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Spooky HALLOWEEN hype thread. Babysitters welcome.

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#2951 75 days ago
Quoted from thundergod76:

Since we're talking so much about what's on the LCD, how about the quality of the LCD? There's a company that sells the upgraded screens for Spooky pins. I know that R&M had viewing issues and washout from multiple angles. Many owners upgraded theirs and they look amazing. Can any owners confirm if this is still an issue with Halloween? Or did Spooky correct this?

Link to the company that sells the lcd upgrade?

#2952 75 days ago

Is this it?

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#2953 75 days ago
Quoted from zaphX:

Maybe I'm biased, but I just don't think clips make or break a game.
I want a pinball machine with good rules and goals, peppered with enough flavor of the IP to set a tone.
I do not want a pinball-sized DVD player to show me the entire movie.
Also, I find "full clips" (Star Wars, RM etc) get old quickly and I end up skipping them every time.
Just me.

I don't need them either, I think Stern did a top notch job with JP animations - I liked their approach
I think the issue is the animations are not all that on halloween

#2954 75 days ago
Quoted from CrisCrow:

I did watch, both times when he was streaming live on twitch. Yeah it looked rough, but he made it look that way, the video quality, his playing ability, and the way he was in general was quite cringe. That being said, I've watched other people videos since and am not the slightest bit concerned with what it is currently or spooky's end vision will mature into. IMO everyone needs to chill with the nitpicking until you have one in your game room.

Yeah I saw some of that video and stopped watching after about 10 minutes. To be honest he seemed a little remedial, and he could not play pinball good at all. Yeah not the best representation of the machine. To say the least.

#2955 75 days ago

if anyone wants to trade their early/low Halloween spot for my low 300 one (and tax isn't charged to PA), PM me.

#2956 75 days ago

Yeah, for all the ball busting we give to the LCD animator, I don’t envy his job. How do you take a slow, dark suspense movie and make a fast paced, fun pinball machine? Damned if I know, which is why I don’t work for Spooky.

I just buy the game.

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#2957 75 days ago
Quoted from Mudflaps:

Yeah, for all the ball busting we give to the LCD animator, I don’t envy his job. How do you take a slow, dark suspense movie and make a fast paced, fun pinball machine? Damned if I know, which is why I don’t work for Spooky.
I just buy the game.

Very simple. Include boobies.

#2958 75 days ago
Quoted from Agent_Hero:

I doubt there are more than 5 minutes worth of clips in Alien. They’re all just a few seconds worth of transitions or game mode/mood setup. I also doubt Fox was super carefree with their license. Also, clips of the actual Xenomorph? Maybe two or three total clips.

Truth.

They really did a good job with the limited clips they had making it feel really immersive. I was hoping Spooky would be able to pull off the same feel.
Unfortunately that does not seem to be the case. They are going in a different direction.

Alien uses graphics over the actual video footage which works great. Seems like Spooky is not taking this approach, which I wish the would. They are doing Video and graphics separately. Maybe that is a licensing issue that they wont let them do it like Alien.

If that isn't the case they should shit can what they have and attack it at the Alien angle. Just my opinion.

#2959 75 days ago
Quoted from BMore-Pinball:

I don't need them either, I think Stern did a top notch job with JP animations - I like their approach
I think the issue is the animations are not all that on halloween

Yeah I should be clear - movie clips are not important to me but high quality animations are.
I have obviously been spoiled by the other games in my collection on this.

#2960 75 days ago
Quoted from John-Floyd:

go a page back to my post - Spooky posted an update on FB yesterday. #'s 51+ should start building around week of 10/4 once they finish up the VIPS.

I don't understand. They said weeks ago they were building 30 a week. But they are not even going to be at 50 until a couple more weeks? If they were at 0 built now they should be past that in a couple more weeks.

#2961 75 days ago
Quoted from Ty-Arnold:

I don't understand. They said weeks ago they were building 30 a week. But they are not even going to be at 50 until a couple more weeks? If they were at 0 built now they should be past that in a couple more weeks.

They want to hit 30 a week. They are currently ramping up. Plus making sure quality control is up to snuff on the initial machines. I am 58, and was hoping to be contacted by now, but it is what it is. No sweat. Playing my America's Most Haunted (my recently purchased first pin) until ol Halloween can show up.

#2962 75 days ago
Quoted from zaphX:

Yeah I should be clear - movie clips are not important to me but high quality animations are.
I have obviously been spoiled by the other games in my collection on this.

Whaaaat? GnR would not be near as good without the concert footage. Granted the animations are awesome too, but the footage is part of what amps the adrenaline!

#2963 75 days ago
Quoted from Ty-Arnold:

I don't understand. They said weeks ago they were building 30 a week. But they are not even going to be at 50 until a couple more weeks? If they were at 0 built now they should be past that in a couple more weeks.

