STERN OF THE UNION ADDRESS – DECEMBER 2021
The Stern of the Union Address will be presented on the first Tuesday of every month (holiday and vacation excepted). Without further ado my fellow pinheads:
Godzilla Stern Army Launch Parties:
The dates are set and the official Godzilla Stern Army Launch Parties are coming to an official Stern Army location near you! Check out the full list of locations and contact your local Stern Army location for specific dates, times, and #PlayStrong! Does your location want to join in on the fun of the Stern Army? Please contact us at SternArmy@sternpinball.com for more information and details!
Godzilla Gameroom of the Month:
Are you a Godzilla fan? We’re looking for monster Godzilla gamerooms all over the world! Leave a photo comment and you may win this exclusive Super7 glow-in-the-dark Godzilla ReAction figure, a perfectly miniaturized match of the 1960s Glow Aurora model kit and comes in a box paying homage to the art from the original package! Not on social media? Not a problem! Go-go submit your incredible Godzilla gameroom directly to Insider@sternpinball.com for a chance to add this limited edition King of the Monsters into your Kaiju collection!
Godzilla in the Press:
Check out the exclusive Shacknews feature article and video on Godzilla here!
Insider Connected Upgrade Kit Installation Video:
Stern Pinball’s Insider Connected upgrade kits have started shipping to Stern Authorized dealers all over the world and you are likely to find the first connected games in public locations. Check out this instructional video to learn how to set up and install your Insider Connected Upgrade Kit on any Stern Spike® 2 LCD Pro and Premium pinball machine. Tune in later tonight to watch Jack Danger of Dead Flip livestream the process at https://www.twitch.tv/deadflip!
Stern Pinball featured on Modern Marvels and Extraordinary Stories:
Stern Pinball was recently featured on History channel’s Modern Marvels series as well as the Discovery+ series, Extraordinary Stories Behind Everyday Things!
Stern Pinball at Chicago Pinball Expo and Midwest Gaming Classic:
Missed out on the fun from this year’s Chicago Pinball Expo? Check out the Godzilla Pinball Launch Party Recap @ Logan Arcade, the Costume Contest, and overall recap video from this year’s show! Also check out the incredible Marco booth set-up from this year’s Midwest Gaming Classic show!
Gameroom of the Month:
Congrats to Christian Saslo from Pennsylvania for winning Gameroom of the Month! Do you have a special home gameroom you want to share with the world? Leave a photo comment on this Facebook post and you may be our next winner! Not on social media? Not a problem! You can submit your incredible gameroom directly to Insider@sternpinball.com for your chance to win an exclusive Stern Swag Pack!
Stern Army Updates:
The Stern Army continues to grow with troops spreading the gospel of pinball across the globe. Here are our newest troops and the pinball locations they support:
- Private Josh Feldman of Michigan (League and Lounge)
- Private Dave Knubley of Missouri (Pizza West)
- Private Corey Knubley of Missouri (Knubs Pub)
- Private Lance Wormsbecker of Canada (Pile O’ Bones Brewing Company)
- Private Juan Carlos Duran of Spain (Pinball Biar)
- Private Crystal Mcintyre of Washington (The Racket)
- Private Mike Salinger of Washington (20th Century Bowl)
- Private Jakub Dzuira of Poland (Flippclub)
- Private Tim Grand of Michigan (Bowlero)
- Private Xavier Martin of California (LvL Up)
- Private Dan Beeson of Canada (Cabin Fever)
- Private Russ Schilling of Wisconsin (District 1 Brewing Company)
- Private Jorge Mesa of (The Hangout Pinball Lounge)
- Private Greg Maring of Colorado (Tilt Pinball)
- Private Fernando Bigi of Argentina (Chascomús Headquarters)
- Private John Miller of Missouri (Murphy’s on 21)
- Private Mike Mancuso of Illinois (Yetee Station)
- Private Corey Hulse of Pennsylvania (Railroad Street Bar & Grill)
- Private Armin Sodhi of Canada (12 Kings Pub)
- Private Cody Miller of Florida (Keg N Coin Arcade Bar)
- Private David Stavleu of Australia (Aussie Arcade)
- Private David Newey of United Kingdom (Retroids Arcade Bar)
- Private James Swain Jr. of Connecticut (The Sanctum)
Congratulations to the following Stern Army members on their promotion from Corporal to Sergeant:
- Sergeant Brad Steinke of Minnesota (BlainBrook Bowl)
- Sergeant Bryan C of North Carolina (Boxcar Bar + Arcade)
- Sergeant Sean Bueter of North Carolina (Reboot Arcade Bar)
- Sergeant Augustus Eustis of Massachusetts (Southern NH Pinball Club)
- Sergeant Schuyler Lane of California (The Dip)
