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  • Anyone Play Pinball?

    From Chris@VERT/DMINE to Vectorgamer on Sun May 29 00:11:17 2016
    Re: Anyone Play Pinball?
    By: Vectorgamer to All on Thu May 19 2016 02:45 pm

    Title

    Went to Allentown Pinfest a couple of weeks ago and got to play Stern's bran new Ghost Busters pinball. It's really good. Actually, the only Stern pinbal don't like is The Rolling Stones. Kiss is one of my favorites too.

    Also at Pinfest was the new Rob Zombie pinball. It was funny though I was watching a group of 4 people playing and the machine glitched out and stoppe keeping score.


    I've always wanted to play the Kiss pinball machine. I grew up a huge Kiss fan, so that was the holy grail to me. Even if I could get my hands on one now (I imagine it's a good chunk of change), I have no place to put it.
    But I wouldn't mind playing it just to say I did lol.

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  • From JIMMY ANDERSON@VERT/OTHETA to CHRIS on Sun May 29 03:36:00 2016
    CHRIS wrote to VECTORGAMER <=-

    Re: Anyone Play Pinball?

    YES!!! Love pinball! Played as a kid, but not too many tables
    around anymore...


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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to JIMMY ANDERSON on Mon May 30 11:32:00 2016
    Jimmy,

    Re: Anyone Play Pinball?

    YES!!! Love pinball! Played as a kid, but not too many tables
    around anymore...

    Years ago, when I had AT&T as my ISP, through its rewards program, I
    got a CD of "Lost World Pinball".

    The scenario is this plane is flying over the ocean in a thunderstorm,
    and is hit by lightning, and it crash lands on a volcanic island. The 2
    men and one woman who emerge are stunned to see all sorts of prehistoric creatures (dinosaurs, etc.). You go through a set of 14 mazes, and if
    you succeed (2 of them offer multi-ball play), you can escape the
    island. It does offer "continue" options for hitting a certain set of
    targets, where you can "continue" the game. It does take awhile to play, though.

    It has an installation CD, and depending on the speed of the CPU, you
    can do a large, medium, or small install...the latter for a fast system.

    Daryl

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  • From Vectorgamer@VERT/CAPSHRIL to Nightfox on Wed Jun 1 11:25:35 2016
    Re: Anyone Play Pinball?
    By: Nightfox to Vectorgamer on Thu May 19 2016 03:29 pm

    However,there are still some arcades in my area that are doing well. I don't get out to the arcades much, so I haven't had much chance to play pinball these days.

    Would you happen to live in the Chicago area? They have Galloping Ghost, Underground Retrocade and Logan arcade out there.

    Next big show coming up for me is ReplayFX in Pittsburgh

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  • From Vectorgamer@VERT/CAPSHRIL to JIMMY ANDERSON on Wed Jun 1 11:35:46 2016
    Re: Re: Anyone Play Pinball?
    By: JIMMY ANDERSON to CHRIS on Sun May 29 2016 03:36 am

    YES!!! Love pinball! Played as a kid, but not too many tables
    around anymore...

    I joined a league in the spring. There's a club in the city that has 4 pinball machines. We played Whitewater, Star Trek, Rolling Stones and the Walking Dead. I finished in 6th place out of 12 players.

    Summer league starts later this month which I'm looking forward to. They also have a head-to-head tournament once a month.

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Vectorgamer on Wed Jun 1 11:51:15 2016
    However,there are still some arcades in my area that are doing well.
    I don't get out to the arcades much, so I haven't had much chance to
    play pinball these days.

    Would you happen to live in the Chicago area? They have Galloping Ghost, Underground Retrocade and Logan arcade out there.

    Next big show coming up for me is ReplayFX in Pittsburgh

    I don't.. I live in the Portland, Oregon area. There is at least one place I've heard of that has a bunch of arcade & pinball machines and has a free arcade night once a month. I haven't gone out there to see the place yet though..

    Nightfox

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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to NIGHTFOX on Wed Jun 1 20:24:00 2016
    I don't.. I live in the Portland, Oregon area. There is at least one place N>I've heard of that has a bunch of arcade & pinball machines and has a free N>arcade night once a month. I haven't gone out there to see the place yet N>though..

    The last time I was in Portland, Oregon, was in 1994, when the
    National Square Dance Convention was out there...and I really enjoyed my
    stay. Not to mention that there was "no sales tax" at the Burger King
    where I usually ate lunch (it was right next to my hotel).

    I remember in college that I spent a lot of time in the Student Union
    playing pinball...I was never much for video games.

    Daryl

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  • From JIMMY ANDERSON@VERT/OTHETA to DARYL STOUT on Thu Jun 2 09:00:00 2016
    DARYL STOUT wrote to JIMMY ANDERSON <=-

    Re: Anyone Play Pinball?

    YES!!! Love pinball! Played as a kid, but not too many tables
    around anymore...

    Years ago, when I had AT&T as my ISP, through its rewards program, I
    got a CD of "Lost World Pinball".

