25: Monumental Waste of Bandwidth

In a post E3 world, worthwhile news is hard to come by. Thank $deity that the Switch Lite was announced this week then, eh?

On this episode, deKay, Kendrick and Zo converse for your pleasure about Nintendo’s new console, some other tidbits of news, and actually sort of do some actual video game journalism with reports on both Amazon and Antstream. On top of that, there’s waffle on these precious, precious games:

  • Judgment
  • Phantasy Star Online
  • Phantasy Star Portable 2
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • Assassin’s Creed Origins
  • Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Plus some listener questions. What more could you want?

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Want to listen to our old episodes on Youtube for some inexplicable reason? Knock yourself out.

24: E3 2019 and Other Numbers

Seems that E3 thing came round again, so we thought we’d better tell you our picks of the games shown there. Join deKay, Niaz, Kendrick and Choobs as they completely ignore half the titles on display this year, and get excited about games we may never hear about ever again. It is, after all, E3.

In a change from our normal format, we’ve binned everything else from the podcast. It’s E3 E3 E3 all the way. You’re welcome.

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23: Randy Pitchfork, £20

Another episode? Why would we do that? You insist we pull another one out? What’s wrong with you? And other questions.

This episode, deKay, Zo, Kendrick and Toby chat about recent Sony announcements like their new film division and getting into bed with Microsoft, the Ouya (who?!) RIP, the next batch of announced Mega Drive Mini games, Steam Chat on iOS, the return of Judgment to stores in Japan, everyone’s favourite Gearbox “personality”, and some games:

  • Dauntless
  • Total War: Three Kingdoms
  • Ikaruga
  • Human Fall Flat
  • Time Crisis 4
  • Dragon’s Revenge
  • Demon’s Souls
  • Life is Strange 2
  • Gears of War Ultimate
  • Nier Automata
  • ToeJam & Earl: Panic on Funkotron
  • The Mystery of Woolley Mountain
  • Assassin’s Creed Origins

We also answer some listener questions and only get sidetracked a few times.

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22: Banana Near A Tomato

Oh isn’t it a lovely time for another episode of your favourite video game podcast? Failing that, why not try listening to this one instead? It’s alright.

In this episode, deKay, Kendrick, Zo and Toby talk about more news than they anticipated, including the Mega Drive Mini, Konami’s new game collections, the Valve Index, the Xbone SAD, the Sony Firestation 5, and a big ole pile of games including these:

  • Demon’s Tilt
  • Persona 5 Scramble
  • Civilisation VI
  • Iconoclasts
  • Phantasy Star IV
  • Final Assault
  • Devil’s Crush
  • SNK 40th Anniversary
  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
  • Nier Automata

And many, many minutes of absolute drivel including answers to some of your (yes, your!) questions.

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21: Bum Stimulator

No, you are in the right place for Episode 21 of the world-famous ugvm Podcast! Brought to you with only the finest, freshest ingredients, direct to your aural face holes.

In this episode, deKay, Toby, Zo and Kendrick discuss the Physics Defying Google Stadia, the Ad Stripping Apple Arcade, the Saga Ending ZX Vega+, the Coke Taking Pierre Taki, the Face Sitting Switch VR, the Good Eatin’ Overwatch Cookbook, and the Click Baiting Bum Simulator. Those important things, and these games of assorted type:

  • Crackdown 3
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • Life is Strange 2: Episode 2
  • God Eater 2
  • God Eater 3: Tokyo Drift
  • Operation Babel
  • Tokyo Xanadu
  • Strange Brigade
  • Mortal Kombat X
  • Phantasy Star III
  • Saboteur!
  • Baba is You

Plus we answer your questions (assuming you’re one of the people who sent some in), talk utter nonsense, and lay down some Facts.

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ugvm Podcast Episode 20

Eventually we managed to record an episode, as one member of the team (as a game, try and figure out who) was having issues with their microphone. I mean, it’s not like they’re an audio engineer or anything.

