66 minutes | Jan 30, 2016
Ep25: 66 Minutes
The boys meet at a cross roads in the podcasting journey. Whilst considering where to go next, Cliff gives us updates on his headset warranty woes, Barry let's us in on some Origin news and both of our gents make some predictions for 2016. Cliff is finally admitting his Fallout 4 addiction needs to end, and Barry's fallen in love with South Park all over again. What's Barry bought this show? Tune in and find out. Then finish the show on some groundbreaking news (not really)!
98 minutes | Jan 8, 2016
Ep24: A Sock Secret
It's the first show of the new year and tensions are running high between the dynamic duo. Cliff makes it quite clear what he expects (or rather doesn't) from a game after Barry let's us in on his recent Steam Sale purchase. In other news, Oculus Rift goes up for Pre-Order and thus gets a price. Cliff updates us on Steam stats from 2015. Find out just what Barry REALLY thinks about PC Gaming after Cliff poses an interesting question.
112 minutes | Dec 12, 2015
Ep23: The Noddies
Episode 23 of the somethingBETA podcast could very well be the last of 2015 so why not join us to wrap the year up with our very own gaming awards, The Noddies. Join Cliff and Barry and find out what games have been played most this year, which game gave the best visuals, and of course which game Barry & Cliff believe deserves Game Of The Year. News from Playstation Experience and as you'd expect an update on Virtual Reality gaming. Of course, the usual rambling is still present, as Cliff discusses his new TV and Barry's new car gets a mention.
91 minutes | Nov 21, 2015
Ep22: The Wasteland
It's cold outside, unless you're in the Wasteland.... Starting with the usual apologies, the dynamic duo soon move on to bringing glad tidings from Blizzcon. Overwatch get's a price tag. Alien Isolation loses an Alien, and Rainbow Six Siege get's a BETA date. Carry on listening for Barry's quick run down on his Steam Link experience. Everything else is just Fallout 4. We managed to bring Cliff off (really!?).... the game for an hour or so to let us in on where he's up to in the Wasteland. 46 hours in so far and it's great! Listen in Ladies & Gents... it's rather good. Shownotes: Alien Isolation Mod - http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2015-11-09-alien-isolation-modder-removes-alien
100 minutes | Oct 30, 2015
Ep21: Playstation Edition
Bring your ears along and join us for Episode 21 of the somethingBETA Gaming Podcast. This episode see's Barry cover off Sony's conference from Paris Games Week 2015 - including updates on Playstation VR, new games for next year including Gran Truism Sport, Tekken 7 and more footage from Horizon Zero Dawn. Even Cliff joins in with a little Playstation news of his own. This weeks wallet shock see's some bargain basement game suggestions for the Halloween period, whilst Ignoring The Family gets Barry a little bitter over his recent Metal Gear Solid experiences. Shownotes: Horizon Zero Dawn Gameplay Demo 21 Must Watch Trailers from Paris Games Week 2015
102 minutes | Oct 17, 2015
In what was supposed to be the EGX Special episode, Barry & Cliff admit to somewhat missing the boat on this years premier UK Gaming event. Cliff gives his overview of Vermintide whilst Barry discusses his experiences with Virtual Reality - Then both come clean on their love for indie developers. This episodes Wallet Shock brings news of price drops for SSD's, a mixed bag of reviews for Steam Link and the Steam Controller.... and Barry bought a Mouse Mat. Metal Gear Solid V & Grid Autosport have been on Barry's playlist this week, whilst Cliff's forced to eat some humble pie as he admits to Star Wars Battlefronts graphical prowess. Listen in right to the end to find out how to win a copy of Medieval: Total War
37 minutes | Oct 1, 2015
EGX 2015: The Interviews
Ahead of Episode 20 (EGX 2015 Special) get your ears round our EGX 2015 Interview show. The interview line up: * An awesome member of the public (who's name we can't spell) who failed not once but twice to get on to Tom Clancy's The Division. * Matt from Skatanic Studios talk us through RPG Tycoon. * Nick from Psytec Games - the amazing creators of Crystal Rift - chat's us through the development and future of VR games. * Rob from Fat Shark discusses Cliff's new love, Vermintide.
98 minutes | Sep 23, 2015
Episode 19, whilst being slightly off schedule, gets Cliff and Barry together again to discuss the latest and greatest news and events in the gaming industry. Both of them are super excited about the upcoming EGX 2015 show. Cliff brings news of a Fallout 4 season pass, gets excited over new Warhammer IP, and has a moan about mis-timed updates (here's looking at you DOTA). Meanwhile, Barry has recovered from his holiday and brings glad tidings of Playstation VR, puts out his thoughts on Konami pulling out of the AAA market, and updates everybody on Apple's latest offerings. This shows discussion point is an EGX 2015 preview, where the guys give you a sneak peak in to what's to come from Episode 20.