I was initially confused with this also, but to my understanding they are nearing 100 games done total between Halloween and Ultraman. All these are still in the friends, family, vip batch.

It sounds as though they will start getting into the public games the first week of October. 51 and onward for both games

#2964 75 days ago
Quoted from Obed_Marsh:

I was initially confused with this also, but to my understanding they are nearing 100 games done total between Halloween and Ultraman. All these are still in the friends, family, vip batch.
It sounds as though they will start getting into the public games the first week of October. 51 and onward for both games

I read on Facebook that Ultraman # 52 got his email yesterday....Things are progressing.

#2965 75 days ago
Quoted from Damonator:

Whaaaat? GnR would not be near as good without the concert footage. Granted the animations are awesome too, but the footage is part of what amps the adrenaline!

Clips are nice to have, sure, but lack of clips is not a deal breaker. For me.

#2966 75 days ago

Just remember again, code is early and more to come. Elvira had early code and people were not happy with it at the beginning. Same with Guardians and Stranger Things. Those games are now really really good with code updates and are sought after. Just relax.

#2967 75 days ago
Quoted from John-Floyd:

I read on Facebook that Ultraman # 52 got his email yesterday....Things are progressing.

If that's true, then these numbers are absolutely meaningless, since I am #17 ultraman with no email.

#2968 75 days ago
Quoted from BallyKISS1978:

Just remember again, code is early and more to come. Elvira had early code and people were not happy with it at the beginning. Same with Guardians and Stranger Things. Those games are now really really good with code updates and are sought after. Just relax.

Exactly. I have already mode a promise too myself that I will not watch anymore gameplay videos so that I will get too experience this baby right out of the box for the 1st time. With this new update coming on October 1st it feels like they are about to completely change this game for the better as I have counted only 4 movie clips and he said 15 will be in it now and cant wait until #159 gets here.

#2969 75 days ago
Quoted from BallyKISS1978:

Just remember again, code is early and more to come. Elvira had early code and people were not happy with it at the beginning. Same with Guardians and Stranger Things. Those games are now really really good with code updates and are sought after. Just relax.

Absolutely - IMO the Elvira code updates made the game go from an ok curiousity to one of the best games of all time. Halloween seems to have a cool unique layout which shoots well, AND has the opportunity to get even better and better through updates.

#2970 75 days ago
Quoted from Morgoth00:

If that's true, then these numbers are absolutely meaningless, since I am #17 ultraman with no email.

sorry - he said he was UM # 53. Looks like some skipping here and there. At 17, I would have thought you'd have gotten the email weeks ago...odd.

#2971 75 days ago
Quoted from John-Floyd:

sorry - he said he was UM # 53. Looks like some skipping here and there. At 17, I would have thought you'd have gotten the email weeks ago...odd.

Maybe one of the VIPs requested an out of order number.

#2972 75 days ago
Quoted from Damonator:

Whaaaat? GnR would not be near as good without the concert footage. Granted the animations are awesome too, but the footage is part of what amps the adrenaline!

I haven't seen GNR in person but I would have been in if the video footage was of the OG lineup, I'm not a fan of old Axle.

On a similar note, JJP's artwork is second to none IMO.

Added 74 days ago:

Oops... Axl

#2973 75 days ago

I'm not a fan of old Axle.

Facts.

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#2974 75 days ago
Quoted from CrisCrow:

theyre pretty easy things to make, lots of sources for kits or tiny lcd screens to build em'
edit: also great use for old phones and ipods, you can 3dprint a tv housing for it (this is what ill be doing if i can find a place for it or might install it in the apron)

Gotta remember the original Halloween film is 2:35 (widescreen), most phones are closer to 1:85 standard movie (and tv) ratio. Any housing will have to cover the top and bottom black bars on a phone screen.

#2975 75 days ago
Quoted from John-Floyd:

I read on Facebook that Ultraman # 52 got his email yesterday....Things are progressing.

I am 52, . . . .no email yet.

#2976 75 days ago
Quoted from kciaccio:I'm not a fan of old Axle.
Facts.

Which vehicle? Some really nice old axles still in use in many muscle cars..

#2977 75 days ago

New stream from the animator. Looks to be a little more "normal" in this video...

#2978 75 days ago
Quoted from Morgoth00:

If that's true, then these numbers are absolutely meaningless, since I am #17 ultraman with no email.

I dont think it is. #6 was posting about just receiving or preparing to receive on Facebook. I'd think both of ours are built(probably just this week) and just waiting for the call.

#2979 75 days ago
Quoted from brerspidur:

I am 52, . . . .no email yet.

My bad - it was #53 who posted on FB yesterday saying he got the email.

#2980 75 days ago
Quoted from miracleman:

Gotta remember the original Halloween film is 2:35 (widescreen), most phones are closer to 1:85 standard movie (and tv) ratio. Any housing will have to cover the top and bottom black bars on a phone screen.

yeah, that's easy enough, I actually just used the spare phone I had for another project and have since ordered a mini lcd panel

#2981 75 days ago
Quoted from John-Floyd:

My bad - it was #53 who posted on FB yesterday saying he got the email.

