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From the people behind Gamertron and The Not Red E Podcast comes the exhumation of A Winner Is You - a video game club podcast from the UK presented by Alex Aldridge (Goombastomp.com) and David Smillie (GamingRespawn.com). We specialise in rankings and top 10s as well as our main feature of deep diving into the biggest and best games, both old and new, one episode at a time!

From the people behind Gamertron and The Not Red E Podcast comes the exhumation of A Winner Is You - a video game club podcast from the UK presented by Alex Aldridge (Goombastomp.com) and David Smillie (GamingRespawn.com). We specialise in rankings and top 10s as well as our main feature of deep diving into the biggest and best games, both old and new, one episode at a time!

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United Kingdom

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From the people behind Gamertron and The Not Red E Podcast comes the exhumation of A Winner Is You - a video game club podcast from the UK presented by Alex Aldridge (Goombastomp.com) and David Smillie (GamingRespawn.com). We specialise in rankings and top 10s as well as our main feature of deep diving into the biggest and best games, both old and new, one episode at a time!

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 12: Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

5/13/2021
We're currently deep into Resident Evil Village, but we decided we simply couldn't bring you that podcast without first revisiting the Baker family in Ethan Winters' maiden voyage down in the bayou. With Resident Evil 7, Capcom completely revitalised a series that was seriously lost and bogged down by just how ludicrous it had gotten, and it did so by producing one of the most atmospheric and chilling horror games of all time. We chat about the terror, frustration, hilarity, disappointment...

Duration:02:06:41

Episode 11: Sea of Solitude

4/26/2021
We're taking a well-earned break from all the shooting this week, as we push the boat out into the Sea of Solitude. You may think that game is a huge departure from our usual fare, and you'd be right - David accidentally picked this game, and we still don't know what he mistook it for. Let nobody say we aren't committed, though (unless your game is Narita Boy), as we ploughed on through the literal and figurative storms in Jo-Mei Games' 2019 puzzle-platformer, and now we're here to discuss...

Duration:01:03:33

Episode 10: Ten Years of Portal 2

4/18/2021
What better way to celebrate a birthday than with ca... er, cast. Podcast. We pay homage to one of the greatest games of the 360/PS3 generation with a deep dive into the wonderful Portal 2 on its tenth anniversary. We talk about whether the game is still feeling fresh or is creaking in its old age, our favourite puzzles and gags, what we got stuck on, and take you through the brilliantly-written and well-acted story from start to finish. There's also a really wild intro about knives and...

Duration:01:47:33

Episode 9: Quick-Fire Top 5s #3 - 8bit Songs, Games From UK Devs, Easter Eggs!

4/7/2021
You might think we're stalling for more time with Hades here (we are), but the result is another episode jam-packed with top 5 lists to blow your socks off and accompany those chocolate Easter eggs very nicely indeed. We start with our favourite 8bit songs, so rest assured you're going to be bopping along to some classic Mario, Castlevania, Mega Man and more here. The next list is our patriotic homage to developers from the murky shores of our very own Blighty, as we celebrate UK...

Duration:01:45:03

Episode 8: Doom 64

3/23/2021
You may have noticed we like shootin' the shit about... well, shootin' shit. We get our game club back on track this episode with a deep dive straight into the depths of hell for the recently revived, underrated classic, Doom 64. We talk about what it means to be a 'proper' Doom game and how Doom 64 both fits that mould and stands apart from it. We then take you through the key moments in the game, talking about what we liked and what frustrated us - mainly the final boss on the latter...

Duration:01:42:50

Episode 7: Quick-Fire Top 5s #2 - Peripherals, Worst Games From Good Franchises, Mobile Games

3/8/2021
It's another top 5 special, and just like last time it's not at all worthy of the name 'Quick-Fire'! First up this week we're talking about our top 5 favourite (for one reason or another) gaming peripherals. Chainsaws! Fishing Rods! Bongos! Robots! Kinect?! Next up, we have a good long rant about the worst games from good franchises. Granted, we haven't made a habit of playing bollocks games most of the time, but we still have plenty of scorn for the likes of Mario Kart Tour, Resident Evil...

Duration:02:17:29

Episode 6: Gears of War

3/1/2021
Are you ready to be big, burly and manly with us? Of course you are, you're a member of the COG now, maggot! This episode is all about that famous purveyor of monochrome colour pallets, chest-high walls, men screaming the names of enemies at each other when under attack, turret sections, and unimaginably high levels of gore - it's Gears of War! Join us as we discuss our memories and highlights of the 2006 original, how the Ultimate Edition fares, and take you through the campaign from...

Duration:01:17:37

Episode 5: Quick-Fire Top 5s #1 - Licensed Games, Gaming Guns, Co-Op Games

2/14/2021
Ok, so we didn't end up being that quick in the end! Either way, as a pallet cleanser before our next big deep dive coming in episode 6, we're breaking things up with the first of a series of top 5 list episodes. First on the ranking schedule we're talking about our top 5 greatest licensed games, with some real incertitude over what a licensed game actually is - sorry Tony Hawk and every wrestling game ever. We're going more traditional; ranging from Batman and Spider-Man to Lord of the...

Duration:01:50:47

Episode 4: The Medium

2/7/2021
A brand new game (pretty much) on our game club! This episode we're taking you from the material world to the spirit world and back again (through some mirrors or something) with the new Xbox Series S/X exclusive title The Medium, from the people behind Layers of Fear. This ghostly walking sim/puzzler/horror game/Resident Silent Evil Hill homage has been getting rave reviews in the gaming press, but it's also been the subject of criticism for its poor performance and general...

Duration:02:06:57

Episode 3: Bioshock

1/25/2021
We begin the game club proper with our first deep dive (pun remorselessly intended) episode, and we're starting with a real doozy. Bioshock was a seminal moment in video game storytelling and world design, and remains one of the jewels in the crown of its generation. We discuss the game's merits both historically and in 2021, and then take you through the game from start to finish - talking through each area, the story beats and major setpieces, and our opinions on how the game unfolds. If...

Duration:01:59:22

Episode 2: The Top 10 Games of the Last Generation pt.2

1/10/2021
We're back to complete our list by ranking the final 10 games as decided in part one. Strap yourselves in for the ride as we rank Resident Evil 2, The Witcher 3, Red Dead Redemption 2, The Last of Us 2, Yakuza 0, Apex Legends, Overwatch, God of War, Bloodborne and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild into a definitive order (definitive for us, anyway). There's plenty of discussion about each game and a lot of agonising and bargaining going on over our personal favourites before we...

Duration:02:09:58

Episode 1: The Top 10 Games of the Last Generation pt.1

1/3/2021
Welcome to the rebirth of A Winner Is You! Your old hosts Alex Aldridge and David Smillie - also formerly of Gamertron and The Not Red E Podcast - have dredged up the old show and jazzed up the format to create a brand new game club podcast. We'll be covering entire games one episode at a time in future, but we'll also be doing plenty of ranking list shows too, so we're starting off by waving goodbye to the PS4 and Xbox One generation with our top 10. Part 1 features all our honourable...

Duration:01:32:10