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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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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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

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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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