Big Week in Gaming - Australian PS5, Xbox and Nintendo Switch Podcast

integot, Mike, and Swinny

As always, it's been a Big Week in Gaming - so join integot, Mike and Swinny (three Aussie blokes who just won't shut up) for all the video game news, industry headlines, awesome deals, classic gaming retrospectives and special features you can handle. Covering PS5, Xbox Series X, PC gaming and Nintendo Switch, we shill to all!Don't be shy! Reach us on bigwigpod@gmail.com or @bigwigpod on twitter. Don't forget to give us a 5-star review on your podcast service, it will help us grow. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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SOCIALS ▼▸ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigwigpod▸ Web: https://www.bigwigpod.comDESCRIPTION ▼The festive season is almost upon us - and what better way to celebrate than with another Big Week in Gaming for 28 Nov 2021!Join integot, Mike and Swinny as they cover the week's headlines - including Epic Games buying musical maestros Harmonix, an update on the Analogue Pocket shipping, Ubisoft's artsy RPG Child of Light getting a new game, the cool new virtual Xbox Museum - and the biggest story of them all... Chris Pratt not doing an Italian accent for the Mario movie. Shame on you Star-Lord.Speaking of Star-Lord - Mike suits up as Peter Quill himself with his impressions of the new Guardians of the Galaxy game, while integot takes a trip back to the 80s with his review of the nostaligic holiday comedy 8-Bit Christmas.So plug in those headphones and jam out to this awesome mix:▸ Epic Games buying rhythm game specialists Harmonix▸ A big update on the long-delayed Analogue Pocket release▸ Is Ubisoft's melancholy fantasy Child of Light finally getting a sequel?▸ And our impressions of Eidos Montreal's Guardians of the Galaxy#harmonix #analogue #guardiansofthegalaxyTIMECODES ▼00:00:00 Intro00:06:07 What we playin'00:29:51 Epic Games Buys Harmonix, Will Work On Fortnite Metaverse00:38:12 Analogue Pocket Preorder Shipping Update - Arriving In Dec00:42:36 A New Child Of Light "Adventure" Is On The Way... But It's Not A Sequel?00:50:14 Xbox Museum - Take A Trip Down Virtual Memory Lane00:56:07 Chris Pratt Won't Do Italian Accent For Mario Movie01:00:52 The Minute Mike01:04:42 Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Impressions (Square Enix, Eidos Montreal)01:12:40 8-Bit Christmas Movie Review - A New Holiday Classic?01:26:00 Outro & Next Week See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 28

1 hr 28 min

SOCIALS ▼▸ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigwigpod▸ Web: https://www.bigwigpod.comDESCRIPTION ▼With the GOTY nominees being revealed, it's certainly a Big Week in Gaming for 21 Nov 2022. This week's headlines include; the Dorito Pope announcing the The Game Awards nominees, Halo Infinite multiplayer getting an early release, Warner Bros' MultiVerse smash clone reveal, Xbox's last backwards compatibility update, EA's horrible PR for Skate 2 - and Nintendo being very un-Nintendo in officially endorsing a pro Smash circuit.We also review Radiohead's Kid A Mnesia virtual exhibition and droqen's unique indie title 31 Unmarked Games.So strap-in Spartan, it's time to finish the fight with these battle-ready highlights:▸ The Game Awards Game of the Year nominees▸ Halo Infinite's multiplayer getting shadow-dropped▸ WB Multiversus - the new platform fighter from Warner Bros▸ And our review of the peculiar indie mixtape - 31 Unmarked Games#thegameawards #haloinfinite #kidamnesiaGames discussed this week:▸ 31 Unmarked Games▸ 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand▸ Cyberpunk 2077▸ Deathloop▸ Final Fantasy IV▸ Final Fantasy V▸ Final Fantasy X-2▸ Forza Horizon 5▸ Halo Infinite▸ Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity▸ It Takes Two▸ Kid A Mnesia▸ Metroid Dread▸ MultiVersus▸ Psychonauts 2▸ Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart▸ Resident Evil Village▸ Returnal▸ Risen 3: Titan Lords▸ Skate 2▸ Sonic Unleashed▸ STONKS-9800: Stock Market Simulator▸ Super Smash Bros Melee▸ Super Smash Bros UltimateTIMECODES ▼00:00:00 Intro00:06:30 What we playin'00:16:46 The Game Awards 2021 Nominees Revealed 00:26:44 Halo Infinite Multiplayer Gets Shadow-Dropped00:33:35 MultiVersus Reveal - WB's New Smash Clone00:47:09 Xbox Backwards Compatibility Adds 70 More Games & FPS Boost Updates00:54:43 Official Nintendo X Panda Smash Circuit For Melee & Ultimate01:00:01 EA's Sketchy Bail On Skate 2 Servers (Xbox Backwards Compatibility)01:03:59 The Minute Mike01:07:19 31 Unmarked Games - Droqen's Indie Mixtape01:21:00 Kid A Mnesia Review - Radiohead's Virtual Art Exhibition01:34:07 Outro & Next Week See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 21

1 hr 35 min

Unlike the global microchip supply, there's no shortage of awesomness in this episode of Big Week in Gaming for 14 Nov 2011.Join integot, Mike and Swinny as they wax lyrical (and Mike waxes his non-existent Corvette) on the Steam Deck and Playdate getting delayed, Radiohead making a video game (?!), ELEX II getting a release date - and an update on ex-Yankee eurojank RPG Kingdoms of Amalur's overdue expansion.We also pick up the pace with our review of Forza Horizon 5 and look back at the first year of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series consoles. Who won Round 1?Grab em while they're hot, since these highlights are fresh out the oven 🍟▸ Both the Steam Deck and Playdate handheld get delayed▸ We review of the biggest game of the week - Forza Horizon 5▸ And a look back at the first year of the PlayStation 5 & Xbox Series consoles#steamdeck #playdate #forzahorizon5TIMECODES ▼00:00:00 Intro00:11:16 What we playin'00:41:27 Steam Deck Gets Delayed! & Other News From Valve00:51:07 Playdate Handheld Delayed Until 202200:55:47 Radiohead's Kid A Mnesia Exhibition Announced For PS5 & Epic Game Store01:03:16 Elex 2 Release Date & Collector's Edition Reveal (PC, PS5, Xbox Series X)01:08:04 Kingdoms Of Amalur Fatesworn DLC Update (Re-Reckoning)01:11:39 The Minute Mike01:15:36 Forza Horizon 5 Review (PC, Xbox Series X)01:51:42 Next Gen Consoles 1 Year Later (PS5 Vs Xbox Series X)02:20:05 Outro & Next Week See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 14

2 hr 21 min

SOCIALS ▼▸ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigwigpod▸ Web: https://www.bigwigpod.comDESCRIPTION ▼With the biggest Xbox release so far this year on the... (ahem)... horizon, it's yet another Big Week in Gaming for 7 Nov 2021!. Join integot, Mike and Swinny as they tackle the headlines of the week - including Blizzard delaying Overwatch 2 and Diablo IV, Masahiro Sakurai talking about the future of Smash Bros - and a new 80s Christmas comedy about a kid's quest for a "Nintendo".We also review the new Aussie-developed chill-sim Unpacking, and racing game afficionado Mike gives us his first impressions of Forza Horizon 5 ahead of its wide release next week.So I hope you're well-rested... there's a lot of highlights to unpack here:▸ Blizzard's woes continue with huge game delays▸ What's the future of the Super Smash Bros series?▸ Impressions of the biggest game of (next week) - Forza Horizon 5▸ And our review of the quirky unpacking simulator... Unpacking!#Unpacking #ForzaHorizon5 #SmashBrosTIMECODES ▼00:00:00 Intro00:11:57 What we playin'00:41:41 Diablo 4 & Overwatch 2 See Huge Delays - WTF Is Going On At Blizzard?00:53:06 Sakurai Talks Future Of Smash Bros (& Other Cool New Insights)01:08:00 8-Bit Christmas - New Comedy Movie About Quest For An NES (8-Bit Xmas)01:15:19 The Minute Mike01:18:08 Unpacking Review - The Ultimate Unboxing Simulator?01:35:39 Is Forza Horizon 5 The Best One Yet? (Xbox Series X Impressions)01:41:53 Outro & Next Week See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 7

1 hr 42 min

It's time to get spoOoOoOoky on this special Halloween episode of Big Week in Gaming for 31 Oct 2021. And what's scarier than Mark Zuckerberg's plan to imprison the world in a virtual uncanny valley hell?This week we cover Facebook's name change and how it impacts Oculus and VR gaming in the future, Let It Die and Star Ocean getting unexpected sequels, Tomb Raider's 25th anniversary and reboot prototype, Switch Nintendo 64 emulation impressions (spoiler: it sucks) and a review of the indie throwback JRPG Light Fairytale Episode 2.But what would Halloween be without some scary video games? Tune in to find out what truly spooky titles we played to celebrate.👻So grab your candy bags and prepare a handful these trick-or-treats:🍬 What the hell is going on with Facebook, Meta & Oculus?🍭 Highlights from the latest PlayStation State of Play🍫 Impressions of the controversial Switch Online Expansion Pack🎃 And our Super Special Showcase of Spooky Games!#meta #oculus #NintendoSwitchOnlineFULL VIDEO PODCAST ▼▸ https://youtu.be/SYqex2kBAUUSOCIALS ▼▸ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigwigpod▸ Web: https://www.bigwigpod.comTIMECODES ▼00:00:00 Intro00:03:00 What we playin'00:15:08 Meta, Oculus and GTA San Andreas VR00:29:19 PlayStation State Of Play Oct 2021 Highlights (Deathverse, Star Ocean Divine Force)00:40:48 Tomb Raider 25th Birthday & Ascension Prototype Revealed00:48:41 The Minute Mike00:53:09 Nintendo 64 Switch Expansion Pack Is A Joke01:09:20 Light Fairytale Episode 2 Review - A Bite-Sized Delight?01:15:53 Spooky Games Showcase - What Did We Play For Halloween?01:36:43 Outro See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 31

