Podcast: Episode 83 – Black Ops: Declassified, ill Manors and The End

It doesn’t always take a lot to set Peter off. The man does like to rant, and I love him for it. He’s always funny when he gets going, and that’s mostly what we’re going for on the podcast.

This week it was Black Ops: Declassified that really set him off and I don’t think I’ll be spoiling much by saying he wasn’t all that impressed with the Vita entry into the Call of Duty series. The reasons for his hatred are far too numerous to list (and I’ve also forgotten most of them), so you’ll have to listen to the podcast if you want his insight.

This week’s podcast also sees Kev giving his thoughts on The End, a game that seems remarkably like Temple Run in his opinion. He actually plays the game during the podcast, having only just downloaded it. I think this may be the first time we’ve actually had someone describing a game whilst playing it on the podcast, so I suppose you could consider it ground breaking. That’s almost certainly hyping it up too much though.

It’s not all games though, as Lewis drops in his opinion on ill Manors and I give you my thoughts on why The Joker is the undoubted star of Batman: Death of the Family. We also take a peek at the news, where we cast our eyes over the GTA V trailer and discuss the casting of Tom Hardy as Sam Fisher in the Splinter Cell movie.

Then, of course, there’s the usual madness of the quiz and user questions to address, so if a little drop of insanity will make your day then that’s when you want to be paying attention.

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  1. Peter: “I don’t expect Declassified to chart well”.

    Charts in 16th as second biggest Vita launch :-p

    • I know, must just be my local Game that had never heard of it.

      • Not played it yet. Want to so I can see if I side with other journos or the public :-p

        Not spending £45 on it though.

      • You can get it for 35 on Amazon.

        Incidental just a suggestion, but it might be nice to have video pod casts :)

  2. Mention in the podcast, yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeah boiiii!!!!

  3. a male Lara Croft?
    i wonder what they’d call him, something short and punchy, Nate Drake maybe?

    considering there have been a dozen GTAs over the past decade, each one featuring a different lead character, and now three playable characters in this one, brings the tally up to 15, all male.

    even if they didn’t think they could give a woman the sole lead role, this should have been the perfect chance to introduce a playable female character in a relatively risk free way.

    one thing with the Splinter Cell movie, will Sam still have the lights on his night visions goggles?

    and i thought Tom Clancy came up with the concept for the Splinter Cell series, with Ubisoft, rather than Ubisoft just slapping his name on the title.

    i can’t imagine any way they could bring back Vader for the new Star Wars and not have it feel cheap.
    though they did bring Maul back for the Clone Wars series.

    the only one of those runner type games for ios that i’ve played for any length of time is the Mirror’s edge game.
    i can at least play that without feeling sick.

    did you do a quiz?
    i must have missed it.
    no i didn’t do awfully and pretend i didn’t

    • see it.

      how could you even suggest such a thing?

      click post by mistake.

      • actually, here, i meant to say hear it, not see it, what with it being an audio podcast and all. ^_^

    • oh yeah, i prefer cakes, they put too much sugar on donuts.

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