This week Zahra and Hazel talk news, Guest Reviewer Caroline reviews Binding of Isaac and Zahra runs us through Bright Memory: Infinite.
This week Paul and Rani talk gaming news and Paul guides us through the battleground that is Chivalry 2. Then Hazel regails us with a tail of gliding through the universe that is Exo One.
For the final show of 2021, Ezie and Elliott talk Game of The Year and discuss Halo Infinite after chatting about this weeks exciting Gaming News.
HO HO HO, and a MERRY CHRISTMAS … podcast that is … This week Zahra and Paul talk news, reviews and some special games to play with family over the Christmas holidays.
This week Maylee, Jango and Hazel keep us perched on the edge of our seat chatting the current gaming news and a review from Jango of No Longer Home that cuts too close to the bone and Zahra flies in with a review of the hide and seek game Witch It.
The Game Awards 2021 Winners and Announcements –
The Game Awards took place on the 10th of December, and showcased the best games released this year! Game Of The Year went to Hazelight Studios’ It Takes Two, which also took Best Multiplayer Game and Best Family Game. Some of the other winners included; Deathloop, Kena: Bridge of Spirits, Life is Strange: True Colors, and Forza Horizon 5.
We also got a look at a bunch of upcoming games, with Star Wars Eclipse by Quantic Dream, the new Sonic game Sonic Frontiers, Alan Wake 2, Slitterhead, and more! We also got to see some more trailers for Senua’s Sacrifice: Hellblade 2, Forspoken, Elden Ring, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, and Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands.
Financial Modeling World Cup Winners! –
In some exciting news, Australian competitor Andrew Ngai (Nyai) has beaten out Canadian counterpart Michael Jarman in the Financial Modeling World Cup this year. In this competition, participants are required to solve a business case study, answering several questions by creating financial models in a spreadsheet in Excel. Consisting of 128 participants from all around the world, qualifications began on November 13th with the finals taking place on the 12th of December.
Click here to check out the stream!
Bungie’s Fight Against Toxic Work Culture –
IGN recently published an article outlying yet more allegations of “sexism, boys’ club culture, crunch, and HR protection of abusers” within the gaming industry, with Bungie being named and shamed. The article claims that many employees believe that Bungie’s recent initiatives to improve working conditions have come “Too little, too late”. It points to several instances of narrative leaders “making life miserable” for the writers underneath them. Despite these many issues, several of the employees that have spoken out have expressed the belief that the studio is slowly but steadily improving with the new initiatives.
This article comes after several similar stories about an array of studios, including Activision Blizzard, Ubisoft, and Quantic Dream.
Paul, Hazel and Caroline are in the studio to talk all about those cryptos the kids all love but not before Caroline reviews Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, and Paul gushes over Outer Wilds plus the Echoes of the Eye DLC.
Come celebrate with us for out 600th episode as well as our 12th year coming to you live. To mark this occasion we invited one of the founding members, Razor Ray. So head to the bathroom, light some candles and say Zed Games three times into the foggy mirror, then click download to join us in our celebrations.
In this weeks podcast Zahra takes control guiding us through this weeks gaming news, reviews and interviews with Paul’s interview with Unpacking developers Tim Dawson and Wren Brier, and Tobi’s walk through the audiovisual delight of Book of Travels.
Zed Games Crew covers Brisbane’s Game On Festival GO423 and talks the breakaway hit Unpacking.