Did you know we also produce a monthly podcast?

Yes indeed! At the start of every month Pinball News Editor, Martin Ayub, and Pinball Magazine Editor, Jonathan Joosten, team up to bring you all important news from the previous month in their joint Pinball Industry News PINcast.

They cover new game launches, upcoming titles, new industry appointments, new product announcements, show reports, new features in the latest software updates, what’s currently in production, and much, much more.

It’s the podcast the pinball industry listens to.

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We are also adding all the PINcast episodes dating back to March 2018 right here.


2024

April 2024 PINcastAs we start the month of May it’s time to join Martin Ayub from Pinball News and Jonathan Joosten from Pinball Magazine for their look back at all the excitement from the pinball industry throughout April in their latest Pinball Industry News PINcast.

The month began with the announcement, reveal and the launch party for the new ABBA game from Pinball Brothers. Both Martin and Jonathan travelled to the Swedish city of Örebro to experience both versions of the company’s third game for themselves and to report on the launch event.

Meanwhile, another new game is revealed as Homepin also announce their third title. Following Thunderbirds and This Is Spinal Tap, the new game is another licence, The Blues Brothers.  As revealed in last month’s PINcast the new title will feature open source software, but there are many more interesting details about the game to discuss.

If you thought the demise of Deeproot Pinball signalled the end of the line for those games in development at the company, there’s news of the possible revival of titles such as Retro Atomic Zombie AdventurelandMagic Girl and more.

Plus, there’s lots more news of pinball companies exhibiting at shows, all the latest code updates, new videos and articles, the potential timescale for upcoming new game announcements, and a novel way to get help building games.

Get all this and much more in this latest edition of the Pinball News and Pinball Magazine PINcast.

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April 2024 PINcast

Bounbs PINcast interview with Daniel Janson, CEO Pinball Brothers about the new ABBA pinballIt’s time to join Jonathan from Pinball Magazine and Martin from Pinball News for a special bonus PINcast featuring an extended interview with Pinball Brothers CEO, Daniel Janson.

They talk about the latest Pinball Brothers release, ABBA, to find out how the game came to be created, what’s in the game right now, what’s going to be in it eventually, what changes they have made, and Pinball Brothers’ plans for production of this and future titles.

They discuss the recent ABBA pinball launch party, the multiple elements which go to make up the game, who was involved in creating all the assets, and the possibility of a third, unlimited version of the game.

There’s so much to discuss, so join Daniel as he explains the rules and how it all ties-in so closely to the ABBA Voyage holographic stage show.

It’s all in this special Pinball Industry News bonus PINcast – the pinball podcast the industry listens to.

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Bonus PINcast interview with Daniel Janson of Pinball Brothers

March 2024 PINcastThe start of another new month means it’s time to join Martin Ayub from Pinball News and Jonathan Joosten from Pinball Magazine for their look back at all the exciting news from the pinball world throughout March in their Pinball Industry News PINcast.

There are two new games to discuss this month – one already launched and one about to be revealed – plus a radical update to another new title.

American Pinball released their latest title with a tribute to legendary pinball designer, Barry Oursler, with their Barry O’s Barbecue Challenge game. A dozen models were shipped to locations across the US for public play the day following the reveal, after which it became the star of American Pinball’s stand at the Texas Pinball Festival.

Just as this month’s PINcast was about to be recorded, Pinball Brothers confirmed that their third game title would be based on the hugely-popular Swedish band ABBA.  A full reveal is coming shortly, while there will be a launch party to mark exactly 50 years to the day since the group was launched onto the global stage by winning the Eurovision Song Contest.

There’s also much more news from Pinball Brothers with some personnel changes at the very top of the company.

While not announcing their next game just yet, Dutch Pinball celebrate a milestone by launching a new offshoot called Dutch Pinball Exclusive (DPX) to produce short-run titles of 500 or fewer units.  It hasn’t been officially confirmed, but the likely first DPX title is discussed along with potential timescales for production.

Last month there was news of a record-breaking auction price for a Jersey Jack Pinball Elton John Collector’s Edition machine, but this month that record was itself smashed.  Get all the details.

Turner Pinball returned to the Texas Pinball Festival with a very different look to their Ninja Eclipse game, taking onboard much of the feedback from their appearance at Pinball Expo last October.  Find out what’s new and how the game plays as part of the extensive TPF 2024 show coverage.

All this and much, much more is packed into this latest edition of the Pinball Industry News PINcast.

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March 2024 PINcast

February 2024 PINcastAs we leap into March it’s time to join Martin Ayub from Pinball News and Jonathan Joosten from Pinball Magazine as they look back on all the excitement from the pinball world throughout February.

There’s a new game launch as the mystery makers of The Princess Bride pinball reveal themselves as Multimorphic and introduce us to the three versions of their ground-breaking latest release.

After a long silence, Haggis Pinball communicates with pre-order buyers of their upcoming Centaur Revisited game.  There are changes afoot at the company, with the trickle of games coming from the factory expected to slow even more.

This month sees the 20th anniversary edition of the Texas Pinball Festival.  Martin and Jonathan will be there of course, reporting and hosting their popular ‘So You Think You Know Pinball?’ free prize quiz on Saturday.  They look ahead to who will be exhibiting their latest games at the show, who’s speaking in the seminar sessions, and why you need to be there.

Plus, there are the latest updates from all the pinball manufacturers, including a ‘making of’ video for Venom, a charity auction of Elton John Collector’s Edition game #002 at Christie’s, new translites available for all their titles from Spooky Pinball, expected announcements of the next games from Dutch Pinball and Homepin and why one of them will be open-sourced, along with the free download of the manual for Pulp Fiction available right now.

All this and much more is packed into this latest edition of the Pinball Industry News PINcast.

