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WMS Pinball Factory Tour


By Paul_from_Gilroy

9 months ago



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FireShot Screen Capture #328 - 'TILT The Battle to Save Pinball - Official Trailer - YouTube' - www_youtube_com_watch_v=372EqYXRmno (resized).jpg

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#1 9 months ago

Stumbled across this on YouTube, and haven't seen it posted before, so thought I would share. Looks like it's from the early 90's...

#2 9 months ago

Wild Chicago was a pretty interesting series.

#3 9 months ago

"Just look in the yellow pages". Such an old fashioned statement now. Cool video. Thanks for sharing

#4 9 months ago

Very cool.

#5 9 months ago

Fun watching the broad recording the callouts for Creature

#6 9 months ago
Quoted from vid1900:

un watching the broad recording the callouts for Creature

I thought the same thing.

Who was the designer in the video?

#7 9 months ago

The voice at 1:29 is that of Larry DeMar.
John Tobias and Ed Boon introduce themselves.
The designer/programmer who speaks at 4:51 is Ted Estes.
.................David Marston

#8 9 months ago

Still hard to believe Williams pinball ever ended. Cool video, havent seen this one.

#9 9 months ago

Not really hard to believe. They make a lot more money selling slot machines.

#10 9 months ago

More sad that they stopped making them over hard to believe. Still think Bally/Williams of the 90's are the best machines made to date

#11 9 months ago
Quoted from bigbadmiker:

Not really hard to believe. They make a lot more money selling slot machines.

And hard to believe, but at one point pinball carried the slots,

#12 9 months ago
Quoted from bigbadmiker:

Not really hard to believe. They make a lot more money selling slot machines.

Neil did not close the pinball division because it was not making money.

He closed it because he HATED pinball.

That's why he refused every offer to buy the pinball division, he rather it be dead.

#13 9 months ago

Love when he meets Steve Kordek, asks his age (81, he responded), then asks him if he still plays pinball...his answer:

"Hell yes! I love it!"

#15 9 months ago

And I'm glad this thread was started. The one referenced is 4 years old. I love this kind of stuff from the old B/W days.

#16 9 months ago
Quoted from NPO:

And I'm glad this thread was started. The one referenced is 4 years old.

Yep, old threads can be bumped.

#18 9 months ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Yep, old threads can be bumped.

...........but..........why? To me, and this is just me, my interpretation of bumping a thread is:

"This was posted - 4 years ago. It's old news. Move on"

Help me understand the logic of bumping a thread from 4 years ago. If it's constructive, I truly want to see the reasoning : ).

#19 9 months ago
Quoted from NPO:

Help me understand the logic of bumping a thread from 4 years ago. If it's constructive, I truly want to see the reasoning : ).

I have threads from 6 years ago that keep getting bumped.

Sometimes a new piece of info is found, or it's the anniversary of 9/11, or someone has a problem that is the same as a previous poster, or........sometimes someone finds a thread they believe others missed or they are a new member.

#20 9 months ago
Quoted from NPO:

...........but..........why? To me, and this is just me, my interpretation of bumping a thread is:

Yes, we have diff'rent ideas of what bumping a thread is...unless you are literally talking aboot saying "bump?"
Could bump a thread and say "Hey I just ran into this old Youtube video this was cool... and it was in this thread."
I don't think it would get any less responses because it was old.

Personally I just don't like starting threads when other people have & eXpecially with, literally, the same name.
I like to do searches and not step on peoples threads but not everyone is like that, which is why I simply posted it and didn't say "do a fucking search" or anything.

#21 9 months ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Yes, we have diff'rent ideas of what bumping a thread is...unless you are literally talking aboot saying "bump?"
Could bump a thread and say "Hey I just ran into this old Youtube video this was cool... and it was in this thread."
I don't think it would get any less responses because it was old.
Personally I just don't like starting threads when other people have & eXpecially with, literally, the same name.
I like to do searches and not step on peoples threads but not everyone is like that, which is why I simply posted it and didn't say "do a fucking search" or anything.

Tracking. Cool deal - wanted to understand as some people do what you did to very surreptitiously say "go do a fucking search" without ACTUALLY saying it.

I'll be straight: I thought that's exactly what you were doing at first. Now I see your rationale and logic.

Everything's cleared up on my end : ).

#22 9 months ago

I don’t care if a thread is bumped or a new one started.

But this video is great! It is going on the arcade video wall!

#23 9 months ago
Quoted from NPO:

I'll be straight: I thought that's exactly what you were doing at first. Now I see your rationale and logic.

Right on, believe me I used to be that way, but it takes too much energy to rage against that machine
Unless it's the days where 4 of the same threads are all started within a couple hours

#24 9 months ago

I did search before posting (I figured somebody must have shared this video before). Nothing came up. Apparently it’s because I searched “posts” not “topics”. So EXCUUUUUSE ME!

#25 9 months ago
Quoted from radium:

Still hard to believe Williams pinball ever ended. Cool video, havent seen this one.

Well it wasn't looking good but Stern would have been creaming themselves with those 1997 figures.
FireShot Screen Capture #328 - 'TILT The Battle to Save Pinball - Official Trailer - YouTube' - www_youtube_com_watch_v=372EqYXRmno (resized).jpg

#26 9 months ago

Were there any Midway , Early Bally or early WMS videos.? I could find PacMan but no pins.

#27 9 months ago
Quoted from Paul_from_Gilroy:

Apparently it’s because I searched “posts” not “topics”.

learn HOW to fucking search

#28 9 months ago

Interesting nugget that some might not know: The female doing the Creature callouts was an employee in the marketing department.

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