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Heed the “Storm Warning”!

Sean “The Storm” Grant performs the first rap song he ever wrote in front of a live pinball audience at the 2019 NYC Pinball Championships.

No coin drop required: Team Mom and Motor City

“In this episode, we will be talking with Matt Benzik! We’ll be talking about his current home brew: Motor City. We also chat about how to be a team mom at Pinburgh (take notes for 2021)! When we finally meet, I can’t wait to try out his home brew!!”

Beatles. Suddenly, Magneto!

Charles Xavier! I have traveled back through time to a Beatles concert. I will take control of the concert and use it to propel my dreams to fruition. Sacrifices must be made, Charles.

No coin drop required Ep. 4 – Dog, interrupted.

“In this episode, we will be talking with Holly Koskinen! We’ll be talking about Global Lyme Alliance and her journey with lyme disease. We also chat about her idea for a new pinball reality TV show! Next time we see each other, Pinball Party Bus and whoever else wants to join us!!”

Coin-Op Carnival wins Graphic Novel S.P.A.C.E. prize!

Ryan Claytor and Nick Baldridge, co-authors of the 64-page Coin-Op Carnival #1 have just received top prize, 1st place in the Graphic Novel category in the Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo (S.P.A.C.E.) annual awards.

Eclectic Gamers: Building a Beast

“Jeff Bakalar (CNET, Giant Beastcast) joins as a guest host in this pinball-centric episode.”

Everything the light touches is pinball

But what about that shadowy place? That is the place when the pinball drama reigns supreme. We don’t venture into that shadowy place…

Multimorphic announces Head to Head Play over Internet

“Internet head-to-head gameplay is the newest of many networking features planned for the P3, all of which will build upon Multimorphic’s core platform IP and networking infrastructure.”

Multiply the main channel!

I remember having left and right ramps worth over 300 million each and then making it to one of the TV multiballs where the super was worth a billion and the jackpot number leaked off the screen!

CaptNRetro transports a Transporter to Florida

Eric Stone is getting a Transporter for the World Championships in November. Do not pick Transporter against Eric if you are in the World Championships.

Pinball Nerds: Quarantopia

With the beer bug on patrol, also known as the Crown Royal Cough, the coof, the beverage bug and other algorithm avoiding phrases, how can we get our tournament action on?

It’s alive! It’s alive?!

Be careful, the next pinball machine you bash out of frustration might return that frustration back to you!

The George Gomez Hour [Pinball Profile]

“The George Gomez Hour” I would believe that as the name of a late night talk show. It would be better than those “Late Night Jimmy’s” that we have on the line-up currently.

Loserkid: Pinburgh

“Everyone has questions on their mind about Pinburgh and we have the guy to answer those questions!”

RAYDAY! RAYDAY! RAYDAY! Raymond Davidson hired at Stern Pinball!

“CURRENT #1 RANKED PINBALL PLAYER IN THE WORLD JOINS STERN PINBALL’S GAME DESIGN STUDIO”

Outlane saves!

It’s my birthday today! To celebrate, here are some outlane saves that might cause some players to say “Happy Birthday” to themselves.

Super Awesome Pinball Show with Ed Robertson

“Join Franchi, Ed and Dr Pin, under quarantine, for some awesome pinball conversation.”

BOOM! NeverBeef.

Today we were scheduled to have BOOMs and BEEFs at the NYC Pinball Championships. Instead …

Marco Pinball Presents: Pintech Live

“The Rollergames Project.”

Stew’s Seashells

Does Stew know how to use the three seashells? Of course, he does. Will Stew use the triggers to flip and get extra points and bragging rights instead of the flipper buttons?

No coin drop required: Team Mom and Motor City

“In this episode, we will be talking with Matt Benzik! We’ll be talking about his current home brew: Motor City. We also chat about how to be a team mom at Pinburgh (take notes for 2021)! When we finally meet, I can’t wait to try out his home brew!!”

