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This Week in Pinball Updates


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    #1 2 years ago

    Hi all, I wanted to share that I am starting a pinball website called This Week in Pinball (http://www.thisweekinpinball.com). I plan to post weekly on Mondays, and the post will include noteworthy happenings in the pinball world, such as new games/rumors/mods, production and coding updates, pinball show reviews and announcements, results from competitions, notable pinball streams/videos/podcasts, etc., along with a game of the week, website of the week, and a monthly challenge to be entered into a drawing for something pinball related.

    The plan is for each weekly post to contain short readable summaries, a snapshot of what’s happening since it is getting more difficult to keep up with everything. I posted the first weekly post this morning at www.thisweekinpinball.com.

    If you have anything you’d like to be included or see something I miss (which I’m sure will happen), shoot me an email at thisweekinpinball@gmail.com. Thanks!

    Website: www.thisweekinpinball.com
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/thisweekinpinball
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/__twip__
    Email: thisweekinpinball@gmail.com

    #3 2 years ago

    Updated initial post with links. If you have any feedback, please feel free to let me know, got some great suggestions today via email.

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    #6 2 years ago

    This Week in Pinball weekly update was posted this morning - Timeshock, Thunderbirds, TBL Review, more: http://www.thisweekinpinball.com/twip-timeshock-thunderbirds-tbl-review/

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    #7 1 year ago

    Hi all, This Week in Pinball was posted today and includes Pinburgh info, The Jetsons Gameplay, more pinball:
    http://thisweekinpinball.com/twip-pinburgh-jetsons-gameplay-guardians-galaxy-mystery/

    #9 1 year ago

    Time to over-analyze expensive toys! This Week in Pinball's initial thoughts on Total Nuclear Annihilation:

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/total-nuclear-annihilation-initial-thoughts/

    #10 1 year ago

    For anyone interested...

    This Week in Pinball: Total Nuclear Annihilation, Stern Ghosting, Pinburgh Recap, more pinball
    http://thisweekinpinball.com/twip-total-nuclear-annihilation-stern-ghosting-pinburgh/

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    #11 1 year ago

    Happy Monday Pinheads! For anyone interested:

    This Week in Pinball - Star Wars Premium Gameplay (what was seen/heard/learned), Alien Updates, Monthly Giveaway Winner Announced, More pinball:

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/star-wars-premium-gameplay-alien-updates-monthly-giveaway-winner-announced/

    #12 1 year ago

    BTW, if anyone has any pinball related news or announcements they'd like to include in future posts, please PM me or email me at thisweekinpinball@gmail.com. Or if you have any suggestions to improve the site or topics you'd like to see covered more (or less) let me know.

    #13 1 year ago

    Alien Pinball Initial Thoughts - lots of pics & video links to Buffalo Pinball's recent stream - check it out! http://thisweekinpinball.com/alien-pinball-initial-thoughts/

    #15 1 year ago

    At least it didn't use the phrase 10k by Christmas or L*onman

    I'll try to make up for it next time by using the word "accoutrements"

    #16 1 year ago

    For anyone interested:

    THIS WEEK IN PINBALL – Thunderbirds Coming, Stern Marketing, Buffalo Pinball Summer Open, More Pinball

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/twip-thunderbirds-coming-stern-marketing-buffalo-pinball-summer-open/

    #17 1 year ago

    For anyone interested:

    The Jetsons Pinball Gameplay - Five Things Seen/Heard/Learned from last night's Dead Flip stream:
    http://thisweekinpinball.com/jetsons-gameplay-stream-five-things-seenheardlearned/

    (TNA post coming soon)

    #18 1 year ago

    Here is the Total Nuclear Annihilation post - Five Things Seen/Heard/Learned from the Dead Flip stream

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/total-nuclear-annihilation-five-things-seenheardlearned/

    #19 1 year ago

    For anyone interested:

    THIS WEEK IN PINBALL: Dead Flip's TNA & Jetsons stream, Thunderbirds Sneak Peek, Buffalo Pinball Summer Open, more pinball

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/twip-dead-flip-stream-tna-jetsons-thunderbirds-sneak-peaks-buffalo-summer-open-winner/

    Lots of good content this week.

    Website: www.thisweekinpinball.com
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/thisweekinpinball
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/__twip__
    Email: thisweekinpinball@gmail.com

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    #22 1 year ago

    THIS WEEK IN PINBALL: Kosmic Khaos Pinball?, Blurry Thunderbirds Playfield, New Bowen Tutorials, More Pinball --> http://wp.me/p8P1sN-eU

    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thisweekinpinball
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/__twip__
    Email: thisweekinpinball@gmail.com

    #23 1 year ago

    BTW, my goal is to start posting new content (almost) daily during the week. I won't spam this thread for each one, will only update this thread for the Monday "main" post, but this week we'll also have:

    Tues: Pin of the week
    Wed: Name the game monthly giveaway
    Thurs: Game Room of the week (really cool/unique game room!)
    Fri: Pinball website of the week

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    #24 1 year ago

    THIS WEEK IN PINBALL: JPop is Back - A Conversation with Deeproot Pinball *EXCLUSIVE*

    Plus an intriguing Steve Ritchie Facebook comment and Dead Flip and friends deliver the first TNA to Ed Robertson of The Barenaked Ladies

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/twip-john-popadiuk-back-conversation-deeproot-pinball-exclusive/

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    #26 1 year ago

    A Beginner's Guide to Bingo Pinball - by Nick Baldridge of For Amusement Only EM and Bingo Pinball Podcast. Very informative and well written guest post by a great pinball ambassador.

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/beginners-guide-bingo-pinball-nick-baldridge/

    Say hi to Nick at White Rose Gameroom Show in York, PA, and stop at Bingo Row to play bingo pinball and multi-bingo pinball!

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    #27 1 year ago

    Heading to Vegas this morning, and I'm going to post my Monday pinball update like I normally would because pinball is a very small thing in life that brings people together from different races, religions, countries, and backgrounds.

    This Week in Pinball: Expo Preview

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/twip-expo-preview-predictions-rumors-expect/

    #28 1 year ago

    Not my normal type of post, but one I wanted to share about my time in Vegas the last few days.

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/trip-vegas-conversations-uber-drivers/

    #29 1 year ago

    THIS WEEK IN PINBALL
    -Olympic Goblin Pinball Machine
    -Updated Expo Preview w/ JJP4 info, Riot Pinball, etc.
    -Thunderbirds Reveal
    -New Star Wars Video Modes
    -Stern of the Union
    -Ed Robertson Talks to TSA Agents about Pinball
    -Remakes vs. Originals
    -Pinball in the News
    -More

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/twip-olympic-goblin-pinball-machine-updated-expo-preview/

    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thisweekinpinball
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/__twip__
    Email: thisweekinpinball@gmail.com

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    #31 1 year ago

    THIS WEEK IN PINBALL

    - Jersey Jack Pinball Pirates of the Caribbean
    - American Pinball Houdini Updates
    - Stern Pinball Unlicensed Theme
    - Pinball News Expo Coverage
    - Other Expo News Roundup
    - ColorDMD Pinball Displays Releases
    - Multimorphic, Inc Redesigned Website
    - Heighway Pinball Alien Shipping?
    - More Pinball

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/twip-jjp-pirates-caribbean-houdini-updates-stern-unlicensed-theme/

    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thisweekinpinball
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/__twip__
    Email: thisweekinpinball@gmail.com

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    #32 1 year ago

    MAGIC GIRL Pinball Machine: First Stream, Features, and the Latest on Possible Mass Production

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/magic-girl-pinball-machine-first-stream-features-latest-possible-mass-production/

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    #33 1 year ago

    Updated the original post with more information and some clarification from Pinsider Applejuice.

