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  • ImagineVP
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    I hear ya...

    Originally posted by McLovin View Post
    This is a good idea, and it could work in some manner.

    Although there are multiple factors to think of when getting a new game in a Volume:

    - Availability: Can we get access to a game in good condition in time for the new Volume? Will the owner lend it to us, what are the costs of this exchange? How long can we have the machine in the office etc.
    - Licenses: Licensing and getting rights to likeness, intellectual property, music rights can be a long and hard procedure.
    - Consistency: We'd like to keep the quality of releases consistent, so we wouldn't necessarily want to do a T2, Indy, Addams volume for example and then have a volume coming after that could be looked at as a 'letdown'

    So in theory, having a vote would be fantastic, but there could be a case where we are not able to deliver the results.

    That said, we do listen to requests, this is how White Water and Theatre of Magic arrived at the time they did.

    I hear ya and understand all the valid factors you mentioned. However, I feel a poll as I mentioned would at least give you an easy way to find what us customers are really wanting. From there, yes, all your other factors would come into play. Sure would beat scouring the forums for requests at the very least. Keep up the good work Zen! Love the direction you are going in!

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  • McLovin
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    Originally posted by ImagineVP View Post
    Zen, have you thought about the possibility of polling your customers here on the forum on what they would like to have from these Williams, Bally, and other licenses? I mean, knowing what games are with what IP holder, why not put up a poll with the top 10-20 tables you all are thinking about doing to see what we customers really want most?
    1, It would give us customers a better idea of what's coming down the Zen pipeline,
    2, you would know without a doubt what the customers really want to buy and
    3, you wouldn't waste time/money on a table that really isn't being asked for while making your customers as happy with your choices as can be.

    Thanks and keep up the good classics pinball work!!
    This is a good idea, and it could work in some manner.

    Although there are multiple factors to think of when getting a new game in a Volume:

    - Availability: Can we get access to a game in good condition in time for the new Volume? Will the owner lend it to us, what are the costs of this exchange? How long can we have the machine in the office etc.
    - Licenses: Licensing and getting rights to likeness, intellectual property, music rights can be a long and hard procedure.
    - Consistency: We'd like to keep the quality of releases consistent, so we wouldn't necessarily want to do a T2, Indy, Addams volume for example and then have a volume coming after that could be looked at as a 'letdown'

    So in theory, having a vote would be fantastic, but there could be a case where we are not able to deliver the results.

    That said, we do listen to requests, this is how White Water and Theatre of Magic arrived at the time they did.

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  • ImagineVP
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    Upcoming NEW releases poll

    Zen, have you thought about the possibility of polling your customers here on the forum on what they would like to have from these Williams, Bally, and other licenses? I mean, knowing what games are with what IP holder, why not put up a poll with the top 10-20 tables you all are thinking about doing to see what we customers really want most?
    1, It would give us customers a better idea of what's coming down the Zen pipeline,
    2, you would know without a doubt what the customers really want to buy and
    3, you wouldn't waste time/money on a table that really isn't being asked for while making your customers as happy with your choices as can be.

    Thanks and keep up the good classics pinball work!!

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  • pbo
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    wow except for Whitewater the rest was a surprise! Good job.

    Before I buy it though I need to be sure of 2 things that have to do with consistency and the logical expectance of having the same good experience across all tables:

    1. Will those advanced flippers come eventually to the other Volumes 1-3 as well /answered

    2. Will the new (slowed down) tournament physics of Vol.3 be the default now and will the previous Volumes be getting those as well?
    I would prefer the tournament physics of Vol.1-2 to be applied to Vol.3 & 4 (as they are the only ones where you feel like participating in a real tournament), but I could live with the new as well as long they are consistent in EVERY Volume. /answered

    edit: both points were answered
    Last edited by pbo; 05-24-2019, 08:39 AM.

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  • Buckle up! Williams Pinball Volume 4 is a wild ride with 3 new tables and revamped fx



    White Water, Red & Ted’s Road Show and Hurricane will be released on May 28 to PlayStation 4, Xbox One & Windows 10, Steam, Nintendo Switch and Mac. Also to the iOS Appstore and Google Play on Mobile.



    Volume 4 brings you a wild set of tables. We know a lot of you are especially looking forward to White Water, a unique fan-favorite machine. With one of the most satisfying ramps in pinball -- at least in my opinion -- a prominent, furry Bigfoot toy, and an innovative multilayered playfield, this pin will fit quite nicely into your collection.



    Red & Ted’s Road Show offers a wide body and takes you from coast to coast of the United States, as you look for fun and travel to 18 different cities! Smash cabs in New York, party at Mardi Gras in New Orleans, and meet monsters in San Francisco, to name a few. With a built-in shaker motor and the evolution of Williams’ PinMation™ concept, this table is packed with features.



    Hurricane, a 1991 classic, is the last table in Barry Oursler’s amusement park trilogy and the finishing piece of Williams Pinball Volume 4. A quirky atmosphere, long, flowing ramps, and a 3D-animated clown that we’ve added to Remastered mode guarantee the carnival feeling as you ride the Ferris wheels and the titular ride itself -- the Hurricane!

    his release brings a brand new feature too! Our pinball team here at Zen Studios is on a mission to elevate our pinball simulation to higher and higher levels. This newest improvement to Pinball FX3 is a redesigned flipper physics system for the Williams Pinball Volume 4 tables. The flippers now behave more like their real-life counterparts, meaning they react to the weight of the ball, and they wobble when snapping to upright position and when going back down.

    We’d like to thank the mods and operators of digitalpinballfans.com for helping us test out this new feature, and we’d like to ask for the feedback of you in the broader community as well. The Pro Physics introduced with Williams Pinball last fall achieved its current form with your help -- a practice we’d like to continue into the future!
    Last edited by ShoryukenToTheChin; 05-16-2019, 05:01 PM.
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