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We are the Rapid Reviews Radio podcast, a podcast made by 3 of the writers from Rapid Reviews. Hosted by Kiley Wilde, Pete Beckett and Ciaran McGinn, we discuss the latest news from the world of video games and discuss a topic of choice, either suggested by the audience or by the rest of the writers at the site.
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Episode 145 - Game of the Year 2022

Rapid Reviews RadioDec 19, 2022

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Episode 154 - Cocaine Weasel

Episode 154 - Cocaine Weasel

On this episode of the podcast, co-hosts Kiley Wilde and Pete Beckett dissect and discuss some of the news stories that caught our eye from the past week, including: A video game based on the TMNT comic mini series The Last Ronin is currently in development https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/a-darker-more-mature-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-game-is-in-development/  Lance Reddick will feature in future Destiny content https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/lance-reddick-will-feature-in-future-destiny-content-bungie-confirms/  2K announces game set in the Lego universe Lego 2K Drive https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/lego-2k-drive-is-officially-a-aaa-driving-adventure-releasing-in-may/ Valve have announced Counter Strike 2 due for release this summer https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/counter-strike-2-officially-revealed-ahead-of-a-summer-2023-release/  Chris Avellone has been awarded a seven figure sum after sexual harassment claims settled https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/chris-avellone-awarded-seven-figure-payment-after-sexual-harrasment-claims-settled/  CMA confirms that Activision merger with Xbox "won't lessen competition" in console market https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/uk-regulator-now-says-microsoft-activision-merger-wont-significantly-lessen-competition-in-console-gaming/  We hope you enjoy the show. Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Anchor, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. We are also on Youtube  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPvWkPOv5ymlqjDqxKfRVXQ  Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet  Please follow Kiley on Instagram @kileyelik Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces  Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAwayMusic by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Mar 27, 202301:30:57
Episode 153 - Daddy Issues the TV Show

Episode 153 - Daddy Issues the TV Show

In this episode, co-hosts Kiley Wilde and Pete Beckettare joined by previous guest and friend of the show Richard Atkinson @nintenmau5 to do a full and Frank discussion surrounding the Last Of Us Season 1. We discuss the highs, the lows, the emotional moments, and everything in between We hope you enjoy the show. Thank you again to Richard for joining us, you can following him on Twitter https://twitter.com/nintenmau5  Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Anchor, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. We are also on Youtube  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPvWkPOv5ymlqjDqxKfRVXQ  Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet  Please follow Kiley on Instagram @kileyelik Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces  Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Mar 20, 202301:36:32
Episode 152 - COD Blocked

Episode 152 - COD Blocked

In this episode, co-hosts Kiley Wilde and Pete Beckett talk spoilers with Episode 7 and 8 of The Last of Us TV show, before we discuss the timeline of events and the fallout from Microsoft’s attempted acquisition of Activision Blizzard. We discuss the early stages of the deal, including the breaking of the news on various large news outlets like BBC News, to the fighting between Microsoft and Sony, the CMA and FTC filing charges against Microsoft and the talk of antitrust, plus much more. We hope you enjoy the show. Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Anchor, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. We are also on Youtube  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPvWkPOv5ymlqjDqxKfRVXQ Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Please follow Kiley on Instagram @kileyelik Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Mar 14, 202302:00:14
Episode 151 - Suicide Squad: Kill The State of Play

Episode 151 - Suicide Squad: Kill The State of Play

In this episode, co-hosts Kiley Wilde and Pete Beckett talk spoilers with Episode 6 of The Last of Us TV show, before firing in to the biggest and most discussion worthy news stories from the past week in Video Games: Nintendo confirm they are skipping E3 https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/nintendo-confirms-it-will-not-attend-e3-2023/ Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League confirmed to be always online https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/suicide-squad-requires-an-online-connection-even-in-single-player/ Mortal Kombat 12 confirmed for 2023 release by VP of WB on investors call https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/warner-bros-ceo-says-mortal-kombat-12-is-coming-this-year/ Sony returned with their first State of Play for 2023, with a heavy focus on PSVR2 and Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League https://www.eurogamer.net/everything-announced-in-sonys-playstation-state-of-play-february-2023 Microsoft has put pen to paper on new deals with Nintendo and NVIDIA to bring Call of Duty to their respective platforms should the ABK deal go through https://venturebeat.com/games/microsoft-signs-10-year-deal-to-bring-xbox-games-including-call-of-duty-to-nintendo/ Microsoft confirms in papers included with the CMA investigation that Game Pass is damaging to game sales https://www.polygon.com/23600042/xbox-game-pass-lower-sales-cannibalize-uk-regulators-cma-activision We hope you enjoy the show. Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Anchor, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. We are also on Youtube  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPvWkPOv5ymlqjDqxKfRVXQ Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Please follow Kiley on Instagram @kileyelik Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Feb 27, 202301:32:10
Episode 150 - Make Sure to Have Your Strap On

Episode 150 - Make Sure to Have Your Strap On

In this episode of the podcast, hosts Kiley Wilde and Pete Beckett are joined by Resobaso and ColdDeath from the Turn Based Cynics podcast to have a discussion around controllers from various generations. Based solely on the previous week where Kiley stated the Gamecube controller was bad, we discuss some personal favourites, a few bad ones and some controversial opinions about some well regarded controllers. We hope you enjoy the show. Thank you to Reso and CD for joining us. You can follow them both on Twitter @resobaso and @colddeath as well as the podcast @turnbasedcynics. Please find their podcast available on all platforms as well as Youtube https://www.youtube.com/@turn-basedcynics4273 Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Anchor, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. We are also on Youtube  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPvWkPOv5ymlqjDqxKfRVXQ Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Please follow Kiley on Instagram @kileyelik Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Feb 20, 202302:00:03
Episode 149 - A Very Controversial Show

Episode 149 - A Very Controversial Show

In this episode of the podcast, hosts Kiley Wilde and Pete Beckett start by discussing Episodes 4 and 5 of The Last of Us TV show, including likes, dislikes and fears for the future of the show, as well as a short We’ve Got This mental health section. After, we discuss the recent Nintendo Direct that took place on the 8th February 2023, where we breakdown (in order) all that was shown, our general thoughts about the presentation as well as Nintendo announcing an increase on the price of games starting with The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. We hope you enjoy the show. Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Anchor, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. We are also on Youtube  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPvWkPOv5ymlqjDqxKfRVXQ Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Please follow Kiley on Instagram @kileyelik Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Feb 13, 202301:41:15
Episode 148 - Kiley Get Cancelled

Episode 148 - Kiley Get Cancelled

In this episode of the podcast, hosts Kiley Wilde and Pete Beckett start by discussing Episodes 2 and 3 of The Last of Us TV shows, including likes, dislikes and fears for the future of the show, as well as a short We’ve Got This mental health section. After, we discuss the biggest and hardest news stories of the week, including: Several live service games are due to be culled in the coming months, including Crossfore X, Rumbleverse and Knockout City as well as Apex Legends Mobile and Battlefield Mobile https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/xbox-shooter-crossfirex-is-being-shut-down-including-its-single-player-mode/ https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/live-service-game-knockout-city-is-closing-down-in-june/ https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/epics-rumbleverse-is-shutting-down-after-just-six-months/ https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/ea-is-cancelling-apex-legends-mobile-and-battlefield-mobile/ Arkane Austin's upcoming vampire shooter Redfall confirmed to be always online, even when playing single player https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/redfall-will-require-an-online-connection-even-in-single-player-bethesda-confirms/ Amazon purchases the rights to Tomb Raider IP, hopes to turn it into a "Marvel Style Connected Universe" with Phoebe Waller-Bridge https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/amazon-reportedly-wants-to-turn-tomb-raider-into-a-marvel-like-franchise/ We hope you enjoy the show. Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Anchor, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. We are also on Youtube  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPvWkPOv5ymlqjDqxKfRVXQ Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Please follow Kiley on Instagram @kileyelik Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Feb 06, 202301:37:32
Episode 147 - The Last of Us TV Show Discussion

Episode 147 - The Last of Us TV Show Discussion

In this episode of the podcast, co-hosts Kiley Wilde and Pete Beckett talk about the recent first episode of The Last of Us tv show. We talk at length about it, from first impressions to the set design, character portrayals by the actors and where we think the show will go. We finish the episode by comparing the show to previous TV based adaptations of video games properties We hope you enjoy the show. Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Anchor, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. We are also on Youtube  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPvWkPOv5ymlqjDqxKfRVXQ Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Please follow Kiley on Instagram @kileyelik Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Jan 24, 202301:42:36
Episode 146 - The 2023 Games Preview

Episode 146 - The 2023 Games Preview

In this episode of the podcast, co-hosts Kiley Wilde and Pete Beckett talk again for the first time in the new year and discuss the upcoming games in the first half of the year. We only talk about some games that interest us, or requires a small amount of discussion and only those games that have confirmed release dates We hope you enjoy the show. Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Anchor, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. We are also on Youtube  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPvWkPOv5ymlqjDqxKfRVXQ Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Please follow Kiley on Instagram @kileyelik Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Jan 16, 202301:48:08
Episode 145 - Game of the Year 2022

Episode 145 - Game of the Year 2022

In this episode of the podcast, co-hosts Kiley Wilde and Pete Beckett are joined by previous contributors to the podcast TheFinalTilt and Brent to help us with the big show, Game of the Year 2022. We go over the selections made, discuss each game and why they were nominated for the GOTY show and pit them together in a 16 game bracket and whittle them down to just one, the Rapid Reviews Radio Game of the Year for 2022. The list of the nominations for this year is: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge God of War Ragnarok Rollerdrome Two Point Campus Splatoon 3 Lost Ark F1 2022 Metal Hellsinger Overwatch 2 Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Citizen Sleeper Yugiho Master Duel Disney Dreamlight Valley Arcade Paradise Far Changing Tides Elden Ring (Listener’s Choice) We would like to thank our guests for joining us on this episode. You can follow them in the following places: TheFinalTilt - Twitter, Vulpine eSports Twitter, Email Brent: Xbox at Apophis1989, Twitch Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Anchor, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. We are also on Youtube  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPvWkPOv5ymlqjDqxKfRVXQ Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Please follow Kiley on Instagram @kileyelik Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Dec 19, 202203:11:35
Episode 144 - The Game Awards 2022

Episode 144 - The Game Awards 2022

In this episode of the podcast, host Pete Beckett is joined by regular contributor to the podcast Nana Marfo, to help discuss the recent Geoff Keighley awards, also known as The Game Awards. We discussed all of the winners and losers of the event, the games and people who took away trophies on the night, what announcements were made and Bill Clinton! A big thanks to Nana for stepping in and filling in for Kiley. You can follow Nana in the following places: Twitter @nana__marfo, Linktree https://linktr.ee/nana__marfo and their website/blog https://nmarfoblogs.wordpress.com/ Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Anchor, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. We are also on Youtube  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPvWkPOv5ymlqjDqxKfRVXQ Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Please follow Kiley on Instagram @kileyelik Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Dec 12, 202201:52:46
Episode 143 - #Ballsports

