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If you ain’t tilting, you ain’t trying.

If you are going to go out, do it with style.

INDISC 2018: Saturday Qualifying

The players begin to learn the behavior of the games better, performances improve and scores increase.

Slam Tilt: Pick Barb Wire!

No one wanted to pick Barb Wire during the INDISC finals. FIRE!

Louisville Expo – Who’s Going?

Who’s going? Beetlejuice is gathering his crew for the pinball tournament.

Imoto Arcade visits Brewcade, SF

I have heard much of this “Killer Queen”. I even saw it at MAGfest, but the queue was mad long to play the game.

Pinball revival makes a championship stop in Tonawanda – The Buffalo News

Over the course of the day, Lane and Manne would attempt to do what the Bills and Sabres couldn’t — flip, tilt and bang back their way to a championship.

It happened: “TWIPY” is now a promotional marketing word.

Congratulations to This Week In Pinball. The meme is taking hold.

Fatal Flaw: Theatre of Magic

I enjoy playing Theatre of Magic, as long as I purposefully avoid exploiting the main flaw in the game’s rule set. What is the fatal flaw in the Theatre of Magic rule set that discourages the game’s use in tournaments?

MEL Magazine, Adam and Escher [Interview]

I approve of this article. — Sincerely, “A Pear-shaped Man”

For the record: Hamatorium Supertournament

At Crazy Levi’s Funtorium! The ham was great, but the rye bread was dangerously, phenomenally good. I want a loaf of that bread!

Taking the Circuit (Trent) Tour 2017 (Part Three) by Frederick Richardson

Frederick Richardson completes his journey on the PAPA/Stern Pro Circuit of pinball tournaments. Fred travels to OBX Flippers and INDISC. Plus a review of what it takes to be a Pinball Circuit competitor and the valuable lessons he’s learned.

Head 26 Head Pinball: INDISC and Texas Pinball Festival

Martin went to INDISC and got PAID! Martin also gave Keith Elwin a thing. Listen to find out what it was.

MEL Magazine, Adam and Escher [Interview]

I approve of this article. — Sincerely, “A Pear-shaped Man”

LIVEstream! (Stern with Steve Ritchie)

Steve Ritchie answers questions from pinball enthusiasts for a solid hour.

DeepRoot Pinball interview by This Week in Pinball

Go to This Week in Pinball NOW for the interview with DeepRoot Pinball.

The “Weirdest” Game Stern has made

AV Club asks Gary Stern what was the weirdest game in which he has ever been involved.

Pinstadium + Bros vs SDTM

Wow, those lights are bright. OK, I can lower them with an app? Cool! Get these on Ghostbusters, STAT!

Pinball Profile: Ed Robertson

It’s the (unofficial?) part two of the Ed Robertson interview.

Expo Blitz: Bro, do you even interview Eric Meunier?

Nick and Kevin interview the designer of Jersey Jack’s Pirates of the Caribbean. Afterwards they review their activities at Pinball Expo.

Expo Blitz: Pinball News Interviews Jersey Jack and Pirate Eric

Congratulations to Eric Meunier on his first design! It’s an experience.

Nights at the Game Table: Ed Robertson

Mike Primeau interviews Ed Robertson of Barenaked Ladies.

Nobody wants to talk about competitive pinball … except NBC Nightly News.

NBC talks with the Lefkoffs, the Sharpes and other players in a quick feature.

Canada gets Annihilated!

Jack Danger and Scott Danesi deliver Total Nuclear Annihilation #001, and Canada allows this.

Zach Sharpe Interview

The Pinball News interview with Stern’s new director of Marketing is pleasantly optimistic.

Slam Tilt: Pick Barb Wire!

No one wanted to pick Barb Wire during the INDISC finals. FIRE!

Head 26 Head Pinball: INDISC and Texas Pinball Festival

Martin went to INDISC and got PAID! Martin also gave Keith Elwin a thing. Listen to find out what it was.

