Midlife Gamer Podcast (podcasts)
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 34 – Ding

Stars Wars The Force Unleashed, Ninja Gaiden 2, The Bourne Conspiracy, Peggle, Guitar Hero Metellica, Gran Turismo Prologue, Singstar and Resident Evil 5.

News discussion – Lost and the Damned analyst figures, physical retail copies v’s downloaded content, Dead Rising 2 and Lost Planet 2 next year and no solid PS3 release, Resident Evil selling more than U2, Pirate costumes coming to NXE avatars, top UK selling Singstar downloads and House of the Dead in the record books.

The retail round-up – Street Fighter 4 down, Resident Evil 5 high up at number 1 with Pearl Jam album coming to Rock Band.

Direct download: MLG_034_-_Ding.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:39am EDT

The completion of Killzone 2 and multiplayer, Pure not as impressive after Motorstorm, Darens first Undead Tuesday, Crystal Defenders, Wanted demo and Peggle.
News discussion – Further details on the Change4Life campaign, new Megadrive coming, potential Wii price increase, Resident Evil 5 online DLC, Microsoft deals of the week, Wallace and Gromit dated, Gears of War 2 title update details, COW WAW map pack DLC details, Army of Two sequel, WOW Modern Warfare 2 for Xmas, Activision trademarking Sing Hero, Star Trek movie tie in game, Fallout 3 DLC “The Pit” coming this week, Fear 2 FREE DLC and a student suing over a lost 360.
The retail round-up – Empire Total War knocking Killzone off the top spot, funk coming to Rock Band and new releases including GTA Chinatown on the DS and Resistance Retribution on the PSP.

Direct download: MLG_033_-_Thumbing_it_in.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:37am EDT

New World of Warcraft content, Street Fighter 4, Killzone 2, Motorstorm 2, The Wheelman demo, Peggle Nights, GAT4 and The Watchmen.

News discussion – DSi possibly replacing the DS Lite, Xbox Live gold price cut, details on The Beatles game, Pac Man turning 30, games hitting the media for the wrong reasons, Days of Arcade for Xbox Live, Sony hit milestones with UK sales, NXE bundled in new 360 games and details of Guitar Hero greatest hits.

The retail round-up – Killzone 2 and Halo Wars knocking Street Fighter 4 off the top spot and Resident Evil 5, Puzzle Quest Galactrix and SOCOM coming this week.

Direct download: MLG_032_-_Tight_spandex.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:35am EDT

Episode 31 – Dude…Sweet

House of the Dead Overkill, Endwar, Civilization Revolution, Killzone web game, father and daughter Little Big Planet, Super Stardust HD, Heavenly Sword, more Hawx and Rock Band.
News discussion – Sam and Max seasons 1 and 2 coming to XBLA, potential price drop for PS3, gaming release schedules looking at the movie trend, Lost Planet 2 announcement, Activition / Blizzard showing off their revenue, joypads causing hand sores, Left4Dead title update, new titles announced for PSP and thoughts on PSP 2, Mass Effect 2 making use of Mass Effect save game and Jump Gate Evolution the MMO.

The retail round-up – Street Fighter 4 and Dawn of War 2 in at the top spot, how to buy your partner My Fitness Coach.  Hawx and Patadon 2 coming out this week

Direct download: MLG_031_-_Dude...Sweet.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:33am EDT

Skate 2 in all of its online glory, Undead Tuesday (along with Hangover Wednesday), Death Tank, GTA4 The Lost and Damned, Flower almost changing lives, Lego Indiana Jones, Chrono Trigger, Flow, Little Big Planet and House of the Dead.

News discussion – Left4Dead sales up 3000%, wireless mics coming to Singstar, Nintendo DSi UK release date and price, Quake Live public Beta coming this week, details of Codemasters upcoming releases, Xbox Live users being attached by hackers, GTA4 LATD censoring and an upcoming Capcom announcement.

The retail round-up – F.E.A.R 2 top of the charts with Killzone 2, Silent Hill, Halo Wars, Dead Rising chop till you drop and Populous all coming out all this week.

Direct download: MLG_030_-_Frank_and_Beans.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:31am EDT

Further Oblivion action, Skate getting us juiced for Skate 2, HAWX demo impressions and Matt gets to try Mario Kart Wii.

