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Sunday
Jul262015

Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 76 - Royale With Cheese

The Gamecentral Lives Facebook page lost a member this week, but we're trying our best to keep it business as usual as best we can.

We've got plenty of Goss-ip and news for you, so whether your thing is celebrities cosplaying, birds of an angry disposition, or sailors, then we've got you covered. Other news topics include Street Fighter 5 not making you pay for DLC; the Minecraft movie getting a weird director; Rare Replay taking up way more space than it needs to; Prototype running way worse on a PS4 than a PS3; and KotoR 2 getting a big update 10 years after its release. Plus, EVEN MORE!!! So much news!

Then we find out that tea doesn't last forever... Or does it?

And in What Have We Been Playing we're talking Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, Destiny, League of Legends, FIFA '15, Starcraft 2 and, if Don's done his homework, The Last Of Us!

The slow crawl away from episode 75 and towards episode 100 begins, hopefully you join us for the slow, slow ride!

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Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 76 - Royale With Cheese

Saturday
Jul182015

Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 75 - Depressisode

It's a sad episode of the Gamecentral Podcast this week, as the gaming industry lost one of its finest in Nintendo's Satoru Iwata. We talk about him, and how important he was not only for Nintendo but the gaming industry as a whole, and how he affected us personally... However, we're british, and the only way we know to handle our emotions is to crack on and try our best to make light of a shitty situation.

So we (sigh) keep calm and carry on, with news this week of Hideo Kojima's continued removal from Konami's existence; Tekken X Street Fighter apparently still being an actual game that might come out; Halo's all time sales getting announced; and Batman: Arkham Knight's Batgirl DLC not coming out on PC any time soon, much to nobody's surprise.

We have more music as suggested by another podcast listener this week before we debut a new feature: 8-Bit Shit. Rob has selected classic theme music from films, but done in an 8-bit style. It's up to Gareth and Don to see if they can identify the music and prove which is the superior hearer of bleeps and bloops!

There's just time for a splash of tea before we talk about (and try to rename) what we've been playing this week and that's another podcast in the can!

All that's left to do is thank Mr. Iwata for all he's done, and to say that his influence will continue to be felt for many, many years to come. Thank you, Iwata-san.

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Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 75 - Depressisode

Friday
Jul102015

Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 74 - TSHHHHH

We're operating under a skeleton crew this week, so expect a shorter podcast, but don't fret, we'll still fill you in on the week's News...

News like a Destiny-themed PS4 that has Don all hot and bothered; Gears of War: Ultimate Edition's ridiculous install size; Just Cause 3's pre-order bonuses; new Tearaway functionality for PS4; and the new WWE 2K16 cover star, which has Gareth ALL excited. Plus a little bit more News on top of that, in case you hadn't had your fill.

Oh, and don't forget the audio viagra that is Don's Hot Goss IP! If your IP lasts longer than 6 hours please consult your healthcare physician.

We also talk about what we've been playing, and Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut and Driveclub are on the menu, finishing off with some shout outs to a few listeners who have gotten in touch this week.

Episode 74?! Oh hell yeah!

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Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 74 - TSHHHHH

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