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Weekly News, Views, Ideas and Opinions on Video Games by Lucas Wittingslow, James Kleehammer, Douglas Bright and Rhys Wittingslow.

Weekly News, Views, Ideas and Opinions on Video Games by Lucas Wittingslow, James Kleehammer, Douglas Bright and Rhys Wittingslow.




Weekly News, Views, Ideas and Opinions on Video Games by Lucas Wittingslow, James Kleehammer, Douglas Bright and Rhys Wittingslow.




123: Farewell - Game Of The Year

We countdown our top 4 games of the year in a roundtable discussion from four to one. So as not to spoil the episode we won't post our picks here until a little while later. Rhys is moving away and he will be surely missed. He is off to start his own game career making them and we wish him the best of luck. The podcast is taking a break for a while to get a revamp and work out some technical issues. We hope to see you back in the new year and we hope to all still be talking about the...


122: Fall Frontal - Star Wars Battlefront, Fallout 4

We get into the two biggest games of the year (as hyped by advertising), Fallout 4 and Star Wars: Battlefront. Zach joins us for the first time to be thrown into the conversation where he barely makes it through by winging it. Lucas and Rhys talk about their own Fallout adventures.


121: Links In - COD Black OPS 3, Agent A, Lumino City

GAMES GAMES GAMES and GAMES before Fallout came out. We know the internet is abuzz with Fallout and Battlefront right now but take a short time to listen to a bunch of dudes talk about games no one else it talking about... and then a little about Fallout 3. Things Discussed: Call of Duty: Black OPS 3, Agent A, Lumino City, Fallout 4.


120: PreDOTAr - DOTA, Guitar Hero Live, Fifa

This week brings a barrel full of newb to the table as Mark joins the Trusty Crowbar on an adventure into games that he plays and a whole lot of faffing about. We find time to discuss some historical fun and look to the future and what it brings. Things Discussed: Get Medieval, Damned, DOTA 2, Half Life 2, Fifa, Abes Odyssey, Guitar Hero Live, Until Dawn, Skyshines Bedlam, California Games, Minecraft Story Mode.


119: Broken Screens - Need for Speed: No Limits, Rare Replay, The Uncharted Collection

This week we dive into discussion on what games should include as extras, how much we've spent on in app purchases and how game development changes and why. Things Discussed: Need for Speed: No Limits, Super Gameboy, Gaming Backwards Compatibility, Rare Replay, The Uncharted Collection, Tomb Raider, Donkey Kong Series, Ori and the Blind Forrest.


118: Conference Of Confidence - Project Morpheus, The Uncharted Collection, Rainbow Six Siege

Rhys played Fallout 4, or did he? This week we discuss Games Conference and what games Lucas played this week. Doug may have played some games but Rhys wouldn't let him get a word in. Hear Doug get aggravated, listen to Rhys aggravate Doug and soak in the information from Lucas about upcoming games. Things Discussed: Shadow of the Beast, Tearaway Unfolded, The Uncharted Collection, Project Morpheus, Star Wars Battlefront, Need for Speed, Just Cause 3, Mario Maker, Youkai Watch,...


117: Delta Dilemma - Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain, Rymdkapsel, Until Dawn

As Doug struggles to comprehend why his biscuit tastes different, the other two listen to more of his usual colour blindness conversations. What was Lucas' favorite thing to do in Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain, and why can't Rhys play Until Dawn? Things Discussed: Until Dawn, Rymdkapsel, Pako - Car Chase Simulator, Pacman 256, Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain, Rocket League, Rogue Legacy.


116: Three Minutes In A Day - Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, The Rare Collection, No Man Sky

A brief interuption doesnt stop these guys from discussing the latest in gaming news, and plenty of old stuff too. How hard was The Last Of Us: Grounded, What happened to Peter Dinklage in Destiny, How much better is The Witcher 3's update and Glitches and Speed Runs. Things Discussed: The Last of Us: Grounded, Uncharted: A Thiefs End, Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, Destiny, The Witcher 3, Ori and the Blind Forest, Glitches and Speed Runs, Boken Age, The Rare Collection, Mario...


115: Ventriloquists Exposed - Minecraft Story, Batman Arkham Knight

Believing in the listeners ability to understand ventriliquism in audio was most likely a bad decision...and video games. Things Discussed: Minecraft Story Mode, Mass Effects 3, Red Dead, Life Is Strange, Batman Arkham Knight.


