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Barenaked Ladies 'Silverball' - exclusive Pinside sneak preview!

May 1 - Barenaked Ladies 'Silverball' - exclusive Pinside sneak preview!

Back in October last year, when I had the opportunity to visit the Stern Pinball factory and meet the cool ...


Lawlor and Youssi are back to help revive Pro pinball!

September 6 - Lawlor and Youssi are back to help revive Pro pinball!

Back in the nineties, when collecting and restoring pinball machines had still not occurred to me as a hobby (and ...


Stern announces X-Men Pinball

June 7 - Stern announces X-Men Pinball

We live in exciting times for pinball! Two days after the fantastic lookin' WOZ prototype from Jersey Jack Pinball we ...


April 2012 update: We zijn er nog!

April 10 - April 2012 update: We zijn er nog!

Ik krijg de laatste tijd wel eens opmerkingen van bezoekers dat de "Koog" pagina hier enigszins achterhaalde informatie bevat. Koog ...


Stern announce Transformers pinball

September 20 - Stern announce Transformers pinball

Stern has just officially announced their new game: Stern Pinball To Release TRANSFORMERS Pinball Machine World’s Only Maker of Arcade Quality ...


George Gomez for president!

July 12 - George Gomez for president!

This just came in via an offical Stern press release. Good news, I'd say! Stern Pinball, Inc. appoints World Renowned Game Designer ...


New Stern game: TRON - First pictures!

April 28 - New Stern game: TRON - First pictures!

UPDATE: Playfield and cabinet photos were just released by Stern! Stern just released the first photos of their upcoming machine: "TRON ...


Steve Ritchie joins the Stern team!

March 2 - Steve Ritchie joins the Stern team!

Whoa! Steve Ritchie is coming back! Pinside.com just received word that our favorite designer, Steve Ritchie is moving to Chicago ...


Stern announces Rolling Stones

February 16 - Stern announces Rolling Stones

Stern Pinball, Inc., the world’s only maker of real pinball games, announced today the availability of the Rolling Stones pinball ...


Stern announces Avatar!

September 14 - Stern announces Avatar!

With all the heavyweight licenses that Stern seems to be picking for each and every new pinball machine, it has ...


Next up: Stern's Iron Man!

March 17 - Next up: Stern's Iron Man!

Very exciting news from the Stern factory. The new machine is in production and it's another superhero theme! After the ...


Gambling and pinball, part three: Slots!

February 11 - Gambling and pinball, part three: Slots!

Anyone who's ever been to the Vegas strip knows it's not easy winning on slots. In pinball that's really not different, ...


Stern Big Buck Hunter (UPDATED! With video)

January 14 - Stern Big Buck Hunter (UPDATED! With video)

Update: The following video was just posted to the Stern channel: Today, Stern has announced their new game "Big Buck Hunter" ...


Stern announces new NBA machine

May 21 - Stern announces new NBA machine

Stern has just announced their latest game: "NBA", a licensed theme featuring USA basketball. For basketball fans -and there are quite a ...


Koog Competitie Ronde 6

April 11 - Koog Competitie Ronde 6

Je hebt van die avonden dat alles lukt. De bal loopt goed, alle schoten gaan raak, de jokerpotten worden je ...


Stern announces 24 pinball machine UPDATED!

February 7 - Stern announces "24" pinball machine UPDATED!

UPDATE: As user Swissorcapin kindly points out in the comments, "24" has just received a fantastic software update! - Wizard ...


Uitslagen Koog Competitie 2009 - Ronde 4

February 7 - Uitslagen Koog Competitie 2009 - Ronde 4

Vrijdag 6 februari - vanwege de voorjaarsvakantie weer eens op de eerste van de maand - op de bekende lokatie ...


Koog Competitie 2009 - Stand na 3 ronden

January 11 - Koog Competitie 2009 - Stand na 3 ronden

Na weer een heftig avondje flipperen was het vanavond eindelijk weer eens een echt goede avond voor Helen! Haar ...


New Stern machine: CSI --- UPDATED!

October 31 - New Stern machine: CSI --- UPDATED!

Update: Two weeks after publishing our initial CSI story, Stern has now released an offical press statement about Crime Scene ...


Over de Koog collectie

October 31 - Over de Koog collectie

De collectie van onze gameroom is een altijd veranderend landschap geweest van -vooral moderne- flipperkasten. Sinds het bijeenbrengen van de ...


Welkom by PinsideHQ!

October 31 - Welkom by PinsideHQ!

PinsdeHQ is de naam van onze Gameroom, op  industrieterrein De Beverkoog in Alkmaar. Hier halen de mensen achter Pinside hun wekelijkse ...


The Pinside Market Watch

October 11 - The Pinside Market Watch

Pinside.com announces a cool new feature for all Pinball collectors out there: The Pinside.com Marketwatch. The Pinside Market Watch monitors classifieds ...


Gambling and pinball, part two: Poker!

July 25 - Gambling and pinball, part two: Poker!

In this second story in our series about gambling and pinball (here is the first one), Pinside.com will tell you ...


To mod or not to mod?

July 25 - To mod or not to mod?

Ah, pinball mods! We see them all the time on Ebay, in other people's gamerooms, maybe even in your machine? ...


