Quoted from sd_tom:
Has some one checked on whysnow? Head explode or anything?
He's looking for the real killers. Or golfing.
Quoted from iceman44:
I hear what you are saying, but until somebody shows me some criminal act that Aaron did I'll give him the benefit of the doubt, he's guilty of believing what Kevin told him, like a lot of other people.
Focus should be on Kevin.
This. I see no point trying to vilify FAST, VirtuaPin, or any of the would-have-been partners that Kevin was involved with. Enough bridges have been burned, and there's no sense shunning anyone besides Kevin. Is anyone going to send pitchforks after Spooky for the playfields? No.
Hell, even Whysnow's botique evangelism will now quiet down and we'll all have a good laugh with him about it over a beer at MGC. We will go "Hey, remember when you were on the hunt for Mr. X? Good times, good times". "To Mr. X!" *beers clang*
Quoted from Aurich:
I'll be honest, I never thought it was a great game. I didn't care for how it flipped (those center targets were just annoying) and I didn't like the art. I'm not really sad for the loss of the game, just the money and years of hopes and dreams. That's what sucks.
At 2013 Expo, I played it for a bit, after their rather late arrival to the floor. I saw Kevin with a laptop debugging P-ROC code(I saw the code clearly over his shoulder), but later got a chance to try it. The 2 center targets you mentioned had too large of a gap between them. The ball got stuck each time I made a shot to it. Keviin would just take a magnetic tool & give me the ball back. With being such an up-front shot, this happened quite a few times.
With any ramp shot I made, the ball would just fly off 2/3rds the way through since the ramps were much too shallow.
Quoted from nintendo:
What would be the name of his movie?
Tilt! The Battle to Save Pinball II: The botique years. There will be a scene where we try to blame Kevin's ISP for taking part in this, right after we yell at someone from the electric company for providing electricity for fraud.
Then we yell at the ISP and electric company for not informing us sooner. Damned if you don't, damned if you do!
Quoted from frolic:
Well, as the story goes, the reason all the websites were scrubbed was because of a Cease & Desist, so there was some awareness by Fox. But we don't know if Kevin's game of keeping things on the down low after that would have succeeded, especially with a 2 year+ production build.
That, and there would be no chance of having parts vendors/suppliers hands dirty by having a part in making it.
Imagine if it did go all the way through, Fox comes in with a few cops to Expo, and takes an axe to said Predator machines in the parking lot. It would be just like old times again.
I could see 20th Century Fox getting a wee bit upset. If you were trying to pretend-sell merchandise that looks like it was licensed by them, it's going to make the company(Fox) mad.
Did he ever get paper mails(in addition to emails) to show up for legal proceedings? I'm wondering if he just tossed them out like it was an overdue bill he ain't going to pay. Interesting to watch someone just completely ignore it all to see how far it's going to go.
Wow, he is doing the "playing dumb" card the whole way. Well, he can do that. He will go to sleep one day, and wake up in a jail, and whoa, what's this?
Of course, if you were committing fraud, would one keep a ledger & records of committing said act? Is there a big book labeled "con book" somewhere in his house that would seal his fate?
The whole ruger gun thing was silly. Not even sure why that was brought up. Wha, he's threatened that he has a gun? Why not shoot it at that "internet hysteria".
This is the best pinball podcast episode ever, awesome work!
You know what they say, "When you're broke, you shouldn't buy your kids laptops & an RV".
Yes, "internet hysteria" is such a threat to him. They are just ASCII characters. What he calls hysteria is better known as building up a solid case against him. The JPOP defense won't work here. Heh
Quoted from PinballSTAR:
On the business end of things, you should all be happy to hear that the projected price range has not needed to be adjusted.
Also good news in Pinside Business: there's been no reduction in the # of Predators being made: 0. No worries of -4 pins being made.
Wow, a drinking game could be made of "I do/don't belive so". One would think he would remember with certainty on well, anything. No job, no money, yet he's got this house, RV, hmm. Stories aren't adding up. Money seems to be really poorly laundered.
Best non-podcast podcast everywhere.
"Born into this pinball business. Lived it, breathed it" - Uh. yeah Kevin is not Bane.
Her tall tales & outlandish statements remind me of sometimes the crazy stuff you hear on this one forum. That forum? Pinside. She deserves an honorary account, complete with Big Lebwoski-related avatar.
Coming soon:Predator 2.0 LE for (uh, how much do we need for a new house? divide that by #of machines we'll claim to build).
"Do you have the ____?"
"Okay, we'll re-convene on...."
That's when you get a replay match.
With the new Predator movie coming out, I'm guessing Kevin's saying his tired old schtick of "Yeah I'm not saying makin' a Predator pinball is out of the question someday!" as he's mopping up the floor at his job at Burger King.
Yep, sure, someday... Uh huh.
Whysnow, are you going through Kevin's garbage? Looking for that smoking gun?
Quoted from c508:
Additionally, note on page 6 that we could potentially (though not guaranteed) purchase a full copy of the 12 hours of deposition transcripts (of various Kuleks and other parties and witnesses) from the court reported for $1300.
Anyone want to set up a GoFundMe?
No, don't. Don't spend another dime on anything related to Kevin. It's not worth it.
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