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Geek Syndicate

Geek Syndicate
Description:
The long awaited, critically acclaimed, irreverent, touching, intellectual, nonsensical, fairly drunken, incredibly sexy, hilarious.... Hear what happens when 2 old friends(perhaps more in the coming weeks), some pizza, 2 bottles of single malt whiskey and a couple of cats decide to celebrate all aspects of geek life from a UK perspective. We hope to cover TV,Books,Games,Comics..etc every fortnight.

Homepage: http://geeksyndicate.libsyn.com

RSS Feed: http://geeksyndicate.libsyn.com/rss

Geek Syndicate Statistics
Episodes:
1584
Average Episode Duration:
1:09:25
Longest Episode Duration:
22:21:46
Total Duration of all Episodes:
76 days, 8 hours, 44 minutes and 5 seconds
Earliest Episode:
1 October 2006 (2:23am GMT)
Latest Episode:
14 June 2017 (4:45am GMT)
Average Time Between Episodes:
2 days, 11 hours, 13 minutes and 43 seconds

Geek Syndicate Episodes

  • Geek Syndicate - Episode 217

    29 January 2014 (6:42am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 24 minutes and 32 seconds

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    Welcome to Episode 217 of the Geek Syndicate podcast. Join Barry and Dave as they once more guide you through the murky underbelly of Geekdom.

    News

    • Changes to the upcoming show Gotham
    • a little chat on diversity and geekdom

    Week that Was - this week we go TV crazy!

    • The Musketeers
    • Sleepy Hollow
    • Community

    Main

    Interview with Stephen Mooney the creator of pulp adventure comic Half Past Danger from IDW.



  • The Next Level Ep 59 - The Game of The Year Show

    19 January 2014 (8:51am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 32 minutes and 18 seconds

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    Happy New Year and welcome to episode 59 of the podcast. One again Amaechi, Barry and Ant discuss the latest games, news and stories from the gaming world. This month is our annual Game of The Year special where all 3 us us reveal our top 3 games of 2013, our special mentions and disappointments. 

    In this months longer than usual episode Amaechi joins Ant and Barry as a next gen console owner and also dusts off his old gaming PC and rediscovers PC gaming. Barry got hooked on Ryse Son of Rome over Christmas while Ant got his super hero powers stuck into the Young Justice game

    News

    Sony announce its PlayStation Now streaming service

    Mirrors Edge sequel in development but with a new writer

    Sony patents a system that can detect is a game has been played on another profile

    13 Steam Machines unveiled at CES

    Apples Apps store makes $10 billion in sales in 2013 thanks to 8 games in the top 10 apps

    Feature

    GOTY 2013 - we look back and discuss our top 3 games of 2013 and name our overall The Next Level/Geek Syndicate Game of the Year 2013. 

    Reviews

    Max: The Curse of Brotherhood



  • The Next Level Ep 59 - The Game of The Year Show

    19 January 2014 (8:51am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 32 minutes and 18 seconds

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    Happy New Year and welcome to episode 59 of the podcast. One again Amaechi, Barry and Ant discuss the latest games, news and stories from the gaming world. This month is our annual Game of The Year special where all 3 us us reveal our top 3 games of 2013, our special mentions and disappointments.

    In this months longer than usual episode Amaechi joins Ant and Barry as a next gen console owner and also dusts off his old gaming PC and rediscovers PC gaming. Barry got hooked on Ryse Son of Rome over Christmas while Ant got his super hero powers stuck into the Young Justice game

    News

    Sony announce its PlayStation Now streaming service

    Mirrors Edge sequel in development but with a new writer

    Sony patents a system that can detect is a game has been played on another profile

    13 Steam Machines unveiled at CES

    Apples Apps store makes $10 billion in sales in 2013 thanks to 8 games in the top 10 apps

    Feature

    GOTY 2013 - we look back and discuss our top 3 games of 2013 and name our overall The Next Level/Geek Syndicate Game of the Year 2013.

    Reviews

    Max: The Curse of Brotherhood



  • Geek Syndicate: Interview with 'The Musketeers' Creator and Executive Producer Adrian Hodges

    16 January 2014 (6:47am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 44 minutes and 4 seconds

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    In this special episode Barry chats with Adrian Hodges, the showrunner on BBC one's new show 'The Musketeers'.

    Adrian talks about his love of the adventure genre and what he feels The Musketeers can bring to the table. There is also chat about banning the word 'Swashbuckler' during the show's development and the importance of music in the show.

    Adrian goes into more detail regarding the tone of the show and what people can expect given it is being aired after the watershed at 9pm. There is also a look the casting of the main roles (including Peter Capadi's move to Doctor Who), the choice to not adapt the book but rather develope new stories and much more.

    Enjoy!



  • Geek Syndicate: Interview with 'The Musketeers' Creator and Executive Producer Adrian Hodges

    16 January 2014 (6:47am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 44 minutes and 4 seconds

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    In this special episode Barry chats with Adrian Hodges, the showrunner on BBC one's new show 'The Musketeers'. 

    Adrian talks about his love of the adventure genre and what he feels The Musketeers can bring to the table. There is also chat about banning the word 'Swashbuckler' during the show's development and the importance of music in the show.

    Adrian goes into more detail regarding the tone of the show and what people can expect given it is being aired after the watershed at 9pm. There is also a look the casting of the main roles (including Peter Capadi's move to Doctor Who), the choice to  not adapt the book but rather develope new stories and much more.

    Enjoy!



  • Geek Syndicate - Episode 216

    10 January 2014 (10:29pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 4 minutes and 23 seconds

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    Welcome to Episode 216 of the Geek Syndicate podcast. Join Barry and Dave as they once more guide you through the murky underbelly of Geekdom.

    In this episode the guys are joined by fellow Geek Syndicate members, based in the US, Shar and Mirjana who are over on a whistle stop tour of the Uk and have invaded Dave's house for the episode. The guys kick offf the show with some of their geek resolutions for 2014.

