• Tanked Up 291 – Two guys, Some Beer, and a Dino Park

    It’s just Ben and Aadil on a Will-Smithisode, with Lucy out with a mysterious (non-COVID) illness. Aadil played a fair few hours of the latest Jurassic Park (World Evolution 2) game and both compared it to their experiences with the first. Mostly positive stuff, quite an deep dive on...
  • Tanked Up 290 – Ben get Inscryption already

    This week we chat Giant’s Uprising, now in early access, and Lucy and Aadil convince Ben to just buy Inscryption already. Don’t worry spoilers are avoided, but really go play it. Aadil gives a brief update on Hermitage: Strange Case Files. The gang chats Forza Horizon 5, with Lucy...
  • Tanked Up 289 – Wii Pups on Crusade

    Ben, Lucy, and Aadil are joined by returning Guest Adam Thomas to talk about beer, games and… anime. Adam has been playing a lot of Crusader Kings 3, and almost convinces Lucy and Aadil to not just fondly listen to stories and patchnotes from it. Aadil relays the pains...
  • Tanked Up 288 – Unpacking game completion and strange blazes

    Back with a full regular house for beers and gaming chats. Ben and Lucy have played Unpacking and unpack their feelings about this excellent puzzle game, and Lucy has also been putting out fires in Nuclear Blaze. Aadil completed a game! Whilst there is light talk of said game,...
  • Tanked Up 287 – Strange Loops and Recursive Pours with Bit Rot Games

    This week we’re joined by Curtis and Chad from Bit Rot Games. We talk about their upcoming game “Recursive Ruin”, the concept of Strange Loops, their gaming history, and learn a whole bunch about music in games and in general. We also chat Caves of Qud, Manifold Garden, Oxenfree,...
  • Tanked Up 286 – Haacht Beers Over Books, Gates and Gloom

    This week we’re sponsored by Haacht Brewery and share some of their beers whilst chatting games. Ben and Aadil give thoughts on Lemnis Gate, a new tactical looping shooter. Lucy wants to be the truffle lady in Book of Travels and has also played A Jugglers Tale. Aadil finishes...
  • Tanked Up 285 – Battlefield Dread

    Ben and Lucy are here to deep dive into two games this week. Lucy has smashed through Metroid Dread, whilst Ben had a little time with the Battlefield 2042 open beta. Lucy sinks three beers, starting with Fractal from Equilibrium, then Stur from Beak Brewery and finally Left Handed...
  • Tanked Up 284 – A Teacup full of words

    The gang chat some new game releases over a few choice beers. Lucy has been playing with words in Vitriol from Charlene Putney and Martin Pichlmair. Ben loops through Arkane Studios newest shooter Deathloop and Aadil has had a relaxing time with mini games and tea in Teacup from...
  • Tanked Up 283 – It’s A Me, Aadil

    Aadil is back and jumps straight in wanting to discuss the casting for the newly announced Mario movie. Lucy then gives us the rundown on a few games including Teacup, Bonfire Peaks and The Rewinder. Ben has put a few hours into Kena Bridge of Spirits so gives his...
  • Tanked Up 282 – Beers with Pillbugs

    Ben is joined by Sean and Dave from Pill Bug Interactive to chat about their newly released Making It Home, a vehicle building game. We chat the changes between early access and final release, what they’ve both been playing recently and what may be next for Pill Bug. To...
  • Tanked Up 281 – Exploring the Lake on Road 96, A Photo Adventure

    Lucy and Ben have a chilled episode this week and kick back discussing a few chilled games. They start with Toem, A Photo Adventure which they’ve both relaxed with. Ben then gives thoughts on Road 96 an at times relaxed but at times tense narrative adventure. There’s light Deathloop...
  • Tanked Up 280 – A chat with Auroch Digital

    This week Ben and Lucy are joined by Peter and Andres from Auroch Digital to chat about the Bristol game dev studio and their upcoming game Brewmaster, a chemistry-based home brewing sim. We delve into Brewmaster, its inspirations, the scientific approach and what to expect from the game. We...
  • Tanked Up 279 – The Ghost of Glasgow Golfs

