Latest Podcast: Episode 149 – A Micro-transaction Too Far
Episode 149 – A Micro-transaction Too Far
Duration: 01:14:08 • Size: 33.95 MB

It’s that time of year again where the sports games start dropping their annual releases. On this episode of the DBG podcast Lucas gives his review of the micro-transaction heavy NBA2K20 while Matt let’s us know what’s new in FIFA 20. Matt also reviews Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch Remastered, the guys review Borderlands 3, and finally they share their first impressions of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint. We hope you enjoy the show 🙂 Read more…

NBA 2K20 (PS4)
This year's NBA2K must stand for Need Bank Account 2 Kontinue as parasitic micro-transaction systems ruin a great game. The Best part of this game is the addition of a very well rounded and perfectly executed WNBA game mode.
FIFA 20 (PS4)
Although the campaign mode after the end of the Hunter trilogy last year is noticeably missing, a fully fledged Volta Football mode does fill the gap. Some big changes on a gameplay level shake things up and new additions to FUT flesh out that game mode.
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Episode 148 – Grinding My Gears
Duration: 00:59:24 • Size: 27.2 MB

On this episode Lucas revisits Control, Matt shares his thoughts on the PS4 interactive story Erica, Lucas reviews Gears 5 and the guys share their first impressions on NBA2k20. We hope you enjoy the show! Read more…

Episode 147 – Many, Many, Many Games
Duration: 01:09:15 • Size: 23.79 MB

We are back dear listeners! After holiday cruises, excessive day job work hours, and various illnesses Matt and Lucas have finally returned to present episode 147 of the DBG podcast. On this long awaited episode the guys discuss many, many, many games which they spent many, many, many hours playing during the extended time since the last podcast. Lucas has jumped into Remedy’s new 100 Interesting Best Friend Tag Questions game it’s about questions to ask your best friend about yourself,  other new game Control, Matt played Age Of Wonders: Planetfall, and they both played Wolfenstein: Youngblood. Lucas finally took the plunge and bought a Nintendo Switch, and Matt has been playing a whole bunch of Age Of Empires: Definitive Edition and Spyro remastered. We hope you enjoy the show! Read more…

Episode 146 – The One That Isn’t 143
Duration: 00:54:55 • Size: 25.15 MB

It’s a bit of a quiet spell in the gaming world at the moment but of course Matt and Lucas can always find something to chat about. On this episode of the DBG podcast the guys discussed the console release of pixel-art indie platformer Furwind, a little bit about the new EA Originals game Sea of Solitude, and then just talked shit for a bit. We hope you enjoy the show! Read more…

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Episode 145 – E3 2019 Extravaganza
Duration: 02:12:27 • Size: 60.64 MB

E3 has come and gone for another year and boy oh boy this year was jam packed! On this E3 Extravaganza episode Matt & Lucas were joined once again by Karl (aka The Lyrical) from Game Train Podcast to discuss Watch Dogs Legion, Keanu Reeves, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Project Scarlett and so much more! We hope you enjoy this 2-hour long marathon episode 😀 Read more…

Episode 144 – E3 Is Coming
Duration: 01:25:28 • Size: 39.13 MB

It’s that time of year again! E3 is on this week so on this episode Matt & Lucas discuss some of the stuff which has been revealed, annnounced, leaked, or rumoured for E3 2019! Of course before they get to that there are games to talk about! Matt shares a bit more of his thoughts on Days Gone before the guys review Rage 2 and the PS VR game Blood & Truth. We hope you enjoy the show! Read more…

Episode 143 – Microtransactions and Letdowns
Duration: 01:00:49 • Size: 27.85 MB

The long awaited Mortal Kombat 11 has finally arrived and it is chock-full with a crazy story-line, amazing fighting, and microtransactions. Tune in to this episode of the DBG podcast to hear Matt’s review of the game, as well as a discussion about the latest PS4 exclusive Days Gone. Lucas also revisits NBA2k19 with a comparison between PS4 and Xbone. We hope you enjoy the show 🙂 Read more…

Episode 142 – Press Square To Everything
Duration: 00:55:51 • Size: 25.58 MB

The Division 2 arrived and we accidentally forgot to record a podcast since because we have been too busy playing it! Worry not though dear Drop Bears because we have returned with a fresh new episode for your earholes. Have a listen to find out our thoughts on the closed beta for Mortal Kombat 11, Trials Rising, and of course The Division 2. We hope you enjoy the show 🙂 Read more…

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…

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…

 
NBA 2K20 (PS4)
This year's NBA2K must stand for Need Bank Account 2 Kontinue as parasitic micro-transaction systems ruin a great game. The Best part of this game is the addition of a very well rounded and perfectly executed WNBA game mode.
FIFA 20 (PS4)
Although the campaign mode after the end of the Hunter trilogy last year is noticeably missing, a fully fledged Volta Football mode does fill the gap. Some big changes on a gameplay level shake things up and new additions to FUT flesh out that game mode.
Ni No Kuni Remastered (PS4)
Although this remaster is purely a graphical upgrade the game itself is still as charming and fun as ever. A magical fantasy world and a well written story make this game a pure delight to play even on the second time around.
Borderlands 3 (PS4)
A lackluster script which tries to be funny but falls flat at every turn combines with average shooting and repetitive level design to make Borderlands 3 a pale imitation of the games which came before it.
Control (PS4)
A new IP from industry veterans Remedy, Control is a twisting journey in to a twisting building and twisted minds. Good fun, yet not too hard in most places.
Erica (PS4)
A surprisingly strong story with quality acting performances and innovative PlayLink controls make this interactive movie a must-play game. At only two hours long it's short enough to breeze through while still offering replay-ability.
Gears 5 (Xbox One)
As the sands of time inescapably roll on, so does this franchise. Nothing really new to see here, just another good fun Gears title. Great for fans of the franchise.
Wolfenstein: Youngblood (PS4)
Brilliant gunplay makes this game incredibly fun to play but cringeworthy dialogue and performances fail to bring the story to the level of the previous Wolfenstein games.
Age Of Wonders: Planetfall (PS4)
This huge game which combines the strategy elements of Civilization and XCOM is a delight to play as a fan of the genre. Newcomers may enjoy it too but the rich universe of the game does come with a very steep learning curve.
Furwind (PS4)
An old school pixel-style platformer which has pretty fun level design which can hit the spot for fans of the genre. While it's not exactly unique it's still a worthwhile and reasonably challenging game.
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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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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.

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