Pinball resurgence rolls along with passionate players in Akron, Cleveland and beyond. Reported by Clint O’Connor. It used to be huddled in the corner. Its colors muted, its lights darkened, its calamitous noises silenced, a place to toss your coat or rest your drink, its scribbled “Out of Order” sign like an ominous headstone signifying its fate: Ghost of Games Past. But now it’s in the midst of a beautiful resurgence. Pinball machines are on the rise in bars, arcades and game rooms, while pinball leagues and tournaments are seeing an increase in players.