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Susie’s PAX Diary – Day One

PAX Australia, as known as the Penny Arcade Exhibition, finally hit Down Under on Friday July 19th, 2013, in not so sunny Melbourne.  Filled with exhibitors, Q&A panels, demonstrations, and anything you can think of that is gaming and anime related.  For us proud nerds and gamers alike, it is almost like Christmas in July.  I was lucky enough to attend for DBG as media, alongside our own Matt, and got to prod, play, and chat with attendees and exhibitors.

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Xbox One Lost The Battle, Has Playstation 4 Won The War?

Over the past twenty four hours or so, I have seen increasing numbers of tweets, Facebook updates, memes and articles showing a growth spurt in supporting the Playstation 4 being the next gen console of choice – even from folks I have  known to be the Xbox faithful’s in my inner gaming circle.  While I am all for the preferential choice of platforms, and have tried to maintain neutrality between the two choices, I am wondering if I will be the only one with an Xbox One.

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Review – Sim City

Arguably one of the best-known titles in gaming for many years, the new instalment proved its’ popularity with server hiccups upon release — the biggest ruckus on social media since Diablo III launched in 2012.  Launch problems aside, the popular city building title plays different to its predecessors and is an overall charming little package.  Sim City – the fifth instalment, is here.  At the time of publication, it seems to now be working fine too!

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Need For Speed Most Wanted

The next instalment of the Need For Speed franchise is finally here with Criterion’s signature touch in the car racing genre. For some gamers, especially Criterion veterans, there will be a strong familiar feeling when playing the game. Most Wanted – while yes, is about racing some lovely cars and evading law enforcement along the way – has included some nice changes and dynamics that should be a stepping stone for all future races. Read more…

Medal of Honor Warfighter

Current generation gamers may associate military FPS games under the branding of the Call of Duty and Battlefield series exclusively.  When a new title comes along that branches out in the genre, it may almost be seen as the new kid in school; many are intrigued, curious and will use first impressions to decide if it will ‘fit in’ to their gaming collection.  As a gamer, it is important to remember that a title generally holds its own, and it is in no way clever to compare apples to oranges, or in this case – a pineapple.  Medal of Honor Warfighter (MoHW) has finally enrolled with plenty of sweet and sticky juice on the inside.

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Lollipop Chainsaw

When one thinks about zombies in video games, titles like Left 4 Dead, Zombie Apocalypse, Dead Island, and so forth come to mind.  Even recently, Robert Kirkman’s zombie creation The Walking Dead has become interactive on gaming platforms.  We rarely suspect the zombie-hunting protagonist to be a perky 18-year-old cheerleader, nor would we expect to decapitate a zombie and see rainbows.  Thanks to Suda 51, it is now possible.

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Ghost Recon: Future Soldier

This could be one of the more challenging reviews I have written to date.  GRFS is a long awaited game for the Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon series –  it has been eleven years since the first game, and five years since Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 – so essentially it should appeal to veterans of the game series or be a refreshing change for newcomers.  This is about tactical warfare, and as far as current shooters are concerned, Ghost Recon Future Soldier is doing things a bit different. Read more…

Episode 29 – Drop Bear Hill HD
Duration: 01:08:11 • Size: 31.22 MB

On episode 29 of the Drop Bear Gaming podcast, Susie puts on her hosting hat and we discuss the recent release of the Silent Hill HD collection and have a discussion about the horror genre in games.  Tim had some time to play a bit of Silent Hill HD and tells Lucas and Susie about it.

In a nutshell we discuss ghosts, zombies, psychological threats and even just a creepy atmosphere in a game.  We also get to talk a little bit about David Lynch – yay!

Reviewed Kinect Star Wars, I Have

Roughly two years ago at E3, we finally got to see what Project Natal was all about; thus being the Kinect for Xbox 360.  We saw what Your Shape Fitness Evolved, Dance Central and Kinect Sports had in store for us.  We also got a little teaser for Kinect Star Wars, which had a lot of tongues wagging – especially mine.  With a vague release date, and even originally set for October 2011 that got delayed just a little more, the wait finally ended on April 5, 2012.  Kinect Star Wars is here and was well worth the wait.  As far as expectations of ‘will this game give me a lightsabre and can I use the force in a Star Wars environment?’ – Absolutely! Read more…

Modern Warfare 3

Lots of reviews for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 are already available, but it would be irresponsible for Drop Bear Gaming to not do the same.  Over the past 48 hours since its release, I’ve had the luxury to sit down with the Single Player campaign, Spec Ops, and Multiplayer. Read more…

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.
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.

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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