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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.

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

2014 PAPA Championship Week extended!

If you thought PAPA Championship Week was from August 10th to August 17th, you’d better check yourself. I certainly did when I noticed that two more events were added to the festivities.

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.

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!

World Pinball Championship Week 2014!

Prepare to gird up your loins for battle, because World Pinball Championship Week is coming!

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.

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.

Support Pinball People: “Lord Karnage”

The Lord Karnage Kickstarter is a comic book publishing effort by Mark Bussler. Mark has been a big supporter and promoter of pinball …

timeshock! progress: iOS gameplay

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

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.

Arcade Furniture [Shut up and take my money]

I want everything on this page that I am linking you to…

Missing the CD-i bullet

Austin Mackert present “Pinball” for the CD-i, and I thank him for letting me know how glad I should be for missing out on any pinball games for the CD-i system.

Kevin Birrell – Tetris: The Grand Master

In this video series, pinballer Kevin Birrell and a group of super high-power players not only take the game to it’s limits, they explain the game such that casuals like me can enjoy it.

2014 South Coast Slam – April 19 & 20

BBC South presents a featurette on pinball and the South Coast Slam including an interview with event organizer Will Barber.

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.

My Pinball Arcade Review: Rollergames

You may be tempted to say that Rollergames sucks. You would be wrong though.

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.

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

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.

2014 PAPA Championship Week extended!

If you thought PAPA Championship Week was from August 10th to August 17th, you’d better check yourself. I certainly did when I noticed that two more events were added to the festivities.

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!

World Pinball Championship Week 2014!

Prepare to gird up your loins for battle, because World Pinball Championship Week is coming!

Let’s Play Skateball [Tutorial]

Skateball has one of the more confusing sentences written on its instruction card. It’s meant to describe how to do a relatively simple thing in the game, but reading it just sounds like a statement that has wrapped in on itself.

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.

My Pinball Arcade Review: Rollergames

You may be tempted to say that Rollergames sucks. You would be wrong though.

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.

MemeTown Two

I am not phoning it in today. I’m not. OK, maybe I am meme-ing it in…

Inlane-Slingshot Quad-Catch! [VIDEO]

A pinball slingshot on STERN’s Spider-man decides it knows how to catch pinballs too and demonstrates this talent by catching four pinballs underneath it by itself!

Pics of the day: Gary Stern makes a call

Modern Pinball NYC posted a picture of Gary Stern and Steve Epstein at their front desk. It so happened to have meme-able spaces above and below it. Internet law clearly dictates that it’s MEME TIME AGAIN! Tongue firmly planted in cheek.

MemeTown

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

GOAL! GOAL! GOOOOOOOOOOAL!

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

Reverse Flush: Genius or Sacrilege?

On Reverse Flush, everything you know is wrong! (Yes, that is intended to be a Weird Al Yankovic reference.)

Pinball Gremlins Kickstarter

A Kickstarter effort by Vonnie D Pinball, Pinball Gremlins seeks to provide a different full-service pinball gaming experience. PRE-EMPTIVE UPDATE! CREDIT DOT has the news on what has been happening with this Kickstarter effort. To put it mildly, it ain’t looking good so far.

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.

Pic of the Day: Little one learns life lesson

Even at five-weeks old, this young child learns that it’s pinball time!

Support Pinball People: “Lord Karnage”

The Lord Karnage Kickstarter is a comic book publishing effort by Mark Bussler. Mark has been a big supporter and promoter of pinball …

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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.

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: 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.

DOTS! DOTS! MORE DOTS! and music [America's Most Haunted]

Thirty minutes of dot matrix display animations and music from Ben Heck’s America Most Haunted pinball game. It gives you a clue as to how deep this game really is. Now, I am even more jealous that I am thousands of miles and dollars away from playing this game.

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.

PinSound pinball soundtracks

It’s more pinball soundtracks for your earholes.

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!

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.

Mega-R-Cade!! – Card #M008 – Location Owner

The “Location Owner” is one of the most important components necessary for the survival of the hobby. Support your local businesses that support pinball.

Mega-R-Cade!! – Card #M007 – Cat Mode

Cat Mode can start on any pinball game without warning! * Cat Mode ends either when the cat wants it to end, or if you are brave enough to try to remove the cat and risk getting scratched. * Cat Mode is like a partial Tommy Mode with extra added danger.

Mega-R-Cade!! – Card #M006 – Pinball Wizard

It time for the Pinball Wizard card to reveal its abilities.

Mega-R-Cade!! – Card #M005 – Arcade Vulture 3

One of the banes of an arcade operator, this evolved form of perpetrator can call on others to rifle through coin slots.

Mega-R-Cade!! – Card #M004 – Arcade Vulture 2

With double-barreled action, this creature searches for coins with twice the efficiency.

Mega-R-Cade!! – Card #M003 – Arcade Vulture

You’ve seen these offenders. Often digging into coin slots, trying to find free money. Why don’t you just pay to play a game for a change?

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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.

Lost Ark Video Games hosts pinball tournament

FOX 8 News in Greensboro, North Carolina did a featurette on a pinball tournament that was held at Lost Ark Video Games.

The Sound of Mustang Pinball

David Thiel and Jerry Thompson show how they worked their audio magic for Mustang Pinball.

Dean Delray’s Let There Be Talk podcast

In his latest podcast (episode 100), Dean Delray talks to Tim Arnold, Director of Stuff and Things at The Pinball Hall of Fame.

Chicago Jackpot! [WBEZ Radio]

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

Dan & Kat Talk Pinball with Bowen Kerins

The Dan & Kat Talk podcast invited Bowen Kerins to talk about the hobby, both the virtual and physical side. Don’t miss the Arcade Quality ACTING during the last five minutes.

Pinball remade itself [NPR]

NPR speeds through the quick, fast, tl;dr version of pinball history.

Eight Ball Champ G+ Deluxe WMS Remix

What could it sound like WMS were to magically get into making pinball games again?

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

Some time ago I was sent the following message by a...

Soundtrack Spotlight: Space Station

Redock now! This game can actually get a little stressful when you are trying to REDOCK NOW! and that voice keep repeating that you really should REDOCK NOW!

World Pinball Championship Week 2014!

Prepare to gird up your loins for battle, because World Pinball Championship Week is coming!

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.

Southern Fried Gameroom Expo Championship [VIDEO]

Full video coverage of the 2014 Southern Fried Gameroom Expo Championship.

Hey Josh, nice slide save!

It’s the IFPA Chicago State Championships with Joshua Henderson vs. Dave Hegge. It a best-of-7 series which goes to six games. Commentary by Adam Lefkoff and Mark Steinman.

PAPA redesign, registration, and countdown!

Don’t look now (actually go look, though) but PAPA.org has just gotten a major website face lift …

Wild comeback of tournament pinball [WIRED]

Slowly but surely, tournament pinball continues to gain attention and respect. Wired magazine posted a detailed feature on the resurgence of tournament pinball, focusing on the scene at the Illinois State Championship.

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.

My Pinball Arcade Review: Rollergames

You may be tempted to say that Rollergames sucks. You would be wrong though.

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)

Move Your Car (Electro Swing Remix) – CFTBL

Look, I’m going to give you just 15 seconds to get the heck out of the way, or I am going to have to use certain … remedies to rectify the situation.

Rocky Mountain High

Presenting, a tour of the 2014 Rocky Mountain Pinball Showdown by Roh Hallett, Jr. Also presenting, the 2014 Rocky Mountain Pinball Showdown Champion

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

Just what we’ve been searching for!

Momonga Pinball Adventures Android HD GamePlay

Mystery Award

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