Latest Podcast: Episode 141 – Exceeds Expectations
Episode 141 – Exceeds Expectations
Duration: 01:20:48 • Size: 36.99 MB

Surviving in harsh and unforgiving environments is the theme of this episode as Matt & Lucas review Far Cry New Dawn and Anthem, and Lucas shares his thoughts so far on Metro Exodus! Matt also reviewed indie games Awesome Pea and Pode along the way. We hope you enjoy the show! Read more…

Far Cry: New Dawn (PS4)
A colourful reimagining of the Far Cry 5 world with enough uniqueness to make it worth playing. The weak story lets it down but New Dawn provides a world full of fun.
Awesome Pea (PS4)
A retro green monochromatic visual style is the main defining feature of this simple 2D platformer. Tight controls and challenging levels make it good to play but it doesn't bring anything special to the table.
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Episode 140 – Betas, Zombies, and Terry Crews
Duration: 00:45:26 • Size: 20.81 MB

A week after recording it Episode 140 is finally here. Matt and Lucas had a chat about their first impressions with Anthem, The Division 2 private beta, and Lucas gave his reviews of Resident Evil 2 and Crackdown 3. Read more…

Episode 139 – Jetpack Loading…
Duration: 00:48:58 • Size: 22.42 MB

There’s a new member in the Drop Bear family! Matt’s son Oscar was born on the day the last episode of the podcast was posted. He’s a little too young to appear on the podcast right now (or even to play video games at all actually) but guess who isn’t too young? Matt & Lucas! That’s right, the guys are back once again and they bring tales of the Anthem demo weekends; Matt shares his thoughts on the Nintendo Switch (and Steam) twin-stick shooter Sleep Tight; and they just generally have a good old brotherly catch up. We hope you enjoy the show! Read more…

Episode 138 – Happy New Year 2019
Duration: 01:09:18 • Size: 31.73 MB

Matt and Lucas are back after the end of year break and they are excited for what this year has in store for us! On this episode of the DBG podcast the guys share what they got up to over the Christmas break including reviewing Just Cause 4 and Super Smash Bros Ultimate, and then share their most anticipated games for 2019. Happy New Year to you all and we hope you enjoy the show! Read more…

Episode 137 – GOTY 2018 Extravaganza
Duration: 01:19:38 • Size: 36.46 MB

It’s that time of year again! Christmas is only hours away so before we gorge ourselves on delicious food and celebrate consumerism we thought this would be the perfect time to share our thoughts on gaming in 2018. With arguably some of the best games of all time coming out this year it has been an absolutely fantastic year (apart from a couple of post-apocalyptic stinkers) and it is our distinct pleasure to bring you our picks for Game Of The Year 2018. We hope you enjoy this final episode for the year, and we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Read more…

Episode 136 – The Woes Of Online
Duration: 00:36:25 • Size: 16.68 MB

The guys are back after a short work and Red Dead Redemption induced hiatus to discuss Red Dead Online, Fallout 76, Battlefield V, and more. We hope you enjoy the show 🙂 Read more…

Episode 135 – If No One’s Around…
Duration: 01:02:36 • Size: 28.67 MB

Two episodes in one week? It’s unheard of! Well, my fellow Drop Bears, this is a special occassion. One of the biggest games of all time has arrived: Red Dead Redemption 2. Sit back and listen as Matt and Lucas have a chat about their greatest and worst things from the game. Also on this episode is a review of LEGO: DC Super Villains, and a chat about the new Steep X Games DLC, so there’s plenty to hear about! We hope you enjoy the show 🙂 Read more…

Episode 134 – 10,000 Suplexes
Duration: 00:55:44 • Size: 25.53 MB

Prepare your ear holes fellow drop bears because this episode is jam packed! Matt bought a Nintendo Switch finally so he shares his thoughts on the system, as well as two Switch games “Paw Patrol On A Roll” and the LEGO Harry Potter Collection. Lucas lets us know how he went with diving into WWE2K19 and his thoughts on Starlink: Battle For Atlas, then Matt rounds out the show with his review of the epic greek history lesson which is Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. We hope you enjoy the show! Read more…

