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3/6/2018 2:30:00 PM

STERN OF THE UNION ADDRESS – MARCH 2018

People have inquired on the timing of when the Stern of the Union Address will be sent out and it will always be on the first Tuesday of every month (holiday and vacation pending!).  Without further ado my fellow pinheads:

Stern Army Updates:

The Stern Army continues to grow and expand, spreading the word of pinball across the nation.  Here are our newest members:

  • Private Dick Curtis out of Texas (Pinballz Arcade and Buffalo Billiards)
  • Private Amanda Grabowski out of Michigan (Round 1)

We are also in the process of expanding the Stern Army globally.  For more information or to become a part of the Stern Army, please reach out to SternArmy@sternpinball.com

 

Stern at SXSW:

Going to the SXSW show down in Austin?  If so, make sure to stop by the Nerdist event and join Dead Flip’s Jack Danger for a daily high score pinball tournament!  For more details visit - https://nerdist.com/nerdist-sxsw-2018/

 

Stern of the Union – Texas Pinball Festival Edition:

If you’re going to the Texas Pinball Festival, make sure to check out George Gomez’s seminar at 7pm (March 17).  We will also have sneak peeks of our latest Guardians of the Galaxy and Batman ’66 code releases exclusively for TPF in the Stern Marco booth.  Stick around for an autograph session as well as challenge matches against other Stern employees including, but not limited to George, Lyman, Mike Vinikour, Steve Ritchie and John Borg for prizes and giveaways.  If you can’t make it in person make sure to tune into Jack Danger’s Dead Flip stream for all of the action!

 

Status of Code:

We are continuously working to update and improve software for our machines.  There are always code updates and bug fixes in various stages of development; we will release them upon update completion.  Here are some of the latest updates and the status of things in the works.  As always, if you do encounter any bugs please feel free to provide information to bug.report@sternpinball.com:

  • Star Wars – Latest code update was released earlier today.
  • Guardians of the Galaxy – We will be having a sneak peek of the next code release at the Texas Pinball Festival in the Stern Marco booth.  This code update should be released in the coming weeks after the show.
  • Batman ’66 – We will be having a sneak peek of the next code release at the Texas Pinball Festival in the Stern Marco booth.  This code update should be released in the coming weeks after the show.
  • We continue to add resources to our software department to address updates, enhancements, bug fixes and various polish to our catalog of previous titles including Ghostbusters, Aerosmith and KISS.  We expect for these code updates to start releasing by mid-Summer.
  • Just because a game isn’t listed on here doesn’t mean there can’t be surprises from time to time.

 

Accessories:

The Star Wars shooter knob and topper accessories are still not available for sale.  We will make a formal announcement once they are finalized and available.

 

Stern Pro Circuit:

Congratulations to all of the players and winners from the two most recent Stern Pro Circuit events!  Chris Basler ended up taking the victory at the Louisville Arcade Expo and Adam Becker ended up winning the IFPA Pin-Masters tournament.  The next upcoming Stern Pro Circuit event will be held at the Texas Pinball Festival (March 16-18).  For more information on this event please visit - http://texaspinball.com/tpf/tournaments/texas-wizards-tournament/

For full details on the Stern Pro Circuit and to keep up with the current standings, please visit - https://www.ifpapinball.com/circuit/