Category Archives: Pinball

Pinball, ’nuff said

What used to be a common sighting in the Eighties

Not the machine necessarily but vehicles with at least a cabinet or two getting transported from one location to another, often arcades. This Missile Command cabinet was in pretty good shape from what I could tell. I didn’t have any … Continue reading

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Another game with a tired, old band for musically stunted fans

In their defense, Iron Maiden has had a visual trademark via Eddie, but could Stern find a non-dinosaur act (*cough* Rolling Stones, *cough* Aerosmith) that hasn’t been flogging a dead horse over the last 30 years to immortalize? And no, … Continue reading

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I still got it with this machine!

Spent a good chunk of my day at the Classic Gaming Expo in downtown Austin. It wasn’t quite the 70,000 square feet of video games I was hoping for, more like 20K with 50K of vendors, mostly people selling legacy … Continue reading

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Vampire killer! Well, at pinball

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New Pinballz location has opened!

It’s in the north where the old Steinmart used to be (the latter moved closer to Alamo Lakeline, coincidence?). This location is way larger too plus it has a kitchen and a full bar,  thus private parties and team-building ventures … Continue reading

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Belated birthday fun for Liliana

Another fun time at Pinballz but it’s even better when I get to celebrate with the little people. I have to get another generation into arcade games or else I’ll have no place to hang out should I live long … Continue reading

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“d-b-d-b-d-b-d-b-d-b” shoot again Buck!

Right on the heels of Glen A Larson’s passing, a beautiful pinball machine to promote probably what was the movie that was released in the Spring of 1979 before it became a TV series. The back glass needs some work … Continue reading

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Pinball…ahh! Savior of the Universe!

Pinballz finally brought in one of the coolest looking machines from a movie I have often loved! Alamo Drafthouse once called it the new Wizard of Oz for today’s homosexual generation. Probably due to the colors and garish fashion. Who cares! Flash … Continue reading

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Hercules! Hercules! Hercules!

My kick-ass high score on the biggest pinball machine ever built, give or take the fact I don’t feel like researching any further. It’s an awesome machine since it uses a cue ball and has big wooden flippers. Hercules scale makes … Continue reading

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Size does matter

Pinballz recently rolled out is allegedly the largest machine ever made for commercial use. Of call companies to manufacture Hercules, it was Atari who tried their hand at pinball in the late Seventies to early Eighties. They weren’t very good machines in … Continue reading

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Vegas 2013: Day Six, Popovich’s animal circus

Monday took the slow approach as the centerpiece to our day was mid-afternoon at PH. We arrived relatively early, went our own separate ways for an hour to kill time; I wanted to leave my card with the nice person … Continue reading

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Vegas 2013: Day Three, we upgraded (again)!

One mixed-bag element of timeshare ownership is the meeting during every visit. On the downside there’s the half day eaten up by a presentation, conversation, etc. To compensate, you get tickets to shows and fed. Surprisingly I have enjoyed the majority … Continue reading

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