Recorded 07 July.

If there already wasn’t enough proof of the game industry’s belligerently toxic community, on this weeks episode Old Phranchize and Producer Nice Guy Jonny try to make sense of the abhorrent “death threats” tweet heard around the world, aimed at TLOU2 voice actor, Laura Bailey. On a lighter note, other Choice Cuts this week include; Microsoft have been busy – a trio of news pieces attributed to them including Phil Spencer tossing his hat into the ring for the acquisition of WB Games, new Batman “Gotham Knights” rumours, Fallout is getting a TV show thanks to Amazon Prime, Ubisoft giving away Watchdogs 2 for free and THQ Nordic have been doing what THQ Nordic does best, remastering yet another Double-A game, Kingdoms Of Amalur: RE-Reckoning. Bring back Legacy Of Kain, you cowards!

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Recorded 30 June.

Titular protagonist ‘Old Phranchize’ and Producer Nice Guy Jonny are back with another week’s worth of that hot, steaming game news. On this weeks show; the boys extrapolate on their TLOU2 experience a week removed from launch, Ubisoft are getting into the free-to-play Battle Royale space with new game “Hyper Scape”, Crystal Dynamics ‘The Avengers’ debuted a new trailer and gameplay snippet, a brand new Cyberpunk 2077 trailer, a terrible start to the marketing campaign for WWE Battlegrounds, Nintendo issue an apology for the infamous ‘left Joycon drift’, Pokemon are getting into that MOBA game, wrapping up with the story that has transcended the industry; the banning, and subsequent silence, of popular streamer, “The face of Twitch”, Dr Disrespect.

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Recorded 23 June.

The most anticipated game of the generation has dropped and Old Phranchize & Producer Nice Guy Jonny are more than ready to share some thoughts via the medium of horrifying clicking noises. After some early, spoiler free impressions of Naughty Dog’s ‘The Last Of Us Part 2’, the lads recap what has been a bumper week for gaming news. This weeks Choice Cuts include; the end of Microsoft streaming platform ‘Mixer’, a breakdown of a thoroughly disappointing ‘EA Play’ presentation, the implications of Horizon: Forbidden West NOT being a launch title for PS5, Cyberpunk 2077 gets another delay and Rocksteady are making a Suicide Squad game where you ‘kill the Justice League’?!

 

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Recorded 16 June.

On this weeks episode of PBG, a week that saw Nice Guy Jonny succumb to “adulting”, Old Phranchize goes in hard on the disappointing forth season of Warzone (the difficult third album); before pontificating over if season 5 will be the big one? Also on this weeks show, The Last Of Us 2 review scores are in (spoilers, its a “masterpiece”) which inspires the lads to create a challenge for next week -“The Hyperbol-Off!”, Phranchize doesn’t like to brag but he would like to remind everyone how right he was about PS5’s ‘Spider-Man Miles Morales’, Warner Bros is looking to offload its gaming arm of the business, the Nintendo #JumpRopeChallenge, Animal Crossing offering Dominatrix diversity, wrapping up with the EA Squadrons reveal and “Old Phranchize: Hype-Rancher”.

 

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Recorded 11 June.

The Playstation 5 “Future Of Gaming” showcase is in the books, and amongst a slew of next gen game reveals, we finally got to see the box! Old Phranchize and Nice Guy Jonny provide some brief, pre-show predictions before launching straight into the after show analysis of the brand new games announced and the all important hardware.

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Recorded 09 June.

Following a short lay-off due to personal circumstance and global unease, Old Phranchize and Producer Nice Guy Jonny are back to tackle the gaming news of the week. In a week that saw Nice Guy Jonny finally roll credits on Final Fantasy 7 Remake, the lads get caught up on other games on their docket this week, including Iron Man VR, Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners, “Jonny-ass game” of the week ‘Thimbleweed Park’ and for some reason, multiple mentions of Sony first party offering ‘Days Gone’. As far as news in concerned this week, the PS5 reveal event has been rescheduled, a data-mine suggests Warzone Season 4 is coming on the same day and Naughty Dog tease a new IP following The Last Of Us Part 2?

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Recorded 19 May.

Another week, another smorgasbord of gaming news, another bucket of piss to boil off for Old Phranchize and producer Nice Guy Jonny! On this weeks show; them ‘Warzone win’ feels, Epic unveil Unreal Engine 5 running in real time on the PS5, impressions of the Ghost Of Tsushima State Of Play, Paper Mario returns to kick off the 35th anniversary celebrations with “Origami King”, Mafia Trilogy announced with the all three games also getting piecemeal releases, wrapping up with some tamping of expectations for the Anthem 2.0 redemption story.

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Recorded 12 May.

With another weeks worth of news under their belt, Old Phranchize and Nice Guy Jonny are back; boiling the piss off those ‘Choice Cuts’ like no other. On this weeks show; Nice Guy Jonny’s thoughts on ‘Deliver Us The Moon’, the survival game genre, Microsoft admits the flaw in its “Xbox 2020” messaging, Vicarious Visions – the company behind the wildly successful Crash Bandicoot remaster – are behind the newly announced Tony Hawks Pro Skater 1&2 Remaster, rumours of a Mass Effect Trilogy Remaster are picking up steam, Sony follows Microsoft’s lead and forms “Playstation Studios”; encompassing its first party game studios under a shiny new umbrella, Sony have quickly quashed an apparent leaked October release date for PS5, rounding up a trifecta of Playstation news with a “Goats Of Tsushima” State Of Play coming this Thursday!

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Recorded 07 May.

With the technology hiccups firmly behind them, Old Phranchize and Producer of the show Nice Guy Jonny boil the piss off today’s “Xbox 2020” next gen gameplay digital presentation. This presentation of next gen, third-party games included; Bright Memory Infinite, Dirt 5, Scorn, Chorus, Madden 21, Vampire The Masquerade: BloodLines 2, Call Of The Sea, The Ascent, The Medium, Scarlet Nexus, Second Extinction, Yakuza: Like A Dragon and Assassins Creed Valhalla. The boys give a full rundown of the reveals and the show in general, pondering the question of whether the messaging around this event was Xbox’s first misstep.

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Recorded 05 May.

The boys have made the move to Discord!… And managed to record this podcast with ‘someone’ forgetting to use his headphones… So this week you can expect Old Phranchize and two different Nice Guy Jonny’s covering the big gaming news of the week. On this weeks episode; games including Streets Of Rage 4 and Deliver Us The Moon, a smorgasbord of The Last Of Us 2 news, Assassins Creed Valhalla gets its long awaited announce trailer, Geoff Keighley introduces the new 4 month long season forever known as “Summer Game Fest” and Xbox 20/20 is going down this Thursday focusing on brand new gameplay on the Xbox Series X! Rest assured, we’ll have got rid of one of the two Jonny’s by the next episode.

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