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PINBURGH 2014

Report from Pinburgh 2014

Pinburgh player and first-time visitor to PAPA David Mainwaring gives us his take on the world's biggest pinball tournament, complete with a video tour of the facilities.

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PYTHON ANGHELO
DIES

Python Anghelo

Passionate, talented and controversial pinball artist and designer Python Anghelo has passed away following a lengthy battle against cancer.

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THE HOBBIT
WHITEWOOD VIDEO

The whitewood for The Hobbit

Three new videos show the whitewood of JJP's The Hobbit being flipped, along with a new multiball start animation and a look at the game's anticipated dashboard layout.

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MICHIGAN PINBALL
EXPO 2014

The Michigan Pinball Expo

Our latest pinball show report takes us to Rochester for the Michigan Pinball Expo.
We're there from before the show opens
and right through all four days of action at
Oakland University.

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TEXAS PINBALL
FESTIVAL 2014

The new home of the Texas Pinball Festival

We are in Frisco, Texas for the TPF 2014.
We've got all the seminars complete with audio, the first look at the new Medieval Madness remake, a video of a world record attempt, our Ten Minute Tour of the show, and much more.

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EUROPEAN PINBALL
CHAMPIONSHIP 2014

The winners of the European Pinball Championship 2014

Italy is the host of the European Pinball Championship for 2014, and we are there in Rimini both to play and to bring you all the action from Europe's largest tournament.

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ENADA
PRIMAVERA 2014

The spring Enada show report from Rimini

We're in Rimini for the spring Enada trade show which saw the European debut of Stern's new Mustang pinball and a number of competitions ahead of the European Pinball Championship.

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OUR NEWEST
PINBALL PROFILE

Our series on Pinball Profile interviews

Former editor and publisher of Gameroom Magazine and owner of the RetroBlast! gaming website Kevin Steele is the latest guest in our series of Pinball Profiles.

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TALKING
ZACCARIA PINBALL

Natale Zaccaria with the Zaccaria Pinball factory

Natale Zaccaria - one of the three founding brothers - talks to Waldemar Banasik about how Zaccaria Pinball began, his recollections of working with graphic artist Lorenzo Rimondini, and what caused them to end production.

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MORE
PINBALL PROFILES

Our series on Pinball Profile interviews

Bryan Kelly is our latest guest in the Pinball Profile hot seat, joining Charlie Emery, Lloyd Olson, Steve Young, Jonathan Joosten, Rick Bartlett, Randy Perlow and Terry Dezwarte.

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A YEAR IN
POLISH PINBALL

Twelve month of pinball in Poland

2013 was an important year for pinball in Poland. Łukasz Dziatkiewicz takes us through the tournaments and talks to the people who made it such a special twelve months.

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MUSTANG
PREMIUM & LE

We've got the newest pictures of the Premium and Limited Edition models of Stern's new Mustang game

We've got the newest pictures of the Premium and Limited Edition versions of Stern's new Mustang game, along with pricing and a look at the new features added to these top models.

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FABRICADO EN
ESPAÑA

The history of Spanish pinball

As Quetzal Pinball starts manufacturing cabinets for their Captain Nemo game in Murcia, Waldemar Banasik looks back on the long history of pinball manufacturing in Spain.

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SUPER SITES
SPECIAL

Check out our site reports

A brace of new site reports brings you the opening of the new Logan Arcade in Chicago, a new place to play in Tokyo, and several updates to some of our earlier reports.

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TWO NEW SONGS
FOR METALLICA

You get to vote on the two new tracks for the Metallica pinball

An upcoming software update will add two new tracks to the twelve already in the game, and you get to vote on which two they will be.

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DUTCH PINBALL
MASTERS 2014

The Dutch Pinball Masters 2014

A weekend of pure tournaments held in the middle of a country park in The Netherlands?
We had to go, and here's what we found at the Dutch Pinball Masters.

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MUSTANG IS GO

Mustang Pinball is officially launched

Stern Pinball and Ford officially announce the Mustang pinball with details of the three models, pictures of the Pro version, and a video of George Gomez showing some of the gameplay.

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PIN-A-GO-GO

It's the Pin-a-Go-Go 2013 show

As thoughts turn to the prospects of sunshine and summer pinball shows, Mario Van Cleave looks back to last year's biggest-ever Pin-a-Go-Go.

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JAPAN GAME
MUSEUM UPDATE

The Japan Game Museum

It's been a year since our roving reporter last visited the Japan Game Museum and, as John discovers, there have been a number of changes including a new extension.

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FIRST MUSTANG
DETAILS, PICTURES
AND VIDEO

Stern's new Mustang game debuts

Stern Pinball's new Mustang game makes its debut at a New Orleans motor show as Ford put details of the game on their website. We've got the first pictures and gameplay video.

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LAWLOR TO BUILD
GAME FOR JJP

Pat Lawlor to build a game for JJP

In a much anticipated announcement, Pat Lawlor has confirmed he will be building the third game for Jersey Jack Pinball, and will be enlisting the help of one of his former collaborators.

