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fizzgig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 08:06 PM
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i just learned there's a new pinball arcade in town
Edited on Sat Dec-10-11 08:14 PM by fizzgig
AND I'M SO EXCITED I WANT TO RUN AROUND DANCING AND YELLING LIKE A MANIAC BECAUSE I LOVE PINBALL SO MUCH!!!11!12!!!2@@1!

series, this is the great news

edit to fix typo and add:

the reason i'm so excited is that i haven't seen more than a few pinball machines in my town for years
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 08:48 PM
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1. Growing up, a friend of mine had a pin ball machine in her basement. I loved that game.
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fizzgig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 11:45 PM
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4. that's really neat
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 11:55 PM
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6. I came across a pinball game on the internet and was not bad at it. I still got it!!
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 09:17 PM
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2. Ever since I was a young boy
I played the silver ball.

There is something about pinball that video games, which I also enjoy, just don't quite make it. Maybe it's the physical real-life play. There are no cheat codes. You either keep the ball in play or you don't.
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fizzgig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 11:54 PM
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5. it's very meditative for me
i like video games, too, but i don't hit the near trance state i hit when playing pinball
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 09:23 PM
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3. love those things
just detailed my pachinko machine the other day - it's sort of a 70s version of Japanese pinball
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MiddleFingerMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 11:55 PM
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7. Down South (on the Kentucky/Tennessee border), cool dive bars...
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... often had pachinko machines that would (secretly) pay off
(gambling not being legal in that location).
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Same as with the early video poker machines.
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Though for BOTH types, they were fun enough that people who
were clueless about going to the bartender for a payout would
play them quite often JUST for the fun of it.
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fizzgig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 11:56 PM
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8. way cool
i'd like to see a pic of that
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NoGOPZone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 11:57 PM
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9. If you're ever in Vegas, you might want to visit the Pinball Hall of Fame
On the East Coast, there Silver Ball Museum in Asbury Park, NJ.
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hibbing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-11-11 12:23 AM
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10. Lucky you
Hi,
Love me some pinball. Hard to find machines these days and then if you do they are slanted so much that it is hard to have a good play. Used to play all the time in high school and the college union had some. Loved 8-Ball Deluxe, there was one two level thing that I think was called Zenon or something like that, plenty of others. If you ever come across Medieval Madness play it, it is fun. I haven't played in years now.

Have fun at the place, I'm envious.

Peace
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-11-11 04:39 AM
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11. Thought for a moment that that was a new way of referring to DU3!
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