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The Hungarian Pinball Museum

The Pinball Renaissance continues… BBC News reports on a pinball paradise in Budapest.

Dracula: The Un-Wizard Mode

Submitted for your analysis is Bram Stoker’s Dracula. A game famous for being simple, but deceptively so.

New Hampshire State Finals on Channel 9, NH

Even these dogs know it’s too cold to be outside in the New Hampshire weather. They’d much rather be inside at the New Hampshire Pinball Championships at the Pinball Wizard Arcade.

Iron and Steel and Zen Pinball

If you collect these tables like non-tradable cards, it’s time to download these, too.

Alien Whitewood

It’s Heighway Pinball with a short video featuring the whitewood of their new game project, Alien.

Flippermania!

There’s a World Wrestling Entertainment Pay-Per-View event coming on tonight. Since I don’t have the WWE network, I’ll learn of the results on Monday Night Raw just like everyone else. Besides, there’s another important event that deserves a look.

Jason Werdrick joins the battle!

A new challenger approaches! Jason Werdrick joins Dead Flip Daily Battle before heading off to a Wrestlemania Pinball party.

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.

Pinball Renaissance Man

Pinball is making a comeback in the Sunshine State, and a Clermont man is leading the revival.

The “impossible” license.

Forbes and FamilyGamerTV interview FarSight Studios on how they made what seemed to be an impossible license come to fruition.

Tap Pass Cam

It still seems like magic to me when I do it right.

PAPAtv LIVEplay: Where’s the love?

In honor of Valentines Day, PAPAtv are playing three games that don’t get a lot of love.

Making of … Wrestlemania Pinball

Here is where they get to say how great it was to work with such and such, and how Mr. and/or Miss so and so made it easy to do this thing that they did.

Throwback Thursday: Banning Arcade Expo

It’s the inaugural Arcade Expo in Banning, California. Walter Day and Billy Mitchell were there along with a crowd of eager pinball players, some of which would set a record.

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: 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.

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.

Iron and Steel and Zen Pinball

If you collect these tables like non-tradable cards, it’s time to download these, too.

The “impossible” license.

Forbes and FamilyGamerTV interview FarSight Studios on how they made what seemed to be an impossible license come to fruition.

Lonely Goomba reviews Mario Pinball Land

“Lonely Goomba” is not pleased with the GameBoy Advance pinball simulation, Mario Pinball Land.

Pro Pinball: timeshock! iOS version released!

The new updated version of Pro Pinball: timeshock! by Barnstorm Games has been released on the Apple Store… [I]t plays fantastically.

Pic of the Day: Mario’s Tiltcam

@FamilyFunArcade celebrates TILTCam!

SEGA FLIPPER

Join Mark from Classic Game Room as he flips off SEGA Flipper for the SEGA SG-1000 console.

The virtual and the real [Medieval]

It’s a double combo of Medieval Madness!

Fantasic [sic] Pinball

If a shmup with cute, parody elements thrown in it (Like Parodius) is called a cute-em-up, than what would a cute-em-up pinball game be classified as?

It’s AGDQ, and there is time for Tetris.

This is Tetris the Grand Master 3: Terror Instinct. Doesn’t that title just sound like someone is about to suffer a serious curb-stomping outside of a local bar?

Pinball Games Done Quick!

This January 3rd through 11th 2015 at the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport, a special event is happening in the world of gaming. Games Done Quick is a gaming charity event wherein players attempt to achieve difficult gaming achievements in as short a time as possible.

Diddy Kong Racing: Bootleg Christmas

“Diddy Kong Racing: Bootleg Christmas is a cheerful remix collection featuring two holiday-themed tracks and two previously-unreleased gifts under the tree.”

It’s Butters!

It’s Butters’ very own pinball game! Reviewed by Classic Game Room.

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.

Quick Look: Rollers of the Realm

It’s Giant Bomb’s Quick Look of the indie pinball simulation, Rollers of the Realm.

Can you feel the Sunshine?

Does it brighten up your day?

