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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 Episode7/3/2022

086: Do You Slowly (Nier Automata, Monkey Island/God of War Online Abuse, Star Ocean, TMNT)

FULL VIDEO PODCAST ▼▸ https://youtu.be/fN_c8TJU8dIFOR ALL OF OUR LINKS ▼▸ https://www.bigwigpod.comVIDEO / 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 ▼Androids, turtles & monkeys... just a regular ol' Big Week in Gaming for Sunday 3 July 2022. Join integot and Swinny as they dissect the latest and greatest headlines in gaming - including highlights from the Nintendo Direct Mini Partner Showcase, online abuse towards Monkey Island and God of War devs, Star Ocean The Divine Force getting a release date, Monster Sanctuary's new big update - and much, much more.We also got a chance to try out the new classic arcade Turtles game - Shredder's Revenge. Is it a delectable callback... or mindless cash grab? Tune in to find out...Check out these Highlights in a Half Shell:▸ NieR Automata, Persona and MORE coming to Switch this year▸ Return to Monkey Island's divisive artstyle leads to online abuse▸ We get a closer look and release date for the new Star Ocean▸ And our impressions of the throwback beat 'em up Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge#NintendoDirect #MonkeyIsland #TMNTShreddersRevengeGames covered this week:▸ Borderlands 2▸ Dolmen▸ Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes▸ God of War Ragnarok▸ Knack▸ Live A Live▸ Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope▸ Monster Hunter RIse; Sunbreak▸ Monster Sanctuary▸ Naraka Bladepoint▸ NBA 2K22▸ NieR Automata: The End of YoRHa Edition▸ Persona 3 Portable▸ Persona 4 Golden▸ Persona 5 Royal▸ Portal: Companion Collection (Portal 1, Portal 2)▸ Return to Monkey Island▸ Star Ocean: The Divine Force▸ Street Fighter III: Third Strike▸ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge▸ Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep - A Wonderlands One-Shot AdventureTIMECODES ▼00:00:00 Intro00:06:40 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredders Revenge Impressions00:20:50 What we playin'00:52:50 Nier Automata & Persona Coming To Switch (Nintendo Direct Mini June 2022)01:09:35 Return To Monkey Island, God Of War & Online Abuse Culture01:29:23 Star Ocean The Divine Force News - Release Date & Gameplay Info01:35:10 Monster Sanctuary News - Free Forgotten World Update01:39:30 One Min For The Swin01:51:05 Outro & Next Week
7/3/2022

086: Do You Slowly (Nier Automata, Monkey Island/God of War Online Abuse, Star Ocean, TMNT)

FULL VIDEO PODCAST ▼▸ https://youtu.be/fN_c8TJU8dIFOR ALL OF OUR LINKS ▼▸ https://www.bigwigpod.comVIDEO / 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 ▼Androids, turtles & monkeys... just a regular ol' Big Week in Gaming for Sunday 3 July 2022. Join integot and Swinny as they dissect the latest and greatest headlines in gaming - including highlights from the Nintendo Direct Mini Partner Showcase, online abuse towards Monkey Island and God of War devs, Star Ocean The Divine Force getting a release date, Monster Sanctuary's new big update - and much, much more.We also got a chance to try out the new classic arcade Turtles game - Shredder's Revenge. Is it a delectable callback... or mindless cash grab? Tune in to find out...Check out these Highlights in a Half Shell:▸ NieR Automata, Persona and MORE coming to Switch this year▸ Return to Monkey Island's divisive artstyle leads to online abuse▸ We get a closer look and release date for the new Star Ocean▸ And our impressions of the throwback beat 'em up Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge#NintendoDirect #MonkeyIsland #TMNTShreddersRevengeGames covered this week:▸ Borderlands 2▸ Dolmen▸ Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes▸ God of War Ragnarok▸ Knack▸ Live A Live▸ Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope▸ Monster Hunter RIse; Sunbreak▸ Monster Sanctuary▸ Naraka Bladepoint▸ NBA 2K22▸ NieR Automata: The End of YoRHa Edition▸ Persona 3 Portable▸ Persona 4 Golden▸ Persona 5 Royal▸ Portal: Companion Collection (Portal 1, Portal 2)▸ Return to Monkey Island▸ Star Ocean: The Divine Force▸ Street Fighter III: Third Strike▸ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge▸ Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep - A Wonderlands One-Shot AdventureTIMECODES ▼00:00:00 Intro00:06:40 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredders Revenge Impressions00:20:50 What we playin'00:52:50 Nier Automata & Persona Coming To Switch (Nintendo Direct Mini June 2022)01:09:35 Return To Monkey Island, God Of War & Online Abuse Culture01:29:23 Star Ocean The Divine Force News - Release Date & Gameplay Info01:35:10 Monster Sanctuary News - Free Forgotten World Update01:39:30 One Min For The Swin01:51:05 Outro & Next Week
6/26/2022

