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The Friends We Made Along the Way
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The Friends We Made Along the Way

I caught pinball fever in the fall of 2019 when it spread to me from one of my closest friends. The real story begins the previous summer in 2018, however. As a lifelong Nintendo fan, I somehow convinced my boss at the time to fund my dream of building a full-size arcade cabinet. Rather than him spending the money on a pre-built solution, I figured I could build two machines for the price of one. Now, did I know how   > Read the full story...


My current journey with pinball
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My current journey with pinball

I was born in the 80's and a child of the 90's.  My earliest memory of pinball was a 1985 Williams Sorcerer in a small town bowling alley. I was always fascinated with the game but never understood more than making the flippers work.  I grew up going to SilverBall in our local mall.  Silverball had pinball machines  but I  was always more attracted to Street Figher II, Killer Instinct and Mortal Kombat.  Every summer we had a family reunion   > Read the full story...



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For the Love of Pinball

“For the Love of Pinball”

October 16th, 2022

             For the Love of Pinball                   My life a pinball story  I first   > more...

2022 CARMEL FILM FORUM: BIG PICTURE PINBALL SHOW & NARRATIVE DESIGN WORKSHOP FOR GAMES & MOV

“2022 CARMEL FILM FORUM: BIG PICT...”

September 30th, 2022

Posted By Josh Sharpe, on September 30, 2022   (Carmel, IN) – The Carmel Clay Public Library will be holding its 2022 Carmel Film Forum: Big Picture Pinball   > more...

My Story

“My Story”

September 27th, 2022

My dad got me into pinball when I was a kid...then around 03 I bought a fish tales and brought it home...I guess I'm kinda   > more...


My pinball journey

“My pinball journey”

September 20th, 2022

Having played pinball for years it wasn't unitl earlier this year and playing Medieval Madness that got me hooked. This led to playing in Lyons   > more...

Young Pinhead, Aspiring Designer

“Young Pinhead, Aspiring Designer”

September 6th, 2022

My first encounter with pinball was a complete accident. None of my family members had ever even played pinball, with the exception of my Mom,   > more...

Wizard's World Arcade Joins Forces with SSB: Pinball Epiphany

“Wizard's World Arcade Joins Forc...”

August 31st, 2022

Wizard's World Arcade Joins Forces with SSB: Pinball Epiphany (Ft. Wayne, IN) The producers of "Skill Shot, BABY! Pinball Epiphany," a short movie made by, for and   > more...




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Pinball events

Long Beach Beer Lab Group MatchPlay Tournament

Long Beach, CA (US) November 27, 2022

Tournament at The Pinball Place in West Chester PA

West Chester, PA (US) November 29, 2022

Pins & Pirates Pinball Rally

Anaheim, CA (US) December 1—4, 2022

Pincinnati IV

Cincinnati, OH (US) December 2—4, 2022

Stern Army - First Friday @ Gone Axe Throwing Peoria December

Peoria, IL (US) December 2, 2022

None Shall Pass 2022

Arlington, VA (US) December 3, 2022

James Bond Launch Party

Louisville, OH (US) December 3, 2022

Dirty Donny Pop-Up X-Mas Bash

Concord, CA (US) December 3, 2022

CenLa Open Pinball Tournament at Wayback's Arcade

Pineville, LA (US) December 4, 2022

Stern Army - Louie's Silverball Sunday- December

Roscoe, IL (US) December 4, 2022

Pinball news Headlines

ZIDWARE CASE RESOLVED

Eleven years after he first announced his plans to build his Magic Girl design and began taking pre-orders, the lawsuit against John Popadiuk and his company, Zidware, by a group of buyers of that and subsequent titles has been settled. It was in July 2011 when John declared his intention to design and build ?a …   Read on...

BISHOP CIDERCADE AUSTIN

Bishop Cidercade Austin opened in late-2019 and is the newest in the growing Cidercade family. It has the largest number of square feet (13,000) of any Cidercade that Joel Malone?s Bishop Cider Co. of Dallas, TX, has opened so far.   Read on...

DRAINED LAUNCHED

The first third-party combination of a game and playfield module for the P3 pinball platform has been announced by game developer, podcaster and bingo expert, Nick Baldridge. His company, For Amusement Only Games, announced the new Drained title today. It consists of a new upper playfield module and the Drained game software to go with …   Read on...

DUTCH PINBALL OPEN EXPO 2022

For its first post-pandemic show, the Dutch Pinball Open Expo set up home at the Dutch Pinball Museum in the Delfshaven region of Rotterdam. Delfshaven is built around the Nieuwe Maas river as a port to supply the pottery industry of the city of Delft, famed for its blue-and-white painted Delftware. The Museum building faces …   Read on...

MUSIC CITY MULTI CON 2022

For the second year, the rebranded and expanded Grand Ole Gameroom Expo, now called the Music City Multi Con, set up in the Farm Bureau Exposition Center in Lebanon TN, which is a short drive east of Nashville.  The Multi Con venue is about twenty minutes from Nashville Airport (BNA) and is surrounded by affordable, …   Read on...


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New to Pinside

Hello and thank you for offering a great group!  I've loved pinball since I was about 10 years old.  Now, after the   >


FROM RACECARS TO PITCH AND BAT TO PINBALL.....

FROM RACECARS TO PITCH AND BAT TO PINBALL.....

My pinball interest started out from other coinop games.  First was this sit down racecar game, with a green screen,   >


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Intro story

Hi. Just joined the forum yesterday, 11/19/2022. I'm a retired fiber-optic engineer and enjoy trouble shooting. I came across this   >


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My name is Ryan and I started playing pinball (Funhouse) at college in the rec room at the University of   >


Pinball is FUN

Pinball is FUN

Hello, I was an ETN in the US Navy. While stationed in Florida in 1973, I bought a Gotlieb Rack-a Ball. It   >


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Hi, I'm Robert I had an Arcade machine at Captains Auction Warehouse in CA and I called Charles with CRST   >


A Pinball Experience Like No Other

A Pinball Experience Like No Other

A Pinball Experience Like No Other From our #SmartLivingFortWayne November 1, 2022 Issue:  By: Lindsey Gapen Lukas Whether you want to relive fond   >


My Story

My Story

I'm a pinball kinda guy. I'm currently residing in a little town called Poulsbo in the state of Washington. I   >


63-year-old mechanical old guy

63-year-old mechanical old guy

I haven't played in decades last machines I played were back in the late seventies the old mechanical machines. There   >


Triple strike eject pocket issue

Triple strike eject pocket issue

The eject pocket for my "5 start bonus at the top" doesn't eject the ball when it's landed into it.   >


In search of pinball nirvana

In search of pinball nirvana

I'm a child of the 70's and had a father who loved all things pinball.  I'm hooked and trying to   >


New to pinball

New to pinball

I purchased my first machine a few weeks ago. The 1977 Evel  Knievel machine, a true classic. I am looking for   >




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