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1 minutes | Apr 3, 2016
Hey guys! Luke has a special announcement regarding the future of Critical Hit! Give it a listen and check it out, and make sure to subscribe to our new podcast, Checkpoint! Checkpoint is a revamp of the video game show that you know and love, and we aim to bring you the same fun, interesting and engaging content that we have brought you over the last two years of Critical Hit. We look forward to sharing this next stage of our journey with you. Cheers, Luke. The post Becoming… Checkpoint appeared first on Critical Hit.
55 minutes | Apr 3, 2016
This week on the show, Luke, Archer, Viv and Tom discuss the concept of ‘Let’s Play’ videos on the internet! For those who don’t know, a ‘Let’s Play’ is when you watch somebody stream footage of a video game while they are playing it, and usually provide commentary for it as well! Some of these people actually make a whole lot of money from doing this, so we break down what we think about the trend and discuss whether we think it’s great, or stupid! Josh from Game Boys pops in to talk about his comedy festival show ‘Free to Play’, and hangs out in studio with us to discuss the topic as well! Also, Luke reviews Pokken Tournament, Viv gets her popstar JRPG on with Stella Glow, Ronnie brings us his racing verdict of Trackmania Turbo while Archer gives the final say on the Xbox One major exclusive, Quantum Break! Don’t miss any of the action! The post Let’s Play! appeared first on Critical Hit.
41 minutes | Mar 29, 2016
Interview: David Gaider
Last month, we were at the first GX Australia, and we had the pleasure of interviewing David Gaider, former game designer and writer for Bioware and known especially for his excellent work and diverse characters featured in the Dragon Age franchise. Archer has a sit down and talks to David at length about the games industry, including… GX and its importance LGBT characters in gaming The diversity in his characters The importance of an LGBT voice and LGBT developers/writers His favourite memories working with actors …and much much more! We hope you enjoy the interview, and a big thanks to David for taking time out of his busy schedule to join us in studio! The post Interview: David Gaider appeared first on Critical Hit.
54 minutes | Mar 28, 2016
This week, Luke is joined by Tom, Meags and Ronnie to talk all about Rhythm games! That’s right, Rock Band, Patapon, Dance Dance Revolution… if you have to tap some sort of button in time with the beat to try and get that elusive high score, that’s what we’re all about! With Guitar Hero in particular taking the world by storm back in 2004, we talk about our favourite music based games since then, along with some that came out in the late 90s that you might remember if you’re feeling nostalgic! Also on the show, Luke was up in Cairns this week at the Australian Armour and Artillery Museum to see Wargaming present an Australian WWII tank, the AC1 Sentinel, to be kept at the museum after being refurbished. Luke had a chance to talk with Nicholas Moran, Director of Militaria Relations for Wargaming America, all about what it means to Wargaming and also how relevant historical accuracy is to video games! You’ll also be treated to two reviews – Ronnie’s final verdict on Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth and Luke getting his ultimate fighting on with EA Sports UFC 2. Don’t miss any of the fun! The post Rhythm Games! appeared first on Critical Hit.
54 minutes | Mar 21, 2016
Is PC still the “Master Race”?
This week on the show, Luke, Meags, Archer and Tom are on board to discuss whether or not PC gaming is still considered “The Master Race”… or not! PC gamers often refer to themselves as this due to the better upgrade-able hardware capabilities that consoles just can’t live up to, which means that the graphics and frame-rate on a PC can truly be much better… but does this give them the right to claim that they are better? Consoles have their benefits too, right? Tune in and hear the discussion, along with our thoughts on the pricing of PS VR and Xbox extending the olive branch to take part in cross-platform play! Also on the show, FOUR big reviews for you! Luke brings you the review of arguably one of the biggest releases of the year with Tom Clancy’s: The Division, Archer gets into some historical battles with Samurai Warriors 4 Empires , there’s something strange about Tom’s experience with Project X Zone 2 while Kev has been plugging away on his 3DS to bring you his review of Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon! Don’t miss any of the fun! The post Is PC still the “Master Race”? appeared first on Critical Hit.
51 minutes | Mar 15, 2016
It’s a MYSTERY!
This week on the show, Archer and Tom, with special guest Joel, put their detective hats on with a show all about mystery, detective and crime investigation games! Sherlock Holmes? Agatha Christie? Carmen Sandiego? Everybody loves playing detective, so the boys take you through some of their favourites and talk about one of the more uncommon genres in video games! We have a great array of reviews for you this week too! Luke brings us his review of deep and beautiful JRPG Bravely Second: End Layer, Kev puts his fanboy hat on and gets stuck into The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, Archer & Joel tag team Arslan: Warriors of Legend and Tom tries to keep things on topic by delivering the verdict on Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders. It’s another jam-packed week on the show – don’t miss a beat! The post It’s a MYSTERY! appeared first on Critical Hit.
54 minutes | Mar 8, 2016
This week on the show, Archer and Luke are back in town to talk about all things GX Australia! They were in Sydney last weekend taking part in the expo for its Australian debut, so Viv is on hand with the boys to talk about GX, discuss it’s viability as a gaming expo moving forward and talk about some of the highlights. Archer also got the chance to sit down and talk with David Gaider, formerly from everybody’s favourite studio when it comes to diversity, Bioware. He is known for his strong cast of diverse characters and carefully executed discussions around sexuality. Listen to a snippet of the interview on this episode where David talks about his experience with GX Australia and also shares with us his tales about amazing voice actor Claudia Black. While in Sydney, Luke had a chance to spend a whopping 4 hours with the highly anticipated Dark Souls 3, so he gives the rundown on how the game is shaping up and whether or not it’s going to be as great as everybody thinks it will be. Last but not least, we have FOUR, that’s right FOUR reviews for you on this episode! Luke has had his time split between kicking some serious butt in Street Fighter V and riding woolly mammoths through the prehistoric jungle in Far Cry: Primal! Archer has been getting in touch with his serious dark emotional side playing This War Of Mine: The Little Ones, while Viv has been defying the laws of physics with PS4 release Gravity Rush Remastered! It’s all here along with the big news of the week on Critical Hit! The post GX Australia! appeared first on Critical Hit.
