Eclectic Gamers Podcast


#81

Episode 65:

Tony and Dennis are joined by Martin (of Head2Head Pinball).

Pinball: In pinball news, the guys discuss Dutch Pinball’s GoFundMe announcement, the U.S. Supreme Court’s sales tax decision and how it will impact new pinball sales, and This Week in Pinball’s giant information update on deeproot Pinball.

After that, Martin talks about streaming pinball for an audience, and gives his thoughts on what makes for good competitive pinball events.

Video Games: Discussion starts around VR (virtual reality) and whether it will become a mainstream thing. After that, Martin, Tony, and Dennis talk about their favorite console video games, going over all eight generations released.

Links:
Head2Head Pinball: http://www.head2headpinball.com/

Melbourne Silverball League: https://www.twitch.tv/melbournesilverballleague

This Week in Pinball’s Deeproot Coverage on 6/28/2018: https://thisweekinpinball.com/deeproot-update-plus-interview-new-hire-new-building-new-creative-studio-new-licenses-and-help-offered-to-those-who-lost-money-on-pre-orders-from-other-companies/


#82

Episode 66:

Tony and Dennis are joined by Mrs. Pin (of Mrs. Pin’s Pinball Podcast).

Pinball: In pinball news, the gang discusses CPR’s new digital printing approach to creating reproductions, the launched GoFundMe to help Dutch Pinball, and beginner’s guide to manufacturers Dennis put together for This Week in Pinball.

After that, Mrs. Pin challenges Tony and Dennis to a game of pinball trivia! Dennis follows this with a sort of mini-update to Premier’s `street level’ series of games by talking about BOM differences between the first game (Silver Slugger) and the last (Hoops). Finally, everyone talks about the most fun elements to pinball.

Video Games: Mrs. Pin brings her WOMP philosophy to the video game arena, and each host picks two women worthy of the title.

Links:
Mrs. Pin’s Pinball Podcast: http://www.podcastgarden.com/podcast/mrspin

A Beginner’s Guide to Manufacturers: https://thisweekinpinball.com/4551-2/


#83

Episode 67:

Tony and Dennis were not at Pinburgh 2018, and so while all the other podcasts flood you with their bad beats and long monologues about each and every tournament game they played, we’ll talk about other stuff!

Pinball: In pinball news, Pinburgh is (very) briefly touched on. After that, the guys discuss Multimorphic fulfilling all their P3 preorders, Jersey Jack Pinball starting production of their Pirates of the Caribbean pin, Team Pinball emerging as a new pinball manufacturer with their first game: The Mafia, Stern Pinball acquiring the Godzilla license, Chicago Gaming Company finally announcing Monster Bash as their next remake, and the latest from Dutch Pinball.

After the news, Dennis talks a bit about an experimental video project he did called Creative Pinball Rules. The pinball segment concludes with a game of 20 questions (where Dennis tries to stump Tony in identifying a pinball machine).

Video Games: This segment begins with a discussion of the first season of the Overwatch League (what did and didn’t work). Dennis then runs through a number of games he’s been playing (Prey, The Evil Within 2, Dead Rising 4, Dragonball FighterZ, and Everspace). Finally, Tony discusses the update to No Man’s Sky.

Links:
Pinball News article on Team Pinball: https://www.pinballnews.com/site/2018/07/21/team-pinball-revealed/

The Dragon’s Tomb (tabletop videos): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3izYCSBcfi2LfdIr-qg0gQ

Creative Pinball Rules: Superman (Atari 1979): https://youtu.be/JBsk1Cdao-Q


#84

Episode 68 - Pinball Drama the Pinball Machine!:

Pinball: In the news, Tony and Dennis discuss Stern Pinball’s Deadpool reveal, more about the Spooky Pinball vs. Stern Pinball Godzilla drama, the Spooky Pinball stream of Alice Cooper’s Nightmare Castle on Deadflip, and the announcement that the Pinball Hall of Fame is moving.

After the news, Dennis tries to stump Tony with a pinball game of 20 Questions. The pinball segment concludes with a thought experiment put together by Tony: Pinball Drama the Pinball Machine!

Video Games: The segment opens with the guys discussing words and phrases that had a context (at some point) but are now widely used when playing video games. The segment ends with a discussion of Shadow of War.

Links:
Episode 8 of This Week in Pinball Podcast: https://thisweekinpinball.com/this-week-in-pinball-podcast-episode-8/

Gaming on Ten Minutes a Week: http://gamingontenminutesaweek.libsyn.com/

Deadpool Pinball Teaser Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkHu6VpMF9k

This Week in Pinball’s Summary of Spooky-Stern Godzilla Situation: https://thisweekinpinball.com/twip-deadpool-confirmed-spooky-talks-godzilla-and-stern-pinball-hall-of-fame-moving-more/

Pinball Hall of Fame: http://www.pinballmuseum.org/


#85

Episode 69 - The MEEP with a Mouth:

Pinball: In the news, Tony and Dennis talk about their experience playing Stern Pinball’s Deadpool game, Jersey Jack Pinball shipping Pirates of the Caribbean, conflict between Homepin and some preorder customers, and Paul Faris joining deeproot Pinball.

