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When Will Stern Pinball Machines Be Online?

By HighProtein

7 months ago

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    “When Will Stern Pinball Machines Be Online?”

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    #87 7 months ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    Most people reach pinball maturity in their early 30s now. I think it coincides directly with drop off in sex drive.

    This actually made me laugh out loud and sadly might be true.

    Separately, I actually think the biggest benefit (drawback depending on your POV) to online pinball will be to the home owners in the form of paying to update the same game with different modes, music and other features. DLC is the main motivation for Stern et al to go online because it is a potential direct extra revenue stream for them. The indirect potential revenue from increased sales to operators because you’ve built a better mousetrap is too much of a maybe to be their biggest motivator here. Plus as the glut of available games continues to grow and outpace the number of collectors and the space they have for machines, there is a stronger drive to Stern making more money on each individual machine they sell especially if it is money related to selling more software and less hardware.

    As for myself, I will probably be fine and even glad to pay extra money for new modes, though agree I’ll also be hypocritically wistful for a time where games were cheaper and less connected and annoyed at spending even more money.

    #95 7 months ago
    Quoted from Rarehero:

    Why would this be fun? It’s like pinball, but annoying. You can’t see or interact with the other person while you’re concentrating on playing....so what’s the point?

    Like it or not you asked for “how” it would actually work in practice, and this is a way.

    #110 7 months ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    It is kind of funny how nobody can explain why any of this nonsense would be remotely enjoyable.[quoted image]

    Silly fungument because no one has to explain ‘why’ something is fun. There is anecdotal evidence in this thread already that there are some pinheads that would find this fun. Take a poll with PoMC’s idea and see if it gets some measure of people saying they’d find it fun. Then nobody needs to explain why it’s fun.

    #188 7 months ago

    Charging for downloadable content is the obvious business play for Stern. That is why internet enabled machines will happen. Rarehero where is your debate on this? And I mean I’d like to hear your argument for/against it from the business, feasibility and fun aspects...

    #207 7 months ago

    I feel like dad and mom are fighting again

    #232 7 months ago
    Quoted from gweempose:

    This is incorrect. If you put someone on ignore, you will no longer be able to see their posts, but they can still see yours.

    Putting someone on ignore is the main first feature being built into Stern’s new online games I hear...

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