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This and That Gaming Podcast Mark Cassar, David Muscat & Darren Borg

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Join Mark, Dave and Darren as they talk about everything gaming. From the Ps4 to Atari 2600.

    This & That Gaming Podcast Ep 39 - The Social Network

    This & That Gaming Podcast Ep 39 - The Social Network

    It is time for episode 39 of the This & That Gaming Podcast and this one is a bumper episode! We have a ton of Nintendo news this time around including the recent Nintendo Direct, new Pokemon game announcements, more Switch upgrade rumours and a firmware update for the….Wii U?? Wait, what? We also have a round up from Sony’s recent ‘State of Play’, more PlayStation games coming to PC, Microsoft rolling out FPS boosts to older backwards compatible games and a ton more.


    We are joined in the second half of the show by special guest Tim Gadler, aka ‘SegaMasterTim’, who fills us in about his time working as one of Sega’s ‘Game Counsellors’ here in Australia, his recent unfortunate suspension from Twitter and what his plans are going forward. We also take a look back at the absolutely amazing year that 1998 was for video games.


    Thank you for tuning in and we hope you enjoy the show!


     


    Show Notes:


    Backward compatible titles receiving an ‘FPS Boost’ on Xbox Series X/S: https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2021/02/17/making-backward-compatible-games-even-better-with-fps-boost/


    Everything announced in the recent Nintendo Direct: https://www.ign.com/articles/nintendo-direct-february-2021-live-updates-everything-announced-news


    Pokemon Diamond & Pearl remakes coming to Switch this year: https://www.gameinformer.com/pokemon-presents/2021/02/26/pokemon-diamond-and-pearl-remakes-coming-to-switch-this-year


    New game ‘Pokemon Legends Arceus’ coming to Switch in early 2022: https://www.gameinformer.com/pokemon-presents/2021/02/26/new-pokemon-game-is-an-open-world-story-set-in-feudal-style-sinnoh


    Nintendo just released the first Wii U update since 2018: https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/2/22309312/nintendo-wii-u-console-software-update


    New switch with OLED screen and 4K output will arrive this year! https://www.kotaku.com.au/2021/03/report-new-nintendo-switch-with-4k-output-oled-screen-will-release-before-christmas/


    Sony announces new PSVR helmet in development for PS5: https://www.gameinformer.com/2021/02/23/sony-announces-new-playstation-vr-headset-in-development-for-playstation-5


    More PlayStation Games Are Coming To PC, Starting With Days Gone: https://www.gameinformer.com/2021/02/23/more-playstation-games-are-coming-to-pc-starting-with-days-gone


    Sony to start supporting that external SSD slot this winter: https://www.kotaku.com.au/2021/03/sony-will-reportedly-start-supporting-ssd-upgrades-for-the-ps5-later-this-summer/


    Everything announced at Sony’s ‘State of Play’: https://www.gamesradar.com/au/playstation-state-of-play-february-2021/


    Anthem 2.0 Canceled by BioWare: https://www.polygon.com/2021/2/24/22276485/anthem-next-redesign-bioware-ea-canceled


    Monster Hunter Rise port confirmed for 2022: https://www.gameinformer.com/2021/02/26/monster-hunter-rise-pc-port-is-planned-for-2022


    Fall Guys Studio 'Mediatonic' Acquired By Epic Games: https://www.gameinformer.com/2021/03/02/fall-guys-studio-acquired-by-epic-games-as-mediatonic-shares-whats-next


    Metallica's BlizzCon performance gets the DMCA treatment on Twitch and it's ridiculous: https://twitter.com/i/events/1363128457517961216?s=20 


    Diablo 2: Resurrected announced at BlizzCon. Coming to PC and all current consoles: https://www.pcgamer.com/au/diablo-2-resurrected-release-date-alpha-changes/


    Rogue class unveiled for Diablo 4: https://www.gameinformer.com/blizzcon/2021/02/19/diablo-iv-rogue-revealed-at-blizzcon


    Blizzard Arcade Collection released today: https://news.blizzard.com/en-us/blizzard/23617535/relive-the-legacy-announcing-the-blizzard-arcade-collection


    Puzzle Bubble on the C64 nearly complete. This is Madness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pa1Xf5hjPcM&feature=youtu.be 


    New Mortal Kombat film gets official trailer!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJHY4ggYCk4


    PS3 Emulation: https://www.notebookcheck.net/When-did-that-happen-The-RPCS3-emulator-now-runs-Uncharted-Drake-s-Fortune-better-than-the-PlayStation-3-on-a-C

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    This and That Gaming Ep 38 - Better Late Than Never!