- Sergeant Barry Gluckstein of New York (Pocketeer Billiards & Sports Bar)
- Sergeant Kevin Grillo of Georgia (My Parent’s Basement)
- Sergeant Bruce Nightingale of New York (The Piano Works)
- Sergeant Mike Frasca of Maryland (Crabtowne)
- Sergeant Mark Carvey of Rhode Island (Flip Side Pinball Bar)
Congratulations to the following Stern Army members on their promotion from Specialist to Corporal:
- Corporal Eric Sutton of North Carolina (Cape Fear Wine & Beer)
- Corporal Jason Lynch of Australia (Empire Alternacade & Events)
- Corporal Dan Bitterlich and Steve Webb (Quazar’s Arcade and Peacock Billiards)
- Corporal Aidan of Colorado (Pinball Jones)
For more information and to join the Stern Army, please reach out to SternArmy@sternpinball.com
Stern Pinball at San Diego Comic-Con Special Edition:
Stern Pinball got Connected at the 2021 San Diego Comic-Con Special Edition! Attendees were able to earn achievements and big thanks to Orange County Pinballs for helping with the machines and set-up! #NuclearBlastRecords #Super7 #InsiderConnected
Brewery of the Month:
Congrats to Helicon Brewery for winning Brewery of the Month! It’s starting to get cold out there and there’s no better combination than pinball and beer. Do you have a special brewery you want to share with the world? Leave a photo comment on this Facebook post and your brewery might be our next winner! Not on social media? Not a problem! Submit your incredible brewery pictures directly to Insider@sternpinball.com for your chance to be featured as our next winner!
Status of Code:
We are continuously working to update and improve software for our machines. There are always code updates and bug fixes in various stages of development; we will release them upon update completion. If you would like to join our mailing list for code updates, please send an e-mail to Code.Updates@sternpinball.com. If you do encounter any bugs please feel free to provide information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We dropped a massive Thanksgiving code update that included initial Insider Connected code with new functionality and features! Get Connected and play! https://insider.sternpinball.com/
- Godzilla – For all Godzilla owners, please update your game to the latest code (v0.81) released last month.
- The Mandalorian – For all The Mandalorian owners, please update your game to the latest code (v0.98).
- Aerosmith – For all Aerosmith owners, please update your game to the latest code (v1.09).
- Black Knight: Sword of Rage – For all Black Knight owners, please update your game to the latest code (v1.11).
- Elvira’s House of Horrors – For all Elvira owners, please update your game to the latest code (v1.03).
- Led Zeppelin – For all Led Zeppelin owners, please update your game to the latest code (v1.10).
- Jurassic Park – For all Jurassic Park owners, please update your game to the latest code (v1.05).
- Iron Maiden – For all Iron Maiden owners, please update your game to the latest code (v1.10).
- TMNT – For all TMNT owners, please update your game to the latest code (v1.50).
- Avengers: Infinity Quest – For all Avengers: Infinity Quest owners, please update your game to the latest code (v1.03).
- Deadpool – For all Deadpool owners, please update your game to the latest code (v1.06).
The Beatles and Playroom Experiment:
Congrats to the Playroom Experiment organization for placing a Beatles pinball machine at LCCVI! Read this article for full details on this incredible goal realized.
University of Cincinnati Pinball Course:
Check out this featured article highlighting what Professor Zach Fuchs has achieved with the assistance from Stern Pinball on making this pinball course a reality at the University of Cincinnati!
Birdfish Brewing Company IFPA Beer:
Pinball + beer 🔥🔥🔥. Birdfish Brewing Company commemorated the IFPA, the governing body of pinball with this special IPA featuring Stern software engineer and current #1 ranked pinball player in the world, Raymond Davidson!
Stern Pinball Enhances Sales and Marketing Department:
Stern Pinball has announced the hiring of Michael Grant in the role of Marketing Manager. Stern added Michael to broaden and strengthen its marketing reach. Here’s the official press release of this announcement and please join us in welcoming Michael to the Stern team!
Check out our Stern Shop for all accessories, collectibles, clothing and more including this month’s featured item, the Stern Pint Glass Set and Stern Rocks Glass Set! Free domestic shipping on orders of $50 or more on all Stern merchandise.
Stern Pinball accessories are also available to purchase from your local authorized dealer – https://sternpinball.com/find-a-dealer/