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  • Pinball News - First and Free
    team with it being suggested the Midwest Campus team s signatures are on one side and the New Jersey team on the other In the centre is the Jersey Jack Pinball logo A closer view of the aprons There are spaces for the instruction and pricing card as well with the LE owners plaque fitting in one of these cutouts However these are not the actual aprons per se Rather they are apron toppers which sit atop the real apron which is rather more traditional and made of metal The apron topper can either be left in the game or removed and used as a memento of the game A version of the apron topper with one window cut out Other pictures in this latest update show the racks of printed playfields in the factory waiting to be populated with their numerous parts A rack of playfields mini playfields apron toppers and other wooden parts next to a rack of un printed playfields Jack with another playfield as it comes out of the CNC machine The final picture reminds us that Jack has some history in the pinball business taking us back to the days in 1975 when he was working as a pinball technician at C W Post University in Glen Cove NY Jack working on a Gottlieb Card Whiz Jack revealed at the Rocky Mountain Pinball Showdown how Creed and Alter Bridge guitarist Mark Tremonti had created a music track which would be included in The Wizard of Oz The first of two videos included in this update shows the JJP logo animated by JP de Win with the music taken from Mark s current single You Waste Your Time The Jersey Jack Pinball animation The second animation gives a flavour of how the movie footage will be

    Original URL path: http://www.pinballnews.com/games/wizardofoz/index25.html (2016-04-27)
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    cover it The second difference is in the production values which will result in a Vogue like quality with stylish layouts and large high quality photographs printed on quality glossy paper stock In addition to each edition s main subject there will be regular features such as an editorial column an update on who is working on what and a diary of upcoming pinball events Jonathan Joosten Pinball News spoke exclusively to Editor and Publisher Jonathan Joosten and asked him why he chose to enter the pinball magazine business at this time I just see an opportunity and I think I have the right amount of energy enthusiasm and creativity to produce something that people will actually like a glossy magazine on pinball like not seen before I came up with a format in which I can combine some of the things I truly like to do interview the creative minds from the pinball industry and make a magazine Plus also important I think the format will be so different that it won t be competing with what a magazine like Pingame Journal currently is doing which I wouldn t want Pinball Magazine will also break the mould by not requiring readers to sign up to a subscription Instead each edition will be published as and when it is ready and will be sold individually through the publication s website or possibly through distributors where that makes commercial and practical sense Jonathan told us I ve set up a newsletter on the magazine s website www pinball magazine com The online shop will follow soon The newsletter will inform people when a new issue is due and what it will cover Then they can decide wether they want to order it or not The same goes for advertisers Potential advertisers

    Original URL path: http://www.pinballnews.com/news/pinballmagazine.html (2016-04-27)
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  • Pinball News - First and Free
    The first surprise was his entry into the anti glare glass market He had a sample piece to show the coating however the thin glass he was displaying and the lack of any regular glass made comparison difficult A sample of Gene s as yet unnamed anti glare glass He says he expects to have regular and widebody glass available in a couple of weeks at a price of between 125 and 150 a sheet The other surprise was on display next to the glass at the IPB stall The boutique legs from PMInnovations This new range of boutique pinball legs was seen at the Pinball at the Zoo show the previous weekend but when questioned about the legitimacy of using Williams and Bally logos the company representatives would only say they were in discussions Well it transpired they have signed a deal with Gene and he is now selling their