Bastards of Gaming with Xizor and SynthR show

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.

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 BoG 019 - Difficulty, Challenge and Accessibility with guest NotHollowed, Gaming blamed for Gun Violence again | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 8439

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.

 BoG 018 - The State of First Person Shooters | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5274

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.

 BoG 017 - Best and Worst Games of 2018, Ground Beef in Hot Dog Buns | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6737

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.

 BoG 016 - Aural History of Car Combat Games like Twisted Metal and Vigilante 8, Hilarious Shaq Fu review, Wolfenstein 2, Ni No Kuni 2, Mortal Kombat | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 8709

This week, Xizor and SynthR walk through the history of vehicular combat games and it roots, with inspiration dating back to 1956.

 BoG 015 - Memories of Gaming Past with guest Roadie, Crash Team Racing Nitro Refueled, World War Z, My Friend Pedro | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 7093

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.

 BoG 014 - Best Gaming Worlds to Live In, Road Rage, Void Bastards | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6003

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.

 BoG 013 - E3 2019 Coverage AKA a Complete Waste of Time | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6604

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.

 BoG 012 - The Unfortunate State of Games Journalism | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6342

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.

 BoG 011 - The Worst Things Happening Right Now In Gaming, Rage 2, Spider-man | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 8749

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.

 BoG 010 - Toxicity in Gaming with Griff Hellfire, Mortal Kombat 11, Days Gone, AC Odyssey | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 7672

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.

 BoG 009 - Choice and Morality in Games, Days Gone, Spider-man | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5048

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.

 BoG 008 - Do you have to identify or relate to a game to enjoy it? Sekiro, Darksiders 3, Operencia The Stolen Sun, Division 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6345

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.

 BoG 007 - Stadia and Video Game Streaming as a Service, Twitch, Shadow of the Colossus, Division 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5079

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.

 BoG 006 - How Have Your Gaming Habits Changed Over Time, Division 2, with guest Magnum | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5291

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.

 BoG 005 - Video Game Music Appreciation (Part 2) with guest Brian Evol | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 9181

Get ready for another banging episode as the Bastards finish the second half of their mega Video Game Music Appreciation topic.


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