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Latest Podcast: Episode 175 – Inside The Next-Gen
Episode 175 – Inside The Next-Gen
Duration: 01:04:10 • Size: 29.39 MB

The next generation of video game consoles have finally arrived! Although Matt & Lucas hadn’t quite got their Xbox Series X’s at the time of recording this episode they definitely had their PS5s and had well and truly tried them out. On this episode of the DBG podcast the guys discuss their initial impressions of Sony’s gigantic new console, as well as reviewing Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Spider-Man Miles Morales, Astro’s Playroom, and the PS5 upgrade of NBA2K21. We hope you enjoy the show! Read more…

Assassin's Creed: Valhalla (PS4)
Assassin's Creed Valhalla continues on Ubisoft's path away from the simple stealth-assassin style AC games of the past. Immersive and fun as hell, great world design and packed with beautiful scenery (which is made all the more beautiful with the PS5 free upgrade). A story and world you'll sink 50+ hours into.
Spider-Man: Miles Morales (PS4)
Astounding visuals and a compelling story make this continuation of 2018's Spider-Man a must play game for fans of the web-slinger. Although the game is short it packs some punches.
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Episode 174 – Skal Me Maybe
Duration: 01:16:58 • Size: 35.25 MB

The next gen is officially upon us! Xbox Series X launched yesterday and PS5 launches tomorrow so join Matt & Lucas for one last run down of the latest news about both consoles. Once that is out of the way you can listen to the guys discuss their first impressions of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, and then share their picks for the best games of the PS4/XB1 generation (so far). We hope you enjoy the show! Read more…

Episode 173 – Hypocrites and Hackers
Duration: 01:33:28 • Size: 42.8 MB

Matt & Lucas are back after skipping podcasting duties in October due to AFL related reasons. That is all done and dusted now so they are back in front of the microphone just in time for the final lead up to the next gen console launches. On this episode Matt rants about CD Projekt Red and Cyberpunk 2077 and then the guys catch up on all of the gaming news from the past month, before sharing their thoughts on Ride 4, Star Wars Squadrons, and Watch Dogs Legion. We are glad to be back and we hope you enjoy the show 😀 Read more…

Episode 172 – It’s About Time
Duration: 01:12:20 • Size: 33.12 MB

In true Drop Bear Gaming form Lucas and Matt start this episode discussing news that dropped literally one day after they recorded the last episode. The Microsoft acquisition of Bethesda. The guys also talked about the initial previews of the Xbox Series X and how it may not need launch exclusives to succeed after all. Sprinkled across the episode are reviews of the new The Outer Worlds DLC “Peril On Gorgon”, Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time, and Mafia Definitive Edition. We hope you enjoy the show! Read more…

Episode 171 – RPGs And Remasters
Duration: 01:05:19 • Size: 29.91 MB

The guys continue through their backlog of game reviews this week as well as discussing more about the PS5 pre-orders. Lucas gets nostalgic with Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 + 2, and tries something new with Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars; and Matt gets a taste of what’s to come from Xbox’s acquisition of InXile with Wasteland 3, and runs through Crystal Dynamic’s expansive new superhero game Marvel’s Avengers. Matt also gets to revisit one of his favourite games with THQ Nordic’s Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning. We hope you enjoy the show! Read more…

Episode 170 – 2K Sports, It’s In The Name
Duration: 01:05:00 • Size: 29.76 MB

Oh glorious day! We finally know the important details for both of the next gen consoles! On this episode Matt & Lucas discuss the pricing and release dates for the Xbox Series X and the PS5 as well as everything shown during the PS5 Showcase yesterday. Once they got all of that goodness out of the way the guys reviewed EA Sports UFC 4, Pathfinder: Kingmaker, NBA2K21, and PGA2K21. We hope you enjoy the show! Read more…

Episode 169 – Wipeout with Jellybeans
Duration: 01:20:00 • Size: 36.63 MB

Gaming news has been pouring out over the past few weeks so it’s about time Matt and Lucas got caught up on it all. On this episode of the Drop Bear Gaming podcast the guys discuss news like Halo Infinite’s delay, Epic Games Vs Apple, Ghost of Tsushima multiplayer and more in between reviewing Relicta and Fall Guys. The guys also share their thoughts on the new Netflix limited series High Score. We hope you enjoy the show 🙂 Read more…

Episode 168 – Tsushima? I Hardly Know Her!
Duration: 01:31:47 • Size: 42.02 MB

Lucas and Matt are back after a short hiatus and they are joined by The Game Train Podcast’s Karl for a huge catch up on what’s been happening in the gaming world. After quick reviews of Destroy All Humans and Carrion the guys jumped into the Xbox Games Showcase before sharing their thoughts about Ghost of Tsushima in an in depth review.

