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Drama breakdown

Coast 2 Coast Pinball is ready with a breakdown, analysis and commentary on the recent happenings with The Big Lebowski pinball game by Dutch Pinball.

Pinball FX Venom – Trailer and Gameplay

Now it’s time to see whether you want to buy the Venom table for Pinball FX.

PAPAtv LIVEplay: Sparky’s Flash Powerdown

The job of a Flash Gordon pinball machine is to humble you, and it does that job well. If you miss a shot, recover or die. If you make a shot, recover or die.

Sunshine Bon – Double Do or Die!

The title says too much, but watch the video anyway. This is how you beat down an Iron Man pinball machine.

New $#!4 has come to light. [TBL]

Recently, Modern Pinball had a party for Dutch Pinball’s The Big Lebowski pinball machine. That motivated me to brave through the magical land of Manhattan.

What’s inside a pinball machine?

Design World talks with Jon Replogle as they detail the components that make up a pinball machine.

Break a record in Banning, CA!

Arcade Expo wants to break the current world record of 272 simultaneous pinball players and they want you to be there.

CGR Reviews: Zen Pinball 2 – South Park

Derek from Classic Game Room reviews Zen Pinball 2 – South Park: Super-Sweet Pinball for the Playstation 3.

Guile’s theme still goes with everything.

Player:Piano is back with the player piano that looks like a pinball machine.

The world of pinball fanaticism.

It’s the Charleston City Paper with tales of pinball fandom.

Run-DMD

Where can I buy this DMD clock thing with the animations and stuff?

A date which will live in infamy.

December 7th, 2014 – a date which will live in infamy – the pinball and gaming world began a new era as the registration window for the ReplayFX event officially opened.

The world of pinball fanaticism.

It’s the Charleston City Paper with tales of pinball fandom.

Black Cat, Lucky Cat

The Washington Post has the details on another venue to add pinball machines in the D.C. area. Joining Lyman’s Tavern, Black Cat is adding more pinball machines to a separate area of the facility dubbed “Lucky Cat.” Apparently someone forgot to hip them to the fact that pinball is a game of skill for amusement only. ^_^

Stern sit-down

The Chicago Sun-Times interviews Gary Stern.

The making of America’s Most Haunted

Ben Heck on his website posted a detailed write-up of the process that made America’s Most Haunted one of the more a sought-after, unlicensed games in the hobby.

“Going Retro” at the Sanctum

Players have just finished playing 24 straight hours at The Sanctum. I marvel at their dedication, and their perseverance. Also, their insanity.

Sparking the pinball revolution… in 3D

It’s Spark (Autodesk) with a feature on how 3D printing is helping to advance pinball forward.

Spooky Exposé

The Wisconsin State Journal tells how Spooky Pinball is staking its claim and breaking new ground in the pinball world.

Fascinating Nouns: Pinball

Daniel J. Glenn interviews Seth Porges, pinball historian, technology writer, television commentator and contributor to many media sites.

Replay Amusement Museum opens!

A pair of feature articles by the Tampa Tribune on the newly opened Replay Amusement Museum.

Championship Rebirth Alive Plunge

Look! It’s another gathering of pinball articles from the mainstream (?) media.

A List: “20 Coolest Arcades”

Mashable has another one of those click bait lists. This time it’s about arcades and which ones they think are the coolest.

The Big Lebowski pinball revealed

Pinball News and Pinball Magazine have the scoop on The Big Lebowski pinball machine!

New Pinball Dictionary: Cliffy’d / Cliff-ied

Named for times when a Cliffy protector interferes in some way with your shot, or causes you to drain the ball.

New Pinball Dictionary: Ock Block

Occurs when you shoot the Doc Ock saucer cleanly, but instead of stopping in the saucer, the ball gets rejected and it comes right back at you.

New Pinball Dictionary: Shotgun / Shotgun Seat

The player with the second best seed in a pinball playoff.

