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Latest Podcast: Episode 201 – No Noose is Good Noose
Episode 201 – No Noose is Good Noose
Duration: 01:10:20 • Size: 48.31 MB

With episode 200 behind us it’s time to catch up on our game review backlog. Matt & Lucas give gaming news a miss on this episode and share their thoughts on the epic God Of War: Ragnarok, as well as sports game iterations FIFA 23 and PGA2K23, and also chat about Gotham Knights. We hope you enjoy the show! Read more…

God Of War: Ragnarok (PS5)
Sony Santa Monica have managed to follow the critically acclaimed 2018 God Of War franchise reboot with a sequel which is equally masterfully made. Ragnarok continues the emotionally captivating story of Kratos and Atreus which pulls the heartstrings at all of the right moments. The huge and beautifully crafted open world impresses while also providing plenty of content for players. A true must-play game on the PS5.
Gotham Knights (PS5)
A nicely implemented open-world Gotham City should provide an incredible playground for players but this game doesn't quite hit the quality mark we've come to expect from Batman-universe games. Unfortunately a lack of variety in gameplay, as well as only superficial differences between the playable characters make the game get old fast. Great for hardcore DC fans but disappointing not to see the developers get more out of the story concept.
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Episode 200 – Industry Veterans??
Duration: 02:33:22 • Size: 105.32 MB

After nearly 12 years we’ve finally made it to episode 200! This episode is a celebration of the history of Drop Bear Gaming and it made history for us by being our first episode live streamed on Twitch! Not only that but Matt & Lucas were also joined by guest drop bears Karl aka The Lyrical and our old friend and co-host Susie to mark the occassion. Since it was a live stream the episode is a bit chaotic but we had an absolutely awesome time recording it and we hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed making it! Read more…

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Episode 199 – Alley Oopsie!
Duration: 01:08:17 • Size: 31.27 MB

It’s the last episode of the 100’s and what better way to close out the century than with discussions about game announcements? On this episode Matt and Lucas chat about the Disney/Marvel Video Game Showcase, the Ubisoft Forward including the Assassin’s Creed 15 year anniversary celebration, and the latest PlayStation State of Play. They also review LEGO Brawls and NBA2K23 (how could they not?). We hope you enjoy the show and we’ll see you at 200! Read more…

Episode 198 – Cult of Gamescom
Duration: 01:01:06 • Size: 27.98 MB

Matt and Lucas are back once again, this time discussing Gamescom 2022 and some of the interesting things shown there. The guys also had a chat about the leaked and then confirmed upcoming Assassin’s Creed game “Mirage”, as well as a few other bits and pieces before Matt shared his thoughts on Saints Row and Cult of the Lamb. We hope you enjoy the show! Read more…

Episode 197 – Prime AF
Duration: 01:01:48 • Size: 28.3 MB

Matt & Lucas are back! We apologise for another long break between episodes after a busy (and COVID-infected) last month and a half but the DBG podcast is back for another round. On this episode the guys discuss Stray, the Multiversus open beta, the Overwatch 2 closed beta, as well as share their thoughts on the new PS Plus subscription and game catalogue and much more. We hope you enjoy the show and didn’t miss us too much! We are glad to be back! Read more…

Episode 196 – (Non)E3 2022 Extravaganza!
Duration: 01:09:20 • Size: 31.75 MB

It’s that time of year again! June, the historic month for game companies to reveal their secrets. This year there is officially no E3 but the Summer Games Fest has filled in the gap as best they could despite most of the big publishers opting out of June (or maybe opting out of 2022 altogether?). Either way Matt & Lucas are here to talk about what was shown so lucky you! The guys also review TMNT Shredder’s Revenge and The Quarry as well just for funsies. We hope you enjoy the show! Read more…

Episode 195 – That’s A Paddlin’
Duration: 01:06:27 • Size: 30.43 MB

Lucas and Matt are back just in time to chat about the early June news ahead of the big Summer Games Fest stream and Xbox Showcase stream which are happening over the next week. On this episode the guys discuss the new name for Dragon Age 4, PlayStation’s latest State of Play, how cool The Callisto Protocol looks, as well as a quick chat about the nature of game delays. As always we hope you enjoy the show! Read more…

