155 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 • 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 155 - Are You Not Rumortained?

    Episode 155 - Are You Not Rumortained?

    In pinball the guys talk basic news, a CCr parody video, Rumor Corner (CGC this time!), and play Build-a-Bank.

    In video games discussion focuses on Activision-Blizzard, Roblox, Star Citizen, and Warhammer 40k.

    Episode Links:
    Parody trailer for Cactus Canyon Remake: https://youtu.be/kZZMejd6jC8

    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 19 min
    Episode 154 - EGP+

    Episode 154 - EGP+

    In this episode Tony and Dennis do some final follow-up on Chicago Pinball Expo 2021, talk about the Cactus Canyon Remake SE+ version, and talk about Stern's production predictions in 2022.

    In video games they cover Blizzard (including Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2 delays), Marvel's Avengers, and Star Citizen.

    Episode Links:
    Triple Drain episode with Dennis on (Ep. 9): https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-qsncz-112e26d

    Ricochet watch at Mr Jones Watches: https://us.mrjoneswatches.com/products/ricochet

    Cactus Canyon Remake model matrix: https://www.chicago-gaming.com/coinop/cactus-canyon

    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 27 min
    Episode 153 - Pinball Expo 2021

    Episode 153 - Pinball Expo 2021

    This is a discussion of the Pinball Expo 2021 experience recorded while at Expo. We used a remote recorder and a lot of background noise needed to be stripped out so the audio quality is subpar versus our usual episodes.

    Episode Links:
    None!

    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 10 min
    Episode 152 - Stern+ Incoming?

    Episode 152 - Stern+ Incoming?

    Pinball: The guys discuss Stern Pinball hiring Seth Davis as president, the new Jurassic Park Pin by Stern, and Jersey Jack Pinball announcing achievements for Guns N' Roses Not In This Lifetime Pinball.

    Video Games: Discussion covers the major Twitch hack, EA looking to move away from using the FIFA brand, Avengers continuing to struggle and go back on prior statements, and the latest in the Blizzard legal saga!

    Episode Links:
    Stern Pinball announcement of hiring Seth Davis as President: https://sternpinball.com/2021/10/14/stern-pinball-announces-hiring-of-new-president/

    Jurassic Park Pin game trailer: https://youtu.be/4__MWlK-P7w

    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 5 min
    Episode 151 - Almost 0% Activision News!

    Episode 151 - Almost 0% Activision News!

    Pinball: After a lengthy, pinball-related intro the guys talk about the quasi-reveal of Pinball Brothers' upcoming game Queen Pinball, discuss JJP adding achievements to Wonka, and discuss Lyman Sheats and Josh Sharpe doing the new software for Chicago Gaming Company's Cactus Canyon Remake.

    Video Games: Discussion starts with a bit about Cruis'n Blast for Nintendo Switch, followed by a bunch of info from the latest Nintendo Direct. After that they discuss the memetastic Amazon MMO, New World. Finally, there is a (sorry folks!) Activision legal update.

    Episode Links:
    Pinball News article on Queen Pinball: https://www.pinballnews.com/site/2021/09/29/queen-pinball-revealed/

    IFPA announcement of Sheats and Sharpe doing the CCr software for CGC: https://www.ifpapinball.com/lyman-sheats-and-josh-sharpe-partnering-with-chicago-gaming-company/

    Knapp Arcade review of Cruis'n Blast: https://www.knapparcade.org/post/game-review-cruis-n-blast-for-the-nintendo-switch

    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

    • 59 min
    Episode 150 - There Goes Tokyo

    Episode 150 - There Goes Tokyo

    Pinball: The guys spend most of the pinball segment covering Godzilla, Stern Pinball's latest release. They also spend a bit of time critiquing the screen animations on Spooky Pinball's Halloween at the present time.

    Video Games: Discussion covers the Jagged Alliance 3 announcement, a delay on Battlefield 2042, Blizzard having yet another lawsuit filed against them, and No Man's Sky achieving positive review status.

    Episode Links:
    Stern Pinball's Facebook announcement of Godzilla: https://www.facebook.com/sternpinball/posts/10159750464174244

    Halloween gameplay from animation director: https://youtu.be/Ecp5RzeFpP4

    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 1 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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