109 minutes | Sep 6, 2015
Ep18: Black & Purple
The first episode of the Autumn season and the dynamic duo bring news of an X-Com 2 delay, some un-rest amongst Star Citizen backers and a new Water cooled Gaming Laptop from ASUS ROG. Both Cliff & Barry bring statistics to this episode, with Cliff slightly more eco-friendly approach being power usage by gamers and Barry's daft stats being from the world of The Sims 4. Barry gives his thoughts on his recent purchases (as first announced in Episode 17) - Apple Watch, and LG 21:9 curved Monitor. Is the curved display all it's cracked up to be? Cliff's been playing robots with Mechwarrior find out if Barry can convince Cliff on the merits of Car Mechanic Simulator 2015.
119 minutes | Aug 21, 2015
Ep17: A Brief History
An apology at the start of a show? Never!! This shows news includes a 'Prison' server for Everquest, NVIDIA updates, SONY at Paris Games Week, sneaky Windows 10 and a somewhat debatably cool Star Wars PS4. Cliff entertains us in Wallet Shock with some mind-wobbling figures for Rock Band and PipBoys, whilst Barry comes out swinging with his recent purchases (he's been spending quite well!). A question from a listener gets both our guys reminiscing about the early years of somethingBETA (ok, maybe it wasn't THAT long ago), and both Cliff & Barry offer some sage advice to those looking to get started in podcasting or YouTube'ing. Somehow, both our hosts have also managed to fit in some gaming over the last couple of weeks, so tune in to hear Cliff's thoughts on World of Warships, and Barry's adventures in Civilization V. Shownotes * Barry's new purchases: * Apple Watch * Asus GTX970 * LG 29" Curved 21:9 Monitor * Even cooler PS4 Star Wars Edition Consoles * 4GB vs 8GB RAM in a Gaming Machine * GAMMA Gaming Centre's Fundraising Event
120 minutes | Aug 7, 2015
Ep16: A Damp Wookie
Episode 16 has rolled around, so sit back and relax while listening to Barry eat Pizza. In-between mouthfuls Barry discusses Microsofts big announcements from Gamescom 2015, inc. Xbox One's new DVR feature, Mafia III and the rather epic looking Quantum Break. Meanwhile, Cliff's installed Windows 10, and gets excited by new World of Warcraft expansion, Legion. This episodes Discussion Point see's Cliff hit Barry round the head with some mind boggling figures from the world of Online Gaming Economy, including which game would've been the 77th richest economy in 'real world money'! In gaming, Cliff's been playing Card Hunter and watching a lifetimes worth of DOTA Ti5, while Barry attempted playing the original Hitman game - it didn't end well! Shownotes: Quantum Break Trailer
101 minutes | Jul 28, 2015
Ep15: Better Late Than Never
Ladies and Gents, Roll up for the latest Episode of the somethingBETA Gaming Podcast. This episode has even more rambling from Cliff than normal as he discusses Big Pharma, DOTA Ti5, Drugs in Gaming, and the Quality Control (or lack of) in the Gaming Industry. Barry gets in on the act with a gentleman's 'nod' to Satoru Iwata of Nintendo after he recently passed away. Then gets a little more lively (only just mind) over completing Spec Ops: The Line Both Cliff & Barry have added new hardware to their setup's... tune in to find out what the latest additions are!
