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The computer gaming what's hot and what's not: reviews of recent releases, interviews with industry insiders, and a "retro revival" of games re-released from your youth...
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United Kingdom

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The computer gaming what's hot and what's not: reviews of recent releases, interviews with industry insiders, and a "retro revival" of games re-released from your youth...

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English

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Episodes

Studying eSports

9/21/2019
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As university beckons for students, we hear about a new eSports degree. And hear from the UK's most successful Fortnite player Wolfiez, as he goes back to school as a millionaire! New reviews include Gears of War 5, Borderlands 3 and Control. Plus for Retro Revival we're looking at World of Warcraft Classic, and the latest Tamagotchis. With Chris Berrow and Leigh Milner. Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

Duration:01:00:59

Simulator Special

8/20/2019
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A special episode dedicated to simulator games - why do people play them, and what are some of the best? As for new releases, Sky: Children of the Light is out now and it's one of the most beautiful mobile games ever made, and we review Effie, which involves a viking who skateboards on his magic shield. In Retro Revival our "roller coaster reporter" goes head to head in a game of Roller Coaster Tycoon Classic. Plus Farming Simulator and Woodwork Simulator. With Chris Berrow and Leigh Milner....

Duration:00:34:56

Gaming Addiction 2

7/20/2019
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We hear from a gamer who has been struggling with gaming addiction for years, and a treatment centre that helps people. The author Dr. Pete Etchells found that gaming helped him cope with the loss of his father. In other news, as Borderlands 3 announce an incense-holder version of their main baddy The Rampager (yes really) we look at the worst gaming merchandise of all time. As for new releases - we review Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, and Love Island the Game! And we're going old school with...

Duration:00:27:16

The VR Church

6/20/2019
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We hear from the lead pastor of the world's first VR Church. Also we'll have the latest announcements from E3. Leigh tries to keep an old-school Tamagotchi alive for more than a day in "Retro Revival" before new-style Tamagotchis are released next month. As for new releases, we review Dauntless and DayZ. Plus Chris Berrow and Leigh Milner celebrate the 6 month "anniversary" of the show! Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

Duration:00:34:29

Pokemon Power

5/19/2019
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Scientists discover a specific region of the brain that reacts to Pokemon! But is your brain really like a Pokedex? Plus hear from the gamer whose character died in Minecraft after 5 years, losing everything. Leigh looks ahead at breaking news around a discless Xbox. As for new releases - we review RAGE 2 and Days Gone. And we're going old school with "Retro Revival" - this time Alex Rhodes (banished after the last episode) is forced to play a Final Fantasy game for the first time! With...

Duration:00:33:31

Gaming Addiction

4/19/2019
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Prince Harry says that Fortnite should be banned, saying the game was "created to addict". So how addictive is gaming? And can you get treatment for it? Plus, as Game of Thrones returns for its final season, we hear from a fan of the living card game. Alex looks ahead at the nominees for the gaming BAFTAs, including a special mention for friends of the show Jagex. As for new releases - we review Anthem and Hearthstone's latest expansion: Rise Of Shadows. And we're going old school with...

Duration:00:30:17

Gamer Feedback

3/20/2019
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How much can players influence the direction a game take? We'll hear from the Developers of RuneScape about how they keep their fantasy massively multiplayer online role-playing game feeling fresh, even though it has been out for years. And the team behind Bastion has released a new game called Hades in early access, which is a new move for the company. As for current releases - we review Metro Exodus and Tom Clancy's The Division 2. And we're going old school with "Retro Revival" - this...

Duration:00:39:40

eSports

2/20/2019
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This month: eSports is on the rise, so we're looking at the history of competitive gaming. Plus, what do you have to do to make it as a professional gamer? Hear from the manager of Northampton Town FC eSports team. But it's not just playing games: what happens if you want to become a gaming commentator or "caster"? L0rinda of Hearthstone fame tells us how he got into it. As for new releases - we review Fallout 76 and A Way Out. And we're going old school with "Retro Revival" - this time it's...

Duration:00:29:45

From Concept to Console

1/19/2019
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A brand new podcast looking at gaming news and the latest releases, with Chris Berrow and Georgia Mills. The highly anticipated Red Dead Redemption 2 is finally out, but there were comments that some of the team worked 100 hour weeks in the days before it was finished - so how do game cycles actually work? We'll hear from the developers of The Room series, and Far Cry: New Dawn, who explain how it works. Plus ZOMBIES! why are we fascinated by them? As for new releases - we review Human: Fall...

Duration:00:35:50