Latest Podcast: Episode 160 – Socially Distant
Episode 160 – Socially Distant
Duration: 00:44:10 • Size: 20.23 MB

The world is firmly in the grip of COVID-19 so while you’re self-isolating in your home why not escape it all for a little while with an episode of the DBG podcast! There’s a lot of doom and gloom out there at the moment so why not ditch that gloom and focus on DOOM! On this episode Lucas shares his review of the latest entry in the ultra-violent shooter franchise DOOM Eternal, Matt reviews Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire and talks a bit more about his time with Final Fantasy XIV, and the guys share their thoughts on the PS5 hardware specs reveal.

We hope you are all staying safe out there and passing the time in isolation with some great video games. Enjoy the show 🙂 Read more…

DOOM Eternal (PS4)
With Earth overrun by demons who you gonna call? A grunting Doom Slayer to rip, tear, and disembowel along his way to free the planet. DOOM Eternal shoots, chainsaws, punches, and totally kicks ass!
Pillars Of Eternity II: Deadfire (PS4)
Exceptional writing and great improvements to combat and overall game mechanics compared to it's predecessor are let down by offensively long and annoying common load times. An incredible RPG which has been ported to consoles poorly.
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Episode 159 – Fantasy Showdown
Duration: 00:50:11 • Size: 22.98 MB

There may be a slow start to gaming in 2020 but that doesn’t mean we can’t find things to talk about here at DBG! Matt & Lucas return on this episode of the podcast to discuss first impressions of Final Fantasy XIV, the Final Fantasy VII Remake demo, and Lucas’ review of Hunt: Showdown.

The guys close out the show with a bit of a chat about Ubisoft, games as a service, and the possible effects of the newly announced plans to rebuild Ghost Recon: Breakpoint to appease fans. We hope you enjoy the show 😀 Read more…

Episode 158 – A World of Pure Imagination
Duration: 01:44:05 • Size: 47.66 MB

With our Decade in Review series finished it’s time to get back to business as usual here at DBG HQ. After a slow start to the year we now have some games to review and so we decided to call on a friend of the show for some help.

On this episode Matt and Lucas are joined by our good friend Karl (Game Train Podcast & The Lyrical) as they share their reviews of Darksiders Genesis and Dreams, talk about revisiting Destiny 2, and share first impressions of Hunt: Showdown. The guys closed out the show with a bit of a chat about the Xbox Series X and PS5 news and rumours that we have seen so far this year and talk about their most anticipated game for 2020.

We hope you enjoy this extra long episode of the Drop Bear Gaming podcast! Read more…

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Episode 157 – Decade In Review Part 4
Duration: 01:33:25 • Size: 42.77 MB

Our trip in the way-back machine has come to an end with this final episode in our Decade In Review series. On this episode Lucas and Matt finish off their look back at the last ten years in gaming with discussions about 2018 & 2019, the rise of cloud gaming, and the interesting stories of Double Fine and Insomniac Games. They close out the episode with their favourite games of the decade.

We hope you enjoyed listening to this look back at the past ten years as much as we enjoyed making it. We will be back to our regularly scheduled programming on the next episode. Read more…

Episode 156 – Decade In Review Part 3
Duration: 01:34:35 • Size: 43.3 MB

It’s time for the third part of our Decade in Review mini-series of podcasts as we edge closer to the end of our discussion about the 2010’s. On this episode Matt & Lucas share their highlights of 2016 and 2017, have a chat about the cultural phenomenon that was Pokemon GO, and discuss the introduction of the Battle Royale genre. We hope you enjoy the show! Read more…

Episode 155 – Decade in Review Part 2
Duration: 01:46:51 • Size: 48.92 MB

Our journey in the way-back machine continues in part two of our Decade in Review podcast series. On this episode Matt & Lucas share their highlights and favourite games from 2013-2015, as well as discuss Obsidian Entertainment’s journey from imminent closure to Kickstarter success to acquisition by Microsoft, the decade of Assassin’s Creed, and much more. We hope you enjoy the show!

P.S. Sorry if the episode is a little bit disjointed, we recorded it in two parts. We hope you like it anyway! Read more…

Episode 154 – Decade in Review Part 1
Duration: 01:28:15 • Size: 40.41 MB

Happy New Decade everyone! Jeez it seems like we haven’t had a post for you guys since a decade ago! Okay now that we’ve got the terrible Dad jokes out of the way it’s time to look back at the past ten years in gaming, take stock, remember the good times fondly, and prepare for a new era in gaming. This episode of the DBG podcast is part 1 of our four part Decade in Review series. Four parts? Yeah well it’s hard to compress ten years of amazing video games into a single podcast episode so we decided to indulge ourselves.

