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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…

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 38 – Punting Kittens at EB Expo
Duration: 01:33:36 • Size: 42.86 MB

We are back once again for another episode of the DBG podcast and you are in luck because we have a full crew! Lucas is back in the hosting seat this week as we discuss Borderlands 2 and then a thorough breakdown of the EB Expo by Matt, complete with constant interruptions by the others to crack jokes. Tune in and listen as Matt get’s increasingly frustrated! Also have a listen to the interviews Matt did at the show with Ben Seccombe from 2K Games, Rebecca Rice from Sony Computer Entertainment Australia, Joel Graham from Warner Bros, and Omar Kendall the Creative Director behind PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale. Enjoy the show! Read more…

EBX 2012 – WB Games

Out of all the booths at the 2012 EB Expo a few stood out from the rest. One such booth which stood out despite sitting next to the overbearing cube that was the Call of Duty Black Ops 2 booth was Warner Bros Games. Read more…

EBX 2012

The second annual EB Expo came and went over the weekend just past and it most definitely lived up to EB Games’ hype about being bigger and better than the inaugural show last year. With attendance counting in the thousands higher than last year and the duration increased to three days instead of just two it was definitely a lot busier, and the atmosphere from the punters had the venue buzzing with excitement throughout the entire event. Read more…

Episode 22: EB Expo 2011
Duration: 01:20:21 • Size: 36.79 MB

On this massive episode of the Drop Bear Gaming we are joined by special guests Liz and Tash from Save Game Online to discuss the inaugural EB Expo! We have included our interviews with 2K Games, EA, Microsoft, Nintendo, Mindscape, Ubisoft, and Namco Bandai. Read more…

DBG@EBExpo – How EA Stole The Show

EA Australia stole the show at this year’s EB Expo, but what made their effort such a stand out over all the other exhibitors? It was the little things and maybe some really big things too! Read more…

DBG@EBX – The Saving Grace of The Nintendo 3DS

Up until the Sunday session at the 2011 EB Expo I could safely say that it had literally NEVER occurred to me that I should buy a 3DS. I’m going to be completely honest here, after my initial experience with the 3DS when it was launched I had pretty much written it off as a failure. Price drop? Not interested. Ocarina of Time 3D? I played it on my N64, not interested. So what made me decide to visit the Nintendo booth? Read on to find out. Read more…

EB Expo – Day 1

As the curtain closes on the first day of the EB Expo, I look at the day’s events with satisfaction and a small amount of excitement for what’s lying in wait. Read more…

Win a copy of Modern Warfare 3!

The biggest game release of 2011 is getting closer, Modern Warfare 3 hits shelves on the 8th of November and you could win a copy. Read more…

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Episode 21: The Pre-EB Extravaganza!!
Duration: 00:41:10 • Size: 28.27 MB

In this episode Matt is taking a well earned break after launching the new web site. In his absence Lucas and Susie discuss the games that have been taking up there time. Battlefield 3 beta get’s discussed with the highs and lows, covered from a fans perspective and from a new comer of the multiplayer side of the franchise. They then discuss the games that are coming out before Christmas and what they are looking forward to most. To end the show a cap of the games that will be playable at the EB Expo this week-end and lastly, Lucas ends the show with an appeal for help on behalf of the sick kids of Australia.

 
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
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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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