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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!


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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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