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Naked Gaming, from the Naked Scientists

Naked Gaming, from the Naked Scientists

Author: Chris Berrow

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The computer gaming "what's hot and what's not", featuring reviews of recent releases, interviews with industry insiders, and a "retro revival" - games re-released from your youth...
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Sport Special

Sport Special

2019-10-2100:56:40

The Rugby World Cup is taking place in Japan, and FIFA 20 has just been released, so this month it's a sport special! Including Virtual Reality Go Karting... yes really. And we meet the author who was inspired to write poetry by playing Super Mario! New reviews include Mario Kart Tour, Trine 4 and Untitled Goose Game. For Retro Revival it's Darksiders 2 on the Nintendo Switch and Apple Arcade. With Chris Berrow and Leigh Milner. Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists
Studying eSports

Studying eSports

2019-09-2101:00:59

As university beckons for students, we hear about a new eSports degree. And hear from the UK's most successful Fortnite player Wolfiez, as he goes back to school as a millionaire! New reviews include Gears of War 5, Borderlands 3 and Control. Plus for Retro Revival we're looking at World of Warcraft Classic, and the latest Tamagotchis. With Chris Berrow and Leigh Milner. Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists
Simulator Special

Simulator Special

2019-08-2000:34:57

A special episode dedicated to simulator games - why do people play them, and what are some of the best? As for new releases, Sky: Children of the Light is out now and it's one of the most beautiful mobile games ever made, and we review Effie, which involves a viking who skateboards on his magic shield. In Retro Revival our "roller coaster reporter" goes head to head in a game of Roller Coaster Tycoon Classic. Plus Farming Simulator and Woodwork Simulator. With Chris Berrow and Leigh Milner. Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists
Gaming Addiction 2

Gaming Addiction 2

2019-07-2000:27:16

We hear from a gamer who has been struggling with gaming addiction for years, and a treatment centre that helps people. The author Dr. Pete Etchells found that gaming helped him cope with the loss of his father. In other news, as Borderlands 3 announce an incense-holder version of their main baddy The Rampager (yes really) we look at the worst gaming merchandise of all time. As for new releases - we review Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, and Love Island the Game! And we're going old school with "Retro Revival"... this time it's possibly the best game of all time with the longest title of all... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists
The VR Church

The VR Church

2019-06-2000:34:29

We hear from the lead pastor of the world's first VR Church. Also we'll have the latest announcements from E3. Leigh tries to keep an old-school Tamagotchi alive for more than a day in "Retro Revival" before new-style Tamagotchis are released next month. As for new releases, we review Dauntless and DayZ. Plus Chris Berrow and Leigh Milner celebrate the 6 month "anniversary" of the show! Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists
Pokemon Power

Pokemon Power

2019-05-2000:33:31

Scientists discover a specific region of the brain that reacts to Pokemon! But is your brain really like a Pokedex? Plus hear from the gamer whose character died in Minecraft after 5 years, losing everything. Leigh looks ahead at breaking news around a discless Xbox. As for new releases - we review RAGE 2 and Days Gone. And we're going old school with "Retro Revival" - this time Alex Rhodes (banished after the last episode) is forced to play a Final Fantasy game for the first time! With Chris Berrow and Leigh Milner. Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists
Gaming Addiction

Gaming Addiction

2019-04-2000:30:17

Prince Harry says that Fortnite should be banned, saying the game was "created to addict". So how addictive is gaming? And can you get treatment for it? Plus, as Game of Thrones returns for its final season, we hear from a fan of the living card game. Alex looks ahead at the nominees for the gaming BAFTAs, including a special mention for friends of the show Jagex. As for new releases - we review Anthem and Hearthstone's latest expansion: Rise Of Shadows. And we're going old school with "Retro Revival" - this time it's Final Fantasy X and X-2! With Chris Berrow and Alex Rhodes. Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists
Gamer Feedback

Gamer Feedback

2019-03-2000:39:41

How much can players influence the direction a game take? We'll hear from the Developers of RuneScape about how they keep their fantasy massively multiplayer online role-playing game feeling fresh, even though it has been out for years. And the team behind Bastion has released a new game called Hades in early access, which is a new move for the company. As for current releases - we review Metro Exodus and Tom Clancy's The Division 2. And we're going old school with "Retro Revival" - this time it's Resident Evil 2! This episode Chris Berrow is joined by Alex Rhodes. Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists
eSports

eSports

2019-02-2000:29:45

This month: eSports is on the rise, so we're looking at the history of competitive gaming. Plus, what do you have to do to make it as a professional gamer? Hear from the manager of Northampton Town FC eSports team. But it's not just playing games: what happens if you want to become a gaming commentator or "caster"? L0rinda of Hearthstone fame tells us how he got into it. As for new releases - we review Fallout 76 and A Way Out. And we're going old school with "Retro Revival" - this time it's the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy! With Chris Berrow and Georgia Mills. Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists
From Concept to Console

From Concept to Console

2019-01-2000:36:12

A brand new podcast looking at gaming news and the latest releases, with Chris Berrow and Georgia Mills. The highly anticipated Red Dead Redemption 2 is finally out, but there were comments that some of the team worked 100 hour weeks in the days before it was finished - so how do game cycles actually work? We'll hear from the developers of The Room series, and Far Cry: New Dawn, who explain how it works. Plus ZOMBIES! why are we fascinated by them? As for new releases - we review Human: Fall Flat and Hearthstone's latest expansion Rastakhan's Rumble. And we're going old school with "Retro... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists
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