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 and Out of the X Fire, but we are pretty sure he isn't aware of that.
  • Trademarks may point to a new Gameboy

    Several news sites are reporting that Nintendo Co. have registered a new trademark for the Gameboy in Japan. The trademark, filed in September, was recently discovered when a Japanese trademark bot tweeted out the listing and the below image. 商標: /出願人:任天堂株式会社 /出願日:2017年9月15日 /区分:9(家庭用テレビゲーム機用プログラムほか),14(キーホルダーほか),18(かばん金具ほか),21(化粧用具ほか),25(被服ほか),28(家庭用テレビゲーム… pic.twitter.com/noRhof6vF1 — 商標速報bot (@trademark_bot) October 6,...
  • Out of the XFire 2.7 – PUBG on PS4, maybe, perhaps

    Whilst Dave’s away Ben has co-opted his Tanked Up co-host Aadil away from his work to discuss Playstation news. The news is filled with games, Octobers PS Plus games to start. Then to Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds on PS4, maybe. Horizon Zero Dawn is getting a complete edition which will be...
  • PUBG on Xbox One or PS4, who knows!

    Sony and Microsoft have got themselves into a pissing match, again. This time over Bluehole’s Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG). At E3 2017 Microsoft made the big claim of having PUBG on Xbox One as a console launch exclusive, which Microsoft is publishing for the console. Yet more recently rumours have...
  • Star Trek Discovery Has Arrived

    I want to preface this by stating that I’m not a die hard Trekkie but someone who enjoys Star Trek, a lot. I’m not precious about the canon yet I’ve watched every TNG and DS9 episode multiple times and recently watched every series on their addition to Netflix. As...
  • Out of the XFire 2.6 – EGX and TGS

    We discuss Dave’s time at EGX and some of the Playstation news to come out of the Tokyo Games Show. The games we talk about are Far Cry 5, Shooty Fruity, Sea of Thieves and Strange Brigade which Dave played at EGX and from TGS, Final Fantasy 9, Dissidia...
  • Out of the XFire 2.5 – Any port in a storm

    Dave has dedicated his life to Destiny 2 whilst Ben continues to weep over his stolen machine. After the barrage of Destiny goodness they get into the news which mostly involves a lot of ports. L.A. Noire, Shenmue 1 & 2, Vanquish & Bayonetta, Okami HD and Dragons Crown...
  • Out of the XFire 2.4 – Thieves everywhere

    We haven’t played much this week. Dave’s got no time and Ben doesn’t have a PS4 because it was stolen. A small rant ensues about Ben’s predicament which turns into love for Resogun. Dave probably won’t play it though with all the time issues he has. The news flows...
  • Tanked Up 88 – World War Sonic

    Ben, Lucy and Aadil get together to discuss Sonic Mania, Call of Duty WW2 beta, Linelight and Framed 2 as well as the nostalgic ‘SEGA’ intro, SEGA the publisher, Battlefield (of course) and a couple of point and click games were mentioned. The beers this week are Oskar Blues...
  • Out of the XFire 2.3 – Hackers Delight

    Dave’s played Uncharted on easy! whilst Ben’s been playing Hellblade on absolutely brutal smash your face in difficulty. Also mentioned just a little, No Man’s Sky and the Atlus Rises DLC (expansion?). The news this week features all the autumn/winter games conferences, Gamescom, Paris games week and PSX, and...