1 hr 37 min

This is it people - the best episode EVER of the Big Week in Gaming for 24 Oct 2021! How do I know? Because we keep getting better each week, that's why! Who cares if I write this before we record...What's on the menu? We finally have the reveal of the long-awaiting follow-up to Stardew Valley, professional d-bags dbrand take it to Sony over their custom PS5 face plates, impressions of Sora in Smash Ultimate and Swinny's scathing review of the new nostalgia trip Echo Generation.So join us for the our best ever highlights, 100% guaranteed:▸ Stardew Valley creator finally reveals his next game▸ Is the GTA Definitive Edition Trilogy too expensive?▸ Impressions of the last Smash DLC fighter - Sora from Kingdom Hearts#HauntedChocolatier #dbrand #EchoGenerationTIMECODES00:00:00 Intro00:02:25 What we playin'00:26:00 Haunted Chocolatier - New Game From Stardew Valley's ConcernedApe00:37:04 dbrand Sony Lawsuit - Darkplates 2.0 Revealed00:47:10 The Minute Mike00:52:14 Sora First Impressions In Smash Ultimate01:04:39 Echo Generation Review01:22:21 Outro See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 24

1 hr 26 min

In a week dominated by FIFA and COD news - it's up to the Bigwig crew to find the diamonds in the rough for this Big Week in Gaming for 17 Oct 2021.Join integot, Mike and Swinny as they debate the cost/benefit of Nintendo's new Switch Online pricing model for N64 games, a huge update on Obsidian's upcoming RPG Avowed - and Analogue revealing their fancy new Analogue OSWe also have hands-on impressions of two new release games on complete oppostive ends of the spectrum... Turtle Rock's co-op shooter Back 4 Blood and Square Enix's quirky RPG Dungeon Enounters.So time to grab the shotguns and take the fight to these ravenous highlights:▸ Nintendo Switch Online's expansion pack pricing▸ Analogue's snazzy new OS launching on the Pocket▸ Impressions of zombie co-op shooter Back 4 Blood▸ And hands-on with the minimalistic Square Enix RPG - Dungeon EncountersTimestamps00:00:00 Intro00:02:10 What we playin'00:35:36 Switch Online + Expansion Pack Pricing - Too Much For N64?00:53:26 Analogue OS Has Been Revealed - Launching On Analogue Pocket01:05:17 Huge Avowed Update - Gameplay, World, Combat01:11:08 No Sora amiibo? & Animal Crossing amiibo Card Series 5 News01:16:40 The Minute Mike01:20:20 Back 4 Blood Impressions - Did Turtle Rock Knock-Em Dead?01:29:00 Dungeon Encounters Impressions - Hiroyuki Ito's Minimalist Masterpiece?01:41:57 Outro See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 17

1 hr 42 min

After an unexpected holiday - the Bigwig crew is back in business for this Big Week in Gaming for 10 Aug 2021.What have we been up to? Well, dial in to find out as we recap what games we've been playing since the last show. But it's not all about reminiscing... this week also saw two huge releases - Metroid Dread and the Switch OLED. (almost sounds like a Harry Potter book title). We also roundup some of the highlights of an uneventful Tokyo Game Show 2021. So join us round the bonfire for these cracking reunion highlights:▸ What's been happening during our break▸ Did anything actually happen at the Tokyo Game Show 2021?▸ Impressions of the new Switch OLED model▸ And our review of the highly anticipated Metroid DreadTimecodes00:00:00 Intro00:07:43 The Big Catch-Up - What Have We Been Up To?00:41:26 Tokyo Game Show 2021 Highlights (TGS News, Stranger Of Paradise, Tales Of Arise, Dungeon Encounters) 00:56:36 The Minute Mike00:59:01 Metroid Dread Review01:14:05 Switch OLED Model Impressions - Worth The Upgrade?01:27:36 Outro#MetroidDread #SwitchOLED #TGS2021 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 10

1 hr 28 min

You know what's annoying? A slow news week. That's why it's up to the Bigwig crew to crank it up in this Big Week in Gaming for 25 Jul 2021! So we took the chance this week to chat about our Top 3 Gaming Pet Peeves and check in how our Gaming Resolutions are tracking midway into 2021. But never fear! There's still some headlines to chew through - such as the reveal of a Dead Space remake, Battlefield's awesome new mashup mode, Playdate pre-orders on the horizon and playing Super Mario World in 16:9 via a cool new widescreen hack. So be like Statham and crank it up with these high voltage highlights: ▸ The completely unexpected reveal of the Dead Space remake ▸ Our Top 3 biggest gaming pet peeves ▸ And we do a mid-year check-in of our New Year Gaming ResolutionsTIMECODES ▼00:00:00 Intro00:18:50 Dead Space remake announced00:36:16 Battlefield 2042 Portal00:44:45 Playdate pre-orders00:51:26 Super Mario World in 16:900:58:49 The Minute Mike01:01:31 Bargain Bin w/c Sun 25 Jul 202101:07:51 Gaming Pet Peeves01:34:47 Gaming Resolution check-in01:48:39 Outro See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jul 25

1 hr 49 min

With the Steam Deck making headlines, it's been a whopper of a Big Week In Gaming for 18 Jul 2021! Alongside a lengthy look at Valve's new powerhouse handheld PC, we chat about Nickelodeon's promising new Smash clone All-Star Brawl, Netflix going gaming in 2022, integot's amiibo influencer privelege, the $3000 Mario smartwatch - and Aussie legislation to band lootboxes for kids.We also get integot & Mike's review of the stellar metroidvania ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights, as well as some early impressions of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD on the Nintendo Switch.To wrap things up - the Bigwig crew celebrate 1 year of the podcast with our favourite moments - and we finally have the long-awaited SWINNY FACE REVEAL!! (Be careful what you wished for - Swin)So raise your expectations (and more) to FULL MAST with these steamy highlights:▸ Valve's game-changing Steam Deck handheld PC▸ Impressions of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD▸ And we celebrate the 1 year anniversary of the podcastTIMECODES ▼00:00:00 Intro00:19:42 Valve's Steam Deck Revealed - Handheld PC Game Changer?00:54:50 Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl - Smash x Slap City?!01:06:13 Netflix To Start Streaming Games In 202201:12:28 Zelda & Loftwing amiibo Delayed To August01:17:59 $3100 TAG Heuer x Super Mario Smart Watch Sells Out01:24:36 New Anti-Lootbox Bill For Australian Gamers?01:35:04 The Minute Mike01:40:00 Bargain Bin w/c Sun 18 Jul 202101:42:07 ENDER LILIES: Quietus Of The Knights Review02:05:00 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD - First Impressions On Switch02:17:47 Celebrating Bigwig's 1 Year Anniversary02:38:04 Outro See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jul 18

2 hr 39 min

With the curtain finally lifting on the new Switch - it has certainly been a Big Week in Gaming for 11 Jul 2021. Join integot, Mike and Swinny as they chat about the week's juiciest headlines, including the Nintendo Switch OLED Model, Assassin's Creed going live-service, Death Stranding's Director's Cut features, Steelrising getting a release date, big updates to the MiSTer project - and Swinny reviewing the GreedFall DLC, The De Vespe Conspiracy.We also celebrate Donkey Kong's 40th Anniversary with our favourite DK gaming memories and cap off our longrunning Donkey Kong Country retrospective series with a review of the last entry - Tropical Freeze.So let's get it on like Donkey Kong with these swinging highlights:▸ Nintendo finally announcing the new Switch Pro... OLED model▸ Assassin's Creed Infinity will be a live-service game▸ And our retrospective review of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical FreezeTIMECODES ▼00:00:00 Intro00:15:18 Nintendo Announces Switch OLED Model - What's Different?00:36:44 Assassin's Creed Infinity Is Live-Service - Requiescat In Pace?!00:49:25 Death Stranding Director's Cut Next-Gen Release Date & Features (PlayStation State Of Play)00:59:34 Spiders' Next Big RPG - Steelrising Release Date & Gameplay From Nacon Connect 202101:04:28 MiSTer Updates - CPS2 Public Beta Core, PS1 Core Dead(?) & 2-Player Game Boy Cores (GB, GBC, GBA)01:13:40 The Minute Mike01:16:47 Bargain Bin w/c Sun 11 Jul 202101:20:14 Celebrating Donkey Kong's 40th Anniversary - Our Favourite DK Memories01:29:39 Retrospective: Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze Review02:06:12 GreedFall - The De Vespe Conspiracy DLC Expansion Review (Next-Gen, Gold Edition)02:14:06 Outro See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jul 11

2 hr 14 min

It's time for another roundup of the biggest news and features in video games for this Big Week in Gaming for 4 Jul 2021! This week the bigwig crew chat about Sony spending big on studio acquisitions, plans for Control sequels and spinoffs, Ghost of Tsushima getting a snazzy Director's Cut, xCloud launching on PC & iOS, id Software's mystery leaked game - and the latest Smash & amiibo news, with hands-on thoughts of the new fighter Kazuya.For special features - we have impressions of the new metroidvania soulslike ENDER LILIES - as well as a MASSIVE nominee selection special for Game of Some Other Year 1995. It's a bloody battle of PC vs SNES classics for this GOSOY. Poor Mike... I promise we'll play Beavis & Butthead one day.Your mum's certainly going to love these highlights:▸ Sony's Studio Shopping Spree - and what these acquisitions tell us about their future plans▸ First impressions of the gothic metroidvania - ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights▸ And we choose the nominees for Game of Some Other Year 1995!TIMECODES ▼00:00:00 Intro00:14:41 Sony's Studio Shopping Spree - Housemarque, Bluepoint, Nixxes Join The PlayStation Family00:22:25 Control Sequel News - Remedy Announces Project Condor Multiplayer Spinoff00:26:58 Ghost Of Tsushima Director's Cut Announced For PS5 & PS400:33:53 Xbox Cloud Gaming Launches On PC & iOS (xCloud Game Streaming)00:39:14 id Software's Latest Game Leaks On The Australian Classification Board00:43:15 Smash Bros Kazuya Gameplay Hands-On & Sakurai Presentation00:50:59 Smash Bros Deconfirms Dante & Lloyd - No Fighter Pass 3, Min Min amiibo00:56:42 The Minute Mike00:59:34 Bargain Bin w/c Sun 4 Jul 202101:03:06 ENDER LILIES: Quietus Of The Knights - First Impressions01:13:19 The Best Games Of 1995! We Pick Game of Some Other Year Nominees (GOSOY)02:28:16 Outro See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jul 4

