181 episodes

Pinball and video games. We're a mixed gaming podcast, but pinball and video games are our bread and butter, and our two permanent segments. Pinball generally receives the most attention of the two. We also, on occasion, cover other types of gaming (namely tabletop games such as RPGs and card games). We aren't known as eclectic for nothing!

Eclectic Gamers Podcast - Pinball & Video Games Dennis Kriesel & Tony Kurkowski

    • Leisure
    • 4.8 • 27 Ratings

Pinball and video games. We're a mixed gaming podcast, but pinball and video games are our bread and butter, and our two permanent segments. Pinball generally receives the most attention of the two. We also, on occasion, cover other types of gaming (namely tabletop games such as RPGs and card games). We aren't known as eclectic for nothing!

    Episode 181 - Pro vs Prem

    Episode 181 - Pro vs Prem

    Pinball: We talk about Stern Pinball shipping Bond Pro models and soon ending their Home edition runs of Jurassic Park and Star Wars. We discuss CGC's CCrLE finally shipping. We spend a brief about of time on the TWIPYs,and then we talk about the new third-party game Drained for the P3. We spend a lot of time answering a listener email on whether we'd pick the Pro or the Premium model of various in-production Stern games. We conclude with Rumor Corner.

    Video Games: This segment covers some insider trading arrests tied to Square Enix, Blizzard partially reversing course on their SMS verification rules, Pokémon fallout, and impressive sales for
    God of War Ragnarök.

    Note: The virtual mixing board lost connection to Tony's microphone during the TWIPY discussion and so he will be quiet during that part (as you can only hear what Dennis's mic picked up from him). This issue was caught and fixed after that segment but left in as most of the discussion was from Dennis anyway.

    Episode Links:
    Drained trailer: https://youtu.be/PsFLtYFZCio

    Show Links:
    EGP Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/eclectic_gamers

    Website: http://eclecticgamers.com

    EGP T-shirts: https://teespring.com/stores/eclectic-gamers-podcast

    iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/eclectic-gamers-podcast/id1088802706?mt=2

    SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-465086826

    Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=86805

    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/eclecticgamerspodcast/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Eclectic_gamers

    Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/eclectic_gamers

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC40Frd1Fep4u5bjrw3cvwoQ

    Discord: https://discord.gg/sgnrsBT

    Watches with Dennis YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/WatcheswithDennis

    Email: eclecticgamerspodcast@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode 180 - Rocket Man

    Episode 180 - Rocket Man

    Pinball: We talk about CGC's purported delay into 2023 for CCr LE and discuss a Patreon-requested topic about pinball machines themed around a specific movie/show/game versus a collection/series. We conclude with Rumor Corner.

    Video Games: This segment covers Tony's PS5 game recommendations, the PlayStation VR2, Overwatch 2 player counts, SE and their NFT project and latest blowback regarding Final Fantasy 16, a possible Horizon Zero Dawn MMO, the upcoming Awesome Games Done Quick schedule, and more information out of the EU regarding Microsoft's plan to acquire Activision.

    Episode Links:
    Knapp Arcade coverage of possible extension on CGC's CCr LE production: https://www.knapparcade.org/post/chicago-gaming-cactus-canyons-may-not-ship-until-2023

    Show Links:
    EGP Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/eclectic_gamers

    Website: http://eclecticgamers.com

    EGP T-shirts: https://teespring.com/stores/eclectic-gamers-podcast

    iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/eclectic-gamers-podcast/id1088802706?mt=2

    SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-465086826

    Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=86805

    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/eclecticgamerspodcast/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Eclectic_gamers

    Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/eclectic_gamers

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC40Frd1Fep4u5bjrw3cvwoQ

    Discord: https://discord.gg/sgnrsBT

    Watches with Dennis YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/WatcheswithDennis

    Email: eclecticgamerspodcast@gmail.com

    • 55 min
    Episode 179 - Chargin' for Electricity

    Episode 179 - Chargin' for Electricity

    Pinball: We talk about a number of highlights from Pinball Expo (purportedly, since we weren't there), Spooky Pinball bringing in a new programmer and more delays from CGC on Cactus Canyon Remake LE. We conclude with Rumor Corner.

    Video Games: This segment covers Steam's new record, Square Enix's strategy, Call of Duty's small disc size, Phil Spencer on potential price increases for Xbox, Genshin Impact's data breach, and Blizzard's latest Overwatch 2 happenings.

    Episode Links:
    Knapp Arcade article on Cactus Canyon Remake LE delay: https://www.knapparcade.org/post/chicago-gaming-company-cactus-canyon-remake-limited-edition-pinball-machine-delayed-again

    Show Links:
    EGP Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/eclectic_gamers

    Website: http://eclecticgamers.com

    EGP T-shirts: https://teespring.com/stores/eclectic-gamers-podcast

    iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/eclectic-gamers-podcast/id1088802706?mt=2

    SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-465086826

    Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=86805

    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/eclecticgamerspodcast/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Eclectic_gamers

    Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/eclectic_gamers

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC40Frd1Fep4u5bjrw3cvwoQ

    Discord: https://discord.gg/sgnrsBT

    Watches with Dennis YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/WatcheswithDennis

    Email: eclecticgamerspodcast@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Episode 178 - Let's Just Rename Everything

    Episode 178 - Let's Just Rename Everything

    Pinball: We briefly talk about Pinball: The Man Who Saved the Game, and then move into the manufacturing/business/development updates from Multimorphic. After that, we talk about the new version and renamed iterations of Legends of Valhalla from American Pinball. We conclude with a discussion about meaningful tier differences with pinball machines and of course Rumor Corner.

    Video Games: This segment covers another sexual harassment complaint at Activision-Blizzard, the troubled Overwatch 2 launch, the chaos and information out of TwitchCon, Google's not-quite-Stadia Chromebooks, and a legal update regarding Microsoft's attempted purchase of Activision.

