[quote="phishrace, post:64, topic:2250"]
You can't imagine how much better it used to be.
Regale us of the past. I'd love to hear at least on some level how it used to be in the scene. Sure games were easier to find. There were more in the wild. But as far as the social aspects, tournaments, pinball culture. How was that?
An interesting thing I have been thinking about. When I think about how big pinball can get I also think about how long will it be before the decline. Everything seems to work in waves. And will it ever 'die'.
So then I started thinking that Pinball as we know it will be seventy years this October (or next Jan depending on how you look at it).
So to me that shows in some respect the staying power of the physical game of pinball. With the rise of video games in the 80's then fall of the arcade in the 90's and now virtual stuff is becoming big sure there are lots of options. But pinball (as many have said) can still attract hundreds to some tournaments each year and easily 50+ in many tournaments a week.
So.......Will it ever 'die' seems like it would be tough and I would put my money on at least another 70 years.
Anywho... Start the retelling. That might help.with a benchmark