2 hr 28 min

With the headline smorgasboard of E3 behind us, and GOSOY 2011 in the bag - it's like a fresh new season of bigness with this week's Big Week in Gaming for 27 Jun 2021! Join integot, Mike and Swinny as they cover the top stories of the week - such as the Kojima/Blue Box conspiracy, Windows 11's gamer-friendy features, Final Fantasy IX getting the cartoon treatment, GreedFall hitting next-gen, the pandemic's impact on Australian developers - and our favourite bite-sized indie gems from the 2021 GMTK Game Jam.For our special features - integot reviews the PS5 blockbuster Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, and we decide the next year we're going to tackle for Game of Some Other Year. But this time, we're going back to the 90s, baby!(ugh... this feature is really going to show our age, smh)So take a radical trip back to the 90s with these wicked highlights... dude:▸ The big Kojima & Blue Box Studios conspiracy taking the internet by storm▸ We review Insomniac's inter-dimensional romp Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart▸ And we decide which 90s year is the focus of the next Game of Some Other YearTIMECODES ▼00:00:00 Intro00:18:54 The Kojima Blue Box Conspiracy - Is Hideo Behind Abandoned?00:38:21 Windows 11 Will Be The Most Gamer-Friendly OS Ever00:45:41 Final Fantasy IX Is Getting An Animated Cartoon Series?00:49:51 GreedFall Next Gen Upgrade & De Vespe Conspiracy DLC Expansion (PS5/Xbox Series X)00:55:37 GMTK Game Jam 2021 Wraps Up - Our Favourite Entries01:05:16 How Has The Pandemic Impacted Australian Development Studios?01:12:52 The Minute Man01:16:34 Bargain Bin w/c Sun 20 Jun 202101:20:28 Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart Review - Is Insomniac Next Gen MVP?01:41:32 What 90s Year Will Be Our Next "Game Of Some Other Year"? (GOSOY)02:09:30 Outro See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jun 27

2 hr 10 min

It's been a long 10 months of playthroughs, shortlists, nominations and deep dives - but it's finally time for the Bigwig crew to rank the TOP 6 GAMES OF 2011 for this special episode of the Big Week in Gaming podcast for 23 Jun 2021.Join integot, Mike and Swinny as they wage civil war and go to battle for their respective favourite game. There's no pulling punches here folks - just some good ol' verbal violence to determine Bigwig's Game of Some Other Year 2011!Games considered by us as in the Top 6 of 2011 (in alphabetical order):▸ Dark Souls▸ Deus Ex: Human Revolution▸ The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim▸ L.A. Noire▸ Minecraft▸ Super Mario 3D LandTIMECODES ▼00:00:00 Intro00:12:43 Dark Souls00:20:14 Deus Ex: Human Revolution00:26:42 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim00:33:42 L.A. Noire00:40:03 Minecraft00:47:16 Super Mario 3D Land00:53:30 Bigwig's Game of Some Other Year 2011 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jun 23

1 hr 56 min

This is it gamers! The biggest big week of all big weeks - E3 2021! Join integot, Mike and Swinny for all the E3 coverage you can handle in this Big Week in Gaming for 20 Jun 2021.So what do we have in store? *Takes a deep breath*Metroid Dread being revealed, first Breath of the Wild 2 footage, Advance Wars rebooted, Kazuya joining Smash, Starfield trailer & release date, Forza Horizon 5 suprise announcement, Battlefield 2042 gameplay, Guardians of the Galaxy from Eidos Montreal, the ridiculous Strange of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin trailer, WTF are the Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters, ELEX getting a sequel, Castlevania Advance Collection leaking... and a massive amount of highlights from the rest of the E3 conferences.Phew.... but it doesn't stop there! We also have the *Official* E3 2021 Presentation Tier List, a wrapup of our E3 highlights/disappointments - and integot debuts his new Minute Man segment.. that somehow goes for 10 times longer than that. Well, at least someone will be happy. ⏲️So join us for all these Electronically Entertaining Expositions!▸ All the cool stuff from Nintendo, Xbox & Square Enix's E3 showings▸ We rank all the week's presentations in our official E3 tier list▸ And finally - we wrap-up E3 2021 with our favourite highlights, disappointments & moreTIMECODES ▼00:00:00 Intro00:11:30 Metroid Dread Revealed At Nintendo Direct E3 2021 (Metroid 5, MercurySteam)00:27:36 The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild 2 - Sequel News (E3 2021, Nintendo Direct)00:37:43 Nintendo Direct E3 2021 Highlights (Kazuya In Smash, Advance Wars, Mario Party Superstars)00:49:42 Starfield News - First Look & Release Date (E3 2021, Xbox & Bethesda)00:56:40 Forza Horizon 5 Reveal - Mexico Is Your Playground (E3 2021, Xbox & Bethesda)01:04:44 Battlefield 2042 Gameplay Reveal (E3 2021, Xbox & Bethesda)01:12:06 Xbox + Bethesda E3 Highlights (Outer Worlds 2, Contraband, Stalker 2, Replaced)01:33:05 Guardians Of The Galaxy Reveal (E3 2021, Square Enix)01:40:46 Stranger Of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin Reveal (E3 2021, Square Enix)01:48:04 What Are The Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters? (E3 2021, Square Enix)01:55:18 ELEX 2 Reveal - The Kings Of Eurojank Are Back (E3 2021, THQ Nordic)02:00:45 Castlevania Advance Collection Leaked By Australian Ratings Board (GBA Metroidvania)02:07:37 Minute Man02:14:01 Bargain Bin w/c Sun 20 Jun 202102:18:00 OFFlClAL E3 2021 Presentation Tier List - Who Was Best In Show?02:43:23 Best Of E3 2021 - Best Reveals, Biggest Disappointments03:10:47 Outro See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jun 20

3 hr 12 min

E3 is here! And the news hasn't stopped rolling in for this Big Week in Gaming for 13 June 2021! Join integot, Mike and Swinny as they cover the huge reveals so far and delve into the biggest gaming releases of the week.All the big stories get some love; Battlefield 2042 getting revealed, Elden Ring's amazing Summer Games Fest trailer, Borderlands spinoff Tiny Tina's Wonderlands, Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, the awesome Playdate handheld update and a crapload of other cool stuff.We also get hands-on with the biggest titles of the week - Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart and Game Builder Garage. Will integot try to pull a fast-one and shortcut his way to fulfilling his 'publish a game' resolution? Well... of course he will.😎So saddle-up your horsegoat and ride onwards to these epic highlights:▸ Battlefield 2042 is finally revealed▸ ELDEN RING - and other huge news from E3 & Summer Games Fest▸ And our impressions of Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart and Game Builder GarageTIMECODES00:00:00 Intro00:08:16 Battlefield 2042 Reveal - Coming To PC, PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox Series X00:16:31 Elden Ring Gameplay & Release Date (E3 2021, Summer Games Fest)00:26:30 Tiny Tina's Wonderlands Reveal (E3 2021, Summer Games Fest)00:32:53 Summer Games Fest 2021 Highlights (Salt & Sacrifice, Evil Dead, Death Stranding)00:43:37 Mario + Rabbids Sparks Of Hope Leaked & Revealed (Ubisoft E3 2021)00:49:03 Ubisoft E3 2021 - Our Highlights (Rocksmith+, Far Cry 6, Rider's Republic, Avatar)00:57:15 xCloud Australia Launch In 2021 Confirmed & Other Xbox news01:00:14 Playdate Handheld Update - Pre-Order News & Stereo Dock01:11:38 Bargain Bin w/c Sun 13 Jun 202101:15:30 Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart - First Impressions01:27:34 Game Builder Garage - First Impressions01:49:39 Outro See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jun 13

1 hr 50 min

It's finally time, dear listeners! Come hear our big sequel pitches in this Big Week in Gaming for 6 June 2021! Join integot, Mike and Swinny as they take part in our huge new feature - That's One Sexy Pitch - where we present ideas for game sequels we want to see happen.We also chat about the big headlines of the week - including God of War Ragnarok getting delayed, Nintendo opening a museum, huge updates on the Playdate & Atari VCS - and Minecraft speedrunner Dream's divisive confession. If that's not all, we also give our bold (and not so bold) predictions for E3 2021 announcements.So grab your cheque books Bigwiggers and prepare to sign up these perfect pitches:▸ God of War: Ragnarok delayed to 2022... and other big Sony news▸ Our predictions for E3 2021 announcements▸ And the debut of our brand new segment... That's One Sexy Pitch!TIMECODES00:00:00 Intro00:31:45 God Of War Ragnarok Delayed To 2022, PS4 Version & Other PlayStation News00:46:06 Nintendo Opening A Museum!? The Nintendo Gallery Announced00:50:01 Playdate Handheld News - Price & 4GB Upgrade00:56:35 Atari VCS 2021 Release Date - Australian Listing On JB Hi-Fi 01:05:45 Dream Speedrun Confession - Cheat Or Mistake?01:16:38 Bargain Bin w/c Sun 6 Jun 202101:20:42 E3 2021 Predictions - Nintendo, Xbox, Bethesda, Square Enix & More01:37:44 That's One Sexy Pitch! Our Sequel Ideas (Alan Wake 2, F-Zero, Spore)02:09:04 Outro See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jun 6

2 hr 9 min

With E3 on the horizon, the big reveals are already trickling out in this Big Week in Gaming for 30 May 2021! This week we chat about the incoming New Super Nintendo Switch Pro announcement, the historic Epic v Apple case wrapping up, Dragon Quest getting heaps of new games, Nintendo's new highschool eSports partnership - and Swinny gives us 4 things he loves and hates about the controversial Cyberpunk 2077.  We also take a deep dive into the wretched abyss with our last GOSOY 2011 nominee - Dark Souls. Does it have what it takes to be our top game of 2011? The true Game of Some Other Year starts here...So chosen undead... join us round the bonfire for these grossly incandescent highlights:▸ The Switch Pro announcement is incoming!▸ An update on how the Epic v Apple court case closed out▸ And finally - our look at the last Game of Some Other Year nominee - DARK SOULSTIMECODES ▼00:00:00 Intro00:13:37 Cyberpunk 2077 - What We Loved... And Hated00:30:42 Switch Pro Release Date News - When Is It Coming Out?00:41:12 Epic V Apple - The Historic Case Wraps Up00:56:42 Dragon Quest XII & Dragon Quest 3 Remake Revealed01:07:52 Nintendo Does eSports? Partnership With PlayVS For Smash & More01:17:17 Bargain Bin w/c Sun 30 May 202101:24:12 Dark Souls - Prepare To Deep Dive | 2011 Game of Some Other Year02:09:27 Outro See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

