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Welcome to the Grapplehook podcast, a podcast dedicated to gaming news, culture and more.

Hosts Matt and Dan get together weekly to catch up on what's been going on in the gaming world and give their takes.

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Welcome to the Grapplehook podcast, a podcast dedicated to gaming news, culture and more.

Hosts Matt and Dan get together weekly to catch up on what's been going on in the gaming world and give their takes.

    Episode 43 - The Tencent Takeover

    Episode 43 - The Tencent Takeover

    Welcome to episode 43 of the Grapplehook podcast.

    We got a lucky break. We haven't spoken about Cyberpunk 2077 for months but it is now making a return to the PS Store. Is the game now fixed? And what's with the warning when you attempt to buy the game?

    E3's been and gone but that hasn't stopped EA from planning their next event. The Play Live event is on 22nd July and rumours are flying that a remaster/ remake of Dead Space is due to be announced. Matt's a huge fan of the Dead Space series so this should be good news, right?

    Battlefield 4 has seen a huge bump in player count since the reveal of Battlefield 2042. Have Matt & Dan given it another go and what are our impressions of the Battlefield series?

    Chinese conglomerate Tencent has made another purchase in the Western gaming sphere and now holds a majority stake in Yager, the team behind the excellent Spec Ops: The Line. With more Chinese money making it's way into Western markets and the ever growing influence this holds on voices speaking out against injustices, are we ok with selling our values to the highest bidder? Matt & Dan tackle this inevitably political topic on the show.

    Matt shares his next consideration for the Grapplehook Spotlight (spoiler, it's on GamePass right now!) and Dan shares the games coming out next week.

    Want to be part of the show?
    Reach out on email: grapplehookpodcast@gmail.com
    Twitter: @GrappleHookPod

    Matt can be found on Twitter @Matroidvania
    Dan can be found on Twitter @Senotter

    • 1 hr 57 min
    Episode 42 - E3 is back!

    Episode 42 - E3 is back!

    Welcome to episode 42 of the Grapplehook podcast!

    E3 is back and it's with a bang. We finally have details of Starfield, a new Zelda trailer, Diablo 2 Resurrected and more! Matt & Dan get together and discuss all the biggest announcements from the show. We go through all the good and bad and what our thoughts are for the future for Playstation , Xbox and Switch.

    Want to be part of the show? Reach out to us on Twitter @Grapplehookpod or email at grapplehookpodcast@gmail.com

    • 2 hr 14 min
    Episode 41 - Next Gen Warfare

    Episode 41 - Next Gen Warfare

    Welcome to episode 41 of the Grapplehook Podcast.

    It's E3 eve and we're seeing plenty of new games being announced!

    A new Battlefield game has been revealed and it looks as crazy as ever! A few details have surfaced though that may take the shine of the upcoming release. What do we think about the removal of a single player experience? Plus what's the deal with the £10 extra cost for a current gen version and no ability to upgrade later?

    Final Fantasy 14 is trucking along and has recorded a record number of players logging on each day. It's impressive stuff but how is it managing this in a market where game subscription services are a thing and how does it hold up against the MMO goliath WOW?

    Want to reach out to the show? email us at grapplehookpodcast@gmail.com or Twitter @GrapplehookPod

    Matt is on twitter @Matroidvania
    Dan is on Twitter @voraroux

    • 2 hr 3 min
    Episode 40 - Welcome to the family son.

    Episode 40 - Welcome to the family son.

    Welcome to episode 40 of the Grapplehook podcast.

    Matt finally has a PS5 and he gives his impressions, particularly in direct comparison to the Xbox Series X. What are his thoughts on the PS5 and does he prefer it over the Series X?

    Matt and Dan can finally have a good discussion around Spiderman Miles Morales and how it looks, plays and feels on the PS5.

    Dying Light 2 has had a tortured development to say the least but we now know more details including new gameplay footage and a release date. We discuss how the game looks and what we think of the late 2021 release date.

    Following the release of Crisis Remastered, we’ve been asking if the sequels will get the same treatment. Well, we now know that we are getting a remaster of the full trilogy in Autumn this year.

    Plus, we have the new Games with Gold and PSPlus games for June! We go through the list and point out the stronger titles.

    Want to be part of the show? Reach out with your questions at grapplehookpodcast@gmail.com or on Twitter @GrappleHookPod

    • 1 hr 42 min
    Episode 39 - It's Time to Split

    Episode 39 - It's Time to Split

    Welcome to episode 39 of the Grapplehook podcast!

    Ars Technica has released a report on a "Switch-like" device that Valve are developing . With Nintendo Switch selling gangbusters, will this be a real competitor in this space or will it be a commercial flop?

    Timesplitters has been dormant for 16 years but Deep Silver looks to change that with a new studio being created to create a new Timesplitters game. The aptly named Free Radical Design is being headed by the co creators of the original studio - What does this mean? Remakes or a new instalment?

    Nintendo has released an Amibo for it's upcoming release Zelda: Skyward Sword HD but the news hasn't gone down well due to some shady business practises. It costs £25 and lets you fast travel in game! Is this a step too far and how come Nintendo seems to get away with what EA & Activision wish they could?

    A new episode of The Grapplehook Podcast is released every Friday and is hosted by Matt & Dan.

    Reach out to the show on Twitter @GrapplehookPod or email grapplehookpodcast@gmail.com

    Matt can be found on Twitter @matroidvania
    Dan can be found on Twitter @voraroux

    • 2 hr 1 min
    Episode 38 - Welcome To The Party Pal.

    Episode 38 - Welcome To The Party Pal.

    Welcome to episode 38 of the Grapplehook podcast!

    New details have dropped for Final Fantasy's new expansion Endwalker. There's lots of detail to talk about but what about the state of the game? Do we need another DPS character?

    Warzone is getting a new update, pulling on the nostalgia of Die Hard fans. What do we think? Is Nakatomi Plaza a good addition or a half hearted way to inject new interest in the game?

    PS5 has 2 controllers on the way, red and black! Will we be picking them up or will they look out of place next to a white PS5?

    This week, Dan shares his game for Grapplehook Spotlight - Have you tried this game out and do you agree?

    Grapplehook is hosted by Matt & Dan.

    You can reach out to the show on Twitter @GrapplehookPod or email grapplehookpodcast@gmail.com

    Matt is on Twitter @Matroidvania
    Dan is on Twitter @voraroux

    • 1 hr 51 min

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