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TWIPY Season, Better Pinball Photos, Corvette Tutorial & MORE – TWIP 11/20/23

The Scoop

TWIPY Season Begins

Break out the celebratory Slim Jims – it’s officially TWIPY season!

This week, we officially announced the return of the annual TWIPY Awards, taking place live at the Texas Pinball Festival in March 2024.

This year sees the return of Imoto Arcade as host, alongside new host Lucas Pepke (Macho Pinball).

Your vote will determine the winners across a range of competitive categories, like game of the year, favorite streamer, best home brew machine, favorite pinball location, and more.

Voting begins 12/18 on twipys.com. More details here.

TWIP Mood Music

The main theme from the 2003 Stern game, Lord of the Rings, by Chris Granner.

How to Take Better Pinball Photos with Darkroom Pinball

Learn how to take better pinball photos with Jon Geier of Darkroom Pinball. He’s been quietly killing it on Instagram for most of this year, so we asked him to give us some pointers on how to improve our own photo game. He covers everything from gear to composition to lighting and more. Plus, you get to see a bunch of his awesome work!

Get Your Kicks on Route 66: A Road Map to Bally’s Corvette

Noah Crable breaks down how to play George Gomez’s first game, Corvette, in his latest tutorial over on Kineticist. Eagle-eyed players may notice a few similarities to another recently released Gomez game, James Bond 007.

Thanks to the start of TWIPY season, we’ve seen an influx of submissions to our Pinball Promotors Database, including the talented Erin Winick, who you may recognize from Barrels of Fun’s Labyrinth teaser earlier this year.

Erin has been building out a series of pinball videos on TikTok as part of a series called Learning to Flip where she explores her growing pinball obsession! Check it out and be sure to give her a follow – we need more good pinball content on TikTok!

Odds & Evens

  • Nudge Magazine is now selling single copies of Nudge 3, no subs needed (Nuge Magazine)

  • The Art of Pinball announced their first official mod in collaboration with Dutch Pinball for The Big Lebowski (Facebook)

  • Christopher Franchi is doing the art package for the next Spooky Pinball game (Knapp Arcade)

  • Ian Harrower Games have released their first add-on game for the Multimorphic P3 platform, called Bird Watcher (YouTube)

Meme of the Week

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