085: PAL Simulator 2022 (Aussie PS Plus, Final Fantasy 16, FromSoftware, Treasure)

FULL VIDEO PODCAST ▼▸ https://youtu.be/BqEodOBAoHoFOR ALL OF OUR LINKS ▼▸ https://www.bigwigpod.comVIDEO / 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 ▼With Summer Non-E3 Fest in the dust, it's time to get back to the grind in this Big Week in Gaming for Sunday 26 Jun 2022.Join the Bigwig Crew (well, most of it) as they discuss the launch and first impressions of the new PS Plus in Australia. Besides that malarky, we've got some juicy Final Fantasy XVI news straight from Yoshi-P himself, Square talking about "Story NFTs", FromSoft's Miyazaki talking about their next games - and the long-dormant Treasure teasing a new "that" game. Huh?So many highlights, they're gonna have to make Highlight Simulator 2022:▸ The new PS Plus launches in Australia - our thoughts and impressions▸ Final Fantasy 16 director spills the beans about some big unanswered questions▸ Legendary Japanese developer Treasure are teasing a new game▸ And what will FromSoftware's next game be?#PSPlus #FinalFantasy16 #TreasureGamesGames covered this week:▸ Armored Core▸ Ashfall▸ Borderlands 3▸ Demon's Souls▸ Diablo Immortal▸ Disc Room▸ Fall Guys▸ Farming Simulator 22▸ Final Fantasy XV▸ Final Fantasy XVI▸ Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes▸ For Honor▸ Gunstar Heroes▸ Ikaruga▸ Mischief Makers▸ Monster Hunter Rise▸ No Man's Sky▸ Overwatch▸ Overwatch 2▸ Pac-Man Museum+▸ Sin & Punishment▸ Sin & Punishment: Star Successor▸ Spacelines from the Far Out▸ Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1+2TIMECODES ▼00:00:00 Intro00:04:01 What we playin'00:52:29 PS Plus Australia Launch - PS1 50hz Rant & Impressions01:14:00 Final Fantasy XVI Won't Be Open World, AI Party & More News01:22:13 What Is FromSoftware's Next Game? Miyazaki Speaks01:31:48 Square Enix Wants To Make Story-Focused NFTs01:44:43 Treasure Teases "Highly Requested" Game - What Will It Be?01:50:47 One Min For The Swin02:05:53 Outro & Next Week
6/19/2022

084: Todd Howard Rebirth (Starfield, Dragon's Dogma 2, FF7 Rebirth, Silksong)

FULL VIDEO PODCAST ▼▸ https://youtu.be/jCJ-zDC1JYEFOR ALL OF OUR LINKS ▼▸ https://www.bigwigpod.comVIDEO / 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 always say it's been a big week... but this might have been the biggest of 2022 so far... in this Big Week in Gaming for Sunday 19 Jun 2022.What's so big about it? Well... we have all the highlights from the Xbox & Bethesda Showcase, including Starfield, Silksong & more; Capcom finally announce Dragon's Dogma 2 after 10 years; huge updates on Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2 and a Crisis Core remake (!!!); a horde-load of cool Resident Evil news; updates from the PS Plus US launch - and rumours about a possible PS5 Pro Controller in the works. Phew.These highlights are so awesome, we're gonna need Todd Howard to do a walkthrough methinks:▸ Our very first look at Bethesda's Starfield▸ An update on Final Fantasy Remake Part 2 & another surprise remake▸ Dragon's Dogma 2 is officially announced by Capcom▸ And a whole bunch of Resident Evil, Hollow Knight Silksong and Playstation news#Starfield #FF7Remake #DragonsDogma2Games covered this week:▸ Assassin's Creed Valhalla▸ Cacoon▸ Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 Reunion▸ Dragon's Dogma 2▸ Final Fantasy VII Rebirth▸ Hideo Kojima cloud game (Overdose)▸ Hollow Knight Silksong▸ League of Legends▸ League of Legends: Wild RIght▸ Legends of Runeterra▸ Lollipop Chainsaw▸ Persona 3 Portable▸ Persona 4 Golden▸ Persona 5 Royal▸ Ravenlok▸ Resident Evil Director's Cut▸ Resident Evil 2 Remake▸ Resident Evil 3 Remake▸ Resident Evil Village▸ S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Heart of Chornobyl▸ Starfield▸ Team Fight Tactics▸ ValorantTIMECODES ▼00:00:00 Intro00:02:32 Starfield First Gameplay Reveal Xbox Bethesda Showcase00:18:36 Hollow Knight Silksong 2022 Trailer - Day One Game Pass00:25:29 Xbox & Bethesda Showcase 2022 Highlights (Kojima, Riot Games, Persona)00:49:13 Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2 News - Rebiirth Reveal & Crisis Core Reunion00:57:42 Dragons Dogma 2 - Action RPG Sequel Finally Announced01:02:46 All The Resident Evil News From The Capcom Showcase 202201:12:26 PS Plus Updates From The US, How Will It Impact Australia?01:21:09 Is A PlayStation 5 Pro Controller In Development?01:31:51 One Min For The Swin01:49:22 Outro & Next Week
6/12/2022

