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Share your Star Wars predictions!

By PanzerFreak

3 years ago

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#24 3 years ago
Quoted from luvthatapex2:

I predict this will be the Expo 2017 release and we won't hear about it until September

I think this is half right. Based on Steve Ritchie's recent Facebook post, it sounds like he's being pushed to get it out the door.

And that's not good.

This could be Stern rushing to meet some manufactured deadline (May 4th) to announce the machine, and I'm really afraid they'll F it up like some past machines.

That being said, I think they DO announce next week, and you'll see videos of Jack Danger playing it in the Stern warehouse, but I don't think we see it in public for the first time until Expo. What else would have such an impact for that show if not SW?

#30 3 years ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

"Take all the time you want Steve! It's 1990 and you can spend a year and as much money as you want developing your game!"
I wouldn't be alarmed. Steve has continued to make good pinball machines with the limited time and resources he's afforded by Stern in the 21st century.

As a HUGE fan of my GOT, I agree. But then there was that orbit issue I had to deal with for a year...and that Stern eventually said was "as designed" when they couldn't come up with a fix.

#53 3 years ago
Quoted from Ed209:

My prediction is people will be disappointed with the art package. Heard rumors it's not hand drawn.

Thank God.

#64 3 years ago
Quoted from dtowndobe:

I'll dumb it down for you next time Skipper!

Be careful--Levi only gets offended when it's not him making the joke.

#71 3 years ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

I only get offended when a joke isn't funny.
"Carrie Fisher is dead" isn't a joke.
Come on folks, work with me here.'s one I offended a complete stranger with on Facebook yesterday:

Somebody said it was confirmed that Erin Moran died of throat cancer. I said I thought that she had died from cancer of the Chachi.

Sorry, but I still think that's f-ing hysterical. If you don't, that doesn't mean it's not funny. Just means we have different senses of humor.

#74 3 years ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

I've got a real killer necrophillia/incest joke involving Debbie Reynolds and Carrie but I'm afraid you guys will give me the cold shoulder.

Too soon.

#76 3 years ago

Okay, guys...reread Levi's post. That WAS the joke. Sheesh!!!

Which reminds me of something Levi wrote earlier:

Quoted from CrazyLevi:

Ah. Well next time you go with a joke please try to make it an actual joke. That's where I got confused.

#165 3 years ago
Quoted from Sinestro:

Rey and Kylo are not siblings. She was left on Jakuu at like 8. Han would have recognized her, especially since Rey mentioned she was on Jakuu. The Falcon was stolen from Han, not left conveniently for Rey.
She may be Luke's daughter, but my money is on Obi-Wan's grand-daughter. They will fill out this story when the long rumored Obi-Wan stand-alone move hits.

Nerd alert!

#177 3 years ago

Nope. I'm a geek. There's a difference.


#217 3 years ago

Let's take bets: Who says Jared will just F with us again and make the Facebook banner go dark...before returning to the Aerosmith banner.

EDIT: Oops...wrong thread. I'll put it on the other one.

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#309 3 years ago
Quoted from Micky:

That was shared earlier by someone else. Might have been a week or so ago.

Yes, but back then, it was A New Hope. Now it's just hope.

#313 3 years ago
Quoted from KozMckPinball:

It'd have to beat IJ.

Different Ritchie.

#323 3 years ago

Really...can't believe he didn't know that.

#406 3 years ago
Quoted from PanzerFreak:

Will Sterns Facebook page go dark within the next couple of hours?

I doubt it...but I hope so!

#417 3 years ago

After all the dates that have come and gone, the only reliable prediction I can make at this point is that the game will be out sometime this year.

#419 3 years ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Made up Jaws Release...and maiden...and blah blah fucking blah

But they had it from a reliable source. They said so.

#440 3 years ago

I predict it will be announced today.

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#458 3 years ago
Quoted from Rager170:

Why exactly did you have such a problem with the LE? The reason I say majority is because the game is very well liked among the pinball community.

...the community that bought an LE, that is.

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#500 3 years ago

Which will come first? Star Wars Vault Edition, or game play videos?

