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New Gamebook Adventure Out Today

Temple of the Spider God, the 7th title in the Gamebook Adventures series by Melbourne-based developer Tin Man Games has gone live on the iTunes App Store today. Read more…

Shadowgun

Madfinger Games have been busy focussing on all things mobile and the result of their hard work is a small download but a massive game: Shadowgun. Read more…

Jetpack Joyride

After hearing all the hype about this highly anticipated new iPhone game from Halfbrick which we all know for its largely successful game Fruit Ninja, I decided to purchase Jetpack Joyride and see what all the fuss is about. I admit that I was pleasantly surprised. Read more…

Firemint Drops First Gameplay Trailer of SPY mouse

Aussie developers Firemint announced their latest project back in March at the Game Developer’s Conference in San Francisco. At the time the new game was being shown off with the name Agent Squeek, however since then they have given it a new name and it’s nearly ready for launch. Read more…

Apple Cut App Prices In Aus by Up To 25%

There has been a great bit of news today with the announcement that Apple are lowering prices in the Australian App Store to bring it in line with the US. Read more…

Drop Bear App Dance #1

Hi guys and girls, as we now have iPads on the staff I thought I would start sharing my weekly adventures into the murky world of the iOS app store with you all. I like nothing better than finding and learning about new apps and playing the games while on the go. So with that in mind I am going to start collecting apps and letting you know about the best ones and of course the worst. I will make it short and sweet, unless it warrants a more detailed review. So strap yourself in and get ready for a Drop Bear App Dance. Read more…

Looking for a Fruit Salad, Halfbrick’s got you covered

Over 150 billion fruit have met the blade in only 10 months since Fruit Ninja was released in April last year. Halfbrick Studios have announced that in those 10 months over 6 million paid copies of Fruit Ninja have been sold on the App Store. With numbers like those Goulburn Valley will need to stop canning. Read more…

Firemint’s Real Racing 2 Update and Price Cut!

Melbourne game studio Firemint are in our headlines yet again and this time it’s because they’ve released the v1.0.2 update for Real Racing 2 on the iPod Touch and iPhone. In this latest version they have added not only 6 all-new events, but they have also implemented multiplayer leaderboards and rankings, so all you racing buffs can face up against each other. Read more…

Firemint’s Flight Control Sells Over 3.8 Million Copies

As of the 16th January 2011, Firemint had sold 3,881,634 copies of Flight Control for the iPhone, giving them a firm place in the all-time highest selling iPhone app list in many countries around the world. The game was originally launched on March 5th 2009, and within 3 months it had sold a million copies, then by this time last year it had hit 2 million with around 46% of sales in the US, 19% in the UK, and 8% in Australia. Read more…

Fruit Ninja: a CES Shoutout and #1 on Windows Phone 7

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was held in Las Vegas over the weekend, and Brisbane’s own Halfbrick was given an honourable mention at Microsoft’s keynote press conference. During their keynote, which was live streamed across the internet to millions, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer mentioned Halfbrick’s enormously successful title Fruit Ninja a number of times. I’m sure that will help boost their sales which already place them as the #1 highest-selling title for Windows Phone 7. Read more…

 
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.
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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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