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First Pinball Love

Can you remember your first love?  I do, and her name was Earthshaker. 

I was in my first year of college back in 1989 when I first laid eyes on her. I did not live on campus since I had a good job in my hometown almost an hour away. I often found myself waiting long periods of time in between classes at the college food bar. One day as I sat down to some work, a flash of light caught my eye. I looked up and saw a beautiful new pinball machine tucked into the corner. A jumbled and crumbling EARTHSHAKER was printed on the side. The head had a beautifully mirrored finish. I could see an   > Read the full story...




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CBC Story on Short Circuit Arcade

“CBC Story on Short Circuit Arcade”

January 17th, 2019

CBC came and interviewed my wife and I. Attached is the story and video clip they made. Enjoy. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/short-circuit-arcade-home-alberta-edmonton-1.4974448?fbclid=IwAR1O51HjQJZBPoswf9V0bwBrmvMw21qAO8XhlhxzC8Sew_tuZa-wQJNpVvQ

First Story

“First Story”

January 12th, 2019

I am lucky to have been a child of the early eighties. Video games and arcades everywhere. Pac-Man was as big as Michael Jackson. Some of my fondest early memories were running around the very large, multi-roomed Chuck-E-Cheese that my   > more...

Brice's Chicago Pinball Journal - Vol. 3

“Brice's Chicago Pinball Journal ...”

December 31st, 2018

The last of my journal entries from my first year of pinball around Chicagoland:  August 25 Chicago Wizard World Comic Con I can’t believe there was no pinball at Comic Con!  There were Deadpools and Ghostbusters walking all over the place.  There were   > more...


Player Skill Levels - Where Are YOU?!?

“Player Skill Levels - Where Are ...”

December 30th, 2018

This is an amazing classification of pinball skills, and a good guide for those who wish to enhance their playing ability. By: Nashville BIlliard There are so many things to learn for any player! Not just for the beginner. Anyone can im,prove their   > more...

Spirit Pinball for 2019!

“Spirit Pinball for 2019!”

December 24th, 2018

Hello everyone in pinball winter wonderland! In celebration of the holidays/new year I proudly present a Holiday Special Info-mercial to help with all those last minute shopping ideas... Particularly helpful for those who enjoy the pinball machine "Spirit". It was quite   > more...

Artist, Illustrator, Pinhead

“Artist, Illustrator, Pinhead”

December 22nd, 2018

Freelance illustrator and gallery artist, based in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.  Specializing in line-art illustration, OldSchool 3D poster art with red/blue glasses (anaglyphs), merch design, and pop-culture licensing, I’ve enjoyed 10 years of full-time corporate art and design experience working with   > more...




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RotorDaves Apartment Sternament!

Auckland, Au (NZ) January 19, 2019

2018-2019 IFPA MS State Championship Pinball Tournament

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2018-2019 IFPA LA State Championship Pinball Tournament

Lake Charles, LA (US) January 19, 2019

2018 NZ Pinball Championship

Christchurch, Ca (NZ) January 25, 2019

Australia Day Long Weekend Tournament

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Sunday Matchplay @pinball Petes A2 2019

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Lake Charles Winter/Spring League 2019

Lake Charles, LA (US) February 5—April 9, 2019

PaulCs Pinball Meet!

Auckland, Au (NZ) February 9, 2019

TitleTown Pinball Winter 2X Tournament

De Pere, WI (US) February 9, 2019

Roissy-en-Brie Pinball - 7ème week-end Flipper

Roissy-en-Brie (FR) February 9—10, 2019

Pinball news Headlines

RETROVOLT

The Retrovolt arcade provides a return to the pre-redemption days of wholesome family amusements with its twenty-three pinballs and assorted classic video games, as John Brothers reports.   Read on...

PINTASTIC 2017

If nothing else, you've got to admire the name. But fortunately there a lot more to like about this Georgetown pinball arcade/bar, including a fine selection of both games and refreshments.   Read on...

FLIP FLIP, DING DING

If nothing else, you've got to admire the name. But fortunately there a lot more to like about this Georgetown pinball arcade/bar, including a fine selection of both games and refreshments.   Read on...

SILVER BALL PLANET PINBALL ARCADE UPDATE

We've covered the Silver Ball Planet before thanks to our roving reporter John, but now Stefan Riedler from RS-Pinball has visited and updates the game selection while providing detailed instructions on how to get there.   Read on...

MAIN STREET AMUSEMENTS

Another update to an earlier review sees M.G. Brown visiting Main Street Amusements in Lafayette, Indiana where he takes the opportunity to check out some local delicacies.   Read on...


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