Ben Nother

Ben is like a fine wine, he spends far to much time in cellars. He deliberately developed a stutter and a slur and walks with a limp to conceal his raging alcohol problem. Once beat up a fish for looking at him funny. Ben hosts the Tanked up podcast, but we are pretty sure he isn't aware of that.
  • Tanked Up 164 – An Unexpected Union

    We kick off with a discussion on the Microsoft and Sony announcement and what Nintendo is doing with Mario maker 2. Ben’s played A Plague Tale: Innocence, Lucy’s played Alt-Frequencies and Aadil has played Florence. The beers this week are ‘Massive Azzac’ from Arbor Ales, ‘Maz’ from Omnipollo, The...
  • A Plague Tale: Innocence Review

    We are blessed with a dearth of games which are well made, written and performed these days. Some are blockbusters whilst others are made with a smaller budget but pack just as much of an emotional punch through scene setting, connection to the characters and atmosphere. A Plague Tale:...
  • Tanked Up 163 – Ribena and Podcasts

    Heads up, we discuss mental health. This week Adam Thomas joins us to chat podcasts, more specifically mental health podcasts. We also get into some science and how the brain organises visual information using Pokemon. Adam kicks us off with his drink of choice, Ribena. Aadil starts with ‘Riding...
  • The State of Play in May

    Tonight we’ve another State of Play coming from Sony. Announced this week, on Tuesday, via Twitter we know it will feature a look at MediEvil and reveal an unannounced game. This state of play comes a lot sooner than I thought it would, and I’m very pleased with that....
  • Tanked Up 162 – Baller beers and eldritch horrors

    Aadil is back! He joins Ben and Lucy to discuss that Sonic trailer, two games from the recent Ludum Dare 44 game jam Dear Substance of Kin and Seaway to finish on the Backbone Prologue over some tasty beers. These are Dig Brew Co’s ‘Maleficarum’ and Left Handed Giant’s...
  • Returning to Older Games

    I’m not someone who returns to older games. Discussing games on a weekly basis has me seeking new or fairly new games every week. At most I the games I play are perhaps 2 years old if that. I’ve never been hit by the pang of nostalgia enough to...
  • Tanked Up 161 – Aerial Diminished

    Lucy and Ben get together to discuss the games they’ve been playing including Antenna Dilemma, Project Warlock and Dangerous Driving. They have a beer each with Lucy drinking Magic Rock’s Grower Owned and Ben having the Wylam X Other Half collab Is There Music In Your Dreams?...
  • Tanked Up 160 – Twisted Topics

    We are joined by Carl Marshall, @ThaBearded1, of Twisted Barrel Ales to chat all things video games and beer. Carl chats the games he enjoys like Nippon Marathon and not having the time for bigger experiences. He then posses the question, what are the similarities between video games and...
  • Really, there will be a Ps5?

    Obviously, the title of this piece is sarcastic (it’s absurd I even think I have to mention it) but we have had some information revealed about Sony’s next-generation console. Their low key approach continues as Mark Cerney discussed the console with Wired and showed them a few of the...