52 minutes | Mar 1, 2016
This week on the show, Luke and Archer are up in Sydney to take part in GX Australia, so Kev, Viv and Fin talk all about animal companions in video games! There’s so many to choose from, but with more recent games like Fallout 4 bringing them well into the spotlight with the likes of Dogmeat, we thought this would be a perfect time to reflect on some of our favourite companions, what they are useful for and in some cases question whether or not they are actually useful at all! Also on the show, Kev loses his mind because Pokemon Sun and Moon has been officially revealed, Luke has prepared his review of Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 after trying to make the most of his green thumb and Fin gives his verdict on Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4! It’s all here for the pleasure of your ears on Critical Hit! The post Animal Companions! appeared first on Critical Hit.
54 minutes | Feb 23, 2016
This week on the show, Luke, Fin and Viv talk about one of their absolute favourite gaming genres… JRPGs! Or, Japanese Role Playing Game for those playing at home. We talk about our favourite games and discuss what sort of things define the way a JRPG plays compared to a Western RPG, and also talk about the things we love about ’em and some of the things that we don’t love about ’em. We also take you through the news of the week including the return of a certain popular bandicoot to gaming? To cap it all off, we have three big JRPG reviews on the show for you as well! Viv spends her time dungeon crawling in Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight, Fin has been grinding and battling as much as he can possibly take in Legend of Legacy and Luke has gone back to school to fight mythical creatures hiding behind campus in The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel! Did we tell you that JRPG’s also tend to have long names? They tend to have long names. It’s all here as always in another jam-packed episode of your favourite gaming show! The post JRPG’s! appeared first on Critical Hit.
56 minutes | Feb 17, 2016
Last Gen Retrospective
This week on the show, Luke, Archer, Meags and Tom reflect on the past… with so much going on in the future, we thought this would be the perfect opportunity to look back on what was clearly the most successful generation of video game consoles ever to be released – the Wii, the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3. We talk about what made them innovative, what they did for the gaming industry and reflect very lovingly on some of the amazing game franchises that were created and made into legend – so tune in and get nostalgic! Also this week, Tom has been defending the humans the best way he knows how by going toe-to-toe with the aliens in XCOM 2, Luke has a new lovable friend that he just thinks is the darn cutest as he delivers the verdict on Unravel and we also get the lowdown on formerly-free-but-pay-to-play-sort-of-and-now-a-retail-release Nintendo 3DS game Pokemon Rumble World! It’s all here and a bag of chips on your favourite video game show! The post Last Gen Retrospective appeared first on Critical Hit.
57 minutes | Feb 9, 2016
This week on the show, Luke, Archer, Meags and Tom come together to discuss the concept of beta testing! Used as a tool for game developers to test out how... LEARN MORE The post Beta Testing appeared first on Critical Hit.
52 minutes | Feb 2, 2016
This week on the show, things are getting a little glitchy in the studio! Luke’s entire beard disappeared and started moving around the room while Viv completely fell through the... LEARN MORE The post Getting Glitchy appeared first on Critical Hit.
57 minutes | Jan 26, 2016
2016 Preview: PlayStation 4
This week on the show, it’s our last big preview episode of 2016… have we saved the best for last? Sony didn’t have a large year in 2015 despite some... LEARN MORE The post 2016 Preview: PlayStation 4 appeared first on Critical Hit.
55 minutes | Jan 20, 2016
2016 Preview: Nintendo
This week on the show, it’s Nintendo’s turn! Luke, Kev, Ronnie and Viv gather to talk about Nintendo and what they have stored for the year ahead! With some big... LEARN MORE The post 2016 Preview: Nintendo appeared first on Critical Hit.
60 minutes | Jan 12, 2016
2016 Preview: Xbox One
This week on the show, Luke, Archer, Tom and Meags talk all about the big year ahead for Microsoft and the Xbox One! Luke can’t wait to talk about Gears... LEARN MORE The post 2016 Preview: Xbox One appeared first on Critical Hit.
58 minutes | Jan 6, 2016
2016 Preview: Multi-Platform!
This week, our big preview of 2016 kicks off with our look at the biggest multi-platform games this year! Of course, that means games that are coming out on more... LEARN MORE The post 2016 Preview: Multi-Platform! appeared first on Critical Hit.
53 minutes | Dec 31, 2015
Xmas Wish List
This week on the show, Luke, Archer, Viv and Tom talk about their Xmas Wish Lists! Of course, we’re not just talking about things that we want under our tree.... LEARN MORE The post Xmas Wish List appeared first on Critical Hit.
56 minutes | Dec 23, 2015
Game of the Year 2015
This week on the show – it’s the BIG ONE!! Luke, Archer, Kev and Tom go through the best games of 2015! With so many fantastic, high-quality games released this... LEARN MORE The post Game of the Year 2015 appeared first on Critical Hit.
57 minutes | Dec 15, 2015
Console Wars 2!
This week on the show, it’s CONSOLE WARS 2! That’s right, it’s almost Xmas, so Luke, Meags, Archer and Tom sit down for a serious discussion around which console should... LEARN MORE The post Console Wars 2! appeared first on Critical Hit.
54 minutes | Dec 8, 2015
This week on the show, Archer and Luke go head to head in a debate about amiibos! Nintendo has spent the last year building quite the brand when it comes... LEARN MORE The post amiibos! appeared first on Critical Hit.
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