On part 1 of our mini-series Matt & Lucas discuss their favourite moments from 2010-2012 as well as having a bit of a chat about some interesting highlights or stories from the past ten years. They discuss the rise of mobile gaming, the life of the PlayStation Vita, the roller-coaster of success, bankruptcy, and then resurrection that was Telltale Games. We hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed making this episode and we are looking forward to sharing part 2 with you soon! Read more…

Episode 153 – GOTY 2019 Extravaganza!
Duration: 01:37:34 • Size: 44.67 MB

It’s that time of the year again: sleigh bells are jingling, halls are being decked, and of course lists are getting checked twice. Lists of the best and worst games of this year that is!

The annual DBG game of the year EXTRAVAGANZA episode is here although this has been a kind of slow year in gaming Matt and Lucas found plenty to talk about. The show kicks off with discussions about some of the biggest things in gaming news from 2019 before the guys break down the biggest releases of the year and share their favourite games and their biggest disappointments for the year. We hope you enjoy the show and wish you all a very Merry Christmas and of course we remind you all to stay vigilant and stay safe these holidays as Drop Bear season is in full swing! Happy listening 🙂 Read more…

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Episode 152 – Uncharted Space
Duration: 00:55:50 • Size: 25.57 MB

The Force is strong with this episode! The deal between Disney and EA has finally brought us the single player Star Wars game that we have been waiting a decade and it’s a pretty good one. On this episode of the DBG podcast Matt and Lucas discuss Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, then Matt reviews Need For Speed Heat and Civilization VI. Lucas closes out the show with another patented DBG rant about EB Games. We hope you enjoy the show! Read more…

Episode 151 – Not The Best Choice
Duration: 01:38:44 • Size: 45.2 MB

151 is a prime number! That means you’re in for a PRIME podcast episode. On this episode of DBG Matt and Lucas start off with some quick Drop Bear TV-Watching chat, followed by reviews of the new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and The Outer Worlds. The guys close out the episode with their very early first impressions of the polarising new game from Hideo Kojima: Death Stranding. We hope you enjoy the show 🙂 Read more…

 
DOOM Eternal (PS4)
With Earth overrun by demons who you gonna call? A grunting Doom Slayer to rip, tear, and disembowel along his way to free the planet. DOOM Eternal shoots, chainsaws, punches, and totally kicks ass!
Pillars Of Eternity II: Deadfire (PS4)
Exceptional writing and great improvements to combat and overall game mechanics compared to it's predecessor are let down by offensively long and annoying common load times. An incredible RPG which has been ported to consoles poorly.
Hunt: Showdown (PS4)
Crytek blast back on to the scene with a scare your pants off zombie hunter. Not for the faint-hearted, but definitely worth a look.
Darksiders Genesis (PS4)
Despite being a breath of fresh air for the franchise with a move to a new genre Genesis continues the Darksiders trend of not really doing anything new. While still a solid game Genesis isn't groundbreaking.
Dreams (PS4)
Media Molecule have taken the LittleBigPlanet level creation to an entirely new level with Dreams. An incredibly robust "Dream Shaping" creation mode allows gamers to build and share almost anything they can think of. It really is a masterpiece.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (PS4)
Respawn have brought us the single player Star Wars experience we have been waiting for. Fallen Order has that iconic Star Wars feel thanks to a well written story and brilliant sound design and paves the way for an all new SW gaming franchise.
Need For Speed Heat (PS4)
An amalgamation of all of the best bits from the Need For Speed games over the years. Strong graphics are only let down by lacklustre character models but they don't matter much in a racing game. Gameplay is fun and there is plenty to do but is let down by some disappointing AI.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (PC)
Call of Duty returns with a stellar line-up, a great campaign and ditches wall running, zombies and double jumping (thank Cod!). Definitely worth picking up.
The Outer Worlds (PS4)
A refreshing take on the RPG genre with the high level of writing we have come to expect from Obsidian Entertainment. Engaging characters and solid combat mechanics make this a must-play for any RPG fan.
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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.
ABOUT DBG

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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