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Big Week in Gaming - Australian PS5, Xbox and Nintendo Switch Podcast

Weekly gaming news, industry headlines, awesome deals, classic gaming retrospectives and special features

As always, it's been a Big Week in Gaming - so join integot, Mike and Swinny (three Aussie blokes who just won't shut up) for all the video game news, industry headlines, awesome deals, classic gaming retrospectives and
Latest Episode10/2/2022

098: Stadia Arabia (Stadia Shutdown, Steelrising, Wild Hearts, E3 2023 News)

LINKS ▸ https://www.bigwigpod.com**NEW** DISCORD ▸ https://discord.gg/ACqwRKK9ZsVIDEO / STREAMING ▼▸ YouTube: https://bit.ly/31QVsWv▸ Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/bigwigpodAUDIO PODCAST ▼▸ Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3IIK3bZ▸ Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3DKwzsJ▸ RSS: https://bit.ly/3q50XJFSOCIALS ▼▸ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bigwigpod▸ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@bigwigpod▸ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bigwigpod▸ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigwigpodDESCRIPTION ▼We're back again with all the biggest video game news and hullabaloo in the latest episode of Big Week in Gaming for Sunday 2 October 2022. Join integot, Mike and Swinny as they chat about Google shutting down Stadia, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince wanting to buy a major game publisher, the new monster hunting title from Omega Force, a big E3 2023 update... and craploads more.So - unthink the things you think are things with these cloudy highlights:▸ Google finally pulls the plug on Stadia.▸ Koei Tecmo & EA team up to go monster hunting in Wild Hearts.▸ The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is in the market to buy a ""leading game publisher"".▸ And our impressions of Spiders' new steampunk soulslike Steelrising.#Stadia #Steelrising #TheLastOfUsGames covered this week:▸ Astria Ascending▸ Beyond Good & Evil 2▸ Cyberpunk: Edgerunners▸ Deathloop▸ Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver▸ Prodeus▸ Skull & Bones▸ Splatoon 3▸ Steelrising▸ Vampire Survivor▸ Wild Hearts▸ You Suck at Parking
10/2/2022

098: Stadia Arabia (Stadia Shutdown, Steelrising, Wild Hearts, E3 2023 News)

LINKS ▸ https://www.bigwigpod.com**NEW** DISCORD ▸ https://discord.gg/ACqwRKK9ZsVIDEO / STREAMING ▼▸ YouTube: https://bit.ly/31QVsWv▸ Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/bigwigpodAUDIO PODCAST ▼▸ Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3IIK3bZ▸ Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3DKwzsJ▸ RSS: https://bit.ly/3q50XJFSOCIALS ▼▸ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bigwigpod▸ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@bigwigpod▸ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bigwigpod▸ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigwigpodDESCRIPTION ▼We're back again with all the biggest video game news and hullabaloo in the latest episode of Big Week in Gaming for Sunday 2 October 2022. Join integot, Mike and Swinny as they chat about Google shutting down Stadia, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince wanting to buy a major game publisher, the new monster hunting title from Omega Force, a big E3 2023 update... and craploads more.So - unthink the things you think are things with these cloudy highlights:▸ Google finally pulls the plug on Stadia.▸ Koei Tecmo & EA team up to go monster hunting in Wild Hearts.▸ The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is in the market to buy a ""leading game publisher"".▸ And our impressions of Spiders' new steampunk soulslike Steelrising.#Stadia #Steelrising #TheLastOfUsGames covered this week:▸ Astria Ascending▸ Beyond Good & Evil 2▸ Cyberpunk: Edgerunners▸ Deathloop▸ Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver▸ Prodeus▸ Skull & Bones▸ Splatoon 3▸ Steelrising▸ Vampire Survivor▸ Wild Hearts▸ You Suck at Parking
9/25/2022

097: Grand Theft Avo (GTA6, Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Goldeneye, SNES Analogue Pocket)

