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NEW TPN: The Final Round Pinball Podcast Ep 19: Fight Night w/ Zach Sharpe


By ZMeny

8 months ago



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    #1801 30 days ago
    Quoted from ZMeny:

    Still waiting on a definition that makes actual sense besides “that’s the way it’s always been described”. Based on the TPN Discord, sounds like the term isn’t agreed upon by anyone

    Here's Elwin's description of his design:
    "More of a traditional – I wouldn’t call it a fan layout – but it is more of a traditional layout where most of the important shots are up the middle. "

    #1802 28 days ago

    Wish zack and Dennis could do 2 episodes a week, they are a great team. I miss Coast 2 Coast with 3 episodes a week, Nate couldn't wait to talk about, a half working pin he found on the road somewhere. I still wonder whatever happened to the infamous " You don't live in California. " Bakersfield, Bride of Pinbot he dragged all the way back to San Diego.

    Nostalgic Message from the Freeeek Kingdom.

    #1803 28 days ago

    Just Another Pinball Podcast Ep 12: Deep Into deeproot

    Host: Joel Engelberth

    In this episode, Joel gives a brief deeproot history, talks about the reveal on 9.21.20 and the followup This Week In Pinball article on 9.22.20 

    email: justanotherpinball@gmail.com
    website: thepinballnetwork.net

    https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-wbegr-eccf1c

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    #1804 27 days ago

    WARNING: Adult Language - Viewer Discretion Advised

    TPN’s Zach spoke with deeproot Correspondent & VIP Media, Chris Chandler, about his experiences touring the deeproot facilities.

    HUGE credit given to Chandler on this broadcast. Zach didn’t take it easy on him and asked the questions that needed to be asked. Chandler was not fazed and proved why he’s one of the best that TPN has to offer.

    Thanks for representing The Pinball Network at the deeproot media event last week.

    #1805 26 days ago

    The Pinball Show Midweek Ep 12: deeproot, Lil Flipper, Avengers, Etc.

    Host: Craig Bobbie

    - Recent deeproot launch
    - Lil Flipper gives her two cents on the Avengers
    - Craig tries to find a spot in the home for a pinball machine

    email: thepinballnetwork@gmail.com
    website: thepinballnetwork.net

    https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-gz9wx-ed19e8

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    #1806 26 days ago
    Quoted from ZMeny:

    WARNING: Adult Language - Viewer Discretion Advised
    TPN’s Zach spoke with deeproot Correspondent & VIP Media, Chris Chandler, about his experiences touring the deeproot facilities.
    HUGE credit given to Chandler on this broadcast. Zach didn’t take it easy on him and asked the questions that needed to be asked. Chandler was not fazed and proved why he’s one of the best that TPN has to offer.
    Thanks for representing The Pinball Network at the deeproot media event last week.

    Is this available in podcast form?

    #1807 26 days ago
    Quoted from Fytr:

    Is this available in podcast form?

    All of their stuff is. Just look for Pinball Network on podcasts.

    #1808 26 days ago
    Quoted from jandrea95:

    All of their stuff is. Just look for Pinball Network on podcasts.

    I'm subscribed. Never came up. It doesn't seem to be part of any specific podcast channel either.?

    #1809 26 days ago
    Quoted from ZMeny:

    WARNING: Adult Language - Viewer Discretion Advised
    TPN’s Zach spoke with deeproot Correspondent & VIP Media, Chris Chandler, about his experiences touring the deeproot facilities.
    HUGE credit given to Chandler on this broadcast. Zach didn’t take it easy on him and asked the questions that needed to be asked. Chandler was not fazed and proved why he’s one of the best that TPN has to offer.
    Thanks for representing The Pinball Network at the deeproot media event last week.

    The sound mix in this is really off. Chris is all mid-hi and you're all mid-low with a lower volume. It's like you're mumbling under your breath compared to him. I know you're still dialing this in, but you need less bass in your mix to pull your mic EQ more into midrange, for sure. Also, a popper stopper would help. You're off angle, but you're still hitting it too much.

    #1810 26 days ago

    Final Round Pinball Podcast Episode 17: Delayed

    Hosts: Jeff Toolis & Martin Robbins

    Special Guest: Travis Murie

    - Take 2

    - Special Guest Travis Murie talks about the impact of deeproot today and in the future

    - Sponsor Of The Week

    - Mods for Martin and Jeff

    - Stupid Golf

    - Final Round: The Pinball Media Darlings

    - Upcoming video???