Episode 143 - #Ballsports

In this episode of the podcast, hosts Kiley Wilde and Pete Beckett discuss the biggest news stories of the week, including: Halo Infinite's Multiplayer Director has now quit 343 Industries https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/halo-infinites-multiplayer-director-has-quit-343/?fbclid=IwAR2v9U-hF-JMTMsZzzYt9IdMIFemsPyQRr5hp8tw0KiDurSb9cwGJmLWJMs 2nd trailer released for the HBO's The Last of Us TV series https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/heres-the-second-trailer-for-hbos-the-last-of-us/ 2nd trailer for The Super Mario Bros Movie has been released during a Nintendo Direct https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/the-super-mario-bros-movies-second-trailer-has-aired/ The Smash World Tour tournament has been shut down by Nintendo https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/major-smash-bros-tournament-shut-down-by-nintendo/ Over 80% of Panda Globals eSports teams have resigned over Smash World Cup cancellation https://www.eventhubs.com/news/2022/dec/03/panda-global-fgc-resign/ Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Anchor, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. We are also on Youtube  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPvWkPOv5ymlqjDqxKfRVXQ Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Please follow Kiley on Instagram @kileyelik Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Dec 05, 202201:29:54
Episode 142 - Interview with James Alexander, Voice Actor

Episode 142 - Interview with James Alexander, Voice Actor

In this episode of the podcast, hosts Kiley Wilde and Pete Beckett are joined by our special guest, James Alexander, who is an up and coming voice actor with various credits across video games, movies and TV. We discuss James’ career thus far, asking how he got started within the industry, some of the early roles and auditions he had to do, as well as some stories from some of the projects that he has been involved in, as well as some mild discussion surrounding union work. We want to thank James for giving us his time to help discuss his career. You can follow James on various social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram and Twitch Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Anchor, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. We are also on Youtube  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPvWkPOv5ymlqjDqxKfRVXQ Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Please follow Kiley on Instagram @kileyelik Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Nov 28, 202201:45:11
Episode 141 - Gotta Catch The News

Episode 141 - Gotta Catch The News

In this episode of the podcast, hosts Kiley Wilde and Pete Beckett discuss the biggest and most thought provoking news stories this week, including: Yuji Naka has been arrested for insider trading https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/yuji-naka-has-reportedly-been-arrested-as-part-of-the-square-enix-insider-trading-investigation/ Volition will soon become a part of Gearbox https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/volition-will-become-part-of-gearbox-after-disappointing-reception-to-saints-row/ The nominees for the Game Awards have been announced https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/god-of-war-ragnarok-leads-the-game-awards-2022-nominations/ Bethesda comments on the Mick Gordon/Marty Stratton situation https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/bethesda-rejects-doom-composers-mistreatment-allegations-says-theyve-incited-threats-of-violence/ Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Anchor, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. We are also on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPvWkPOv5ymlqjDqxKfRVXQ Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Nov 21, 202201:32:51
Episode 140 - Discussing Music Production In Video Games

Episode 140 - Discussing Music Production In Video Games

In this episode of the podcast, hosts Kiley Wilde and Pete Beckett are joined by composers Daniel Lindholm and TJ Martin to help us discuss the recent post that was released by Mick Gordon, composer of DOOM (2016) and DOOM Eternal soundtracks and OST's, who has refuted director Marty Stratton's claims that were posted on Reddit in 2020. The TLDR: Marty Stratton of id Software accused Mick Gordon of intentionally delaying tracks, not producing high quality pieces in respects to the DOOM Eternal project and subsequent OST (link to Marty's Reddit post https://www.reddit.com/r/Doom/comments/gdg25y/doom_eternal_ost_open_letter/) Mick Gordon has now refuted the claims, with plenty of screenshots included within the article (link to Mick's Medium post https://medium.com/@mickgordon/my-full-statement-regarding-doom-eternal-5f98266b27ce) We would like to thank our guests TJ and Daniel for joining the podcast and providing their insight into the world of composing in the video game industry. Please make sure to follow TJ on Twitter https://www.twitter.com/tjmills45 and the studio https://www.twitter.com/bobastudios and Boba Studios website https://bobastudios.com/ Please follow Daniel on Twitter https://www.twitter.com/dropkickmonk3y, Youtube https://youtube.com/c/DanielLindholm2BStudio and check out the music he has composed on Spotify https://open.spotify.com/artist/3K7OIFQeYz1TDkZqMOjP9O?si=x0pL5VDDR-mxKS-oRu2M5w&utm_source=copy-link Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Anchor, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. We are also on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPvWkPOv5ymlqjDqxKfRVXQ Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Nov 14, 202202:04:30
Episode 139 - The Marvel & EA Speculation Show

Episode 139 - The Marvel & EA Speculation Show

In this episode of the podcast, hosts Kiley Wilde and Pete Beckett are joined by Jonathan Ober to discuss and speculate on the recent news that EA and Marvel have made a partnership for 3 EA developed games. https://news.ea.com/press-releases/press-releases-details/2022/EA-and-Marvel-Entertainment-Announce-a-Multi-Title-Collaboration-to-Make-Action-Adventure-Games/default.aspx We also talk briefly about the announcement of the Iron-Man game that is the first game in the partnership https://www.ea.com/news/all-new-iron-man-video-game Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Anchor, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. We are also on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPvWkPOv5ymlqjDqxKfRVXQ Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Nov 08, 202250:14
Episode 137 - Cruisin' The Newsin'

Episode 137 - Cruisin' The Newsin'

In this episode of the podcast, hosts Kiley Wilde and Pete Beckett discuss the biggest, baddest and most thought-provoking news stories from this week in gaming, including: God of War Ragnarok has a variety of different graphical and performance modes including a 120FPS mode https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/god-of-war-ragnaroks-graphics-settings-have-been-confirmed/ UK Regulators are asking public to share their views on Xbox/Activision deal https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/uk-regulator-asks-members-of-the-public-to-share-their-views-on-the-xbox-activision-deal/ Devs are asking Microsoft to drop mandatory requirement for Xbox Series S development https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/developer-claims-many-studios-are-asking-xbox-to-drop-mandatory-series-s-compatibility/ The Silent Hill Transmission airs on Wednesday, showcases all things Silent Hill thats upcoming https://www.gamespot.com/articles/silent-hill-transmission-biggest-announcements/1100-6508328/ The Resident Evil Showcase airs on Thursday, discusses Resident Evil Village and RE4 Remake https://blog.playstation.com/2022/10/20/new-resident-evil-4-trailer-resident-evil-village-gold-edition-demo-and-more-revealed-in-todays-resident-evil-showcase/ Jason Schreier investigates further into Hellena Taylors claims, finds documents stating that she was offered a lot more than claimed https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-10-18/bayonetta-3-voice-actor-s-pay-dispute-overshadows-nintendo-game also fans asked to stop sending harassment to Jennifer Hale https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/platinum-publicly-backs-bayonettas-new-voice-actor-attempts-to-defuse-ongoing-debate/ Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Anchor, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. We are also on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPvWkPOv5ymlqjDqxKfRVXQ Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Nov 01, 202201:35:23
Episode 138 - A Smouldering Piece of Ass

Episode 138 - A Smouldering Piece of Ass

In this episode of the podcast, hosts Kiley Wilde and Pete Beckett discuss the biggest, baddest and most thought-provoking news stories from this week in gaming, including: Callisto Protocol had been cancelled in Japan https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/callisto-protocol-cancelled-in-japan-after-developer-decides-against-cuts/ COD:MW2's release on Friday reveals the data on the disk is just over 70MBs https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/modern-warfare-2s-physical-disc-allegedly-contains-just-70mb-of-data/ Rocksteady co-founders leaving the studio https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/rocksteady-co-founders-sefton-hill-jamie-walker-are-leaving-the-studio/ CD Projekt have announced one of their codenamed projects, a Witcher 1 remake https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/cd-projekt-is-remaking-the-witcher-in-unreal-engine-5/ New study comes out regarding gamers, states they are more prone to racism and sexism https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/people-who-strongly-identify-as-gamers-more-prone-to-racism-and-sexism-study-suggests/ The story rumbles on as Hellena Taylor confirms further details surrounding Scheriers article https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/bayonetta-actor-confirms-she-was-offered-more-than-first-implied-for-third-game/ Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Anchor, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. We are also on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPvWkPOv5ymlqjDqxKfRVXQ Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Oct 31, 202201:35:43
Episode 136 - An Arseacisst

Episode 136 - An Arseacisst

In this episode of the podcast, hosts Kiley Wilde and Pete Beckett discuss the biggest, baddest and most thought-provoking news stories from this week in gaming, including: Gotham Knights confirmed to run at 30 FPS on Xbox Series X|S and PS5 https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/gotham-knights-wont-have-performance-options-on-consoles-and-runs-at-30-fps/ Activision Blizzard promises double XP weekends on Overwatch 2 after disastrous launch https://www.eurogamer.net/as-the-dust-settles-on-overwatch-2s-disastrous-launch-blizzard-promises-double-xp-weekends-free-skin Activision Blizzard are with another sexual harassment lawsuit https://www.ign.com/articles/activision-blizzard-receives-another-sexual-harassment-lawsuit CMS is not swayed by Microsoft in regards to Activision Blizzard takeover https://www.gamesindustry.biz/cma-unswayed-by-microsofts-arguments-for-activision-blizzard-acquisition Sony influenced UK Activision Blizzard Probe https://www.silicon.co.uk/e-enterprise/merger-acquisition/sony-influenced-uk-activision-blizzard-probe-microsoft-480412 Voice actress Hellena Taylor asks fans to boycott Bayonetta 3 after being offered $4000 to reprise her role by Platinum Games https://twitter.com/hellenataylor/status/1581289084718227456?t=2LNWCa_gSZietCSjfIsETg&s=19 https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/bayonettas-voice-actor-is-telling-fans-to-boycott-bayonetta-3-after-insult-offer/ Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Anchor, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. We are also on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPvWkPOv5ymlqjDqxKfRVXQ Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Oct 17, 202201:36:58
Episode 135 - Sony Horsepower

Episode 135 - Sony Horsepower

In this episode of the podcast, hosts Kiley Wilde and Pete Beckett are joined by Resobaso and Cold Death from the Turn Based Cynics podcast, to help us discuss and possibly answer the question that was posed: What the hell has happened to Sony. Sources used in the episode: "We believe in generations" https://www.gamesindustry.biz/sonys-jim-ryan-its-time-to-give-fans-something-that-can-only-be-enjoyed-on-playstation-5#:~:text=%22We%20have%20always%20said%20that,previous%20generation%20does%20not%20include. Horizon Forbidden West upgrade backtrack https://blog.playstation.com/2021/09/04/pre-order-horizon-forbidden-west-now-collectors-and-digital-deluxe-editions-detailed/ Playstation 5 price increase https://blog.playstation.com/2022/08/25/ps5-price-to-increase-in-select-markets-due-to-global-economic-environment-including-high-inflation-rates/ Horizon Zero Dawn Remaster/Remake https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/a-horizon-zero-dawn-remaster-is-in-the-works-for-ps5-its-claimed/ A huge thanks to both our guests for joining us. You can follow them online in the following places: https://twitter.com/Resobaso, https://www.youtube.com/c/Resobaso, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCohp4o3c04njSi4Hdj8ZOPQ, https://twitter.com/ColdDeath, https://twitter.com/TurnBasedCynics, https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-turn-based-cynics/id1439149979 Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Anchor, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. We are also on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPvWkPOv5ymlqjDqxKfRVXQ Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Oct 10, 202202:03:50
Episode 134 - Don't Be A Douche On The Internet

