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Latest Podcast: Episode 175 – Inside The Next-Gen
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…

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.
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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 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 165 – When Pandemics Attack
Duration: 01:53:31 • Size: 51.97 MB

The DBG podcast is back after taking a break last fortnight and we’ve got a massive episode for you all to make up for it. First up on this episode Matt shared his reviews of Shark GTA aka Maneater, remasters of Saints Row The Third and Mafia 2, and the new Mortal Kombat 11 Aftermath Expansion. With that all out of the way Lucas and Matt had a chat about the PS5 reveal and which games from the showcase were their favourites. The guys close out the show with their review of the much anticipated PS4 exclusive The Last of Us Part 2! We hope you enjoy the show as much as we enjoyed making it 🙂 Read more…

Episode 164 – It’s Heating Up
Duration: 00:49:07 • Size: 22.49 MB

We are closing in on the dates when E3 2020 would have been happening if it wasn’t for that pesky coronavirus so that means developers and publishers are starting to trickle out some tasty news morsels. On this episode of the show Matt & Lucas discuss Sekiro, Assassin’s Creed 3 on Switch, a new bluetooth dongle peripheral for the switch, and then dive into some of the news and announcements from the past two weeks including remasters of Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1+2 and the Mafia Trilogy, the Unreal Engine 5 gameplay demo, Ghost Of Tsushima gameplay demo, PS5/Xbox Series X pricing and release date rumours and much much more! We hope you enjoy the show 🙂 Read more…

Episode 163 – State School Samurai
Duration: 00:48:35 • Size: 22.25 MB

Coronavirus restrictions are being eased and that means Matt and Lucas are back together recording once more! On this triumphant return to the same room the guys discuss Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, what Ubisoft are up to, The Last Of Us Part 2 news, and Lucas shares his first impressions of last year’s Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. We hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed recording this one! Read more…

Episode 162 – Bits & Pieces
Duration: 00:29:58 • Size: 27.44 MB

There isn’t much happening at the moment as society slumbers while COVID-19 runs it’s course but that isn’t going to stop Lucas & Matt from recording the podcast! On this episode the guys chat about how the coronavirus is affecting their lives, discuss the newly revealed PS5 controller the DualSense, and Matt talks about how much he loves the Assassin’s Creed Ezio Collection. We hope you are all staying safe out there and enjoy the show 🙂 Read more…

Episode 160 – Socially Distant
Duration: 00:44:10 • Size: 20.23 MB

The world is firmly in the grip of COVID-19 so while you’re self-isolating in your home why not escape it all for a little while with an episode of the DBG podcast! There’s a lot of doom and gloom out there at the moment so why not ditch that gloom and focus on DOOM! On this episode Lucas shares his review of the latest entry in the ultra-violent shooter franchise DOOM Eternal, Matt reviews Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire and talks a bit more about his time with Final Fantasy XIV, and the guys share their thoughts on the PS5 hardware specs reveal.

We hope you are all staying safe out there and passing the time in isolation with some great video games. Enjoy the show 🙂 Read more…

 
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.
Wasteland 3 (PS4)
An excellent post-apocalyptic CRPG from InXile. The combination of classic CRPG with XCOM-style combat is really enjoyable and the dialogue, voice acting, and story-line keep it fresh throughout. Innovative RPG systems make this a really great game to experience, especially on console. Absolutely recommend.
Marvel's Avengers (PS4)
Crystal Dynamics have aimed for Destiny but landed at Anthem with this confused game which doesn't quite know what it wants to be. The classic comic book style plot and well acted characters are definitely the highlight of this game, as well as a bunch of fan service. Unfortunately a hodge podge of Games As A Service systems detract from the genuinely fun single player campaign.
Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 + 2 (PS4)
If you haven't played this remake of the iconic skater game, get off your butt and do it now! This game nails every aspect of fun on a console. Perfect for jump in & out gaming, local and online multiplayer and park building. It's just gnarly man!
Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars (PS4)
Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars is a solid turn-based strategy game with elements of card games and empire building thrown in. Some well designed campaigns and unique environments keep it fun.
Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning (PS4)
THQ Nordic have revisited the ill-fated Kingdoms of Amalur. This remaster gives the game a graphical polish while tightening up some of the systems. It looks fairly dated but the amazing world created by the original developers is well worth experiencing.
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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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