    Website: www.thepinballnetwork.net
    Final Round Pinball Podcast: http://feeds.feedburner.com/FinalThePinballNetwork
    Email: finalroundpinball@gmail.com
    Instagram: @finalroundpinballpodcast
    Twitter: @finalroundpin

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    #1811 26 days ago
    Quoted from jandrea95:

    All of their stuff is. Just look for Pinball Network on podcasts.

    Quoted from Fytr:

    Is this available in podcast form?

    Don't think so. Generally the TPN video content isn't usually mirrored on the podcast feed in audio-only form. But you could always ask Zach if he'd do it special this once. He used to do it for the SDTM stuff back in the day.

    #1812 25 days ago
    Quoted from DakotaMike:

    Don't think so. Generally the TPN video content isn't usually mirrored on the podcast feed in audio-only form. But you could always ask Zach if he'd do it special this once. He used to do it for the SDTM stuff back in the day.

    I’m a dummy, I went back and didn’t realize they were referencing a video. My apologies.

    #1813 25 days ago
    Quoted from ZMeny:

    The Pinball Show Midweek Ep 12: deeproot, Lil Flipper, Avengers, Etc.
    Host: Craig Bobbie
    - Recent deeproot launch
    - Lil Flipper gives her two cents on the Avengers
    - Craig tries to find a spot in the home for a pinball machine
    email: thepinballnetwork@gmail.com
    website: thepinballnetwork.net
    https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-gz9wx-ed19e8
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    Waiting for the T-shirt to come out.

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    #1814 25 days ago

    Just Another Pinball Podcast Ep 13: Hot Takes On deeproot With My Brother

    Host: Joel Engelberth
    Special Guest: Jared Engelberth

    Episode begins with a quick Q&A on Jared's view of pinball and the hobby. At 37:40 we start to look at and discuss deepmroot's tech from the eyes of a pinball novice. Enjoy!

    email: justanotherpinball@gmail.com
    website: thepinballnetwork@gmail.com
    stream: twitch.tv/justanotherpinball

    https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-mpz8w-ed42ba

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    #1815 23 days ago

    The Pinball Show Ep 31: Hey You Guys! WIN A FREE Avengers Banner By Taking Off Your Shoes & Tasting The Rainbow

    Hosts: Dennis Kriesel & Zach Meny

    - WIN A FREE STERN AVENGERS BANNER!

    - Industry Updates & Sabotaging The TPN Correspondent Segment

    - Stern Avengers LEs Shipping

    - Stern TMNT Heads Up Invitational

    - More JP Toppers Shipping

    - deeproot Details & Discussion

    - deeproot Correspondent/VIP Media Chris Chandler Interview Recap

    - The Goonies Theme Is A Game Changer

    - Punny Update

    - Ranger In The Ruins First Impressions

    - Dennis Threatens To Walk Out

    - Pinball Market Trends ™

    - Deals Of The Week ™

    - Deals Of The WTF?! ™

    - The Return Of Mr. Hanky

    - Do You Take Off Your Shoes When Entering A Home?

    - Den Den Tastes The Rainbow In True, Weird-Ass, Kriesel Fashion

    email: thepinballnetwork@gmail.com
    website: thepinballnetwork.net
    facebook: facebook.com/thepinballnetwork
    twitch: twitch.tv/pinballnetwork
    youtube: toutube.com/thepinballnetwork
    instagram: @thepinballnetwork
    twitter: @therealTPN

    https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-uqu3f-ed6625

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    #1816 23 days ago

    I’d vote for these guys-

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    #1817 22 days ago

    Well, there’s a first for everything. Zach is right and Dennis is wrong.

    I’m in total agreement with Zach on the shoes off in the house debate. Surprising stance from Den Den as he’s always so Covidcentric (if that’s a word.) I’ve always removed my shoes before visiting friends and almost all have told me how much they appreciate it.

    Hey Zach...I got this sign off of Amazon and it works great!

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    #1818 22 days ago

    Jessy Jay's Pinball Adventures Episode 7: Where's The Pinbar?