After the news, Dennis and Tony play 20 Questions. This time both Tony and Dennis get asked to guess a pinball machine (double the madness!).

Video Games: This segment focuses on discussing the mobile game DR. MEEP and the latest Overwatch animated short.

Links:
Episode 10 of This Week in Pinball Podcast: https://thisweekinpinball.com/this-week-in-pinball-podcast-episode-10/

Tiltcycle: http://tiltcycle.com/

Gambling, Pingames, & Manufacturer Perspectives article: https://www.pinballnews.com/site/2018/08/23/gambling-pingames-manufacturer-perspectives/

Dead Flip archive footage of Deadpool Pro gameplay reveal: https://youtu.be/L4RLFqdFf4U

This Week in Pinball’s deep dive on Deadpool Pinball: https://thisweekinpinball.com/deadpool-deep-dive-in-depth-overview-code-rules-and-pictures/


#86

Episode 70 - Jason Joins the Fray:

Jason Knapp, of the Knapp Arcade Facebook group, joins the show as a guest host!

Pinball: In the news, the guys talk about two pinball articles Dennis wrote, Spooky Pinball’s announcement of an approaching pause in Total Nuclear Annihilation production, and Deadflip’s gameplay reveal of Stern Pinball’s Deadpool Premium.

After the news, several pinball topics are tackled. There is a discussion of what makes for good location pinball, what are good pinball mods, and what goes into buying and selling pins. Finally, Jason is challenged to a game of 20 questions!

Video Games: In video games, the guys discuss Zen Studios acquiring the WMS licenses for digital pinball, Pinball Arcade’s release of Big Buck Hunter Pro and Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy Melons, and thoughts on retro/mini consoles like the Neo Geo Mini.

Links:
Knapp Arcade on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KnappArcade/

Special When Lit Pinball Podcast: http://specialwhenlitpinballpodcast.libsyn.com/

This Week in Pinball Podcast-Episode 13: https://thisweekinpinball.com/this-week-in-pinball-podcast-episode-13-with-dennis-kriesel/

Beginner’s guide to pinball designers:

Article on “middle-pop” pinball machines:

Deadflip’s Deadpool Premium footage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZl-LimiBMI

Neo Geo Mini review: https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/9/7/17830868/neo-geo-mini-review-arcade-imperfect


#87

Episode 71 - TelltaleFest:

Pinball: Dennis discusses his recent article with This Week in Pinball about early solid-state board sets. The guys then discuss American Pinball confirming Oktoberfest as their next game, and a brief discussion about two new pinball companies being announced (Suncoast Pinball and Great Lakes Pinball).

From there, Tony and Dennis talk about the new Orion’s Belt product and have a discussion about pop bumpers and their use in modern pinball machines. Finally, they play 20 Questions.

Video Games: Tony talks about playing Everspace and Super Mario Brothers. Dennis talks about Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia. Tony gives details from the most recent Nintendo Direct. The guys then talk a bit about the PlayStation Classic, and finally they close with covering the collapse of Telltale Games.

Episode Links:
Episode 60 of Head2Head Pinball: http://www.head2headpinball.com/2018/09/17/episode-60-dennis-kriesel-is-a-cheap-bastard/

Dennis’ TWIP article on the first production board sets: https://thisweekinpinball.com/guest-post-the-dawn-of-the-solid-state-era/

Orion’s Belt by Pin Stadium video: https://youtu.be/hK3_o_ki6ng

Polygon article on the PlayStation Classic: https://www.polygon.com/2018/9/19/17877898/playstation-classic-release-date-price-ps1-games

Article on the Telltale layoffs: https://www.trueachievements.com/n34535/updated-telltale-games-hit-by-massive-layoffs-amid-speculation-of-closure

Show Links:
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#88

Episode 72 - Say It’s So, Joe

Joe Schober (@joe) of American Pinball joins Tony and Dennis as a guest host on this episode (which is entirely about pinball).

In news, discussion revolves around the Monster Bash Remake (which had its topper revealed), a possible Yellow Brick Road edition of Wizard of Oz from Jersey Jack Pinball, a rumor that Stern Pinball may be releasing a pin about the Beatles before Munsters (flipping the expected order), a discussion of deeproot Pinball given the additional information from This Week in Pinball’s tour of their facility, and finally the upcoming KCGameCON Pinball Championship.

After this, Joe leads the guys in a discussion of pinball leagues. From there, the topic shifts to balance in pinball design and the pull between highly strategic games versus games that are all about flow and shot-making.

Finally, Joe is challenged to a game of 20 Questions!

