About David

David Holloway has been involved with gaming since the early 1970′s and with virtual worlds since heavy use of a MOO in 1993 – he even admits to having owned a Vic 20 and used it heavily to play cassette-based roleplaying games. As far as Star Wars goes, he still owns his original set of Star Wars figures and can vouch for the fact that a 1978 Stormtrooper can be blown to bits by shooting it with a slug gun from a distance. He’s also played Star Wars games as far back as the Super Nintendo console and to this day is devastated by the accidental erasure of all his progress on Lego Star Wars on the Wii.

Flash Point 130: Hot Garbage Gushies

We welcome back David Carr AKA Casmas to talk everything from PAX Australia and Paris Games Week through to consoles and pop culture.

– What we’re playing
– PAX Australia roundup
– Paris Games week Highlights
– EA closes Visceral Games
– EA buys Respawn Entertainment
– EA Battlefront Loot crates follow up (link)
– Xbox One X (Xbox Unlocked Episode 320)
– Destiny 2 – Casmas “review”
– BlizzCon round up.
– New Star Wars trilogy
– Stranger Things 2
– Big Mouth
– Juicy Cupcake, Brief Battles Kickstarter (link)

– Shout outs for our Facebook page, Twitter account, Simon’s Twitter account  and Ben’s Twitter Account. And don’t forget to buy an Oceanic Gamer T-Shirt or thirty!

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Flash Point 129: Those Light Bulb Moments

Has it already been a month? It must have been because we spend more than an hour talking everything from butt-plugs to Voltron – what else would you want? Oh, and there’s a lot of game discussion in there as well.

– What we’re playing
– Destiny 2: thoughts, jibber jabber
– The Last Jedi trailer
– IGN bought out Humble Bundle
– Wolfenstein 2 advertisements #F***Nazis
– Battlefront 2
– Loot box discussions
– Star Trek Discovery / The Expanse / Voltron / Big Mouth / Riverdale /

– Shout outs for our Facebook page, Twitter account, Simon’s Twitter account  and Ben’s Twitter Account. And don’t forget to buy an Oceanic Gamer T-Shirt or thirty!

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Flash Point 128: Don’t Taint My Chicken Dinner

We’re back a week earlier than expected, and it’s because we’re excited about Destiny 2 and plenty of other stuff as well!

– Destiny 2: reviews, thoughts, jibber jabber
– South Park, NOT CENSORED IN AUSTRALIA! HOORAY!
– Race Based difficulty in South Park
– IT lives up to the hype apparently, too scared to watch by ourselves
– Voltron Season 3
– WoW latest content
– Star wars loses another director
– lots of other banal pop culture chat

– Shout outs for our Facebook page, Twitter account, Simon’s Twitter account  and Ben’s Twitter Account. And don’t forget to buy an Oceanic Gamer T-Shirt or thirty!

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Flash Point 127: Bejeweled Booties

What other podcast covers topics as broad as Minidisc Walkmans and customising your wang size as a Conan avatar? We even talk seriously about some gaming topics – what more could you want?

Talking Points
– What we’ve been playing
– GamesCon – any predictions? No?! NEXT!
– Xbox One X Scorpio Edition leak
– Crackdown 3 delayed till Spring 2018 – will this thing get cancelled?
– Shadow Of War Microtransactions
– Destiny 2 Poptarts and Rockstar Energy drinks promotion
– Next Gamer TV show.
– Agents of Mayhem – who’s buying it?
– Sea of Thieves
– Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
– PlayStation 5.0 update announced
– Farpoint and the Aim controller
– The Dark Tower: A scathing review to add to the thousands of others
– Defenders Season 1 (no spoilers)
– Game of Thrones (no spoilers)

– Gaming challenge update
– Shout outs for our Facebook page, Twitter account, Simon’s Twitter account  and Ben’s Twitter Account. And don’t forget to buy an Oceanic Gamer T-Shirt or thirty!

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Flash Point 126: Hubbalaboo Kerfuffle

We’re back and rabidly keen to talk everything from San Diego Comic Con to the new Dr Who, with a bog-load of gaming discussion in between.Simon and David also do a bang-up job of unveiling a NEW gaming podcast.

Talking Points
– What we’ve been playing
– Destiny 2 Beta
– Steam Summer Sale
– Overwatch World Cup
– Telltale Games announce three new offerings
– Gaming challenge update
– Castlevania on Netflix: a short review
– Spiderman: Homecoming (spoiler-free review)
– SDCC movie trailers
– New Dr Who
– Last Jedi behind the scenes trailer
– Ben is allocated a game in the latest gaming challenge
– Shout outs for our Facebook page, Twitter account, Simon’s Twitter account  and Ben’s Twitter Account. And don’t forget to buy an Oceanic Gamer T-Shirt or thirty!

