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Episode 191 – Target Acquired
Duration: 01:17:29 • Size: 35.47 MB

Well it has been a huge few weeks in the gaming industry since we recorded last. Microsoft acquired Activision Blizzard for US$69 billion, Sony acquired Bungie for US$3.6 billion and both have said they have more to come. On this episode of the DBG podcast Matt & Lucas share their thoughts on those two moves as well as what could be next. After that chat they discuss some of the biggest non-acquisition news from the industry as well as sharing their reviews of Uncharted: Legacy Of Thieves, Guardians of the Galaxy, and a little about Pokemon Legends Arceus. We hope you enjoy the show! Read more…

Guardians of the Galaxy (PS5)
Eidos-Montréal and Square Enix delivered a save the universe size story fitting only of the Guardians of the Galaxy. The banter, fighting and grandiose nature of the plot is matched at every twist and turn by the well fleshed out and perfectly executed character driven stories. A gem of a game that offers much to fans of the comic book, MCU and superhero games alike. 4.5/5
Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves (PS5)
It hasn't been long since the two remastered games in this collection first came out on PS4, however they are still incredible. Uncharted 4 remains one of the best fan service end of an era games I've ever played, while Lost Legacy answered the question of whether Uncharted would work without Nathan Drake with a resounding yes. This remaster brings updated graphics and effects but most importantly it does away with load times. Definitely recommend.
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Episode 190 – Dropicron Variant
Duration: 01:05:59 • Size: 30.21 MB

52 days without a podcast! It’s crazy what the holiday season mixed with a sprinkling of COVID-19 can do to podcasting plans, but Matt & Lucas are finally back! Normally by this time of the year we would have thrown down a Game Of The Year EXTRAVAGANZA and an episode about what we are looking forward to for the new year, but since we are behind schedule we decided to just roll them into one. We are so glad to be back and able to share another episode of the DBG podcast with you all and we hope you didn’t miss us too much đŸ˜€ Enjoy the show! Read more…

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Episode 189 – Far Squeal
Duration: 01:37:51 • Size: 44.8 MB

There are a few big hitters on the cards for this episode including Far Cry 6, Riders Republic, the GTA Trilogy “Definitive Edition”, and of course the big one: My Friend Peppa Pig. Join Matt and Lucas as they share their reviews of those games as well as talking about some recent news. We hope you enjoy the show! Read more…

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Episode 188 – Nostalging
Duration: 00:45:04 • Size: 20.64 MB

No more delays! Episode 188 is overdue so we better get it bloody posted. Instead of cleverly using the quiet times to take long breaks between episodes Matt & Lucas decided to wait until every game came out, so the review backlog is stacking up. Have no fear though, they will get through it all starting with this very episode! After a quick look at some news the guys jump into reviews of Diablo 2 Resurrected, FIFA 22, Hot Wheels Unleashed, and then close out the show with their thoughts on Back 4 Blood. Sorry about the wait but we hope you enjoy the show! Read more…

Episode 187 – Murder On The Podfloor
Duration: 01:14:41 • Size: 34.2 MB

A week and a half after being recorded episode 187 is finally uploaded! Yay! Matt & Lucas recorded this one right before Matt went on holiday for a week so not much was happening in the editing department but your patience has been rewarded dear listeners! On this belated episode the guys make a bunch of date references which have now all passed as they discuss their thoughts on Deathloop, NBA2K21, and some news which is now old news. We hope you enjoy the show!

Episode 186 – Mimecast
Duration: 01:11:18 • Size: 32.65 MB

Sony have finally decided to share some glimpses of what they’ve been working on! Late last week we were treated to the PlayStation Showcase stream for 2021 and it had some beauties. On this episode of the DBG podcast Matt & Lucas discuss what was shown and what were their highlights from the showing (and a little about Gamescom from the week before too!). Lucas also reviewed EA Sports Madden NFL 2022 and the guys chatted about the Riders Republic beta. We hope you enjoy the show! Read more…

Episode 185 – Hibernation & Betas
Duration: 00:52:55 • Size: 24.23 MB

The classically quiet third quarter of the year rolls on as we creep towards the busy end of the year. Our boredom has a cure though because fortunately for us it seems like now is the perfect time to be running betas for upcoming games! On this episode of the DBG podcast Matt & Lucas discuss the latest happenings in the games industry as well as their thoughts on the Back4Blood beta, Halo Infinite Technical Alpha, Diablo 2 Remastered beta, and a whole bunch more. We hope you enjoy the show! Read more…

