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How it all began....

     My love affair with pinball began around 1982. I was thirteen years old and lived in Hawaii because my father was in the Navy and stationed at Pearl Harbor. We had recently moved from San Diego and our new next door neighbors had three sons, one a year older than me. The neighbors son and I became good friends, fixing up bikes together and cruising around on them and just hanging out a lot. 

     About a year after we moved in the neighbors got a Mata Hari that all five of them played a LOT. It was kind of funny because the person who played the most was my   > Read the full story...

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December 2, 2019

“December 2, 2019”

December 2nd, 2019

I am back sorry for the year break from Pinball but only here I have been very busy at home and work but still alway made time for Pinball. So here is the update of where I am at with   > more...

How it all started

“How it all started”

November 24th, 2019

When I was seven or eight, my mom took me to visit her friend.  Naturally, I was bored.  One of them had the idea that I could go to the bar down the block and play pinball.  They scrounged some   > more...

Pinball Madness 2019 at the Museum of Pinball

“Pinball Madness 2019 at the Muse...”

October 25th, 2019

Banning, California. Most lifelong California residents would probably scratch their heads upon hearing the name of the place, and those that do know where it is would probably balk at the thought of traveling there. But last Saturday, October 19, I was   > more...

My weekend at Pinball Madness

“My weekend at Pinball Madness”

October 25th, 2019

To give a bit of background on me. I was born in 1973 so I grew up with pinball. My parents moved to La Mirada in 1979 and back then there was a huge arcade called Noah's Arcade inside the   > more...

For the Love of Pinball

“For the Love of Pinball”

October 19th, 2019

"Pinball is the perfect medium to continue mankind's fight against gravity by utilizing perfectly tuned machinery coupled with beautiful art and symmetry." Spring of 1974 My Twin and I are 10 years old. We hear Gottlieb Chimes and Williams Bells walking past a store   > more...

So many pinballs, so little space!

“So many pinballs, so little space!”

October 19th, 2019

Oct. 20, 2019. I can't recall the exact first pinball game I ever played, but going back into my childhood in the 1980s, some of my fondest memories are of summer vacations, hunting down games with my sister in hotel game rooms   > more...

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Lake Charles, LA (US) December 8, 2019

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Londonderry, NH (US) December 14, 2019

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Ann Arbor, MI (US) December 23, 2019

Stern Army Best Game at The Australian Pinball Museum

Nhill, VI (AU) December 28, 2019

CP Pinball Winter Bash - Year End Tournament 2019

South Roxana, IL (US) December 29, 2019

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Spooky Pinball today announced that their next release will be Rick and Morty, based on the TV animated series of the same name shown in the Adult Swim late-night strand of the Cartoon Network channel. The game is designed by Scott Danesi who had used the code name Haunted House Party for the title in …   Read on...


Shortly before the start of the 35th Pinball Expo, Pinball News made a journey to Cicero, west of Chicago to visit the Chicago Gaming facility. The Chicago Gaming company is a relatively-recent offshoot of the older Churchill Cabinets company which made household and office furniture before branching out into arcade cabinets for pinball and video …   Read on...


Nashville?s Grand Ole Gameroom Expo (Grand OGRE) is now in its fourth year and for 2019 was again held at Millennium Hotels? Maxwell House. As in 2018, a three-day adult weekend pass was offered by the Grand Ole Gameroom Expo which I feel is a very good deal for all ages – $60 got adult …   Read on...


Just ahead of the game’s first public appearance at the Houston Arcade Expo this weekend, Deeproot Pinball released studio pictures of their new Retro Atomic Zombie Adventureland game. In a detailed article on the This Week In Pinball website, pictures of the John Popadiuk-designed game are shown in prototype form. Some elements such as the …   Read on...


After several years occupying the De Vene Voorst in Drunen, for 2019 the annual Dutch Pinball Open Expo (DPO Expo) moved to a new location in the north-east of the country. The venue was IJsselhallen, a large exhibition and conference complex in the city of Zwolle. The original intention of the Dutch Pinball Association (Nederlandse …   Read on...

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