    The scenario is this plane is flying over the ocean in a
    thunderstorm, and is hit by lightning, and it crash lands on a volcanic island. The 2 men and one woman who emerge are stunned to see all sorts
    of prehistoric creatures (dinosaurs, etc.). You go through a set of 14 mazes, and if you succeed (2 of them offer multi-ball play), you can escape the island. It does offer "continue" options for hitting a
    certain set of targets, where you can "continue" the game. It does take awhile to play, though.

    It has an installation CD, and depending on the speed of the CPU, you can do a large, medium, or small install...the latter for a fast
    system.

    Intersting! I have a Pinball game on iPad that's VERY fun! Though I don't
    play it all the time, it is VERY realistic!


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  • From JIMMY ANDERSON@VERT/OTHETA to VECTORGAMER on Thu Jun 2 09:01:00 2016
    VECTORGAMER wrote to JIMMY ANDERSON <=-

    YES!!! Love pinball! Played as a kid, but not too many tables
    around anymore...

    I joined a league in the spring. There's a club in the city that has 4 pinball machines. We played Whitewater, Star Trek, Rolling Stones and
    the Walking Dead. I finished in 6th place out of 12 players.

    Congrats! And that's very cool to have that to play in! Would love something like that around here!

    Summer league starts later this month which I'm looking forward to.
    They also have a head-to-head tournament once a month.

    Nice. :-) Good luck!


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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Daryl Stout on Thu Jun 2 09:23:11 2016
    The last time I was in Portland, Oregon, was in 1994, when the
    National Square Dance Convention was out there...and I really enjoyed my stay. Not to mention that there was "no sales tax" at the Burger King where I usually ate lunch (it was right next to my hotel).

    Not having a sales tax is nice, but on the other hand, Oregon's state income tax adds a good amount of tax on top of the federal income tax. Sometimes
    I've thought that living in Washington would have the advantage of no state income tax - They have a sales tax, but at least you can control how much you spend (to an extent). I'm sure sales tax on something like a car would hurt though..

    Nightfox

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  • From Vectorgamer@VERT/CAPSHRIL to Nightfox on Thu Jun 2 14:21:03 2016
    Re: Anyone Play Pinball?
    By: Nightfox to Vectorgamer on Wed Jun 01 2016 11:51 am

    I don't.. I live in the Portland, Oregon area. There is at least one place I've heard of that has a bunch of arcade & pinball machines and has a free arcade night once a month. I haven't gone out there to see the place yet though..

    Ground Kontrol. Check it out

    Do you go to the Portland Retro Gaming Expo?

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  • From Vectorgamer@VERT/CAPSHRIL to JIMMY ANDERSON on Thu Jun 2 14:23:13 2016
    Re: Re: Anyone Play Pinball?
    By: JIMMY ANDERSON to VECTORGAMER on Thu Jun 02 2016 09:01 am

    Congrats! And that's very cool to have that to play in! Would love something like that around here!
    Nice. :-) Good luck!

    I tell you what there is nothing else around here. If I want to play more than 4 pinball machines and arcade games I have to drive 45 minutes to an hour. It's an outrage.

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Vectorgamer on Thu Jun 2 13:59:51 2016
    I don't.. I live in the Portland, Oregon area. There is at least one
    place I've heard of that has a bunch of arcade & pinball machines
    and has a free arcade night once a month. I haven't gone out there
    to see the place yet though..

    Ground Kontrol. Check it out

    Yep.. That's the one.

    Do you go to the Portland Retro Gaming Expo?

    I haven't gone there yet, but I saw ads for it last year and I thought it looked pretty cool.

    Nightfox

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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to JIMMY ANDERSON on Thu Jun 2 19:42:00 2016
    Jimmy,


    Intersting! I have a Pinball game on iPad that's VERY fun! Though I don't JA>play it all the time, it is VERY realistic!

    Can you TILT it just like a regular machine?? :P

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to NIGHTFOX on Thu Jun 2 19:44:00 2016
    Not having a sales tax is nice, but on the other hand, Oregon's state income N>tax adds a good amount of tax on top of the federal income tax. Sometimes N>I've thought that living in Washington would have the advantage of no state N>income tax - They have a sales tax, but at least you can control how much you N>spend (to an extent). I'm sure sales tax on something like a car would hurt N>though..

    In Arkansas, there are a lot of people who, in buying cars, list their address as Oregon, to try to get out of paying the state sales tax. The "temporary tags" are only good for 30 days, before an official state
    license plate is required.

    However, I see a bunch of vehicles with long since expired temporary
    tags. For that matter, I also see a bunch of vehicles with the "handicapped/disabled" hangtag still on the rear view mirror while they
    are driving. Yet, it CLEARLY says that "hangtag must be removed before
    vehicle is in motion".

    There ought to be a separate division to get these folks, and fine
    them heavily...especially for leaving the hangtag on the rear view
    mirror, as it blocks ones vision.

    Daryl

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