Pinball March Madness 2013

It’s time for Pinball March Madness again! Last year we gave out some nice prizes for winners in our bracket contest and everybody seemed to have a good time, so it’s back for 2013. Below is the download link for your official 2013 Pinball March Madness bracket. You can edit this using Excel (or OpenOffice which is free), or you can print it from your web browser and fill it out by hand.

CONTEST!

If you want to participate in the contest, you’ll need to either print and fill out your bracket and scan or take a CLEAR photo of it and email it in, or you can edit the file and save a copy of it and send it back. All submissions should be emailed to pinballpodcast [at] gmail.com. You have until Tuesday morning at 10:00am EST to get your entries in. Fill your brackets out with your picks to win.

We’ll award the winning bracket with a nice prize, which will be announced later.

VOTING!

Voting will start on Tuesday and run through the end of the week for the round of 64. After voting ends on that round, the next round will begin. When voting opens, I’ll create a new thread on Pinside, RGP, and KLOV to announce it, and you can discuss your picks there. Last year Twilight Zone was our winner, let’s see if everybody still agrees that it’s the #1 machine or if something else will rise up.

Download link for the bracket: http://www.thepinballpodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/Madness/PinballMarchMadness2013.xls

Good luck, and have fun.

The Pinball Podcast Episode 16 – The One Where We Don’t Mention Maverick

It’s been a longer layoff than normal, but we’re back with episode 16. This month we spend more time on listener feedback, comments, and questions, and we think it made for a great show. Here are the show notes:

  • What we’ve been doing in pinball
  • The PIN at CES

  • Code updates for X-Men out, Transformers supposedly still coming

  • Spooky Pinball is gearing up to produce games? ‘Pinball Zombies from Beyond the Grave’

  • Stern’s re-run of Tron teased

  • ColorDMD releases for Star Trek: The Next Generation

  • Leaks confirm that Stern is developing Star Trek

  • rancegt’s pins graded by price and rating: Value for MoneyGrade 4Grade 3
  • Feb 22-24 – Rose City Pinball in Portland AND Florida Arcade & Pinball Expo
  • Feb 28 – March 2 – Ohio Pinball Show
  • Featured Five – Hardest Fixes in Pinball
  • Featured Machine – Revenge From Mars
  • Featured Virtual – Attack From Mars and Genie on The Pinball Arcade, Momonga on iOS, Star Wars coming to Zen Pinball
  • Product Review – Rottendog White Star Board
  • Listener Feedback
  • Listener Q&A

Near the end of the show, we ran into some technical problems that cut recording off a bit. Luckily we were wrapping up, but in case you’re wondering what happened, now you know. Thanks for listening, and make sure to catch up with us on Facebook, Twitter, or by emailing us.

Two charts, one truth

So I have family in town right now and we’re supposed have a pinball party tonight. Yesterday I had issues with Lord of the Rings, The Simpsons Pinball Party, White Water, Attack From Mars, and Twilight Zone. Yeah, they came in a big fat cluster. As I worked on what I could (I’m shorthanded on some parts for some repairs), I got to thinking back, and I realized…

Both of these happen. Every time.

PinballVisitors PinballBuyers–Jeff

 

 

The Pinball Podcast Episode 15 – Naughty and Nice in Pinball

Episode 15 to close out 2012!  Now with 10% less horrible Thanksgiving-themed pop songs!

Thanks for listening, everybody. Remember to chime in on our Facebook page, shoot us a mention on Twitter, or drop us an email at pinballpodcast [at] gmail.com.

The Pinball Podcast Episode 14 – Thankful for Stuff and Things

Episode 14 is upon us, and it’s our most rambling show yet!  Side note: we have not figured out how to reply to messages sent via this site.  So, we’re not trying to be rude by not replying, we’ll figure it out eventually.

We both made big lists of our favorite backglass art, here’s a list of links so you can view them for yourselves.
Don’s favorites:

Thanks for listening, everybody. Remember to chime in on our Facebook page, shoot us a mention on Twitter, or drop us an email at pinballpodcast [at] gmail.com.

The Pinball Podcast Episode 13 – One Year of Exceptional Mediocrity

The top five tools segment was suggested by Mike Goss, but we forgot to give him credit on the show!  Thanks, Mike!  And thanks to everyone for listening!  See you in a month!

The Pinball Podcast Episode 12 – There Are Some Jerks Out There That Don’t Play Pinball

Episode 12 show notes (for posterity).

Thanks for listening!  More pinball talk to come (at some point) every month!

 

The Pinball Podcast Episode 11 – The One That Should Have Got Away

Episode 11 was marred by production issues and drowsy hosts, but it’s free, right?

Thanks for listening, everybody. Remember to chime in on our Facebook page, shoot us a mention on Twitter, or drop us an email at pinballpodcast [at] gmail.com.

 

The Pinball Podcast Episode 10 – Trolling the Greats

Episode 10 is here and we celebrate by talking smack about some of the greatest games in pinball. We promise it’s (mostly) fair, however. Enjoy the show!

EDIT: Tom Vandenberg is NOT the owner of MSA, but is a big MSA enthusiast and vouches for the owner as being a ‘nice guy’.  Sorry for the mix up!

Thanks for listening, everybody. Remember to chime in on our Facebook page, shoot us a mention on Twitter, or drop us an email at pinballpodcast [at] gmail.com.

KCET profiles the Orange County Pinball League

The Orange County Pinball League got a nice write-up and video segment over at KCET, an independent public television channel and website. The piece talks about the roughly 50 members of the OCPL and what their goals and activities generally include. The video piece is embedded in the article, which you can find here: http://www.kcet.org/arts/artbound/counties/orange/pinball-wizards-of-orange-county.html

I’d love to have a league out here that would meet regularly to hold tournaments and to help preserve pinball in my area. These sorts of groups have popped up all over in the last 15 years as pinball has moved from a location experience to a private collection affair. Great job, Orange County Pinball League members!