This week we talk about the most recognizable and influential genre in the entire industry! When people used to think ‘video games’ and ‘console sellers’, the first things that came to mind were mascots and platformers like Mario, Sonic and Crash Bandicoot. As the generations changed, mascot platformers began to decline whilst the mascots lived on. In recent years the platformer seems to be making a resurgence through remakes, re-releases and new projects which has us excited (bring back Jak and Daxter!!!). We dig deep into this, about what makes a mascot a mascot, sprinkle in some Nintendo shade and much more.
This week we run through the movie releases still due to hit for the fall/winter season of the year. With some blockbusters and award contenders still to come, 2019 is still going strong. What is looking like it will be a flop? What actually looks good? We run through all of this and also discuss the impact new streaming services from Disney and Apple will have on our moviegoing.
It’s no secret that the PS4 has handily ‘won’ this generations battle when it comes to exclusives, releasing blockbuster titles that have been scoring high with audiences and critics such as God of War and Spider-Man. In the background Microsoft has been making moves, building out their first party stable with studios such as Ninja Theory and Obsidian. It looks like Xbox is going to have a rich and varied portfolio of first party projects as we move into the next gen to rival Sony’s. We discuss all of this, what role Xbox Game Pass will play as well and try to avoid an all out console war.
Brace yourselves! This week, we get into the Batman movie franchise, starting from Batman 1989, and covering Batman Returns, Forever, Batman and Robin, The Dark Knight Trilogy and Batman vs Superman, with a dash of Georgio’s hate for the Justice League thrown in for good measure! We talk about each movie, what we like, what we dislike, we even defend Batman and Robin. Enjoy.
Let us take you back to a time before broadband and online walkthroughs existed, back when discs could scratch, back when ordering games came without the guarantee of next day delivery… We talk about all of this and more as we reminisce about the problems that came with gaming in the 90s (and early 00s). Enjoy!
Georgio and Josh sit down to discuss first person shooters in a special bitesize episode. What shooters did we grow up with, single player vs multiplayer, WW2 vs modern day vs future settings, Call of Duty vs everything else. Enjoy our (brief) retrospective look back at the most popular genre in gaming.