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    Is this it for Farsight / Pinball Arcade?

    I've heard several reports that Farsight had forced several employees to retire and that they weren't even buying pinball machines anymore for creating tables. I'm beginning to honestly wonder, especially with Big Buck Hunter likely to be the 100th table on Pinball Arcade, is this the end of The Pinball Arcade?

    I seriously hope not because I saw what Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast is like and I honestly feel like life would suck if that didn't get made.

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    I haven't heard of any forced retirements. Where did you hear that?
    They say that they plan to continue to release pins. But they won't be monthly, like they were in the past.

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    I wish I could find it but I saw it on a YouTube comment when Crow was discussing the alternatives and Zaccaria Pinball, that the powers that be at Farsight stopped buying the tables after Banzai Run and that the Williams license going away meant the company was going to stop making them.

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    Seriously, where does this stuff come from? Norman is the only person to retire, and it was not forced. I was just up at the studio and saw with my own eyes Banzai Run, Big Buck Hunter, and Whoa Nellie. They haven't bought any new machines in a while because they haven't put out any new tables, and they buy 'em as needed. FarSight is also working on 2 other titles that are not pinball related, so the studio is going nowhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maneki1972 View Post
    I've heard several reports that Farsight had forced several employees to retire and that they weren't even buying pinball machines anymore for creating tables. I'm beginning to honestly wonder, especially with Big Buck Hunter likely to be the 100th table on Pinball Arcade, is this the end of The Pinball Arcade?

    I seriously hope not because I saw what Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast is like and I honestly feel like life would suck if that didn't get made.
    Nonsense, Norman wanted to retire we even had a party and everyone showed up. He comes in every now and then still. Norman did buy tables, but before Norman, Bobby was buying tables and guess who's still here? It's not like it's hard to buy pinball tables either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FarSight_Matt View Post
    Nonsense, Norman wanted to retire we even had a party and everyone showed up. He comes in every now and then still. Norman did buy tables, but before Norman, Bobby was buying tables and guess who's still here? It's not like it's hard to buy pinball tables either.
    Rock on Farsight Studios!

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    Went to Putt Putt (mini golf) and the arcade had Ghostbusters and Aerosmith which was quite fun. See these new Stern tables everywhere, really enjoy them. AC/DC is a blast. Have not seen the Iron Maiden one but that would be great too.

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    It seems that there is a lot of nonsense in the first post. But the question is qualified imo. Banzai Run was released about 4 month ago. If this is the new frequence, they are going to release 3 tables a year. And they have less income on their older tables sales. So yeah, it doesnt look too good imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FarSight_Matt View Post
    Nonsense, Norman wanted to retire we even had a party and everyone showed up. He comes in every now and then still. Norman did buy tables, but before Norman, Bobby was buying tables and guess who's still here? It's not like it's hard to buy pinball tables either.
    Thanks for clearing that up for me. I read on Crow's YouTube comments that you guys had basically planned to hang it up after losing the license and that you aren't buying tables anymore or making anything new, I had heard nothing for Pinball Arcade or Stern that was new (I heard about BBH and Whoa Nellie!) but that was it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maneki1972 View Post
    Thanks for clearing that up for me. I read on Crow's YouTube comments that you guys had basically planned to hang it up after losing the license and that you aren't buying tables anymore or making anything new, I had heard nothing for Pinball Arcade or Stern that was new (I heard about BBH and Whoa Nellie!) but that was it.
    They had an interview with Bobby King on the BlahCade Podcast a few weeks ago. Here are some of the highlights.

    - Farsight is still committed to TPA and will be releasing 5-6 tables (Stern, Gottlieb licenses) a year going forward.
    - As soon as they complete the LCD screen feature for TPA, they will be releasing all future Stern tables day-to-date as the physical versions. As per their parnership agreement with Stern.

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    Hah i didntr see tha shame on me

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    I think I need a year with gradual individual pinball table releases from Farsight before I'm comfortable that they have adjusted their output that they will sustain.

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    Stern has a lot of great modern tables. My favorites, especially the music themed ones (AC/DC, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Aerosmith, etc.). Need more of these

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