Tag Archives | Game-Room

…Nottage Design makes a pool table from the future?

Nottage Design G-1 Pool Table

The Nottage Design G-1 Pool Table is easily the coolest, most unique and most futuristic pool table around.

It features a transparent playing area with a glass top and a patented Vitrik resin playing surface that allows the balls to roll like a regular pool ball, just without the need for felt.

At around $25,000 it’s definitely not cheap, but if your evil villain lab’s game room is not yet complete, it’s a small price to pay for awesome.

[Nottage Design]

[Via: Born Rich]

…Pinball is a dying art?


Chicago’s Stern Pinball is the last manufacturer of pinball machines in the world.

Hard to believe, isn’t it?

Unfortunately, an ADD age and the move towards electronic entertainment now means that just 10,000 of the machines are produced annually, and most head towards the game rooms and basements of private homes, rather than the arcades and bowling alleys of yore.

    Though pinball has roots in the 1800s game of bagatelle, these are by no means simple machines. Each one contains a half-mile of wire and 3,500 tiny components, and takes 32 hours to build — as the company’s president, Gary Stern, likes to say, longer than a Ford Taurus.

Can pinball survive much longer?

For the sake of children and childhoods everywhere, I can only hope that the answer is yes.

[New York Times – For a Pinball Survivor, the Game Isn’t Over]

[Via: Gizmodo]

…Google is a cool place to work?

Google Deserts

Google has always seemed like a cool place to work, with its fully stocked snack bar and contemporary furniture for you to kick up your feet and crank out that next billion-dollar idea. Here’s a neat little sneak peak into their newest Manhattan office building, including the menu (Pumpkin w/ Tumeric, Coconut Gravy anyone?), the snack room, and their game room (complete with everyone’s favorite, Guitar Hero).

[Inside Google’s Manhattan Office]

[Via: Digg]