New Pinball Dictionary: Chopping Wood

Describes a player who is … grinding for points …

New Pinball Dictionary: Snowman

During Multiball play when a ball is cradled on a flipper, and another ball happens to rest vertically on top of it.

New Pinball Dictionary: Brick

Occurs when a player has a ball cradled on a flipper, takes a controlled shot and misses it. Especially if the player really needs it to claim an important feature or award.

New Pinball Dictionary: House

Don’t get housed!

New Pinball Dictionary: Pinjury

An injury sustained specifically because of pinball. This can include maladies suffered due to playing pinball or through the effort of supporting the hobby or the sport of pinball.

New Pinball Dictionary: Straight Down the Middle / SDTM

To lose a ball via the center drain because the ball was travelling so fast and/or in such a perfect line, that there is no way the player could have saved it …

New Pinball Dictionary: Drop Catch

A timing move where the player drops the flipper just as the ball touches it …

New Pinball Dictionary: Inlane Pass / Return Lane Transfer

As the ball is headed down the inlane, it may be moving fast enough such that the player can simply hold the flipper up to allow the ball to carry over to the opposite flipper.

New Pinball Dictionary: Loop Pass

This is a skillful way to bring speedy orbit shots back under control. As the ball is heading back towards the flipper from an orbit, the player drops the flipper just as the ball hits it.

Flip Off Hunger: Pinball Style

Come on by Saturday, Nov 22nd at 1:00 PM to challenge us on 10 great playing games (yes, even Stern’s Avengers) and raise money for charity.

Josh Sharpe 2: The Joshening

Josh Sharpe returns to the Coast 2 Coast Pinball podcast to talk about many interesting topics for a solid hour.

New WPPR version 2015 revealed!

Well, here it is. The mathematical combinations, permutations, recursions and calculus that WPPR enthusiasts have been waiting for have been revealed over at IFPA PINBALL.

Pinball: Getting a competitive makeover

Pinball is about to get another competitive makeover when IFPA implements WPPR version 5 in January, and the rankings shuffle once again. Still, it’s nice to see old media is noticing some of the changes that have already happened.

Slapsave and WPPRnerdery

Get your very own WPPR card at Slapsave … also get a player history that graphs your ranking performance … get iCal calendar feeds to track tournament events in your area.

Throwback Thursday: Meet Cayle George

ABC News featured an interview with the now PAPA 17 World Pinball Champion Cayle George back before the IFPA 8 World Pinball Championships.

Oakland, CA Reverses Pinball Ban – Month Long Tournament

Radio Shack in Oakland, CA is having a celebration (of the reversal of their 80 year pinball ban) in the form of a FREE pinball tournament on a Stern Iron Man Vault Edition. The winner receives gets to keep the game!

The hardest Multiball in the hobby. [VIDEO]

I just cannot comprehend how some pinballers can score 4 billion points or more on Fish Tales. It is my contention that Fish Tales is the most difficult multiball in pinball.

Fraser Valley FlipOut 2014

Flipper Freaks Pinball Club proudly present – The 3rd Annual FRASER VALLEY FLIPOUT! www.FVFlipOut.com OPEN Pinball Tournament (PAPA Circuit Event w/IFPA Ranking Points) NOW OVER $25,000 in Cool Prizes, Cash & Bragging Rights!

ReplayFX – “The Greatest Arcade in the Universe!”

Pinball fans and gamers alike have just learned the secret twist that’s better than any M. Night ShamalamaDingDong film.

Project Pinball Power Points

July is Project Pinball Month, which means there are pinball tournament events available to attend in a host of locations, all to benefit the efforts of an excellent charity, Project Pinball.

Another kind of pinball map [IFPA]

Check out what happened over at the IFPA website. It’s a new calendar/map hybrid that better organizes all of the tournaments and league competitions.

