Rare Game Room Gems — Return of the Jedi
Mar31

Rare Game Room Gems — Return of the Jedi

Well with us covering Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back, we really have to conclude the original Star Wars trilogy by Atari with Return of the Jedi. Many people are surprised to know that despite being the third movie, that Return of the Jedi in fact was released before the Empire Strikes Back. This game is unlike the other two in the series in many ways, so lets take a little look at what many consider the black sheep of the...

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The Top Ten Best Bargains in Pinball Today
Mar30

The Top Ten Best Bargains in Pinball Today

Pinball Machines are amazing fun, but they can also do some serious damage to your wallet. With new games selling for $5000 to $7500 and with many used pinball machines selling for that high or even higher — a little bit of bargain shopping can go a long way. Some even say that prices of some used pinball machines are starting to resemble the Internet stock boom or tulip mania. Being that a well stocked gameroom is the ultimate...

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The Top Twelve Most Insane Custom Pinball Machines
Nov20

The Top Twelve Most Insane Custom Pinball Machines

Custom Pinball Machines for the Ages So what do you do when you have extra time on your hands? My mother likes to go to Party Bingo, some people spent time watching television, reading books, playing with their kids. But then there are a special category of people that are driven to do special things with their free time. They are goal-driven and talented people and frankly different from most of us. Those are the people that I would...

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How I Beat the Stock Market By Playing Pinball
Apr02

How I Beat the Stock Market By Playing Pinball

A common question on pinball forums is the one about whether pinball is a good investment in a financial sense. A typical response is “don’t buy pinball machines for investment purposes” and “buy stocks if you want to invest.” Well I would like to publicly state that those people are dead wrong. At least they are based on my 15 years of easily killing the stock market with my own pinball machines. Over...

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A Look into the Crazy Thriving Japanese Arcade Scene
Mar27

A Look into the Crazy Thriving Japanese Arcade Scene

An Interview with Brad Crawford about his film 100 Yen: Japanese Arcade Experience Where did the idea of making a movie about Japanese arcades come from? Well, I moved to Japan, more specifically, Osaka in 2005. I lived and worked in Japan for 3 years. Coming from a relatively small city in Canada one of the most amazing things about Japan was the fact that arcades were still readily available. Not just readily available but...

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1000 Pinball Machines in Your Game Room for the Price of One
Mar06

1000 Pinball Machines in Your Game Room for the Price of One

An Interview with VirtuaPin Founder Paul Maletich Would you like to own thousands of pinball machines in your game room? There would just be the little problem of space and the fact that a thousand modern pinball machines would likely run you over a million dollars. So what is a non-millionaire and mansion owning pinball fanatic to do? What about getting a virtual pinball machine in your gameroom? I have been wanting to build one of...

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