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 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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Flash Point 113: Greedy European RNGesus

flashpoint-podcast-300x300 copyIt’s a pre-E3 speculation fest bolstered by dozens of leaks over the past weeks. We welcome back David Carr to join our hypothesising.

Talking Points
– What we’re playing
– Destiny Rise of Iron – discussion of pre-E3 stream – leaks leaks and more leaks!
– Watchdogs 2
– Injustice 2
– Dead Rising 4 Leaked?
– Skyrim remastered
– PS4 Neo/4.5 Confirmed, Wont be at E3 (Link)
– PSVR awful on PS4 (hence new consoles)
– E3 Predictions
– 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 112: This Episode Is Foran Unsafe

flashpoint-podcast-300x300 copyWe’re unsure whether the United Nations could cover areas as diverse as we do on this episode!

Talking Points
– What we’re playing
– Doom mini-review (PS4)
– Overwatch Beta had 9.7 million players. New world record?
– Nintendo NX and Zelda pushed to 2017
– Simon buys Star Wars Battlefront
– Star Wars Battlefront Sequel confirmed for 2017
– WoW: Legion launch at end of August
– Disney shuts down publishing division. Avalanche closes its doors Disney Infinity effectively canceled
– Microsoft Closes Lionhead studios. Fable Legends canceled but Fable IP will live on somewhere
– Troubled MOBA Gigantic gets saved by partnership with Perfect World
– Perfect World bringing STO to XB and PS4 this spring
– Captain America Civil War: 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 111: I Palindrome I

flashpoint-podcast-300x300 copyWe’re back right on schedule for a change and we cover the gamut of gaming and pop culture topics.

Talking Points
– What we’re playing
– Overwatch stress test
– 2016 Video Game Hall of Fame Finalists (link)
– Next-gen console rumours
– Tay the Microsoft AI bot gets a hard time on Twitter (link)
– Kogan offering pre-orders for Doom for $69
– Ben’s thoughts on The Division and Destiny content updates
– Star Wars: The Force Awakens is $23 for the Blu-Ray at Big W
– Rogue One trailer
– TV recommendations (you HAVE to check out The Katering Show)
– And for the hell of it – here’s the inspiration for this episode’s title

– 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 110: Machine Gun The Misdemeanours

flashpoint-podcast-300x300 copyBen is bake from overseas and there’s been some big game releases so there’s no shortage of talking points tonight.

Talking Points
– What we’ve been playing
– Tom Clancy’s The Division – our thoughts and assorted news
– PS4 VR
– Xbox wants to support cross-platform multi-player (link)
– Sony working on a Playstation 4.5? (link)
– Destiny update on the way in April
– Daredevil Season 2 thoughts
– Shout out for EXP! Bar (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 109: Fire Up The Moto-Catheter

flashpoint-podcast-300x300 copyOne of our crew is flouncing around North America so we have the brilliant Casmas join Simon and David this episode. Apologies for a couple of drop outs!

Talking Points
– What we’ve been playing
– Game of the year discussion: we have a winner!
– The Division beta
– Plumbing The Death Star podcast (link)
– Old games: emulation, online or console?
– Finding BoShek (link)
– Kotor being remade by fans (link)
– SWTOR Chapter 11 coming March 10th!
– 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 108: Konami Fan Boys

flashpoint-podcast-300x300 copyWe’re back for 2016 pumped and ready to talk everything gaming.

Talking Points
– What we’ve been playing
– Fallout 4
– Game of the year discussion (post a comment here to go into the running to win Sunset Overdrive!)
– Konami and VGA’s
– New SWTOR Chapter – Chapter X Anarchy in Paradise
– Star Wars: Battlefront now the dust has settled
– Activison acquires MLG
– Oculus Rift Priced at $599 US
Oceanic Gamer forums
– The Force Awakens thoughts
– Star Wars Rebels Mid-Season 2 trailer

– 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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What Was Your Favourite Game of 2015?

imageIt’s that retrospective time of year and i thought I’d throw out a question to our dedicated readership on what your favourite game was this year. It’s not about sales, it’s purely about the game you enjoyed the most during 2015.

For me it’s an easy pick: I enjoyed Destiny: The Taken King the most this year. Fallout 4 is a very close second but I have to give the guernsey to Destiny for chewing up the biggest chunk of my gaming time this year. It’s battle style and graphics totally sucked me in.

What about you – we’d really love to get your pick of the game of the year (and why you chose it) for 2015 and we’ll be discussing your choices in-depth on the next podcast. Fire away!

Flash Point 107: Crackout Four!

flashpoint-podcast-300x300 copyIt’s our last episode for the year so we spend some time covering a lot of different games, with a focus first up on Fallout 4 and Star Wars: Battlefront.

Talking Points
– What we’ve been playing
– Fallout 4 roundtable (link to Fall Out 4 mod of the week on IGN)
– Star Wars: Battlefront impressions
– Blizzcon 2015
– PS4 backward compatability
– Xbox 360 turns 10
– The game sales are on!
– Games we want for Christmas
– Jessica Jones – we love it

– 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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