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2013 – Reflections By A Drop Bear

It’s December 31st once again, and of course that means it’s time to look back on the year. 2013 has been a huge year for gaming in Australia and given that it is about to end, I thought I’d do some reminiscing about the more influential and controversial moments of the year. Read more…

Xbox One Lost The Battle, Has Playstation 4 Won The War?

Over the past twenty four hours or so, I have seen increasing numbers of tweets, Facebook updates, memes and articles showing a growth spurt in supporting the Playstation 4 being the next gen console of choice – even from folks I have  known to be the Xbox faithful’s in my inner gaming circle.  While I am all for the preferential choice of platforms, and have tried to maintain neutrality between the two choices, I am wondering if I will be the only one with an Xbox One.

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Xbox One And A New Generation

It’s 4:30am and Microsoft’s reveal of their new system “Xbox One” finished not too long ago. While I sit here letting the tidal wave that is Twitter flood in front of my eyes I find myself still just as clueless about how the next generation is going to play out as I was when I went to bed last night. Read more…

Thoughts on… Batman: Arkham Origins!

As a somewhat long-time Batman fan, the idea of a Batman game threw me into a spin of ‘fanboyism’ all the way back when Arkham Asylum was announced in 2008. Ever since then, I have had a soft spot for Rocksteady’s gadget-wielding, shadow-lurking, gravelly-voiced vigilante superhero series, and my love went skyward with the announcement of Arkham City – which was everything I wanted in a Batman game, and so much more. So, with the announcement of Batman: Arkham Origins, I thought I’d bring my feelings on the possible finale to the Arkham series.

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Fixed Cameras In Games

This article contains thematic spoilers after the first paragraph.

With the recent release of Silent Hill HD, I’ve been revisiting one of my favourite games of all time Silent Hill 2. It’s a wonderfully atmospheric game with more than a few touches of the abstract, but there’s a lot to the presentation style that creates the sense of psychological tension and introspection. It reminded me of two other games that vary in similarity, but that use the same method of presentation; Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow. They all utilise a fixed camera. Read more…

5 Reasons Why It’s A Great Time To Be A PS3 Owner

No one can deny that 2011 has had some rough times for PlayStation, from Geohot’s jailbreak of the system to the PSN getting compromised by hackers and then going down for 2 months in the aftermath of that. It hasn’t been all bad though, and I’m about to tell you why the end of 2011 is turning out to be a fantastic time to own a PS3. Read more…

Indie Vs AAA: Gaming For A New Generation

With iPhones and smart phones becoming the norm, you can’t help but notice the emerging trend of indie games these days. With life becoming more fast-paced, we’re always looking for ways to have fun within a quicker and more easily accessible form, so does this mean that AAA games may one day be a thing of the past? Read more…

Why The 3DS Price Drop Does Not Spell Doom For Handheld Gaming

Recently Nintendo announced a massive price cut for the 3DS, dropping it from US$250 to US$169 (AU$350 down to AU$250 in Australia) due to poor consumer uptake of the new console. This comes a mere four months after the release of the unit (April 2011) which has prompted a large number of websites to deem this to be a foreshadowing of the death of handheld gaming in this form. I disagree. Read more…

Can Battlefield 3 be the CoD Giant Killer?

20110612-074925.jpgThree new video’s released at E3 attempt to show of the Battlefields strengths, but will it be enough to beat the largest gaming series on any platform in history.

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L.A. Noire: The Anti-GTA – An in-depth game analysis

About a week ago, I was in my local games store and having a chat (see: flirting shamelessly) with one of the employees when LA Noire came up. He hadn’t played it yet, but he was very keen to, and asked me how it was. My response?

“Heavy. Really heavy. But incredible. Love it.” Read more…

 
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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