Latest Podcast: Episode 220 – Stellar Business
Episode 220 – Stellar Business
Duration: 1:26:03 • Size: 59.1 MB

The guys are back after a tumultuous month in the gaming industry. On this episode Lucas & Matt discuss Xbox studio closures, PlayStation’s Helldivers 2 online account requirement dramas, the announcement of an announcement for Switch 2, the reveal of the new Assassin’s Creed game and much more. Lucas also shared his thoughts on the PS5 exclusive Stellar Blade. We hope you enjoy the show! Read more…

Stellar Blade (PS5)
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Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League (PS5)
Suicide Squad marks a distinct change in style for Rocksteady after the Arkham games and while it's not perfect it does have plenty of redeeming qualities such a great dialogue, fun combat, and nicely varied abilities for the four characters. Will definitely benefit from future expansions as a live service game but the framework is certainly there.
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Episode 217 – Wallet Milkers
Duration: 1:37:12 • Size: 66.75 MB

Xbox becoming a third-party publisher???? Whattttt? Nah just kidding, the sky isn’t falling, but Xbox are putting some of their games on PS5 and people are up in arms about it. On this episode Lucas & Matt disucss that news, plus the PlayStation State of Play, live service games, and review Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League. We hope you enjoy the show! Read more…

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…

Episode 195 – That’s A Paddlin’
Duration: 01:06:27 • Size: 30.43 MB

Lucas and Matt are back just in time to chat about the early June news ahead of the big Summer Games Fest stream and Xbox Showcase stream which are happening over the next week. On this episode the guys discuss the new name for Dragon Age 4, PlayStation’s latest State of Play, how cool The Callisto Protocol looks, as well as a quick chat about the nature of game delays. As always 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…

Episode 130 – Ark Detecting
Duration: 00:47:07 • Size: 21.58 MB

Lucas has something special for us all on this episode, a hardware review for a change! He got the chance to try out the new ModMic 5 microphone which is a pretty nifty little piece of kit. Meanwhile Matt discovered exactly how deep the world of The Crew 2 goes, and the guys had a bit of a chat about Fortnite and video game addiction. They close out the show discussing new Xbox rumours and the future of consoles. Read more…

Episode 114 – Just Cause
Duration: 00:45:29 • Size: 20.83 MB

Matt and Lucas are back again, this time discussing Just Cause 3, Matterfall, and the pros and cons of Games With Gold and PlayStation Plus. The guys also share their thoughts on Gamescom 2017. Read more…

2013 – Reflections By A Drop Bear

It’s December 31st once again, and of course that means it’s time to look back on the year. 2013 has been a huge year for gaming in Australia and given that it is about to end, I thought I’d do some reminiscing about the more influential and controversial moments of the year. Read more…

EBX 2012

The second annual EB Expo came and went over the weekend just past and it most definitely lived up to EB Games’ hype about being bigger and better than the inaugural show last year. With attendance counting in the thousands higher than last year and the duration increased to three days instead of just two it was definitely a lot busier, and the atmosphere from the punters had the venue buzzing with excitement throughout the entire event. Read more…

New “The Last Of Us” Cinematic

Naughty Dog have released a new cinematic from their upcoming PlayStation exclusive game “The Last Of Us”. This clip shows a scene where the protagonists Joel and Ellie are driving along in a ute only to be ambushed. Check it out and let me know if you are as excited for this game as I am! Read more…

 
Stellar Blade (PS5)
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Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League (PS5)
Suicide Squad marks a distinct change in style for Rocksteady after the Arkham games and while it's not perfect it does have plenty of redeeming qualities such a great dialogue, fun combat, and nicely varied abilities for the four characters. Will definitely benefit from future expansions as a live service game but the framework is certainly there.
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.
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.
The Crew 2 (PS4)
The stunning visuals and robust vehicle performance upgrade system can't save this game from it's repetitive and shallow gameplay. Hopefully future updates will improve the game but right now it's underwhelming.
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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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