From what I was told, I gave them 500 bucks and they are going to send me the games in a physical form. I can only get the games if I purchased them before the deadline. My payment was to be before the deadline - no exceptions. So I believe they are trying to be legit and by the rules. Nothing they have said or done appears to be sneaky, or circumvent money due to Bally/Williams. I also believe that I have to be the one to install the games on the machine. Plus they are changing the artwork to make sure that there is no connection to Bally/Williams games. It seems to me that they are really trying to NOT infringe on Bally/Williams IP. I am positive at one time they were counting on it, but once the license go pulled, they have been very clear that they are distancing themselves from it.
It is $150 bucks and a physical form of their software if you already own the tables. I paid the 500 even though I already own some tables.
To me they are just selling a device that plays video pinball. Just like VPCabs. I am more excited about the Zen Tables, as those are more fun and play better. Same with the Timeshock table. Pinball arcade is nice, and probably something they were counting on with their agreement with Pinball Arcade, but honestly, the physical machine is what sold me.
What I feel is better than the VPCabs is the Kinect support, Steel cabinet, touch screen, joystick and other changeable controls, I/0 board that allows me to plug in other consoles, better standard computer, and 2 thousand dollars cheaper. I am sure as people are looking into home arcade cabinets, and as look into a purchase, the price and features are going to attract people who want a video cab in their game rooms.
I have been researching cabs for a while.