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 Thu, 09 Jul 2020 02:51:25 +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 038 https://www.player2.net.au/podcast/the-player-2-pixelcast-038/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-player-2-pixelcast-038 Thu, 09 Jul 2020 01:34:27 +0000 Tim Henderson https://www.player2.net.au/?post_type=podcast&p=25103 Everspace 2,game length,P2,pixelcast,player 2,the last of us part 2 The Player 2 PixelCast 038

How long is too long? How short is too short? Can a game be both long and short? These are just some of the questions that the PixelCast crew tackle this week in an attempt to nut out one of the more frequently occurring hot takes in the industry. Join host Matt with Tim and Stephen as they talk about the size of games and if there is such a thing as the perfect game length.

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Games: The Last of Us: Part 2, Everspace 2, Trails of Cold Steel III

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

Break Music:The Path (Piano Arrangement) by PAldousMusic

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Matt “Yakuza games aren’t long” Hewson

Tim ” Ughh Ubi Formula” Henderson

Stephen “100 hours per game please” del Prado

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The Player 2 PixelCast 037 https://www.player2.net.au/podcast/the-player-2-pixelcast-037/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-player-2-pixelcast-037 Thu, 25 Jun 2020 02:03:48 +0000 Tim Henderson https://www.player2.net.au/?post_type=podcast&p=24818 horizon,last of us,pixelcast,Playstation,podcast,PS,PS5,ratchet The Player 2 PixelCast 037

So the PS5 has been revealed to the world and it is big, really big. Bigger than the TVs that people played PS1’s on. But with great size comes great responsibility and that responsibility is to provide the world with sweet video game adventures. With this in mind, Tim leads Ken and Shaun through the PS5 reveal, discussing the games, the hardware and the things that Sony didn’t tell us. Did the show impress the P2 crew or did it just leave them with more questions? Join us for episode 37 of the P2 PixelCast to find out.

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Games: The Last of Us: Part 2, Samurai Showdown Collection

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

Break Music: Bugsnax Cover by Nick Tsopanis

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Tim “It’s not the Dreamcast 2” Henderson

Ken “Bow and Arrows? I’m in!” Lee

Shaun “But can it do Kung Fu?” Nicholls

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The Player 2 PixelCast 036 https://www.player2.net.au/podcast/the-player-2-pixelcast-036/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-player-2-pixelcast-036 Thu, 11 Jun 2020 02:00:31 +0000 Tim Henderson https://www.player2.net.au/?post_type=podcast&p=24577 Mafia III,P2,player 2,podcast,PS5,Sony,uncharted,Valorant It is a tough time to be online right now. We are watching as a whole race rises up against the systematic oppression they have experienced for years. It is hard not to be upset and the urge to help is strong. If you are in Australia you may feel like helping is too hard, the distance too great. Player 2 would like to remind you all though that Australia is by no means innocent. Indigenous Australians have been victimised and silenced by ingrained systemic racism and police brutality for generations. We, as a nation, have treated them in such a bad way for so long their voice is no longer even acknowledged let alone heard. So helping starts at home. Write to your local state or federal MP. Donate or assist a charity that works with the Aboriginal communityEducate yourself about the traditional owners of the land you are now sitting on. These are just some of the small but important steps each and every one of us needs to take to make Australia and, by extension, the world a better place. Player 2 would also like to say it is important to recognise all marginalised voices in this country, from the LGQBT+ community to disabled Australians to other minority ethnic and refugee groups, and work together to make this a truly equal place to live.


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Look, this has got to be the worst case of timing ever and we are known for having some bad timing. At the time of organisation, this episode was going to be about the Sony PS5 reveal. However, due to world events, that reveal was delayed. So we switched gears at the last minute to record a speculation cast, which would have been fine but now Sony is revealing the PS5 tomorrow. So essentially you have less than 24 hours to listen to what Matt, Ken, Adam and Stephen think will happen. After that, this just becomes a cast where people can laugh at how wrong we all were. Sounds fun right?

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Games: Mafia III, Valorant, Uncharted 2 & 3

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

Break Music: Sarah by nckmusic

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Matt “Likes Ribs” Hewson

Ken “Likes Sub Services” Lee

Adam “Likes Old Fight Sticks” Rorke

Stephen “Likes Fan Noise” del Prado

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The Player 2 PixelCast 035 https://www.player2.net.au/podcast/the-player-2-pixelcast-035/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-player-2-pixelcast-035 Thu, 28 May 2020 03:58:07 +0000 Tim Henderson https://www.player2.net.au/?post_type=podcast&p=24366 halo 2,indivisible,master chief,P2,pixelcast,podcast The Player 2 PixelCast 035

We are told not to play favourites, but sometimes we can’t help it. No, I am not talking about our kids, I am talking about video game characters. This week’s Pixelcast is here and the team consisting of Tim, Shaun and Ken decide to hash out their favourite video game characters of all time. Is it Mario? Was the Master Chief mentioned? Did anyone give Alan Wake some love? The only way to find out is to listen and (hopefully) enjoy the team’s musings.

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Games: Halo 2: Anniversary, Indivisible, Gorn VR

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

Break Music: Metal Gear May Cry by Jared Hudson

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Tim “Master Chief Podcaster” Henderson

Ken “Link’s Voice” Lee

Shaun “Nathan Drake’s Guide” Nicholls

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Hewso’s back in charge, and as such were talking about next-gen stuff. What does that have to do with Hewso being the host for number 34? Honestly, absolutely nothing. He did recently acquire a shiny new PC, though, so at a stretch, you could suggest that he’s experiencing next-gen visuals already.