Slam Tilt 73: State of Play

MAGfest, State Champs, streams, repairs, adjustments, beta testing!

Pinball Players Podcast: Vegemite

Pinballers sent Jeff some vegemite. The Q Morning Show 97.9 tries it out.

Kaneda 193: “Why all the GOTG hate?”

Chris’ New-in-Box Pinball Dramacast discusses how Heighway is trying to win a race against refunds, why Houdini has a perfect window of opportunity, and what he really (really) thinks about Magic Girl now that he has been cleansed of it.

Slam Tilt 72 – Just Resting

They are back! They were just away for a bit so they could get more Slammy and Tilty.

Head 25 Head Pinball: Golden Kangaroo

Two interviews: Scott Danesi and Karl DeAngelo. Nearly three hours of pinball talk!

Pinball Profile 100 – Roger Sharpe

The man who proved pinball is “A Game of Skill” joins @JeffTeolis for this milestone episode.

Bro, do you even Pinball Players Podcast?

Nick Lane and Kevin Manne join Jeff Parsons for some pinball podcast cross-pollination.

OH SNAP! It’s Coast to Coast Pinball Podcast Episode 240!

Nate returns with the first C2C Podcast in 2018! 2017 review. Theresa returns! … and all is right with the world.

This Flippin Podcast: Humble Pie

Zach Sharpe, Director of Marketing at Stern pinball, joins the show.

For the record: Hamatorium Supertournament

At Crazy Levi’s Funtorium! The ham was great, but the rye bread was dangerously, phenomenally good. I want a loaf of that bread!

INDISC 2018 Friday Qualifying

Notice how brutal each game plays before the competitors have learned the shots and the bounces on each game.

Dead Flip November Shenanigames

The title was supposed to say shenanigans, but I typed out “shenanigames”. I’m leaving it like that on purpose now.

For the Record: MAGfest Semi-Finals and Finals

It’s time for old school, cell phone, 15 frames per second (sometimes 5 fps) coverage of the Semi-Finals and Finals of MAGfest Circuit Event Finals.

Throwback Thursday: Banzai Run Commentary

Aron Boag has some words about Banzai Run. Brought to you by Trailer Tom, Mateo Layba and the 2006 Pinball Expo.

Pink Panther Pinball

Quick gameplay video of Pink Panther. I’ve never played this game before. The few times I’ve seen this game, it was broken and turned off.

Photo Finish: Australia Heads-Up Semi-Final

If you look at the wrong side of the screen, you might miss who won the first time you play this video. It’s that close.

Bad Girls vs. The Bro Team

Eight Ball Deluxe goes through the mirror universe and comes back as this game.

Earthshaker Afterschock and Scoregasm Master

Check out the interesting tilt “mechanism” that governs player nudging. Marvel at the double scoring ball!

PAPA Tutorial: Pinball Magic

Today I learned that there is an order to the shots that score you tricks on Pinball Magic. Bowen Kerins shows this on the latest tutorial.

Failure and Failure again!

Two system failures, two players, one T-Rex, one Mr. DNA, one Jurassic Park pinball machine.

INDISC 2018: Saturday Qualifying

The players begin to learn the behavior of the games better, performances improve and scores increase.

Pinball revival makes a championship stop in Tonawanda – The Buffalo News

Over the course of the day, Lane and Manne would attempt to do what the Bills and Sabres couldn’t — flip, tilt and bang back their way to a championship.

MEL Magazine, Adam and Escher [Interview]

I approve of this article. — Sincerely, “A Pear-shaped Man”

INDISC 2018 Friday Qualifying

Notice how brutal each game plays before the competitors have learned the shots and the bounces on each game.

IFPA Registration Time!

Did you qualify? Did you register?

2018 Stern Pro Circuit Schedule

New dates will be updated on the IFPA Schedule page as they are submitted.

500 When Lit | Pinball Profile: Josh Sharpe pushes buttons.

Stay tuned for the quick debate on whether using action buttons is not pinball.