    #34 1 year ago

    THIS WEEK IN PINBALL!
    - More Details on Alice Cooper Nightmare Castle
    - Homepin and Pinheck System
    - New Ka-Pow Title Timeline
    - First Heads-Up Pinball Championship
    - Magic Girl Stream
    - Proof that Aliens Exist
    - Bowen Kerins is Awesome
    - Code Drops - Stern Pinball Star Wars and Spooky's TNA
    - Dutch Pinball Updates - Xytech, ARA, Early Achievers

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/twip-details-alice-cooper-pin-homepin-vs-ben-heck-new-tournament/

    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thisweekinpinball
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/__twip__
    Email: thisweekinpinball@gmail.com

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    #35 1 year ago

    Updates on Python's Pinball Circus "remake"

    Plus the first news on the Circus Maximus secret second title!

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/pythons-pinball-circus-updates-secret-second-new-title/

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    #36 1 year ago

    THIS WEEK IN PINBALL
    - Guardians of the Galaxy Rumor Round-Up
    - JJP Pirates of the Caribbean New Info
    - Python's Pinball Circus Updates
    - Circus Maximus Building New Machine
    - Batman '66 Code Update
    - Aliens Unboxing, More on the Way?
    - Heads Up Pinball Championship Winner
    - Vote: Jaws vs. Zombie Theme
    - End of Post Bonus

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/twip-guardians-galaxy-rumor-round-jjp-pirates-new-info/

    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thisweekinpinball
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/__twip__
    Email: thisweekinpinball@gmail.com

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    #37 1 year ago

    Guardians of the Galaxy Pinball "Deep Dive" - Likes, Dislikes, Features, Questions

    Yes it is a bit silly to do a "deep dive" without gameplay video, but we're doing it anyway!

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/guardians-galaxy-deep-dive-likes-dislikes-features-questions/

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    #38 1 year ago

    THIS WEEK IN PINBALL
    - Guardians of the Galaxy Reveal
    - JJP Pirates of the Caribbean More Info
    - John Trudeau Update
    - Heighway Pinball's Timeline for Next Game
    - Happy Birthday Pinball Profile
    - Dutch Pinball Open
    - The Big Lebowski Update
    - Kickstarter for Pinball Coffee Table Book
    - Dead Man's Hand Pinball Production
    - October Giveaway Winner
    - COMET PINBALL, November Giveaway Sponsor
    - End of Post Bonus

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/twip-guardians-galaxy-reveal-heighway-pinball-next-game-timeline-john-trudeau-update/

    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thisweekinpinball
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/__twip__
    Email: thisweekinpinball@gmail.com

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    #40 1 year ago
    Quoted from cait001:

    added to my RSS reader. I very much appreciate the weekly updates.

    Thanks so much, it was a long one this week!

    #42 1 year ago

    Yes I totally did, thanks for pointing that out. Two 24 hour battles confused me

    I’ll fix that tomorrow, thanks much!

    #44 1 year ago

    THIS WEEK IN PINBALL

    - Guardians of the Galaxy Gameplay Coming
    - Houdini Updates
    - Major Pinball Announcement Coming from New York City
    - The Big Lebowski - Good News, Bad News
    - Stern of the Union and Star Wars Topper Update
    - Another Batman ’66 Code Update
    - Dutch Pinball Open
    - Total Nuclear Annihilation Speaker Grills, Meltdown Mirrors
    - Three Pinball Publications
    - Victory Laps - End of Post Bonus

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/twip-guardians-gameplay-coming-houdini-updates-major-nyc-pinball-announcement-teaser/

    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thisweekinpinball
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/__twip__
    Email: thisweekinpinball@gmail.com

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    #45 1 year ago

    Why is it a big deal for a major pinball tournament to be returning to New York City? Here are a few reasons.

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/nyc-pinball-championships-big-deal/

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    #46 1 year ago

    THIS WEEK IN PINBALL
    - Guardians of the Galaxy New Details
    - Dead Flip Stream Tonight - Details
    - Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory by Jersey Jack?
    - Alien Updates
    - Details on Heighway's Next Games
    - Stern Unlicensed Theme Updates
    - NYC Pinball Championships
    - The Big Lebowski Production Update
    - Star Wars Accessories Updates
    - Victory Laps - End of Post Bonus
    - Upcoming Games and Rumors

    http://www.thisweekinpinball.com/twip-guardians-galaxy-new-details-dead-flip-stream-details-willy-wonka/

    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thisweekinpinball
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/__twip__
    Email: thisweekinpinball@gmail.com

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    #47 1 year ago

    THIS WEEK IN PINBALL
    - Guardians of the Galaxy Stream
    - **EXCLUSIVE: deeproot – the Next Misadventure or a Pinball Revolution?
    - Cyber Monday Deals
    - Free Custom Shooter Rod Giveaway - LAST DAY
    - Statement from Heighway Pinball
    - Two New Pins at Expo 2018?
    - Kingpin Remake?
    - Thunderbirds Playfield Changes
    - More

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/twip-guardians-stream/

    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thisweekinpinball
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/__twip__
    Email: thisweekinpinball@gmail.com

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    #51 1 year ago
    Quoted from Wolfmarsh:

    Thanks for doing these. Only feedback is that when viewing on my phone, the pictures in the article do some weird wrapping with the text.

    I need to fix that, I've had a few people mention that - just haven't had time yet. Hope to have that formatted differently soon.

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    #52 1 year ago

    THIS WEEK IN PINBALL
    - Statement from deeproot Pinball
    - 1st Annual TWIPY Awards!
    - New Info on Alice Cooper's Nightmare Castle
    - Stern Updates - Code Updates, Callouts, Stern of the Union
    - December Deals and Giveaways
    - New Gameplay Videos - GOTG, Alien, Houdini
    - IFPA Power 100 Championship
    - Tips from Zach Sharpe on How to Play Better
    - More

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/twip/

    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thisweekinpinball
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/__twip__
    Email: thisweekinpinball@gmail.com

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    #54 1 year ago
    Quoted from epthegeek:

    IMHO Pirates should have been held until 2018. Sure it got revealed this year, but it's not really going to be a full game that a decent number of people can get their hands on and play (and in a more complete state) until next year. Probably the same goes for Houdini - more fair for it to be hoping for votes after it's had a real chance for more people to play the production game.

    I hear ya. Went back and forth on what games to include and what to not include. I didn't include P3 or any remakes (AFMr). I used this as a guide: https://pinside.com/pinball/archive and decided to include any game people may have had a chance to play.

    It also makes me think of next year's TWIPY awards, do we include Houdini and POTC and Thunderbirds as they should be shipping? Seems unfair to have them two years in a row.

    And what about games that have major code updates coming like GOTG and BM66? Tough to know when to include them...not a perfect science.

    #55 1 year ago

    Heads up - the voting link worked fine at first and now it is a broken link, I've contacted Survey Monkey to see what's up. I'll let you know when it is back up!

    Remember, even the Oscars announced the wrong winner, so be patient with the TWIPYs, hopefully the link will be back up shortly...

    #56 1 year ago

    And we're back up and running

    #58 1 year ago

    This is just like a real election with the voting problems. Let me know if anyone else has problems, it looks to be back working now...(hopefully)

    #66 1 year ago

    The remakes were left off because it seemed like there wasn't enough "new" to include them as a new and original game.

