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Author: Tom Stone & Tairell Heywood-Brown

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808s and Joysticks brings together the creators love of music, gaming and films. An honest, opinionated and sometimes mature look at the world of pop culture. Topics covered include the latest news, releases and favorites of Tom and Tairell. A podcast that feels very different from the rest with something for music, gaming and film fanatics alike. Give it a try and see if this is for you!
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In this episode Tom and Tairell discuss the recent gaming, music and film news, covering all things from the EA Play event, Amazon's new Fallout series announcement and the first look at Studio Ghibli's first ever CGI film. They also discuss Cyberpunk 2077 getting delayed, the UK crackdown on loot boxes, the New Game+ Expo event, the return of Beavis and Butthead, and Boots Riley's new TV show about a 13 foot black man. Plus a run down of this week's most notable music releases, including a mention of Virgil Abloh's cover for Pop Smokes 'Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon'.Credits:• Intro & Voice Overs - http://www.uk-voiceover.co.uk/about.html• Outro - https://soundcloud.com/fluffyuk/sweet-dreams
In this episode Tairell and Tom discuss the PS5 launch event, breaking down the consoles design and how it compares to the xbox series x. They discuss several different titles from the technical amazement of Ratchet & Clank, to the new but familiar cold look of Resident Evil: Village and the next exciting instalment in the spider-verse. They also talk about Japanese UI/UX design when discussing Gran Turismo 7, the unique style of GhostWire: Tokyo and the few weird indie titles that was thrown in the event. #BlacklivesmatterCredits:• Intro & Voice Overs - http://www.uk-voiceover.co.uk/about.html• Outro - https://soundcloud.com/fluffyuk/sweet-dreams
#BlackLivesMatterIn this episode Tom and Tairell discuss the Black Lives Matter movement, educating the world about racism and how anyone can help. Together we can all make a change to help stop racism and police brutality!DISCLAIMER: We, or any others involved, do not profit from this episode, nor do we ever intend to. Let's speak up and stand up to put a stop to racism!Credits:• Intro & Voice Overs - http://www.uk-voiceover.co.uk/about.html• Outro - https://soundcloud.com/fluffyuk/sweet-dreams
In this episode Tom and Tairell discuss the recent gaming, music and film news, covering all things from Take-Two Interactive's 93 game announcement, the return of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 & 2 and the possibility of a Scott Pilgrim game re-release. They also discuss G2A selling stolen game keys, the Zack Snyder cut of Justice League coming to HBO Max, the Mafia Trilogy announcement, Fortnite showcasing movie trailers, Ruby Rose quitting as Batwoman the John Wick creator wanting to adapt indie games into movies. Plus a run down of this week's most notable music releases and an update on 6ix9ine's, Daniel Hernandez's, stupidity.Credits:• Intro & Voice Overs - http://www.uk-voiceover.co.uk/about.html• Outro - https://soundcloud.com/fluffyuk/sweet-dreams
In this episode Tom and Tairell discuss the recent gaming, music and film news, covering all things from Tokyo Game Show 2020, Ubisoft forward digital event and the possibility of a Community movie. They also discuss upcoming next gen titles, more discussion on the new Assassin's creed and the future of the series, Marvel pulls Deadpool 3 for now and the awful first look at the Xbox Series X games. A change to the format sees them talk about what they have been playing, watching and listening to during quarantine, including a run down of this week's most notable music releases.Credits:• Intro & Voice Overs - http://www.uk-voiceover.co.uk/about.html• Outro - https://soundcloud.com/fluffyuk/sweet-dreams
In this episode Tom and Tairell discuss the recent gaming, music and film news, covering all things from the last of us 2 leaks, Travis Scott X Fortnite premiering new track 'The Scotts' and Nintendo's security breach. They also discuss games that have gone missing or have yet to be released, the new Assassin's Creed entry based on Norse mythology, The Midnight Gospel and strange shows on Quibi. A change to the format sees them talk about what they have been playing, watching and listening to during quarantine, including a run down of this week's most notable music releases.Credits:• Intro & Voice Overs - http://www.uk-voiceover.co.uk/about.html• Outro - https://soundcloud.com/fluffyuk/sweet-dreams
In this episode Tom and Tairell discuss the recent gaming, music and film news, covering all things from the new DualSense controller for the PlayStation 5, a new free retro anime streaming service called RetroCrush and the launch of the 808s and Joysticks blog. They also discuss Google Stadia giving away 2 months of free Pro subscriptions, E3 abandoning their online event, the first images of Netflix's workplace sitcom Space Force and the return of Rick and Morty in May. A change to the format sees them talk about what they have been playing, watching and listening to during quarantine, including a run down of this week's most notable music releases.Credits:• Intro & Voice Overs - http://www.uk-voiceover.co.uk/about.html• Outro - https://soundcloud.com/fluffyuk/sweet-dreams
