Pinball fans flip over Pins and Needles in Echo Park

Pinball fans flip over Pins and Needles in Echo Park

Tuesday night is league play night at Pins and Needles, a pinball club that Molly Atkinson runs out of her big costuming studio in Echo Park. A clamorous din of bells clanging, explosions booming, quarters dropping and hands slapping at buttons fills the room as rock...

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Nation’s largest pinball museum to open in Baltimore

Nation’s largest pinball museum to open in Baltimore

BALTIMORE (Reuters) - Decades after he slept under a beloved first pinball machine wedged into his cramped apartment, David Silverman will open the nation’s largest museum dedicated to speeding silver balls and fast-motion flippers. The National Pinball Museum will...

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Wacky weekend fun: Pinball mania arrives in Seattle

Wacky weekend fun: Pinball mania arrives in Seattle

Pinball players at the 2012 NW Pinball and Arcade Show I grew up with an old pinball machine in the basement, spending countless hours knocking the silver ball against the bumpers (to the annoyance of my parents). Given that early introduction to the sport, I had to...

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Pinball machines were commonplace in arcades

Pinball machines were commonplace in arcades

By Paul Rubens - 27th May 2012 Pinball machines were commonplace in arcades and snackbars when Koen Heltzel was a child in Roermond, The Netherlands, in the early 1990s, but by the time he had grown up and left home they had all but disappeared. Then one day in 2007...

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Inside the World’s Last Pinball Design Shop

Inside the World’s Last Pinball Design Shop

Quartermasters: Inside the World's Last Pinball Design Shop THE X-MEN FRANCHISE IS THE LATEST POP-CULTURE PROPERTY TO GET THE STERN PINBALL TREATMENT. WHILE THE WHO'S "Pinball Wizard" still stands up after four decades of radio play, the designers of the pinball...

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Chicago Has Become the Nerve Center of Competitive Pinball

Chicago Has Become the Nerve Center of Competitive Pinball

BY Lindsey Quinn Chicago Has Become the Nerve Center of Competitive Pinball. If a baseball game is like a pot brownie—a bright, lackadaisical buzz—tournament pinball is an acid trip: sweaty, 12 hours long, and seemingly devoid of narrative structure. It’s not for...

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Duo Pinball Turns iPad Into A Mini Pinball Cabinet

Duo Pinball Turns iPad Into A Mini Pinball Cabinet

Playing pinball on an iPad is fun, but it’s nowhere near as fun as actually mashing real buttons with both hands wrapped around your Transformers Pinball Machine.  While the Duo Pinball iPad Controller doesn’t quite turn your tablet into a full-sized arcade box, it’s...

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Transparent Pinball Machine is Awesome

Transparent Pinball Machine is Awesome

By Adam Frucci - GIZMODO This is the Transparent Pinball Machine, a custom piece created out of a 1976 "Surf Champ" unit by Michael Schiess, owner of the Lucky JuJu Pinball Arcade in Alameda, CA (which looks like the coolest place ever). The traditional wood cabinets...

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iPad Magic Pinball accessory turns your tablet into a table

iPad Magic Pinball accessory turns your tablet into a table

Chris Davies - Nov 18, 2010, 9:30 am CDT iPad Magic Pinball accessory turns your tablet into a table The iPad’s sizeable display does make it rather apt for games like pinball. New Potato Tech are taking things one step further with a custom iPad “Magic Pinball”...

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Goodbye to Old Coney Island

Goodbye to Old Coney Island

By KEVIN WALSH and DAVID S. ALLEE One by one, the venerable institutions of old Coney Island are vanishing. Ruby’s, the last of the boardwalk-facing bars, has served its final drink; Shoot the Freak, one of the most popular game booths, won’t reopen in the spring. And...

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Hot Touch Arcade Emulator

Hot Touch Arcade Emulator

Hot Touch Arcade Emulator: Digital pinball machine that accepts real coins?! Ben Heck chose to make his Bill Paxton pinball machine the old fashioned way, using actual flippers and tunnels and whatnot. But there’s also another, less complicated way to make a pinball...

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Jersey’s Pinball Wizard

Jersey’s Pinball Wizard

By Inside Jersey Staff By Ryan Goldberg There are pinball machines from the 1930 to 2000s at the Silverball Museum Pinball Hall of Fame in Asbury Park, New Jersey. It’s four days until the Fourth of July, and Rob Ilvento is scrambling, twirling cotton candy for...

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Turn an Old Pinball Machine Into a Badass Coffee Table

Turn an Old Pinball Machine Into a Badass Coffee Table

Published Sep 28, 2010 at 4:35 PM | Updated at 5:37 PM PDT on Sep 28, 2010 Love pinball? Looking for a new coffee table? Well, why not combine your love of pinball with your need for new living room furniture? If you've got a non-functioning pinball machine available...

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Nike LCD Pinball Machine

Nike LCD Pinball Machine

Nike LCD Pinball Machine 10:33 am July 5, 2010 By Julian Horsey Nike has created an LCD Pinball Machine to advertise their wares as part of their ‘Write the Future’ campaign for the World Cup. It look very impressive in the video but I’m not sure it will capture the...

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Law Banning Pinball Shuts Down Retro Arcade

Law Banning Pinball Shuts Down Retro Arcade

TOM GOLDMAN | 9 AUGUST 2010 3:12 PM An ancient pinball ban was actually enforced in the town of Beacon, New York, shutting down a local business. Fred Bobrow's Retro Arcade Museum in Beacon, New York seems like an awesome place. He's got hundreds of pinball and arcade...

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Chicago: Pinball’s capital and last best hope

  Once the manufacturing capital for the world’s pinball machines, Chicago is now the last, best hope for those loud and gaudy electronic games BY J. C. GABEL PUBLISHED MARCH 17, 2010 Roger Sharpe’s two sons, Joshua and Zachary, are ranked among the world’s top...

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Novelty Dock Turns iPhone into Mini Pinball Machine

Novelty Dock Turns iPhone into Mini Pinball Machine

Who doesn't love them some simulated pinball action? Me, that's who, but I still like this tiny little box that turns your iPhone into a miniature pinball table: It's so cute. The dock can be bought at BestBuy for $40, and works with a free pinball game available in...

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Dream Dies as Museum of Pinball Goes TILT

Dream Dies as Museum of Pinball Goes TILT

By PETER APPLEBOME BEACON, N.Y. You might think that in a town marketing its past, there would be plenty of room for Fred Bobrow’s Retro Arcade Museum, a nostalgic swath of analog pleasure in a digital world. But then sometimes the only thing more retro than an old...

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