Midlife Gamer Podcast
A mature and blatantly honest Podcast that's akin to going round your mates house and talking about the gaming world, but without the dancing girls and all that messy business with biscuits and beverages. Hosts Matt and Daren bring you an adult perspective, personal views and opinions of the gaming world. Regular features include, but not limited to, the weekly round-up of news, new releases, games played and even a quiz to test your knowlegde, all peppered with their unique brand of humour. So whether its PCs, consoles or those little things you put in your pocket.. get some of this in your ears and feel the love. No matter how old you are, it's okay to be a gamer... because thumbs last longer than hips!
Episode 22 – INXS of 2008!

Christmas gaming with Metal Gear Solid 4, Fallout 3, Rock Band, Castle Crashers, Peggle, Street Fighter 2 and some old school NES action with Zelda and N64 action with Golden Eye.

News discussion – Free Xbox Arcade game available, more country songs coming to Rock Band, Halo original download price cut, Zavvi going into administration and who’s going to pick up the slack, Hideo Kojima directing 2 new titles, PS3 costing less to manufacture, voice chat mostly back in Home and Steam cutting prices.

Our top games of 2008 and honorable mentions.

The retail round-up – Fifa being the final number one of the year and some extra Rock Band DLC.

Direct download: MLG_022_-_INXS_of_2008.mp3
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Matt gets himself Fallout 3 along with some tasty 360 accessories along with a faster ISP, pornography having its hand and fist in the need for extra bandwidth and further Home frustrations. Daren enjoys some Gears of War 2 gets free Gamer Points with Dash of Destruction, begins the descent into Peggle addiction and continues collecting in Banjo Kazooie

News discussion – Metallica Guitar Hero Trailer and further comparisons to Rock Band, EA titles coming to Steam, DS Pirate nabbed by the police in Cardiff, Top 10 downloaded PSN games of 2008, Metal Gear DLC for Little Big Planet along with more bits for your levels, no price drop for the PS3, worrying job cuts and studio closures while Take 2 and Capcom are flying high on the back of GTA4 and Street Fighter 2 HD, Fable 2 DLC delayed, Metal Gear Solid Touch and Outrun Online Arcade.

The retail round-up – Super amounts of DLC for Rock Band, Guitar Hero and Lips including more festiveness, more Foo Fighters, Jamiroquai, Haddaway and no sign of The Proclaimers

Direct download: MLG_021_-_Christmas_Special_2008.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:16am EST

Episode 20 – Auto Asphyxiation

Matt finishes off Uncharted and Dead Space as well as calling Epic out for a poor show with Gears 2 online issues and another fun weekend with World of Warcraft. Daren hits up the latest XBLA games, more old school Banjo Kazooie fun, the good lady trying Uno online and a good few hours on Quantum of Solace.

News discussion – Sony Home is available now!!! What do we think of Home and the future of Sony, free Sackboy Santa outfits, this months “Simply Knitting” magazine with a Sackboy pattern, Echocrome getting 1000 user generated levels, Scrabble on the DS contains swearing, Microsoft planning on showing all at the next E3, cheaper Foo Fighters Rockband pack, Katamari coming to iPhone, Peggle Extreme for free on Steam and thoughts on the upcoming XBLA Peggle.

The retail round-up – RPG’s back in the charts, Rockband country pack coming this week and free bonus content and an early glance at next year with Skate 2 and Lord of the Rings Conquest.

Direct download: MLG_020_-_Auto_Asphyxiation.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:14am EST

Episode 19 – Built in Fleshlight

Matt goes back to World of Warcraft as well as falling in love with Uncharted. Gears of War 2 Horde and its glitches. More Uno love from Daren along with Battlefield Bad Company, Banjo Kazooie and HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL!!!!!

News discussion – Amazon undercutting Apple with digital music, Activition pimping future guitar hero’s, Tony Hawks and a Bond racing game, the most pirated PC games of 2008, Lips controllers may work with Rock Band and upcoming Country Music DLC, Xbox Live members getting discounts in December, NXE Avatars Winter Pack, PS3 reading 16 layer Blue-ray discs, GTA4 issues on the PC, Fable 2 glitches and patches, possible DJ Hero and Metal Gear coming to the Xbox?

Community Content – Christmas is coming and brings a great excuse to muse over past gaming Christmas experiences

The retail round-up – As our presenters start the loose the plot COD5 still rides high and we get our full list of Rock Band, Guitar Hero and Lips DLC including No Doubt singles pack and too many Christmas songs! Finishing with our first MLG give away.

