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Pinburgh 2014 post-mortems

with contributions by Gene X, Jeff Parsons and Ron Hallett.

Let’s Play: Gator

I think I may be prejudiced against mini flippers. Yes, even zipper mini flippers.

Bugging the Creature

One of the many reasons why I enjoy doing commentary for PAPA TV is the potential for me to learn something about pinball. This is the reason why I will play CFTBL differently from now on.

The more you know … about Pinburgh

This is the greatest pinball video on the Internet. It’s better than F&#! you, Jungle Queen! It’s better than the greatest pinball save! It’s better than the salami and the bologna combined!

The Circuit Final Battlefield is revealed!*

PAPA has revealed what the games will be in the Circuit Final. It’s time for rampant unfounded speculation!

TNT Amusements does some things

Yes, they have been doing many things lately. Here are some of them.

Gran Turismo Trois

More pinball location touring videos! GO GO GO!

More Mustang [New code drops!]

Hype! Hype! Hype? and also gameplay. UPDATE! NEW MUSTANG CODE DROPS! GO! GO! GO! I hope it’s a good one…

Texas Pinball Festival World Record Attempt*

TPF tries to set the record of the number of people playing (and finishing) a game of pinball at the same time.

Modern friends … with benefits

Modern Pinball NYC will be running events to benefit Python Anghelo and Barry Oursler as well as a Launch party for Stern’s Mustang Pinball game.

MemeTown

It’s time to gather together a bunch of pinball memes and stuff. Here we go!

Pic of the Day: Hey, nice slide save!

Josh Sharpe with the save of the tournament at the Louisville Arcade Expo circuit event.

Merry Christmas, you big sausage!

He sees you when he’s sleeping …

Stern’s Next Game is 50 Years of Mustang

First, I thought it was April Fools Day for a half of a second when Stern announced AC/DC Luci … then, this trailer happens.

Pic of the Day: 2001 coin flips

Try to remember that you actually LIKE pinball after the game is over.

Pinball Excuse #005 – Gravity

Gravity is a fickle mistress. Wait … what?!

Pinball Excuse #004 – Earthquake

That earthquake tilted my game! Didn’t you feel it?

Pinball Excuse #003 – Crowded

This is one of those “problems” I would like to see more often. It would be fantastic to see more crowded pinball halls with people lined up to play.

Pinball Excuse #002 – Hovering

Try to keep your concentration. Focus. You know he’s still there … looking, staring…

Pinball Excuse #001 – I ran out of beer.

Have you played against people who actually play better as they drink more? It seems as they get more buzzed they start hitting combos and trick shots that they never could do while sober.

GRC: Favorite Soundtracks!

Yes, I am still on a soundtrack kick, and I will be forever. 8P Gameroom Collectibles presents their top ten favorite pinball soundtracks.

PinSound pinball soundtracks

It’s more pinball soundtracks for your earholes.

Electronic Super Joy – Take it to the Club

You gotta understand that sometimes I just need some hard-chargin’, block-rockin’, head bangin’ beats!

Soundtrack Spotlight: Star Trek: TNG

On April 17th, 2013, I scored over 15 Billion points in a 3-ball, no extra ball league match of Star Trek: TNG. The super jackpot was worth over 600 Million points when I was finished. I would like to celebrate my luck and fortune with some music.

Soundtrack Spotlight: Whirlwind

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TNT Amusements does some things

Yes, they have been doing many things lately. Here are some of them.

Gran Turismo Trois

More pinball location touring videos! GO GO GO!

The Pinball Hour with Nate Shivers

Nate Shivers of the Coast 2 Coast Pinball podcast moderates a seminar given by some of the luminaries of pinball, and it’s a great listen.

More Mustang [New code drops!]

Hype! Hype! Hype? and also gameplay. UPDATE! NEW MUSTANG CODE DROPS! GO! GO! GO! I hope it’s a good one…

C2C Pinball: Diamond and One

You need to be listening to Coast 2 Coast Pinball Podcast to get the in-depth behind the scenes “behind the music” stuff on the Midwest Gaming Classic.

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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.

Modern Pinball on CNN Money

“I’m really happy with what’s happening here. Our public is happy. What more could we ask for.”

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.

Flippin’ in the Wild

“There’s not that much pinball in the region so I decided that we should make it happen.” — Jake Peterson

More pub for Modern

Time Warner’s New York 1 visits Modern Pinball NYC. Also, The Arcade Hunters visits Modern Pinball NYC for a new update on the place.