#503 3 years ago
Quoted from xTheBlackKnightx:

BLUF: The game titlr results will be the same as Stern's Indiana Jones from 2008. Stern will continue to successfully overvalue blanket party new potential buyers with a bar of ignorance soap.
In the case if the 2008 Indiana Jones everybody became overly excited, and then the game slipped into game history as the "hyperspace" died quickly once the gameplay was properly revealed.
SW is an above average release, not a "bad release" or "bomb".
The game will make good money for operators for those that decide to purchase a game or several based on theme alone for those areas of pinball mechas.
This was a missed opportunity of a great license.
There is no proper promotional video, yet pre-orders commenced fully and without hesitation, some case months ahead with "lists".
If the game was that amazing, a video would have been prepared in advance, as has been done in the past.
However, it remains absent, yet the game is revealed and production started?
There is reason no solid gameplay videos have been shown.
It hurts game sales to pre-order jockeying and it would premature without full production completion.
It is not as "incredible" as people make believe it to be.
At least non-refundable deposits on limited edition games can be applied to other titles in some cases, if people check with their distributors first.
I hope they do.
People can disagree, but the same thing has happened repeatedly with other games even in the two decades using "big" licenses.
It is simply a case of new pinball title "fever".
For every "hit" there are two-three misses.
Some of the titles include Batman 66 (an absolute blaring air siren example, as the game continues to languish with potential code abandonment and owners finally are starting to realize what they purchased, and sales have plummeted accordingly), Avatar, Game of Thrones (initial sales strong, and then slowed way down), Family Guy (which actually as good depth overall as a title), Shrek, Batman, CSI, Big Buck Hunter, Mustang, Wheel of Fortune, Roller Coaster Tycoon (HUGE fanfare for Pat Lawlor, then guess what happened?), and quite a few others.
This does not mean of the above games was truly "bad", but in the big scope of production run sales, they were underwhelming after initial sales stabilized and ended.
Don't get me wrong, the game will sell well at the beginning, especially owners that like to ride on the LE insane "pain train", choo choo.
DE SW had more physical features 25 years ago, and that was essentially a one shot Stern game.
Fairly incredible how far we have NOT progressed in all this time.
You cannot prop up a rehashed playfield design (that has been used by at least FOUR different Stern machines in the past 15 years) and features with an LCD screen (playing reused movie clips), or in this case two.
But, some people have started to finally recognize that are continuing to "pay more for less" regarding features for Stern games for the past 5 years, in this specific round, continued removal of the shaker motor and return of no backglasses methodology, but the price rose again anyway, less than 3 months since Aerosmith, for no apparent reason other than greed.
LCDs and nodal SMD PCB technology is not the stopgap of price raising either, if people want to use that continued belief.
Nor the use of the license, otherwise a game design production in untenable from the standpoint of profitability.
Stern games actually cost LESS today to make than previous iterations regarding BoM and especially with reduced features, not more.
People need to figure things like this out on their own, but I have my doubts.

BLUF: If you're going to post a novel, please proofread it first. The first few sentences barely made any sense to me, and I have a pretty strong command of the English language.

And a personal request: Please don't use BLUF anymore. It makes me reach for my Xanax.

Here's why you're wrong: crazylevi played the game and loved it. I trust him. Why? Because he's so painfully honest about his opinions (like me) that many people think he's a dick when they don't agree. He's got no reason to lie.

I think that Star Wars fan site let the cat out of the bag a little early, Stern got caught with their pants down, and now they're scrambling to finish the Premium/LE code to make a gameplay video. By Levi's account, the pro is ready to roll and is supposedly shipping to Europe already.

And it's not true that there are two to three misses for every hit. I consider GOT a brilliant game, but I'm sure many would consider that a miss. I respect their right to be wrong. Stern's last undeniable miss was WWE. KISS was a close second. I can't say that any other machine was bad enough to qualify as a miss.

Did Stern cheap out on the BOM? Absolutely. But I trust the SR/Dwight team because I've loved their work in the past. And when I look at that empty playfield, I see a blank canvas--it's a modder's paradise!

Sorry my post was so long...more like a short story than a novel.

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