Episode 134 - Don't Be A Douche On The Internet

In this episode of the podcast, hosts Kiley Wilde and Pete Beckett discuss some of the biggest stories that caught our attentions this week, including: Roughly 70 videos have leaked online, showing GTA 6 in an early development phase. Rockstar Games have responded and UK police have arrested a 17 year old for both the hacks on Rockstar and Uber https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/gta-6-hack-uk-police-arrest-17-year-old-reportedly-linked-to-the-security-breach/ NVIDIA may have inadvertently revealed the chip being used in an upgraded Switch console https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2022/09/nvidia-employee-comment-confirms-chip-rumoured-to-be-used-in-switch-pro-is-real Youtuber Dunkey announces hee launching an indie game publisher https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/popular-youtuber-dunkey-is-launching-a-game-publisher-im-sick-of-sitting-on-the-sidelines/ Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Anchor, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. We are also on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPvWkPOv5ymlqjDqxKfRVXQ Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Sep 26, 202201:06:38
Episode 133 - Beat Off Zombies With A Dildo Bat

Episode 133 - Beat Off Zombies With A Dildo Bat

In this episode of the podcast, hosts Kiley Wilde and Pete Beckett discuss some of the biggest stories that caught our attentions this week, including: Game pass family plan officially unveiled as Xbox game pass friends and family plan https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/the-xbox-game-pass-friends-family-plan-has-been-officially-announced/ 343 have announced a delay to the road map for Halo Infinite https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/halo-infinite-suffers-fresh-content-delays-as-local-co-op-is-cancelled/ Speculation and hype, including some leaks, have lead many to believe there is a Nintendo Direct coming in September www.videogameschronicle.com/news/a-nintendo-direct-featuring-wind-waker-and-twilight-princess-is-reportedly-coming-in-september UK Watchdog recommends further investigation into the Xbox and Activision deal https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/uk-competition-watchdog-says-it-could-expand-xbox-activision-merger-inquiry-over-competition-concerns Corecell have confirmed they have requested their game be delisted from stores due to issue with PQube. https://www.eurogamer.net/pqube-under-fire-once-more-from-indie-developer-claiming-funds-withheld https://twitter.com/AETERNOBLADE1/status/1565340890712772615?t=e6kZiPOIgpEUM6S3bqBl4g&s=19 Sony and Tencent have purchased From Software, or have they? https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/sony-and-tencent-are-buying-30-of-elden-ring-studio-fromsoftware/ Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Anchor, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. We are also on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPvWkPOv5ymlqjDqxKfRVXQ Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Sep 05, 202202:13:27
Episode 132 - Interview with Mr Framey Gamey Man

Episode 132 - Interview with Mr Framey Gamey Man

In this episode of the podcast, hosts Kiley Wilde and Pete Beckett are joined by Kirk, the owner and designer of Frame-A-Game Frame-A-Game is a service that Kirk offers to have your games mounted in an incredibly nice frame, to preserve all those favourite games you have, as well as giving you a piece to stick on your wall to show your love of a particular franchise. We discuss how Frame-A-Game all started, some potential ideas and collaborations in the future with other creators and some of the challenges of starting a new venture. We hope you enjoy the episode. We want to thank Kirk for coming on the podcast and speaking so openly about his business. You can find Frame-A-Game (and by extension Kirk) in the following places: Twitter: https://twitter.com/FrameAGame Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/frameagame/ Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/@frameagame Email: hello@frameagame.co.uk Additionally, Kirk also guests on the Grumpy Gamers podcast, please check them out on all good (and bad) podcast players, linked on their Twitter https://twitter.com/GrumpyGamersPod Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Anchor, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. We are also on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPvWkPOv5ymlqjDqxKfRVXQ Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Aug 22, 202201:37:20
Episode 131 - Learning to Budget

Episode 131 - Learning to Budget

In this episode of the podcast, hosts Kiley Wilde and Pete Beckett discuss the biggest and most thought provoking stories from the past week, including: Koch Media has decided to rebrand https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/koch-media-has-been-renamed-plaion/ Microsoft are trying out their Xbox Gamepass Ultimate Family Plan https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/xbox-game-pass-family-plan-2/ Microsoft are freeing up memory for developers on Series S to improve graphical performance https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/microsoft-is-freeing-up-xbox-series-s-memory-to-improve-graphical-performance/ Tencent is seeker to invest further in Ubisoft https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/tencent-is-reportedly-seeking-a-larger-stake-in-ubisoft/ Square Enix has confirmed that it's looking to sell stakes in their studios https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/square-enix-has-reportedly-confirmed-its-looking-to-sell-stakes-in-its-studios/ Sony have voiced huge concerns regarding the Activision Blizzard purchase by Microsoft https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/sony-says-it-believes-xbox-owning-call-of-duty-could-influence-users-console-choice/ We hope you enjoy the episode. Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Anchor, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. We are also on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPvWkPOv5ymlqjDqxKfRVXQ Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Aug 08, 202201:52:25
Episode 130 - Newsies You Can Useies

Episode 130 - Newsies You Can Useies

In this episode of the podcast, hosts Kiley Wilde and Pete Beckett discuss the biggest and most thought provoking stories from the past week, including: The Last of Us Part 1 gameplay footage revealed by Sony and Naughty Dog, after "hurtful leaks" https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/naughty-dog-releases-official-last-of-us-remake-gameplay-after-hurtful-leaks/ New update has been added for No Man's Sky, called Endurance. The update was teased in February but was released 20th July https://www.nomanssky.com/2022/07/no-mans-sky-endurance-update/?cli_action=1658664755.041 Xbox Insiders have had access to the early Flight version of the co-op update for Halo Infinite https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/halo-infinites-co-op-campaign-is-finally-in-beta-testing FIFA 2023 has been revealed for all consoles, due to release September. EA manages to anger Switch owners with another Legacy edition, adding no new features https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/fifa-23-for-switch-doesnt-include-any-new-gameplay-features-or-modes/ Final 30 day window has been triggered by Xbox, leading to FTC potentially clearly Activision Blizzard to be purchased by Microsoft https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/microsofts-activision-buyout-could-be-approved-by-the-ftc-as-soon-as-next-month/ John Riccitiello has apologised after calling developers "fucking idiots" for not prioritising monetization in games  https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/unitys-ceo-promises-to-do-better-after-calling-devs-not-prioritising-monetisation-fing-idiots/ We hope you enjoy the episode. Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Anchor, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. We are also on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPvWkPOv5ymlqjDqxKfRVXQ Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Jul 25, 202201:26:23
Episode 129 - Let's Get Physical (or Digital)

Episode 129 - Let's Get Physical (or Digital)

In this episode of the podcast, hosts Kiley Wilde and Pete Beckett are joined by 2 previous guests, Jonathan Ober @jonathanober and friend of the show Miketendo @miketendo64 to help us discuss the all-digital future. This comes off the back of the news story where it was stated that Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD was being removed from the Steam storefront on 1st September and, prior to the updated story, access was even being removed if you owned the game. The link to the story is here: https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/assassins-creed-liberations-steam-page-says-it-will-soon-be-unplayable-even-for-owners/ We all discuss our standpoint on where we all are in terms of ownership of media, be it physical or digital, and discuss positives and pitfalls of both models. We hope you enjoy the episode. A huge thanks to our guests for joining us. You can follow them on the following links: Jonathan - Twitter @jonathanober, Rapid Reviews Writer Page https://www.rapidreviewsuk.com/?s=jonathan+ober&post_type=post , Miketendo64 Writers Page https://miketendo64.com/author/jonathanober/ Mike - Website www.miketendo64.com, Twitter @miketendo64, Miketendo 64 Writers Page https://miketendo64.com/author/mikescorpio/ Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Anchor, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. We are also on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPvWkPOv5ymlqjDqxKfRVXQ Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Jul 18, 202201:46:12
Episode 128 - Ronnie G & Cory B

Episode 128 - Ronnie G & Cory B

In this episode of the podcast, hosts Kiley Wilde and Pete Beckett discuss the 2 recent stories involving game developers and members of a studio receiving harassment from sub-sections of the gaming community. The news stories we covered in this episode, with links included are: Ron Gilbert story - https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/ron-gilbert-will-no-longer-post-about-monkey-island-due-to-personal-attacks/ God of War Ragnanok announcement delayed https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/god-of-war-ragnarok-release-date-still-planned-for-2022/ Cory Barlog comments on devs receiving abuse https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/treat-developers-with-human-decency-and-respect-god-of-war-director-urges/ We hope you enjoy the episode. Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Anchor, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. We are also on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPvWkPOv5ymlqjDqxKfRVXQ Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Jul 04, 202201:05:03
Episode 127 - Bobby Scrotick The Goblin Peen

Episode 127 - Bobby Scrotick The Goblin Peen

In this episode of the podcast, hosts Kiley Wilde and Pete Beckett discuss the biggest and most rage inducing news stories (especially Pete) from the past week or so. The news stories we covered in this episode, with links included are: Bernie Stoller, the ex SEGA of America present and SCEA founder has passed away at the age of 75 https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/bernie-stolar-former-sega-of-america-president-and-scea-founder-has-died-aged-75/ 343 Industries exploring idea to add microtransactions to Halo Master Chief Collection https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/halo-master-chief-collections-developer-is-exploring-adding-microtransactions/ a Destiny YouTuber, who impersonated Bungie with copyright strikes is being sued for $7 million https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/a-destiny-youtuber-who-allegedly-impersonated-bungie-is-being-sued-by-the-studio-for-7-7m/ Yuji Naka has seemingly confirmed one of the gaming industries biggest mysteries regarding Sonic 3' development https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/yuji-naka-has-seemingly-finally-confirmed-that-michael-jackson-did-compose-sonic-3-music/ Sonic Origins devs Headcannon disappointed with the state of the game https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/sonic-remaster-developer-says-hes-very-unhappy-about-the-state-of-sonic-origins/ Activision Blizzard has completed its internal investigation into sexual harassment claims https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/activision-blizzards-internal-investigation-finds-that-it-didnt-ignore-any-harassment/ We hope you enjoy the episode. Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Anchor, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. We are also on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPvWkPOv5ymlqjDqxKfRVXQ Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Jun 27, 202201:05:13
Episode 126 - "E3" Season Volume 3: Capcom, Square-Enix and Devolver Digital

Episode 126 - "E3" Season Volume 3: Capcom, Square-Enix and Devolver Digital

In this episode of the podcast, hosts Kiley Wilde and Pete Beckett are discussing the final 3 larger showcases of the “E3” Season, where we will be covering Capcom. Square-Enix and Devolver Digital showcases. We talk about the announcements across both shows that we enjoyed, the big hitting surprises and some of the stuff that we necessarily didn’t enjoy. We hope you enjoy the episode. Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Anchor, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. We are also on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPvWkPOv5ymlqjDqxKfRVXQ Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Jun 20, 202201:13:23
Episode 125 - "E3" Season Volume 2: Summer Games Fest & Xbox/Bethesda Showcase

Episode 125 - "E3" Season Volume 2: Summer Games Fest & Xbox/Bethesda Showcase

In this episode of the podcast, hosts Kiley Wilde and Pete Beckett are once again joined by recurring co-host Ciaran McGinn to discuss Summer Games Fest and the Xbox/Bethesda showcases. We talk about the announcements across both shows that we enjoyed, the big hitting surprises and some of the stuff that we necessarily didn’t enjoy. We hope you enjoy the episode. Please follow Ciaran on Twitter @theemcginn and check out his blog https://www.pauseplayreview.com Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Anchor, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Jun 14, 202202:41:29
Episode 124 - "E3" Season Volume 1: Before Summer Games Fest

