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:
Amusement Expo International 2018:
The annual Amusement Expo International will be taking place in Las Vegas on Wednesday, February 28, and Thursday, March 1. If you happen to be attending, please make sure to visit us in South Hall 1 at booth 304 to say hi and play our latest machines!
Stern had a fantastic showing yet again. In case you missed, here’s some of the great media coverage from this year’s show:
Stern Army Updates:
The Stern Army continues to grow and expand, spreading the word of pinball across the nation and we are proud to announce some of our newest members!
We are also proud to announce the promotion of the following members from Private to Private First Class:
For more information or to become a part of the Stern Army, please reach out to SternArmy@sternpinball.com
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; as usual we will release them as soon as possible. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org:
Stern family grows:
Stern is excited to announce several new members to our software team. Tim Sexton, an avid competitive player (currently ranked 45th in the world), joins us with several years’ experience as a firmware engineer at IBM. Rick Naegele also joins us, bringing nearly two decades’ worth of experience as a software engineer for publishers Midway Games and Electronic Arts. Lastly, Brett Rubin brings two decades of experience as a software engineer in the video game industry working in tools development, graphical user interface design, and workflow streamlining. Tim, Rick, and Brett are beyond excited for this opportunity and will be working with the talented programming team to push more content and updates out for released and future titles. Welcome to Stern, Tim, Rick, and Brett!
The Guardians of the Galaxy official licensed pinball toppers are now available for sale from your favorite authorized Stern Pinball retailer. Please contact them for pricing and availability now - http://sternpinball.com/find-a-retailer
And for those still curious on the status of the Star Wars accessories, the side blades and armor are currently available for sale. We’re still waiting for the shooter knob and topper to become available and will make a formal announcement once they are finalized and available for sale.
Stern Pro Circuit:
The first Stern Pro Circuit event, INDISC, is in the books and a big congrats to all of the players and winners from that tournament! The next two Stern Pro Circuit events are fast approaching so make sure to mark your calendars if you plan on attending or competing in either event:
IFPA Pin-Masters (March 2-4) - https://www.ifpapinball.com/tournament_pages/pinmasters/
Louisville Arcade Expo (March 2-4) - http://www.arcaderx.com/
For full details on the Stern Pro Circuit and to keep up with the current standings, please visit - https://www.ifpapinball.com/circuit/