Bastards of Gaming with Xizor and SynthR
Summary: Two of gaming's biggest bastards, Xizor and SynthR, explore thought-provoking gaming topics with humour, sarcasm and absolutely no punches pulled.
None of us want to hear you cry over the difficulty of the game you're playing. Git gud, bro. Sink or swim. The Bastards are the elite and have no time for your baby frolics.
The Bastards take a look at some of the best first person shooters and the ways they’ve innovated, often building off tried and true mechanics, while others have sadly stayed the same.
Every gamer's backlog is enormous and things keep getting worse year after year. How do you even decide what to play and when? Maybe you missed a game in previous years that you would have loved.
This week, Xizor and SynthR walk through the history of vehicular combat games and it roots, with inspiration dating back to 1956.
Everyone has amazing memories tied to video games. Whether it's opening a console on Christmas morning or enjoying a game with all your best friends on the couch. This week, The Bastards invite long-time friend Roadie onto the podcast to talk about some of their favourite gaming memories. Lots of laughs and stories.
You can start a new life in any game world of your choosing. Which would it be? This week, The Bastards talk about living a normal, albeit bizarre life in different types of game worlds such as Fallout, the Mario Universe, Mass Effect, Borderlands, Deus Ex Universe, JRPGs and lots more.
E3 2019 has come and gone not with a bang, but a whimper. Trailer after trailer, the Bastards did their best to remain enthusiastic during this year's pitiful showing.
This week, The Bastards pull recent examples of poor gaming journalism to give you a taste of the insanity that happens on a daily basis.
There is no shortage of outrage these days, but some things really are outrageous. In this week's topic, The Bastards sit on their proverbial front porch to hem and haw over the absolute worst things ruining video games and the industry as a whole.
This week, the Bastards talk about the measures being put in place to root out toxic behaviour and discuss why people behave like animals online when it would be much more productive to just get along.
Good cop or bad cop? How much do you follow your moral compass in games? The Bastards detail how they approach morality in games and how the choices you make are often illusions with little consequence.
This week, the Bastards discuss if the player needs to identify with a game or whether it needs to be relatable in order for it to be truly enjoyed. We jump into some social issues surrounding it and why we think gamers are just being selfish.
Google enters the gaming fray with Stadia! Will their streaming platform change the gaming landscape or just be another failed experiment? The Bastards discuss their hopes, dreams and concerns surrounding Stadia and how it could spark innovation.
We're old bastards - I think that much has been established. And with great age, comes great responsibility and, unfortunately, less time to sit around and game all day.
Get ready for another banging episode as the Bastards finish the second half of their mega Video Game Music Appreciation topic.