    Adam is back, again, and is here to chat more Ghost of Tsushima. As usual, Lucy brings the games with her thoughts on Quake Remastered, AM2R and new releases Behind the Frame: The Finest Scenery and Golf Club Wasteland. Ben has been playing The Big Con and joins Adam...
  • Tanked Up 278 – A Wild Callum Appears

    Ben is joined by Callum this week to share a beer and catch up. Callum chats Game Pass Ultimate and the games he has played through it including Humankind, Doom Eternal and Hades. Ben has also played Humankind and gives a few early thoughts. Callum also chats Splitgate and...
  • Tanked Up 277 – Weapons everywhere!

    Ben and Lucy are joined by Adam to chat through the few games they’ve played in the last week. Adam kicks us off with more chat on Samurai Warriors 5 and the history of Dynasty Warriors. Ben chats Boyfriend Dungeon from Kitfox Games and a little of the absurd...
  • Tanked Up 276 – When quests don’t proc you feel a Hollow Knight

    This week Lucy and Ben delve into what they’ve been playing. Lucy kicks off the show chatting Hollow Knight, then talks Unavowed, Omno, Inbento and Within the Blade. Both Lucy and Ben have played a little of The Ramp and Ben has been blasting through Gravity Rush 2. They...
  • Tanked Up 275 – A gaming catch up and what tech to take on a trip

    It is just Ben and Aadil this week as they share a few beers and discuss their week, or two, in gaming. Ben has dabbled in a few games, The Witcher Monster Slayer, Raji, Last Stop, The Ascent and The Garden Path. Aadil then asks what tech he should...
  • Tanked Up 274 – Samurai’s Raiding the Black Skylands

    Join Lucy, Aadil, and special guest Adam as they talk through their week in games over some beers. Adam talks about his experiences with the newly released Samurai Warriors 5, and why he likes Musou games in general. Aadil chats about his first few hours with the open world...
  • Tanked Up 273 – Holding Hands while Lost at Sea

    Join Lucy, Aadil, and Ben as they talk through their week in games over some beers. Aadil and Ben talk about The Fermi Paradox, a just released Early Access ‘Galaxy Gardener’. Ben chips in with his thoughts on Lost at Sea and Death’s Door, a couple of new indies....
  • Tanked Up 272 – What franchise should we play?

    Join Lucy, Aadil, and Ben as they talk through their week in games over some beers. Ben asks the question what franchise’s should you play from the beginning which leads to Lucy wanting to discuss GTA6. Finally, Aadil has been playing Induction on the Switch and wants to discuss....
  • Tanked Up 271 – A juicy, human pulp apocalypse

    What! Yeah, we are not really sure either. This week Lucy has spent most of her time watching Games Done Quick and wants to chat about Geoguessr. She’s also dabbled with painting towns in Townscapper and gets a little through Ender Lilies. Aadil puts his logic hat on to...
  • Tanked Up 270 – Mundaun, Death’s Door and The Procession to Calvery

    On this weeks packed show Aadil gives his thoughts on the first hour of Mundaun, a Swiss horror game from Hidden Fields. Ben previews Deaths Door the upcoming Devolver Digital published and Acid Nerve developed isometric action game staring a Crow. Lucy has two games to chat about, firstly...
  • Tanked Up 269 – Being Chivalrous to the open world

    This week Lucy is having a rest so we drag Adam kicking and screaming back to join us. Not really, he really wanted to talk about Chivarly 2. Aadil played through A Night Before The Deadline on stream and has thoughts he wants to share, and Ben has been...
  • Tanked Up 268 – E3 Overboard on Maravilla Island

    It’s E3 week so we chat all about the various previewed games and our top anticipated games, so you don’t have to wade through all them trailers We also talked about “Overboard” a cruise-ship detective ididit and “The Beasts of Maravilla Island” a photo-cataloguing game on a magical island...
  • Tanked Up 267 – Elite IPAness: Odyssey