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February 2024 PINcast

January 2024 PINcastIt’s time to talk pinball, and who better to talk about the industry, the hobby, the rumours, and the latest developments than the heads of three of the biggest pinball companies?
Join Martin from Pinball News and Jonathan from Pinball Magazine in this latest edition of their Pinball Industry News PINcast looking back at all the exciting news from the pinball world throughout the month of January 2024.

The duo got together for the EAG International Expo coin-op trade show in London to play the latest titles from seven different manufacturers, including two models of Stern Pinball’s newest game, Jaws. To find out more about how that game was created and the latest developments at Stern Pinball, they sat down with company Chairman, Gary Stern. You can hear their interview with Gary exclusively in this month’s PINcast.

American Pinball has been the subject of plenty of rumourmongering of late, much of it unfounded. To get at the facts, Martin and Jonathan talk to the company’s Executive Vice President, David Fix, to find out the steps being taken to bolster their customer support, how they are introducing a new board system into their future and previous games, when their next game might be announced, why the company definitely isn’t for sale, and much more.

While at the EAG International Expo, your PINcast hosts also got to sit down for dinner with head of Jersey Jack Pinball, Jack Guarnieri.  Jack was there to promote his company’s Elton John and The Godfather games which were being exhibited and earning very favourable reactions from those who got to play them. You can hear that ‘Dinner with Jack’ exclusively in this month’s edition of the PINcast.
Plus, there is news from all the manufacturers exhibiting at the EAG show, including details of how pinball is re-joining the line-up of games at one large coin-op distributor and operator, and who might be behind a mysterious new upcoming game launch.

Meanwhile, there is news of a new appointment at Spooky Pinball, expected changes to This Is Spinal Tap, lots of new game add-ons now available and shipping to customers, and news of the first in a series of new miniature pinballs.

All this and much more is packed into the latest edition of the Pinball Industry News PINcast.
So, make sure you haven’t missed out on any of this excitement by streaming or downloading the podcast the pinball industry listens to.

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January 2024 PINcast

2023

December 2023 PINcastOut with the old, in with the new.  Yes, it’s a new year and that means new games to bring you in a brand new edition of the Pinball News and Pinball Magazine Pinball Industry News PINcast looking back at the month of December 2023 and the first week of January 2024.

The launch of new games was trailed in last month’s PINcast and, sure enough, both Stern Pinball and Spooky Pinball fulfilled our expectations.

So, join Martin and Jonathan as they report on the launch of Stern’s own Shark Week, leading to the reveal of the company’s latest new cornerstone title, Jaws, inviting you to jump aboard the Orca to battle the infamous Great White. Of course, no ocean voyage would be complete without a leak or two.
The reveal of Jaws followed hot on the heels of Spooky Pinball’s announcement of their next two titles.  Yes, not just one but two new games, with The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Looney Tunes announced simultaneously.  There’s also news of a new interactive topper for their Scooby-Doo Where Are You! game complete with its own video mode.

There’s much more industry news to report as Pedretti Gaming jump aboard the remake train following a new deal with Planetary Pinball Supply to remake classic Williams/Bally titles in addition to their 2.0 upgrade kits for existing games.

Meanwhile, Dutch Pinball are expanding into a second building.  Find out what that means for current and future projects, including the potential end of The Big Lebowski manufacturing.
There are also production updates from Multimorphic, Pinball Adventures, Hexa Pinball and others, with lots of new code updates from Stern and Pinball Brothers.

Plus, there’s news of the return of a classic major tournament this summer, a new world record attempt, the opening of a new production of The Who’s Tommy, and plenty of pinball awards shenanigans.
It’s all packed into first new PINcast of 2024. So, make sure you haven’t missed out on any of the excitement from the pinball world by streaming or downloading the podcast the pinball industry listens to.

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2024 promises to be another excellent year in pinball, so join Martin and Jonathan each month to make sure you don’t miss any of it.
The December 2023 Pinball Industry News PINcast

November 2023 PINcastIt’s the final PINcast of 2023 and it’s a whopper, as Martin Ayub from Pinball News and Jonathan Joosten from Pinball Magazine are joined by David Fix, Executive Vice President of American Pinball.
David discusses the state of the company as they move towards year end, the big push to get Galactic Tank Force Signature Editions in front of buyers in time for the holidays, the next four games they have in development both licensed and original-themed, including one with a special place in the team’s hearts, a special company discount only available for the next ten days, while also addressing some of the more wild speculation on social media.

While there weren’t any new physical games launched this month, there was a brand new title for Multimorphic’s P3 system, plus a huge number of software updates for existing games, adding new wizard modes, new challenges, new achievement badges to collect, lots of rule enhancements and many more improvements.

It’s Back-to-the-Future as older titles get re-run, while it’s also ‘Topper Time’ with original manufacturer and third-party toppers launched for many different titles.  With some games slated to have unique toppers from up to three different companies, it seems no pinball is complete without an interactive contraption sitting on the backbox.

Martin and Jonathan were also at the Dutch Pinball Open Expo in Veldhoven near Eindhoven, reporting and hosting two editions of their So You Think You Know Pinball? prize quiz.  Dutch Pinball also had a big presence there with The Big Lebowski, but were there also some clues about their upcoming second game announcement?

There’s also all the latest news, production updates and announcements from every current or wannabe pinball manufacturer, including the possibility of a new title being announced within the next few weeks.

It’s all packed into this month’s brand new, extended PINcast. So, make sure you haven’t missed out on any of the excitement from the pinball world by listening to the podcast the pinball industry listens to.
The November 2023 Pinball Industry News PINcast

October 2023 PINcastWhat a month! 

