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Late Bloomer

As long as I can remember, I was always fascinated by pinball machines. I wanted to like them, so I'd drop a few quarters into a machine whenever I saw one, but it just never really clicked for me. I wasn't quite sure what I was doing, and never had anyone to show me the ropes, so I'd just flip the ball back up whenever it came down and hoped something interesting would happen... and then moved on to whatever video games caught my eye at the arcade.

Growing up, the only "pinball" experience that really kept my attention was the Sonic Spinball video game for the Sega Genesis. I remember having a   > Read the full story...




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My pinball journey

“My pinball journey”

May 11th, 2020

I am from the USA originally, and grew up in Phoenix, AZ in the mid 60s and throughout the 70s playing the silver ball.  When I was very young, I mostly played the Gottlieb wedge heads with my allowance.  Most games cost 10 cents   > more...

The Knight arrives for battle

“The Knight arrives for battle”

May 9th, 2020

Today was a red-letter day (well, more of a tri-color-LED letter day): the arrival of my first home pin. A Black Knight: Sword of Rage Premium, after several decades of hovering around the scene, and being laid off from Williams before   > more...

Pinball Beginnings

“Pinball Beginnings”

May 1st, 2020

This story ends with a surreal scene: me standing at the sales counter of my local Stern dealer, signing the paperwork for a Black Knight Sword of Rage Premium (because the Pro has only one playfield, and a Black Knight   > more...


Pinball bug!

“Pinball bug!”

April 21st, 2020

I was in Buffalo NY a couple of years ago during the holidays and went to the mall with my kids to burn some time.  There was a store that had about 8 pins, so we decided to play.  We   > more...

First Pinball Sale

“First Pinball Sale”

March 29th, 2020

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   > more...

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...




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Pinball events

LA BARAQUE A FLIP 2020 - 5ème édition [Canceled]

62220 CARVIN (FR) May 30—31, 2020

SET SAIL FOR SUMMER WITH CAPTAIN’S AUCTION WAREHOUSE

Anaheim, ca (US) May 30, 2020

Titan Pinball 2020 Southwest Regional Pin-Masters

Arlington, TX (US) May 30—31, 2020

Summer Fun League

Baton Rouge, LA (US) June 6—August 1, 2020

Pinfest 2020

Allentown, PA (US) June 12—13, 2020

Pinball Cruise to the Carribean 2020 or 2021

PLANO, TX (US) July 1, 2020

Southern-Fried Gaming Expo

Atlanta, GA (US) July 10—12, 2020

PinBrew

Girard, OH (US) August 20—22, 2020

Pinball At The Zoo

Kalamazoo, MI (US) October 1—3, 2020

White Rose Gameroom Show

York, PA (US) October 8—10, 2020

Pinball news Headlines

PINBALL COMPANIES

We often get asked which companies are still active and making games, and which are no longer in business or still developing their first games. So, we have developed this list of companies from the past twenty years who are active in manufacturing, those who are in the design phase but haven’t actually manufactured any …   Read on...

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES REVEALED

Although the theme for Stern Pinball’s next release had been widely reported, the timing of the game’s launch was less certain. Originally planned to be announced shortly after the Texas Pinball Festival in March and shown at the Midwest Gaming Classic the following weekend, the launch plans were thrown in the air by the impact …   Read on...

P3 ADDS INTERNET CONNECTIVITY

Multimorphic has added internet capability to its Cosmic Cart Racing game, allowing owners of the P3 pinball platform with the Cosmic Cart Racing game kit to compete against other players anywhere in the world. Closed-network gameplay on the P3 had been demonstrated at pinball shows for several years, but using the internet to connect P3 …   Read on...

HOT WHEELS OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED

After the game was initially shown at the Amusement Expo trade show in New Orleans, American Pinball have belatedly officially announced their new Hot Wheels title, based on the toy cars from Mattel. As we saw from the trade show pictures, this third game from American Pinball is aimed more towards operators than their first …   Read on...

HEIST! REVEALED

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...


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