Beatles. Suddenly, Magneto!

Charles Xavier! I have traveled back through time to a Beatles concert. I will take control of the concert and use it to propel my dreams to fruition. Sacrifices must be made, Charles.

No coin drop required Ep. 4 – Dog, interrupted.

“In this episode, we will be talking with Holly Koskinen! We’ll be talking about Global Lyme Alliance and her journey with lyme disease. We also chat about her idea for a new pinball reality TV show! Next time we see each other, Pinball Party Bus and whoever else wants to join us!!”

Everything the light touches is pinball

But what about that shadowy place? That is the place when the pinball drama reigns supreme. We don’t venture into that shadowy place…

Multiply the main channel!

I remember having left and right ramps worth over 300 million each and then making it to one of the TV multiballs where the super was worth a billion and the jackpot number leaked off the screen!

CaptNRetro transports a Transporter to Florida

Eric Stone is getting a Transporter for the World Championships in November. Do not pick Transporter against Eric if you are in the World Championships.

It’s alive! It’s alive?!

Be careful, the next pinball machine you bash out of frustration might return that frustration back to you!

Outlane saves!

It’s my birthday today! To celebrate, here are some outlane saves that might cause some players to say “Happy Birthday” to themselves.

BOOM! NeverBeef.

Today we were scheduled to have BOOMs and BEEFs at the NYC Pinball Championships. Instead …

Marco Pinball Presents: Pintech Live

“The Rollergames Project.”

Stew’s Seashells

Does Stew know how to use the three seashells? Of course, he does. Will Stew use the triggers to flip and get extra points and bragging rights instead of the flipper buttons?

TomCat mode

And now … another type of TOMMY mode. A merging of TOMMY mode with Cat Mode to become (dun, dun, dun) TomCat Mode!

Last TOMMY Standing

“Mike” a character on Last Man Standing who is certainly not Tim Allen, plays a game that is definitely not Stellar Wars with royalty-free pinball-like sound effects.

A Mystic mystery

A mystery wrapped in an enigma, wrapped in a coil, containing a problem that needs a solution, that is not what you might think.

E Primus Unum

Watch for the dribble save and the outlane save … OR you could just go to the time-stamped video embeds ….

Last Action Hero restoration

Do you have a game there near you … sitting there … off to the side somewhere? Are you inspired yet to restore one of your games? Are you inspired to buy a pre-owned, low cost game and restore it? That is, if you can afford to, I’m not assuming. With recent times as they are and all.

Bros’ First Impressions: Stranger Things LE

Will the game give you telekinesis? Will it make your nose bleed? Will it force you into isolation … I mean even more than we are now already.

BIG MONEY! BIG PRIZES! I LOVE IT! [INDISC High Stakes 2019]

Step right up and bring your money! The pressure increases as the money increases. That ball you lost might have cost you your lunch tomorrow.

Jurassic Park International Invitational

Jurassic Park goes International. We will never escape.

Restoring a hero and a villain

Hurry Up Pinball restores this game representing a punishing see-saw battle between accurate shots and out-of-control results.

Coin-Op Carnival wins Graphic Novel S.P.A.C.E. prize!

Ryan Claytor and Nick Baldridge, co-authors of the 64-page Coin-Op Carnival #1 have just received top prize, 1st place in the Graphic Novel category in the Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo (S.P.A.C.E.) annual awards.

TomCat mode

And now … another type of TOMMY mode. A merging of TOMMY mode with Cat Mode to become (dun, dun, dun) TomCat Mode!

TWiP Pinball Promoters Database!

Here is a convenient place to see many of the people and places that are promoting pinball.

Pics of the Day: Total Nuclear Birthday Cake!

When the world is in dire straits, and you need to destroy the future, you are going to need a proper amount of sugary carbohydrates to complete your mission.

Rolling Ball Contraption by Steve Ritschdorff

“Steve Ritschdorff, retired from the pinball industry, spends his days making magical contraptions all from spare pinball parts.”

