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The Real Pinball Wizard

We would be remiss not to make some mention of Steve Kordek’s passing. Mr. Kordek’s wizardry morphed pinball from a shallow diversion into a challenging and thrilling game of skill. Steve was the first person to put two flippers at the bottom of the playfield — where they still remain to this day. He also […]

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Inside the Dragon’s Lair with Filmmaker Martin Touhey

Insights into making a documentary about an arcade classic   An interview with Filmmaker Martin Touhey on his film Inside the Dragon’s Lair   How long have you been working on the film and where did the idea come from? I’ve been working on the film since January 2009. I started by writing down ideas […]

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Twilight Zone Pinball: Prototype vs. Production

A Peek at the Game Design Process! By Ted Estes Editors Note: This article originally was featured in the late, great GameRoom Magazine. Ted Estes graciously allowed The GameRoom Blog permission to publish this great piece. Thanks Ted! The photos are new, as thankfully The GameRoom Blog’s own game room has a prototype Twilight Zone […]

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Twilight Zone Pinball: Romancing the Zone

Pinball Collector Becomes Pinball Developer by Ted Estes Editors Note: This article originally was featured in the late, great GameRoom Magazine. Ted Estes graciously allowed The GameRoom Blog permission to publish this great piece. Thanks Ted! I started playing video games at the same age as most people – my late teens. It was just […]

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Custom Pinball Machines are a Game Room Treasure

An Interview With Brian Soares — A Maker of Amazing One-of-a-Kind Pinball Machines What gave you the idea of making custom pinball machines? Tell me about the first machine you made. It all started as a way to get my young kids interested in pinball. At the time they loved the Disney movie Cars so […]

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Get the Party Started with Your Own Gameroom Bar

The Ultimate Guide to Building Your Own Game Room Bar by The Bar Guru So you’re ready to admit to your alcoholism, embrace it, and take it to a whole new level? Join the club. You’re about to add home value, fun and a possible fun family intervention to your lifestyle. So let’s go out […]

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Share Your Arcade Memories and Win an Atari Arcade

The Gameroom Blog has an Atari Arcade to give away. What’s an Atari Arcade? Well you best go read this and then come back. Share your favorite arcade memory with us in the comments section below. One person will be selected to win the Atari Arcade from all of the entries. Here is my favorite […]

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The Making of a Pinball 2K Virtual Pinball Machine

Ever thought of having a virtual pinball machine that can play hundreds of games? What about one housed in the unusual Pinball 2000 cabinet? Toronto collector and hobbiest Mike Wong has detailed his journey to build the ultimate virtual pinball machine for the game room. By Mike Wong I’ve always been fascinated with the Pinball […]

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Paring Down the 50 Greatest Arcade Games in History and Living to Tell the Tale

A Conversation with Sean Newton, author of Bits, Sticks, and Buttons I recently discovered Sean’s great new book and was so impressed by it that I wanted to learn more. Bits, Sticks, and Buttons is a listing of the 50 greatest arcade games in history. They are listed in order, with gorgeous photographs and detailed […]

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