Quoted from AAAV8R:
When I go the pin bars around town, it's packed with "yutes" in the early 20's to early 30s age range.
Damn straight. I was in Chicago in April, go to Logan’s Arcade or Replay. The places are packed with anybody from 18 to 50 through the wee hours of the morning. All playing pinball. It is still a niche hobby, but I think that niche will continue.
I’ve surrounded my friends and even my daughter with it since birth. She absolutely loves playing them and even helps me fix and set them up when a new one comes home. Photo chronology below. Obviously loves BF.
Will she grow up to own 20 games? Maybe. Will she own two or three? I would say definitely. At minimum, she will force her husband into buying a few to keep in the basement just because it will remind her of me and her childhood. And she will play them.
All I know is I don’t even have to be in the game room, she’ll go out, turn one on, and start playing all by herself. And she’s only 5.
2 years - using Novus and assembling CE3K
2 1/2 years - her own game
3 years - enough with the Home model crap
4 years - helping with resto and lovin vamps
5 years - still goin strong