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Thursday
Apr232015

Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 63 - Batmam

"I've got an army."
"We've got a podcast!"

We've been exposed to radiation, injected with super soldier syrum and built our own high-tec suit of armour because it's superhero week here on the podcast. To celebrate the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron we're devoting our feature this week to talking about the best superhero video games from over the years, on every generation of console.

News this week includes such hot scoops as Bethesda's potential E3 slate, whether you'll be able to beat Deus Ex: Mankind Divided without killing anyone and the studio that made Borderlands: The Pre Sequel closing down. That, plus maybe just a little bit more, if you're good.

Then this week Elder Scrolls Online has been played, but does it scratch that Elder Scrolls itch? And Did Don do his homework and actually play Wolfenstein: The New Order?! If he did, then he's the REAL superhero!

And will there be a secret clip at the end of the credits, like everthing else superhero related?!? Tune in to find out!

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Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 63 - Batmam

Thursday
Apr162015

Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 62 - Gamebarrassed

This weeks podcast is brought to you by spoons and unplanned feces! But how and why? You'll have to listen to find that out.

In news this week we cover everything, from the new Guitar Hero and Tony Hawk games which got announced/leaked this week, to the confirmation that Black Ops 3 will be out this year. Also in news, Mortal Kombat's DLC strategy is shitty, Xbox One receives a price cut, Star Wars Battlefront playable first on Xbox, Destiny's next DLC won't even have a Raid in it, and casting news for the upcoming GTA docu-drama! So much news!

In the feature this week we're greeted by somebody who sounds a little bit like Embarrassing Bodies' Dr. Christian to diagnose troubles with a handful of video games characters who have some rather humiliating ailments. Hopefully the good doctor can lend them a hand.

What Have We Been Playing this week, I hear you ask? Well if I were to tell you Wolfenstein: The New Order, Cities: Skylines, Fifa '15, Heroes of the Storm and even Destiny all got played this week! Yes, that's right, DESTINY! Can you imagine, a member of the podcast has been playing Destiny! Who could it be?! The suspense must be killing you. It's Don. It's always Don.

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Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 62 - Gamebarrassed

Sunday
Apr122015

Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 61 - Resident Pawel

It's an extra special show this week, as we interview Pawel Blaszczak, composer for Dying Light and Dead Island (amongst many others) and we roll out the blood-and-guts covered carpet for him with a zombie themed episode. We ask him what he thinks an actual zombie apocalypse would be like, how he gets his inspiration, and how the score to a video game comes together. It's fascinating stuff.

In this week's news we're talking about the Nintendo Direct that happened and all the news contained therein; OnLive closing down; Black Ops 3 getting teased by an unusual source, and how many discs GTA V on PC ship on. All that PLUS the results of this year's Classic FM Hall of Fame voting, and loads more. The news this week is fit to bursting! Not unlike a zombie gooey, squishable head.

Then in What Have We Been Playing we talk Heroes of the Storm, Majora's Mask, and Bloodborne, which is a hellish creepy world inhabited by undead creatures. Not unlike zombies, you might say!

Ears... EARS.... use your ears to listen to us... Your delicious ears...

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Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 61 - Resident Pawel

Friday
Apr032015

Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 60 - April Fools

It's that time of the week. The time where the Gamecentral Podcast comes out and you say to yourself "Didn't this used to come out on Thursdays?"

In News this week we talk about the continued disintegration of Hideo Kojima's legacy by Konami; hit on a few of the gaming world's April fools pranks; Nintendo's projected profits from going mobile; and, someone's bold prediction from all the way back in Episode 49 has come true! But who gets the gloating rights?

In our Feature, we take a look at a few recent releases and ask "Where Are They Now!?" pondering just where some of the biggest releases of the past 2 years have gone, before pondering exactly why these titles faded into obscurity so quickly.

In what Have We Been Playing, Bloodborne, Borderlands: The Pre Sequel and Fifa 15 get their days in the sun, before the clock strikes twelve on episode 60 of the Gamecentral Podcast.

For all you Walking Dead fans out there, stay behind after the end credits to hear a special one-off discussion of the latest series of the hit TV show, and, we are proud to announce our guest for next week's episode will be none other than Pawel Blaszczak, composer for Dying Light, Dead Island, the Witcher and more!

So many reasons to listen to the Gamecentral Podcast, you'd be a fool not to... an APRIL Fool, that is! Enjoy!

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Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 60 - April Fools

Tuesday
Mar312015

Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 59 - Gamecentral of Thrones

Recorded on a Thursday, posted on a Tuesday, and with many frustrating days of technical issues inbetween, episode 59 of the Gamecentral Podcast is finally here!

In this episode we cover news of Google competing directly with Twitch with Youtube: Live; confirmation of Arkham and God of War rereleases; massive day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection; A free multiplayer Halo exclusively for Russia and much more, so don't miss out on this (last) week's news!

Then in our feature we cast our minds back to obscure and flawed games that we thought showed some glimmer of promise, but never quite delivered, and we wonder how we could have made them better.