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TINY PIN

The Tiny Pin miniature pinball model

You may not have room for yet another full-size machine, but you'll have room for a Tiny Pin.
We review the scale model pinball with a number of surprises up its sleeve.

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SHINE CHARITY
PINBALL

The Shine charity pinball competition

An otherwise dull weekend in London is brightened by two pinball tournaments and a prize raffle, all with the aim of raising money for a worthy cause.

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BARRY OURSLER
MAKES APPEAL

Barry Oursler appeals for your help

Renowned pinball designer Barry Oursler asks the pinball community for help, as ill health strikes both him and his wife Donna.

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IT NEVER DRAINS
IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 2014

The INDISC 2014 tournament

The annual tournament for top US players takes place in San Dimas, California and Bob Matthews is there to report on all the action.

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SILVER BALL
PLANET

The Silver Ball Planet pinball arcade in Osaka

One of the largest public pinball arcades is set up in a shopping mall in Osaka, Japan. As John, our roving reporter reveals, three dozen machines are available now with more to come.

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EAG INTERNATIONAL
2014

The EAG International show

We're in London's Docklands for the annual EAG International trade show. We bring you all the pinball machines on display and other interesting games, along with our exclusive video tour.

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IN-DEPTH REVIEW
PART ONE

Our In-Depth Review of Stern's Star Trek

Stern's latest game goes under the Pinball News microscope as we go in-depth with the Limited Edition model of Star Trek and tell you everything you need to know about how it is put together.

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CAPTAIN NEMO
PLAYFIELDS ARRIVE

Artwork from one of the playfields

Work ramps up on Captain Nemo Dives Again as the full-colour printed playfields arrive, allowing the first sample games to be built.

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LATEST HOBBIT
DETAILS REVEALED

JJP sells part of the company

The first whitewood picture and a video of sample display animations from The Hobbit are amongst the reveals in the latest announcement from Jersey Jack Pinball.

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JERSEY JACK
PINBALL BRINGS IN
EXTRA INVESTMENT

JJP sells part of the company

A private equity firm buys a stake in Jersey Jack Pinball to provide additional funding and streamline their operation.

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YELLOW BRICK ROAD TO RECOVERY

The Wizard of Oz arrives at a children's hospital

A brand new The Wizard of Oz machine arrives at a children's hospital in Philadelphia thanks to donations and a dedicated fund-raising effort.

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REVIEW OF THE
YEAR

Review of the Year 2013

With 2013 now just a memory, we look back at the past twelve months in the pinball world to see the new games, the new announcements and try to spot the trends for 2014.

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FESTI-FLIP 2013

The Festi Flip show in France

France's largest pinball show takes place
in an amazing venue with an equally amazing atmosphere, as Bruce Ng reports from
the city of St Étienne

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THE WIZARD OF OZ:
IN-DEPTH REVIEW
PART ONE

It's the first part of our in-depth review of The Wizard of Oz

It's the big one. With more than 130 pictures from outside, inside and every side, we got the most in-depth review of JJP's first game ever.

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BIG LEBOWSKI
PINBALL

The Big Lebowski pinball is announced

A deal is announced to make a pinball based on The Big Lebowski. We reveal who has the licence and bring you what they have to say about one of the most anticipated titles.

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FULL CABINET
ART REVEALED FOR
THE HOBBIT

Cabinet and backbox art for The Hobbit is revealed

Six pieces of artwork covering the cabinet sides, the backbox, the coin door surround and the backglass are revealed as the second movie in the trilogy hits the big screen.

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THE PRICE IS
RIGHT

It's the new 9th edition of The Pinball Price Guide

Pinballeric publishes the new ninth edition of The Pinball Price Guide, so we take it for a spin to discover the changes made and the new raft of articles from collecting experts.

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SOUTHERN PINBALL
FESTIVAL 2013

To Florida for the Southern Pinball Festival

UK pinball player Wayne Johns takes a break from the dull winter weather to visit Florida for the SPF. He reports on the show and the contrasts US tournament with those back home.

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STERN REVS UP
A FORD CLASSIC

Stern partners with Ford for their next title

In their second announcement in as many days, Stern spills the beans on their next title, as they team up with Ford to celebrate fifty years of an American motoring icon.

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STERN ADDS LUCI
TO THE LINE-UP

It's the new Luci version of AC/DC

A new Premium version of their 2012 hit AC/DC title is announced by Stern Pinball. See the new cabinet, backbox and translite artwork, as well as the playfield changes.

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INTRODUCING:
THE DIRECTORY

Welcome to The Directory

We turn the spotlight on the world's pinball parts and machine vendors with The Directory - our massive list of places to check for everything from the esoteric to the everyday.

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A CLEAR
DIFFERENCE?

We test anti-reflective glass

We put two types of anti-reflective glass to the test and compare them to plain glass to see whether there are any glaring differences or if there's a clear winner.

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