    This and That Gaming Ep 38 - Better Late Than Never!

    Yes, we are finally back and raring to go with episode 38 of the This & That Gaming Podcast! On our first episode for 2021, we’ve got everything from Axiom Verge 2 coming the Epic Games Store, CD Projekt Red being hit with ransomware, Stadia shutting down their internal development studios, a plethora of retro news and…pigs playing video games with their snouts. Wait…what??


    Tune in and join us for what will undoubtedly be an interesting year for video games!


     


    Show Notes:


    Axiom Verge coming to PC on Epic Games Store: https://www.gamespot.com/articles/axiom-verge-2-coming-to-pc-on-epic-games-store/1100-6487445/


    Mass Effect Legendary Edition coming this May: https://www.gameinformer.com/2021/02/05/what-to-expect-with-mass-effect-legendary-edition


    Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart will launch this June: https://www.gameinformer.com/2021/02/11/ratchet-clank-rift-apart-launches-this-june


    Black Myth: Wukong, new trailer drops for Lunar New Year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uT6RZBz9ueM


    Reports of PS5 Controllers drifting: https://www.kotaku.com.au/2021/02/ps5-controllers-are-drifting-and-the-repairs-are-a-hassle/


    CD Projekt Red get hacked: https://twitter.com/CDPROJEKTRED/status/1359048125403590660


    Google Stadia shuts down internal studios, changing focus: https://kotaku.com/google-stadia-shuts-down-internal-studios-changing-bus-1846146761


    Terraria creator cancels Stadia port: https://www.pcgamer.com/uk/terraria-creator-cancels-stadia-port-after-being-locked-out-of-google-account/


    E3 will be officially online for 2021: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/e3-digital-online-event-coming-2021


    Could this be a sign of a Xbox mini?: https://www.purexbox.com/news/2021/02/og_xbox_creator_wants_to_know_if_youd_buy_a_new_classic_console


    Gearbox acquired by Embracer for 1.3 billion: https://www.gameinformer.com/2021/02/03/borderlands-studio-gearbox-acquired-by-embracer-for-13-billion


    New Indiana Jones game in development by Bethesda!: https://www.gameinformer.com/2021/01/12/bethesda-reveals-new-indiana-jones-game


     


    Retro News


    Amazing looking Star Wars game in development for C64: https://twitter.com/ScubaChris72/status/1359558768212738050?s=19


    Modder discovers playable Shin Akuma in SNES Street Fighter Alpha 2: https://www.eventhubs.com/news/2020/dec/30/shin-akuma-unlock-discovery/


    Physical release game "Deadeus" coming for GameBoy!: https://www.spacebot-interactive.com/


    AnberPorts for the RG351P Device. What are they?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnQ_80JYgms


    Cancelled Xbox 360 Goldeneye remake has been leaked!: https://www.kotaku.com.au/2021/02/cancelled-xbox-360-goldeneye-remake-is-in-the-wild/


    PlayStation emulator Bleem will be selling retro games: https://www.pcgamesn.com/bleem-emulator-store


     


    Funny


    Pigs can't fly, but they can play video games!: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-56023720


     


    The outro for this episode is 'Kyzil Plateau' from the Ratchet & Clank (Up Your Arsenal) OST: hhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNFDql4lCc8


     


    Shameless Plugs:


    You can find us on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/thisandthatgaming/


    Check out our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1M4JGF3Yx_GXgDcIdlD64A


    Tune in to Daz & Taggsta on the Arcade Perfect podcast here: https://arcadeperfectau.podbean.com/


    You can find Mark on Twitch here: https://www.twitch.tv/rylosgaming


    Check out Daz on Twitch here: https://www.twitch.tv/dazvintagegaming


    A big thank you to Erek from Retro Game Remix for our intro song: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfJaUtGYLqRuTOeetURoCrA/featured

    • 1 hr 7 min
    This and That Gaming Ep 37 - 'Tis The Season

    This and That Gaming Ep 37 - 'Tis The Season

    We are back for episode 37 and our final episode of 2020! As we get ready to see off this horrible year, we take a few minutes to discuss the disaster that has been the launch of one of the most anticipated games of all time: Cyberpunk 2077. Following on from that, we have our usual news round-up and as is the norm for this time of year, we discuss some of the games that let us down this year, but more importantly our most favourite games of 2020! Which game has Daz absolutely gushing at the moment? You will have to tune in and find out!


