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If you’re not tilting, you’re not trying.

TILT pinball machine

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Tilting is a bad thing, right?  Well, essentially, yes, as it’s considered a penalty that the machine gives you.  But in some ways, if you’re tilting, that can be a good thing….I’ll get philosophical in a moment, but let’s clarify these two terms for beginners:

Nudging is using physical force to move a pinball machine with the intent being to manipulate the ball’s movement.  Nudging in pinball is perfectly legal.

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