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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.

Teaser: Rollers of the Realm

I welcome our new pinball addicted RPG gamers, even if it may be just a distraction from them hammering ATLUS about the next Persona game.

Game Informer Double Feature

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

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!

Zen Pinball: Guardians of the Galaxy

It’s time to add another Zen Pinball table to your collective catalogs. Guardians of the Galaxy Pinball releases this week on Playstation, Xbox, Steam and Android.

Rollers of the Realm – Nov. 24th Release Date

David Evans from Phantom Compass talks about their pinball inspired game Rollers of the Realm.

Pinball FX2 on cabinet [MOD]

It’s Pinball FX 2 on Steam fashioned inside a Virtual Pinball cabinet.

Pro Pinball – timeshock! to be made … REAL?!

Is this really happening?! Pro Pinball have announced a partnership with Silver Castle Pinball to make Pro Pinball – timeshock! a real, physical game!

timeshock! progress: iOS gameplay

It’s time for another update on the progress of the Pro Pinball – timeshock! Kickstarter.

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)

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.

CBS Pittsburgh covers the World Pinball Championship

KDKA Pittsburgh has a feature article and video on this weekend’s PAPA World Pinball Championship. They interviewed tournament director, Mark Steinman and World Pinball Champion, Bowen Kerins.

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

Bally and Williams back together … sort of.

Pinball News has the details of how the slot machines companies are buying each other.

Project Pinball scores big for children’s hospitals

It’s the Gannett News-Press with a feature on Daniel Spolar from Project Pinball. He talks about the inspiration for the charity and what it means for the community.

More Pinball Promotion

Colorado Hometown Weekly Business promotes Tilt Pinball in Louisville. Northwest Public Radio covers the Northwest Pinball and Arcade Show in Tacoma, Washington. The Courier Mail details how a pinball enthusiast and business owner recovered from a damaging theft.

Doc Ross’ Pinball Alley South

NewsChannel 7 visits Doc Ross and his Pinball Alley South.

The bluest of laws

Apparently a certain city has discovered that pinball is still technically sorta-kinda-banned in their jurisdiction, and they are fixing that.

Arcades Alive!

Arcade Heroes provides a clear refutation of the tired declaration that arcades are dead. Actually, they are “getting better”. They are not even “just resting.”

How to get ahead at pinball

Pavlov pinball talks with Bowen Kerins to find the method to get to the top of the pinball world. It turns out that it takes a lot of stragety, research, and practice.

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?

‘Pauly’ reviews Star Wars Pinball – A New Hope

Gameplay footage and review of Star Wars: A New Hope by Zen Pinball. This is from the Playstation 4 version of the game.

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.

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.

GOAL! GOAL! GOOOOOOOOOOAL!

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

Chicago Jackpot! [WBEZ Radio]

WBEZ Chicago posted a detailed multimedia article covering Chicago’s contributions to the pinball industry.

John Trudeau with Mustang Pinball

Pingame Journal interviews designer John Trudeau as he talks about Mustang pinball at Stern’s in-house arcade.

Good Day Sacramento – Gaming Cave

Reporter Courtney Dempsey with a live feature on an...

Number One in the World [CNN.com]

CNN presents an interview and feature with Keith Elwin who talks about his passion for pinball. There is good amount of content here contained in only two minutes worth of video.

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!

Pinball Troll Level: 99

This Pirates of the Caribbean mod wins. What does it win exactly? It wins the pinball troll no-prize that I’ve just awarded right now.