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 Sun, 17 Nov 2019 03:31:11 +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 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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The Player 2 PixelCast 015 https://www.player2.net.au/podcast/the-player-2-pixelcast-015/ Thu, 08 Aug 2019 02:57:30 +0000 Tim Henderson https://www.player2.net.au/?post_type=podcast&p=20182 age of wonders,DS,Fire Emblem,pixelcast,player 2,switch,vita The Player 2 PixelCast 015

You can get it driving, you can it flying, you can get it catching the train. As a matter of fact, I’ve got it now. A hard-earned urge to play games needs a small portable but powerful system and that system is the Switch… or the Vita… or the DS. Gaming on the go has been around for a long time now and in this edition of the Player 2 PixelCast, the team get together to talk about the highs and lows of portable play. Join host Tim Henderson, Ken Lee and Chris Button as they dissect the joys and the frustrations of all of our favourite transportable devices in this cracking episode.

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Games: Age of Wonders: Planetfall, Fire Emblem: Three Houses

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

Break Music: Dinosaur Laser Fight by Ninja Sex Party

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Tim Henderson – Power Glove Aficionado

Chris Button – Guy from the Switch Promo

Ken Lee – Livin La Vida Vita

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The Player 2 PixelCast 014 https://www.player2.net.au/podcast/the-player-2-pixelcast-014/ Wed, 24 Jul 2019 23:46:22 +0000 Tim Henderson https://www.player2.net.au/?post_type=podcast&p=19948 attack on titan,deus ex,Fire Emblem,killsquad,P2,pixelcast,player 2,podcast,Yakuza,Yakuza 0 The Player 2 PixelCast 014

Being late to the party can sometimes suck, but sometimes it is actually a good thing. Away from the hype of launch dates and PR campaigns, true appreciation can often be found. In this episode of the Player 2 Podcast, host Matt leads Sarah and Shaun through some of the titles they have discovered well after release and how they perhaps appreciate these games even more because of that fact.

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Games: Killsquad, Attack on Titan 2

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

Break Music: The Borderline of the Adventure by The Strangerhood

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Matt Hewson – Fell in love with Kiryu

Sarah Ellen – Enticed by strategic soap operas

Shaun Nichols – Finally played with JC Denton

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It is Dry July and what better way to celebrate than with a new episode of the P2 Podcast entirely focused on booze? Tonight our brewmaster Tim leads a motley crew of red wine connoisseur Adam and alcohol-free Ken on a journey through video game-themed cocktails. Crazy concoctions are magically invented on the spot, making for an episode that Tom Cruise would be proud of (Christ that is showing my age – Editor). Is a Banana Daiquiri perfect for Donkey Kong and should all Tropico games come with Mojitos? Listen up and find out.

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Games: Yakuza Kiwami, Overwatch

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

Break Music: Beneath the Surface by Vigilante

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Tim Henderson – The Boozemaster

Ken Lee – The Sensible Adult

Adam Rorke – Loves a Good W(h)ine

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