    The reasoning to leave off the P3 games was my ignorance of the platform. I had initially included LL-EE, along with Lexy Lightspeed - Secret Agent Showdown, Barnyard, ROCs, and Cannon Lagoon. I came up with the TWIPY awards idea Saturday night, and made the poll Sunday morning before starting on the Monday This Week in Pinball post. I pulled them because I didn't understand the depth and scale of the games and wasn't sure how they fit into the poll. Obviously I should've spent more time researching it.

    I PMed Gerry this morning after his post to apologize for leaving them off. It wasn't meant to belittle their efforts at all. I'd like to do a full post highlighting the P3 platform and the games so I can get educated on it and share that info with others.

    #69 1 year ago
    Quoted from lachied:

    Just noticed this. Was going to go back and read the posts cos a news summary without having to wade through the pinside drama sounded good. But it seems like you are just pushing your own bias for things anyway.
    Why even have a poll if you don't have some rules in place for it? Did the game ship in 2017? Then include it in poll. That would mean Pirates, Houdini and Thunderbirds would be next year or later. And as others have said Lexy Lightspeed would be this year.
    Not including remakes is another personal opinion but it kinda makes sense as yeah they are the same game that was released many years ago.

    Trust me, next year we'll do it differently. We'll have you, the pinball community, help decide which machines are eligible and what categories should be included. This idea sounded fun in my head but did not translate as I would've like as I should've spent more time thinking it through. Oh well, live and learn. The good news is that I'm already starting on an article all about the P3 platform that will include an interview with Gerry. Looking forward to that post!

    Also just found out...apparently, the free version of Survey Monkey only allows me to see the first 100 responses which we've already blown by. For $35 I can see the first 1,000 responses. For unlimited responses it is over $400. SO, **Edited** we're having a do-over.

    #74 1 year ago

    Yeah this has turned into a freaking train wreck. Lets start over.

    So fresh start, which of these games should be included:

    Aerosmith
    Alien
    Attack From Mars Remake
    Dialed In
    Houdini
    Guardians of the Galaxy
    Lexi Lightspeed - Escape from Earth
    Pirates of the Caribbean
    Star Wars
    The Jetsons
    Thunderbirds
    Total Nuclear Annihilation

    And do you have additional questions or breakouts of these:
    Best Theme of the Year (based on theme ONLY)
    Best Sound
    Best Artwork
    Best Rules/Code
    Best Lightshow
    Best Toys/Gimmicks
    Best Playfield Layout and Gameplay
    Best Display/Animations
    Best Game of the Year

    Thoughts on additional questions now that I won't be restricted to 10 questions?
    Favorite pinball podcast? (write in)
    Favorite Twitch streamer? (write in)
    ...

    Open to any and all ideas, let's get this thing ready for a do-over.

    #77 1 year ago

    Going to start a thread on this to try to get as much input as possible.

    #78 1 year ago

    Here is the new thread: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/the-twipy-awards-2017-pinball-awards-input-needed

    frolic I tried posting your list as the first post but it wouldn't let me do back to back posts that quickly so I posted it in the original post.

    Thanks for your help all.

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    #79 1 year ago

    THIS WEEK IN PINBALL
    - The TWIPY Pinball Awards - Vote Now!
    - Batman ’66 Channel Changing – A First for Pinball
    - List of Thunderbirds Playfield Changes, Shipping Update
    - Stern of the Union – Code Updates, Stern in China, More
    - The Impact of the Project Pinball Charity
    - Poem about PinballBulbs.com and December SALE!
    - Poem about Pin Stadium Lighting and GIVEAWAY!
    - What’s Happening with PAPA 21?
    - The Queensland Pinball Championships
    - Victory Laps – End of Post Bonus
    - MATCH! – Next game…what is Coming Up on This Week in Pinball

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/twip-twipy-awards-vote-now-batman-66-code-first-pinball-list-thunderbirds-changes/

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    #80 1 year ago

    DEEP DIVE into Houdini Pinball by American Pinball - Overview, Likes, Dislikes, Code, Features

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/houdini-deep-dive-overview-likes-dislikes-code/

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    #81 1 year ago

    THIS WEEK IN PINBALL
    - Planetary Pinball Reveals “Likely” Remakes
    - Clues from “Ask Steve Ritchie”
    - Host Announced for TWIPY Pinball Awards!
    - Houdini Deep Dive – Likes, Dislikes, Features, Code
    - Code Code Code Code – Guardians, Star Wars, Alien, WOZ
    - More Alien Info
    - Win a FREE set of Pin Stadium Lights
    - Mystery Playfield in Background of Ask Steve Ritchie
    - Victory Laps – End of Post Bonus
    - MATCH! – Next Game…What is Coming Up on This Week in Pinball
    - Several Changes to Upcoming Games and Rumors

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/twip-likely-remakes-revealed-clues-ask-steve-ritchie-twipy-host-announced/

    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thisweekinpinball
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/__twip__
    Email: thisweekinpinball@gmail.com

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    #82 1 year ago

    The Desire to Create - Interview with Joe Balcer, playfield designer of Houdini Pinball

    - How Houdini went from a piece of paper to a flippable game in four months
    - Why the unique head shape
    - An extremely cool one-of-a-kind mod is coming
    - The magic and illusion of the design and code
    - The development of the catapult
    - Houdini sales goals and how many can be produced each week
    - Game #2 - licensed or unlicensed?
    - Game #2 - who is the designer?
    - Game #2 - when will it be announced?

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/exclusive-interview-joe-balcer-playfield-designer-houdini-desire-create/

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    #85 1 year ago

    THIS WEEK IN PINBALL

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/twip-happy-new-year-two-huge-new-themes-revealed-plus-kingpin/

    - Happy New Year!
    - **EXCLUSIVE - New Themes Being Revealed
    - Is That a Kingpin?
    - LIVE TWIPY Pinball Awards Show coming 1/19 at 7:00PM EST
    - Pindigo Version 3 Released
    - Total Nuclear Annihilation Album Release Date, plus TnA Background and Updates
    - Chicago Gaming Updates on AFMr and Game #3
    - Guardians of the Galaxy - New Songs and Limited Editions Shipping
    - First Houdini Officially Shipped
    - Last Day to enter to win a FREE set of Pin Stadium Lights
    - Pinball Bulbs Sale
    - Alien Limited Editions Shipping?
    - NYC Pinball Championship Updates
    - IFPA Announcments
    - Victory Laps - End of Post Bonus

    Website: http://www.thisweekinpinball.com
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thisweekinpinball
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/__twip__
    Email: thisweekinpinball@gmail.com

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    #88 1 year ago

    Going to announce one this weekend and one the following on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/thisweekinpinball) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/__twip__). I'm eliminating titles throughout the week.

    Current possibilities:
    Back to the Future
    The Beastie Boys
    The Beatles
    Fast and the Furious
    The Goonies
    Harry Potter
    It
    James Bond
    Jaws
    Led Zeppelin
    The Matrix
    Michael Jackson
    Mission Impossible
    Muppets
    Pulp Fiction
    Super Mario Bros.
    Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
    Zelda

    Eliminated:
    Iron Maiden
    Jurassic World
    Men in Black
    Price is Right
    Superman

    (Just because we're eliminating a theme doesn't mean it isn't going to be made into a pinball machine, it just means it isn't one that we know about.)

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    #96 1 year ago

    OMG who's idea was this, this is taking forever.

    Going to announce the first one later today instead of waiting any longer.

