• Just another Next Fest (Tanked Up 397)

    The strategy of Steam Next Fest...
  • Gaming’s in a Proper State (Tanked Up 396)

    Beers and Games...
  • What’s Jessica Alba been up to? (Tanked Up 395)

    Now with more news...
  • The Immortal Prince (Tanked Up 394)

    Join us this week for a discussion on the Prince of Persia The Lost Crown demo, Ben’s review of the PS5 version of Immortality, and a bigger discussion on the themes and weight of the game, and a dog playing video games very quickly. Aadil drinks the GweiLo X...
  • A Teardown of RPGs (Tanked Up 393)

    Ben and Lucy continue the year with a limited amount of games to discuss but some interesting beers. Ben has played a little more God of War Ragnarok and talk takes them to discussing RPGs and the RPG-ification of action games. Ben has also been playing a little Teardown...
  • God of Wahhhhh (Tanked Up 392)

    We're back for 2024 with games, beers, and a quiz!...
  • 2023 End of Year Awards Show (Tanked Up 391)

    It’s our end-of-year awards and GOTY show! Join us to run down some of our favourite games of 2023. We have some returning categories and a few more “awardy” ones. There are plenty of beers, too, with a total of 8 drank between us. Beers come from Brouwerij Kees,...
  • SteamWorld Intergrade (Tanked Up 390)

    Rounding out the year with a final ‘normal’ episode, Ben and Lucy discuss not finishing games. Ben reviews a recent release, SteamWorld Build, an older PS5 exclusive, Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade, and they end some much older games in Lucy’s new, old game quiz. One beer this week...
  • Climbing the Country for Beers (Tanked Up 388)

    After cracking our beers, we kick off this episode by talking about… more Modern Warfare 3! We then talk about… more Jusant. And then… more NYT Connections. Not new to the podcast discussion but we also speak to Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart and the PS5 experience. To drink,...
  • We are Invincible (Tanked Up 387)

    It’s a six-beer week for this episode. Lucy kicks off with Wave 9th Birthday DDH DIPA from Track Brewing Co, Aadil drinks Schlenkerla Urbock, and Ben has his first Arbor Ale in the Panettone. They then move to Games with Ben giving his review of the recently released The...
  • C-plus-all of Duty: Analog Warafare (Tanked Up 386)

    It’s just Aadil and Lucy this week, so be prepared for tangeants galore. We start out with the fact that you can’t expect people to have pen and paper on them in class anymore, also reoiling robots. Lucy talks about Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3, and then we...
  • Canadian Cooking Mama (Tanked Up 385)

    The team are back for beers, games, and a few tangents, kicking straight off the bat with a chat about Ghostbusters. Lucy and Aadil deep dive into a continued discussion on Venba. Lucy returns with more on Air Twister, including its insane soundtrack, and Ben mentions Far Cry: New...
  • Super Honk Bros (Tanked Up 384)

    This week Ben launches into his light review of the first few hours of Dark Envoy, a recently released crpg. Aadil then runs down a few different experiences recounting a friend playing Untitled Goose Game, his own time with Super Mario Bros Wonder, and with Lucy their initial impressions...
  • The Berlin Wall & Squid Ink (Tanked Up 883)

    Pure insanity this week. We start strong with Lucy’s thoughts on Hidden Through Time 2: Myths & Magic, then slowly descend into madness with discussions on Contra, Space Harrier, Yu Suzuki’s back catalogue and Mario’s surname. All of this is caused by Aadil’s beer, the Umibozu from Tartarus. Lucy’s...
  • Another Steam Next Fest (Tanked Up 382)

    This week Ben discusses Dead Space-a-like The Callisto Protocol, and the games he’s been playing demos of in the latest Steam Next Fest. Aadil goes back a few years to talk about the 2015 game, Tengami. Lucy has a week off the beers and leaves Aadil to drink the...
  • The Midnight Call of Duty (Tanked Up 381)

    Who doesn’t feel the call of duty at midnight? Us actually, because we’re old. This week Lucy delves into her time with two games, Midnight Girl, and the Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 (2023) multiplayer beta. Is MW3 a remake, a sequel to a remake or an entirely...
  • Steam Deck: Play with your tech (Tanked Up 380)

    This week Aadil discusses his time at the Leeds Beer Festival and some Steam Deck issues he has had, leading into some research on Microsoft Surfaces. Lucy reviews Nour: Play with your food, and discusses returning to the FPS game Prodeus, which then leads into a chat about one...
  • Chants of Crisis (Tanked Up 379)

    This week Ben gets a bit angry about the treatment of Final Fantasy VII with the release of Ever Crisis, whilst Lucy is more elated at more language based puzzles in Chants of Sennaar. It’s a week of collaborations for the beers. Ben has the Arbor X New Bristol...
  • We’re in Hop Water! (Tanked Up 378)

    Ben and Aadil bring little in the way of games but a lot in the beer choices. Aadil starts the episode with Abbeydale Brewery’s Sparkling Hop Water, then sups the 999/L Apricot and Raspberry Birthday Cake from Vault City. Ben drinks a couple of LHG collabs, the first with...
  • Sequels in Space (Tanked Up 377)

