Insider Connected

Elvira Insider Connected Quest

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What better way to ring in 2024 than with Insider Connected and some new badges to achieve!

Especially if you are enduring the snow and cold. GAD has Elvira Premium in stock and ready for delivery, pick up or shipping (location dependent!) Available for home use (we set to “free play”), commercial office or game room.

Elvira is calling to all you ghouls and goblins, get going with our January monthly quests! Starting on New Year’s Day, embark on a journey to complete Elvira’s Haunted Capture Quest along with (2) seasonal quest. Collect all (5) unique Elvira badges and claim the ultimate prize – the exclusive “Elvira’s Blood Red Kiss” Badge. 🌙 🧛‍♀️

Contact your closest GAD office!

Stern’s Insider Connected Just Got Better

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What do you get with Stern’s Insider Connected App? Lots!

What’s new –

  • Insider Connected Location Map – Search by Location
  • Insider Connected Location Map – Search by Game

Connect to keep your scores. Play with friends. Play against the world. Join the Stern Army to play against the best. And so much more…

GAD knows how to set up Insider Connected on your home pinball game. If you bought your pinball machine from GAD or want a pinball for your home or office, give us a call! Our offices are located in Omaha, Des Moines and Kansas City.

How to Pinball Home Team Play this Thanksgiving

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How to set up home team up to 8 players! Just in time for Thanksgiving play. The only question that remains is play before or after the Thanksgiving nap?

This video walks you through how to set your game to Free Play. How to set up you Insider Connected and how to add both family and guests.

Very simple but if you have questions and you bought your game from GAD, call us for free support!

GAD is closed Thanksgiving day, 11/24/2022 and Friday, 11/25/2022.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Stern’s Insider Connected App

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Go in depth with George Gomez as he explains our newest innovation: STERN INSIDER CONNECTED!

Engage with pinball in a whole new way; track your progress, discover new ways to play your favorite games, unlock exclusive content, and so much more!

Stern Connected Games aren’t your typical pinball machines. They’re super-powered. They have state-of-the-art hardware that allows them to recognize players, connect to the internet, and track player scores and activities. Combined with a companion app, Stern Insider is a completely new online gaming system built specifically for and by pinball players.

Each Insider Connected Game has a QR Code scanner built into the bottom arch of the game. Insider Connected players can log into any connected game using their unique QR Code and instantly begin tracking their scores, earning achievements and exploring a new world of connected pinball.

Connected Games connect to a local network in one of two ways: wirelessly over Wi-Fi or through an Ethernet port. While connected to the internet, each machine will track and sync scores and game play activity to your account. The Insider Connected app is your gateway to the universe of Insider Connected. It works in any browser and is also optimized for your phone.

Use the app to create a player profile, view scores, and connect with other players. You’re just one tap away from displaying your unique player code and logging into a machine.

Connect with GAD if you have questions how to set up your Stern Pinball game to Insider Connected in Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota and Kansas City.

Stern Pinball Insider Connected Explained by George Gomez

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This fall Stern Pinball will launch the highly anticipated initiative to connect the existing universe of Stern pinball machines and all its future games. The platform is known as Insider ConnectedTM, and it was designed as a comprehensive system with elements that address both players and operators. Stern Pinball’s Chief Creative Officer George Gomez describes the future of pinball with connectivity coming soon to Stern games everywhere!

Shack News Reviews Stern Pinball Insider Connected

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(Shack News, August 26, 2021) Pinball has always been kind of a community game when you think about it. Sure, you can really only run the silver ball by yourself, but when you look up at the backboard and see the scores of the best players around, it gives you something to strive for. You and others push and figure out the technique to try to put your score up in that hollowed spot. You might even share tips and strategies on any given game with fellow players. Stern and its fans have cultivated that community passion and interaction over the years, and the company is about to try to give its fans more ways to do so with a new Insider Connected program.

Stern announced the Insider Connected program via an press release on its website on August 26, 2021. This is a program that will be standard on new machines and can be applied to previously released ones via a retrofit kit. There will also be a mobile app. Essentially, any Stern Pinball machine with Insider Connected set up will feature a QR code where users can log the machine via the app and engage in community interaction, Challenge Quests, and other promotions.

With Challenge Quests, Stern Pinball machine owners and operators can set up events and challenges that will allow players to earn loyalty points. Players can also track their progress and chase after game-specific achievements, as well as engaging with other players from the community.

Any Stern game utilizing the Spike 2 LCD system produced after the September launch will ship with the Insider Connected system installed. That means machines like the recent Led Zeppelin and Mandalorian releases can be set up with this program.

With pinball always having had some level of community interaction behind it, Insider Connected seems like a wonderful way to expand pinball past the player standing at the machine at any given time. Stay tuned for more news and updates regarding Stern Pinball as it becomes available, right here at Shacknews.