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IFPA 2015 National Championship Battles LIVE!

The stage is set on Twitch TV for the 2015 IFPA National Championship.

More Multimorphic

Lexy Lightspeed gets a name change. The second game title is announced as Cosmic Cart Racing. Here’s a new teaser thing that was recently released.

Coast2Coast Pinball: Palate Cleanser

Nate Shivers and “The Lovely Teresa” play America’s Most Haunted.

Single-handed pinball

Ben Heck designs an accessibility mod to allow pinball to be played with only one hand.

Pinball Olympics 2015

It may be a bit predictable, but I am going to say it anyway. I want every single one of the following pinball concepts in the video below to somehow show up at ReplayFX.

Whoa Nellie #1

It’s the first Whoa Nellie pinball machine off the line at Stern Pinball, played by programmer Jack Benson.

Tracing the history of pinball [Video Feature]

VICE have released a video feature on pinball. Does that mean pinball is cool now?

Snowballing with AKM [Demolition Man]

Austin Mackert investigates what can happen if you choose one of the other awards every time you head for the Claw…. Watch how quickly the scoring opportunities grow.

Super Cross Combo High Speed Kitty Helpers

What’s that? Oh, you thought Cat Mode was over?

timeshock! ULTRA COMBO!

This is a reminder that Pro Pinball: timeshock! is awesome, and you need to play it.

The Life of a Professional Pinball Player

The Post Game seeks to find out what the deal is with professional pinball players.

PAPA Pinball Video Search

http://papa.flipperliste.at/ has organized a database where you can search through the videos by machine, player, and event.

PAPA TV Season Finale

Snap into a Slim Jim! OOOOOOOO YEEEEAAAAAH!

Louisville Arcade Expo 2015 [The Funnest of Houses]

Amazing gameplay was on display …

The Year of Luigi

It’s the final hour of qualifying at the Louisville PAPA Circuit event. Look who has decided to try his skill on Wheel of Fortune!

Popeye saves the Earth with commentary

Wait a minute! Hold the phone, and stop the presses! Someone is having fun playing Popeye Saves the Earth …

Pinball Dentistry! [Tooth Skill Shot!]

Logan needs to have a loose tooth removed from his person. What’s a pinballer to do?

timeshock! ULTRA COMBO!

This is a reminder that Pro Pinball: timeshock! is awesome, and you need to play it.

Throwback Thursday: Prince of Pot

What game was this made from? Is this an original creation? Wait! It says D. Gottlieb on the apron …

The Hungarian Pinball Museum

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

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.

Stop saying ‘wizard’ [More News Articles]

To most people, some of the flipper tricks are magic until they learn for themselves. There has to be other options though.

Stop saying ‘wizard’. [News Articles]

However, what other word would be good to promote? I mean, The Who’s TOMMY had the word ‘wizard’ on lockdown.

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.

Pinball leagues are a thing.

Michelle McCleester appears in a feature by The List TV and shows how much of a big thing pinball leagues actually are.

Banning Record Breakers

On Saturday, January 17th, over 330 people set a record for “Most People Playing Pinball Simultaneously” at Arcade Expo in Banning, California.

Redcurrent and Greenpoint [Articles]

Coverage of pinball places by Redcurrent blog and Greenpoint Gazette.

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.

Zanzabar

Zanzabar co-owner Antz Wettig talks about the history of the establishment as they install the Walking Dead pinball machine.

FOX Business says pinball is back.

Produced LIVE to tape at Arcade Odyssey in Florida.

Telling a story

“It’s clear an abundance of love goes into getting these pinball machines out into the world…”

The world of pinball fanaticism.

It’s the Charleston City Paper with tales of pinball fandom.

Black Cat, Lucky Cat

The Washington Post has the details on another venue to add pinball machines in the D.C. area. Joining Lyman’s Tavern, Black Cat is adding more pinball machines to a separate area of the facility dubbed “Lucky Cat.” Apparently someone forgot to hip them to the fact that pinball is a game of skill for amusement only. ^_^

The “impossible” license.

