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Sunday
May012016

Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 102 - French Mustard

After missing a few weeks due to Disneyland-related issues (and also a few Rob-related ones) we're back and we'll be guiding you through the rough waters of video gaming as it happened in the latter half of April.

News of Nintendo's intention to release NX and Zelda in 2017 sparks quite the debate amongst us as we argue all the pros and cons of Nintendo's decision, before moving on to stories regarding Titanfall 2, Borderlands 3 and the rumoured Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. All of that plus new information about Witcher 3's imminent DLC "Blood and Wine;" a Batman Arkham Collection rearing its head; and YouPorn dipping its... toe into the world of eSports somewhat unsuccessfully.

All that news, as well as your weekly dose of Hot Goss Ip and video game music before we catch up with What we've Been Playing. Rob has been on a bit of a retro bender, Don has been grinding up on all the latest additions to Destiny, and Gareth has played some Fallout 4 and COMPLETED Dark Souls 3. Be sure to listen in to hear his controversial opinions on the game!

And to all you mustard fans out there... Bon appetite!

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Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 102 - French Mustard

Saturday
Apr092016

Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 101 - Dalmations

This week it's like learning to walk all over again, as we're forced to embrace triple figures, and all the pressure that comes along with it! But don't worry, we're not reinventing the wheel here, we've still got your weekly dose of Goss Ip right from the Don's mouth, and a helping of video game music hand picked to educate, illuminate and penetrate your brain!

But if that's not your bag, maybe you'd prefer some fresh news instead. We'll give you the skinny on only the best news in gaming for the week. Fallout 4 was voted best game at this weeks Video Game BAFTA's; the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift are having trouble keeping supply up with demand; a Bioshock collection looks imminent; and we have a release date for Gears of War 4. All of this and stories about the Last Of Us movie's troubles, the next Division update, Gunstar Heroes backwards compatibly, and a saddo reaching level 100 in World of Warcraft in an unorthodox way.

The in What Have We Been Playing we've got Miitomo, Fallout 4, WWE 2K16, and Resident Evil Revelations 2 on the brain!

Triple digits feels pretty good you guys... Depending on where you put them. Enjoy!

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Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 101 - Dalmations

Sunday
Apr032016

Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 100 - Knobstalgia

It's here, our 100th episode, and we're celebrating with a look back over 2 years worth of "entertaining" podcasts that will have you shedding a tear, in more ways than one.

But before we get around to that, don't worry, we won't be letting down those of you who rely on us for the latest and greatest gaming news and opinions as we give you the biggest stories of the week. Stories such as a very convincing NX controller leak that turned out to be a hoax; Sony working on a "PS4.5" that's more powerful; Blizzard getting into trouble with an overly sexual lady in Overwatch; and a live demo of downloading and opening Miitomo for the very first time! But that's not all, we've also got news on Street Fighter 5's chart performance; Final Fantasy XV getting a release date, demo, anime and animated film all at once; and even a bit of Turok and Rocket League. Fit to bursting!

Then we cast a sorrowful look back at the past 2 years and throw a funeral for all those studios that we've lost over the duration. It's a rainy, dreary day but the bagpipes are in full swing and we've got eulogies to give to game companies that are no longer with us.

But it's not all doom and gloom, as we finish off episode 100 with a selection of our favourite ever segments from over 2 years worth of episodes. From testicle eating to lover's spats, movie trailers to Russian rescues, and a little Maurice Hawkins thrown in for good measure, join us in remembering a superb 100 episodes, if we do say so ourselves!

Here's to 100 more!

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Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 100 - Knobstalgia

Sunday
Mar202016

Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 99 - VR Has Come To

It's all aboard the VR train this week, as Sony finally announces a release window, and price for Playstation VR. We've also got news on another VR headset's launch line-up, as we delve into the Oculus Rift's day one games... With our own little twist, of course.

But that's not the only news that occurred this week, Lindsay Lohan's lawsuit against Rockstar has been approved; Microsoft is opening the door to true cross-platform XBox One V PS4 multiplayer; Fallout 4's Automatron DLC got a trailer and launch date; and find out where you can try the HTC Vive for yourself here in jolly old England. ALL of that plus news on Star Fox Zero, Half Life/Portal movies, The Division, Tomb Raider, and a surprisingly depressing story about a small baby beating Street Fighter 5.

As for the rest of the podcast, we serve up your usual Hot Goss Ip and music sections, as well as Rob's attempt to make our listeners recount childhood traumas through sound. Plus, there's more to be said about Gareth's impending trip to Disneyland, apparently.

Then finally in What Have We Been Playing, Rob is angry that Gareth won't play WWE 2K16 while Gareth talks about Wrestlemania, and Don has played the Division and Resident Evil Revelations 2... Well, sort of.

Enjoy the double digits while they last, because next week we're hitting trips, baby!

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Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 99 - VR Has Come To

Thursday
Mar102016

Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 98 - Silver Lining

This isn't just A week, this is THE week. The week in which the hopes and dreams of a nation are fulfilled,the week in which the impossible becomes the possible, and the week in which podcast listeners the world over breathe a sigh of relief, because Gareth is out of Bronze! Don't worry though, for some reason we only spend 2 minutes talking about it.

In news this week we've got stories on No Man's Sky's final release date and price, as well as gameplay; Fable creators Lionhead Studios getting shut down by Microsoft; Brand new Pokemon titles announced for Christmas called Sun and Moon; and a release date for Star Fox Zero. And if that wasn't enough we've also got news on Dota 2, Hitman, Zelda, and Resident Evils 4,5 and 6!

With the news out of the way we're free to talk about the week's biggest C**t in gaming, some more Disneyland "discussion" and of course your weekly fixes of video game music and Hot Goss Ip.

