The IFPA will be instituting an update to the WPPR system starting January 1, 2022 which will include the ability for any IFPA sanctioned tournament to receive an upgraded of “Certified”, if the event meets certain conditions.Read More
“… 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.”Read More
“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.”Read More
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.”Read More
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. …”Read More
Triangle Pinball promotes competitive pinball play in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill (North Carolina) area.
With IFPA ranked competitive play returning imminently, Ovid Dillard described what that means to you if you are an aspiring tournament or league player.
Via Triangle Pinball on facebook: (more…)Read More
“A second home with a second family. A group that has rallied around them when they needed it the most.”Read More
“… the closure allowed the arcade to play its cards right to score a place where it could level up its operations. With encouragement from the local business community, …”Read More
“… the pinball scene in Syracuse … is still alive and well thanks to passionate spokespeople like Syracuse-area teacher, Ryan Zlomek.”Read More
“The $79,000 donation puts the museum over its goal and plans to move to a location closer to the Strip are expected for May.”Read More