Latest Podcast: Episode 217 – Wallet Milkers
Episode 213 – Dungeons & Spacemen
Duration: 1:49:54 • Size: 75.48 MB

Wondering what Matt & Lucas think of Starfield, Baldur’s Gate 3, and several other games from their review backlog? Well wonder no longer because episode 213 of the DBG podcast is here to sate your curiousity! Join the guys as they discuss some news including the ABK acquisition finally being completed, the new PS5 refresh, and more, as well as giving you those long awaited reviews. We hope you enjoy the show 🙂

(Editors note: That news is old news now, sorry! It took me a few weeks to get the time to post this podcast after we recorded it. I hope you enjoy the show anyway!) Read more…

Baldur's Gate 3 (PS5)
Truly one of the greatest RPGs ever made, Larian Studios took on the assignment of creating a sequel to one of the most well known CRPG series of all time and nailed it beyond anyone's expectations. With a rich and vibrant world, incredible voice acting performances, and perfectly executed gameplay systems, this is without a doubt a game that should not be missed.
Starfield (Xbox Series X)
As you'd expect, Starfield is huge, providing a literal universe to travel. But that universe often feels sparse, and NPC's come across as needy and are mostly useless in battle. Overall a good game, but it falls short in some ways which means it's not the savior Xbox needed.
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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 191 – Target Acquired
Duration: 01:17:29 • Size: 35.47 MB

Well it has been a huge few weeks in the gaming industry since we recorded last. Microsoft acquired Activision Blizzard for US$69 billion, Sony acquired Bungie for US$3.6 billion and both have said they have more to come. On this episode of the DBG podcast Matt & Lucas share their thoughts on those two moves as well as what could be next. After that chat they discuss some of the biggest non-acquisition news from the industry as well as sharing their reviews of Uncharted: Legacy Of Thieves, Guardians of the Galaxy, and a little about Pokemon Legends Arceus. We hope you enjoy the show! Read more…

 
Baldur's Gate 3 (PS5)
Truly one of the greatest RPGs ever made, Larian Studios took on the assignment of creating a sequel to one of the most well known CRPG series of all time and nailed it beyond anyone's expectations. With a rich and vibrant world, incredible voice acting performances, and perfectly executed gameplay systems, this is without a doubt a game that should not be missed.
Starfield (Xbox Series X)
As you'd expect, Starfield is huge, providing a literal universe to travel. But that universe often feels sparse, and NPC's come across as needy and are mostly useless in battle. Overall a good game, but it falls short in some ways which means it's not the savior Xbox needed.
Mortal Kombat 1 (PS5)
Mortal Kombat 1 continues the story from MK11 in the epic fashion we have come to expect from the franchise. Brilliant graphics, gameplay, and the dynamic new Kameo system make this an excellent game. Unfortunately it's let down by a somewhat under-cooked multiplayer, and an overwhelming focus on microtransactions.
EA Sports FC 24 (PS5)
EA Sports FC 24 might have a new name, but at its core it's the FIFA franchise that we know and love. With new animations, updated rosters and lots of new stadiums to play at, EAFC24 delivers what is expected; another great football experience for fans
PAW Patrol World (PS5)
A large number of the TV show voice cast combined with an open world spanning many recognisable locations from the show makes this a must have game for young fans of the franchise. Definitely the best PAW Patrol game we have seen so far, providing many hours of fun for kids out there!
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.
Guardians of the Galaxy (PS5)
Eidos-Montréal and Square Enix delivered a save the universe size story fitting only of the Guardians of the Galaxy. The banter, fighting and grandiose nature of the plot is matched at every twist and turn by the well fleshed out and perfectly executed character driven stories. A gem of a game that offers much to fans of the comic book, MCU and superhero games alike. 4.5/5
Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves (PS5)
It hasn't been long since the two remastered games in this collection first came out on PS4, however they are still incredible. Uncharted 4 remains one of the best fan service end of an era games I've ever played, while Lost Legacy answered the question of whether Uncharted would work without Nathan Drake with a resounding yes. This remaster brings updated graphics and effects but most importantly it does away with load times. Definitely recommend.
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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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