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A Brief History of Pinball Spin-Off Games

Pinball has been around much longer than video games, so it makes sense that developers and publishers who were looking to extend their market reach in the 90s and 2000s might build off of successful titles and characters by basing pinball games on them. Sometimes, this meant actually licensing out…

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Pinball Spin-Off Games

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A Visit to the Pinball Hall of Fame in Las Vegas, Nevada

I have a confession to make — I’m terrible at pinball. Somehow, I’ve just never gotten the hang of it. (Funnily enough, one of the very first pieces I wrote for Fanbyte was about pinball.) I have a hard enough time keeping the ball in the air, much less hitting…

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Driving 5 Hours To Buy a Pinball Table That Doesn’t Fit: A Review

I’ve spent the last few months searching Facebook Marketplace for a virtual pinball machine, specifically the atGames Legends Pinball. I chose the ALP over Arcade1Up’s pinball offerings because I felt its retro cabinet art, 32″ screen, and native resolution/FPS of 1080p/60 offered a better experience than the Arcade1Up tables, which…

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A Total Beginner’s Guide to Pinball

As a kid growing up in the rural South, I didn’t get a lot of opportunities to visit the arcade. On the rare occasions that I did manage to convince my family to drive me the hour and change it took to get to what passed as my “local,” I…

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Women-Only Pinball Shows Another Side of Competitive Gaming

I’m not sure what to expect when I show up to Milo’s Yard on a brisk Tuesday evening in early January. The little neighborhood bar looks like many in the area, but tonight there’s something special happening here. Through the door, past the tables and typically hip Brooklyn bar types,…

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