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117 minutes | Nov 16, 2016
Probably our final episode
26 minutes | Nov 10, 2016
Trailers that rocked our world
In this episode we talk about some of our favourite trailers of all time!! Especially trailers that made us want to buy a console or new PC!
24 minutes | Nov 3, 2016
Our thoughts on Nintendos latest console pregnancy announcement.
24 minutes | Oct 20, 2016
So, the team heard about the audition for the new Mass Effect game coming out. This started a conversation on voice acting, then they thought they might give it a shot themselves ;)
31 minutes | Oct 12, 2016
Interview: Stephanie 'Hex' Benixsen | Part 2 or 2
Part two of our chat with Good Game and Spawn Point co-host, Stephanie 'Hex' Bendixsen. Subscribe and see show notes on pidgin.net.au.
28 minutes | Oct 5, 2016
Interview: Stephanie 'Hex' Bendixsen | Part 1 of 2
Part one of our chat with Good Game and Spawn Point co-host, Stephanie 'Hex' Bendixsen. Subscribe and see show notes on pidgin.net.au.
30 minutes | Sep 28, 2016
Upgrade series - Consoles. PS Slim, PS Pro, 4K, Ultra HD, and the new Xbox.
At the end of our series on upgrading, today we talk about consoles, and the cost of upgrading your consoles. In the middle of a minor leap in consoles, as we look at 4K gaming, and its inclusion on the next model of the current generations.
26 minutes | Sep 22, 2016
It's time for an Upgrade!
In this episode we are talking about when we think might be the best time to get into upgrades. Video cards, new systems, SSDs, new consoles. Have a listen to when we used to upgrade, and what we do now!
25 minutes | Sep 14, 2016
Merry Easter Eggs Everyone
In this episode, we talk about the hidden gems of gaming. Sections of games which need to be found, by either entering a code, or doing a particular set of actions, that show a sort of 'signiture' of the developer. Bri leads this talk, while Kirk, Steve and Andy delve into some of the Easter Eggs that they have found, and some that they have heard about. Subscribe and see show notes on pidgin.net.au
25 minutes | Sep 8, 2016
I'm so lonely
This week on the show we are talking about the idea of isolation and loneliness in gaming. The springboard for this was a lot of the initial comments that came up about No Man's Sky, and feeling alone in the world. Some weeks later, this has turned into one of the biggest strengths of the game. We talk about our experiences of loneliness in games, and how it is used. Subscribe to see show notes at pidgin.net.au
27 minutes | Aug 31, 2016
Isolation and No Man's Sky
No Man's Sky seems to be getting crushed under the weight of expectation but there's no doubt it provides the gamer with a sense of loneliness and isolation rarely found it other games. Subscribe and see show notes on pidgin.net.au.
26 minutes | Aug 24, 2016
Choice in the Post-Apocalypse
This week in the podcast we are talking about choices we make in post apolcalyptic games! Telltale's Walking Dead takes centre stage.
25 minutes | Aug 16, 2016
The Apocalypse and Games
Facebook | Subscribe: iTunes or Android & Windows* | Twitter A lot of games use a post-apocalypse scenario as their setting. Whether it be zombies, mutants, aliens or the environment, we love playing in a world that's fallen to pieces. This is our first of two discussions about the end of the world as we know it. Stuff we mentioned: Our interview with Tripod. Our image this week can be found here. Our soundtrack and other music by Parkerman can be found here. *Depending on which app your using this link may open your app or may take you to a page with a bunch of code. If you get the code, copy and paste the URL into your preferred podcasting app. If neither option works, try pasting this into your app instead : http://www.omnycontent.com/d/playlist/e456d310-8c5a-434a-abd0-a52c005ed4cd/e4256728-9cee-483c-b5a9-a52f005db869/798d526e-85e8-4316-9ba2-a52f005defb7/podcast.rss
33 minutes | Aug 10, 2016
Facebook | Subscribe: iTunes or Android & Windows* | Twitter The podcast turns 50! Well, 50 episodes anyway. Also we turn 3 in actual years. We reflect on some of our favourite gaming moments in the lifetime of the podcast and take a look at the future. Plus there's some changes coming! Other stuff we mentioned: Our E3 episode. Our Beginner's Guide Episode. Our Listen Till The End episode. Our interview with Kyle Bosman. Our image this week can be found here. Our soundtrack and other music by Parkerman can be found here. Subscribe and see show notes on pidgin.net.au.
