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Arcade Dreams! Documentary on 100-year history of arcade games/pinball...
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Arcade Dreams! Documentary on 100-year history of arcade g...

For those interested in documentaries about the history of arcade games + pinball, I'm proud to announce my involvement as executive producer on ARCADE DREAMS (, an upcoming radical new series that tells the complete story of arcades and arcade games from the early 1900s to today and beyond. The team behind it includes the director of "Viva Amiga" and we just recently launched our KICKSTARTER campaign ( which includes cool exclusives from legendary artists like Rich Davies, ZombieYeti and others.

We've already shot over 40% of the documentary and we expect to include interviews with such good folk as Gary Stern, the Sharpes, Jack Danger, Doc Mack, George Gomez and   > Read the full story...

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It has started

“It has started”

October 31st, 2020

It's happening to me. The first one was just supposed to be a toy.  Had to get some tools and supplies, of course. And a   > more...

My Pinball Story

“My Pinball Story”

October 30th, 2020

I was born in 1976 in the beach town of Santa Cruz, California.  I mention that to give a little frame of reference on which   > more...

Finally took the plunge. Bought my first Pinball and I'm all smiles

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October 30th, 2020

As a kid in the early 90's my parents frequented a local restaraunt in Hoston that had a small "arcade" in the side of the   > more...

A Pinball Life

“A Pinball Life”

October 28th, 2020

Since childhood I always loved pinball.  Played Buccaneer and Soccer at the corner store and bowling alley, to Solar City and Space Mission in teen   > more...

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“Pinball Battle a Pinball App”

October 20th, 2020

Hey there :) This will be my first Post on Pinside.  I always had this Idea of a Pinball game you can play against or with a   > more...

The start button

“The start button”

October 15th, 2020

I've been playing pinball for 30 years now and one thing that I've notice is that for decades (pre-1990), the start button on pinball machines   > more...

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On Saturday 21st November, Deeproot Pinball placed two prototype models of their upcoming Retro Atomic Zombie Adventureland (RAZA) game in the What’s Brewing coffee shop in San Antonio for guests to play. Jordan and Becca from Fliptronic asked Deeproot if it would be OK to stream the game and they agreed, with Robert Mueller and …   Read on...


Star Wars has been a successful and venerable licence for Stern Pinball. Following the three models of the cornerstone game – Pro, Premium and Limited Edition – announced in 2017, the company released a Star Wars Pin home model two years later, rapidly followed-up by re-arted comic book versions of the Pro and Premium models. …   Read on...


What do the following have in common: tomato ketchup, orange juice, cheddar cheese, tobacco, pinball, sweet potatoes and tractors? These are a few of the US-produced products now facing a 25% price hike following a new retaliatory move by the European Union (EU) in an ongoing dispute with the USA over subsidies paid to aircraft …   Read on...


A Kickstarter fundraiser launches today for a new documentary mini-series examining the history of arcades and coin-op games. Arcade Dreams is being produced by Rock Steady Media with Director, Zach Weddington at the helm and is planned to be a three-part series covering the past one hundred years of arcade and game development, from the …   Read on...


Usually at this time of year Pinball News would be reporting live from the Westin hotel in Wheeling, Illinois to bring you all the news and events from the world’s biggest and longest-running pinball show – Pinball Expo. This year, holding a physical show in the current Coronavirus climate has not been possible. However, the …   Read on...

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About me

I have only been playing pinball for a year. During covid though arcades are not open so we decided that   >

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My love of billiards,and pinball

     I grew up next to a tavern,I used to walk by and hear all the pinball machine.god I   >

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My Pinball Story!

Hi all!  Back when I was in Middle school (2009), my twin  brother and I were visiting my Grandparent's house and   >

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Novice Pinsider

I am new to Pinside, I am currently trying to purchase my first pinball machine. It's hard since I'm not   >

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Novice Pinsider

I am new to Pinside, I am currently trying to purchase my first pinball machine. It's hard since I'm not   >

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Your own pinball machines in the basement? This is awesome!

It happened to me about 4 years ago at a little place called "Crabtowne USA, in Glen Bernie Maryland". My   >

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Starting Out in Pinball

I started playing Pinball at a young age. Before I was born my father obtained 1978's Stern Nugent. My aunt used   >

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As a teenager, my best friend had a pinball machine in his bedroom & I always wanted one.  I have owned   >

In 2020 many crazy things have happened, but not all crazy things in 2020 were bad. For me... transitioned   >

I started playing pinball, and then...

I started playing pinball, and then...

Writing my story.  I started out playing pinball as my Dad was in the U.S. Air Force.  So naturally, I had   >

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started in the 80's

PINBALL PLUS... That was where I spent many Friday and Saturday nights filling up pinball and arcade game coin boxes with   >

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Starting my collection

Been playing VPin for 3 years now. City dweller about to move to the burbs, so I finally have room   >

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