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Bastards of Gaming with Xizor and SynthR

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With over 60 years of combined gaming experience, two of gaming's biggest bastards, Xizor and SynthR, explore thought-provoking topics and gaming news with humour, sarcasm and absolutely no punches pulled.

With over 60 years of combined gaming experience, two of gaming's biggest bastards, Xizor and SynthR, explore thought-provoking topics and gaming news with humour, sarcasm and absolutely no punches pulled.
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Canada

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With over 60 years of combined gaming experience, two of gaming's biggest bastards, Xizor and SynthR, explore thought-provoking topics and gaming news with humour, sarcasm and absolutely no punches pulled.

Language:

English

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6472703358


Episodes

BoG 008 - Do you have to identify or relate to a game to enjoy it? Sekiro, Darksiders 3, Operencia The Stolen Sun, Division 2

4/18/2019
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We're back at it again bringing you Immortan Joe levels of mediocre gaming talk. Psych! Just playing, dawg! We've got more shine and chrome than a War Boy. This week, the Bastards discuss if the player needs to identify with a game or whether it needs to be relatable in order for it to be truly enjoyed. We jump into some social issues surrounding it and why we think gamers are just being selfish. Playstation 5 news dropped this week to everyone's surprise. We run through the announcement...

Duration:01:45:45

BoG 007 - Stadia and Video Game Streaming as a Service, Twitch, Shadow of the Colossus, Division 2

4/6/2019
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Google enters the gaming fray with Stadia! Will their streaming platform change the gaming landscape or just be another failed experiment? The Bastards discuss their hopes, dreams and concerns surrounding Stadia and how it could spark innovation. Later in the show, Xizor and SynthR talk about the Shadow of the Colossus PS4 remaster and revisit The Division 2 after having more time with it. In the Q&A section, they talk about whether gaming music is best as it was originally sequenced or do...

Duration:01:24:39

BoG 006 - How Have Your Gaming Habits Changed Over Time, Division 2, with guest Magnum

3/29/2019
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We're old bastards - I think that much has been established. And with great age, comes great responsibility and, unfortunately, less time to sit around and game all day. In this episode, the oldest of the Three Amigos, Magnum, joins the Bastards to talk about how life just isn't the same with money problems, kids, marriage and life just being life. Later in the show, the Bastards give an in-depth analysis of the latest hotness, Division 2. Topic of the Week [05:47] How Have Your Gaming...

Duration:01:28:11

BoG 005 - Video Game Music Appreciation (Part 2) with guest Brian Evol

3/18/2019
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Get ready for another banging episode as the Bastards finish the second half of their mega Video Game Music Appreciation topic. This week they explore SynthR's favourite music genre, Electronica, Brian flexes his musical muscle discussing Industrial music, and they finish out the show gushing over RPGs, retro hits and creative soundtracks. Later in the show, Xizor gives his impressions on Devil May Cry 5 and Ape out. The Bastards also discuss the future of gaming technology and whether or...

Duration:02:33:01

BoG 004 - Video Game Music Appreciation (Part 1) with guest Brian Evol

3/9/2019
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Great music can make or break a game and all that awesome music has been crammed into the next two podcasts! This week, special guest Brian Evol joins the show to talk about favourite orchestrated soundtracks, atmospheric tracks, most innovative uses of music, licensed soundtracks and 25 minutes of Xizor rambling about how his music is superior to everyone else's. Come for the banter, but stay for the amazing music weaved into the podcast! Later in the show, SynthR yaks about Crackdown 3...

Duration:02:36:45

BoG 003 - What turns you off from playing, purchasing or completing a video game - Crackdown 3 - Metro Exodus Review

2/23/2019
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Hot off the pizza of last week's episode, Xizor and SynthR bury the pineapple so they can get on with their miserable friendship and discuss gaming turn offs. They touch on game length, having a huuuuuge backlog, the girth of their gamer scores, turning the lights off so they don't have to see each other's face and the console they're most likely to sleep with. No! This ain't no PG gaming show! The Bastards also put the heat on the Ayatollah of Crackdown-a-rolla, Crackdown 3 and the newly...

Duration:01:34:17

BoG 002: Weird quirks, handicaps and awkward ways you play games - Apex Legends, Division 2, Most Anticipated Games of 2019

2/14/2019
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This week, Xizor and SynthR discuss the new hottness, Apex Legends, the Division 2 beta, and why they're disappointed with Rockstar's upcoming changes to Red Dead Online. For the Topic of the Week, they discuss weird quirks, handicaps and awkward ways they play games, which leads to some hilarious findings and suggestions. Finally in a new segment, The Bastards answer some burning questions like which Mortal Kombat character they would be and a question about pizza that nearly ruins their...

Duration:02:52:49

BoG 001: How nostalgia shapes your gaming tastes - Metro Exodus, Epic Game Store, Xbox Live Crossplatform

2/10/2019
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In their first podcast ever, Xizor and SynthR reminisce about their childhoods and draw comparisons to how the past shaped their gaming present and possible future. Why do we play the games we do today? What gaming habits did we develop as we grew up that still persist? The Bastards also talk about Metro Exodus and the shocking switch to the Epic Game Store, Xbox Live migrates to all platforms, Resident Evil 2 Rebirth, Below and Mass Effect 2. Segment Timecodes 03:30 : News - Metro Exodus...

Duration:01:13:33