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The Spectator

The Spectator

It was a long walk, just over an hour, from school to home. Normally I would just ride the bus, but there were days I either couldn’t get my act   > Read the full story...
Degree in Pinball

Degree in Pinball

I first got into pinball back in 1998 when I was a senior in high school. I spent the year at the local community college earning both cologne and high   > Read the full story...

Pulp Fiction tomorrow!

“Pulp Fiction tomorrow!”

February 19th, 2024

I am heading to Enterrium tomorrow for the sole purpose of finally playing Pulp Fiction! I live about 3 hour's away but im staying for   > more...

The addiction is real

“The addiction is real”

January 30th, 2024

While a newbie to the pinball world, I am am quickly learning all I can.  I like long plays on a sunday battling Thanos, short   > more...

From Disneyworld to Basement: Our Journey of Rediscovering Pinball and Arcades

“From Disneyworld to Basement: Ou...”

January 26th, 2024

My girlfriend and I are into pinball and arcades. We used to play them whenever we saw them in public places, like malls, restaurants, or   > more...

My Life in Pinball

“My Life in Pinball”

January 24th, 2024

I've played Pinball since high school in the late 1960s.  Went to school at the University of Illinois where I played a ton of pinball   > more...

It All Started with Comet

“It All Started with Comet”

January 22nd, 2024

Growing up in the 1980's I would go to a local pizza joint called Pop's Pizza that had a jukebox and a few pinball machines.   > more...

The journey

“The journey”

January 19th, 2024

I started playing when I was about 11 years old.  My mom and dad bought a bar/restaruant and soon after contacted a vendor who supplied   > more...

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Multimorphic today announced the latest addition to the line-up of titles for their P3 pinball platform with the launch of their new The Princess Bride game. Based on the popular 1987 Rob Reiner-directed movie – which itself is based on the 1971 book of the same name by William Goldman – and set in the …   Read on...


It?s time to talk pinball, and who better to talk about the industry, the hobby, the rumours, and the latest developments than the heads of three of the biggest pinball companies? Join Martin from Pinball News and Jonathan from Pinball Magazine in this latest edition of their Pinball Industry News PINcast looking back at all …   Read on...


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This article concentrates on the software for the ball-detection hardware featured in part one. I will again be using one of the free software choices preferred by many hobbyists, Arduino IDE.   Read on...


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Adding a Video Player

Bought my first pinball 30 years ago (Bally Star Trek), then a Vector about 20 years ago, and the Flash   >

Cam New, midlife crisis in action

Cam New, midlife crisis in action

Hello Pinball People! My name is Cam from Hervey Bay, Australia. Recently going through a midlife crisis and reliving my childhood/teen   >

Pinball wizard of Estes Park, Colorado  Circa 1974

Pinball wizard of Estes Park, Colorado Circa 1974

Spent summers in Estes after parents divorced in 72. Dad was a deputy sherriff and would drop me downtown during   >

I like Pinside

I like Pinside

I am Bart from the Nederlands and I like pinball I have Last action Hero and more pinball machines Today the LAH   >

Don’t design pins just for the pros…

Don’t design pins just for the pros…

One thing I’ve noticed in many ‘pro-sports’, table games and pinball… The great players, tournament players - tend to become   >

I’ve had many hobbies.  In 2023 I got into pinball. The end.

I’ve had many hobbies. In 2023 I got into pinball. The end.

I’ve had many hobbies.  In 2023 I got into pinball. The end. Teaser for the sequel: I tend to like pins   >

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pinball: fast forward, our first tournament wins

pinball: fast forward, our first tournament wins

Many things happened between my last Pinside entry and the present day. Linda and I rediscovered our love of pinball,   >

Young Grasshopper

Young Grasshopper

Never looked twice at a pinball machine growing up. You hit a ball with flippers. Cool sounds, but it's the   >

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Introduce of a new member from Germany here on pinside

Hi @all her on the biggest pinside of the world ... I hope that i am right here with my introducion   >



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I am currently a 18 year old "baby" game tech at Adventure Landing in Jacksonville, Fl. I have always been   >

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