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Full Throttle Prototype
Apr20

Full Throttle Prototype

Andrew Heighway displays a prototype of the Full Throttle pinball game at the 2013 German Pinball Open.

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New Pinball Dictionary: WPPR-ize
Apr19

New Pinball Dictionary: WPPR-ize

The act of getting a pinball tournament recognized by the International Flipper Pinball Association (IFPA) so that competitors in the event will receive World Pinball Player Ranking (WPPR) points.

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New Pinball Dictionary: Tilt Bobble
Apr18

New Pinball Dictionary: Tilt Bobble

A bobble-head figure fastened on top of the head of the game that serves as the game’s topper. When the player shakes and nudges the game, it causes the bobble-head to shake as well.

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Pinburgh 2013 Group Photo Video
Apr17

Pinburgh 2013 Group Photo Video

The first 20 seconds of this video is basically what the zombie apocalypse will look and sound like in Carnegie, Pennsylvania.

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New Pinball Dictionary: Stack Blocker/Stack Stopper
Apr16

New Pinball Dictionary: Stack Blocker/Stack Stopper

A feature that, when activated, stops any further stacking opportunities by deactivating other targets.

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Black Nerd on Pinball
Apr15

Black Nerd on Pinball

Black Nerd is angry that you can hardly play pinball anymore because arcades are gone. Even though they are not … OK, they sort of are…...

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New Pinball Dictionary: Taxi Turn / Up Over and Gone
Apr14

New Pinball Dictionary: Taxi Turn / Up Over and Gone

An unfortunate occurrence that can happen, when you attempt to control the ball on a flipper, while using the inlane to help you. After the ball rolls up the inlane, instead of rolling back down, the ball has enough speed and spin to pop out of the inlane, spin over and drop down the outlane.

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Soundtrack Spotlight: Whirlwind
Apr13

Soundtrack Spotlight: Whirlwind

“I have an idea for a pinball game that had awesome music back in the day. I’m talking about “Whirlwind” by Williams Pinball …”

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Spring 2013 Jersey Pinball Association PinGolf Tournament Update
Apr12

Spring 2013 Jersey Pinball Association PinGolf Tournament Update

Time for a check in with the current tournament standings. Kevin Smigel once again has taken the lead, but it is still early in the qualifying period. No one expects 14 to be the best qualifying score by the end of the season, especially after we have the PinGolf Saturday events.

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New Pinball Dictionary: Alley Pass / Shatz the Inlane
Apr11

New Pinball Dictionary: Alley Pass / Shatz the Inlane

To flip a ball as it is rolling down the flipper at the absolute last second. The goal is to get the ball to travel under the opposite slingshot and head toward the opposite inlane switch.

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