083: The Clocker (Summer Game Fest, E3, State of Play, Last of Us, Aliens Dark Descent, Flashback 2)

FULL VIDEO PODCAST ▼▸ https://youtu.be/ND4ytlmOWWsFOR ALL OF OUR LINKS ▼▸ https://www.bigwigpod.comVIDEO / 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 ▼After a quick break - the Bigwig crew is back for another barn-burning Big Week in Gaming for Sunday 12 Jun 2022. It's certainly been a busy two weeks in the video game world - so join integot, Mike and Swinny as they catchup on all the huge news coming out of Not-E3 2022 so far.This includes our highlights from the PlayStation State of Play - including Resident Evil 4 Remake, Street Fighter 6, Final Fantasy 16 and more. Then we've got the Summer Game Fest reveals, like The Last of Us remake, Aliens Dark Descent and... Flashback 2? Didn't know that was a known thing, huh.Some rare highlights are on sale... what're ya buying?▸ The BIG news we missed last week from the PlayStation State of Play▸ Is the Last of Us remake a shameless cash-grab?▸ And all our other highlights from the first half of Not-E3A wise choice, mate!#StateOfPlay #TheLastOfUs #Flashback2Games covered this week:▸ Aliens Dark Descent▸ Borderlands 3▸ Chorus▸ Devil May Cry 5▸ Dragon Age Absolution▸ Dragon's Dogma▸ Fade To Black▸ Final Fantasy XVI▸ Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes▸ Flashback▸ Flashback (2013)▸ Floppy Knights▸ God of War Ragnarok▸ Horizon Call of the Wild▸ Infinite Links▸ Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl▸ Ori & the Will of the Wisps▸ PlayStation VR 2 (PSVR2)▸ Resident Evil 4 remake▸ Resident Evil Village PSVR2▸ Slay the Spire▸ Spiderman Remastered (PC)▸ Spiderman: Miles Morales (PC)▸ Stray▸ Street Fighter 6▸ The Callisto Protocol▸ The Last Of Us multiplayer title▸ The Last Of Us Part 1 remake▸ This War of Mine: Final Cut▸ Vampire SurvivorsTIMECODES ▼00:00:00 Intro00:07:43 What we playin'00:43:45 RE4 Remake, Street Fighter 6 & Other Huge PlayStation State Of Play News01:09:57 The Last Of Us Part 1 Remake Leaks Before Summer Game Fest01:26:27 Aliens: Dark Descent - New Isometric Squad Shooter (Summer Game Fest)01:37:05 Flashback 2 Shown At Summer Game Fest 202201:45:22 One Min For The Swin01:59:56 Outro & Next Week
5/29/2022

082: Hans Lundgren (PlayStation PC Ports, Analogue OS Update, Dragon's Dogma 2?)

FULL VIDEO PODCAST ▼▸ https://youtu.be/9gjWYrDJvwYFOR ALL OF OUR LINKS ▼▸ https://www.bigwigpod.comVIDEO / 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 ▼Well, what do you know... it's been a big week in PlayStation... *ahem*... Big Week in GAMING for Sunday 29 May 2022.Join integot, Mike and Swinny as they cover the coolest headlines in video gaming - including a deluge of PlayStation news coming from CEO Jim Ryan, PS Plus doing dodgy PS1 emulation, Capcom celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Dragon's Dogma - and the Analogue Pocket OS finally getting its first major update.So check out these highlights - they're masterworks all, you can't go wrong:▸ PlayStation boss Jim Ryan dumping a load of news all over the place.▸ Has Sony learnt from their "classic" mistakes for PS Plus PS1 emulation?▸ And are Capcom finally about to reveal Dragon's Dogma 2?#PlayStation #Analogue #DragonsDogmaGames/things covered this week:▸ Analogue OS▸ Analogue Pocket▸ Ape Escape▸ Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda▸ Days Gone▸ Dragon's Dogma▸ Dragon's Dogma 2▸ Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen▸ Dragon's Dogma Netflix▸ Dragon's Dogma Online▸ Jumping Flash▸ Jurassic World Evolution 2▸ Little Witch in the Woods▸ Mario Strikers: Battle League▸ Ori and the Will of the Wisps▸ PictoQuest▸ Sniper Elite 5▸ Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion▸ Umurangi Generation Special Edition▸ UnderheroTIMECODES ▼00:00:00 Intro00:09:31 What we playin'00:44:15 Massive PlayStation News - PC Ports, Acquisitions & More01:06:39 PS Plus PS1 Emulation - Are Sony Making The Same Horrible Mistake?01:23:48 Is A Dragon's Dogma 2 Reveal Coming? 10th Anniversary Sequel Rumours01:28:35 Analogue Pocket OS 1.1 Update Beta Coming Soon01:47:02 One Min For The Swin02:03:44 Outro & Next Week
5/22/2022