    News

    Golden Globes and Orphan Black

    Guardians of the Galaxy gets a group shot.

    Week that Was - this week we go TV crazy!

    Agents of SHIELD

    Ripper Street

    Atlantis

    Sherlock

    Doctor Who 

    Dracula

    Sleepy Hollow

    The Sword

    Hawkeye: My Life as a Weapon.


    What's on the Geek Syndicate App?

    Free copy of Samurai Chef Orgins by mayamada  (http://www.mayamada.com/samurai-chef-origins)






  • Geek Syndicate - Episode 216

    10 January 2014 (10:29pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 4 minutes and 23 seconds

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    Welcome to Episode 216 of the Geek Syndicate podcast. Join Barry and Dave as they once more guide you through the murky underbelly of Geekdom.

    In this episode the guys are joined by fellow Geek Syndicate members, based in the US, Shar and Mirjana who are over on a whistle stop tour of the Uk and have invaded Dave's house for the episode. The guys kick offf the show with some of their geek resolutions for 2014.

    News

    Golden Globes and Orphan Black

    Guardians of the Galaxy gets a group shot.

    Week that Was - this week we go TV crazy!

    Agents of SHIELD

    Ripper Street

    Atlantis

    Sherlock

    Doctor Who

    Dracula

    Sleepy Hollow

    The Sword

    Hawkeye: My Life as a Weapon.


    What's on the Geek Syndicate App?

    Free copy of Samurai Chef Orgins by mayamada (http://www.mayamada.com/samurai-chef-origins)






  • Children Of The Atom - Episode 15

    10 January 2014 (5:11am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 48 minutes and 2 seconds

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    Happy New Year, folks! In our first episode of 2014 we're getting stuck into X-Men issue 22 Divided -- We Fall! (July 1966). This was the first issue in which Roy Thomas had full creative autonomy and it's interesting to spot the changes. The X-Men are up against a new super (or not so super) villain collective led by Count Nefaria. Thomas is obviously trying to change things up here and give the readers some fresh material so this is definitely an issue worth a read!



  • Children Of The Atom - Episode 15

    10 January 2014 (5:11am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 48 minutes and 2 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    Happy New Year, folks! In our first episode of 2014 we're getting stuck into X-Men issue 22 Divided -- We Fall! (July 1966). This was the first issue in which Roy Thomas had full creative autonomy and it's interesting to spot the changes. The X-Men are up against a new super (or not so super) villain collective led by Count Nefaria. Thomas is obviously trying to change things up here and give the readers some fresh material so this is definitely an issue worth a read!



  • Geek Syndicate - Episode 215

    18 December 2013 (6:23am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 57 minutes and 20 seconds

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    Welcome to Episode 215 of the Geek Syndicate podcast. Join Barry and Dave as they once more guide you through the murky underbelly of Geekdom.

    News

    Wonder Woman Casting

    Doctor Who Kicks ass in the Cinema

    Ripper Street gets cancelled

    Week that Was

    Infinity

    Hawkeye: My Life as a Weapon

    Half Past Danger

    Mysterious Strangers

    Pacific Rim

    Gravity

    Arrow Season 2



  • Geek Syndicate - Episode 215

    18 December 2013 (6:23am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 57 minutes and 20 seconds

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    Welcome to Episode 215 of the Geek Syndicate podcast. Join Barry and Dave as they once more guide you through the murky underbelly of Geekdom. 

    News

    Wonder Woman Casting

    Doctor Who Kicks ass in the Cinema

    Ripper Street gets cancelled

     

    Week that Was

    Infinity

    Hawkeye: My Life as a Weapon

    Half Past Danger

    Mysterious Strangers

    Pacific Rim

    Gravity

    Arrow Season 2

     



  • Dissecting Worlds Series 8, Episode 1: The Devil

    16 December 2013 (6:52am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 26 minutes and 11 seconds

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    The month the Sinister Cabal of Kehaar and Matt awaken the slumbering giant that is our series on Religion. This time we look at Satanism, in both it's real and fictious forms, covering:  - Dennis Wheatley, Communist Satanism, and what a tease he is.  - Worshing the Devil as Evil or Freedom?  - Real world satanic cults from Anton le Vay to Norwegian Death Metal - The Exorcist and the continuing popularity of "the cult" in fiction.  - Apocomon has to be seen to be believed!: http://www.electricsheepcomix.com/apocamon/ - Is this a book cover you would take on the bus? http://www.amazon.co.uk/Best-Dennis-Wheatley/dp/185375790X/ref=la_B001HCYTPW_1_2? - Bedazzled is well worth a watch (not the remake!) http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bedazzled-DVD-Peter-Cook/dp/B0009KKW9U/ Stay tuned at the end for the first recommendations of the Dissecting Worlds Bookshelf.  Feedback is always welcome by emails to dissectingworlds@yahoo.co.uk , tweets to @dissectingwrlds & on our Facebook page.


  • Dissecting Worlds Series 8, Episode 1: The Devil

    16 December 2013 (6:52am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 26 minutes and 11 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    The month the Sinister Cabal of Kehaar and Matt awaken the slumbering giant that is our series on Religion. This time we look at Satanism, in both it's real and fictious forms, covering: - Dennis Wheatley, Communist Satanism, and what a tease he is. - Worshing the Devil as Evil or Freedom? - Real world satanic cults from Anton le Vay to Norwegian Death Metal - The Exorcist and the continuing popularity of "the cult" in fiction. - Apocomon has to be seen to be believed!: http://www.electricsheepcomix.com/apocamon/ - Is this a book cover you would take on the bus? http://www.amazon.co.uk/Best-Dennis-Wheatley/dp/185375790X/ref=la_B001HCYTPW_1_2? - Bedazzled is well worth a watch (not the remake!) http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bedazzled-DVD-Peter-Cook/dp/B0009KKW9U/ Stay tuned at the end for the first recommendations of the Dissecting Worlds Bookshelf. Feedback is always welcome by emails to dissectingworlds@yahoo.co.uk , tweets to @dissectingwrlds & on our Facebook page.


