SIPTG 248: No Man (05/04/2021)

Graham and Steve explore the potential pitfalls of digital ownership rights in the wake of Sony closing their legacy platforms’ storefronts. They also riff on monster fights, the Mortal Kombat movies, being a Viking, and much, much more.‬

Show Notes:
Intro and Games: -> 55m13s

News: 55m13s -> 1h27m7s
Beginning of the End: 1h27m7s ->

SIPTG 247: Hardcore Parkour (22/03/2021)

Some format changes and some scheduling tweaks are incoming for the boys this week! Talk of digital pricing, awful fans, and Australia’s classification system largely dominates discussion, but there’s still room for 400 vocalists, Godzilla, and ‘live’ Amazon purchases as well!‬

Show Notes:
Intro and Games: -> 29m3s

News: 29m3s -> 1h7m35s
Beginning of the End: 1h7m35s ->

SIPTG 246: The Schreiering (15/03/2021)

In an episode bitten the technical issues bug, the boys look at Outriders, being a space idiot, and one of the worst movies humanity has ever created (as well as Steve’s plan to fall farther down the hole of terrible movies) Also: Microsoft now owns Bethesda, the fiasco around The Sinking City, politics in Fallujah, and the next Must Listen of 2021!‬

Show Notes:
Intro and Games: -> 27m49s

News: 27m49s -> 1h24m15s
Beginning of the End: 1h24m15s ->

SIPTG 245: The Llamanati! (01/03/2021)

Steve and Graham do their best to fight off the stupid this week, as the *sigh* Llamanati has infiltrated the video game world and given us news of the rumoured cancellation of the physical version of E3, the confirmed cancellation of Anthem NEXT, delays to a number of other titles, and a whole bunch of Sony news!‬

Show Notes:
Intro and Games: -> 24m23s

News: 24m23s -> 1h5m43s
Beginning of the End: 1h5m43s ->

SIPTG 244: Choo choo! (22/02/2021)

It happened! Steve’s PC is finally built! Bet you can’t guess what he’s played on it… Also, Graham gets all Cpt. Holt with his love for trains, Blizzard & Nintendo announce some stuff, more stupid Epic business, more stupid Stadia business, and just more!‬

Show Notes:
Intro and Games: -> 22m53s

News: 22m53s -> 1h22m59s
Beginning of the End: 1h22m59s ->

SIPTG 243: F-Dub-Pees (15/02/2021)

As Steve bemoans the firstest of first world problems, and Graham roams the Wildlands, there’s also E3 rumblings, CD Projekt hacks, a kind-of-Epic Games Showcase, the return of Six Days in Fallujah, not-so-much ‘changes’ to Ubisoft’s business model, and plenty more to pontificate over! #wordplay‬

Show Notes:
Intro and Games: -> 24m54s

News: 24m54s -> 1h26m11s
Beginning of the End: 1h26m11s ->

SIPTG 242: Catch-It-Ted-Ness (08/02/2021)

A new week cometh, bringing some unexpected lockdown and magazine talk, as well as news on the upcoming Mass Effect Legendary Edition, Valve getting busted, Gearbox getting acquired, and the Prince getting delayed. All of this, plus the usual banter! What fun!‬

Show Notes:
Intro and Games: -> 42m17s

News: 42m17s -> 1h24m33s
Beginning of the End: 1h24m33s ->

SIPTG 241: Mech Dude (1/02/2021)

News: 34m48s -> 1h21m4s
Beginning of the End: 1h21m4s ->

Game of the Year 2020 (25/01/2021)

The boys are back for a new year, but, as always, before you can move forward… You need to look back upon whence you came! So before digging into 2021 and all of it’s news and games, the boys must hand out some of the most prestigious awards in gaming media! Find out who won what in the SIPTG GOTY spectacular!‬

  • Show Notes:
  • Intro: -> 3m11s
  • Best Non-2020 Game: 3m11s -10m28s
  • Best Auditory Experience: 10m28s -> 50m24s
  • Best Game We Didn’t Get Time To Finish: 50m24s -> 59m10s
  • Best New Thing: 59m10s -> 1h9m
  • Best The Last of Us Part 2 Moment/Mission: 1h9m -> 1m28m42s
  • ‘Spring Breakers’: 1h28m42s -> 1h31m18s
  • Graham’s Sporting Moment/Podcast Recommendations:
    1h31m18s -> 1h41m31s
  • Steve’s Album of the Year: 1h41m42s -> 1h47m18s
  • Best Game Name, presented by Budi: 1h47m18s -> 1h50m29s
  • Best Story/Writing: 1h50m29s -> 2h6m34s
  • Best Looking Game: 2h6m34s -> 2h19m31s
  • Best New Character/NPC: 2h19m31s -> 2h41m7s
  • Best Moment/Mission: 2h41m7s -> 3h11m45s
  • Steve’s Top Ten: 3h11m45s -> 3h17m38s
  • Graham’s Top Ten: 3h17m38s -> 3h22m51s
  • Site Top Ten: 3h22m51s -> 3h42m20s
  • Outro: 3h42m20s ->

Nominees and Winners

Top 3 are in bold, game with * is winner.

