Posted tagged ‘Modern Marvels’

Modern Marvels episode focuses on coin-op games including pinball

August 4, 2008

I remember reporting about this some time ago but admittedly I forgot about it afterwards – fortunately my dad told me that he recorded it on TiVO as he came but I haven’t had a chance to go over to his place and check it out. Since I have not seen the episode yet and I can’t seem to find any video of it online, I’ll just have to go off this press release from Stern Pinball. From the sounds of it, they covered everything coin-operated, including parking meters but fortunately they took the time to give pinball some recognition. I hope that they gave video arcade games some recognition as well but they are not specifically mentioned in the release.

Hit the post break for the press release from Stern Pinball.

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Pinball is making the media rounds – coming soon to Modern Marvels

May 20, 2008

When I first saw the headline for this press release I thought that maybe Stern would be making a pin based upon Modern Marvels, which sent my head into thinking about how interesting that could be. I set myself up for something else though – as it turns out, the show Modern Marvels will instead be featuring the Stern Factory on an upcoming show that apparently will include other coin-operated games. We have been discussing the need for coin-op amusement to get itself more into the limelight lately and this is a good way to do just that. The episode will dedicate eight minutes to pinball and will air on July 25th @ 8PM and again at 12AM (in case you don’t have TiVO and missed it).

And before I get to the press release I just have to say, while I had been wondering at first about what a Modern Marvels pin would be like, I still think that one way Stern could attract a younger crowd to pinball would be to hook up with Microsoft and Bungie and create a Halo pinball game or hook up with Rockstar and create a GTA pin. Both of those games have instant hit written all over them if you ask me, the collectors alone will be all over them (well, unless they really suck – but that’s why Stern should buy the Pinball 2000 technology and bring that back to the scene and combining it with these games would make it easy to integrate some elements from these games into a pin), I’ve seen how some people get with their collectible Halo gear.

Anyways, back to the point, the Stern on Modern Marvels press release is after the jump. No mention of what games we’ll see but I’m willing to bet that it will include Indiana Jones Pinball at the factory.