    #99 1 year ago
    Quoted from jeffspinballpalace:

    who is making it? is of equal interest

    Totally agree - unfortunately the ONLY info I have is that a pinball manufacturer HAS the license and is working on the theme - I don't know specifics on timing or which manufacturer has it.

    I wish I knew more!

    Going to announce on Facebook and Twitter in about 30 minutes during my lunch.

    #125 1 year ago

    Pulp Fiction isn't for everybody for sure! We've heard the past rumors but did not have confirmation that a company had it until fall of last year.

    We'll go ahead and announce the other one today too in a bit, which you may like better. We've eliminated some more and here are the remaining possibilities:

    Back to the Future
    The Beatles
    The Goonies
    Harry Potter
    James Bond
    Jaws
    Super Mario Bros.
    Zelda

    #128 1 year ago
    Quoted from jgentry:

    No Beastie Boys

    I know. It is in my top 5 of wanted pins

    #210 1 year ago

    Interesting tweet from Keith Johnson:

    "Yellow Submarine isn't really The Beatles, I don't think. We've been turning down the theme since the company started!

    Whoever owns the license has been trying to pawn it off on someone for years."

    #219 1 year ago

    Here is part of an interview from April of 2016 where JT discusses The Beatles:

    What's your dream theme to build a pin around. If you could snap your fingers and build a pinball on any theme in the world, what would it be?

    It would be The Beatles. I've been trying to get The Beatles since I was at Williams. Pretty soon they're going to be gone, and I'll be gone too. Then it won't matter anymore. But I would still love to get The Beatles.

    What would you put into a Beatles game?

    Prior to being here at Stern, I was always thinking just one model. With Stern and the premium/LEs, I've now got three models to think of, which might lend itself to something a little more different. I always planned on making the early Beatles, up to "A Hard Day's Night". It would be a lot of black and white, a lot of early pictures from them at Shea Stadium, say, or Comiskey Park, that kind of concert footage and also that music that went up to maybe "Rubber Soul" or so and just make a nice selection of music from there. That would be my ideal.

    At Williams we got as far as talking to Ringo Starr's people. They were interested as far as getting him to do voice for the game, but nothing ever went past that unfortunately. Here, now with the three models, we have the opportunity to possibly do three different ages of The Beatles. Maybe one with the early, one in the center we do the "Magical Mystery Tour"/"Sgt. Pepper"-type stuff with the surrealistic type of artwork. And the last one could be "Abbey Road" where they're doing their final studio presentation.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/sethporges/2016/04/19/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-new-ghostbusters-pinball-machine/#63f326f56869

    #233 1 year ago
    Quoted from boustrophedonic:

    Any predictions on Silver Castle Pinball?

    They showed off a prototype playfield in July but it's been crickets since then. Anyone else heard anything on Timeshock?

    #236 1 year ago
    Quoted from boustrophedonic:

    Any predictions on Silver Castle Pinball?

    I heard back from Silver Castle - the project is not dead! They're still working on the Timeshock prototype. (Though no time frame to share.)

    In case anyone missed it, this is the video they shared in July of the prototype playfield:

    #238 1 year ago

    THIS WEEK IN PINBALL

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/twip-two-themes-secrets-spookys-teasers-custom-twilight-zone/

    - Alice Cooper's Nightmare Castle Teasers and Secrets
    - The Two Themes Obtained
    - "Talk to TWIP"
    - LIVE TWIPY Pinball Awards Show coming 1/19 at 7:00PM EST
    - Batman '66 - More Code with LOTS of New Video Clips
    - Total Nuclear Annihilation Updates
    - Giveaway Winners!
    - Big Bang Bar at a New Location
    - It Never Drains in Southern California
    - Thunderbirds Update from Homepin
    - Pinball Profile - 100th Episode with Roger Sharpe
    - Custom Black and White Twilight Zone Pinball Machine
    - Total Recall Pinball Machine - Playfield Art Seen for the First Time
    - Victory Laps - End of Post Bonus
    - What is Coming Up on This Week in Pinball

    Website: http://www.thisweekinpinball.com
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thisweekinpinball
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/__twip__
    Email: thisweekinpinball@gmail.com

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    #268 1 year ago

    Around the Playfield with Gary Stern:

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/around-playfield-gary-stern/

    Welcome to our new series!

    We ask Gary the following questions:

    The Start Button: How did you first get into pinball?

    The Plunge: What was the first pinball machine you bought?

    The Skill Shot: What is your best pinball achievement or favorite pinball moment?

    Good Shots, Bad Bounces: What is your favorite and least favorite pinball machine?

    The Wizard Mode: What is your dream theme you’d like to see made into a pinball machine?

    The Tilt: What is the dumbest mistake you’ve made in pinball (mishap moving a machine, messing up trying to fix a machine, etc.)?

    The High Score: Describe the pinball hobby in one word.

    Match – Next Game: Where do you see the pinball hobby in 5-10 years?

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    #270 1 year ago

    THIS WEEK IN PINBALL

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/twip-beatles-coming-store-kosmic-khaos-pinball-iron-maiden-jersey-jack-excerpts/

    - The Beatles Are Coming
    - The Story and Possibility of Kosmic Khaos Pinball
    - Is Iron Maiden the Next Stern?
    - Live TWIPY Awards Show - Friday at 7:00 PM EST
    - Pinball Bulbs - advertisement
    - Pirates of the Caribbean Updates, Jersey Jack Interviewed
    - Alien Code Update
    - Stern Growth
    - IFPA State Championship Series
    - It Never Drains in Southern California Winner
    - New Pinball Event in the UK
    - Victory Laps, End of Post Bonus
    - Match! Next Game - What is Coming Up on TWIP

    Website: http://www.thisweekinpinball.com
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thisweekinpinball
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/__twip__
    Email: thisweekinpinball@gmail.com

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    #271 1 year ago

    Around the Playfield with JOSH SHARPE

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/around-playfield-josh-sharpe/

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    #272 1 year ago

    Zombie League All Stars and All Star Baseball - Machines Shipping! Details on these machines:

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/zombie-league-stars-star-baseball-machines-shipping/

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    #274 1 year ago
    Quoted from Frogman:

    Would love to know the price and where/how to buy. Blanks in the article and the linked sites don’t lead to the answer.

    Those were fillers that I thought I had updated, not sure what happened. Updated now.

    The MSRP is $6,499 with a street price somewhere in the mid-$5,000 range. Contact Valley Dynamo to locate a distributor.

    #277 1 year ago

    THIS WEEK IN PINBALL

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/twip-luci-vault-edition-twipy-results-deeproot-new-hires-five-days-tron-ve-rumors/

    - Stern Announces AC/DC Luci Premium Vault Edition
    - TWIPY Pinball Awards Show Results
    - Straight Down the Middle: a pinball show (thanks!)
    - IFPA State Championship Series
    - EAG Expo 2018 Report - Pinball Magazine
    - Super Pinball Pong Pong Bar - New Machine!
    - deeproot Pinball Update - Three New Designers, the Five Days of deeproot, More
    - Pinball Bulbs advertisement
    - Bible Adventures Pinball Update
    - American Pinball Production Begins/Resumes
    - Zombie League All Stars and All Star Baseball
    - Tron VE Rumors
    - Victory Laps - End of Post Bonus
    - MATCH! Next Game...What is Coming Up on This Week in Pinball

    Website: http://www.thisweekinpinball.com
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thisweekinpinball
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/__twip__
    Email: thisweekinpinball@gmail.com

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    #278 1 year ago

    Around the Playfield with the guys at the Head2Head Pinball Podcast!

