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July 19, 2019  

Episode 73 - Nothing New To Talk About

It's been a quiet couple of weeks. Busy lives and loads of gaming previously means the guys have had a relaxing, chilled out couple of weeks playing old favourites.

John has been hard at work practicing his Red Dead Redemption 2 fishing techniques. While Brooker has been perfecting his assassin moves in Hitman 2.

So they filled the time out with a chat about the newly announced Nintendo Switch Lite and... Movies.

July 5, 2019  

Episode 72 - Singing the Doom Song

I'm going to sing the Doom song now...

Yes, we are back. and once again, we are not a simple two-some. 

Because we've had a few nights of team togetherness on The Division 2, we've invited regular guest Lee Loveridge on again to chat all things Division and... Other stuff.

A threadbare news section leads into a meaty old game section. We talk Doom, The Division, Prey and a whole host of others. Lee has quite the back catalogue this time around.

Join us...

June 21, 2019  

Episode 71 - When is the Next E3?

Another year, another E3 has come and gone.

Come listen in to what the guys thought about the show. As usual, we talk way too long about mindless nonsense.

But that's half the fun, right?

June 7, 2019  

Episode 70 - PrE3 2019: Matt’s Back

It's the moooooooooost, wonderful time, of the yearrrrrrr!

No, it's not Christmas, but it is our favourite time of the year. It's E3. And for our annual pre-E3 chat, We've kicked John out of his throne for the week and invited RGDS' Matt Lambourne on to chat about everything we are looking forward to in this latest trip to LA.


We also chat the new Call of Duty, Death Stranding and the future of GAME on the UK high street.

It's a fun filled bumper episode.

If you want to hear more from Matt, find him at the Retro Gaming Discussion Show on all your favourite pod catchers.

Until next time...

May 24, 2019  

Episode 69 - Third Time Lucky

Here we are again. Another week, another podcast.

This week is a good short one, the pre-E3 news drought and our esteemed hosts being the busy bees they are, there's very little to chat about this week.

But as is, the guys chat the newly formed Playstation Productions, more news on Ghost Recon: Breakpoint and... Clancy Brown?

Brooker dusted off Ghost Recon: Wildlands... Again. Will he finish it or quit again, nobody knows. Elsewhere, John joins Brooker in the Bolivian landscape and plays Games with Gold's latest addition The Golf Club.


Join us in a couple of weeks for our regular Pre-E3 episode.

May 10, 2019  

Episode 68 - Randy for the News

Back to normal this week. Out is our favourite guest and returning is our favourite host.

Sadly, John's absence included him actually doing stuff and not playing games. And Brooker wasn't an awful lot better.

Luckily, it's a news heavy week and everything from Randy Pitchford being a douche to upcoming film adaptations of Sonic and Saint's Row are up for discussion.

Brooker got a few hours in on zombie-biker-romp Days Gone and John hit the Battlefield V co-op hard though. so it's not all doom and gloom

April 26, 2019  

Episode 67 - Imposter Syndrome

Ladies and gentlemen, a new player has entered!

Ok, maybe not "new", but keeping John's seat warm while he's off on a dogging holiday is our good mate Lee Loveridge. 

Lee joins brooker this week to talk the PS5, the Xbox One SAD and the Capcom Home Arcade. With Far Cry 5, Nier: Automata, Mortal Kombat 11 and The Division all played this week and we've got loads to say about all of them.

It's all fun this week as the guys go all in on what they're playing, what they're going to play and what they get on their high horses about. Come join us

April 12, 2019  

Episode 66 - All Rezzed Up And No Place to Go

A quiet, reserved week this week.

After the last lively episode, the guys promised to keep it short, sweet and to the point for this episode. Which is good, because the guys have barely played anything!

A trip to London to EGX Rezzed was the high highlight for this week, with news about Borderlands 3 a close second. And while John was dipping in and out of FIFA and Far Cry 5, Brooker jumped back five years to finally play The Division.

Yeah, a quiet one this week.

March 29, 2019  

Episode 65 - Putting The World To Rights

Just don't ask what happened this week.

There was a plan, there was a running order, and it all went to hell when the lads started talking about Hitman 2.

Then things went completely sideways when your favourite hosts started arguing for and against all sides of the Google Stadia discussions.

It's a weird week.

Back to normal for episode 66, we promise.

March 15, 2019  

Episode 64 - A New Dawn, A New Day, Anthem Feeling Good

"It's a new dawn, it's a new day, Anthem's feeeeeeeeeeling gooooood!"

Yeah, we couldn't waste this great little pun in an episode title.

Guessing what we focus on this week won't be tough. One game each for out hosts in this episode. John is still playing Anthem, and he takes us on a deep dive of the mechanics, the loot and the overall experience since release. While Brooker heads back to Hope County for Far Cry: New Dawn. It's a tight little episode this week.

Outside of that, the guys talk about, well, trainers, vacuum cleaners and Aldi sending gamers after your kids in time for tea?

We couldn't quite work it out either. 


Come back in a couple of weeks, god only knows what we'll be talking about.