Latest Podcast: Episode 151 – Not The Best Choice
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…

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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Episode 150 – The Milestone Episode
Duration: 01:14:07 • Size: 33.94 MB

Believe it or not, Drop Bear Gaming has made it to 150 episodes!

On this episode Matt & Lucas reviewed Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint and then discussed it’s reception in the market and Ubisoft’s decision to delay some upcoming games. Next up Matt reviewed PS4 exclusives Concrete Genie and the MediEvil remaster before the guys discussed first impressions of The Outer Worlds and Call Of Duty Modern Warfare. We hope you enjoy the show and we are looking forward to bringing the next 150 episodes to you 🙂 Read more…

Episode 149 – A Micro-transaction Too Far
Duration: 01:14:08 • Size: 33.95 MB

It’s that time of year again where the sports games start dropping their annual releases. On this episode of the DBG podcast Lucas gives his review of the micro-transaction heavy NBA2K20 while Matt let’s us know what’s new in FIFA 20. Matt also reviews Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch Remastered, the guys review Borderlands 3, and finally they share their first impressions of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint. We hope you enjoy the show 🙂 Read more…

Episode 148 – Grinding My Gears
Duration: 00:59:24 • Size: 27.2 MB

On this episode Lucas revisits Control, Matt shares his thoughts on the PS4 interactive story Erica, Lucas reviews Gears 5 and the guys share their first impressions on NBA2k20. We hope you enjoy the show! Read more…

Episode 147 – Many, Many, Many Games
Duration: 01:09:15 • Size: 23.79 MB

We are back dear listeners! After holiday cruises, excessive day job work hours, and various illnesses Matt and Lucas have finally returned to present episode 147 of the DBG podcast. On this long awaited episode the guys discuss many, many, many games which they spent many, many, many hours playing during the extended time since the last podcast. Lucas has jumped into Remedy’s new 100 Interesting Best Friend Tag Questions game it’s about questions to ask your best friend about yourself,  other new game Control, Matt played Age Of Wonders: Planetfall, and they both played Wolfenstein: Youngblood. Lucas finally took the plunge and bought a Nintendo Switch, and Matt has been playing a whole bunch of Age Of Empires: Definitive Edition and Spyro remastered. We hope you enjoy the show! Read more…

Episode 146 – The One That Isn’t 143
Duration: 00:54:55 • Size: 25.15 MB

It’s a bit of a quiet spell in the gaming world at the moment but of course Matt and Lucas can always find something to chat about. On this episode of the DBG podcast the guys discussed the console release of pixel-art indie platformer Furwind, a little bit about the new EA Originals game Sea of Solitude, and then just talked shit for a bit. We hope you enjoy the show! Read more…

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Episode 145 – E3 2019 Extravaganza
Duration: 02:12:27 • Size: 60.64 MB

E3 has come and gone for another year and boy oh boy this year was jam packed! On this E3 Extravaganza episode Matt & Lucas were joined once again by Karl (aka The Lyrical) from Game Train Podcast to discuss Watch Dogs Legion, Keanu Reeves, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Project Scarlett and so much more! We hope you enjoy this 2-hour long marathon episode 😀 Read more…

Episode 144 – E3 Is Coming
Duration: 01:25:28 • Size: 39.13 MB

It’s that time of year again! E3 is on this week so on this episode Matt & Lucas discuss some of the stuff which has been revealed, annnounced, leaked, or rumoured for E3 2019! Of course before they get to that there are games to talk about! Matt shares a bit more of his thoughts on Days Gone before the guys review Rage 2 and the PS VR game Blood & Truth. We hope you enjoy the show! Read more…

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 🙂 Read more…

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 🙂 Read more…

 
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.
Ghost Recon: Breakpoint (PS4)
Despite some big changes from Wildlands this sequel doesn't quite manage to differentiate itself in a crowded market. While still an immensely fun game with a strong story, it is another Ubisoft 4-person co-op shooter by numbers.
Concrete Genie (PS4)
What starts off as a beautiful and unique experience loses it's way fairly early into this short game. While still managing to be a charming game throughout, the painting mechanics aren't quite nuanced enough to hold up for the journey through. A disjointed combat mechanic thrown in mid-way doesn't help either.
MediEvil (PS4)
A loving coat of fresh paint gives this PSone classic a new life on the PS4. While it still has some of the quirks of PSone gaming it is still great to nostalgically revisit the epic story of Sir Daniel Fortesque.
NBA 2K20 (PS4)
This year's NBA2K must stand for Need Bank Account 2 Kontinue as parasitic micro-transaction systems ruin a great game. The Best part of this game is the addition of a very well rounded and perfectly executed WNBA game mode.
FIFA 20 (PS4)
Although the campaign mode after the end of the Hunter trilogy last year is noticeably missing, a fully fledged Volta Football mode does fill the gap. Some big changes on a gameplay level shake things up and new additions to FUT flesh out that game mode.
Ni No Kuni Remastered (PS4)
Although this remaster is purely a graphical upgrade the game itself is still as charming and fun as ever. A magical fantasy world and a well written story make this game a pure delight to play even on the second time around.
Borderlands 3 (PS4)
A lackluster script which tries to be funny but falls flat at every turn combines with average shooting and repetitive level design to make Borderlands 3 a pale imitation of the games which came before it.
Control (PS4)
A new IP from industry veterans Remedy, Control is a twisting journey in to a twisting building and twisted minds. Good fun, yet not too hard in most places.
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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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