Speed inking with Brian Allen

From Brian Allen: “I wanted to share this video I posted of creating the line work for my Attack From Mars alternate Translite with my Wacom Cintiq tablet.”

Gaming Pinball cabinet Projects

Two videos from separate builders. One with a mini cabinet and one with a full size cabinet.

Cat Mode: Tap Pass

Pay attention to the first lesson on how to play Harlem Globetrotters from an internationally ranked pinball cat.

Cat Mode: Cat vs. Dinosaur

Only the playfield glass separates these ferocious creatures!

Pic of the day: The comfort of pinball

One for the meme folder. Pinball is there for you.

George Gomez: Pinball Design

While the rest of us were about to frolic along at Pinball Expo 2019, Dead Flip was with George Gomez as he gave a presentation about pinball design at Chicago Ideas Week.

KRULL at Pinball Expo

It was a fun run-through session and I appreciate the opportunity to play such a rare game. I wonder if the game sold for a crazy amount of money yet.

Modding a Lifting Cart for Pinball Machines

Cary Hardy needs a lift … for his pinball machines. He has a hydraulic lift, and the tools …

In this corner …

Welcome to Champion Pub, Kid. Flip kid, FLIP!

American Girl Doll Pinball Machine

When the presenter said “flappers”, I couldn’t help but think of what Lori Voornas from thw Q Morning Show (Q97.9 FM – Portland, Maine) would think of this.

The Little Flippers

“Pinball is amazing and you should try it, cause you might like it … and you never know”

Play KRULL at Pinball Expo 2019!

The ultra-rare game KRULL will be available for play at this year’s Pinball Expo 2019 (unless it gets sold by then for “very stupid money”).

Frog Bonus [Indiana Jones]

Find Michigan J. Frog in the mine shaft! Maybe you can get him to dance and make millions! (20 Million to be exact)

Pic of the day: Dispatch, this is 504 … We got him.

They got him. They actually got him. We gotta post bail for Steve Ritchie!

The making of … The Black Knight

A behind-the-scenes, behind-the-music, behind-the-habitrails look at Black Knight Sword of Rage.

Jurassic Park International Invitational

Jurassic Park goes International. We will never escape.

Pinball Profile 257: Doug Polka, Pinburgh & PAPA news

Keep finding those silver linings, as silver as the silverball.

Deadpool battle royal

Is this the future of tournaments? Maybe not in “THE” future timeline but it could be a part of “A” future timeline when we re-emerge from the attack of the beverage bug.

Steamboat Willie

With Disney borrowing so much money, billions and billions, let’s go back to a time when Disney didn’t have the cache to be able to borrow billions of dollars and assume it might be paid back.

Silverball Showdown Event postponed

From Shawn Lee, Tournament Director:

Throwback Thursday: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

Are we still doing Throwback Thursdays or Flashback Fridays or Slapback Saturdays … (Slingshot Sundays?)

TWiPY Awards LIVE!

TWiPY awards LIVE!

Remember to watch the TWiPY Awards! Saturday 3/28 7:30 PM Central

… with Imoto Harney and Cary Hardy, on the Cary Hardy YouTube channel.

Appointment Streaming tonight… Bros and Devils

Tonight at 7 PM eastern: Remote Bro | Tonight at 8 PM Eastern: Rage Tilt faces the Devil

Women’s International Pinball Tournament (WIPT) registration postponed

The registration period for the Women’s International Pinball Tournament (WIPT) that was scheduled to start on March 21st at 12:00 PM Eastern Time has been postponed to a later date to be determined.

NYCPC Statement from Never Beef Productions

Statement From Never Beef Productions Regarding the NYC Pinball Championships 2020

Pinball Profile: New York City Pinball Championships canceled

“Levi Nayman talks about the difficult decision to cancel this year’s pinball events in light of recent coronavirus precautions. He explains what the next steps will be and looks into the future.”

