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 176 – A Mixed Bag

    This week we cover games like Etherborn, what genre mash-ups we’d like following the announcement of Disintegration at Gamescom and the Apex Legends vitriol towards a developer’s comments. We drink beers from Dry & Bitter, Deya, Hofbrau kaltenhausen, Cloudwater and Boundary...
  • Tanked Up 175 – Something Something Solo Hike

    No, It’s not a Star Wars week. Things have just worked this way for a catchy title. Ben and Lucy get together to discuss the games they’ve been playing over the last week (or two for Lucy). These include Bully, A Short Hike, Moonlighter: Between Dimensions and Solo: Islands...
  • Tanked Up 174 – Internet Outrage and Viennese Beers

    Ben and Aadil are joined by Issac Kean a co-founder of This Next Act, the comedy podcast on the out of lives network. We dig deep to talk about how awful the internet is after the Ooblets developers Glumberland’s exclusivity announcement. Ben chats a few of the games he...
  • One week on, one week off

    A few weeks ago I talked about taking a break from gaming. Not a forced break but a natural one where my time was taken up with events, family and friends. During this break, I didn’t have that gaming itch. This was a positive I’d not experienced before. The...
  • Tanked Up 173 – A Defiant Misinformer

    This week Lucy’s played Blazing Chrome, Ben laments the closure of Defiant Development and Aadil thinks about the responsibility of games and journalism with the announcement of Misinformer. We drink beers from Collective Arts, Brew By Numbers, Dry & Bitter, and two collabs, one from Cloudwater x Modern Times...
  • Tanked Up 172 – A Stirchley Takeover (Remaster)

    This week our heroes recount their weekend in Birmingham visiting the Stirchley Beer Mile and hit a big food tangent. Lucy’s been playing The Eternal Castle (Remaster), Aadil wants to talk Hop Stuff Brewery and takeovers and Ben chats a break from gaming (albeit a short one). The beers...
  • It’s ok to take a break from gaming

    It’s ok to take a break from gaming, to have a little down time. It seems an odd thing to have to say, to suggest we need to consciously take a break from our hobby but sometimes it’s really needed. An extended break is not something we often talk...
  • Tanked Up 170 – Bloodstained Skies

    Ben and Aadil had a little trip out last night so this weeks episode has some beer chat but doesn’t feature any drinking, boo, hiss, we know. Ben and Aadil went to The Good Measure for a tap take over from The Kernel and tell Lucy all about the...
  • A PlayStation Plus Confusion

    Where’s PES 19 gone. One day we were getting a football game and Horizon Chase Turbo as the July games for PlayStation Plus. The next it was a couple of single player decision based experiences and Horizon Chase Turbo. The announcement came via the PlayStation Blog as an update...