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/around-playfield-head-2-head-pinball/

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    #282 1 year ago
    Quoted from delt31:

    so is the luci pic above the new one coming out too?

    It was the photo Stern released with the announcement, but they just released stock photos from the previous Luci run. The new one is supposed to have the new metal speaker panel, not sure yet what else will be different.

    #286 1 year ago

    THIS WEEK IN PINBALL

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/twip-alice-coopers-nightmare-castle-teaser-breakdown-kingpin-rumors-artwork-thunderbirds-built/

    - Alice Cooper's Nightmare Castle Teaser
    - ACNC Teaser Breakdown
    - Artwork and More Info on the Rumored Kingpin Remake
    - deeproot Pinball Interview
    - Thunderbirds Being Built
    - Pinball Bulbs (advertisement)
    - Interview with Eric Meunier from the Head2Head Pinball Podcast
    - Total Nuclear Annihilation Soundtrack
    - The End of the Gameroom Junkies Arcade Podcast
    - Tron VE Rumors – CLARIFICATION
    - Victory Laps – End of Post Bonus
    - MATCH! – Next Game…What is Coming Up on This Week in Pinball
    - Upcoming Games and Rumors

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    #287 1 year ago

    Around the Playfield with JERSEY JACK GUARNIERI!

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/around-playfield-jersey-jack-guarnieri/

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    #288 1 year ago

    The Ultimate Guide to Virtual Pinball! - written by Chris Friebus

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/beginners-guide-virtual-pinball-chris-friebus/

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    #289 1 year ago

    THIS WEEK IN PINBALL

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/twip-oktoberfest-pinball-podcast-interviews-eric-meunier-dave-sanders-charlie-emery/

    - American Pinball - Oktberfest Pinball?
    - Interview with Dave Sanders (Kaneda's Pinball Podcast)
    - Interview with Charlie Emery (The Pinball Profile)
    - Houdini Pinball Machine Review - Deluxe Edition from SDTM
    - First Pictures of AC/DC Luci Vault Edition
    - deeproot Pinball and American Pinball
    - Pinball Bulbs - advertisement
    - Heighway Pinball Update and Timeline for Game #3
    - Interview with Eric Meunier (Head 2 Head Pinball Podcast)
    - Metallica Premium Pinball - The Tunatorial
    - Victory Laps- End of Post Bonus
    - Match! Next Game...What is Coming Up on This Week in Pinball
    - Upcoming Games and Rumors

    Website: http://www.thisweekinpinball.com
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thisweekinpinball
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/__twip__
    Email: thisweekinpinball@gmail.com

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    #290 1 year ago

    Around the Playfield with JACK DANGER of Dead Flip!

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/around-playfield-jack-danger-dead-flip/

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    #292 1 year ago

    I don't usually post this one as to not over bump this thread, but if you're not aware, we do a weekly contest on Wednesdays called Name the Game. Look at a pic on thisweekinpinball.com, email the name of the game to thisweekinpinball@gmail.com, and you're entered. Multiple correct answers in multiple weeks = multiple entries.

    Right now we're giving away an Ultimate LED kit from Pinball Bulbs (up to a $300 value)! Check out the picture here:

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/name-game-monthly-giveaway-20/

    Drawing will be at the end of this month.

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    #293 1 year ago

    Open letter to J.K. Rowling: Pleas for Harry Potter Pinball

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/open-letter-j-k-rowling-pleas-harry-potter-pinball/

    Pinside friends, please help by sharing this on social media! Let's increase the chances of a HP Pinball machine from 0% to 1% today!

    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thisweekinpinball
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/__twip__

    #297 1 year ago

    THIS WEEK IN PINBALL

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/twip-deeproot-podcast-interview-stern-new-hires-jjp-live-pirates/

    - deeproot Podcast Interview with Eclectic Gamers Podcast
    - deeproot Settles with Zombie Yeti
    - deeproot Opens the Zidware Claims
    - Stern of the Union – New Hires
    - Pirates of the Caribbean – Live on Twitch this Wednesday with the JJP Team
    - The TWIPY Award Winners Photos
    - Behind the Scenes at the TWIPYs
    - Roman Glass from Heighway Pinball
    - Pinball Bulbs advertisement
    - IFPA: Fort Wayne Pinball Wizard’s World Arcade hosts the largest ever Indiana Women’s Pinball Tournament and the 2nd largest in the World for 2018
    - Stern Pro Circuit Championships
    - NYC Pinball Championship Updates
    - Victory Laps – End of Post Bonus
    - MATCH! Next Game…What is Coming Up on This Week in Pinball
    - Upcoming Games and Rumors

    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thisweekinpinball
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/__twip__

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    #298 1 year ago

    Supreme Pinball Machine

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/supreme-pinball-machine-features-info-plus-good-bad-pinball/

    - What is Supreme?
    - Is this Good or Bad for Pinball?
    - Features and Info

    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thisweekinpinball
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/__twip__

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    #299 1 year ago

    THIS WEEK IN PINBALL

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/twip-iron-maiden-deadpool-rumors-coming-thursday-first-look-guardians-galaxy-topper-circus-maximus-manufacturing/

    - Iron Maiden and Deadpool Rumor Roundup (coming Thursday)
    - Ben Heck Leaving Spooky Pinball
    - Alice Cooper's Nightmare Castle Preview
    - Stern Code Updates and FIRST LOOK at Guardians of the Galaxy topper
    - Manufacturing Plans for the Rumored Kingpin Remake
    - Pirates of the Caribbean - Live on Twitch with the JJP Team
    - Pinball Bulbs - Advertisement
    - The Big Lebowski Update - Dutch Hopes to Begin Manufacturing in April/May
    - What is the Hardest Shot in Pinball?
    - Supreme Pinball Machine
    - Victory Laps - End of Post Bonus
    - MATCH! Next Game...What is Coming Up on TWIP

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    #303 1 year ago
    Quoted from Psw757:

    What happened to the Beatles rumor?

    Beatles rumor is still alive and well! This post was just specific to the Iron Maiden and Deadpool rumors.

    #306 1 year ago
    Quoted from colonel_caverne:

    And about Wrath of Olympus production, you got some...rumors?

    Not sure on WOOLY, last I knew they weren't in production but that Riot Pinball had not written off having them produced at some point in the future.

    I actually just messaged Riot Pinball yesterday to ask about the Alice in Wonderland sketch on their website:

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    #314 1 year ago

    This Week in PINBALL

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/twip-iron-maiden-coming-podcast-youtube-interviews-pinburgh-sell-zidware-claims-thunderbirds-pricing/

    - Iron Maiden Coming?
    - Pirates of the Caribbean Deluxe Review – Interviews with Eric Meunier and Keith Johnson – from SDTM: a pinball show
    - Charlie Emery Interview with the Head 2 Head Pinball Podcast
    - Guest Writers NEEDED
    - Thunderbirds Distribution and Pricing
    - New Code – Total Nuclear Annihilation and Batman ’66
    - Zidware Claims – deeproot Pinball
    - Pinball Bulbs – advertisement
    - Scott Danesi Interview with the Pinball Players Podcast
    Total Nuclear Annihilation Storyline **SPOILERS**
    - Pinburgh Sold Out in under 45 Seconds!?
    - Houdini Pinball Upgrade Updates
    - Victory Laps – End of Post Bonus
    - MATCH! – Next Game…What is Coming Up on This Week in Pinball
    - Upcoming Games and Rumors

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    #315 1 year ago

    Around the Playfield with LYMAN SHEATS!