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Flash Point 125: Foot Showers For All

Simon is back and we’re champing at the bit to talk E3 and a whole bunch more.

Talking Points
– Our on the spot E3 roundup: Anthem, Gods of War and heaps more
– Destiny 2 talk
– Sega Forever (link)
– Ben is allocated a game in the latest gaming challenge
– Shout outs for our Facebook page, Twitter account, Simon’s Twitter account  and Ben’s Twitter Account. And don’t forget to buy an Oceanic Gamer T-Shirt or thirty!

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Starcraft 2 Crashing on Mac

UPDATE: Patch 3.1.5.1 has now been released which fixes the issue.

Have you installed patch 3.1.5 and now find your Starcraft 2 install is crashing a few seconds after logging in? Well you’re not alone.

A thread on the Blizzard forums shows a long list of people experiencing the same thing. So hunker down for a further patch – hopefully it hits soon. We at least know that Blizzard have acknowledged the issue.

If you’ve found a workaround, post it in comments. Suggesting that the PC version is used is not a workaround.

Flash Point 124: Hitmen on Commode Chairs

We jump in for an episode before Simon jets off overseas for E3 (or perhaps another much less exciting journey from a gaming viewpoint).

Talking Points
– What we’ve been playing (including a mini-Prey review)
– Destiny 2 event (3am Fri 19th May AEST) – first gameplay demo
– Bioware Montreal returns to being a support studio after Mass Effect: Andromeda
– IO interactive up for sale
– Nintendo New 2DS announced
– E3 predictions
– Guardians of the Galaxy thoughts
– Donald Glover producing new Deadpool animated series (Mature rating)
– Judge Dredd Tv series in works as well
– Atari Documentary
– Shout outs for our Facebook page, Twitter account, Simon’s Twitter account  and Ben’s Twitter Account. And don’t forget to buy an Oceanic Gamer T-Shirt or thirty!

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Flash Point 123: I Love Voltron

With special guest Pete from the Ultra.Super.Mega stable of podcasts, we cover everything from Project Scorpio to Tinder scrolling – what’s not to like?

Talking Points
– Gaming chairs (Ben’s one here, Pete’s one here)
– Project Scorpio specifications discussion
– Destiny 2 discussion
– Battlefront II discussion
– Nintendo Direct live stream wrap-up
– Last Jedi trailer
– Game Challenge Update: David’s 6 hours on a new game and allocation of a game to Simon
– Assorted TV / movie recommendations
– Shout outs for our Facebook page, Twitter account, Simon’s Twitter account  and Ben’s Twitter Account. And don’t forget to buy an Oceanic Gamer T-Shirt or thirty!

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Flash Point 122: Janky Junkies

This week we’re nugget-fueled (well one of us is) and my doesn’t it show!

Talking Points
– What we’ve been playing
– Nintendo Switch and Zelda
– Xbox Game Pass (link)
– Kinda Funny/Colin M split
– Mass Effect: Andromeda – are we still looking forward to it? Gamergate assholes are back! (link)
– Game challenge thing segment
– Iron Fist review
– Riverdale review
– Shout outs for our Facebook page, Twitter account, Simon’s Twitter account  and Ben’s Twitter Account. And don’t forget to buy an Oceanic Gamer T-Shirt or thirty!

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Flash Point 121: Bad Breath of the Wild

We’re back and even on schedule. Special guest co-host is long-time listener Jay Connell and we talk the gamut of gaming and pop culture.

Talking Points
– What we’ve been playing
– Switch unboxing (stolen – Ninty grumpy)
– Breath of the Wild ‘Expansion Pass’
– New Bioware IP planned for release in 2018
– Assign a game game!
– Tim Sweeny Calling Windows 10 ransomware (reference to Windows Cloud)
– PS4 update
– Some Gamestop employees allegedly lying
– E3 Open to the public
– The Last Jedi is Star Wars Ep8 title
– TV recommendations
Jay’s Twitter of you’d like a Titanfall 2 code!

– Shout outs for our Facebook page, Twitter account, Simon’s Twitter account  and Ben’s Twitter Account. And don’t forget to buy an Oceanic Gamer T-Shirt or thirty!

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Where Is The Abomination Heist Strike in Destiny?

Good old Bungie making things more difficult than they should be.

If you’re looking for the Abomination Heist strike in Destiny, which is on the Moon, it isn’t called that when you look at the map. Instead it’s The Summoning Pits strike, but you need to ensure you set it to ‘Normal’ mode before launching it, otherwise it doesn’t count.

Hope that helps