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Episode 214 – Swinging Through A Mirage
Duration: 1:15:15 • Size: 53.71 MB

Better late than never, episode 214 was recorded a little over a month and a half ago but due to moving house and work commitments in the tail end of this year it has taken a while to edit and post. We apologise for the delay!

On this episode the guys discuss shakeups in the executive leadership of Xbox, rumours of internal turmoil at Sony Interactive Entertainment, and the immediate future for Ubisoft and how they are recovering from their losses in 2022. After that the guys share their thoughts on two of the bigger games of 2023: Assassin’s Creed Mirage, and Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. We hope you enjoy the show 🙂 Read more…

Marvel's Spider-Man 2 (PS5)
Spider-Man 2 is everything we hoped for and more. In this third game in the series we once again get to don the spider suit and swing through a bigger and brighter New York, filled to the brim with stories and people. Insomniac Games really showed their talent for story telling and game design, and have pushed the PS5 beyond any other game yet.
Assassin's Creed Mirage (PS5)
Mirage is a return towards older style AC games with a smaller map, shorter story, and more focus on stealth. While it's a good game in itself the mini-refresh in style doesn't necessarily do enough to outweigh the tiredness of the franchise as a whole.
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Episode 212 – A Train To Nowhere
Duration: 1:54:32 • Size: 78.66 MB

Dust off those headphones fellow Drop Bears because Matt & Lucas have returned from the shadows to bring you some fresh DBG podcast content! After a couple of months away the guys bring news of Xbox leaks, PlayStation peripherals, lay-offs, game reveals, and much more. The review backlog has been stacking up while the guys were away as well so on this episode they share their thoughts on the puzzle-platformer delight that is Viewfinder, Immortals of Aveum, Red Dead Redemption on Switch and PS4 (finally!) and NBA2K24. We are glad to be back and we hope you enjoy the show! Read more…

Episode 211 – An All Prime Low
Duration: 1:06:32 • Size: 45.7 MB

The FTC hearing about the Activision Blizard acquisition finished and Microsoft came out on top, but the hearing revealed some juicy little nugs of information. On this episode of the podcast Matt & Lucas discuss those tasty morsels as well as chatting about some other recent news. We hope you enjoy the show! Read more…

 
Marvel's Spider-Man 2 (PS5)
Spider-Man 2 is everything we hoped for and more. In this third game in the series we once again get to don the spider suit and swing through a bigger and brighter New York, filled to the brim with stories and people. Insomniac Games really showed their talent for story telling and game design, and have pushed the PS5 beyond any other game yet.
Assassin's Creed Mirage (PS5)
Mirage is a return towards older style AC games with a smaller map, shorter story, and more focus on stealth. While it's a good game in itself the mini-refresh in style doesn't necessarily do enough to outweigh the tiredness of the franchise as a whole.
NBA2K24 (PS5)
NBA2K24 promised a focus on the game, so instead of starting in the draft or earlier you begin your journey in the centre of the court as a team starter. The gameplay and graphics as expected on the PS5, are amazing, but the game is let down by character progression which is even more heavily skewed towards microtransactions for success than usual.
Red Dead Redemption (Switch)
13 years later and the original Red Dead Redemption is still one of the best games ever made. Although this release is only a port of the original rather than a remaster it is wonderful to be able to play on a handheld, not to mention being able to finally play it on a PS4/PS5.
Viewfinder (PS5)
One of the freshest puzzle-platformer experiences since Portal. Inventive level design and innovative use of perspective and optical trickery make this a fantastic experience from start to finish, despite a mostly lacklustre story.
Immortals of Aveum (PS5)
An entertaining first-person magic shooter with surprisingly robust gameplay, interesting puzzles, and some excellent set pieces. Immortals of Aveum is a lot of fun despite some lack of polish and a cliched story.
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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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