Latest Podcast: Episode 175 – Inside The Next-Gen
An Interview with Tom Killen of The Voxel Agents

Drop Bear Gaming recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Tom Killen of The Voxel Agents, the makers of the award winning Train Conductor series. Tom was one of the coordinating team behind the 2011 IGDA Melbourne Global Game Jam. We asked Tom a few questions about the event and what it takes to make one of the years most successful Jams.

Read the interview after the jump.

Australian Price Point and Release Date Confirmed for Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo Australia have presented a press conference this evening in Sydney to announce the official price point and release date of the new 3DS handheld. As expected the release date is set at March 31st, the unit will be available in either blue or black, and the initial price point will be $349.95. Read more…

Firemint’s Real Racing 2 Update and Price Cut!

Melbourne game studio Firemint are in our headlines yet again and this time it’s because they’ve released the v1.0.2 update for Real Racing 2 on the iPod Touch and iPhone. In this latest version they have added not only 6 all-new events, but they have also implemented multiplayer leaderboards and rankings, so all you racing buffs can face up against each other. Read more…

Episode 4 – Our PhilOsyfee
Duration: 01:18:46 • Size: 36.07 MB

On this week’s episode Jammy can no longer do the podcast due to time restraints, so we invite Community Voice Podcast‘s PhilOsyfee to join us. We discuss the NGP and 3DS, the new Call of Duty: Black Ops First Strike DLC, then after the break we chat about IGDA Melbourne’s Global Game Jam, pre-order bonuses, and a look back at DBG’s first month. Read more…

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Video: NGP Games Preview

Sony have released this video giving us a taste of some of the games that are going to be released for the NGP. In the video you will see a number of the launch titles including Uncharted, Killzone, Resistance, LittleBigPlanet as well as many more. It also shows a bit of a demonstration of the motion controls, and the in-game use of the front and rear touch pads. Enjoy! Read more…

Sony’s Next Generation Portable

Around 4pm AEST yesterday Sony held their official PlayStation meeting in Tokyo, and they put to rest all the rumours and mock designs for the PSP2 that have been floating around the internet. They announced their new PlayStation Portable successor, the Next Generation Portable (NGP) and it looks fantastic. After the jump you will find everything you need to know about the great new unit! Read more…

Episode 3 – Break A Fiver With A Wii
Duration: 00:51:03 • Size: 20.45 MB

This week on the podcast we are back at it and things heat up between your hosts. Matt updates us on the recent PS3 hack, and Jammy discuss’ the PS3’s Call Of Duty: Black Ops multiplayer issues. We take a break with ‘Growing Up’ by the Aussie band ‘The Living End’. Lucas talks about the Global Game Jam being held all over the world this coming weekend. We follow that with the list of exclusives for both the Xbox and PS3 in 2011. Happy Australia Day to everyone, wait for Triple J’s hottest 100 to finish then chuck this on. What a great way to finish a great day.

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Global Game Jam 2011

The Independent Game Developer Association (IGDA) is holding it’s much-admired and extremely successful Global Game Jam, this coming week-end. All over the world at 5pm Friday January 28th to 5pm Sunday January 30th, in 44 countries and at 174 sites which include Schools, Techs, Universities and local community halls; some of the smartest and brightest in our industry will battle it out to create a fully functioning, playable game. Read more…

PS3 Hack – The Story So Far

There has been a lot of discussion around the internet lately about the recent hacking of the PS3. It has been mentioned on countless PS3 podcasts, news websites, and it is even mentioned on episode 3 of the Drop Bear Gaming podcast. This article is a compilation and summary of the news to come out about it so far including what it is, some of the fallout, and Sony’s retaliation. Read more…

Halfbrick Release Arcade Mode Update for Fruit Ninja on Android

Since the launch of Fruit Ninja on Android in September last year, many fans of the game have been waiting patiently for the release of the arcade mode which has been on the iPhone/iPad versions since November. As of yesterday the 21st of January it has been implemented, and it is a lot of fun. 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.
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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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