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Thursday
Jan222015

Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 50 - Brown Calculator

This week's Gamecentral Podcast is brought to you by the numbers "5" and "0", and the letter "A", for "Anniversary!" That's right, we're finally a year old, and wouldn't you know it, we've only gone and managed to secure an extra special guest to celebrate...

It's Mr. Biffo! Teletext and Digitiser legend Paul "Mr. Biffo" Rose has gone back to writing about video games with his site Digitiser2000.com and has joined us to talk about gaming's past, present and future. Not before he helps us tell you all about the week's biggest happenings in games though.

This week Rockstar have offered people compensation for pre-ordering GTA V on PC, but what have they offered? Which platforms will the Battlefield: Hardline Beta be released on? When is Majora's Mask, and the limited edition Majora's Mask 3DS XL coming out? What's happening with Club Nintendo?! DO YOU NEED TO EVEN BE CONSCIOUS TO REACH LEVEL 20 IN DESTINY?!? Believe it or not, every single one of these questions (and more!) will be answered.

As if all that weren't enough, we also discuss the word "brown", get more hot GOSSip from Don, and find out that apparently every game is just a random assortment of swords of varying sizes. It'll make sense if you listen to the podcast... Probably.


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Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 50 - Brown Calculator

Thursday
Jan152015

Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 49 - The Punultimate

We're one week away from our 1 year anniversary, and from our special guest, Digitiser writer Mr. Biffo appearing on the podcast! And be sure to listen until the end of the show for your opportunity to send in questions for Mr. Biffo and win prizes for doing it!

Elsewhere on the podcast, it's puns aplenty as Don and Gareth's names are both turned into what are sure to be popular, recurring segments. We cover the PSN/Xbox Live outages that occurred over Christmas; Banjo Kazooie's possible return; Awesome Games Done Quick's huge accomplishment for charity; and GTA V for the PC getting delayed, amongst a bunch of other news!

Then we make some bold predictions about 2015. New games, botched releases, new consoles?! What do we think is in store for us over the next 12 months? You'll have to listen to find out!

It's the final episode before we start our second year, we've got prizes to give away and all the gaming content you could possibly want, so enjoy!

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Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 49 - The Punultimate

Thursday
Jan082015

Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 48 - Game Of The Year 2014

With 2014 in the rear view mirror there's just one bit of business left to attend to, we need to figure out what the best game of the last 12 months was. We are a podcast of individuals however, so naturally we each need to argue our case... In court!

We'll also count down the top 10 games of the year as voted for by the 'Gamecentral Lives!' Facebook Group and see how it measures to Gareth's own list making skills.

There will be revelations (did you know Don likes Destiny?!?) and compromises, as well as a rather large announcement regarding an incredibly special guest that will be coming on the podcast in the next few weeks.

What a way to start off the New Year! With the Gamecentral Podcast!


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Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 48 - Game Of The Year 2014

Thursday
Jan012015

Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 47 - 2014 Recap!

So that's it, 2014 is in the can and all we can do now is look back on it with fondness and disdain in equal measure. With the aid of Gamecentral Podcast veteran Mr. Guy Whitlock, we take a month-by-month look at the last year in gaming and judge the kind of year it's been.

What parts were highlights, which parts were lowlights, and which parts were mehlights? Come and join Gareth, Rob, Don and GUY to find out! With, ofcourse, plenty of insulting Guy along the way. It's tradition!

And be sure to join us next week for our Game of the Year discussions! Consensus WILL be reached, or your money back!


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Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 47 - 2014 Recap!

Friday
Dec192014

Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 46 - Festivitease

It's almost here! We're only one week away from Christmas (or, if you prefer, "Annual Catch Up On A Year's Worth Of Missed Gaming" week!) and the excitement is brewing for another delightful holiday season, but the Ghost of Christmas News is an ever-present spectre around this time of year, so there is still work to be done!

Want to hear about how Smash Bros. launch has affected Wii U sales? We've got you covered! Who's the most popular Amiibo? We'll tell you! Curious about Microsoft's upcoming game streaming service? So are we! All this and more, including a DmC: Devil May Cry remake, Nintendo partnering with Sony, Xbox One overtaking the PS4 in sales, and more, in this week's News!

As it's the festive season, we've decided to adapt a staple of holiday television for our little podcast, in the form of the classic "Christmas Top 100 [insert topic here]" list! Obviously we're not going to do 100 though, so we just run down the 5 things we miss most about gaming. They may not all be gone, but they definitely don't exist like they used to. Join us, reminisce, and also feel a little bit sad at these lost, former staples of gaming.

Then in What Have We Been Playing we discuss Destiny's 'Dark Below' DLC, The Wolf Among Us, Borderlands: The Pre Sequel, Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls and more. Could it be that the year is almost over?! Unfortunately it is, but don't worry, we have a few surprises planned to help ease you into next year.

