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Episode 210 – Festival of Forwarded Showcases
Duration: 01:38:26 • Size: 67.59999999999999 MB

It’s the busy time of year in the gaming world and that means announcements! Lots of them! Since we recorded last we’ve had showcases from Ubisoft, Devolver, Xbox, as well as the Summer Games Fest show and they were packed with goodies. On this episode Matt & Lucas discuss their favourite things from those shows, and then close out the episode with their reviews of Lego 2K Drive and Diablo IV! We hope you enjoy the show 🙂 Read more…

Diablo IV (PS5)
Diablo 4 continues the battle between good of evil, angels and demons, Heaven and Hell. To say it's epic is an understatement. With a huge world full of content and the promise of years of post-launch support Blizzard continue to prove that they have nailed the ARPG formula. Diablo 4 is a great game for veterans and newcomers to the series alike.
Lego 2K Drive (PS5)
Racing games are a dime a dozen these days but combining one with the brilliant dynamic world of LEGO seems like a great idea. Unfortunately LEGO 2K Drive fails to capture the magic of LEGO and ends up being a decidedly middle of the road game full of grind, micro transactions, and disappointment.
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Episode 209 – Two-Tone Caboose
Duration: 01:11:18 • Size: 48.97 MB

On this episode of the DBG podcast the guys discuss a bunch of recent gaming news before diving into the long-awaited PlayStation Showcase which happened recently. Join them as they chat about the good and the bad from the show and what it might mean for Xbox with their upcoming showcase. We hope you enjoy the show! Read more…

Episode 208 – That Jedi Feelin’
Duration: 01:14:34 • Size: 51.21 MB

It’s time for another DBG podcast episode! This show begins with Matt & Lucas discussing the latest happenings in the Microsoft/ABK acquisition daytime soap opera drama after the EU went in a different direction to the UK’s CMA and approved the deal! The guys also have a bit of a chat about the upcoming PlayStation Showcase (which is now no longer upcoming since it happened 2 days ago) and then Matt shares his review of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. We hope you enjoy the show 🙂 Read more…

Episode 207 – Active Site Badstorm
Duration: 00:59:43 • Size: 41.01 MB

The UK’s CMA has dealt a blow to Microsoft’s dream of acquiring Activision Blizzard and Microsoft aren’t happy about it. On this episode of the DBG podcast Matt & Lucas discuss that news and their thoughts on where Microsoft are going wrong with some other aspects of the Xbox. They also share their reviews of Dead Island 2 and EA Sports PGA Tour. We hope you enjoy the show! Read more…

Episode 206 – Hoarsing Around
Duration: 01:21:41 • Size: 56.09 MB

The guys are back and Matt has brought a post-illness huskiness to this episode. They discuss some GDC highlights and the latest developments in the Microsoft-Activision acquisition then jump into some game discussions. Matt talks about how smitten he was with the Diablo IV Open Beta as well as sharing his review of Anno 1800, while Lucas had his pants scared off by the Resident Evil 4 remake. We hope you enjoy the show! Read more…

Episode 205 – Virtual Reality Check
Duration: 00:52:05 • Size: 35.77 MB

On this episode Matt & Lucas discussed the latest PlayStation State of Play, including a chat about their feelings on the PS VR2, as well as a bit of a chat about Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League. Next up Matt shared his review of Warner Bros’ controversial blockbuster release Hogwarts Legacy. We hope you enjoy the show! Read more…

Episode 204 – Hey! I’m Walkin’ Here!
Duration: 01:07:31 • Size: 46.36 MB

Xbox showed off some of the games they are working on during their “Developer Direct” stream a couple of weeks ago and Matt & Lucas are here to tell you all about it in case you missed it! The guys also chat about some other news lately, the prospects of the PS VR2, and then share their thoughts on Forspoken, Dead Space, and the first three episodes of The Last of Us TV show. We hope you enjoy the show! Read more…

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Episode 203 – GOTY 2022 Extravaganza!
Duration: 01:05:49 • Size: 45.2 MB

