The Explosive Alan Podcast (gaming)
Join Dan, Ash, Gareth and Simon as they jabber through the games they're playing, tear through the week's most interesting news stories, attempt to outdo each other in weekly challenges, and invite the community to share their opinions on heavyweight gaming issues.

Valve made three announcements, none of which were the one anyone actually wanted. Still, Steam Box, Steam OS and its peculiar controller are all big news, so we decided to mull over their potential for success in our already crowded living rooms. Before that, however, we've got a special report from the Eurogamer Expo featuring Joe and Scott from BitSocket, more rapid-fire news and yet another fruit-based challenge.

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Category:Gaming -- posted at: 1:33pm UTC
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It's the episode that wasn't supposed to be - and yet, here it is, against all odds. We manage to pull ourselves away from GTA V (and, in Si's case Kingdom Hearts HD) long enough to parody the parody song du jour 'The Fox', rake over the news, guess the name of fruit (harder than it sounds) and explore whether controversial scenes in games should be optional. "It's a good listen." - Our mums.

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Category:Gaming -- posted at: 8:26am UTC
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Buttery spread. (PS) Vita-lite. Geddit? Yeah, it's pretty tenuous. Anyway, Gareth's away filming fancy cars in Frankfurt so he's replaced by our friend Chris Slight from chrisslightgames.tumblr.com, who's nowhere near as sweary but actually has time to play games. In this episode we cover Sony's new additions to the Vita range, GTAV and Metal Gear Solid V; Simon tests our ability to differentiate between obscure game character names and foreign swear words; and we decide whether Nintendo should pack the whole home console thing in.

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Category:Gaming -- posted at: 12:11pm UTC
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You wouldn’t know it to listen to us, but we’re all vigorously vibrating our bum cheeks for the duration of this podcast. Just call us hard twerking folk. Also, if you’re too young to remember The Littlest Hobo, the intro might confuse you.

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Category:Gaming -- posted at: 2:52pm UTC
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We may have had a week’s break, but we certainly didn’t have a week’s break, if you catch our drift. Gamescom got in the way is what we’re getting at. Yeah. If you want all the hot goss from the world’s biggest games convention you’re probably better off listening to a different podcast because we played a massive ONE game between the four of us (though, to be fair, Si wasn’t actually there). Still, this podcast is good at other stuff!

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Category:Gaming -- posted at: 8:05pm UTC
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Breaking Bad's return to our tellies not only inspires the title of this episode, but also a discussion about gaming's ability to produce storylines and characters as nuanced and memorable as the best TV and film has to offer. Before all that though, there's the usual topical jibber-jabber and another fiendish challenge to contend with. Go podcast!

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Category:Gaming -- posted at: 10:00pm UTC
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The Explosive Alan Podcast doesn't have any censors to answer to, hence this episode is absolutely riddled with graphic descriptions of mucky sex, actual murder and gratuitous swearing. Well, it could be if we wanted it to, but we're above that sort of thing. Well, the first two, anyway.

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Category:Gaming -- posted at: 12:00am UTC
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Goodbye Fez II, we hardly knew ye. The gang (think The Get Along Gang rather than The Crips) briefly mourn Phil Fish's melodramatic exit from game development before moving onto the usual heady cocktail of chit-chat, succinct news, tricksy challenges and topical debate. All in under an hour. Just call us the Vision Express of the podcasting scene.

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Category:Gaming -- posted at: 12:00am UTC
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It's all here, kids - Oculus Rift, The Videogame Video Game and Horticultural Query Moment. What are you waiting for? The entire team to kiss you? Oh, go on then. No tongues.

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Category:Gaming -- posted at: 12:00am UTC
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Join Dan, Ash, Gareth and Simon as they jabber through the games they're playing, tear through the week's most interesting news stories, attempt to outdo each other in weekly challenges, and invite the community to share their opinions on heavyweight gaming issues.

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Category:Gaming -- posted at: 4:59pm UTC
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