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/around-playfield-lyman-sheats/

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    #318 1 year ago

    I liked his "buying a Judge Dredd" answer and that he joked about the retirement rumors

    #323 1 year ago

    THIS WEEK IN PINBALL

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/twip-star-wars-topper-info-keith-elwin-interview-alice-cooper-nightmare-castle-info/

    - Star Wars Topper and Shooter Knob Updates
    - Keith Elwin Interview with The Slam Tilt Podcast
    - Alice Cooper's Nightmare Castle - More Hints from the Spooky Pinball Podcast
    - Alice Cooper joins the Pinball Profile
    - Pirates of the Caribbean from Jersey Jack Pinball
    - PAPA 21 Being Pushed to 2019?
    - Pinball Bulbs advertisement
    - IFPA: National Winner, Women's World Pinball Champion, Pin-Masters
    - Thunderbirds Updates and Kiwi Pincade 2018
    - Victory Laps - End of Post Bonus
    - Match! Next Game...What is Coming Up on This Week in Pinball
    - Upcoming Games and Rumors

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    #325 1 year ago

    THIS WEEK IN PINBALL

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/twip-texas-pinball-festival-alice-cooper-circus-maximus-why-no-reveals-from-chicago-gaming-company-or-stern/

    - Texas Pinball Festival
    - Alice Cooper's Nightmare Castle
    - Kingpin
    - Why No Reveals from Chicago Gaming Company or Stern?
    - Unverified - Stern 2018 Release Schedule?
    - Mezel Mod of the Week - Ronan's Hammer
    - Pinball Expo is No More
    - Stern of the Union
    - New Star Wars Code
    - Texas Pinball Museum
    - Pincinnati Announced
    - Winner of the Pinball Bulbs Giveaway Announced!
    - Victory Laps - End of Post Bonus
    - Match! - Next Game...What is Coming Up on This Week in Pinball
    - Upcoming Games and Rumors

    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thisweekinpinball
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    #326 1 year ago

    LAST DAY to enter to win a FREE KINGPIN translite signed by Mark Ritchie and Stan Fukuoka!!

    Either Like our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/thisweekinpinball), follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/__twip__), or sign up to receive email alerts for new posts from This Week in Pinball (email us at thisweekinpinball@gmail.com, we'll sign you up), then email us at thisweekinpinball@gmail.com to let us know which option(s) you've done! Do more than one for multiple entries. Do all three, you get three entries.

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    #327 1 year ago

    THIS WEEK IN PINBALL: Alice, Kingpin, Cosmic Cart Racing, Brian Eddy, Elvira 3, Iron Maiden, Kosmic Khaos, Oursler Interview, deeproot…So Much, TPF!

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/twip-alice-kingpin-cosmic-cart-racing-brian-eddy-elvira-3-iron-maiden-kosmic-khaos-oursler-interview-deeproot-so-much-tpf/

    - Alice Cooper’s Nightmare Castle Revealed
    - Bowen Kerins Now Employed at Spooky
    - Kingpin Reveal
    - Brian Eddy Hired by Stern
    - Iron Maiden/Titanium Man
    - Elvira 3
    - Star Wars Topper Update
    - Possible LCD Screens in Future Vault Editions?
    - Another Super LE?
    - Cosmic Cart Racing
    - Kosmic Khoas
    - Mezel Mod of the Week – Station 3 Kit
    - Pinball Expo Update
    - deeproot Pinball Announce 5 Days of deeproot
    - Barry Oursler Interview
    - Victory Laps – End of Post Bonus
    - MATCH! Next Game…What is Coming Up on This Week in Pinball
    - Upcoming Games and Rumors

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    #329 1 year ago

    THIS WEEK IN PINBALL

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/twip-when-will-we-see-iron-maiden-monster-bash-beatles-license-alice-coopers-nightmare-castle-updates-more/

    - Iron Maiden Coming Tuesday
    - Rumors: Reveal from Rolling Stone at 10:00AM
    - Rumors: Dead Flip may stream it tomorrow
    - Alice Cooper's Nightmare Castle More Info
    - Is Monster Bash the Next Title from Chicago Gaming Company?
    - Stern has Beatles License: Barry Oursler interview
    - Mezel Mod of the Week - Simpson's Pinball Party Lamp
    - Pirates of the Caribbean Delays?
    - Sharpe Bros Winning
    - Co-op Modes for Total Nuclear Annihilation
    - WINNER of the Kingpin Translite Giveaway
    - Thunderbirds Production Update
    - Victory Laps - End of Post Bonus
    - MATCH - What is coming up on This Week in Pinball

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    #332 1 year ago

    THIS WEEK IN Pinball

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/twip-iron-maiden-reveal-premium-and-le-info-keith-elwin-interview-deadpool-image-leak-spooky-updates-more/

    - Iron Maiden by Stern Pinball
    - Iron Maiden: What We Know
    - Iron Maiden Stream
    - Iron Maiden Premium and LE Info
    - Interview with Keith Elwin on Coast2Coast
    - Deadpool Leaked Image?
    - Mezel Mod of the Week
    - Spooky Updates
    - Guardians of the Galaxy New Code
    - Stern Coffee Table Book Update
    - Thunderbirds Updates
    - Victory Laps - End of Post Bonus
    - Match! - Next Game...What is Coming Up on TWIP
    - Upcoming Games and Rumors

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    #333 1 year ago

    11 Cool Easter Eggs in Pinball Machines

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/11-cool-easter-eggs-in-pinball-machines/

    - COWS
    - DOHO
    - MIDNIGHT MADNESS
    - THE RED BUTTON
    - INITIALS
    - ARTWORK
    - SHOUTOUTS TO OTHER TITLES
    - THE SHADOW: LAUGHING MODE
    - MONSTER BASH: LYMAN'S LAMENT
    - BRIDE OF PINBOT: OLD MACDONALD
    - INDIANA JONES: DANCING FROG

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    #335 1 year ago

    THIS WEEK IN PINBALL

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/twip-iron-maiden-stream-mgc-preview-new-podcasts-deadpool-speculation-trudeau-update-more/

    - Iron Maiden Videos and More

    - When will we see another gameplay stream?

    - Iron Maiden Premium and LE info

    - Midwest Gaming Classic Preview

    - Mezel Mod of the Week

    - Pinball Expo Updates

    - New Podcasts!

    - Pinball News and Pinball Magazine Join Forces

    - They discuss the leaked Deadpool Image

    - The Big Lebowski Updates and Tutorial

    - Path of Play

    - John Trudeau Update

    - Mezel Mods Gift Card Winner!

    - Victory Laps - End of Post Bonus

    - Match! - Next Game...What is Coming up on TWIP

    - Upcoming Games and Rumors

    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thisweekinpinball

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/__twip__

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    #337 1 year ago

    I wish I could go, but have to travel for my "real" job next weekend. Have heard nothing but great things about MGC though. I can't believe Stern is going to have 30 Iron Maidens there!

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    #341 1 year ago

    Happy Monday Pinheads!

