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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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SHOOT THE MOON:
PACIFIC PINBALL
EXPO 2016

The Pacific Pinball Expo returns with Shoot the Moon

It's been four years since the last Pacific Pinball Exposition and a lot has changed in the interim, but the PPE returns at the Pacific Pinball Museum's new annex building, as pinball historian and author Gordon Hasse reports.

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ROMANIAN PINBALL
OPEN 2016

The Romaina Pinball Open in Bucharest

We're paying our first visit to the home of Dracula and the Beraria H concert venue for the annual Romanian Pinball Open. Three tournaments over three days, live music, strong beer and great friends make it a fun weekend in Bucharest.

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ARCADIA:
HUNGARIAN PINBALL OPEN 2016

The winners of the Hungarian Pinball Open 2016

We return to Budapest for an expanded Hungarian Pinball Open which adds video games and retro computing to the country's national pinball tournaments to create the all-new Arcadia show.

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TIVOLI BOWL

Games at the Tivoli Bowl in Downers Grove

The Tivoli Bowl in Downers Grove, Illinois is not only a great place to knock down pins, it's also not a bad place to play them, as M.G. Brown reports.

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TORNEO DE PINBALL DE BIAR 2016

The Biar Pinball Tournament 2016

Modern and classic pinballs in equal measure at the Biar Pinball Tournament, with some rarely-seen Spanish machines and plenty of local cuisine to enjoy too.

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SILVERBALL
MUSEUM HEADS
SOUTH

The Silverball Museum in Delray Beach

Not content with a world-class location on the New Jersey boardwalk, the Silverball Museum opens a second branch on Florida's Atlantic coast. We head for the Sunshine State to check it out.

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AUSTRIAN PINBALL
OPEN 2016

The Austrian Pinball Open 2016

With more than one hundred players the annual Austrian Pinball Open returns to the Hall of Pinball-Fame in Badendorf near Graz. Robert Glashüttner is there to bring us all the action.

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CHURCHILL CABINET
COMPANY TOUR

Behind the scenes at the Churchill Cabinet Company

Whether it's a playfield, the cabinet, or the backbox, every pinball machine starts with a sheet of plywood, so we take you behind-the-scenes at the Churchill Cabinet Company to see how all these are made.

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IT HAS TO WARM UP

Wednesday Addmas experiences the Addams Family Challenge shocker chair

What's making Wednesday Addams so hot under the collar? Find out, as Gary 'Mooseman' Littler tells us the story of the Addams Family Challenge shocker chair.

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CHICAGO AREA
PINBALL LEAGUE

The Chicago Area Pinball League's summer season

Pinball leagues are a vital part of keeping location pinball alive and profitable, so M.G. Brown tells us how a group of casual pinball players took their meetings to the next level.

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SUPER SITES SPECIAL:
SILVER BALL PLANET UPDATE

The Silver Ball Panet Arcade monthly tournament

Our roving reporter, John, had been back to Japan, and in this first report he updates us on the amazing Silver Ball Planet Arcade with more than one hundred pinballs to play.

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SUPER SITES SPECIAL:
KORONA WORLD

Korona Workd in Komaki

John's next report is on a collaboration with the Japan Game Museum which results in Korona World - a classic gaming arcade with six pinballs mixed with cocktail and upright video games.

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SUPER SITES SPECIAL:
UUENNICHI AT
APITA IWAKURA

The Uuennichi game centre in Nagoya

For his third report John travels to Nagoya city and the Apita-Iwakura shopping mall where the Uuennichi game centre features four pinballs alongside numerous video games.

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PINBALL EXPO 2016

The venue for Pinball Expo 2016

We are back in Wheeling for the 32nd annual Pinball Expo and we have our usual massive coverage of the show with more than 300 pictures, half-an-hour of video, 27 seminar recordings and much, much more to make sure you don't miss a thing.

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CHICAGO SITES
UPDATE

Where to play pinball in Chicago

Coming to Chicago for Pinball Expo?
There are loads of great places to play pinball all around the city, and Dan Marquardt presents his annual round-up of the best of them.

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PLAY EXPO 2016

The set up and first day of the Play Expo 2016 show

We are in Manchester, UK for the set-up, opening and first day of the Play Expo gaming show featuring the Northern Lights Pinball team's collection of games.

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BELGIAN OPEN
PINBALL 2016

The top four in the Belgian Open Pinball tournament

The annual Belgian Open Pinball tournament has moved to a new home but the popular mix of quality games and top-notch competition remains, drawing more than two-hundred-and-twenty players to the city of Sint-Niklaas.

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RETRO IS COOL!

Retro games are making a comeback

It's déjà vu all over again as players and collectors turn to games they fondly remember from their youth, as Gene Goodman explains.

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