Episode 124 - "E3" Season Volume 1: Before Summer Games Fest

In this episode of the podcast, hosts Kiley Wilde and Pete Beckett are once again joined by recurring co-host Ciaran McGinn to discuss Sony’s recent State of Play that aired on 2nd June 2022. We discuss the reveals that were made during the presentation, some of the highlights, low moments, and listen to Ciaran and Pete discuss at length both The Callisto Protocol and Street Fighter 6. Additionally, we also make some predictions for the upcoming slate of Summer Game Fest events, including for Opening Night Live. We hope you enjoy the episode. Please follow Ciaran on Twitter @theemcginn and check out his blog https://www.pauseplayreview.com Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Anchor, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Jun 06, 202202:55:22
Episode 123 - Interview with Daniel Lindholm

Episode 123 - Interview with Daniel Lindholm

In this episode of the podcast, hosts Kiley Wilde and Pete Beckettare joined by Daniel Lindholm @dropkickmonk3y, a Swedish musical composer who has also done work on arrangements for various different games including Resident Evil 6, Yakuza Dead Souls, Lollipop Chainsaw and Street Fighter 5, starting on Season 2. We discuss his body of work, including his early days, the big break into Triple A music composition, and how he managed to get the “gig” with the Street Fighter team. We delve deep into the various different character themes for Street Fighter 5 and influences for creating the music. We also asked how a composer comes up with ideas for characters, and what source material they had for each character. We then speak about the recent articles that were doing the rounds, such as Connor Makar’s article from VG247 https://www.vg247.com/fei-long-street-fighter-not-coming-back as well as briefly touching on Nintendo Life’s article https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2022/05/bruce-lees-family-responds-to-suggestion-that-fei-long-wont-appear-in-future-street-fighters. We ask how it all started in his own words, and let him explain the timeline of events in his words. For full disclosure, we did reach out to Connor Makar at VG247 for further comment but we heard nothing back before the publishing of this episode. We hope you enjoy the episode. Please follow Daniel on Twitter @dropkickmonk3y as well as his Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/DanielLindholm2BStudio Thank you again to Daniel for giving us time to come on the show and speak openly about the situation. Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
May 28, 202201:48:07
Episode 122 - News Blast To The Face

Episode 122 - News Blast To The Face

In this episode of the podcast, hosts Kiley Wilde and Pete Beckett discuss some of the recent video game news that had peaked our interest this week, including: Fall Guys developer Mediatonic reveals the game is going free to play on June 21st, as well as revealing the Switch and Xbox versions https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/fall-guys-is-going-free-to-play-alongside-its-switch-and-xbox-release-in-june/ Ubisoft+ is coming to Playstation, with Ubisoft+ classics being added to the PS Plus Extra and Premium tiers https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/ubisoft-classics-is-being-added-to-playstation-plus-with-27-games-at-launch/ Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) has purchased a 5.01% stake in Nintendo https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/saudi-arabia-has-bought-a-5-stake-in-nintendo/ Sony Santa Monica has revealed a massive amount of accessibility features for God of War Ragnarok https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/sony-provides-update-on-god-of-war-ragnarok-accessibility-but-still-no-release-date/ Xbox has outsold the Playstation in Japan for the 1st time in 8 years https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/for-the-first-time-in-8-years-xbox-outsold-playstation-in-japan-last-week/ EA is looking at potential sales, including Amazon, Disney and Apple https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/ea-is-allegedly-pursuing-a-sale-and-has-talked-to-apple-amazon-and-disney/ We hope you enjoy the episode. Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
May 23, 202201:31:40
Episode 121 - My Body Is Reggie

Episode 121 - My Body Is Reggie

In this episode of the podcast, hosts Kiley Wilde and Pete Beckett are joined by 3 guests, Michelle Franklin @MrsDenAsaan, Lauren Clare @LoreWitchy and Luis Alonso @SpaceBoatGame, the team at Recombobulator Games who are developing the game Space Boat. We discuss the recent article and court case surrounding the issue with Balan Wonderworld and the removal of the director Yuji Naka mid project, and discuss their first hand experiences with working for larger developers, the differences between Indie games, Independent Studios and Triple A games/studios. We also take some time to discuss their project Space Boat and what life is like as a developer working in Canada. We hope you enjoy the episode. A huge thanks to our guests, who’s Twitter pages are linked above. Please check out Space Boat on Steam (demo now available) https://store.steampowered.com/app/1534720/Space_Boat/ Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
May 16, 202201:54:26
Episode 120 - What The Hell SEGA?

Episode 120 - What The Hell SEGA?

In this episode of the podcast, hosts Kiley Wilde and Pete Beckett discuss the biggest and what we considered the most interesting and discussion worthy news stories for the past week or two, including: Activision Blizzard's shareholders vote in favour of Microsoft acquisition https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/activision-blizzard-stockholders-overwhelmingly-vote-in-favour-of-microsoft-acquisition/ The Microsoft and Bethesda showcase has been announced for June https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/xbox-and-bethesda-games-showcase-confirmed-for-june/ Yuji Naka claims he was removed as director of Balan Wonderworld 6 months before release, files legal papers to take Square Enix to court https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/yuji-naka-says-he-sued-square-enix-its-a-disgrace-balan-was-released-in-this-state/ Sony have blocked stacking of subscriptions for PS+ and PS Now, ahead of Sony changing the PS+ tier system. Now changed to "time equivalent https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/sony-has-confirmed-its-blocked-ps-plus-and-now-subscription-stacking/ Ubisoft's share prices rise by 11% amid fresh rumours of a takeover https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/ubisoft-stock-jumps-11-amid-fresh-takeover-report/ Sonic Origins collection has been re-revealed, and has managed to anger fans with its EA style chart for pre-orders/special editions. SEGA confirm no physical on day 1 despite "knowing demand" and have removed Sonic 1, 2, 3 and CD from all digital storefronts, except Sonic 1 and 2 SEGA Ages versions on Switch. announcement story - https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/sonic-origins-details-appear-on-ps-store-new-areas-mission-mode-and-more/ Dlc chart - https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/sonic-origins-locks-modes-character-animations-and-more-behind-dlc/ Delisting story - https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/sega-is-delisting-the-sonic-games-included-in-the-sonic-origins-collection/ Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
May 02, 202201:27:28
Episode 119 - Interview With TheFinalTilt About Vulpine eSports

Episode 119 - Interview With TheFinalTilt About Vulpine eSports

In this episode of the podcast, hosts Kiley Wilde and Pete Beckett are joined by regular contributor Ciaran Mcginn, as well as special guest TheFinalTilt, the owner of the UK based eSports team Vulpine eSports. In this episode we discuss the journey that he has taken to start the team, as well as their beginnings, before going into the main discussion points, which was surrounding eSports league operation, having to deal with IP holders when organising tournaments, and much more We hope you enjoy the episode. You can follow TheFinalTilt over on Twitter at @TheFinalTilt as well as on www.twitch.tv/thefinaltilt You can follow Vulpine eSports on Twitter @vulpineesports and check their website https://www.vlpesports.com/ for more information on every Vulpine do. You can follow Ciaran on Twitter @theemcginn as well as his blog www.pauseplayreview.com Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Apr 25, 202202:02:04
Episode 118 - W.A.S.D 2022

Episode 118 - W.A.S.D 2022

In this episode of the podcast, hosts Kiley Wilde and Pete Beckett are joined by friend of the show and first time guest Mike from the video game website Miketendo 64, where we cover the video game expo W.A.S.D What is W.A.S.D? Does it have any ties to EGX Rezzed? Where was it held? And most importantly, what games were available to try at the event. Well we cover it all and more in a large amount of detail, so you aren’t going to want to miss this. Hear our general thoughts of the layout, games on show from various developers both triple A or indie, and some deep dives that Pete and Mike played whilst at the show. We hope you enjoy the episode. You can followMike over at www.miketendo64.com or over on their Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/Miketendo64 You can also follow them on Twitter @miketendo64 Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Apr 17, 202201:37:29
Episode 117 - Speaking Of Segways

Episode 117 - Speaking Of Segways

In this episode of the podcast, hosts Kiley Wilde and Pete Beckett are joined by regular contributor and returning for the first time in a while Ciaran Mcginn @theemcginn to discuss the biggest and most controversial news stories from the week including: Playstation announces new changes to PS Plus subscription, merging PS Now into a 3 tiered subscription model https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/sony-has-confirmed-playstation-plus-essentials-extra-and-premium-subscriptions/ Nintendo announces delay to Breath of the Wild 2 https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/nintendo-has-delayed-the-legend-of-zelda-breath-of-the-wild-2-to-spring-2023/ Bungie have filed lawsuits against person responsible for DMCA takedowns https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/bungie-has-filed-a-lawsuit-against-senders-of-bogus-destiny-dmca-strikes/ E3 2022 now officially cancelled in person and digital event https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/e3-2022s-digital-event-is-cancelled-too/ An Xbox Game Pass Family Plan is currently in the works https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/xbox-game-pass-family-plan/ US senators concerned with the Microsoft/Activision Blizzard deal https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/four-us-senators-deeply-concerned-about-proposed-xbox-activision-merger/ We hope you enjoy the episode. You can follow Ciaran on Twitter @theemcginn and his blog www.pauseplayreview.com Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Apr 04, 202201:25:48
Episode 116 - Vessel Of Love

Episode 116 - Vessel Of Love

In this episode of the podcast, hosts Kiley Wilde and Pete Beckett cover the topic relating to recent copyright strikes that have been leveraged by some bad faith actors against content creators in the Destiny community, including Bungie themselves! Link to Bungie’s blog This Week at Bungie https://www.bungie.net/en/Explore/Detail/News/51193 We hope you enjoy the episode. Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Mar 29, 202258:04
Episode 115 - That's What She Said

Episode 115 - That's What She Said

In this episode of the podcast, hosts Kiley Wilde and Pete Beckett cover some of the biggest news stories from the previous week, including: Sony State of Play aired, focusing solely on Hogwarts Legacy, reveals gameplay, release window of late 2022 and showed game coming natively to Switch https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/hogwarts-legacy-has-received-a-holiday-2022-release-window/ Supermassive Games have revealed their new game The Quarry https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/supermassive-has-released-the-first-trailer-for-new-teen-horror-game-the-quarry/ Overwatch 2 has an upcoming closed beta that has now revealed its release date https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/overwatch-2s-closed-beta-has-a-release-date/ Perfect Dark is looking to be in some serious issues as around half of the workforce have left Microsofts new "AAAA" THE Initiative according to a report by VGC https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/insiders-describe-fast-and-furious-exits-from-xboxs-perfect-dark-studio/ Sony and Polyphony Studios suffer massive criticism after Gran Turismo 7, a single player game, goes down for 30 hours due to an issue with an update. Series producer speaks about the in game economy when the game comes back up https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/gran-turismo-producer-addresses-microtransaction-controversy-as-30-hour-server-downtime-ends/ We hope you enjoy the episode. Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Mar 21, 202201:30:41
Episode 114 - Happy Switch - Aversary!

Episode 114 - Happy Switch - Aversary!

