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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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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.
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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…

Episode 172 – It’s About Time
Duration: 01:12:20 • Size: 33.12 MB

In true Drop Bear Gaming form Lucas and Matt start this episode discussing news that dropped literally one day after they recorded the last episode. The Microsoft acquisition of Bethesda. The guys also talked about the initial previews of the Xbox Series X and how it may not need launch exclusives to succeed after all. Sprinkled across the episode are reviews of the new The Outer Worlds DLC “Peril On Gorgon”, Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time, and Mafia Definitive Edition. We hope you enjoy the show! Read more…

Episode 171 – RPGs And Remasters
Duration: 01:05:19 • Size: 29.91 MB

The guys continue through their backlog of game reviews this week as well as discussing more about the PS5 pre-orders. Lucas gets nostalgic with Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 + 2, and tries something new with Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars; and Matt gets a taste of what’s to come from Xbox’s acquisition of InXile with Wasteland 3, and runs through Crystal Dynamic’s expansive new superhero game Marvel’s Avengers. Matt also gets to revisit one of his favourite games with THQ Nordic’s Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning. We hope you enjoy the show! Read more…

Episode 170 – 2K Sports, It’s In The Name
Duration: 01:05:00 • Size: 29.76 MB

Oh glorious day! We finally know the important details for both of the next gen consoles! On this episode Matt & Lucas discuss the pricing and release dates for the Xbox Series X and the PS5 as well as everything shown during the PS5 Showcase yesterday. Once they got all of that goodness out of the way the guys reviewed EA Sports UFC 4, Pathfinder: Kingmaker, NBA2K21, and PGA2K21. We hope you enjoy the show! Read more…

Episode 169 – Wipeout with Jellybeans
Duration: 01:20:00 • Size: 36.63 MB

Gaming news has been pouring out over the past few weeks so it’s about time Matt and Lucas got caught up on it all. On this episode of the Drop Bear Gaming podcast the guys discuss news like Halo Infinite’s delay, Epic Games Vs Apple, Ghost of Tsushima multiplayer and more in between reviewing Relicta and Fall Guys. The guys also share their thoughts on the new Netflix limited series High Score. We hope you enjoy the show 🙂 Read more…

Episode 168 – Tsushima? I Hardly Know Her!
Duration: 01:31:47 • Size: 42.02 MB

Lucas and Matt are back after a short hiatus and they are joined by The Game Train Podcast’s Karl for a huge catch up on what’s been happening in the gaming world. After quick reviews of Destroy All Humans and Carrion the guys jumped into the Xbox Games Showcase before sharing their thoughts about Ghost of Tsushima in an in depth review.

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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.
Commandos 2 HD Remaster (Switch)
One of the best real time tactics games gets the remaster treatment for handheld. Although it's visually impressive and great to have on the go unfortunately some unwieldy controls and finicky cameras really let this game down.
Assassin's Creed: Valhalla (PS4)
Assassin's Creed Valhalla continues on Ubisoft's path away from the simple stealth-assassin style AC games of the past. Immersive and fun as hell, great world design and packed with beautiful scenery (which is made all the more beautiful with the PS5 free upgrade). A story and world you'll sink 50+ hours into.
Spider-Man: Miles Morales (PS4)
Astounding visuals and a compelling story make this continuation of 2018's Spider-Man a must play game for fans of the web-slinger. Although the game is short it packs some punches.
Astro's Playroom (PS4)
A tech demo for the DualSense, a platformer, and a love letter to Playstation history all rolled into one and pre-loaded for free on the PS5. This game only lasts around 3 hours but they are three hours packed with fun and nostalgia.
Watch Dogs Legion (PS4)
The much anticipated "play as anyone" gameplay mechanic of Watch Dogs Legion didn't end up living up to expectations in this sequel which fails to really innovate in any meaningful way in the franchise series. Still fun and packed full of stuff to do but in the end it feels a bit hollow and meaningless.
Star Wars Squadrons (PS4)
A really great Star Wars dogfighting game with really robust flight controls which makes the game a real pleasure to play. Squadrons is a phenomenal game to play in VR as well, however the game overall is let down by a weak narrative and some odd gameplay choices outside of the actual spaceship flying.
Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time (PS4)
It's been 22 years since the last proper Crash game and Toys For Bob have taken the reins from Naughty Dog with the passion and love that true Crash fans deserve. It's an absolute treasure and a fitting way to see this Gen's consoles out.
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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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