  • The Next Level - Episode 58

    16 December 2013 (6:13am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 59 minutes and 40 seconds

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    It's been around a month since the new generation of consoles hit the shelves. Amaechi is joined by two co-hosts who have each purchased one of the devices. Ant has (unsurprisingly) got an XBOX One and James (returning after his appearance in episode 56) has a Playstation 4. Join the guys as they discuss some of the latest news and give their overviews of their respective systems. There may even be a shock admission by Ant along the way too ...


  • The Next Level - Episode 58

    16 December 2013 (6:13am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 59 minutes and 40 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    It's been around a month since the new generation of consoles hit the shelves. Amaechi is joined by two co-hosts who have each purchased one of the devices. Ant has (unsurprisingly) got an XBOX One and James (returning after his appearance in episode 56) has a Playstation 4. Join the guys as they discuss some of the latest news and give their overviews of their respective systems. There may even be a shock admission by Ant along the way too ...


  • Scrolls: World Fantasy Con Special

    7 December 2013 (6:11pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 32 minutes and 46 seconds

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    If you have an abiding love for Fantasy, SF and Horror, you could do far worse than get yourself to one of the book conventions that crop up around the country on a regular basis. In 2013 the World Fantasy Con returned to our fair shores after a long absence, bringing with it a raft of international authors, book launches, intimate Q&As;, large-scale panels and literary awards. Folk from all areas of the publishing industry were brought together with fans to celebrate and promote the ongoing explosion of imaginative fiction into mainstream life.
    The Scrolls team was sadly unable to attend this event en mass but we wererepresented by Phil Ambler, who's here to tell Dion all about it. Joining us are a group of authors and bloggers to share their experiences, have a laugh and digress into some disturbing areas. They are:
    Karen Davies, a.k.a KTScribbles author of The Red Knight, reviewer at SF Crowsnest and blogger.
    Paul Holmes a.k.a PabloCheesecake, blogger and reviewer at The Eloquent Page
    Stephen Aryan, a.k.a SteveAryan very-nearly-published author, podcaster, bloggerand probably a bloomin' rocket scientist too.
    In the episode we chew over first impressions; talk personal highlights, general vibes and unfortunate issues; then give out some prime tips for people who are new to the convention scene. Along the way we hear of the perils of looking out of a bedroom window, discover an academic use for genitalia, get utterly lost in a toilet, and (finally!) learn where they keep all the free booze.
    Want to track down that elusive best seller from Fox Spirit? Head over to their home-page.
    Wish you could watch John Llewellyn Probert's ghost stories, as recorded at the con? Here you go!
    Last but not least, if the episode has whetted your appetite for future cons, here are the links to Bristol Con, Nine Worlds and the Fantasy Con in York.
    We hope to see some of you there in 2014!
    Until then, keep reading.


  • Scrolls: World Fantasy Con Special

    7 December 2013 (6:11pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 32 minutes and 46 seconds

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    If you have an abiding love for Fantasy, SF and Horror, you could do far worse than get yourself to one of the book conventions that crop up around the country on a regular basis.  In 2013 the World Fantasy Con returned to our fair shores after a long absence, bringing with it a raft of international authors, book launches, intimate Q&As, large-scale panels and literary awards.  Folk from all areas of the publishing industry were brought together with fans to celebrate and promote the ongoing explosion of imaginative fiction into mainstream life.
    The Scrolls team was sadly unable to attend this event en mass but we wererepresented by Phil Ambler, who's here to tell Dion all about it.  Joining us are a group of authors and bloggers to share their experiences, have a laugh and digress into some disturbing areas.  They are:
    Karen Davies, a.k.a KTScribbles author of The Red Knight, reviewer at SF Crowsnest and blogger.
    Paul Holmes a.k.a PabloCheesecake, blogger and reviewer at The Eloquent Page
    Stephen Aryan, a.k.a SteveAryan very-nearly-published author, podcaster, bloggerand probably a bloomin' rocket scientist too.
    In the episode we chew over first impressions; talk personal highlights, general vibes and unfortunate issues; then give out some prime tips for people who are new to the convention scene.  Along the way we hear of the perils of looking out of a bedroom window, discover an academic use for genitalia, get utterly lost in a toilet, and (finally!) learn where they keep all the free booze.
    Want to track down that elusive best seller from Fox Spirit?  Head over to their home-page.
    Wish you could watch John Llewellyn Probert's ghost stories, as recorded at the con?  Here you go!
    Last but not least, if the episode has whetted your appetite for future cons, here are the links to Bristol Con, Nine Worlds and the Fantasy Con in York.
    We hope to see some of you there in 2014!
    Until then, keep reading.


  • Geek Syndicate - Thought Bubble and Dr Who 50th Special

    21 November 2013 (10:37pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 55 minutes and 51 seconds

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    In this episode Dave and Barry are once more joined be Stace Whittle of Small Press Big Mouth and Whittle Whaffle. This time the terrific trio discuss this weekend's Thought Bubble Comic Festival in Leeds and the Dr Who 50th Anniversay Episode.

    Enjoy and listen to the end!



  • Geek Syndicate - Thought Bubble and Dr Who 50th Special

    21 November 2013 (10:37pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 55 minutes and 51 seconds

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    In this episode Dave and Barry are once more joined be Stace Whittle of Small Press Big Mouth and Whittle Whaffle. This time the terrific trio discuss this weekend's Thought Bubble Comic Festival in Leeds and the Dr Who 50th Anniversay Episode.

    Enjoy and listen to the end!



