EA closed beloved studio Visceral Games while famed game director Amy Hennig was in the middle of making a Star Wars game. Then they revealed some of their plans around the loot boxes in Star Wars Battlefield II fresh on the heals of the hoopla around loot boxes in Lord of The Rings: Shadow of War. So EA aren't flavour of the month. So in this podcast we spend some time talking about Visceral Games sublime Dead Space game and grumpily wondering what the hell EA are doing! Along with Netflix Club where we talk about The Visit and Gerald's Game before talking about the games that have kept us locked to our screens. Including Hue, which, at the time of writing this, is free on PS+. Soak us up, we're free!
Stop everything. Rockstar Games have rolled out a fresh trailer for the hungrily awaited open world gun slinger Red Dead Redemption 2. you want more? OK, how about Dave still having reservations about the Switch (the fool), we talk about what we've been playing and discus our Netflix Club films, which were Shimmer Lake and Look Who's Back. Enjoy!
Films galore! We've barely had time to play any games! That's not true, but we've been watching more than playing! I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore, the new Death Note film, Okja, Arrival, Mad Max have all been viewed, and Dave has been on a horror binge and has watched a host of scary films. Some games have been played, of course. Hope you enjoy it!
Dave's dreams have been invaded by Roy and Moss because he's been watching so much IT crowd. Rise of The Tomb Raider to the rescue! We also take a look at our Netflix club film Frailty. In gaming news, DontNod have announced a partnership deal with Bandi Namco. We look at this exciting deal and wonder how it could push Tell Tale games - but, you know, it probably won't. And, yes, of course, our chat goes of on some tangents. You know the drill!
Me and Dave both set out to read Ready Player One but I am rubbish and fail. So we have a little spoiler free chat about that and what Dave thought about it. Dave's also been getting dirty skid makes playing dirt. I've been tackling Klaus, a tricksy side scroller on PS4. We've both been fumbling around the puzzle island that is the game The Witness. We add some new films to the Netflix Club, basically we deliver another podcast in the wake of any news! God we are good! Come soak us up!
Dave knocks another game of the back log, so we open with a look at Child of Light. The beautiful small game from Ubisoft. Ant falls in love with a Statik, a PSVR game scooped up in the first big VR sale, which we also talk about, along with Dunkirk and a host of other films, the PS+ price hike and the newest games that come with it. Of course we veer of into a myriad of tangents and we invite you along.
Oh, and find out which animal Ant's mother-in-law thinks best represents his love making ability thanks to new PS4 game "That's You".
With next to no news to talk about, chat turns to film and what we've been up to while staying in! Things get a little dark, well, very dark if we're honest, when Dave tells me about a film I've never seen or even heard of, a film Dave refuses to entertain and that has disgusted me. the rest of the the chat, GT, VR some upcoming games to watch out for and a bunch of films, is much lighter. So join us for a very chilled out chat. Enjoy.
As is always the case, post E3 is a bit light on news, light like a feather tied to a helium balloon. Less news for us to consume which leads to more time on our hands. So here we are with handfuls of time! Luckily we have games consoles that eat time! So we've been feeding our consoles all this extra time so we weren't short on stuff to talk about! Catching up on our respective back logs. All for the good of the podcast.
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So another E3 has come to pass. All the predictions, rampant speculations and hype is behind us for another year. Sometimes that pre E3 excitement can be more fun than the show. But while this years show wasn't one of the best there is plenty to sink our teeth into!
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E3 2017. I told my other half that E3 was soon and I was extra excited to record the podcast you are about to listen to. "It's always bloody E3" she said. She didn't understand!
E3 is special, me and you know that, we know it's a tactical game played by Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft to see who "wins". A fascinating soap opera Christmas special. it's cup final day, with all the flag waving and hype. There are lots of video games shows, expos and comi cons these days. But none have the history. None have the magic. It's age lends it a prestige that sets it apart from the newer shows. Everyone saves somethings a bit special for E3. This year will be no different.
Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft have all had highs and lows at E3 down the years. Nintendo are currently riding high on the better than expected success of the Switch, this is their first E3 show with the Switch, meaning they can put the disappointment of the Wii U behind them. Sony have been out in front this gen, leaving Microsoft to wonder where it all went wrong after being the top dog last gen. Sony will have a good show if they only show off up dates of the games we already know about but they are sure to have a few surprises up their sleeve. Big fat ones if the last few shows have taught us anything. That leaves Microsoft. Microsoft will show of new hardware. The most powerful games console ever. But they need to do so much more. So much more, and they know it. Microsoft's conference will be a fascinating watch!