There was a ton of news from the pinball world throughout October, so join Martin Ayub from Pinball News and Jonathan Joosten from Pinball Magazine as they bring you bang up-to-date with all the new games, companies, products, code, and much more.

Of course, October’s pinball news was dominated by the events in and around Pinball Expo.  An evening of food, drinks and gameplay followed by the first tour of Stern Pinball’s new factory kicked off the show in style.  The huge show hall featured just about all the main players in the pinball business with their latest offerings, while upstairs guests could enjoy an exhausting forty-seven seminars and two movie screenings stretching over three days.

There were several stars of the show, but only one true superstar – Elton John.  Jersey Jack Pinball launched their spectacular ninth title at Pinball Expo, with three Elton John machines available to play, first at their seminar reveal and then on their stand. 

Talking of reveals, the ‘Mystery Pinball Company’ revealed themselves as Barrels of Fun, and they revealed their first game as Labyrinth, based on the David Bowie fantasy movie of the same name.  Looking to all the world as though they’ve been building pinballs for years, this start-up put on a very professional launch for their new company and new game.

There were also soft launches for the Ninja Eclipse game from Turner Pinball which featured a number of innovative (and sometimes controversial) design elements, and the game Elements from Pinball Adventures, with further development expected on both these titles before they go into production. Meanwhile, Pinball Brothers were showing their new Ellen Ripley version of Alien, a new animated topper for the game and new backglass artwork for their Queen game.

American Pinball brought together the four main cast members from their Galactic Tank Force game, first for a seminar and then – in full costume – for an autograph session in the main hall. There’s also a report from a visit to the American Pinball factory with a behind-the-scenes preview what’s coming up from the company.

There was much more to report from the show, but it’s not all Pinball Expo this month.  There’s also news of new game price cuts, charitable donations, upcoming show appearances, upcoming court appearances, new game teases, a new book, new pinball artwork, plus all the latest code updates.

It’s all packed into this month’s brand new, extended PINcast, so make sure you haven’t missed out on any of the excitement from the pinball world by listening to the podcast the pinball industry listens to.
The October 2023 Pinball Industry News PINcast

Bonus PINcast Interview
Martin Ayub from Pinball News and Jonathan Joosten from Pinball Magazine are joined in this special Bonus PINcast by Pinball Brothers’ CEO, Daniel Janson, and Head of Marketing & Communications, Rüdiger Beckmann, to talk about the company’s latest release, Alien Pinball: Ripley Version.

Daniel and Rüdiger describe how the Ripley Version was developed, the new Alien movie assets added, the new playfield sculpts, the new translite, the new cabinet and interior artwork, the new topper, the new apron, who has been working on it, when it will go into production, when it will ship, and perhaps most importantly, when and where you’ll be able to play it.

In addition, there is good news for existing Alien Pinball owners, plus good reason for excitement if you’re a lucky owner of Pinball Brothers’ second title, Queen.

It’s all crammed into this special Bonus PINcast, so make sure you don’t miss out on the latest news by listening to this brand new edition of the podcast the pinball industry listens to.

September 2023 PINcast
Martin Ayub from Pinball News and Jonathan Joosten from Pinball Magazine are back with their review of all the exciting events in the pinball world during the month of September (plus a few bonus days from October).

The versatility of Multimorphic’s P3 pinball platform is demonstrated as two new mini- or ‘add-on’ games are released for the Heist! and Drained playfields. Both Dungeon Door Defender and Drained: Bite-Sized provide a whole new, low-cost way to play their respective playfield modules.

Starting a new pinball company and producing your first game without details leaking is a tough challenge, but one start-up seems to have achieved just that. All is about to be revealed though. Find out what’s known so far, and when we will get to see who they are and what they’ve been working on.

Plus, with Pinball Expo coming up this month, show founder Rob Berk tells us what he and his team have planned for this year’s celebration of all things pinball and why you need to be there. He also talks about the founding of his Past Times arcade in Girard, Ohio, which features more than 300 pinballs and 150 arcade games ranging from the 1930s to the present day.

In addition, there are all the regular updates from all the main players, including new appointments, production plans, sponsorship deals, new gameroom products, expected new game announcements, appearances at shows around the world, tons of new game code releases, along with the latest developments in the ongoing Deeproot saga.

August 2023 PINcast
You might think August would be a time when everyone’s taking a summer break, but the pinball world keeps spinning with plenty of news to report.

So, join Martin from Pinball News and Jonathan from Pinball Magazine as they bring you right up-to-date with all the month’s key news in another brand new edition of the Pinball Industry News PINcast.
As they begin their move to a larger facility, Stern Pinball release a new Limited Edition of one of their popular titles from four years ago. Previous LE buyers may not be happy, but they do get a little sweetener to ease their pain.

Six months after the game was first announced, Multimorphic has finally begun shipping the title previously known as ‘Project Carbon’. Find out what that is and when you might get to play it.
The steady trickle of new industry appointments continues with new hires at Jersey Jack Pinball, Stern Pinball and American Pinball. Find out who’s in, and who’s out.

Then there are the regular production updates, details of new code releases, the latest on the long-running Deeproot saga, a hands-on with Spinal Tap, plus news from the latest pinball makers to throw their hat into an increasingly crowded ring.

It’s all crammed into another packed pinball industry news PINcast, so make sure you haven’t missed out on what’s been happening in the pinball world by listening to the podcast the industry listens to.

July 2023 PINcast
Two new games, a raft of new appointments and lots of production updates made July a really busy month in the pinball world. So, join Martin from Pinball News and Jonathan from Pinball Magazine as they bring you up-to-date with all the month’s key news in another brand new edition of the Pinball Industry News PINcast.

Stern finally unleashed the Venom game we’ve all be waiting for, incorporating innovative new rules and new Insider Connected features which change the game and put the final wizard mode within everyone’s reach.

