Stern making Harry Potter?

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Stern making Harry Potter?


By PanzerFreak

29 days ago



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    #151 8 days ago
    Quoted from vireland:

    According to Joe, Beatles licensing said no for decades until they said yes. So, never say never.

    According to Sharpe, he could have had that license in the 90s at Williams.

    #152 8 days ago
    Quoted from vireland:

    According to Joe, Beatles licensing said no for decades until they said yes. So, never say never.

    I was told the same about an updated KISS machine. "Gene Simmons wants too much money. Will never happen."

    I now have a KISS Pro in my games room. Dreams do come true. Harry Potter pinball will happen, just like an updated Back to the Future pin will happy. Money talks.

    #153 8 days ago
    Quoted from Hazoff:

    I have to ask, how can an adult man even consider owning this game? What the hell. We are talking about adolescent boys riding brooms and doing magic. Try not to hate and enlighten me.

    I think the answer is simple. Clearly you must be the manliest man and the alphaest alpha here.

    #154 8 days ago

    I've read the books multiple times. I've even read the entire series of books aloud to my kids before they could read on their own (they are in grade 2 and 4 now). The first, let's say 3 books, are more for children but as you read deeper the subject matter becomes darker. Much darker. Back stories are revealed, characters die, characters are tortured. Then there's the entire comparison to a 'dark power' taking over the world. Sound familiar? The entire series has some deep, dark undertones and you can't help but make comparison's with Earth's history. Yes, there are corny bits. The first book/movie should not be a reference for your entire opinion. I would say everything really picks up at book 5, with the movies picking up at 3. Deathly Hallows is the culmination of everything. The movies for this book really capture everything right. The foreboding, the hopelessness, the weight on the oppressed.

    My point being, HP is not for everyone. However, if you do want to form a solid, valid opinion, read the entire series, or watch all of the movies. Yes there are some stinker moments, but every series has these. Does no one remember Star Wars Episode I? Imagine this was the first Star Wars movie you ever watched. Would you form an opinion on the entire Star Wars saga because you thought pod racing was stupid? No.

    The short of it is I would buy a HP pinball machine because I enjoyed the books. I enjoyed the movies. My kids enjoyed them both. My wife enjoyed them both. Our family is all in and it would be a pin I could honestly buy with near minimal arguments from my spouse. This is coming from someone who's into pinball while his wife frown's on every pin I bring into the house.

    I hope JKR changes her opinion.

    #155 8 days ago

    If Stern's making it, then I "EXPECTO DISAPPOINTUM"

    #156 8 days ago
    Quoted from ezelljon:

    If Stern's making it, then I "EXPECTO DISAPPOINTUM"

    If Stern is making it, I expect they will go into it thinking it could be 1/2 a box of lights and still sell.

    #157 8 days ago

    Stern bashing. So original. How do you guys come up with this stuff?

    #158 8 days ago
    Quoted from Sinestro:

    Stern bashing. So original. How do you guys come up with this stuff?

    Uh, past performance and similar quotes from Gary regarding SW?

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    #159 8 days ago
    Quoted from Sinestro:

    Stern bashing. So original. How do you guys come up with this stuff?

    Well it’s really pretty hard. Stern employs like hundreds of people that keep making garbage and work really hard doing so, and a bunch of marks lap up whatever milk they squeeze out, and then I play them and be honest.

    #160 8 days ago
    Quoted from ezelljon:

    Well it’s really pretty hard. Stern employs like hundreds of people that keep making garbage and work really hard doing so, and a bunch of marks lap up whatever milk they squeeze out, and then I play them and be honest. It is really a monumental effort and I appreciate your contributions to the ratings. We all know that Stern has never released a game better than, say, Bad Cats, but still it’s fanchildren will span the Top 100 with whatever NIB garbage they stumble upon. So I thank you for your own “contributions.” You are what a WWE fan is to sports.

    I'm on noones side here (truth lies in between as so often) but that last sentence is epic!

    Stern can make excellent games. Stern can take risks. Stern can built new mechs.
    But to do this I prefer to have an 'old & forgotten' franchise, that won't cost them a lot to license (because that takes money out of the BOM) and they have more freedom with.
    Stern getting an expensive & restrictive license like Harry Potter and have to built a 'Pro' within Budget... I'd rather pass. (Didn't warm up with Star Wars theme integration.)

    #161 8 days ago

    I have no interest in the theme but pretty much the same for most games lately. If it's a good player I'll enjoy it on route and league.

