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My Story

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 the local arcades.  The funny thing is my father was right there with me.   Anyway, I stepped away from the industry for the next several years:  ie: went off to college,  met my wonderful wife and started a family (have two wonderful boys).

While my boys were growing up:  I wanted to introduce them to the games my father and I loved to play,  especially early EM Baseball pitch and bat games.  My   > Read the full story...




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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...

Pinball Wizard Arcade OPENS  - But is illegal in Michigan...Felony

“Pinball Wizard Arcade OPENS - B...”

May 3rd, 2019

The very very short version.   I loved playing pinball my entire life -at 21 religiously drove over an hour on weekends to Varsity Pizza in East Lansing MI  that had 5 EM machines. I said to myself, self if I   > more...

Horror at RMPS!

“Horror at RMPS!”

May 1st, 2019

I am beeeeeeeeeeyond excited to announce that the joyous mayhem of Horrorhouse Fest is now starring at our favorite pinball show!! On May 25-27 at the Rocky Mountain Pinball Showdown we'll be throwing our "hauntcade" tournament in a side room (call   > more...


My Third go around

“My Third go around”

April 16th, 2019

It all started back in 2000, I purchased my first machine, A gilligans Island on ebay. It was a very poor example . Not knowing anything about pinball I thought it was great, and played the hell out of it.   > more...

How I got back into Pinball and started repairing arcade/pinball games

“How I got back into Pinball and ...”

April 16th, 2019

Sorry if this is long and pointless, this is my first post and I am basically condensing 30 years of my life into one page of writing! Before I was even a twinkle in my parents eye, my father was as   > more...

What is lost can never be saved

“What is lost can never be saved”

April 15th, 2019

I got a bit emotional today while I was watching a stream of Notre-Dame Cathedral burning. When I was young I had visited it, it was huge! An incredible building right in the middle of Paris. A landmark of landmarks,   > more...




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Pinball events

Game Galaxy Presents Music City Pinball Weekly June 14 7:30PM

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Surplus Pinball Game Sale

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Pinball news Headlines

TILT PINBALL OPEN

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...

MONSTER BASH RE-IMAGINED

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...

TILT EXHIBITION

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...

PLAY EXPO 2019

Welcome to our live coverage of this year’s Play Expo gaming and entertainment show, being held this year back in Manchester in the north of England. Play Expo has moved around a few times during its relatively short life, starting at the Norbreck Castle hotel in Blackpool before moving to Event City in Manchester, only …   Read on...

SILVER SCREEN TO SILVER BALL

Hollywood?s Love Affair with Pinball Consumers have limited disposable income, and for many people that money is spent on entertainment. Ever since the first silent films graced the screens at small community movie houses, audiences have flocked to see Hollywood?s tales of good versus evil. As the film industry continued to grow, the arcade gaming …   Read on...


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