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Known for crafting the pinball machine into what we know it as today, Steve Kordek revolutionized the industry with his two-flipper concept way back in 1948. Sadly, his daughter Catherine Petrash confirmed Kordek's death to the NY Times last week. He was 100 years old.Kordek designed his final arca...

February 27th 2012 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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Believe it or not, pinball (that most beloved of nerd pastimes) hasn't always looked this way -- a familiar field of bumpers with a pair of forward facing flippers at the bottom. That particular design originated with the 1948 title Triple Action, the work of Steve Kordek who died this week at the...

February 25th 2012 at 1:38am 0 Comments
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There's usually not that much overlap between the gaming industry (the gambling one) and the gaming industry (the one you actually are about). That seems poised to change, though, as the New York Times reports slot machine manufacturers are adding skill-based gaming elements to the one-armed bandits...

December 11th 2007 at 2:15pm 0 Comments
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We know, you've got a zillion ways to get your Pong on whilst lounging around in your geeked-out crib, but how in the world will you deal with the withdrawals on this year's trip to Vegas? Thanks to Bally, you may not have to suffer at all, as Nevada gambling regulators recently approved the concept...

July 29th 2007 at 2:43am 0 Comments
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Root Beer Tapper is now available on Xbox Live Arcade. Ever wondered what it's like to work the thankless job of being a mustachioed male bartender? It's not nearly as glamorous as being one of those sexy female bartenders. Fortunately, the boys behind Xbox Live Arcade have provided us with this han...

February 7th 2007 at 10:45am 0 Comments