Stern of the Union Address

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Stern of the Union Address


By pinghetto

10 months ago



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#1 10 months ago

Awesome to see Stern Pinball plan monthly updates and upcoming events in the form of a newsletter. COMMUNICATION... AT LAST!!

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#2 10 months ago

Awesome, this is great news.

#3 10 months ago

What are the two games?

#4 10 months ago

It's a miracle! Lol. Seriously though it's about damn time. Thank you Stern.

Great to hear that a final update is coming for Ghostbsuters

#5 10 months ago

LONG overdue and common sense

Way to go. Love it

#6 10 months ago

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#7 10 months ago

We're seeing Sharpe's influence!

#8 10 months ago

Wow direct communication. Very nice!

#9 10 months ago

This is great news! Very nice to see what's in the works and getting updates like this. Thank you!

#10 10 months ago

Nice to see a small amount of communication. I hope they've looked at the bug report threads that have all the known bugs laid out nicely:

GHOSTBUSTERS Bugs
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/ghostbusters-v113-bugs-and-features

KISS Bugs
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/kiss-130-bugs-and-wishlist

...so we can get as complete a fix as possible, especially for "Final" updates like Ghostbusters and KISS. The last KISS update only handled a few bugs, leaving over 10 long-ago documented bugs.

And I sure hope Batman'66 has a lot more than Major Villain Cliffhangers to show for almost 5 months of waiting in very unfinished Alpha mode.

#11 10 months ago

Sounds good. I'll wait on my Aerosmith purchase until I see those first games listed get done as promised.

#12 10 months ago

GB code update...music to my ears.

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#13 10 months ago
Quoted from jar155:

GB code update...music to my ears.

Yep riiiight when "Star Wars is complete." How long could that take? *checks to see when I bought GB*

There goes the GOT dream

#14 10 months ago

Communication is always good. I look forward to the updates/completions.

#15 10 months ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Yep riiiight when "Star Wars is complete." How long could that take? *checks to see when I bought GB*

Ok that is pretty funny.

#16 10 months ago

Shouldn't it be the State of Stern Address? What does Stern of the Union mean, anyway? These are the real important questions.

#17 10 months ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Yep riiiight when "Star Wars is complete." How long could that take? *checks to see when I bought GB*
There goes the GOT dream

Heh, for sure. I had a fantasy that they would update the game to take into account what's happened in the last few seasons. That clearly ain't happening.

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#18 10 months ago

back in my day, we didn't have manufacturer communication. we had to play pinball with no promise of code, or shoes, in the winter, with the pitch of the playfield being uphill. both ways!

#19 10 months ago

This is great news from Stern. I really like the idea of monthly updates. Zach is making some good stuff happen.

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#20 10 months ago

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#21 10 months ago
Quoted from vireland:

Heh, for sure. I had a fantasy that they would update the game to take into account what's happened in the last few seasons. That clearly ain't happening.

Not "clearly ain't happening". It's not in this initial update.

At least we know wtf is currently being worked on.

#22 10 months ago

Very exciting news! Stern definitely needs to be more customer friendly and if they do this the customers and Stern both will benefit greatly from it.

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#23 10 months ago

Believe it when i see it..... just like the code updates every 2 weeks comment.... how did that pan out. But at least it's some kind of communication.

#24 10 months ago

Something so simple but I already like Stern more than I did an hour ago

Just knowing that KISS is getting a final update and not forever wondering about rumors has made my day

#25 10 months ago

Well at least 2 games are getting code updates now - Star Wars and Batman 66.

#26 10 months ago

If You Smeeeeeeeeeeeeeeell What The STERN Is Cook'n!

#28 10 months ago
Quoted from jar155:

Shouldn't it be the State of Stern Address? What does Stern of the Union mean, anyway?

