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HACK THE DINO is a fortnightly podcast recorded live in Greenlight Comics, Adelaide South Australia. Comics, video games and all other pop culture stuff!

HACK THE DINO is a fortnightly podcast recorded live in Greenlight Comics, Adelaide South Australia. Comics, video games and all other pop culture stuff!
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HACK THE DINO is a fortnightly podcast recorded live in Greenlight Comics, Adelaide South Australia. Comics, video games and all other pop culture stuff!






Episode 33 - Games to Watch in 2018, Create Your Own Comics, VR Games Thoughts

Ben and Dan go SOLO in the first episode of 2018! The duo let you know what games you should keep an eye on in 2018, talk about more Marvel controversies and play a one sided DAN vs THE WORLD as a warm up for Dan's trophy defence this year!

Duration: 01:15:21

Episode 32 - Loot Boxes are Needed, Best/Worst Video Game Movies, New Writers for Spider-Man

MERRY X-MEN! The last show of 2017 brings author, ring announcer and journalist Sean Fewster to the desk to talk video game movies that are so bad they are good, the necessary evil of loot boxes AND the FINAL DAN VS THE WORLD for the year! Can Dan walk away with the literal trophy or can Sean pull it together and grab the gold for the world?

Duration: 01:05:19

Episode 31 - The Game Awards, DOOM VFR, Doki Doki Thoughts and the State of the Comic Con Circuit

Straight out from watching The Game Awards, Ben and Dan are joined by pro tattooist and comic book creator Paul Briske and talk about the state of the Comic Convention Circuit, the winners and announcements from The Game Awards and give thoughts on DOOM VFR and Doki Doki Literature Club. And then, with only one episode to go be fore the trophy is presented can Dan pull ahead of THE WORLD in the video game jukebox quiz, logically called DAN vs THE WORLD!

Duration: 01:04:51

Episode 30 - Star Wars Battlefront 2 Controversy and Thoughts of a Comic Book Editor and Artist

Editor Shaun Keenan and artist/male model Mark Lautheirinereeereemenre join Ben and Dan for their first year anniversary of HACK THE DINO! They discuss all the hilariousness of EA and their disaster of a PR exercise with Star Wars Battle Front 2, Shaun makes an announcement and Dan makes his push for the fabled trophy in DAN vs THE WORLD!

Duration: 01:28:23

Episode 29 - PAX Australia Thoughts, Bendis Leaves Marvel and is Marvel in DEEP TROUBLE?

The Greenlight Comic Collection is now complete, as the final partner of the comic store, 'Suave' Mark Selan joins Ben and Dan (finally). With Dan running late, Mark and Ben talk video game news, Dan arrives and gives us his thoughts on PAX, and the three talk about this whole Marvel/Bendis thing. All that, and can a person who hasn't played video games in 20 years beat dan in DAN VS THE WORLD?

Duration: 01:05:17

Episode 28 - Mario Odyssey a 10, Retro Gaming Community and Pre-Ordering Comic Bundles

Dan is away at PAX Australia so Ben cons the mythical Ross to co-host the show with him. Will Brennan (he sure will)joins the two and talks, argues about what constitutes a 10/10 game and has a very impressive showing in the HIT video game musical quiz DAN VS THE WORLD!

Duration: 00:56:11

Episode 27 - PUBG Hits a Record, Indie Speed Runner and Kids Comic Recommendations

Indie game developer Carmine Fantarela chats with Dan and Ben about his soon-to-be-launched game ICEBOX SPEED GUNNER. He also gets some comic book recommendations from our two hosts, we continue our Kojima watch and Ben gets way too excited about Dino Riders.

Duration: 01:20:06

Episode 26 - Yakuza Kiwami Thoughts, Minecraft2, Destiny 2 vs Overwatch and LENTICULAR COVERS!

Chad Habel, Mr Game Truck himself is back to talk all things current in gaming - well, not all things. That was just to give you a hook as to what we are talking about. Ben is excited for the SNES Mini, Dan is excited about Yakuza Kiwami and Chad gives us his thoughts on what Minecraft 2 could be. All that and a very special Super Nintendo edition of DAN vs THE WORLD in the Video Game Jukebox Challenge.

Duration: 01:03:01

Episode 25 - Gender Swapping in Comics, Destiny 2 Kind of Review, KickStarter Retailer Incentives

Joining Ben and Dan this week is editor, writer, radio guy and the world's BEST Doctor Strange look alike, Anthony N Castle. The three talk about the perceived controversy with swapping established characters genders in comics, Dan tells us all about Destiny 2 (without really saying anything, if you know what I mean) and the three play possibly the greatest DAN VS THE WORLD game YET!

Duration: 01:12:16

Episode 24 - Are Comics in a Crisis? Nindies and Making Your Own RPG?

Dr Mike 2000 makes his triumphant return to the guest chair! Is the comic book industry in crisis? Listen to three white guys talk about it from a comic book store. Ben and Dan also chat about the latest Nintendo Switch Nindies showcase and can Dan pull ahead in the video game music quiz DAN vs THE WORLD!