News discussion – Writers Guild awards goes to? Capcom announced Dead Rising 2 coming to PS3, 360 and PC, Mario and Sonic at the Winter Olympics? Godfather 2 delayed until early April, FIFA09 online stats blowing us away, Left4Dead DLC coming for free, COD WAW getting a map pack including a dedicated new Zombie level.

The retail round-up – Street Fighter 4 and Dawn of War 2 all coming this week along with White Zombie DLC for Rock Band

Direct download: MLG_029_-_Sweet_transvestite.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:30am EDT

Episode 28 – It’s on

Unemployed WOW and Peggle addiction, Little Big Planet being super family friendly, games taking a cue from movies for cinematics, Halo Wars keeping its promises as a solid console RTS, comfort Uno, Superman Returns, FEAR, R-Type Dimensions, new love for Resident Evil 5 and Oblivion.

News discussion – Halo ODST shipping with all Halo 3 map packs, Fallout 3 DLC’s delayed, Criterion confirmed cops coming to Burnout Paradise, Valve confirming the Left4Dead Survival Pack, Rare hinting at NXE achievement / Avatar clothing, episodic Wallace and Gromit coming to Xbox Live and PC, Red Dead Revolver sequel coming from Rockstar, top 10 Oblivion DLC and the track listing for Singstar Queen.

The retail round-up – Typical charts, FEAR 2 and Eternal Sonata coming this week along with The Fratellis coming to Rock Band, are you smarter an a Daren and details of the MLG vs S4G championship.

Direct download: MLG_028_-_Its_on.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:28am EDT

Episode 27 – Feed the pony

A love and hate relationship with Mirrors Edge, more Left for Dead, Gears of War 1 and 2, Fallout 3 not as fun at level 20, restarting Banjo Kazooie, Funtown Mahjong, the Resident Evil 5 demo and why you should go over to sanctuary4gamers.com

News discussion – UK Gaming market close to eclipsing the Japanese, Gears of War is no longer working on the PC while Microsoft give away the gold Lancer, DLC coming to the The Maw only weeks after release, Banjo Tooie coming to XMLA, Sony spin doctors at work, DJ Hero confirmed for this year, lessons learned after Fallout 3, possible police coming to Burnout Paradise, Pop-cap games head to the PS3, Rock Band diversifying their music and list time with Edges biggest selling 08 games and the top US brands.

The retail round-up – Cooking mamma and Chrono Trigger coming this week and are you smarter than a Matt?

Direct download: MLG_027_-_Feed_the_pony.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:26am EDT

Gears of War 2 post patch thoughts, Farcry 2 has come and gone with good impressions where Kingdom Under Fire has come and gone forever, more love for Skate 2, Dinging in World of Warcraft, more fun with Lips and Peggle, FEAR 2 demo impressions,  the end of Fallout 3 and looking forward to the DLC, Beautiful Katamari and Maw.

News discussion – New Indy game not coming to PS3 or 360, details on the Burnout Paradise DLC, Peggle coming to the iPhones, paying for Skate 2 unlocks, Age of Booty to support Avatars, Puzzle Quest sequel coming soon, a possible 12 further Pokemon titles from Nintendo, Age of Conan still in the works for the 360, GTA4 DLC details and new costumes coming to Little Big Planet.

The retail round-up – Lord of the Rings Conquest hitting respectable sales numbers and Grateful Dead pack 2 for Rock Band.

Direct download: MLG_026_-_Internally_Grateful.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:24am EDT

The end of Prince of Persia, terrible games coming through the post, Left4Dead steps it up a notch and impresses even more, Fable 2 DLC, hidden object games on XBLA and why Fallout works for one and not for the other *SPOILERS*.

News discussion – Rockstar making use of their engine to continue the GTA story, several older MMO’s coming to Steam, Sony not allowing Ericson to use the PS brand, Mad World coming to the UK totally uncut, Zork MMO coming to browser gaming along with Quake, FFXIII hitting westerners in 2010, Hasbro and their Xbox360 channel, PS3 still in its early adoption phase and the Sack Boy knitting pattern now as a PDF. Oh and we forgot that we played Lips!

The retail round-up – Charts far too much like last weeks, Skate 2 and My Fitness Coach this week along with plenty of DLC for your music game of choice

Direct download: MLG_025_-_Hotdog_surprise.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:23am EDT