118 minutes | Jul 9, 2015
Ep14: Internationally Friendly
Tying up the loose ends of E3, this episode of the somethingBETA Gaming Podcast updates you with Barry's thoughts on Mirrors Edge Catalyst, Super Mario Maker and Ghost Recon Wildlands. Barry continues in to Wallet Shock with news of his recent purchase and wonders whether he should be pre-ordering a Steam Link. Amongst the gob-smackery that Barry brought upon his co-host with the mention of the super-rare Nintendo Playstation, Cliff did manage to hit upon a serious note with a Discussion Point on how gaming runs deeper, emotionally, than people think. The duo also discuss gems such as World of Tanks, Spec Ops: The Line and Shadow of Mordor. Shownotes As promised here's the links to news and games mentioned in this episode. * Mirrors Edge Catalyst Trailer * Ghost Recon Wildlands Gameplay * Super Nintendo Playstation
98 minutes | Jun 19, 2015
Ep13: E3 Special
E3 2015 has rolled around the block this week and boy-oh-boy was it something! Join Cliff & Barry as they update you on everything you need to know from this years E3 event. We've got games galore, with Fallout 4, Doom, Mass Effect, Final Fantasy VII, Shenmue 3 (yes, that's right), The Last Guardian and more... There was hardware too! A new Xbox Controller, a HoloLens update and outside of E3 Cliff's bought a fancy new monitor. Shownotes We referenced loads of video's, trailers and websites in this episode, so here's a list of the best for you to check out. * Fallout 4 New Footage * Doom Gameplay * New Star Wars BattleFront Trailer * Microsoft HoloLens Minecraft Demo * The Last Guardian Gameplay Footage * Shenmue 3 Kickstart Campaign * New Xbox One 'Elite' Controller
79 minutes | Jun 8, 2015
Ep12: Computex Special
The Computex Special episode of the somethingBETA Gaming Podcast has arrived. Cliff and Barry cover Computex 2015 - Mini projectors, funky USB sticks, and an awesome Transformer-esque PC Case - but both guys have more exciting news from outside the event. A fabulous new GTX 980 get's Barry's attention, whilst Cliff is desperate to chat Fallout 4. In other news, a remastered Uncharted Trilogy is coming to PS4, Cliff plays XCOM, and Barry finishes Assassins Creed: Unity. Shownotes: If you've listened to Episode 12 already and want to check out the awesome Mechanical Case from Asus and In-Win then head on over to The Verge on the link below. http://www.theverge.com/2015/6/2/8703343/asus-rog-in-win-mechanized-gaming-pc-case-computex-2015 Or are you here to check out the Fallout 4 trailer? We'd recommend you head on over to the Fallout 4 Preview by Steve to read his thoughts on the title and of course watch the trailer.
73 minutes | Jun 1, 2015
Ep11: PC Edition
Epsiode 11 of the somethingBETA Gaming Podcast brings lots of PC discussion. A shorter episode than normal as a warm up to Computex and E3 in the coming weeks. Barry & Cliff discuss the world of PC Gaming, including why Barry is finished with the console world. In other news, the DOTA2 Ti5 event has kicked off, there's a new XboxOne controller on it's way and Barry dishes some hot off the press news about the NVIDIA Shield Console.
110 minutes | May 16, 2015
Ep10: Pomme de Terre
Episode 10 of the somethingBETA Gaming Podcast brings plenty of gaming news from the last two weeks in the gaming industry. Cliff updates us on Console Lifecycle, Dark Nexus Arena, DOTA, Elite Dangerous and more, while Barry hits us up with comment on the latest Assassins Creed Syndicate announcement - including his thoughts on the gameplay trailer. A brief encounter with Monster Strike, a Japanese mobile game making ridiculous money per day, an update to NVIDIA Grid, and also a thought provoking discussion on Real ID. To follow on from his recent Battlefield Hardline post on the website, Barry also shares his thoughts now he's completed the campaign mode.
90 minutes | May 3, 2015
Ep9: Fat Balls
Cliff & Barry discuss the latest Gaming News, and pass comment on this weeks latest Game Trailers in Episode 9 of the somethingBETA Gaming Podcast. Join our motley crew as they play World of Warships & Assassins Creed Unity. Our devilishly handsome duo also discuss Black Ops III, the new Razer Forge TV, Console Exclusivity, Ouya failing, and they both answer a fantastic Retro Gaming question from one of our lovely listeners.
108 minutes | Apr 19, 2015
Ep8: Dynamic Ass Beards
Episode 8 of the somethingBETA Gaming Podcast brings news about the new defunct Onlive Game Streaming Service, and an in depth discussion on Gaming As A Service. Barry brings good tidings of Metal Gear Solid, The Witcher and Stream What You Own, while Cliff get's giddy for World of Warships. An official apology will be issued shortly for the lack of musical talent within the somethingBETA team.
103 minutes | Apr 1, 2015
Ep7: Uwe Boll
Episode 7 of the somethingBETA Gaming Podcast is here! Join your hosts as they follow up on last show's 3D Printing discussion, chat some junk about Pro Gaming Competitions and share their thoughts on How To Deal with Online Trolls. The lucky winners of our our recent giveaways get announced, and Cliff & Barry tell us what we've got to look forward to in the gaming world (World of Warships, BloodBowl2 & Metal Gear Solid The Movie to name a few). Games played this week include Iron Cast & Sleeping Dogs