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Ground Kontrol in the News

Here is a selection of some of the great media coverage we’ve received over the years:

Title Publication Date

Wave of nostalgia lifts Boulder-based maker of retro arcade games Daily Camera November 26, 2016

Comedian Mike Lawrence Talks Standup, ‘Nerd of Mouth’ & Geek Culture Stage Time January 15, 2015

16 Things You Should Know About Priory BuzzFeed December 16, 2014

10 Portland Comedy Showcases Worth Seeing Willamette Week November 26, 2014

Buzzing Arcade Game Killer Queen Lands in Portland Willamette Week November 22, 2014

Portland’s 100 best bars: Bar Tab 2014 The Oregonian October 28, 2014

America’s Best Barcades Playboy October 27, 2014

Ground Kontrol’s secret arcade machine history PSU Vanguard October 20, 2014

13 Restaurant Bathrooms That Might Just Be Cooler than the Food Bon Appétit October 20, 2014

Portland Retro Gaming Expo will power up classic video games at the Oregon Convention Center The Oregonian September 19, 2014

Issue 42: Travel Guide – Portland, Oregon ALARM August 1, 2014

Keep Portland Weird Austin American-Statesman July 12, 2014

Game On American Way / American Airlines May 1, 2014

How to be a pinball wizard: 5 ways to up your game The Oregonian April 23, 2014

Portland, Ore., weekend trips for hipsters USA Today March 10, 2014

Comics Events Tonight: Video Games, Sadness, and Alien Landscapes Portland Mercury December 5, 2013

Scoop: The Year 2013, Statistically Speaking. Willamette Week November 24, 2013

King Of Thrones: America’s Best Restroom Is In Minneapolis NPR November 19, 2013

Flushing out the USA’s best public restrooms USA Today November 19, 2013

These Are America’s Best Public Bathrooms Fast Company September 16, 2013

Last-minute summer deal destinations Fox News August 21, 2013

Mummies, Crazy-Cool Bikes and Voodoo Donuts: 9 Reasons to Visit Portland this Summer ParentMap Magazine July 21, 2013

This Guy Made an Atari Version of Super Mario Bros. — And It’s Pretty Fun Wired July 16, 2013

Bridgetown Comedy Festival: Moments from Day 1 Willamette Week April 19, 2013

Review: Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade Nachos Nachonomics April 5, 2013

Disney Kills LucasArts, My Childhood Smithsonian April 4, 2013

Portland’s Restaurant Bathrooms: A Tour of the Funky and the Fabulous The Oregonian / MIX Magazine April 1, 2013

Parallel Worlds Bit Creature February 5, 2013

Rank and file ’em: New Zagat guide knows the scores Portland Business Journal January 14, 2013

XOXO Fest, An Experimental Tech Conference, Gets Underway New York Times September 14, 2012

The Engadget Show 35: EVs in Portland, hacked bicycles and a Tesla Model S test drive Engadget August 28, 2012

Playing With Power Willamette Week August 15, 2012

Singing in the Strange Willamette Week August 8, 2012

Come hang with us at Ground Kontrol in Portland, OR, this Wednesday Engadget August 6, 2012

Portland Tested Meetup – Saturday 4/21 Tested April 20, 2012

Game over? Not in this pack, man Portland Tribune September 27, 2012

The great indoors The Oregonian January 20, 2012

Q&A: Ernest Cline Portland Mercury December 15, 2011

Master Kontrol Portland Mercury September 24, 2011

Best of Portland 2011: Then & Now Willamette Week July 27, 2011

More than an arcade PSU Vanguard July 12, 2011

Ground Kontrol’s new take on old arcade games is perfectly Portland The Oregonian April 8, 2011

Ground Kontrol specializing in arcade and video games from the ‘golden age’ of gaming (video) Oregon Live! April 6, 2011

Inside the New and Improved Ground Kontrol Portland Mercury February 17, 2011

Ground Kontrol to reboot after $200,000 face-lift Daily Journal of Commerce Oregon February 17, 2011

Northwest Portland: Ground Kontrol arcade to reopen Thursday with party The Oregonian February 15, 2011

Geek Out Portland Mercury September 16, 2010

Shepard Fairey DJs Tonight at Ground Kontrol Portland Mercury July 1, 2010

Ground Kontrol Wins $25,000 in Renovation Money Willamette Week June 23, 2010

Ground Kontrol Classic Barcade: Beer and Battlezone Digital Trends May 10, 2010

Neverland, Oregon American Way (American Airlines’ in-flight magazine) May, 2010

Best Video Game Bars In America Asylum.com April 30, 2010

Happy Hour of the Month Portland Monthly April 28, 2010

Flip City (cover story) Willamette Week April 14, 2010

Anamanaguchi Does Two Pre-PAX Shows At Ground Kontrol Portland Mercury August 30, 2009

Ground Kontrol Turns 10! (And Hey, Look! Fred Savage!) Portland Mercury August 25, 2009

Pinbrawl Is Forever Portland Sportsman April 23, 2009

Ground Kontrol Announces First Annual Pinbrawl Tournament Portland Mercury April 13, 2009

Portland Plays Rock Band Button Mag April/May, 2009

Saturday! Street Fighter! Ground Kontrol! Nihilism? Portland Mercury February 26, 2009

Ground Kontrol: Give your thumbs a workout at an old-school arcade Spirit (SouthWest Airlines’ in-flight magazine) December, 2008

Rock Band 2 Hits Ground Kontrol 10 Days Early Portland Mercury August 28, 2008

Best of the City 2008 Portland Magazine August, 2008

Is it real … or is it ‘Rock Band’? The Oregonian July 30, 2008

5 Ways to Rock at Rock Band Nylon Magazine July, 2008

Flipping for Pinball The Oregonian January 24, 2008

Tonight: Rock Band Release Party at Ground Kontrol The Portland Mercury November 20, 2007

The Coolest Arcades in America Tips & Tricks Magazine August, 2007

Fingers on the Flippers Portland Tribune July 10, 2007

Ground Kontrol: The Evolution Of The Traditional Arcade (Now With Booze And Sex) destructoid.com May, 2007

Ground Kontrol Arcade Interview gaming-media.com March, 2006

Arcade Fire! Giant Magazine March, 2006

Paging Ms. Pac-Man and our memories, too The Oregonian March 16, 2006

The Last – A Classic American Game May Be on the Verge of Extinction The Portland Mercury February 2, 2006

Flipper Fanatics The Portland Tribune November 19, 2005

Insert Coins Here: The Best Video Game Spots In The U.S. Complex Magazine August/September, 2005

The Last Great American Arcades Sync Magazine October/November, 2004

Sure Plays A Mean Pinball League The Oregonian October 15, 2004

PLACES – best OF PORTLAND Willamette Week August 4, 2004

Console Survivor The Oregonian March 27, 2004

Obsolete Obsession The Oregonian January 20, 2004

The Puck Stops Here Portland Mercury July 31, 2003

Wiggle It, That 8-Bit: Music for the Video Game Enthusiast The Portland Mercury December 24, 2003

Captivated By Retro Games Portland Business Journal March 10, 2000

Pinball Wizards And Witty, Too, All At Ground Kontrol Portland Business Journal March 10, 2000