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September 11, 2020  

Episode 101 - How Much?!?!

John has vacated his seat this week to go on a GILF caravanning holiday in Brecon. Meanwhile, our remaining hosts have invited Brooker's younger brother CJ to return to the pod to chat about all things Flight Simulator X, Graphics cards and spending money on PC building.

We talk the new Xbox Series of consoles, the forced exclusivity of Nintendo games and balloting for pre-orders.

Elsewhere it's Axiom Verge, Final Fantasy, Uncharted and Wolfenstein in the mix.

Wanna hear more of CJ's stuff? Find him here:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CJBrookesFM/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CJBrookesFM/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/CJBrookesFM/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPtgmgRpcdCU8JlQ3mgjPYA

August 28, 2020  

Episode 100 - The Centenary

A little under four years ago, we started sharing our stupid brand of nonsense with the internet. It was an excuse to get together every couple of weeks and chat nonsense, and somehow we have hit 100 full episodes.

 

So, for our centenary, we decided to... Not change a thing.

Bitching about the news, chatting about the games we've played and a little look back on the games we've recommended in the past, a great time was had by all.

August 14, 2020  

Episode 99 - Hot Under The Collar

It's a warm one this week.

A feeling not helped by a lot of negative news in the video game world that affects the boys.

But... It's also co-op week. Which means the lads have been playing together for a couple of days. Come see what Lee chose for them to play this month.

July 31, 2020  

Episode 98 - Our Summer Showcase

Welcome, once again to a fully loaded Character Unlock.

 

There was an Xbox Gamepass showcase last week. The boys are going to pick it apart; everything from the Halo Infinite showing to Fable to Medium and Grounded. Before Lee and Brooker chat a little bit about The Last of Us and Brooker puts together half a review on his experience with Sucker Punch's Ghost of Tsushima.

 

Summer is here. And it's all go at CU Towers

 

July 17, 2020  

Episode 97 - Prepare for Titanfall… Again

Following on from a mostly successful session in World War Z last month, the boys invited Phil (just Phil, no other names. Like Cher or Prince) to join them for John's co-op choice for July.

A couple of sessions of Titanfall later, and here he is joining your regular three on this latest episode where we talk about the Ubisoft Forward event, the PS5 colour scheme and borrowing consoles from Lee.

Thanks for listening, we hope you enjoy.

July 15, 2020  

The Last of Us Part II - Spoilercast with Paddy Murphy - Part 3

Welcome to the final part of our the Last of Us Part II Spoilercast.

It's been an emotional ride to get here. The boys have proclaimed their love to everything TLOU and as sad as they were to finish the game, they were just as sad to finish this chat.

Come listen to the conclusion of two complete fools drooling over The Last of Us

 

If you like what you hear from Paddy, find his stuff below:

Let's Survive - Paddy Plays - Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/letssurvivepaddyplays

Let’s Survive - Paddy Plays - Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/letssurvivepaddyplays

Celtic Badger Media: https://www.youtube.com/celticbadgermedia

The Perished: https://thehorrorcollective.com/films/the-perished/

 

July 13, 2020  

The Last of Us Part II - Spoilercast with Paddy Murphy - Part 2

Welcome to part two of our the Last of Us Part II Spoilercast.

Paddy and Brooker continue their in depth dissection of Naughty Dog's superbly bleak adventure game.

 

If you like what you hear from Paddy, find his stuff below:

Let's Survive - Paddy Plays - Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/letssurvivepaddyplays

Let’s Survive - Paddy Plays - Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/letssurvivepaddyplays

Celtic Badger Media: https://www.youtube.com/celticbadgermedia

The Perished: https://thehorrorcollective.com/films/the-perished/

July 10, 2020  

The Last of Us Part II - Spoilercast with Paddy Murphy - Part 1

Welcome to part one of our the Last of Us Part II Spoilercast.

After tripping over himself avoiding spoilers on the last episode of Character Unlock, Brooker invited podcast guest and mate Paddy Murphy for what was supposed to be a couple of hours talking about the bleakest of survival games.

Happily it became a marathon six hour conversation that we are now going to spread across three episodes. Come join us on this crazy, passionate and emotional ride.

 

If you like what you hear from Paddy, find his stuff below:

Let's Survive - Paddy Plays - Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/letssurvivepaddyplays

Let’s Survive - Paddy Plays - Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/letssurvivepaddyplays

Celtic Badger Media: https://www.youtube.com/celticbadgermedia

The Perished: https://thehorrorcollective.com/films/the-perished/

July 3, 2020  

Episode 96 - The Last Three of Us

As we drag regular guest Lee back on and make him a part of the team, The lads have precious little to talk about in this episode. Worldwide pandemics are killing all the fun across the industry and there's precious little going on that isn't a delay!

But it is all good. Plenty has been played and the guys, as they always do, will find a way to waste an hour and a bit of your day.

June 18, 2020  

Episode 95 - Playstation High-Five

There really is nothing else really to talk about is there? 

Sony revealed the Playstation 5 and that all the lads are talking about.

Wanna know what we think? Come have a listen.

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