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2016: A Most Disappointing Year for Pinball

A post on a recent local pinball discussion forum read: “It seems like it’s a good time to be a pinhead. People are taking delivery of TBL, Stern has Batman 66 coming out soon, and I just read that both JJP and Spooky will be unveiling their third games before too long. There have also been rumors of a CCR or AFMR.” I have heard this a lot. “This will be the best year pinball has had since the good old days!” Sorry, but I disagree. Despite all of the promise and hubbub — this has been a horribly...

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A Forgotten Monstrous Gem of a Pinball

Here is the situation I was in recently. I had the itch. You probably know about this yourself. It is that itch to get a new machine in your game room. It just hits you after awhile. As great as your list of games may be — eventually you just have the hunger for something new. If you have unlimited game funds and space — this is not a very big challenge. But most of us have a limited budget and arcade games and pinball machines are huge — so we have very limited space also. That was my...

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2015 Pinball Machine of the Year

Doing a game of the year in past years seemed a bit silly as so few pinball machines were being made. But considering that there are now several companies working on producing pinball machines, it seems like the time has come. There were a number of really good pinball machines that were released in the past year. 2015 was a wonderful year for pinball. Look back on 2015 we saw a new KISS machine released by Stern featuring gorgeous artwork by the artist of the original Bally KISS machine. Stern’s Steve Ritchie released a great new Game of Thrones game with blinding lighting and...

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Get Rich Playing Pinball

I don’t know about you…but when I visit Vegas I avoid slot machines. Being a pinball machine fan, this goes against my inclinations as I love the lights, sounds, and such that they offer. But what bugs me is that there is no real skill involved. It just feels like luck. After pulling the handle a few times, I am usually ready to move on to a game that involves my brain a bit more (such as black jack). Many people head online to sites such as to play casino games. However, if you prefer the land-based casino experience there...

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How to Create the Ultimate Gaming Lair

If you are male, married and own a shed, there is every chance that you have converted this space into a secluded refuge from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Some of you may even have converted this space into a gaming lair, and to these individual we must all doff our cap in acknowledgement. This represents a dream for most men, especially those who have difficult, challenging or downright mundane careers. After a difficult day, there is no finer way for gamers to unwind than relaxing as they play their favorite titles within a compact, cozy and...

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