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News Game Plus Podcast #18 - Back To The Junglist Edition

September 5, 2019

Dermie is joined by Jeremy Ray - Junglist from Good Game, 5 Inch Floppy and currently managing editor of Fandom - for a special edition of News Game Plus. Jeremy shares his thoughts on:
- Gambling and lootboxes in videogames and has it gone too far?
- What is an esport? Do all competitive games qualify?
- Gambling in esports
- Drugs in esports
Also:
- Nick Kyrgios tells Trump to hold his beer and blames videogames for him losing tennis matches
- Bordomlands 3 DLC
- Ubisoft boss says Steam's business model is unrealistic and doesn't reflect the world today
- Telltale games is back (kind of) and it reminds Dermie of when Commodore went broke
- Fortress Melbourne
This is the biggest News Game Plus podcast yet. Enjoy.


September 11, 2019

Dermie is joined by Dan Chlebowczyk - from CouchWarriors and Battle Arena Melbourne, and a board member of the Esports Gaming Association of Australia - to talk about the news that kicked off September 2019: - Civilization now has a battle royale mode - Is it a cross or an x button... and do we care? - Weird new Switch peripheral brings back memories of Wii Fit - SNES games are now on Switch and the first lot are pretty damn good - Overwatch coming to Switch but is there cross save? - The NeoGeo joystick makes Dermie and Dan wish for a Sega version (with Virtua Fighter Kids) - Sony is r...

August 28, 2019

Dermie and Jason look at all the gaming news that wraps up August 2019: - 6 CS:GO esports competitors arrested for match fixing face 10 years jail - The PS5 was designed by Cylons - Nancy, Steve and the Demigorgon from Stranger things are coming to Dead By Daylight - Warner Bros opens a new studio for mobile games - Bethesday makes some completely outlandish claims - Everything is overrated

August 21, 2019

Dermie and Jason look at all the gaming news of week three of August 2019: - Old people should play videogames instead of pokies - Boredomlands 3 Denuvo DRM on Epic Store - Resetera and industry bullying - 4 player Bubble Bobble is coming to Switch - Dermie rants a lot

August 15, 2019

Dermie and Jason look at all the gaming news of week two of August 2019: - A new Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare game is coming - DayZ refused classification because of joints - Fortnight champion swatted live on Twitch - Tumblr sold to WordPress - Ninja's Twitch page shenanigans - Epic joins Nintendo, Sony and MS in disclosing loot box odds - Namco releases Tekken music on Spotify Check out this for links to the Tekken music: https://www.newgameplus.tv/blogs/latest/namco-sounds-comes-to-streaming-debuts-with-tekken

August 6, 2019

Dermie and Jason look at all the gaming news of the first week of August 2019: - cross save in games - Ninja switch to Mixer - Ghostbusters remastered - The data leak that doxxed journos who went to E3 - Ooblets, Epic Store and idiots everywhere - Videogames and violence

August 2, 2019

Dermie and Jason look at all the gaming news to kick off August 2019: - The login screen of Doom - Switch sales compared with other consoles - EVO - Smash Ultimate - Fortnite - Dermie explains why fathers should play more videogames with their sons

July 25, 2019

Dermie and Jason discuss the big gaming news of week four of July 2019: - Belle Delphine kicked off Instagram - Defiant Development closing down - Throwing cats on Twitch - Tetris Effect VR on Epic store needs Steam to run - Nintendo fixing JoyCon drift for free - GTA in-game casino and other videogame gambling related shenanigans - Tencent developing a Pokemon game - A new Xbox dashboard is coming but we just want Blade back - Kyoto Animation studio fire

July 19, 2019

Dermie and Jason discuss the big gaming news of week three of July 2019: - Another Switch plus new Joycon colours - No Man's Sky producer's comments and is the customer always right? - Apex Legends banning players who play with a cheater - The biggest entertainment franchises of all time and why a drop in Gundam sales hurts Namco Bandai on the sharemarket - Dermie likes the cartoon version of Pacific Rim Crinji's Zed Games podcast can be found here: https://www.zedgamesau.net/

July 11, 2019

Dermie and Jason discuss the big gaming news of week 2 of July 2019: - Nintendo Switch Mini impressions - Why so many stories about the NBN all of a sudden? - MrDeadMoth - The Sega Saturn was released 24 years ago this week - Dermie's wife is a bigger troll than him - Belle Delphine's bathwater - Are memes art? This video is related to our discussion about MrDeadMoth: https://www.newgameplus.tv/videos/serious_business/domestic-violence-and-online-threats-serious-business-with-homelessness-networker-andrew-edgar

July 4, 2019

Dermie and Jason discuss the big gaming news to kick off July 2019: - Google has gone mad - Nintendo will not be censoring games - Should Mordhau devs censor their players? - Who is the Donald Trump of the videogame industry?

June 26, 2019

Dermie and Jason discuss the big gaming news from week four of June 2019: - Jason has been using Lynx Xbox deodorant and body wash - Is the PS5 or Xbox Scarlet more powerful? - EA call Loot Boxes "Surprise Mechanics" - Skin or violence? Why is one hated but the other accepted in games?

June 20, 2019

Dermie and Jason discuss the big gaming news from week three of June 2019: - Did Randy Pitchford really steal 12 million dollars? - Wicked Witch working on Age of Empires II - Pokemon Sword and Shield won't have all Pokemon in it - Star Wars games being re-released as collector's editions - Can cats get autism?

June 13, 2019

Dermie and Jason discuss all the E3 news: - Keanu Reeves is breathtaking - Ikumi Nakamura is delightful - What is Microsoft's xCloud really for? - Dermie claims that Final Fantasy 7 is a bad game, Overwatch is over-rated, and Sony is in big trouble - Nintendo won E3

June 6, 2019

Dermie and Jason discuss the big gaming news from week one of June 2019: - Minecraft Story Mode is being removed from on-line stores. What does that warn us about digital ownership? - What do we want to see in a Watch Dogs set in security camera infested London? - Xbox Game Pass is coming to PC. What does that mean for Steam and Epic? - The Sega Megadrive Mini games line-up has been announced

May 29, 2019

Dermie and Jason discuss the big gaming news from week four of May 2019: - Gaming is a disorder - Western Australia introduces their own games development fund - Xbox backward compatibility in the cloud - Aussies spent 4 billion dollars on games in 2018 - Fortnite player suing his clan - ACCC suing Sony over refunds - The PlayDate Console

May 22, 2019

Dermie and Jason discuss the big gaming news from week three of May 2019: - Top streamers getting $50K per hour - The Minecraft augmented reality game - PUBG Mobile banned in China and replaced with a patriotic version - Microsoft's new guidelines for trash talk - Nintendo partnering with Microsoft for game streaming - Epic sale fail

May 17, 2019

Dermie and Jason discuss the big gaming news from week two of May 2019: - Labor wants to bring back the Australian Interactive Games Fund - Nintendo selling a season pass to play Tetris 99 offline single player - YouTubers behaving badly - Pew research into who plays games - BAM is here

May 9, 2019

Dermie and Jason discuss the big gaming news from week one of May 2019: - the Sonic movie trailer - Epic buying EAC and shutting down the Linux port - Bud Light beer now official sponsor of Overwatch League - Claptrap, Gearbox and Randy shenanigans

November 23, 2018

Join Liam and Trey in the latest episode of NGP Talks movies as they explore two of the films on offer at the Japanese Film Festival (Melbourne: 22nd Nov - 2nd Dec); Documentary Sukita: The Shoot must go on and zombie flick One Cut of the Dead. (Spoilers start at 32.28)

July 2, 2018

Join Trey and Liam as they explore two vastly different films: The Leisure Seeker, a character drama starring Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland and Upgrade; the sci fi action film directed by Leigh Whannell (Co-Creator of Saw). All this and a wrap up of recent cinema releases.

June 11, 2018

Join Trey and Liam as they go full Hollywood Blockbuster with Deadpool 2 and Solo: A Star Wars Story. The guys also discuss the future of the Star Wars franchise in this week's feature segment.

May 14, 2018

Join Trey and Liam for the third episode of NGP Talks Movies. Today they discuss the Wes Anderson animated film Isle of Dogs and the superhero blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War.

April 26, 2018

The long awaited second episode of NGP Talks Movies features Trey and Liam exploring the world of Ready Player One and the classic summer blockbuster Jaws. Plus a rundown of what's playing in cinemas at the moment (or at least at time of recording).

April 1, 2018

Join New Game Plus' Trey and Liam as they talk movies. In the very first episode of NGP Talks Movies they discuss Pacific Rim: Uprising, Mute and the future of Netflix original movies.

January 1, 2018

After revealing our Game of the Year for 2017, we sat down some of our reviewers and discussed the year that was, and what did or didn't make the cut.

December 14, 2017

Alice Clarke chats with Once Upon a Time's Sean Maguire about playing Robin Hood, the show and fan reactions. Filmed at Supanova Melbourne 2015.

October 17, 2017

Wolfenstein 2 is just around the corner and Crinji had the chance to speak with the game's Creative Director from Machine Games, Jens Matthies! Jens speaks to Wolfenstein 2's new mechanics, the story development and how to get into game development!

October 15, 2017

At Supanova Crinji had the opportunity to chat with Nolan North about his experience in journalism early on and his big break working on the Uncharted series!

October 12, 2017

The most popular interview we've ever done is now available as audio. Marie Avgeropoulos speaks to Alice about what it's like to be a survivor, amongst all other things related to The 100.

October 11, 2017

Jason interviews nerd royalty Bruce Boxleitner about Tron, Babylon 5 and being Konrad in Spec Ops: The Line.

October 10, 2017

Whilst in Japan, Matt got the chance to interview voice actor, singer, and the voice of Metal Gear Solid's iDroid and the Japanese Shinkansen Donna Burke!

October 10, 2017

Back at PAX Australia 2015, we spoke to Eidos Montreal writer Mary DeMarle about creating the worlds of Deus Ex Human Revolution & Mankind Divided.

October 10, 2017

He's the voice of Ren & Stimpy, Philip J. Fry, Professor Farnsworth, Dr. Zoidberg, Zapp Brannigan and now Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, Shaggy Rogers, Popeye, and Woody Woodpecker. Jason tries to stay composed while interviewing the amazing Billy West.

September 20, 2017

Jason speaks to developer Matt Kelly (of Mokomoto Games) about the studios debut title, Molemen Must Die, and the process and sciences behind Steam Greenlight.

June 16, 2017

Alice Clarke interviews Adrienne Wilkinson about being part of multiple cult fan bases in Star Trek, Star Wars and Xena: Warrior Princess. Adrienne also discusses escapism and why we need it more than ever, the Xena reboot, voicing videogame characters, and how she wants to cuddle a koala.

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