Meanwhile, Haggis Pinball unveiled their much anticipated second Bally remake, with Centaur Revisited. Limited to just 300 machines, this updated classic features a whole new ruleset to complement the original rules, RGB LED lighting and displays, lavish cosmetic enhancements and much more.

It’s the hiring season, as many new positions have been created. Find out who’s now working where, what they’re doing and what it might mean. Plus, there’s a well-earned retirement and the very sad passing of an industry stalwart.

There are also production updates, new code details, the latest on Deeproot, and news of yet another new entrant into the world of pinball design and manufacturing.

It’s all crammed into another packed PINcast, so ensure you haven’t missed out on what’s been happening in the pinball world by listening to the podcast the pinball industry listens to.

June 2023 PINcast
June was an exciting time in the pinball world, so join Martin from Pinball News and Jonathan from Pinball Magazine as they bring you up-to-date with all the month’s key news in another brand new edition of the Pinball Industry News PINcast.

Two recently released titles make their premieres at pinball shows on opposite sides of the Atlantic, while a third new title is teased on the opposite side of the globe.

Meanwhile there are several new industry appointments, while the licensing show in Las Vegas sees some familiar and some surprising visitors to explore potential future pinball themes.

It’s been an especially busy month for new game code as several manufacturers enhance the software in their current and recent releases with new features, new sounds, new music and new game rules.
There is also late-breaking news from Taiwan and the Netherlands, along with discussion of who’s making what now, and what we can expect to see over the coming months and years.

It’s all crammed into another packed PINcast, so make sure you listen to the podcast the pinball industry listens to, and ensure you haven’t missed out on what’s been happening in the pinball world.

May 2023 PINcast
As we head into June, it’s time for Martin from Pinball News and Jonathan from Pinball Magazine to look back at all the excitement in the month of May together with the first day of the new month in the latest edition of the Pinball Industry News PINcast.

They begin with the latest news of a new game launch by a brand new pinball manufacturer in France, Hexa Pinball, and the addition of an iconic song and multiball mode to the Queen game from Pinball Brothers. There’s also news of the ramping-up of production of Queen games following the creation of their Euro Pinball Corp. manufacturing business with Pedretti Gaming.

They check in with David Fix, Executive Vice President at American Pinball, to find out the latest on the Galactic Tank Force game and what’s currently happening at their factory in Palatine, Illinois.

There’s lots more news including new appointments and new products from Stern Pinball, while a battle-for-the-backbox develops as two new toppers emerge for the popular Godzilla game. There are also production updates from Jersey Jack Pinball, Multimorphic, Dutch Pinball and Pinball Adventures amongst others, along with lots of factory tour videos to enjoy.

Of course, there are plenty of code updates to include too, while the duo also discuss the more controversial developments such as the upgrade kit for Fathom Revisited, the potential Harry Potter licence and what’s been happening with the Deeproot case.

April 2023 PINcast
After the craziness of last month, things are a little calmer for the April edition of the Pinball News and Pinball Magazine Pinball Industry News PINcast. But there’s still plenty for Martin and Jonathan to discuss as they bring you the latest updates from an amazing nineteen different pinball companies.

A new game finally goes on sale more than three years after it was first announced, while there is news about another new game where the full reveal is imminent along with a new version of an game currently in production which is available to order now for a limited time.

Plus, there are all the regular industry updates detailing the newest code features available or coming soon for a whole raft of games, a job opportunity in the pinball business, pinball featured in mainstream media, live streams of gameplay from new titles, along with news from pinball companies around the world you may not have even known existed.

March 2023 Bonus Interviews PINcast
In this special bonus PINcast, Martin Ayub from Pinball News and Jonathan Joosten from Pinball Magazine talk to the heads of four pinball companies, each with their latest game title on display at the Texas Pinball Festival 2023.

First, they visit Multimorphic in Round Rock, Texas to talk to company head Gerry Stellenberg about their latest release, Final Resistance and how the company has grown over the years.

Then they are joined by Daniel Jansen, head of Pinball Brothers to talk Queen pinball, as well as they history and future of the company as well as their recent tie-up with Pedretti Gaming to form Euro Pinball Corp.

Then, new entrant into the pinball business, Chris Turner of Turner Pinball tells Jonathan about his launch title, Ninja Eclipse, and what his plans are for his company.

Finally, good friend of the PINcasts, Jack Gaurnieri of Jersey Jack Pinball talks The Godfather, licensing, and the state of the wider pinball business.

March 2023 PINcast
It’s March Madness as Martin from Pinball News and Jonathan from Pinball Magazine look back on the crazy rush of new game launches and the insane three days of the Texas Pinball Festival in the latest edition of their Pinball Industry News PINcast.

They check out the newest games from Stern Pinball, Jersey Jack Pinball, American Pinball, Spooky Pinball, Multimorphic, Turner Pinball and bring you the latest news from all the pinball companies, including Pinball Brothers, Haggis Pinball, Cardona Pinball, Pedretti Gaming, Homepin, Dutch Pinball and more.

Get all the information from the podcast the pinball industry listens to – the Pinball Magazine and Pinball News Pinball Industry News PINcast.

The Pinball Magazine and Pinball News podcast for February 2023
Join Martin Ayub from Pinball News and Jonathan Joosten from Pinball Magazine as they look back on all the excitement from the pinball world throughout February 2023 and into the first few days of March in this special 60th edition of their Pinball Industry News PINcast.

After a series of extended teases, the new games for Spring are starting to be made public. Foo Fighters has already been revealed, but there are plenty more to come over the next couple of weeks to join those already in production. So, Jonathan and Martin critique those already known and look forward to those yet to come, with their unique experience and inside knowledge.

