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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.

June 11, 2018  

E3 2018 - Part Two - Xbox

The second night of E3 conferences sees the first big hitter come out to the satge.

And man were Microsoft swinging for the fences tonight.

50 games shown.

18 with some form of exclusivity.

15 world premiers and

1 conference so jam packed with stuff that our "bitesized" podcast hit nearly an hour long.

So enough with the pre-amble, come join us for our thoughts on the XBox briefing and remember to keep your eyes on our Twitter feed for up-to-the-minute info and commentary as the conferences continue into tomorrow morning.

June 9, 2018  

E3 2018 - Part One - EA Play

It's finally here.

The E3 2018 conferences have begun and that means our yearly binge and podcast routine has started with it.

first up, EA's not-a-press conference as we get the yearly sporty announcements, some new games and some info on stuff we know is coming.

Get this in your ears before the next big conference and keep your eyes on our Twitter feed for up-to-the-minute info and commentary as the conferences go off.

See you tomorrow.

June 8, 2018  

Episode 44 - Pre-E3 2018

Welcome to a long delayed episode 44 of our daft little video game podcast.

This week, we jump straight back into the thick of things with our, no annual, chat on the things we expect to see at the Electronics Entertainment Expo this year.

What do we want? What would we love? Are there any surprises left after a fortnight of leaks?  Listen in and find out what we think.

Then keep your eyes on our feed as we cover all the conferences as they happen!

Join us again next time, but until then why not join us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Youtube.


April 27, 2018  

Episode 43 - Battle Royale With Cheese

Another fortnight, another episode.

Both suffering with hayfever after the insane two day summer the UK had this week, hosts John Miller and Andrew Brooker play through the pain to bring you another jam-packed episode.

And speaking of fortnights, or fortnite, its time to talk about Battle Royale.

With the news that both Call of Duty and Battlefield are working on shoe-horning the massive multiplayer mode in to the latest iterations of their games, the lads discuss whether or not it's a good idea and who will come out on top in this most inevitable battle of the titans.

And speaking of titans.

Brooker gets to grips with the latest installment of the God of War franchise. is it good? is it worth spending money on? Is it the kind of game where you can harass your mate becuase he needs to buy a PS4 to play it on? Listen in and find out.

John fights back with a chat about the Nintendo Switch edition of Football Manager and tries to explain to Brooker how it gets used in real life!

The pair end with a (spoiler free) discussion on Far Cry 5 now the pair have finished Ubisoft's latest open world ubi-thon.

Join us again next time, but until then why not join us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Youtube.


April 13, 2018  

Episode 42 - Pretty Fly For A Far Cry Bad Guy

It's been a couple of weeks, and we're back to a normal schedule. For now.

This week, hosts John Miller and Andrew Brooker talk about GTAV - the game that has officially become the worlds most profitable entertianment product - and try and dissect how and why that happened. Including some terrible maths.

They boys then take a butcher's at the revelation that Sam Fisher's return - Including the return of his much beloved original voice actor - is, in fact, a weekend special event for Ghost Recon: Wildlands!

Far Cry 5, and everything surrounding it is the focus of this week's What We've Been Playing. Along with a brief chat on the franchises history of bad guys and why this latest installment isn't everything the adverts promised.  The lads' co-op experience of puzzle adventure A Way Out gets a hefty chunk of this week's chat.

Elsewhere, John has been playing the new Kirby game for the switch while Brooker got into single-player-but-really-co-op adventure game Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons.

Join us again next time, but until then why not join us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Youtube.