Went last night and stayed for about four hours. Free play room had a lot of new titles (Apollo 13, Twister, Special Force, Monday Night Football to name a few). Yes, a bunch of them were turned off, but I plan on going back with my son on Saturday so I'm hoping the issues will be resolved and we can dive in. And Big House is for sale now! Might have to start negotiating with my wife on that one...
JJP's reveal was amazing. Was never a fan of the PotC movies and I'm really over Johnny Depp now that he has decided to throw his hat into the political ring. Having said that, the game looks amazing. Only played one ball on it as the overwhelming stench of B.O. was just too much for me to take. Seriously guys, deodorant. Look into it. Anyway, my ball lasted a whopping 15 seconds before draining, and what do you know? NO BALL SAVE! Ugh. Hopefully I'll get another crack at it on Saturday.
Spoke to Mike for a minute or so. Seems like an okay dude. Didn't have any issues with him.
Vendor hall was solid. Lots of pretty games to play including Houdini. The inverted flipper mode really messed with me (hold flippers and they go down, let go of the button and they flip!). Spoke to Paul at Circus Maximus about Pinball Circus. He says if there is demand they will make it. I asked him for his definition of "demand" and he said if they get requests to make 100 of them, they will do it! Shoot, I bet there are 100 guys on this site alone who would buy that game! Said they should have the second whitewood done by Allentown. Very cool guy and was really passionate about the project. Also said they are looking in to remaking Kingpin!
Had a really great time last night just by myself. Obviously things will be different with my son attached to my hip, but I'm glad I get to finally take him to his first Expo. He's only five but has been playing since he was just over two years old.
Hope everyone else had as much fun as I did. I think Expo gets a bad rap around here due to a few unfortunate episodes. Maybe take a deep breath and I don't know, get over it?
Quoted from Skypilot:
The vendor hall was at 95% capacity yesterday. For the love of baby Jesus Whysnow, if your going to continually bash expo at least stop making shit up!
Not sure where the 60% number came from. The room is packed with games. Lots of variety and lots to play.
Shout out to whoever brought those minty Safecracker and Monster Bash machines. Takes a strong pair to leave those beauties unattended like that!