PAPAtv LIVEplay: Sparky’s Flash Powerdown

The job of a Flash Gordon pinball machine is to humble you, and it does that job well. If you miss a shot, recover or die. If you make a shot, recover or die.

What’s inside a pinball machine?

Design World talks with Jon Replogle as they detail the components that make up a pinball machine.

PAPA TV LIVEplay: Hello, my ragtime gal!

Introducing Michigan J. Frog as an Easter Egg. Also, featuring the best Yelp review of the Great Western Buffet ever.

PAPA TV: Nip it, Mikey!

It’s a very special episode of PAPA TV with Nip It, Robotron 2084 and Whodunnit.

EXPO 2014 – Saturday Night Crunch Time

It’s PAPA TV with more coverage of the 2014 Pinball Expo Flipout Tournament in Wheeling, Chicago.

Pinball Expo 2014: Friday Night Special

Warm up for Saturday night’s Late Night Beat Down with a Friday night Special. Featuring: Jon Replogle, Sean Grant, Fred Cochran, Mark Steinman

The Wizard of Salem, Massachusetts

It’s the newest episode of PAPA.TV! Featuring: The Wizard of Oz, Faces and The Addams Family inspired by FarSight Studios’ Kickstarter effort.

Join the ReplayFX Space Army!

Do you want to help make the greatest arcade/pinball event ever?

PAPAtv LIVEplay: Shuffle up and Deal

This week on PAPAtv LIVE, World Poker Tour gets the respect I feel it deserves via a live gameplay video. As the video continues, we begin to realize just how deep the game’s rule set is.

Gameplay of America’s Most Haunted

AMH from Spooky Pinball was set up at the PAPA facility and there is video of this. Drink it all in.

PAPAtv LIVEplay: Fourplay

It’s the fourth episode of the PAPAtv LIVE gameplay series! A feat of strength, a canopy, going all in, a special appearance from The Dragon and more!

PAPAtv LIVEplay: Three Seashells

It’s PAPAtv with another session of gameplay recordings.

Sunshine Bon – Double Do or Die!

The title says too much, but watch the video anyway. This is how you beat down an Iron Man pinball machine.

Flip Off Hunger – More coverage

Reporters from My Central Jersey covered last Saturday’s Flip Off Hunger NJ Charity Event at Eight on the Break Arcade.

Flashback Friday: Gizmonic at Expo

A group of videos by Ron Hallett, Jr. on his visit to Pinball Expo.

Tournament idea: “Beat That Score!”

At last week’s PAPA TV, they were discussing the possibility of having more broadcast friendly pinball tournament formats…

Pinball Expo 2014 Finals [VIDEO]

Welcome, colleagues, to Warp Theory with Dr. Jorian Engelbrektsson. Class will begin in a few moments. The professor is preparing the results of his analysis and he will present them shortly.

EXPO 2014 – Saturday Night Crunch Time

It’s PAPA TV with more coverage of the 2014 Pinball Expo Flipout Tournament in Wheeling, Chicago.

Pinball Expo 2014: Friday Night Special

Warm up for Saturday night’s Late Night Beat Down with a Friday night Special. Featuring: Jon Replogle, Sean Grant, Fred Cochran, Mark Steinman

New WPPR version 2015 revealed!

Well, here it is. The mathematical combinations, permutations, recursions and calculus that WPPR enthusiasts have been waiting for have been revealed over at IFPA PINBALL.

A day that will live in infamy.

Sunday … December 7th … 2014 … a day that will live … in infamy.

Baltimore/DC Streaming

The Baltimore / Washington DC area recently held it’s Baltimore/DC Pinball Championship recently and it was streamed on twitch TV.

PAPA 17 – The Finals

And now… six hours of the PAPA 17 World Pinball Championship final rounds.

PAPA 17 Last Chance Qualifying

Join us in the crucible as PAPA separates the wheat from the chaff. It’s the last hour of the Late Night Beat Down, and the top 24 move on.