    Thank you again for all your support this year and we’ll see you in early 2021!


     


    Show Notes:


    Sony pulls Cyberpunk 2077 from the PSN store indefinitely: https://www.playstation.com/en-au/cyberpunk-2077-refunds/


    First Atari VCS review is in and well, its not looking good: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFh1s90OSOM


    Nintendo Indie World Showcase: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzXyEEQ6L2I


    2020 Game Awards: https://www.kotaku.com.au/2020/12/the-game-awards-2020-everything-announced/


    Halo Infinite now coming fall 2021: https://www.gameinformer.com/2020/12/08/halo-infinite-to-release-fall-2021


    SNK making a new console, out next year: https://www.gamespot.com/articles/snk-is-making-a-brand-new-console-for-2021/1100-6485560/


    UK Politicians call to ban console scalping: https://www.ign.com/articles/uk-politicians-call-to-ban-console-scalping-and-use-of-bots


    EA crashes the party and buys Codemasters: https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-12-14-ea-agrees-USD1-2-billion-acquisition-of-codemasters


    Lemon 64 and amiga hacked: http://www.lemonamiga.com/server_breach.php


    New PS1 Emulator is boss: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdrKCfVohk4


    Hackboard - A new single board computer is coming soon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9SLdJx108U


    Xbox Series S/X can run retro arch, madness!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psTunlgKOMM


    Pineapple is not OK on Pizza, according to Cyberpunk 2077: https://www.kotaku.com.au/2020/12/pineapple-pizza-is-illegal-in-cyberpunk-2077/


     


    This episodes out track is the Stage 1 theme from Daze Before Christmas (Mega Drive/Genesis): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jy9P4nqkD7Y


     


    Shameless Plugs:


    You can find us on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/thisandthatgaming/


    Check out our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1M4JGF3Yx_GXgDcIdlD64A


    Tune in to Daz & Taggsta on the Arcade Perfect podcast here: https://arcadeperfectau.podbean.com/


    You can find Mark on Twitch here: https://www.twitch.tv/rylosgaming


    Check out Daz on Twitch here: https://www.twitch.tv/dazvintagegaming


    A big thank you to Erek from Retro Game Remix for our intro song: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfJaUtGYLqRuTOeetURoCrA/featured

    • 1 hr 30 min
    This and That Gaming Ep 36 - A Fresh Start

    This and That Gaming Ep 36 - A Fresh Start

    Welcome to episode 36 of the This & That Gaming Podcast! With the new generation of consoles well and truly upon us, we share our early thoughts and experiences so far with both the Xbox Series & the PlayStation 5 and what we hope to see from both systems going forward. We also have our usual news round up and one topic in particular, Apple’s new M1 chip and it potential ramifications, has us all really excited!


    Thank you for tuning in and we hope you enjoy the episode!


     


    Show Notes:


    Massive Capcom leak reveals a bunch of new titles: https://www.ign.com/articles/capcom-leak-dragons-dogma-2-street-fighter-6


    Phil Spencer talks about how developers earn money through Game Pass: https://www.pcgamer.com/xbox-chief-reveals-more-about-how-developers-earn-money-through-game-pass/


    Some last-gen games are getting 120FPS patches, but on Xbox only: https://www.kotaku.com.au/2020/11/some-current-gen-games-are-getting-120-fps-support-on-xbox-series-x-but-not-ps5/


    Apples new M1 chip is bonkers!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuF9weSkS68


    Apple will reduce its app store cut for some developers: https://www.kotaku.com.au/2020/11/apple-will-reduce-its-app-store-cut-for-smaller-developers/


    Take-Two to buy Codemasters: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-54840773


    Doom is running on the Super Mario Bros Game & Watch: https://hackaday.com/2020/11/22/doom-running-on-the-nintendo-game-watch/


    Beckham to make 40 million pounds from Fifa 21: https://www.pcgamer.com/david-beckhams-reportedly-making-pound40-million-from-fifa-21-while-zlatan-ibrahimovic-is-livid-about-being-in-it/


