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The MoonWalking Dead (Michael Jackson Edition)

Funkatron, Inc. and PinballBoston present The Walking Dead, Michael Jackson edition including Michael Jackson themed music, call-outs and toys!

Pic of the Day: That is life

That competitive crucible was draining and frustrating for most and satisfying for very few.

AC/DC Stern Pinball Arcade Kickstarter!

HERE WE GO! FarSight Studios have posted a Kickstarter to convert AC/DC Pinball by Stern to The Pinball Arcade platform.

The Walking Dead Pinball – TOOL Edition

Listen to the difference that a soundtrack makes.

MORE Exploding Pinball

Here is the full segment of the cross-sected, exploded, hyper-analyzed feature on Jersey Jack’s Wizard of Oz, by Science Channel.

WWE V1.33 #TheresTheCode

#ThisGameHasBetterMicSkillsThanRomanReigns #CodeCanRebuildIt #UnicornMagic

Multimorphic Public Update (April 2016)

It’s a press release from Multimorphic about the P3 platform. Questions are answered. Details are given.

Schrodinger’s Pinball

What we have is a conflict of #Journalism which has produced a quantum superposition.

“The Greatest Pinball Machines” Minimalist Edition

A symbolic, minimalist tribute to Twilight Zone, Medieval Madness, Tales of the Arabian Nights, The Addams Family and Indiana Jones the Pinball Adventure.

Pinball News – IFPAPA 2016

Bob Matthews reports on a pinball fortnight (close enough) unlike any other.

Iron Throne 2000

Maybe it’s just my ears messing with me …

Pinball Podcast Supernova

Lee Weilgolinski from PinballSupernova.com joins the Pinball Podcast for pinball talk.

Black Knight 2000 Metal Edition!

The Black Knight is here! With METAL! So … LISTEN you KNAVE!

Multimorphic Public Update (April 2016)

It’s a press release from Multimorphic about the P3 platform. Questions are answered. Details are given.

Schrodinger’s Pinball

What we have is a conflict of #Journalism which has produced a quantum superposition.

Pinball News – IFPAPA 2016

Bob Matthews reports on a pinball fortnight (close enough) unlike any other.

Congratulations Robert Gagno: PAPA 19 World Pinball Champion

If you visitĀ this site regularly, you probably saw what happened last Sunday. You might have even been there to see it all happen. But, what if you weren’t there.

Longmont area father, son headed to pinball world tournaments – Boulder Daily Camera

“Video games are fun and all, but video games are repeatable and you learn patterns, and on the pinball machine it’s always different.”

Pinball a Pain Reliever, Pastime and Passion for Players in Blaine

One Coon Rapids man has made it his mission to keep quarters dropping with hopes of high scores in Anoka County.

It’s Superelectric!

Fox 8 Cleveland’s Kenny Crumpton visited the Superelectric Pinball Parlor.

If it bleeds, then something, something.

Zen Studios posted this above image and that was it. Well, not quite it.

Review: Pinball FX 2 VR | VRFocus

Pinball FX 2 VR is a hugely pleasant surprise not in that a VR edition of...

Pinball and Surgery

Dr John Cosson describes how pinball maintenance and surgery can be similar in a feature for ABC News Australia.

Roger Sharpe: 40th Anniversary of the called shot.

PinballEDU is offering signed art prints of the called shot from now until March 25th, 2016. Get a signed piece of history and help out a worthy charity.

Tilting Toward Fun: A Museum For Pinball Wizards To Come And Play : NPR

“I built this collection picking them up one by one, and I put them in my house,” says John Weeks, who founded the museum together with his son, Johnathan Weeks. “I’d fill up buildings with them, storage units.”

Ghostbusters Pinball Machine Announced by Stern Pinball – IGN

Well, CHESSUS CRUST! FINALLY! Now that IGN has said the things, we can officially, officially talk about it. šŸ˜€

New Pinball Dictionary: Peavlered

Getting kicked by a player when you are standing too close, trying to watch their game.

New Pinball Dictionary: Leaping Lazarus

A ball that drops below the flippers, but instead of draining, bounces back over one of the flippers and back into play.

New Pinball Dictionary: Clustervuk

The result when multiple balls are in the same vertical upkicker (VUK) and the game can’t get them out.

New Pinball Dictionary: Simuldraineous

The occurrence during Multiball when pinballs leave the table at or close to the same time.

New Pinball Dictionary: Three* Egg Omelet

Getting all zeroes in a PAPA-Style group of 4 where the scoring is 4-2-1-0

New Pinball Dictionary: Nine-Out

An achievement where a player has ended the game with as many nines as the scoreboard will allow.