May 30

2 hr 14 min

It's time to explore the weird side of gaming this week, in the latest Big Week in Gaming for 23 May 2021! From Peppa Pig to Gucci-flavoured Roblox, there's no shortage of wacky antics going on with the Bigwig crew. Join integot, Mike & Swinny as they cover Starfield being Xbox exclusive, a new TimeSplitters announced after 16 years, Nintendo locking fast travel behind an amiibo - and our impressions of the new brainpunk RPG Scarlet Nexus.Besides all that, integot finally gets his hands on Jason Schreier's latest book Press Reset - and the whole crew has a go at the indie mingleplayer maso-core platformer Cruel World. Find out which of us just wants to watch the world burn...So take me down to Potato City, and check out these oinktacular attractions:▸ Is Starfield an Xbox exclusive?▸ Timesplitters is back! And so is Free Radical Design!▸ And our review of Press Reset: Ruin and Recovery in the Video Game IndustryTIMECODES00:00:00 Intro00:28:46 Is Starfield No Longer On PS5? | Starfield 2021 News & Potential Release Date00:36:54 WB Games Studios Being Split Up - What's Gonna Happen To NetherRealm & Rocksteady?00:42:53 TimeSplitters Is Back! Free Radical Design Reforms For TimeSplitters 400:49:37 Nintendo Locks Fast Travel Behind New Skyward Sword amiibo! (Zelda & Loftwing)00:59:00 New Peppa Pig Game Announced For Switch, Playstation 4, Xbox & PC01:07:57 Gucci Garden In Roblox - Who Is This For?!01:16:25 Bargain Bin w/c Sun 23 May 202101:22:09 Scarlet Nexus Demo Impressions - Bandai Namco's New Brainpunk RPG01:28:55 Press Reset Review - New Jason Schreier Book On Game Development & Studio Closures01:47:08 Cruel World Review - How Did We Act In Droqen's Game?02:04:35 Outro See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

May 23

2 hr 6 min

It's once again time for your weekly round of gaming news and old-man views in this episode of Big Week in Gaming for 16 May 2021! Join integot, Swinny and (part of) Mike as they cover Ubisoft's swashbuckler Skull & Bones being delayed again, what Sony has in their 1st Party games pipeline, the snazzy new DualSense colours, and an awesome new retro upscaler - the RetroTink 5x.But this week - it's all about the features! We have first impressions of the brand-spanking-new Mass Effect Legendary Edition, a review of Assassin's Creed Valhalla's Irish expansion Wrath of the Druids from a series megafan - and our latest GOSOY 2011 nominee feature on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.So take heed legendary Bigwigborn - and prepare to take on these epic highlights!▸ What's going on with Ubisoft and their sinking ship - Skull & Bones?▸ First impressions of the much anticipated Mass Effect: Legendary Edition▸ And our next Game of Some Other Year 2011 nominee -The Elder Scrolls V: SkyrimSOCIALS ▼▸ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigwigpod▸ Web: https://www.bigwigpod.comTIMECODES ▼00:00:00 Intro00:22:42 Skull & Bones Delayed To 2023? ...And Ubisoft Going Free To Play00:33:36 Sony Has Over 25 First Party Games In Development - What Could They Be?00:47:47 Sony Reveals New DualSense Colours - Black & Red PS5 Controllers00:51:49 RetroTink 5x - Retro Upscaling Goes Next Level00:57:00 Bargain Bin w/c Sun 16 May 202100:59:42 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - A Majestic Epic | 2011 Game of Some Other Year01:31:02 Mass Effect: Legendary Edition First Impressions01:43:23 Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Wrath of the Druids DLC Review01:54:53 Outro See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

May 16

1 hr 56 min

SOCIALS ▼▸ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigwigpod​▸ Web: https://www.bigwigpod.com​DESCRIPTION ▼Ladies and Gentlemen... it's finally time for the historic courtroom clash between Epic and Apple in this Big Week in Gaming for 9 May 2021! This week we cover the crazy circus that is the Epic v Apple case - from the opening statements through to the collateral damage felt by Nintendo, Microsoft and especially Sony.We also chat about Nintendo's DIY tool Game Builder Garage, Sony partnering with Discord, Mass Effect Legendary Edition's full performance details, an in-depth analysis of Switch sales and Aussie developers getting a HUGE 30% tax break in the 2021 Federal Budget. ScoMo's wanting a piece of that global gaming pie, eh?So grab your popcorn bigwiggers... and let's get ready for these rumbling highlights:▸ Epic v Apple - the court case kicks off and brings us some crazy leaks▸ Game Builder Garage is announced by Nintendo▸ And 10 changes that could have made NieR Replicant even betterTIMECODES ▼00:00:00​ Intro 00:23:50​ Giant Bomb's Shocking Departures - Vinny, Brad & Alex Leaving 00:30:32​ Epic v Apple Court Case Hearing Kicks Off In Wild Fashion 00:51:29​ Epic v Apple Leaks - Sony Charges Crossplay Fee, Samus In Fortnite & More Crazy Stuff 01:13:25​ Game Maker Garage - Make Your Own Nintendo Switch Game! 01:22:22​ Sony Partners With Discord - Was Microsoft Pipped At The Post? 01:27:01​ Mass Effect Legendary Edition - Remaster FPS Confirmed (& Make Your Own Cover Art!) 01:36:22​ Nintendo's Most Profitable Year EVER - Could The Switch Break Records? 01:49:16​ Aussie Game Developers Getting Massive Tax Break From Australian Government 01:53:19​ Bargain Bin w/c Sun 9 May 2021 01:59:30​ 10 Things They Should Have Changed In NieR Replicant Ver 1.22 02:11:54​ Outro See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

May 9

2 hr 12 min

Business, business, business... it's like a never-ending cycle. Speaking of loops - we're back again with another Big Week in Gaming for 2 May 2021. Join integot, Mike and Swinny as they wax lyrical about Ratchet & Clank, the ACCC taking on Apple & Google, EA wanting people to buy FIFA lootboxes (shocking!), PS5 & Xbox sales updates - and amiibo pre-orders. Always with the bloody amiibos. It's almost like we're in some kind of amiibo death loop.Speaking of loops, integot reviews the new Satoru Iwata book, while Mike gives hands-on impressions with the new PS5 shooter Deathloop. I mean... Returnal. That's the one. We also dive into the next Game of Some Other Year 2011 nominee - Eido Montreal's acclaimed Deus Ex: Human Revolution.Speaking of loops, check out these eternal returning highlights:▸ The Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart State of Play▸ Is the ACCC a witness for Epic vs Apple?▸ And first impressions of the new sci-fi timeloop shooter ReturnalSo join integot, Mike and Swinny for this week's Big Week in Gaming for 2 May 2021. Speaking of loops...TIMECODES▸ 00:00:00 Intro ▸ 00:28:10 Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart - New Gameplay & Rivet Confirmed! ▸ 00:40:02 Is The ACCC A Witness For Epic Vs Apple? ▸ 00:56:19 EA Driving All FIFA Players To Lootboxes? Docs Get Leaked ▸ 01:08:50 integot's Business Update - PS5 Best Ever Sony Launch, Microsoft Reduces Cut From PC Store ▸ 01:18:44 Monster Hunter Stories 2 amiibo Exclusive At EB Games In Australia ▸ 01:24:24 Bargain Bin w/c Sun 2 May 2021 ▸ 01:28:48 Oculus Quest 2 Air Link Review - Wireless PC VR & 120hz Upgrade ▸ 01:35:25 Returnal - First Impressions ▸ 01:59:36 Ask Iwata Review - Satoru Iwata Book ▸ 02:10:12 Deus Ex: Human Revolution - An Illuminating Insight | 2011 Game of Some Other Year ▸ 02:37:03 Outro  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

May 2

2 hr 37 min

Between backflips, betas and bargains - it's been another Big Week in Gaming for 25 Apr 2021. This week we cover Sony's reversal on shutting down the PS3/Vita stores, huge Tales of Arise news, the next game from Celeste devs Extremely OK Games, Monster Sanctuary getting a big upgrade, the relaunch of 90s shareware icons Apogee, and get a preview of Jason Schreier's upcoming book Press Reset.We also get double the Swinny, with early impressions of NieR Replicant and a review of the latest Steven Universe RPG - Unleash the Light.So be like the Duke, and come get some of these bitchin' highlights:▸ The Xcloud Beta launching on iOS and PC▸ Sony backflipping on their plans to shut down the PS3 and Vita stores▸ And early impressions of Nier Replicant ver.1.22474487139... from a long-time fanTIMECODES▸ 00:00:00 Intro ▸ 00:21:05 Sony No Longer Shutting Down PS3 & PSVita Stores  ▸ 00:34:34 Xbox Game Streaming Beta For iOS & PC - xCloud News ▸ 00:46:01 Tales Of Arise - Release Date, Coming To PS5 & Xbox Series X ▸ 00:56:08 Instax Mini Link For Switch - Game Boy Printer Spiritual Successor? ▸ 01:07:54 Earthblade - New Game From Celeste Team Announced ▸ 01:13:57 The Personal Impact Of 38 Studios' Downfall - Press Reset Book Preview (Jason Schreier) ▸ 01:23:03 Monster Sanctuary 1.1 Update Live For All Platforms ▸ 01:28:19 Apogee Entertainment - Classic Publisher Relaunched ▸ 01:38:19 Bargain Bin w/c Sun 25 Apr 2021 ▸ 01:44:24 NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139... How Does It Compare? ▸ 01:55:53 Steven Universe: Unleash The Light Review ▸ 02:16:52 Outro  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Apr 25