    We discuss a bunch of new games this week. Ben begins the episode vamping about the latest big sci-fi release, that’s right, No Man’s Sky. Lucy jumps in to chat the latest, and last DLC for The Case of the Golden Idol, titled The Lemurian Vampire and then gives...
  • Toem, Gamescom Highlights and Somerville (Tanked Up 376)

    Another Willsmithisode this week but this time it’s Lucy and Ben. Lucy returned to Toem for those tasty MS rewards points. The industry returned to Gamescom so Lucy and Ben discuss what was shown and anything they are looking forward to. Ben’s been playing Somerville before it’s PlayStation release...
  • Access Removed, Looking for Ports (Tanked Up 375)

    On this Willsmithisode Aadil and Ben discover that access to games isn’t easy. Ben had been playing Borderlands 3 but it was removed from the PS Plus Extra tier so he isn’t anymore. Aadil was playing with the PS Vita some more but ended up in the past and...
  • Looking at PS Vita through a Viewfinder (Tanked Up 374)

    Returning from their summer break, Lucy, Aadil and Ben get together to discuss video games over some cold beers. Ben chats about Viewfinder and gives his lite review of the game. Lucy has dabbled in a couple of games including Blossom Tales 2. We round out with Aadil recounting...
  • Fisting a Legacy (Tanked Up 373)

    Oh! Hi there! It’s been a while. We recorded this episode way back towards the start of July before the summer kicked into full gear and became super crazy. Enjoy a historic look back at F.I.S.T and Rogue Legacy 2. Old beers were drunk including Honey Isle from Crossover...
  • Dordogne review, Microsoft Vs the FTC, & Steam Next Fest (Tanked Up 372)

    The team return, beers in hand, to run down a week in gaming. Lucy scrounges through the Game Pass dirt, just for achievements and played My Friend Peppa Pig. Ben brings Dordogne, which Lucy has also played, and they have a much nicer conversation about that. The team briefly...
  • Bristol Craft Beer Festival and Not E3 (Tanked Up 371)

    The team returns after a busy and boozy few weeks to discuss two things. The Bristol Craft Beer Festival and Not E3 2023. They chat apps, best beers, the weather, notable game reveals and themed control pads. To drink Ben has the ‘Rocket Lolly’ from Northern Monk and Aadil...
  • Planet of Lana and After Us (Tanked Up 370)

    This week the whole team is here! Whoo! It’s a week of new releases too. Lucy gives her review of both Planet of Lana, and The Shape of Things. And Ben gives his thoughts on the initial few hours of After Us. Aadil decides he really should start The...
  • Tears of the Darkest Cryptmaster (Tanked Up 369)

    Lucy and Ben return to share some beers and chat about games, but of course, they start on a tangent and discuss The Simpsons and onion rings. Both have new games to talk about! Lucy shares her initial thoughts on The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom and...
  • The Case of Sentimentality (Tanked Up 368)

    Lucy’s been playing The Spider of Lanka DLC for The Case of the Golden Idol, which has some excellent screenshots. Ben has been playing Demos but instead talks about Life is Strange: True Colours. This brings on a discussion of shedding nostalgia and embracing sentimentality with a chat about...
  • Jetting through Doubt (Tanked Up 367)

    Ben and Lucy bring one game and one beer each this week to drink and discuss. Ben chats the first hour or so of Jett: The Far Shore, whilst Lucy has spent a little more time with the recent early access release of Shadows of Doubt. For their beer...
  • Microsoft will Street Fight Everyone (Tanked Up 366)

    Aadil joins Ben for a beer and to chat about hot news and big game demos. Ben leads with thoughts on the incredibly polished Viewfinder demo and rolls into discussing a campaign and a baby mode for Street Fighter 6. Aadil brings the news of Microsoft’s failed ActiBlizzKing acquisition....
  • Hooked on Handheld Coffee (Tanked Up 365)

    Ben and Lucy tread familiar ground this week with talks of sequels and hardware revisions. Lucy gives her thoughts on both Hook 2 and Coffee Talk EP 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly. With no games to speak of Ben brings up to rumoured Q-Lite, the possible new PlayStation handheld, Wii-U...
  • The Last Storyteller (Tanked Up 364)

    Ben and Lucy return to share their week in video games over a beer. Ben says he hasn’t played anything but is lying and Lucy asks him about The Last of Us Remastered. Lucy has put a little, but impactful time into Storyteller, a short game from Daniel Benmergui....
  • The Last Worker to ship a Playdate (Tanked Up 363)

    Ben and Lucy get together this week to share a beer and chat video games! Ben gives an in-depth breakdown of The Last Worker, Lucy has looked at the Playdate and its new store update, and madness ensues with various off-topic discussions and plenty of name-dropped games. For the...
  • Dredging for Decks (Tanked Up 362)

