Enjoy some musings from us about a variety of topics this week. There are things-a-brewing that will make future episodes blow up!

Jared Morgan
Nov 1, 2018 · 5 min read

When it’s a quiet news week like this one is, we know there are things happening behind the scenes in digital pinball that are sure to blow up. The festive season is typically a busy season for games developers, and pinball game developers are no different.

With a mixture of topics this week, you’re sure to find something you like the sound of, so sit back and enjoy listening to the latest instalment.

And now… on with the show

There was a fair bit of warm up banter this week, and considering the show has a lot of off-topic content, I thought it was better to create a The Warm Down segment for this show. Check out the warm up at the end. Or don’t.

Odds and Sods

We recap a bit of stuff that we’ve found during this week, to keep you up-to-date.

  • 01:20 — Interview Planned with Mel Kirk from Zen Studios.
Smurfberries: Reloaded
  • 02:15 — Follow-up about Farsight Smurfberries.
  • 04:20 — Is Zen’s censorship overshadowing the game?
  • 05:00 — Are getting catapults in Zen’s version of Medieval Madness harder than normal?
  • 06:50 — Voice call-outs in the bag for Zaccaria Stars Phoenix.
  • 09:55 — Stern Beatles Sea Witch Re-theme.

How Can You Not Have Seen That?

Have you ever talked to someone about a movie only to have them turn around and say they’ve never seen it before. In this segment, we explore some movies that we’d be shocked if people our age hadn’t seen (even if it was just on TV).

The most epic of gun battles in “Heat”

Harry Potter Pinball

So what if Zen Studios actually did a Harry Potter vertical in Zen Pinball FX3?

Zen Studios and Harry Potter could be a winning formula
  • 28:25 — Three core-movie tables
  • 28:45 — Quidditch table a must!
  • 29:00 — Time Turner modes and moving staircase ramps!
  • 30:00 — Fantastic Beasts franchise could re-ignite the craze.
  • 31:00 — Side stories galore!
  • 31:30 — Why hasn’t this franchise been explored yet?
  • 32:30 — Could Warner Bros be a difficult licence to work with?
  • 33:30 — Does Zen even need to hunt licenses anymore?

Telltale and Stranger Things

  • 36:00 — Were Zen in talks with Telltale?

MicroCab Progress

  • 38:00 — Boneheaded things that Chris did.
  • 39:00 — Button Lengths
  • 42:20 — Lumber choices
  • 44:03 — 3D printing the Coin Door
  • 46:45 — Two-stage flipper switch mounting
  • 48:30 — Paint swatches for Whirlwind blue
  • 49:45 — Matching paint by eye vs digital paint matching
  • 52:30 — Time to solder things
  • 54:25 — Soldering takes time to remember and get right

The Warm Down

We talk about work and stuff.

Hang around if you want to find out more about us.

  • 64:00 — Work styles
  • 66:00 — Dodgers vs Red Sox mega game
  • 68:00 — How do TV and Radio ratings get measured?

BlahCade Pinball

Podcast devoted to commercial digital pinball that occasionally veers wildly off-topic just because.

Jared Morgan

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Tech Writer with a Product focus | Podcaster | Pinball enthusiast.

BlahCade Pinball

Podcast devoted to commercial digital pinball that occasionally veers wildly off-topic just because.

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