Support the Texas Pinball Festival (GoFundMe)

“We are starting a GoFundMe me to assist Ed, Kim and the TPF crew to help assist with the expenses they incurred and are not able to recoup due to the unforeseen circumstances of this events cancellation. “

Support the Texas Pinball Festival (Online Store)

The Texas Pinball Festival Store is open! You can help defray some of the costs of the cancellation and acquire some potentially collectable items. The TPF Swag Pack includes some valuable hand sanitizer…

A Statement from Texas Pinball Festival

TPF releases a statement regarding the future of the Texas Pinball Festival.

Stern Pro Circuit Championship Postponed

Stern Pinball have released an update that the Stern Pro Circuit Championship that was scheduled for Saturday, March 21st 2020, has been postponed until further notice.

Texas Pinball Festival 2020 has been canceled.

Update: Texas Pinball Festival 2020 has been canceled.

TWiPY Teaser Trailer

It’s ON! Who’s gonna get served (with a TWiPY award)?

Stern Pro Championship Teaser promo video

Twenty will enter, one will emerge victorious from the ladder. Step by step … inch by inch … slowly, I turned to play my next game.

Texas Pinball Festival Promotional Video

In a world, in a city, near a stadium at a long sold-out hotel, with other premium priced hotels around it … it’s The Texas Pinball Festival! #InceptionNoise

New Pinball Dictionary: Bricklayer / Bricklaying / Brickhouse

A series of unsuccessful shots occurring over an extended period of playtime. This can result in extreme frustration, colorful language or skyrocketing levels of near insanity as play continues.

New Pinball Dictionary: Warden

An advanced flipper technique which involves slightly moving a cradled ball to leave enough room to also capture another ball that is incoming, so that both balls are on the same flipper.

New Pinball Dictionary: Tilt Karma

Occurs when the player makes a miraculous save of the ball that uses up all of their tilt warnings …

New Pinball Dictionary: Straitjacket

The invisible force that can be felt by a player when pinball games are staged as close as possible. Especially when games are right next to each other, with active players on each side, and/or behind them.

New Pinball Dictionary: Pocket Entry / One in the Pocket

Keeping a tournament qualifying entry either unfinished or purposefully not starting one you’ve purchased as the qualifying time moves onward throughout the day.

New Pinball Dictionary: Unicorn

An entry submitted during a ticket-based format that contains a number-one ranked score on every game played within that ticket.

New Pinball Dictionary: Threading

Barely flipping a very fast moving ball that is heading for a drain down the middle, such that it goes off of the center post, under the opposite flipper, up the outlane and back into play.

New Pinball Dictionary: Bathroom Stall / Restroom Stall

A “strategy” that can be used during the Final Rounds of a tournament where there is a stipulation that the player choosing a game to play MUST choose a game not currently being played by someone else.
(AKA “no waiting for games”)

New Pinball Dictionary: Icarus Round

The Pinburgh round where a player gets owned after previously performing well above their own perceived level of competition.

New Pinball Dictionary: Final Destination

When you pull off an amazing save, only to experience a swift and irretrievable death with the ball’s next action.

New Pinball Dictionary: Disco-Balling

When a pinball has worn symmetrical flattened areas around its surface, especially when …

New Pinball Dictionary: Palette Swap

A machine that is physically identical to another, previously released machine of a different name, but has different artwork, and where applicable, different audio. It might also have different rules.

New Pinball Dictionary: Play It Forward

To start a session on a game that someone has left a credit for you to play, and perform well enough to leave a credit for someone else, without paying any money yourself.

New Pinball Dictionary: Moonwalk

A frustrating drain that results when the ball lands in the inlane from a ramp shot …

New Pinball Dictionary: Airball / Air Ball

A ball hitting an object, more often a target that causes it to launch off of the playfield and into the air.