    Hosts: Jessy Jay & Ryan C

    - A very slow week in pinball
    - Playing in the Dirty Dungeon
    - Jessy, RayDay and Weird Al: A Love Story
    - BOMP: Volume 2
    - Ryan fails the code name quiz
    - Shit Themes - Office Space vs David Attenborough
    - Songs that make you play better
    - Ninja Sex Party with Jessy
    - But seriously, where's the pinbar?
    - Rule 34 of the internet

    email: jessyjaypinball@gmail.com
    website: thepinballnetwork.net

    https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-p3sfj-edac6f

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    #1819 19 days ago

    JJP has an exciting reveal this coming Monday. Well, we at TPN have a little reveal of our own. Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome back the incredible, lovable, gasp...able Puppet Palz!!!

    The Puppet Palz Episode 2: Pinball Horror Stories

    Hosts: Steve, Moppy, & Roary

    - New Puppet Pal Roary Joins The Program
    - The Sophomore Episode
    - Ode To JJP
    - Steve's First Pinball Tournament
    - Steve Receives A Mysterious Big Package
    - Zaccario Laments

    email: puppetpalzpodcast@gmail.com
    facebook: facebook.com/PuppetPalz
    website: thepinballnetwork.net

    https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-8vzq2-edf629

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    #1820 19 days ago
    Quoted from ZMeny:

    JJP has an exciting reveal this coming Monday. Well, we at TPN have a little reveal of our own. Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome back the incredible, lovable, gasp...able Puppet Palz!!!
    The Puppet Palz Episode 2: Pinball Horror Stories
    Hosts: Steve, Moppy, & Roary
    - New Puppet Pal Roary Joins The Program
    - The Sophomore Episode
    - Ode To JJP
    - Steve's First Pinball Tournament
    - Steve Receives A Mysterious Big Package
    - Zaccario Laments
    email: puppetpalzpodcast@gmail.com
    facebook: facebook.com/PuppetPalz
    website: thepinballnetwork.net
    https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-8vzq2-edf629
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    What’s better than episode #1 of puppet pals? Well .... episode 2. Top notch writing, performing and life lessons. Frickin hilarious.

    Zaccario the singing mailman with his operatic delivery, joined by a chanting tenor brought tears of joy down my face.

    Moppy’s best lines were at 1:24 mark singing,”suck on my d*@k”. Also 12:24, “I’m going to cut your little nutz off”! . Maybe this tuff talking muppet is already a made puppet. My hope that he develop into a deranged, threatening, egomaniacal streetwise-thug might come true yet.

    #1821 19 days ago

    So funny! My favorite was the song about the deal gone bad. "Fu@# that Guy" LOL.

    I never would have guessed who is the madman behind all this. But the song about the 1st tourney gave it away....

    #1822 18 days ago
    Quoted from jeffspinballpalace:

    What’s better than episode #1 of puppet pals? Well .... episode 2. Top notch writing, performing and life lessons. Frickin hilarious.
    Zaccario the singing mailman with his operatic delivery, joined by a chanting tenor brought tears of joy down my face.
    Moppy’s best lines were at 1:24 mark singing,”suck on my d*@k”. Also 12:24, “I’m going to cut your little nutz off”! . Maybe this tuff talking muppet is already a made puppet. My hope that he develop into a deranged, threatening, egomaniacal streetwise-thug might come true yet.

    Glad you enjoyed it as much as I did. I’ve only listened to the episode about 10 times.

    #1823 18 days ago

    When my wife hears me listening to:

    The Pinball Show = audible 'nerd'
    Macho Pinball = heavy sigh, eye roll
    The Puppet Palz = I only listen to this entertaining comedic genius in the dark corner of my gameroom. I think she may pack a bag if she catches me listening.

    #1824 18 days ago
    Quoted from Jaeg:

    When my wife hears me listening to:
    The Pinball Show = audible 'nerd'
    Macho Pinball = heavy sigh, eye roll
    The Puppet Palz = I only listen to this entertaining comedic genius in the dark corner of my gameroom. I think she may pack a bag if she catches me listening.

    Hahahahaha

    #1825 17 days ago
    Quoted from ZMeny:

    JJP has an exciting reveal this coming Monday. Well, we at TPN have a little reveal of our own. Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome back the incredible, lovable, gasp...able Puppet Palz!!!
    The Puppet Palz Episode 2: Pinball Horror Stories
    Hosts: Steve, Moppy, & Roary
    - New Puppet Pal Roary Joins The Program
    - The Sophomore Episode
    - Ode To JJP
    - Steve's First Pinball Tournament
    - Steve Receives A Mysterious Big Package
    - Zaccario Laments
    email: puppetpalzpodcast@gmail.com
    facebook: facebook.com/PuppetPalz
    website: thepinballnetwork.net
    https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-8vzq2-edf629
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    Wow. - You have my TWIPPY Vote!

