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HORRORHOUSE FEST 2020 Oct 24+25th!
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HORRORHOUSE FEST 2020 Oct 24+25th!

I am here to announce a new incarnation of our much loved hauntcade pinball tournament of death named Horrorhouse Fest is now kicking Covid in the butt and giving groups of 4 the chance to reserve a full hour of madness, thrills and chills, in the most ambitious version of our show to date!!

On October 24th and 25th we will be partnering with our friends known for the Rocky Mountain Pinball Showdown as we bring our "hauntcade" tournament to the Colorado Pinball Pub for a once in a lifetime chance to experience it all in a room that evolves over time, giving players thrills and chills in unexpected ways throughout.   > Read the full story...

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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...

I started playing pinball, and then...

“I started playing pinball, and t...”

October 11th, 2020

Writing my story.  I started out playing pinball as my Dad was in the U.S. Air Force.  So naturally, I had to follow him from base   > more...

Why buy a machine

“Why buy a machine”

September 20th, 2020

if I saw a machine at bar or bowling alley, theatre, etc I was dropping coins and never considered owning one until recently. We recently   > more...

A Short Pondering: Safecracker

“A Short Pondering: Safecracker”

September 15th, 2020

"Safecracker.The Winning Combination." Safecracker (Pat Lawlor) was released by Bally (Midway, WMS) in March of 1996. It's a payout game, and it's amazing. It is my   > more...

The Bride of Your Dreams

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September 14th, 2020

Currently I am working on putting the other stories and pictures together so that you can see what else I'm talking about throughout this story,   > more...

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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...


After much trailing over the past few weeks Jersey Jack Pinball revealed their sixth title, Guns N’ Roses, based on their Not In This Lifetime… world tour which ran from 2016-2019. The company had avoided revealing the title of their new release although it was widely known to be a music based on the popular …   Read on...


Deeproot Pinball’s CEO, Robert Mueller, promised to revolutionise pinball, and it’s true that this week’s launch of their new product line was in many ways unlike anything we’d seen before. This was the company’s third attempt to reveal their Retro Atomic Zombie Adventureland (RAZA) game alongside multiple other launch or future titles, as well as …   Read on...


The game of pinball has found its way into many different pop culture genres, from advertising to movies, beer cans to art exhibitions, books to phone apps. Now, a new ‘roll & write’ tabletop game takes pinball and its core features as its inspiration. Super-Skill Pinball 4-Cade from WizKids takes the established format of roll …   Read on...

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