224 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 224 - Liquid Haggis

    Episode 224 - Liquid Haggis

    Pinball: We go over a listener email, talk briefly about a black and white version of Godzilla Pinball, and spend the rest of the time going over the liquidation and demise of Haggis Pinball.

    Video Games: We (or at least one of us!) defends V.A.T.S. from listener criticism and then we talk Dr. Disrespect, the downtrend in video game hardware sales, Microsoft changes to Game Pass, the leak on Space Marine 2, and many other topics including the end of the Halo TV series!

    Episode Links:
    Pinball News article on the demise of Haggis Pinball: https://www.pinballnews.com/site/2024/07/18/haggis-pinball-in-liquidation/

    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

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

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

    Discord: https://discord.gg/sgnrsBT

    Email: eclecticgamerspodcast@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Episode 223 - But For Me, It Was Tuesday

    Episode 223 - But For Me, It Was Tuesday

    Pinball: We update regarding Stern bringing back Rush Pinball, JJP getting a new connected system, and we discuss the issues surrounding Haggis. Plus, we go over several listener emails.

    Video Games: We talk about the fall of Dr. Disrespect, Warthunder's creators apologizing for an image, a new Street Fighter live-action show coming up, the cancellation of the public beta for Space Marine 2, the estimated value of unplayed Steam games, Playstation planning to attend the Tokyo Game Show, Nintendo's latest investor call, the the charity results for 2024's Summer Games Done Quick.

    Episode Links:
    Knapp Arcade article that includes information on Haggis: https://www.knapparcade.org/post/haggis-pinball-update-pedretti-gaming-begins-shipping-funhouse-remake-new-john-wick-contracts-ni

    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

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

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

    Discord: https://discord.gg/sgnrsBT

    Email: eclecticgamerspodcast@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode 222 - Toppers & Brothership

    Episode 222 - Toppers & Brothership

    Pinball: We update regarding the Funhouse Remakes, ABBA, Spooky's big move, Stern's return of the Black Knight, JJP and Elton John production, and Stern's reveal of arguably the ugliest topper ever. Plus listener emails.

    Video Games: We talk about Valve getting sued, Sony allowing Discord integration, Sea of Thieves setting records, A Quiet Place becoming a video game, no Playstation at Gamescon, Embracer embracing AI, no rush on a new Fallout game, and the news from Nintendo Direct. Plus a listener email.

    Episode Links:
    Knapp Arcade article on Spooky moving to a new facility (and other stuff): https://www.knapparcade.org/post/spooky-pinball-production-update-moving-into-new-factory-new-manuals

    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

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

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

    Discord: https://discord.gg/sgnrsBT

    Email: eclecticgamerspodcast@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 221 - What is Pinball Media, Really?

    Episode 221 - What is Pinball Media, Really?

    Pinball: There is no news so we spend our entire time answering listener emails, including a lot about podcasting in pinball and why content creators do what they do.

    Video Games: We talk about Summer Game Fest, Playstation's State of Play, and some Final Fantasy 14 fate-tempting!

    Episode Links:
    None!

    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

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

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

    Discord: https://discord.gg/sgnrsBT

    Email: eclecticgamerspodcast@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode 220 - Damage Control Tour

    Episode 220 - Damage Control Tour

    Pinball: We discuss Pedretti Gaming's remake of Funhouse, talk about the Stern Pinball damage control tour, and answer some listener emails.

    Video Games: We talk about Helldivers 2 and its sales success, Atari buying Intellivision, video game industry layoffs, Microsoft adding AI to Minecraft, Playstation versus Xbox sales, and a Uvalde-related lawsuit against Activision.

    Episode Links:
    Knapp Arcade article on the Pedretti Funhouse remake: https://www.knapparcade.org/post/pedretti-gaming-reveals-remake-of-williams-funhouse-pinball-machine

    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

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

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

    Discord: https://discord.gg/sgnrsBT

    Email: eclecticgamerspodcast@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode 219 - John Wick & Dark Times

    Episode 219 - John Wick & Dark Times

    Pinball: We spend the entire time discussing the reveal of Stern Pinball's John Wick Pinball, the drama about the lack of guns in the art, and also the marketing campaign and what pinball currently faces in the market overall.

    Video Games: talk about Critical Role having its own membership service, Steam being blocked in Vietnam, Sony reversing course on Helldivers 2, Microsoft shuttering several studios, Square Enix abandoning several projects, Hades 2 setting records, and Sea of Thieves making significant landfall on the PS5.

    Episode Links:
    Knapp Arcade article on Stern's John Wick Pinball: https://www.knapparcade.org/post/stern-pinball-reveals-john-wick-pinball-machine

    Kineticist article on Stern's John Wick Pinball: https://www.kineticist.com/post/sterns-john-wick-pinball-released

    LoserKid Pinball Podcast with George Gomez interview about John Wick: https://on.soundcloud.com/wbbaoPDamVKpXV8k7

    Triple Drain Pinball Podcast discussing the John Wick reveal: https://www.podbean.com/eas/pb-s5caq-160c067

    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

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

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

    Discord: https://discord.gg/sgnrsBT

    Email: eclecticgamerspodcast@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Jakelshark ,

Be selective and choose the eclectic

As far as pinball podcasts go, it’s really hard to beat the mix of the knowledgeable cynic Dennis teamed up with the light hearted pessimist Tony. Having a good basic recap of the video game industry is just a bonus.

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

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