    #1826 15 days ago

    Dennis mentioned playing the drums.....it’s time for a TPN drumoff competition!!

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    #1827 12 days ago

    The Pinball Show Midweek Episode 13: GNR Impressions w/ Ken Rudberg

    Host: Craig Bobbie
    Cohost: Ken Rudberg

    Craig Bobbie and Ken Rudberg give their impressions of Jersey Jack Pinball's newest game release: Guns N Roses: Not In This Lifetime

    email: thepinballnetwork@gmail.com
    website: thepinballnetwork.net
    youtube: youtube.com/thepinballnetwork
    twitch: twitch.tv/pinballnetwork
    facebook: facebook.com/thepinballnetwork
    instagram: @thepinballnetwork
    twitter: @therealTPN

    https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-rrxpe-eed4bd

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    #1828 11 days ago

    Silverball Stories HorrorFest: Texas Tales

    Host: Joshuah Jacobs

    Silverball Stories is gearing up for Halloween this month. Different original horror stories will be featured every week this month. Why not kick off the first special with a frightening deal too good to be true and meeting one of your pinball podcast fans.

    https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-6hgqs-eee6a6

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    #1829 11 days ago

    HorrorFest is Now Playing! And, stay tuned for a new episode next Saturday!

    https://www.thepinballnetwork.net/e/silverball-stories-horrorfest-texas-tales/

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    #1830 11 days ago

    Well, davidlldennis, its already the tenth.. Wink wink etc

    #1831 10 days ago

    WTF did I just listen to? Again, I appreciate all the work that goes into these. It's just not my cup of tea.

    Bring on more Puppet Palz!

    #1832 10 days ago
    Quoted from mtn-:

    Well, davidlldennis, its already the tenth.. Wink wink etc

    It's in the can. Look out for it this week!

    #1833 10 days ago
    Quoted from LOTR_breath:

    WTF did I just listen to? Again, I appreciate all the work that goes into these. It's just not my cup of tea.
    Bring on more Puppet Palz!

    I agree, that show sucks man. But, on the brightside at least he's dead, killed by Leatherface. Shame about Dennis though.

    #1834 10 days ago
    Quoted from JoshuahJacobs:

    I agree, that show sucks man. But, on the brightside at least he's dead, killed by Leatherface. Shame about Dennis though.

    Hahaha

    #1835 9 days ago

    The Pinball Show Ep 33: They Call Me Mr. Zach Shivers

    Hosts: Dennis Kriesel & Zach Meny

    - A Happy Kriesel Birthday
    - No Guest For YOU!
    - Stern Banner Giveaway
    - Buffalo Pinball Streams Guns N Roses (GNR) LE
    - 3 Up, 3 Down
    - GNR Layout Debate
    - GNR Ordering Debacle
    - Elvira Topper Released
    - Heavy Metal Letdown
    - Pinball Market Trends
    - Viewer Trend
    - Deals Of The Week

    email: thepinballnetwork@gmail.com
    website: thepinballnetwork.net
    facebook: facebook.com/thepinballnetwork
    twitch: twitch.tv/pinballnetwork
    youtube: youtube.com/thepinballnetwork
    instagram: @thepinballnetwork
    twitter: @therealTPN
    review: thisweekinpinball.com/the-pinball-show/

    https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-uaqht-ef1664

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    #1836 9 days ago

    Great discussion on GNR. I agree with Zach on the need to cut down on the Multiballs, outside of the song modes. I think it would be great if these 4 modes were single ball modes..kind of like Elwin's JP 3 control room modes and the T-rex modes (outside of T-Rex Multiball mode). You'd still have the the risk/reward of song mode multi balls, while keeping the game going longer to hear the songs, which is of course what a music themed pin is meant for. And now add in more difficulty outside of song modes, to take advantage of trying to do some flow and explore the shots (ramp combos, keep diverter closed on left, open up the orbits.

    Where I disagree on Zach...better shooting then POTC? No POTC NIB to sell these days, lol sorry couldn't resist.

    Lastly, where I am concerned most is not so much the multi balls, but the rule that discourages trapping up and playing in control. As a person's skills improves in pinball we all know trapping up during Multiball is so key to success and makes for better shot flow.