In this episode Tom and Tairell discuss the recent gaming, music and film news, covering all things from Netflix's new documentary Tiger King, The Weeknd's new album After Hours and how the lack of live sports could benefit Esports. They also discuss the release of Animal Crossing New Horizons, Twitch's StreamAid, AMD and Xbox's graphic code leaks for the Xbox Series X and Disney+'s launch in the United Kingdom. They also discuss Childish Gambino's new album 3.15.20, as well as a run down of this week's most notable music releases from Dua Lipa to PARTYNEXTDOOR.Credits:• Intro & Voice Overs - http://www.uk-voiceover.co.uk/about.html• Outro - https://soundcloud.com/fluffyuk/sweet-dreams
In this episode Tom and Tairell discuss the recent gaming, music and film news, covering all things from the cancellation of E3 and what this could mean for the future of the conference, Lil Uzi Vert's new double album and the return of Westworld with season 3. They also discuss Sony's attempt to buy the Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hills and Castlevania IP from Konami for Hideo Kojima to work with, Childish Gambino/Donald Glovers new album livestream and a run down of all the delays to productions because of the coronavirus. They also discuss Disney releasing Frozen 2 early on their streaming platform Disney+ and how the BAFTA Game Awards will now be an online only event. They also do a run down of this week's most notable music releases from Jay Electronica to Brockhampton.Credits:• Intro & Voice Overs - http://www.uk-voiceover.co.uk/about.html• Outro - https://soundcloud.com/fluffyuk/sweet-dreams
In this episode Tom and Tairell discuss the recent gaming, music and film news, covering all things from the Xbox Series X rumours, GOG's new 30 day refund policy on games and Monkeypaw Productions' remake of Candyman with Jordan Peele at the helm. They also discuss Media Molecules' new game Dreams and how it could change the way games are made, the Uncharted movie, the controversy surrounding the live action Mulan and the surprise news that Bob Iger has stepped down as Disney CEO. They also discuss Hideo Kojima getting nominated for a BAFTA Fellowship award and the sad news that the Konami Code creator Kazuhisa Hashimoto has passed away. They also do a run down of this week's most notable music releases and debate the future of Justin Bieber.Credits:• Intro & Voice Overs - http://www.uk-voiceover.co.uk/about.html• Outro - https://soundcloud.com/fluffyuk/sweet-dreams
In this episode Tom and Tairell discuss the recent gaming, music and film news, covering all things from politics in games, how social issues get confused with political issues and whether or not top CEOs make statements on such matters. They also divulge details about the PS5’s rumoured production costs and how it could affect the industry going forward, the Nintendo X Sony console being sold in auction. They also discuss Bojack Horseman for the final time as Tairell gives his thoughts on the last episode and series as a whole, that Stranger Things 4 teaser trailer, Jackie Chan’s crazy new film titled Iron Mask and how Justin Bieber manages to make some changes in his first album in 4 years, Changes. They also do a run down of this week's most notable music releases.Credits:• Intro & Voice Overs - http://www.uk-voiceover.co.uk/about.html• Outro - https://soundcloud.com/fluffyuk/sweet-dreams
In this episode Tom and Tairell discuss the recent gaming, music and film news, covering all things from the surprising kickstarter by platinum games for cult classic The Wonderful 101, the failed launch of WOW3: Reforged and expectations of so called veteran devs and what they bring to the indie market. They also discuss Pokemon MMO Clone TemTem and how it could shape the way we see the pocket monster genre, Bojack Horseman’s final moments, a heated discussion on the teasers shown at the SuperBowl by Disney, Hamilton to the big screen, One Piece live action tv series backed by Oda and Tyler receiving a grammy. They also do a run down of this week's most notable music releases. 50 Thank You. - Tairell & TomCredits:• Intro & Voice Overs - http://www.uk-voiceover.co.uk/about.html• Outro - https://soundcloud.com/fluffyuk/sweet-dreams
In this episode Tom and Tairell discuss the recent gaming, music and film news, covering all things from the newly released Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, Fortnite and TikToks collaboration and a new streaming service from NBC, titled Peacock, to join the plethora of other services. They also discuss Cyberpunk 2077's delays, Dolittle already being named the worst film of 2020, what the Disney/Fox merger means for the future of Fox studios, Quentin Tarantino's new Once Upon A Time In Hollywood spin off series, Bounty Law, and what Eminem's surprise album drop could mean for the future of his career. They also do a run down of this week's most notable music releases.Credits:• Intro & Voice Overs - http://www.uk-voiceover.co.uk/about.html• Outro - https://soundcloud.com/fluffyuk/sweet-dreams
