An interesting backhander on Instagram by Jeremy Packer (aka: Zombie Yeti) https://www.instagram.com/p/BmMa584gKHu/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
Quoted from Freshmaker:
I don't want to control a pinball machine with my phone, and I see very little value in using it as an additional display.
What WOULD add value is an app that could auto-load my initials / nickname at game start; at the end of the game, the machine sends all my gameplay data to the phone. My score, the score for each ball, total play time, play time per ball, game features started / completed, # of balls to complete feature, the list could go on. I could compare my last game to what I had done in the past and see what the trends are. That information could then be shared and compared among the friends I trust.
I'm sure people in selfie leagues could make use of that.
Now that’s innovation! With Data analytics/IoT being all the rage right now, there is no reason this can’t be done. Perhaps Deeproot are implementing it as we speak. I just wish there could be also be diagnostic data streamed to your smartphone app to pinpoint issues.
Could it be possible that they are trolling all of us (or throwing us off the scent) & then surprise us all with machines at TPF?
Quoted from Brijam:
This is really common in the video game industry (among many others).
Why? You show the press your game early so they can be prepared before you launch. You wouldn't want to launch a game and have a three week delay while the press plays your game and then reviews it, would you? No, you want the press to gush about your game just a little before your game launches.
And nobody breaks embargo because they would be blacklisted. NDA not required, just common (business) sense.
Spot on, that’s exactly how it works. We do get PR/companies advising what can be shown or discussed before embargo, but it’s just teaser stuff.
Anyone else going to the official launch of deeproot Pinball on March 25th? Hope we get an invite
Could it be that this was a two thronged test: 1) to get real world play/test/feedback on the RAZA proto machine and 2) if JPop was going to be welcomed back (forgiven)?
Quoted from iceman44:
And yet I don’t hear people screaming “take my money”
Just comparing it to Alien, which will be for sale at the same time, my past Sterns, CGC and JJP?
How does this compete? I don’t care what it costs
The DR development cycle needs to be way beyond this. Maybe it is
Ice, every time you mention Alien, I get giddy! I remain hopeful
Thanks to all that actually took time out from attending the event to film RAZA. The majority of us appreciate it.
One other thing, don’t crap on people that double flip. This is why so-called green pinball players feel intimated to play on location when other ‘better’ players are playing around them. They also never attend tournaments for the same reason. Just my 2c. Back to RAZA talk
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