All posts by Chris Brandrick
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published Monday, Jul 28th

#006 — You Listened, Have A Star!

Stop everything and refresh them feeds! Yup, it’s a new episode of Britain’s soon-to-be favourite gaming podcast, The Gamebrit Podcast!

This week we talk about Mario Party balance (the lack of it), E.T’s literal grave, Google buying Twitch, Sonic’s pointless friends, Noby Noby Boy and old videogaming memories. Oh, and Mike talks about Hearthstone, again.

Of course you’ll want to make sure you never miss an episode. So be sure to subscribe to The Gamebrit Podcast via RSSon Stitcher or in iTunes.

We really love to read your feedback and thoughts, so feel free to drop us a message via Twitter, our Facebook or by email at podcast@gamebrit.com (we don’t own podcast.com). Send us a message now, we’ll read out anything.


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published Monday, Jul 21st

#005 — Paladin Issues

Refresh them feeds! It’s a new episode of Britain’s soon-to-be favourite gaming podcast, The Gamebrit Podcast!

This week we wax lyrical about Monument Valley and why you should play it, share our thoughts on the Destiny beta and listen to Mike complain about Hearthstone.

Want to make sure you never miss an episode? You can, and should, subscribe to The Gamebrit Podcast via RSSon Stitcher or in iTunes.

We always love to read your feedback, so feel free to drop us a message via Twitter, our Facebook or by email at podcast@gamebrit.com. We’ll probably read out anything.


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published Monday, Jul 14th

#004 — Letter of Introduction

Bam! It’s a new episode of Britain’s soon-to-be favourite gaming podcast The Gamebrit Podcast!

This week we talk about Wolfenstein’s return, if anybody even really likes Donkey Kong, Sony’s possible ‘Early Access’ plans and whether pre-orders are ever worth it.

Want to make sure you never miss an episode? You can subscribe to The Gamebrit Podcast via RSS, on Stitcher or in iTunes.

As ever, we’d love to read your feedback so feel free to drop us a message via Twitter, our Facebook or by email at podcast@gamebrit.com. We’ll read out anything.


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published Tuesday, Jul 08th

#003 – Excessively Onerous

Here’s episode three of Britain’s soon-to-be favourite gaming podcast The Gamebrit Podcast!

This week we discuss the tearfulness of Freebird Games’ 2011 indie game ‘To The Moon’, complain about in-app purchases and even get a surprise voicemail from a retired professional boxer (honest).

You can subscribe to The Gamebrit Podcast via RSS, on Stitcher or via iTunes to make sure you never miss a future episode.

We’d love to read your feedback, so feel free to drop us a message via Twitter, our Facebook or by email at podcast@gamebrit.com. We’ll probably read out anything.


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published Monday, Jun 30th

#002 — Free Hitler DLC

Britain’s soon-to-be favourite gaming podcast returns — It’s episode two of The Gamebrit Podcast!

Here for a second attempt to talk videogames, this week we discuss the Nintendo 64 turning 18 years old, how next-gen has truly arrived with the arrival of Sniper Elite 3′s testicle shooting and which games have made us cry.

You can subscribe to The Gamebrit Podcast via RSS, or via iTunes to make sure you never miss a future episode.

We’d love to read your feedback, so feel free to drop us a message via Twitter, our Facebook or by email at podcast@gamebrit.com.


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published Monday, Jun 30th

Retailer GAME Indirectly Introduce Console Rentals

Have you been looking to pick up a Wii U to give Mario Kart 8 a try? Maybe you’ve been considering grabbing a Vita for those nifty cross-play features. Well, thanks to a new console trade-in scheme currently on offer at UK retailer GAME, you can now ‘try before you buy’ — sort of.

The unique offer, posted on the GAME website and via social media, allows customers to buy a selected console or handheld and then sell it back to the retailer at the end of the summer for a set, predetermined sum.


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published Tuesday, Jun 24th

#001 — Universe’s Botanist

Britain’s soon-to-be favourite gaming podcast gets underway — Say hello to episode one of The Gamebrit Podcast!

Unsurprisingly, the Gamebrit team take to the mics to discuss, wait for it, videogames.

In episode one we chat about what we’ve been playing recently, the World Cup (of course), the return of the wallet-draining Steam summer sale and just whether anybody does (or should) really care about whether a game is 1080p and 60 frames per second.

You can subscribe to The Gamebrit Podcast via RSS, or via iTunes or Stitcher to make sure you never miss a future episode.

We’d love to read your feedback, so feel free to drop us a message via Twitter, our Facebook or by email at podcast@gamebrit.com.


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published Monday, Jun 09th

Rik Mayall’s 90′s Nintendo Ads

British actor and comedian Rik Mayall passed away Monday at the age of 56.

The news of his death clearly came as a shock to many, no doubt due to the sheer contrast between the somber realities of death and his vibrant larger-than-life on-screen personalities.

Rik Mayall is best known for his work on The Young Ones, Hollywood flick Drop Dead Fred, Blackadder and Bottom, however the alternative comedy star also featured in a number of TV advertisements for Nintendo in the early 1990′s.


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published Thursday, May 29th

Nintendo’s Product Placement Past

With Mario Kart 8 due to hit store shelves tomorrow, Nintendo announced Thursday a partnership with car-maker Mercedes to bring a downloadable motor to the Mushroom Kingdom (for Japanese players at least).

The DLC will see a Mercedes GLA become available as a kart for Mario, Luigi and the Mario Kart 8 roster to pick from.

However, this isn’t the first time Nintendo have placed real-world brands within their first-party games. Here’s a round-up of Nintendo’s past and present product placement appearances: