Episode 41 – Nothing Important Happened Today

As we head towards being back to our regularly scheduled programming, a sever lack of anything to talk about crept up on us this week.

With little in the way of news appearing anywhere now the bigger games for this quarter have been released, hosts John Miller and Andrew Brooker chugged along in this episode chatting about a little bit of everything and a whole lot of nothing.

A brief chat about the incoming closure of Grainger Games leads the guys into their regular What We’ve Been Playing section that includes John’s wildly differing experiences with Sea of Thieves and Brooker finally finishing up Switch re-release Bayonetta.

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The Movie Special – Ready Players One, Two, Three & Four

Our first special episode in a while, and this week we are really thinking outside of the box.

We’ve taken the day off of video games, to talk about video game movies. See how imaginative we can be?

We’ve dragged in, for the first time ever, Failed Critics head honcho and Set The Tape boss man Owen Hughes to join returning guest and all round beautiful man Matt Lambourne to chime in with hosts John Miller and Andrew Brooker in talking about the latest Tomb Raider iteraiton to hit the silver screen and then retro-nostalgiafest Ready Player One for a little while before ressurection the most sacred of Failed Critics features.

That’s right. We are doing a video game movie triple-bill. Films we love, films we hate and films we’d love to see make it to the big screen.

Join us, in a two-and-a-half hour marathon as we dissect these films far more than any sane group of people should and have a few laughs along the way.

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Episode 40 – Nintendo’s Fully Erect

Loads of peaople announcing loads of new games at the moment.

That means, as much as John and Brooker tried to not spend ages talking about the new and upcoming games we’ve been hearing about; they did.

The hosts of this shindig stretched out another bumper length episode becasue they simply couldn’t stop talking about Call of Duty: Black Ops 4; Battlefield V; The Division 2 and a whole host of other announcements.

But they weren’t finished there. Once they started talking about the games they’d been playing, the conversation continued far past what they wanted to – with an unexpected peek behind the curtain and a look at what goes on on recording night.

And how, if at all, Vagisil makes an appearance.

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