When we brought up our new system, it was quickly brought to our attention that our new system did not save shopping carts for very long. This was fixed in Monday night’s update. When you are logged in, your cart is now automatically saved to your profile indefinitely until you clear it or place an order. We know many of you like to build up carts over time, so the return of this feature should help you on your projects. We have great ideas on enhancing the saved cart functionality in the future, so stay tuned!
If you are in the Louisville area or looking for a great last-minute pinball trip, check out the Louisville Arcade Expo this weekend, March 8 – 10, 2013.
- 2012 PAPA North American Tournament Circuit Location
- Console, Arcade, and Pinball Tournaments for all ages
- Costume Contest
- Guest Speaker Roger Sharpe
- Fri 2p-Midnight, Sat 10a-Midnight, Sun 10a-4p
- Triple Crown Pavilion @ the Ramada Plaza 1776 Plantside Drive Louisville, KY
Owners of the fantastic Data East Star Wars pinball machine were greeted with a great Christmas present this year: a game code update! With dozens of new rules, features, and bug fixes, this update will bring joy to households and arcades across the country this year.
Check out details of the update and how to obtain it here from Chad Hendrickson’s site:
We are excited to see another show get a huge upgrade by moving into the posh Crowne Plaza Hotel in Orlando! The Southern Pinball Festival is taking place Nov 16-18, 2012 featuring over 100 pinball machines, an IFPA-sanctioned tournament, concessions, games for sale, vendors, and more.
This show is the must-see premier show in the south east!
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Pin-a-Go-Go, Dixon CA- May 17-19, ton-o-pins, vendors, Fun Tourney, all proceeds go to local youth organizations.
Ben Kuchera hits the nail on the head: ”Pinball is a sport in the same way that poker is a sport: It’s only based on luck if you’re terrible at it.”
Making Pinball into a spectator sport is going to be one of the key ingredients that propels the pinball revival well into the next decade. If you organize or are otherwise involved with tournaments and/or leagues, strongly consider investing in a pinball vision system!
PAPA Pinball tournaments
Historically, the most common miniature incandescent lamp/light bulbs used in pinball machines are the venerable #44 and #47 bayonet-style miniature lamps. While many collectors are putting LEDs in their machines, purists still prefer miniature lamps for the classic look, color temperature, and color-rendering of miniature lamps. Read the rest of this entry »
Steve Kordek designed 100 pinball machines during his illustrious career. He passed away this morning at a phenomenal 100 years old. We’ll miss Steve and his enormous contribution to pinball.
Pinball’s somewhat sketchy past is still haunting some present-day operators.
Despite a Toronto Life report that Toronto’s first Pinball Cafe had its business license revoked, owner Jason Hazzard confirms that no such recall ever took place. Not everything, however, is peachy keen at the cafe. While the retro hub remains up and running, Toronto’s war against fun, it would seem, has reared its head.
Nice local piece on Orange County folks Paul Anderson, Ron Burkard, and the Orange County Pinball League.