In Episode 20, deKay, Luffer, Tim and Toby talk about the recent Nintendo Direct, the wonderful Fortnite Festival, Discord, the Vita and the Wii Shop both coming to an end, ad-free games that aren’t, and all of these games at various lengths and with various thoughts because well, that’s the bloody point of the podcast:

  • Fortnite
  • Journey
  • Contradiction
  • Derail Valley
  • Tetris 99
  • Rogue Aces
  • Piczle Lines
  • Piczle Colors
  • Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag
  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood
  • DOOM
  • Shantae: Half-Genie Hero
  • Phantasy Star II

And we answer some listener questions because good grief people sent us some.

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ugvm Podcast Episode 19

It’s a brand new year which means we’ve changed nothing. We do, however, tell our listener all about our personal Game of the Year 2018 picks. It was harder than we expected but not for the reasons you might suspect.

Before that, though, deKay Souljas on, Zo recounts the lowest key news from the last month, Toby explains about raytracing, and Kendrick talks about yet another soon-to-be-released title nobody else has ever heard of. You can’t say we’re not varied. And we also speak to various lengths about these games:

  • Call of Duty Black Ops 4/IV/IIII
  • Titanfall 2/II
  • Budget Cuts
  • Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut
  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
  • Super Smash Bros Ultimate
  • Membrane
  • Into the Breach
  • Hitman (2016/MMXVI)
  • Red Dead Redemption 2/II
  • Soul Calibur 6/VI

There’s also some talk about the Playstation Classic because Kendrick actually bought one, the usual random waffle, and some listener questions.

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ugvm Podcast Episode 18

As a wise man once sang, it’s Christmas! Nearly! So with the spirit of the season at the forefront of our minds, we decided to play a low-impact after-dinner party game. You decide whether this was the worst decision of 2018 or not. Apologies to Nicholas Parsons.

Join deKay, Zo, Luffer, Kendrick and Choobs as they also rummage through some gaming news, chat about That Sonic The Hedgehog Poster, Soulja Boy, and a bit of these here games:

  • Phantasy Star
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2
  • House of the Dead Scarlet Dawn
  • FIFA 19
  • Super Smash Bros
  • Spider Hyphen Man
  • Outer Worlds

And also answer some of your actual questions. Or at least try to, anyway.

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ugvm Podcast Episode 17

As a tribute to Zo and his favourite band, this episode is brought to you through the cold November rain. Which doesn’t mean Episode 17 is a bit soggy.

This time round, Toby once more is the only one interested in VR, Kendrick is the only one interested in obscure Japanese RPGs, deKay is the only one playing a game for children, and Zo is the only one playing an actual properly new modern game. It’s a wonder we have anything common, frankly.

We also talk about Xbox voice control, the fallout from Fallout 76, the death of the Steam Link, tariffs on US cars (no, really), the ZX Vega+ (hurrah!) and all these games:

  • SuperHot VR
  • Yoku’s Island Express
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • FIFA 19
  • Doshin the Giant
  • Save Me Mr Tako
  • Pokémon Let’s Go, Eevee!
  • Culdcept Revolt
  • Kromaia Omega
  • Crazy Taxi

And very much more, including some listener questions, Brexit (Kendrick’s fault, sorry, he’s fired), Holly Valance and other nonsense. I mean, enlightened intelligent conversation.

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ugvm Podcast Episode 16

It’s time once more to cuddle up with a loved one, dim the lights, and listen to the latest episode of your favourite podcast! And when you’ve done that, listen to episode 16 of ours. Please.

In this episode, Choobs does one of the Big Swears and deKay couldn’t find it in the edit so if you have young ears in the room we apologise. Choobs is a trained grownup so please don’t try it at home, kids. Choobs is also, in his own words, a “pansy foo-foo”, Kendrick is playing the inferior version of a game because reasons, Zo is glad winter is over and deKay is fed up with game bugs now.

We also talk about the end of Telltale, happenings at Rockstar, Sean Actual Bean, and all these games:

  • Etrian Odyssey Nexus
  • Trails of Cold Steel
  • Omega Vampire
  • Elite Dangerous
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Pan-Pan
  • Donut County
  • Yakuza 3
  • LittleBigPlanet
  • Asura’s Wrath
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • Shenmue 1&2
  • Life is Strange 2
  • Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate
  • Garage
  • Octopath Traveller

And! If that wasn’t enough we have some listener questions including one about Brexit so sorry, so very very sorry. That might also be where the Choobs Big Swear is too. Sorry. We’re really sorry.

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