I had the pleasure of being a guest host on an episode of Eclectic Gamers Podcast, a show I have been a fan of since they helped to breakdown and analyze the Predator fiasco.


Here is a write-up of what we talked about (from the podcast description):

Tony and Dennis are joined by Steve Bowden, top world-ranked pinball player and the mind behind Fun With Bonus (a website about all things pinball). As such, expect a pinball-heavy episode.

The pinball topics start with the third round of the “shame” pinball tournament, and wrap-up of round two. Then, the latest pinball news is discussed (focusing on Stern Pinball’s Luci AC/DC Vault Edition announcement, This Week in Pinball’s follow-up interview with deeproot Pinball, and the TWIPY pinball award results). From there, competitive pinball topics are discussed, including some talk of the IFPA’s new $1 fee (which went into effect at the start of the year), games that have fatal rulesets for competitive play and how they can be fixed, and ideas on what local pinball scenes can do to attract new players into competitive pinball tournaments.

There are a couple video game topics as well. The guys discuss the Nintendo Labo (cardboard + Nintendo = Profit?) and Dragon Ball FighterZ (the latest fighting game from Arc System Works).

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Round 3 of the “Shame” Pinball Tournament: goo.gl/forms/JlxcKP7EWTFCl8lB3

This Week in Pinball Follow-up Interview with Deeproot Pinball: thisweekinpinball.com/deeproot-pinba…low-interview/

TWIPY Results: thisweekinpinball.com/2017-twipy-pin…wards-results/

Nintendo Labo: labo.nintendo.com/

PinBox 3000: pinbox3000.com/

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