• 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...
  • Tanked Up 241 – Open World Wants & Point and Click Adventures

    This week Ben and Aadil tackle to question of what open-world games can do next to move the genre forward. This topic leads to Aadils initial thoughts on Marvels Spider-Man and Bens counter with what Miles Morales improves upon. Aadil has also been adventuring with a return to Gibbous:...
  • Tanked Up 240 – Super Hop! Super Hop!

    This week the title in no way matches what we talk about, just a casual interjection from Aadil is the inspiration. We do however talk about The Last Guardian, Days Gone, The Solitaire Conspiracy, Into the Breach, SiNKR 2, Going Under and Gunnhildr. We also discuss an email a...
  • Tanked Up 239 – Miles and miles of Dune Sea

    It is just Aadil and Ben this week discussing what they have been playing over a few beers. There is more talk of Spider-Man Miles Morales, Hades and a quick trip to Myst. The Last Guardian and the PS Plus Collection are also discussed and Aadil gives us his...
  • Tanked Up 238 – Going Under the Tetris Arena tours of New York

    On the show this week the beers are cracked and Lucy Gose to Hollywood with her first beer from To Øl, Aadil drinks Buxtons Ace Edge and Ben has Now We Are Here from Verdant. Games are discussed and Aadil leads with an update to Magic the Gathering Arena....
  • Tanked Up 237 – Do we need those new consoles?

    Asking the big questions every week Ben says Do we feel left out by not having the new consoles, Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5. Lucy is firmly in this gen still, having played Tetris Effect, South of the Circle and All For You. Whilst Aadil is on...
  • Tanked UP 236 – Planes, Rains and Futuristic Racers

    Lucy has a week off the beers, Aadil drinks his remaining stocks and Ben drinks big. Aadil returns to the beer52 box to start, drinking the Festbier from ABK. Ben tucks into Apocalypse Dreams from Whiplash. We have a conversation on supporting independent brewers and shops and the changing...
  • Tanked up 235 – German beers, Indie games and Google Stadia

    We have a big three beer week this episode. Aadil and Ben delve into their Octoberfest Beer52 boxes whilst Lucy drinks some big beers. First, both Ben and Aadil drink the Dunkel from ABK whilst Lucy starts with a beer from Lidl, the Loch Lomond Brewery Lost in Mosaic....
  • Tanked Up 234 – IPAness with the Family

    The games we have played this week do a good job of leading us down tangents, discussions on other games, working practises and even some Fast and the Furious. Lucy starts off with early thoughts on Disc Room and she has finished Cats Organized Neatly. Ben mentioned Virtual Cottage...
  • Tanked Up 233 – Solitaire Squadrons of Neatly Organised Cats

    We’ve all got beers and we’ve all played games. Aadil kicks off with his thoughts on The Solitaire Conspiracy. Ben has put some time into Star Wars Squadrons and Lucy has played both Cats Organized Neatly and I Am Dead. Ben drinks Saturated in Idaho 7 from Deya and...
  • Tanked Up 232 – Genshin Impact, Solitaire Conspiracy & money making Magic

    We span the gaming spectrum on the show this week and jump between the US, UK and Germany for the beers. Aadil starts with his thoughts on Genshin Impact, which he streamed earlier in the day. Ben then provides a Crusader Kings 3 update and gives his initial impressions...
  • Tanked Up 231 – Tell Me Why Spider-Mans face is Groovy

    We delve into some more games this week including a couple of newer releases. Lucy gives her take on When The Past Was Around, has run through Donkey Kong Country 2 and played Across The Grooves. She also chats a little Super Mario Bros. 35. Somehow we get onto...
  • Tanked Up 230 – Rip Off Camelot

    This week we dive into discussions on three games, first Rip Them Off from Lozange Lab which we’ve all played. Lucy gives her thoughts on Inkle’s new game Pendragon and we finish with Aadil’s thoughts on When the Past was Around from Mojiken which he streamed earlier in the...
  • Tanked Up 229 – M&M S&M in an M&S

    This week we discuss a lot of games. Lucy gives us her thoughts on Lair of the Clockwork God, Silent Hill, The Coma 2, Tony Hawks Pro Skater and A Monsters Expedition. Ben has his investigative hat on and deep dives into Paradise Killer. The beers this week are,...
  • Tanked Up 228 – Spiritfarer and Tiny Xbox Consoles

    We get together this week to discuss the new Xbox consoles, this was before the Series X price was announced, briefly touch on Paradise Killer and delve into our thoughts on Spiritfarer. A few technical difficulties in Birmingham kick Lucy off the pod before she gets to discuss Tony...
  • Tanked Up 227 – Fall Guys and the Marmalade Climb

