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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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10 Ways to Get Racing Action in your Game Room

Sit-down arcade driving games deliver one of the classic arcade experiences. There is something about sitting down, with that subwoofer firing off in your rear, having force feedback on a real steering wheel, a real gas pedal and the entire works. Sure there are great racing games on the Xbox 360, PS3, and even the […]

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The Top Ten Slot Machines for the Game Room

Casino style gaming can add great excitement to your game room. While online poker is popular because it can replicate the casino experience — the physical nature of the slot machine is hard to virtually realize. Slot machines, like pinball machines…are simply works of art and really can “make the room.” Plus they can fit […]

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Stop Playing Pinball By Yourself — Join a Pinball Club

Why I started the Iowa Pinball Club by Aaron Klygo I’ve been a member of other pinball clubs in several other states over the years. When I moved to Iowa and realized that there wasn’t one, I decided to put my Internet skills to work. It was a “build it and they will come” attitude. […]

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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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