Archive for the ‘Ultra Pin’ category

UK Pinball Party, August 13th-15th

May 16, 2010

If you’re in the UK and you love pinball, it can be a bit of a pain to find machines. I can only think of one in my home town! So, Thor be praised, the lovely people of UK Pinball Party have organised a wonderful festival of pinball for August 13th-15th at the Barcelo Daventry Hotel. The event boasts over 100 machines from all eras of pinball, set to freeplay for your enjoyment. Besides the games, the event has a dinner event on the 14th with Dennis Nordman, designer of tables such as White Water, Indianapolis 500 and Pirates of the Caribbean. Rounding out the event will be machines for sale, arcade video games, raffles, jukeboxes and more.

Show entry is £5 for the Friday and £10 for the Saturday and Sunday, with extra fees for events and accommodation. Event pre-registration is open now at the UK Pinball Party website.

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Global VR and IFPA team up for Ultrapin Tournament

March 21, 2007

 

March 28th and 29th in LAS VEGAS

As part of the Amusement Showcase International Pinball Championships, the IFPA is excited to team up with Global VR to announce the first ever Ultrapin Tournament.

Who are the industry’s best pinball players? The 2007 Amusement Showcase International is pleased to announce the staging of an amazing spectacle for bragging rights in crowning the industry’s TOP PINBALL WIZARD. It is just one more attraction of what promises to be one of the best and most exciting ASI shows ever. ASI, along with the all new International Flipper Pinball Association (IFPA) is sponsoring this can’t miss event, “The 1st Amusement Showcase International Pinball Championships.

[via RetroBlast]

Global VR @ ATEI 2007

January 26, 2007

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First up we have Global VR. The game from their stand that took me most by surprise was “Farcry Lost Paradise” In short this is the Xbox first person shooter converted into a light-gun game. I liked the cabinet style having each player sitting next to each other at slight angels. It has fixed gun turrets and ithas pretty simple game play, where by the bad guys charge out and you shoot them down with your machine gun, then you move on to the next area. Throw in some power ups like grenades and armour and you have yourself a good fun game that’s not to bad on the eyes. Other games on the VR stand were Need for Speed, Alien Extermination, Ultra Pin and Dessert Gunner (yet another attempt at virtual reality, although with a company name like Global VR I guess they’re obliged to give it a go).

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