    Its a tap takeover of sorts as Adam joins us once again. He wants to chat through Elite Dangerous and its newest expansion, Odyssey. We give him the episode to describe the game, the new updates, and what Frontier Developments have done across the games 6 years. We also...
  • Tanked Up 266 – A Trufflepig and a Sexy Jig

    Hey! We are back, with more games and more beers. Ben gives his thoughts on The Magnificent Trufflepigs which leads to an odd conversation about itch.io not, and Steam allowing some random games like Coming To Grips With Christine on it. Aadil and Lucy discuss The Wild At Heart...
  • Tanked Up 265 – Mind Scanning the Seas of Lacuna

    Another packed week of games. Aadil kicks off chatting Lacuna, a 2D Point and Click detective noir adventure. Ben’s been playing pirate in King of Seas and Lucy discovers secrets in Erica, becomes a futuristic psychiatrist in Mind Scanners, and gets her point and click on in Strangeland. For...
  • Tanked Up 264 – Mayhem in Backworlds Endzone

    We’re here to chat about a bunch of games and enjoy some select craft beers. Aadil kicks off the show with Mayhem in Single Valley, the game he streamed for a few hours the afternoon of recording. Ben gives his thoughts on Endzone: A World Apart and brings up...
  • Tanked Up 263 – Ben’s been Snapped

    It’s just Lucy and Aadil this week, as Ben is a bit under the weather. Extensive pokemon snap chats, not to be confused with pokemon snapchat– which is just a series of filters, Pocket Watch, a duck timelooping indie, and the capitalist stock broker simulator The Invisible Hand. Lucy...
  • Tanked Up 262 – The Genesis of Physics

    This week we have more games to talk about. Ben kicks off with his thoughts on Genesis Noir. Then Aadil talks us through three games, PogoChamp, Graviter and Legend of the Keepers. Beers, beers, beers! Lucy drinks beers from Donzoko and Other Half, Aadil has a Wiper and True...
  • Tanked Up 261 – Catching up on what we’ve been playing

    It is games, games, games this week as we have a couple of weeks of what we have all been playing to catch up on. Lucy kicks off with Ladders by POWGI, gives us her verdict on Shelter 3, discusses Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion and goes back to...
  • Tanked Up 260 – Delving into Vault City Brewing

    This week the gang is joined by Andy Gibson from Vault City Brewing. Andy kindly sent us all some beers to enjoy and discuss whilst he gave us the rundown on Vault City Brewing. We discuss where the brewery started, the beers they brew, and their recent release into...
  • Tanked Up 259 – The Glass House of Vault City

    Check us out! Two amazing guests in a row. This week we’re joined by Lauren Aitkin from VG24/7. She lets us know what gaming has been like since being on maternity leave and it’s pretty medieval. We chat AC Valhalla, Crusader Kings 3 and CD Projekt Reds issues. Lucy...
  • Tanked Up 258 – We Are Beer’s Tom Maya and Before Your Eyes

    This week we are joined by Tom Maya from We Are Beer to talk games and share a few beers. Tom chats about the upcoming summer beer festivals We Are Beer organise and what it was like last year for the festival scene. We discuss what brewing festival collaboration...
  • Tanked Up 257 – Little Town’s Full of Belgian Beer

    On this weeks show, Aadil kicks us off with chat on Manifold Garden and the newly release Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town. Lucy hits some of her favourite adjuncts with Eternal Hope and Ben is having a very pleasant time with Dorfromantik. In another week full of...
  • Tanked Up 256 – A Sizeable Jelly Bean in his Minish Cap

    Welcome back to Tanked Up, our weekly beer and gaming show. This week we’ve all played Sizeable from Sander Ambroos and Business Goose Studios which nicely rounds out a few weeks of different types of hidden object games. Ben has returned to Fall Guys for season 4 and Lucy’s...
  • Tanked Up 255 – Out of Sight and Comfort from Gaming

    It is another week full of beers and plenty of gaming chat. We have all played Out of Sight, a new hidden object game from NinjaDuck Games and Ben asks a question of comfort following his brief stint with Final Fantasy XIV alongside Aadil. For the beers, Lucy drinks...
  • Tanked Up 254 – Dracula Vs Juicy Lucy in the Bleak

