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    Default What happened to pinball?

    Just not a big enough draw for today's youth?

    There are only two pinballs I know of around me. A Simpsons one that is poorly maintained and one at an Old Chicago. I guess theres a couple I saw at a vintage store but they looked very old and decrepid
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    Around the Pittsburgh Pa area Pinball is thriving. There are several Pinball Cafes that sprung up. Of course it doesn't hurt that PAPA (Professional and Amateur Pinball Association) is based in Carnegie. We're only weeks away from ReplayFx, which is a big classic arcade and Pinball show as well as the "Pinburgh" Tournament (one of if not the biggest in Pinball). Check the PAPA website on help finding pins near you. You may be a victim of geography because here at the 3 rivers there's pinball all around.
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    I haven't seen a pinball machine in years, and I missed those wonderful novelties! I remembered the one pizza shop near my old neighborhood that had the Jurassic Park theme machine that rocked my socks off with the loud scoring music :3


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    Pinball is still a thing you have conventions such as what garry mention with papa.Beside stern still puts out tables but mostly license ones as of late.Also there is the pinball hall of fame in nv,las vegas.Still if being able to play pinball tables locally is a problem,there are video game alternatives.For modern consoles and pc there is the pinball arcade,pinball FX and the recent zaccaria pinball.Though i all ways wanted to buy my own table but they can cost a fortune these days.

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    I had a pinball itch to scratch a few weeks ago, so I went to a spot near my place. One of the few remaining arcades from my childhood is still open, although it is a shell of it's former self. They have a 3rd floor that's a bit more for "older kids" that has a decent lineup of pinball machines. They even get new ones in still. They had some Lord of the Rings and a Wizard of Oz ones that had on the marquee that it was only 1 of 1500 made or something. It cost my a buck to play and is probably one of the cheaper machines I've played.

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    I don't see pinball machines anymore, arcades are basically gone except at movie theaters and they just have redemption games now.

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