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Re: Except it is.
12/29/17 01:38 AM


> 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.


Agree with this 100%









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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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