140 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

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    • 4.8 • 24 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 140 - Fathoming a Paycut

    Episode 140 - Fathoming a Paycut

    Pinball: The guys discuss Haggis Pinball's announcement of Fathom Revisited.

    Video Games: Discussion focus on Activision-Blizzard's CEO pay, the loss of Jeff Kaplan from Blizzard, Microsoft revising their cut of PC game sales, Valorant's steps to deal with voice-chat toxicity, and Konami not being at E3.

    Episode Links:
    Gaming on Ten Podcast with Dennis: https://gamingontenminutesaweek.libsyn.com/episode-146-one-year-hiatus

    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

    Email: eclecticgamerspodcast@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 139 - Waffles!

    Episode 139 - Waffles!

    Pinball: The guys discuss Spooky's expansion plus other planned updates and Heist getting 15-ball multiball.

    Video Games: Discussion focus on Square Enix rumors, Amazon dropping a Lord of the Rings MMO, Twitch getting rid of viewbots, Outriders losing inventory, and the success of Cyberpunk 2077.

    Episode Links:
    Watches with Dennis YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzguU-TCtQPU3ZzD-aSjpeg

    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

    Email: eclecticgamerspodcast@gmail.com

    • 46 min
    Episode 138 - So Which Came First?

    Episode 138 - So Which Came First?

    Pinball: The guys briefly talk TWIPYs before moving into the latest information coming out about deeproot Pinball. From there they play a new game submitted by Matt Roberts: So Which Came First?

    Video Games: Discussion focuses LEGO Star Wars, Outriders, and No Man's Sky.

    Episode Links:
    Pinside post with the purported deeproot Pinball April 2021 update on RAZA: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/raza-pre-order-club/page/20#post-6215272

    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

    Email: eclecticgamerspodcast@gmail.com

    • 57 min
    Episode 137 - Dark Days of Avengers

    Episode 137 - Dark Days of Avengers

    Pinball: The guys discuss Project Pinball's translites' auction, JJP's new approach on chipped playfields, and whether pinball is in a darkest days period despite all the purported demand.

    Video Games: Discussion focuses on Activision-Blizzard's layoffs, Tony's experience with Valheim, and the latest from Square Enix.

    Episode Links:
    Project Pinball's Two Weeks of Translites: https://projectpinball.rallyup.com/projectpinballs-twoweeksoftranslites-auction

    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

    Email: eclecticgamerspodcast@gmail.com

    • 54 min
    Episode 136 - Diablo Interviews

    Episode 136 - Diablo Interviews

    Pinball: After a brief update on the Pinball Hall of Fame the guys discuss their deeproot Pinball interview (now over three years old)!

    Video Games: Discussion focuses on the Avengers game, the end of Artifact, the end of Anthem, and the hopefully-not-end of Diablo 2: Resurrected.

    Episode Links:
    Article on Diablo 2: Resurrected: https://www.pcgamer.com/diablo-2-resurrected-release-date-alpha-changes/

    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

    Email: eclecticgamerspodcast@gmail.com

    • 1 hr
    Episode 135 - Hires and Cons

    Episode 135 - Hires and Cons

    Pinball: Discussion covers a bit more about Jersey Jack Pinball's GnR price increase followed by American Pinball's hiring of Jack Haeger as Art Director.

    Video Games: Discussion focuses on some creative police force usage of DMCA, Blizzard's virtual convention, and CD Projekt Red being hacked.

    Episode Links:
    LoserKid Pinball Podcast interview with Jack Haeger: https://soundcloud.com/loserkidpinballpodcast/ep-54-the-real-von-token-taker-with-jack-haeger-and-david-fix

    Beverly Hills cops using music to get people who film them banned: https://www.vice.com/en/article/bvxb94/is-this-beverly-hills-cop-playing-sublimes-santeria-to-avoid-being-livestreamed

    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

    Email: eclecticgamerspodcast@gmail.com

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

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!

Zonrith ,

Pinball Galore (and Video Games)

Most of the episode time seems devoted to pinball (varies of course, but maybe 70% on average? A lot). A solid focus on key pinball news and more conceptual discussions. Dives into the more serious/concerning pinball hobby aspects (including breaking down legal happenings on failed projects and challenges faced by manufacturers). Video games is some news, but more discussion of whatever games the hosts are currently playing. Very consistent release schedule.

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