Plus, there are production updates from all the major manufacturers and details of upcoming events, including their ‘So You Think You Know Pinball?’ free pinball trivia quiz held at the Texas Pinball Festival on 26th March at 6pm.

There’s been a lot happening and there’s much more coming up, so make sure you’re up-to-date with all the latest, in the only podcast the industry listens to; the Pinball Industry News PINcast from Pinball Magazine and Pinball News.

The Pinball Magazine and Pinball News podcast for January 2023
After the new year break, the first month of 2023 brought plenty of news from the pinball industry so Jonathan Joosten from Pinball Magazine and Martin Ayub from Pinball News are here to bring you up-to-date in the latest edition of the Pinball Industry News PINcast.

They previewed the launch of the 60th anniversary 007 James Bond game in their previous PINcast and review the reveal and the reaction in this January 2023 edition.  

They also reveal the reason for delays in production of This Is Spinal Tap, talk about the delayed gameplay video of Spooky Pinball’s Scooby-Doo: Where Are You! and discuss the pinball presence at two trade shows in Las Vegas and London.  

There is also news about industry appointments, game and accessory production updates, new and upcoming product releases, and details of the latest software updates.
 
Catch all this and much more in the January 2023 edition of the Pinball News and Pinball Magazine Pinball Industry News PINcast.  Available right now from your favourite podcast supplier.

2022

The Pinball Magazine and Pinball News podcast for December 2022
It’s a new month, a new year, and, best of all, a new PINcast.

Yes, join Jonathan from Pinball Magazine and Martin from Pinball News as they return to bring you all the exciting news from the pinball world, discussing the final month of 2022 in the latest edition of their regular  Pinball Industry News PINcast.  

With the start of a new year the duo discuss new game reveals, new management appointments, new pinball products, a new pinball company,  new job opportunities, new game code features, and much, much more.  Get the latest production updates from each company as well as insights into the upcoming CES and EAG Expo shows in Las Vegas and London in the pinball podcast the industry listens to.  

Stream or download the December 2022 edition of the PINcast from your favorite podcast provider.  Search ‘Pinball Industry News’ and subscribe to make sure you’re always up-to-date on all the latest news.

November 2022 PINcast
It’s the final Pinball News and Pinball Magazine Pinball Industry News PINcast of 2022, as Martin from Pinball News and Jonathan from Pinball Magazine look back on all the excitement from the pinball world throughout November.

There was a new game launched by a new manufacturing company, while there were lots of updates from other companies developing and building their latest titles, including many new software releases and even a complete factory move.

Meanwhile, the lawyers have been busy as a series of court hearings has resulted in numerous assets from former pinball companies finding new owners.

Major pinball shows have been taking place in Florida and Rotterdam, with manufacturers old and new showing their latest releases, while the PINcast hosts have been giving away dozens of great prizes in the latest editions of their free prize quiz.

Check out the podcast the industry listens to, with the November edition of the Pinball Industry News PINcast

October 2022 PINcast
It’s another packed edition of the Pinball Industry News PINcast brought to you by Martin Ayub from Pinball News and Jonathan Joosten from Pinball Magazine.

October was Pinball Expo month and so, with Martin and Jonathan both in Chicago for the show, there’s a ton of news to report from the capital of pinball. Seminars from Stern, Jersey Jack, American and many more brought lots of announcements including a pinball factory move, the retirement of a famous designer, the first public showing several new games, new features added to games, plus behind-the-scenes tours of several pinball factories.

To get the latest on this year’s show and plans for the future there’s an interview with Pinball Expo organisers Rob Berk and David Fix, while David also gives us an update on developments at American Pinball where he is Executive Vice President.

Apart from Expo, there is news from all the major manufacturers, including updates on games still in development, plus a preview of the upcoming Dutch Pinball Expo and the first international screening of a new pinball movie.

September 2022 PINcast
What an exciting month September was for pinball, so Martin from Pinball News and Jonathan from Pinball Magazine are back with their regular Pinball Industry News PINcast to review all the important news from the industry.

They talk about Stern Pinball’s new 007 James Bond game finally being revealed, together with all the controversial events surrounding that announcement. Then there’s Homepin’s first showing of their new This Is Spinal Tap game and a new trailer video for the upcoming Queen game, while they also reveal another new title in the works.

There are the regular updates from all the pinball manufacturers, while they also look ahead to this month’s Pinball Expo show and what we might hope to see there.

It’s a packed, waffle-free show with all the inside news you need to know. No wonder it’s the podcast the industry listens to.

August 2022 PINcast
As we welcome in September, it’s time join Jonathan and Martin as they look back at all the excitement from the pinball world throughout August in the latest edition of the Pinball Magazine and Pinball News Pinball Industry News PINcast.

There was a new game announcement, lots of new game features, the latest from the manufacturers’ production lines, price changes – both up and down – news from the shows, potential upcoming titles, and plenty of new pinball media from movies to books.

Plus, there is news of factory moves, new pinball websites, new pinball videos and much, much more in the latest edition of the podcast the industry listens to, the Pinball Industry News PINcast.

July 2022 PINcast
It’s another new month and that can only mean one thing – it’s time for Jonathan from Pinball Magazine and Martin from Pinball News to bring you the latest episode of their Pinball Industry News PINcast.

July was a busy and exciting month but also a sad one, as we bid farewell to two famous names from the pinball world.  But there is happier news as Pinball Brothers launch their Queen pinball game, while a new pinball company and a new pinball movie are both announced.  

Along with the latest from all the pinball manufacturers, the pair are joined by Jersey Jack himself, Jack Guarnieri, to talk about Toy Story 4, future editions, what’s happening at the Jersey Jack Pinball factory, upcoming titles, potential licences, staffing at the company and much more.  