    Episode Links:
    Multimorphic's 10/12/2022 manufacturing/business/development update: https://www.facebook.com/MultimorphicInc/posts/pfbid02Kupv3phCxobNo3e7wAEgPHL95zv1sb8UMn2rAVdbZeBGHccfWqTmGPTRPW1vkLgrl

    Pinball News article on the new Legends of Valhalla Classic: https://www.pinballnews.com/site/2022/10/07/new-legends-of-valhalla-classic/

    Show Links:
    EGP Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/eclectic_gamers

    Website: http://eclecticgamers.com

    EGP T-shirts: https://teespring.com/stores/eclectic-gamers-podcast

    iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/eclectic-gamers-podcast/id1088802706?mt=2

    SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-465086826

    Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=86805

    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/eclecticgamerspodcast/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Eclectic_gamers

    Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/eclectic_gamers

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC40Frd1Fep4u5bjrw3cvwoQ

    Discord: https://discord.gg/sgnrsBT

    Watches with Dennis YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/WatcheswithDennis

    Email: eclecticgamerspodcast@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Episode 177 - You Only Reveal Twice & StadiDONE

    Episode 177 - You Only Reveal Twice & StadiDONE

    Pinball: We yet again discuss Stern Pinball's James Bond, provide some small updates regarding Pinball Adventures and Spooky Pinball, discuss some layout information regarding Homepin's Spinal Tap, and Rumor Corner (featuring two rumors due to demand from our Patreons).

    Video Games: This segment covers Google's impending shutdown of Stadia, a Cyberpunk 2077 reveal, an update regarding Skull and Bones, discussion of the Rockstar hack, and some major changes coming to Twitch streaming.

    Episode Links:
    Watch ToT from 9/29/2022: https://youtu.be/L0B9qJKFZIM

    Knapp Arcade article about Stern's last run of Guardians being built: https://www.knapparcade.org/post/i-am-groot-last-run-of-stern-pinball-guardians-of-the-galaxy-is-on-the-line

    Knapp Arcade coverage of Elements: https://www.knapparcade.org/post/pinball-adventures-to-post-development-of-elements-game-on-youtube

    Twitch blog post regarding the revenue sharing changes: https://blog.twitch.tv/en/2022/09/21/a-letter-from-twitch-president-dan-clancy-on-subscription-revenue-shares/

    Show Links:
    EGP Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/eclectic_gamers

    Website: http://eclecticgamers.com

    EGP T-shirts: https://teespring.com/stores/eclectic-gamers-podcast

    iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/eclectic-gamers-podcast/id1088802706?mt=2

    SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-465086826

    Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=86805

    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/eclecticgamerspodcast/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Eclectic_gamers

    Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/eclectic_gamers

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC40Frd1Fep4u5bjrw3cvwoQ

    Discord: https://discord.gg/sgnrsBT

    Watches with Dennis YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/WatcheswithDennis

    Email: eclecticgamerspodcast@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 53 min
    Episode 176 - The Name is TSR, New TSR

    Episode 176 - The Name is TSR, New TSR

    Tony temporarily revives the tabletop segment in the introduction to talk about a "new" TSR.

    Pinball: We discuss Stern Pinball's delayed reveal of James Bond, Homepin's reveal of Spinal Tap, a bit about American Pinball, and of course Rumor Corner.

    Video Games: This segment covers Overwatch 2, the Sims 4, and a bunch of information out of Nintendo Direct.

    Episode Links:
    Knapp Arcade coverage of Spinal Tap: https://www.knapparcade.org/post/new-details-of-this-is-spinal-tap-pinball-the-first-video-pricing-etc

    TOT#2, a this-or-that on watches with a bunch of pinball personalities: https://youtu.be/MEXc6X1pWyY

    Show Links:
    Website: http://eclecticgamers.com

    EGP T-shirts: https://teespring.com/stores/eclectic-gamers-podcast

    iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/eclectic-gamers-podcast/id1088802706?mt=2

    SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-465086826

    Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=86805

    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/eclecticgamerspodcast/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Eclectic_gamers

    Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/eclectic_gamers

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC40Frd1Fep4u5bjrw3cvwoQ

    Discord: https://discord.gg/sgnrsBT

    Watches with Dennis YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/WatcheswithDennis

    Email: eclecticgamerspodcast@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Reviewer Scams ,

Great Podcast

For how great the show is and how smart Dennis is, the mic quality on his mic is the only thing that holds the show back at all! Sometimes it sounds like it’s got the slightest reverb and it is rough with headphones.

No Phoenix ,

Amazing show

By far my favorite podcast

keriwing ,

My favorite podcast

I’ve been listening to every episode starting from the beginning. Even years later, the old episodes are informative and entertaining.

I like hearing Dennis and Tony talk about all of the boutiques and start-ups that have tried (and mostly failed) to make pinball machines. They take the time to research each topic and Dennis is good at giving a very listenable synopsis of all of the legal documents involved in the crazy antics of these companies.

It’s fun to hear their first impressions of each game as they are announced and then the follow up after they’ve played each game. They had such high hopes for Rob Zombie and those hoped were completely dashed a few episodes later.

At first I had intended to only listen to the pinball portion of the podcast, which is always after their opening intros, but I often find myself listening all the way through the video game section because it is just as interesting.

There are also some fantastic guest-hosts and one of the most insane interviews I’ve ever heard in the “Deeproot Interview” episode. I can’t believe how calm Dennis stayed as the owner of Deeproot was giving some very bold, weird, and sometimes insulting (to other people in the industry) answers to Dennis’ very well chosen questions.

I would recommend this podcast to everyone. It’s definitely worth a listen!

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