Eight and a Half Bit
Episode 164 - 3 Finger Warm Up

While we await James' first piano concert let us distract you with some tales of a Bat themed Man, a misguided by well sponsored Destiny and a most Elite danger.

Cheapskate's Game Club: SUPERHOTline Miami and Shower Game

Next Time: Dungeon Souls


Batman: Arkham Knight, Yoshi's Wooly World, The Talos Principal, Piano Maestro, The Old Republic, Elite Dangerous, Confederate Flag, Gay Marriage, Dying Light, Destiny, Warframe, Xbox Gold, SUPERHOTline Miami, Shower Game, Shower With Your Dad Simulator 2015, Bombshell

Direct download: Episode_164_-_3_finger_warm_up.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 1:35pm AEST

Another Improvised Show

James interrupts Paul’s Batman time to give you an alternative to a Top 5. Find out about Batman, Australian Politics, the latest Destiny Bullshit and all the exciting things we don’t get to see from E3.

Batman: Arkham Knight, Destiny, E3 2015, VR, Oculus, Vive, Morpheus, Getaway, Starbreeze, The Walking Dead, Hitman, Metroid Prime: Federation Force, Hand of Fate, The Yawhg

Direct download: Another_Improvised_Show.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 8:57pm AEST

Nick joins us again to have the final word on the best game of E3 2015.


Cheapskate's Game Club: The Knobbly Crook: Chapter I - The horse you sailed in on

Next Week: SUPERHOTline Miami plus BONUS GAME Shower Game


Paul’s Nominations

Horizon: Zero Dawn


Shadow Warrior 2

Metroid Prime: Federation Force



James’ Nominations

Fallout 4

Sword Coast Legends

Take on Mars

Super Mario Maker

Minecraft Hololens


Show Notes

Shadow Warrior 2 Gameplay

Horizon Details

Shenmue 3 getting Sony funding

Metroid Prime: Federation Force Gameplay

Transformers Devastation

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Mirror's Edge Catalyst drops gunplay entirely

Black Ops 3

Fallout 4 Dogmeat SCANDAL!

360 Compatibility Voting

FF7 not just a remake

Tony Hawk 5 looks like rotten anus

Halo 5 (no split screen)

Zombi-U on Xbone classified in Aus

Direct download: Episode_163_-_Judge_Nick_decides_the_winner_of_E3_2015.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 7:19pm AEST

E3 2015 - Nintendo, Square Enix and PC

Today is the last of the major presentations of E3 and the beginning of the show for real. Can Nintendo rise to the lofty expectations of their fans? (no)

Nintendo Conference

Square Enix Conference

PC Gaming Show

Star Fox Zero, Skylanders SuperChargers, Legend of Zelda: Triforce Heroes, Hyrule Warriors Legends, Metroid Prime: Federation Force, Blast Ball, Fire Emblem Fates, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer, Animal Crossing Amiibo Festival, Yoshi’s Wooly World, Yokai Watch, Mario and Luigi Paper Jam, Mario Tennis Ultra Smash, Super Mario Maker, Just Cause 3, Neir, Lara Croft Go, Kingdom Hearts: Unchained, Kingdom Hearts 3, World of Final Fantasy, Hitman, Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, PC Gaming Show, Killing Floor 2, Rising Storm 2: Vietnam, Killer Instinct, Gears of War Ultimate Edition, American Truck Simulator, Pillars of Eternity: The White March, Planet Coaster, DayZ, Take on Mars, Heroes of the storm, Starcrat II: Legacy of the Void, E3, Electronic Entertainment Expo

Direct download: E3_2015_-_Nintendo_Square_Enix_and_PC.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 10:49pm AEST

What a massive day for game news! Microsoft and Sony plus the powerhouse publishing of EA and Ubisoft brings more than just a few surprises. At least a 6 bombshell count.

Microsoft Conference

EA Conference

Ubisoft Conference

Sony Conference

Halo 5, Halo Warzone, Recore, backwards compatibility, Xbox one, Xbone, E3, Electronic Entertainment Expo, Fallout 4, Plants Vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2, Dark Souls 3, The Division, Rainbow Six Siege, ID@Xbox, Cuphead, Tacoma, Ashen, Beyond Eyes, The Long Dark, Sheltered, Elite Dangerous, DayZ, Ion, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Rare Replay, Sea of Thieves, Fable Legends, Vive, Oculus, Hololens, Minecraft, Gears of War Ultimate Edition, Gears of War 4, Mass Effect Andromeda, Need for Speed, The Old Republic: Knights of the Fallen Empire, Unravel, Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes, Minions Paradise, Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst, Star Wars Battlefront, South Park: The Fractured but Whole, For Honor, The Crew: Wild Run, Trials Fusion: Awesome Level Max, Anno 2205, Just Dance 2016, Just Dance Unlimited, Trackmania Turbo, Ghost Recon Wildlands, Assassin's Creed Syndicate, The Last Guardian, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Hitman, Street Fighter V, No Man’s Sky, Dreams, Firewatch, Destiny: The Taken King, World of Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Ronin, EITR, Mother Russia Bleeds, Crossing Souls, Kickstarter, SHENMUE 3, Batman Arkham Knight, Morpheus, Rigs, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, Disney Infinity, Uncharted 4, Sony, Microsoft, EA, PS4, Ubisoft

