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NORTHWEST
PINBALL & ARCADE
SHOW 2017

The venue for the NW Pinball & Arcade Show

We're back in Tacoma for the tenth anniversary Northwest Pinball & Arcade Show, and we'll be bringing you all the action from the show's three days.

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STAR WARS
OFFICIALLY
ANNOUNCED

The Star Wars Pro translite image

Detailed pictures of the three models of Stern Pinball's upcoming Star Wars game have been released along with more information about the new title.

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ANDREW HEIGHWAY
STEPS DOWN

Andrew Heighway steps down from Heighway Pinball

Founder of Heighway Pinball steps down from running the company as a consortium of investors injects new funds to accelerate production of Alien Pinball.

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PINBALL PUNK!
MODEL KIT

Dirty Donny's Pinball Punk! kit

If you've ever wanted to make your own 8-inch-high resin pinball model, now you can thanks to a new kit from the master of pinball monster art, Dirty Donny.

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THE HIGHLANDER

The Highlander bar

A hard-rock dive bar in mid-town Atlanta might not appeal to all tastes, but it features an eclectic 'gastro-punk' menu to spice up the obligatory pinball action.

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STAR WARS

The new Star Wars pinball by Stern Pinball

The first pictures of Stern Pinball's new Star Wars game are revealed showing the three variants and the playfield layout, and we've got them right here.

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TMAP 2017

The final of the TMAP 2017 tournament

We pay our first visit to the Torneo Madrileño de Pinballs or TMAP tournament in the Spanish capital, with the Millonaria Pinball club on the south side of the city playing host.

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MANUEL'S TAVERN

Manuel's Tavern in Atlanta

It's been described as "one of the best bars in the US" so naturally it has pinball machines, but M.G. Brown tells us what else makes Manuel's Tavern such an enjoyable place to visit.

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DUTCH PINBALL
MASTERS 2017

The top four in the Dutch Pinball Masters 2017

We're back at the Dutch Pinball Association's clubhouse in Veenendaal. With main, classic and team events taking place alongside a free-play area, there's lots going on and we bring you all the action and results

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PINBALLZ
LAKE CREEK

Pinballz in Lake Creek, Texas

Not content with two locations in Austin, Texas, Pinballz opened a third just north of the Capitol and we have been there to see if the new branch lives up to its name.

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MEGA PLAY

Mega Play in Mishawaka, Indiana

Take a trip back to a time when family entertainment centres were in nearly every shopping mall, offering crazy golf alongside rows of pinballs and video games. Mega Play still offers all this as M.G. Brown reports.

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8BITFLIP 2017

The 8BitFlip event in Bury

We're at Arcade Club in Bury for the annual 8BitFlip combination pinball and video game show, featuring modern and classic games, two tournaments and a warm friendly atmosphere.

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MIHIDERKA PINBALL
& FOOD FESTIVAL 2

The Mihiderka Pinball & Food Festival 2

The world's only combined pinball and vegan food festival returns to Printimus Pinball in the Polish town of Bytom. We are there to eat, play, report and visit a unique pinball-themed hotel.

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REPLAY
BEER & BOURBON

Replay Beer & Bourbon in Chicago

M.G. Brown ventures into Chicago's Lake View district and discovers an upmarket games bar with an extensive drinks selection, classic video games and, of course, pinballs.

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ITALIAN PINBALL
OPEN 2017

The winner of the Italian Pinball Open 2017

A new Italian pinball seller hosts the Italian national championship as well as crowning the top Italian player, as Alessio Crisantemi reports.

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TEXAS PINBALL
FESTIVAL 2017

The Texas Pinball Festival 2017

Pinball News rocks up to Frisco in Texas for the annual Texas Pinball Festival show. Our ongoing coverage continues over the next few days to ensure you don't miss a thing.

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ARCADE EXPO 3.0

Inside the Museum of Pinball for Arcade Expo 3.0

Our pinball travels take us to Banning in California and the Museum of Pinball for the third Arcade Expo show. A massive selection of games and numerous diversions ensure everyone is kept busy across all three days.

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MAGIC GIRL
FIRST LOOK REVIEW

Our first look review of Magic Girl

Seemingly against all odds, Magic Girl machines have been manufactured and delivered to a number of customers. We get our hands on one and, ahead of our full In-Depth Review, bring you this first look.

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DIALED IN!
EUROPEAN LAUNCH

The European launch of Dialed In!

The European launch of Jersey Jack Pinball's Dialed In! game takes place at Freddy's Pinball Paradise in Germany. Bruce Ng was there to bring us details of this special night and reveal where the Dialed In! roadshow is heading next.

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PINBALL
POPULARITY

Some golden oldies only increase in popularity

Some machines are solid gold and retain their popularity despite the plethora of new pinballs being produced. Gene Goodman of M&P Amusement looks at the enduring appeal of the all-time classics.

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CAPTAIN NEMO
DIVES AGAIN
IN-DEPTH REVIEW

Our exclusive review of Captain Nemo Dives Again

It's time for another In-Depth Review and this time we dive deep into Quetzal Pinball's Captain Nemo Dives Again. There will only be thirty of these made, so here's your chance to find out all about this exclusive game.

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KINGS AND QUEENS
PINBALL & ART
EXHIBITION

The Kings and Queens exhibition in Chicago

Pinball, the Imagists artists collective, and their respective roots in Chicago form the subject of a new exhibition at the city's Elmhurst Art Museum.
M.G. Brown is at the opening night launch party to bring us a first look at the exhibits.

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EUROPEAN
CHAMPIONSHIP
SERIES FINAL

The final of the ECS 2016 at Pinball Universe

The finals of the IFPA European Championship Series for 2016 are held at Pinball Universe in Bünde, Germany. We show you around their amazing facility and bring you all the action from the three tournaments.

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SPECIAL BREW

A new pinball-themed beer is released

Pinball and beer go together like two brothers, and now the Two Brothers brewery has recognised this with a special pinball-themed beer, as Dan Marquardt reports.

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THE JETSONS
PINBALL
ANNOUNCED

The Jetsons pinball is annoucned

The first pinball from The Pinball Company is announced. Built by Spooky Pinball, the game features a simplified easy-to-understand playfield designed to appeal to the home gameroom buyer.

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KAUA'I ISLAND
BREWING COMPANY

Pinballs at the Kaua'i Island Brewing Company

An exciting mix of craft beers and a diverse food menu is supplemented by six quality pinballs in Mick Brown's first report from the US state of Hawaii

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JAPAN GAME
MUSEUM UPDATE

The exterior of the Japan Game Museum

There have been big changes at the Japan Game Museum and our Roving Reporter John has been there to find out the latest news.

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EAG INTERNATIONAL 2017

The EAG International show in London

It's the first amusement trade show of the year and we are there to report on all the latest products, including Aerosmith, Batman 66 and Alien pinballs, along with high-res pictures and three videos of the games.

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PIN-'DUINO

Using an Arduino to control pinball mods

Using a micro-controller to spruce-up your pinball mods isn't as difficult as it might first appear. Todd Andersen uses an Arduino to enhance his pinball add-on switch, opening the door to a world of modding possibilities.

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AEROSMITH
PINBALL REVEALED

Stern Pinball's new Aerosmith game

Stern officially announce that their next pinball will be based on the rock band Aerosmith. We have high-resolution pictures and details of the three models along with prices and much more.

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KALAMAZOO
ROUND-UP

Pinball on location in Kalamazoo

Chicago, New York, Seattle, San Francisco, Portland, Vancouver... pinball has a number of hotspots featuring high concentrations of public locations. M.G. Brown asks if Kalamazoo should be added to that list.

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