    Its a Ben-free episode! Aadil and Lucy are joined by guest Adam Thomas, supping a cool Dr. Pepper. We talk about “Fall Guys”, their social engagement and charity competition. Adam talks the intricacies of “Rocket League” and its upcoming changes. We also talk about “The Last Campfire”, “If Found…”,...
  • Tanked Up 226 – Next Stop Fabuland

    Lucy has some games to discuss whilst Ben poses a question this week. As always we start with beers. Lucy drinks Mothership Beers Seeds of Hope, Aadil cracks Quantic from Wild Beer Co and Ben has Oh My Citra! from Tanker Brewery. Lucy has played Jessika, Next Stop Nowhere...
  • Tanked Up 225 – Making It Home, To Bone Town

    This week Sean and Dave from Pillbug Interactive are back. They are here to discuss the release of Making It Home which Ben and Aadil have put some time in. After a dive into the game and its writing we talking more games. Sean has been thinking about The...
  • Tanked Up 224 – The Fall (Guys) of Lazarus

    It’s just Ben and Aadil this week in a classic WillSmithisode. Aadil dips into the Beer52 box and drinks Panty Stout from Oedipus and the Daybreak coffee porter from Brouwerij Frontaal. Ben has a couple of Goose IPAs from Goose Island. This elicits a conversation about casual drinking before...
  • Tanked Up 223 – From Lucy’s Archive

    We start this week by cracking a few beers with Aadil drinking Trackdown from Uiltje Brewing Company and Ben starting with Ninja Vs Unicorn from Pipeworks Brewing Company. Lucy shakes off the shackles of a backlog and instead delves into the archive to play Halo. She’s also been playing...
  • Tanked Up 222 – Carrion Drinking

    It is a monster show this week in length and content. Beers! Lucy cracks open Hey Mango from Brew York, Ben drinks Rainbock from Utopian and Aadil has Raw from Moor Beer. Ben kicks off the gaming chat with Othercide and Carrion, which Lucy finished. Lucy has also played...
  • Tanked Up 221 – Ghost of Glasgow

    We’re joined by Adam Thomas this week to discuss all things Ghost of Tsushima. If you’ve listened to Adam on the show before you’ll know he’s not a beer drinker so we’re allowing him to chug vodka and Dr Pepper whilst we chat. The rest of us are on...
  • The Last of Us Part II Spoiler Cast Part II

    Lucy and Ben get together again in their second discussion on The Last of Us Part II. This time they focus on Abby’s journey and the final act of the game. They delve into Abby’s time in Seattle. Ellie on the farm and her search in California then to...
  • Tanked Up 220 – Bad Practices and Taking a Stand Against Them

    Some companies have been naughty and it’s time for us to talk about them. First, we crack open some beers. Ben has already got one on the go and finishes Shelby from Thornbridge in the first few minutes, Aadil drinks Hugs & Kisses from Brouwerij De Molen, Lucy has...
  • The Last of Us Part II Spoilercast

    Join Lucy and Ben as they discuss the first half of the Last of Us Part II. They go into detail on their thoughts on gameplay, story and characters. It’s full of spoilers for the entire game as they discuss Ellie, Joel and the inhabitants of Seattle. They’ll be...
  • Tanked Up 219 – Is It Safe To Drink Out Yet?

    We are joined this week by returning guest Stephen Carter, aka Points of Brew to discuss a few beery issues. Stephen starts by drinking a new beer from Salt Steel Brewing Co, Aadil has one beer this week and cracks The Little Earth Project Stupid Sexy Suffolk Blend III...
  • Tanked Up 218 – The Almost Gone, Where There’s Always More Beer

    This week we’ve 6 beers and 5 games to chat through. Aadil starts off the drinking with Hopstravaganza from The White Hag, Lucy has World King Fist from Burning Soul Brewery and Ben drinks Deya’s Something Good 5. Both Aadil and Lucy have been playing The Almost Gone, a...
  • Tanked Up 217 – Small Screen, Big Hands

    Hot, hot gaming and beer chat this week. Lucy drinks Tartu Pilsner from Puhaste, Ben has a Session pale from North Brewing Co and Aadil sups Buxton Brewery’s Lupulus X Simcoe IPA. Lucy has been playing Little Orpheus from The Chinese Room and it sparks a conversation about Apple...
  • Tanked Up 216 – Pill Buggin

    It’s a show of two halves (sort of). In the first Ben drinks Steam Machine’s Odins Jam Jar and asks has a demo or beta put you off a full title. Lucy drinks Merrytiller from Kinnegar Brewing and discusses Signs of the Sojourner and Aadil has the Yeastie Boys...