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First Pinball Sale

First day of being a 27 year old and already made my first Pinball sale.  

It was a learning experience, though what transpired these last hours?  That's what this entry is for.  

March 28: Cloudy day, woke up late, already sensing the frigid spray of water on my back.  NOTHING. Just my usual close call waking up before 9am.  After my normal routine, said goodbye to my brother, a quick glance on the web and... I thought I was going nuts.  4 people were interested in our Monopoly pinball machine.  I had placed an advertisement up a few weeks ago, and already some eyes were hooked.  

Most of those eyes   > Read the full story...

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Project for the week: adding a cool touch of organization (and museum-feel) to the game room!

“Project for the week: adding a c...”

March 28th, 2020

First of all, I hope everyone is safe and healthy. My family’s thoughts and prayers go out to those in the pinside community who are facing health and financial hardship during this pandemic.  So with my extra time at home (actually   > more...

A woman walks into my office

“A woman walks into my office”

February 27th, 2020

So I'm sitting in my office minding my own business and  Nikola, a woman I barely know, walks in and says "so I hear you're really into pinball." "I'll take it" I said. "Take what?" "You gonna make me spell it out?" "Try me"   > more...

Pinball  anxiety

“Pinball anxiety”

February 21st, 2020

Well it all began back in 2006.   I was watching TV on a Sunday afternoon as most guys tend to do on a day off.  When my phone started to ring. I answered it and it was my mother-in-law   > more...

Horrorhouse Fest vs. New Pinball Reality

“Horrorhouse Fest vs. New Pinball...”

February 13th, 2020

UPDATE 03.29.20 - We are here to spread the message that although we had   > more...

Initial Rival

“Initial Rival”

February 2nd, 2020

Just who do these people think they are coming into my home and tagging thier names all over the place? I remember at times, welcoming and encouraging it. Now I can't help but notice and wished I hadn't. Whenever I turn these pins on, there   > more...

Meeting the Man Who Saved Pinball

“Meeting the Man Who Saved Pinball”

January 29th, 2020

It was August 3rd, 2019, the third day of Pinburgh 2019. I had a rough go at my first ever Pinburgh missing E finals by a couple spots. D division is commonly referred to as the Drinking Division, and E,   > more...

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The Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival

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Southern Illinois Pinball Derby

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Rocky Mtn Pinball Showdown and Gameroom Expo

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LA BARAQUE A FLIP 2020 - 5ème édition

62220 CARVIN (FR) May 30—31, 2020

Titan Pinball 2020 Southwest Regional Pin-Masters

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When the P3 Pinball Platform from Multimorphic was first revealed by Pinball News back in 2012, we gave extensive coverage of its technological advancements and its modular system which allowed new games to be slotted into a base cabinet to provide a wide variety of titles, playfield layouts and gameplay options without having to purchase …   Read on...


This year, as in previous years, Pinball News was invited to contribute an article for the Texas Pinball Festival’s show guide. After much head-scratching and with Pinball News celebrating its first twenty years of reporting, we decided to look back at the last twenty years in the pinball industry and hobby. We examined how much …   Read on...


Is 2020 going to be the year that wasn’t? The Coronavirus is sweeping around the globe causing hundreds of deaths and paralysis of normal society. Towns, cities, even entire countries are in lock-down, transportation is slashed or cancelled and gatherings of any size are either strongly discouraged or outlawed. In the face of all this, …   Read on...


At the Amusement Expo coin-op trade show in New Orleans, American Pinball unveiled their third pinball title. As expected it is Hot Wheels, based on the Mattel die-cast toy car series and the spin-off TV cartoon series, and designed by Joe Balcer. Although the game was on the American Pinball stand, there was no official …   Read on...


The North American Championship Series (NACS) is one of the premier competitions in pinball today. Organized by the International Flipper Pinball Association (IFPA), the NACS consists of year-long qualifying to determine the entrants into same-day finals across the continent. The results of those events determine the invitees for the IFPA North American Pinball Championship.   Read on...

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