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*The Next Stern Pin*


By frankmac

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#5501 31 days ago
Quoted from wlf_:

Uh, yeahhh, you did

Maybe you misunderstand what misunderstood means?
A game can be great, in spite of a feature. TAF is great. The magnets are not, in my opinion. But of course, the other 99% of the game is spectacular, and the game is popular for that reason. Its popularity does not prove anything about the magnets. You said the magnets are fantastic. What am I misunderstanding?

How lame is it that you had to pick on the fun increasing magnets of TAF just to have a opportunity to let everyone know you play tournaments. The magnets on TAF are meant to disrupt normal play. That’s the whole point. Those magnets are great.

#5502 31 days ago
Quoted from DakotaMike:

That's kinda dark man.

I go there so you don't have to.

But it was clearly a joke, because I can't imagine Trudeau making another Stern or any other manufacturer pin, period, after all this (although deeproot would be darkly ironic). He's out of jail in only 7 more days, finishing one of the lightest child porn/pedo sentences (there were two cases) I've ever heard of, but he's effectively involuntarily retired.

#5503 30 days ago


Quoted from Extraballz:How lame is it that you had to pick on the fun increasing magnets of TAF just to have a opportunity to let everyone know you play tournaments. The magnets on TAF are meant to disrupt normal play. That’s the whole point. Those magnets are great.

Different strokes for different folks, I guess. I do not find getting power drained at random due to nothing I did to be fun... If I brick a shot, ya, I deserve a drain. But the magnets arent that kind of punishment. it's not that different from say a Medieval Madness scoop that feeds sdtm 50% of the time... that's disruptive, sure, but not particularly fun, to me. Its OK if you feel differently, you do you

#5504 30 days ago

I have no problem with magnets doing crazy shit. Its part of the fun
Its pinball, " the ball is wild " remember.
To the few tourney players whining about no control , cry elsewhere about the randomness of pinball please.

#5505 30 days ago

How about a vintage/ retro Vegas pin? Music would be killer.

#5506 30 days ago
Quoted from DakotaMike:

How about a Godzilla vs. King Kong table, or just a classic Godzilla table? They could even cheap out and just re-theme the old Godzilla table, and add some extras. There are still some new Godzilla movies coming in the US and in Japan.

More magnets , more cowbell , go go Godzilla Pinball.

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#5507 30 days ago

Star Trek Classic. Retheme Star Trek like they did Batman, add a screen and some video from original series.

#5508 30 days ago

I’d be all over an original ST. I would imagine getting approvals from all of those actors would be tough... especially Shatner.

#5509 30 days ago
Quoted from Budman:

I’d be all over an original ST. I would imagine getting approvals from all of those actors would be tough... especially Shatner.

Maybe, but a lot of them have passed now, and Shatner has done voice and even video for plenty of Star Trek Video games over the years, so it's not impossible by any stretch. But I"m not sure what the rights issues are for Star Trek character likenesses anyway. With Star Wars, Lucasfilm owns the likeness, not sure about Star Trek.

#5510 30 days ago

Speaking of possible new Sterns, do we have any idea of when the next tables will be announced, or any hint of what the themes will actually be?

#5511 30 days ago
Quoted from DakotaMike:

Speaking of possible new Sterns, do we have any idea of when the next tables will be announced, or any hint of what the themes will actually be?

The most common titles being thrown around are:
Stranger Things
TMNT
James Bond
Led Zeppelin

The next one may be the Brian Eddy pin...

#5512 30 days ago

I definitely want more magnets. Not in every game but when it makes sense. SW should have used them, and stranger things definitely should use them as well. Tournament players have hundreds of other games to choose from if they don't like magnets and more randomness.

#5513 30 days ago
Quoted from Budman:

How about this one?![quoted image]

The sandlot code would prolly take forever to reach 1.0 tho

For

Evvv

Errrrrr

#5514 30 days ago

We need some new unlicensed themes:

- Space/rocket ship
- Cell phone/internet/hacker
- Horror/killer
- Sexy woman in the jungle
- Magic

I think themes like this lead to far more creativity inside the game...

#5515 30 days ago

Cheech & Chong really would sell... I chant that monthly. Politics of weed are flipped upside down now & it's a theme for hipster dbags, gen x dorks & the "back in my day" boomers.

Ajax 8 ball multiball
"Daves not here man" when ya hit unlit scoops
Shoot the moon hurry up
Follow the Labrador (alternating lit shots)
Rolling paper inserts

I could go on.

#5516 30 days ago
Quoted from PW79:

Cheech & Chong really would sell... I chant that monthly. Politics of weed are flipped upside down now & it's a theme for hipster dbags, gen x dorks & the "back in my day" boomers.
Ajax 8 ball multiball
"Daves not here man" when ya hit unlit scoops
Shoot the moon hurry up
Follow the Labrador (alternating lit shots)
Rolling paper inserts
I could go on.