In this episode of the podcast, hosts Kiley Wilde and Pete Beckett are joined by Jonathan Ober @jonathanober to discuss the recent 5th anniversary of the Nintendo Switch being on the market. We discuss our thoughts and impressions on the strong first year, some highlights of games that have left a lasting impression, as well as the sales numbers, comparing it to the downward trajectory of the Wii U. We hope you enjoy the episode. Please be sure to follow Jonathan’s writing over on https://www.rapidreviewsuk.com as well as https://miketendo64.com/ Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Mar 07, 202202:27:47
Episode 113 - Your Mom Hates This Episode

Episode 113 - Your Mom Hates This Episode

In this episode of the podcast, hosts Kiley Wilde and Pete Beckett are joined once again by regular contributor to the show Ciaran Mcginn @theemcginn to help us discuss some of the weirdest, strangest, and some even downright racist examples of PR marketing in the gaming industry. This topic came up after the recent discussions online regarding the Street Fighter 6 reveal, DICE and EA blaming Halo Infinite for the low sales of Battlefield 2042 and Savathûn, the Witch Queen character from Destiny, taking over Bungie’s twitter account. Some of the examples we spoke about: Bomb scare at Ubisoft Offices Ubisoft’s PR Stunt Ended With a Bomb Scare | by Sean Kernan | Better Marketing The “randy bandicoot” https://www.resetera.com/threads/why-is-crash-bandicoot-always-portrayed-as-being-an-absolute-sex-bomb.88597/ Resident Evil’s body parts disaster https://www.destructoid.com/capcoms-severed-limb-stunt-turned-out-to-be-a-disaster/ Peter Moore’s famous Halo 2 tattoo https://twitter.com/petermoorelfc/status/1325871006725120010?lang=en Sony’s racist PSP White advert in the Netherlands https://www.polygon.com/2017/4/5/15190396/sony-psp-ad-white-is-coming-pepsi-kendall-jenner We hope you enjoy the episode. Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Feb 28, 202201:45:12
Episode 112 - Stick A Disk In Me, I'm Done

Episode 112 - Stick A Disk In Me, I'm Done

In this episode of the podcast, hosts Kiley Wilde and Pete Beckett discuss the biggest news stories of the week, including: Halo TV show will show Master Chief's face https://www.ign.com/articles/halo-tv-show-will-reveal-master-chief-face The Last of Us TV show not likely to air in 2022 https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/hbo-says-the-last-of-us-show-wont-air-in-2022/ Paramount confirm Sonic The Hedgehog 3 movie and Knuckles TV series for Paramount+ https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/a-third-sonic-and-a-live-action-series-are-confirmed-by-paramount/ Nintendo announce the plans to shut down both the 3DS and Wii U stores in March 2023 https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/nintendo-is-officially-ceasing-3ds-and-wii-u-eshop-purchases/ Mysterious countdown on Capcom's website due to expire on Monday, insiders state counting down to Street Fighter 6 reveal https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/capcom-will-announce-street-fighter-6-on-monday-its-claimed/ Super Mario RPG director states desire to make sequel as his final game https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/super-mario-rpgs-director-says-he-wants-a-sequel-to-be-his-final-game/ We hope you enjoy the episode. Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Feb 21, 202201:28:33
Episode 111 - A Mouthful Of Nintendo

Episode 111 - A Mouthful Of Nintendo

In this episode of the podcast, hosts Kiley Wilde and Pete Beckett discuss the most recent Nintendo Direct from 9th February 2022. We go through the list of all games that were shown off, all the announcements of release date, gameplay demos, and our general thoughts of the reveals. We hope you enjoy the episode. Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Feb 14, 202201:30:47
Episode 110 - The Roundtable Discussion Regarding Bungie Being Acquired By Sony

Episode 110 - The Roundtable Discussion Regarding Bungie Being Acquired By Sony

WARNING EXPLICIT CONTENT! In this episode of the podcast, a roundtable discussion, moderator Pete Beckett, joined by panellists Kiley Wilde, Brent @apophis1989 and Gadget from @ModernEscapism discuss the recent acquisition of Bungie by Sony’s gaming arm Playstation. How do we feel about the purchase, which was made for $3.6 Billion, and what do we think will happen in terms of support for other developers under the Playstation Studios banner? Will they become first-party eventually? We hope you enjoy the episode. Please follow Brent on Twitter @Apophis1989, as well as Twitch www.twitch.tv/apophis89, and you can follow his writing on Rapid Reviews UK and Mental Health Gaming. Please follow Gadget on Twitter @gadget8bit, as well as the Modern Escapism podcast on all good podcast players as well as Do Dragons Dream of Scorched Sheep, where you can find all the links on www.modernescapism.co.uk Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Feb 07, 202201:47:29
Episode 109 - The Nerdiest Episode Ever

Episode 109 - The Nerdiest Episode Ever

In this episode of the podcast, regular co-hosts Kiley and Pete talk about some of the biggest news stories from the previous week, including: After 50 years, SEGA arcades are set to be closed down, signalling the end of the arcade scene https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/after-50-years-sega-arcades-are-officially-set-to-disappear-from-japan/ Atari is celebrating its 50th anniversary by announcing that its combining NFTs and loot boxes https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/atari-is-celebrating-its-50th-anniversary-by-combining-nfts-with-lootboxes/ Guerrilla Games shows off first gameplay trailer for Horizon Forbidden West on PS4 Pro https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/the-first-horizon-forbidden-west-ps4-gameplay-footage-has-been-released/ We hope you enjoy the episode. Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Jan 31, 202201:04:22
Episode 108 - A Roundtable Discussion Regarding Microsoft Acquiring Activision Blizzard

Episode 108 - A Roundtable Discussion Regarding Microsoft Acquiring Activision Blizzard

In this special roundtable episode of the podcast, Question master and host Kiley Wilde is joined by a series of panelists, including usual co-host Pete Beckett, a regular contributor to the show Ciaran Mcginn, Editor in Chief of Lock On Andrew Dickinson, as well as host and founder of Modern Escapism Oodles O’Dimm to discuss the recent news of the acquisition of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft for the fee of $68.7 billion. In the episode, we discuss what this means for the games industry, the employees at Activision Blizzard, what potential IPs could go exclusive to Xbox platforms, as well as a discussion regarding the future of current CEO Bobby Kotick. We hope you enjoy the episode. Please follow Ciaran on Twitter @theemcginn and follow his blog https://www.pauseplayreview.com/ Please follow Andrew Dickinson on Twitter @oddment84 as well as gaming magazine publication @lostincult. Please also follow Oodles on Twitter@OodlesODimm, as well as his podcast @ModernEscapism which can be found on most good podcast players. The links to all their social channels can be found at www.modernescapism.co.uk. Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Jan 24, 202202:15:54
Episode 107 - Return Of The Mc-Ginn

Episode 107 - Return Of The Mc-Ginn

In this episode of the podcast, co-hosts Kiley and Pete, joined once again by regular contributor Ciaran Mcginn, we discuss the current news stories that took our eye this week, including: STALKER 2 delay PS4 reportedly back in production Xbox One stops production Pokemon Legends Arceus gets massive gameplay reveal E3 2022 supposedly cancelled Dying Light 2’s 500 hour game We hope you enjoy the episode. Sources used for the episode: https://twitter.com/stalker_thegame/status/1481279837469872129?t=ujM2e3I3lRjpKdl2nA-D0Q&s=19 - STALKER 2 https://hypebeast.com/2022/1/sony-deny-increasing-ps4-production-playstation-5-shortage-report-info - PS4/PS5 story https://www.theverge.com/2022/1/13/22881211/microsoft-discontinues-xbox-one-consoles-2020 - Xbox One Production https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nk_bhkDh958&ab_channel=NintendoUK - Pokemon Legends Arceus https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/dying-light-2-studio-clarifies-500-hours-length-claim-following-backlash/amp/ - Dying Light 2 https://venturebeat.com/2022/01/06/e3-shifts-to-online-only-event-because-of-omicron-concerns/ - E3 2022 story Please follow Ciaran on Twitter @theemcginn and follow his blog https://www.pauseplayreview.com/ Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Jan 16, 202201:45:48
Episode 106 - 2022 Winter Preview

Episode 106 - 2022 Winter Preview

In this episode of the podcast, co-hosts Kiley and Pete discuss the first half of the year in terms of releases, between January and the end of June, and talk a bit more in-depth about a handful of games that we are both excited about. Source used for the episode https://www.gameinformer.com/2022 We hope you enjoy the episode. Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Jan 09, 202201:22:17
Episode 105 - Game Of The Year 2021

Episode 105 - Game Of The Year 2021

In this episode of the podcast, co-hosts Kiley and Pete are joined by regular contributors Ciaran Mcginn, Deadbeat Punk and Brent to discuss the nomination and whittle down a winner for the illustrious Rapid Reviews Radio Game of the Year for 2021. Amongst the nominations are: Forza Horizon 5 Mario Party Superstars It Takes Two Powerwash Simulator Subnautica: Below Zero Halo: Infinite The Medium Chivalry 2 Valheim Before Your Eyes Microsoft Flight Simulator Resident Evil Village Metroid Dread Psychonauts 2 Monster Hunter Rise Death’s Door (community choice) We hope you enjoy the episode. Please be sure to check out our contributors on their various different blogs, writings and podcasts: Brent: @apophis1989 on Twitter, Apophis89 on Twitch, as well as writes for RRUK and Mental Health Gaming DeadbeatPunk: Follow WTFDYW podcast on all good podcast players or by going to www.wtfdyw.co.uk, as well as @WTFDYW on Twitter Ciaran: Please follow on Twitter @theemcginn as well as his blog www.pauseplayreview.com Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Dec 20, 202103:47:16
Episode 104 - Kiley's Greatest Hits

Episode 104 - Kiley's Greatest Hits

In this episode of the podcast, co-hosts Kiley and Pete are joined by regular contributor Nana Marfo to discuss The Geoff Keighley show, also known as The Game Awards, which happened on 9th December 2021. We discuss the winners of each of the categories, talk about the scale of the announcements at the show and discuss our overall thoughts of it. We hope you enjoy the episode. Please follow Nana on his Twitter and Instagram @nana__marfo, as well as his blog http://nmarfoblogs.wordpress.com/ Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Dec 13, 202101:55:22
Episode 103 - Side - Tracked By Scumbags

Episode 103 - Side - Tracked By Scumbags

In this episode of the podcast, co-hosts Kiley and Pete talk about some of the more relevant and discussion worthy news stories of the week, including: Hazelight Studio's It Takes Two is hit by a copyright claim by Take Two Interactive https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-12-03-josef-fares-it-takes-two-hit-by-take-two-trademark-claim?s=09 Geoff Keighley speaks to the Hollywood Reporter about TGA this year, fails to condemn the mistreatment of employees at Activision Blizzard, Ubisoft or Riot https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/digital/geoff-keighley-the-game-awards-december-event-1235052473/ Playstation are planning a new service that aims to take on Game Pass https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-12-03/playstation-plans-new-service-to-take-on-xbox-game-pass We hope you enjoy the episode. Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Dec 05, 202101:36:46
Episode 102 - Staring INFINITELY Into The Void

