At Arcade Heroes we are always happy to report any efforts that the coin-op industry makes to promote itself to the public – it’s something we strive to do every day but you need more than a blog to get the word out to everyone. So I am quite happy to hear this news that the AAMA is working hard on some positive PR for the industry, the first of which includes a look at pinball machines during a 15-minute segment during the popular morning TV show “Good Morning America”. The segment will air on Decemeber 27th, 2007 and will run for 15-minutes, focusing on the 60th anniversary of the pinball machine. Stern Pinball will be there of course and they have even created a special Good Morning America pinball title that will be featured on the show. Other pins you can expect to see are some of Stern’s latest efforts including Wheel of Fortune, Spiderman, Pirates of the Caribbean and the segment will also feature pinball wizards Joshua and Zach Sharpe who will discuss pinball and it’s history as well as pushing the effort for people to “get out and play.”
The AAMA promises to have more up their sleeve for 2008 – we certainly look forward to seeing more positive publicity for the arcade industry come next year.