(Topic ID: 206130)

Forbes.com - Playing Pinball's Big Comeback


By Bumper

1 year ago



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#1 1 year ago

On Forbes / SportsMoney by Mike Ozanian DEC 26, 2017 @ 11:07 AM
https://www.forbes.com/sites/mikeozanian/2017/12/26/playing-pinballs-big-comeback/

Part of the story seems outdated: "...according to Andrew Heighway, managing director of Heighway Pinball, a UK-based company that plans to release its first machine shortly..."

But the rest is newish: "Yesterday, The IFPA announced the return of the IFPA Heads-Up Pinball Championship for 2018! A new twist on competitive pinball, players will be battling head-to-head simultaneously on two different machines of the same title attempting to complete challenges the fastest. The winner of the tournament will receive a brand new Stern Pro Pinball Machine."

#2 1 year ago

Is “Jack Pinball” a new company?? Lol

#3 1 year ago
Quoted from Bumper:

players will be battling head-to-head simultaneously on two different machines of the same title attempting to complete challenges the fastest

Nice even matchup I'm sure.

#4 1 year ago

Appears that the Forbes staff writer spent just a few minutes researching the subject for his poorly researched article.

#5 1 year ago

Glad pinball is getting noticed again and all, but as a former print journalist and copy editor (vocations that went the way of large-scale pinball designing and manufacturing) this article makes me want to scream bloody murder.

"Jack Pinball?" Then they mention Jack Guarnieri by last name on first reference. Good thing I actually pulled this up with an idea of who and what this guy's writing about.

#6 1 year ago

Being in Forbes, this just means the price of machines is going to go up up up. But I still don't get this "comeback of pinball" part.

#7 1 year ago

I heard that on the radio as well

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