    In this episode, Lucy gets right into the game she has played. She’s finished The Curse of Monkey Island and SiNKR2. We have a slight podcast listening aside before Lucy’s thoughts on Journey of the Broken Circle, Alba and some Super Mario Galaxy chat. Aadil spent his streaming session...
  • Tanked Up 253 – Outriders in Tight Spaces

    On the show this week Ben moans about the steps he had to take with his Square Enix account and accessing the Outriders Demo. Aadil and Ben have played said demo and give their thoughts. Lucy has finished Mutropolis, returned to Curse of Monkey Island and played Room to...
  • Tanked Up 252 – Shattered from Ring Fit and Minit Racing

    The gyms aren’t open but Lucy’s been keeping up her exercise and playing loads of games. She’s played more Ring Fit, some Mario game on the Wii-U, and has completed the new Minit Fun Racing, which Ben also finished, and to round out has started Voyage. Aadil wants to...
  • Tanked Up 251 – The last Thomas was alone in Mutropolis

    We’ve all been mopping up a few games but we did find time between episodes to return to Thomas Was Alone with Aadil playing the new Switch release (Available now). Ben also delves into his choice of actors to round out the cast of The Last of Us for...
  • Tanked Up 250 – Just Another Episode

    We made it, 250 episodes, 6 years to the month when we began. Because its a super special number we decided to do something special. We talk more and crack an extra beer. Super special. We talk Hitman 3, Control and its Foundation and AWE DLC, and Neoverse with...
  • Tanked Up 249 – A Medium Journey to Tohu

    This week Ben previews A Long Journey to an Uncertain End, we all chat about the Gearbox purchase, Lucy is playing Hitman 2 within Hitman 3 and has finished Tohu, and Aadil tells of his frustrations with The Medium. We are all back on the beers. Lucy opens with...
  • Tanked Up 248 – The Shadow of Deez Nuts

    This week Lucy and Aadil give their initial impressions of Cyber Shadow, the new 2D action platformer from Yacht Club Games. Aadil has also played Control and Lucy chats Heavens Vault and the new release NUTS. Ben has been getting his thirsty fix with Haven. As with the rest...
  • Tanked Up 247 – Raiding Tiny Lands

    On the show this week Aadil, Lucy and Ben have all played Tiny Lands from Hyper Three Studio and have a detailed discussion. Before this the show kicks off with Aadil’s thoughts on Hexia. Then after Ben has been playing Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Lucy finished Crash...
  • Tanked Up 246 – Eternal Sunlight in Mr Goldblum’s Mind

    On the show this week Lucy has a few indie games to chat having played Sunlight and started Shot in the Dark. Ben hits the backlog finishing Days Gone and playing a little Jurassic World Evolution and Doom Eternal. Aadil finishes out the show with an update on Cyberpunk...
  • Tanked Up 245 – It all comes back to Hades

    This week we talk about Hades, a lot. As all three of us have played and have differing opinions we discuss it and then keep referring back to it. The episode starts with a little chat on dry January and what we’re all doing. For games, we also talk...
  • Tanked Up 244 – Our Top Three Games of 2020

    In the second part of this weeks show we each run down and discuss our top three favourite games of 2020. Will there be surprises? Will we all firmly stay in our boxes and make the obvious choices? Will we be absolutely drunk and all lovey at the end?...
  • Tanked Up 243 – Our End of Year Spectacular

    It’s a two-parter this week as we run down some of our favourite games from the dumpster fire that has been 2020. Though for games it’s been pretty good. In this first episode, we made up some random categories to discuss the games we wanted to. This isn’t our...
  • Tanked Up 242 – Don’t Trifle with Us!

    There are games and beers a plenty this week in our penultimate show of the year. Firstly, Lucy cracks open You Sexy Thing from Burning Soul, Ben has never tried Smash & Grab from Vocation and Aadil is local again with Moor Beer Company and Old Freddy Walker. Lucy...