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February 14, 2020  

Episode 86 - Feeling The Need

Welcome to another short, sweet, and only half game filled episode of the podcast.

At least we're slightly better at keeping on track this week and we get to the games a bit quicker. You know, after the Apple talk.

January 31, 2020  

Episode 85 - A Little Bit of Everything

This is getting daft now.

With little in the way to talk about news wise, the early part of this episode went around all the subjects imaginable. 

From WWE Wrestling, to local concerts and loads in between. It doesn't get better when new of the log delayed Uncharted film sends one of the hosts off on a film rant!

Still, there were games to talk about. Ashes Cricket, Rugby 20, Kakarot and What Remains of Edith Finch.

January 17, 2020  

Episode 84 - New Year, Same Old Games

Happy new year!

The boys are back this week to discuss the games they played over the Christmas period, the games that got delayed the second the new year rolled in and the first entry in their co-op challenge for 2020

Welcome back.

December 20, 2019  

Episode 83 - So Long… 2019

As we close out yet another year, it's time for our now traditional annual round up of our favourite and least favourite games of the year.

But in a twist - that absolutely everybody else has jumped on board with - we are joined by regular guest Lee Loveridge to discuss our favourites of the decade and what we are up to in 2020.

The next time you hear for us, it'll be the new decade. 

Merry Christmas everybody!

December 6, 2019  

Episode 82 - Kings of Co-Op

As the year winds down, the most surprising of things happened.

Scaredy cat host John jumped at the chance to have a bash at some co-op horror in Man of Medan. Of course, Brooker was more than willing to lead the way across the spooky ghost ship he's already spent time on. So on the boys went.

This led a co-op filled weekend that included some Spec-Ops on the latest Modern Warfare and... surprise, surprise, some competitive multiplayer in Hitman Ghost Mode!

Come back in a few days to listen in on our best of the year, and favourites of the 2010's

November 22, 2019  

Episode 81 - Chilling In London

After a short break - hosts jollying off to other counties and countries - the lads are back and chatting a whole heap of rubbish about the games they've been playing in the last few weeks. there's plenty to choose from.

They also spent the day in London for X019 - Xbox's exclusive expo showing off some new stuff.

October 25, 2019  

Episode 80 - EGX 2019

As a completely unsurprising follow on to the last episode, John, Brooker and Lee chat about their time at EGX 2019, running through weed smoke and hiding out in London.

October 11, 2019  

Episode 79 - Pr-EGX 2019

Yes, it's that time of year again. Albeit later than normal.

In the run up to the boys heading down to London to the yearly sweat-fest that is, EGX.


So who better to invite on, but podcast regular and London road-trip buddy Lee Loveridge to chat again.

The guys cover the new, but slightly threadbare details on the Playstation 5 and the Doom Eternal delay before chatting about what they've been playing and what they're excited to do in London at the weekend.

Join us net time for the boys recording from London Town!

September 27, 2019  

Episode 78 - Spanners Playing Gears (and Other Games)

You've heard us mock him before, you've heard us poke fun at him, and now you'll hear us do the same live and in person as `brooker's brother CJ joins the lads for their latest episode.

John guides the trio through all the news from this week's State of Play and Inside Xbox before jumping into a world of games the guys have played. Of course there's plenty of Gears 5 talk, John got into new FIFA, CJ went deep with the latest Ace Combat and Ark: Survival Evolved while Brooker finally got his horror fix with Man of Medan and Until Dawn.

It's a bumper episode filled with the usual nonsense. 


If you enjoyed him here, find CJ's shows on Soundcloud

The Tuesday Show

The Order of the Oddfellows

Petty Rage


September 13, 2019  

Episode 77 - Gears Keep Turning

Guess what we're talking about this week?

That's right. Even though neither of the guys are past the half way point of the game, it's all about Gears 5 this episode.

News... Gears 5, and Ghostwire, and Gears 5

What we've been playing? Gears 5.

I bet you can't guess our recommendation...