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Stern Insider Podcast - GODZILLA is here!

By C2CPinball

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#501 6 years ago

Already time for a new episode with KISS info.

#502 6 years ago

Episode 162 "Demon Tongue Madness or Stern Wants To Kiss You"
-KISS PINBALL First Look
-Gene X Hwang and Sam Claiborn from IGN.com join us!

http://www.podcastgarden.com/episode/episode-162-demon-tongue-madness-or-stern-wants-to-kiss-you_47024

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#503 6 years ago

There's a lot of Stern's Indiana Jones in this game, at least on the left side. The left-side targets aren't as far down (I don't think you can hit the bottom two from the right flipper), so there's no room for another scoop.

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I like KISS's playfield better because the Starchild and Demon lock areas aren't as wide as the Map Room and the Ark, so there's enough space for another ramp, which keeps it from feeling as flat as IJ4 does.

In general, everything looks nice, I just wish I could get excited for a new pinball theme. I'm under 30, but I'm not really deep into all the nerdcore stuff, so this run of dad bands, comic heroes and epic sci-fi/fantasy franchises isn't really doing it for me. How well is this machine going to do in a Chicago barcade full of millenials? What happened to having themes based on sports, the outdoors, conventional action movies, amusement parks and other things that a broader swath of people like? Why are themes geared so hard towards the older collectors if expanding the base and location play are so important?

#504 6 years ago

Nate >> You should come out to Mad Rollin Pinball charity event in late August.

I think you would enjoy the format, charity aspect, and midwest folks that you seemed to enjoy at MGC. Let me know if you are interested. I bet Ben would be open to having you be his partner for pinbrawl.

#505 6 years ago

Dates and location? It is possible, I don't have my travel booked quite that far yet.

Oh, I get it.. "Mad" Rollin.. MADISON.

Will see what can be done.

#506 6 years ago

weekend of Aug 29th
Madison, WI
If you want to come you can come to the Friday pre-party also as my guest. be a VIP
Main event is all day Sat. Pingolf in the morning, followed by individual playoff, followed by pinbrawl team event in the afternoon.

Last year we raised $2200 for charity. Hoping to hit 3k this year. Charity is Carbone Cancer Research in Madison this year. We like to focus on the fight against cancer and research against cancer.

http://www.madisonpinball.com/#!mrp-2015/mainPage

Feel free to email me if you have questions.

#507 6 years ago

162 was great.
I wish the IGN guys had gotten to ask Carice Van Houten about the pinball from Stern.
She already alluded to doing some voice over work so in her words "she would be Pinballized". This was in an interview with Seth Myers.

#508 6 years ago

Yeah she has mentioned that in tweets going back over a year ago too. This is way too pinball nerdy, but if you saw Ep 4 of GoT this season and what she did to Jon Snow, I kept thinking he could be playing pinball with her instead of, well, playing with her...

#509 6 years ago
Quoted from genex:

Yeah she has mentioned that in tweets going back over a year ago too. This is way too pinball nerdy, but if you saw Ep 4 of GoT this season and what she did to Jon Snow, I kept thinking he could be playing pinball with her instead of, well, playing with her...

I saw the episode.
Jon Snow is an idiot.

#510 6 years ago

Good episode. It's always nice hearing King of Pinball Gene X Hwang on shows and I love that IGN Is getting more involved in pinball coverage. Pretty interesting that Sam said that the pinball stories did well from a traffic standpoint, enough to justify a trip out to Chicago and do a story on Stern's new location.

#511 6 years ago

Episode 163 "Sharpe Shooting or Tatsunori Naruke For The Win"
-Josh Sharpe
-WPPR 5.1
-Super League
-World Championship
-MORE!

http://www.podcastgarden.com/episode/episode-163-sharpe-shooting-or-tatsunori-naruke-for-the-win_47206

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#512 6 years ago

This man is an animal

#513 6 years ago

Nah, be nice... Josh just forgets to shower sometimes.

#514 6 years ago

Downloading now!

#515 6 years ago

Episode 164 "Talk About Talking About Pinball or Cutting In The Corners"
-Price Walls
-Hulk stolen and angry
-JPOP...
-Bowen's Cheat Sheet AC/DC
-Random Number Generator Game Review
-Ah, Reflection

http://www.podcastgarden.com/episode/episode-164-talk-about-talking-about-pinball-or-cutting-in-the-corners_47546

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#516 6 years ago

Episode 165 "VFW FTW or Predicting the Future Since 2013"
-Ann Arbor Pinball Showcase (Vintage Flipper World)
-Bowen's Cheat Sheet on Taxi
-Apparently I predicted Kiss two years ago!
-Email, 5 Fast Thoughts, more!

http://www.podcastgarden.com/episode/episode-165-vfw-ftw-or-predicting-the-future-since-2013_48006

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#517 6 years ago

Great episode. I really enjoyed the tips for Taxi since that is a game that I currently struggle with. One request, any chance you could bring back noting what games the music during the breaks come from in the episode descriptions? Keep up the good work.

#518 6 years ago

How can the Heck/Shivers team not be called "Ghost to Coast"?