  • The Next Level - Episode 57 'Welcome to the Next Generation'

    20 November 2013 (1:18pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 10 minutes and 24 seconds

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    Welcome to another episode of The Next Level. On the eve of the release of both the Next Gen consoles, Amaechi does a u-turn on his PS4 desires and jumps on the Xbox One and Kinect 2.0 train (Dear God please let Uncharted 4 come out on the PS3). Ant takes a day off on the Xbox One release day so he doesn’t miss the postman and Barry turns vigilante in GTA V Online.

    Oh yeah.... and Britain Next Top Model winner Lauren Lambert tells Amaechi her Xbox Gamertag and he stupidly forgets it.

    In the news

    ·         FTL – Faster Than Light, PC and Mac space simulator game coming to the iPad

    ·         US retailer Target accidently ships Xbox One’s 2 weeks early

    ·         The Golden Joystick Awards crown GTA 5 ‘Game of the Year’

    ·         Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.

    ·         Jonathan Ross joins Microsoft Studio’s as an Executive Producer

    ·         New iOS and Android Dr Who game – Dr Who Legacy announced

    ·         Heavenly Sword film and Ryse Son of Rome Web series announced

     

    But, Rent, Avoid

    This month Ant and Barry review Batman Origins, the prequel to Arkham Asylum and Arkham City.

    NEWS UPDATE from Amaechi

    Sony and Naughty Dog announce that Uncharted will be a PS4 exclusive. 

    Noooooooooooooo!!!!! Damn you Sony....Damn you all to hell!!!



  • The Next Level - Episode 57 'Welcome to the Next Generation'

    20 November 2013 (1:18pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 10 minutes and 24 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    Welcome to another episode of The Next Level. On the eve of the release of both the Next Gen consoles, Amaechi does a u-turn on his PS4 desires and jumps on the Xbox One and Kinect 2.0 train (Dear God please let Uncharted 4 come out on the PS3). Ant takes a day off on the Xbox One release day so he doesn't miss the postman and Barry turns vigilante in GTA V Online.

    Oh yeah.... and Britain Next Top Model winner Lauren Lambert tells Amaechi her Xbox Gamertag and he stupidly forgets it.

    In the news

    * FTL - Faster Than Light, PC and Mac space simulator game coming to the iPad

    * US retailer Target accidently ships Xbox One's 2 weeks early

    * The Golden Joystick Awards crown GTA 5 'Game of the Year'

    * Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.

    * Jonathan Ross joins Microsoft Studio's as an Executive Producer

    * New iOS and Android Dr Who game - Dr Who Legacy announced

    * Heavenly Sword film and Ryse Son of Rome Web series announced

    But, Rent, Avoid

    This month Ant and Barry review Batman Origins, the prequel to Arkham Asylum and Arkham City.

    NEWS UPDATE from Amaechi

    Sony and Naughty Dog announce that Uncharted will be a PS4 exclusive.

    Noooooooooooooo!!!!! Damn you Sony....Damn you all to hell!!!



  • Children of the Atom - Episode 14

    18 November 2013 (8:04pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 45 minutes and 54 seconds

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    This month we review X-Men issue 21 'From Whence Comes...Dominus? (June, 1966). Following on from the previous issue, the X-Men go in search of Professor X's old adversary Lucifer who is in the middle of his evil plan to unleash Dominus on the population of Earth. Professor X still has a fishbowl on his head, Beast addresses Jean as simply 'female' in a move that has feminists the world over grinding their teeth, and Cyclops puts Angel in his place with an optic blast. Drama!  Also, for those who are interested, check out our review of Battle of the Atom here: http://geeksyndicate.co.uk/2013/11/08/friday-feature-a-look-back-at-xmen-battle-of-the-atom/#more-71295


  • Children of the Atom - Episode 14

    18 November 2013 (8:04pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 45 minutes and 54 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    This month we review X-Men issue 21 'From Whence Comes...Dominus? (June, 1966). Following on from the previous issue, the X-Men go in search of Professor X's old adversary Lucifer who is in the middle of his evil plan to unleash Dominus on the population of Earth. Professor X still has a fishbowl on his head, Beast addresses Jean as simply 'female' in a move that has feminists the world over grinding their teeth, and Cyclops puts Angel in his place with an optic blast. Drama! Also, for those who are interested, check out our review of Battle of the Atom here: http://geeksyndicate.co.uk/2013/11/08/friday-feature-a-look-back-at-xmen-battle-of-the-atom/#more-71295


  • Geek Syndicate - Episode 214

    18 November 2013 (7:44pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 21 minutes and 29 seconds

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    Welcome to Episode 214 of the Geek Syndicate podcast. Join Barry and Dave as they once more guide you through the murky underbelly of Geekdom.

    News

    IDW Entertainment Launches

    Batman Weekly Comic

    Week that Was

    Mighty Avengers 1

    Infinity 1

    Legend of the Blue Marvel

    Butterfly Gate

    Orphan Black

    Main

    We are joined by Stacey Whittle of the Small Press Big Mouth Podcast to talk about our shared love of Babylon 5 on its 20th anniversary



  • Geek Syndicate - Episode 214

    18 November 2013 (7:44pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 21 minutes and 29 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    Welcome to Episode 214 of the Geek Syndicate podcast. Join Barry and Dave as they once more guide you through the murky underbelly of Geekdom.

    News

    IDW Entertainment Launches

    Batman Weekly Comic

    Week that Was

    Mighty Avengers 1

    Infinity 1

    Legend of the Blue Marvel

    Butterfly Gate

    Orphan Black

    Main

    We are joined by Stacey Whittle of the Small Press Big Mouth Podcast to talk about our shared love of Babylon 5 on its 20th anniversary



  • Small Press Big Mouth Special - How Not To Make Comics

    4 November 2013 (9:23pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 55 minutes and 52 seconds

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    'Things We Wish We'd Known Earlier (or: How Not To Make Comics)'. As every aspiring comic creator eventually realises, the road to sequential art success is full of pitfalls for the unwary. However, this panel discussion (recorded live at Canny Comic Con, December 8th 2012) is here to help guide you past such difficulties - by getting established comic creators to talk through their own mistakes! Stacey chairs the discussion, talking with Nigel Auchterlounie, Al Ewing, Daniel Clifford, Nigel Dobbyn, Jack Fallows and Gordon Rennie about lessons learned the hard way. Their enlightening - and sometimes hilarious - anecdotes and advice provide essential guidance for anyone with any interest in how to make comics.