products at shows Opposite Gene were the ten machines used in the three main tournaments The tournament area They were Open Tournament E M Tournament Fish Tales Fish Tales Iron Man Iron Man Tron Tron Joker Poker Outer Space Solid State Tournament Firepower II Frontier We ll return to the tournaments later but those machines complete our look at the pinballs set up and available to play at the Rocky Mountain Pinball Showdown 2012 Here are the other 86 pinballs which were not used in the tournaments but were set up and available to play 24 300 4 Square AC DC premium Andromeda Attack from Mars Avatar Bad Cats Balls A Poppin Baseball Batman Forever Big Buck Hunter Black Knight Black Knight 2000 Black Knight Bobby Orr Power Play Bowling Queen Cirqus Voltaire Congo Drop A Card Elvira and the Party Monsters Elvira and the Party Monsters F 14 Tomcat Fathom Funhouse Grand Prix WMS Guns n Roses Harley Davidson 2nd Edition Stern High Hand Hit the Deck Hook Hyperball Iron Man Jackbot Jolly Park Joust Judge Dredd Jumping Jack Knockout Lord of the Rings Lord of the Rings Magic Medieval Madness MIBS Mustang Mystic Old Chicago Orbitor 1 Out of Sight Paradise Phantom of the Opera Pharaoh Pinbot Pioneer Prospector Ripley s Believe it or Not Roadshow Royal Flush Safecracker Ship Mates Shrek Skill Pool Sky Jump Snow Queen Space Ship Space Shuttle Zac Spider Man Spider Man Star Race Stargazer Strikes Spares Tales of the Arabian Nights Tales of the Rat Fink Target Alpha The Addams Family The Simpsons Pinball Party Time Machine Transformers LE Twilight Zone Vampire Wheel of Fortune Wheel of Fortune Whitewater Whoa Nellie World Poker Tour Xenon machine either not working or switched off when the list was made on Saturday evening There were some other machines but they were not playable as the formed the History of Pinball exhibit which was on display in the atrium The History of Pinball machines There were two unnamed machines in the exhibit along with Cross Line Traffic Baffle Ball Jiggers Baby Contact and Five Star Final Visitors enjoy the History of Pinball exhibit with the Tales of the Rat Fink machine in the foreground Standing alongside the machines was a timeline of notable events in pinball s history from 1777 to 2011 A brief history of pinball Let s take a look around Rocky Mountain Pinball Showdown with our unique Four Minute Tour a video walk around the show floor on Saturday evening letting you experience the games the vendors the people and the sounds for yourself Get the Flash Player to see this video clip Got problems seeing the video Consult our help page for assistance We mentioned earlier how buying a three day pass brought an additional benefit and that was in evidence on Friday evening when those with the appropriate wristband were invited to the Plunger Party held in a suite on the hotel s top floor The Marco guys with Dan at the Plunger Party on the ninth floor Jack Dennis and Greg were also at the Party Those at the free party were treated to a selection of sandwiches drinks and cake Subway sandwiches were provided for guests Different types of celebratory cakes were also available In addition to the party the games to play and the parts to buy the Rocky Mountain Pinball Showdown organisers had also arranged for a number of PinChats informal seminars from notable names in the pinball business The first of these took place at 3pm on Friday when Greg Freres and Dennis Nordman spoke about the creation and development of their Whoa Nellie Big Juicy Melons game Friday 3pm Greg Freres and Dennis Nordman The duo talked about how the original idea to create a custom game was born and the steps they took after that to choose a game as the basis for their work They went on to examine the ideas they wanted to incorporate and showed the various stages of development Greg and Dennis Greg described how the theme evolved from a shared interest in fruit crate art to the creation of the main characters and the setting He also spoke about the numerous small details he wanted to include in the artwork and what many of them meant Greg Freres Dennis picked up to explain how the design of the cabinet was based on fruit crates and went on to talk about the way the original electro mechanical hardware was replaced by Kerry Imming s modular electronic system which uses several small circuit boards under the playfield each of which controls a number of lamps and solenoids and receives switch closures The boards are all linked together and connect to a main controller board in the base of the cabinet Dennis Nordman Greg and Dennis produced four of their custom games all of which were now sold but one of the buyers had allowed them to bring their purchase to the show for visitors to enjoy The audience at Greg and Dennis s PinChat The second PinChat took place on