#519 6 years ago
Quoted from stevevt:

How can the Heck/Shivers team not be called "Ghost to Coast"?

Heh, I had the same thought. Either that or "America's Most Podcasted."

#520 6 years ago
Quoted from C2CPinball:

Episode 165 "VFW FTW or Predicting the Future Since 2013"
-Ann Arbor Pinball Showcase (Vintage Flipper World)
-Bowen's Cheat Sheet on Taxi
-Apparently I predicted Kiss two years ago!
-Email, 5 Fast Thoughts, more!
http://www.podcastgarden.com/episode/episode-165-vfw-ftw-or-predicting-the-future-since-2013_48006
http://www.coast2coastpinball.com
Twitter - @c2cpinball
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/coast2coastpinball
Email - [email protected]
Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/coast-2-coast-pinball/id665142229?mt=2

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Fascinating.

#521 6 years ago
Quoted from stevevt:

How can the Heck/Shivers team not be called "Ghost to Coast"?

I like "Coast to Ghost" better since technically Nate will be traveling to the Ghost (Ben).

Either way, I am excited to have these guys involved!
Now we just need Chuck to take a break and come over and play pinball for a day rather than making them

#522 6 years ago

Episode 166 "Starchild Nightmares or You Can't Miss With Firepower"
-F.F.F (Dutch Pinball NSNL, Deadflip, more)
-Highlights and Lowlights KISS
-Mailbag (SHOCKER -Firepower and High Speed are great)

http://www.podcastgarden.com/episode/episode-166-starchild-nightmares-or-you-cant-miss-with-firepower_48306

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#523 6 years ago

Episode 167 :"Help Me Help You or This Plan Ain't Magic"
-Zidware/JPOP announces plan to build Magic Girl with new company taking over the project.

http://www.podcastgarden.com/episode/episode-167-help-me-help-you-or-this-plan-aint-magic_48514

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#524 6 years ago

Loved the "staple a kiss pro to the side" as explanation for why an LE may cost $4-6k more than the classic !

#525 6 years ago

Nate, you should have named Episode 167 the Jerry Maguire episode. The "Help me help you" context of that proposal was surreal...

#526 6 years ago

most entertaining C2C episode ever!

#527 6 years ago

That has to be the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard.
John is as dilusional as Kevin maybe more so.
Hang on to your AMH Nate unlit you get an offer you can't refuse as jpop just put the final nail in the boutique market.
I saw that thread was blazing more than usual thanks for the update and the laughter it brought me.
I do not feel that sorry for anyone involved on either side of the fence.
Anyone looking to purchase was doing so as investment as no game is worth that kind of money.
And the seller (John) scammer all the way no question about it.
Burn him he is a witch!
Keep flipping these episodes are way you always do such a wonderful job.

Classic. That is funny. Are folks really that stupid?

#528 6 years ago

Thanks for summing up the Zidware situation. No way I was going to dig into that giant thread to figure it out!

#529 6 years ago

Episode 167: The best one ever.

#530 6 years ago

I'm sure you are working on this but I will state the obvious:

How about an interview with WCBrandes (Pintasia)?

#531 6 years ago

Episode 168 "Starting In A Hole or Do You Believe In..."
-F.F.T. - IFPA12 Champ is crowned, Demon disc, TWD code, SHOWS, reddit
-Pintasia

http://www.podcastgarden.com/episode/episode-168-starting-in-a-hole-or-do-you-believe-in_48846

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#532 6 years ago

Episode 169 "An Evening With Ed Robertson"
-Ed Robertson of Barenaked Ladies joins the show to talk pinball/rock n roll

http://www.podcastgarden.com/episode/episode-169-an-evening-with-ed-robertson_48997

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#533 6 years ago

dude, you couldn't have had a better guest on the show (and timely). I don't even remember him being on the show before.

#534 6 years ago

Nate, here you go:

The JUNO Awards are presented annually to Canadian musical artists and bands to acknowledge their artistic and technical achievements in all aspects of music.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juno_Award

Great ep.

#535 6 years ago

Thanks!

Another really fun interview on deck for Sunday. Appreciate the downloads!

#536 6 years ago

Episode 170 "An Evening With Jody Dankberg and Jared Guynes"
-Stern Pinball's Jody Dankberg and Jared Guynes join the show to discuss Social Media, KISS launch, and much more!

http://www.podcastgarden.com/episode/episode-170-an-evening-with-jody-dankberg-and-jared-guynes_49194

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#537 6 years ago

Jody says "again ..." too often. heh.

#538 6 years ago

Just finished episode 170.
What a great positive episode after all the Predator and JPop craziness.
Love the new direction of Stern.

#539 6 years ago

"Stern Pinball.. We ship 99.9% of all games in the world" ???

So let's do some math since nate loves it so. Let's assume the pinball pot is 15,000 games/year (and that's probably on the high side). So that means Stern ships 14,985 games per year, and every other manufacturer only builds 15? hell, Spooky ships that many in just 5 weeks and they're building out of a little warehouse.

