Player 2's Podcasts https://www.player2.net.au/ The Player2.net.au crew get together to talk all things news, games and hot topics in the Australian gaming landscape Sat, 18 Jan 2020 03:56:11 +0000 en-US © 2015 Player2.net.au A Home for all of Player 2's Podcasts Player2.net.au episodic The Player2.net.au crew get together to talk all things news, games and hot topics in the Australian gaming landscape Player2.net.au editor@player2.net.au yes https://www.player2.net.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/mp3logo.jpg Player 2's Podcasts https://www.player2.net.au/ 84100199 The Player 2 PixelCast 025 https://www.player2.net.au/podcast/the-player-2-pixelcast-025/ Thu, 09 Jan 2020 00:22:12 +0000 Tim Henderson https://www.player2.net.au/?post_type=podcast&p=22168 Game of the year,GOTY,P2,phoenix point,pixelcast,player 2,podcast,sam n max The Player 2 PixelCast 025

The first PixelCast of the year was actually recorded last year, right in the middle of holiday celebrations (which becomes more evident as the podcast goes on.) Tim hosts this slow dive into debauchery with Matt and Shaun coming along for the ride. The team talks about all their personal games of the year and a lot of garbage along the way. So join the fun and get ready for another great year of the P2 PixelCast with this great episode.

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Theme Music: The Enlightened Alaskan by Mazedude

 Break Music: Tomorrow Should Have Been Last Night by Dragon Avenger & Oceans Andrew

Games Played: Sam n Max: Hit the Road, Phoenix Point, Red Dead Redemption 2

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Tim Henderson – Strong Beers Are Us

Matt Hewson – More Rum than Jack Sparrow

Shaun Nicholls – The Pepsi Max Guy

]]> clean no 1:33:00 Tim Henderson The Player 2 PixelCast 024 – Sadistic Santa https://www.player2.net.au/podcast/the-player-2-pixelcast-024-sadistic-santa/ Wed, 11 Dec 2019 22:11:29 +0000 Tim Henderson https://www.player2.net.au/?post_type=podcast&p=21973 christmas,gaming,P2,player 2,podcast,sadistic santa,surprises of the year The Player 2 PixelCast 024 – Sadistic Santa

Ho, Ho, Ho boys and girls it is time once again to grab a glass of your favourite Christmas beverage, find a comfy chair and relax to the sounds of three esteemed games writers going insane while describing a fetid video game given to them by none other than Sadistic Santa. Yup, the cranky old bugger is back and he has brought his own brand of Christmas cheer to Jess, Paul and Ken, while Hewso takes the role of Santa’s elf and laughs at the chaos.

To make things a little less painful for the team, the crew also got around to talking about some of the games that came out of nowhere in 2019 and surprised us with how good they were. It is a fantastic episode and one that is sure to have you laughing at the crew’s collective pain.

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Theme Music: Visitors from Dreams (by Mathieu Stempell Dma-Sc)

Break Music: Tomorrow Should Have Been Last Night by Dragon Avenger & Oceans Andrew

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Matt Hewson – Santa’s Elf

Jess Zammit – A Strong Feminist Narrative

Paul James – Cheating to win is the only option

Ken Lee – MechWarrior and Robo Wars are not the same

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The Player 2 PixelCast 023 https://www.player2.net.au/podcast/the-player-2-pixelcast-23/ Thu, 28 Nov 2019 07:08:44 +0000 Tim Henderson https://www.player2.net.au/?post_type=podcast&p=21806 games,jedi knight,pixelcast,player 2,podcast,Shenmue The Player 2 PixelCast 023

Remember the days when you used to sit in front of the stereo, madly going through your music collections making mixed tapes for that special someone? You used to make sure there were songs on that tape you thought would enjoy but also represented who you were and what you were about. That special someone had to put on that tape and be entertained but also be impressed and perhaps a little attracted to you. Well, we have applied the same concept to video games, with Tim and Stephen going through a list of video games that are about them, yet aren’t so niche that they would scare off prospective suitors… I mean friends. 