Make sure you’re up-to-date with all the important news from the podcast the pinball industry listens to – the Pinball Magazine and Pinball News PINcast.

June 2022 PINcast
June might be over, but there was plenty of exciting news from the pinball world last month to relive in the latest edition of the Pinball Magazine and Pinball News Pinball Industry News PINcast

So, join Jonathan Joosten and Martin Ayub as they look back on the new game launches and reveals with Toy Story 4, Escape from the Megaverse and This is Spinal Tap, together with production updates, new game code bringing additional features, new industry appointments and vacancies, news from current and upcoming pinball shows, and much, much more.

Make sure you didn’t miss a thing by streaming or downloading the latest edition of the podcast the industry listens to – the Pinball Industry News PINcast.

May 2022 PINcast
There might not have been any new games launched in May, but Martin Ayub from Pinball News and Jonathan Joosten from Pinball Magazine still have plenty of exciting news from the pinball industry to bring you in their regular monthly PINcast. Plus they are joined by special guests David Fix, Executive Vice-President of American Pinball, and Pinball Expo organizer, Rob Berk.

David tells us about his staffing changes, license negotiations, upcoming production plans, the next game launch, the American Pinball American Dreams competition, and much more from the heart of the company. Meanwhile, Rob gives more details of the forthcoming opening of his new Past Times arcade, his recent trip to Europe visiting pinball collectors and locations, and his plans for this year’s even bigger Pinball Expo show.

Don’t risk missing out on all the exciting news from the pinball industry by subscribing to the Pinball Magazine and Pinball News PINcast. Available now from Spotify, Anchor, Apple, Google, and many other providers. Just search for ‘Pinball Industry News PINcast’.

April 2022 PINcast
New month, new PINcast, as Martin Ayub from Pinball News and Jonathan Joosten from Pinball Magazine review all the exciting events from the pinball world throughout April.

There’s news of new appointments and job opportunities, updates on manufacturers’ production plans, news from the shows in the US and Europe, new pinball add-ons, code updates, upcoming events, and a double serving of the classic pairing of pinball and craft beer.

Make sure you’re up-to-speed with everything happening in the pinball industry with the latest edition of the Pinball Magazine and Pinball News PINcast. Available now from Spotify, Anchor, Apple, Google, and many other providers. Just search for ‘Pinball Industry News PINcast’.


Another exciting and dramatic month in the pinball world gives Jonathan Joosten from Pinball Magazine and Martin Ayub from Pinball News plenty to talk about in the latest edition of their joint Pinball Industry News PINcast.

They travel to the Texas Pinball Festival in Frisco to report on all the news, talk and reveals from one of the biggest pinball shows in the World, while also bringing you right up-to-date with all the latest developments from every pinball manufacturer.

From news on upcoming titles to trade show reports, from new appointments and job vacancies to the latest award winners, you’ll find it all in the one podcast the industry listens to.

February 2022 PINcast
February was another packed month in the world of pinball, so Martin from Pinball News and Jonathan from PinballMagazine are back to bring you everything you need to know in their regular Pinball Industry News PINcast.

As we mourn the loss of another giant of the industry, there’s also much brighter news as ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic gets his own pinball courtesy of Multimorphic. The duo talk to the Creative Director, Stephen Silver, and Lead Developer, Michael Ocean, to learn all about the game’s development.  

Plus, there’s a look ahead to the upcoming Texas Pinball Festival with co-organizer Edward VanderVeen to find out what the show’s team have planned for later this month.

In addition, there’s all the latest news on current and upcoming releases from every pinball manufacturer, new opportunities to work in the industry, some newly-released products, and Gary is scheduled to call with his latest hot news before it all goes viral.

January 2022 PINcast
Can you believe the first month of the new year is already over?  Jonathan Joosten from Pinball Magazine and Martin Ayub from Pinball News certainly can as they revisit all the key events in the pinball industry throughout January 2022. 

From the latest tragic loss to the release of new games, from production updates to the latest software features, all the news you need to know from across the industry and around the globe comes under the duo’s microscope to be examined, analysed, and contextualised.  

Don’t risk missing out.  Catch the latest Pinball Industry News PINcast along with all the previous editions on Anchor, Spotify, Apple Podcast, Google Podcasts, PodBean and many others.

2021


December 2021 PINcastA new year and a new PINcast as Jonathan Joosten from Pinball Magazine and Martin Ayub from Pinball News review all the news from the pinball world throughout December 2021 and the first few days of January 2022.

There’s the latest new game news as Stern Pinball reveal their latest title, lots of new appointments in the industry, tons of new code and features for existing games, the continuing saga of Deeproot Pinball’s collapse, details of current production and upcoming machines, and news of those sadly lost to the pinball world over the holiday season.

Plus, exciting news as regular caller Gary also gets a code update, with unexpected results.

November 2021 PINcastA new month means a brand new Pinball Industry News PINcast from Jonathan Joosten of Pinball Magazine and Martin Ayub of Pinball News, covering the events throughout November in the amazing world of pinball.

They bring you all the latest news from a dozen pinball companies around the globe, including a new kit for Funhouse to give Rudy nightmares, a new edition of the Cactus Canyon remake, and a Chinese mini-pinball which is a whole new ball game.

Plus, there’s news from the big pinball shows, staffing changes, and new jobs opportunities in the industry, the latest details of upcoming titles, extra game features in the newest software updates, a new pinball publication, multiple seminars to watch, and Martin’s exhausting travels across the USA in an attempt to visit three pinball shows in just one week.

October 2021 PINcastWhat an action-packed month October was in the pinball world, and Jonathan Joosten from Pinball Magazine & Martin Ayub from Pinball News are back with their regular Pinball Industry News PINcast to bring you all the excitement. 

