Recorded 18th November.

Old Influenza is back after a lengthy stint away, lost in vast open worlds, “trip advisoring” his way across ancient Greece and the Plains of of America, to bring you another “Don’t call it a review” on Game Of The Year contender and Rockstar Games behemoth… Red Dead Redemption 2. Expect a severe lack of form, negative amounts of structure, many a tangent and a 10 gallon hat full of opinions!

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Recorded 06th October.

Yet another giant open world, crammed full of ‘stuff’ and ‘things’, has been boxed off and given the #PBG treatment. Lend Old Influenza your ears while he boils the piss off the latest Tomb Raider instalment, “Shadow Of The”. The look, the feel, the story, the mechanics – not a stone left unturned! The question here is, given its impressive list of accomplishments, why does Phranchize feel this game will be painfully absent in the Game Of The Year conversation?

 

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Recorded 15th September.

Old Influenza braves the stormy waters of a monster hangover to bring his signature rambling and some dangerous mind bullets to the community! On this episode your foul-mouthed neighbourhood Podcaster deep dives into his thoughts and feelings on PS4 exclusive “Spiderman”. Fear not, the vast majority of this episode is spoiler free – until it inst, but any spoilers are well signposted.

 

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Recorded 31 August.

DayZ has arrived on the Xbox Game Preview, goading old Influenza into podcasting about his early thoughts on the game. Packed to the rafters with musings over the survival genre, the subsequent birth the Battle Royale zeitgeist, then trying to tie it all back to the OG open world zombie survival, longest-game-ever-in-early-access, DayZ.

 

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Recorded 27 August.

With the well-storied technology failures behind him, Phranchize is back, banging on about games like only he can! More an evolution of PBG than a relaunch, Old Influenza lays out future plans for the show; but first, Phranchize delivers the cure for the dreaded ‘Gaming Funk’ (Disclaimer: May not work for absolutely anyone). Get caught up with where he’s been and what he’s been playing before diving into some good Gamescom 2018 news… Expect nonsense.

 

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Recorded 21 July.

Midway through the drought of the “Gaming Winter”, Old Influenza is back with a banger of a conundrum! With no new games to buy per-say, Phranchize enters a state of deep contemplation, not unlike a bear hibernating. The titular conundrum acting as the catalyst for this very podcast episode is based on the age old question of “should i buy a PS4 PRO?”. What with the announcement of the shiny new Spiderman PS4 PRO, is now the time to take the plunge, or is the asking price much for a PRO in a pretty outfit still a bridge too far?

 

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Recorded 21 June.

Old Influenza is back, “dancin’ with the one that brung him”, doing what he does best, talking about games he’s been buying! Given how busy E3 week was, this episode of the podcast comes a little later than he’d like, but its here nonetheless. Join Phranchize as he boils the piss off recently acquired Microsoft ‘First Party’ studio Undead Labs’ zombie sequel, State Of Decay 2. The Good, The Bad, The downright ugly, interspliced with stories from within the game and many a random rambling… Don’t call it a review!

 

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Recorded 16 June.

Thats a wrap on E3 2018! The hype has been engorged for a dangerously long stint and its time for Old Influenza to dish out his E3 Award for “Best In Show”. Join Phranchize as he boils the piss off it and drops his Top Ten games of the event, intersected with some of those good history knowledge bombs, then encouraging discourse with you, the community. Would you have placed any games higher or lower on the list? Why not share your very own Top Ten via any of them social networks.

 

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Recorded 12 June.

With his 4th podcast in 24 hours, Old Influenza wraps up the final “big conference” of E3 2018, the Nintendo E3 direct; featuring several years worth of Super Smash Bros Ultimate gameplay and fighter reveals. There was other news, but the start of the direct seems like so long ago, I couldn’t honestly be sure that all the other stuff isn’t just myth and legend or false memories.

 

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Recorded 12 June.

Two down, who knows how many more to come?! For now, join Old Phranchize for the third time in 24 hours as he boils the piss off the Sony E3 2018 conference. Just how visceral is The Last Of Us 2? How much of a mess have them pesky Mongols made in Ghost of Tsushima? How good does the webslinger look slinging web in Spiderman?…. What the actual fuck is Death Stranding? All this and more, and its live… NOW! (This E3 joke has almost ran its course, I swear).

 

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