    #1837 9 days ago

    Great show ZMeny, and thank you for going into detail on the distributor situation for the GnR rollout. You hit the nail on the head as that is exactly how I feel at the end of the day, we want to honor the distribution network but JJP has a decision to make in the future or else they have just instructed their CE buyers to skip the distribution route going forward.

    #1838 8 days ago

    Zach, as a true pinball player, Dennis nailed your hide on GNR assessment. BTW, are you still a Stern Distributor or did you go exclusively to JJP? (Sounded like it from the way you talked on episode 33.)

    Dennis is definitely the more pinball savy guru in pinball than your ideas of what makes pinball. If we are talking about pinball execution and flow, with all the geometry needed to make a great pinball machine, Dennis’s assessment on GNR is right on the money. Your retorts don’t hold water and all you could say to counter Dennis is he hasn’t played it yet??? Tisk tisk... In addition, you showed almost no class in putting down each good point Dennis was making, with your inserted, “wrong” audio clip. Grow up my friend, Dennis far out classes you in a debate about pinball, with his superior knowledge and understanding.

    No one has to play a game to discover from a stream or viewing the layout, whether it works as a good pinball machine or not. Can see straight away from just looking at Houdini’s layout for example, that the shots are really tight and the geometry is not so good.

    I trust Dennis to give a fair and objective review. You on the other hand, with your bias sales/shill glasses constantly on, not so much. What Dennis and other top pinball players have had to say about GNR not being a very good playing game or being very multiball heavy makes sense. But do not argue that GNR has plenty of theme assets. If all it takes to make you happy in a $12.5k purchase is plenty of lights, with some concert footage on the back box, along with a ball lock or two, you’re pretty easy to please. But a really good playing pinball machine???? Agree with Dennis on that one: GNR doesn’t appear to be a fun shooter when it comes to real pinball game flow combos, with real objectives to be accomplished, besides just getting a song to play, with multiball after multiball to keep the song going over and over again. Looks monotonous just like the stream we saw from Buffalo Pinball, like chopping wood. Although Kevin did a good job with what he had.

    I do appreciate your effort in pinball media although. Maybe just turn down the GNR hype train a bit, as you’re beginning to sound a lot like Kaneda. Dennis is the only reason your show stays somewhat credible. Nate Shivers you’ll never be, lol.

    #1839 8 days ago
    Quoted from Thunderbird:

    Zach, as a true pinball player, Dennis nailed your hide on GNR assessment. BTW, are you still a Stern Distributor or did you go exclusively to JJP? (Sounded like it from the way you talked on episode 33.)
    Dennis is definitely the more pinball savy guru in pinball than your ideas of what makes pinball. If we are talking about pinball execution and flow, with all the geometry needed to make a great pinball machine, Dennis’s assessment on GNR is right on the money. Your retorts don’t hold water and all you could say to counter Dennis is he hasn’t played it yet??? Tisk tisk... In addition, you showed almost no class in putting down each good point Dennis was making, with your inserted, “wrong” audio clip. Grow up my friend, Dennis far out classes you in a debate about pinball, with his superior knowledge and understanding.
    No one has to play a game to discover from a stream or viewing the layout, whether it works as a good pinball machine or not. Can see straight away from just looking at Houdini’s layout for example, that the shots are really tight and the geometry is not so good.
    I trust Dennis to give a fair and objective review. You on the other hand, with your bias sales/shill glasses constantly on, not so much. What Dennis and other top pinball players have had to say about GNR not being a very good playing game or being very multiball heavy makes sense. But do not argue that GNR has plenty of theme assets. If all it takes to make you happy in a $12.5k purchase is plenty of lights, with some concert footage on the back box, along with a ball lock or two, you’re pretty easy to please. But a really good playing pinball machine???? Agree with Dennis on that one: GNR doesn’t appear to be a fun shooter when it comes to real pinball game flow combos, with real objectives to be accomplished, besides just getting a song to play, with multiball after multiball to keep the song going over and over again. Looks monotonous just like the stream we saw from Buffalo Pinball, like chopping wood. Although Kevin did a good job with what he had.
    I do appreciate your effort in pinball media although. Maybe just turn down the GNR hype train a bit, as you’re beginning to sound a lot like Kaneda. Dennis is the only reason your show stays somewhat credible. Nate Shivers you’ll never be, lol.

