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The GAP Episode 597 - The Best Of The Best Of The Best 2021

The GAP Episode 597 - The Best Of The Best Of The Best 2021

December 24, 2021

On this episode of The GAP Luke Lawrie and Joab Gilroy look back at the year and talk about their favourite games. 

Before that they chat about a few of the games they've been playing recently including Ready or Not, Wordle, Babble Royale, Jurassic World Evolution 2, and more. 

They discuss some of the highlight news items of the 2021, give out a few genre awards, and then each list their 5 favourite games they played this year. Be warned that these sections contain spoilers!

This episode goes for 7 hours and 15 minutes, it also contains coarse language.

Timestamps –
00:00:00 – Start
00:08:13 – Jurassic World Evolution 2
00:29:02 – Babble Royale
00:49:49 – Wordle
01:09:08 – Ready or Not
01:29:41 – Power On: The Story of Xbox
03:00:36 – Best Downloadable
03:43:14 – Best Sports / Racing / Fighter
03:49:55 – Best Action / Adventure
04:21:04 – Best Strategy / Puzzle / Platformer
04:37:04 – Best Shooter
05:16:28 – Best RPG
05:22:54 – Best New IP
05:31:59 – Biggest Disappointment
06:02:10 – Craze in Gaming
06:08:47 – Favourite TV / Movies
06:26:59 – Top 5 Games

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The GAP Episode 596 - An Unreal Matrix

The GAP Episode 596 - An Unreal Matrix

December 18, 2021

On this episode of The GAP Luke Lawrie and Joab Gilroy wrap up their last regular podcast for the year.

The games they've been playing this week include Halo Infinite, Jurassic World Evolution 2, Fights In Tight Spaces, Super People, The Matrix Awakens, Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond, Icarus, and more.

Over in the news they talk about a few of the highlights from The Game Awards, Splinter Cell is getting a remake, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 will have NFT's, and Activision Blizzard don't want their developers to unionise. 

This episode goes for 2 hours and 40 minutes, it also contains coarse language. 

Timestamps –
00:00:00 – Start
00:01:53 – Power On: The story of Xbox
00:08:25 – Super People
00:24:13 – Jurassic World Evolution 2
00:38:23 – Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond
00:53:40 – Fights in Tight Spaces
01:08:52 – Halo Infinite
01:24:09 – Icarus
01:49:21 – The Matrix Awakens
02:00:34 – News
02:25:51 – Questions
02:31:49 – Weekly Plugs
02:32:30 – End of Show

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The GAP Episode 595 - The Magic Trick

The GAP Episode 595 - The Magic Trick

December 10, 2021

On this episode of The GAP Luke Lawrie and Joab Gilroy talk about video games being released before they should be - a bad trend over the past year.

The games they've been playing this week include Halo Infinite, Icarus, Fights In Tight Spaces, Super People, Satisfactory, Lawn Mowing Simulator, Bassmaster Fishing 2022, and more.

Over in the news Ubisoft launches their NFT into beta, Raven Software stage a walkout against Activision Blizzard, Sony is working on a Game Pass competing product, DICE goes through massive restructures with Vince Zampella taking the helm, and the next Splinter Cell might be an open world game. 

This episode goes for 3 hours, it also contains coarse language. 

Timestamps –
00:00:00 – Start
00:02:18 – Satisfactory
00:12:55 – Lawn Mowing Simulator
00:24:21 – Bassmaster Fishing 2022
00:31:44 – Fights In Tight Spaces
00:36:52 – Super People
00:44:01 – Icarus
01:47:19 – Halo Infinite
02:29:40 – News
02:52:50 – Weekly Plugs
02:54:02 – End of Show

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The GAP Episode 594 - The Last Drink

The GAP Episode 594 - The Last Drink

December 3, 2021

On this episode of The GAP Luke Lawrie and Joab Gilroy talk about Joab's everlasting hangover, and PlayStation serving up some food for PlayStation to Plate. 

