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 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

Flash Point 120: Beware The Purple Pokemon

Hot on the heels of this week’s Nintendo Switch announcement, we talk a bit about the year past and lots about the year ahead.

Talking Points
– What we’ve been playing
– Dissection of the Nintendo Switch live stream
– What we’re excited about for the year ahead
– Microsoft kills Scalebound, Sony kills Guerrilla Games Cambridge Studio
– TV and movie recommendations: Lemony Snickets Series of Unfortunate Events (Netflix), Voltron Season 2 (Netflix), Rogue One, Travelers
– 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 119: The Antithesis Of Compelling

It’s our non-festive filled end of year episode where we review the year that was, announce our games of the year and make some startling predictions for 2017. Or something like that.

Talking Points
– What we’ve been playing
– Reviewing the year that was – each of us pick a game of the year
– The Game Awards
– Full Throttle Remastered announced
– Mass Effect Gameplay looks Amazing (link)
– Sea Of Theives Techinical Alpha signup (link)
– Ghost Recon Wildlands Beta signup (link)
– Predictions for 2017
– Movie and TV talk
– 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 118: Flick the Switch to Andromedaville

flashpoint-podcast-300x300-copyPAX Australia only finished a handful of hours ago, so it’s perfect timing for some semi-informed gaming discussion. We welcome as a guest Brendan from the Hungry Gamers podcast

Talking Points
– What we’ve been playing
– PS VR thoughts
– Nintendo Switch
– Mass Effect Andromeda and MS2 and 3 now backwards compatible on Xbox One
– PAX Oz (non)discussion
– BlizzCon 2016
– Dr Strange movie (non)review
– TV Recommendations: The Expanse, Westworld, The Walking Dead not so much anymore
– 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 117: Phallic Fallacies and Rising Iron

flashpoint-podcast-300x300-copyThis episode is more jam-packed than a sandwich packed with jam. Or something.

Talking Points
– SWTOR Knights of the Eternal Throne Announced (link)
– Destiny: Rise of Iron thoughts
– Destiny 2 discussion
– EB Expo thoughts: Horizon Zero Dawn, Mafia 3, For Honor, Drive Club VR, Phil Spencer is a legend, Ghost Recon Wildlands
– Power Rangers trailer (link)
– Gears of War 4 Xbox One S console. The coolest console ever
– Luke Cage impressions
– Iron Fist – first trailer unveiled at NYCC (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 116: Dog Hiccups and Playstation Juice

flashpoint-podcast-300x300-copyJust a little bit has happened since last show, so we barrel through everything from WoW: Legion to new consoles and movie reviews.

Talking Points
– What we’re playing
– WoW Legion mini-review
– Sony’s Playstation ‘evolution’
– No Man Sky’s developer falls off the planet?
– Destiny Rise of Iron
– Super Mario Run for iOS announced plus random Apple slagging
– David Brent: Life on the Road (petition link here)
– 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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WoW Legion: Where is Akazamzarak?

Gotta love a new expansion with all its glitches. When you pick up the quest to bribe Akazamzarak the map shows you need to go to the Hall of Shadows in Dalaran. Trouble is, that’s the class hall for Rogues only and there’s also the issue that Akazamzarak isn’t there anyway for this quest.

He’s in fact located in the main streets of Dalaran here:

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Hope that helps!

Flash Point 115: Picking The Nosulus

flashpoint-podcast-300x300 copyThe majority of our co-host cohort are playing more games than eating meals, so again lots to talk about.

Talking Points
– No Man’s Sky launches, has some challenges (link)
– Wow pre=expansion demon invasion event
– Xbox One S impressions
– Minecraft finally hits Oculus next week (link)
– Sony to announce Neo at NY press event Sept 7? (link)
– Kenny Baker passes
– Suicide Squad movie
– Killing Joke
New Rogue One Trailer
– The Nosulus
– 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 114: Unintendo Consequences

flashpoint-podcast-300x300 copySo much gaming news, so little time! Besides some post-E3 thoughts we delve into everything from Pokemon Go through to the new-fangled MMO World of Warcraft.

Talking Points
– What we’re playing
– Warcraft movie review: sheep, scenery and (no) sex
– Overwatch Gets new hero in next big patch (Ana, Healing Sniper)
– NES Mini Version with 30 games installed
– Pokemon Go raises Nintendo Stock 20 points ($9 Billion)
– Red Dead 3 may be announced at GamesCon, RDR currently backwards compatible on Xbone
– Witcher 3 GOTY editions to be released
– Gamestop lists Rise of the Tomb Raider coming to PS4 Oct 11.
– E3 Wrap
– The Killing Joke coming to selected cinemas this weekend
– 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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