Archive for April 3, 2007

The Urge for Multi-Ball

April 3, 2007

I was curious to know what has happened to the pinball scene in recent years and other than at the ATEI, where I played on Sterns latest offering Family Guy, I have not seen a pinball table anywhere. Forgive me if there are still lots about, maybe I’m just going to the wrong places. As far as I can tell, by searching on some pinball sites, thanks MetaFox for the links, there doesn’t seem to many manufacturers left. Stern are still making machines which most recently have been Pirates of the Caribbean and Family Guy, but all the others just seem to be reproduction companies, which isn’t a bad thing. What I’m getting at is why don’t I see more machines about. I remember when every arcade had tables to play on. I would have thought that tables would still be popular because there is no way to recreate that experience at home. Unlike arcade video games, which has serious competition from the console market. Anyone know of any good places to go for a bit of pinball action around the London area, I have the urge for some MULTI-BALL!

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Wii Pleasure and Pain

April 3, 2007

A. Winning a Wii on Stacker 

B. Getting screwed when winnng a Wii on Stacker

The Wii is still one of the most in demand consumer products at the moment and incredibly hard to find. So if you were to win one from a prize machine, in this case a Stacker, it would make you extremely ecstatic (see case study A), I apologise for the foul language. Now take a look a case study B, imagine all those excited feeling knowing you’ve just won a Nintendo Wii only to see it drop and get stuck on the prize chute, add to that the fact that the mall’s staff don’t believe that you won it and refuse to do anything about it.

Sega’s PS3 Virtua Stick

April 3, 2007

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Now I can finally play VF5 how it should be, not a bad price for such a solid joystick, thanks to SPOnG for spotting this; 

One for the hardcore amongst you here; SPOnG has just discovered that a version of the best arcade style joystick ever manufactured – Sega’s Virtua Stick High Grade (pictured) – has just been made available for PlayStation 3.

If you have a PS3 then, by our reckoning, you should also have a copy of Sega’s sublime Virtua Fighter 5.

Should this be the case, then there is no valid reason why you shouldn’t be considering spending an extra £41 on obtaining this essential bit of Sega hardware.

The Dreamcast may well be dead, yet the Sega hardware dream lives on in the shape of this beautifully made, solid-as-a-rock controller.

You can pick one up right now from Play Asia.