2 hr 17 min

FULL VIDEO PODCAST ▼▸ https://youtu.be/QrjAm8UVKFUAUDIO PODCAST ▼▸ Spotify: https://bit.ly/bigwigpodSpotify▸ iTunes: https://bit.ly/bigwigpodApple▸ RSS: https://bit.ly/bigwigpodRSSSOCIALS ▼▸ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigwigpod▸ Web: https://www.bigwigpod.comDESCRIPTION ▼With the shocking, blockbuster announcement of a new blue Switch Lite - it certainly has been a Big Week in Gaming for 18 Apr 2021! That's the kind of big news you come here for folks. We also cover our highlights from Nintendo's Indie World direct, industry reports that Square might get bought, PS5 dropping a big update, Oculus Quest 2 supporting wireless PC VR streaming - and look at a gaming social experiment gone good in Droqen's Cruel World.We also take a close look at our next Game of (Some Other) Year 2011 nominee - the Aussie-made detective thriller L.A. Noire. Does it hold up under further investigation? Press X to find out.But who cares about these highlights - there's a new Switch Lite colour!▸ Nintendo's big Indie World showcase▸ Could Square Enix be up for sale?▸ And we investigate our next Game of Some Other Year 2011 nominee - L.A. NoireTIMECODES ▼▸ 00:00:00 Intro ▸ 00:23:00 Fez & Oxenfree 2 On Switch - Nintendo Indie World highlights ▸ 00:43:00 Is Square Enix For Sale? Who We Think Would Buy Them ▸ 00:51:00 PlayStation 5 April Update - New External Storage Features ▸ 01:01:00 New Blue Nintendo Switch Lite Coming Next Month ▸ 01:10:00 Oculus Quest 2 News - Wireless PC VR & 120Hz Upgrade ▸ 01:16:00 Cruel World - How Players Are Trying To Save An Unplayable Game ▸ 01:24:00 Bargain Bin w/c Sun 18 Apr 2021 ▸ 01:29:00 Powerwave PS4 DualShock 4 Controller Phone Mount Review ▸ 01:36:00 L.A. Noire - A Close Investigation | 2011 Game of Some Other Year ▸ 02:08:00 Outro  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Apr 18

2 hr 8 min

SOCIALS ▼▸ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigwigpod▸ Web: https://www.bigwigpod.comDESCRIPTION ▼Gather round young'uns - it's time for the geriatric Bigwig crew to take you on a nostalgia trip for this Big Week in Gaming on 11 Apr 2021. Join integot, Mike and Swinny as they chat about their very first video game memories - from Cookie Monster Crunch to Sextris... everything's out in the open here folks.We also look at the biggest (and coolest) news stories of the week, including; The Last of Us getting a remake, E3 2021 officially a thing, Animal Crossing's Build-A-Bear bonanza, a monkey playing pong with its mind, a 2D demake of Metroid Prime - and a crapload of new info about the changes in the upcoming Mass Effect remaster trilogy. Nobody can fault us for lack of variety, that's for sure!So sit back, relax and let us regale you with these tall tales: ▸ E3 2021 is officially confirmed... as a digital event▸ Another Bloomberg bombshell - The Last of Us is getting a remake?▸ And we reminisce about our very first video game memoriesTIMECODES ▼00:00:00 Intro 00:22:07 Last of Us Remake & Is Sony Obsessed With Blockbusters?  00:35:23 E3 2021 Has Been Confirmed - Nintendo & Xbox On Board 00:43:39 PAX Australia - Could Anyone Get Tickets This Time? 00:51:46 Pac-Man 99 - Nintendo's New Pac-Man Battle Royale 00:58:16 Mass Effect Legendary Edition - All Remaster Trilogy Changes! 01:17:12 Animal Crossing's Build-A-Bear Bonanza 01:19:37 Monkey Plays Mind Pong Using Neuralink Implant - Should We Excited Or Scared? 01:29:18 Super Mario Bros Sells For Record Breaking $660k 01:37:20 Prime 2D - Metroid Prime Demake Demo Released After 15 Years 01:48:47 Bargain Bin w/c Sun 11 Apr 2021 01:55:54 What Did We Grow Up Playing? - Our First Video Game Memories 02:33:45 Outro  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Apr 11

2 hr 34 min

With news coming in hotter than lapdance in hell, it's been yet another Big Week in Gaming for 4 Apr 2021! Join integot, Mike and Swinny as they chat about Sony shutting down a bunch of digital storefronts, the Analogue Pocket getting delayed, Monster Hunter Rise selling a bucketload - and a massive triple-header update about Cyberpunk 2077, next-gen Witcher 3 and CD Projekt Red's divisive road to recovery.For our special features; Mike reviews the vaporwave action-platformer Narita Boy - and the Bigwig crew take a look at our second Game of (Some Other) Year 2011 nominee... Super Mario 3D Land.So, better get in quick on these highlights... before Sony pulls the plug on us too:▸ Updates on next-gen Cyberpunk 2077, Witcher 3 and CDPR's future plans▸ The Analogue Pocket is delayed to Oct 2021▸ And we look at our second Game of Some Other Year 2011 nominee - Super Mario 3D LandTIMECODES00:00:00 Intro 00:15:33 Sony Shutting Down PS3, PSP, PS Vita Stores Soon 00:30:51 The Analogue Pocket Has Been Delayed 00:39:00 Monster Hunter Rise Sells 4 Million Copies On Launch!? 00:48:32 CD Projekt Red's Recovery Strategy - Our Divisive Thoughts 01:11:22 Cyberpunk 2077's Huge Update - When Will It Return To PlayStation? 01:25:00 Witcher 3 Next Gen Upgrade - PS5 & Xbox Series X News 01:33:32 Bargain Bin w/c Sun 4 Apr 2021 01:36:31 Narita Boy Review 01:54:53 Super Mario 3D Land - A Fresh Perspective | 2011 Game of Some Other Year 02:32:24 Outro  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Apr 4

2 hr 33 min

In a week where the biggest mainstream news was a cargo ship stuck in mud - it's up to the Bigwig crew to pick up the pace in another Big Week in Gaming for 28 Mar 2021! This week we talk about the latest Switch Pro news, Rocket League going mobile, PAX Australia screwing the pooch on ticket sales, a huge update in the PlayStation modding community - and Australia's least favourite potato Peter Dutton blaming GTA for our government's mistreatment of women.Corporate honcho integot also hosts the first official quarterly review of our 2021 Gaming Resolutions, gives his first impressions of Monster Hunter Rise - and proceeds to savagely berate the entire Aussie gaming community. No rest for the wicked this week...Who needs DLSS when you can dig in deep on these super samples:Big news on the tech behind the "Switch Pro"A newbie's first impressions of Monster Hunter RiseAnd our Q1 check-in with how everyone's going with their 2021 Gaming ResolutionsTIMECODES00:00:00 Intro00:12:43 Switch Pro DLSS Update00:27:43 Rocket League goes mobile00:34:49 Pikmin GO?00:45:24 PAX Australia ticket fiasco00:54:47 Peter Dutton's comments on GTA and Canberra Toxic culture01:10:19 First PSX softmod found since 199401:19:39 Bargain Bin w/c Sun 28 Mar 202101:24:31 Nintendo Store Australia Review01:32:42 integot Performs A Quarterly Review Of The Bigwig Gaming Resolutions01:51:55 Monster Hunter Rise First Impressions02:02:54 Outro See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Mar 28

2 hr 3 min

After the Microsoft dump last week, it was Sony's turn to be the industry mover & shaker in this week's Big Week in Gaming for 21 Mar 2021. Join integot, Mike and Swinny as they discuss Sony buying Evo - the biggest fighting game event in the world. We also chat about the new PSVR2 controllers, highlights from the Square Enix spring showcase, Disco Elysium being refused classification in Australia - and AC Valhalla getting a big update. Swinny will take any chance to talk about that bloody game...We also continue our long-running Donkey Kong Country retrospective series with Retro Studio's comeback title DKC Returns. Did it live up to the series' reputation... or is it complete monkey business?Evo Moment #37 ain't got nothing on these hype highlights:Sony buys Evo - the biggest fighting game event in the worldOur first look at the snazzy new controllers for the "PSVR 2"And we continue our DKC retrospective with Donkey Kong Country ReturnsTIMECODES00:00:00 Intro 00:23:25 Sony Buys Evo - Is Smash Bros Gone For Good?! 00:38:47 PSVR2 Controller Reveal - PlayStation 5 VR News 00:47:47 Forspoken & Life Is Strange True Colors Revealed at Square Enix Presents 01:03:40 Disco Elysium The Final Cut Refused Classification In Australia 01:13:08 Assassin's Creed Valhalla Transmogrification & DLC Release Date 01:18:49 Bargain Bin w/c Sun 21 Mar 2021 01:22:37 Retrospective: Donkey Kong Country Returns Review 02:19:58 Outro  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Mar 21

2 hr 20 min

Get your pitchforks ready - it's time to dig up the freshest batch of video game news with the latest Big Week in Gaming for 14 Mar 2021. This week we discuss Microsoft making it official with Bethesda, PAX Australia making a return, TMNT and Pocky & Rocky getting new sequels, more bloody Amiibo talk by integot, an Outer Worlds murder mystery DLC - and the fantastic VICE article on byuu/Near's 25 year journey to localise the hidden Squaresoft gem Bahamut Lagoon.MIke also gets his hands dirty with his review of Harvest Moon: One World. What girl did he pick to romance with his sneaky hookup strats? Listen to find out, my dear Bigwiggers!So put your back into it with a crate-load of these these bountiful ripe highlights:Microsoft seals the Bethesda dealPAX Australia moving forward with a physical expo in 2021And we review the latest in the Harvest Moon series - Harvest Moon: One WorldTIMECODES ▼00:00:00 Intro00:20:43 Microsoft Seals The Bethesda Deal... What Now?00:36:48 PAX Australia Is Back For 202100:47:18 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge - New TMNT Arcade Action00:52:57 Pocky & Rocky: Reshrined - First Look At Gameplay00:57:10 New Monster Hunter Stories 2 Amiibo On The Way01:08:42 The Outer Worlds: Murder On Eridanos Lands Next Week01:16:01 byuu/Near's 25 Year Journey To Localise Bahamut Lagoon01:23:42 Score Mario 35th Pins In Australia/NZ With The Mario Quiz01:29:42 Bargain Bin w/c Sun 14 Mar 202101:37:22 Harvest Moon: One World Review02:14:48 Outro See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Mar 14

