42 episodes

Welcome to the Grapplehook podcast, a weekly podcast all about the latest gaming news!

Co-hosts Matt and Dan aim to entertain you by commenting on the recent news and answering your questions and comments.

New episodes are recorded every Wednesday and release every Friday at 8:00 GMT.

Want to be part of the show? Send your comments and thoughts to @Matroidvania & @tatchND on Twitter.

Grapplehook - A Gaming Podcast Matroidvania

    • Leisure

Welcome to the Grapplehook podcast, a weekly podcast all about the latest gaming news!

Co-hosts Matt and Dan aim to entertain you by commenting on the recent news and answering your questions and comments.

New episodes are recorded every Wednesday and release every Friday at 8:00 GMT.

Want to be part of the show? Send your comments and thoughts to @Matroidvania & @tatchND on Twitter.

    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
    Episode 37 - When The Big Lady Sings

    Episode 37 - When The Big Lady Sings

    Welcome to episode 37 of the GrappleHook podcast!

    Are you one of the many out there struggling to get a PS5 or Xbox Series X? Well, it seems you may be struggling for quite a bit longer. Sony & Microsoft have both out, saying they cannot meet demand and the situation is likely to remain until 2022! How does this effect Sony & Microsoft and will Matt ever get to play Returnal?

    A few years back, Capcom was in dire straights but their fortunes have turned around. Games are doing well and the recent Resident Evil 8 is making the big bucks for them - How did they turn it around and what happened to the Resident Evil Franchise to get to where it is now?


    The Official Playstation Magazine has now changed it's name to Play! What's the crack and is the content any different from usual?

    Matt shares his next game for the Grapplehook Spotlight and it's a small experience you can finish in a couple of hours.. Intrigued?

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


    Grapplehook is hosted by Matt & Dan.

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

    • 1 hr 48 min
    Episode 36 - Clash of the titans

    Episode 36 - Clash of the titans

    Welcome to episode 36 of the Grapplehook podcast.

    The Epic and Apple lawsuit has begun and we're getting a peek behind the inner dealings of Epic Games.
    We know how much Epic paid for each one of their "free games" on the Epic store, how much they paid for Borderlands 3 exclusivity and it's not small change!

    We know that Sony didn't want crossplay to be a thing and had assumed that their palms had been greased.. Well, as a result of this case, we know this is now true but how much does it cost each developer and does there seem to be ways around it?

    The Last of Us Part 2 is an incredible game, and now we know how Microsoft feel about it - Is it all singing and praising or are Microsoft critical?

    Sony & Discord have announced a partnership as Sony becomes a minority shareholder. What does this mean for Discord and could we finally see a fully functional Discord app on consoles?

    Microsoft have announced they are cutting the share they take from sales through their store down to 12% in line with Epic. Seeing as Steam is now left at charging 30% cuts, does this pressure mean they will waiver? Will Dan use the Microsoft store as a result of this change? (Probably not!)

    Finally, Dan has a recommendation for the Grapplehook Spotlight - Have you played this game before?

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

    Grapplehook is hosted by Matt & Dan.

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

    • 2 hr 20 min

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