Episode 184 – Who Said Chivalry is Dead?
Duration: 01:06:46 • Size: 30.57 MB

We are in the doldrums of the gaming year in that lull after E3 but before the fourth quarter release avalanche but never fear because Matt & Lucas have still managed to find some stuff to talk about! Matt shares his thoughts on the latest Elder Scrolls Online expansion as well as the Console Enhanced edition on PS5, and Lucas talks opening doors for ladies and throwing his jacket in puddles as he reviews Chivalry 2. Matt also lets us know about the Final Fantasy VII Remake remaster for PS5 (technically it’s an upgrade not a remaster but whatever!) and the guys chat about some hypotheticals around game exclusivity. We hope you enjoy the show! Read more…

Episode 183 – E3 2021 Extravaganza!
Duration: 01:27:53 • Size: 40.24 MB

It’s that time of the year again! The start of June brings around E3 and that means a whole bunch of game announcements and news and of course the DBG Annual E3 Extravaganza!!! Before the Extravaganza could begin on this episode though Matt & Lucas had to get a few reviews out of the way. First up the guys share their thoughts on Mass Effect: Legendary Edition before diving into the shiny new PS5 exclusive Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart. With the reviews out of the way the guys ran through their highlights from all of the E3 announcements which mostly came from Xbox (about time!). We hope you enjoy the show! Read more…

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Episode 182 – Timeloops & Terror
Duration: 00:51:47 • Size: 23.72 MB

On this episode of the DBG podcast Matt & Lucas finally share their thoughts on Resident Evil Village and the new PS5 exclusive Returnal from developer Housemarque. As usual the guys chat about some semi-recent news while cracking jokes and having a laugh. Good old classic DBG. We hope you enjoy the show! Read more…

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Guardians of the Galaxy (PS5)
Eidos-Montréal and Square Enix delivered a save the universe size story fitting only of the Guardians of the Galaxy. The banter, fighting and grandiose nature of the plot is matched at every twist and turn by the well fleshed out and perfectly executed character driven stories. A gem of a game that offers much to fans of the comic book, MCU and superhero games alike. 4.5/5
Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves (PS5)
It hasn't been long since the two remastered games in this collection first came out on PS4, however they are still incredible. Uncharted 4 remains one of the best fan service end of an era games I've ever played, while Lost Legacy answered the question of whether Uncharted would work without Nathan Drake with a resounding yes. This remaster brings updated graphics and effects but most importantly it does away with load times. Definitely recommend.
Skyrim: Anniversary Edition (PS5)
It's the same Skyrim we've seen for ten years but in a nice new gen skin with a bunch of added content rolled in. If you haven't ever played Skyrim then this is absolutely the definitive edition, and even if you have played it before then why not jump in again?
Far Cry 6 (PS5)
Ubisoft have continued with the formula they seem to have followed since Far Cry 3. In this latest entry in the franchise you can expect a few new weapons, a new location, another dictator to overthrow and people that need your special killing skills to save them.
Riders Republic (PS5)
The most comprehensive extreme sports game out there. A beautiful and huge open world map packed full of activities as well as a really fun social and multiplayer element make this game exceptionally fun to play.
My Friend Peppa Pig (PS5)
One of the most faithful-to-the-source licensed kids games out there. Quite short but plenty of fun for really young kids with an easy control scheme and a familiar style.
GTA Trilogy: The Definitive Edition (PS5)
A buggy and unpolished mess of a port which really does a disservice to the original games. Improved controls provide almost the sole positive to this dismal remaster collection which fails to reinvigorate the trilogy in the way it deserves after 20 years.
Back 4 Blood (PS5)
4-player co-op zombie slaughter is back! The creators of Left 4 Dead have returned with a shiny new entry in the genre while keeping it fresh with a neatly balanced card system. A bit rough in single player but an unrivaled co-op shooter experience.
Hot Wheels Unleashed (PS5)
A fast-paced arcade racer with maximum nostalgia factor which is let down by loot boxes and a lack of variation in the tracks. Still good fun and great for kids but it disappointingly falls just short in a couple of areas.
FIFA 22 (PS5)
FIFA is back again, as always. While still being unequivocally the best soccer/football game available there isn't really anything too revolutionary about this iteration. Visually impressive, fun to play, but you could easily get by continuing with FIFA 21.
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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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