VIDEO PODCAST ▸ https://youtu.be/bhs8yy0yVZULINKS ▸ https://www.bigwigpod.com**NEW** DISCORD ▸ https://discord.gg/ACqwRKK9ZsVIDEO / STREAMING ▼▸ YouTube: https://bit.ly/31QVsWv▸ Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/bigwigpodAUDIO PODCAST ▼▸ Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3IIK3bZ▸ Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3DKwzsJ▸ RSS: https://bit.ly/3q50XJFSOCIALS ▼▸ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bigwigpod▸ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@bigwigpod▸ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bigwigpod▸ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigwigpodDESCRIPTION ▼Stop what you're doing - it's time to tune in RIGHT NOW to the latest Big Week in Gaming for Sunday 18 September 2022. Join integot & Swinny as they plough throw the massive headlines of this week (and the last) - including the crazy GTA 6 leak, Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom trailer, Goldeneye's disappointing ports, Super Mario Movie news - and much, much more. Oh - and integot tells us all about a very special Analogue Pocket update that's got the community buzzing.Certainly not an oddjob in sight for these dank highlights:▸ Zelda... Goldeneye... Fire Emblem - we catch up and chat about all the big news we missed out on last week▸ Grand Theft Auto 6 leaks all over the internet... and the FBI might be involved▸ Nvidia reveal their next range of graphics cards you're going to have to sell your firstborn to afford▸ And the Analogue Pocket finally gets support for Super Nintendo games#TearsOfTheKingdom #GTA6 #AnaloguePocketTIMECODES ▼00:00:00 Intro00:12:26 The Big Catchup (Zelda, Goldeneye, Fire Emblem, Tekken)00:38:09 GTA VI Leak00:49:53 Super Mario Movie trailer incoming00:57:30 Nvidia GeForce RTX 40 series announced01:06:00 Logitech G Cloud handheld01:17:44 Analogue Pocket SNES Core01:26:36 Outro
9/11/2022

096: Pink IKEA (Asassin's Creed Mirage, Splatoon 3, Call of Duty, Cyberpunk 2077)

LINKS ▸ https://www.bigwigpod.com**NEW** DISCORD ▸ https://discord.gg/ACqwRKK9ZsVIDEO / STREAMING ▼▸ YouTube: https://bit.ly/31QVsWv▸ Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/bigwigpodAUDIO PODCAST ▼▸ Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3IIK3bZ▸ Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3DKwzsJ▸ RSS: https://bit.ly/3q50XJFSOCIALS ▼▸ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bigwigpod▸ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@bigwigpod▸ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bigwigpod▸ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigwigpodDESCRIPTION ▼Pack it up, pack it in... let me begin... it's another Big Week in Gaming for Sunday 11 August 2022. Join the Bigwig crew as they talk about Assassin's Creed for 10 hours. Seriously... how many bloody AC games does Ubisoft want to reveal in one go? Outside of Assassin's Creed - we're also chatting about Microsoft & Sony fighting over Call of Duty exclusivity, Tencent buying a big chunk of Ubisoft, CDPR revealing the first (and only) DLC expansion for Cyberpunk 2077 - and integot shares his freshly squeeze Splatoon 3 impressions.So get out of your seat and jump around with these House of Highlights:▸ Assassin's Creed Mirage, Red, Hexe.... jeez they keep coming▸ Microsoft & Sony's mudsling match over Call of Duty exclusivity▸ And our first impressions of the newly-released Splatoon 3.#ACMirage #Splatoon3 #Cyberpunk2077Games covered this week:▸ Assassin's Creed Hexe▸ Assassin's Creed Infinity▸ Assassin's Creed Jade▸ Assassin's Creed Mirage▸ Assassin's Creed Origin▸ Assassin's Creed Red▸ Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2▸ Call of Duty Warzone▸ Call of Duty Warzone 2▸ Citizen Sleeper▸ Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty▸ Fairy Elements▸ GRID Legends▸ Horizon Forbidden West▸ Immortality▸ JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle R▸ Mario & Rabbids: Sparks of Hope▸ Midnight Fight Express▸ Splatoon 3▸ Suikoden V▸ Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin▸ VampyrTIMECODES ▼00:00:00 Show starts00:10:39 What have we been playing?00:29:22 Splatoon 3 impressions00:45:15 Assassin's Creed Everything01:01:41 Mario & Rabbids: Sparks of Hope01:07:40 Tencent get an uber-sized chunk of Ubisoft01:15:17 Microsoft & Sony's Call of Duty mudslinging match01:27:53 Cyberpunk 2077's "Phantom Liberty" expansion revealed01:42:53 The Big Sizzler02:02:04 Outro
9/4/2022