It would have to have a really shallow playfield pitch so it played REAAALLLY SLOW.

#5517 30 days ago
Quoted from Tranquilize:

We need some new unlicensed themes:
- Cell phone/internet/hacker

Not sure if trolling.

#5518 30 days ago
Quoted from vireland:

It would have to have a really shallow playfield pitch so it played REAAALLLY SLOW.

Depends on the type of stoner. I get overly focused and put up my best scores after some pot.

#5519 30 days ago

My vote...

8 Mile with it playing, "Lose Yourself"

#5520 30 days ago

Anyone have data on the past?

Does stern normally release in NOv? Dec?

#5521 30 days ago
Quoted from V8haha:

Anyone have data on the past?
Does stern normally release in NOv? Dec?

Batman '66 got out right around Christmas 2016. Then it was another 18 months before there was a game in it, but that's another story.

Guardians of the Galaxy was Nov/Dec 2017. Also shipped with Stern Box o' Lights(tm) code that didn't do much and get even decent until almost April of the next year.

Last year Beatles was the "holiday" pin. It seemed to get announced ahead of when it was supposed to, and probably was planned for Nov 2018 announce (rather than the end of October when the video hit).

So I think it's not unreasonable to expect a pin announcement this month with LEs at least starting shipping before the end of the year. Hopefully if it's the Brian Eddy pin, it's been cooking at Stern long enough that it has a shot at not being a box o' lights at launch.

#5522 29 days ago

Somebody suggested Get Smart in another thread. That would be a theme I'd like. Cheech and Chong would be good too.

I think the general rumble is we will see some Turtles next. Of the current rumored future titles Godzilla has the most appeal to me personally.

#5523 29 days ago

TMNT is out, sort of:
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#5524 29 days ago

I’ve played maybe 10 games on a JP Pro. As good as that game is, it’s worth a wait to see what Brian Eddy( please not TMNT) has cooked up as well as CGC’s 4th game before buying.

#5525 29 days ago
Quoted from NoQuarters:

I think the general rumble is we will see some Turtles next.

Mnpinball said no and while I hope he is wronmg, I don't care what the general rumble is.
(Would love a TMNT machine but mostly if it is the NEXT game, supposedly Brian Eddy... If it will be a later game and a Borg one, not so much.)

#5526 29 days ago

Next machine will be the long rumored Led Zeppelin machine.

#5527 29 days ago

I believe Brian was hired two years ago and would have to assume he has been developing something all that time. Seems odd that he would be put on a title like TMNT.It doesn’t take two years to bring a game like that to market. I thought he would do a unique homegrown title.

#5528 29 days ago
Quoted from Psw757:

Next machine will be the long rumored Led Zeppelin machine.

God i hope not! This will do nothing on route. We need something to help non pinball players to drop coins

#5529 29 days ago

Brian is doing JAWS which will be a Stern Widebody.... "You're Gonna Need a Bigger Basement"!

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#5530 29 days ago

I don’t even recall seeing him in any of the recent Stern / Dead Flip game unveilings? He’s locked up developing a new unique title or the LOTR vault. He might literally be imprisoned in the vault!

#5531 29 days ago

As long as we are talking about future Stern offerings, if they were smart they would get KME working on a pinball equivalent of the arcade classic ‘720’ (“Skate or Die!”)

#5532 29 days ago

Since Stern knows the art of subtile/ classy trolling, I'd not rule out the possibility that they reveal their next game immediately after Deeproots Raza reveal (November 16th?).

#5533 29 days ago
Quoted from mrclean:

Brian is doing JAWS which will be a Stern Widebody.... "You're Gonna Need a Bigger Basement"![quoted image]

Pretty certain there is no Jaws in the pipeline.

Led Zep fav at moment.

TMNT for sure at some point.

#5534 29 days ago

Led Zeppelin Stairway to Heaven LE edition. One can dream.

#5535 29 days ago
Quoted from mrclean:

Brian is doing JAWS which will be a Stern Widebody.... "You're Gonna Need a Bigger Basement"![quoted image]

I thought someone said in the past on a post that the new Stern factory assembly lines are not made for a widebody game. I would very much like to see what they could do now and if pack more in a game someday. I like JJP can do Assembly on both widebody & standard games. Anybody ever ask Gary why no widebody from Stern, just curious as would think he would answer this question since not about titles, etc.

#5536 29 days ago
Quoted from Psw757:

Next machine will be the long rumored Led Zeppelin machine.

Only if it is a new design.