Also missed you said um . . I am Halloween 52

#2982 75 days ago
Quoted from thundergod76:New stream from the animator. Looks to be a little more "normal" in this video...

...if you say so.

1-what is the swaying purple thing on the left in the closet animation supposed to be, clothing?
2-what sense does it make to use video static/glitching as a transition? To make us think we're watching an old vhs tape?

#2983 75 days ago
Quoted from thundergod76:

New stream from the animator. Looks to be a little more "normal" in this video...

This was streamed 5 days ago right after the initial stream, on twitch.

#2984 75 days ago
Quoted from miracleman:

2-what sense does it make to use video static/glitching as a transition? To make us think we're watching an old vhs tape?

Halloween III...IDK

#2985 75 days ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

Absolutely - IMO the Elvira code updates made the game go from an ok curiousity to one of the best games of all time. Halloween seems to have a cool unique layout which shoots well, AND has the opportunity to get even better and better through updates.

Elvira is definitely one of the best pins I have ever played and own. My wife said she will be buried in it. Halloween definitely has the potential to be a great game. Maybe not Elvira great, but many will never be. I am not going to watch anymore videos and still haven’t watched the animators video.

#2986 75 days ago
Quoted from Damonator:

Whaaaat? GnR would not be near as good without the concert footage. Granted the animations are awesome too, but the footage is part of what amps the adrenaline!

Concert footage is the one thing that prevents me from ever buying one. I don't want to see middle aged Axel videos. Why couldn't they use 90's stuff? That is how we remember them...

#2987 74 days ago
Quoted from Damonator:

Whaaaat? GnR would not be near as good without the concert footage. Granted the animations are awesome too, but the footage is part of what amps the adrenaline!

agree, but that's because that pin is billed as sort of a concert experience ... so concert footage is expected

#2988 74 days ago

Mistaken

#2989 74 days ago
Quoted from paulbaptise:

I dont think it is. #6 was posting about just receiving or preparing to receive on Facebook. I'd think both of ours are built(probably just this week) and just waiting for the call.

Our records say that UM 16 and 17 are project pinball games and they are actually done awaiting payment.

#2990 74 days ago
Quoted from ViperVS:

Concert footage is the one thing that prevents me from ever buying one. I don't want to see middle aged Axel videos. Why couldn't they use 90's stuff? That is how we remember them...

Because using 90's footage would look ragtag with low video quality (and there would be no footage for Chinese Democracy songs).

The concert footage in the pin doesn't focus on Axl - there's a lot of shifting around to show the other band members, crowd, video wall, etc. It's very well done.

Don't let the concert footage be the *one* thing preventing you from buying one - it's a great game. But don't just take my word for it, ask Spooky Charlie what he thinks about it!

#2991 74 days ago
Quoted from ViperVS:

Concert footage is the one thing that prevents me from ever buying one. I don't want to see middle aged Axel videos. Why couldn't they use 90's stuff? That is how we remember them...

The music IS mid 90...so only video is the old Axl (live video, with original music)...maybe that helps?

#2992 74 days ago

Axel was detestable before he got fat. Then he got fat...

At least we aren't getting fat Michael Myers.

#2993 74 days ago

I'm just happy its all just the original 78' Halloween.

#2994 74 days ago
Quoted from Tranquilize:

Axel was detestable before he got fat. Then he got fat...
At least we aren't getting fat Michael Myers.

Part 6 Michael has hurt feelings

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#2995 74 days ago
Quoted from Aqua1122:

I think I have to agree. This should have been caught.
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100%. What an odd decision to make here to not fit this in the insert. Something you can't un-see now.

#2996 74 days ago

At least spell his name right. It's Axl, people.

#2997 74 days ago
Quoted from Roostking:

At least spell his name right. It's Axl, people.

Haha! Corrected it!

#2998 74 days ago

I have #180 CE and will need to transfer it, what’s the correct process for doing that. Gonna end up not being financially ready anytime soon to follow through. But I don’t want to just sell the spot and assume spooky will transfer to new owner without knowing that ahead of time.

#2999 74 days ago

I bought in (WAAAAAY later than 180) on a pre-sold spot about a week ago. I should have waited!

The other pinsider and I got on the phone and just discussed details, price, etc. I sent him money via paypal and he copied me on an email to the distributor he bought the spot from to transfer all the details. I had already bought other games from Joe Newhart at Pinballstar, so he had all my info. Pretty easy.

#3000 74 days ago
Quoted from cartman5579:

I have #180 CE and will need to transfer it, what’s the correct process for doing that. Gonna end up not being financially ready anytime soon to follow through. But I don’t want to just sell the spot and assume spooky will transfer to new owner without knowing that ahead of time.

Email Spooky?

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