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

CANDY Stucky 2000

This is NOT the way to operate the CANDY 2000 security system!

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.

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.

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.

PAPAtv LIVEplay: Fourplay

It’s the fourth episode of the PAPAtv LIVE gameplay series! A feat of strength, a canopy, going all in, a special appearance from The Dragon and more!

The Addams Family Kickstarter

Well, well! Here we go! The one we’ve been waiting for. The “big get.” The home run. At least that’s what the hype train says. It’s going to take nearly $100,000 in Kickstarter funding to release The Addams Family Pinball for the Pinball Arcade.

Pinball Olympics 2015

It may be a bit predictable, but I am going to say it anyway. I want every single one of the following pinball concepts in the video below to somehow show up at ReplayFX.

Tracing the history of pinball [Video Feature]

VICE have released a video feature on pinball. Does that mean pinball is cool now?

PAPA Pinball Video Search

http://papa.flipperliste.at/ has organized a database where you can search through the videos by machine, player, and event.

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.

Stop saying ‘wizard’. [News Articles]

However, what other word would be good to promote? I mean, The Who’s TOMMY had the word ‘wizard’ on lockdown.

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.

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.

Vermont Pinball Championship Preview Special

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

Banning Record Breakers

On Saturday, January 17th, over 330 people set a record for “Most People Playing Pinball Simultaneously” at Arcade Expo in Banning, California.

Pinball’s Glorious Revivial

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

Modern Pinball Super League!

Our friends at Modern Pinball are starting their Winter 2015 League next week AND a new “SUPERLeague” where you can win prizes, earn World Pinball Player Ranking (WPPR) points and more!

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.

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.

New $#!4 has come to light. [TBL]

Recently, Modern Pinball had a party for Dutch Pinball’s The Big Lebowski pinball machine. That motivated me to brave through the magical land of Manhattan.

Break a record in Banning, CA!

Arcade Expo wants to break the current world record of 272 simultaneous pinball players and they want you to be there.

A date which will live in infamy.

December 7th, 2014 – a date which will live in infamy – the pinball and gaming world began a new era as the registration window for the ReplayFX event officially opened.

Black Cat, Lucky Cat

The Washington Post has the details on another venue to add pinball machines in the D.C. area. Joining Lyman’s Tavern, Black Cat is adding more pinball machines to a separate area of the facility dubbed “Lucky Cat.” Apparently someone forgot to hip them to the fact that pinball is a game of skill for amusement only. ^_^

timeshock! ULTRA COMBO!

This is a reminder that Pro Pinball: timeshock! is awesome, and you need to play it.

Throwback Thursday: Music – Pinball Dreams 2 / Fantasies (Fasttracker)

The nostalgia feels were strong as soon as I heard this remake …

Pic of the Day: Gamer Certificate

Don’t leave home without it!

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.

IFPA 2015 National Championship Battles LIVE!

The stage is set on Twitch TV for the 2015 IFPA National Championship.

Coast 2 Coast Pinball Episode 144

I helped to do a thing! Nate Shivers invited me onto the Coast 2 Coast Pinball Podcast and we talked about pinball. I had a great time, and the hour just flew by …

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.

GIF of the Day: Nobody’s Perfect

Even the best players are not exempt from the chaos that is pinball.

PAPA Pinball Video Search

http://papa.flipperliste.at/ has organized a database where you can search through the videos by machine, player, and event.

PAPA TV Season Finale

Snap into a Slim Jim! OOOOOOOO YEEEEAAAAAH!

Pic of the day: Chakotay yearns.

I saw this on Star Trek Voyager, and it reminded me of pinball and also PAPA.

Louisville Arcade Expo 2015 [The Funnest of Houses]

Amazing gameplay was on display …

The Year of Luigi

It’s the final hour of qualifying at the Louisville PAPA Circuit event. Look who has decided to try his skill on Wheel of Fortune!

Coast 2 Coast Pinball Episode 144

I helped to do a thing! Nate Shivers invited me onto the Coast 2 Coast Pinball Podcast and we talked about pinball. I had a great time, and the hour just flew by …

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.