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This thread is for original artwork you would like to create for this community group.

We need the usual stuff in the usual shapes and sizes. You know the drill right? No point in being a stickler. :D

(lazy leader is lazy)

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This thread is for broad unfocused discussion about digitally created pinball tables and pinball-themed games.

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I probably spend as much time every year standing in front of real tables as I do digital, but since I'm going to be a homebody for a while, I'd like to start taking digital a little more seriously. I recently topped up my Zen Studios content on Steam, and will be looking at how to invest into Farsight in a viable way. (Like, not-Train-Simulator viable. O_o)

Older titles like Tristan, Epic, and even the classic creators like Bill Budge are very interesting to my ludology history genes. I also follow news of active cabinet manufacturing and was keeping the wiki current with Stern's offerings.

Right now I'm starting to pay attention to VR and table design.

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This thread is for broad unfocused discussion about physical pinball tables and digital simulations of physical tables.

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Summer at the lake, soda bars, mini golf, and movie theatres... Or just home in your air conditioned man cave. All familiar places for the irrepressible and jubilant sounds of pinball machines.

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For those luckily in the San Jose area, you have California Extreme this weekend, with its tournaments, and pinball experts demonstrating post transfers, bang backs, and death saves.

What better time to inaugurate a formal Pinball Special Interest for the Giant Bomb community, in this year 2016?

We don't aim to be the hugest or hardcorest group on the interwebs, but like all thing Giant Bomb, our diversity and our memes give us strength!

Brackynews and Bobafettjm bring to you:

Giant Bomb Pinball Wizards*

(*that ramp is fucked up)

Who for?

Any GB duder who seriously enjoys pinball in any form.

What’s seriously?

You’ll know it if you (or your wallet) feel it.

What forms?

What can I do to partake in this shared interest group?

There’s several options depending on your situation:

  • Say hello, and talk about the pins you play (we’ll use this platform forum).
  • Be a friends list pinbassador on consoles.
  • If you live near a good arcade, host a tourney.
  • Help work on the wiki (ask for advice if ya need).
  • Help to review every digital pinball table ever released. (srsly!)
  • Donate for contest prizes.
  • And certainly not least, help make some suitable art and designs for us!

Like digital pins on PC? Join our Steam Group:

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What makes using twitter important or beneficial in this case?

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The more I follow Swery's social media, the more I suspect he is a functioning alcoholic.

Selection bias of course because if you can't talk about a game, what do gamers like? Booze.

But seriously if he starts posting morning imbibement selfies, in addition to noon and night, I might get concerned.

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#9 Edited by Brackynews (4387 posts) -

(Had a hard time deciding which forum to use, so here we go.)

So as @mrpope took notice of today, it seems that @taswell's account has hit the Twitter inactivity period and is now "offline" for lack of a better term.

Obviously this suddenly happening so close to the anniversary date of Ryan's birthday, marriage, and tragic loss is likely to hit his friends and loved ones extra hard. (I was just looking at it last week.) But I think there is one thing to be considered here above all else:

1) What are the wishes of his family, and respecting those wishes. Did they ultimately request it be taken offline, or do they want the attention that a sudden groundswell to "preserve" his account for posterity will bring?

Now before you jump out of your chair to seek out archive.org or the Library of Congress twitter archive (still in limbo btw), I think it is a fair assumption that whomever had control of his account after his passing would've ended up saving a tweet archive. So that could sort itself out in a way the community would immediately be concerned that it does.

At this moment, as just another guy who happened to once be standing about 10 feet away from Ryan, my thought now as it was then is: "just be cool".

And Love Ryan Davis.

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