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Episode 157 – Decade In Review Part 4
Duration: 01:33:25 • Size: 42.77 MB

Our trip in the way-back machine has come to an end with this final episode in our Decade In Review series. On this episode Lucas and Matt finish off their look back at the last ten years in gaming with discussions about 2018 & 2019, the rise of cloud gaming, and the interesting stories of Double Fine and Insomniac Games. They close out the episode with their favourite games of the decade.

We hope you enjoyed listening to this look back at the past ten years as much as we enjoyed making it. We will be back to our regularly scheduled programming on the next episode. Read more…

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (PS4)
Respawn have brought us the single player Star Wars experience we have been waiting for. Fallen Order has that iconic Star Wars feel thanks to a well written story and brilliant sound design and paves the way for an all new SW gaming franchise.
Need For Speed Heat (PS4)
An amalgamation of all of the best bits from the Need For Speed games over the years. Strong graphics are only let down by lacklustre character models but they don't matter much in a racing game. Gameplay is fun and there is plenty to do but is let down by some disappointing AI.
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Episode 156 – Decade In Review Part 3
Duration: 01:34:35 • Size: 43.3 MB

It’s time for the third part of our Decade in Review mini-series of podcasts as we edge closer to the end of our discussion about the 2010’s. On this episode Matt & Lucas share their highlights of 2016 and 2017, have a chat about the cultural phenomenon that was Pokemon GO, and discuss the introduction of the Battle Royale genre. We hope you enjoy the show! Read more…

Episode 155 – Decade in Review Part 2
Duration: 01:46:51 • Size: 48.92 MB

Our journey in the way-back machine continues in part two of our Decade in Review podcast series. On this episode Matt & Lucas share their highlights and favourite games from 2013-2015, as well as discuss Obsidian Entertainment’s journey from imminent closure to Kickstarter success to acquisition by Microsoft, the decade of Assassin’s Creed, and much more. We hope you enjoy the show!

P.S. Sorry if the episode is a little bit disjointed, we recorded it in two parts. We hope you like it anyway! Read more…

Episode 154 – Decade in Review Part 1
Duration: 01:28:15 • Size: 40.41 MB

Happy New Decade everyone! Jeez it seems like we haven’t had a post for you guys since a decade ago! Okay now that we’ve got the terrible Dad jokes out of the way it’s time to look back at the past ten years in gaming, take stock, remember the good times fondly, and prepare for a new era in gaming. This episode of the DBG podcast is part 1 of our four part Decade in Review series. Four parts? Yeah well it’s hard to compress ten years of amazing video games into a single podcast episode so we decided to indulge ourselves.

On part 1 of our mini-series Matt & Lucas discuss their favourite moments from 2010-2012 as well as having a bit of a chat about some interesting highlights or stories from the past ten years. They discuss the rise of mobile gaming, the life of the PlayStation Vita, the roller-coaster of success, bankruptcy, and then resurrection that was Telltale Games. We hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed making this episode and we are looking forward to sharing part 2 with you soon! Read more…

Episode 153 – GOTY 2019 Extravaganza!
Duration: 01:37:34 • Size: 44.67 MB

It’s that time of the year again: sleigh bells are jingling, halls are being decked, and of course lists are getting checked twice. Lists of the best and worst games of this year that is!

The annual DBG game of the year EXTRAVAGANZA episode is here although this has been a kind of slow year in gaming Matt and Lucas found plenty to talk about. The show kicks off with discussions about some of the biggest things in gaming news from 2019 before the guys break down the biggest releases of the year and share their favourite games and their biggest disappointments for the year. We hope you enjoy the show and wish you all a very Merry Christmas and of course we remind you all to stay vigilant and stay safe these holidays as Drop Bear season is in full swing! Happy listening 🙂 Read more…

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Episode 152 – Uncharted Space
Duration: 00:55:50 • Size: 25.57 MB

The Force is strong with this episode! The deal between Disney and EA has finally brought us the single player Star Wars game that we have been waiting a decade and it’s a pretty good one. On this episode of the DBG podcast Matt and Lucas discuss Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, then Matt reviews Need For Speed Heat and Civilization VI. Lucas closes out the show with another patented DBG rant about EB Games. We hope you enjoy the show! Read more…

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…

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…

 
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (PS4)
Respawn have brought us the single player Star Wars experience we have been waiting for. Fallen Order has that iconic Star Wars feel thanks to a well written story and brilliant sound design and paves the way for an all new SW gaming franchise.
Need For Speed Heat (PS4)
An amalgamation of all of the best bits from the Need For Speed games over the years. Strong graphics are only let down by lacklustre character models but they don't matter much in a racing game. Gameplay is fun and there is plenty to do but is let down by some disappointing AI.
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.
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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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