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#29 10 months ago

Great to see an official announcement on what we can expect to see; hopefully STERN follows through. I also appreciate the specific word choices, i.e. "final" in the Ghostbusters and KISS notes which implies that the other titles should have another update beyond what is "coming very soon."

#30 10 months ago

I expect the new sw code today

#31 10 months ago

I'd like to to read someone ask Stern about potential code updates to other games, not mentioned; hereby referred to as ... unmentionables.

Stern, if you can add some more games to the update list, mmmmhhhh that'd be good. Like how about final flair and pollish on MET, AC/DC, GOT x 2, ST & WWE?

MPGA - Make Pinball Great Again.

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#33 10 months ago
Quoted from flashinstinct:

How do you subscribe?

You have to sacrifice a Bally/Williams via Viking funeral

#34 10 months ago
Quoted from flashinstinct:

How do you subscribe?

It is on their Facebook page.

LTG : )

#35 10 months ago
Quoted from jeffspinballpalace:

for a comment under the main post I'd like to to read someone ask ..
If you can add some more games to the update list, mmmmhhhh that'd be good. Like how about final significant refinements to: MET, AC/DC, GOT x 2, ST & WWE?

At least half those will get some love, but pretty sure WWE is done.

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#36 10 months ago

Stern's little carrot...and everyone goes crazy!

#37 10 months ago
Quoted from LTG:

It is on their Facebook page.
LTG : )

Oh, so many, many, many pinball players won't see it.

#ThanksJody

#38 10 months ago
Quoted from flashinstinct:

How do you subscribe?

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pretty sure they'd boot you right away

#39 10 months ago

Sooooo if youre not on Facebook then youre screwed?

#40 10 months ago
Quoted from cosmokramer:

Sooooo if youre not on Facebook then youre screwed?

Something tells me the updates will make their way over to Pinside pretty quickly.

#41 10 months ago

Zach Sharpe ftw

#42 10 months ago
Quoted from ZenTron:

Zach Sharpe ftw

Yes this is a good move, and maybe will help settle down the restless natives a little.

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#44 10 months ago
Quoted from KozMckPinball:

I wonder if Stern has dismissed the idea of selling "add-on" or DLC software extending game life for owners, new modes and features etc? Like video game developers do.. I mean, once the stanard issue software is complete. of course that's what I mean..

While it works in the video game industry, I think it would be a terrible idea for the pinball industry, its hard enough for some manufacturers to get code completed for the base game, imagine adding the work load of additional code, plus how would you know what is part of the standard code and what will be extra/paid for?

Fully coded, complete games, some deep (TWD, TSPP) some shallow (IM, TRON) depending on play style but all base code complete upon release or within the first 12 months of release would be ideal and welcome. And if extras get added like CIU in MET etc that's just the icing on the cake, but at current pin prices there should be no additional paid for code!

#45 10 months ago
Quoted from KozMckPinball:

I wonder if Stern has dismissed the idea of selling "add-on" or DLC software extending game life for owners, new modes and features etc? Like video game developers do.. I mean, once the standard issue software is complete. of course that's what I mean..

Wonder how many units would sell if a video game for the PS4 for $5000 and they still had add on DLC software.

#46 10 months ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

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pretty sure they'd boot you right away

While this amused me...im not sure why sending electronic newsletters one way woukd be cause for alarm

#47 10 months ago

Big step in the right direction. They were vague on timelines, but that’s fine. Timelines can change, but I think a lot of previous consternation stemmed from *zero* communication.

Good job from Stern, and hopefully we’ll see more updates.

#48 10 months ago

Hmm, they must have forgotten to include a comment on the code update status for Wheel of Fortune.

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#49 10 months ago
Quoted from FatPanda:

Stern's little carrot...and everyone goes crazy!

Yeah let's NOT have any updates and shitty communication. Wtf

Some people will bitch and whine and will never be happy

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#50 10 months ago

i would guess stern is nervous now, not every pin is an automatic sellout anymore. too many options. competition is good folks!

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