Summer at the lake, soda bars, mini golf, and movie theatres... Or just home in your air conditioned man cave. All familiar places for the irrepressible and jubilant sounds of pinball machines.
For those luckily in the San Jose area, you have California Extreme this weekend, with its tournaments, and pinball experts demonstrating post transfers, bang backs, and death saves.
What better time to inaugurate a formal Pinball Special Interest for the Giant Bomb community, in this year 2016?
We don't aim to be the hugest or hardcorest group on the interwebs, but like all thing Giant Bomb, our diversity and our memes give us strength!
Giant Bomb Pinball Wizards*
(*that ramp is fucked up)
Any GB duder who seriously enjoys pinball in any form.
You’ll know it if you (or your wallet) feel it.
- Maybe you check airports and movie theatres to see what’s still in circulation.
- Maybe you’ve got garage space devoted to dusty backglass.
- Maybe you still keep your PS3 running to avoid rebuying your Zen Pinball tables on PC.
- Maybe you still have a copy of Epic Pinball installed, or keep a Kirby's Pinball Land cart handy.
- Maybe you're on the bleeding edge of VR pinball.
What can I do to partake in this shared interest group?
There’s several options depending on your situation:
- Say hello, and talk about the pins you play (we’ll use this platform forum).
- Be a friends list pinbassador on consoles.
- If you live near a good arcade, host a tourney.
- Help work on the wiki (ask for advice if ya need).
- Help to review every digital pinball table ever released. (srsly!)
- Donate for contest prizes.
- And certainly not least, help make some suitable art and designs for us!
Like digital pins on PC? Join our Steam Group:
- Befriend: http://steamcommunity.com/id/AutomaticOcelot
- Befriend: http://steamcommunity.com/id/Bobafettjm
- (currently a private group to see if gameplay statistics are of any useful interest. Will be changed to public when capacity exceeds 150 people, or so desired.)
- You can expect to have your leaderboards full of duders, and monthly themes, challenges, and… contest prizes? hmmmmm...