Ground Kontrol at PAX West – Friday 9/1 through Monday 9/4

What do seventy-thousand-plus gaming fans have in common with your favorite classic arcade? We're all going to PAX West this weekend! For the fourth year in a row, Ground Kontrol will be bringing the "arcade" to Penny Arcade Expo at Washington State Convention Center in Seattle for the entire Labor Day weekend, giving you one more reason to cherish your…

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Second Chance For Pinbrawl IX T-Shirts!

Second Chance For Portland Pinbrawl IX T-Shirts! UPDATE: ORDERS NOW CLOSED!  This year's Pinbrawl was the biggest yet, and the shirt design that we made to commemorate the event turned out to be a fan favorite! After receiving several requests to print another batch of Pinbrawl IX shirts, we've decided that it's time to give you another chance to claim…

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New In The Arcade – Dialed In! (Jersey Jack, 2017)

Charge up your phone and harness the power as you explore Quantum City!

Jersey Jack Pinball made an impressive start with The Wizard of Oz, followed it up with The Hobbit, and now they're ready to introduce their most advanced game yet: Dialed In!

At first glance, you can tell Dialed In! is no ordinary pinball table - along with the…

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Pre-Order Your Pinbrawl IX T-Shirt Today!

Portland Pinbrawl IX T-Shirt Pre-Orders Open!

PREVIEW ONLY - Final art subject to change

Each year we produce a commemorative shirt for Pinbrawl, and we're really excited to unveil this year's design! Local artist Vo Minh McBurney (also responsible for last year's Pinbrawl VIII design and our contest-winning "Arcade Meltdown" design) and colorist Lee Zeman stepped it up…

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No Pun Intendo featuring Jon Schabl – Thursday 4/20, 9pm

Stand-Up Comics & Stand-Up Games! Every Third Thursday, No Pun Intendo brings fantastic comedians to our lounge! Plus - video game competitions between teams of audience members with fabulous prizes! Each month, we feature fantastic comics from Portland & beyond. This month's lineup: Jon Schabl Chris Ettrick Dylan Jenkins Katie Nguyen Mohanad Elshieky Marcus Coleman Hosted by Earthquake Hurricane's Anthony Lopez!…

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Available Now: The Ground Kontrol Kompanion App!

Packed full of cutting-edge features, modernizing your classic gaming experience has never been easier. Whether you want help meeting like-minded gamers, tracking your spending, or documenting your arcade achievements, we’ve got you covered! Take a look at what’s possible with the Ground Kontrol Kompanion App, then head over to the App Store and download it today!*

* Android version…

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Indie Game Night: Disc Jam – Thursday 3/30, 7pm

Every Last Thursday, Indie Game Night invites you to play some of our favorite independently-developed video games in Ground Kontrol's lounge. These games are made by small teams (often just a few people) and are usually retro-inspired with refined game play that's easy to pick up in just a couple of rounds. This month, we're featuring Disc Jam! DISC JAM…

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All Ages Free Play Party – Wednesday 3/29, 11am-4:30pm

Power up your Spring break with free play at Ground Kontrol! Our All Ages Free Play Party offers you another chance to introduce your young ones to the games you grew up with, in their original condition! Everything from Donkey Kong to The Simpsons will be available to play with no quarters necessary, for one low $5 cover! Wander through decades of arcade…

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* SOLD OUT * Portland Pinbrawl 2017 – Pre-Registration 3/11, 12pm PST

Portland Pinbrawl 2017 Ground Kontrol’s 9th Annual Pinball Tournament!

PORTLAND PINBRAWL IX IS SOLD OUT! Tournament registration filled up in a new record time of only 6 minutes! Miss out? Don’t worry, we’ve started a standby list to get as many of you in as cancellations etc. occur! Fill out our Google Form to join the standby list. Online…

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