  • Small Press Big Mouth Special - How Not To Make Comics

    4 November 2013 (9:23pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 55 minutes and 52 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    'Things We Wish We'd Known Earlier (or: How Not To Make Comics)'. As every aspiring comic creator eventually realises, the road to sequential art success is full of pitfalls for the unwary. However, this panel discussion (recorded live at Canny Comic Con, December 8th 2012) is here to help guide you past such difficulties - by getting established comic creators to talk through their own mistakes! Stacey chairs the discussion, talking with Nigel Auchterlounie, Al Ewing, Daniel Clifford, Nigel Dobbyn, Jack Fallows and Gordon Rennie about lessons learned the hard way. Their enlightening - and sometimes hilarious - anecdotes and advice provide essential guidance for anyone with any interest in how to make comics.



  • GSN PODCAST: Dissecting Worlds Halloween Special - Zombies!

    29 October 2013 (12:31pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 55 minutes and 24 seconds

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    They roam the streets, this Halloween,  Alive or Dead or in Between, Escaped from Hell, with Eldritch Plan, Or Risen by the Hand of Man, Their rotten flesh in search of prey  To Fight them, or to Run Away?  For whom to turn, with light to shed, Which podcast speaks of the Undead?  With information, broad of scope,  Dissecting Worlds! Your Only Hope! 
    Yes, this month Dissecting Worlds turns it's baleful gaze on the phenomenon of the Zombie. Joined by Phil Ambler of the Scrolls Podcast, we look at the scourge of the Walking Dead across Books, Film, TV and Video Games.  The Center for Disease Controls' Response to the threat of the undead can be found here; http://www.cdc.gov/phpr/zombies.htm
    Feedback is always welcome by emails to dissectingworlds@yahoo.co.uk , tweets to @dissectingwrlds & on Facebook page www.facebook.com/dissectingworlds



  • GSN PODCAST: Dissecting Worlds Halloween Special - Zombies!

    29 October 2013 (12:31pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 55 minutes and 24 seconds

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    They roam the streets, this Halloween, Alive or Dead or in Between, Escaped from Hell, with Eldritch Plan, Or Risen by the Hand of Man, Their rotten flesh in search of prey To Fight them, or to Run Away? For whom to turn, with light to shed, Which podcast speaks of the Undead? With information, broad of scope, Dissecting Worlds! Your Only Hope!
    Yes, this month Dissecting Worlds turns it's baleful gaze on the phenomenon of the Zombie. Joined by Phil Ambler of the Scrolls Podcast, we look at the scourge of the Walking Dead across Books, Film, TV and Video Games. The Center for Disease Controls' Response to the threat of the undead can be found here; http://www.cdc.gov/phpr/zombies.htm
    Feedback is always welcome by emails to dissectingworlds@yahoo.co.uk , tweets to @dissectingwrlds & on Facebook page www.facebook.com/dissectingworlds



  • GSN PODCAST: Battle Gods Of Pod Series 1 - Episode 2

    28 October 2013 (7:52pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 0 minutes and 6 seconds

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    Welcome back to Battle Gods Of Pod, the panel game show on the Geek Syndicate Network that pits a panoply of podcasters against each other in various tests of verbosity, inspiration, knowledge and wit.
    Joining us this time are Matt Farr, from Dissecting Worlds, Tim Swann from Tim And Max Solve All The Problems With Popular Culture, and Stace Whittle from Small Press, Big Mouth.
    We start things off with News Testaments - a variation on the Just A Minute format - before our divergent deities start Speaking In Tongues in a round table debate on the Dr Who the Anniversary We then move on to Revelations, our hidden gems round, before Gotterdammerung begins. The 'quick'-fire quiz will see all the Gods fall in Sudden Death, but who will be the last god standing?
    They will join us once again in the New Year final, up against the other two winners... If you want to track down the hidden gems, here are some good starting places: -
    Acts of Caine Gamma World OpenTyrian The Dark Third Psycomedia Tim and the Hidden People Berlin Prospero's Children Card Hunters Lego CUUSOO Atomic Robo Sir You Are Being Hunted
    Battle Gods of Pod is seeking a host for Series 2. If you think you'd be up for the challenge, drop us a line at scrolls@hotmail.co.uk and we'll talk details.
    Finally, we want to tip the hat to the seemingly anonymous contributors on http://www.soundboard.com/ for the sound effects used this episode. In case you're interested, the effects were Llama Sound Clip 7, Cookie Monster Soundboard Om nom nom nom, and The Classic Wilhelm Scream 1. We also re-used a couple of great sound effects from http://www.freesound.org/ which were Stuck By Lightning.wav by Cheeseheadburger and Remix 2 of 124721_Andy_Gardener_thunder1.flac by Timbre The part of Castiel and his dinging halo was played by the Real Castiel and not by Dion at all. Oh no.


