Wrestling, with Virtual Crowds
Why are broadcasters turning to FIFA for their crowd sounds? Chris tries to become enthusiastic about plants, and Leigh reviews Oddworld: Soulstorm. There's a new game from the creators of Final Fantasy, amazingly called Fantasian. Plus our reporter Alex "son of Dusty" Rhodes celebrates WrestleMania! With Leigh Milner and Chris Berrow.
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Gaming News for April 2021
Leigh Milner, Naked Gaming Podcast
Leigh Milner has the gaming news for April 2021.
Leigh - The biggest conference in gaming… E3… is going ahead this year… after it was cancelled in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Electronic Entertainment Expo is usually a place for publishers to announce their newest games… this time it’s going online… and it’s free for everyone to attend. Nintendo, Xbox, Konami and Ubisoft are just some of the developers that have agreed to participate.
Timesplitters 2 is a Playstation 2 classic, and fans have been asking for a remastered version for years. Well, the wait is over… recently one game developer managed to hide a playable version of Timesplitters 2... in Homefront: The Revolution… on an in-game arcade machine. The only problem is that he’d forgotten the unlock code. Luckily an old friend of his remembered, and due to the power of the internet, you can now find it with a quick Google! Happy splitting!
An unopened copy of Nintendo's Super Mario Brothers has broken the record for the most expensive videogame ever sold. The platform game - for the NES console - was bought in 1986 and then forgotten in a desk drawer. It sold at auction in Dallas for over 660 thousand dollars. That’s a lot of gold coins.
And this amused us this month… a game we’re reviewing later on in the podcast Crash Bandicoot: On The Run was released… and then immediately had an update on the App store. If you read the update description, it said it was because of “fixes for Crashes”
04:38 - BAFTA Games Awards 2021: Winners
BAFTA Games Awards 2021: Winners
Alex Rhodes, Naked Gaming Podcast
Alex Rhodes has a roundup of the winners from the BAFTA GAmes Awards 2021.
Let’s start with the big announcement… Hades has won Best Game at the 2021 Bafta Games Awards. It’s a greek god and goddess-themed roguelike where you try to escape from hell… by hacking your way through randomly generated dungeons. Sounds like fun for all the family.
It also won 5 other awards… including Game Design.
Fans voted for The Last of Us Part 2 as Game of the Year, but after being nominated for a record 13 awards… it won just 3.
Sony’s accountants will be very happy, as Playstation exclusives... from Ghost of Tsushima to Spider-Man: Miles Morales took away nearly half of all the awards on offer… and Sackboy: A Big Adventure, a game named after my award-winning performance in 2007, won best British Game
You can find the full list of winners on bafta.org, but with such an in-depth analysis from me, you barely need to. And if you’re listening BAFTA, obviously your email asking me to host the ceremony was lost in cyberspace, but I’m happy to do it for you next year, at great expense of course. Or maybe if you can just get me a Playstation 5. Either or.
06:49 - Virtual Crowds at sporting events
Virtual Crowds at sporting events
Paul Boechler, Audio Engineer from EA
Chris Berrow speaks to Paul Boechler, an audio engineer from EA, about how they are helping broadcasters to create artificial crowd sounds.
18:59 - Review: Plants vs Zombies: The Battle For Neighborville
Review: Plants vs Zombies: The Battle For Neighborville
Chris Berrow, Naked Gaming Podcast
Chris Berrow tries to become enthusiastic about plants to please his wide, by playing Plants vs Zombies: The Battle For Neighborville.
Sorry about the American spelling.