WEEKLY-ISH ARCADE AND PINBALL NEWS - 1/31/2022

Well, for what typically is a fairly slow time of the year for pinball and arcade releases, there certainly has not been any lack of things to talk about over the past week(ish). OK, it's probably been more like two weeks since the last recap, but there's been no shortage of articles to read here. Below I am going share button links to all of the recent Knapp Arcade articles. In addition to that, here is a smattering of other news from across the arcade and pinball hobby:


Sega quits Japanese arcade business after 50 years

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2022-01-28-sega-quits-japanese-arcade-business-after-50-years?fbclid=IwAR2lIRps8CRs4RLRVeavGl3rwl7CIzGVhdxHoYrcYlgCYorIxidAAXBpAPI


Stern Pinball shared video of it's newest pinball machine being produced...

Pinball in Idaho...

Pinball Museum like going into the way-back machine

https://www.idahopress.com/boiseweekly/arts_and_culture/pinball-museum-like-going-into-the-way-back-machine/article_3c48f122-a517-5ac5-937a-fd009555b8dc.html?fbclid=IwAR0HYmNSScRAHDIdrNHbIwr_kK2H075l9HuYpWozGnQj9HyTbdchD0wXO3E


Love this place. I need to get over again one day soon...

Malvern’s Pinball Gallery Offers Nostalgia and Retro Vibes for Players

https://mainlinetoday.com/life-style/sports-outdoors/malvern-pinball-gallery/?fbclid=IwAR3SLRabcM_ukD0B3U7droY6BERPEMKQDUHDER4DrGOrD4rc6mzAO4pp6Y0


Michigan’s Crazy Quarters Arcade just opened a cool-looking new speakeasy expansion…

‘A pinball paradise’: Crazy Quarters launches 1920s speakeasy style expansion

https://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw-bay-city/2022/01/a-pinball-paradise-crazy-quarters-launches-1920s-speakeasy-style-expansion.html?fbclid=IwAR0aCCRVoGZsPbsZpCIhM-9AgaPPAOGsXUzuPttjpb5OF1S3SJbuLXzMt5k


There's a cool new arcade in Smithtown, NY...

Smith Haven Mall’s Game On Retro Arcade offers free play all day during its first week

https://greaterlongisland.com/smith-haven-malls-game-on-retro-arcade-offers-free-play-all-day-during-its-first-week/?fbclid=IwAR05qWN7VI_s9GM_vEY8MNBRwwoKhdN_3FBzpETopRaFK71dp77kcqmMOlE


Maine’s ‘pinball palace’ is one of the last places fixing the oldest machines

https://bangordailynews.com/2022/01/23/news/penobscot/maines-pinball-palace-is-one-of-the-last-places-fixing-the-oldest-machines-joam40zk0w/?fbclid=IwAR3LeH65IlUvsYN09f6Eb4X8TnbaH7_mivn9dSaXRUt5tQnXi49OTgi-i24


I recently took a trip to the iconic Silverball Museum arcade in Asbury Park, NJ. Click on the button below to check it out:




Here's a cool article about a Michigan arcade:




Flashback to a write-up that I did several years ago about a prototype pinball machine:




Two updates on Pedretti Gaming:

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Five updates on Bitronic / Quetzal Pinball:

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One update on Homepin:

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Two Updates on Stern Pinball:

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One update on Haggis Pinball:

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Last but not least, I was very honored to have the Knapp Arcade website and social media pages to win two Pinball Industry Awards for 2021:




That's all for the latest edition of the Arcade and Pinball News Recap. If I've missed any cool stories, please shoot them my way at knapparcade@gmail.com. And of course, make sure to stop by the Knapp Arcade store to support the site by clicking on the "Shop" button at the top of the page. There's lots of cool branded t-shirts and sweatshirts there and I added a few new arcade-related products this week that I think are really neat.


Thanks for reading!

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