    How about you trust the people who have actually fing played it or play it yourself, there are quite a few out there who have, and it seems the reviews are all very very consistent!

    #1840 8 days ago
    Quoted from Thunderbird:

    Zach, as a true pinball player, Dennis nailed your hide on GNR assessment. BTW, are you still a Stern Distributor or did you go exclusively to JJP? (Sounded like it from the way you talked on episode 33.)
    Dennis is definitely the more pinball savy guru in pinball than your ideas of what makes pinball. If we are talking about pinball execution and flow, with all the geometry needed to make a great pinball machine, Dennis’s assessment on GNR is right on the money. Your retorts don’t hold water and all you could say to counter Dennis is he hasn’t played it yet??? Tisk tisk... In addition, you showed almost no class in putting down each good point Dennis was making, with your inserted, “wrong” audio clip. Grow up my friend, Dennis far out classes you in a debate about pinball, with his superior knowledge and understanding.
    No one has to play a game to discover from a stream or viewing the layout, whether it works as a good pinball machine or not. Can see straight away from just looking at Houdini’s layout for example, that the shots are really tight and the geometry is not so good.
    I trust Dennis to give a fair and objective review. You on the other hand, with your bias sales/shill glasses constantly on, not so much. What Dennis and other top pinball players have had to say about GNR not being a very good playing game or being very multiball heavy makes sense. But do not argue that GNR has plenty of theme assets. If all it takes to make you happy in a $12.5k purchase is plenty of lights, with some concert footage on the back box, along with a ball lock or two, you’re pretty easy to please. But a really good playing pinball machine???? Agree with Dennis on that one: GNR doesn’t appear to be a fun shooter when it comes to real pinball game flow combos, with real objectives to be accomplished, besides just getting a song to play, with multiball after multiball to keep the song going over and over again. Looks monotonous just like the stream we saw from Buffalo Pinball, like chopping wood. Although Kevin did a good job with what he had.
    I do appreciate your effort in pinball media although. Maybe just turn down the GNR hype train a bit, as you’re beginning to sound a lot like Kaneda. Dennis is the only reason your show stays somewhat credible. Nate Shivers you’ll never be, lol.

    What you don‘t get is that the show works and is interresting BECAUSE Zach & Dennis are so different.

    Also Zach is representing Zach being Zach, and he does this way better then Nate Shivers!

    Everyone being on the same page is a snooze fest.

    #1841 8 days ago
    Quoted from Breger1:

    Great discussion on GNR. I agree with Zach on the need to cut down on the Multiballs, outside of the song modes. I think it would be great if these 4 modes were single ball modes..kind of like Elwin's JP 3 control room modes and the T-rex modes (outside of T-Rex Multiball mode). You'd still have the the risk/reward of song mode multi balls, while keeping the game going longer to hear the songs, which is of course what a music themed pin is meant for. And now add in more difficulty outside of song modes, to take advantage of trying to do some flow and explore the shots (ramp combos, keep diverter closed on left, open up the orbits.
    Where I disagree on Zach...better shooting then POTC? No POTC NIB to sell these days, lol sorry couldn't resist.
    Lastly, where I am concerned most is not so much the multi balls, but the rule that discourages trapping up and playing in control. As a person's skills improves in pinball we all know trapping up during Multiball is so key to success and makes for better shot flow.

    Why need to add additional Multiball modes sprinkled on top of an already Multiball heavy game?

    Could’ve been a nice hurry up shot like Jack the monkey or hyper loop hurry up. Not necessarily to add more Multiballs.

    Probably can make achievable MB modes harder to get in the menu settings.

    #1843 8 days ago

    Oh come on, I got such a beautiful meme for you!

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    #1844 8 days ago
    Quoted from DS_Nadine:

    Oh come on, I got such a beautiful meme for you!
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    #1845 8 days ago

    I didn't think the discussion was very controversial. I disclosed the limitations on my experience, my concerns as a potential buyer from the video, and shared some feedback I'd heard from others. I love the immersion but don't think the gameplay is something I'd personally be into buying, but I'd want to play it to formalize the opinion (that said, I've played so many games at this point I generally assess if I'll enjoy how a pin shoots by watching significant video of a leveled pin with a decent player on it; it's just geometry after all and not magic, what you see is what you get).