"We have no competition on the commercial level"

Wha? What's considered commercial level? operators? I've seen plenty of wizard of oz machines on location.

#540 6 years ago

Thanks for the plug, Jody!

#541 6 years ago

Nate, opening the episode with the LOTR music........maybe some inside info?

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#542 6 years ago

Time for another episode
While Ep170 was entertaining at times,
it seemed like an hour long commercial for Stern,
but I guess that was Jody & Jared's job.

#543 6 years ago

Soon. Been paying the bills as they say.

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#544 6 years ago
Quoted from C2CPinball:

Been paying the bills as they say.

No worries
But like i said
Ep 170 was one long Stern commercial
and they should have paid you for the privilege.
Whatever or whenever comes with Ep171
I am sure it will be great and worth the wait.
Keep up great work.
cheers tom

#545 6 years ago

@pinwiztom, I liked the interview and would thank Nate/Jody/Jarod for putting in the time/energy to make that episode happen. Unlike you, I won't repeat my same opinion 8 hours later though.

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#546 6 years ago

Good interview. It will always be a bit commercial like, when it is the marketing guys you interview.

Although good (and interesting since Jared is a new guy at Stern) I can understand pinwiztom's points. It is very rare to see/hear/read anything from designers/programmers/sound guys/art staff when it comes to Stern interviews in general.

At least we did not get another Gerry Stern speech

This is your que to set up a lengthy, meaty Steve Ritchie or Lyman sheats session, Nate

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#547 6 years ago

Broken Token has done a few interviews with John Trudeau... check them out.
https://www.brokentoken.com/tag/john-trudeau/

Steve is tough to interview via phone or skype as he has well documented hearing loss.

John Borg is a super nice dude, but not really keen on public speaking type stuff...

Gary is gonna give you what Gary is gonna give you.

So.. it's really no conspiracy from their part.

I reached out to Jared and he told me Jody wouldn't mind being involved, which I thought would be great. I thoroughly enjoyed the chat. I really appreciated that they didn't ask me to avoid anything, didn't have any rules, etc... It went very well, and I hope that it opens doors to future shows involving folks from Stern.

If you feel I am too soft on the Marketing arm of the largest company that builds the machines that I love so much... well... I don't know what to tell ya. Get into politics?

I have kinda been reluctant to even record 171. Sick of talking about anything to do with JPOP. I don't even have much of a real opinion anymore... and that isn't all that interesting to talk about. My lack of caring.

Josh is going to come on this week and talk about the new code and rules for TWD, and how he is crushing the scores. I will be moderating panels at the SFGE in Atlanta in like 10 days.

Luckily I literally have over 100 emails from the past month, so I can always just cheat a show out by doing ALL EMAIL.

#548 6 years ago

I enjoyed the last show Nate. thanks and please keep them coming.

#549 6 years ago
Quoted from C2CPinball:

Broken Token has done a few interviews with John Trudeau... check them out.
https://www.brokentoken.com/tag/john-trudeau/
Steve is tough to interview via phone or skype as he has well documented hearing loss.
John Borg is a super nice dude, but not really keen on public speaking type stuff...
Gary is gonna give you what Gary is gonna give you.
So.. it's really no conspiracy from their part.
I reached out to Jared and he told me Jody wouldn't mind being involved, which I thought would be great. I thoroughly enjoyed the chat. I really appreciated that they didn't ask me to avoid anything, didn't have any rules, etc... It went very well, and I hope that it opens doors to future shows involving folks from Stern.
If you feel I am too soft on the Marketing arm of the largest company that builds the machines that I love so much... well... I don't know what to tell ya. Get into politics?
I have kinda been reluctant to even record 171. Sick of talking about anything to do with JPOP. I don't even have much of a real opinion anymore... and that isn't all that interesting to talk about. My lack of caring.
Josh is going to come on this week and talk about the new code and rules for TWD, and how he is crushing the scores. I will moderating panels at the SFGE in Atlanta in like 10 days.
Luckily I literally have over 100 emails from the past month, so I can always just cheat a show out by doing ALL EMAIL.

I listen to every show and while I like the frequency, I don't mind less shows if it means less SkitB/Jpop talk. Maybe when there's some resolution on either, but both of those topics are huge, bummer-inducing black holes in the pinball universe right now.

It's a shame that they're sucking up so much energy too, because Kiss is shipping, Spooky announces their game within the week, Deadflip are featured on Twitch, ColorDMD is cranking out games like crazy, The Hobbit is shaping up, Stern says two more games this year, TWD code is fantastic, there are a bunch of shows coming up, the tournament scene is going nuts, and there are a ton of other fun things going on that are a million times more fun to listen about.

#550 6 years ago

Don't do what *we* want Nate. Just do what *you* want. It's worked pretty damn well for 170 episodes.

Having said that, it'd be cool to hear an episode about your journey as a competitive player. You repeatedly said you couldn't care less about it, but have since done a 180, and I think that story would be inspiring to quite a few out there (if your interviews with players hasn't already done that).

I run local leagues and tournaments, and I can't even count how many people have told me they "aren't competitive" but then end up getting hooked once they get a few under their belt.

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