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Episode 133 – Top Marks
Duration: 00:52:20 • Size: 23.97 MB

Forza Horizon 4 has arrived and it’s bloody magnificent. Join Matt and Lucas as they share their thoughts on the newest entry in the best racing franchise on console. Matt also tells us about the huge RPG Divinity: Original Sin 2 – Definitive Edition, as well as his first impressions of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show. Read more…

Episode 132 – Sports and Superheroes
Duration: 01:07:15 • Size: 30.79 MB

Matt and Lucas are back and they have games to talk about! Lucas has been playing NBA2k19 and Matt has been playing FIFA 19 so they share their thoughts on those games, and then they discuss the massive PS4 exclusive game Marvel’s Spider-Man. Read more…

 
Far Cry: New Dawn (PS4)
A colourful reimagining of the Far Cry 5 world with enough uniqueness to make it worth playing. The weak story lets it down but New Dawn provides a world full of fun.
Awesome Pea (PS4)
A retro green monochromatic visual style is the main defining feature of this simple 2D platformer. Tight controls and challenging levels make it good to play but it doesn't bring anything special to the table.
Pode (PS4)
A charming but short indie game which grows on you as you grow its world. Perfect for couch co-op with a friend but entirely enjoyable solo as well.
Anthem (PS4)
Despite initial worries based on the demo we were pleasantly surprised with Anthem. Technical glitches and crashes were common but the fun gameplay loop kept us going back. The future looks bright for this loot shooter.
Resident Evil 2 (PS4)
For a game that is 21 years old it holds up very well. Possibly the best remaster I've ever played.
Crackdown 3 (Xbox One)
This is a game that either should have been made a generation ago or not at all. Slow, easy, and lacking any heart or feeling.
Sleep Tight (Switch)
An imaginative twin-stick shooter/tower defense mash up which lets you finally test how well you could defend your bedroom if it was attacked by a swarm of boogey men!
Red Dead Redemption 2 (PS4)
An incredibly full world with unrivalled levels of interaction and graphical fidelity. We expected the best from Rockstar Games for this prequel and they provided. Countless hours of stuff to do mixed throughout
LEGO: DC Super Villains (Switch)
A fully customizable main character for the first time ever gives this new entry in the LEGO franchise a bit of a fresh feeling. Add to that the enourmous list of masterful voice actors involved and a plot which twists the LEGO template on it's head and you have a game which proves that the LEGO games aren't played out yet!
WWE2K19 (Xbox One)
WWE 2K19 provides the big hair, small costumes, and bad acting in the wrestling ring but gets a folding chair in the back for it's efforts. Graphical issues and repetitive gameplay keep this game from taking home the belt.
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Lucas
The Podfather/Convo Controller
Super salesman by day, Batdad and Gamersutra by night. As a self-confessed technology pacifist, he prefers to sit on the console-war fence and play games on his PC.
Matt
PlayStation Fanboy/Motormouth
Electrician by trade and yet also highly skilled at finding time to game around work and family commitments. A PlayStation fanboy with a platinum count and obvious podcast bias to prove it. Thinks DC is clearly superior to Marvel. Has been known to rant.
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Started in January 2011 by brothers Lucas and Matt, Drop Bear Gaming has been operating for over 7 years offering a fresh and relaxed perspective on the video game industry. The website is a passion project more than anything and it is our distinct pleasure to continue bringing entertainment to our listeners and viewers.

The guys release a podcast episode every two to three weeks and over the years they have welcomed guests from developers, publishers, and other gaming outlets onto the show.

Disclaimer: From time to time Drop Bear Gaming receives copies of games for review in either physical or digital format from publishers or their associated PR companies. All reviews are based on the merits of each game on their own. Whether or not we were supplied the copy is not taken into account when compiling our reviews.

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