177 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 • 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 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
    Episode 175 - Welcome to Survivor

    Episode 175 - Welcome to Survivor

    Pinball: We open with the game results from the last episode, and follow that with coverage of the re-release of TNA by Spooky Pinball. We follow that with an in-depth discussion of our rankings of ten pinball manufacturers in order of our perceptions of their ability to survive moving forward. Finally, we conclude with Rumor Corner.

    Video Games: This segment covers new details of the Microsoft purchase of Activision, an update on Halo Infinite, Sony and Tencent increasing ownership stakes in From Software, the Playstation 5 price increase, Embracer Group confirming a Star Wars title, and a Steamdeck update.

    Episode Links:
    Pinside thread about the ability to support so many manufacturers: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/is-there-room-for-this-many-manufacturers

    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 40 min
    Episode 174 - Embracer the Lazenby

    Episode 174 - Embracer the Lazenby

    Pinball: Coverage covers our Toy Story 4 thoughts now that we've played the game, a Q&A summary from Spooky Pinball, a topper update from Chicago Gaming Company, a Spinal Tap update from Homepin, a new theme reveal from the defunct deeproot Pinball, and we play a new game submitted by Matt Roberts. Of course we end with Rumor Corner.

    Video Games: This segment covers a variety of movies being developed based on video games, a run-down on Embracer as the parent company of seemingly everything, and some Overwatch 2 news.

    Episode Links:
    Watch ToT (This or That) with Tony, Dennis, and David: https://youtu.be/Cfk8WPajWO4

    Knapp Arcade coverage of the Spooky Pinball Q&A: https://www.knapparcade.org/post/all-the-spooky-pinball-news-that-s-fit-to-print

    Pinside post with the Men in Black: Alien Crisis deeproot images: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/twip-is-deeproot-the-next-misadventure-or-a-pinball-revolution/page/639#post-7090830

    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 23 min
    Episode 173 - SE+ for So Many Months

    Episode 173 - SE+ for So Many Months

    Pinball: Coverage focuses on Stern's Home Team for Insider Connected, Pinball Brothers denoting Queen Pinball may come out slower than originally believed, Chicago Gaming Company struggling on what to do with their continued topper delays for the Cactus Canyon Remake, an update on Multimorphic production, and finally Rumor Corner.

    Video Games: This segment covers financial updates on Activision-Blizzard, Square Enix, and Tencent, along with delays for Gollum and Knights of the Old Republic.

    Episode Links:
    Knapp Arcade article about when Queen from Pinball Brothers could be available for play: https://www.knapparcade.org/post/in-response-to-a-9-24-american-debut-for-queen-pinball-pinball-brothers-says-to-hold-your-horses

    Pinside post regarding Multimorphic's email updating on P3 status: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/multimorphic-p3-club/page/28#post-7057828

    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

    • 59 min
    Episode 172 - We're Gonna Need a Bigger Sequel

    Episode 172 - We're Gonna Need a Bigger Sequel

    Pinball: Coverage focuses on more information coming out regarding Pinball Brother's Queen, a release date for Homepin's Spinal Tap, a discussion about JJP's reported slow sales on Toy Story 4 LE along with their decision not to use the other films, Stern Pinball not revealing anything at Comic Con, a listener email with a proposed Pinside-themed pinball machine, and Rumor Corner.

    Video Games: This segment covers how two different companies are approaching NFTs, FIFA 23 not having the Russian team, John Romero returning to the FPS world, Nintendo updating some eshop closure details on older systems, Sony confirming they now fully have Bungie, Bayonetta 3 getting a modesty mode, and Nintendo warning users that the Switch is not designed for use in high heat.

    Episode Links:
    Pinball News article about Pinball Brothers' Queen: https://www.pinballnews.com/site/2022/07/21/queen-revealed/

    Knapp Arcade article about JJP details revealed in a Jack Guarnieri interview on the Super Awesome Pinball Show: https://www.knapparcade.org/post/more-jersey-jack-inside-info-willy-wonka-was-not-the-first-toy-story-game-reskinned-more

    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 20 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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