The games they've been playing this week include Cyberpunk 2077, Dyson Sphere Program, Satisfactory, Dead By Daylight, BeamNG.drive, and more.

Over in the news Battlefield 2042 is getting a big patch, Sons of the Forest has a release date, and Dying Light 2 has gone gold.

This episode goes for 1 hour and 35 minutes, it also contains coarse language. 

Timestamps –
00:00:00 – Start
00:06:09 – PlayStation to Plate
00:19:36 – Dead By Daylight
00:34:21 – Cyberpunk 2077
00:42:36 – Satisfactory
00:49:09 – Dyson Sphere Program
01:05:19 – BeamNG.drive
01:15:34 – News
01:30:04 – Weekly Plugs
01:31:42 – End of Show

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The GAP Episode 593 - The Ultimate Podcast Of All Time

The GAP Episode 593 - The Ultimate Podcast Of All Time

November 26, 2021

On this episode of The GAP Luke Lawrie and Joab Gilroy give themselves the Ultimate Podcast of All Time award, until they do it again next week.

The games they've been playing this week include Halo Infinite, Satisfactory, Far Cry 6, Red Dead Redemption 2, Hell Let Loose, Battlefield 2042, Death Stranding, and more.

Over in the news the head of design for Battlefield 2042 is leaving DICE, MultiVersus is announced by Warner Bros., Epic Games acquires Harmonix, Dark Souls is named "Ultimate Game of All Time" in the Golden Joystick awards, and Bobby Kotick says things.

This episode goes for 2 hours and 20 minutes, it also contains coarse language. 

Timestamps –
00:00:00 – Start
00:02:39 – Red Dead Redemption 2
00:18:29 – Far Cry 6
00:24:56 – Death Stranding
00:45:26 – Battlefield 2042
00:56:19 – Hell Let Loose
01:07:00 – Satisfactory
01:54:59 – News
02:08:50 – Questions
02:10:33 – Weekly Plugs
02:17:09 – End of Show

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The GAP Episode 592 - A Halo Of A Surprise

The GAP Episode 592 - A Halo Of A Surprise

November 19, 2021

On this episode of The GAP Luke Lawrie and Joab Gilroy escape hell week and come out the other end to keep talking about Battlefield 2042. 

The games they've been playing this week include Halo Infinite, Elden Ring, Sherlock Holmes Chapter One, Far Cry 6, Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition, Hermitage: Strange Case Files, and more.

Over in the news Saints Row is delayed until the end of 2022, Xbox Cloud Gaming Launches on Xbox One and Series consoles, Activision Blizzard employees stage a walkout, and The Game Awards 2021 nominees are announced.

This episode goes for 2 hours and 50 minutes, it also contains coarse language. 

Timestamps –
00:00:00 – Start
00:03:17 – Red Dead Redemption 2
00:05:52 – Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition
00:16:11 – Sherlock Holmes Chapter One
00:29:42 – Hermitage: Strange Case Files
00:34:27 – Far Cry 6
00:52:22 – Elden Ring
01:05:12 – Battlefield 2042
01:48:02 – Halo Infinite
02:12:05 – News
02:32:12 – Questions
02:37:28 – Weekly Plugs
02:43:02 – End of Show

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The GAP Episode 591 - All-Out Snorefare

The GAP Episode 591 - All-Out Snorefare

November 12, 2021

On this episode of The GAP Luke Lawrie and Joab Gilroy are joined by Jeremy 'Junglist' Ray to talk about all the games they've had their hands on during hell week. 

The games they've been playing this week include Battlefield 2042, Elden Ring, Call of Duty: Vanguard, Forza Horizon 5, Rainbow Six: Siege, Age of Empires IV, Age of Darkness, Chivalry II, and more.

Over in the news Weta is sold to Unity for a bunch of money, Among Us adds some new roles to the game, and Devolver Digital acquires some new studios after going public.

This episode goes for a chunky 4 hours, it also contains coarse language. 