It’s that time of year again! Game of the year discussion time! …well it was that time of year a couple of weeks ago but we’re doing it anyway! On this episode of the DBG podcast Matt & Lucas discuss their favourite games from the year gone by, as well as what they are most looking forward to this year. The guys also discuss Ubisoft’s recently announced financial woes and ponder over what the heck those ubi-folk are doing! We hope you enjoy the show! Read more…

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Episode 202 – The Marvel Protocol
Duration: 00:57:20 • Size: 39.38 MB

The Game Awards for 2022 just happened and there was a bit to unpack, so Matt & Lucas have compressed it all down to bring you the most important and pertinent facts on the latest episode of the DBG podcast. The guys also discussed the new gen upgrade for The Witcher 3, and reviewed The Callisto Protocol and Marvel’s Midnight Suns. We hope you enjoy the show! Read more…

Episode 201 – No Noose is Good Noose
Duration: 01:10:20 • Size: 48.31 MB

With episode 200 behind us it’s time to catch up on our game review backlog. Matt & Lucas give gaming news a miss on this episode and share their thoughts on the epic God Of War: Ragnarok, as well as sports game iterations FIFA 23 and PGA2K23, and also chat about Gotham Knights. We hope you enjoy the show! Read more…

 
Diablo IV (PS5)
Diablo 4 continues the battle between good of evil, angels and demons, Heaven and Hell. To say it's epic is an understatement. With a huge world full of content and the promise of years of post-launch support Blizzard continue to prove that they have nailed the ARPG formula. Diablo 4 is a great game for veterans and newcomers to the series alike.
Lego 2K Drive (PS5)
Racing games are a dime a dozen these days but combining one with the brilliant dynamic world of LEGO seems like a great idea. Unfortunately LEGO 2K Drive fails to capture the magic of LEGO and ends up being a decidedly middle of the road game full of grind, micro transactions, and disappointment.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor (PS5)
Arguably the best Star Wars game ever. Respawn looked at what worked and what didn't with Fallen Order and used those lessons to craft a truly magnificent game. Unfortunately an abundance of graphical glitches, framerate issues and lack of optimisation taint an otherwise top tier game.
Dead Island 2 (PS5)
It took 12 years to get a sequel to the incredibly enjoyable Dead Island, and I've got to say that Dambuster studios and Deep Silver nailed it. All the wise cracks, over the top gore and at times intense action combined with mild horror makes Dead Island 2 a really fun game.
EA Sports PGA Tour (PS5)
It has been 8 years since EA's last PGA Tour game came out and while with this game they haven't quite hit a hole in one, it's at least par on a long four. The courses are beautifully realised and the commentary is refreshingly varied. but the game is let down by some performance issues as well as mechanics which are great at times and clunky at others.
Resident Evil 4 (PS5)
The 2005 Resident Evil 4 is still widely considered to be a masterpiece which redefined the survival-horror genre. With this 2023 remake Capcom has set a new benchmark in how to revitalise a classic. Totally rebuilt from the ground up, the new RE4 looks and feels like a modern day blockbuster. Not for the faint of heart, but do yourself a favour and grab this right now.
Anno 1800 (PS5)
A surprisingly exceptional port of a beloved PC strategy/city-building franchise. Anno 1800 makes the jump to console and gamepad smoothly with intuitive controls, while still maintaining the complexity that makes the franchise so engrossing. The game has some texture pop-in issues but is generally graphically stunning, and the gameplay hooks will keep you playing for hours.
Hogwarts Legacy (PS5)
An absolute love letter to fans of the Wizarding World. This game captures the magical vibes of the Potterverse perfectly and is packed with fan service. The developers have nailed the implementation of spell casting and combat, while keeping the game fun to play.
Dead Space (PS5)
Remade, replayed, and re-pooped myself. An amazingly caring, loving remake that has retained all that made Dead Space a true Survival Horror classic. For returning players this is a masterful trip down memory lane. For newcomers this remake has given the game a modern touch and it will prove once again that Dead Space is much better than anything else in this genre.
Forspoken (PS5)
When a game comes along with a world with such huge potential it's always a shame when it doesn't quite pan out. This game is decidedly average, and it's a game which at times feels like it's not even sure where it's going. Mostly disappointing but propped up by it's excellent combat system and graphics.
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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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