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Sunday
Jul052015

Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 73 - Enarmoured

Another week, another dollar, and another episode of the best gaming podcast this side of iTunes top 300 gaming podcasts list.

In our news section this week we're talking about the latest rumours about Nintendo's NX; more details of what exactly will be in Star Wars: Battlefront; more news about Arkham Knight's ridiculous PC issues; and the possibility of The Last Of Us 2. All this news plus more stories on Uncharted 4, Shenmue 3, Minecraft, Ocarina of Time on Wii U, and the new Tony Hawks.

Then Don seeks to gain some credibility back after last week's atrocious performance, by challenging Gareth (and himself) to another round of video game Guess Who, featuring some of the least consequential characters that gaming has to offer.

Finally in What Have We Been Playing we're talking Arkham Knight, Driveclub, Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, Borderlands 2 and Destiny. All of this PLUS extras like your Video Game Music of the Week, and the "longest running podcast soap opera" on the internet, Tea-For-Two!

Good luck finding another gaming podcast that crams this much variety into a single episode... And good luck finding us on the top 300 on iTunes. Well now I'm sad. Enjoy the podcast!

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Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 73 - Enarmoured

Saturday
Jun272015

Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 72 - Guess Whom

We're fresh off from E3, but that doesn't mean that the video games stop! Quite the contrary, the video games are still out in force, with the launch of Batman: Arkham Knight this week. We'll be talking about the game in What Have We Been Playing, but there's lots to get through before that.

This week was filled with news, including Bungie shitting the bed with absolutely everything to do with Destiny's upcoming The Taken King DLC, from charging £40 for it, to forcing people to pay £80 for almost no extra exclusive content, and even selling content exclusively through Red Bull. As you'd imagine Don has a lot to say about it. That's not all for the news this week though, with more including Blizzard's plans for upcoming Diablo 3 DLC; Splatoon's sales figures; Nintendo's surprise F-Zero strategy from a few years ago; a few more details regarding Xbox One backwards compatability; and the many, many troubles of Arkham Knight's PC release. I don't know how we fit it all in!

If you've been lamenting the lack of a good Gareth vs. Don in recent months, then REJOICE! Because the popular gameshow returns with a round of video game Guess Who. We're given supporting characters from some beloved video games, and asked to guess them using only 10 "yes or no" questions. Our gameshows usually go pretty well... And this is no different.

There's just time for a spot of tea before we talk about the games that have been occupying our consoles and computers this week, and Batman: Arkham Knight, The Witcher 3, Hearthstone, Samurai Gunn and Destiny are all on the tips of our tongues.

Our Batman: Arkham Knight discussion in particular seems to shed some light on a few glaring problems with the game, but has Gareth's year-old prediction of the game being terrible come true?! Only one way to find out... By listening to this week's Gamecentral Podcast!

 

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Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 72 - Guess Whom

Thursday
Jun182015

Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 71 - The E3vil Within

It's E3! We talk about Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo's press conferences and talk about all the biggest games!

Gears 4, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Halo 5, The Last Guardian, Shenmue 3, Starfox Zero, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Cup Head, No Man's Sky, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, Mass Effect, Dreams, Fallout 4, Mario Maker and lots more to shake a stick at!

Join us for a thorough combing through of E3 2015! You'll be glad you did.

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Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 71 - The E3vil Within

Thursday
Jun112015

Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 70 - Pre3

E3 starts next week, and we round out our build up by talking about what Microsoft need to do at their E3 press conference to move more Xbox Ones and to keep their existing owners happy.

In this week's News we're talking about new Xbox One and PS4 designs hitting shelves; more announcements of stuff that'll be at E3, as well as stuff that won't; more on Dark Souls 3; Arkham Knight's install size; plus some game called Destiny is getting a big expansion soon? All of hat, plus your usual assortment of "more."

To round out our final episode before E3 we talk about The Witcher 3 some more, Heartstone, Velvet Sundown, Fallout: New Vegas, and whatever Don's been playing. Like it's a mystery or something.

This time next week we'll know all of E3's secrets. Video game Christmas is upon us! Rejoice!

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Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 70 - Pre3

Sunday
Jun072015

Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 69 - Master Thief Collection

Stop the presses, it could be the biggest piece of news that's ever occurred during the entire run of this podcast... We've reached episode 69! Oh, and some game called Fallout 4 got announced.

This week we're taking a look at Nintendo and what they need to do to impress and enthrall their fans at this year's press conference. Can they get non-Wii U owners clamouring to buy a Wii U, and if so, how exactly will they do that? We'll see if we can come up with an answer.

But before all that, we fill you full of the week's biggest gaming news stories and discuss Fallout 4, the Uncharted Trilogy: Remastered, Rise of the Tomb Raider, and the possibility of Dark Souls 3. As well as all that we've got news of Ubisoft's E3 line up; Arkham Knight's lack of load times; Fifa adding women's teams and Steam's new refund policy. Plus lots more! What a massive week for news!

Then finally, we talk about what we've been playing, which includes Rob's Witcher 3 backpeddling, Don's continued Destiny grinding, and Gareth's launch event attendence.

Phew, that's a lot to squeeze into a 69, and we manage to last well over an hour! A personal best, but my goodness are our jaws tired... from talking.

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Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 69 - Master Thief Collection

Saturday
May302015

Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 68 - Which Witcher's Which?

