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Latest Podcast: Episode 182 – Timeloops & Terror
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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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.
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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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Episode 176 – Don’t Cross The Streams
Duration: 00:56:49 • Size: 26.02 MB

As we close in on Drop Bear Gaming’s 10th Birthday at the end of this month we decided it was time to try something new. Matt & Lucas sat down in front of a camera and recorded this episode of the podcast live on the shiny new DBG twitch stream! The guys discussed Xbox xCloud, Demon’s Souls, Immortals Fenyx Rising, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Commandos 2 HD Remaster on Switch and more. Let us know what you think of the show, and feel free to catch the guys on the Twitch stream at twitch.tv/DropBearGaming1<@–more–>

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…

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…

 
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.
Gods Will Fall (PS4)
This is not your typical side scroller. It's a sideways, longways, slantways, and almost any which ways you can think of - dungeon adventure. Pick your champion from your surviving group and thrust them into each unknown dungeon. If your champion fails, pick the next and start again. Just don't run out of champions!
Cyberpunk 2077 (PS4)
Putting aside the glitches and crashes, Cyberpunk 2077 is a gorgeous and entertaining game, to a point. There are constant examples of master game-making in CDPR's world, however the storytelling, many of the games mechanics (namely the shooting and driving) and at times annoying acting, leave much to be desired. (If we were to include all the glitches & crashes this score would be halved)
Demon's Souls (PS4)
Absolutely breathtaking visuals on the PS5 add a brilliant finish to this exceptional remake of the original souls-like game. Unforgivingly punishing when it comes to mistakes, yet always promising and delivering the satisfaction of a job well done. An exceptional launch title for the new Playstation.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (PS4)
Treyarch's latest entry to the Call of Duty franchise is a well made, full throttle, action blockbuster. A well fleshed out campaign mode and the typical heart-in-mouth multiplayer CoD is known for.
Immortals Fenyx Rising (PS4)
An interesting new IP from Ubisoft which plays like a combination of some of the best elements from plenty of other franchises. Graphics and puzzle echo Breath of the Wild while the open world design itself is reminiscent of Assassin's Creed but it all comes together in a refreshing and fun way with narration reminiscent of Saturday morning cartoons.
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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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