Why are pinball machines so expensive? All right, that one’s obvious, they’re rather elaborate things with lots of moving parts all wired up to sturdy tables. They should be expensive. But it’s insanely frustrating that there’s no real way to get the proper feel of a pinball machine without spending a couple thousand dollars on a large, heavy table that plays one game.
And even “plays” feels a bit overly generous, because this isn’t, like, a similarly expensive arcade cabinet. A pinball machine is a matter of frantically mashing flippers and hoping for rain as various things happen with only moderate control. It’s incredibly frustrating and it’s pricey and I want one, because all of the digital solutions don’t have the tactile feel that is literally half of the fun of these things.
In summary, someone needs to make an MMO variant on pinball. Let us know why that’s stupid in this week’s installment of What Are You Playing.
Brianna Royce (@nbrianna, blog): Guild Wars 2 if you please! My duo partner and I are making our way into zone #3. I’ll also be poking around in Ultima Online; last round I was rotating my flower beds (this game, you guys), but with all the new anniversary and vet rewards, I need to get in there and figure out what to claim.
Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog): I’ll be playing Final Fantasy XIV with the time I do have this weekend, but considering that I’ll be coming back from my anniversary trip mid-Saturday, I’m expecting my game time to be somewhat limited. Oh well.
Justin Olivetti (@Sypster, blog): Fall time is usually when I head back to World of Warcraft, because there’s something that I associate between that game and this season. Dunno why, to be honest. Otherwise, Halloween activities in Secret World Legends, back to Mordor in Lord of the Rings Online, and some featured episoding (that’s a term) in Star Trek Online for me!
Patron Pierre: Destiny 2 on PS4 is still my game of choice. I don’t have enough free time for other games, even if, with the number of good games launching these weeks (last and forthcoming), it’s hard to keep up the pace when you’re a casual gamer :O. I’m also getting prepared for the launch of Destiny 2 on PC (updating my PC with a GTX 1080 Ti and rearranging my living room too :D). I have even taken a few days of vacation to play with my Clan when the game launches on Tuesday. Enjoy your gaming weekend dear MOP readers. Cheers!