Eight and a Half Bit

Facebook bought Oculus Rift this week for $2 billion.  That’s weird. Also James gets into Titanfall, Simone gets into some pixelated piracy and Paul revisits Little Big Adventure.  Lots more game talk and some rocking crowd funding projects await those who dare to listen

Crowd Funding Picks

Ben: Serpent in the Staglands

Simone: Cosmochoria

James: Choice Chamber

Paul: Still Alive

Direct download: Episode_99_-_The_Billion_Dollar_Kickstarter.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 8:40pm AEDT

If you love something set it free... and then promptly forget about it. I don't even remember what I was doing in the first place.

Next Week: Top 5 - Mining Games

Direct download: Top_5_-_Briefly_Burning_Fires.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 6:00am AEDT

James is back from GDC and boy is he sleepy. Paul plays some Luftrausers, James gets Bravely Default and Ben watches more Youtube videos of Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze because that’s how he rolls. New VR gear, game engines, Assassin’s Creed, Gauntlet, Simulated bears and all other sorts of things are included.

Crowd Funding picks

Ben: Chaos Reborn

James: The Red Solstice

Paul: The Seed

Direct download: Episode_98_-_G.D.C.James.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 9:03pm AEDT

Episode 097 - Devastation Everywhere

Embrace the despair of Dark Souls 2, the destruction of Titanfall, the sadness of The Dragon Cancer, the hard reality of This War of Mine, the confounding shapelessness of Dominique Pamplemousse and the fractions of Frog Fractions 2.  All this and more as Simone joins us for our most devastating episode ever!

Crowd Funding Picks

Ben: Duelyst

Simone: Dragon Fin Soup

Paul: Frog Fractions 2

Direct download: Episode_97-_Devestation_Everywhere.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 7:35pm AEDT

Top 5 - Games with Time Travel

Why is no one ever impressed by my ability to travel forward in time? I bring technologies from the recent past! Why is nobody amazed? I lost an entire weekend in the time well for nothing.

Next Week: Top 5 briefly burning fires

Direct download: Top_5_-_Games_with_Time_Travel.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 6:00am AEDT

Episode 096 - Bats and Boobs

Professional handsome man Rob O’Hara joins us to talk South Park: The Stick of Truth, Batman: Arkham Knight, Hotline Miami, Mad Max and some of the most controversial crowd funding projects we've seen since the last ones. Oh and did we mention Bronies?! Because we have now!

Crowd funding picks

Rob: Kill the Bad Guy

Ben: Axe Princess

James: Garage Online

Paul: The Unearth Initiative

Direct download: Episode_96_-_Bats_and_Boobs.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 8:31pm AEDT

Top 5 - Games with Bees!


I hope you're not too buzzy to enjoy the best ever episode of Eight and a Half Bees! There's a hive of exigent in as the boys bumble about seeking the flower of enlightenment on the subject of bees in videogames!


Next week: Top 5 Games with Time Travel!


Direct download: Top_5_-_Games_with_Bees.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 6:00am AEDT

Episode 095 - Nukem? I Hardly Knew 'Em!

What is going on with 3DRealms? I feel like I’m going crazy here! Paul gets chilled out with Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze, Ben is Banished and James plays some more MMOs or something (more ESO and FFIVX).  Throw in some news attack and crowd funding and some epic disappointment in the general reaction to Lords of Shadow 2 and you’ve got a podcast. This one!

Crowd Funding Picks

Ben: Tulpa

James: Gunscape

Paul: Toby’s Island

Direct download: Episode_95_-_Nukem._I_hardly_knew_em.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 7:40pm AEDT