E3 looms large over the world of gaming, casting its formidable shadow over us all like a lumbering Godzilla made of polygons. It's only a few weeks away, but we begin our preparations now.

First though, there's the week's news to get through, and there's enough to shake more than a few sticks at. Oculus have bought a company that will let them compete directly with Microsoft's Hololense; Need For Speed is poised to make a return; Resident Evil Zero is on its way to a console near you; and Halo 3: ODST is finally going to be making its way into the hands of poor owners of the Master Chief Collection. All of that plus fresh news on Darksiders 2, Iron Brigade, Borderlands: The Handsome Collection and The Witcher 3. That should fill you up nicely.

The big 3 conferences at every E3 are Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony. We'll be taking a look back at last year's press conferences for the big three and see how they've fared in the year since and what they need to do to top or match their press conferences from last year. This week it's the turn of Sony who had a very impressive show last year. We'll talk about whether they've delivered on their promises, succeeded or failed, and what they could possibly say this year that will get us the most excited.

There'll be a spot more tea this week before we get on to what we've been playing, and then we'll talk about Octodad: Dadliest Catch, Destiny: House of Wolves and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Definitely 3 of the biggest releases of the week...

Well, not Octodad obviously, but if you're curious about how Destiny's House of Wolves expansion adds to the game, or whether The Witcher 3 is as good as the buzz suggests, then you've come to the right podcast!

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Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 68 - Which Witcher's Which?

Saturday
May232015

Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 67 - Episode Duscae

Don's been to Italy, but don't worry, he won't mention it every 5 minutes or anything.

News this week features such stories as Rainbow Six: Siege's launch date and launch platforms; Lego: Jurassic World being released in the surprisingly near future; Divinity: Original Sin coming to consoles; Guillermo Del Toro's reaction to Silent Hills getting cancelled, and a shitload more! Including early trickles of E3 related news.

Don's return brings with it the return of a classic feature: Tea For Two. A small chat about charms of a bygone era, discussed in no more than the time it takes to gulp down a lovely, warm cuppa. Have your kettles at the ready.

Then in What Have We Been Playing, this week has been all about one game: The Witcher 3. Anyone who's anyone has been playing it, and that even extends to one of us simpletons on this very podcast. But is it living up to the hype for a certain podcast host? And there was a new Destiny expansion this week, which means we legally have to let Don talk about Destiny for a few weeks. See that up there, there's an 'X' in the top right corner of the page. Go for it. Nobody would blame you...

Yep, a few weeks worth of new Destiny talk from Don. May Shigeru Miyamoto have mercy on our souls.

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Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 67 - Episode Duscae

Monday
May182015

Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 66 - Multiple Choice

Donald (Donovan? Donte? Doncan?) is still away on holiday so we call in Dave Ellery once again to help us deliver you the good word on all things gaming.

In News this week it's been all but confirmed that we'll be getting a juicy Fallout 4 trailer at E3; a trailer for the new London-based Assassin's Creed has hit; the Witcher 3 has done extremelt well on preorders; and we've gotten our hands on more details regarding Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5. All this plus a raft of Nintendo news and even some squidgy boobs! News is the place to be.

In a first for the podcast, it's Gareth vs. Rob in a quest to be crowned "Best At Picking From 4 Available Answers." There can only be one winner: You, the audience.

Finally in What Have We Been Playing, we talk about State of Decay and an indie game for PC called A Story About My Uncle (guess which of us played that.)

Next week is the epic return of Don... So savour this episode while you can. Listen to it twice. Thrice. Four times a podcast!

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Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 66 - Multiple Choice

Friday
May082015

Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 65 - Dave New World

Don's away from the podcast for a few weeks, galavanting around the globe on his holidays, so we've brought back Dave Ellery to fill in! But will his gossip be as industry-shattering as Don's?...

In news this week we talk about the specifics of Arkham Knight's DLC slate; what the best selling game's in the UK have been this past few weeks; The Last Of Us: Left Behind getting its own seperate release; Oculus Rift's announced launch window; plus an off-the-cuff prediction from last week turned out to be 100% accurate! All that and absolutely LOADS more in this week's news.

And in What Have We Been Playing we talk about DMC Devil may Cry: Definitive Edition and Alien Isolation, as well as the past weekend's GFinity Starcraft 2 Championships at the GFinity Arena in London.

More informative, more well-versed, and more legitimate opinions about games than ever before... Just some of the many advantages of Don being on holiday! Come join us!

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Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 65 - Dave New World

Friday
May012015

Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 64 - Driveable

According to Rob we're in a game drought right now, but somehow that hasn't stopped us putting out a full length, meaty podcast for you to enjoy!

In news this week we explore all the week's happenings, including stories about Just Cause 3, Valve's brief experiment of enabling paid mods for Skyrim, Silent Hills and its tragic cancellation, and Batman: Arkham Knight's silly Season Pass price. Those stories are just the tip of the iceberg though, it's a news section stuffed to bursting!

In our Feature this week we test the common theory that video game store employees don't know anything about games by ringing up various stores around England and seeing how they answer Rob's inquiries. How will the game store employees do? The answer may shock and disturb you!

Then we wrap it all up with a short, leisurely stroll through the valley of What Have We Been Playing!

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Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 64 - Driveable