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The Game Awards - The Gaming Lovers Episode 34

Brendo and Jem reflect on the highlights of The Game Awards 2018 in episode 34 of The Gaming Lovers. Did they agree with the winners and what special announcements had them jumping for joy? Plus, the aussie duo review Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Jackbox Party Pack 5 and Persona Dancing in Moonlight and Starlight.


Mobile Games - The Gaming Lovers Episode 33

To answer a tweet from a listener, Brendo and Jem went in search of the best free* mobile games available today. What mobile games are worth your time? Will Brendo still despise the platform after a week of research? Find out in episode 33 of The Gaming Lovers podcast!


Kids Play The Darndest Things - The Gaming Lovers Episode 32

Kids have a knack for cutting to the quick when sharing their thoughts, as Jem found out after speaking with 2 girls about video games. Brendo and Jem debate when is best to buy video games around the holiday season - before or after Christmas? When can you get the best deals? Plus a question from a listener sparks a challenge between the Gaming Lovers.


Ain’t Nobody Got Time For Games - The Gaming Lovers Episode 31

In our increasingly busy lives, trying to make time for our hobbies can be tricky. Brendo and Jem share some tips and tricks on how to maximise gaming time in the midst of a full schedule. Plus, Jem reviews Pokémon Let’s Go, Eevee!


Land Of The Rising Fun - The Gaming Lovers Episode 30

Brendo and Jem have returned from their adventures in the land of the rising sun - Japan! Boy Howdy, do they have stories to tell. From a special Metal Gear Solid themed stealth escape room experience to spending all their Yen on gachapon machines. (Plus some butt-biting deer!) Now that they are home, what new games are on their radar? Find out in episode 30 of The Gaming Lovers podcast.


The Gaming Brothers - The Gaming Lovers Episode 29

Prior to their trip to Japan, Brendo joined his bro-in-law (and Overcooked rival) Steve to talk about the PlayStation Classic. What games would they have chosen for the console? How did PlayStation games shape their early friendship? What happened to Jem? Find out in episode 29 of The Gaming... Brothers?


Scary-fied - The Gaming Lovers Episode 28

As the spooky season sets in, Brendo complies his favourite scary games into a list to educate Jem (much to her displeasure). What horror games have made Brendo legit freak out? Find out in episode 28 of The Gaming Lovers podcast.


Pokémon - The Gaming Lovers Episode 27

As Brendo and Jem explore Japan, they are inspired to revisit the history of the games and anime that started it all for them - Pokémon! With over two decades of games, there is a lot to unpack! Did they catch ‘em all? Find out in episode 27 of The Gaming Lovers!


From Games to Anime - The Gaming Lovers Episode 26

We know Hollywood has attempted to recreate video games in movies, with little to no success. However, when it comes to tv adaptions - specifically Anime - they do a much better job sticking to the source material. Brendo and Jem look at some of the more well known anime’s based on video games. Some of the titles may surprise you! Plus, The Gaming Lovers get pumped up for Japan and plan out what games to take with them as they journey in the land of the rising sun.


Myths And Misconceptions - The Gaming Lovers Episode 25

In episode 25 of The Gaming Lovers podcast, Brendo and Jem debunk some common myths and misconceptions about video games. Too often gaming is in the headlines for all the wrong reasons and most of time, falsey accused of corrupting youths and generally being the source of all evil in the world. So, The Gaming Lovers go case by case, to uncover what the real issue is and defend their favourite hobbie. Do video games make people more violent? Are they just for boys? Do video games add...


Totally Skint - The Gaming Lovers Episode 24

As the fourth quarter of 2018 begins, many of the most anticipated video games of the year are finally launching! With so many new games to buy, Brendo and Jem are feeling totally skint, broke, poor, lacking in $$$... you get the point. Join The Gaming Lovers as they sort through all the games set to be released in the lead up to Christmas and what they’re most excited for.