  • GSN PODCAST: Battle Gods Of Pod Series 1 - Episode 2

    28 October 2013 (7:52pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 0 minutes and 6 seconds

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    Welcome back to Battle Gods Of Pod, the panel game show on the Geek Syndicate Network that pits a panoply of podcasters against each other in various tests of verbosity, inspiration, knowledge and wit.
    Joining us this time are Matt Farr, from Dissecting Worlds, Tim Swann from Tim And Max Solve All The Problems With Popular Culture, and Stace Whittle from Small Press, Big Mouth.
    We start things off with News Testaments - a variation on the Just A Minute format - before our divergent deities start Speaking In Tongues in a round table debate on the Dr Who the Anniversary   We then move on to Revelations, our hidden gems round, before Gotterdammerung begins.  The 'quick'-fire quiz will see all the Gods fall in Sudden Death, but who will be the last god standing?
    They will join us once again in the New Year final, up against the other two winners... If you want to track down the hidden gems, here are some good starting places: -
    Acts of Caine Gamma World OpenTyrian The Dark Third Psycomedia Tim and the Hidden People Berlin Prospero's Children Card Hunters Lego CUUSOO Atomic Robo Sir You Are Being Hunted
    Battle Gods of Pod is seeking a host for Series 2.  If you think you'd be up for the challenge, drop us a line at scrolls@hotmail.co.uk and we'll talk details.
    Finally, we want to tip the hat to the seemingly anonymous contributors on http://www.soundboard.com/ for the sound effects used this episode. In case you're interested, the effects were Llama Sound Clip 7, Cookie Monster Soundboard Om nom nom nom, and The Classic Wilhelm Scream 1. We also re-used a couple of great sound effects from http://www.freesound.org/ which were Stuck By Lightning.wav by Cheeseheadburger and Remix 2 of 124721_Andy_Gardener_thunder1.flac by Timbre The part of Castiel and his dinging halo was played by the Real Castiel and not by Dion at all.  Oh no.


  • GSN PODCAST: The Next Level - Episode 56

    21 October 2013 (12:49pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 3 minutes and 55 seconds

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    * PS4 Bundle announcement,
    * PS4 construction woes,
    * Nintendo Bundles and Rising Wii U sales,
    * Batman Beat-em-up on iOS and Android,
    * Pre-Purchase Beta Access - Good or Bad?
    * Grand Theft Auto's breaking of records.

    Additionally, Ant and James give their initial impressions of GTA V. Amaechi and James look back at this year's Eurogamer and we have a quick look at some of the nominations for this year's Golden Joystick Awards.

    NOTE: Birth of the Federation (mentioned by James this episode) can be downloaded here: The site also has mods for the game, James says: "ultimate dominion wars is an amazing improvement over vanilla so if recommending to only get one mod then this would be it - they took the original and improved it quite a bit:.



  • GSN PODCAST: The Next Level - Episode 56

    21 October 2013 (11:49am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 3 minutes and 55 seconds

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    * PS4 Bundle announcement,
    * PS4 construction woes,
    * Nintendo Bundles and Rising Wii U sales,
    * Batman Beat-em-up on iOS and Android,
    * Pre-Purchase Beta Access - Good or Bad?
    * Grand Theft Auto's breaking of records.

    Additionally, Ant and James give their initial impressions of GTA V. Amaechi and James look back at this year's Eurogamer and we have a quick look at some of the nominations for this year's Golden Joystick Awards.

    NOTE: Birth of the Federation (mentioned by James this episode) can be downloaded here: The site also has mods for the game, James says: "ultimate dominion wars is an amazing improvement over vanilla so if recommending to only get one mod then this would be it - they took the original and improved it quite a bit:.



  • GSN PODCAST: Children of the Atom - Episode 13

    15 October 2013 (11:41am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 0 minutes and 40 seconds

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    This month on Children of the Atom we're reviewing X-Men issue 20 (May 1966) in which we learn how Professor X lost the use of his legs and we also get a little bit more information about the mysterious and sinister Lucifer. Meanwhile, Cyclops packs a sad and leaves the X-Men, and The Blob and Unus the Untouchable make a guest appearance. In real world news, we visit Krypton Komics for the first time and have our minds blown and our bank account dented.



  • GSN PODCAST: Children of the Atom - Episode 13

    15 October 2013 (10:41am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 0 minutes and 40 seconds

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    This month on Children of the Atom we're reviewing X-Men issue 20 (May 1966) in which we learn how Professor X lost the use of his legs and we also get a little bit more information about the mysterious and sinister Lucifer. Meanwhile, Cyclops packs a sad and leaves the X-Men, and The Blob and Unus the Untouchable make a guest appearance. In real world news, we visit Krypton Komics for the first time and have our minds blown and our bank account dented.



  • Geek Syndicate - Episode 213

    15 October 2013 (5:16am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 14 minutes and 9 seconds

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    News

    Lost Doctor Who episodes found

    Porcelain graphic novel becomes a trilogy

    Marvel punishes Fan Film

    Week that was

    Agents of Shield

    Tomorrow People

    Mr Yang Fights Aliens Part 1

    Thug Notes

    Main

    A look at Black Heroes in Geekdom - this week we look at comics. One comic I wanted to mention but shamefully forgot in this section was the brilliant Magic of Myths by Corey Brotherson.



  • Geek Syndicate - Episode 213

    15 October 2013 (4:16am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 14 minutes and 9 seconds

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    News

    Lost Doctor Who episodes found

    Porcelain graphic novel becomes a trilogy

    Marvel punishes Fan Film 

    Week that was

    Agents of Shield

    Tomorrow People

    Mr Yang Fights Aliens Part 1

    Thug Notes

    Main

    A look at Black Heroes in Geekdom - this week we look at comics. One comic I wanted to mention but shamefully forgot in this section was the brilliant Magic of Myths by Corey Brotherson.

     



  • Dissecting Worlds Series 7, Episode 7: Conclusions

    30 September 2013 (12:50pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 27 minutes and 16 seconds

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    Aided by listener insights by emails to dissectingworlds@yahoo.co.uk , tweets to @dissectingwrlds & on Facebook page www.facebook.com/dissectingworlds they discuss:

    The quarrelsome comrades of Dissecting Worlds, Matt & Kehaar conclude this series on rebels and revolutionaries with a cohort of feedback from listeners. Aided by listener insights by emails to dissectingworlds@yahoo.co.uk , tweets to @dissectingwrlds & on Facebook page www.facebook.com/dissectingworlds they discuss:

    Issues overlooked with rebels in Joe Abercrombie & Shadows of the Apt

    Genosha & the non-rebel origins of the X-Men

    Broader Robin Hood & his influence on superheroes (with audio contribution by Peter Hammerson.)