Episode 102 - Staring INFINITELY Into The Void

In this episode of the podcast, co-hosts Kiley and Pete, alongside frequent contributor Ciaran Mcginn @theemcginn to discuss the launch of Halo Infinite multiplayer component, which was launched in beta until full release in December, and debate which elements we liked, the parts that needed improvement and the weapon balancing. We also briefly discuss the impressions that recently dropped regarding the campaign. We hope you enjoy the episode. Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Please follow Ciaran at @theemcginn on Twitter and his blog https://www.pauseplayreview.com/ Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Nov 29, 202101:51:25
Episode 101 - Geoff Shill-ley And The Game Awards Nominations

Episode 101 - Geoff Shill-ley And The Game Awards Nominations

In this episode of the podcast, co-hosts Kiley and Pete discuss a recent trip Pete had in London for the @togetherweplay meet up. They then move on to discussing the nominations for the 2021 Game Awards. We discuss some of the controversial nominations from various categories, and predict what we reckon will win Game of the Year at the show. We hope you enjoy the episode. Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Nov 21, 202101:24:28
The 100th Episode Spectacular

The 100th Episode Spectacular

In this episode of the podcast, co-hosts Kiley and Pete celebrate the 100th episode, alongside guest Deadbeatpunk, host of WTFDYW podcast, as well as Ciaran @theemcginn to help celebrate the occasion, firstly with a statement from Overlord Mike, then moving on to discussing some current news stories, including: Halo Infinite Multiplayer is being rumoured to be released after the Xbox 20th Anniversary stream on Monday 15th November. Sony have revealed the top 10 played games on the PS5 in it’s first year on the market, which only has up to 3 first party AAA Sony titles https://twitter.com/tomwarren/status/1459108104998637568?t=rhQgVdT2mA61yXPg-Eb6jA&s=19 Valve have announced a delay to the release of the Steam Deck, with the first batch of orders due to release in February 2022. https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/11/valve-delays-steam-deck-launch-two-months-to-february-2022/ Grand Theft Auto The Trilogy The Definitive Edition has released in a state that many are saying is unacceptable, including odd weather effects, issues with NPC character models and a myriad of various other issues. Rockstar have taken the game down on PC and refusing to offer refunds After the news, alongside Deadbeatpunk as the quiz master, Kiley and Pete compete in a friendship quiz, to determine who knows the most about their co-host. We then invite Brent @apophis1989 and Nana Marfo @nana__marfo on to help us discuss our topic. How has the gaming industry changed since we started the podcast. We then take some questions from both Brent and Nana about the podcast and the previous 100 episode. We hope you enjoy the episode. Please follow Deadbeatpunk’s podcast WTFDYW on all good podcast players! Please follow the writings of Brent at Rapid Reviews UK, Mental Health Gaming @mentalhealthga2, on Twitter @apophis1989 and on Twitch @apophis89 as well as the print magazine. https://fromgamers.net/product/issue-2-print-from-gamers-magazine/ Please follow Nana’s blog for musings about Waifu’s, art and game design and reviews at http://nmarfoblogs.wordpress.com/ and follow on Twitter and Instagram @Nana__Marfo Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Nov 15, 202103:20:27
Episode 99 - Touched Wood

Episode 99 - Touched Wood

In this episode of the podcast, co-hosts Kiley and Pete discuss the biggest news stories that came up over the week, including: Elden Ring delayed God of War announced for PC Uncharted movie trailer reaction GTA The Trilogy The Definitive Edition release date announced shows off the new graphical style Kotaku continuing the coverage on Metroid Dread, state Samus doesn’t need to be silent to be a badass Leaked Starfield details, with various lore points announced after the leak Bungie details more about the Witch Queen expansion, dungeons not to be included in the pass like previous expansions/seasons We hope you enjoy the episode. Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Oct 24, 202101:55:33
Episode 98 - EGX 2021

Episode 98 - EGX 2021

In this episode of the podcast, host Pete brings on a couple of guests to fill the void unfortunately left by Kiley’s absence, with DeadBeatPunk from the WTFDYW podcast coming in to host the show, as well as special guest Toby, writer and former editor of Rapid Reviews UK, to discuss EGX 2021, including what we played at the event, how they handled the scaled-back event, how it was meeting people who were considered online friends before, and various other bits. We also discuss the most recent games we’ve been playing, as well as some quick fire news topics, presented to us by DeadBeatPunk to see what tickled our fancy to discuss. Apologies about the sound quality on this one, we had a few technical issues. We hope you enjoy the episode. Many thanks to Toby for coming on as a guest, please follow on Twitter @tobes325. Big thanks to DeadBeatPunk for hosting the show. Please follow him and his very sweary podcast on all good podcast players at @WTFDYW Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Oct 17, 202101:57:40
Episode 97 - Kiley's Rumour Receptacle

Episode 97 - Kiley's Rumour Receptacle

In this episode of the podcast, hosts Kiley and Pete discuss some of the biggest new stories from the following week including: Bandai Namco change their logo at Tokyo Game Show which hasn’t filled most https://www.ign.com/articles/bandai-namco-has-a-new-logo-and-fans-arent-impressed Destruction All-Stars dev Lucid reportedly working on a new Twisted Metal game https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/sources-destruction-all-stars-studio-lucid-handed-twisted-metal-revival/ Konami planning to revive classic series Metal Gear, Silent Hill and Castlevania, either as new installments or reboots https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/konami-is-set-to-revive-metal-gear-castlevania-and-silent-hill/ Bloomberg reported that devkits for a Switch 4K model in the wild, with 11 devs having them. Nintendo immediately refutes the claim https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-09-29/nintendo-switch-4k-developers-make-games-for-nonexistent-console We hope you enjoy the episode. Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet @theemcginn Ciaran’s Blog - https://www.pauseplayreview.com/ Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Oct 04, 202101:29:33
Episode 96 - It's A Me Chris Pratt

Episode 96 - It's A Me Chris Pratt

In this episode of the podcast, hosts Kiley and Pete discuss the recent Nintendo direct and the long list of announcements, including: The Mario Movie cast Nintendo 64 and Mega Drives being added to NSO Announcements within announcements And so much more We also discuss the recent Halo Infinite flight and our impressions of it. We hope you enjoy the episode. Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet @theemcginn Ciaran’s Blog - https://www.pauseplayreview.com/ Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Sep 27, 202101:44:56
Episode 95 - Clarity

Episode 95 - Clarity

In this episode of the podcast, hosts Kiley, Ciaran and Pete talk about some selected news stories that have happened over the last week, including: THQ Nordic 10th Anniversary stream reveals new Spongebob game as well as Destroy All Humans 2 remake https://www.gamesradar.com/everything-announced-at-the-thq-nordic-10th-anniversary-showcase/ New firmware update for Xbox Insiders reveals quick switching for the controller, with 2 presets available to be stored https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2021/09/08/xbox-controller-firmware-update-rolling-out-to-insiders-starting-today/amp/?__twitter_impression=true New rumour states N64 games coming to Switch Online, may also increase in price https://www.thegamer.com/nintendo-64-games-switch-online/ Deathloop reviews and positive reception. Deathloop Denuvo software causing performance issues with PC version https://gamerant.com/deathloop-review-bombed-pc-drm/ Gran Turismo 7 has always online single player mode, producer claims its due to save file manipulation and cheating https://www.polygon.com/22678189/gran-turismo-7-always-online-campaign-career-internet-requirement-ps5 We hope you enjoy the episode. Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet @theemcginn Ciaran’s Blog - https://www.pauseplayreview.com/ Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Sep 19, 202101:41:58
Episode 94 - Playstation Showcase & Licenced/Movie Tie In Games

Episode 94 - Playstation Showcase & Licenced/Movie Tie In Games

In this episode of the podcast, hosts Kiley, Ciaran and Pete discuss the recent Playstation showcase, and discuss all the announcements that were made, including (but not all): Spider-Man 2 Wolverine Uncharted Legacy Collection Gran Turismo 7 Knights of the Old Republic Remake We then move on to discuss licenced and/or movie tie in games and whether or not there were a few gems in the utter mess that is licenced games. We hope you enjoy the episode. Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet @theemcginn Ciaran’s Blog - https://www.pauseplayreview.com/ Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Sep 13, 202101:37:09
Episode 93 - Gamescom And Opening Night Live 2021

Episode 93 - Gamescom And Opening Night Live 2021

In this episode of the podcast, hosts Kiley, Ciaran and Pete discuss the games that had us all personally excited that were shown during Gamescom or Opening Night Live in August 2021. Some of the games discussed on this episode: Halo Infinite Xbox Series X Halo Special Edison Console Saints Row King of Fighters 15 Nickelodeon All Stars Brawl TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge We hope you enjoy the episode. Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet @theemcginn Ciaran’s Blog - https://www.pauseplayreview.com/ Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Aug 30, 202101:46:46
Episode 92 - A Brief Intermission

Episode 92 - A Brief Intermission

In this episode of the podcast, hosts Kiley, Ciaran and Pete have a nice relaxed week, where we discuss the games we have been playing this past couple of weeks, including: Hades Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition Destiny 2 We also discussed briefly some of the news stories that had come up through the week, such as: Innersloth upset by Fortnite’s “Imposter Mode” Destiny 2 new seasonal update being revealed at Gamescom 2021 We hope you enjoy the episode. Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet @theemcginn Ciaran’s Blog - https://www.pauseplayreview.com/ Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Aug 23, 202101:46:33
Episode 91 - Lost In Cult & Lock On Interview With Andrew Dickinson

Episode 91 - Lost In Cult & Lock On Interview With Andrew Dickinson

In this episode of the podcast, hosts Kiley, Ciaran and Pete invite on a very special guest, editor-in-chief over at Lost In Cult Andrew Dickinson @oddment84, who recently completed and printed Volume 1 of Lock-On. We got in depth and ask Andrew about how Lost in Cult got started, his experience within the industry previously, his time writing The Dreamcast Years, and various other questions we thought of, as well as some that were given to us by our live Twitch chat. We hope you enjoy the episode. Please follow Lost In Cult on Twitter @lostincult and the website https://www.lostincult.co.uk/ where you can find links to purchase Volume 1 and be informed about the release of Volume 2. Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet @theemcginn Ciaran’s Blog - https://www.pauseplayreview.com/ Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Aug 16, 202101:40:47
Episode 90 - What Is A Spiritual Successor (Back 4 Blood Impressions)

Episode 90 - What Is A Spiritual Successor (Back 4 Blood Impressions)

In this episode of the podcast, hosts Kiley, Pete and Ciaran discuss the recent closed beta for Back 4 Blood, the spiritual successor to the Left 4 Dead franchise. We discuss our general impressions of the game, the mechanics within the game and how it feels compared to Left 4 Dead and the new systems that have been added. After the talk of the closed beta, we discuss the differences between spiritual successors, reboots, remakes and remasters. We hope you enjoy the episode. Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet @theemcginn Ciaran’s Blog - https://www.pauseplayreview.com/ Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Aug 09, 202101:50:28
Episode 89 - Holy Quack! (Open World Games)

Episode 89 - Holy Quack! (Open World Games)

In this episode of the podcast, hosts Kiley, Pete and Ciaran discuss the recent update to the article on The Gamer, rating their picks for the Top 35 Open World games of all time. We discuss the list and most of it’s picks, and we dissect what we think the definition of an open world game is, what defines open world and whether we agree or disagree with the list. We also bring up certain games within the list and whether we believe they are open world games. https://www.thegamer.com/best-open-world-games-all-time-officially-ranked/#:~:text=%20The%2030%20Best%20Open-World%20Games%20Of%20All,Minecraft%20and%20turns%20the%20game%20into...%20More%20 At the end of the episode, we have a small summarisation of the recent Activision Blizzard lawsuit and a pre prepared statement regarding the situation. We hope you enjoy the episode. Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet @theemcginn Ciaran’s Blog - https://www.pauseplayreview.com/ Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Aug 02, 202102:16:14
Episode 88 - Put A Sandwich In It

