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EUROPEAN PINBALL
CHAMPIONSHIP

The European Pinball Championship 2016

The main European tournament, the EPC, takes place at a large shopping centre in the Polish city of Łódź. We report on all the competitive events as well as the more social ones. See it all for yourself with our high-res pictures and video.

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HOLY COW!
BATMAN 66
DETAILS REVEALED

Details of the new Batman 66 game

Stern Pinball gives more information about their upcoming Batman 66 game and reveals how this is likely to be the most expensive production pinball to date.

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SKILLSHOT: THE COLLABORATIVE
ART OF PINBALL

The Skillshot exhibition in Chicago

A new exhibition all about the artistic and design processes involved in the creation of a pinball machine opens at the Glass Curtain Gallery in Chicago. Dan Marquardt explores the exhibits and tells us all about them.

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THE HOBBIT
IN-DEPTH REVIEW

Our exclusive In-Depth Review of The Hobbit

It's taken weeks to write and photograph but our huge new In-Depth Review of Jersey Jack Pinball's The Hobbit is now complete.
At over 17,000 words long with more than 450 pictures, nobody goes more In-Depth.

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FIVE & DIME

Five & Dime in Evanston, Illinois

A new trendy location for pinball opens in the west downtown Chicagoland area, and M.G. Brown has been there to review the games, the menu and the drinks. It's a tough job, but...

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KAPOW!
STERN ANNOUNCES
NEW BATMAN GAME

Stern Pinball announces a new Batman game

Despite the many new Batman franchises around, Stern Pinball goes back to the original TV series to celebrate its 50th anniversary in their new Batman 66 game.

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SUPER SITES
SPECIAL:
BREWDOG
SHEPHERD'S BUSH

BrewDog Shepherd's Bush, London

The Scottish craft beer chain have embraced pinball at their locations. We find out why and explore their West London bar to enjoy the games, the beer and the food.

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SUPER SITES
SPECIAL:
NEO COCKTAIL CLUB

Neo Cocktail Club in Hong Kong

A cocktail bar in Hong Kong not only offers free snacks during happy hour, they also have free pinball, as our roving reporter John discovers.

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SUPER SITES
SPECIAL:
MOONWALKER
ARCADE

Moonwalker Arcade in New York

Upstate New York gets another great place to play pinball with Moonwalker Arcade in Vestal. Thirteen machines are joined by classic videos and pool, as Paul Drewry reports.

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SUPER SITES
SPECIAL:
FLEX

Flex in Munich

Munich is a city with many attractions for residents and visitors alike, and for fans of the silver ball the unlikely-looking Flex bar is one of them, as Martin Wiest tells us.

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PINBALL AUDIO
GETS SERIOUS

Teufel Audio take on pinball sound

Fed-up with poor quality sound from pinballs, a German high-end audio company explores the options for making the game sound as good as it looks and plays.

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THE PABST
CAN CRUSHER

The Pabst Can Crusher game

Stern Pinball have re-themed their Whoa Nellie game in collaboration with Pabst Brewing to create a new Can Crusher game.
We've got the high-res pictures.

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PIN-A-GO-GO 2016

The Pin-a-Go-Go show 2016

Huge numbers of visitors turn out to support the annual Pin-a-Go-Go show in California.
Spencer Clingan reports how it keeps getting bigger and better every year.

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ROCKY MOUNTAIN
PINBALL SHOWDOWN 2016

The Rocky Mountain Pinball Showdown 2016

At the foot of the mountains in southern Denver, the Rocky Mountain Pinball Showdown & Gameroom Expo opened on Friday and continues through until Sunday afternoon.
Catch all our latest live updates.

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NORTHWEST
PINBALL & ARCADE
SHOW 2016

The Northwest Pinball and Arcade Show 2016

The Northwest Pinball and Arcade Show took place at the Tacoma Convention Center south of Seattle, and we're there to report live on all the action across the three days.

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DUTCH PINBALL
MASTERS

The Dutch Pinball Masters 2016

It's the annual Dutch Pinball Masters tournament hosted at the clubhouse of the Dutch Pinball Association. An expanded field of 144 players culminated in an exciting and truly international final.

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THE FOUR
QUARTERS

The Four Quarters barcade in London

It may not look much, nor do they have the most games, but their mix of pinball, video games, craft beer and live music makes The Four Quarters London's hippest bar arcade.

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WIZARD MODE
PREMIERE

The new Wizard Mode film

The new full-length film about PAPA World Champion Robert Gagno premieres at the HotDocs Film Festival in Toronto and, as Chris Frolic reports, Robert is there to take questions, sign posters, and, of course, play some pinball.

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PAPA & IFPA
WORLD
CHAMPIONSHIPS

The PAPA and IFPA World Championships

Not one but two World Championships are held at the PAPA headquarters near Pittsburgh, and
as Bob Matthews reports, those were far from the only championships up for grabs in a frenzied eight days of world-class tournament pinball.