2 hr 15 min

Even with us Melbournians chilling over a long weekend, the big news don't stop rollin' in - as it's been yet another Big Week in Gaming for 7 Mar 2021! Join integot, Mike and Swinny as they cover all the noteworthy happenings in vidya gaming, including - juicy details on the Switch Pro, Epic buying Fall Guys, Mistwalker unveiling their diorama RPG Fantasian, Doom 3 going VR on PSVR - and the reveal of a spiffy new co-op Aliens shooter..We also give our first impressions of best girls Pyra/Mythra in Smash Ultimate and begin our 2011 Game of (Some Other) Year nominee specials - kicking things off with the revolutionary Minecraft.So get your diamond pickaxe ready, coz you're really going to dig these highlights:The Pyra/Mythra Smash Bros presentation & our first impressionsMore details on the upcoming Switch ProAnd our first Game of Some Other Year Nominee Special - looking at the groundbreaking MinecraftTimecodes00:00:00 Intro 00:24:47 Smash Ultimate - Pyra/Mythra Hands-On Impressions 00:39:38 Switch Pro News - 7" Screen & 4K Output?! 00:52:24 Epic Games Scoops Up Fall Guys Studio 00:58:03 Elden Ring - First Footage Gets Leaked 01:05:13 Aliens: Fireteam Revealed - Co-Op Survival Action 01:12:21 Doom 3 VR Coming To PlayStation VR 01:17:09 Mistwalker's Fantasian - New Sakaguchi JRPG Unveiled! 01:23:09 More Square Enix Remakes Are On The Way 01:29:32 Animal Crossing x Sanrio Update & Amiibo Card Scalping?! 01:34:06 Bargain Bin w/c Sun 7 Mar 2021 01:38:17 Minecraft: A Groundbreaking Achievement In Design | 2011 Game of Some Other Year 02:09:09 Outro  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Mar 7

2 hr 9 min

In a week so packed with Sony bombshells it practically broke Xbox Live - it's been another Big Week in Gaming for 28 Feb 2021. Join integot, Mike and Swinny as they cover the cancellation of Anthem "Next", the new PlayStation 5 VR headset, Yuffie coming to FF7 Remake Intergrade, Pokémon going open world and Analogue Pocket pre-orders making a triumphant return.We also crank up the Valve in this week's double-feature, with our reflection on Portal 2 and first impressions of Half Life Alyx. It's all in the pursuit of the biggest unanswered question known to mankind... is VR truly better than sex?So don't be caught pants down when these highlights come a-calling:Anthem's overhaul get cancelled by EA and BioWareHeaps of Sony news, including the confirmation of a new PlayStation 5 VR headsetAnd a Valve double-header! Half Life Alyx impressions and our reflection on Portal 2Timecodes(00:00:00) Intro (00:21:04) Anthem Development Cancelled - What Happened? (00:38:13) A New PlayStation VR Headset Is On The Way (00:52:31) FF7 Remake Intergrade & PlayStation State of Play News (01:13:15) Sony Downsizes Its Iconic Japan Studio (01:20:10) PlayStation News - More PC Releases, SSD Upgrades! (01:32:47) Pokémon Presents... Remakes & Open World?! (01:46:08) More Analogue Pocket Pre-Orders On The Way! (01:52:38) Bargain Bin w/c Sun 28 Feb 2021 (01:55:29) Half-Life: Alyx & VR Noob Impressions (02:21:24) Portal 2 - Reflection On A Modern Puzzle Classic (02:41:04) Outro  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Feb 28

2 hr 41 min

Hey, hey, hey! It's been yet another Big Week in Gaming for 21 Feb 2021. This week integot, Mike and Swinny discuss all the huge news coming out of the latest Nintendo Direct, including Splatoon 3, Zelda Skyward Sword HD and the new Smash characters.But wait - there's more! We also chat about highlights from BlizzCon 2021, CrossCode finally getting DLC, an update on Xbox Game Streaming for iOS/web browsers - and things get very heated when the topic turns to Activision's grand Australian expansion plans. No punches pulled here, my friends.So sit back, relax and enjoy this direct feed of smashtastic highlights:All the huge announcements from this week's massive Nintendo DirectDiablo and Overwatch news coming out of BlizzCon 2021And an update on Xbox Game Streaming hitting iOS and web browsersTimecodes(00:00:00) Intro (00:27:45) Splatoon 3 Revealed In The Latest Nintendo Direct (00:40:22) The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword HD Announced (00:56:59) Xenoblade Chronicle 2's Pyra & Mythra Join Smash (01:06:40) Nintendo Direct Highlights & Overall Thoughts (01:35:07) BlizzCon 2021 News - Diablo 2 Remaster Revealed! (01:57:57) CrossCode DLC Announced - A New Home (02:08:48) xCloud On iOS And Web Browsers - Huge Update! (02:12:17) Activision's Massive Australian Studio Expansion (02:22:25) Bargain Bin w/c Sun 21 Feb 2021 (02:25:35) Outro  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Feb 21

2 hr 26 min

Between cyberattacks and E3 leaks, it's truly been a Big Week in Gaming for 14 Feb 2021. Join integot, Mike and Swinny as they discuss CDPR getting hacked, Axiom Verge 2 going exclusive for Epic, Nintendo's new video consultation service and the return of classic 90s UK show GamesMaster.We also review two extremely different games - the Bowser's Fury expansion for Super Mario 3D World and sim-RPG Blacksmith of the Sand Kingdom. Which one do you think we gave a 7/10? (Hint: we're not IGN).So strap in - you're on the verge of these exclusive epic highlights:Cyberpunk gets cyberattacked - and CDPR is held to ransomThe latest update on what's happening with E3 2021And we review the Bowser's Fury expansion for Super Mario 3D WorldTimecodes00:00:00 Intro 00:28:25 Cyberpunk Cyberattack - CDPR Held To Ransom 00:40:28 E3 Leak - Will There Be A Show In 2021? 00:53:46 Rachet & Clank Rift Apart Gets Dated 01:02:32 Axiom Verge 2 Now An Epic Game Store Exclusive 01:11:30 Nintendo's New 1-on-1 Consulting Service 01:18:44 Nintendo Switch Online Updates - Prehistorik Man!? 01:24:22 GamesMaster Reboot - Classic 90s UK Show 01:31:48 Aussie PS5 Demand At JB Hi-Fi & EB Games 01:39:39 Bargain Bin w/c Sun 14 Feb 2021 01:42:04 Bowser's Fury Review - intpressions 02:00:30 Blacksmith Of The Sand Kingdom Review - Swinpressions 02:14:30 Outro See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Feb 14

2 hr 15 min

Welcome one, welcome all - to another amazing Big Week in Gaming for 7 Feb 2021! This week we delve into the troubles faced by both Google and Amazon's gaming divisions, BioWare's huge dump of Mass Effect Legendary Edition info, big sales updates for PlayStation and Nintendo - and the playable release of the GoldenEye XBLA remaster (I got dibs on Oddjob).We also continue our Game of (Some Other) Year 2011 feature and debate on which of our 20-game shortlist should make the Top 6. Spoiler - it's not Dead Space 2. Sorry Mike...Who needs logic, when you've got these highly illogical highlights?Stadia shutting down 1st party game developmentBioWare dropping some massive new Mass Effect newsAnd we choose our Top 6 Nominations for Game of (Some Other) Year 2011Timecodes(00:00:00) Intro (00:18:48) Google Stadia Shutting Down 1st Party Studios (00:28:03) Mass Effect Trilogy News - Legendary Edition Changes (00:48:48) Amazon Game Studios' Troubled History (01:07:40) PlayStation Sales Update - How Many PS5s Sold? (01:18:39) Switch Sales Update - Will It Catch Up To The Nintendo DS? (01:36:47) Playable GoldenEye Remaster Leaked! (01:44:08) Bargain Bin w/c Sun 7 Feb 2021 (01:49:08) What Are Our Top 6 Games Of 2011? - Game Of (Some Other) Year (02:26:30) Outro  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Feb 7

2 hr 27 min

With the games industry dominating the mainstream headlines, it really has been a Big Week in Gaming for 31 Jan 2021! This week we cover the biggest story of the week - Nintendo bringing back Sanrio Animal Crossing Amiibo Cards! Oh, and something about GameStop stocks as well. We also look at the snazzy new black & gold Switch, review the indie romp Cyber Shadow, Mike erects a monument to his ignorance - and Swinny gives his final thoughts on Assassin's Creed Valhalla. He then proceeds to rank every single game in the series....now that's a lot of Assassin's Creed.Get your filthy hands on these hot commodity highlights:Reddit takes on Wall Street with the GameStop stock debacleWe review the mecha-ninja action game Cyber ShadowAnd Swinny compiles the official Bigwig Assassin's Creed Tier ListDisclaimer: We are not financial, legal and/or taxation advisors. Our discussion does not constitute financial, legal and/or taxation advice. We have not taken into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. Before making any financial investment decision regarding what is discussed, you should seek independent financial, legal and taxation advice.Timecodes(00:00:00) Intro (00:26:11) The GameStop Stock Debacle (00:42:00) Will GameStop Stock Impact EB Games Australia? (00:50:55) Special Edition Monster Hunter Switch & Pro Controller (00:57:32) Nintendo Brings Back Sanrio Animal Crossing Amiibo Cards! (01:07:53) Bargain Bin w/c Sun 31 Jan 2021 (01:13:09) Cyber Shadow (01:29:10) Assassin's Creed Valhalla - Final Thoughts (01:43:33) Assassin's Creed Tier List (02:18:58) Outro  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jan 31

2 hr 19 min

Welcome to the latest episode of Big Week in Acquisitions! No wait.... Big Week in Amiibo! Ah screw it - it's still been another Big Week in Gaming for 24 Jan 2021! This week we talk about Vicarious Visions merging into Blizzard, Microsoft's massive Xbox Live price hike fiasco, Resident Evil Village's creepy demo, multiple Aussie devs being bought by European publishers - and Mike offends the entire Amiibo community. Hmmm... now that integot's got a PS5, maybe it's time to reassess his value to the podcast... 🤔Highlights of this truly juanderful episode:Microsoft hikes the price of Xbox Live Gold - then reverses it after people are pissedAcquisitions, acquisitions, acquisitions... including some well known Aussie devsAnd metroidvania aficionado Mike finally pops his Super Metroid cherryTimecodes(00:00:00) Intro (00:23:47) Vicarious Visions Merged Into Blizzard - Diablo 2 Remaster? (00:33:42) Microsoft Backtracks On Massive Xbox Live Price Hike (00:43:52) Resident Evil Village News & Demo Impressions (00:58:38) Puzzle Quest 3 Announced & 505 Games Buys The Aussie Devs (01:07:05) Nacon Buys Australian Developer Big Ant Studios (01:12:47) Opera Buys GameMaker Studio Creators YoYo Games (01:21:56) Special Edition Gold MH Amiibo - Only In Japan? (01:24:34) MH Amiibo Available On The Australian My Nintendo Store (01:30:44) Is Apple Entering The VR Space With A New Headset? (01:44:16) Bargain Bin w/c Sun 24 Jan 2021 (01:49:42) Retrospective: Mike Finally Plays Super Metroid (02:12:30) Outro  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jan 25

