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Dreams from the desert

A little over a year ago I found myself, alongside many of America's fine young men and women, trying to desperately to fill the days of a FOB-bound deployment in Afghanistan.  Deployments, regardless of job leave a lot of time to reminisce.  A weaver of fine tales is an invaluable commodity, and a consistent source of yarns tend to be pulled from the basket of a fellows yesteryear.

I had found a group of like-minded basement cases and we began to wax nostalgic about the comic shops and gaming stores that seemed to spring up in every strip mall back in the late eighties and nineties (not so young I guess but not so old either).  One place in particular was sacred to me.  It was an understated gaming store, dimly lit and packed front to back with comics, dice, figurines   » Read the full story...

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Barenaked Ladies 'Silverball' - exclusive Pinside sneak preview!

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Back in October last year, when I had the opportunity to visit the Stern Pinball factory and meet the cool likes of Steve Ritchie,   » more...

Cody's Pinball Adventure

I was born in Mobile, AL (near the Gulf of Mexico) in 1966.  That put me in the age of comic books and pinball   » more...

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Pinball news Headlines


As the Pro Pinball classic moves ever closer to becoming a real pinball machine, the Silver Castle Pinball team reveal their new artwork package for the cabinet, backbox and backglass.   Read on...


It's the first part of our In-Depth Review of Stern's The Walking Dead as Adriaan van Roeden examines the cabinet, artwork and playfield features across the three models in the range.   Read on...


We head south to Atlanta for the second Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo. We've got our usual comprehensive report with seminar recordings, a video walk-through, details of the games and vendors, and much more.   Read on...


We travel to Denver for the annual Rocky Mountain Pinball Showdown + Gameroom Expo. The show opens tomorrow but we bring you an early peek inside the show halls.   Read on...


John Popadiuk's Magic Girl design is poised to appear at the Northwest Pinball + Arcade Show, but we bring you a preview of how it looks.   Read on...

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