    I think the pin will appeal to a lot of people. I think it will be well rated, especially by collectors who are after theme integration (even if they aren't huge GnR fans) and I think this is a smash hit for JJP. Good on them for making a pin that has broad appeal. I don't think it'll cater to everyone, but what pin does? The subjective differences we all have in terms of rules and geometry is one of the interesting things about pinball (to me at least), and why I didn't poop all over Zach's opinion just because it differed from my own first impressions.

    Zach putting in the silly sound effects around my words is just a Zach thing, it doesn't bother me.

    #1846 8 days ago
    Quoted from wcbrandes:

    ...trust the people...

    Buddy, you're in the wrong thread.

    #1847 6 days ago

    The Pinball Show Midweek Ep 14: GNR After Party + Other Ramblings

    Host: Craig Bobbie

    Craig spouts off about Jersey Jack Pinball's Guns N Roses now that the community has had a week to digest. Other topics covered include Stern's upcoming release rumors and the price tag on Elvira's topper.

    email: thepinballnetwork@gmail.com
    website: thepinballnetwork.net
    facebook: facebook.com/thepinballnetwork
    twitch: twitch.tv/pinballnetwork
    instagram: @thepinballnetwork
    twitter: @therealTPN

    https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-vcg76-ef6b86

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    #1848 6 days ago

    Jessy Jay's Pinball Adventures Ep 8: Romania Vs. Tim Sexton

    Hosts: Jessy Jay & Ryan C

    - The Jessy Jay & Roger Sharpe Flipper Fitness Collaboration

    - Ryan's Educational Series: Flipper Hop

    - Tim Sexton sets the record straight

    - Hold the phone: A new BOMP on the scene!

    - Ryan Defeats Jessy (again!)

    - Shit Theme - Scrubs vs Jersey Shore

    - Rule 34 Of Pinball Themes: Hercules Edition

    - Jessy's current WTB

    - JJP Guns N Roses

    - Ryan 4 Eric Meunier

    - Virtual Battle of the Belles

    email: jessyjaypinball@gmail.com
    website: thepinballnetwork.net

    https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-rmx87-ef6bc3

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    #1849 6 days ago
    Quoted from DennisK:

    I didn't think the discussion was very controversial. I disclosed the limitations on my experience, my concerns as a potential buyer from the video, and shared some feedback I'd heard from others. I love the immersion but don't think the gameplay is something I'd personally be into buying, but I'd want to play it to formalize the opinion (that said, I've played so many games at this point I generally assess if I'll enjoy how a pin shoots by watching significant video of a leveled pin with a decent player on it; it's just geometry after all and not magic, what you see is what you get).
    I think the pin will appeal to a lot of people. I think it will be well rated, especially by collectors who are after theme integration (even if they aren't huge GnR fans) and I think this is a smash hit for JJP. Good on them for making a pin that has broad appeal. I don't think it'll cater to everyone, but what pin does? The subjective differences we all have in terms of rules and geometry is one of the interesting things about pinball (to me at least), and why I didn't poop all over Zach's opinion just because it differed from my own first impressions.
    Zach putting in the silly sound effects around my words is just a Zach thing, it doesn't bother me.

    Zachs sound effects are the best and I crack up every time. Especially the "wrong". It makes the conversation way more entertaining and its ridiculous to me that some individuals in this forum get butt hurt about it acting like he is being a bully to you. We all know 100% that you could kick Zachs ass in a fight and Zach secretly fears you. I love the jabs you guys give each other and that is what makes an entertaining show.

    #1850 5 days ago

    Silverball Chronicles with David and Ron

    Episode 8: Moving Units Part 2 – The Class of 1981

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    David and Ron are going to finish what they started last month. As mentioned in the previous podcast, from 1975 to 1980 Bally were breaking sales records. It seemed that Paul Faris’s art team could do no wrong but by 1981 the gaming industry’s footing was feeling shaky.

    In an effort to hold ground and boost sales Bally push out some of their most creative works ever. The Class of 1981 was, and still is, the pinnacle of pinball art.

    Join us as we talk about Xenon’s tube shot and sound package, polaroid pictures, Kevin O’Connor’s jeep, Claude Fernandez stealing design ideas from Steve Ritchie, Margaret Hudson being a trail blazer for woman in pinball, annoying in lane/out lane designs and the peak of Bally’s stunning art design. Also, did you know Kevin O’Conner had a jeep?

    Sources: (see episode details at thepinballnetwork.net)

    https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-rtcbw-ef7bf4

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