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Steve Ritchie Leaving Stern for JJP?

By RobT

81 days ago

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    #50 81 days ago

    The best designer of all time going to JPP!! Yessir!!!

    I believe it, I remember Jack telling me that he tried to sign him when he started, but Gary Stern already had him locked in.

    Love this news, Stern can roll with the new guys like Elwin and JJP can harness SR’s brilliance with higher BOM. It’s a Win/Win

    #172 79 days ago
    Quoted from Frax:

    Exactly. Nobody said anything about the number of shots on JJP games...that's never been an issue. They shoot clunky, and feel clunky. In order of CLUNK for me, least to most, it's Pirates -> Dialed In-> WOZ -> Hobbit. I haven't played Wonka yet, but my wife has and she didn't like it...and she typically appreciates flowy games more, so I'm going to guess it's between Dialed in and WOZ somewhere.

    Wonka has flow for days

    #173 79 days ago

    How does every post turn into some fanboy sh*t?

    SR is in the top 2 designers of all time period, him and PL...Wherever he ends up, I will enjoy his games.

    #375 75 days ago


    It's official...All Hail The King!!!!!

    #382 75 days ago
    Quoted from Frax:

    .....Steve, probably. He likely got a pay bump or the same, along with being able to design games with more mechs and less cost cutting. Hopefully he got a nice long contract so they can't just walk him out the door when his game isn't an instant hit due to all the OTHER issues.
    It will seriously be strange to play a Ritchie game with JJP flippers...I just don't see that working out well. Can't wait for the 1500 buck price hike purely due to Ritchie's name being attached. Ya'll have fun with that....

    I will...I'll be buying his first JJP for sure!!!

    He's a legend in this business, there wouldn't be a Pinside today if it wasn't for SR and PL; show some respect you ingrates.

    #515 75 days ago
    Quoted from Darscot:

    I’ll never understand this whole thing of being offended because you imagined a grown ass man is so fragile his feelings are hurt by a comment on the internet that they don’t know exists. I think a legend like Ritchie deserves to a proper promo shot and announcement and not just a random cell phone pic on the front lawn Monday morning before the guy has had a cup of coffee. People call it like they see it, maybe JJP should have paid the man a little more respect. This looks like when a failing sports team gives the aging star player a front office job and you know they are just using him as a distraction from their losing season.

    Really lol? Typical Pinside Melodrama

    I don’t care if SR can make cute TikToks and a FBLive video…He’s a pinball designer and an engineer…All I care about is his next design, which I’m sure will be a showstopper

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