Gran Turismo Trois

More pinball location touring videos! GO GO GO!

The Pinball Hour with Nate Shivers

Nate Shivers of the Coast 2 Coast Pinball podcast moderates a seminar given by some of the luminaries of pinball, and it’s a great listen.

Texas Pinball Festival World Record Attempt*

TPF tries to set the record of the number of people playing (and finishing) a game of pinball at the same time.

Modern friends … with benefits

Modern Pinball NYC will be running events to benefit Python Anghelo and Barry Oursler as well as a Launch party for Stern’s Mustang Pinball game.

Pinburgh 2014 post-mortems

with contributions by Gene X, Jeff Parsons and Ron Hallett.

Han flipped first.

Han Solo gets a Zen Pinball table!

The Pinball Arcade: WHO dunnit™ Promo

I’d like to pre-emptively change the viewing angle on this game before I even boot it up. All that elevator in my face is just not going to work. If we can get that sorted out, then it should be fun.

Pro Pinball: timeshock! ULTRA edition is GREENLIT!

This is my copy of Pro Pinball: timeshock! There are many like it, but this one is mine.

Steve Ritchie games led to the ESRB?

Scott Bromley’s Internet Rabbit Hole makes the connections between Superman pinball from Atari, twin stick shooters and the ESRB videogame rating system… and it actually makes sense.

Game Informer: The State Of Modern Pinball

At first I thought Game Informer was talking about Modern Pinball NYC. Actually they are talking to Jody Dankberg from Stern Pinball about the company and the state of pinball today.

Bugging the Creature

One of the many reasons why I enjoy doing commentary for PAPA TV is the potential for me to learn something about pinball. This is the reason why I will play CFTBL differently from now on.

The Circuit Final Battlefield is revealed!*

PAPA has revealed what the games will be in the Circuit Final. It’s time for rampant unfounded speculation!

Louisville Arcade Expo Circuit Event Final Round

Six hours of power! About four of which I did commentary, and I loved every minute of it.

Louisville Arcade Expo – PAPA Circuit Qualifying

People need to understand that epic stuff, like what happened at the end of this qualifying period, happens at a lot of tournaments. The only difference is that now these moments of epicness are being captured on camera.

Fairfax Pinball Open Feature Matches

I think I am starting to get the hang of this commentating thing.

Rudy’s Little World by Matt Dibrindisi [Soundscape]

Welcome to Rudy’s FunHouse. It’s just a casual day at the fair… Now, imagine that you are in Rudy’s FunHouse … Then, imagine that it slowly starts to wrap in on itself.

Black Knight 2000 for The Pinball Arcade released!

BK2K is out for PC and portables! It’s a celebration! Black Power 2000 mashup by DJ Dain! Abbreviated cover of the main theme by: Dr. Rockyowitz.

Jack*Bot Jive

The following is not a remix at all. It’s a quick and dirty beat-match of the Pre-Launch beat from the pinball game Jack*Bot with “Joker’s Jive” from The Joker’s Wild game show.

Electronic Super Joy – Take it to the Club

You gotta understand that sometimes I just need some hard-chargin’, block-rockin’, head bangin’ beats!

Club Needlemouse

Sonic Remix Digital Album by Gamechops

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TNT Amusements does some things

Yes, they have been doing many things lately. Here are some of them.

CONGO: Bad movie, good game.

Kevin Birrell of Skill Shot magazine details why CONGO is underrated. That’s the pinball game, by the way. CONGO: The Movie sucks, except for Tim Curry of course.

GRC: Favorite Soundtracks!

Yes, I am still on a soundtrack kick, and I will be forever. 8P Gameroom Collectibles presents their top ten favorite pinball soundtracks.

Arcade Hunters Does Some Things

Goin’ Nuts, Haunted House and Stern Star Trek

Star Trek LE Unboxing

Chris Bucci, Bruce Nightingale and Ron Hallett unbox and play Star Trek LE.

Pinburgh 2014 post-mortems

with contributions by Gene X, Jeff Parsons and Ron Hallett.

Modern Pinball on CNN Money

“I’m really happy with what’s happening here. Our public is happy. What more could we ask for.”

I accidentally your wife.

Do yourself a favor and take the time to fully digest the article. You are welcome.

CONGO: Bad movie, good game.

Kevin Birrell of Skill Shot magazine details why CONGO is underrated. That’s the pinball game, by the way. CONGO: The Movie sucks, except for Tim Curry of course.