New game launches from three different companies, new appointments,  updates on upcoming titles, show reports, the expansion of connected pinball, new game features, a pinball design contest and possible criminal charges – October had it all.  Plus, exclusive interviews with Gary Stern and Seth Davis from Stern Pinball along with the Scorbit team’s explanation of their system and their plans to get you connected make this one of the most packed PINcast ever.

Don’t miss a minute of it.

September 2021 PINcastAs we wave a sad farewell to September, it’s time to look back at all that month’s exciting news from the pinball world.

New game launches (Godzilla, Alien LV), an unexpected preview of an upcoming title (Queen), famed pinball people working together on new features, a way to add additional features to older games (Scorbit), the latest on the Deeproot Pinball saga, lots of new game code, progress reports from throughout the industry, the sale of a Museum of Pinball’s entire collection and much, much more.  It really was a packed thirty days.

Plus, we talk to Rob Berk about what to expect from this month’s Pinball Expo as the world’s longest-running pinball show moves to a new, larger venue.

August 2021 PINcastAugust might mean the end of summer but things are just starting to heat up in the pinball world, with fraud accusations, a whole new way to play the game and lots of new titles to enjoy. So, Jonathan Joosten of Pinball Magazine and Martin Ayub of Pinball News are back with their monthly PINcast to bring you up-to-date with all the month’s key industry news from all the big players.

They are joined by four special guests to talk about the latest game releases and upcoming titles.

Gerry Stellenberg and Rory Cernuda led the team behind Multimorphic’s new Sorcerer’s Apprentice, and they explain the concept, planning and development process of the game.

Mike Kalinowski is the owner of Homepin and he reveals exclusive details about his company’s second pinball title, including how the licence was acquired, which assets they landed, and some of the features we will see when the game is officially unveiled.

David Fix from American Pinball gives an update on the launch of the company’s fourth title and what’s currently underway at the factory. Plus, with his other hat on, looks forward to all the excitement at this year’s Pinball Expo show in its brand new home.

There’s much more news from those involved in all aspects of pinball and another caller who might – or might not – make it into this bumper August PINcast.

July 2021 PINcastIt’s time for another packed PINcast from Jonathan Joosten of Pinball Magazine and Martin Ayub of Pinball News.

This time they look back at all the key events in pinball from July and the start of August along with, not one… not two… but three special pinball legend guests.

Jersey Jack himself tells us about how he brought Steve Ritchie to the company he founded and discusses many other recent events at the business. Roger Sharpe reveals details of the upcoming movie about his life in pinball and that historic moment in 1976 where he helped ensure the game’s survival. The third legend has designed more than 180 pinballs and as he celebrates his birthday, Wayne Neyens still has dreams about the game at the ripe old age of 103.

Plus, there are full details of Spooky Pinball’s launch of their latest titles, the auction of the Museum of Pinball’s huge collection, the most recent update from Deeproot Pinball, pinball’s appearance on TV, more pinball collectibles you can purchase, teases of more upcoming titles, how the Magic Girl game has finally been finished, a scam warning, code updates and much, much more.

June 2021 PINcastIt’s only thirty days long but plenty of news happened in the pinball world during June 2021. So, Jonathan Joosten from Pinball Magazine and Martin Ayub from Pinball News bring you all the latest updates in their new monthly PINcast.

There are new titles announced, new positions vacant and filled, new game code features, new merchandise available, news from trade shows, museums opening and closing, tournaments resuming and much, much more. Plus, we get Gary live on-air and mark the passing of a pinball legend.

It’s all pinball talk with no distractions or waffle, so download or stream the latest PINcast now and check out the large archive of previous PINcasts and exclusive in-depth interviews.
June 2021 PINcast

May 2021 PINcastThe start of the month means another PINcast looking at all the latest excitement from the pinball world.

In their latest PINcast, Jonathan Joosten of Pinball Magazine and Martin Ayub of Pinball News are joined by Mukesh Vasani, Nirmal Vasani and David Fix from American Pinball and their parent company Aimtron to discuss how both companies began, what the new ownership of AP means for their future, and talk about their upcoming fourth title which is due to be announced shortly.

Jonathan and Martin also examine Stern Pinball’s new Star Wars: The Mandalorian, how Haggis Pinball sold out all their Fathom Revisited Mermaid Editions, who will be announcing their next games in June and who won’t, Jersey Jack Pinball’s new code updates bringing Wi-Fi and Bluetooth not only to the latest titles but to older ones too, and all the latest news from every pinball manufacturer.
May 2021 PINcast

April 2021 PINcastThese are exciting times in pinball, so Jonathan Joosten of Pinball Magazine and Martin Ayub of Pinball News are joined by Mike Kalinowski of Homepin as they look back at all the excitement from April 2021 in their regular monthly PINcast.

There’s some exclusive news on Homepin’s next licensed theme and the story of the company’s move to Taiwan, the announcement of Haggis Pinball’s new series of remake titles starting with Fathom Revisited, Heist!’s new record for the biggest multiball, the latest industry staff changes, what’s currently being produced and what’s upcoming, new on the moves by pinball museums and so much more.

Cut through the rumours, speculation and opinion to find out what’s really happening in the pinball world in the monthly Pinball Magazine and Pinball News pinball industry news PINcast.
April 2021 PINcast

March 2021 PINcastJoin April Fools Jonathan Joosten from PinballMagazine and Martin Ayub from Pinball News as they bring you up-to-date with all the key events from the world of pinball throughout March.   

There’s almost a sense of déjà vu as Jersey Jack Pinball’s Guns N’ Roses picks up a bunch of awards, Spooky Pinball gets bigger premises and production of deeproot Pinball’s Retro Atomic Zombie Adventureland is pushed further back. 

