The Gourmet Gaming Edition

Welcome to this week’s podcast as the guys get over excited about food to game with, gushing  forth about pizza’s of both the savoury and sweet persuasion, using the sous vide style to make the best steak ever to feed you up before a gaming session and top it all of with a hearty swirl of biscuit syrup! It’s gastro-gaming fusion! A combination that can’t be beaten! Or have they just played too much Overcooked!

The one and only, James ‘The Brand’ Thomas (@BIGSheep) joins us this week fresh from EGX and gives us the lowdown (along with Antony) on this fine UK event.

There’s lots to discuss from a feeling that there could have been a little more crammed into the show floor, to the diamond Indie games found in the misty shadowy fringes of the event. There’s a definite feeling that the unexpected and original charm that the Indie developers have the freedom to inject into their wares is more alluring to many than those big hitting titles that line the show.

Is queuing for hours for a play of a game that’s released in a few weeks (or months) madness? Or merely joyous enthusiasm and is such excitement enough to keep gamers jolly as they wait their turn to play those big name games?

Standout games for our EGX roving reporters James and Antony were:

In What We’ve Been Playing, Dazza is completely swept away by the joy and wonder that is Factorio. Still in early access, this game started out as a hobby worked on by to buddies in Prague which has turned into something special. A game in which you build and maintain your factory, automate every aspect of your design whilst preparing for the inevitable onslaught from the creatures of the planet as your ingenuity to escape tips the ecological balance is at once gripping, addictive and amazing fun.  This really is a game which when started, changes the perception of time where an hour can so easily stretch out into the early hours of the morning. If you have the mindset for logic and organisation get to factorio.com immediately and try this absolute gem of a game.

That’s not the only highly recommended game this week as among others, Antony has been dusting off his wood and getting involved in Golf Story on Switch and is loving the originality and quirkiness of this Golf / RPG  – yes that’s right, Golf and RPG mash up. With the hooks of an RPG’s story and leveling combined with the addictive gameplay of quality golf, this title sounds like it’s well over par.

Add to your ever-growing collection of great games on Xbox thanks to October’s Games with Gold! Starting 1st October on Xbox One, play the emotionally gripping first-person narrative adventure game Gone Home: Console Edition. Then on 16th October, take to the stars in the challenging sci-fi puzzle game The Turing Test.

Also in October for Xbox 360, and Xbox One through Backward Compatibility, the classic Xbox Live Arcade platformer Rayman 3 HD will be available to play, as well as the World War II first-person shooter Medal of Honor: Airborne.

  • Gone Home: Console Edition October 1 to 31
  • The Turing Test  October 16 to November 15
  • Rayman 3 HD October 1 to 15
  • Medal of Honor: Airborne October 16 to 31

Sony’s announced the PlayStation Plus games for October and the list includes a whopping triple A title: Metal Gear Solid 5.

Hideo Kojima’s Solid Snake swansong is free to download if you’re a Plus subscriber from 3rd October.

Elsewhere, PlayStation 4 users get Amnesia: Collection, which is a nice horror tie-in with Halloween. The Collection includes Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs and Amnesia: Justine, which were polished up for PS4.

It’s worth noting Plus currently includes a couple of bonuses. All throughout October you can download PlayStation VR sports shooter Rigs and PlayLink party title That’s You

Here’s the full lineup for Plus in October:

  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (PS4)
  • Amnesia: Collection (PS4)
  • RIGS: Mechanised Combat League (PS Plus Bonus – PSVR Required)
  • That’s You (PS Plus Bonus – PlayLink)
  • Monster Jam Battlegrounds (PS3)
  • Hustle Kings (PS3)
  • Hue (PS Vita & PS4)
  • Sky Force Anniversary (PS Vita & PS4)

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