Quoted from centerflank:
So you want stern to crash to earth within a minute of jjp3 gets unveiled and that visual will make them crumble to their knees? Who knows how long it will take Jjp to bring that to market.
I'm not talking about some half-arsed 'visual', I'm talking about JJP getting this right: launching a complete, groundbreaking, fully functional, fully coded pinball machine with 21st century technology, ready to ship immediately. Don't believe it's possible? That's the entire point. I want JJP to shock everyone with what they come up with- and with Pat Lawlor on board they might actually have a chance to do it.
As for Stern- yes, they've kept pinball alive for the last 15 years. That is their achievement (well, that and LOTR). They've kept it alive but they haven't kept it relevant and, frankly, don't look like doing so anytime soon. That can only come from a new company like JJP or Heighway looking to push the boundaries now that Stern has built a foundation. Great wartime leaders rarely prosper in peacetime, and the business world is no different.