095: Basic B**** Benchmark (Assassin's Creed Mirage, FromSoftware, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Halo)

FULL PODCAST ▸ https://youtu.be/m3pyJd1JnYgLINKS ▸ https://www.bigwigpod.com**NEW** DISCORD ▸ https://discord.gg/ACqwRKK9ZsVIDEO / STREAMING ▼▸ YouTube: https://bit.ly/31QVsWv▸ Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/bigwigpodAUDIO PODCAST ▼▸ Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3IIK3bZ▸ Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3DKwzsJ▸ RSS: https://bit.ly/3q50XJFSOCIALS ▼▸ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bigwigpod▸ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@bigwigpod▸ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bigwigpod▸ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigwigpodDESCRIPTION ▼Heck yeah... it's time for another round of awesome news in this Big Week in Gaming for Sunday 4 September 2022. Join integot, Mike & Swinny as they ramble on for hours about the games they love, the games they hate... and everything else in between.This week we cover the official announcement of the next Assassin's Creed, Halo Infinite cutting local co-op, Sony & Tencent buying big chunks of FromSoftware, PlayStation Studios launching a mobile division - and Mike takes a look at the specs of the newly announced AMD Ryzen 7000 CPUs. Last (but very much least) - Swinny shares some early impressions about the new JoJo fighter from CyberConnect2.These highlights really are the lowest scum in history... good grief:▸ The next Assassin's Creed.... is Assassin's Creed Mirage▸ Halo Infinite's troubled journey gets even worse as local coop gets cancelled▸ Sony office their PlayStation Studios mobile division with an acquisition▸ ...and it's Big Week in PC gaming as the next range of Ryzen CPUs are revealed#ACMirage #HaloInfinite #JJBAGames covered this week:▸ Assassin's Creed Mirage▸ Assassin's Creed Origins▸ Assassin's Creed Unity▸ Assassin's Creed Valhalla▸ Big Chungus▸ Cyberpunk 2077▸ Drill Dozer▸ Halo Infinite▸ Hanx101▸ Horizon Forbidden West▸ Immortals Fenyx Rising▸ JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle R▸ Mario Kart Tour▸ Mario's Picross▸ Nobody Saves The World▸ Radiant Silvergun▸ RPG Maker Unite▸ The GunkTIMECODES ▼00:00:00 Intro00:12:48 What we playin'00:43:40 A Noob Tries JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle R00:49:22 Assassin's Creed Mirage - Basim Taking Us Back To AC Basics?01:00:03 343 Industries Cancel Local Split Screen Co-Op For Halo Infinite01:13:36 Sony & Tencent Buy 30% Of FromSoftware01:26:05 PlayStation Launches Mobile Division, Acquires Savage Game Studios01:33:54 AMD Ryzen 7000 Series News - Specs, Performance & Thoughts01:54:28 The Big Sizzler (Wrapping Up The News)02:12:37 Outro & Next Week
8/28/2022

094: The Sakurai Rule (Gamescom 2022, Atlas Fallen, DualSense Edge, Splatoon 3, Analogue Pocket)