    Missed 2000ad rebels (like Meltdown Man aided by Peter Hammerson with an audio contribution)

    The Devil as the original rebel.

    What distinctions are tree between left- or right-wing rebellions ?

    Star Wars expanded universe (with audio contribution from Timothy Swan)

    Post-revolutionary stories & rebellions after victory

    Defoe & In The Flesh - undead revolutions

    Feedback welcome in any of the feeds mentioned above. Next series is on Religion after a Halloween Zombie special. Apologies for any feedback that didn't make the ep - we had tons this series.

    Peter's art is available here: http://petesta78.deviantart.com/ & Tim's podcast here: http://psycomedia.wordpress.com/ Ciaran who provided feedback by email has a blog here: http://dailyscribbling.com/ and fellow GS podcast "Children of the Atom" can be found here : http://geeksyndicate.co.uk/category/podcasts/children-of-the-atom/

    Peter's art is available here: http://petesta78.deviantart.com/ & Tim's podcast here: http://psycomedia.wordpress.com/ Ciaran who provided feedback by email has a blog here: http://dailyscribbling.com/ and fellow GS podcast "Children of the Atom" can be found here : http://geeksyndicate.co.uk/category/podcasts/children-of-the-atom/



  • Dissecting Worlds Series 7, Episode 7: Conclusions

    30 September 2013 (11:50am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 27 minutes and 16 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    Aided by listener insights by emails to dissectingworlds@yahoo.co.uk , tweets to @dissectingwrlds & on Facebook page www.facebook.com/dissectingworlds they discuss:

    The quarrelsome comrades of Dissecting Worlds, Matt & Kehaar conclude this series on rebels and revolutionaries with a cohort of feedback from listeners. Aided by listener insights by emails to dissectingworlds@yahoo.co.uk , tweets to @dissectingwrlds & on Facebook page www.facebook.com/dissectingworlds they discuss:

    Issues overlooked with rebels in Joe Abercrombie & Shadows of the Apt

    Genosha & the non-rebel origins of the X-Men

    Broader Robin Hood & his influence on superheroes (with audio contribution by Peter Hammerson.)

    Missed 2000ad rebels (like Meltdown Man aided by Peter Hammerson with an audio contribution)

    The Devil as the original rebel.

    What distinctions are tree between left- or right-wing rebellions ?

    Star Wars expanded universe (with audio contribution from Timothy Swan)

    Post-revolutionary stories & rebellions after victory

    Defoe & In The Flesh - undead revolutions

    Feedback welcome in any of the feeds mentioned above. Next series is on Religion after a Halloween Zombie special. Apologies for any feedback that didn't make the ep - we had tons this series.

    Peter's art is available here: http://petesta78.deviantart.com/ & Tim's podcast here: http://psycomedia.wordpress.com/ Ciaran who provided feedback by email has a blog here: http://dailyscribbling.com/ and fellow GS podcast "Children of the Atom" can be found here : http://geeksyndicate.co.uk/category/podcasts/children-of-the-atom/

    Peter's art is available here: http://petesta78.deviantart.com/ & Tim's podcast here: http://psycomedia.wordpress.com/ Ciaran who provided feedback by email has a blog here: http://dailyscribbling.com/ and fellow GS podcast "Children of the Atom" can be found here : http://geeksyndicate.co.uk/category/podcasts/children-of-the-atom/



  • Geek Syndicate - Episode 212

    28 September 2013 (10:51am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 7 minutes and 33 seconds

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    Welcome to Episode 212 of Geek Syndicate. Join Barry and Dave as they once more guide you through the murky underbelly of Geekdom.

    News

    Gotham Tv Show

    British Comic Awards

    Week that was

    Game of Thrones - Season 3

    Mysterious Strangers

    Half Past Danger

    Orphan Black

    Jack Reacher

    Dave continues his retrospective look at the Justice League cartoon series



  • Geek Syndicate - Episode 212

    28 September 2013 (9:51am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 7 minutes and 33 seconds

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    Welcome to Episode 212 of Geek Syndicate. Join Barry and Dave as they once more guide you through the murky underbelly of Geekdom.

    News

    Gotham Tv Show

    British Comic Awards

    Week that was

    Game of Thrones - Season 3

    Mysterious Strangers

    Half Past Danger

    Orphan Black

    Jack Reacher

    Dave continues his retrospective look at the Justice League cartoon series



  • GSN PODCAST: Children of the Atom -Episode 12

    25 September 2013 (8:59pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 54 minutes and 59 seconds

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    This month we're taking a peek at issue 19 featuring The Mimic! We also take some time out to talk about Battle of the Atom and wonder what's going to happen to the young X-Men, brought forward in time and now pressured to return for the good of the future. We also chat about some of the latest releases in non-Marvel comics including Thumbprint, Trillium, and Lazarus.



  • GSN PODCAST: Children of the Atom -Episode 12

    25 September 2013 (7:59pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 54 minutes and 59 seconds

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    This month we're taking a peek at issue 19 featuring The Mimic! We also take some time out to talk about Battle of the Atom and wonder what's going to happen to the young X-Men, brought forward in time and now pressured to return for the good of the future. We also chat about some of the latest releases in non-Marvel comics including Thumbprint, Trillium, and Lazarus.



  • Geek Syndicate - Atlantis Episode 1 Spoiler Free Review and Chat

    24 September 2013 (11:03pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 31 minutes and 5 seconds

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    So in this special episode Barry is joined by fellow Geek Syndicate team members Sharlene and Christophe to talk about BBC one's new Saturday evening show Atlantis.