Episode 88 - Put A Sandwich In It

In this episode of the podcast, hosts Kiley, Pete and Ciaran are joined by returning Richard Atkinson @nintenmau5 where we ask him about his latest venture as lead editor at GPN @GPN_gg, how the launch roll out is going, leading up to the launch on 3rd August 2021, and the different content that the site will host. We then move on from there and discuss the Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD and the lack of a 35th anniversary for the series, like there was for Mario’s 35th anniversary. After that we take questions from the live chat and the conversation devolves into discussing horror games and various other topics. We hope you enjoy the episode. Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet @theemcginn Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Aug 01, 202101:43:32
Episode 87 - Education Preservation

Episode 87 - Education Preservation

In this episode of the podcast, hosts Kiley, Pete and Ciaran deep dive into a few news stories from the previous couple of week’s, including: Small stories Company of Heroes of Heroes announced Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl announced Warframe Cross-Play update Larger Stories Red Dead Redemption Research - researchers from the University of Exeter found that players in Red Dead Redemption 2 learned how to identify real wildlife and even predict certain animal behaviours. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-57805418 Netflix adding games to its subscription service as early as next year - Netflix is still looking to break its way into the gaming market with the addition of games to its streaming service. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-07-14/netflix-plans-to-offer-video-games-in-expansion-beyond-films-tv Steam Deck - Valve have finally unveiled their next big project, the Steam Deck, a portable gaming device built to play PC games on the go. https://www.pcgamer.com/uk/steam-deck-price-release-date-specs/ Super Mario 64 sold at auction for $1.5m - an unopened copy of Super Mario 64 broke records at an auction after being bought for $1.5m. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-57804089 Xbox head, Phil Spencer, talks video game preservation and Game Pass’ role in it - Appearing on the Kinda Funny Gamescast, Phil expressed his interest in the topic of video game preservation, saying that the games industry needs to “come together” behind video game preservation We hope you enjoy the episode. Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet @theemcginn Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Jul 20, 202101:54:29
Episode 86 - A Discussion About Switch OLED And Live Service Assassin's Creed

Episode 86 - A Discussion About Switch OLED And Live Service Assassin's Creed

In this episode of the podcast, hosts Kiley and Pete introduce Ciaran as the new 3rd Co-Host. We bring 2 topics to the table this week, including: The announcement of a new Switch model, called Switch OLED The report of Assassin’s Creed becoming a live service game, tentatively named Infinity We discuss both these topics in detail, including our opinions on each of these stories, the implications it could have on the wider industry and whether or not it will ultimately damage the reputation of Nintendo and Ubisoft respectively going forward. We also take some questions from the live stream chat. We hope you enjoy the episode. Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet @theemcginn Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Jul 12, 202101:28:18
Episode 85 - The Purge

Episode 85 - The Purge

In this episode of the podcast, hosts Kiley and Pete decide to have a relaxed week, after what was an emotional draining episode last week, so we just chatted about games and random nonsense, until we covered another small section of the book Iwata Asks. We also take some questions from the live stream chat. We hope you enjoy the episode. Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Jul 05, 202101:52:52
Episode 84 - A Bad News Week

Episode 84 - A Bad News Week

In this episode of the podcast, hosts Kiley and Pete talk news stories from the past couple of weeks. Usually this close to the end of E3, the news would slow down, but you would be wrong, as the stories came thick and fast. Were the stories good one? Absolutely not as it felt like we were covering some pretty hideous and potentially triggering news stories, including: Cyberpunk 2077 back on PSN with warning about playing game on base PS4 https://www.forbes.com/sites/paultassi/2021/06/21/sony-reluctantly-brings-cyberpunk-2077-back-to-the-playstation-store-so-is-it-fixed/ Final Fantasy 9 being adapted into an animated series https://www.gamesradar.com/final-fantasy-9-animated-series-is-officially-in-the-works/ Tekken x Street Fighter is "still pending" after Tekken creator Harada was mistranslated stating the game was cancelled https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-06-21-harada-laments-the-cancellation-of-tekken-x-street-fighter Chris Avellone has broken his silence regarding allegations of sexual misconduct and is now suing the accusers for libel https://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2021/06/26/chris-avellone-strikes-back-sexual-misconduct-allegations-karissa-barrows-kelly-bristol-dying-light-obsidian-developer/?sh=416477a329ff Chip workers in Taiwan allegedly being imprisoned in factories to keep up with demand during the chip shortage https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/06/25/taiwan-chipmakers-keep-workers-imprisoned-factories-keep-global/ A recent article from The Gamer claims that they were made to pretend to kill Arabs during a press event for Sniper Ghost Warrior: Contracts 2 https://www.thegamer.com/sniper-ghost-warrior-contracts-2-press-event-military-training-experience-arab-middle-east/amp/?__twitter_impression=true We also take some questions from the live stream chat before the stream unfortunately went down. We hope you enjoy the episode. Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Jun 28, 202101:34:07
Episode 83 - The Cluster Cuss Of E3 2021

Episode 83 - The Cluster Cuss Of E3 2021

In this episode of the podcast, hosts Kiley and Pete are joined by regular contributors to the show Ciaran McGinn @TheeMcGinn and Nana Marfo @nana__marfo to join the roundtable discussion, where we wrap up E3 2021, with a handful of questions posed by Kiley as the moderator. What did we all think of E3 this year? Do we still think there is a place for E3 in the ever changing landscape of the digital future, that was essentially put more on us during the ongoing pandemic, and why does Pete get annoyed by Nintendo? We hope you enjoy the episode. Link to Nana’s blog https://nmarfoblogs.wordpress.com/ Link to Ciaran’s blog https://www.pauseplayreview.com/ Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Jun 21, 202101:35:46
Episode 82 - The E3 Newsgasm

Episode 82 - The E3 Newsgasm

In this episode of the podcast, hosts Kiley and Pete are joined by regular contributor to the show Ciaran McGinn @TheeMcGinn to help discuss the recent Ubisoft Forward event from E3, shown on 12th June 2021, and Summer Games Fest Kick-Off event, which was shown on 10th June 2021. We discuss some of the major announcements of games and projects that were revealed via each showcase, and whether both showcases were worth watching, in our opinions of course. We hope you enjoy the episode. Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Jun 13, 202101:27:26
E3 2021 Watchalong - Xbox/Bethesda

E3 2021 Watchalong - Xbox/Bethesda

This is the live watch along of the Xbox/Bethesda showcase from E3 2021. We are joined by Ciaran, who is an avid Xbox gamer and fellow writer for Rapid Reviews UK. What got announced? What was our reaction? And did Kiley go crazy during a Halo Infinite reveal? Find out on the stream. Please follow Ciaran on Twitter @TheeMcGinn where you can find links to his work. Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces. Image created by Jonathan Ober - @jonathanober Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Jun 13, 202102:10:34
Episode 81 - Kiley Trims Her Bush

Episode 81 - Kiley Trims Her Bush

In this episode of the podcast, hosts Kiley and Pete discuss the recent English translation of the book “Ask Iwata: Words of Wisdom from Satoru Iwata, Nintendo's Legendary CEO” by Sam Bett, Hobonichi The book, which is a translated version of Satoru Iwata’s article series of Iwata Asks articles, we cover the first 2 sections in the book, within the first paragraph, which included his start in programming and how he managed to become employed at his first job within HAL Labs. We hope you enjoy the episode. Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
Jun 07, 202101:41:00
Episode 80 - E3 2021 Discussion And Predictions

Episode 80 - E3 2021 Discussion And Predictions

In this episode of the podcast, hosts Kiley and Pete discuss E3 2021, in a relaxed episode, as both are struggling with various ailment. We discuss all the companies that are due to attend the show and have some minor predictions and a discussion about the show in general, including: Microsoft/Bethesda, Nintendo, 2K Games and various others. We hope you enjoy the episode. Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
May 30, 202101:25:28
Episode 79 - Checkpoint - Interview With Joe Donnelly

Episode 79 - Checkpoint - Interview With Joe Donnelly

In this episode of the podcast, hosts Kiley and Pete speak with Joe Donnelly @deaco2000, to discuss his book “Checkpoint: How video games power up minds, kick ass, and save lives”, published by 404 Ink https://www.404ink.com/. We talk to Joe about his career in the video games industry, writing for various outlets as a freelancer and his mental health journey right up to the writing and conceptual phase of the book and getting it pitched to publishers. “Checkpoint: How video games power up minds, kick ass, and save lives” is available from 404 Ink https://www.404ink.com/store/checkpoint-joe-donnelly and various bookshops, including Amazon (Kindle version available, Waterstones etc We hope you enjoy the episode. Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
May 24, 202101:03:06
Redacted For Priviledge A Dramatic Reading Of The Apple Vs Epic Lawsuit Documents

Redacted For Priviledge A Dramatic Reading Of The Apple Vs Epic Lawsuit Documents

In this bonus episode, recorded during a recent livestream, Kiley, Pete and guest Chloe @writebluesaway do a dramatic reading of the Epic vs Apple court documents that were released to the public, via various media outlets. At the time of the recording, the vast majority of the documents were unlocked but have since been locked again by the judge in the case. In this dramatic reading, everyone plays various roles from the company heads that were featured. Massive thanks to Chloe for coming on and helping us with the reading. Please check out her twitch channel www.twitch.tv/ChloeO47 and her twitter, with links to her etsy page as well. Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
May 21, 202124:04
Episode 78 - #releasetheintrocut

Episode 78 - #releasetheintrocut

In this episode of the podcast, hosts Kiley and Pete discuss some of the largest news stories from the previous 2 weeks, due to a late notice cancellation of a guest unfortunately. The stories covered on the episode: Disco Elysium Final Cut re-rated by Australian Classification Board and given 18+ rating, allowing for it to be sold physically and digitally Apple vs Epic lawsuit has revealed a stack of legal documentation surrounding discussion between Tim Sweeney and various different people in the games industry including Phil Spencer and an exec at Sony E3 2021 was announced as a digital only experience, with a list of companies confirming their attendance and a few mild predictions for some of the companies. We hope you enjoy the episode. Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Jonny Atma aka Gametal - @JonnyAtma on Twitter, Gametal on Youtube
May 17, 202101:14:29
Episode 77 - Distracted By Chat

Episode 77 - Distracted By Chat

In this episode, Kiley and Pete discuss the news stories that we haven't covered since we last did a news round up episode, including: Jeff Kaplan, the director of Overwatch, leaves Blizzard with Overwatch 2 in active development Shaun Escayg, the story director for The Avengers, leaves Crystal Dynamics to return to Naughty Dog. Employees from Toys for Bob moved on to support with the development of COD: Warzone Game announcements: Streets Of Rage 4 DLC "Mr X's Nightmare", TMNT@ Shredder's Revenge, The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles and Resident Evil 4 VR We then take some topics and questions from the live audience, who joined us for the live recording on Twitch https://www.twitch.tv/rapidreviews We hope you enjoy the episode. Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Mike Hallam - @2DMike3D
May 03, 202101:31:10
Episode 76 - Art And Soul

