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August 17, 2018  

Episode 49 - (Doom) Eternally Yours


It's Quake-Con baby!

Which basically means one of our hosts is going to get super-excited about almost everything that was news worthy this weekend; while John is going to get annoyed because Brooker is talking about DOOM.


And that's pretty much it.

THe boys have been struggling to find the motivation to get stuck into games so this week's episode is half full of the lads talking mainly from their rectums hoping for something good to talk about.

John got a new gaming laptop and played nothing. Brooker upgraded more 4K stuff and got annoyed at it. Just another week at CU towers. 

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August 3, 2018  

Episode 48 - Something Old… Nothing New


As we sit smack-bang in the middle of the longest, most boring summer drought in memory; the lads are struggling this week. There's not even any news! Save for Spider-man going gold and Quantic Dream losing a battle to prove they aren't a fun place to work.

So hosts John Miller and Andrew Brooker go deep into their back catalogues and piles of shame to find games to play and talk about. Brooker fails miserably at EA NHL and jumps into Darksiders 2; while John fails miserably at Crash Bandicoot and jumps into Infamous: Second Son. An interesting week was had by all.

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July 20, 2018  

Episode 47 - The Power Of The Darksiders


Welcome back to CU Towers.

It's been an eventful couple of weeks and with it being far enough away from big events like E3 and close enough to the very quiet looking summer, hosts John Miller and Andrew Brooker finally have some things to talk about.

What things?

Well, let me tell you.

The boys get into release date news for Pokemon: Lets Go Pikachu and Evee and discuss the possibility of forwards compatibility with the upcoming Pokemon RPG. They get into the multiplayer mode finally coming to No Man's Sky and talk in depth about the upcoming Darksiders 3 now that Gunfire Games has confirmed it's release date and special editions.

Elsewhere, John sinks his teeth into the first couple of entries in the Halo: Master Chief Collection and Brooker gushes over his latest completion of Darksiders: The Warmastered Edition. Is there anything worth playing in the Halo remasters? Could Brooker possibly have anything left to say about War's adventures through the apocalypse? Come find out.

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July 6, 2018  

Episode 46 - Like Spider-Man. With An Owl. And A Boy


Accepting our invitation from the last episode, one of our favourite friends joins us for this, our 46th episode.

Lee Loveridge joins hosts John Miller and Andrew Brooker to chat nonsense for an hour and a bit and maybe, just maybe, they'll talk about games, too.

THey start off though, with something that they maybe should have been doing since the beginning; they've set up a list of questions to get to know our guests. which is lucky becasue there's next to no news again this week. Becasue of course there bloody isn't.

NAB Live, Ori and the Blind Forest and The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit all come up in the What We've Been Playing section. And so many terrible, terrible things to haunt your dreams come up. Dare you come listen?

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June 22, 2018  

Episode 45 - Dusting Off The Pile Of Shame


Have you recovered from E3 yet?

We have. Well, kind of.

But recovered or not, it's time to get into another episode and after a bit of a chat about our highs and lows of the gaming industry's five day advert for itself, hosts John Miller and Andrew Brooker have finally had time and energy to get into a load of games.

With the pair both firmly sat in a bit of a funk, sales and back logs provided plenty for them to sink their teeth into. Revisiting Destiny 2 and getting his hands on Marvel Ultimate Alliance seemed to give John the kick up the ass he needed. While Assassins Creed: Origins and Life is Strange: Before the Storm were perfectly suited games to get Brooker's juices flowing.

A week of gaming seems to be just what the doctor ordered for both of our hosts.  Listen in to hear about these and a load more.

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June 12, 2018  

E3 2018 - Part Seven - Nintendo


And so we've come to the end of our E3 2018 coverage.

And we end, as we always do, with a Nintendo Direct.

From Smash Bros to Overcooked, Nintendo have something for everyone today. but more so if you love your Smash.

June 12, 2018  

E3 2018 - Part Six - Playstation


As has been the way for years, Sony closes out the opening couple of days of conferences with it's massive showcase of upcoming titles.

Big demos of Spiderman and The Last of Us Part II bookend a show jam-packed with big names.

And we are here to talk you through them all.

June 11, 2018  

E3 2018 - Part Five - Ubisoft


Famously the biggrst hitter of the developers that have their own pressers, Ubisoft is back with a bang this year.

We all were wondering if we'd see more from Beyond Good and Evil 2 and Assassin's Creed Odyssey and so much more.

We pick apart everything we saw in the mammoth conference and hope for good things coming from everything we saw.

June 11, 2018  

E3 2018 - Part Four - Square Enix


Lightning fast and with absolutely no frills, Square came back to E3 this evening with a short, sharp and to-the-point presentation for the games they are bringing to us in 2018 and beyond.

Loads to discuss, not all of it good, but do come and have a listen to see what we thought about the Japanese publisher's showings.

Come find us on Twitter to catch our coverage of the Ubisoft presentation tonight.

June 11, 2018  

E3 2018 - Part Three - Bethesda


At the grand old time of 2.30am UK time, World renowned developer and publisher held their annual E3 showcase.

While your usually lovely and personable hosts just got tired and snarky with the company, eachother, the world, pretty much everyone.

Bless them.

By the time they were done, it was nearly 5am.

Listen in as they discuss new announcements like Doom and Wolfenstein expansions to the rise and rise of Fallout and The Elder Scrolls.

Join us again in just 12 short hours when we dive into the Square Enix show.