081: Sneezy Rant (GreedFall 2, PS Plus, Hellpoint)

FULL VIDEO PODCAST ▼▸ https://youtu.be/5oZy3HsVDh4FOR ALL OF OUR LINKS ▼▸ https://www.bigwigpod.comVIDEO / 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 ▼Hey hey hey - it's time once again for another craaaazy episode of Big Week in Gaming for Sunday 22 May 2022!And what does the Amazing Flying Bigwig Crew have in store for you? First up we have the intrepid Sony giving us the first ever list of games in the new PlayStation Plus library! Then... GASP! A sequel to GreedFall? And finally - we wrap up the attractions with the death-defying indie soulslike sensation Hellpoint getting an upgrade for PS5 & Xbox Series X. Enjoy the show!So grab your peanuts and hotdogs... you're in for some spectacular highlights!▸ Sony gives us a sneaky sneak peak at the new PS Plus library▸ Ubisoft Plus is coming soon to PlayStation▸ Action RPG GreedFall is getting an unexpected prequel▸ And cosmic horror soulslike Hellpoint is going next-gen#PSPlus #GreedFall2 #HellpointGames covered this week:▸ A Short Hike▸ Crusader Kings III▸ Days Gone▸ Fall Guys▸ Flower▸ Galactic Civilisations III▸ Golf Story▸ GreedFall▸ GreedFall 2: The Dying World▸ Hellpoint▸ Life is Strange: True Colors▸ Norco▸ Ori and the Will of the Wisps▸ Splatoon 2▸ SteelRising▸ Tales of Berseria▸ Unreal Tournament▸ Unsouled▸ Zero Escape: The Nonary GamesTIMECODES ▼00:00:00 Intro00:19:49 What we playin'01:03:36 First Games Revealed For The New PlayStation Plus Tiers01:21:21 GreedFall 2 The Dying World Announced01:27:41 Hellpoint Next Gen Upgrade & Blue Suns DLC Coming To PS5 & Series X01:33:38 One Min For The Swin01:51:31 Outro & Next Week
5/15/2022

080: Man Of Principle (Starfield, Duke Nukem Forever, Skull & Bones)

NOTE: Apologies for the start of the show, we stuffed up the recording. Please understand.FULL VIDEO PODCAST ▼▸ https://youtu.be/X4zvYWAdZLEFOR ALL OF OUR LINKS ▼▸ https://www.bigwigpod.comVIDEO / 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 ▼The news doesn't stop coming in this completely necessary Big Week in Gaming for Sunday 15 May 2022.Join integot, Mike and Swinny as they chat about some massive headlines, including - Bethesda delaying Starfield (and Redfall too, I guess), EA Sports and FIFA going through a messy public breakup, OG Duke Nukem Forever getting leaked and upsetting its creators, and a Ubisoft release window bonanza featuring the embattled Skull & Bones... and a Journey to the West-themed Rabbids game? Huh... didn't know that was a thing. So hail to the king baby - it's time to kick ass and chew on these highlights:▸ Starfield gets pushed to 2023.▸ EA Sports drop the FIFA license after 30 years.▸ And 3D Realm's original 2001 Duke Nukem Forever prototype gets leaked.#Starfield #DukeNukemForever #EASportsFCGames covered this week:▸ 7 Days To Die▸ Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora▸ Duke Nukem 3D▸ Duke Nukem Forever▸ EA Sports FC▸ Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising▸ FIFA 23▸ Gran Turismo▸ Lost in Random▸ Mario & Rabbids: Sparks of Hope▸ Norco▸ Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl▸ Nintendo Switch Sports▸ Rabbids Adventure▸ Rabbids Party of Legend▸ Redfall▸ Salt & Sacrifice▸ Skull & Bones▸ Starfield▸ Tales of Luminaria▸ Zenless Zone ZeroTIMECODES ▼00:00:00 Intro00:01:35 What we playin'00:19:58 Starfield Delayed - No More Xbox 1st Party Games In 2022?00:31:02 EA Ditch The FIFA License - Now EA Sports FC00:41:04 Duke Nukem Forever 2011 Prototype Leak Upsets Creators00:58:12 Skull And Bones Finally Coming? & Rabbids Party Of Legend Release News01:11:31 One Min For The Swin01:29:05 Outro & Next Week