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Episode 119 – GOTY 2017
Duration: 01:03:07 • Size: 43.35 MB

It’s here! It’s the final DBG podcast episode for 2017, and it is of course the Game Of The Year special! Matt and Lucas were joined by a special guest on this episode, the one and only Karl from the Game Train podcast (aka The Lyrical) to share his picks for the year and to treat us with a song performance. The guys continued the DBG tradition of discussing each of their three favourite games of the year, as well as their biggest disappointments and some honourable mentions which just missed out. We hope you enjoy the show and wish you all the best for the new year! Read more…

Knack 2 (PS4)
An excellent sequel which improves upon the flaws from the original. A new co-op mode adds another layer to the game, and extra challenge modes add a bit of fun replayability. A really fun game and great for small kids.
Morphite (PC)
Space exploration shooter which has similarities to No Man's Sky but with clunky gameplay and a lack of polish. Lots of content to explore but it gets repetitive quickly. A little interesting but ultimately underwhelming.
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Episode 118 – Eating Up Their Bottom Lines
Duration: 01:18:34 • Size: 35.97 MB

Matt and Lucas are back with the second last episode for 2017! To start the show they reflect upon the turn of events in the industry following the discussion of micro transactions on the last episode, which I’m sure we can all agree played a major part in getting the loot box discussion happening around the world (Hi to our listeners in the Belgian government!).

Next up Matt shares his thoughts on South Park: The Fractured But Whole and some PlayLink games, Lucas shares his review of NBA2K18, then Matt follows up with reviews of Ben 10, LA Noire remastered, and Need For Speed Payback. Enjoy the show and look out for our GOTY episode coming up later this month! Read more…

Episode 117 – Egyptians, Nazis, Cars, and Rants
Duration: 01:11:33 • Size: 32.77 MB

It’s the busiest time of year for gamers, so many games but such little time. On this episode of the podcast Lucas and Matt share their thoughts on Assassin’s Creed Origins, Wolfenstein 2, Gran Turismo Sport and more. They also have a chat about micro-transactions given their prevalence in games at the moment which leads to a classic Matt rant. Enjoy! Read more…

Episode 116 – Games and Gaming Expos
Duration: 01:32:44 • Size: 42.46 MB

So many games and so little time! The guys are back once again and they have pile of games to review including Knack 2, Project Cars 2, Morphite, Pinball FX 3, Everybody’s Golf, and of course more discussion about Destiny 2. Lucas and Matt also had the pleasure of going to EB Expo after it’s prodigal son return to the Gold Coast for the first time since it’s inaugural show in 2011. They share their thoughts on the event as well as inevitable comparisons to PAX Aus. We hope you enjoy the show! Read more…

Episode 115 – Destiny Returns
Duration: 00:54:54 • Size: 25.14 MB

Destiny has returned, at it is just as addictive as always. Join Matt and Lucas as they share their thoughts on Destiny 2, as well as Knack 2 and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. If you are playing Destiny 2 on PS4 don’t forget to join the Drop Bear Gaming clan so you can play with us! Enjoy the show! Read more…

Episode 114 – Just Cause
Duration: 00:45:29 • Size: 20.83 MB

Matt and Lucas are back again, this time discussing Just Cause 3, Matterfall, and the pros and cons of Games With Gold and PlayStation Plus. The guys also share their thoughts on Gamescom 2017. Read more…

Episode 113 – N-Sanity!
Duration: 00:53:31 • Size: 24.51 MB

Matt and Lucas are finally back with another episode! After several weeks of illness and work commitments they have returned to bring you some good old fashioned game discussions. On this episode of the DBG podcast the guys discuss Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles, Mafia 3 DLC, Crash Bandicoot N-Sane Trilogy, and Masquerada: Songs and Shadow. We hope you enjoy the show! Read more…

Episode 112 – E3 2017 Extravaganza
Duration: 01:02:14 • Size: 28.5 MB

It’s that time of year again, so of course we had to our fellow Drop Bear Susie back on the show to join us for a discussion of everything we saw at E3 2017. The team talk about Battlefront 2, Beyond Good & Evil 2, and of course the Xbox One X as well as much more. Read more…

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Episode 111 – Evolution
Duration: 01:21:08 • Size: 37.15 MB

Matt and Lucas are back once again with plenty to discuss on this episode of the DBG podcast. The guys start by sharing their thoughts on AFL Evolution from Wicked Witch Software before moving on to Injustice 2, Prey, and more. Read more…

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Episode 110 – VR, Sniping, and Sandler
Duration: 01:00:28 • Size: 27.69 MB

On this episode of the DBG Podcast Matt discusses VR games Tethered and Symphony Of The Machine, as well as a few VR movies which he checked out. Lucas shares his thoughts on the Avegant Glyph personal theatre headset, and his impressions of Sniper Ghost Warrior 3. Read more…

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Knack 2 (PS4)
An excellent sequel which improves upon the flaws from the original. A new co-op mode adds another layer to the game, and extra challenge modes add a bit of fun replayability. A really fun game and great for small kids.
Morphite (PC)
Space exploration shooter which has similarities to No Man's Sky but with clunky gameplay and a lack of polish. Lots of content to explore but it gets repetitive quickly. A little interesting but ultimately underwhelming.
Pinball FX 3 (PS4)
Another great entry in the Pinball FX series. The new online tournament system adds an entire new level to pinball video games while new "special abilities" and challenges add a huge amount of gameplay to freshen up the genre and keep gamers busy.
Ruiner (PS4)
Fast-paced ultra-violent twin-stick shooter with a gritty dark cyberpunk/sci-fi visual style and an atmospheric soundtrack. All of the gameplay elements work well enough but the campaign is disappointingly short with repetitive level design.
Project Cars 2 (PS4)
Visually stunning, with really strong sound design, but let down by the
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (PS4)
Hits the usual beats of an Uncharted game which while not new, are still great to experience. The dialogue between Chloe and Nadine and the story overall was really well written. Naughty Dog have proven that they can make a solid Uncharted game without Nathan Drake.
Destiny 2 (PS4)
Despite having so many similarities to Destiny 1 this game has enough new features to entice old players to get on board. It's definitely just as fun as the original and a great multiplayer experience to enjoy with friends.
Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles (PS4)
Beautiful and relaxing game for all ages. An open-world adventure game without combat but with plenty to explore and do. Quite a slow plodding game but that suits it's nature to a tee.
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy (PS4)
A great remaster of a classic platforming game in a time where good platformers are few and far between. We wish it came with Crash Team Racing as well but getting to replay the original trilogy is a real treat.
Masquerada: Songs and Shadow (PS4)
An intriguing story with well written characters, smooth isometric visuals, and a very well built world. Tactical RPG although the gameplay mechanics aren't great and it's pretty linear. At only 20 hours long though it's definitely worth it to experience the story.
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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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