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


By iceman44

5 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 (2 years ago)

Post #23615 Interview with Linda Deal (artist), speaking about CV and TOM Posted by toyotaboy (2 years 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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#23602 2 years ago

So, I'm kind of new to this whole John Popadiuk drama. My first realization that I even liked his games came very recently as I played a Cirqus Voltaire for the first time and was amazed. In almost no time, I bought one for myself and I can tell you, the game doesn't get old...it is just awesome. Then I look at his other games...all amazing. They are my favorite pinball machines ever.

Suffice it to say, I was super excited to find out what he was working on now...until I read what has been happening for the last five years or so.

I guess my question is, has Popadiuk been shamed into never producing another game, or is there still a bit of hope that these games will be completed? Perhaps nobody knows the answer to this question. To me, it almost appears like this guy has fallen off the grid.

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

#23606 2 years ago
Quoted from toyotaboy:

I wasn't aware he had other gays, but that explains a lot

Whoops.

Quoted from toyotaboy:

Unless he finds another rube to finance his projects, I highly doubt it. You should probably go here to learn more:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Popadiuk

I read it...it's super interesting. What a fall from grace!

Quoted from toyotaboy:

American Pinball is happy to produce pinballs. First John has to come up with a design that actually functions.

Is he simply bad at designing functioning games? I had assumed that he was the artist, then the engineering had to come in and make the game work. 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. Then you find an engineer who knows how to persist the good/unique parts of the artwork, but make a functional building.

Quoted from Jvspin:

John, is that you?

Nope, just some random dude who is getting into this scene. This Popaduik thing is only interesting to me because of my recent discovery that I really like his games.

#23613 2 years ago
Quoted from dgarrett:

One more thought...
I have sold all my Jpop titles. I avoid playing them on location and in tournaments. When I'm forced to play ToM I don't enjoy the game anymore (it was a top 10 for me before 2011).

Thank you for summarizing, and I am sorry I didn't do enough homework on the history here.

I am sure this is just one side of the story, but hell, there are quite a few people with the same story on this guy. What a mess!

That said, the fantastic games which have his name on them, also have the names of many other talented people on them. Like I said, CV is my first pinball machine and I do really love it. I've played so many over the years, and nothing ever caught my eye like this one did. Hopefully owning a game which holds his name doesn't tarnish my future as a collector and supporter of the hobby.

I don't know you, or your history…but I surely appreciate your effort to support this guy, even though he turned out to be an ass.

Thanks again for the time you took to explain this and get me up to speed.

#23627 2 years ago
Quoted from Ballypinball:

never not replies to my emails

Double negative.

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