But there are plenty of new products and game reveals, upcoming game information, updated game code, current and upcoming pinball events and much, much more in the latest edition of their long-running PINcast. Plus a special guest appearance by ‘Gary’ – or is it?
March 2021 PINcast

February 2021 PINcastMartin from Pinball News and Jonathan from Pinball Magazine return with their joint PINcast looking back at all the exciting events in the world of pinball in the month of February 2021.

As ever there is plenty to discuss, including new hirings, the latest on the Pinball Hall of Fame’s fundraiser, when we might see Retro Atomic Zombie Adventureland, Celts and Alien go into production, what’s been happening at the various pinball manufacturers, the latest code updates, show news, Gary calling in and so much more.

You thought February was a quiet month? Think again!
February 2021 PINcast

January 2021 PINcastJonathan from Pinball Magazine and Martin from Pinball News are back to bring you all the news from the world of pinball throughout January 2021.

From new appointments to new awards, new games to new appeals, new licenses to new products, and new features to new restrictions, it’s all dissected, discussed and digested in the latest Pinball Industry News PINcast available right now on Anchor.fm, Apple Podcasts, Spotify,  Google Podcasts, Podbean and many more sites.
January 2021 PINcast

2020

December 2020 PINcastThe  Pinball Magazine and Pinball News PINcast is back, as Martin Ayub and Jonathan Joosten review all the key events in the pinball world during December 2020.

They celebrate the first ten years of Jersey Jack Pinball by interviewing founder Jack Guarnieri, look at the reveal of Stern Pinball’s new Led Zeppelin and the sale of Deeproot Pinball’s RAZA game, discuss Pinball Brothers’ new Alien remake, talk about Dennis Nordman’s new appointment at American Pinball, talk code updates and EULAs, compare different pinball awards, bring you the news from other pinball  companies and much more in this packed episode.  
December 2020 PINcast

November 2020 PINcastThey’re back!  Yes, Jonathan from Pinball Magazine and Martin from Pinball News are back with their monthly PINcast Pinball Industry News podcast looking back at all the key events in the pinball world in the month of November.

It was certainly an eventful month with lots of new products, new code, and plenty of wider news from the pinball business to dissect.

Naturally, there are some surprises too in a packed final scheduled show of 2020.
November 2020 PINcast

October 2020 PINcastPinball News editor Martin Ayub and Pinball Magazine editor Jonathan Joosten are back with a new joint Pinball Industry  News podcast (or PINcast) covering the important events in October  2020.

Plus they have interviews with Jean-Paul de Win, Art Director on Jersey Jack Pinball’s new Guns N’ Roses game who explains the creative process and the talented designers who created the cabinet, backbox, and display art. Jersey Jack himself joins to talk about how the game happened and all about current and future titles.

Not only that, there’s exclusive news about Dutch Pinball, code updates, a look back at Virtual Pinball Expo, and, naturally, Gary calls in as only he can.
October 2020 PINcast

September 2020 PINcastPinball News editor Martin Ayub and Pinball Magazine editor Jonathan Joosten look back at the pinball industry news of September 2020 and the first week of October.

They cover the reveal of Jersey Jack Pinball’s new Guns N’ Roses game, Deeproot failing to launch again, an interview with Rob Berk and David Fix of Virtual Pinball Expo, and much more
September 2020 PINcast

August 2020 PINcastMartin Ayub (Pinball News) and Jonathan Joosten (Pinball Magazine) look back at the pinball industry news of August 2020, including
Stern Pinball announcing Avengers: Infinity Quest, Pinball Expo going virtual + an interview with organiser Rob Berk, an interview with Jack Guarnieri of Jersey Jack Pinball, while Multimorphic adds Twitch-Connect support.

Plus the latest from American Pinball, Spooky Pinball, Chicago Gaming, Dutch Pinball, Haggis Pinball, Circus Maximus and much more
August 2020 PINcast

July 2020 PINcastPinball Magazine editor Jonathan Joosten and Pinball News editor Martin Ayub discuss the pinball industry news of July 2020.

This month’s headlines feature Jersey Jack Pinball hiring, Spooky Pinball hiring, Dutch Pinball hiring, and Happy 102nd birthday Wayne Neyens, plus and much more.
July 2020 PINcast

June 2020 PINcastMartin Ayub from Pinball News and Jonathan Joosten from Pinball Magazine discuss the key pinball industry news from June 2020, including Gary Stern’s 75th birthday, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Heavy Metal, Hot Wheels and much, much more.
June 2020 PINcast

May 2020 PINcastMartin Ayub (Pinball News) and Jonathan Joosten (Pinball Magazine) discuss the pinball industry news of May 2020, including the reveal of a new TNMT pinball, companies moving, new people being hired with Gary joining the conversation too.
May 2020 PINcast

April 2020 PINcastMartin Ayub of Pinball News and Jonathan Joosten of Pinball Magazine discuss all the pinball industry news of April 2020.

Jack Guarnieri of Jersey Jack Pinball calls in as well.
April 2020 PINcast

March 2020 PINcastPinball industry in lockdown, Heist revealed, Hot Wheels revealed, Dennis Nordman leaves Deeproot Pinball, Stern Pinball postpones new games, code updates, and much, much more.
March 2020 PINcast

February 2020 PINcastSpooky Pinball, Ben Heck and Chicago Gaming join forces, three pinball companies on the move, interview with Jim Patla on management changes at American Pinball, new game for Multimorphic coming soon, Stranger Things UV lighting and much more.
February 2020 PINcast

January 2020 PINcastMartin Ayub (Pinball News) and Jonathan Joosten (Pinball Magazine) discuss the pinball industry news of January 2020, including an interview with Dave Peterson (Stern Pinball), Gary calling in, and a lot more news from other manufacturers.
January 2020 PINcast

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