New Pinball Dictionary: John Plunge

This is the ghost player that gets plunged out when only players 1/3 are played (most often in early SS games for the IFPA WC).

New Pinball Dictionary: Last Man Plunging

“In a 4-player Pin-golf group, when 3 people have passed the target score and are no longer playing, the last player …”

Meltdown Pinball Podcast – Episode One

Welcome to the show! It’s Episode One where Nikki DeLasagna (@kikasaurusrex) and myself talk about The Allentown Pinfest Pinball Show and surrounding events.

New Pinball Dictionary: After Hours Beat Down

It takes many people to help run an event successfully. Some of those people are scorekeepers who have volunteered some of their time to help out …

New Pinball Dictionary: Scorekeepers Hour

As a reward for the volunteers who perform scorekeeping duties during the competition …

DEMON’S TILT!

The spiritual successor to Alien Crush and Devil’s Crush, Demon’s Tilt is here and ready for you to challenge the occult.

Zero to Fleet Admiral (Space Cadet)

pinballwiz45b advances ranks from Space Cadet to the highest rank in the game, Fleet Admiral. But, can he conquer the Maelstrom?

Game Apologist – Sonic Spinball

Advanced additional apologies for the incoming ear damage.

Animal Crossing 90 Degree Slide Save Cancel!

Tom Nook: “I’m giving you a yellow card for that.”

Gotta go FAST Pinball! (Sonic Spinball)

Sonic Spinball update 7 has many new editions including an attract mode and more things that can be considered “best practices” when making pinball games. Soon, this will be a real game!

Virtually every little thing …

pinballwiz45b challenges Road Show from Pinball FX3.

Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball (code update 6)

The new Sonic Movie is fun. See it. This game looks like it will also be fun when it is finished. Check out what’s new in this update:

pinballwiz45b vs. Wild West Rampage (Pinball FX3)

It’s time to go to the Wild West … and own it! Well, pinballwiz45b owns it. This is one lap of the game, so SPOILER warning.

Austin Mackert vs. Attack from Mars – The Pinball Arcade

Since Austin is a master at this game both in the real and virtual worlds, things are looking grim for those Martians.

pinballwiz45b vs. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Since this is a pinballwiz45b game ownage video, this is your SPOILER warning. This is one lap of the game.

New Pinball Site: The Pinball Chick

From the creator and admin of IndieGamerChick.com, The Pinball Chick is a site dedicated to digital pinball gaming. She produces detailed reviews, ratings and analyses of many, many virtual pinball games …

pinballwiz45b vs. Malzbie’s Pinball Collection – Time Flight

Battle airborne fighters through time in this Steam game.

Sonic Spinball (update 4)

The display screen is back and Sonic is tearing through points as The Player makes shots.

Sonic Spinball VPX Demo

… Notice how the music changes as The Player passes each checkpoint in the game which forms each Act of the Sonic game. After the first two checkpoints, there is a major enemy represented by the center target bank …

Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball [progress]

Gotta go fast! Gotta flip fast!! Gotta go faster faster faster! Sonic Spinball! Going fast is always better and helps you complete modes … wait for it … FASTER!

Star Wars Pinball for the Switch – Review

” … Having 19 different tables at your fingertips can be pretty overwhelming, especially if you consider how many different kinds of missions there are within each one… “

Pinball Wizard (the mobile game)

There is a new pinball mobile game on the Apple Arcade platform called  Pinball Wizard. It’s about a wizard who bounces around like a pinball.

So Random: Creature in the Well

The Gaming Watch plays the “moving pinball flapper” game.

The Escapist Reviews ‘Creature in the Well’

Gaming journalist Lauryn Bell reviews Creature in the Well, by Flight School Studio. It’s a new genre, the “pinbrawler”.

Indie Gamer Chick reviews Virtual Star Wars pinball games

Indie Gamer Chick of IndieGamerChick.com played and reviewed all of the Pinball FX Star Wars tables. All of them. 19 of them.

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