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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


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


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...


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


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)


Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 41 - Going CommanDon

The Three Gamigos (like Amigos but pronounced like GAME-me-goes... good stuff that) are back and we've plenty to talk about this week. We discuss the smaller Xbox One that's almost certainly in production; the Oculus Rift's sooner-than-expected launch; the potential advantages that playing GTA V in first-person mode might have and Smash Bros Wii U getting a new release date. Plus much more, but you already knew that.

For our 'Feature' this week we've managed to convince James "Hawkie" Lawrence to grace the podcast again, and despite Rob's best efforts to incite "beef" between James and Gareth, he still manages to fill us in on the finer points of the Evolved alpha that happened this past week.

Then in 'What Have We Been Playing' we talk about Don's love life (ofcourse) before moving on to Shadow of Mordor and Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2014 before Gareth and Rob talk about how and why the Call of Duty series has now turned into one of the freshest, most original gaming experiences on the market! Yeah, you read that right! So if you want to experience that conversation (and I think you do), there's only one place you're going to hear it: On this week's Gamecentral Podcast!

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Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 41 - Going CommanDon


Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 40 - Ramble On

This week, in the absence of Rob or Don, Gareth has reached out to members of the 'Gamecentral Lives!' Facebook page for help, and James "Hawkie" Lawrence and Chris Tomkinson answer the call.

It's news, news, news this week, so fasten your seat-belts... and maybe grab a Red Bull. The big news bits of the week include a release date and price for Destiny's first major expansion; Star Wars Battlefront's release date; Nintendo looking to make its first annual profit in four years; Mario Kart 8's Excitebike DLC; the best of this week's Super Smash Bros Nintendo Direct and much, MUCH more!

And if you're expecting a Feature and "What Have We Been Playing"... then, umm, sorry. The podcast was FARRRRRRRRRRRR too long with that stuff still in. There just aren't enough hours in the day. Whoah Nelly, seriously, ain't nobody got time for that!

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Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 40 - Ramble On


Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 39 - Singin' Indie Rain

This week we bask in the failure of our live episode by doing what we do best: Abandoning failed ideas! Don't be expecting another live show from us for a little while, but do be expecting only the finest news stories in the world of gaming this week. From GTA: San Andreas coming to Xbox 360; to EA patching FIFA to make scoring goals easier, with even a little bit of Smash Bros news thrown in to round it all out.

In our feature this week we argue whether Indie games are good or bad, with Rob arguing for bad, and Don and Gareth arguing for the correct answer: Good. Then in this week's "What Have We Been Playing" we talk about a couple of new releases we've been playing in The Evil Within and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, somehow finding time to squeeze in a smidge of Destiny, Dynasty Warriors and Alien Breed.

It's not every podcast that can start with a fresh rap, and end with a graphic conversation about shemales, but then you're not listening to just any podcast, you're listening to the Gamecentral Podcast!

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Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 39 - Singin' Indie Rain


Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 38 - Live Long And Prosper 

This week we were live for the first time ever! The pressure was on, and while there were certainly some hiccups, everything basically went perfectly. Ish.

Anyway, in news this week we found out about an absolute slew of release dates so it's our job to tell you all about them! There's been more news regarding the Wii U version of Smash Bros, The Evil Within reviews have been rolling in and what was voted the best console of all time by Amazon users? We'll fill you in!

Then in What Have We Been Playing we talk about Forza Horizon 2, Shadow of Mordor and the delights of this past weekend's Play Expo in Manchester.

Is this a new LIVE era for the podcast?! Almost certainly not, but join us and find out for yourself how this grand experiment all worked out!

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Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 38 - Live Long And Prosper


Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 37 - Back Once Again

We're back after missing a week with 2 weeks of news! Smash Bros news abounds and there have been more updates to Destiny than you can shake a stick at, so join us for the past fortnight in gaming.

In what we've been playing Rob tells us about Forza Horizon 2 and whether Shadow of Mordor lives up to the incredible hype. And can you guess what Don has been doing with his week? No. No is the answer. Never in a million years.

We're back! Welcome to another Gamecentral Podcast!

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Gamecentral Podcast: Episode 37 - Back Once Again