Latest Podcast: Episode 143 – Microtransactions and Letdowns
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 πŸ™‚ Read more…

Mortal Kombat 11 (PS4)
Incredible combat and another excellent MK storyline shine bright in the latest entry in the franchise but a heavy microtransaction focus bloats and overshadows what would otherwise be a brilliant game.
Days Gone (PS4)
With only a few things to set this apart from other zombie shooters Days Gone falls a little short. While it has plenty of content, it tends to be a little repetitive and uninspired but it definitely has its moments.
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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 πŸ™‚ 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…

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 πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚ 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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Mortal Kombat 11 (PS4)
Incredible combat and another excellent MK storyline shine bright in the latest entry in the franchise but a heavy microtransaction focus bloats and overshadows what would otherwise be a brilliant game.
Days Gone (PS4)
With only a few things to set this apart from other zombie shooters Days Gone falls a little short. While it has plenty of content, it tends to be a little repetitive and uninspired but it definitely has its moments.
Trials Rising (PS4)
The latest Trials game is exactly that, a Trials game. It combines great visuals with addictive gameplay loops and challenging levels in a perfect mΓ©lange to create a game that you want to keep coming back to.
The Division 2 (PS4)
Ubisoft have built on the success of The Division and stepped it up a notch with this sequel. Despite a weak story and some funny glitches The Division 2 is a masterpiece online loot shooter with near countless hours of fun to be had.
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.
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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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