BlahCade #183: Star Race Declared Brain Dead
Old games on location… 💀!
The BPAC event at the Ekka is over and Star Race couldn’t quite make the distance. Listen to find out what happened to the old girl and the lessons learnt from operating old machines on-location.
We also cover some sentiment that is growing towards Zen Studios about their lack of release information and that this means they are struggling. 😆
There is also a session about craptacular “pinball” games on iOS including audio. I’ve left the audio and commentary in, but you might want to go check out the Twitch stream of this episode to see the games in action. A picture really does paint 1000 words here.
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BlahCade Podcast - Star Race Declared Brain Dead
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01:00 — Star Race is Brain Dead
It turns out that old boards left on for 12hrs a day can sometimes have problems.
And Star Race suffered problems on the busiest day of The Ekka, which means I can kiss most of my planned revenue goodbye.
I go into the problems identified and what I tried to do to resolve them.
09:00 — Quick Clean Tips for Location Pinball
Here are some hot tips for keeping your games operating well and looking great while not investing a lot of time cleaning the whole playfield.
10:50 — K’s Arcade parts to fix the Star Race issues
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17:00 — Star Wars Land feelings and how this relates to Zen Studios
No, Galaxy's Edge isn't failing
This past weekend, I made the mistake of looking at the videos YouTube's algorithms decided I would like. Being a Star…
People are complaining that ride queues are not two-hours long and therefore the area is a failure. Queues of 45 minutes are considered failure? If I had to wait for two hours for a ride, I simply wouldn’t ride it.
Also, if the attraction fails it will be rethemed to Aladdin. 😆
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You may have heard a bizarre rumor stating that Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge will be rethemed to an Aladdin land if crowds…
It’s a bit similar to the growing sentiment among fans about the lack of news from Zen Studios and how this means they are somehow in trouble. 😆
26:00 — What is Zen Studios working on?
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27:55 — Craptacular Mobile Pinball Games
Chris shows me some terrible pinball (?) games on iOS.
Don’t try any of these: they are total rubbish.
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38:00 — Some good alternatives to the big-name pinball apps on iOS
These ones are worth downloading.
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46:00 — Twitch Schedule
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