Quoted from vdojaq:
Steve Ritchie has expressed wanting NO part of a new KISS machine over the past few years....so I think he will not be on board for this one.
He wanted no part of Elvis, yet he did a great job.
Quoted from dantebean:
So, was there an official statement by the company? Does the OP work for Stern or is one of the lawyers?
If you answer No to both of those questions, I will start a thread with my "official" announcement.
Quoted from Minneapolispin:
Here is an email I just got from John Popadiuk:
We just found out that from our licensing person that Stern
pinball has signed the deal for a new kiss game. We were not
able to secure the game. So our "one-off" game will be the only
one we make.
Thank you for your interest, but we are sad here as the proto
game looks spectacular. But at least we got to show our vision
with some ideas what can be done for pinball.
Quoted from unigroove:
Sure the license was available to anyone, but Gary had mentioned several times that it would be too expensive.
Yes, Gary was asked in one of his speeches two years ago about KISS and he said they wanted way too much $$$$ and money up front.
Amazing what a little competition with AC/DC can do to loosen up the pocketbook.
Quoted from unigroove:
Sad to see JPop get screwed like this.
Jpop did not exactly get screwed.
He took his swing in the big leagues, and struck out.
His company has no track record in actually producing a commercial game (literally zero), Stern has produced Millions.
KISS knew that Jpop could tie up the license for years and not produce a single game for sale.
Jpop has had 3 or so games under development for years. Stern DELIVERS 3 different titles each year.
Jpop is the nicest guy in the world, but he is just not in the same league as Stern for such a big license.
In a few years, with a few released games under his belt, maybe Jpop could do Alice Cooper.....
Quoted from SealClubber:
I don't really care who is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I imagine there are a lot of bands/people in there that I don't like and most of the bands I do like are not in there.
People think that the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is some benevolent museum of music.
It is not free like a metropolitan art museum is, it is a $25 to get in and $15 to park and then $165 for the "Headstock" vintage guitar exhibit or $90 to see Yoko's "paintings" or whatever the current nonsense is.
Quoted from o-din:
I would prefer a music pin based on bands that have released good music within the last five years.
That would be great, except that teens who listen to new bands don't have $7,000 to buy a pinball machine, and old bands who still release good music would be like AC/DC.
Stern's licensing department might just know what they are doing.....
Did you guys ever see the giant Kisstory book that has all the pages 4 foot long?
I think the new kiss pin should be a Hercules sized pin.
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