Episode 194 – Biohazards and Nostalgia
Duration: 01:01:44 • Size: 28.27 MB

A trip down nostalgia lane and weird supernatural biohazards are the order of the day on this episode of the DBG podcast. After a quick run down of some of news Lucas shares his review of the bizarre sci-fi genre-crossing Cernobylite, then Matt dives into Star Wars chat as he discusses LEGO Star Wars Skywalker Saga. We hope you enjoy the show! Read more…

Episode 193 – The Obi Wan Effect
Duration: 00:50:23 • Size: 23.07 MB

Episode 193 is finally here! We recorded this episode nearly two weeks ago but have only just managed to finish editing it. On this episode we discussed Gran Turismo 7 and the curse of live service games, the immense weirdness of Ghostwire Tokyo, and the guys shared their initial thoughts on Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands. We hope you enjoy the show! Read more…

Episode 192 – Horizon Flooded East
Duration: 01:06:54 • Size: 30.64 MB

It has been a wet Summer here on the East coast of Australia but Matt & Lucas have finally managed to negotiate the flood waters and get together to record a new episode of the podcast! On this episode the guys run through some of the big news topics since they recorded last as well as reviewing Dying Light 2 and Horizon Forbidden West. We hope you enjoy the show!

 
God Of War: Ragnarok (PS5)
Sony Santa Monica have managed to follow the critically acclaimed 2018 God Of War franchise reboot with a sequel which is equally masterfully made. Ragnarok continues the emotionally captivating story of Kratos and Atreus which pulls the heartstrings at all of the right moments. The huge and beautifully crafted open world impresses while also providing plenty of content for players. A true must-play game on the PS5.
Gotham Knights (PS5)
A nicely implemented open-world Gotham City should provide an incredible playground for players but this game doesn't quite hit the quality mark we've come to expect from Batman-universe games. Unfortunately a lack of variety in gameplay, as well as only superficial differences between the playable characters make the game get old fast. Great for hardcore DC fans but disappointing not to see the developers get more out of the story concept.
PGA2K23 (PS5)
The latest iteration in the PGA 2K franchise brings improvements over the previous game however it still falls short of the polish and fun of the EA Sports PGA games. This is a top tier golf simulator, but it is lacking in areas including commentary variety, AI balancing, and more.
FIFA 23 (PS5)
FIFA 23 comes as the world braces for the World Cup. It brings updated graphics, improved player movement, and a few new FUT modes, but all-in-all it's another in a long run of seemingly cookie cutter editions. Sadly, this is set to be the last official FIFA-branded football game from EA and it's not one that will leave a lasting positive impression on the franchise.
NBA2K23 (PS5)
There's a few things you can rely on in life; Death, Taxes and an annual release of 2K's flagship sports game, NBA2K. 2K's money printer has seen multiple upgrades and tweaks this year but some frustrating changes to the career mode leave us a little disappointed.
LEGO Brawls (PS5)
A LEGO brawler seems like a great idea but this one fails to innovate and falls a little flat. While customising your minifigs is pretty great the gameplay feels a little boring and uninspired. A bit disappointing and hard to recommend against it's competitors in the genre.
Saints Row (PS5)
For a reboot of a franchise this game doesn't quite blow us away but it's solid enough to give players a fair few hours of silly fun. Dated mechanics and some disappointing bugs and glitches let this game down, but it still feels like a Saints Row game so at least it's got that going for it, right?
Cult of the Lamb (PS5)
Who would have thought that combining farm/cult management and rogue-like dungeon crawling would work? Massive Monster and Devolver Digital, that's who! Playing as an evil-worshipping, murderous farm animal has never been better. A must play.
Stray (PS5)
Stray is a relaxing puzzle, similar to a ball of string: follow the loose end to unravel the mystery within. The downside, if any, is the limitation of movement and exploration placed on one of nature's most curious and nimble explorers. Stray is a very beautiful and cute game, with a dark and potentially accurate view of a distant world that humans have destroyed.
The Quarry (PS5)
The Quarry is an interactive horror movie/game from Supermassive Games. QuickTime events put you in control of the fate of a great cast of teens, as you try your best to keep them alive. More sitting around watching cut-scenes than interacting, but it will keep you entertained for a few hours.
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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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