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    Lakes Modular Illinois Pinball John Dayhuff Mr Soda Pop Parker Thomas Phil Ouwinga Pinball Life Pinball Lifter PMInnovations Pynball Inc Rob Anthony Tilt Amusements Regular beverages were available from the snack bar in the lobby but the Mr Soda Pop stand had a much wider and more interesting selection PMInnovations were introducing a new line in custom leg designs Some of the leg designs available illuminated panels are also available to go behind some of the cutouts Tony at Great Lakes Modular not only had assorted pinball circuits he also had the mandatory donuts from Sweetwater s Donut Mill The Pinball Lifter guys were showing their single and dual playfield rotisseries Rob Anthony sold pinball parts and did board repairs from his stand John Watson shows how Pynball com works Terry from Pinball Life brought a small selection of key pinball parts from his huge range but also brought orders for collection and took orders for delivery John Dayhuff had a large selection of parts from individual components to whole games Gene Cunningham brought his traveling Illinois Pinball parts store Bob Morris and Dave Sorensen brought some EM games along with their parts stand Parker Thomas had various boxes of boards and playfield parts through which to rummage Outside in Saturday s sunshine Homer and Carlos had more pinball and video game machines and parts Let s take a look around Pinball at the Zoo with our unique Four Minute Tour a video walk around the show floor on Saturday afternoon letting you experience the games the vendors the people and the sounds for yourself Get the Flash Player to see this video clip Got problems seeing the video Consult our help page for assistance On Saturday there were a few seminars on pinball related subjects held in a small meeting room just outside the main hall In the first of these John Kirby and Clay Harrell hosted a talk on repairing and restoring electro mechanical machines Clay and John with their demonstration Fire Queen The pair explained how the various electro mechanical mechanisms work and what to lubricate and what to not John looked at the disassembly cleaning and repairs he carries out as part of the full restoration service he offers Clay examined the other side by explaining the maintenance and repairs he carries out and those he does not when making a typical two hour home visit where the owner is paying for his time John and Clay also returned later in the day for a second session on EM troubleshooting and repairs The second seminar featured John Watson who was explaining the workings of the Pynball com pinball trading website John explains the features of his website John demonstrated the service by setting up a user account for one of the audience members and entering the machines they are looking for and those they would consider selling He then guided them through many of the features the website has to offer Pinball at the Zoo also

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  • Pinball News - First and Free
    America Nevertheless Pinnovators com say they are working on a similar system which will work on games without bill acceptor plates on the door The control panel For now though the blank bill acceptor plate is removed the PinPAC 1 s control panel is bolted in its place and the connections made on the audio board The control panel features a 3 5mm audio jack a volume control and a

    Original URL path: http://www.pinballnews.com/news/headphones.html (2016-04-27)
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  • Pinball News - First and Free
