numbered units
(perfect), and 2 prototype samples (imperfect), that will be offered for sale by the Company to the public.
No other produced units of the Magic Girl™ pinball machine will be offered for sale to the public."

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