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Dungeon Defenders

Who the hell designs a castle with doors that OPEN when enemies approach? That’s one of my questions to Trendy Entertainment, the developers of Dungeon Defenders, a 4 player cooperative hack-and-slash/RPG/tower defence hybrid. Read more…

Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken

Have you got a man-sized Rambo chicken inside you just waiting to bust out? Well now is your chance! Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken puts you in the shoes of a chicken of just that description named Hardboiled Chicken of course, and you must bring down the evil penguin overlord Putzki and free Albatropolis. You know what they say: keep your friends close, and penguins closer. Read more…

Batman: Arkham City

Games based on movies and comics are rarely well received. They generally come with a stigma of failure and “shoddy workmanship” that has been associated with said games for many years now. It was with trepidation that I picked up Batman: Arkham Asylum when it was released in 2009 after hearing my brother raving about it being the best thing since sliced bread. The game did not disappoint, it was an incredibly well polished, immersive game that sucked you right in and made you hold on for dear life as the world’s greatest detective battled some of the most well known and feared super villains of comic book history.

Batman: Arkham City picks up where its predecessor left off and to say I was eagerly anticipating getting my hands on this game would be an understatement, luckily, Rocksteady Studios did not disappoint me. Read more…

Bejeweled 3!

Like many people out there, I have an addiction to Bejeweled.  I must have been living under some kind of rock, because I had no idea that Bejeweled 3 was in the works for console, or even that it was available to download from Xbox LIVE Arcade this very minute!  After testing it out, I thought I would share some things for others who may also be living under a similar rock. Read more…

Mercury Hg

When I was a child I had one of those little plastic mazes that you tilted around in order to get the little ball bearing in the hole. It was small, simple, and a game that I loved. Mercury Hg has rekindled those wonderful old memories. But that wasn’t the only game I used to play, for I remember, staying up late at night, searching for those level answers.

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Rugby Challenge

A game with three names* and only one rival, read on to hear my thoughts on Rugby Challenge. Read more…

Shadowgun

Madfinger Games have been busy focussing on all things mobile and the result of their hard work is a small download but a massive game: Shadowgun. Read more…

Dead Island

Techland’s Dead Island is a brand new co-operative open-world zombie apocalypse game which is very reminiscent of the hit game Borderlands by Gearbox Software. It’s almost as if it’s simply a re-skinned zombie version of the game and yet so much more. Read more…

Jetpack Joyride

After hearing all the hype about this highly anticipated new iPhone game from Halfbrick which we all know for its largely successful game Fruit Ninja, I decided to purchase Jetpack Joyride and see what all the fuss is about. I admit that I was pleasantly surprised. Read more…

Sid Meier’s Pirates! for iPad

2K Games and Firaxis Games, the creative minds behind the Civilization series have just ported another of their classic games to the iPad. “Sid Meier’s Pirates! for iPad” is a simulation game where you sail the seas of the Caribbean in the 1600’s as a pirate (surprised?) on a quest for gold and wenches… well there may not be wenches but there is gold aplenty me hearties. Read more…

 
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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