FULL PODCAST ▸ https://youtu.be/dyGNDZHs6SILINKS ▸ https://www.bigwigpod.com**NEW** DISCORD ▸ https://discord.gg/ACqwRKK9ZsVIDEO / STREAMING ▼▸ YouTube: https://bit.ly/31QVsWv▸ Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/bigwigpodAUDIO PODCAST ▼▸ Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3IIK3bZ▸ Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3DKwzsJ▸ RSS: https://bit.ly/3q50XJFSOCIALS ▼▸ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bigwigpod▸ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@bigwigpod▸ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bigwigpod▸ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigwigpodDESCRIPTION ▼It was on like Donkey Kong at Gamescom this week - so that means another massively Big Week in Gaming for Sunday 28 August 2022. Join the Bigwig crew (or most of it), as they chat through Gamescom 2022's hypest reveals, including Deck13's Atlas Fallen, The Lords of the Fallen, the DualSense Edge & much more. We also had the reveal of spinoff Rift of the Necrodancer, Kirby/Smash Bros creator Masahiro Sakurai starting an awesome new YouTube channel, big VR news from PlayStation & Meta - and more Analogue Pocket FPGA core updates! *takes breath*Finally... we also got our hands on Splatoon 3 as part of the weekend's big World Premiere - so tune in to hear what we think of it!Gonna need to clone our own Keighley to help cover these highlights:▸ All the BIG GAME REVEALS from Gamescom - including Swinny's dream announcement▸ PlayStation have revealed their snazzy new DualSense Edge pro controller▸ We try out Splatoon 3's big world premiere demo.▸ ...and lots more juicy Analogue Pocket news!#Gamescom #AtlasFallen #Splatoon3Games/things covered this week:▸ Atlas Fallen▸ Analogue Pocket▸ Dark Souls 3▸ Dead Island 2▸ DualSense Edge▸ Gotham Knights▸ JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle R▸ Lies of P▸ Lords of the Fallen▸ Meta Quest Pro (Project Cambria)▸ Nobody Saves The World: Frozen Hearth▸ PlayStation VR 2 (PSVR2)▸ Return to Monkey Island▸ Rift of the Necrodancer▸ Splatoon 3▸ The Lords of the Fallen▸ The Surge▸ The Surge 2▸ VeneticaTIMECODES ▼00:00:00 Intro00:07:26 Splatoon 3 World Premiere - Our Early Impressions00:17:01 Atlas Fallen - Deck13's Next RPG Gamescom Reveal00:24:38 The Lords Of The Fallen - Reboot Sequel Gamescom Reveal00:31:01 PlayStation Reveals DualSense Edge Pro Controller00:42:01 Gotham Knights - New Release Date & Gamescom Thoughts00:47:40 Gamescom 2022 Opening Night Live News & Wrapup00:55:02 Rift Of The Necrodancer Reveal - Rhythm Heaven-Style Spinoff!00:58:53 PlayStation VR 2 & Meta Quest Pro Release Date News (Project Cambria) 01:08:18 Kirby/Smash Creator Masahiro Sakurai Starts His Own YouTube Channel01:16:33 Analogue OS v1.1 Update Plus New Tecmo Rygar Core01:31:38 The Big Sizzle (Wrapping Up The News)01:49:03 Outro & Next Week
8/22/2022

093: Sans-Souls (Dead Island 2, Embracer Group, Unleash The Light)