Episode 76 - Art And Soul

In this episode, Kiley and Pete are joined by friend of the show Nana Marfo @nana__marfo, to discuss a very important topic that is plaguing the creative communities: Commercialism vs Creativity Should the games industry just be formulaic and push out game after game just to earn a profit? How far does creativity and passion really get you? Or should there be a health mix of both? We discuss it all on this episode, wonderfully suggested by Nana. We hope you enjoy the episode. Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Mike Hallam - @2DMike3D
Apr 26, 202101:32:59
Episode 75 - Sony's Recent Baffling Decisions

Episode 75 - Sony's Recent Baffling Decisions

In this episode of the podcast, we are once again joined by Ciaran @TheeMcginn to help Kiley and Pete discuss the recent influx of stories involving Sony and their decisions regarding game preservation, with the announcement of the store closures of PS3, PSP and Vita, Bloombergs article by Jason Schreier, where it is stated that Sony plans on focussing their attention on big blockbuster titles, especially from the big first party studios like Naughty Dog, Guerrila and Sony Santa Monica to name a few. We also discuss the recent discovery that puts game/console preservation in the firing line with the discover that PS4 and PS5 games, both physical and digital, will be unplayable once the battery inside the consoles die and Sony decides to close the store fronts in the future. We hope you enjoy the episode. Sources for this episode: PS3/PSP/Vita store closure [https://uk.pcmag.com/sony-playstation-games/132512/sony-is-closing-the-ps3-ps-vita-and-psp-digital-stores](https://uk.pcmag.com/sony-playstation-games/132512/sony-is-closing-the-ps3-ps-vita-and-psp-digital-stores) Sony focus on Blocbuster games [https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-04-09/sony-s-obsession-with-blockbusters-is-stirring-unrest-within-playstation-empire](https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-04-09/sony-s-obsession-with-blockbusters-is-stirring-unrest-within-playstation-empire) PS4 & PS5 Clock Battery Issue [https://in.ign.com/playstation-5-playstation-5/157630/news/ps5-games-cbomb-cmos-clock-battery-death-sony](https://in.ign.com/playstation-5-playstation-5/157630/news/ps5-games-cbomb-cmos-clock-battery-death-sony) Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Mike Hallam - @2DMike3D
Apr 19, 202101:31:57
Episode 74 - The Continuous Rise Of eSports In Education

Episode 74 - The Continuous Rise Of eSports In Education

In this episode of the podcast, hosts Kiley and Pete are joined by James Fraser-Murison @fraseresports and Ciaran Mcginn @TheeMcginn to discuss further developments from the BTEC course that is in it's first full year down at Queen Mary's College in Basingstoke and how James has felt the first year has gone, including the QM Samurai's recent win in an Overwatch tournament, how they managed to organise a few games with the British Armed Forces eSports teams, the development of the eSports centre at the campus. Ciaran joins us as a current student and was asked how he felt the eSports course could change the way games and eSports are taught and how they are becoming more recognised to those outside of the gaming industry. We hope you enjoy the episode. Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Mike Hallam - @2DMike3D
Apr 12, 202101:08:28
Episode 73 - Short But Sweet

Episode 73 - Short But Sweet

In this shorter episode (due to multiple technical issues) which was streamed on Twitch www.twitch.tv/RapidReviews, Kiley and Pete discuss the biggest news stories from the last week, including: Six Days in Fallejuh potentially getting banned after petition goes up. https://www.change.org/p/united-nations-stop-atomic-games-and-victura-from-normalizing-the-mass-murder-of-iraqis Sophia Narwitz writes article against the petition https://www.rt.com/op-ed/519212-cancel-six-days-fallujah/ A song in Balan Wonderworld has a very striking resemblance to a song from the 1984 movie Ghostbusters https://twitter.com/DreamcastGuy/status/1378472715787644931 MLB The Show 21, a game developed by a Sony Studio, is coming to Xbox Gamepass April 20th, the day of release https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2021/04/02/mlb-the-show-21-coming-to-xbox-game-pass-day-one/ Kotaku fails for fake tweet stating Halo Infinite being delayed. And CNN falls for tweets going around stating Mario is Dead after 3D All Stars and Mario Bros 35 delisted on 31st March 2021. We hope you enjoy the episode. Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Mike Hallam - @2DMike3D
Apr 07, 202101:04:26
Episode 72 - We Are Live!

Episode 72 - We Are Live!

In this episode, the first to be live-streamed via Twitch www.twitch.tv/RapidReviews, Kiley and Pete discuss the biggest news stories from the past month (since our last news round up episode) including: Activision Blizzard lays off staff from Blizzard, rewards CEO Bobby Kotick with $200 million bonus https://www.pcgamer.com/uk/investment-group-slams-activision-ceo-bobby-koticks-massive-bonus-payment/ Switch Pro rumours - Bloomberg releases article stating there will be a new Switch Pro model in 2021/2022, with a 7 inch OLED screen and DLSS enabled to upscale games to 4K, with 720P on handheld https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-03-23/nintendo-to-use-new-nvidia-graphics-chip-in-2021-switch-upgrade Sony buys EVO https://www.sie.com/en/blog/welcoming-evo-into-the-playstation-family/ Microsoft buys Smash.gg https://esportsinsider.com/2020/12/microsoft-acquires-esports-tournament-platform-smash-gg/ Microsoft in talks to buy discord https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-03-23/microsoft-said-to-be-in-talks-to-buy-discord-for-more-than-10b We also talk about The Game Grumps situation in our Mental Health segment “We’ve Got This” and take some questions from the Twitch chat. We hope you enjoy the episode. Please leave us a comment, share the podcast on social media and please rate us on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Contact us: Twitter - @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @petebeckett1 @kileytehgreet Email - podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit Rapid Reviews UK for all the latest reviews and opinion pieces Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway Music by Mike Hallam - @2DMike3D
Mar 29, 202101:49:40
Episode 71 - De - Relisted

Episode 71 - De - Relisted

In this episode of the podcast, Kiley and Pete are joined by a regular contributor to the show, Brent @apophis1989 on Twitter, to help us discuss the topic of the episode, which was brought to us by Brent: The legal issue surrounding Frogwares' Game The Sinking City, published by Nacon. The game was delisted after a legal dispute arose with between publisher and developer, yet in February 2021, the game magically appeared back on Steam, after developer Nacon was aledged to have a hacked version of the game and put it back for sale, with Frogwares doing their job to advise players that they never re-listed the game. A very strange situation indeed. Article referenced: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/nacon-respond-to-frogwares-claims-of-the-sinking-city-piracy#:~:text=Lovecraftian%20detective%20game%20The%20Sinking,developers%20Frogwares%20and%20publisher%20Nacon.&text=On%20Monday%2C%20they%20published%20the,to%20sell%20it%20on%20Steam. We hope you enjoy this episode. Please follow Brent on Twitter @apophis1989 and on twitch www.twitch.tv/apophis89, as well as his articles and reviews https://www.mentalhealthgaming.com/ Please like, comment and share this podcast, and give us a rating on Apple Podcasts. Follow us on Twitter @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @KileyTehGreet @PeteBeckett1 You can also email us episode suggestions, general comments, and questions to podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit www.RapidReviewsUK.com for all the latest video game reviews. Please come join us and chat on our public Discord server discord.gg/FwUnXHj Music by Mike Hallam - @2DMike3D Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway
Mar 21, 202101:53:00
Episode 70 - A Roundtable Discussion About The Bethesda Acquisition

Episode 70 - A Roundtable Discussion About The Bethesda Acquisition

In this week's roundtable discussion, in a change to the usual hosting duties, Pete chairs the roundtable, with Kiley (a huge Bethesda and Microsoft fangirl) joining Ciaran McGinn @TheeMcGinn, Charles Oakley @OakleyReviews and JMac @jmac857 to discuss how we all felt about the recent finalisation of the acquisition of Bethesda/Zenimax by Microsoft. The news of the finalisation of the deal was handled by a roundtable discussion between Microsoft and heads of Bethesda studios, like Tango, Machine Games, Bethesda Game Studios and ID. We discuss what the future holds for Bethesda published games, how each company may run assistance on other projects, like Halo Infinite or Perfect Dark for example, the recent announcement of 20 Bethesda games being launched on Game Pass and why more weren't added. And a healthy smattering of random asides, fever dream hopes, and somehow discussing Bungie and Destiny. Find out on the episode how everyone thought of the deal. We hope you enjoy this episode. Please like, comment and share this podcast, and give us a rating on Apple Podcasts. Follow us on Twitter @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @KileyTehGreet @PeteBeckett1 Please follow our guests on the following platforms: Twitter - @TheeMcGinn (Ciaran), @OakleyReviews (Charles) and @jmac857 (JMac), who can also be followed on Twitch twitch.tv/jmac85777 You can follow Ciaran and Charles' writing on Rapid Reviews UK. You can also email us episode suggestions, general comments, and questions to podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit www.RapidReviewsUK.com for all the latest video game reviews. Please come join us and chat on our public Discord server discord.gg/FwUnXHj Music by Mike Hallam - @2DMike3D Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway
Mar 14, 202102:05:41
Episode 69 - Agents Of Chaos

Episode 69 - Agents Of Chaos

In this week's controversial episode, Kiley and Pete are joined by Nana Marfo @nana__marfo on Twitter to discuss the recent situation involving video game developer Troy Leavitt, who decided to leave working on the recent Harry Potter game, Hogwarts Legacy, after journalist Liam Robertson had uncovered some videos on Leavitt's Youtube channel regarding ethics in video gaming and video games biggest hot button issue, GamerGate. Do we feel like Leavitt should have left his job? Should people be forced to leave or get fired for having a political opinion? Find out on this episode. Please be aware, these opinions are our own and for the sake of an open dialogue, please go in with an open mind and form your own opinions on the matter. And if you don't agree with us, please feel free to reach out to us, as we are very open to have a discussion around the issue, as it is very nuanced. We hope you enjoy this episode. Please like, comment and share this podcast, and give us a rating on Apple Podcasts. Follow us on Twitter @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @KileyTehGreet @PeteBeckett1 You can also email us episode suggestions, general comments, and questions to podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit www.RapidReviewsUK.com for all the latest video game reviews. Please come join us and chat on our public Discord server discord.gg/FwUnXHj Music by Mike Hallam - @2DMike3D Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway
Mar 09, 202101:40:35
Episode 68 - No Pun Intended

Episode 68 - No Pun Intended

In this episode of the podcast, Kiley and Pete cover 3 recent presentations: Nintendo Direct, State of Play, and Pokemon 25th anniversary showcase. We cover all the announcements shown on these video presentations and you may even hear a hot take or two from us, including pricing models, unnecessary games, or things that have caused some complaints in the community. We also talk about mental health struggles in our We've Got This segment. We hope you enjoy this episode. Please like, comment and share this podcast, and give us a rating on Apple Podcasts. Follow us on Twitter @RRRadioPod @RapidReviewsUK @KileyTehGreet @PeteBeckett1 You can also email us episode suggestions, general comments, and questions to podcast@rapidreviewsuk.com Please visit www.RapidReviewsUK.com for all the latest video game reviews. Please come join us and chat on our public Discord server discord.gg/FwUnXHj Music by Mike Hallam - @2DMike3D Artwork by Chloe Osborn - @WriteBluesAway
Feb 28, 202102:21:41