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PAPA TV LIVEplay!

It’s a new style of PAPA TV gameplay videos. It’s gameplay with commentary and accompanied by participants from the PAPA TV Twitch chat room.

Pic of the Day: Kaiju Big Battel

Hey, Godzilla. You’re up! We could have a new “War of the Monsters.”

Pinball makes the list! [MUSIC]

Kotaku posted a video with their opinion of the 5 best game songs that most people haven’t heard. Guess what made the list…

Jurassic Park Pinball Strategies

Pinball 102 is coming… Here is a preview of what’s to come with a video on advanced strategies for Jurassic Park.

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.

Iron Man Vault Edition: Session One

My local arcade, Eight on the Break, has added a brand spanking new Iron Man Vault Edition to it’s lineup. Let’s do it!

Penni Epstein feature article

Check out this article on Penni Epstein … She talks about her pinball fandom as well as the activities she is doing recently as a competitor.

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.

Coast 2 Coast Pinball at PAPA 17

Nate Shivers recorded three podcasts about the PAPA 17 World Pinball Championships. He breaks down his performance at the tournament and analyzes the events that happened.

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.

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.

Iron Man Vault Edition: Session One

My local arcade, Eight on the Break, has added a brand spanking new Iron Man Vault Edition to it’s lineup. Let’s do it!

Review: Big Bang Bar

Arcade Hunters reviews Big Bang Bar by Capcom. Count yourself among the privileged if you get to play this rare game.

Review: Rotation VIII

Nick from Arcade Hunters reviews Rotation VIII by Midway at Flippers Variety in North Carolina.

Diner beta review by DutchTommy

Roy Wils reviews Farsight Studios beta release of Diner. It’s so beta that there’s no backglass art for the Diner title screen. Now that’s beta!

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.

My Pinball Arcade Review: Rollergames

You may be tempted to say that Rollergames sucks. You would be wrong though.

New Pinball Let’s Play Channel

Austin Mackert has announced that he is splitting off his YouTube channel. His new channel will be focused on “real” pinball games.

Let’s Play Super Pinball

It’s not just pinball. It’s Super Pinball for the Super Nintendo.

Iron Man Vault Edition

The sleeper hit awakens! Stern have announced that they will be re-running Iron Man. Apparently, the game didn’t get the amount of respect it deserved during its original run.

Popeye Pinball for some reason.

Yup, he’s saving the Earth I guess. Defeat the villains, save the baby, save the Olive Oyl, and I suppose the Earth after that?

Pic of the Day: Kaiju Big Battel

Hey, Godzilla. You’re up! We could have a new “War of the Monsters.”

Jurassic Park Pinball Strategies

Pinball 102 is coming… Here is a preview of what’s to come with a video on advanced strategies for Jurassic Park.

Penni Epstein feature article

Check out this article on Penni Epstein … She talks about her pinball fandom as well as the activities she is doing recently as a competitor.

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.

Review: Big Bang Bar

Arcade Hunters reviews Big Bang Bar by Capcom. Count yourself among the privileged if you get to play this rare game.

Dang, Iron Man VE. That’s bright! #2

Sure, the game wasn’t tough enough already. Let’s throw in the extra added danger of potential flash blindness. Don’t stare directly into the light!

Pic of the Day: Medusa Illusion (Rock Fantasy!)

QUICK! Is the Medusa playfield slanted upward or downward?

Genius or Sacrilege? #2 – The Desk

Turning a pinball machine table into a desk is only allowed if the pinball table in question is dead. I mean totally, completely dead. Not MOSTLY dead. ALL dead.

GOAL! GOAL! GOOOOOOOOOOAL!

Once upon a time, Brazil Football Club were playing some World Cup ’94 – Limited 2014 Edition …

Reverse Flush: Genius or Sacrilege?

On Reverse Flush, everything you know is wrong! (Yes, that is intended to be a Weird Al Yankovic reference.)

Iron Man Vault Edition: Session One

My local arcade, Eight on the Break, has added a brand spanking new Iron Man Vault Edition to it’s lineup. Let’s do it!

Who, What, Where, When …

There’s been a decent amount of new pinball activity lately. Pinball Magazine lays it all out in a summary post. When it’s detailed like this, it looks impressive.

Game Informer Double Feature

Game Informer interviews Jody Dankberg, Director of Marketing at Stern Pinball

AC/DC LCD Concert MOD

PinballMikeD shows off his video mod for AC/DC. No longer will you have to be stuck with plastic figures snapping back and forth.

Dang, Iron Man VE. That’s bright!

I needed to look away from the light. Is this stock? Wow that’s bright!

Wheel of Fortune Tutorial [PAPA]

The tutorial even includes a double trip multiball and regular multiball stacked together with a BONUS mode. When you can build that up, anything you fling the ball at will score “fabulous points.” So, when in doubt, on Wheel of Fortune it’s Mode before Multiball.

Throwback Thursday: The 904

Steve Keeler of Rock Fantasy host of about 30 pins in Middletown, New York | John Trudeau of Stern Pinball | Barry Oursler Pinball Designer

High Roller Casino on Pinball Arcade

I used to think that this was a poor tournament game. That is, until I played it as part of the “It Never Drains in Southern California” (INDISC)

Throwback Thursday: The Journal

This throwback Thursday gimmick, that is popular on social media, is way for me to get past videos posted that I missed when they were first released.

AC/DC Fireworks Edition

If you are going to celebrate the Fourth of July, do it properly!