659 users online (112 members and 547 guests)  

Websleuths News

Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Upstate NY

    Pinball game innovator Steve Kordek dead at 100

    He sure played a mean pinball: Innovator of beloved arcade game dies aged 100 (Daily Mail)
    He lived an entire century, and saw his beloved creation become a staple in arcades and pop culture alike, making its way into songs by the likes of Elton John and the Who.

    Steve Kordek, the pioneer of the pinball machine, passed away on February 19 in Park Ridge, Illinois, leaving behind a legacy of classic gaming.
    Mr Kordek revolutionised the two-flipper design of pinball tables in the 1940s, and throughout his career, designed more than 100 board layouts for different companies.
    much more, with a fine array of pictures, at DM link above

    Thanks, Mr. Kordek - my hours spent on the pinball were bright hours indeed.
    Last edited by KateB; 06-09-2015 at 05:14 PM. Reason: repair url tag.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    RIP Steve Kordek, You brought a lot of joy to the world.
    Staffies They're Softer Than You Think

    "From where you're kneeling, it must seem like an 18-carat string of bad luck. But the truth is... the game was rigged from the start." – Benny Fallout: New Vegas

    "What is the most admirable creature on God's green Earth? Why, it's the bee! Have you ever seen a bee on vacation? Have you ever seen a bee take a sick day? Well, my friends, the answer is no! So I say, be... the bee! Be the bee!" - Jeremiah Fink Bioshock Infinite

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Heh, not to brag or anything, but I used rack up 25 games on a dime, then sell them for ciggy money or an order of burger, fries, and a rootbeer freeze from A&W. Good times, good times.

    Thanks, Steve-- you made it to lucky 100! Nice shot. RIP

Similar Threads

  1. R.I.P. Steve Jobs - Apple founder dead at 56
    By wfgodot in forum Celebrity and Entertainment News
    Replies: 48
    Last Post: 10-31-2011, 10:29 AM
  2. Infant Found Dead In Crib With 100 Small Animal Bites
    By White Rain in forum Up to the Minute
    Replies: 67
    Last Post: 08-01-2009, 11:26 PM
  3. Jet crashes in Thailand, 100 feared dead
    By Dark Knight in forum Up to the Minute
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-16-2007, 11:22 PM
  4. Toxic Dog Food Recall - Over 100 dogs dead so far
    By Dark Knight in forum Food, Drug & Product Recalls National & International
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 01-11-2006, 05:53 PM