We hope you enjoy the show! Read more…

Episode 167 – Forward Formula
Duration: 00:46:11 • Size: 21.15 MB

After a bit of a delay to recording this episode it’s here! This episode is predominantly about Ubisoft and all the good and bad reasons that they have been dominating the gaming news recently. Lucas and Matt open the show by discussing the first ever “Ubisoft Forward” stream which showed off the big games Ubisoft have coming out as well as discussing the sexual harrassment allegations and related resignations which have rocked the publisher. The guys close out the show with reviews of F1 2020 and Iron Man VR. We hope you enjoy the show!

Episode 166 – Tactics and Spoilers
Duration: 01:25:52 • Size: 39.31 MB

It has been two weeks since the release of The Last Of Us Part 2 and so it seems like it’s about time to have a spoiler chat!

Let’s not get ahead of ourselves though because there has been other stuff happening during the last two weeks. First up on this episode Matt shares his reviews of Desperados 3 and Minecraft Dungeons then the guys have a brief chat about some of the bigger gaming news from the past fortnight as the time when E3 would have happened came and went.

Once that is all out of the way Lucas and Matt take a deep dive into The Last Of Us Part 2, expanding upon their review from the previous episode as well as sharing their spoiler-filled thoughts on the story of the game. There is a spoiler warning before that part of the podcast begins so if you haven’t played or finished the game yet and want to avoid it you need not worry about getting anything ruined!

We hope you enjoy the show and would love to hear what you guys thought of The Last Of Us Part 2 as well (via email or private message if you have spoilers :D) Read more…

 
Assassin's Creed: Valhalla (PS4)
Assassin's Creed Valhalla continues on Ubisoft's path away from the simple stealth-assassin style AC games of the past. Immersive and fun as hell, great world design and packed with beautiful scenery (which is made all the more beautiful with the PS5 free upgrade). A story and world you'll sink 50+ hours into.
Spider-Man: Miles Morales (PS4)
Astounding visuals and a compelling story make this continuation of 2018's Spider-Man a must play game for fans of the web-slinger. Although the game is short it packs some punches.
Astro's Playroom (PS4)
A tech demo for the DualSense, a platformer, and a love letter to Playstation history all rolled into one and pre-loaded for free on the PS5. This game only lasts around 3 hours but they are three hours packed with fun and nostalgia.
Watch Dogs Legion (PS4)
The much anticipated "play as anyone" gameplay mechanic of Watch Dogs Legion didn't end up living up to expectations in this sequel which fails to really innovate in any meaningful way in the franchise series. Still fun and packed full of stuff to do but in the end it feels a bit hollow and meaningless.
Star Wars Squadrons (PS4)
A really great Star Wars dogfighting game with really robust flight controls which makes the game a real pleasure to play. Squadrons is a phenomenal game to play in VR as well, however the game overall is let down by a weak narrative and some odd gameplay choices outside of the actual spaceship flying.
Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time (PS4)
It's been 22 years since the last proper Crash game and Toys For Bob have taken the reins from Naughty Dog with the passion and love that true Crash fans deserve. It's an absolute treasure and a fitting way to see this Gen's consoles out.
Mafia: Definitive Edition (PS4)
Hangar 13 have nailed it with this remake of the 2002 classic. This is probably one of the best quality remasters we have seen with it's fresh modern graphics, improved controls, and all new voice acting, while remaining faithful to the original. Absolutely recommended.
The Outer Worlds: Peril On Gorgon (PS4)
More content for an already great game. Although this DLC doesn't add much in the way of new features it does add a good sized area to explore, a bunch of new dialogue, and a fun new side quest during it's 6ish hour playtime.
Wasteland 3 (PS4)
An excellent post-apocalyptic CRPG from InXile. The combination of classic CRPG with XCOM-style combat is really enjoyable and the dialogue, voice acting, and story-line keep it fresh throughout. Innovative RPG systems make this a really great game to experience, especially on console. Absolutely recommend.
Marvel's Avengers (PS4)
Crystal Dynamics have aimed for Destiny but landed at Anthem with this confused game which doesn't quite know what it wants to be. The classic comic book style plot and well acted characters are definitely the highlight of this game, as well as a bunch of fan service. Unfortunately a hodge podge of Games As A Service systems detract from the genuinely fun single player campaign.
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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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