Timestamps –
00:00:00 – Start
00:02:41 – Arcane
00:06:24 – Chivalry II
00:16:13 – Age of Darkness
00:26:43 – Age of Empires IV
00:46:47 – Forza Horizon 5
01:13:31 – Satisfactory
01:29:14 – Rainbow Six: Siege
01:44:58 – Call of Duty: Vanguard
01:52:27 – Elden Ring
02:36:55 – Battlefield 2042
03:42:22 – News
03:48:03 – Weekly Plugs
03:53:54 – End of Show

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The GAP Episode 590 - The Driving Game

The GAP Episode 590 - The Driving Game

November 5, 2021

On this episode of The GAP Luke Lawrie and Joab Gilroy talk about playing too many games and going away for camping trips.

The games they've been playing this week include Forza Horizon 5, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, Unpacking, Weird West, Crab Game, Diablo Immortal, and more.

Over in the news Overwatch 2 and Diablo IV have been delayed into at least 2023, Cyberpunk 2077 is pushing their roadmap to next year, Marvel's Midnight Suns has also been delayed, Square Enix's president blames developers for Marvel's Avengers poor sales, Niantic shuts down Harry Potter Wizards Unite, and Oculus is rebranding their devices.

This episode goes for 2 hours and 30 minutes, it also contains coarse language. 

Timestamps –
00:00:00 – Start
00:11:48 – Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy
00:25:05 – Crab Game
00:33:31 – Unpacking
00:59:50 – Diablo Immortal
01:05:56 – Weird West
01:18:25 – Forza Horizon 5
01:50:35 – News
02:07:40 – Questions
02:16:59 – Weekly Plugs
02:18:41 – End of Show

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The GAP Episode 589 - The Enemy

The GAP Episode 589 - The Enemy

October 29, 2021

On this episode of The GAP Luke Lawrie and Joab Gilroy talk about playing Mortal Kombat while getting drunk.

The games they've been playing this week include Age of Empires IV, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, Dead By Daylight, Chernobylite, Microsoft Solitaire Collection, and more.

Over in the news Warner Bros. is working on a brawler game, Superliminal is getting a free multiplayer update, BlizzConline has been cancelled, Grand Theft Auto The Trilogy release date is set for 11 November, God of War PC release coming January 2022, Among Us is adding roles, and the Halo Infinite campaign showcase trailer.

This episode goes for 2 hours and 40 minutes, it also contains coarse language. 

Timestamps –
00:00:00 – Start
00:05:34 – Mortal Kombat
00:12:04 – Microsoft Solitaire Collection
00:25:40 – Chernobylite
00:39:31 – Dead By Daylight
01:06:01 – Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
01:28:58 – Age of Empires IV
01:56:29 – News
02:22:30 – Questions
02:29:08 – Weekly Plugs
02:30:13 – End of Show

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The GAP Episode 588 - The Card Game

The GAP Episode 588 - The Card Game

October 22, 2021

On this episode of The GAP Luke Lawrie and Joab Gilroy talk about how the $40M Dota 2 International wrapped up.

The games they've been playing this week include Inscryption, The Jackbox Party Pack 8, The Riftbreaker, Eronoctosis, Use Your Words, PC Building Simulator, Teamfight Tactics, and more.

Over in the news it looks like a new Splinter Cell game is in production, Elden Ring has been pushed back a month, and we get another look at a new Gotham Knights and Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League trailer.

This episode goes for 2 hours and 10 minutes, it also contains coarse language.

Timestamps –
00:00:00 – Start
00:05:56 – Dota 2 International
00:28:28 – Teamfight Tactics
00:39:45 – Eronoctosis
00:44:42 – PC Building Simulator
00:50:28 – The Riftbreaker
00:57:56 – The Jackbox Party Pack 8
01:08:59 – Use Your Words
01:11:32 – Inscryption
01:32:56 – News
01:41:52 – Questions
02:02:24 – Weekly Plugs
02:03:52 – End of Show

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