So..... end of 2015 release?
Considering how the PL rumor was bang on, it's probably likely the Haunted House part of it is correct as well.
I still think going with an "unlicensed" Pinball theme for a major company in 2014/2015 is quite the gamble. These things are supposed to go on location somewhere and illicit coin drops from the public.
There is definitely a segment of the collector's market that has been speaking out for this, fuelled by nostalgia from past eras of pinball. I don't know how big that segment is so I don't understand the business sense of this.
Quoted from ek77:
The collectors of today grew up playing games on location. If games on location go a way what makes you think there will be new collectors to replace the old men of today.
This is a definite. My kids will not build an arcade in their basement.
I'm in a pinball league and I do think there is room for growth there, but competitive pinball will not carry the whole thing, but it can only help.
Barcades are a nostalgia thing, not unlike "Cafe 80s" from Back to the Future Part 2, we're almost at the year of 2015, but I don't see them keeping everything afloat either.
So, basically, we're screwed but have got a good 10-20 years left while our generation is active. Enjoy it while we've got it.
If my kids buy back their youth 30 years from now, it will be filled with redemption games.
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