Direct download: E3_2014_-_Microsoft_Ea_Ubisoft_and_Sony.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 9:10pm AEST

Bethesda kicks off this years E3 but Nintendo doesn’t let them have the only word with some surprise announcements at their Nintendo World Championship event.

Bethesda Conference

Nintendo World Championship

Battlecry, Bethesda, Blast Ball, Dishonored 2, Dishonored Definitive Edition, DooM, E3 2015, Earthbound Beginnings, Elder Scroll Online, Elder Scrolls Legends, Electronic Entertainment Expo, Fallout 4, Fallout Shelter, Mother, Nintendo, Ryu, Smash Bros, Snapmap, Super Mario Maker, World Championships

Direct download: E3_2015_-_Bethesda_and_Nintendo_World_Championship.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 10:56pm AEST

It's not E3 yet but it may as well be! Shadow Warrior 2, Hyrule Warriors 3DS, Transformers Devastation, Oculus Rift, Hellbalde, First Wonder the spiritual successor to Giants: Citizen Kabuto and all manner of things we are supposed to and not supposed to know. Plus we get our Splatoon on finally!

Cheapskate's Game Club: Heroes of the Storm

Next Week: The Knobbly Crook

Show Notes

Hyrule Warriors 3DS

Shadow Warrior 2

Ratchet & Clank

Human Resources Machine


Toy Soldiers: War Chest

The Deadly Tower of Monsters

Sonic and Angry Birds together at last!


Street Fighter V


First Wonder


Devil’s Third

Oculus Conference

Edge of Nowhere


EVE: Valkyrie

Game trailer

Vanquish 2 about to be announced?

Super Meat boy coming to playstation

Chris Avellone leaves Obsidian

Scalebound, Crackdown and Quantum Break skipping E3

Zombi-U comin to current gen consoles

Splatoon 64

Minecraft Splatoon


Steam Sales, Splatoon, Victor Vran, Mario Kart 8, Hyrule Warriors 3DS, Shadow Warrior 2, Ratchet & Clank, Human Resources Machine, Toy Soldiers: War Chest, Heman, G.I. Joe, The Deadly Tower of Monsters, SOMA, Street Fighter V, Hellblade, First Wonder, Giants: Citizen Kabuto, Transformers Devastation, Oculus Rift, Edge of Nowhere, Chronos, EVE: Valkyrie, Vanquish 2, Super Meat Boy, Zombi-U, Splatoon 64, Minecraft, Heroes of the Storm, E3 2015

Direct download: Episode_162_-_The_Secrets_of_E3_Revealed.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 5:46pm AEST

Top 5 - Violent Video Games

Time for a bit of the old ultra-violence.

Next Week: Top 5 Games you would use as a The Last Starfighter style recruiting tool.

Direct download: Top_5_-_Violent_Video_Games.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:50pm AEST

Fallout 4! Penises! X-Com 2! Dongs! Dark Souls 3! Willies! Hatred! Todgers! Lego! Wangs! Regular Humans! One eyed trouser snakes! Plus lots lots more! Special guest: Nick!

Cheapskate's Game Club: Regular Human Basketball
Next Week: Heroes of the Storm

Show notes

Cobra Club

Lego games can never be good

Steam refunds

Infinite Crisis closing

Black Tusk rebranded as The Coalition

Desrua Bankrupt

DOTA 2 The International prizepool at 12 million

Lucas joins smash bros

Fallout 4

Dark Souls 3

Harvest Moon

Xcom 2

Project Treasure

Monster Hunter X

Uncharted Dudebro collection

Total War: Warhammer


Crowd Funding

Faceted Flight (Oculus Only Demo available)


Bard’s Tale IV



We Happy Few

Shape of the world

The Eyes of Ara

The Lost Pisces

Galaxy Heist

Direct download: Episode_161_-_A_Future_of_Meat.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00pm AEST

Aren't homonyms fun?

Next Week: Top 5 Violent Games

Direct download: Top_5_-_Chilly-Chili-Chile_Games.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:22pm AEST