Eclectic Gamers Podcast

Episode 205 - Hold Me Closer, Embracer Neon

Pinball: We talk about the upcoming 2023 Kansas City Pinball Championship, JJP’s new game Elton John, Stern loosing the price requirements on some older titles, and CGC finally completing an official Pulp Fiction machine.

Video Games: We go over Embracer reducing staff at Zen Studios, Paradox releasing Harebrained Schemes, Ubisoft delaying Skull and Bones (again), Super Mario Bros Wonder and Spider-Man 2 being hits, some more information on the PS5 Slim, Twitch allowing simulcasting, Awesome Games Done Quick having a dog play a video game, Fallout TV coming out in April, Squadron 42 finally being feature complete, John Rhys-Davies voicing a dwarf in Return to Moria, Blizzcon’s return, and Dennis discusses his experience playing Starfield.

Episode Links:
2023 KC Pinball Championship: https://kcpc.pinballkc.com/

Kineticist article on Elton John Pinball: Elton John Pinball is the Next Jersey Jack Pinball Machine | Kineticist

Knapp Arcade article on distributors being allowed to reduce pricing on certain Stern pins: https://www.knapparcade.org/post/stern-pinball-distributors-are-providing-significant-discounts-on-three-games

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Episode 206 - Zero Back to the Future

Pinball: We talk about Stern’s production line, the rumor Dutch Pinball has Back to the Future, a bit about The Princess Bride, and two listener emails that we discuss in depth.

Video Games: We go over a Steam code recipient game review, talk about Baldur’s Gate, cover the results of the Golden Joystick Awards, discuss Mortal Kombat 1 demanding too much for fatalities, go over the death of The Escapist, mention Nintendo doing a live-action Zelda movie, talk about downsizing at Unity, and cover sales figures for PS5 and Switch.

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Episode 207 - Black Knights & Tears of the Gate

Pinball: We talk about Dutch Pinball moving on past TBL, Stern Pinball releasing their Insider Connected app and more Black Knight toppers, and Kineticist acquiring TWIP.

Video Games: We go over the Game Awards, Baldur’s Gate getting a physical edition, a delay for Space Marine 2, Gabe Newell having to talk lawsuits, and the end of the Overwatch League.

Episode Links:
Watch brand ranking stream with Tony and Dennis: https://youtube.com/live/NI4AQZyhOc8?feature=share

Knapp Arcade article on Dutch Pinball’s last call for The Big Lebowski: https://www.knapparcade.org/post/dutch-pinball-issues-last-call-for-big-lebowski

Kineticist article on TWIP joining Kineticist: This Week in Pinball (TWIP) Joins Kineticist | Kineticist

Kineticist article on the favorite pinball machines of content creators: Pinball Content Creators Favorite Games And What They Love About Pinball | Kineticist

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Episode 208 - Kojima TWIPY Massacre

Pinball: We talk about Spooky Pinball’s reveal of two new pinball machines: Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Looney Tunes. We also talk about changes to the TWIPY awards and why the toxic behavior around it is getting out of hand.

Video Games: We go over The Game Awards (reveals and awards), GTA 6, Twitch leaving South Korea, Bethesda going back into paid mods, Capcom planning more Resident Evil remakes, and some fun statistics on Baldur’s Gate 3.

Episode Links:
Dennis’s Top 5 Watch Releases of 2023: https://youtu.be/PeN-0zvbhhk?si=aJQnkIzg1aCpajml

Dennis’s 5 Worst Watch Releases of 2023: https://youtu.be/3XTVDuQGncc?si=5aZL0Vn520mTac2U

Knapp Arcade article about the two new Spooky games: https://www.knapparcade.org/post/spooky-pinball-teases-texas-chainsaw-massacre-pinball

Knapp Arcade article specific to Looney Tunes: https://www.knapparcade.org/post/spooky-pinball-drops-official-trailer-for-looney-tunes-pinball

Knapp Arcade article specific to Texas Chainsaw Massacre: https://www.knapparcade.org/post/spooky-pinball-drops-official-trailer-for-the-texas-chainsaw-massacre-pinball

SDTM featurette on Looney Tunes Pinball: https://youtu.be/hj3hjbZmQNo?si=_vCIwUkKsM3juIqh

SDTM featurette on Texas Chainsaw Massacre Pinball: https://youtu.be/lF6gHB2drdg?si=x9pn_mE94OqM_CNn

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Episode 209 - 2023 Year-End Review

Pinball: We quickly go over some more pinball award stuff, talk about Planetary Pinball granting Pedretti the ability to make WMS remakes, and then do our year-end review of the manufacturers.

Video Games: We go over E3’s cancellation, several Activision-related topics, a couple major hacks of video game companies, changes to the Epic store, changes and reverted changes for Twitch, PS5 sales figures, and Valve dealing with cheaters in its own special way.

Episode Links:
Knapp Arcade article about Pedretti making classic WMS games: https://www.knapparcade.org/post/pedretti-gaming-and-planetary-pinball-partner-to-create-new-remakes-of-classic-williams-bally-pinbal

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Episode 210 - You’re Gonna Need a Bigger $48,000

Pinball: We go over the Stern Pinball Jaws reveal and also touch on some other Stern information.

Video Games: We go over someone “beating” Tetris, Twitch updating their nudity policy (again), Square Enix and their plans for AI, Baldur’s Gate 3 and troubles with the Xbox version, and a $48,000 DLC pack of Star Citizen.