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Games: Jedi Fallen Order, Shenmue 3

Theme Music: Visitors from Dreams (by Mathieu Stempell Dma-Sc)

Break Music: Some Distance by Radiowar

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Tim  “I am finally talking about Shenmue 3”  Henderson

Stephen “Fallen Order has me longing for Souls” del Prado

]]> yes no 1:14:00 Tim Henderson The Player 2 PixelCast 022 https://www.player2.net.au/podcast/the-player-2-pixelcast-022/ Thu, 14 Nov 2019 02:24:57 +0000 Tim Henderson https://www.player2.net.au/?post_type=podcast&p=21618 Luigi,need for speed,pixelcast,podcast,skyrim,the outer worlds The Player 2 PixelCast 022

The Outer Worlds has captured Player 2 in recent times and we felt like it was only fair that we spoke about that obsession in the latest Player 2 PixelCast. Join Ken as he leads Matt and Chris through all things Obsidian, their past work, the future, the Microsoft buyout and how it has all lead to a game that many of us adore. Please note there are some mild spoilers in this one folks so make sure you give this one a skip if you haven’t started the game yet.

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Games: Need for Speed: Heat, Luigi’s Mansion 3, Skyrim

Theme Music: Visitors from Dreams (by Mathieu Stempell Dma-Sc)

Break Music: Legend in the Making by Sbeast

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Captain Ken “Smooth Tounge” Lee

First Mate Chris “Bartering” Button

Private Matt “Shoot First” Hewson

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Player 2 PixelCast 021 https://www.player2.net.au/podcast/player-2-pixelcast-021/ Thu, 31 Oct 2019 04:27:18 +0000 Tim Henderson https://www.player2.net.au/?post_type=podcast&p=21382 darksiders,My Time at Portia,pixelcast,player 2,Untitled Goose Game Player 2 PixelCast 021

Life is good, right? Well sometimes it doesn’t seem that way and let’s be honest, that is usually for good reasons. But Video games should make you feel better shouldn’t they? It seems that hasn’t been the case recently so Tim joined by two PixelCast rookies, Cat Benstead and Laura Lockwood decided to change all that by talking about all the good writing in games, the words and stories that the jaded gaming public might not always remember. It is, all in all, a very heartwarming episode that will have you thinking fondly of your favourite gaming stories and characters. 

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Games: Darksiders 3, My Time in Portia, Untitled Goose Game

Theme Music: Visitors from Dreams (by Mathieu Stempell Dma-Sc)

Break Music: Some Distance by Radiowar

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Tim Henderson – Old Mr Nice Guy Hey

Cat Benstead – The Other Player 2 

Laura Lockwood – Something of a Goose

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The Player 2 PixelCast 020 https://www.player2.net.au/podcast/the-player-2-pixelcast-020/ Thu, 17 Oct 2019 02:30:06 +0000 Player2.net.au https://www.player2.net.au/?post_type=podcast&p=21197 audio technica,aus,indies,microsoft,PAX,PAX AUS,player 2,podcast,Sony,THQ Nordic,ubisoft The Player 2 PixelCast 020

PAX Aus is always a blast and 2019 was no exception. As is something of a tradition, as many Player 2 writers as we could find jammed themselves into the Audio Technica booth to record an episode of the PixelCast and talk about all the weird, wild and wonderful things on display. Hosted by Matt, this episode features 9 contributors in total straight from the show floor. It is a really poor substitute for being at PAX but it makes for a fun episode.

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Games: The Entire PAX Show Floor.

Theme Music: Visitors from Dreams (by Mathieu Stempell Dma-Sc)

Break Music: The Brood by Stemage

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Matt Hewson

Paul James

Stevie McDonald

Chris Button

Shaun Nichols

Matt Phillips

Adam Rorke

Jamie Dalzell

Stephen del Prado

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The Player 2 PixelCast 019 https://www.player2.net.au/podcast/the-player-2-pixelcast-019/ Wed, 02 Oct 2019 22:49:36 +0000 Tim Henderson https://www.player2.net.au/?post_type=podcast&p=20952 Borderlands 3,death,Ghost Recon,ken lee,paul james,pixelcast,Shenmue,The Player 2 PixelCast 019,tim henderson The Player 2 PixelCast 019

Death is such an integral part of gaming. From the infamous “You Died” screen in the Souls games to the multiple life systems of classic platformers, death has always been a key mechanic in any game experience. But what does it all mean? Why has it become the default result of player failure in games? Host Tim Henderson takes Paul James and Ken Lee through this fascinating topic to try and discern the meaning of life and death in games.