Then it's onto What Have We Been Playing, where Gareth hasn't JUST gotten out of Bronze, but he's also found time to complete both The Witness and SUPERHOT all in the same week!

Gareth is truly superhuman (and totally not writing this right now...)

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Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 98 - Silver Lining

Sunday
Feb282016

Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 97 - Divisive

This week was host to one of the biggest betas of the year, The Division. Both Rob and Don have played it and have some pretty strong thoughts about it, but do they like it or loath it? Stay tuned until our final section to find out.

But before all that, we've got some news for you. Black Ops 3 is getting a multiplayer-only release on the PC; a shit load of people played Fallout Shelter as it turns out; Pokemon turns 20 years old this week; the HTC Vive VR headset finally has a price; news on when console players can expect Fallout 4 mods; and much more! Plus, don't forget that we've got a nutritious helping of Hot Goss Ip for you that you can't afford to miss (except that you totally can.)

All of that plus some tasty bonuses for you, like our "Sad C**t of the Week;" your weekly Video Game Music Segment; the latest update on Gareth's impending Disneyland adventure; how Rob embarrassed himself this week; and what Don got for his (I assume) 50th birthday.

It's a wonder we're able to cram it all into just 90 short minutes!

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Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 97 - Divisive

Sunday
Feb212016

Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 96 - Reloaded

After a month away Don has returned in full force which means that the Gamecentral Podcast is back!

Far too much has happened to sum it all up, but we try to keep our News section as relevant as possible by talking about such recent gaming topics as Red Dead Redemption and the Sega Dreamcast. We also have news about Hideo Kojima's first non-gaming project since getting ditched by Konami; what Fallout 4's DLC has in store and how much it'll cost you; Quantum Break coming to Windows 10; Dark Souls 3's questionable DLC plans; and more!!!

Then, in amongst the various injections of Goss Ip, music, and Disney talk, we sit in disbelief as the world of gaming serves up another facepalmingly infuriating "achievement" performed by somebody with too much time on their hands in "OH, What a Sad C**t!"

And then finally we wrap up the show with What Have We Been Playing, in which Rob goes in depth with Dying Light's Enhanced Edition; Gareth changes his tune on Elder Scrolls Online; and Don admits that Fallout 4 is the best game he would have played last year... if he had played it in 2015 that is.

It's an episode of revelations, reactions, and realisations. It's the Gamecentral Podcast: Reloaded!

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Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 96 - Reloaded

Tuesday
Jan192016

Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 95 - Be Our Guessed

Less than 3 weeks into 2016 and we're already looking backwards at the year that was 2015. A year ago we made some predictions about what we thought we would or wouldn't see, but one year later were our guesses correct, or were we way off the mark?

Before we find out though, it's time for your weekly dose of video game news. Hitman is going episodic; The Division's beta is on the way; Twilight Princess HD is getting an extra dungeon; and the results of Sony's attempted trademark of "Let's Play" have been revealed. Oh, and there was a trailer for a new Cloverfield film this week... You know, in case anyone missed it.

Some accomplishments in gaming are impressive, some are time consuming, and some require an enormous amount of skill. Then there are those that, while being all of those things, are just so ridiculous that you're forced to ask "what kind of person would even want to put themselves through that?" In our new section this week, we attempt to answer that question.

And finally, it's onto the green pastures of What Have We Been Playing, as we discuss Rocket League, Elder Scrolls Online, WWE 2K16, Diablo 3, Fallout 4, and Halo 5. Such a diverse and varied set of games could only appear on one show on the internet: The Gamecentral Podcast!

Enjoy!

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Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 95 - Be Our Guessed

Tuesday
Jan122016

Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 94 - Two Thousand And Sixteen

2015 is over and done with, and now it's time to get back to what we do best! We just have to remember what that is...

Oh yeah, news!

We have a confirmed launch date and price for the Oculus Rift (and it's not cheap); Psychonauts 2 is definitely a thing that's definitely happening; and Activision has bought the Major League Gaming esports organization. This news plus news on Watch_Dogs 2, the next Assassin's Creed, Scalebound, Just Cause 3, and more! Plus your industry-breaking dose of Hot Goss Ip, as always.

Don may not be with us in voice, but he's with us in spirit... and pre-recorded voice, to tell us what he's been playing, and it's not Destiny! This is not a drill, repeat, this is not a drill! And as Christmas has come and gone we've got our Christmas hauls to talk about, including: Fallout 4, Dark Souls, Pro Evolution Soccer 2016, WWE 2k16 and lots more to cover on top of that.

It's bloody freezing, so put your earmuffs on, slide your earphones on underneath them, and let us make your chilly winter trips that little bit more enjoyable! Unless we have Guy back on ofcourse, in which case tear the ear phones out and throw your phone as far as you can, whilst running in the opposite direction.

Happy new year!

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Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 94 - Two Thousand And Sixteen

Thursday
Dec242015

Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 93 - Game of the Year 2015

It's been a couple of weeks since we last put out a podcast, but we return triumphantly to discuss what we think are the top games of the year!

We each have our own idea of what the best game was, but there will be no arguments here! Because we're going to let all 3 of our Games of the Year share the spotlight as we go in depth about why we love our specific picks as much as we do.

Did I say "all 3 of us?" Oh, silly me, I forgot to mention, this podcast also marks the triumphant return of one Robert Walker! It's a Christmas miracle!

2015 was great, so join us in celebrating a year in which Don wasn't able to vote for Destiny for Game of the Year, a year in which Gareth gained and lost 2 whole jobs, and a year in which Rob sexually harassed NO women live on the podcast. And it was also choc-full of great games!

Oh, and... Merry Christmas!

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Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 93 - Game of the Year 2015