The Trusty Crowbar (general)

This big discussion on all things E3. What were the games we wanted after all the announcements!

Things discussed: Fallout 4, Xbox controller, Xbox backwards compatibility, Halo 5: Guardians, Starwars Battlefront , Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, South Park: The Fractuted But Whole, Shenmue 3, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, The Last Guardia, Sea of Theives.  


Direct download: 113_-_Excitement_Expressively_Explained.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:21pm AEST

After much chatter about Vaults and a wild Pam appears we get slammed into talking about video games. 

Things Discussed:

Uncharted: Collection, Fallout 4, XCOM 2, Game Of Thrones, The Witcher, Life Is Strange.

Direct download: 112_-_Table_Slams.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:52pm AEST

This weeks we dive into The Witcher 3 and make huge discussion on all aspects of the game. Doug plays some iOS games Alto and Escape while Lucas mindlessly plays Race The Sun instead of finishing Broken Age.

Things Discussed:
Alto, Escape, Race The Sun, The Witcher 3

Direct download: 111_-_Push_Geese_for_Guts.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:42am AEST

We look at the future of computing and reinvent the way we play tabletop games. Anticipation is high for The Witcher and speculation is rampant on Bethesda's E3 presentation.

Things Discussed: Microsoft Hololens, Bethesda E3, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Button Mapping.

Direct download: 110_-_Wild_Speculation_BFG_Edition.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:58pm AEST

After a week of hiatus and much game playing we turn our thoughts on games that made us very agressive yet two of out hosts have different outcomes to the game. We are joined by one of the Elite, a dangerous man and all discuss why Life is so Strange.

Things Discussed:
Star Wars Battlefront, Ori and the Blind Forest, Bloodborne, Elite: Dangerous, Life Is Strange

Direct download: 109_-_Only_Butted_In.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:32pm AEST

A very special guest Nicholas McDonnell joins us this week to discuss Screencheat, the video game he did the art, level design, sfx and vfx for. Screencheat is a chaotic online and offline split-screen multiplayer shooter that forces players to rethink the way they approach conventional multiplayer games. In the Screencheat arena, fast reaction times aren’t enough to keep you alive. When everyone is invisible, players will have to master the art of taking a not-so sneaky look at their opponent’s screens and working out where they are based on uniquely coloured areas of the map and distinctive landmarks.

Nicholas is a co-founder of Samurai Punk the studio behind Screencheat and currently resides in Melbourne, Australia.

Thanks for joining us Nick

Direct download: 108_-_Eight_Ways_To_Cheat.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:36pm AEST

As we dive into the pretty work of platformers a sense of entitlement bestows upon us as we feel we should rule an empire. In the mean time cities are built all around and after a while full of zombies. Heists are cool.

Things Discussed:
Ori and the Blind Forest, Crusader Kings 2, Cities: Skylines, Dying Light, GTA Online.

Direct download: 107_-_Larph_Out_Loud.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am AEST

A wild guest appears and brings new discussion into this podcast. We triumphantly evade any confirmation that we may have or have not played Hotline Miami 2 and move on to talking about riding in cars with Final Fantasy characters. 

Things Discussed:
Super Top Down Pixel Shooter (Hotline Miami 2), JRPG's, Final Fantasy XV, Monster Hunter 4, Nvidia Titan Z, Fallout 3, Battlefield Hardline, Hideo Kojima, Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeros.

Direct download: 106_-_Super_Top_Down_Pixel_Shooter.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am AEST

A full cast tonight where everyone has completed the same game! The Order 1886 is discussed and *spoliers* galore await you. We talk about not playing Heists in GTA and how brutal Hotline Miami 2 is and how good that is to play.

Things Discussed:
The Order 1886, GTA Heists, Hotline Miami 2, Controller or Mouse, Cities: Skylines.

Direct download: 105_-_The_Polite_Protagonist.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am AEST

We drift back to the memory hungry world of Minecraft and compare simalarities to SkySaga. What will the new Tony Hawk game be like. What Doug really thought of The Order 1886 and how we compared the new alpha Unreal Tournament to modern shooters.


Things Discussed:

Minecraft, SkySaga, Hotline Miami 1 and 2, Skate, Tony Hawk, Unreal Tournament, Medieval Engineers, The Order: 1886, Unreal Engine.


Direct download: 104_Audio.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:39am AEST