Britain’s soon-to-be-favourite gaming podcast, The Gamebrit Podcast returns for a 28th episode, and this week we talk gaming and Britain.
We continue to break down the cultural divide between England and Scotland, before getting down to business to talk videogame: Baftas, Lego Rock Band puns, awful segues, franchise sequels and the BBC’s weird upcoming Grand Theft Auto TV thing.
Games discussed this week: GTA5’s heists update, Valiant Hearts, Counterspy, Transistor, Apotheon.
The BBC has launched a new children’s mobile game, CBeebies Playtime, on the Apple App Store, Android Google Play Store, and Amazon Appstore.
In the app, children will be able to play four games based on shows aired on the CBeebies children’s television channel, with characters from programmes such as Alphablocks, Octonauts, Tree Fu Tom and Something Special’s Mr Tumble making an appearance.
CBeebies Playtime will also include a “grown up’s area” where profiles can be set-up for four players, with progression, custom content and access restrictions all able to be set by an adult overseer.
Adults can also record voice messages for their children along with research the educational benefits of the games found throughout the app.
The BBC’s own online video service, BBC iPlayer, has finally found its way onto the Xbox 360.
The application, which has been available to PlayStation 3 users since last year and to Wii owners since 2009, was launched by Microsoft on March 20th. The service is expected to be available to all UK users by midnight of the same day according to a Eurogamer report.
This is what Rebecca Mayes does, singing about and reviewing video games, hence her moniker ‘the singing review girl’. Since the idea of marrying musical and video game reviews together came about, Mayes been kept busy through her work on gamespeople.com and more notably on the website The Escapist.
Taking time out to talk to Gamebrit she discussed how the idea came to fruition, how her album turned out and how she came to appear on Gameswipe.
A couple of days ago the consumer advocacy programme Watchdog decided to report on the PS3 issue known as the ‘Yellow Light of Death’. Put simply this cause the PS3 to stop working and according to Sony this can be for a number of issues.