BlahCade #136: Speculation about WMS Successors

Its speculation time about who might be in line for the WMS throne.

It’s time for the inevitable speculation podcast after news as big as the one in the previous episode. We explore which companies could theoretically take over the WMS mantle if Scientific Games renegotiate the WMS property. Come along for the ride and you may get the bug like we have after exploring the possibilities.

What’s News with Us?

  • 00:45 — Work and stuff.
  • 03:00 — Socket replacement on Eight Ball Deluxe.
  • 07:18 — How’s EBD play now with new connectors?
  • 08:00 — Star Race clear coat anxiety.

Arcooda Pinball Arcade New Information

  • 11:00 — Package comparisons and specifics.
  • 13:30 —Key feature: no event cams or plunger cams.
  • 13:40 — Key feature: animated backglasses.
Backglass support in Arcooda Pinball Arcade packages
  • 17:20 — What about Stern tables?
  • 20:00 —$450 Arcooda Own Cab Stand-alone all seasons.
  • 21:40 — How do updates work on the stand-alone option vs the $149 version?
  • 23:00 — $500 Arcooda Pinball Arcade dedicated cabinet software features.
  • 27:24 — Touchscreen on the dedicated cabinet: good for accessibility or quick table access.
  • 28:30 — Parallax 3D Support on the dedicated cabinet.
Arcooda Pinball Arcade dedicated cabinet 3D mode.
  • 32:00 — How much will the full cabinet cost?
  • ……
  • 1:07:00 — Other features of Arcooda (yes, Chris did eventually get back to his point.
  • 1:09:30 — Can Arcooda cabinets run Zen Pinball FX3 in cabinet mode?

Speculation about WMS license successors

  • 35:10 — Scientific Games owns the WMS license.
  • 38:11 — Is it worth managing the license for Scientific Games?
  • 41:30 — Could it be Chicago Gaming Company?
  • 45:00 — Could it be Color Monkey?
  • 47:35 — Could it be Barnstorm Games?
  • 49:30 — Could it be Formslingers (Pinball Wicked)?
  • 51:55 — Could it be Magic Pixel (Zaccaria Pinball Collection)?
  • 56:10 — Could it be Zen Studios?
  • 1:02:30 — The prospect of Zen owning this property could be incredibly exciting!

Summary

  • 1:11:00 — Wrap up and summary.
  • 1:12:55 — Thank you so much for the donations! You’re awesome!

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