Bill Paxton Pinball is a geeky dream come true

Bill Paxton is the only actor to have been killed by an Alien, a Predator and a Terminator. His short-lived band, Martini Ranch, encapsulated everything that was good about the 80s. If ever anyone deserved memorializing in a custom pinball machine, it’s Bill Paxton. And if there was ever a geek up for the job, it’s Ben Heckendorn.

You may remember Ben’s amazing portable console mods, or his book about console hacking. Now he’s outdone himself again with the magnificent Bill Paxton pinball project. This unique custom job comes with a variety of film-themed play modes from the actor's oeuvre, including Big Love, Apollo 13, Near Dark, True Lies, Aliens, Titanic, and U-571.

You can read all the nitty-gritty details on Ben’s official blog. And yes, it does say, "Game over, man!" when you've squandered your last ball. Excelsior!


  • FingeredPope - March 25, 2010 12:40 a.m.

    And of course he had to put in one of the most remembered lines from Aliens. I was waiting the entire time for that to come up. :D
  • DMarten - March 21, 2010 5:21 p.m.

    Ha! Awesome. I forgot that Bill Paxton was in Weird Science. Great to hear Oingo Boingo in some kind of game...
  • Usgo - March 20, 2010 7:28 a.m.

    HOLY SHIT AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • ddrkeitaro - March 20, 2010 3:37 a.m.

    I met him at infinite bits when he was there. he joined in on a big movie trivia game we were having by the pool. he was awesome.
  • Ristar200 - March 19, 2010 10:07 p.m.

    I remember reading about Ben Heck in OXM! Pretty cool how he was able to make that all.

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