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The Player2.net.au crew get together to talk all things news, games and hot topics in the Australian gaming landscape

    The Player 2 PixelCast 127

    The Player 2 PixelCast 127

    With the current console generation finally getting its engine properly warmed up, we couldn’t help but stand back and realise that – damn, the PS5 and Xbox Series machines are over three years old already! Last generation, following the same timeframe, the PS4 Pro was out already! So, yeah… things feel like they’re moving slowly, so we decided to look back and see if a sense of technical leaps used to be more frequent or not (spoiler: they were).

    Tim’s back in charge for this one, with Ken and Rob… also playing demos on the side! Everyone was playing demos! So come one, come all, and check out our thoughts on a mix of Steam Next Fest drops, and that tiny demo of that tiny Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth thing.

    Games: Blue Sky Aces, Space Trucker, Final Fantasy 7: Rebirth
    Theme Music: Visitors from Dreams by Mathieu Stempell Dma-Sc
    Break Music: Sounds of Liberty by CarboHydroM, Scaredsim

    Cast
    Ken Lee
    Tim Henderson
    Rob Caporetto

    • 1 hr 21 min
    The Player 2 PixelCast 126

    The Player 2 PixelCast 126

    Gurgle Somehow, we're already a whole month into 2024 and, despite living in a time of timid publishers being unwilling to gamble on many new ideas, wherein both Last of Us titles have been remastered for PS5 before we've even received a whisper of any new project that Naughty Dog may be working on, there still be a bunch of old properties that a few of us are left wondering why their shambling corpses haven't been reanimated in the interest of being able to sell a thing to a pre-existing audience.
    Hewso is back on the cast and fully in charge here. He's even joined by three extra panelists by way of Ken, Rob and Tim. Of course, everyone had been playing the odd game here and there, so there's a good chunk of time up front dedicated to that. Or, specifically, how great those Like a Dragon (Yakuza) games can be.

    Games: Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth, Counter Strike 2, Project Wingman, GoW: Ragnarök
    Theme Music: Visitors from Dreams by Mathieu Stempell Dma-Sc
    Break Music: Legend in the Making by Sbeast

    Cast
    Ken Lee
    Tim Henderson
    Matthew Hewson
    Rob Caporetto

    • 1 hr 29 min
    The Player 2 PixelCast 125

    The Player 2 PixelCast 125

    A new year! A new podcast! This is a long one, too – after chewing his way through Starfield for th efinal quarter of 2023, it seems that Ken has found something that he is actually excited about in the form of a free-to-play title, of all things. Suffice to say, his enthusiasm here is actually a bit infectious!
    He’s not even the one steering the ship, here! That was Tim! Or, at least, that’s what he was supposed to be doing. They’re joined by Renee as well and together all three people recoil in horror at the realization that it’s 2024! Dude, 1994 wasn’t all that long ago! Who the hell is giving Donkey Kong Country permission to turn thirty? Being the first of the year, though, this episode isn’t about looking back – it’s about looking forward. And that’s what we do during the second half as the stuff that we’re excited to play as the year moves along becomes the focus.

    Games: House Flipper 2, The Finals, The Cub
    Theme Music: Visitors from Dreams by Mathieu Stempell Dma-Sc
    Break Music: Lunatic Moon by Juan Medrano, zircon

    Cast
    Ken Lee
    Tim Henderson
    Renee O’flynn

    • 1 hr 36 min
    The Player 2 PixelCast 124 – Sadistic Santa Will. Not. Die.

    The Player 2 PixelCast 124 – Sadistic Santa Will. Not. Die.

    The Player 2 PixelCast 124 – Sadistic Santa Will. Not. Die.
    Gather round boys and girls, let me bend your ear
    For it is time to give you a warning, a warning you must hear
    When Christmas comes to your place, forget the gifts and toys
    For an evil presence lurks about, filled with malicious ploys
    You see this devil in red takes joy in crushing all your fun
    By swapping all your lovely gifts with things worth less than dung
    Instead of shiny electronic joy unwrapped on Christmas day
    You get a pile of broken code, a game that won’t even play
    So when you hear those sleigh bells ring
    Be sure to prepare yourself for the sting
    Of a visit from that cranky bloke
    Who sees evil as a giant joke.
    Ignore my warning if you dare,
    But know Sadistic Santa just doesn’t care
    He is here to crush your soul
    With terrible games instead of lumps of coal

    What? Just because 2023 turned out to be a great year for (playing) games, did you think that Sinister Santa may have a change of heart? It doesn't matter that this was a year that saw a sequel that absolutely blew Breath of the Wild out of the water, A D&D game that took the world by storm and a quirky horror title bring an all-singing, all-dancing musical number into our hearts. There is still plenty (and we do mean plenty) of trash out there, and somebody has to spread it around so that it doesn't just grow into one insufferable pile. So, congrats to Jess, Renee, Tom and Jason for forgetting to staple their stockings shut.

    Games: ... probably best left a mystery
    Theme Music: Visitors from Dreams by Mathieu Stempell Dma-Sc

    Cast
    Matthew Hewson
    Renee O'flynn
    Jason Hawkins
    Jess Zammit
    Tom Koch

    • 49 min
    The Player 2 PixelCast 123

    The Player 2 PixelCast 123

    Another year, another white hair added to the beard. 2023 has been a peculiar ride, a unique mountain-valley-mountain-valley landscape of ups and downs within the world of games. It may well go down as simultaneously the best year to be playing them and the worst year to be making them.  This leaves us feeling a little bittersweet about celebrating what we enjoyed playing over the course of the year.

    Ultimately, though, it still seemed better than trying to find games that sucked to talk about, and so Tim, Rob and Renee all plug in their mics to share for one last time this year what they've been playing over the past week or two, as well as what they consider to be their favourite games of the year. A fun part about just keeping it personal is that these things follow less of an expected format... so, uh - sorry for anyone who might be hanging out for talk of Baldur's Gate 3?

    Games: Robocop: Rogue City, Meow Tower, The Artful Escape
    Theme Music: Visitors from Dreams by Mathieu Stempell Dma-Sc
    Break Music: Anthem of Misguided Youth by Ben Briggs

    Cast
    Rob Caporetto
    Tim Henderson
    Renee O'flynn

    • 1 hr 23 min
    The Player 2 PixelCast 122

    The Player 2 PixelCast 122

    And all at once, every news anchor and talk show host said that we're nearly at the end of 2023 and can you possibly believe it. Time is meaningless, but we're all somehow one year older and there have simply been far too many interesting games released this year for any single person to play. All of which kind of brings us nicely around to this, the one hundred and twenty-second episode of The Player 2 PixelCast.

    Ken is in charge of this one, and he uses the chance to explain a part of the problem by talking about how he's almost 100 hours into Starfield, but still only halfway through the main quests. He also asks his co-pilots, Tim and Renee, about not just what they have been playing recently, but also what they simply haven't managed to find time and/or money for over the course of this year. Did we mention that a lot of good-looking stuff has been released in 2023?

    Games: Go-Go Town, Metroid Prime: Remastered, Starfield
    Theme Music: Visitors from Dreams by Mathieu Stempell Dma-Sc
    Break Music: Camrade by Diggi Dis

    Cast
    Ken Lee
    Tim Henderson
    Renee O'flynn

    • 1 hr 15 min

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