Pinball News


by Steve Midgette

The Cleveland Pinball and Arcade show will be held Thursday, September 7th through Sunday, September 10th.

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Midwest Gaming Classic just around the corner!

by Steve Midgette

The Midwest Gaming Classic is a trade show featuring 65,000+ square feet of retro and modern home video game consoles, pinball machines, arcade video games, computers, table top gaming, crane games, collectible card games and air hockey, and that’s just the start!

The Midwest Gaming Classic is about celebrating gaming, trying new things, learning about the gaming hobby, about meeting others who share the love of gaming, and having fun doing it!

No matter if you have one console and a handful of games or thousands of games in every room of your house, you’ll find something to celebrate with us! Click here to find out even more!

Batman ’66 code update

by Steve Midgette

Stern Pinball has posted Batman code version 0.65 for the Premium, Limited Edition, and Super Limited Edition models of Batman ’66.

Additional details can be found in the read me file.

Super LE code version 0.65 link
LE code version 0.65 link
Premium code version 0.65 link

This update and the read me files can also be found on Stern Pinball’s website in the game code library.

Stern Service Bulletin 187

by Steve Midgette

Stern has released a service bulletin detailing a fix for Ghostbusters Premium and Limited Edition models. This fix protects the Ecto Goggles LCD from air ball damage.
Service Bulletin 187

Shoot the Moon Return of the Pacific Pinball Expo

by Steve Midgette

Come see the Pacific Pinball Museum’s first Expo in their new location! We’ll be there, and don’t forget, free shipping on all domestic orders taken at the Expo.
November 11th, 12th, and 13th at Alameda Point.
For more information click here.

Portland Retro Gaming Expo

by Steve Midgette

It’s the 10th anniversary of Portland’s biggest gaming expo, PRGE! This year promises to be the best ever with over 200 games (including 50+ pinballs) set on freeplay. Don’t miss the Classic Tetris World Championship! PRGE is held from October 21st-23rd in Portland, Oregon. For more information, click here.

32nd Annual Pinball Expo!!!

by Steve Midgette

From Wednesday, October 12th through Sunday, October 16th, the Westin Hotel in Wheeling, IL will be flipping out!
Tons of games on free play, some of the best speakers and seminars in the biz, tournaments!
Be sure to come by our booth to meet the Marco crew and take advantage of our free domestic shipping on all orders taken at Expo!
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CAX 2016 Biggest year yet!

by Steve Midgette

Thanks a lot to the amazing crew, volunteers, and guests at the California Extreme 2016 expo. Best year yet! We can’t wait until the next party!

Permanent exhibit “Pinball Playfields” opens at The Strong National Museum of Play

by Steve Midgette

On February 27th, The Strong National Museum of Play opened a permanent exhibit, highlighting the evolution of the pinball playfield from Whiffle (1931) to today.
“These artifacts illustrate how quickly the pinball playfield evolved from a relatively simple board with pins and scoring holes to a popping and flipping electro-mechanical marvel. And these are just a sampling of the more than 250 historically significant video arcade and pinball machines collected by The Strong in recent years,” says Jeremy Saucier, assistant director for The Strong’s International Center for the History of Electronic Games.
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