Complex: Balls of Steel

Hey, everyone! Complex Magazine has just got the memo that pinball is cool again.

Mustang Pinball v1.1

AKA the next episode of “it’s not finished yet”. So far, the game is better than I thought it would be, but not as good as I hoped.

Harmonics

Young grasshopper, once you achieve pinball nirvana, then you will experience true enlightenment. However, if this enlightenment happens in a tournament, we are going to have go to the judges for a ruling.

Pinburgh Photojournalism

See the photojournalism of Gene X as he shows his perspective of Pinburgh 2014.

Bugging the Creature

One of the many reasons why I enjoy doing commentary for PAPA TV is the potential for me to learn something about pinball. This is the reason why I will play CFTBL differently from now on.

PinSound pinball soundtracks

It’s more pinball soundtracks for your earholes.

Rudy’s Little World by Matt Dibrindisi [Soundscape]

Welcome to Rudy’s FunHouse. It’s just a casual day at the fair… Now, imagine that you are in Rudy’s FunHouse … Then, imagine that it slowly starts to wrap in on itself.

Jack*Bot Jive

The following is not a remix at all. It’s a quick and dirty beat-match of the Pre-Launch beat from the pinball game Jack*Bot with “Joker’s Jive” from The Joker’s Wild game show.

Mario Kart: Bonus Beach

A tropical party mix by Benjamin Briggs. Name your own price.

Alien Crush: A Nocuous Transmission for the Tailpipe of Your Mind

A remake from Alien Crush, the precursor to Devil’s Crush – from We Are Not Men by Armadillo Tank

Cirqus Voltaire Electro Remix with MIDI BONUS

A wild remix appears!

The Pinball Hour with Nate Shivers

Nate Shivers of the Coast 2 Coast Pinball podcast moderates a seminar given by some of the luminaries of pinball, and it’s a great listen.

C2C Pinball: Diamond and One

You need to be listening to Coast 2 Coast Pinball Podcast to get the in-depth behind the scenes “behind the music” stuff on the Midwest Gaming Classic.

It Actually Does Drain in So. Cal. (C2CP Episode 58)

Nate Shivers presents the definitive post-mortem on the “It Never Drains in Southern California 2014″ tournament.

Sharpe-ing Out [Coast 2 Coast Pinball]

Nate Shivers interviews Josh Sharpe of the International Flipper Pinball Association. Nearly an hour of good conversation about Josh, his impact on pinball and current issues within the hobby.

Star Trek the Usurper? [C2CP Episode 52]

Nate Shivers talks about Star Trek hitting number one on Pinside and what that might mean if anything. Others have challenged the throne in the past.

The Pinball Hour with Nate Shivers

Nate Shivers of the Coast 2 Coast Pinball podcast moderates a seminar given by some of the luminaries of pinball, and it’s a great listen.

C2C Pinball: Diamond and One

You need to be listening to Coast 2 Coast Pinball Podcast to get the in-depth behind the scenes “behind the music” stuff on the Midwest Gaming Classic.

Rudy’s Little World by Matt Dibrindisi [Soundscape]

Welcome to Rudy’s FunHouse. It’s just a casual day at the fair… Now, imagine that you are in Rudy’s FunHouse … Then, imagine that it slowly starts to wrap in on itself.

Black Knight 2000 for The Pinball Arcade released!

BK2K is out for PC and portables! It’s a celebration! Black Power 2000 mashup by DJ Dain! Abbreviated cover of the main theme by: Dr. Rockyowitz.

Gorgar promotes!

Warning! The following is cheesy. Really cheesy. I’m talking double-triple-diamond deluxe with cheese. SuPeR ChEeSy.

Let’s Play: Gator

I think I may be prejudiced against mini flippers. Yes, even zipper mini flippers.

Steve Ritchie games led to the ESRB?

Scott Bromley’s Internet Rabbit Hole makes the connections between Superman pinball from Atari, twin stick shooters and the ESRB videogame rating system… and it actually makes sense.

Announcing the largest arcade in the UK!

RGP has made a huge announcement… Not *that* RGP. It’s “Retro Games Party”. See their computer press conference, expo-style presentation video.

Just what we’ve been searching for!

► WTF Is... - Star Wars Pinball ?

Mystery Award

Bonus Multiplier

I see you now!

DEATH SAVE: MANLIEST move in pinball