In this first episode of 2020 Tom and Tairell discuss the recent gaming, music and film news, covering all things from the new PS5 details, the finale of the Star Wars Skywalker Saga and the long awaited return of Justin 'Bugatti Biebs' Bieber (mainly for Tom). They also discuss Respawns CEO taking over DICE LA, WWE 2K20's awful New Years Day bug, the rumoured Nintendo Switch Pro, Disney+ struggling for subscribers and an in depth look at whats to come in gaming, music and film during 2020. They also do a run down of this week's most notable music releases.Credits:• Intro & Voice Overs - http://www.uk-voiceover.co.uk/about.html• Outro - https://soundcloud.com/fluffyuk/sweet-dreams
Christmas Special 2019

Christmas Special 2019

2019-12-2502:29:13

In this Christmas special 2019 episode Tom and Tairell discuss games, music and films that made the year and the decade. They give a run down of their best consoles and games of the decade, including 2019, and provide context as to why these games and consoles made their list. They also discuss their best films of the decade year by year from 2010 to 2019. In the music section they discuss their best albums of the decade year by year while also including honorable mentions to albums that didn't make the cut. Lastly they discuss their songs of the decade on a yearly basis and give a thanks for everyone who listened in 2019 and the decade in general.Credits:• Intro & Voice Overs - http://www.uk-voiceover.co.uk/about.html• Outro - https://soundcloud.com/fluffyuk/sweet-dreamsMerry Christmas and a happy new year!Thanks for a great 2019 and we look forward to you seeing what we have in store in 2020!Tom and Tairell
In this episode Tom and Tairell discuss the recent gaming, music and film news, covering all things from the new Harley Quinn animation and upcoming Birds of Prey film, Billie Eilish being nominated for seven Grammys and all the nominees for the Video Game Awards. They also discuss the new Outlast game containing co-op and how games are moving towards that, the upcoming The Witcher series on Netflix getting a second season already, Henry Cavill's focus on Superman and a full discussion on the future of DC's future plans for entertainment. They also do a weekly run down of this week's music releases.Credits:• Intro & Voice Overs - http://www.uk-voiceover.co.uk/about.html• Outro - https://soundcloud.com/fluffyuk/sweet-dreams
In this episode Tom and Tairell discuss the recent gaming, music and film news, covering all things from the Tony Hawk remaster rumours, the possibility of Shenmue 4 following Shenmue 3's long awaited release and Teenage Muntant Ninja Turtles in regard to Netflix's 'The Toys That Made Us' series. They also discuss Google Stadia's launch and everything surrounding it, how the gaming industry could have been different if Nintendo and Sony joined forces in the 90's, Pokemon Sword and Shield beating Super Smash Bros Ultimate sales record, a comparison of the current video game subscription services on offer, the new Batman film casting, CBS All Access getting Nickelodeon programming and Lifetime movies at Christmas. They also do a weekly run down of this week's music releases.Credits:• Intro & Voice Overs - http://www.uk-voiceover.co.uk/about.html• Outro - https://soundcloud.com/fluffyuk/sweet-dreams
In this episode Tom and Tairell discuss the recent gaming, music and film news, covering all things from the Sonic the Hedgehog redesign, the impending launch of Google Stadia and the obscure reddit posts creating fake lore for Elden Ring. They also discuss Red Dead Redemption 2's rocky PC launch, Bethesda finding themselves in the Fallout again, Blizzcon (no more words needed), Disney+'s shaky launch, the Mandalorian, Ricky and Morty and Eddie Murphy's Netflix deal. They also do a weekly run down of this week's music releases, including a quick mention regarding Drake being booed off stage at Camp Flog Gnaw.Credits:• Intro & Voice Overs - http://www.uk-voiceover.co.uk/about.html• Outro - https://soundcloud.com/fluffyuk/sweet-dreams
In this spooktacular special Tom and Tairell discuss the recent gaming, music and film news, covering all things from Silent Hill pachinko machines, the new season of Castle Rock and their scariest encounters with children's television characters. They also discuss the upcoming Blizzcon news, Bethesda's awful new subscription service for Fallout 76, Google opening up a first party game studio and what that means for Stadia, Kanye FINALLY releasing his album and the impending comeback of Frank Ocean onto the music scene. They also do a weekly run down of this week's music releases.Credits:• Intro & Voice Overs - http://www.uk-voiceover.co.uk/about.html• Outro - https://soundcloud.com/fluffyuk/sweet-dreams
In this episode Tom and Tairell discuss the recent gaming, music and film news, covering all things from the official announcement of the Playstation 5 console, the China-Activision-Blizzard debacle surrounding censorship over protests about Hong Kong and how the filming of Will Smith's new movie Gemini Man may have revealed the cinema industry could be dying. They also discuss Riot Games forbidding players to talk about China, Razer's new pastel coloured gaming gear, Jared Leto STILL being salty over the new Joker movie staring Joaquin Phoenix, Kanye going back on his release dates again (who'd have guessed) and 6ix9ine apparently agreeing a 10 million dollar record deal from penitentiary. They also do a weekly run down of this week's music releases.Credits:• Intro & Voice Overs - http://www.uk-voiceover.co.uk/about.html• Outro - https://soundcloud.com/fluffyuk/sweet-dreams
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