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Yet Another Hobby...

I’m of the age that arcades we’re a pinnacle part of growing up. Going to the mall was a special treat on the weekends and I saved up my allowance to buy records and then tapes and then CD’s. The rest of my money would be spent at the arcade. 

Ive grown up a career hobbyist. You name it, I’ve probably been engaged for a bit of time in my life. Sometimes I feel this was driven more by a thirst of knowledge more than a source of entertainment. 

My whole life I’ve been drawn to pinball. The appreciation of the engineering, art, and sound has always fascinated me. If I walk into a   > Read the full story...

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“Be Back by Dinner”

June 16th, 2019

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in 1977 was the epicenter for middle class vacations. Motels advertising in-ground swimming pools ran up and down the strip, and the little squares of blue provided some visual relief from the parking lots, go-cart tracks,   > more...

Pinball and Me

“Pinball and Me”

June 10th, 2019

I think my first experience with pinball was at a “Space Available” waiting lounge at Travis Air Force Base California when I was 12 years old back in the summer of 1968. My family was awaiting a military hop to   > more...

Photographer Takes a Journey to a new Kind of Photography That’s Tilting the Pinball World

“Photographer Takes a Journey to ...”

June 7th, 2019

Philadelphia, Jun 3, 2019 (Issuewire.com)  - Millions of people have fond childhood memories of arcades and playing pinball, a pastime that was illegal until the 1970s. Charles Acosta, the owner of Pinball Photos, LLC, has combined his passion for pinball machines and photography   > more...

EM Mechanic Needed in Surgery Please

“EM Mechanic Needed in Surgery Pl...”

June 5th, 2019

Excerpts from my personal blog…. Tuesday, May 7th This is it!  The day I go in for my new knee!  Something I’ve been wanting to do for years, but hadn’t got up the nerve. We went in and the hospital sends me straight   > more...

My Story

“My Story”

May 20th, 2019

I was an avid pinball player during my grade school and high school days during the late 70's and early 80's.    More or less spent way too many hours and according to my father,  way to many quarters at   > more...

I dreamed of Genie

“I dreamed of Genie”

May 16th, 2019

Once upon a time i used to play virtual  pinball on my Sony PSP since i coundlt afford a real one or have the place to havea real one...(being in the army and all) one of thoses vitual games was Genie   > more...

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Pinball Pete's Sunday Matchplay 7

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A new pinball-heavy arcade just opened called The Game Show. It is located in the Yorktown Shopping Center in Lombard, Illinois, on the East side lower level of the mall, right by JCPenney. The arcade is owned by Mark Czarnowski, who opened the Chicago Street Pinball arcade in Joliet five years ago. Unfortunately, downtown Joliet …   Read on...


The East-Anglian Pinball Show is one of the cosiest and most unusual events in the UK’s pinball calendar. For a start, hardly anyone called it by that moniker. For everyone involved, it’s just known as Swavesey after the small Cambridgeshire village where it is held. The actual venue is the back room of the White …   Read on...


Over the weekend of May 10th-12th, the Tilt barcade in central Oslo welcomed pinball players from all over Scandinavia for their second-annual Tilt Pinball Open. It was a packed weekend of pinball with four full-fat, 100% TGP tournaments! Tilt is located right in the centre of Oslo, off one of the main squares with hundreds …   Read on...


When we were touring the main hall at the Texas Pinball Festival earlier this year, one of the stand-out items on show was an edgier, scarier, re-imagined version of the Monster Bash translite which was on display at the Back Alley Creations stand. We needed to find out more about how and why it was …   Read on...


The Vastergotlands Museum in the medieval Swedish town of Skara is currently home to an exhibit called Tilt about the technological development, the cultural influences, and the Swedish history of pinball machines. The exhibition started as a smaller art exhibit in a gallery in Gothenburg in 2018. That exhibit included about 25 backglasses and translites, …   Read on...

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