    addition to all these sponsors the festival will feature the participation of legendary pinball designer Steve Richie and he will be presenting his big comeback creation for Stern Pinball AC DC This turned out to be a very fortunate twist of fateful timing since things were set in motion for the Pinballcenter festival way before Steve was even hired back by Stern in March 2011 Furthermore securing Steve s participation may not have materialised if it wasn t for the help of Martin Wiest The Richie Connection As the co founder of the German Pinball Association GPA with Bernhard Wagner back in 1997 Martin is a longtime fan of Steve s creations In those trailblazing days the GPA only had 13 members All of them were from Munich so they sought out one member from out of town in order to call themselves the German Pinball Association with a clear conscience After many years of holding steady at 50 70 members the GPA is now 300 strong and still growing Martin may have been involved with the GPA since its very beginnings but he got his first Richie game even before the GPA s creation a Firepower back in 1984 That title remains his all time favorite pin and he got to meet the man in person at Pinball Expo in Chicago in 2004 They quickly became friends discussing pinball and their other common passion motorcycle riding Since then they ve kept in regular e mail contact and have visited each other at their respective homes The first visit was when they were finally able to arrange for Steve and his wife Diana to come to Germany in the context of the 2007 German Pinball Open GPO Steve and Martin in Germany in 2007 photo from Martin Wiest That trip had to be postponed at least once and even then the timing to get the brand new Spider Man to the GPO was a constant race to the finish The sample game was eventually completed packaged and shipped by plane to Bremen barely one week before the GPO event But it worked out beautifully as Steve got to set it up in person and take the inaugural ball plunge on the first Spider Man in Europe Steve sets up Europe s first Spider Man photo from Martin Wiest and plays the first game photo from Martin Wiest This time around when the Pinballcenter guys contacted Martin one of the biggest collectors in Germany about contributing games to the festival he offered to try to bring a speaker as well So five years after his last whirlwind visit to London Cologne Bremen Amsterdam Rome and back to London Steve is poised to come back to Germany once again with the fortuitously timed release of a very promising new game And it was down to the wire again for the dozen Limited Edition AC DC games on order with Gausselmann to arrive in time for the festival They arrived just last weekend

    Original URL path: http://www.pinballnews.com/shows/pinballcenter2012/index.html (2016-04-27)
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    played their qualifying games in good time with the result that nobody ran out of time to complete their five games and the draw for the first round of play offs was able to begin at 4pm The 24 qualifiers were Alan Syson Albert Medaillon Andreas Hedstrom Andy Foster Corentin Bucillat Craig Pullen David Dutton Franck Bona Harry Rolfe Ivan Durneen Kate Morris Martin Ayub Martin White Matt Vince Mike Kindler Mike Parkins Neil Fellender Nick Marshall Paul Brock Paul Owen Sean Rowe Vin Jauhal Vincent Ratier Will Barber Qualifiers were paired up at random for a best of three single elimination match Each player of the pair could choose a machine and if it was 1 1 after two games a third machine was selected for them on which to play the deciding game Results for the play offs were recorded on a large paper chart The play offs results After three rounds of play offs the three players for the final were decided They were Albert Medaillon from Germany Franck Bona from France and Mike Parkins from the UK Each player could choose one machine on which to play a three player game The winner of the game would win 9 points the second placed player 5 points and the lowest scorer 2 points Albert chose first and selected Hurricane but it was Franck who built up and impressive score and took the win with Mike second and Albert third Franck won on Hurricane as Albert Mike and Franck s son Adam watch Mike s selection of World Cup Soccer was the next machine played but the result was very similar with Franck winning again Albert on World Cup Soccer Mike and Albert swapped positions but with his 18 points to Albert s and Mike s 7 points Franck could not be beaten and had secured the win after just two games Mike and Albert played Roadshow Franck s choice of machine to decide second place and it was Albert who was victorious in that game Super Slam Showdown 2012 winner Franck Bona receives his trophy from Pinball News Editor Martin Ayub The top three in the Super Slam Showdown 2012 L R Mike Parkins 3rd Franck Bona 1st and Albert Medaillon 2nd In the play off for 4th 5th and 6th places David Dutton won the game ahead of Paul Owen with Nick Marshall in 6th place The full results for the Super Slam Showdown 2012 are Pos Name 1 Franck Bona 2 