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Latest Podcast: Episode 186 – Mimecast
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…

Madden NFL 2022 (PS5)
Madden's back and it's a touchdown, but one with a few quarterback sacks and fumbles along the way. If you're a die hard NFL fan it will scratch your itch, just don't expect the polish we've see in many other sports games.
Chivalry 2 (PS5)
Chivalry 2 picks up where the first left off nine years ago. Lots of deaths, lots of longswords swinging and lots of fun. A total cluster, but one well worth the effort.
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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!

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…

Episode 179 – You Get What You Deserve
Duration: 01:09:54 • Size: 32 MB

Isn’t it funny how some things happen at coincidentally just the right time? On this episode of the DBG podcast Matt & Lucas talk about a bunch of the latest news from the gaming world including the exceptionally timely hack of CDPR. The guys also discuss PlayStation’s latest State of Play stream, the killing blow of Anthem, and more! The podcast closes with some discussion about PS5-exclusive Destruction Allstars, Immortals Fenyx Rising DLC, and Lucas’ review of Gods Will Fall. We hope you enjoy the show! Read more…

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Episode 178 – Cyberflunk 2077
Duration: 01:02:41 • Size: 28.7 MB

It’s finally time to talk about Cyberpunk 2077… Matt & Lucas definitely have things to say about the most anticipated game of 2020, but that’s not all that’s on this episode of the DBG podcast. The guys also talk about some of the big news from the past couple of weeks (including their thoughts on the GameStop stock situation) and talk about which games they are most excited for in 2021. As always thanks for listening and we hope you enjoy the show! Read more…

Episode 177 – GOTY 2020 Extravaganza!
Duration: 01:27:44 • Size: 40.17 MB

Happy New Year! Yes we are a bit late but hey, these things happen. Matt & Lucas have finally managed to get an episode recorded in 2021 (DBG turned 10 at the beginning of this year!) after holiday breaks and illness.

It just so happens that this very first episode of 2021 should in fact have been the very last episode of 2020 because it’s our Game Of The Year special! On this episode, as is customary here at DBG, the guys discuss the biggest news and events in gaming from the year that has ended and then discuss the games which stood out to them. We hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane and we look forward to another year with you all! Read more…

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Madden NFL 2022 (PS5)
Madden's back and it's a touchdown, but one with a few quarterback sacks and fumbles along the way. If you're a die hard NFL fan it will scratch your itch, just don't expect the polish we've see in many other sports games.
Chivalry 2 (PS5)
Chivalry 2 picks up where the first left off nine years ago. Lots of deaths, lots of longswords swinging and lots of fun. A total cluster, but one well worth the effort.
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (PS5)
Stunning graphics harnessing the power of the PS5 make the latest entry in the R&C franchise a real showcase for the system. The charming story and huge variety of weapons keep players hooked but unfortunately under-utilised gameplay mechanics, the short game-length, and a lack of replayability make this game a hard sell at it's high launch price.
Mass Effect: Legendary Edition (PS4)
Collecting the Shepard trilogy along with all of its DLC into one package makes the Legendary Edition a must have for fans of the series as well as a great all-in-one purchase for new players. A fresh coat of paint and some quality of life changes definitely improve the game but the game-universe and the epic story are brilliant regardless of that.
WonderBoy: Asha In Monster World (PS4)
A remake/remaster of a classic mid-90s platformer, Asha In Monster World looks really great and is a fine nostalgia trip but it is let down by out-dated controls and gameplay mechanics which fail to stand up to modern standards.
Returnal (PS5)
Insanely fast-paced and action packed bullet hell combat combined with a twisted mystery story make this game a hell of a ride. The rogue-like genre may leave a bad taste in some players mouths particularly with the long run lengths but this game is truly a triumph for Housemarque.
Resident Evil Village (PS5)
Fast and not really furious. A direct follow on from RE7. Well written and compelling if you're a fan, but don't start here if you're new to the franchise.
Outriders (PS5)
A memorable world, powerful special abilities, fast-paced & fun shooting combined with some really innovative gameplay systems make Outriders a blast to play. An exciting new entry in the 3rd person shooter genre which is only slightly let down by it's rather flat plot and B-movie dialogue.
It Takes Two (PS5)
An absolute rollercoaster of a game. Every level is unique in theme and gameplay mechanics while still maintaining a coherent game which doesn't feel overwhelming or too busy. The story is compelling while offering great fun for the co-op partners who play. A must play for anyone looking for great a co-op game. Hazelight have nailed it.
Starbase Startopia (PS5)
We've come to expect great games from Kalypso Media but unfortunately this one is only a middling sim/strategy game. Startopia is competent in the necessary areas but it's nothing special and it's lacking in the overall depth required from the genre. Disappointing.
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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.
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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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