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

Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time (PS4)
It's been 22 years since the last proper Crash game and Toys For Bob have taken the reins from Naughty Dog with the passion and love that true Crash fans deserve. It's an absolute treasure and a fitting way to see this Gen's consoles out.
Mafia: Definitive Edition (PS4)
Hangar 13 have nailed it with this remake of the 2002 classic. This is probably one of the best quality remasters we have seen with it's fresh modern graphics, improved controls, and all new voice acting, while remaining faithful to the original. Absolutely recommended.
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Episode 172 – It’s About Time
Duration: 01:12:20 • Size: 33.12 MB

In true Drop Bear Gaming form Lucas and Matt start this episode discussing news that dropped literally one day after they recorded the last episode. The Microsoft acquisition of Bethesda. The guys also talked about the initial previews of the Xbox Series X and how it may not need launch exclusives to succeed after all. Sprinkled across the episode are reviews of the new The Outer Worlds DLC “Peril On Gorgon”, Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time, and Mafia Definitive Edition. 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 168 – Tsushima? I Hardly Know Her!
Duration: 01:31:47 • Size: 42.02 MB

Lucas and Matt are back after a short hiatus and they are joined by The Game Train Podcast’s Karl for a huge catch up on what’s been happening in the gaming world. After quick reviews of Destroy All Humans and Carrion the guys jumped into the Xbox Games Showcase before sharing their thoughts about Ghost of Tsushima in an in depth review.

We hope you enjoy the show! 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 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…

 
Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time (PS4)
It's been 22 years since the last proper Crash game and Toys For Bob have taken the reins from Naughty Dog with the passion and love that true Crash fans deserve. It's an absolute treasure and a fitting way to see this Gen's consoles out.
Mafia: Definitive Edition (PS4)
Hangar 13 have nailed it with this remake of the 2002 classic. This is probably one of the best quality remasters we have seen with it's fresh modern graphics, improved controls, and all new voice acting, while remaining faithful to the original. Absolutely recommended.
The Outer Worlds: Peril On Gorgon (PS4)
More content for an already great game. Although this DLC doesn't add much in the way of new features it does add a good sized area to explore, a bunch of new dialogue, and a fun new side quest during it's 6ish hour playtime.
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.
UFC 4 (PS4)
Historically each release of EA Sports UFC gets a little better than the last and this is no exception. The removal of last years Ultimate Team addition is a surprisingly welcome move, while stand up fighting has been further refined. Ground work is still a little sketchy but overall this is the best MMA video game experience you will find.
Pathfinder: Kingmaker (PS4)
The curse of CRPGs on consoles strikes again with this otherwise excellent video game version of the Pathfinder tabletop RPG. The dreaded load screen mars what is otherwise a quite well rounded and fun RPG experience. The addition of the robust Kingdom Management system provides a nice challenge alongside the classic isometric RPG gameplay.
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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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