Sun, 18 January 2009
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
Sun, 11 January 2009
Further thoughts on Prince of Persia and initial love for Left4Dead, EA forcing registration for LOTR Conquest but pleasing us with the demo of Skate 2. Plenty more Fallout 3, hidden object games and Castle Crashers.
News discussion – The demise of EGM and the sale of 1UP, Eidos cutting staff from Crystal Dynamics and the future of Tomb Raider, Redbull space coming to Sony Home along with new clothing brands, EA confirmed no Rock Band 3 in 2009, Gears of War 2 flashback map pack available for purchase and details of the Fallout 3 DLC
The retail round-up – British gamers loving the football as usual and a handful of Rock Band DLC including Lenny Kravitz along with Fable 2’s DLC coming this week.
Sun, 4 January 2009
Seeing in the new year with Rock Band and World of Warcraft, rental action with Prince of Persia and Left 4 Dead, old school fun of Beneath the Steel Sky, Castle Crashers and the almighty Fallout 3.
News discussion – Rave on with new Xbox Avatar clothing, Microsoft cutting 15,000 job cuts, 2K games global president concerned about UK games discounts, Little Big Planet issues with lost data ending with rumours of the next Lego title.
The retail round-up – Spore back in the charts, more Rock Band DLC and a look at the titles coming in early 2009.
Sun, 28 December 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.
Mon, 22 December 2008
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
Mon, 15 December 2008
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.
Mon, 8 December 2008
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.
Sun, 30 November 2008
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.
Sun, 23 November 2008
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.
Sun, 16 November 2008
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.