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A High Schooler's perspective on competitive pinball

A High Schooler's perspective on competitive pinball

On November 20th 2021, my dad took me to my first competitive pinball tournament, I was 15 at the time. We had heard of these tournaments for a while but   > Read the full story...
A story of how I got started

A story of how I got started

My story is pretty simple. I got into arcades and arcade machines back in 2015 and I didn't have the money, a car, or the ability to get machines. I   > Read the full story...

My New Passion

“My New Passion”

April 30th, 2023

Over the past couple of years I like many have dealt with tough times, the unknown, and a new world.  Covid, unknown business future, and   > more...

Autumn Albertson, 9 year old Pinball Phenom

“Autumn Albertson, 9 year old Pin...”

April 28th, 2023

Autumn Albertson, 9 year old Pinball Phenom featured in Glo Magazine Pages 16 & 17 AUTUMN ALBERTSON Age:  9 By Stacie Ball | Photo by Leaha Meinika Most adults probably   > more...

Just What I Needed

“Just What I Needed”

April 22nd, 2023

During the first few months into the pandemic I lost my step-father. He went in for surgery for an aneurism in his heart, that ended   > more...

Bally Freedom an American Icon

“Bally Freedom an American Icon”

April 16th, 2023

I was born in Chicago, the year 1976 along with 5,000 brothers. My creator the Bally company incorporated in me the latest electromechanical technology. I   > more...

Pinball Journey

“Pinball Journey”

April 15th, 2023

..Started out when my dad got me a cool electronic hand-held pinball game called "Wildfire". Other kids had the hand-held football games - but I   > more...

Pint-sized pinball wizards compete in Huntertown tournament

“Pint-sized pinball wizards compe...”

April 9th, 2023

Dave Gong | For The Journal Gazette Ten-year-old Eli Mitchell’s gold medal lightly touched the edge of the pinball machine at Wizard’s World Pinball Arcade on   > more...

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Music store and record label, Jackpot Records, has released a new limited-edition two-album set of music taken from classic Williams/Bally pinball machines, called Jackpot Plays Pinball. Based in Portland, Oregon, USA, and run by Isaac Slusarenko, Jackpot Records is a popular music store selling multiple formats but specialising in vinyl. In addition, it also re-releases …   Read on...


The second ‘2.0’ upgrade kit to be released by Pedretti Gaming is to be Whirlwind: Total Chaos. The game is another multi-national collaboration, with Pedretti Gaming in Italy managing, manufacturing and marketing the kit, while the rules and software are created in Wales with the computing power originating in the US and France. The artwork …   Read on...


It has been three-and-a-half years since we first reported on the launch title from pinball start-up Pinball Adventures, but today Punny Factory 2520 finally goes on sale to the public. Punny Factory is available with two styles of cabinet. A traditional printed cabinet features cartoon artwork depicting some of the in-game puns and the title …   Read on...


On a previous visit to the Dallas area in 2018 we visited the first Cidercade on Irving Blvd. in the city and remarked how it had “a truly impressive collection” of pinballs and video games. That was followed by a review of the Austin branch by M.G. Brown last year. Since then, Bishop have expanded …   Read on...


Back in 2019 we paid a visit to the Multimorphic factory in Round Rock, Texas. Since then, much has changed, both with the company itself and with the pinball industry as a whole, but the intervening four years have been good for Multimorphic, with new games launched, new personnel on board, and the P3 platform …   Read on...

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My introduction to Pinball

My introduction to Pinball

The very first pinball machine i ever played was TSPP (The Simpsons Pinball Party) at my local amusement park. I'd   >

NIB pinsider

NIB pinsider

Hello all, Long time lurker finally going public. I've been a pinball fan for decades and am finally ready to start   >

Places of interest in Méx.

Places of interest in Méx.

Hello pinsiders friends and pinball enthusiasts in Mexico, if you know of places to play pinball within the Mexican Republic,   >

Hi !

Hi !

I'm 31 year old guy from france. I've an amazing Gottlieb Vulcan since so many year, but, poor state. And now   >

I grew up in arcades, but never played pinball until now!

I grew up in arcades, but never played pinball until now!

Having been born in the early 70's I remember my grandparents taking us to buy candy cigarettes, garbage pail kids,   >

Who Are We?

Who Are We?

It all starts with just one pinball machine. The Original Pinballz Arcade in Austin, Texas is the birthplace of Pinballz. Opened   >

Pinball Nooblet

Pinball Nooblet

Loved pinball since I was little, earliest memories going down the pinball row at the big arcade in the mall   >

Who the hell even is this guy?

Who the hell even is this guy?

Hey yo I'm kind of new to this whole form  thing but I play pinball around the San Francisco area   >

Future Box Pinball

Future Box Pinball

Future Box Pinball is an augmented reality pinball machine that combines digital and analog technologies to create a new kind   >

A habit takes form...

A habit takes form...

I moved to Florida last year escaping the craziness of Southern California.  Found myself walking into ReBoot in Dunedin... FIFTEEN   >

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My Early Pinball Years

My current lineup represents the era I grew up in, the 80's.  Having been born in the 70's it wasn't   >

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Pennyman1 - who am I

I am a long time pinball player, enthusiast, and have 45 years in the business as a technician and former   >

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