Coast 2 Coast Pinball Episode 144

I helped to do a thing! Nate Shivers invited me onto the Coast 2 Coast Pinball Podcast and we talked about pinball. I had a great time, and the hour just flew by …

New Pinball Dictionary: “Everybody Out of the Pool”

Suddenly, every ball starts rushing toward each outlane and the center drain, your anxiety increases greatly, and all you want to do is try to survive by controlling one of them.

Reddit /r/PinballDictionary

Join me on Reddit! ==> reddit.com/r/PinballDictionary

New Pinball Dictionary: Tap Pass

A flipper trick accomplished by quickly and lightly hitting the flipper button so the ball hops from one side to the other.

New Pinball Dictionary: Stage Flipping

A player who is stage flipping is keeping the lower flipper engaged to hold a ball while still being able to keep the upper flipper disengaged …

New Pinball Dictionary: Drainbow / Rainbow

Occurrence when the ball arcs the whole width of the playfield on its way to a perfect swish down the outlane.

New Pinball Dictionary: Walk Off

1. Occurs when the last player of the last ball of the game comes from behind and passes all of the other players.
2. Occurs when the last player of the last ball of the game already has a higher score than the other players before starting. As a result, they can just walk off and allow the last ball to drain.

The MoonWalking Dead (Michael Jackson Edition)

Funkatron, Inc. and PinballBoston present The Walking Dead, Michael Jackson edition including Michael Jackson themed music, call-outs and toys!

The Walking Dead Pinball – TOOL Edition

Listen to the difference that a soundtrack makes.

Iron Throne 2000

Maybe it’s just my ears messing with me …

Iron Maiden Pinball (sorta kinda)

All told, I’d call this an upgrade. Also, that’s some serious bass. Also, I want to play it.

Pinball Olympics 2016

Hey you with the face! Can you look at this playfield without having you eyes melt away from your skull?

Classic Game Room reviews The Pinball of the Dead

It’s time to break out your Game Boy Advance for some zombie pinball that has nothing to do with Walkers.

Crush those Aliens! No, not THOSE Aliens!

Alien Crush is NOT about Heighway Pinball’s potential new release. It’s about other, more poorly emulated aliens that have a phobia of silver balls.

Tested: Oculus Rift Virtual Pinball Cabinet Mod

Pinball machines gotta have mods. Virtual reality pinball machines gotta have virtual reality mods!

Dead Flip vs. “Harold” at STERN

The Ghostbusters Super Jackpot animation and typewriter choreography is my new favorite thing.

LethalFrag: Keep it Dapper

Today’s pinball twitch streamer to follow is LethalFrag, because why on Earth haven’t you followed him yet?!

UnDeadUnicorn46: “Thanks for stopping by. You’re gonna regret it.”

Today’s twitch pinballer to follow is UnDeadUnicorn46. Even though she says that you’re gonna regret it, you won’t. I didn’t.

The Bros vs. The Bride

Don’t forget to gas up the Shuttle before you bring it back. Never mind those missing batteries and that misplaced giant Phillips-head screwdriver, everything’s fine.

Dead Flip vs Ghostbusters Pinball

We have the tools! We have the talent! Dead Flip with Jack Danger streams Ghostbusters Pinball by Stern!

Pinball News – IFPAPA 2016

Bob Matthews reports on a pinball fortnight (close enough) unlike any other.

Coast 2 Coast Pinball: Mr. Sharpe Goes to Carnegie

Josh Sharpe returns to discuss the recent happenings in competitive pinball. IFPA North American and Womenā€™s World Championships. PAPA Circuit Vote.

Double Tournament Streaming Jackpot!

IFPA Pinmasters AND Texas Pinball Festival are streaming LIVE! NOW! (you missed the crossing of the streams!)

More State Championship pubilcity

More pinball coverage from the mainstream media

State Championship pubilcity

Pinball coverage from the mainstream media

IFPA State Champions! (’15-’16)

*At least, all of the pictures I could find… so far … on Facebook … that were set to “public”… and stuff.

Event: Pintastic New England Pinball Show

Pintastic New England is a new annual pinball event starting on July 10 and 11, 2015. It will beĀ at the Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center in Sturbridge, Massachusetts.

IFPA Pinball on Sunrise 7

Two players who went to the IFPA Championships got a special interest story on the program.

Playfield of Dreams: Pinapalooza 2015

If you build it, they will flip.