Well, next-gen so far as Microsoft’s third-party showing is concerned. That there Unreal Engine 5 demo that just dropped? Yeah, we recorded before that one…

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Games: Streets of Rage 4, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Control

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

Break Music: Tema com Guitarras by Andrew Vintagenesis

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Tim “T-Strife” Henderson

Ken “interested not interested” Lee

Matt “double-tap” Hewson

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The Player 2 PixelCast 033 https://www.player2.net.au/podcast/the-player-2-pixelcast-033/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-player-2-pixelcast-033 Thu, 30 Apr 2020 02:49:16 +0000 Tim Henderson https://www.player2.net.au/?post_type=podcast&p=23831 Chimera Squad,Gears,gears of war,Gears Tactics,hades,indie,pixelcast,podcast,The Messenger,Trials of Mana,weird worlds,xcom The Player 2 PixelCast 033

Who’s the idiot who put Tim back in charge? Heavens, didn’t we learn from letting him review stuff? The guy is clearly cracked.

Anyway, fortunately for you, he at least has a few fine gentlemen backing him up for this episode that features a disproportionate amount of talk about tactics games, and then a whole shower of indie love. Some pretty good games get brought up, actually, and we can easily recommend giving any one of them that might sound interesting a fair shake if you’ve got a few hours to spare and a pocket full of change.

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Games: XCom: Chimera Squad, Gears Tactics, Trials of Mana

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

Break Music: A ‘Kid-pella by Andrew McLauren, David Lane

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Tim “The Touch” Henderson

Paul “shower curtain diary pages” James

Matt “snakes?” Hewson

Stephen “Anime of War” del Prado

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The Player 2 PixelCast 032 https://www.player2.net.au/podcast/the-player-2-pixelcast-032/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-player-2-pixelcast-032 Thu, 16 Apr 2020 03:27:27 +0000 Tim Henderson https://www.player2.net.au/?post_type=podcast&p=23650 covid,FF7R,final fantasy 7 remake,pixelcast,podcast,runner 3,ty The Player 2 PixelCast 032

It’s time to pull up a chair, lean back and just chillax. Is chillax even a word? Who cares! Down is up and up is down these days. How are we all coping with that? Well, that’s what Ken and his expertly picked panel (aka, the people who agreed to show up) are talking about this episode. Oh, and embargo broke on that there FF7R thingie. We touch base on that, too. Apparently it’s kind of a big deal for some people.

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Games: Runner 3, Ty the Tasmanian Tiger, Final Fantasy 7 Remake

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

Break Music: Soothing Rain by Amphibious

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Tim “where’s my mail?” Henderson

“Full Boyle” Ken Lee

Matt “Welcome to my Black Parade” Hewson

Shaun “oh, it turns out I have a microphone” Nicholls

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The Player 2 PixelCast 031 https://www.player2.net.au/podcast/the-player-2-pixelcast-031/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-player-2-pixelcast-031 Thu, 02 Apr 2020 06:21:49 +0000 Tim Henderson https://www.player2.net.au/?post_type=podcast&p=23419 Animal Crossing,epic,fist of the north star,lost paradise,new horizons,P2,pixelcast,player 2,podcast,warframe The Player 2 PixelCast 031

The world inside is quite small, and we’ve been seeing a lot of that this year, so by means of not-really-good-enough-but-it’ll-have-to-do cure, Tim, Ken and James have recorded a discussion about games that take you on epic adventures for your listening pleasure. After starting on an awkwardly forced avoidance of Skyrim, the guys actual manage to turn this one into something of an actual discussion as opposed to just rattling off lists of stuff.

At least, they think they did. Some people were really tired. Blame it on cats. Actual cats, or the movie based off of the musical Cats. Your choice.

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Games: Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Warframe, Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise

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

Break Music: lunatic Moon by Juan Medrano and Zircon

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Tim “Atatatatatatatatatatataa!” Henderson

“Free is good” Ken Lee

James “zzzzzzzzz” Swinbanks

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Everything is now happening at home. When people go shopping, somebody ends up getting punched because of toilet paper. Everything has been cancelled, and this very much includes gaming events. We expect that the industry may well be affected in other ways, too.

Hewso, Ken and Tim speculate what will happen to events such as E3 in the long term as a result of Covid’s influence on the world. They also touch on how this may affect next-gen and, true to style, both Microsoft and (somehow) Sony managed to drop huge information payloads between the time this episode was recorded, and when you’re reading this now.

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Games: Persona 5, Death’s Gambit, DOOM Eternal

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

Break Music: Phendrana Drifts by Metroid Metal

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Tim “Soap Burns” Henderson

“Tim Shaw” Ken Lee

“DOOOOOOOOOM!” Matt Hewson

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Do you ever feel the need to just chill out in a videogame? Just cruise the world, see the sites, take in the atmosphere? Well, that is exactly what Tim, Ken and Stephen are trying to do in this episode of the Player 2 Pixelcast. They spend there time talking about just being in a game world, enjoying the atmosphere without the pressure of goals or vicious, teabagging teenage opposition. This episode is sure to soothe your soul, so don’t miss it.

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Games: Warriors Orochi 4 Ultimate, Void Bastards, Resident Evil 7

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

Break Music: Trick of Light by Eliot Fish

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Tim “Cruisey” Henderson

“Kicking Back” Ken Lee

“Captain Casual” Stephen del Prado

 

 

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