Beatles was a let down.

#5537 29 days ago
Quoted from DS_Nadine:

Since Stern knows the art of subtile/ classy trolling, I'd not rule out the possibility that they reveal their next game immediately after Deeproots Raza reveal (November 16th?).

Rumor (that I am starting) is teaser the 19th followed by ign article the 22nd.

#5538 29 days ago
Quoted from vireland:

I go there so you don't have to.
But it was clearly a joke, because I can't imagine Trudeau making another Stern or any other manufacturer pin, period, after all this (although deeproot would be darkly ironic). He's out of jail in only 7 more days, finishing one of the lightest child porn/pedo sentences (there were two cases) I've ever heard of, but he's effectively involuntarily retired.

got a news clip of this, hard to believe he would be released already, hell...… whats it been,2- 3 yrs????

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#5539 29 days ago

I still wish we would see a Predator pin.
With LCD screen and scenes from the original movie.
@Stern, go for it!

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#5540 29 days ago
Quoted from ccbiggsoo7:

got a news clip of this, hard to believe he would be released already, hell...… whats it been,2- 3 yrs????

No, I just looked it up on the prison website. It lists sentencing, transfers (he's been transferred once), and release date, which according to it right now, is in 5 days. He got a MASSIVELY light sentence in a plea deal for the two cases worth of pedo crimes he was charged with.

https://www2.illinois.gov/idoc/Offender/Pages/InmateSearch.aspx

Under Offenders, just select "inmate search" and then Trudeau.

#5541 29 days ago

My sources are saying the next two games are Fortnite and then Frozen. Fortunately my sources have no connection to pinball.

#5542 29 days ago
Quoted from frankmac:

Only if it is a new design.
Beatles was a let down.

Sure wasn’t for me!

#5543 29 days ago

I can’t understand why anyone would even be looking forward to the next Stern. Not enough features and quality there for me anymore. Sterns great themes have become more like lipstick on a pig for me personally. If Stern ever brings their game back up to say LOTR features/quality I would be interested again. But until that day comes I am looking forward to what the other manufacturers are doing.

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#5544 29 days ago
Quoted from Extraballz:

I can’t understand why anyone would even be looking forward to the next Stern. Not enough features and quality there for me anymore. Sterns great themes have become more like lipstick on a pig for me personally. If Stern ever brings their game back up to say LOTR features/quality I would be interested again. But until that day comes I am looking forward to what the other manufacturers are doing.

Not everybody has your hater-itis debbie downer, but thanks for your contribution to the discussion.

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#5545 29 days ago
Quoted from frankmac:

Only if it is a new design.
Beatles was a let down.

I think Beatles is a fantastic game. I love it.

But it is 100% NOT worth the price it sells for. It should be $5499, and then its a good price for a really fun game.

#5546 29 days ago
Quoted from Capn12:

I think Beatles is a fantastic game. I lvoe it.
But it is 100% NOT worth the price it sells for. It should be $5499, and then its a good price got a really fun game.

I agree, Beatles would not be a let down for me at the price of a pro. Somewhere mid 5k range is a good deal.

7.5k to 15k+ is a let down.

#5547 29 days ago
Quoted from Extraballz:

If Stern ever brings their game back up to say LOTR features

Well, there are not really a lot of features in that game either. The code is what really makes that game great.

#5548 29 days ago
Quoted from Extraballz:

I can’t understand why anyone would even be looking forward to the next Stern. Not enough features and quality there for me anymore. Sterns great themes have become more like lipstick on a pig for me personally. If Stern ever brings their game back up to say LOTR features/quality I would be interested again. But until that day comes I am looking forward to what the other manufacturers are doing.

So you're only in this Stern thread to bitch and troll?

#5549 29 days ago
Quoted from Extraballz:

I can’t understand why anyone would even be looking forward to the next Stern. Not enough features and quality there for me anymore. Sterns great themes have become more like lipstick on a pig for me personally. If Stern ever brings their game back up to say LOTR features/quality I would be interested again. But until that day comes I am looking forward to what the other manufacturers are doing.

Truth. Hard assed truth.

Great Stern is making titles left and right, but without QC and any real imagination, I’m not buying anything Stern.

#5550 29 days ago
Quoted from Graysonsdad:

So you're only in this Stern thread to bitch and troll?

Seems likes a perfectly fine thread to express my disappointment in Stern. When Stern was the only one making pins Gary had the bright idea he would just cost cut and at the same time raise prices to improve profits. Not a very nice thing to do to your loyal customers IMO. So now there is other companies to compete for sales and Stern is just continuing on with the same strategy? That’s arrogant man. And why would I want the company currently making the lowest quality pins to make my dream themes. Anyone but them right now.

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