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My Whirlwind Life:The Pinball Adventure
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My Whirlwind Life:The Pinball Adventure

My story began in the fall of 1990. I was a sophomore in high school and had joined the JV football team. I hadn't played football before but my best friend was a real all American athlete and convinced me to join with him. On October 5th, 1990, eleven members of the JV team, including myself, piled into a pick up truck wearing our jerseys and headed over to the neighboring school to watch and support the varsity team playing. The truck blew a tire causing the pick up truck to flip   > Read the full story...

Horrorhouse Fest Halloween Edition!
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Horrorhouse Fest Halloween Edition!

Pinside has been beyond amazing through the years supporting my crazy Hauntcade Pinball Tournament called Horrorhouse Fest, and one of the most rewarding versions is just around the bend, happening October 22-24th at the Rocky Mountain Pinball Showdown.... just in time for my favorite holiday Halloween! To add to the magic of this coinciding with this magical time of year, it also happens that not 1, but 2 of the games in this edition of the fest are ones I   > Read the full story...

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Make Sure It Fits

“Make Sure It Fits”

September 27th, 2021

This past weekend I took a long drive to Pick up a Doctor Who machine that had a full resoration. This is one of only   > more...

My Whirlwind Life:The Pinball Adventure

“My Whirlwind Life:The Pinball Ad...”

September 20th, 2021

My story began in the fall of 1990. I was a sophomore in high school and had joined the JV football team. I hadn't played football before   > more...

Pinball as three elemental forms of fiction

“Pinball as three elemental forms...”

September 20th, 2021

While old Gottlieb electro-mechanicals were giving me fits today, I wondered why I subject myself to this frustration. I think the allure of of pinball   > more...

Pinball Past Present Future

“Pinball Past Present Future”

September 14th, 2021

 I was introduced to pinball at a very young age.  My Father had an old EC machine (still trying to find out what it was)   > more...

The Silver Family Heirloom

“The Silver Family Heirloom”

September 8th, 2021

This is a story of a birth of a hobby and a family heirloom. Back in the day, there was a classic staple of New England   > more...

pinball: the worst day of my life

“pinball: the worst day of my life”

August 28th, 2021

September 1980. At age 14, I moved away from home and attended the Peddie School in Hightstown, New Jersey. Peddie is a small, co-ed college preparatory   > more...

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Horrorhouse Fest 2021 - Pinball Tournament of Death

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Pinball news Headlines


Stern Pinball today announced the appointment of Seth Davis as the company’s new President. Seth takes over the President position from company founder Gary Stern, although Gary still retains the titles of Chairman and CEO. Seth’s recent history has seen him working at the Walt Disney Company as part of the team responsible for the …   Read on...


Stern Pinball today announced the latest title in their ‘The Pin’ range of home models with their new Jurassic Park Pin game. Unlike previous ‘The Pin’ models such as Heavy Metal, the two Star Wars games and Ultimate Spider-Man which shared a common playfield design with differing artwork and models, Jurassic Park Pin is a …   Read on...


On Monday of this week a pop-up store opened its doors on London’s Carnaby Street. Called Queen: The Greatest, the shop is dedicated to merchandise and memorabilia from the band Queen. Upstairs are assorted posters, records, T-shirts, teddy bears, coasters, pencil sets, drinks bottles and lots more. Downstairs you can find more merchandise along with …   Read on...


New: Updated with full prices from both auctions. As our earlier reports detailed, the Museum of Pinball’s collection of more than 500 pinballs and 900 video games was to be auctioned off over two three-day sessions at the Museum’s location in Banning, California. The auction was widely publicised, locally, nationally and even internationally. This was …   Read on...


Updated: While pinball machines in arcades are not uncommon in many countries, they have yet to make much of an impact in the world's most populous nation. However, Pinball News reader John found one place where you can get to play the silver ball.   Read on...

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Thanks Google!

About 5 years ago I Googled pinball machines. (I had owned pinball machines in the past, but it had been   >

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Red Quarters

When is was a young, impressionable boy, (1979) my father owned a bar and grill.  Whenever I was there, he   >

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Market goes up has to come down

Hello people, I'm new to Pinside but old to the world I've seen a lot of things in my 73 years   >

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ME and Pinball

My first pinball I played was when I was 13 in 1980 on vacation in Florida was the original Black   >

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Turning the corner

Growing up, the decision to play a game, any game - be it a board game like checkers, chess or Monopoly or   >

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LOVE Pinball! Don't own one, but am looking to change that. Learning so much. Pass along your wisdom and show me   >

A New Stop For Bally Fans!

A New Stop For Bally Fans!

Hello Friends, I want to let the EM Bally fans know about an AirBnB where 2 vintage Bally pinball machines are   >

DIY AIQ (Future Elwin???)

DIY AIQ (Future Elwin???)

We are HUGE Avengers fans and waited over a year to try out AIQ since no local arcades had it   >

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The coming bull run

A pinball museum in Banning, Calif., closed, and its 1100 game cabinets are up for auction in Sept. I suspect this   >

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New to pinball

I am pretty new to pinball.  I only own the virtual pins made by arcade1up but I am looking to   >

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Pinballarcadeshop.com: Scam website??

I found this pinball shop advertised on facebook; pinballarcadeshop.com. After spending a little time on this site, I'm seeing some   >

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1 3 4

Sing Along is a quirky game in that one can secure all 16 targets on the playfield (this requires draining   >

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