Stern-O-Rama at Pinball Expo

Your pinballing self is required to be at the Stern-O-Rama at Pinball Expo. I hope you don’t need to have a Seminar ticket to partake in the festivities.

IFPA Power 100

Check to see if you are a member of the The Power 100.

Raise money for Hurricane Harvey Relief

… and you will be granted an exemption of the thirty-day rule by the IFPA in September.

HEADS UP! It’s the Heads Up Pinball Championship! October 28th, 2017

Competitive pinball speedruns! The champion gets a new-in-box Stern Aerosmith!

Z# is the New Director of Marketing at Stern Pinball

Today’s Friday Night News Dump is NOT something about a hidden plot to destroy the world or an evil corporation trying to hide more secret documents. It’s good news for pinball!

INDISC 2018: Saturday Qualifying

The players begin to learn the behavior of the games better, performances improve and scores increase.

MEL Magazine, Adam and Escher [Interview]

I approve of this article. — Sincerely, “A Pear-shaped Man”

Taking the Circuit (Trent) Tour 2017 (Part Three) by Frederick Richardson

Frederick Richardson completes his journey on the PAPA/Stern Pro Circuit of pinball tournaments. Fred travels to OBX Flippers and INDISC. Plus a review of what it takes to be a Pinball Circuit competitor and the valuable lessons he’s learned.

Taking the Circuit (Trent) Tour 2017 (Part Two) by Frederick Richardson

We continue with Atlanta Pinvasion, Pinburgh, Buffalo Pinball Open, Cleveland Pinball and Arcade Show and the Pittsburgh Pinball Open.

Taking the Circuit (Trent) Tour 2017 (Part One) by Frederick Richardson

So, you wanna be a professional pinball player? Frederick Richardson details his journey on the PAPA/Stern Pro Circuit of pinball tournaments.

Pinball Tech Class Part 4

Break out your multimeters and get ready to find continuity.

2018 Stern Pro Circuit Schedule

New dates will be updated on the IFPA Schedule page as they are submitted.

Pinball Tech Class Stage 3-2

Gentleman Jon continues his instruction to the class.

PAPA Tutorial: Pinball Magic

Today I learned that there is an order to the shots that score you tricks on Pinball Magic. Bowen Kerins shows this on the latest tutorial.

Pinball Tech Class Level 3-1

Pinball Tech Class continues with Gentleman Jon Replogle as he discusses electricity, flow, pressure and resistance.

Pinburgh 2018 Sign-up day …

(Imagine this being said in the style of that voice recording you hear at every airport ever.)

This PAPA tutorial is Dialed IN!

Those sacred SIM cards. Do whatever you can to get them.

If you ain’t tilting, you ain’t trying.

If you are going to go out, do it with style.

INDISC 2018: Saturday Qualifying

The players begin to learn the behavior of the games better, performances improve and scores increase.

Slam Tilt: Pick Barb Wire!

No one wanted to pick Barb Wire during the INDISC finals. FIRE!

Imoto Arcade visits Brewcade, SF

I have heard much of this “Killer Queen”. I even saw it at MAGfest, but the queue was mad long to play the game.

For the record: Hamatorium Supertournament

At Crazy Levi’s Funtorium! The ham was great, but the rye bread was dangerously, phenomenally good. I want a loaf of that bread!

Chris Bucci Q and A

Chris answers questions about pinball and his pinball enthusiasm for viewers and fans of his “My Pinball Collection” video series.

INDISC 2018 Friday Qualifying

Notice how brutal each game plays before the competitors have learned the shots and the bounces on each game.

Dead Flip December Shenanigrams

Look, there’s a Leaping Lazarus in this one, OK?! I think it was this one and not the last one. AND a KOALA is in this too! I don’t know anymore.

Pinball Tech Class Part 4

Break out your multimeters and get ready to find continuity.

Dead Flip November Shenanigames

The title was supposed to say shenanigans, but I typed out “shenanigames”. I’m leaving it like that on purpose now.