BlahCade #180: Creators Gotta Create
The board is green. We have liftoff. Chris has won at OBS!
We have great success with OBS this week which means we can focus on pinball.
Chris and I talk about the improvements Zen Studios has made to Williams Pinball’s gameplay experience concerning in-game currencies.
This episode also covers some questions we’ve been asked over the last few weeks.
- Is it worth repurchasing all the Williams Pinball tables if you already own them in Pinball Arcade?
- How are you feeling about the pricing in Williams Pinball? Too cheap? Just right?
We go over these questions, and much more in this episode.
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BlahCade Podcast - Creators Gotta Create
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01:00 — Hot tip: Use Skype Creator if you use OBS
If you use Skype Creator edition to ingest NDI feeds using OBS then all your guests need to use it as well.
Let our last month of frustration be a lesson to you all.
Skype for content creators now available for Windows and Mac
Podcasters, vloggers and live streamers can now bring incoming Skype calls directly into their content without the need…
04:00 — Microsoft Edge Challenge
I tried using Microsoft Edge browser for as long as I could until I hit a showstopper. Guess how long I lasted.
08:50 — Williams Pinball Improvements
Zen Studios is listening to all our feedback about the Mobile app experience, and the results are discussed in this segment.
We also talk about this concept of ramping up earnings in freemium games and how it feels like you’re “chopping wood” until you hit the later levels where you get the good rewards.
21:00 — Is repurchasing the Zen tables actually worth it?
If you are a Steam user, you’ve got nothing to lose.
Download Zen Pinball FX3 and load up Fish Tales for free, fully unlocked. Choose Classic Single Player in the Williams Pinball collection and give it a good run through.
23:40 — Switch Lite could be interesting for new pinball players
A drop in price and new form factor could open up pinball to a whole new audience on Nintendo Switch.
32:26 — Volume 5 News?
We take a caller from the live chat and answer the burning question about Volume 5 news from Zen Studios.
34:30 — Why the release cadence in Williams Pinball is actually good
We got used to getting monthly “pump and dump” releases in The Pinball Arcade, and it had a certain effect on how we consumed the tables.
How has this changed in Williams Pinball?
38:00 — Top Shmups: Starr Mazer: DSP
I got into some detail about a great “rogue-like” shoot-em-up (shmup) I got on Steam Early Access.
Starr Mazer: DSP on Steam
The UNFP's been kicked in the teeth by a G'ell invasion force and their last and only hope is a planetary outpost and…
41:00 — Paying more for Pinball tables
Some people like to throw their money around when it comes to spending money on games.
There’s a reason why Zen doesn’t sell games individually. We explore why, based on the questions and discourse in this thread.
Satisfied with price of digital pinballs? Willing to pay more? Less?
Been scouting facebook Farsight and Zen pages, and something took my attention. I see a lot of people whining about…
We suggest a different way you can direct your spare funds if you’re that way inclined.
61:00 — Would you rather…?
Chris asks me a few pop quiz questions about pinball scenarious.
The responses are worth considering as well if you’re playing from home.
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