See you next week for the final podcast of 2014!


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Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 46 - Festivitease

Thursday
Dec112014

Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 45 - Shigeru Baby

Stick a Zelda under the tree, for me...

The jingle bells continue this week as the holiday season creeps ever closer and the game releases are grinding to a halt. It's still been a busy week for news though, as we discuss The Game Awards 2014 and all the newest announcements that were made at the show (new Zelda footage anyone?!?). Then we go on to talk about new Uncharted 4 gameplay footage, Final Fantasy 7 on PS4, Street Fighter 5 exclusive to the PS4 and PC, Borderlands Online launching in China, Microsoft publishing Rise of the Tomb Raider and MORE!

We share your favourite Christmas gaming memories, as given to us on the 'Gamecentral Lives!' Facebook page, before we introduce our guest. Emran Erfan is a collector of everything Nintendo, so we ask him what the collector community is like; how digital sales and DLC are affecting his collection and what exactly is in his collection.

In What Have We Been Playing, we've got coverage of Destiny, The Wolf Among Us, Killzone: Mercenary and a few fun and cheap phone apps!

The audio is a tiny bit up and down this week, but fortunately nobody's to blame. Gareth. Gareth is to blame. Blame Gareth. (Sorry listeners!)

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Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 45 - Shigeru Baby

Thursday
Dec042014

Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 44 - 'Tis The Season

December's finally here! And we're Christmassing up the podcast appropriately, so look forward to lots of sleigh bells over the next few weeks!

In news this week we have lots to talk about, including the turbulent launch for Smash Bros. on the Wii U, the setting for the next Assassin's Creed game "Victory", Dark Souls 2 coming to PS4 and Xbox One and a whole host of other news!

In this week's feature we take a look back at our fondest Christmas memories, and those of you that let us know yours, we'll be featuring your Christmas memories on next week's episode.

Then in What Have We Been Playing Gareth's gotten his hands on Smash Bros. for the Wii U and a brand new, shiny console to play it on! Is it Game of the Year already? You'll have to listen to find out. GTA V, Destiny, Borderlands: The Pre Sequel, Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor and Farcry 4 have also been played this week!

So if you want to hear talk of the latest releases, this is the only place to be!

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Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 44 - 'Tis The Season

Wednesday
Nov262014

No Podcast This Week! - 26/11/14

Hi podcast fans, unfortunately there won't be a podcast this week. An unfortunate series of events (including schedules getting mixed up and also a few more personal reasons) meant that it just makes more sense to miss a week then to put out what would have been a very short, very last minute episode.

Luckily there was very little big news, and not much had been played by us (especially Don, the Destiny obsessed freak!) so you're not missing out on much, and what little you are missing out on will be in next week's episode anyway. We're sorry, but hopefully you guys understand that these things can sometimes happen.

So until episode 44, make sure you have a lovely, game-filled week!

Now to go back to sitting here waiting for Smash Bros. on Friday...

Thursday
Nov202014

Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 43 - The Goat, The Baa'd And The Ubi

It's time once again for your fix of news and opinions from the world of video games. The reviews are coming in, and both Smash Bros. and Grand Theft Auto 5 have been doing the rounds, but how do they both hold up in the eyes of the video game world's toughest critics? We also cover more details on the future Majora's Mask 3DS remake; find out how popular the Evolve Big Alpha was; get teased with hints at a multiplayer mode in Just Cause 3; and did you know Goat Simulator is an MMO now?! All this and more in this week's News section.

In our feature this week we're talking about the state of new releases nowadays, and how it has become the norm to put out a broken game, and then to just fix it at a later date (a trend, surprisingly, none of us are too fond of!)

And finally, in What Have We Been Playing we cover Far Cry 4, Borderlands: The Pre Sequel, Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls, Mario Kart 8, GTA V on next-gen and, yes, even WWE Super Card! What a week! What a show! What a podcast!!!

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Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 43 - The Goat, The Baa'd And The Ubi

Thursday
Nov132014

Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 42 - Halo (And Thanks For All The Fish)

It's Halo week this week! With Halo: The Master Chief Collection out in stores, we take an episode to talk about the Xbox's favourite son, as we discuss what we thought of the game-changing franchise.

First though we have to talk about the week's news, and what a week it's been! We talk about the big announcements from Blizzcon last weekend; the new Majora's Mask 3D announced for 3DS; Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's amazing sales AND... Wait, no, that can't be right... Lego Jurassic Park?! You're god damn right!

Then in what have we been playing we're discussing Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, and for some reason WWE Super Card. Mistakes were made.

It's the answer to Life, the Universe and Everything: The Gamecentral Podcast!

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Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 42 - Halo (And Thanks For All The Fish)