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Bally and Williams Tables Being Pulled from Pinball Arcade Library

A bit of sad news from Pinball Arcade: the developers are being forced to remove over 60 titles from their library after WMS Industries, who currently hold the trademarks to both the Bally and Williams pinball games, informed them they would not allow the video game to use their titles any longer. The news came down […]

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Lauren Looks Back: Williams’s 1957 Baseball Deluxe Pinball Machine

In 1957, Williams released a rather unique pinball machine: the Baseball Deluxe. Now, it has the body of a typical pinball machine, and it is an electro-mechanical machine. But the playfield is unlike any other pinball machine. The ball comes out from the middle of the machine, and the player attempts to hit the ball […]

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Stern Blows Us Away With New Guardians Of The Galaxy Pinball Machine

Stern is the gold standard when it comes to pinball machines. I’ve played their machines for a long time, as has our own Baltimore Lauren. We held our inaugural Pinball Mania on their Star Wars machine at SDCC this past July. Someday I hope to own one in my home, but alas, I do not […]

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Are You Dialed In? Jersey Jack’s Smartphone-Themed Pinball Machine

Jersey Jack’s newest machine, Dialed In, is one of the most advanced machines I’ve played in years. Created by Pat Lawlor, this is Jersey Jack’s first original game, as well. Combining smartphone technology with classic pinball machine appeal, this is a game that should be included in your collection. The game features all the normal […]

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Arcade Chaser: Exploring The Jersey Jack Pinball Factory

On a rainy Tuesday morning I made my way up to Lakewood, New Jersey to visit the Jersey Jack Pinball facility. The building is unassuming with a simple sign outside, but inside is a world of pure imagination. Jersey Jack made their pinball debut in 2012, with their innovative Wizard of Oz machine. Jack Guarnieri […]

Arcade Chaser: The Silverball Pinball Museum In Asbury Park, NJ

Just a reminder: I love pinball. A lot. It’s kind of a big part of my life. I’ve known about the Silverball Pinball Museum for years. I went for the first time four years ago, and I try to visit it every so often. It’s only a 2 1/2 hour car ride from my house, […]

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Who Won Bleeding Cool’s First-Ever Pinball Mania?!

As all of you know, I’m really into pinball. I play it, I own machines, I accept challenges from people who don’t play it as much as I do — you know, the usual. For the past few months, Jeremy Conrad and I have been going back and forth trash talking about who the better […]

Star Wars Pinball From Stern: Official Pics And Details

  After last week’s leaks of the new Star Wars Pinball from Stern, Stern has finally given us a better look at their newest, and possibly coolest, machines! In a recent press release, Stern had the following to say.. “ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL – June 6, 2017 – Stern Pinball, Inc., the world’s oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball machines, proudly […]

Arcade Chaser: Lauren Visits The Stern Pinball Facility

This past weekend I got to spend time in Chicago for C2E2, but Chicago has a deeper meaning to me. If you’ve been following my posts, then you’ll know that Chicago is the birthplace of pinball! So after my weekend at C2E2, I hopped in a car and went over to the Stern Facility in […]

Is Meg The Problem? Stern’s Family Guy Pinball

If you’re American, or are just aware of pop culture, you’ve heard of Family Guy. The Seth McFarlane show hit airwaves in 1999, and is currently one of the longest running sitcoms in American history. So it only makes sense that Stern would make a family guy pinball, which came out in 2007. The game […]

Youngest Pinball World Champion Crowned Last Week

Underneath all the Star Wars news, we have a tournament result we failed to get to you. Escher Lefkoff, a 13-year-old kid from Colorado walked into the Professional & Amateur Pinball Association world championships last weekend and walked out the youngest champion in the history of the tournament. Several different titles were set up so people could […]

Trying out Stern’s High Def Anti-Reflection Glass

According to the Stern website, their anti-reflection glass is supposed to block out any kind of reflection (mostly from the head of the machine) and it blocks 99% of UV rays. I don’t really need help protecting my machines from UV rays since I tend to not put them outside nor do I place them […]

Hold The Door! Game Of Thrones Pinball By Stern

Everyone seems to love HBO’s Game of Thrones, based on the books by George R.R. Martin. So Stern decided to cash in on this popularity and released their GoT pin back in 2015. The playfield was designed by pinball master Steve Ritchie (AC/DC, Spider-Man), and comes in pro, LE, and premium editions. There are differences to […]

Place Your Bets For The First Bleeding Cool Pinball Challange At Star Wars Celebration

After weeks of friendly trash-talking between Bleeding Cool writers Jeremy “Big Ohio” Konrad and Lauren “Baltimore” Sisselman over various social media accounts (as well as behind the scenes), the editors told them to put their bantering to the test since they’ll both be on assignment at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando from April 13th – […]

It’s Bigger On The Inside: Dr. Who Pinball By Bally

Most of you reading this are aware of Dr. Who. While I’m not a big Dr. Who fan (I’ve seen maybe a handful of episodes), I am a big pinball fan. Bally released this game into the wild in 1992, long after Dr. Who’s initial TV debut, and long before a new generation of Whovians […]

Arcade Chaser: Kickback Pinball Cafe

Arcades at one point were an American past time. For a while they went out of style, being replaced with things like Dave and Busters and other all ages gambling places. But now there’s been a renaissance going on where people (usually 30 something year olds) are opening up arcades, be they mixed with a […]

Magneto Wants Your Balls: X-Men Pinball

Comics and pinball have been in bed with each other since the 70’s. The original Superman, Hulk and Spider-Man machines prove that. So it’s no surprise that X-Men would get the pinball treatment. Created by Stern and designed by John Borg in 2012, X-Men offers both a pro and two types of LE: Magneto and […]

Lauren Looks Back: Stern Pinball

As we are all aware, Stern is currently top dog in the world of modern Pinball. With games such as Ghostbusters, Tron, and Spider-Man, it’s no surprise. Since 2006 Stern has dominated Pinball, but Stern didn’t start in 2006. Their history goes back a little further. Sam Stern started with pinball in the 1930’s as […]

Finding Carl – The Walking Dead Pinball Machine

  It’s safe to say I’m not the biggest fan of The Walking Dead. I read the first graphic novel and I’ve seen a handful of episodes, but it never really grabbed me. All that aside I did play this machine with an open mind. Stern released the machine in 2014 with a pro, LE […]

I Am The Law: Judge Dredd Pinball

To be honest with everyone, I wasn’t aware there was a Judge Dredd pinball. I enjoy the comic, and I loved the Karl Urban movie. So it would only make sense that I would be drawn to this game as well. Made by Midway Manufacturing (Bally) in 1993 (so therefor it is not based on […]