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“‘Pinball is not so much “spiritual opium” as a contact sport.”

Article excerpt:

“… playing pinball involves your entire being. A good pinball player doesn’t just use the flippers but learns to nudge and shake the machine (while avoiding the dreaded “tilt”) in an effort to keep the ball in play and score more points.

As a result, pinball is not so much “spiritual opium” as a contact sport. In a word, the level of engagement is visceral.”

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Rochester City Newspaper: Rochester Pinball Collective

“On a recent Thursday evening, the lights at RPC, as the place is known for short, were more than just on. They were flashing amid a cacophony of clacking flippers, buzzers, and bells caused by silver balls rocketing and ricocheting off blinking bumpers under glass on their playfields.

Casual players tend to view pinball as a frenzied series of random zigs and zags that are more at the mercy of luck than skill. The couple dozen players at RPC knew better.”

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Kentucky Pinball Museum Opens

WDRB Louisville spotlights a new pinball museum that opened last Sunday in Corbin, Kentucky.

“Owner Jim Bruso got the idea for an arcade-like museum after seeing similar businesses around the world. There are hundreds of pinball machines, some dating back to the 1940s.”

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Steve Ritchie hired at Jersey Jack Pinball

Press release: “Jersey Jack Pinball (JJP) adds legendary pinball designer, Steve Ritchie, to their growing team of talented designers.  Ritchie’s illustrious career spans 47 years in the gaming industry starting in 1974 with Atari Inc. ”

“Steve is not joining the JJP team because of what he has done, but for what he will do.  We believe his best games are ahead of him,” said Jersey Jack Pinball founder Jack Guarnieri. …”

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