Follow GameBanter

Receive site updates straight to your Facebook or Twitter feed!

Subscribe to the Gamecentral Podcast!


Listen to Stitcher

 New episodes every Thursday!

This Week's Episode:

GameBanter Twitter Feed


Check back every Thursday for your weekly dose of banter, most of it is even about games!

 Listen to Stitcher

Click here for a complete archive of every episode!

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!

(Right-click the file and select "Save as" to download it, or left-click to listen in your browser)

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!

(Right-click the file and select "Save as" to download it, or left-click to listen in your browser)

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

Thursday
Feb122015

Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 53 - Happily Ever BAFTA

In a week where Katy Perry was confirmed as getting her own game, it seemed only appropriate that BAFTA also announce their nominees for the BAFTA game awards taking place next month. Which games got the most nods, and who made the cut for "Best Game"? Listen to find out.

We also talk about Bethesda getting their own E3 press conference; Resident Evil HD's sales figures; Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare equalling Fifa 15's chart record; and the possibility of Netflix producing a Legend of Zelda TV series... And how bad of an idea that is.

There's yet more Gareth vs. Don this week, and we finish up the podcast by talking about Crypt of the Necrodancer, the Battlefield: Hardline Beta, and more. And all for the low, low price of "FREE!" What a bargain!

(Right-click the file and select "Save as" to download it, or left-click to listen in your browser)

Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 53 - Happily Ever BAFTA

Thursday
Feb052015

Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 52 - Monster Hunter Munch

We're here as always to give you the low down on the past week in gaming. Whether it's letting you know when the Battlefield: Hardline Beta is out (hint: right now); or telling you how many Wii Us and Amiibos Nintendo has sold; or even the latest news on the Last Of Us Movie! All of that and more, including what Hideo Kojima wants from a Metal Gear Solid remake, and what ex-Bioshock lead Ken Levine will be doing next, in a packed news section.

Then, could it be? No, surely not... Gareth vs. Don?! What will happen when these two gaming juggernauts go head-to-head in a sick and twisted musical gauntlet of Rob's own creation?

Then, we talk about Alien: Isolation and Assassin's Creed: Unity and whether they're hitting the spot for Don and Rob. Oh, and we end the podcast with a 10 minute discussion of which is the best crisp. If you needed a reason to listen to the end, you just got it!

Bon appetite!

(Right-click the file and select "Save as" to download it, or left-click to listen in your browser)

Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 52 - Monster Hunter Munch

Friday
Jan302015

Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 51 - The Games Of 2015

This week we're looking forward. The lack of any big new titles only reminds us that there's still so much to come later this year, including Uncharted 4, Hotline Miami 2, Bloodborne, The Witcher 3, The Order: 1886, Rise of the Tomb Raider, No Man's Sky and LOADS MORE! We'll be talking about them all, and why we're either are, or aren't looking forward to them.

Ofcourse, no episode would be complete without the weeks latest news, so we've got you covered if you missed some of the biggest news stories of the week. Elder Scrolls Online is dropping its subscriptions fee, Borderlands 3 is ramping up production and Microsoft have invented viable hologram technology! That's just the tip of the iceberg for news though.

Did you know that 51 is the code for international direct dial phone calls to Peru? Well you do now. So don't say you never learned anything, from the Gamecentral Podcast!

(Right-click the file and select "Save as" to download it, or left-click to listen in your browser)

Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 51 - The Game Of 2015

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.


(Right-click the file and select "Save as" to download it, or left-click to listen in your browser)

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!

(Right-click the file and select "Save as" to download it, or left-click to listen in your browser)

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!


(Right-click the file and select "Save as" to download it, or left-click to listen in your browser)

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!


(Right-click the file and select "Save as" to download it, or left-click to listen in your browser)

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!


(Right-click the file and select "Save as" to download it, or left-click to listen in your browser)

Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 46 - Festivitease