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MooglyGuy
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Except it is.
12/28/17 11:35 PM


We can all wax philosophic about what it means for something to truly "go away", but at the end of the day, Midway/Williams are no longer making pins - and that was, and still is, the real nail in the coffin for the pinball industry at large.

Don't get me wrong, Gottlieb and Stern have had their fair share of well-done pins, but none of them can really hold a candle to WMS during their heyday. WMS were the people that, in my opinion, were really driving the pinball market forward in terms of creativity.

Without them, what have you got? A bunch of cheap, run-of-the-mill pinball tables that recycle standard mechanisms, and have very little which is unique on a per-table basis. Without anyone to really challenge them, Gottlieb have gotten complacent, and it shows in their more recent licensed pinball tables.

If WMS were to announce tomorrow that they're going back into the pinball business, I would happily rescind my criticisms, but seeing as both Midway and Williams are long buried, I doubt it's going to happen.

Again, we can circle-jerk each other off all day long about how amazing it is that the young'ins are getting into pinball tables, but when they're most likely to only ever interact with shitty licensed tables from Gottlieb with little to no custom parts, give me a fucking break.







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* Pinball is not going away Andrew 12/28/17 03:29 PM
. * What if the PinMAME ported over to the newer MAME. Dullaron  01/06/18 08:09 PM
. * Re: What if the PinMAME ported over to the newer MAME. Haze  01/08/18 04:05 PM
. * Re: What if the PinMAME ported over to the newer MAME. B2K24  01/08/18 09:28 PM
. * Re: What if the PinMAME ported over to the newer MAME. Heihachi_73  01/08/18 03:57 PM
. * Re: What if the PinMAME ported over to the newer MAME. TServo2049  01/08/18 05:59 PM
. * Re: What if the PinMAME ported over to the newer MAME. TrevEB  04/03/18 04:29 PM
. * Re: What if the PinMAME ported over to the newer MAME. Comboman  01/08/18 10:51 PM
. * Re: What if the PinMAME ported over to the newer MAME. TServo2049  01/09/18 12:12 AM
. * Re: What if the PinMAME ported over to the newer MAME. anikom15  01/08/18 06:45 PM
. * Re: What if the PinMAME ported over to the newer MAME. B2K24  01/08/18 09:34 PM
. * Except it is. MooglyGuy  12/28/17 11:35 PM
. * MAME and pinball Antny  12/30/17 10:09 PM
. * Re: MAME and pinball Olivier Galibert  01/01/18 01:22 PM
. * Re: MAME and pinball John IV  01/02/18 03:02 AM
. * Re: MAME and pinball Haze  01/02/18 03:18 AM
. * Re: MAME and pinball Dullaron  01/02/18 09:54 AM
. * Re: MAME and pinball Haze  01/02/18 02:57 PM
. * Re: MAME and pinball anikom15  01/04/18 01:16 AM
. * Re: MAME and pinball Haze  01/04/18 02:28 AM
. * Re: MAME and pinball anikom15  01/04/18 03:33 AM
. * Re: MAME and pinball Nate  01/04/18 05:44 AM
. * Re: MAME and pinball Dullaron  01/02/18 05:54 PM
. * Re: MAME and pinball Nate  01/02/18 04:14 PM
. * Re: Except it is. B2K24  12/29/17 01:38 AM
. * Re: Pinball is not going away jonwil  12/28/17 11:22 PM
. * Re: Pinball is not going away Brian Deuel  01/08/18 06:11 AM
. * Re: Pinball is not going away Haze  12/28/17 11:32 PM
. * Re: Pinball is not going away anikom15  12/30/17 09:01 PM
. * Re: Pinball is not going away Haze  12/30/17 09:05 PM
. * Re: Pinball is not going away Heihachi_73  01/01/18 08:26 PM
. * Re: Pinball is not going away Nate  12/29/17 07:09 PM

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