IFPA12 World Pinball Championships Streaming

Go! Go! Go! “Five hours of Summer is what we need, One Saturday Morning!”

Event: Pinfest 2015

PinCrossing is taking the reins for this year’s Pinfest tournament with limited herb style qualifying for Classics and the Main Tournament.

IFPA 2015 Pin-Masters Coverage

How long will they play? They are in Vegas after all. It could go ALL NIGHT!

Pinball News – IFPAPA 2016

Bob Matthews reports on a pinball fortnight (close enough) unlike any other.

Competing while Podcasting – Tilt Thru #2

Bowen Kerins, Zoƫ Vrabel and Jack Danger talk about PAPA Circuit Final Qualifying while the contest is in session.

Congratulations Robert Gagno: PAPA 19 World Pinball Champion

If you visitĀ this site regularly, you probably saw what happened last Sunday. You might have even been there to see it all happen. But, what if you weren’t there.

Keith Elwin changes the game (of thrones).

“We regret to inform you that a 2 Billion score equals zero qualifying points now, since 88 gamers have already gotten at least 1 hurry-up during qualifying this weekend. Try again.”

Coast 2 Coast Pinball: Mr. Sharpe Goes to Carnegie

Josh Sharpe returns to discuss the recent happenings in competitive pinball. IFPA North American and Womenā€™s World Championships. PAPA Circuit Vote.

Circuit Event Voting Results!

This year, the voters got to determine some of the events that will be included in the PAPA Circuit.

Coast 2 Coast Pinball Episode 222: Blinders All Day!

We interrupt your regularly scheduled daily pinball post to bring you a thing I did with Nate from Coast 2 Coast Pinball!

Did you vote yet?

Voting for the 2016-2017 PAPA Circuit Events is open!

Three seashells?

Bowen Kerins vs. Demolition Man at PAPA World Headquarters. First: Multiball strat, then Demolition Time strat. Any snowball strat?

Quicksilver Pinball Tutorial – YouTube

There are multiple ways to attack this seemingly simple game. So much, that there were debates on how to go after this game all during the MAGFest qualifications.

Zero to Portal in 19 minutes

Bowen Kerins gives a tutorial on Tron: Legacy at PAPA World Headquarters. Portal also happens. Always be cashing.

Tournament Highlights! Episode 02 [VIDEO]

Back once again, for the Renegade Master! Back once again with the ill behavior!

The Player’s Guide [PAPA]

If you want to know why I like to play pinball competitively just as much as do casually, have a study of The Player’s Guide posted by PAPA.org.

The MoonWalking Dead (Michael Jackson Edition)

Funkatron, Inc. and PinballBoston present The Walking Dead, Michael Jackson edition including Michael Jackson themed music, call-outs and toys!

The Walking Dead Pinball – TOOL Edition

Listen to the difference that a soundtrack makes.

MORE Exploding Pinball

Here is the full segment of the cross-sected, exploded, hyper-analyzed feature on Jersey Jack’s Wizard of Oz, by Science Channel.

“The Greatest Pinball Machines” Minimalist Edition

A symbolic, minimalist tribute to Twilight Zone, Medieval Madness, Tales of the Arabian Nights, The Addams Family and Indiana Jones the Pinball Adventure.

World Champion Robert Gagno on CBC News

Ian Hanomansing of CBC News The National interviews Robert and his father, Maurizio.

Skill-based gam(bl)ing

… will be here sooner than you think.

Get ready for Alien Day

April 26th has been dubbed Alien Day by whoever is marketing it that way.

Pinball: Cross-sected, Dissected and Exploded!

Look at this great clip taken from an upcoming feature on the physics of pinball.

Arcade Heroes: “Magnaslings” In Ghostbusters Pinball; Auto-Start

Don’t worry, everything is going to be fine (I hope).

Iron Maiden Pinball (sorta kinda)

All told, I’d call this an upgrade. Also, that’s some serious bass. Also, I want to play it.

Pinball Olympics 2016

Hey you with the face! Can you look at this playfield without having you eyes melt away from your skull?

Classic Game Room reviews NES Pin*Bot

Mark from Classic Game Room reviews Nintendo’s interpretation of Pin*Bot. See! I knew there were missiles in this game! Crazy, right? MISSILES, that try to destroy your flippers in Stage 3! That’s messed up, Pin*Bot.

Longmont area father, son headed to pinball world tournaments – Boulder Daily Camera

“Video games are fun and all, but video games are repeatable and you learn patterns, and on the pinball machine it’s always different.”