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The computer gaming "what's hot and what's not", featuring reviews of recent releases, interviews with industry insiders, and a "retro revival" - games re-released from your youth...

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The computer gaming "what's hot and what's not", featuring reviews of recent releases, interviews with industry insiders, and a "retro revival" - games re-released from your youth...

    Loot Boxes, and Adaptive Difficulty

    Loot Boxes, and Adaptive Difficulty

    Chris Berrow and Leigh Milner talk to one of the authors of a new report that looks at "loot boxes" offered witihn some computer games. It says the link between gaming loot boxes and problem gambling is "robustly verified". Plus, EA have patented a new kind of AI that changes how difficult a game is, based on how well you are doing. Stuck at the final boss? That game will help you beat it! But does that spoil the fun? Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

    • 15 min
    Monkey Island Discs: OJ Borg

    Monkey Island Discs: OJ Borg

    This is a start of a new series called Monkey Island Discs... what a great name! We talk to someone about their gaming loves and hates, what character they would be, and if they are a console or PC player? Our first guest is Radio 2 overnight show legend OJ Borg. He's also a keen cyclist and hosts a weekly roundup of an online cycling and running scheme for Zwift called World of Zwift. Plus he's a massive fan of gaming! Chris Berrow started off asking about his earliest gaming memories... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

    • 18 min
    iHorses, PS4 Courses

    iHorses, PS4 Courses

    Leigh Milner bets on a horse at Cheltenham and wins. But is she any good at iHorse Racing? We review Mundaun, a scary hand-drawn game where you solve puzzles. Chris Berrow tells you how to learn using your Playstation and Xbox, and find out who's been nominated for the Gaming BAFTAs Awards with our reporter Alex "the big show" Rhodes. Plus a survey reveals that 7% of gamers play... without any clothes on. This truly is the Naked Gaming Podcast this month. With special guest Bailey the bunny. Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

    • 25 min
    Developer Special: Slug Disco

    Developer Special: Slug Disco

    Join Chris and Leigh for a special episode of the podcast, sponsored by Slug Disco, as they delve into Ecosystem and Empires of the Undergrowth, and Beetle Uprising. There's definitely an insect-theme! Hear from the game-makers and find out about the science that makes the games tick... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

    • 33 min
    News Update: PS5 shortage and Pokemon at 25

    News Update: PS5 shortage and Pokemon at 25

    Why are some people struggling to get a Playstation 5, even though it's been out for 6 months. Are scalpers to blame? And is it illegal to sell on a PS5 for profit? Our reporter Alex Rhodes sends us a message from the future, where he still hasn't managed to buy the latest Playstation console. Plus we celebrate 25 years of Pokemon by bringing you news of 3 games that have just been announced. And With Chris Berrow and Leigh Milner. Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

    • 22 min
    BONUS: Pigs that play video games

    BONUS: Pigs that play video games

    Chris Berrow chats to Candace Croney, Professor of Animal Behaviour and Well-being at Purdue University. How did she design a video game that pigs could play, what does it show about how intelligent they are, and should developers release a game called Porknite or Swinecraft? Plus does this change how we should treat pigs in the future? Features Hamlet, Omlette, Ebony and Ivory (the pigs) Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

    • 33 min

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