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Games: Borderlands 3, Ghost Recon Breakpoint (Beta), Shenmue 3 Backers Build

Theme Music: Visitors from Dreams (by Mathieu Stempell Dma-Sc)

Break Music: Rescue Mission by LanDC

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Tim Henderson – The Boatman

Paul James – The Reaper

Ken Lee – DEATH

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The Player 2 PixelCast 018 https://www.player2.net.au/podcast/the-player-2-pixelcast-018/ Thu, 19 Sep 2019 05:59:42 +0000 Tim Henderson https://www.player2.net.au/?post_type=podcast&p=20819 children of morta,Control,Injustice 2,pixelcast The Player 2 PixelCast 018

Being a part of the games media has its benefits for sure. There is the endless supply of both Mountain Dew and Doritos to sustain us along with the general scorn of online trolls that feeds the fire in our hearts to continue writing about the games we love. But there is one downside and that is the never-ending curse of FOMO or if you are as old as most of our writers are and can’t understand all those hip words that the younguns use these days, the fear of missing out. Join Ken, Sarah and Stephen as they take on this topic and what it means for those of us that write about games on a daily basis.

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Games: Control, Children of Morta, Injustice 2

Theme Music: Visitors from Dreams (by Mathieu Stempell Dma-Sc)

Break Music:Xenon Home World by Sidhe

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Ken Lee – Misses out on playing cool old games

Sarah Ellen – Misses out on loot in Tristrim

Stephen del Prado – Misses running into Majima 

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The Player 2 PixelCast 17 https://www.player2.net.au/podcast/the-player-2-pixelcast-17/ Thu, 05 Sep 2019 00:43:38 +0000 Tim Henderson https://www.player2.net.au/?post_type=podcast&p=20595 Control,Gears 5,jade empire,pixelcast,stunts,uniracers,unirally,Yakuza The Player 2 PixelCast 17

Wallowing in nostalgia is fun right? Remembering the days gone by is a pleasant way to wast a few hours. But sometimes it is done with a purpose and in the latest episode of the PixelCast, that purpose is to shine the light on forgotten classics. So Host Tim Henderson brought the OG crew of Ken Lee and Matt Hewson together to rave about classic games of yore that perhaps never got their due, never reached the level of fandom they deserve. Oh, and there is a lot of talk about Stunts, I mean that is never a bad thing, but you have been warned.

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Games: Control, Gears 5

Theme Music: Visitors from Dreams (by Mathieu Stempell Dma-Sc)

Break Music: HoC Intro by Don Latarski, Christopher Stevens

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Tim Henderson – Stunts Afficianado

Ken Lee – Many of Many Mechs

Matt Hewson – Head of the Unirally Appreciation Society

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The Player 2 PixelCast 16 https://www.player2.net.au/podcast/the-player-2-pixelcast-16/ Thu, 22 Aug 2019 03:19:49 +0000 Tim Henderson https://www.player2.net.au/?post_type=podcast&p=20353 gamescom,Gears,Geoff Keighley,germany,hideo kojima,pixel cast,player 2,xbox The Player 2 PixelCast 16

Don’t you just love it when a whopping big games conference comes along and saves you all the trouble of having to think of a podcast topic? I know we do. Gamescom’s opening conferences have been and gone the P2 crew have pulled them apart for your entertainment. Join Podcast host Paul James and his team of Tim Henderson, Matt Hewson and Ken Lee as they take a deep dive into hype and come out just as confused by Death Stranding as always. It’s wild, it’s wacky and it is almost as lovely as Geoff Keighly’s love for Hideo Kojima.

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Games:  No Man’s Sky, Rebel Galaxy Outlaw, The Cycle, Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Theme Music: Visitors from Dreams (by Mathieu Stempell Dma-Sc)

Break Music: Other Side of Known – Dylan Burns

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Paul James – Loves a Horde

Tim Henderson – Loves an awkward pause

Ken Lee – Loves being a Space Trucker

Matt Hewson – Loves the idea of another 400 hour 4x strategy game

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