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  • Tanked Up 302 – We’ve acquired another episode!

    It’s our weekly topic episode, and we are talking the big, and I mean BIG, acquisitions. Microsoft acquired Activision-Blizzard-King for 69 (nice) bill, Sony nabbed Bungie for 3.6 billion, and most importantly the New York Times broke through and got Wordle for ”low-six-figures”. We talk around it all, but...
  • TUP10 Revisited – Adam 2021

    I recently joined Ben, Lucy & Aadil on Tanked Up for episode 295. One of the main topics for that was what I have dubbed “my TUP10”. However, my list of cool things from the year didn’t go entirely to plan. My own arbitrary rules for putting together my...
  • I Conquered My Son A Kingdom And Now He Hates My Guts

    As the recently crowned King of Bohemia I was presented with a golden opportunity; the sort that you don’t turn down. Not only did I have the means and manpower to conquer the neighbouring Kingdom of Hungary but the powerful allies I could call upon would ensure an overwhelming...
  • Samurai Warriors 5 – Impressions

    My time with Samurai Warriors 5, the latest Musou/Warriors style game from Koei Tecmo’s Omega Force, has been a mostly enjoyable one. At the time of writing I’m 12 hours in, I’ve messed around with a few different modes and characters and completed 4 chapters of Nobunanga’s Path. One...
  • Exploring Xbox Game Pass for PC

    If you’ve read my articles before you’ll know I usually swing for PlayStation. I’ve been in that ecosystem so long it’s my first stop for most multi-platform game releases. Steam usually follows up as a close second for smaller titles; especially if there’s a sale on. This year though...
  • 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...
  • Welcome To Salvage Saturday!

    I don’t know where to start with Blackbird Interactive’s latest game; Hardspace: Shipbreaker. It’s so unlike any other game I’ve played that it’s difficult to draw comparisons to help me contextualise it for you. Here’s the blurb on Steam “Equipped with cutting-edge salvaging tech, carve & slice spaceships to...
  • How the DualSense could cut the cost of a console

    We’re getting more and more information about the, still supposed to be released this year, PlayStation 5. If you’ve even a passing interest in PlayStation you may have seen and read about the new DualSense control pad for the PS5 (even if you haven’t it’s been plastered everywhere). It...
  • PS5 & XSX – Discussing The Next Generation

    Adam and Ben get together to discuss the next generation of consoles from the information released on them so far. They weigh up the tech specs of the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5 and if they matter, what some of it means and what they need to...