Episode Links:
Pinball News article on Jaws: STERN ANNOUNCES JAWS – Welcome to Pinball News – First & Free

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Episode 211 - Shark + No Eat Ball = Jaws

Pinball: We go over Stern Pinball’s Jaws and the No-Eat-BallGate that has manifested. We also spend a bit of time talking about Princess Bride and Little Shop of Horrors and use that as a springboard to talk about other 1980s themes that may work for pinball.

Video Games: We go over a lot of industry layoffs, some Square Enix AI news, Ubisoft’s subscription model update, the Xbox Developer Direct, Nintendo and its stock share value, and we end with our highlights (and lowlights) from Awesome Games Done Quick 2024.

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Episode 212 - Balleater

Pinball: We talk about the 3rd Annual Pinball Degenerates Awards, Pulp Fictions finally being built, Labyrinth toppers now shipping, and a long discussion about American Pinball’s investor situation and continued reliance on original themes.

Video Games: We go over Nintendo shutting down some old online play services, Overwatch having a new competitive play format, Twitch expanding its partner program, some video game layoffs, Palworld, and Sony’s State of Play.

Episode Links:
Knapp Arcade article on American Pinball’s announcement Twitch stream: https://www.knapparcade.org/post/american-pinball-announces-development-of-new-board-system-bolsters-service-department

Overwatch champions series: The Future of Overwatch Esports - News - Overwatch

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Episode 213 - Eat Ball Deluxe

Pinball: We cover listener emails, note JJP’s production of Elton John CEs, talk about the Jaws LE delay, talk about a Jaws Pro mod that can actually eat the ball, note the upcoming Princess Bride reveal, and spend a lot of time regarding the Haggis update on the state of production challenges they are facing.

Video Games: We go over the delay of the Switch 2, Microsoft’s not-so-major announcements, Playstation updates, Disney’s role in Epic Games, and Dennis spends way too much time reviewing The Lord of the Rings: Gollum.

Episode Links:
Knapp Arcade article with the Haggis update: https://www.knapparcade.org/post/haggis-pinball-sends-update-to-customers-says-it-needs-to-slow-production-activities-recapitalize

Dennis’s video review of The Lord of the Rings: Gollum: https://youtu.be/hjlt-fHOjGo

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Episode 214 - The Princess Drive

Pinball: We go over some listener emails but spend most of our time talking about The Princess Bride for the P3.

Video Games: We go over the games Balatro and Pacific Drive, talk about more video game layoffs, talk about Rockstar returning employees to the office, discuss another Nintendo lawsuit, talk about a studio breaking away from Activision, and talk about the hit game Palworld.

Episode Links:
Pinball News article on The Princess Bride for P3: THE PRINCESS BRIDE REVEALED – Welcome to Pinball News – First & Free

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Episode 215 - 2024 Post-TPF

Pinball: Technically recorded the last day of TPF (so quasi-post TPF) on this episode we focus on the new games (or at least new to us) that Texas Pinball Festival had to offer.

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Episode 216 - DPX PX Px px

Pinball: We discuss several listener emails, talk about Pinball Brothers preparing a new game while losing a couple of founders, and Dutch Pinball launching sister company DPX and what we think of that idea.

Video Games: We cover Twitch changing their rules, Larian moving away from D&D games, Xbox wanting to get into the handheld software space, and Take-two buying (most of) Gearbox.

Episode Links:
Knapp Arcade article on DPX: https://www.knapparcade.org/post/dutch-pinball-teases-new-brand-upcoming-game

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Episode 217 - Downer

Pinball: We discuss Stern building more Black Knight: Sword of Rage machines, the now-revealed ABBA Pinball from Pinball Brothers, Multimorphic’s production plans for The Princess Bride, and DPX filing trademarks for RAZA and Magic Girl.

Video Games: We cover Twitch Mike Ybarra talking some nonsense, Yuji Naka throwing some shade, Ubisoft shutting down servers for The Crew, and the latest update on the Embracer Group.

Episode Links:
Watches & Wonders 2024 panel with Tony and Dennis: https://youtube.com/live/Xj1G1igVdE8?feature=share

Pinball News coverage of ABBA: ABBA VOYAGE & ARRIVAL ANNOUNCED – Welcome to Pinball News – First & Free

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Episode 218 - Open Source Blues

Note: Light spoilers regarding vaults in the Fallout TV series (won’t be spoilers to those familiar with the games).

Pinball: We discuss Homepin’s open-source Blues Brothers pinball reveal, that Dutch Pinball supposedly will reveal Back to the Future Pinball at Pinball Expo, and we discuss a variety of our ThemeDreams™.

Video Games: We cover Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons and the Fallout TV series. From there, we talk about the surge in Fallout gaming post-TV series, Microsoft’s games sales versus console sales, Blizcon being cancelled, and the restructuring of Embracer Group.

Episode Links:
Pinball Magazine article on Homepin’s Blues Brothers: Homepin announces open source Blues Brothers pinball machine – updated - Pinball Magazine

Knapp Arcade article discussing Back to the Future at Pinball Expo: https://www.knapparcade.org/post/dutch-pinball-to-reveal-new-back-to-the-future-pinball-machine-at-pinball-expo-in-october-other-exp

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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: John Wick Pinball by Stern; All the Details We Know About Stern's Next Pin | Kineticist

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

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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

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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!

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