2 hr 13 min

It's been a Big Week in Gaming for 17 Jan 2021 - especially for Swinny! This week we give our belated impressions of the Xbox Series X and cover the blockbuster announcements of new Star Wars/Indiana Jones games from the resurrected Lucasfilm Games, CDPR's Cyberpunk 2077 apology, details on Super Mario 3D World's Bowser's Fury expansion, playing Battleship with Achievements - and the absurd Wolfenstein x Super Monkey Ball crossover. That's a thing... and it's bloody awesome.Unlike CDPR, we're not apologising for these awesome highlights:Lucasfilm Games coming back from the dead with new Star Wars and Indiana Jones gamesMario and Bowser duke it out kaiju-style in Bowser's FuryAnd CD Projekt Red release a public apology for Cyberpunk 2077Timecodes(00:00:00) Intro (00:18:28) Lucasfilm Games Resurrected - New Star Wars & Indiana Jones Games (00:34:39) Bowser's Fury News - Mario vs Bowser Kaiju Battle?! (00:44:58) New Mario Red & Blue Switch Edition (00:49:38) Cyberpunk 2077 Apology & Next Gen News (01:06:05) A Big Week In Delays (01:11:59) New Arcade1Up Cabinets & NBA Jam Doco (01:23:08) Wolfenstein x Monkey Ball?!? (01:29:04) Play Battleship With Achievements - TrueAchievements' Warboats (01:33:36) Bargain Bin w/c Sun 17 Jan 2021 (01:36:01) Xbox Series X Review - Swinpressions (02:11:30) Outro  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jan 17

2 hr 12 min

With a heap of cool stories dropping, it's been another Big Week in Gaming for 10 Jan 2021. This week we give our impressions of the Monster Hunter Rise demo and chat about Bloomberg's fantastic OG Xbox launch history article, Minecraft Earth shutting down, a playable lost Tomb Raider remake prototype, Nintendo buying Next Level Games - and Microsoft forcing indie publisher Xitilion to revert it's shady achievement tactics.We also continue our deep dive retrospective into the Donkey Kong Country series with the third entry on the SNES - Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble.So... can you smell what the Bigwig crew are cooking?The Monster Hunter Rise demo and digital eventNieR Automata's crazy final secret found via reverse engineeringAnd our retrospective deep dive into Donkey Kong Country 3Timecodes(00:00:00) Intro (00:29:31) Monster Hunter Rise - Digital Event & Demo Impressions (00:43:34) What's Happening With Monster Hunter Rise Amiibo In Australia? (00:49:19) Nintendo Buys Luigi's Mansion Dev - Next Level Games (00:54:55) History of the Xbox Launch - Big Names Interviewed (01:22:06) NieR Automata's Final Secret Uncovered By Reverse Engineering (01:31:18) Core Design's Cancelled Tomb Raider Remake Now Playable  (01:37:05) Minecraft Earth Is Shutting Down (01:47:10) Microsoft Forces Xitilion To Revert Easy Achievements (02:15:09) Bargain Bin w/c Sun 10 Jan 2021 (02:23:05) Retrospective: Donkey Kong Country 3 Review (03:17:52) Outro  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jan 10

3 hr 16 min

Happy New Big Week in Gaming for 3 Jan 2021! To kick off the new year, the Bigwig crew reveal their Gaming Resolutions and Most Anticipated titles for 2021 in a special double feature. We also chat about the elusive WorkBoy prototype, Monster Sanctuary's update roadmap, dbrand challenging Sony to sue them, Japanese dev interview highlights from Famitsu and integot's impressions of the robo-brawler Override 2: Super Mech League.All ain't quiet on this new year episode:The WorkBoy prototype uncovered after 28 yearsThe gigantic robo-brawler Override 2: Super Mech LeagueAnd our New Year Gaming Resolutions and Most Anticipated for 2021Until then, we'll just be laying back in our hammocks enjoying a game of Bastion...Timecodes(00:00:00) Intro (00:28:58) The WorkBoy Uncovered After 28 Years (00:47:50) Famitsu Interview News - Bayonetta 3 & Project GG Update (00:58:51) Monster Sanctuary News - 1.1 Update & Roadmap (01:09:49) Nintendo's Bizarre Listing Errors - Banjo & Blast Corps On Wii U? (01:18:36) dbrand Dares Sony To Sue Over Custom PS5 Faceplates (01:29:56) Bargain Bin w/c Sun 3 Jan 2021 (01:37:39) Override 2: Super Mech League - intpressions (01:46:04) Our New Year's Gaming Resolutions (02:22:43) What Are Our Most Anticipated Games for 2021? (02:52:00) Outro  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jan 3

2 hr 52 min

With a new year on the horizon, we celebrate (and denigrate) the year 2020 in this Big Week in Gaming for 27 Dec 2020. Join integot, Mike and Swinny as they chat about KFC launching a new 'console', Flight Simulator getting VR Support, Tencent buying Warframe and Gears Tactics devs, and the DualShock 4's neat back button attachment.In our inaugural Big Year in Awards special, we hand out awards across 16 different categories including Biggest Big Game, Biggest Heel, Biggest Mic Drop and Biggest Souls-Inspired Soulslike Metroidvania of the Year. Yep, that's a thing. Blame Mike.Raise your drinks and let's toast these celebratory highlights:The best (and worst) of 2020 in the Big Year in Awards specialKFC's new custom PC that heats chickenAnd the crazy Minecraft speedrun controversyHave an awesome New Year's everyone!Timecodes(00:00:00) Intro (00:21:58) KFC Announces Chicken-Warming Custom PC!? (00:30:24) Tencent Buys Warframe & Gears Tactics Devs (00:35:56) Flight Simulator Gets VR Support (00:44:46) The Crazy Minecraft Speedrun Controversy (00:57:45) Bargain Bin w/c Sun 27 Dec 2020 (01:04:46) DualShock 4 Back Button Attachment Review - intpressions (01:16:45) The Big Year In Awards 2020 Special (02:32:10) Outro  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Dec 2020

2 hr 33 min

Ho ho ho! It's a very merry Big Week in Gaming for 20 Dec 2020. Join integot, Mike and Swinny as they chat about Sony pulling Cyberpunk from the PlayStation store, EA buying Codemasters, a bunch of Nintendo news, thoughts on Sephiroth in Smash, and reviews of the new Smash documentary Metagame and adventure game Call of the Sea. We also partake in some holiday gift-giving of the video game variety, so join in on the festivities!🎵 Deck the halls with boughs of highlights 🎵Sony pulls Cyberpunk 2077 from the PlayStation storeOur impressions of Sephiroth in Smash BrosAnd we surprise each other with gaming gifts in the Big Kringle🎁🎄 Happy Holidays to all our awesome listeners! 🎁🎄Timecodes(00:00:00) Intro (00:21:47) Sony Pulls Cyberpunk From PlayStation Store (00:37:28) EA Gatecrashes Codemasters Buyout (00:46:14) Nintendo's Indie World Direct - Among Us On Switch (01:01:33) Nintendo Switch Online Updates - DKC3 Retrospective Incoming (01:04:23) Miyamoto's Super Nintendo World Tour (01:13:38) Are Cash Converters Scalping PS5s? (01:25:30) Sephiroth In Smash - Our Impressions (01:36:24) Nintendo's Community Woes... #FreeSplatoon? (01:47:19) Metagame Review - Our Thoughts On The New Smash Doc (02:03:13) Xbox Hall of Fame News - Did Microsoft Fix Things? (02:08:22) Bargain Bin w/c Sun 20 Dec 2020 (02:16:35) Call of the Sea Review - Swinpressions (02:20:49) The Big Kringle - What Did We Get Each Other? (02:40:48) Outro  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Dec 2020

2 hr 42 min

With the fallout of The Game Awards still settling, it's truly been a Big Week in Gaming for 13 Dec 2020. This week we chat about the massive reveal of a new Mass Effect, Sephiroth joining the Smash roster, Mike's early impressions of Cyberpunk 2077, and our review of the Metroidvania/Pokemon mashup Monster Sanctuary. Also - on the back of our Game Awards predictions last week, there will also be ZERO gloating. We're all super humble here.Check out the premiere of these worldly highlights:Highlights and prediction results from The Game Awards 2020Cyberpunk 2077 finally launches after 8 long yearsAnd our review of the monster raising indie gem Monster SanctuaryTimecodes(00:00:00) Intro (00:10:02) Cyberpunk 2077 Finally Launches (00:30:32) Mass Effect Sequel Revealed At The Game Awards (00:41:55) Sephiroth Joins Smash Bros + Amiibo Release Dates (00:51:59) Our Highlights From The Game Awards (01:28:41) Game Awards Prediction Results & Overall Thoughts? (01:47:43) Halo Infinite Gets A Facelift And Q4 2021 Release Date (01:55:05) Bargain Bin w/c Sun 13 Dec 2020 (02:05:18) Monster Sanctuary Review - intpressions (02:37:40) Outro See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Dec 2020

