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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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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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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Flash Point 106: The Spector Keynote Special

flashpoint-podcast-300x300 copyThis episode is a special – thanks to Simon’s great work at Pax Oz we have a one hour keynote from Warren Spector titled ‘Storytime with Warren Spector’.

It’s a fascinating keynote so jump in and immerse yourself in much more substance than you usually get here!

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Flash Point 105: Pre-Chewed Light and Sound

flashpoint-podcast-300x300 copyThis episode we welcome a new regular co-host, Ben McJannett and we jump into some good gaming discussion and a little bit of other stuff to boot. A big thanks to David Carr for joining us again this episode.

Talking Points
– What we’ve been playing
– SWTOR: The Fallen Empire
– Destiny: Taken King – impressions a month in
– PAX Australia round up (link to Gaemz case; link to simulation using Valve HTC Vive; link to the Cuphead game)
– Sunset Overdrive competition announcement
– Xbox One new UI
– Kung Fury: WATCH IT! (link)
– No Man’s Sky release date announced (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 104: A Roundtable of Greatness

flashpoint-podcast-300x300 copyWho needs the United Nations when you have the Flash Point Podcast? We convene a roundtable on Destiny with David Carr and Ben McJannett, plus talk a bit about a few other things as well. Then we secure world peace.

Talking Points
– What we’ve been playing
– Destiny: The Taken King roundtable
– Star Wars: Battlefront beta impressions
– Star Citizen, The Escapist and WTF
– PS4 gets a price drop in the US 
Destiny dancers do Backstreet Boys link

– Shout outs for our Facebook page, Twitter account, Simon’s Twitter account  and ODS-1’s Twitter Account. – And don’t forget to buy an Oceanic Gamer T-Shirt or thirty!

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Flash Point 103: The Cromulent Kay Cottee

newpodcastlogo300x300After the turbulence of Australian politics over the past couple of days we provide some much needed stability and security. Or something.

Talking Points
– What we’ve been playing
– Destiny: The Taken King
– Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture (link and here’s who Kay Cottee is)
– Pokemon Go (link)
– Funcom announces The Park (link)
– Star Wars: Battlefront beta
– Apple enters the gaming arena (link)
– PS 2 games hitting the PS4 (link)

– Shout outs for our Facebook page, Twitter account, Simon’s Twitter account  and ODS-1’s Twitter Account. – And don’t forget to buy an Oceanic Gamer T-Shirt or thirty!

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