Vermont Pinball Championship Preview Special

An ABC affiliate in Vermont covered the preparations for the State Championship.

How to submit to WPPR

“How-to” submit the results of your tournament without pulling your hair out, or facepalming or head-desking yourself.

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.

PAPAtv LIVEplay: Where’s the love?

In honor of Valentines Day, PAPAtv are playing three games that don’t get a lot of love.

PAPAtv LIVEplay: Punxsutawney Pinball

It’s PAPA TV LIVE on Groundhog Day … sorta kinda, with Groundhog Day themed pinball games … sorta kinda.

PAPAtv LIVEplay: Manual

It’s PAPA TV LIVE with gameplay of: Devil’s Dare with its manual kickback, Gondolier with its manual ball feed, Airborne with its manual … pilot eject fun time!

pAPa tV LivEPlaY: What could possibly go wrong?

Join PAPAtv as they take you through three games that are not tournament worthy. What makes a make unworthy for tournament play?

PAPAtv LIVEplay: Terms and Conditions Apply

It’s LIVE play of: Lethal Weapon 3, Snow Derby and JunkYard

PAPAtv LIVEplay: Winter is coming.

Brian Teyssier, Jon Replogle, and Fred Cochran brave through the Pittsburgh snowstorm to bring you some PAPA TV.

Walking Dead 1.19

PAPA has posted an updated rulesheet for Walking Dead v1.19. It like a “what we know now” rulesheet. Hey, here’s some gameplay.

PAPAtv LivePlay: Pinball Wizard?

Oh, SNAP! He was right there about to start the wizard mode and then the broadcast ended! Oh no! What could have happened? Did he make it? Did he buckle under the pressure. Will the power of the Santa hat carry him to success?

League Challenge 2: The Challenging-ing

The Pittsburgh Pinball League seeks revenge over the Free State Pinball Association in this rematch of last year’s pinball league challenge.

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

Making of … Wrestlemania Pinball

Here is where they get to say how great it was to work with such and such, and how Mr. and/or Miss so and so made it easy to do this thing that they did.

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 …

CNET: STERN’s new spin

Senior Editor Donald Bell interviews Gary Stern at CES 2015. They talk about the upper playfield feature and the advantages of the SPIKE electronic system. Significantly less than “a half-a-mile of wire” in this game.

IGN Unboxes The Walking Dead

Brian Altano and Sam Claiborn of IGN unbox a brand new The...

pAPa tV LivEPlaY: What could possibly go wrong?

Join PAPAtv as they take you through three games that are not tournament worthy. What makes a make unworthy for tournament play?

More Wrestlemania

Pinball Magazine posted a ten-minute video of Stern’s Wrestlemania. There sure is a lot of time spent in that ring area.

Pinball’s Glorious Revivial

Top gaming site Gamespot is at CES 2015 to talk about pinball’s resurgence.

Walking Dead 1.19

PAPA has posted an updated rulesheet for Walking Dead v1.19. It like a “what we know now” rulesheet. Hey, here’s some gameplay.

WRESTLEMANIA is STERN’S next title!

Newly announced at Las Vegas CES, it’s WRESTLEMANIA by Stern Pinball!

Pinball Games Done Quick!

This January 3rd through 11th 2015 at the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport, a special event is happening in the world of gaming. Games Done Quick is a gaming charity event wherein players attempt to achieve difficult gaming achievements in as short a time as possible.

Cat Mode: Family Guy

Cat Mode is already in effect on Family Guy pinball!

JAZ vs. Danger [X-Men]

Jason Zahler [JAZ] completes the X-Men ring of Mutants and faces off against Danger herself.

The Perfect Gift

What is the perfect gift for that special someone who “has it all?” Of course, it’s a pinball machine, what else? (OK. Lots else.)

Aces: AC/DC

ALT aces CDS at Fairfax Pinball Open 2014. A difference of 0.857%

Aces: Metallica

Submitted by @WVPinball, A difference of 0.077% – Wow, look at those scores! That was an evil game of Metallica.