Latest Podcast: Episode 219 – Apocalypse Here
Episode 215 – GOTY 2023 Extravaganza!
Duration: 1:56:53 • Size: 80.26000000000001 MB

It’s the end of another year and of course that means it’s time for Game of the Year! Join Lucas & Matt as they discuss the Activision Blizzard sexual harassment case settlement, Insomniac Data Breach, The Game Awards, and of course the annual GOTY Extravaganza where they share their thoughts on the best games of this year. Thanks for your support this year and 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.
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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…

Episode 210 – Festival of Forwarded Showcases
Duration: 01:38:26 • Size: 67.59999999999999 MB

It’s the busy time of year in the gaming world and that means announcements! Lots of them! Since we recorded last we’ve had showcases from Ubisoft, Devolver, Xbox, as well as the Summer Games Fest show and they were packed with goodies. On this episode Matt & Lucas discuss their favourite things from those shows, and then close out the episode with their reviews of Lego 2K Drive and Diablo IV! We hope you enjoy the show 🙂 Read more…

Episode 196 – (Non)E3 2022 Extravaganza!
Duration: 01:09:20 • Size: 31.75 MB

It’s that time of year again! June, the historic month for game companies to reveal their secrets. This year there is officially no E3 but the Summer Games Fest has filled in the gap as best they could despite most of the big publishers opting out of June (or maybe opting out of 2022 altogether?). Either way Matt & Lucas are here to talk about what was shown so lucky you! The guys also review TMNT Shredder’s Revenge and The Quarry as well just for funsies. We hope you enjoy the show! Read more…

E3 2018 – Bethesda Press Conference

Bethesda just finished blowing our socks off and here are all the highlights. 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!
Diablo IV (PS5)
Diablo 4 continues the battle between good of evil, angels and demons, Heaven and Hell. To say it's epic is an understatement. With a huge world full of content and the promise of years of post-launch support Blizzard continue to prove that they have nailed the ARPG formula. Diablo 4 is a great game for veterans and newcomers to the series alike.
Lego 2K Drive (PS5)
Racing games are a dime a dozen these days but combining one with the brilliant dynamic world of LEGO seems like a great idea. Unfortunately LEGO 2K Drive fails to capture the magic of LEGO and ends up being a decidedly middle of the road game full of grind, micro transactions, and disappointment.
The Quarry (PS5)
The Quarry is an interactive horror movie/game from Supermassive Games. QuickTime events put you in control of the fate of a great cast of teens, as you try your best to keep them alive. More sitting around watching cut-scenes than interacting, but it will keep you entertained for a few hours.
TMNT: Shredder's Revenge (PS5)
A perfect recreation of classic arcade games and overflowing with nostalgia for us oldies who were fans of the cartoons and movies. Couch co-op works perfectly and the controls are fluid and responsive, what more could you ask for?
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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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