Direct download: MLG_019_-_Built_in_Fleshlight.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:13am EST

Episode 18 – Post Nuclear Horse Armour

Very little Gears of War 2, plenty of PS3 love with Dead Space and Pixel Junk Eden, Guitar Hero World Tour, Rock Band 2, Uno and Boom Boom Rocket.

News discussion – Xbox 360 “Jasper” chip, Professor Layton shortages in the UK but adding traditional gaming into brain trainers, Capcom’s shares being the highest in 5 years, GTA 4 DLC and Rockstar’s ability to prove DLC can work, Gears of War 2’s Patch, Assassins Creed 2 perhaps being within the French Revolution, Fallout 3 and Fable 2 future DLC, Halo 3 expansion renamed and Skate 2 UK date confirmed.

Community Content – Will we go to hell for buying cheap games for cheap achievements and do PC gamers loose out over cross platform games?

The retail round-up – WOW down in week 2, releases this week include Animal Crossing and Prince of Persia.

Direct download: MLG_018_-_Post_Nuclear_Horse_Armour.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:01am EST

Episode 17 – Bring out the gimp

A second week of Gears of War 2 and more Horde success, New Xbox Experience, Big Game hunting, Guitar Hero World Tour and World of Goo.

News discussion – Upcoming content for the New Xbox Experience and easter eggs, Bethesda patching Fallout 3, class action against Harmonix over their Rock Band kick pedal, Tabula Rosa shutting down next year and Eidos once again trying to hold off poor reviews.

Spam Polo calls in asking for our opinions on the current selection of Rhythm Action games.

The retail round-up – Little Big Planet and Gears 2 toppled by COD World at War. Killers pack coming for Rock Band along with Madagascar 2, Resistance 2 and Your in the Movies coming this week.

Direct download: MLG_017_-_Bring_out_the_gimp.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Episode 16 – Modesty McDowell

A week of Gears of War 2 and all of its glory, first impressions of Fallout 3, Boom Blox, the life span of the Xbox 360 and Daren gets the New Xbox Experience AND plays with Guitar Hero World Tour.

News discussion – Xbox Live issues over the weekend, Street Fighter 4 release date and the need for the HD Street Fighter 2 along with Second Life marriage and divorce.

Misogyny joins in again to discuss her first few days of Wrath of the Lich King

The retail round-up – As expected Little Big Planet and Gears 2 at No. 1, The Last Remnant, Left4Dead, Lips, Locoroco 2, MK V’s DC and Need for Speed all coming next week.

Direct download: MLG_016_-_Modesty_Mcdowell.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:56am EST

Episode 15 – Beoch Blackberry

Fable 2’s ending with its emotional attachment and achievements, Gears of War 2 love-fest and more Dead Space.

News discussion – Activition pulling user songs from Guitar Hero, less chance of a Heroes game, Sonic Ultimate Megadrive Collection and Cliffy B’s next title.

The retail round-up – Fallout 3 storms in at number 1, the biggest release week in gaming history including Call of Duty World at War, Motorstorm Pacific Rift, Shawn White Snowboarding, Alone in the Dark, Mirrors Edge, Singstar ABBA, Wrath of the Lich King and Wii Music. Foo Fighters coming to Rock Band

Credit Crunch Gaming – Daren spills the beans on how too keep your gaming budget to the lowest! The realisation of The Trading Post!

Direct download: MLG_015_-_Beoch_Blackberry.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:51am EST

Episode 14 – Prosthetic Leg Hero

Fable 2, Saints Row 2, Dead Space and Mirror’s Edge.

News discussion – What a stand alone Beatles game means to a MidLife Gamer, the Nex Xbox Experience and Guitar Hero World Tour drum kit issues and solutions.

The retail round-up – Little Big Planet, Guitar Hero World Tour, Gears of War 2, Left4Dead and Prince of Persia all coming this week!!

Direct download: MLG_014_-_Prosthetic_Leg_Hero.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:49am EST

Episode 13.5 – Emergency Broadcast

Misogyny sits in for Daren and has a nice chat with Matt – mostly about World of Warcraft and the differences between online and offline games.

Usual retail roundup showing PES 2009 knocking FIFA from the top spot and looking at this weeks new releases.

Direct download: MLG_0135_-_Emergency_Broadcast_Vol1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:47am EST