    Pitfall in Call of Duty: Cold War?: https://www.pcgamer.com/i-cant-stop-playing-pitfall-in-call-of-duty-black-ops-cold-war/


    Pocket Go SN30 handheld: https://retrododo.com/pocket-go-sn30/


    CPC Retrodev 2020 winners announced!: http://cpcretrodev.byterealms.com/cpcretrodev-2020-2/


    Atomiswave games running on the Dreamcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yongHJjmtSs


    Sealed Super Mario Bros 3 goes for record price: https://www.gameinformer.com/gamer-culture/2020/11/20/sealed-super-mario-bros-3-variant-breaks-world-record-for-most-expensive


     


    This episodes outro track is 'Blue Sky Area' from the Power Stone 2 OST: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5kWzfZ2SVw


     


    Shameless Plugs:


    You can find us on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/thisandthatgaming/


    Check out our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1M4JGF3Yx_GXgDcIdlD64A


    Tune in to Daz & Taggsta on the Arcade Perfect podcast here: https://arcadeperfectau.podbean.com/


    You can find Mark on Twitch here: https://www.twitch.tv/rylosgaming


    Check out Daz on Twitch here: https://www.twitch.tv/dazvintagegaming


    A big thank you to Erek from Retro Game Remix for our intro song: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfJaUtGYLqRuTOeetURoCrA/featured

    • 1 hr 44 min
    This and That Gaming Ep 35 - End Game!

    This and That Gaming Ep 35 - End Game!

    We are back for episode 35 of the This & That Gaming Podcast and this is a bit of a bumper episode! For this week’s show, we are joined by Paul ‘Boost King’ Barbara from the Pixel Bros Podcast and BoostKingTV on Twitch! Apart from our usual news round up and with only a few short days before the next generation of consoles is upon us, we took the opportunity to have a virtual round-table discussion to list our top five exclusive or non-exclusive Xbox & PlayStation games from the current generation!


    Thank you for tuning in and we hope you enjoy the episode!


     


    Show Notes:


    Xbox Series S has only 364GB of usable storage: https://twitter.com/GameLeaksRumors/status/1323689377898369026


    Master Chief collection will run at 120FPS on both Series X and Series S: https://www.vg247.com/2020/10/21/halo-the-master-chief-collection-120fps-xbox-series-x-s/


    "The Medium" gets refused classification in Australia: https://www.kotaku.com.au/2020/11/xbox-series-x-the-medium-refused-classification/


    Not all Assassin's Creed games will be backward compatible on PS5: https://www.kotaku.com.au/2020/11/not-all-assassins-creed-games-will-be-backwards-compatible-on-ps5/


    PS5 SSD storage expansion wont be enabled at launch, nifty Game Preset feature discovered: https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2020-11-05-sony-re-confirms-ps5-wont-support-ssd-storage-expansion-at-launch


    Sega has sold off its arcade business!: https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2020-11-05-sega-sells-off-its-arcade-business-due-to-coronavirus


    BlizzCon will be free for everyone in February: https://www.pcgamer.com/au/blizzconline-will-be-free-for-everyone/


    Activision Blizzard rakes in over $1.2 billion in micro transactions in one quarter!: https://www.gameinformer.com/2020/11/03/activision-blizzard-microtransactions-netted-over-12-billion-last-quarter


    New info revealed on Starfield, Elder Scrolls 6 confirmed day one on Game Pass: https://www.gameinformer.com/2020/11/03/todd-howard-reveals-new-starfield-details-elder-scrolls-6-day-one-game-pass-addition


    Cyberpunk 2077 gets delayed, devs receive death threats: https://twitter.com/ZawAndy/status/1321201463545204737


    NBA 2K21 adds unskippable in-game ads: https://www.vg247.com/2020/10/21/nba-2k21-unskippable-in-game-ads/


    Atari is going to crash the next gen party: https://www.t3.com/news/atari-vcs-console-and-pc-2020


     


    Please check out Paul & Larry on the Pixel Bros podcast: https://pixelbrospodcast.podbean.com/


    You can also tune into Paul on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/boostkingtv


    Outro track is 'Primordial Shores' by Thomas Happ, for the Axiom Verge OST: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ry3Ufpz2HLg


     


    Shameless Plugs:


    You can find us on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/thisandthatgaming/


    Check out our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1M4JGF3Yx_GXgDcIdlD64A