    My wife would want it but she never plays

    #162 7 days ago

    I also shit on Harry Potter for years. I was living with a couple that had two kids at the time and I read literally everything on their bookshelf other than her guides to scrapbooking and his MOPAR repair manuals. Finally I grabbed their 9 year old's Harry Potter book. It was fucking fantastic. Excellent word play, pacing, character development, it's everything you could hope for in a novel. It starts off fairly light but by the end they've killed off roughly as many main characters as Game Of Thrones. She's in the top ten best selling writers of all time for a reason and I've never met a person who finished the first book and didn't enjoy it. That being said, I didn't like the movies at all. If they do release a pinball machine based on Potter I hope they stick to the books.

    #163 7 days ago
    Quoted from ezelljon:

    a bunch of marks lap up whatever milk they squeeze out

    Quoted from ezelljon:

    You are what a WWE fan is to sports.

    Wwe rule #1. Never break kayfabe

    #164 7 days ago
    Quoted from Jvspin:

    I think the answer is simple. Clearly you must be the manliest man and the alphaest alpha here.

    Well I can't argue with that, but in pinball thats still only puts me in the Lambda's no one near the Alpha Beta's Now theres a great theme for pinball machine. Revenge of the Nerds.

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    #165 7 days ago
    Quoted from ahdelarge:

    I was told the same about an updated KISS machine. "Gene Simmons wants too much money. Will never happen."
    I now have a KISS Pro in my games room. Dreams do come true. Harry Potter pinball will happen, just like an updated Back to the Future pin will happy. Money talks.

    I was told that the Beatles would never happen as well.

    #166 6 days ago
    Quoted from chad:

    I was told that the Beatles would never happen as well.

    Yep, Stern will pursue these licenses for years and as they start running out of old blockbuster themes, they will then re-visit license holders and possibly wave more money around in the hope of making a deal.

    #167 6 days ago
    Quoted from Hazoff:

    Well I can't argue with that, but in pinball thats still only puts me in the Lambda's no one near the Alpha Beta's Now theres a great theme for pinball machine. Revenge of the Nerds.
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    OMEGA-MU MULTIBALL!

    #168 6 days ago

    Game of thrones license was only $6 per game. Let that sink in....

    #169 6 days ago
    Quoted from mnpinball:

    Game of thrones license was only $6 per game. Let that sink in....

    Source?

    (Edit: Ah, it's you... Ok, no source needed then. )

    If true btw, they really should have spent SOME $$$ on art.

    (LE Cab & Backglass is handdrawn btw. looks great in person. I'd stick that over my pro if I ever have one.)

    #170 6 days ago

    I don’t know how anyone can say Hobbit is a great pin. beautiful yes but one of the most boring pins I’ve owned and no matter how much code they add you can’t overcome a crappy playfield with almost nothing challenging to shoot. JJP has made a few amazing pins but Hobbit ain’t one of them

    #171 6 days ago
    Quoted from DS_Nadine:

    Source?
    (Edit: Ah, it's you... Ok, no source needed then. )
    If true btw, they really should have spent SOME $$$ on art.
    (LE Cab & Backglass is handdrawn btw. looks great in person. I'd stick that over my pro if I ever have one.)

    Yes. GOT LE cabinet and backglass hand drawn art is fantastic. The artist is Bob Stevlik. The dragon and backglass characters are amazing and he would do a great job capturing HP. You need to look close to see the detail.

    #172 6 days ago
    Quoted from Jvspin:

    Uh, past performance and similar quotes from Gary regarding SW?

    Uh, Pinsiders love to quote this, but never produce a link.

    Almost undoubtedly taken out of context.

    #173 5 days ago

    I love when people are stern bashing on just the very idea of a theme. At least go stern bash on an existing turd like the Beetles.

    #174 5 days ago
    Quoted from cscmtp:

    I don’t know how anyone can say Hobbit is a great pin. beautiful yes but one of the most boring pins I’ve owned and no matter how much code they add you can’t overcome a crappy playfield with almost nothing challenging to shoot. JJP has made a few amazing pins but Hobbit ain’t one of them

    Here ya go, The Hobbit is a great pin Yes we know you hate it, lol. Too bad ya sold it before the last several updates as it truly is a new game. Code support can heavily change how enjoyable a game can become and JJP came through with Hobbit code support big time. After the recent round of updates I now enjoy playing Hobbit over my WOZ. Also, it doesn't matter either how cool a layout appears if the code support isn't there.

    Seeing what JJP did with The Hobbit is why I want them over Stern to make Harry Potter as they will do the theme justice. However, at this point I just want someone makes the game. If Stern does end up getting the Harry Potter licence I hope they are able to obtain both actor audio and actor video licenses from the films.

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