Albert Medaillon 3 Mike Parkins 4 David Dutton 5 Paul Owen 6 Nick Marshall 7 Craig Pullen 7 Ivan Durneen 7 Vin Jauhal 7 Andreas Hedstrom 7 Matt Vince 7 Kate Morris 13 Corentin Bucillat 13 Paul Brock 13 Andy Foster 13 Harry Rolfe 13 Martin Ayub 13 Martin White 13 Neil Fellender 13 Mike Kindler 13 Alan Syson 13 Vincent Ratier 13 Will Barber 13 Sean Rowe DNQ Dom Escott DNQ Peter Blakemore DNQ Phillip Eaton DNQ Richard Harvey DNQ Lynda Williams DNQ Mark Squires DNQ Stan Simpson DNQ Duncan Pettitt DNQ William Dutton DNQ C J Brown DNQ James Watson DNQ Dave Langley DNQ Simon Baker DNQ Nick Hill DNQ Jim Brady DNQ Stephen Brady DNQ Nigel Baker DNQ James Baker DNQ Sarah Jarrett DNQ Owen Richards DNQ Matt Adams DNQ Ingemar Kemi DNQ Samuel Edqvist DNQ Mikael Bonnevie DNQ Leo Galway DNQ John Bateson DNQ Gary Hardy DNQ Robert Denton DNQ Ian York DNQ Greg Mott DNQ Dan Letourneau DNQ Ian Craig DNQ Dominic Clifton DNQ Terry Binning DNQ Chris Edis DNQ John Whitfield DNQ Thomas Hare DNQ Malc Lashley DNQ Dan Williams DNQ Dan Bradford DNQ Ed Duckworth DNQ Mark Potter DNQ Nick Dean DNQ Richard Purdon DNQ Martyn Raison DNQ Andy Heighway DNQ Steve Jones DNQ Mark Alexander DNQ Simon Harper DNQ John Gilbody DNQ Max Harper DNQ Dave Rolfe DNQ Brad Fisher DNQ Simon Lambert DNQ Oliver York DNQ Jon Ashley DNQ Andy Ball DNQ Tim Thornton DNQ Bob Pickering DNQ Alan Pickering DNQ Thomas Evrenos DNQ Louis Clement DNQ Ivan Miles DNQ Tony Smith DNQ Lorena Sibson DNQ Adam Bona While the Super Slam Showdown was taking place a new tournament to the Slam was underway next to the bar The NBA Fastbreak Challenge was devised by Darren Ball and Mark Robinson and used two linked NBA Fastbreak machines for head to head play between groups of players Stan Simpson and John Whitfield battle it out under the watchful eyes of Darren Ball and David Dutton The tournament format received its premiere at the Northern Lights Pinball event at R3play Expo in Blackpool last November and returned some 300 miles south in Worthing for the Slam Tournament referees Darren Ball and Mark Robinson 30 players were pre registered at a cost of 7 50 and allocated one of the NBA teams featured in the game which they then represented Six leagues of five teams were produced in which each team played each of the other teams The team which won earned two points the losing team got zero and if there was a draw both teams got one point Kate Morris plays NBA Fastbreak in her Tron outfit complete with blue LE wire After everyone had played their four opponents the top team in each of the six leagues went into the play offs After those play offs the final came down to a battle between Dan Williams and Stan Simpson NBA Fastbreak finalists Dan Williams and Stan Simpson In the final it was Stan who triumphed and collected the trophy certificate medal and cash prize courtesy of Pinball Mania Darren presents Stan with his prizes With the pinball tournaments running at the bar end of the building there was a video games competition taking place at the opposite end The UKVAC Classic Arcade Video Game Open returned after a successful first outing last year and as before it was run by Phillip Eaton Phillip Eaton centre with competitor Andy Welburn in the UKVAC Classic Arcade Video

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    the video in full showing how the Hunt mode and Hunt Multiball operate The Skit B video of Predator The whitewood game has since appeared at the Michigan Pinball Expo in April followed by the Pinfest show in Allentown PA Meanwhile more details about the game and the construction have been announced The intention is to build 250 machines at a cost of between 4 750 and 5 000 each The playfield as seen in the pictures and video above is a fairly conventional design without any obviously expensive mechanisms however it has since been announced that Back Alley Creations will be producing many interactive toys for the Predator playfield which suggests there is significantly more yet to be revealed Another recent announcement states that Marco Specialties will be providing the parts for the game However these are described as brand new parts sourced from industry standard specs suggesting they will not be officially licensed Williams Bally or Stern parts but of a similar non infringing design At the heart of the Predator game is the P ROC system as featured several time here at Pinball News and the driver boards are also from Pinballcontrollers com as shown in our

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