Episode Links:
American Pinball: https://www.american-pinball.com/

Episode 17 of the TWIP Podcast: https://thisweekinpinball.com/this-week-in-pinball-podcast-episode-17-with-dennis-kriesel/

TWIP deeproot tour: https://thisweekinpinball.com/deeproot-tour/

KCGameCON Pinball Championship Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1124105281088487/

PAPA league software: http://league.papa.org

Show Links:
Website: http://eclecticgamers.com

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Email: eclecticgamerspodcast@gmail.com


#89

Episode 73 - Expo 2018 & VG News

Pinball: The pinball segment revolves around Pinball Expo 2018. The guys talk about Monster Bash Remake, Oktoberfest, the deeproot Pinball panel, and Scott Danesi’s Haunted House Party. Afterwards, they play 20 Questions.

Video Games: This segment starts with Zen Studios and the censorship on certain WMS tables. Then, Tony goes over an update on Telltale Games, the author of the Witcher demanding additional money from the success of the video games, crazy Diablo hype, and former President Obama’s dislike of Pokémon. Finally, the guys discuss reports that Microsoft’s acquisition of Obsidian Entertainment is imminent.

Episode Links:
Dead Flip gameplay footage of Oktoberfest from Pinball Expo 2018: https://youtu.be/VUk8rUNtVG4

Pinball News video of the deeproot panel at Pinball Expo 2018: https://youtu.be/q4AO8ibzwRQ

Article on Pinball FX3’s censorship: http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2018/10/zen_studios_under_fire_for_censorship_in_pinball_fx3_explains_it_was_to_keep_game_family-friendly

Telltale: https://kotaku.com/telltale-is-looking-for-another-company-to-hire-its-sta-1829503254

Witcher author: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/10/02/witcher-author-demands-16-million-additional-payment-from-cd-projekt-red/

Blizzcon 2018 schedule: https://blizzcon.com/en-us/schedule#fri-nov-2

Article on Microsoft finalizing deal to acquire Obsidian Entertainment: https://kotaku.com/sources-microsoft-is-close-to-buying-obsidian-1829614135

Show Links:
Website: http://eclecticgamers.com

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Email: eclecticgamerspodcast@gmail.com


#90

Episode 74 - Beatles BlizzCon

Pinball: The guys discuss the KCGameCON 2018 Pinball Championship, an article on Stern Pinball’s SPIKE system over at TWIP, the upcoming Stern Beatles pin, MonkeyGate, and the notion of Bill & Ted’s Excellent Pinball Adventure. Afterwards, they play 20 Questions.

Video Games: Discussions revolve around the host of announcements coming out of BlizzCon 2018.

Episode Links:
KCGameCON 2018 Pinball Championship pre-registration: http://pinballkc.com/?fbclid=IwAR1dDcJzDZcfVhpg1jqKRhh69Q6GLF1rqkfUuChKzTax6OKw0x92JSaXeEM

Article on Stern Pinball’s SPIKE system: https://thisweekinpinball.com/dennis-kriesel-the-details-of-spike/

Ashe hero page: https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/heroes/ashe/

Blizzard responds to Diablo Immortal backlash at Polygon: https://www.polygon.com/blizzcon/2018/11/3/18059222/diablo-immortal-blizzard-response-blizzcon

Warcraft III: reforged cinematic trailer: https://youtu.be/72UbFQO5-m0

Lúcio’s first album Synasthesia Auditiva: https://luciomusic.com/

Lúcio-Oh’s cereal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sQdF2kjCTU

Overwatch World Cup - Desk Shenanigans: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1PXvdVNRro

Show Links:
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Email: eclecticgamerspodcast@gmail.com


#91

Episode 75 - Paper Like a Phone Book

Pinball: Discussion revolves around The Pinball Company’s crowd-funding initiative, the fallout relating to Todd Tuckey and the Pinball Adventures book, a discussion on single-level games in today’s pinball world, and of course 20 Questions.

Video Games: Topics are Microsoft acquiring Obsidian Entertainment and inXile Entertainment, various video game award shows coming up, and Sony’s decision not to attend E3 in 2019.

Episode Links:
WeFunder campaign for The Pinball Company: https://wefunder.com/thepinballcompany

Crowdfunder campaign for The Pinball Company: https://www.crowdfunder.com/the-pinball-company

Microsoft on acquiring Obsidian and inXile: https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2018/11/10/obsidian-inxile-join-microsoft-studios/?fbclid=IwAR2tdGEcqFOGCH6-irrOV26xdW3HOjF6-pwe7tu3l0Y_5Bo1k_yh7VySTDY

CBS hosting The Gamer’s Choice Awards: https://techraptor.net/content/cbs-gamers-choice-awards

Golden Joystick Awards 2018: https://www.gamesradar.com/golden-joystick-awards-2018-winners/

Sony skipping E3 in 2019: https://www.gameinformer.com/2018/11/14/sony-interactive-entertainment-is-not-attending-e3-in-2019

Show Links:
Website: http://eclecticgamers.com

iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/eclectic-gamers-podcast/id1088802706?mt=2

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Email: eclecticgamerspodcast@gmail.com