Best Non 2020 Game

State of Decay 2
Remnant: From The Ashes *
Disco Elysium
Shadow Warrior 2
Assassins Creed: Syndicate
Grim Dawn

Best Auditory Experience

Streets of Rage 4
Fall Guys
Teenage Blob
The Last Campfire
Umurangi Generations
Ori and the Will of the Wisps
Paradise Killer *
THPS 1&2 Remake
Desperados III
The Last of Us Part II
The Pedestrian
Call of the Sea
Immortals Fenyx Rising
Gears Tactics

Best Game we Didin’t Get Time to Finish

Desperados 3
Gears Tactics
Ori and the Will of the Wisps *
Beatuiful Desolation

Best New Thing

Journey to the Savage Planet
Treachery in Beatdown City
Colt Canyon
Good Job!
Fall Guys
Wintermoor Tactics Club
The Last Campfire
Hades *
Call of the Sea
The Pedestrian
Gears Tactics
Immortals Fenyx Rising
The Solitaire Conspiracy

Best Last of Us Part 2 Moment

Playing a guitar
Ellie playing Take On Me
Finding PS3s with Uncharted 2 and Jak
Abby’s rescue/betrayal
‘Hey! Watch your language! This is a house of worship’ ‘We got some gas!’ ‘Oh, fuck yeah!’
The museum flashback – “Holy shit! It’s a motherfucking dinosaur!”
Ganking a WLF soldier while they’re playing Hotline Miami on Vita
Ellie learns the truth about what would have happened to her in the first game
Chasing Nora
Abby gets in to the theatre
Finding the truck shrine to the prophet of the Seraphites
Lev asking Abby what’s going on between her and Owen… while they’re crossing a rickety-ass beam bridge 40+ stories up
Finding Lev
Escaping Haven
Abby finds Owen and Mel, and the map
Abby/Ellie fight
Tommy comes to the farm/Ellie goes after Abby
The final Abby/Ellie confrontation
Returning to an empty house
Museum flashback sequence *
Aquarium/theatre sequence
Dina/Ellie/JJ on the farm
Joel and Ellie space capsule scene at the museum
Ellie discovers that Mel is pregnant after killing her

‘Spring Breakers’

Split or Steal
Fall Guys
Teenage Blob
Post Void
Deep Rock Galactic
Blaseball *
Alba: A Wildlife Adventure

Steve’s Album and EP of the Year

The Ghost Inside – Self-titled *
Ingested – Where Only Gods May Tread
Protest The Hero – Palimpsest
Babirusa – Humanoid
Deftones – Ohms
Svalbard – When I Die, Will I Get Better?
Killer Be Killed – Reluctant Hero

EP of the Year
Sensory Amusia – Bereavement *
Thirty Nights of Violence – You’ll See Me Up There
Protosequence – A Blunt Description of Something Obscene
Omni Express – Florida Man
Carcosa – Absent
Filth – Self-titled
Defamed – Aeon

Spotify Playlist

Best Game Name, presented by Budi

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Familia Myth: Infinite Combate
The Last of Waifus *
Re:Turn – One Way Trip
Remothered: Broken Porcelain
Robotics;Notes DaSH
Shiren The Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate
Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin
Bubble Bobble 4 Friends: The Baron Is Gold
Who’s Your Daddy?