    Christophe's talks about his visit to the Atlantis set and reveals the tone and scope the producers have mapped out for the show. Barry and Shar then give a spoiler free review of the first episode.

    Enjoy!



  • Geek Syndicate - Atlantis Episode 1 Spoiler Free Review and Chat

    24 September 2013 (10:03pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 31 minutes and 5 seconds

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    So in this special episode Barry is joined by fellow Geek Syndicate team members Sharlene and Christophe to talk about BBC one's new Saturday evening show Atlantis.

    Christophe's talks about his visit to the Atlantis set and reveals the tone and scope the producers have mapped out for the show.  Barry and Shar then give a spoiler free review of the first episode.

    Enjoy!



  • GUEST PODCAST: Filmsploitation Episode #46: Do Not Disturb The Podcast

    24 September 2013 (12:42pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 58 minutes and 15 seconds

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    So we figured we would turn the GS airwaves over to our good friends over at filmsploitation. Be warned these fellas don't hold back both in opinions and lanuage. Over to you fellas! Episode #46: In this (was meant to be shorter) episode Phil falls out with Andrew & Drew about Stoker, about IPads, about Trains and about chavs. Beware lots of cuss words ensue! Phil also goes off on one about Cabin fever. Which is a shame as Andrew was actually talking about Cabin In The Woods. We also talk about Kurt Russell in Fast 7, about the casting of mummy porn 50 Shades of Grey, about Affleck in Batman and even get time to talk about Michael Bay's latest film Pain & Gain. A whole lot of pain for very little gain. All this and more... With your regular hosts Phil Hobden, Andrew MacKay and Drew Cullingham WARNING - Always with VERY strong language, strong opinions and the occasional spoiler. Like what you hear let us know: feedback@filmsploitation.co.uk or @filmsploitation OTHER WAYS TO LISTEN: Download From ITUNES Here (Search 'Filmsploitation') Listen On Stitcher: http://tinyurl.com/ckdulv Contact: Twitter: @filmsploitation Email: feedback@filmsploitation.co.uk Facebook: www.facebook.com/filmsploitation Web: www.thefilmpodcast.co.uk


  • GUEST PODCAST: Filmsploitation Episode #46: Do Not Disturb The Podcast

    24 September 2013 (11:42am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 58 minutes and 15 seconds

    P Direct Podcast Download

    So we figured we would turn the GS airwaves over to our good friends over at filmsploitation. Be warned these fellas don't hold back both in opinions and lanuage. Over to you fellas! Episode #46:  In this (was meant to be shorter) episode Phil falls out with Andrew & Drew about Stoker, about IPads, about Trains and about chavs.  Beware lots of cuss words ensue! Phil also goes off on one about Cabin fever.  Which is a shame as Andrew was actually talking about Cabin In The Woods. We also talk about Kurt Russell in Fast 7, about the casting of mummy porn 50 Shades of Grey, about Affleck in Batman and even get time to talk about Michael Bay’s latest film Pain & Gain. A whole lot of pain for very little gain. All this and more… With your regular hosts Phil Hobden, Andrew MacKay and Drew Cullingham WARNING – Always with VERY strong language, strong opinions and the occasional spoiler.   Like what you hear let us know: feedback@filmsploitation.co.uk or @filmsploitation OTHER WAYS TO LISTEN: Download From ITUNES Here (Search ‘Filmsploitation’) Listen On Stitcher: http://tinyurl.com/ckdulv Contact:  Twitter: @filmsploitation Email: feedback@filmsploitation.co.uk  Facebook: www.facebook.com/filmsploitation Web: www.thefilmpodcast.co.uk 


  • The Next Level Podcast - Episode 55

    19 September 2013 (6:04pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 6 minutes and 48 seconds

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    We are back after a little summer break and in this episode Barry and Amaechi take helm as Ant is left slaving away on the Geek Syndicate magazine. Barry wonders how the one of the most hyped and anticipated games of the year - GTA 5 crept up on him while Amaechi gets excited that he's saved enough loose change to buy Watch Dogs. In the news
    • Sony announce a new slimmer PS Vita and the PS Vita TV micro-console
    • Nintendo announce the 2DS handheld
    • Inifinity Blade announced alongside the iPhone 5s - mobile games go from strength to strength
    • The Golden Joystick nominations announced
    • The growth of streaming media including Blinkbox,Lovefilm,Netflix etc
    Feature In our feature we look forward to the biggest Eurogamer Expo to date with both the PS4 and Xbox One playable at the show.


  • The Next Level Podcast - Episode 55

    19 September 2013 (5:04pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 6 minutes and 48 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    We are back after a little summer break and in this episode Barry and Amaechi take helm as Ant is left slaving away on the Geek Syndicate magazine. Barry wonders how the one of the most hyped and anticipated games of the year - GTA 5 crept up on him while Amaechi gets excited that he's saved enough loose change to buy Watch Dogs.  In the news
    • Sony announce a new slimmer PS Vita and the PS Vita TV micro-console
    • Nintendo announce the 2DS handheld
    • Inifinity Blade announced alongside the iPhone 5s - mobile games go from strength to strength 
    • The Golden Joystick nominations announced
    • The growth of streaming media including Blinkbox,Lovefilm,Netflix etc
    Feature In our feature we look forward to the biggest Eurogamer Expo to date with both the PS4 and Xbox One playable at the show.


  • The Next Level - Eurogamer Expo 2013 Special Interview with Tom Champion

    18 September 2013 (5:41pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 30 minutes and 4 seconds

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    In our annual chat with Tom Champion one of the team behind Eurogamer Expo, Barry and Ant learn what's new this year, how the expo will be handling the demand for the Xbox One and PS4 which will be playable at the event. There's also chat on how the proposed demolition of Earl's Court One will affect future Expos and as always the guys try to break Tom's will with this last minute interview.



 
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