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MGC 2016

The Midwest Gaming Classic 2016

Brookfield near Milwaukee is our destination for the annual mix of pinball, video games, console gaming, and tabletop games.
Gary Flower reports for us on all things pinball, both at the show and at the pre-show party.

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FULL THROTTLE:
IN-DEPTH REVIEW

Our In-Depth Review of Full Throttle

For our latest In-Depth Review we travel to the Heighway Pinball factory so we can pull their Limited Edition Full Throttle game apart to show you every part of it, inside and out.

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MEDIEVAL MADNESS
3D TRANSLITE

The Medieval Madness 3D translite

Pinball Dreams produce the first of a series of three-dimensional translites for popular games. We review their Medieval Madness 3D translite and look at the technology behind it.

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TON TON XL 2016

A star-shaped pinball at Ton Ton XL in Amsterdam

Was this the star of the show?
This five-player pinball make out of guitars, effects pedals, and a drum machine was just one of the attractions as Ton Ton XL returned to Amsterdam, as Jim Jansen reports.

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MAKING PINBALL
IS HARD...

Why is making pinball hard?

...and these guys will tell you why,
as we talk to the six big pinball companies
to find out what it takes to get a single game
rolling off the production line.

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TEXAS PINBALL
FESTIVAL

The Texas Pinball Festival 2016

It's the middle of March, so that means we're back in Frisco for the Texas Pinball Festival.
We'll be reporting live across the weekend, with multiple updates so you don't miss a thing.

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AMUSEMENT EXPO
INTERNATIONAL

The Amusement Expo International show

We're in Las Vegas for the annual spring coin-op trade show Amusement Expo International. Stern and Heighway Pinball are both here with their latest games, along with new products from companies around the world.

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GHOSTBUSTERS

Stern Pinball's new Ghostbusters pinball

Stern's long-awaited new Ghostbusters game is finally announced, with the three models all featuring packed playfields and distinctive hand-drawn art.

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ECS 2015 FINAL
AND MIHIDERKA
PINBALL & FOOD
FESTIVAL

The top three in the IFPA ECS 2015 Final

The finale of 2015's IFPA European Championship Series takes place at Printimus Pinball in Poland, alongside the Mihiderka Pinball & Food Festival in a packed three days of tournaments and vegan cuisine.

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META-GAMES
UNLIMITED

Meta-Games Unlimited in Missouri

It may not be the one made famous by The Simpsons, but Springfield in Missouri has Meta-Games Unlimited instead, home to role-playing games, a retail store, and a great collection of quality pinballs, as Albee Tellone reports.

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THE BIG LEBOWSKI
FACTORY TOUR

Inside the The Big Lebowski manufacturing plant

We're in the village of Aalten in the east of the Netherlands to tour the manufacturing facility where The Big Lebowski pinball is being built.
We've also got details of the latest changes and five minutes of new display animations.

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MEDIEVAL MADNESS
REMAKE

The In-Depth Review of Medieval Madness Remake Limited Edition

Yes, it's another In-Depth Review, and this time we dive deep into Chicago Gaming's remake of the classic Medieval Madness game.
See how true it is to the original and the changes which have taken place under the skin.

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GAME OF THRONES
IN-DEPTH REVIEW

The In-Depth Review of Stern's Game of Thrones Limited Edition

We go in-depth with the Limited Edition of Stern's Game of Thrones to show you everything - inside and out - from the cabinet artwork to the playfield shots and how the mechanisms work.
Nobody goes deep like Pinball News.

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BRAUER HOUSE

Brauer House in Lombard, Illinois

As you might guess from the name, Brauer House in Lombard, Illinois is famed for its beer selection, but it also has a great range of six pinballs, from a solid-state Bally to the newest Sterns titles, as Dan Marquardt reports.

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ROUND 1

Round 1 in Moreno Valley, California

A chance stop at a shopping mall east of Los Angeles leads to the discovery of a huge family entertainment complex - one of a chain rapidly expanding all across the US.

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ARCADE EXPO 2016

The pinball collection at the Museum of Pinball

The second Arcade Expo has just taken place at the Museum of Pinball in Banning, California, and we were there to bring you live updates across the weekend, including our 40-minute video tour, a list of all the machines, the tournament results, the side events, and much more.

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EAG INTERNATIONAL
2016

Our preview of the EAG trade show in London

We're live at the EAG show in London's East End to bring you exclusive news of the new Alien playfield artwork, and a look at Stern's new Spider-Man Vault Edition.

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TILT BIRMINGHAM

Tilt in Birmingham

A new barcade in Birmingham in the English Midlands opens with craft beers, coffees, and teas, while showcasing the latest pinball machines. We pay them a visit.

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NEW ULTIMATE
SPIDER-MAN GAME

Stern's new Spider-Man Vault Edition

Stern brings out a Vault Edition of their classic Spider-Man game, but totally re-brand it to follow the Marvel Ultimate Spider-Man universe.
We've got all the changes along with high-res pictures and pricing details.

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