Episode Ten: 2010

We’re BACK. Since our last podcast was all the way back in October, chronicling our escapades at EuroGamer, we figured we’d sit about again and talk utter rubbish about the year in gaming! You’ve read the review, now listen to two idiots babble incoherently about the same subject! Hoorah!


3DS Launch Fast Approaches, Kick Starts 2011

The 3DS is upon us. Terror! As details announced at Nintendo’s own event come crashing down around us, and retailers everywhere start begging for your money three months early, we take a quick look at WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR.

2010: The Year in Review

Here it is! In true Respawn style – several days too late – Rob takes a discerning look back at 2010, the highs, the lows, the waggle waving, third dimension toting, zombie-killing, cowboy poppin’, lawsuit flyin’, exciting, disappointing, mesmerizingly questionable year in gaming. Give it a click!!

Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood – Review


Rob finally gets off his face and reviews Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood. We were amazed he finished it at all. So is Brotherhood a quantic leap across the renaissance Italy skyline for the franchise, or is it a trip and fall from the rooftops, narrowly missing a stack of hay and breaking its legs on a market stall. All that and less inside!

The Digital ‘Revolution’


Special Guest Contributor Leemondelicious carves a delicate hole in the future of digital distribution, before running straight through it and scattering the bits everywhere. Are we really benefiting at all from downloading our games? Or are we walking a short road to just mailing all our wallets to the publishers to cut out the hassle. WHO KNOWS. Lee’s got a pretty good idea.

EA Lose What’s Left Of Their Tiny Little Minds

Guesty’s ability to use an iPhone once again comes in VAGUELY USEFUL. Clickety click and find out why EA are being uncharacteristically generous, what YOU can get for a bargain, and of course, what Guesty’s haphazardly scribbled thoughts of it all are.

Kinect is strange, exciting

Rob decides that, occasionally, it’s alright to look on the bright side. Has Kinect got the capacity to go all SKYNET on us? Or are we looking at three years worth of Big Beach Sports: Somehow More Dreadful Kinect Edition.

Fable III Review

Finally we hammer our way through Lionhead’s latest and let you know EXACTLY what we think. Was Guesty pleased to be King? Or let down royally? Who knew I’d get to use that pun TWICE.

Dashboard Update: Pro-Kinect, Anti-Guesty

The new Dashboard update came out. Guesty wasn’t pleased. Was it the blinding white make over? Was it the little wooshy sound when you start up the Xbox? Was it a momentary, reactionary phase that he’ll soon grow out of? Find out most of this in summary detail by CLICKING. GO ON. GO ON I DARE YOU.

FReview: Fallout New Vegas

After 12+ hours of gameplay, Rob sizes up first impressions of utter corker Fallout 3 follow up. Is New Vegas a buggy piece of under-developed waste, or wasteland-simulating perfection? Our First Review will have its ends tied shortly. Rob is too rubbish to finish games on time.

App Attack: Fable III Kingmaker

Guesty stops doodle jumping and cutting ropes and making lightsabre swooshy noises long enough to review Lionhead’s Fable III-twinned app ‘Kingmaker’. An application of royal occasion, or of rebellious resentment? Either way, that is a dreadful metaphor.

Nintendo Think Your Face Could Be Better

Look! Doesn’t this lady look stupid? Well she is! How would you like to look JUST AS stupid!? Nintendo ensure you certainly can this Christmas.

Oh Good Lord when will it end?

Gran Turismo 5! Definitely Coming Out! Oh wait…

Surprise surprise, Polyphonic Digital, developers of the Gran Turismo series, have lied to you again. Delayed till an unforseen date, we won’t blame you if you decide to believe it actually doesn’t exist. And for you, Rob takes a stab at their face. Sort of.

Review: Halo Reach

Rob finally gets off his face and reviews Halo: Reach, missing a large chunk of useful information and giving a false sense of persona by LIKING it. Some people call him useless, but we prefer Proactively Disputive.

Respawn Score – 95%


Brother in the Hood – Assassin’s Creed 2.5?

Musing over Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, Guesty incidentally points out he likes to leave knives in Rob’s neck

Motion Comotion, Kinect Playtest

Rob takes a brief look back at ‘how it’s come to this’ with motion gaming, and goes and dives face first into our first of two upcoming Kinect playtests. This one straight from last week’s EuroGamer. Have we been bestowed with the GREETEST bit of gaming solution kit on Earth? WHO KNOWS. We do. Sort of.

Guesty Attends The RAGE Session

Guesty’s magical pen gives us an insight into what he learnt over the weekend

It’s All The RAGE

Tim Willits talks to us about his latest shooter and why you should believe in id Software once again! Check out what’s coming up in next year’s brand new IP RAGE.

Episode Nine: EuroGamer Expo


Last week we finally got to head down to EuroGamer and see all there was to see! And there was lots to see. Tune in for our mindless ramblings on what we thought of all the fancy new stuff, including Kinect and Gears of War 3! It was better than a plate of chips. Twice.


An Audience With Bobby Kotick


Rob enquires about Activision’s new pricing schemes