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Latest Podcast: Episode 189 – Far Squeal
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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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.
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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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Episode 181 – Inside Outriders
Duration: 01:15:13 • Size: 34.44 MB

Matt & Lucas can’t stop playing Outriders so they decided it was time to give the game an official DBG review. Spoiler alert: it’s a whole lot of fun. Apart from that the guys also discuss some recent news including Cyberpunk 2077 sales and refund numbers, and PS5 becoming the fastest selling console of all time; then they chat about the long development time and lack of news about Beyond Good and Evil 2. As always we hope you enjoy the show! Read more…

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Episode 180 – Married With Children
Duration: 01:11:47 • Size: 32.87 MB

After a 6-week hiatus thanks to the planning and execution of a wedding and honeymoon followed by a COVID lockdown Matt & Lucas are finally back with another episode of the DBG podcast!! On this show the guys catch up on some of the biggest news and discuss whether or not brick and mortar gaming events are still worth doing. Matt also reviews Starbase Startopia and the joyfully excellent new co-op game from Hazelight & EA: It Takes Two. We are glad to be back and we hope you enjoy the show! Read more…

 
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.
Diablo 2 Resurrected (PS5)
The OG dungeon crawler Diablo 2 has been refreshed and released on consoles for the first time. While lacking some of the real greatness that we saw in Diablo 3 this is still a great chance to revisit an absolute classic of the genre with updated graphics and a solid control scheme. A little clunky but still iconic.
Deathloop (PS5)
Deathloops fun and interesting weapons and special abilities hold up it's weak AI and a handholdy gameplay loop. The game is fun enough but it loses it's lustre well before the 15-20 hour completion mark.
NBA2K22 (PS5)
NBA2K22 continues where 21 left off. There isn't a huge improvement in game play but the emphasis this time is on a much larger player environment. If you just want to play Bball it's the same 2K you love, but if you want to grow your player and you aim to school the online world, there is more to do than ever before.
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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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