FULL PODCAST ▸ https://youtu.be/nT8ExI0aZkYLINKS ▸ https://www.bigwigpod.com**NEW** DISCORD ▸ https://discord.gg/ACqwRKK9ZsVIDEO / STREAMING ▼▸ YouTube: https://bit.ly/31QVsWv▸ Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/bigwigpodAUDIO PODCAST ▼▸ Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3IIK3bZ▸ Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3DKwzsJ▸ RSS: https://bit.ly/3q50XJFSOCIALS ▼▸ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bigwigpod▸ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@bigwigpod▸ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bigwigpod▸ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigwigpodDESCRIPTION ▼We're back with another Big Week in Gaming for Monday 22 August 2022. Join integot, Mike & Swinny as they delve deep into the most dasterdly headlines of the week - including Dead Island 2 rising from the grave, Embracer Group buying Lord of the Rings, Steven Universe Unleash The Light getting a very Swinny-focused update for consoles - and much, much more. So grab your closest custom melee weapon and prepare for this horde of highlights:▸ Dead Island 2 is ALIVE!!!!▸ Embracer Group goes on another shopping spree, including LOTR & Limited Run Games▸ I find out if another budget game was worth wasting my coffee money on▸ And Swinny's 16 month wait for a game update is over...#DeadIsland2 #EmbracerGroup #UnleashTheLightGames covered this week:▸ Coffee Talk▸ Comix Zone▸ Days Gone▸ Dead Island 2▸ Elden: Path of the Forgotten▸ Gale of Windoria▸ Ghost Recon Wildlands▸ Gimmick! Special Edition▸ God of War▸ Kitaria Fables▸ Myst (2021)▸ New Tales from the Borderlands▸ Pong▸ Sky: Children of the Light▸ Snow Bros▸ Space Channel 5▸ Steven Universe: Unleash The Light▸ Teardown▸ The Forgotten City▸ Two Point Campus▸ Zero WingTIMECODES ▼00:00:00 Intro00:10:42 What we playin'00:39:21 Elden: Path Of The Forgotten | Budget Gaming (Mike's Gamespresso)00:49:55 Dead Island 2 New Details - Release Date, Screenshots & More!00:57:54 Embracer Group Buys Rights To Lord Of The Rings, Limited Run Games01:07:56 Steven Universe: Unleash The Light 4.0 Update Comes To Switch, PS4 & Xbox One01:12:50 PONG! Another New Analogue Pocket Core Unleashed01:19:50 One Min For The Swin01:33:38 Outro & Next Week
8/16/2022

092: Lusty Mike (Tekken 8, Splatoon 3, Analogue Pocket, Fatal Fury)

FULL PODCAST ▸ https://youtu.be/aKrAu52IzCQLINKS ▸ https://www.bigwigpod.com**NEW** DISCORD ▸ https://discord.gg/ACqwRKK9ZsVIDEO / STREAMING ▼▸ YouTube: https://bit.ly/31QVsWv▸ Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/bigwigpodAUDIO PODCAST ▼▸ Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3IIK3bZ▸ Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3DKwzsJ▸ RSS: https://bit.ly/3q50XJFSOCIALS ▼▸ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bigwigpod▸ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@bigwigpod▸ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bigwigpod▸ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigwigpodDESCRIPTION ▼Wait... what? Another Big Week in Gaming for Tuesday 16 August 2022? Say no more! So what's on the menu this week? We've got all the headlines coming out of Evo Fighting Championship 2022, awesome Splatoon 3 news, Analogue Pocket updates & much more. Oh - and amiibo of course. Not a Bigwig show without 'em. Check out these ultra, super, hyper highlights:▸ All the HYPE fighting game news from EVO 2022▸ Highlights from Nintendo's Splatoon 3 Direct▸ And the Analogue Pocket gets support for some classic SEGA consoles#Tekken8 #AnaloguePocket #Splatoon3Games covered this week:▸ Alone in the Dark▸ Cooking Simulator▸ Cult of the Lamb▸ Donkey Kong (1994)▸ Dragonball FighterZ▸ Fatal Fury▸ Gale of Windoria▸ Garou: Mark of the Wolves▸ God of War▸ Hogwarts Legacy▸ House Flipper▸ Lust for Darkness▸ Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga▸ Marvel vs Capcom 2▸ Rise of the Third Power▸ Rocket League▸ Samurai Shodown▸ Splatoon 3▸ Street Figher 6▸ Super Punch-Out!!▸ Tekken 8▸ The Adventure Pals▸ The Forgotten City▸ Wave Race 64TIMECODES ▼00:00:00 Intro00:09:54 What Have We Been Playing?00:37:59 Gamespresso - The Adventure Pals00:42:50 EVO 2022 News Roundup - Tekken 8, Fatal Fury, MvC2 & More00:56:12 Splatoon 3 Direct01:04:39 Analogue Pocket Gets Game Gear, Master System & Sg-1000 Support01:18:57 So, So Much Amiibo News01:27:30 The Big Wrapup01:48:38 Outro