Then after a spot of (now very old) breaking news we talk about what we've been playing, including Fifa 2015, Forza Horizon 2, Borderlands: The Pre Sequel - Claptraps Fragtastic Voyage DLC, Batman: Arkham City, Destiny and The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D.

When you play the Gamecentral of Thrones, you listen or you die... But that won't be a problem for you, because you're about to listen to the 301st best video game podcast on iTunes: The Gamecentral Podcast!

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Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 59 - Gamecentral of Thrones

Thursday
Mar192015

Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 58 - Don's Gloss

We're here, on a Thursday(!), to tell you all about the week's biggest news in gaming. Whether you're interested in Nintendo's next console; Konami attempting to erase Hideo Kojima from existence; or even just when you get to play as a Goat on your Xbox, then we've got you covered.

Then in lieu of a feature this week, we're treating you to an episode's worth of tracks from Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number. 3 of the best tracks from the official soundtrack for the game, as chosen by the podcast's self-appointed music guru, Gareth.

Then in What Have We Been Playing we go in depth with yet more Dying Light, Resident Evil 5 and Runescape; before letting Don inform us on the latest goings on in his full-time job: Playing Destiny.

So warm up your ear holes, close your eye holes, open your mouth hole and try to keep all your other holes under control, because it's time for another episode of the Gamecentral Podcast!

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Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 58 - Don's Gloss

Sunday
Mar152015

Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 57 - Open Whirled

Technical difficulties meant that this week's episode is getting uploaded on a Sunday, but Thursday's loss is Sunday's gain, because a new episode of the Gamecentral Podcast has arrived!

We hit all the biggest news of the week, including who (unbelievably) won 'Best Game' at the gaming BAFTAs, as well as all the other major winners from the night; BBC Two's plans for a drama centred around the making of GTA; new Borderlands: The Pre Sequel DLC; DmC: Definitive Edition's reviews and whether it's worth picking up; and LOADS more news on top of all that! Almost too much.

In our feature this week, we're taking a look at the premise of "open worlds" in video games. The best, the worst, what a good open world can bring to a game, and the open worlds of the future and what they may bring.

Then in 'What Have We Been Playing' Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number and Dying Light are on the tips of our tongues, but will these 2 new releases keep us satisfied? What games does Don own but not play this week?!

Only one way to find out, welcome to the Gamecentral Sundaycast!

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Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 57 - Open Whirled

Friday
Mar062015

Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 56 - Viewtural Reality

GDC is taking place in America this week, and as such the news has been rushing in. We have way more information about Valve and HTC's upcoming VR headset the 'Vive', including how long we have to wait to buy them; if you ever wanted to try your hand at making your own game there's never been a better time; graphics are about to take a huge leap forwards thanks to NVidia, and they're also going to be releasing their own console; plus a bundle of new game release dates for you to salivate over, as well as much more!

For our feature this week we take it back to the olden days of the podcast and focus on a game we all (hopefully) have nostalgia for and (hopefully) talk about how great it was. The game of choice this time is Clover Studios 2003 classic: Viewtiful Joe!

Then in What Have We Been Playing we've got new games on the brain! Rob talks Dying Light, Don talks Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, and Gareth talks Heroes of the Storm. For once, we're ACTUALLY on the forefront of gaming. Come join us on the forefront!

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Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 56 - Viewtural Reality

Thursday
Feb262015

Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 55 - Surpriapism

This week in news we discuss the multiple attempts at Virtual Reality that are set to compete this year; how The Order: 1866 did in this week's sales charts; what the current (hopefully final) GTA V release date is for the PC and much more.

Then in our feature, we've managed to get a hold of some first-person testimony from real survivors (though obviously not actually real, come on now) of video game violence. Barry Scott will be your guide down this rabbit hole of tragedy and accents.

Then in What Have We Been Playing, Don embarks on a great journey, Gareth wages war and Rob... erm, pays off his mortgage. It's just another exciting week on the Gamecentral Podcast!

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Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 55 - Surpriapism

Saturday
Feb212015

Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 54 - Saturday Night's Alright For Podcasting

This week's episode is a Saturday episode. Schedules conflicted; real life got in the way; and Don stops partying for nothing, but a late podcast is probably better than no podcast at all!

In the news this week, The Order: 1866 has been getting almost universally panned by critics and gamers alike; Peter Molyneux and his truth-bending ways have been under a lot of scrutiny; and Mass Effect 4 is confirmed as having some form of multiplayer. We discuss all that, plus Sonic Boom, Asteroids, Mortal Kombat X and much more!

Then in what have we been playing, Rob has been introduced to the 3rd dimension, as he explores the games available to him on his brand new 3DS; and Gareth delves into another Beta this week, but which one? Oh, and you can probably guess what Don has been playing this week (hint: It wasn't Majora's Mask).

Fortunately, unlike with your girlfriend, it's not the end of the world when we're two days late. Enjoy this week's podcast!

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Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 54 - Saturday Night's Alright For Podcasting