Join us in this podcast where you can hear what we think we'll see and what we hope to see. Come on, come join the hype train! It's E3 time! It only happens once a year, not all the bloody time!
FarCry has crept out with some rather sinister shorts, so obviously we are talking about those morbid little tidbits and how they point to a slight change for the tired (well, I think it's getting a bit stale, don't you?) franchise. Red Dead has been delayed, the new Middle Earth game splits me and Dave down the middle and me and Dave dive into our picks from the flash Sale Sony had, did you see it? Did you miss it? What did you get?
GAME have updated their membership card, much controversy around that! So come on, download it, share it, tell your friends and enjoy.
It's time dear listeners. Time for me to put Zelda down. I beat the last boss. Saved the world. It's time. Until the DLC pulls me back in! And it's time for Dave to walk away from Horizon: Zero Dawn. Unfinished. Oh the shame!
Life is Strange has had it's sequel confirmed, that's pretty much the news, but that won't stop stop two fully grown men get very excited!
Of course we leave the beaten track and talk about a host of other games!
And our Netflix Club talks about Capote. Staring Philip Seymour Hoffman as Truman Capote, this is the story about the writing of his book, In Cold Blood, a book that birthed the true crime genre. It's the very personal and revealing story behind the book, focusing on the relationship that develops between Capote and the killers on death row as he interviews them over many years.
We hope you enjoy.
Our first Netflix club is here and the film we talk about, after a little chat about the new COD: WWII trailer and a whole lot of other podcast's that we've been listening to, is Under The Shadow. Get the popcorn!
The image up there, that is all we've seen of the Xbox Scorpio. It's innards. And that's because that's what Microsoft want us talking about. It will be the most powerful console on the market when it launches later this year. The most powerful console ever. What they don't want us talking about is it's lack of games. We talk about it all on this podcast. Along with more Zelda and Switch chat and we launch a little Netflix club. Come join the chat!
Zelda and Horizon lead the chat this episode. It's not all we talk about... Id tell you what else gets in but, well, to be honest, I wanna go play Zelda some more. I edited this episode while roaming around it's fantastic open world. I do hope you have a chance to play it!
The Switch has landed. Listen to our first impressions, all the good and the bad. But that's not all, Dave has been playing For Honour and Horizon. A few other games get chucked into the chat and the newest PS Plus games. Come on, Have a listen!
Before Nintendo flip the switch on Switch me and Dave discus what may lay ahead for Nintendo's next console. Needles to say we have very different takes on the console and on how things may go. Only time will tell how the Switch will fare but it's a time honoured tradition to talk about all that may come to pass, and no other console maker divides opinion quite like Nintendo.
The Last Guardian also comes under the microscope, the much delayed game (13 years in the making) has finally been released. The game may never step out from the shadow cast by it's own development story, but lets try to talk about the game. Not it's time spent in incubation. How does it play? What's it like? Is it worthy of carrying the torch on from Shadow Of The Colossus? Me and Dave have both played it, listen to our first impressions on the Podcast. Also we talk Res 7 in and out of VR, Split, the new Shyamalan film that blew me away (spoiler free talk). All this and more, so give it a listen!
Episode 23 is basically an invitation to drop in on two friends having a natter about what games they have been playing. That's it. Here us chat Battlefield One, Tethered and Toad's Treasure Tracker among others.
Nintendo Switch, Red Dead Redemption 2, hands on with PSVR. There is a lot to get through, lot's to sink our teeth into, so give it a listen, give us your feedback. Well, go on, don't just sit there.
Here, in episode 21, we hear from some of our friends who have had a little go with PlayStation VR. Some worrying things are spoken of, some pre order's canceled. Find out who's by listing! Also in this episode we talk about TV comedy's due to my (Ant's) latest obsession from down under, a fantastic show called Please Like Me - everyone should watch it, it's on Amazon Prime here in the UK. Listen to this first, but right after, sort your life out and watch it! Also, PS+ games have been announced and it's a cracking month! Dave picked up Vagina, a new entry into the "walking simulator" genre, how dose it stack up against Watch Tower, Everybody's Gone To The Rapture and there kind? Have a listen!