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Re: Pinball Arcade loses the Williams license

by nullPointer Wed May 09, 2018 2:30 pm

noiseredux wrote:Is there a list of the Williams ones somewhere?

Seems to me that most of the Season (DLC) Packs are a mix of everything. Wikipedia is as good a source as any (you can sort the table by manufacturer and then determine which packs contain tables you might be interested in).
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Re: Pinball Arcade loses the Williams license

by marurun Wed May 09, 2018 2:57 pm

This article has a list of the Williams tables that are going away.
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Re: Pinball Arcade loses the Williams license

by nullPointer Wed May 09, 2018 3:18 pm

marurun wrote:This article has a list of the Williams tables that are going away.

Good lord, talk about the devaluation of a product. The Pinball Arcade folks have to be pulling their hair out over this. One can only hope that Williams has a quality competitive product in the works (and on a personal note that they'll be receptive to working with digital pin-cab hobbyists who tend to be some of the most hardcore fans and proponents within this market)
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Re: Pinball Arcade loses the Williams license

by BogusMeatFactory Wed May 09, 2018 3:25 pm

nullPointer wrote:
marurun wrote:This article has a list of the Williams tables that are going away.

Good lord, talk about the devaluation of a product. The Pinball Arcade folks have to be pulling their hair out over this. One can only hope that Williams has a quality competitive product in the works (and on a personal note that they'll be receptive to working with digital pin-cab hobbyists who tend to be some of the most hardcore fans and proponents within this market)


Please please let it be a Williams collection on switch in an upright screen position!
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Re: Pinball Arcade loses the Williams license

by ElkinFencer10 Wed May 09, 2018 3:55 pm

Hopefully the new IP holders will eventually work out a licensing agreement with them. Pinball Arcade is the best video pinball I've ever played and is what sparked my love of real life pinball.
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Re: Pinball Arcade loses the Williams license

by Flake Wed May 09, 2018 4:43 pm

Pretty happy that most of what I would want isn't on that list - Talk about devastating, though.
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Re: Pinball Arcade loses the Williams license

by Erik_Twice Wed May 09, 2018 4:44 pm

These are terrible news. How does it affect the portable versions?
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Re: Pinball Arcade loses the Williams license

by marurun Wed May 09, 2018 4:52 pm

Erik_Twice wrote:These are terrible news. How does it affect the portable versions?


Same way it affects every version. You keep any tables you've bought, but once the license is done you won't be able to buy them any more. The company will continue to support existing purchases.
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Re: Pinball Arcade loses the Williams license

by Tanooki Wed May 09, 2018 5:43 pm

The questions is how well supported and for how long? The best selling package they ever put out was the Williams/Bally loaded first season, and below that those with the most of theirs too. Individual buys have been theirs as well, plus their licensing campaign titles (T2, Addams Family.) This is going to hurt them and badly.

They're already talking about scrapping the seasons and remaking them into manufacturer bundles which to me seems like this was a broadside to them so in the future they can bundle and remove in easier chunks. Also to make it look less lame, a full season will appear of all the tables within the Stern Pinball Arcade will happen plus an added table or two as bait. So this could mean they'll be scrapping and consolidating the two into a single entity so it have to wonder if they'll do something for those with the Stern bundle, maybe a transferable season perhaps. If not I could see even more people getting pissed off over this.

I don't have much, had to basically look at things. Surprised myself seeing I had all of 1-3 on Steam/PC, but just Season 1 and part of 2 and a few random on iOS, and Android has scraps. I just dropped $15 on Steam for AFP, Getaway, EM ElDorado+Fireball, and $5 on my phone for Getaway. I'll deal with the rest being a lost cause.

I feel at this rate the only future proof one is the Steam release because they honor and maintain downloads over future OS's, even after a company fails. Farsight is in a spot this could kill them, which means the iOS and Android releases will go tits up if they fold, so when your phone/tablet dies, your stuff is GONE. Android at least with sideloading warezy downloads you could throw the mass of it back on there, but without jailbreaking iOS is boned.
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Re: Pinball Arcade loses the Williams license

by Erik_Twice Thu May 10, 2018 6:29 am

marurun wrote:
Erik_Twice wrote:These are terrible news. How does it affect the portable versions?


Same way it affects every version. You keep any tables you've bought, but once the license is done you won't be able to buy them any more. The company will continue to support existing purchases.

So, if I want it for, say, 3DS I should buy it now and get the tables because later on it will be impossible?
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