STERN OF THE UNION ADDRESS – JULY 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:
Stern Pinball expanded its Insider Connected service with the worldwide launch of leaderboards. By connecting the universe of Stern pinball machines, the award-winning Insider Connected platform continues to enhance and extend player engagement with games across both home and commercial environments. Through Leaderboards, players can compete against each other across connected Stern pinball machines including the very first global Stern Leaderboard on Godzilla! Make sure to stay tuned for future global Leaderboard contests featured here including the current Rush global Leaderboard!
Travel through time or to your nearest Rush machine and test yourself on the next worldwide Stern Leaderboard on any connected Rush pinball machine! From July 1st through Bastille Day (July 14th), log in with your Insider Connected account to any Rush pinball machine at your home or at a location near you to climb up the ranks, follow the action, and see who will emerge victorious and earn those ultimate bragging rights!
For those looking for an in-person challenge, local leaderboards are available at an entertainment location near you! (must be logged in to your Insider Connected account to view)
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
Are you an operator and need your location connected? Apply today! https://insider.sternpinball.com/pro
Gameroom of the Month:
Congrats to Douglas Malcolm 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!
Brewcade Hopping with Stern Pinball:
No better combo than pinball and beer! Check out the new video series Brewcade Hopping with Stern Pinball as we feature some of best pinball breweries on the planet! This first episode features Noon Whistle Brewery.
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 Ian Moorhouse of Japan (Silverball Planet)
Congratulations to the following Stern Army members on their promotion from Specialist to Corporal:
- Corporal Specialist Germain Mariolle of Washington (8-Bit Arcade)
Congratulations to the following Stern Army members on their promotion from Private to Private First Class:
- Private First Class Chris Leach of Michigan (Tilted Arcade Bar)
- Private First Class Casey Oliver of Tennessee (Classic Arcade Pinball Museum)
- Private First Class Ari Sovijarvi of Finland (Hopeakuula Arcade)
- Private First Class Mike Denton of Oklahoma (Magoos Sports Bar and Billiards)
- Private First Class Olivia Helm of Arizona (Level 1 Arcade Bar)
- Private First Class Anthony Cirillo of Australia (Planet Royale Barcadia)
For more information and to join the Stern Army, please reach out to SternArmy@sternpinball.com
Brewery of the Month:
Congrats to Down the Road Beer Co. of Massachusetts for winning Brewery of the Month! Everyone knows that there’s no better combo 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!
|2020-22 Stern Pro Circuit Rankings – Top 10|
|1st||Raymond Davidson||Elk Grove Village, IL|
|2nd||Eric Stone||Fort Myers, FL|
|4th||Colin Urban||Portland, OR|
|5th||Travis Murie||Oklahoma City, OK|
|6th||Colin MacAlpine||Austin, TX|
|7th||Donavan Stepp||Lakewood, CO|
|9th||Andrei Massenkoff||San Francisco, CA|
|10th||Keri Wing||Overland Park, KS|
Upcoming Stern Pro Circuit Events:
|Stern Pro Circuit Event||Date||Tournament Details|
|Canadian Pinball Championships||7/21-24||https://www.yegpin.com/|
|NW Pinball Championships||9/9-11||https://www.nwpinballchamps.com/|
|Cleveland Pinball & Arcade Show||9/15-18||https://clevelandpinballshow.com/|
|Pinball Expo Flip Out Tournament||10/19-22||https://pinballexpo.com/|
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. Get Connected and play! https://insider.sternpinball.com/
- Godzilla – For all Godzilla owners, please update your game to the latest code (v0.97).
- Rush – For all Rush owners, please update your game to the latest code (v0.97).
Stern Pinball accessories are also available to purchase from your local authorized dealer – https://sternpinball.com/find-a-dealer/
This is just a tribute… to a new rendition of Pinball Wizard by Tenacious D!
Jurassic Park Home Edition Wizard Mode:
Jack Danger was so preoccupied with whether or not he could, he didn’t stop to think if he should. Spoiler alert, but check out this special stream of Jack getting to the ultimate wizard mode on the first official game he ever designed, the Jurassic Park Home Edition pinball machine!
Pinball in the News:
On her first day as an official host of All Things Considered, Juana Summers shares some of the interests she’s bringing to the position including how she fell in love with pinball!