    Tune in to Daz & Taggsta on the Arcade Perfect podcast here: https://arcadeperfectau.podbean.com/


    You can find Mark on Twitch here: https://www.twitch.tv/rylosgaming


    Check out Daz on Twitch here: https://www.twitch.tv/dazvintagegaming


    A big thank you to Erek from Retro Game Remix for our intro song: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfJaUtGYLqRuTOeetURoCrA/featured

    • 2 hrs 27 min
    This and That Gaming Ep 34 - The User Experience

    This and That Gaming Ep 34 - The User Experience

    Welcome to episode 34 of the This & That Gaming Podcast! This week it is all about the user experience, as we get first glimpses of the user interfaces and features for both Sony and Microsoft’s upcoming consoles. We also have news about an upcoming retro system from Analogue, arcade1up cabinets coming to Australia, a further look at some of the games for the Intellivsion Amico, new character reveals for Guilty Gear Strive & Mortal Kombat 11 plus a ton more!


    Thank you for tuning in and we hope you enjoy the episode!


     


    Show Notes:


    Sony present a teardown of the PS5: https://www.tomshardware.com/news/sonys-juicy-7-minute-long-ps5-teardown-video-reveals-liquid-metal-for-cooling


    First look at the PS5 UI: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TBPrYJDoDE


    Almost every PS4 game backward compatible on the PS5: https://blog.playstation.com/2020/10/09/ps4-games-on-ps5-your-top-questions-answered/


    PlayStation trophies are getting a refresh: https://www.kotaku.com.au/2020/10/playstation-trophies-are-getting-a-refresh-before-they-move-over-to-ps5/


    Sony ‘party chat’ controversy: https://screenrant.com/playstation-ps4-voice-chat-recording-party-update-warning/


    Xbox UI update is now live: https://www.gameinformer.com/2020/10/14/new-xbox-ui-update-is-now-live-ahead-of-xbox-series-xs-launch


    GamePass "absolutely" coming to iOS in 2021: https://www.businessinsider.com.au/microsoft-xbox-game-pass-apple-iphone-ipad-2020-10


    Analogue to release a Turbografx console: https://techcrunch.com/2020/10/16/analogue-takes-on-the-turbografx-16-with-its-duo-retro-console/


    Potential Amiga remake in the works from Retro Games LTD: https://www.facebook.com/THEC64andMoreByRetroGamesLtd/


    Intellivision Amico gameplay update: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=MXVR5eV0eoY


    More Arcade 1up cabinets are coming to Australia: https://www.kotaku.com.au/2020/10/arcade1up-arcade-cabinet-australia-tmnt-pacman-marvel/


    JB HiFi do a backflip on not accepting gift cards for PS5/Xbox Pre-Orders: https://www.kotaku.com.au/2020/10/jb-hifi-ps5-xbox-series-x-gift-cards/


    Bloodborne at 60 FPS, madness!: https://www.kotaku.com.au/2020/10/bloodborne-60-fps-patch-ps4-pro/


    Ghost of Tsushima will achieve 60FPS with Game Boost: https://www.gameinformer.com/2020/10/09/ghost-of-tsushima-on-ps5-will-achieve-60-fps-with-game-boost


    What’s up at Thalamus Digital?: https://www.facebook.com/thalamusdigital


    Amazon pulls the plug on Crucible: https://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2020/10/11/amazons-crucible-is-officially-dead/


    Giovanna revealed for Guilty Gear: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDIV-1WbI8c


    Rain, Mileena & Rambo revealed for Mortal Kombat 11: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WveIrH4efjg


    Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remaster revealed: https://www.gameinformer.com/2020/10/05/need-for-speed-hot-pursuit-remaster-is-coming-to-ps4-xbox-one-pc-and-nintendo-switch


     Outro Music: SID music: Armalyte https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enTaVkdnxsA 


    Shameless Plugs:


    You can find us on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/thisandthatgaming/


    Check out our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1M4JGF3Yx_GXgDcIdlD64A


    Tune in to Daz & Taggsta on the Arcade Perfect podcast here: https://arcadeperfectau.podbean.com/


    You can find Mark on Twitch here: https://www.twitch.tv/rylosgaming


    A big thank you to Erek from Retro Game Remix for our intro song: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfJaUtGYLqRuTOeetURoCrA/featured

    • 1 hr 45 min

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