39 minutes | Jun 27, 2016
Before the internet, LAN events were the only way to play large scale multiplayer games. LAN cafes have mostly closed but LAN events continue to thrive. We dropped into Andy's LAN event in Melbourne and talked to a few gamers about their experience. Note: The podcast will be taking a mid year break for a few weeks. We'll return at the end of July. Games mentioned in this episode: League of Legends Minecraft Rocket League CS: Go Smash Bros Warcraft 3 Heroes of the Storm Urban Terror World of Tanks Track Mania Nations Team Fortress 2 Super Sonic Acrobatic Rocket-powered Battle-Cars Screen Cheat Speedrunners Starwall Other stuff we mentioned: Relief LANs. Our soundtrack and other music by Parkerman can be found here.
59 minutes | Jun 21, 2016
E3 is the biggest gaming convention in the English speaking world and it finished just the other day. We got to view it from afar thanks to the interwebs. In this episode we share our thoughts on this year's gaming bonanza. Games mentioned in this episode: There were so many games mentioned this week that we're just going to link to IGN's list of every game that was at E3. You can catch up on all the press conferences (with reactions) with our friends at Easy Allies. PCPowerplay also had a handy useful E3 hub (which included console stuff). Other stuff we mentioned: Project Scorpio. Virtual Reality. Our soundtrack and other music by Parkerman can be found here. Subscribe and see show notes on pidgin.net.au.
53 minutes | Jun 13, 2016
Tripod are arguably Australia's greatest musical comedy group. They're also really into video games; to the point where they wrote an entire show about them! It was our pleasure to talk with them about nerds, orchestras, comedy and gaming. Note: Due to the complications of recording across five locations our sound quality is a little lower than normal. Tripod Stuff: Website Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram This Gaming Life Music clip for Head of Zombies (also a teaser trailer for This Gaming Life) Music clip for Gonna Make You Happy Tonight Games mentioned in this episode: Mercenaries 1&2 Halo The Last of Us Journey Assassin's Creed Syndicate Prince of Persia Other stuff we mentioned: Composer Austin Wintory The Warcraft movie The Assassin's Creed movie The Last of Us movie The Microsoft Surface - table version. The Melbourne and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras. Fury Fingers Our soundtrack and other music by Parkerman can be found here. Subscribe and see show notes on pidgin.net.au.
47 minutes | Jun 7, 2016
Female Game Characters
With more and more women playing video games we thought it would be interesting to have a chat about how women are being portrayed as characters in games. Games mentioned in this episode: Metroid series Tomb Raider series Dead or Alive series Mass Effect series Conker's Bad Fur Day Perfect Dark Metal Gear series Halo series Assassin's Creed The Witcher Bayonetta 1&2 Other stuff we mentioned: #where'srey Beyonce Evangeline Lilly sticking it to the man The Bechdel Test Our image this week can be found here. Our soundtrack and other music by Parkerman can be found here. Struggling to subscribe? Try pasting this link into your podcast player: http://www.omnycontent.com/d/playlist/e456d310-8c5a-434a-abd0-a52c005ed4cd/e4256728-9cee-483c-b5a9-a52f005db869/798d526e-85e8-4316-9ba2-a52f005defb7/podcast.rss
34 minutes | May 31, 2016
Steve's Purchase Decision
Steve's been given some vouchers to buy a video game but he's not sure which game to get. We talk through how to choose which game to buy when you're on limited time and money. Games mentioned in this episode: The Witcher 3 No Man's Sky Ratchet and Clank Trackmania Turbo Skyrim Elite: Dangerous Other stuff we mentioned: Good Game. Our image this week can be found here. Our soundtrack and other music by Parkerman can be found here. Struggling to subscribe? Try pasting this link into your podcast player: http://www.omnycontent.com/d/playlist/e456d310-8c5a-434a-abd0-a52c005ed4cd/e4256728-9cee-483c-b5a9-a52f005db869/798d526e-85e8-4316-9ba2-a52f005defb7/podcast.rss Subscribe and see show notes on pidgin.net.au.
46 minutes | May 23, 2016
Music can lift a good game to great heights. We talk some of our favourites and what makes a great soundtrack. Games mentioned in this episode: Note: we haven't listed the games from our guess the game segment so as to avoid spoilers. Parapppa The Rapper Dune 2 Uncharted series Mass Effect series Halo series Total Annihilation Assassin's Creed series Sunset Overdrive Braid The Witness Other stuff we mentioned: The Eurovision Song Contest The Wire Smooth McGroove Our image this week can be found here. Our soundtrack and other music by Parkerman can be found here. Subscribe and see show notes on pidgin.net.au
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