Duration: 00:55:35

Episode 23 - A Broke Batman? VR Surgery, Sonic's Return and a Slooowwww News Week

Wrestle Rampage Commissioner, screen printer and all round talky-guy Tom Chocolate joins Ben and Dan to talk about anything to cover up the fact that it has been a slow fortnight for game and comic news. PS4 System upgrade notes, delayed XBox adapters and the return of the Nintendo 'World' Championships fill the void until it is time to once again play DAV VS THE WORD in the Video Game Jukebox!

Duration: 00:56:13

Episode 22 - Splatoon 2 Reaction, Cool Upcoming Indie Games, and Marvel - What the?

Dan and Ben are joined this week by artist and creator Jake Holmes (no relation to Sherlock). They ramble on about the lack of video game news, look at some cool upcoming indie games - OH ! Dan said he may get a Switch. You heard it, he can't take it back. We look at if comics really are in trouble, and Dan tries to step up in the musical quiz DAN VS THE WORLD!

Duration: 00:50:28

Episode 21 - Nintendo 64 Mini Confirmed? Atari's new console and What is Loki Doing with that Cape?

Episode 21 of HACK THE DINO sees Paul Monopoli of joining Ben and Dan to chat retro video games, He-Man comics, weird dog/human hybrids for kids and AVCon. Ben thinks he has uncovered evidence of a Nintendo 64 Mini production, what the hell is Atari up to with their new console and Loki has a new job in the aftermath of Secret Empire. Can The World claim back the lead on Dan with the help of Pau in the Video Game Jukebox quiz? Find out by listening NOW!

Duration: 00:54:04

Episode 20 - How much for a SNES Mini...really, Pro-Wrestler knowledge and Overwatch Comics coming.

The 'Human Bullet' Link Barnett - professional wrestler and fanboy joins Ben and Dan this episode. They find out about the wrestling scene in Australia, discuss the SNES mini and Link takes on Dan head in DAN vs THE WORLD in the Video Game Jukebox - and holds his own.

Duration: 00:57:05

Episode 19 - E3 Recap (E3cap), X Box One X in trouble already and Questioning video game attire

Miranda Richardson, writer of HAIL (as well as some times inker and things) joins Dan and Ben as they Hack the Dino this week. Ben gives us a brief E3 recap (E3cap), the three discuss questionable video game attire and Dan attempts to boost his lead in the video game jukebox quiz we are legally obliged to call DAN VS THE WORLD!

Duration: 00:57:19

Episode 18 - Pre E3 (prE3)discussions, Trouble for Microsoft and Pokemon GO Throwdown

Artist Jana Hoffman joins Ben and Dan this week to talk her creative projects and take on Dan in DA vs THE WORLD. There's also a heap of E3 news and some rumours, and Dan's ridiculous tip on what he thinks will be announced a E3.

Duration: 01:20:41

Episode 17 - Switch, Red Dead and Far Cry News, Comic Grants Fluke Victories

HACK THE DINO is back for your ear holes, with Ben and Dan invading them with indie comic creator Owen Heitmann. This week we have a whole heap of video game news and updates on some large games coming out this year and Q1 2018, Owen tells us about his creator owned comic which is currently being funded with grants enabling him to work on it full time, and will Dan's streak continue in DAN vs THE WORLD

Duration: 01:15:20

Episode 16 - STAR WARS CELEBRATION, The Video Game Hall of Fame and...well more Star Wars actually

Previously on Hack the Dino (Because we recorded this episode a week ago) Ben and Dan are joined by one of the other owners of Greenlight Comics, Bobba Fett in the 201st and Star Wars life fan Nick Jervis-Bardy! The three talk about Star Wars..a well as other stuff that you guys will like. Seriously. And then, Dan takes on his business partner in DAN vs THE WORLD to try and claw back the lead to only 1 point! CAN HE DO IT?!

Duration: 01:02:24

Episode 15 - Why Marvel is Losing to DC, Call of Duty Still Lame and Dan Surprises EVERYONE!

This week Jess Strand joins Dan and Ben to discuss why Marvel is losing their market share to DC, why no matter what you do with it, Call Of Duty is still boring as hell and reviews one of her favourite comics of the past few years - and we are gobsmacked by it. Then Dan takes on the world in the aptly titled video game music quiz, DAN vs THE WORLD - has he been doing his homework?

Duration: 01:00:48

Episode 14 - TEAM CHERRY Talking Hollow Knight, SNES Mini, Xbox Scorpio and the Quickest Quiz Ever!

Dan and Ben are joined by the guys behind the HIT indie game HOLLOW KNIGHT Ari and William. Announcements for the XBox Scorpio, SNES Mini and Gannon's last name are discussed, as well as the latest comic news and the quickest game of DAN vs THE WORLD in the history of the show. Get your ears ready for a chuckle.

Duration: 00:53:08

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