— QUICK HITS —
Spooky Pinball Reveals
In case you missed it, Spooky Pinball revealed two pinball machines yesterday, Halloween and Ultraman: Kaiju Rumble! The two machines share the same layout. Check out the TWIP Deep Dives for each game below for pictures and videos!
The Super Awesome Pinball Show interviewed Spooky Pinball’s Charlie Emery, Bug and artist Jason Edmiston!!
Pinball Hall of Fame Grand Opening
Last week the Pinball Hall of Fame in Las Vegas celebrated its official Grand Opening!!
There were several media outlets that covered the grand opening – click here for an article from KTNV Las Vegas and click here for a video that was shared by Yahoo News.
Unfortunately, Vital Vegas is reporting that the survey company messed up:
Stunning revelation from Tim Arnold, owner of Pinball Hall of Fame. Survey company botched it, so $10 million building is on eight feet of land owned by Dream Hotel. Everyone’s lawyering up. pic.twitter.com/AN9e48q4mw— Vital Vegas (@VitalVegas) July 2, 2021
We’ll keep you posted as we learn more.
Last Week’s Poll Results
The Pinball Network: George Gomez and Tanio Klyce Interview
Last week, Just Another Pinball Podcast of The Pinball Network interviewed Stern Pinball’s George Gomez and Tanio Klyce! Here are just a few highlights:
On if there is correlation between fun and complexity:
Gomez: “…it is interesting because some people think that making great stuff means putting the kitchen sink in. And it doesn’t. There is no correlation between fun and complexity…it is not a requirement. There are complex things that are fun, but…I’ve preached for a long time – I say to these guys, give me five great things. Don’t give me 18. Give me five great things…what are those things?”
On the effects of COVID:
Gomez: “The biggest hurdle in COVID [with working remotely] is that spontaneity of the hallway conversation…and Deadpool is a game that benefited from a lot of that. Remember the SNNNKKT shot? The SNNNKKT shot was one of those “wouldn’t it be cool if”…and in like 20 minutes I had it kind of cobbled together, and it wasn’t working great, but…a great player- I’m dragging guys in…great shooters…Zach [Sharpe], can you hit this? [Keith] Elwin, can you hit this? Because if they can hit it, anyone can hit it.”
Challenge modes for Deadpool and big things may be coming in September:
Gomez: “You never know what is going to happen in the next few months. I think that in September – in the vicinity of September – you may be some amazing super cool stuff for a bunch of your games…and Deadpool might be one of those games [laughs] …we are both collaborating right now, and we’re both collaborating on some amazing stuff that you’re going to see in September, stuff that is going to impact on a lot of games on the line. That is what we’re working on right.”
They also discuss all things Deadpool – check out the full podcast here!!
Silver Falls Pinball Reveal
Last week we saw the reveal of Silver Falls Pinball from Nick Baldridge – check out some gameplay videos below:
The Mandalorian Pinball Rules
Scorbit Version 1.1
— Cool and Crazy Stuff —
It’s Lit Pinball: Amazing Pinball Rug
My friend at It’s Lit Pinball sent me the best gift ever last week – a This Week in Pinball rug!! His buddy made it – check out more of his work here!!
Best. Gift. Ever!!! Thanks brother!!
San Antonio Proud: Local pinball community rallies around child with leukemia
“Rollers of the Realm: Reunion” Announcement Teaser
Sugar Ray Album Artwork
Thank you to reader Grant for sharing this last week – check out this old Sugar Ray album!
Pinball on the Jumbotron
Other Quick Hits:
- Happy birthday Ken Cromwell and Will Oetting!
- Article: Pinball, Monet, Sir Mix-A-Lot, more happening in Seattle this weekend July 2-5
- Article: Pins Mechanical Co. named first tenant in Atlanta’s planned South Dwntn project
- Article: New Pindustry adult playground is just the start for Arapahoe Entertainment District
- Cult of Mac Article: How to find the secret pinball game in Google’s iOS app
- Article: Pindustry is Greenwood Village’s Newest Eat and Play Concept
- Article: Unique gaming experience in Brookfield
- Article: Iconic Dublin bar and restaurant ‘struggling to hold on’ as Government postpones indoor dining
- Article: Playfield ’76 preparing to launch in Downtown Reno
Upcoming Pinball Events
Team Pinball: The Mafia
Circus Maximus: Kingpin, Python’s Pinball Circus
Homepin: Thunderbirds, Chinese Zombies
Suncoast Pinball: Cosmic Carnival
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Dutch Pinball: Bride of Pinbot 2.0, Bride of Pinbot 3.0 (on hold), The Big Lebowski (production/legal issues)
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