Best Story/Writing

Treachery in Beatdown City
Last of Us Part 2
Journey to the Savage Planet
Lair of the Clockwork God
Wintermoor Tactics Club
The Last Campfire
Paradise Killer
Call of the Sea
Immortals Fenyx Rising
Hades *

Best Looking Game

Journey to the Savage Planet
The Pedestrian
Ori and the Will of the Wisps *
Granblue Fantasy Versus
Streets of Rage 4
The Last of Us Part 2
Good Job!
Teenage Blob
The Last Campfire
Call of the Sea
Immortals Fenyx Rising
Desperados III

Best New Character

Martin Tweed (Journey to the Savage Planet)
E.K.O (Journey to the Savage Planet)
Tabby (Kunai)
Ku (Ori and the Will of the Wisps)
The Dodos (Animal Crossing)
Fake Orange Cassidys (Streets of Rage 4)
Dina (The Last of Us Part 2)
Abby (The Last of Us Part 2) *
Lev (The Last of Us Part 2)
Tove (Roki)
Baphomet (Wintermoor)
Jarek the Mechanic (Beautiful Desolation)
Jerry (Beautiful Desolation)
Ember (The Last Campfire)
Shinji (Paradise Killer)
Stanley (Spiritfarer)
Atul (Spiritfarer)
Fenyx (Immortals Fenyx Rising)
Sid (Gears Tactics)
Norah (Call of the sea)
Harry (Call of the Sea)

Best Moment/Mission

Trying to roll over on your bed, rolling into the wall, and the look on your villager’s face – Animal Crossing
Getting nailed by a scorpion – Animal Crossing
Swinging a demolition ball on a crane and letting it fly – Good Job!
Drifting on a forklift – Good Job!
Solving a loud music puzzle by turning music down in the options (Lair of the Clockwork God)
The Walking Simulator, and all of its overly-complex bullshit that amazes Dan (Lair of the Clockwork God)
The commentary on reviews (Lair of the Clockwork God)
Getting your reward/learn that work is its own reward in the tutorial (Unfortunate Spacemen)
Launching yourself into space and dying, which you’re not meant to do, after being specifically told not to… (Unfortunate Spacemen)
The monster attacks/Dad dies/Getting away (Roki)
Henrik rises! (Roki)
The conversation between Tove and Henrik before the final ascent (Roki)
The third nightmare (Roki)
Aaaaa aaaaaaaaaac (Wintermoor Tactics Club)
The end/‘Jacob is Banksy’ (Wintermoor)
Finishing a run/beating Hades (Hades)
The credits/10th completed run (Hades) *
The ‘shift’ at the end (The Pedestrian)
The trial (Paradise Killer)
Introduction to Ares – Immortals Fenyx Rising
Incidental Dialog – Immortals Fenyx Rising
Hephaistos Celebrates Fenyx breaking through to locate Vault
Spiritfarer – First trip the Everdoor
Ending of Call of the Sea

Steve’s Top Ten

  1. Hades
  2. Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 + 2
  3. Deep Rock Galactic
  4. Black Mesa
  5. Animal Crossing
  6. Good Job!
  7. The Last Campfire
  8. TLoU2
  9. Umurangi Generation
  10. Trackmania

Graham’s Top Ten

  1. Satisfactory
  2. Desperados III
  3. Call of the Sea
  4. Spiritfarer
  5. Immortals: Fenyx Rising
  6. The Last of Us Part II
  7. The Pedestrian
  8. The Solitaire Conspiracy
  9. Mafia: Definitive Edition
  10. Gears Tactics

Site Top 10

  1. Hades
  2. Desperados 3
  3. Immortals: Fenyx Rising
  4. The Pedestrian
  5. Gears Tactics
  6. THPS 1&2
  7. Deep Rock Galactic
  8. The Last of Us Part 2
  9. Call of the Sea
  10. Satisfactory

SIPTG Special : Games of the Generation – Part 5 (18/01/2021)

Graham and Steve reconvene to discuss the best games of 2019, and what games from 2019 you should play!‬

Slay The Spire (23/01/2019)
RE2 Remake (25/01/2019)
Apex (04/02/2019)
Tetris 99 (13/02/2019)
Devil May Cry 5 (08/03/2019)
The Division 2 (15/03/2019)
Sekiro (22/03/2019)
Islanders (04/04/2019)
My Time at Portia (16/04/2019)
Katana Zero (18/04/2019)
Mortal Kombat 11 (23/04/2019)
A Plague Tale: Innocence (14/05/2019)
Outer Wilds (30/05/2019)
Cadence of Hyrule (13/06/2019)
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (18/06/2019)
Super Mario Maker 2 (28/06/2019)
Remnant: From The Ashes (20/08/2019)
Control (27/08/2019)
Gears of War 5 (10/09/2019)
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (20/09/2019)
Concrete Genie (08/09/2019)
Grindstone (16/09/2019)
Assemble With Care (19/09/2019)
Disco Elysium (15/10/2019)
Outer Worlds (25/10/2019)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (25/10/2019)
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (15/11/2019)
The Touryst (21/11/2019)