114: The Word Was Alias - Uncharted, Fallout 4, XCOM 2

This week we look on from E3 and talk about the games we like. Things Discussed: Uncharted: Nathan Drake Collection, Fallout 4, XCOM 2, Game Of Thrones, The Witcher 3, Life Is Strange


113: Excitement Expressively Explained - E3 2015 Recap

This big discussion on all things E3. What were the games we wanted after all the announcements! Things discussed: Fallout 4, Xbox controller, Xbox backwards compatibility, Halo 5: Guardians, Starwars Battlefront , Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, South Park: The Fractuted But Whole, Shenmue 3, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, The Last Guardia, Sea of Theives.


112: Table Slams - Fallout 4, XCOM 2, The Witcher

After much chatter about Vaults and a wild Pam appears we get slammed into talking about video games. Things Discussed: Uncharted: Collection, Fallout 4, XCOM 2, Game Of Thrones, The Witcher, Life Is Strange.


111: Push Geese For Guts - The Witcher 3, Escape, Race The Sun

This weeks we dive into The Witcher 3 and make huge discussion on all aspects of the game. Doug plays some iOS games Alto and Escape while Lucas mindlessly plays Race The Sun instead of finishing Broken Age. Things Discussed: Alto, Escape, Race The Sun, The Witcher 3


110: Wild Speculation BFG Edition - Hololens, Bethesda, Witcher 3

We look at the future of computing and reinvent the way we play tabletop games. Anticipation is high for The Witcher and speculation is rampant on Bethesda's E3 presentation. Things Discussed: Microsoft Hololens, Bethesda E3, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Button Mapping.


109: Only Butted In - Star Wars Battlefront, Ori and the Blind Forest, Bloodborne

After a week of hiatus and much game playing we turn our thoughts on games that made us very agressive yet two of out hosts have different outcomes to the game. We are joined by one of the Elite, a dangerous man and all discuss why Life is so Strange. Things Discussed: Star Wars Battlefront, Ori and the Blind Forest, Bloodborne, Elite: Dangerous, Life Is Strange


108: Interview with Nicholas McDonnell - Eight Ways To Cheat

A very special guest Nicholas McDonnell joins us this week to discuss Screencheat, the video game he did the art, level design, sfx and vfx for. Screencheat is a chaotic online and offline split-screen multiplayer shooter that forces players to rethink the way they approach conventional multiplayer games. In the Screencheat arena, fast reaction times aren’t enough to keep you alive. When everyone is invisible, players will have to master the art of taking a not-so sneaky look at their...


107: Larph Out Loud - Ori and the Blind Forest, Crusader Kings 2, Cities: Skylines

As we dive into the pretty work of platformers a sense of entitlement bestows upon us as we feel we should rule an empire. In the mean time cities are built all around and after a while full of zombies. Heists are cool. Things Discussed: Ori and the Blind Forest, Crusader Kings 2, Cities: Skylines, Dying Light, GTA Online.


106: Super Top Down Pixel Shooter - Hotline Miami 2, Final Fantasy XV, Monster Hunter 4

A wild guest appears and brings new discussion into this podcast. We triumphantly evade any confirmation that we may have or have not played Hotline Miami 2 and move on to talking about riding in cars with Final Fantasy characters. Things Discussed: Super Top Down Pixel Shooter (Hotline Miami 2), JRPG's, Final Fantasy XV, Monster Hunter 4, Nvidia Titan Z, Fallout 3, Battlefield Hardline, Hideo Kojima, Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeros.


105: The Polite Protagonist - The Order 1886, Cities: Skylines, Hotline Miami 2

A full cast tonight where everyone has completed the same game! The Order 1886 is discussed and *spoliers* galore await you. We talk about not playing Heists in GTA and how brutal Hotline Miami 2 is and how good that is to play. Things Discussed: The Order 1886, GTA Heists, Hotline Miami 2, Controller or Mouse, Cities: Skylines.


104: Shards For Kiddies - SkySaga, New Tony Hawks Game, The Order: 1886

We drift back to the memory hungry world of Minecraft and compare simalarities to SkySaga. What will the new Tony Hawk game be like. What Doug really thought of The Order 1886 and how we compared the new alpha Unreal Tournament to modern shooters. Things Discussed: Minecraft, SkySaga, Hotline Miami 1 and 2, Skate, Tony Hawk, Unreal Tournament, Medieval Engineers, The Order: 1886, Unreal Engine.