STERN OF THE UNION ADDRESS – MARCH 2022
The Stern of the Union Address, your monthly resource for news, information and highlights on all things Stern Pinball. Without further ado my fellow pinheads:
The Rush media onslaught continues! Check out the worldwide coverage of this hit rock and roll pinball machine being featured in Ultimate Classic Rock, The Toronto Star, ShackNews, InterGame, and being featured in Rolling Stone’s Need it Now spotlight!
Talk about an achievement! Insider Connected was recognized by Innovation & Tech Today as a Top 50 Most Innovative Product! Read the full press release on this monumental award here. And hot off the CES presses, the media coverage on this transformative pinball technology continued with Insider Connected being featured in Venture Beat, Global Circulate, and ShackNews!
Explore and unlock the possibilities of Insider Connected! How many achievements have you unlocked? Get connected and play at a location near you! https://insider.sternpinball.com/insider/locations
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Rush Stern Army Launch Parties:
The dates are set and the official Rush Stern Army Launch Parties are coming to an official Stern Army location near you! Check out the full list of locations here. Your location missing out on the fun?! Please contact us at SternArmy@sternpinball.com for more information and details!
Gameroom of the Month:
Congrats to Andre Machado from Brazil 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!
Elvira Stern Heads-Up Pinball Invitational:
It was a special date night with the Mistress of the Dark as eight players battled against the clock and each other in this action-packed pinball competition. Who emerged victorious and took home a brand new Elvira pinball machine? Watch now!
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 Tony Smitherman of Texas (Flipper’s Tavern)
- Private David Shields of North Carolina (Flipper’s Arcade)
- Private Jason Shreve of Iowa (Monsterama)
- Private Roland Joyal of Virginia (Lost Rhino Brewing Co.)
- Private Kirk Sadler of United Kingdom (Tilt)
- Private John Heim of Pennsylvania (Bartari)
- Private Mike Bradley of Michigan (Sparks Pinball Museum)
- Private Lindsey Daniels of Virginia (Decades Arcade)
- Private Nick Marocco of Michigan (Rock City Music Company)
- Private Majela Burg of Pennsylvania (Timeline Arcade)
- Private Kevin Stone of Virginia (Carpool)
- Private Nate Smith of Utah (Social Axe Throwing and Arcade Galactic)
- Private Jeremie Remien of Maine (Maine Silverball Tavern)
- Private Robert Peck of California (Family Arcade LA)
- Private Chris Royalty of Tennessee (Eastside Bowl)
- Private Gabrielle Fink of Illinois (Rock ‘N Za @ Arcada Theatre)
- Private Jason Greye of Washington (Another Castle Arcade Bremerton)
- Private Simen Derum of Norway (Kristiansand Arkade)
- Private Nissa Smith of Michigan (Stop, Drop, Play Arcade)
- Private Rob Kokot of Illinois (Noon Whistle Brewing Co.)
- Private Michael Dargis of Michigan (Coinop Amusement)
- Private Josh Noble of Missouri (Shangri-La)
- Private Michael Eccleston of Utah (Quarters Arcade Bar)
- Private Mike Perry of Louisiana (Mystic Krewe Pinball Parlor @ Broad Theatre)
- Private Julio Vicario of Spain (Silla Valencia)
- Private Dave Madore of Maine (Schmagee’s Pool Hall)
- Private Sandy Graver of Pennsylvania (Rock Room)
- Private Matthew Ruder of Illinois (Gone Axe Throwing)
- Private Scott Johnson of New Mexico (Rubix Arcade Bar)
- Private Steve Howard of New Mexico (Rad Retrocade)
Congratulations to the following Stern Army members on their promotion from Corporal to Sergeant:
- Sergeant Chris Badyk of Canada (Lamplighter Pub and Bimini Pub)
- Sergeant Joe Said of Maryland (Spinners Pinball)
- Sergeant Kyle Seller of Canada (Pub 340)
- Sergeant Hannah Holmberg Hatch of Seattle (The Ice Box)
Congratulations to the following Stern Army members on their promotion from Private First Class to Specialist:
- Specialist Jeff Palmer of Michigan (Crazy Quarters Arcade)
Congratulations to the following Stern Army members on their promotion from Private to Private First Class:
- Private First Class Nate Fetterer of Wisconsin (Plymouth Tap)
- Private First Class Troy Dickson of Australia (Gone Flipping Mad @ Royal Hotel)
For more information and to join the Stern Army, please reach out to SternArmy@sternpinball.com
Brewery of the Month:
Congrats to Ocelot Brewing Company for winning Brewery of the Month! 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 email@example.com. Get Connected and play! https://insider.sternpinball.com/
- Jurassic Park Home Edition – For all Jurassic Park Home Edition owners, please update your game to the latest code (v1.03).
- Godzilla – For all Godzilla owners, please update your game to the latest code (v0.91).
- Rush – For all Rush owners, please update your game to the latest code (v0.89).
- Star Wars – For all Star Wars owners, please update your game to the latest code (v1.20) now featuring Insider Connected!
- The Munsters – For all Munsters owners, please update your game to the latest code (v1.21) now featuring Insider Connected!
Check out our Stern Shop for all accessories, collectibles, clothing and more including this month’s featured item, the Stern Glass Coffee Mug! 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/
Pinball Industry Awards:
Talk about achievements! In addition, Insider Connected won “Best Accessory” and Led Zeppelin won “Best Lighting Effects” and “Best Music” at this year’s Pinball Industry Awards!