    Lucy’s back, and with her come a few videogames to review and discuss. It’s been a mix of fishing and boxing for her as she and Ben spend some time discussing Dredge and finish the episode chatting Deck ‘Em. Ben gives some first impressions on the mobile version of...
  • Delete After Drinking (Tanked Up 361)

    Welcome friends to Tanked Up, the almost weekly podcast. We’ve had a week or two off but we’re back with gaming chat and beers. Ben has been playing the mobile version of Delete After Reading, a new release from Patrones & Escondites, more Crisis Core on the PS4 and...
  • Like Puttty in our Hands (Tanked Up 359)

    Hey! This episode is up a little late but at least it’s here! The team discuss a bunch of games including Tomb Raider Reloaded, Valiant Hearts: Coming Home, Hazza Chazza and the 40ft wazza, Scars Above, Beyond Shadowgate, and Loretta. And for the beers, Lucy drinks “Mind Expansion Pack”...
  • Snapping Stadia (Tanked Up 358)

    This week Ben is joined by Aadil and between them, they’ve played a mobile game, but have all the intention of playing a different mobile game. Ben discussed Marvel Snap some more and updated Aadil on the game several months on. They discuss Vita emulation to Android devices and...
  • The Season-al Rush (Tanked Up 357)

    Ben and Lucy return and this time with fresh, alcoholic beers! Lucy drinks ‘Indecision Time A.I.M.S’, a pale ale from Burning Sky, and Ben dives into the big DIPA January release ‘Putty’ from Verdant. They’ve both been busy with games too. Lucy gives her final thoughts on Iron Lung...
  • Steamworld Below (Tanked Up 356)

    Ben and Lucy return to talk games and drink AF beers. Ben gives his impressions on the Steamworld Build demo, Lucy chats Below the Ocean and they discuss the new remake, rerelease, or remaster of Goldeneye and its lack of online multiplayer on certain platforms. Lucy drinks Northern Monk’s...
  • Getting the Final Ring (Tanked Up 354)

    Ben and Lucy get together to continue their dry January and find joy in video games. To start, their beers elicit a conversation, who is alcohol-free beer actually for? Then the games. Ben’s put more time into both Crisis Core – Final Fantasy VII Reunion and Elden Ring, singing...
  • Tanked Up Remastered: Hive Mind AF Edition (Tanked Up 353)

    We start the episode with some sober reminscing about drinking and hangovers. Ben Played has dabbled in Elden Ring. But he mostly played FF7 Reunion: Crisis Core.Lucy earns her title as the indie queen playing Melatonin, Letterbox, and Potion Shop. We also touched on the Vampire Survivors DLC. Then...
  • It’s the End of Another Year, 2022 Round Out (Tanked Up 352)

    Somehow we’re already at the end of 2022, so it’s time for our top picks. But first we open with a brief discussion/description of cat wanking, and then move on to our honourable mentions. And then on to the Top 10s, with the usual TUP tomfoolery and tangents. Strap...
  • Stacking lands and space a little to the left (Tanked Up 351)

    The team gets together to discuss a few games and share a few beers. Ben discusses the early hours of Ixion, a newly released, space-based city(ish) builder. Lucy gives brief thoughts on Stacklands, and a more in-depth review on A Little to the Left. To drink, Lucy has the...
  • Dying to find the Flowzone (Tanked Up 350)

    Ben has jumped back into OlliOlli World with the Finding the Flowzone DLC and bludgeoned his way into Bloody Ties, the new story DLC for Dying Light 2. ...
  • Moar Marvel Snap, with Golden Idol Currency (Tanked Up 347)

    Aadil has returned to the land of the internetted… He managed to squeeze a dozen or so games of Marvel SNAP, after hearing the discussion last week. The crew goes on a deep dive from their respective perspectives. Lucy finished “The Case of the Golden Idol”, and everyone agreed...
  • We Need That Girth (Tanked Up 346)

    This week Ben and Lucy both drink collaboration stouts. Lucy has the Attic Brew Co X Protokoll, Empty Cans and Ben drinks Coffee from Brew York X Siren. For the games, Ben chats a little Marvel Snap whilst Lucy is still on a point-and-click binge. She discusses The Plague...
  • Bowser’s in Valhalla (Tanked Up 345)

    Stouts are drank, games are discussed and 'it's not-a-me' Mario appears...
  • The Lucy Show, now with actual Lucy and stars! (Tanked Up 344)

    With her now internet more stable than the pound, Lucy catches us up on all the games she’s been playing over the past few weeks. Lucy played As Dusk Falls, Norco, Immortality, Tinykin, The Artful Escape, Lost Words Beyond the Page, Love 3, and Return to Monkey Island. She...
  • Cowabunga! Its the Lucy Episode before the internet Killzoned (Tanked Up 343)

    The Summer hiatus is over and we all played some games. Aadil goes on a deep-dive on TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection. Ben has gone back to Killzone: Shadow Fall, as the beginning of his new approach to gaming, taking advantage of PS++, and Lucy… played some games. Aadil had...