Batman plays the silverball... again!

July 22 - Batman plays the silverball... again!

Stern have just released information about their new game! Most of you probably already figured out what it'll be, but ...


Gambling and pinball, part one: roulette

July 19 - Gambling and pinball, part one: roulette

In this first story of a series of three on "gambling and pinball", we take a look at roulette themed ...


The end of Capcom pinball

June 7 - The end of Capcom pinball

It starts in early 1997. Two machines, "Big Bang Bar" and "Kingpin", were the last machines ever to see the light of ...


Reports are coming in from all over the World, the Earth is under attack, an attack from Mars!

May 27 - Reports are coming in from all over the World, the Earth is under attack, an attack from Mars!

Pressing the start button of Bally's 1995 attack From Mars yields the above or one of various other unnerving quotes. ...


Coming... soon?

May 26 - Coming... soon?

Crocodile hunter is to be the first original pinball machine manufactured by "The Pinball Factory", an Austrailian venture, combining both the ...


Tilt: The Battle to Save Pinball

May 25 - Tilt: The Battle to Save Pinball

THE SITUATION facing the pinball designers at Williams Electronic Games in 1998: come up with something new, or see the world's largest ...


Finale Koog Competitie 2008

May 15 - Finale Koog Competitie 2008

Twee weken later -het moest allemaal even bezinken- maar hier zijn dan de uiteindelijke uitslagen van de Koog Competitie 2008. ...


What pinball machine should I buy?

May 9 - What pinball machine should I buy?

In this story I am going to explain how the new Best Bang for your Buck list could assist you ...


Shrek is a family guy!

April 8 - Shrek is a family guy!

Stern have just announced a new machine: "Shrek". Pat Lawlor Design, along with software and rules designers Lonnie Ropp and Mike Kyzivat, ...


You just crossed over...  Into pinball! 10 years later.

April 8 - You just crossed over... Into pinball! 10 years later.

It's 1998 - The very early stages of my pinball madness, I remember going online to look for my next ...


A great pinball adventure awaits!

April 8 - A great pinball adventure awaits!

Another very popular pinball machine, even more so with the hype surrounding the fourth George Lucas blockbuster film set to ...


Koog Competitie 2008 Ronde 5

April 5 - Koog Competitie 2008 Ronde 5

Het zal de meesten van jullie niet ontgaan zijn, de Pinside is in een nieuw jasje gestoken! Martijn en ik ...


Keep hands away from mini playfield!

March 14 - Keep hands away from mini playfield!

One of the more unnerving quotes in recent pinball history must be the scary technicians warning built in Bally's Doctor ...


Koog Competitie 2008 Ronde 3

February 8 - Koog Competitie 2008 Ronde 3

Daar istie dan weer, de uitslag van de Koog Competitie! Ronde 3, 2008 om precies te zijn. En wat een avond ...


The doctor is in!

February 7 - The doctor is in!

Doctor Who may be one of the harder pins to play for any newcomer to the game of pinball. ...


How I got addicted to the silver ball

January 25 - How I got addicted to the silver ball

Ever since I was a small version of my current me, my parents used to take me and my older ...


Koog Competitie 2008 Ronde 2

January 19 - Koog Competitie 2008 Ronde 2

Ik zal er geen doekjes om winden, ik had een drukke week! De nieuwe Pinside, zeg maar versie 2 van deze ...


Do you feel lucky punk? Well, do ya?

December 17 - Do you feel lucky punk? Well, do ya?

There's something about this machine. As soon as I pull the trigger of the magnum .44 shaped ball shooter a ...


Operation Gumball

December 11 - Operation "Gumball"

Bally's Twilight Zone must be one of the greatest pinball machines ever made. The amount of playfield toys must have ...


koog competitie 2008 - ronde 1

December 7 - koog competitie 2008 - ronde 1

Goed, de spelende vrouw uit de meneer Cactus show deed dat beter, maar zoals gisteren al op het whiteboard te ...


new stern machine: wheel of fortune

October 13 - new stern machine: wheel of fortune

"Huh? Wheel of Fortune? You must be joking" was my first reaction after finding out about Stern's latest license. Followed ...


dpo voorronde 2007 in de koog

October 2 - dpo voorronde 2007 in de koog

Wat later dan gebruikelijk, maar gelukkig is er ook dit jaar weer een DPO. Volgens goed gebruik is er ook ...


New Stern machine: Spider-Man!

June 4 - New Stern machine: Spider-Man!

Stern Pinball, Inc. is releasing its newest pinball machine, Spider-Man. Designed by Steve Ritchie, Lyman Sheats, and the engineering ...


koog competitie finale!

June 1 - koog competitie finale!

"100% of the shots you don't take don't go in" zei een wijs man (Wayne Gretzky) eens. En in de ...


koog competitie - ronde 5

May 12 - koog competitie - ronde 5

11 mei, en alweer de vijfde ronde van de vijfde Koog Competitie. Van de vijfentwintig ingeschreven deelnemers waren vanavond maar ...


koog competitie - ronde 3

March 2 - koog competitie - ronde 3

Gisteren was het al weer tijd voor de derde ronde van de Koog Competitie. Met maar liefst 20 werkende kasten ...




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