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04-14-2018 08:00 AM
This weekend is the Midwest Gaming Classic show in downtown Milwaukee, in its new home at the Wisconsin Center at 400 W.Wisconsin Ave. in Milwaukee.

The Wisconsin CenterThe show is held on Saturday April 14th and Sunday April 15th, but there was a pre-show ticket available for Friday night, April 13th.

A giant greeting sign by the hall entranceItems for sale outside the main hallThe show features both video games and pinball machines, an while classic home and arcade video games are a big part of the event, pinball machines seem to be the biggest feature of the show. Almost every new pinball machine title is at the show, plus rows of older pins.

A long row of new-in-box Stern games during show set-up (Picture: Gary Flower)Marco Specialties’ pyramid canopy towering over 50 new Stern pinsWell over a dozen new Iron Maiden pins available to playKingPin Games had all the Jersey Jack pins to play including the new Pirates of the CaribbeanChicago Gaming remake pins also brought by KingPin GamesSome of the new pins from Spooky pinball including Total Nuclear Annihilation and Alice Cooper’s Nightmare CastleFour Houdini pins at the booth from PincadesBuying a pre-show ticket for Friday night was very nice because the giant third floor hall – where the pins were – was lightly attended. It was easy to play all the new and older pins. I was told that on Saturday the place gets very crowded with gamers.

Dirty Donny selling his artworkSome of the 200-plus pinball machines at the show on FridayA greatly-improved translite mod for The ShadowE.T. – one of the many virtual pin titles from Pinball FXLong row of tables with classic home video gamesThere is another hall on the second floor and a vendor hall that is open on Saturday and Sunday.

The vendor hall being set upOne of the many home video game displaysWe’ll be back with more from the Midwest Gaming Classic over the course of the weekend, so check back for the latest updates.

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