Latest Podcast: Episode 133 – Top Marks
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…

Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Definitive Edition (PS4)
A classic isometric style RPG with modern touches in all the right places. This is possibly the best RPG of this generation, smoothly converted from PC to console. An epic game which should definitely be experienced by any fans of the genre.
Forza Horizon 4 (Xbox One)
Possibly the most beautiful game ever created. Forza Horizon 4 proves yet again that Forza games are the best racing games around. Visually astounding while packed full of content. customization, and crisp gameplay. A must buy for the Xbox One.
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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…

Episode 131 – Off The Market
Duration: 00:30:35 • Size: 14.01 MB

After a seven week hiatus including employment changes, illness, and marriage, Matt and Lucas are BACK! It’s just a short episode this time around because that aforementioned illness is still hanging around but like we always say “a short episode is better than no episode at all”! Matt shares his thoughts on Zoink Games latest game Flipping Death, as well as his joy at returning to the Mexiverse in Guacamelee 2. The guys then chat about the NBA2k19 Prologue and the newly shared awesomeness which is the Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay footage! We hope you enjoy the show and we are sorry we left you alone for so long. Please don’t have lasting abandonment issues because of us :S Read more…

Episode 130 – Ark Detecting
Duration: 00:47:07 • Size: 21.58 MB

Lucas has something special for us all on this episode, a hardware review for a change! He got the chance to try out the new ModMic 5 microphone which is a pretty nifty little piece of kit. Meanwhile Matt discovered exactly how deep the world of The Crew 2 goes, and the guys had a bit of a chat about Fortnite and video game addiction. They close out the show discussing new Xbox rumours and the future of consoles. Read more…

Episode 129 – Good Enough
Duration: 01:02:00 • Size: 28.39 MB

It’s all about sequels on this episode of the DBG podcast with the guys sharing their thoughts on Unravel Two, Rainbow Skies, and first impressions on The Crew 2. They also discuss Fallout Shelter, and have a bit of a chat about the Australian Senate inquiry into loot boxes. We hope you enjoy the show 🙂 Read more…

Episode 128 – E3 2018 Extravaganza!
Duration: 01:25:27 • Size: 39.12 MB

Ahh yes, the craziness of E3 has come and gone for another year and it has left us with a whole bunch of great games to look forward to and some pretty excellent talking points. On this episode of the podcast Matt and Lucas go through some of their highlights from the week, and share which games they are most looking forward to. Read more…

E3 2018 – PlayStation Press Conference

The award for most bizarre E3 press conference of the year goes to PlayStation! Yes I know, Nintendo haven’t done theirs yet but I think PlayStation have taken the cake already. If you look past the ridiculously long “intermission” in the middle of the show they actually had some really quality stuff to show including a whole bunch of gameplay. Read more…

E3 2018 – Ubisoft Press Conference

Ubisoft opened a packed press conference in their usual style with a live performance for Just Dance 2019. Once they got that out of their system it was time for a non-stop flow of new trailers and gameplay footage for some of the best looking and most anticipated upcoming games. Read more…

E3 2018 – Square Enix Video Conference

Square Enix decided to throw their hat into the ring this year for the first time since 2015 with an E3 “video conference” showing off some of their upcoming games. There was some cool announcements, some glaring absences, and a bit more information about some of their bigger franchises. Read more…

E3 2018 – Bethesda Press Conference

Bethesda just finished blowing our socks off and here are all the highlights. Read more…

 
Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Definitive Edition (PS4)
A classic isometric style RPG with modern touches in all the right places. This is possibly the best RPG of this generation, smoothly converted from PC to console. An epic game which should definitely be experienced by any fans of the genre.
Forza Horizon 4 (Xbox One)
Possibly the most beautiful game ever created. Forza Horizon 4 proves yet again that Forza games are the best racing games around. Visually astounding while packed full of content. customization, and crisp gameplay. A must buy for the Xbox One.
NBA2k19 (Xbox One)
A stronger focus on the in-game currency disappoints while the extended story mode seems to drag on with cut scenes, however it's still the best NBA game out there and plays really well.
FIFA 19 (PS4)
An expanded story mode with The Journey combined with big updates to the Kick-Off mode make this a great new entry in the series. Addition of the Champions League as well adds to the authentic feel of FIFA, and gives more ways to play.
Marvel's Spider-Man (PS4)
Some dated gameplay mechanics, repetitive side stuff, and some pacing problems take a little bit away from this game but the combat and traversal mechanics are so refined that it is incredibly fun to play. Combine that with an exceptional story and you have a definite winner which is well worth playing.
Flipping Death (PS4)
Light hearted and very well written with a distinctive art style. The length of the game is just right to leave you satisfied and the jokes throughout make it a bloody fun experience!
Guacamelee 2 (PS4)
Drinkbox Studios return with a sequel which expands upon the brilliance of the original game. Brilliant level design, extra powers, more chickens, and four player co-op make this an absolute must-have.
The Crew 2 (PS4)
The stunning visuals and robust vehicle performance upgrade system can't save this game from it's repetitive and shallow gameplay. Hopefully future updates will improve the game but right now it's underwhelming.
Unravel Two (PC)
While not quite managing the same level of charm as the first game, this sequel brings much needed improvement to the platforming mechanics. Not as challenging as we'd like but the addition of co-op is a great move. A lot of fun with impressive visuals.
Rainbow Skies (PS4)
A great classic style tactical RPG with cross-play across PS3, PS4, and Vita. While it can be a little uninspired in places it's still a solid game and great for fans of the genre.
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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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