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 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 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 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…

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 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…

E3 2018 – Square Enix Video Conference

Square Enix decided to throw their hat into the ring this year for the first time since 2015 with an E3 “video conference” showing off some of their upcoming games. There was some cool announcements, some glaring absences, and a bit more information about some of their bigger franchises. Read more…

E3 2018 – Microsoft Press Conference

Well my oh my. Microsoft certainly brought their A-game today with their press conference. On the back of some pretty weak exclusives recently, we had been asking what Microsoft have coming up to keep them competitive and I think we can safely say they delivered. 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.
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!
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.
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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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