Game-aversary - The Gaming Lovers Episode 23

As Brendo and Jem celebrate their 7th wedding anniversary, they reflect on all the games that have shaped their relationship over the years. From party games like Smash Bros to Mario Kart, to role playing games like Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and Mass Effect. How have video games brought this married couple closer together? Find out in this special episode of The Gaming Lovers podcast!


Pay To Play - The Gaming Lovers Episode 22

Fresh off the back of the Nintendo Direct announcement of the new Nintendo Online Service, Brendo and Jem compare the marketplace of 'pay to play' gaming subscriptions. How does Nintendo stack up against Sony and Microsoft? Which subscription gives you the best value for money? Plus, what options are available for PC gamers? PLUS - the cutest combatant ever added to Smash Bros finally stops Sonic in his tracks! (Watch out Brendo) All the latest news from Nintendo Direct and more in...


Super Games - The Gaming Lovers Episode 21

After the highly anticipated release of PS4 exclusive Spider-Man came out, Brendo and Jem talk Super Heroes - the good, the bad and the buggy games over the years. From Marvel to D.C. and even some original heroes now in the mix, super hero video games have always been around but not always treated well. So, what super power would you choose? Let us know at


The Golden Year Of Gaming? - The Gaming Lovers Episode 20

For the 20th episode of The Gaming Lovers podcast, Brendo and Jem look at video games that are 20 years old. 1998 is considered one of the best years for games with iconic titles such as The Legend of Zelda - Ocarina of Time, Metal Gear Solid and Banjo-Kazooie all launching that year. Plus, they catch up with their Esports correspondent Jamie to get all the latest news from the Melbourne Esports Open. #MEO2018


The Bizarre World Of Product Placement In Video Games - The Gaming Lovers Episode 19

Product placement in entertainment is nothing new. Subtly showing your favourite fictitious characters using real world products can be a great way to sell items without being too 'in your face' ...most of the time. Sometimes certain companies go one step too far and make an entire game (or several) solely to sell more Big Macs... I mean... things. In episode 19 of The Gaming Lovers podcast, Brendo and Jem sort through the bizarre world of product placement in video games, from the...


Everything Old Is New Again - The Gaming Lovers Episode 18

There is nothing new under the sun. Much of gaming now is built on the classics, just with better graphics. With Insomniac Games rebooting Spider-Man this year, Brendo and Jem look at videogames that have been Remastered, Remade and Rebooted and distinguish the difference between the three. What old game could do with a fresh coat of paint? Find out what The Gaming Lovers think should be modernised for the current console generation.


Gaming With Relative Ease - The Gaming Lovers Episode 17

The Gaming Lovers are joined by their relatives in this special episode of the podcast. Brendo's dad Alan and little sister Rhiannon have their teamwork put to the test with various games from Death Squared, Snipperclips, Mario Tennis Aces and more. Jem and Rhiannon chat about their favourite childhood video games, share embarrassing stories about Brendo as a kid and play Overcooked 2 for the first time ever!


The Board Gaming Lovers - The Gaming Lovers Episode 16

When one of The Gaming Lovers' favourite games, Horizon Zero Dawn, recently announced a canonical board game is in the works, Brendo and Jem get inspired to look deeper into the weird and wonderful world of board game adaptions of video games. From the detailed and lengthy versions of Fallout and Dark Souls to a quirky take on Portal. Mmmm... cake anyone? The married duo start speculating on what video games would work well in tabletop format, looking at classic RPG's and even Pikmin! What...


Guilty Pleasure Games - The Gaming Lovers Episode 15

Guilty Pleasures. We all have them. From food we know we shouldn't eat to movies we don't want to admit we watch. Brendo and Jem admit their guilty pleasure video games including commercial flops and plain embarrassing 'I hope no one sees me playing this' games. The Gaming Lovers also share a few stories of how gaming has crossed paths with their work life from cosplayers catching Brendo's train to voiceover jobs casting Jem in the perfect role. Will your video game guilty pleasures match...