Whew the busiest week in pinball since the avalanche of new games back in March is coming to an end. The traffic on the Knapp Arcade site has been on fire 🔥. We're back above the 50,000 views per month level for the first time since the Spring.
So I decided to sit down with a beer and end the week with a Bang. Let's try to predict Stern Pinball's four big games for 2024. Based on what I've heard lately from speaking with a number of people the '24 games are as follows:
Metallica Anniversary Edition
I wrote about Pokémon and John Wick here earlier this year and Kaneda's Pinball Podcast was the first to officially call Jaws and a new Anniversary Edition of Metallica with concert footage and an LCD.
Someone who is really good at predicting upcoming games came to me with this exact lineup earlier today. They know what they're talking about.
Sometimes I wonder how much of these rumors are an echo chamber though. Sort of like when I publish something in my day job, a reporter or someone else picks up on it and I read about it in the news thinking "Wow I was spot on. This person knows their stuff"...only to later realize that what they wrote was based on my work lol.
Anyhow, just a short post to wrap this week up in our awesome hobby. Are these predictions right? I doubt that all of them are, but I bet that some will be. There's so much exciting stuff going on right now. I love it. Thanks for stopping by to read and talk about it.
Have a great weekend everyone!
P.S. Wow that Labyrinth game sure is something. I don't even like the movie and what they showed us today absolutely knocked my socks off. Now I need to go and watch it for the first time in 30 years to see what I've been missing.
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