    THIS WEEK IN PINBALL

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/twip-changes-to-pirates-of-the-caribbean-iron-maiden-updates-franchi-discusses-his-current-projects-and-possible-problems-with-a-jaws-license/

    - JJP Changes to Pirates - Reactions, Questions
    - Iron Maiden Updates
    - Mezel Mod of the Week
    - Christopher Franchi Interview
    - Top 10 Wizard Modes - Your Picks
    - Midwest Gaming Classic Recap
    - NYC Championships PAPA Sponsorship
    - Batman '66 Code Update
    - Victory Laps - End of Post Bonus
    - Match! Next Game, What is Coming Up on TWIP
    - Upcoming Games and Rumors

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    #342 1 year ago

    Iron Maiden Deep Dive! General Info, Likes, Dislikes, Multiplier-Free Code Overview

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/iron-maiden-deep-dive-general-info-likes-dislikes-multiplier-free-code-overview/

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    #345 1 year ago
    Quoted from DerGoetz:

    Hands down the best news site not only in pinball but of all hobbies that I'm involved in. Thank you for everything you are doing for us.

    Quoted from Riffbear:

    What an amazing site! Magnificent work!!!!

    Hey, that is the feedback we like to hear, thanks!! Tell your friends

    #346 1 year ago

    THIS WEEK IN PINBALL

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/twip-interview-with-eric-meunier-on-jjp-changes-heighway-pinball-unsettling-info-alice-coopers-sounds-and-callouts-more/

    - Interview with Eric Meunier about JJP Pirates Changes
    - Heighway Pinball - Unsettling Information
    - Iron Maiden Premium/LE Showing Soon?
    - Mezel Mod of the Week
    - Houdini Code Update
    - What is your favorite Pat Lawlor design?
    - Alice Cooper's Nightmare Castle Music/Callouts
    - Victory - End of Post Bonus
    - Match - Next Game, What is Coming Up on TWIP
    - Upcoming Games and Rumors

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    #347 1 year ago

    THIS WEEK IN PINBALL

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/twip-the-pinball-brothers-toy-story-willy-wonka-iron-maiden-premium-pics-coming-more/

    - Who are the Pinball Brothers?
    - More Heighway Coverage
    - Jersey Jack Timeline Change
    - Monster Bash Remake Coming
    - Iron Maiden: LE Stream, LEs Shipping, Premium Pics This Week?
    - Mezel Mod of the Week
    - New Titles Rumored...
    - John Popadiuk Judgement
    - Houdini: New Code, Magic Glass, Rule Sheet
    - SDTM: Five Favorite Pinball Machines from Each Manufacturer
    - What is Your Dream Theme for Pinball?
    - Victory Laps - End of Post Bonus
    - Match! - Next Game, What is Coming Up on TWIP
    - Upcoming Games and Rumors

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    #348 1 year ago

    Interview with Robin, Founder of Pinside, regarding Pinside's Approach to Moderation

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/interview-with-robin-founder-of-pinside-pinsides-approach-to-moderation/

    We ask:

    What is Pinside’s overall approach to moderation of its members?

    There has been some criticism that Pinside “over-moderates” individuals that are critical of manufacturers. How do you respond to that?

    Some are calling for less moderation and more promotion of free speech. Others are calling for bans of certain members, which can be seen as the ultimate moderation. How do you find a balance of more vs. less moderation?

    Is the moderation team on Pinside trained? Are they paid or is it strictly a volunteer position?

    What is the biggest challenge you face with running Pinside?

    There was an announcement a while back of a possible “purge”, where some members may be banned for a period of time. Did that happen, or are there plans for that to happen in the future?

    Are there any plans to allow current banned members back onto Pinside?

    #379 1 year ago

    THIS WEEK IN PINBALL

    Happy Monday Pinheads!

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/twip-munsters-to-tpf-deeproot-pinball-price-range-nyc-pinball-championship-more/

    - The Munsters to TPF?
    - deeproot Pricing: $3,500-$50,000
    - Heighway Pinball Insolvency Report
    - Pinball Arcade Losing Williams/Bally License
    - New York City Pinball Championships – this weekend
    - New Code – Iron Maiden and Star Wars
    - Thunderbirds in “full production”
    - Aurich Shares Details on Playboy Design
    - deeproot Moves into New Building
    - Mezel Mod of the Week
    - Poll of the Week
    - A Working Pinball Machine Made Entirely out of LEGOS
    - MTV Crash Karaoke Comes to Modern Pinball NYC
    - Houdini Set Up that is Incredible
    - Victory Laps
    - Upcoming Games and Rumors

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    #381 1 year ago

    Guest Post!

    The Growth of Pinball: An Evidence-Based Review – by Dennis Kriesel

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/the-growth-of-pinball-an-evidence-based-review-by-dennis-kriesel/

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    #393 1 year ago
    Quoted from Whysnow:

    good thought.
    when did pinball arcade first come out?

    Feb 2012, so that timeline fits.

    #408 1 year ago

    THIS WEEK IN PINBALL

    Happy Monday Pinheads!

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/twip-iron-maiden-premium-reveal-supreme-pinball-200-units-at-10500-dutch-pinball-more/

    In This Week's Edition:

    - Iron Maiden Premium Revealed
    - Dutch Pinball's Troubles Continue
    - Supreme Pinball Rumored to Drop this Thursday, with 200 Units at $10,500
    - Replay FX to Host the Largest Women's Tournament in the World
    - Chicago Gaming Company's Next Game will be Announced at...Wait, No it will not
    - Virtual Simulation of Heighway Pinball's Playboy Title
    - Head2Head Pinball Podcast - Interview with Zombie Yeti
    - New York City Championships
    - Iron Maiden LE Stream by SDTM at Pin Stadium HQ
    - Mirco Playfields Secures Gottlieb License
    - Arcooda Pinball Arcade Software - Expires June 30th
    - The Munsters Rumors
    - Golden State Pinball Festival
    - Tiny Pinball Emulator
    - Kill Bill Pinball Machine
    - Womp Womp Baby
    - Atlanta Pinball Museum?
    - Location of the Week
    - Poll of the Week
    - Victory Laps
    - Match - What is Coming up on TWIP
    - Upcoming Games and Rumors

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    #409 1 year ago

    Your Top 10 Pinball Dream Themes!

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/your-top-10-pinball-dream-themes/

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    #410 1 year ago

    Around the Playfield with Jon Norris!

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/around-the-playfield-with-jon-norris/

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    #411 1 year ago

    THIS WEEK IN PINBALL

    Happy Memorial Day Monday Pinheads!

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/twip-deadpool-leak-supreme-sells-out-in-nine-seconds-star-trek-ve-pirates-of-the-caribbean-topper-more/

    Top 5 Stories
    1. Deadpool Image Leak
    2. Supreme Sells out in 9 Seconds
    3. Star Trek VE Announced
    4. Doug Skor Joining Stern
    5. Code Code Code

    - POTC LE Topper
    - Homepin Target Market
    - New Multiball in Dialed In!
    - WIPT Registration
    - ARA Message
    - Bowen's Comeback
    - Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum
    - Timeshock Update
    - Head2Head Interviews Keith Elwin
    - Iron Maiden Tweet
    - Pinball Guitar
    - Victory Laps
    - Announcement Coming Thursday from TWIP

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    #413 1 year ago
    Quoted from YeOldPinPlayer:

    Looks like your site is infected, it's asking for authentication.

    Did you click directly on the link here in this thread? This morning there was a problem with the link on Facebook.

    #417 1 year ago

    PLEASE NOTE: This morning TWIP started intermittently redirecting some users to spam sites. We've hired a company to fix this issue and they are working on it right now. Sorry for the inconvenience.

    #422 1 year ago

    Hello friends of TWIP! We're doing a JUNE GIVEAWAY EXTRAVAGANZA!! TONS of prizes. Enter to win!!!