2 hr 39 min

What a week - what a week - what a mighty Big Week in Gaming for 6 Dec 2020. Join integot, Mike and Swinny as they discuss the huge departures from Bioware, Microsoft buying esports platform Smash.gg, Oscar Isaac cast as the iconic Solid Snake - and Pikachu doing ASMR. I wish that was the weirdest thing to come out of 2020, but it's been a hell of a year already.Praise the sun with these souls-inspired, souls-like highlights:Big names bail out of BioWareSony says single-player games are thriving?And our predictions for the big happenings at next week's Game AwardsTimecodes(00:00:00) Intro (00:22:27) Big Names Bail Out Of BioWare (00:30:37) Microsoft Acquires Esports Platform Smash.gg (00:39:19) How Sony Created The PS5's Cool New Activities Feature (00:50:37) Persona 5 Strikers Finally Getting Western Release (00:58:40) Super Nintendo World Opening Date Announced! (01:07:37) SaGa Frontier - Classic PS1 RPG Getting Remastered (01:13:07) Metal Gear Solid Movie News - Oscar Isaac Cast As Solid Snake! (01:24:23) Pikachu Does ASMR?! (01:29:20) Celebrate The Holidays With TrueAchievements' 12 Days of Xmas (01:39:50) Bargain Bin w/c Sun 6 Dec 2020 (01:48:34) Gato Roboto Review - Intpressions (02:00:01) The Game Awards 2020 - Our Crazy Predictions! (02:32:52) Outro  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Dec 2020

2 hr 34 min

It's been massive, utterly gigantic Big Week in Gaming for 29 Nov 2020. Don't let a certain co-host tell you otherwise - it's against brand. This week the 2011 Game of Some Other Year delegations begin as integot, Swinny and Mike all make a case for the games to qualify for the Top 20 shortlist. We also talk about Cyberpunk 2077 leaks, GreedFall going next-gen, Mario 3 setting a world record - and Mike hits the asphalt with his review of Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered.Do you feel the need for these speedy hot reads?Cyberpunk gets cyber-leaked before releaseA surprise sequel announced for cult hit The World Ends With YouAnd we decide the shortlist for 2011's Game of Some Other YearTimecodes(00:00:00) Intro (00:12:22) Cyberpunk 2077 Gets Cyber-Leaked (00:18:28) The World Ends With You - Huge Sequel News! (00:24:12) Square Enix Allows Permanent Work From Home - Culture Shift? (00:28:41) GreedFall News - New Content and Next Gen Release (00:32:54) The Last of Us Getting HBO TV Adaptation (00:36:08) Super Mario Bros. 3 Sets A New World Record (00:43:00) Super Mario Maker Shutting Down! Wii U Version Disables Uploads Next March(00:49:27) How To Get Your Hands On A PlayStation 5 Or Xbox Series X (00:53:15) Bargain Bin w/c Sun 29 Nov 2020 (00:59:56) Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered Review, The Mike Drop (01:09:51) Our Shortlist For Game of Some Other Year 2011 (02:01:03) Outro  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 2020

2 hr 1 min

Streuth mate - it's really been a Big Week in Gaming for 22 Nov 2020 hasn't it? Join us for a very Aussie-centric episode as we get our grubby mitts on xCloud's Australian preview, Epic takes Apple to court downunder and Swinny gives his long-awaited impressions of Assassin's Creed Valhalla. There were Australian vikings back in the day... right?Check out these bangers while you crack open a cold one:Hands-on with the Australian launch of xCloudIO Interactive drops a big Bond bombshellOur thoughts on Nintendo's crusade to kill online Melee tournamentsTimecodes(00:00:00) Intro (00:09:37) xCloud In Australia - Hand-On Preview Impressions (00:29:18) IO Interactive Drop a Big Bond Bombshell (00:35:20) Epic Suing Apple For Breach Of Australian Consumer Law (00:44:24) The Game Awards Announce 2020 Nominations (01:01:19) Animal Crossing's New Island & Resident Transfer Update (01:11:55) Super Mario 3D Allstars Update - Sunshine Gets Gamecube Controller Patch! (01:16:55) Nintendo Shuts Down Big Online Melee Tournament (01:30:37) Bargain Bin w/c Sun 22 Nov 2020 (01:36:07) Game & Watch Super Mario Bros Review - Swinpressions (01:49:06) Assassin's Creed Valhalla Review - Swinpressions (02:22:13) Outro  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 2020

2 hr 22 min

One week into next gen, and it's already a Big Week in Gaming for 15 Nov 2020. This week Mike joins us for a deep dive on the PlayStation 5 and Demon's Souls, we debate the intention and ethics of EA's new FIFA microtransaction tool, Swinny finally gets to talk about wrestling on the show and integot reaches into the deep, dark corners of Xbox Game Pass to experience the cult classic Alan Wake for the first time. Oh... and who is Genny exactly?You don't need a flashlight to spot these highlights:Our hands-on first impression of the PlayStation 5xCloud launching downunder... this week!And a retrospective review of Remedy's classic thriller Alan WakeTimecodes(00:00:00) Intro (00:23:39) Mike's PlayStation 5 Hands-On Impressions (01:31:50) xCloud Coming To Australia - Will It Even Work? (01:41:25) EA's Launches FIFA Microtransaction Control Tool (01:59:17) AEW Reveals Their New Video Games - No Mercy Director Involved (02:08:43) Xbox's Massive Hall Of Fame Screwup (02:16:10) Bargain Bin w/c Sun 15 Nov 2020 (02:19:18) Alan Wake - Retrospective Review (02:40:25) Outro  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 2020

2 hr 40 min

With a new console generation on the horizon, it really was a Big Week in Gaming for 8 Nov 2020. This week we chat about the lead-up and line-up of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S|X, take a look at some juicy Switch sales figures, do a deep dive into some underappreciated gaming gems and talking about the tricky subject of what happens when a Twitch streamer passes away. Hey, we can get serious sometimes too.Check out these massively effecting highlights:The launch of next gen consoles just around the cornerSome massive Mass Effect news for N7 DayAnd a special feature looking at our Top 3 most underappreciated gamesTimecodes(00:00:00) Intro(00:17:35) Welcome To The Next Generation Of Consoles(00:56:41) Mass Effect Remaster News - Legendary Edition Finally Revealed(01:10:03) The Medium Delayed & Refused Classification In Australia(01:20:32) Is Take-Two Buying Codemasters?(01:28:26) The Switch Keeps Selling Like Hotcakes(01:46:27) Maddy Thorson On Celeste & Gender Identity(01:57:21) Konami Ain't Letting PT Be Backwards Compatible On PS5(02:08:22) What Happens After A Twitch Streamer Passes Away(02:20:24) Bargain Bin w/c Sun 8 Nov 2020(02:31:53) Our Top 3 Underappreciated Games(03:19:08) Outro See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 2020

3 hr 19 min

It truly was a Big Week in Gaming for Sun 1 Nov 2020. Why, you ask? Because this week we talk about Cyberpunk 2077 getting yet another delay, Facebook throwing it's hat into the cloud gaming arena, a huge info dump of Final Fantasy XVI news, reveals of a My Time At Portia sequel and a new Jason Schreier book - and Swinny admits to making babies online with complete strangers. No, seriously.Stream these cloudy highlights into your ear holes:Cyberpunk 2077 delayed... yet againNintendo drop another downsized DirectAnd integot reaches into his Pile of Shame to review Ori and the Blind ForestTimecodes00:00:00 Introduction00:22:30 Cyberpunk 2077 Delayed Yet Again00:35:21 Nintendo Direct Mini - Cloud Gaming On The Switch?01:16:00 Facebook Cloud Gaming - Here Comes A New Challenger!01:23:18 More Halo Infinite Woes - Director Leaves Project01:29:42 Xbox Gives Us A Walkthrough Of The Series S|X01:42:00 Huge FFXVI News - Characters, Story Update01:53:38 PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan On The PS5 Launch02:05:33 Portia Sequel Announced - My Time At Sandrock News02:14:23 Capcom's Big Money Plans02:23:02 Jason Schreier's New Book About Studio Closures - PRESS RESET02:28:59 Assassin's Creed Live-Action Netflix Series Announced02:35:15 Bargain Bin w/c Sun 1 Nov 202002:45:07 Ori And The Blind Forest Review - How Does It Compare?03:05:57 Outro See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 2020

3 hr 6 min

Oh - what's this? Another Big Week in Gaming for Sun 25 Oct 2020, that's what! This week, Nintendo drops a blistering Fire Emblem anniversary bombshell, 2K sneaks in unskippable ads post-launch (again), integot bids $700 on an Amiibo and Swinny gives an insight into how he prepares to 100% a game. Don't get him started about it. Seriously. He doesn't shut up.Fiery, emblematic highlights include:The original Fire Emblem gets a big re-releasePac-Man jumps on the Battle Royale bandwagonAnd a review of the latest Bithell Short - The Solitaire ConspiracyTimecodes00:00:00 Introduction 00:17:20 Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon And The Blade Of Light Announced 00:42:45 Pac-Man Mega Tunnel Battle... On Stadia?! 00:54:59 NBA 2K21 Gets Post-Launch Unskippable Ads 01:07:38 Steve's Meat Patched Out Of Smash Bros Ultimate 01:17:56 Control Ultimate Edition - Not All Content On Disc For Xbox! 01:25:29 Stardew Valley 1.5 Update - Splitscreen Co-Op! 01:34:40 Bargain Bin w/c Sun 25 Oct 2020 01:44:39 The Solitaire Conspiracy Review - Swinpressions 01:56:44 How To Prepare For A 100% Achievement/Trophy Completion 02:33:17 Outro  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 2020

2 hr 34 min

With Swinny back in the saddle, it's a been a Big Week In Gaming for Sun 18 Oct 2020. This big week, we give our reactions to the Oscar-worthy Monster Hunter trailer, talk about the snappy new PS5 UI, delve into the world of pokemon-tatted adult entertainers - and integot gets an exclusive scoop into the availability of launch-day consoles at EB Games. That man's got connections, I tells ya.So, go on - get a load of these highlights:The announcement of the Analogue Duo PlayStation 5's cool new user interface And a deep retrospective review of Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest Timecode00:00:00 Introduction 00:17:38 Analogue Duo Reveal - Slick All-In-One NEC Console 00:35:45 Our Thoughts On The New PlayStation 5 UI 01:00:53 Mass Effect Remaster Trilogy Leaked 01:15:12 Xbox Series S Will Sell More Than Series X?! 01:30:58 Will EB Games Have Consoles On Launch Day in Australia? 01:35:36 Monster Hunter Movie Trailer - What Did We Think? 01:44:43 Nintendo Forces Adult Star Pokeprincxss To Rebrand 01:52:15 Slippi Champions League - Cool New Smash Bros Melee Tournament 01:58:24 Bargain Bin w/c Sun 11 Oct 2020 02:11:27 Retrospective: Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest Review 03:06:26 Outro See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 2020

3 hr 6 min