    And coincidentally, asking for your support in the same post.

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/june-giveaway-extravaganza/

    (Pinside Note: Yes, we'll get some criticism on the deeproot giveaway.)

    #425 1 year ago

    I understand what you're saying frolic. We wouldn't be doing this if deeproot was using pre-order money to fund the startup.

    There are a lot of other giveaways for June though!

    - Pin Stadium Lights
    - Mezel Mods gift card
    - Titan Pinball Silicone Ring Kit
    - Comet Pinball Spotlight Kits
    - Double Danger gift card
    - Dialed In Translite autographed by Jersey Jack
    - Iron Maiden Translite autographed by Keith Elwin
    - American Pinball t-shirt

    And that is just for June, we're hoping to have even more in July and going forward.

    #428 1 year ago
    Quoted from Ericc123:

    Donation sent. Thank you for all of your hard work. Your website is really a great resource for our hobby.

    Awesome, thanks so much ericc123!!! Very very much appreciated.

    #430 1 year ago
    Quoted from frolic:

    I made a donation out of respect for your work. No give aways needed for me.

    Frolic, thank you so much!!! That means a lot, I really truly appreciate it!

    #432 1 year ago

    Update: A Spooky giveaway is going to be added into the mix soon...

    #434 1 year ago
    Quoted from mario_1_up:

    Signed up for monthly donation. Keep up the good work bro.

    Thanks so much mario_1_up!!!

    #438 1 year ago

    THIS WEEK IN PINBALL

    Happy Monday Pinheads!

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/twip-spooky-new-license-what-is-joe-k-up-to-how-much-is-supreme-reselling-for-best-school-project-ever-more/

    - Please support TWIP
    - Spooky Teases New License
    - What is Joe Kaminkow Up To?
    - Keith Elwin Interview on Head 2 Head
    - Supreme Pinball Updates
    - Stern Hires Doug Skor
    - Pinball Expo - Refreshed Website
    - Silver Ballers
    - Batman '66 New Code
    - Upcoming Pinball Shows
    - Pinside Website Upgrades
    - IFPA World Pinball Championships
    - Pacific Pinball Museum Surplus Sale
    - Roller Coaster of Owning Alien
    - Poll of the Week
    - Best School Project Ever
    - NIB Cologne
    - Happy Birthday Neil Patrick Harris
    - Nick Cannon Opening Bar/Arcade
    - Shoutout of the Week
    - Victory Laps
    - Upcoming Games and Rumors
    - Sponsor Giveaways!
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    #444 1 year ago
    Quoted from bingopodcast:

    teaching kids about fixing games, I believe that there are few things more valuable to a young mind than learning how machines work, how to read a schematic, how to fix their own electrical and electronic stuff

    Agreed, very cool article and project! It is great to teach kids about that stuff.

    Also, maybe you can teach me that stuff too?

    #446 1 year ago

    Around the Playfield Pinside Edition: with Frax!

    http://thisweekinpinball.com/around-the-playfield-pinside-edition-with-frax/

    Pinball

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    #448 1 year ago

    THIS WEEK IN PINBALL

    Happy Monday Pinheads!

    https://thisweekinpinball.com/twip-american-pinball-news-scott-danesi-second-game-david-thiel-exclusive-to-deeproot-kingpin-twitch-stream-more/

    - American Pinball Seminar
    - Game #2 Discussion
    - Joe Schober joins American Pinball
    - Scott Danesi Working on Second Game
    - Joe Kaminkow Interview
    - David Thiel Exclusive to deeproot Pinball
    - Kingpin Twitch Stream
    - Alice Cooper's Nightmare Castle Soundtrack
    - Under Alice Cooper's Nightmare Castle
    - Iron Maiden Code
    - Star Trek Code
    - Thank You! From TWIP
    - Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    - Amazon Alexa Tells You Your Pinball Rank
    - RIP Sandra Søbyskogen
    - Lou Ferrigno Gets a Hulk Pinball
    - Steven Tyler Signing Aerosmith LE
    - Kevin Smith (Silent Bob) Comes to Toronto
    - Location of the Week: The Richmond Pinball Collective
    - Shoutout of the Week
    - Victory Laps
    - Match! What is Coming Up on TWIP
    - Sponsor Giveaways
    - Upcoming Games and Rumors

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    #450 1 year ago

    THIS WEEK IN PINBALL

    Happy Monday Pinheads!!

    https://thisweekinpinball.com/twip-deeproot-pinballs-high-end-theme-revealed-scott-danesi-talks-new-game-todd-tuckey-pinball-books-more/

    - EXCLUSIVE: deeproot's High End Theme Revealed
    - Scott Danesi Discusses New Game
    - The Importance of TNA to Spooky Pinball
    - Todd Tuckey Book Deal
    - Aurich Gets his Alien LE
    - Josh Sharpe Interview on Head2Head
    - Surpeme Pinball Now at Sunshine Laundromat
    - Slam Tilt Podcast - New - RSS Feed
    - New Bowen Tutorial: TX-Sector
    - PAPA Website Redesign
    - Don't Forget to Sign up for June Giveaways
    - David Thiel Defends deeproot
    - Head2Head Interview with Josh Kugler
    - What is your favorite Toy in a pinball machine?
    - Sandra Bullock Wants a Demolition Man Pinball
    - RIP Anthony Bourdain
    - Ed Robertson of BNL Mods his Iron Maiden
    - Should There be a Rap Themed Pinball Machine?
    - Shoutout of the Week
    - Victory Laps
    - What is Coming Up on TWIP
    - Upcoming Games and Rumors

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    #454 1 year ago
    Quoted from sd_tom:

    "which is expected to be at the Texas Pinball Festival in March of 2018. That being said, TWIP has heard some "
    you mean 2019 or 2020 but prob not 2018

    Whoops! Good catch...fixed!

    #456 1 year ago
    Quoted from YeOldPinPlayer:

    "Because of your contribution, we recently (finally) upgraded our hosting package which allowed us to change from an “http” site to “https”"
    If your host has an ongoing charge for https you're being ripped off. The certificates are free, a small, one-time, setup fee isn't unreasonable.
    https://letsencrypt.org/

    They don't, but I had to upgrade my hosting package in order to get SSL Certificate to migrate from http to https. I'm not an expert on it by any means but got some advice from people I trust and that was what they suggested.

    #460 1 year ago
    Quoted from jeffspinballpalace:

    AIW better not be some kind of preorder.

    I would be very surprised if they do anything like that - they've been pretty adamant publicly that they're not doing any pre-orders.

    Quoted from Pinballpal:

    Hopefully it just means they will have a $50,000 dollar version. Then have a bunch of normal versions. The foam core mock up looks really cool.

    I also hope there is one more affordable than $50k! We're hoping to do a mini update interview with Robert (the head guy at deeproot) at some point in the next month or so, either on TWIP or on the TWIP Podcast, so maybe we'll find out a bit more then...

    #464 1 year ago
    Quoted from Aurich:

    If you buy a fifty thousand dollar pinball machine you're a moron. I don't care who you are. If you're my friend and you spend that on a pin I'm going to tell you I think you're an idiot.

    I thought that of people spending $5k on a pinball machine when I got into the hobby. Then I became one of the idiots apparently.

    #466 1 year ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    Well if you ever go up to 50K You're no longer stupid just filthy rich.

    Or both.

    #470 1 year ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    "Features never seen before on a pinball machine"
    So does this mean we will finally see those new redesigned hinges?

    If the rumors are true, that is exactly what it means! : )