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Big Head Mode is a weekly radio show on Sydney's 2RRR 88.5FM, where Ben O'Brien and various guest co-hosts discuss the latest gaming news, reviews, features, interviews and everything in between. Check out the website to get all the latest episodes, videos and details of 'Bonus Stage', a live video game talk show that's on every month at Sydney's Giant Dwarf Theatre.
 
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Tonight on GeekNights, we consider casino games like Roulette, Poker, Craps, Blackjack, and Slot Machines. In the news, Unity is having significant woes, Cult of the Lamb looks cute, MultiVersus is something we will review in the future, Nintendo is just like every other games company, Gen Con struggles with the evil government of Indiana, and Twit…
 
At last, Randy gets his hands on a Steam Deck and immediately gets crankin’ on Strange Horticulture. Meanwhile, D.J. dives into the full version of Live A Live. And, the Backlog Attack begins! Episode Timeline (0:00) - Intro (5:23) - Backlog Attack! (21:10) - Steam Deck (36:17) - Strange Horticulture (45:26) - Live A Live (1:09:02) - Outro…
 
Randy decides to beat the summer heat by spending some Time on Frog Island. Meanwhile, D.J. dusts off the 3DS to play the extremely mysterious Fragrant Story. Also: Hatsune Miku's revenge. Episode Timeline (0:00) - Intro/Backlog Attack hype (5:16) - Fun in the sun (14:54) - Hatsune Miku: Colorful Stage (29:21) - Fragrant Story (44:07) - Time on Fro…
 
D.J. goes in search of elusive space vampires in Nova Drift. Randy catches up with God of War, then puts on his platforming hat in Hoa. Plus: We uncover the real reason why it takes so long to get a Steam Deck. Episode Timeline (0:00) - Intro (08:23) - Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak (15:55) - God of War (30:36) - Nova Drift (48:50) - Hoa (1:02:47) -…
 
At last, Randy gets his hands on a Playdate and immediately gets crankin' on Casual Birder and Whitewater Wipeout. Meanwhile, D.J. downloads Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak. Also: Living lives in Live A Live. Episode Timeline (0:00) - Intro (10:52) - Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak (29:01) - Playdate (feat. Casual Birder and Whitewater Wipeout) (48:24)…
 
Tonight on GeekNights, we consider streaming games. Not to Twitch, but to devices. From Google Stadia to Steam Link to Steam Remote Play to adjacent game library services like Xbox Game Pass it's a space that continues to evolve. In the news, blue states in America are trying to save lives, Scott geekbites Nobody Saves the World, Asmodee sells Keyf…
 
Tonight on GeekNights, we consider save games. Saving games, game states, save scumming, permadeath, passwords, batteries, statefulness, and more. In the news, The Stanley Cup finals are spicier than anticipated, PAX West badges are live (and not sold out), Street Fighter 6 is trying something interesting, and a strange attempt to take over Hasbro …
 
Randy is pursued by all sizes of fish in Silt. Meanwhile, D.J. checks out the newest evolution of Vampire Survivors, then plays the even newer, ostensibly vampiric 20 Minutes till Dawn. Also: The usual Taco Bell and Star Wars discussion. Episode Timeline (0:00) - Intro/Mexican Pizza (15:43) - Viewer Mail (26:24) - Silt (40:30) - Vampire Survivors (…
 
D.J. becomes a filthy ice mage in Final Fantasy XIV's new Crystalline Conflict PvP mode, then winds down with some PowerWash Simulator. Meanwhile, Randy goes on a sickness-induced Star Wars bender. Episode Timeline (0:00) - Intro (7:51) - New music by Saria Lemes (9:15) - Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (22:44) - FFXIV: Crystalline Conflict (38:55) - …
 
Randy rolls the dice as a robo-fugitive in Citizen Sleeper, while D.J. gets a crash course in alchemy in Little Witch in the Woods. Also: How excited are we for 10 more years of Grand Theft Auto? Episode Timeline (0:00) - Intro/Gaming excitement (31:10) - Citizen Sleeper (49:10) - Little Witch in the Woods (1:08:11) - Outro…
 
Tonight on GeekNights, we discuss how games monetize. How can you make money making games? We've done at least three panels around this topic: Monetizing Games and Game Design (PAX East 2012), Money Making Games (MAGFest 2012), and more recently The Real Harm of Games (PAX East 2019). In the news, the Rangers are still in the playoffs, Sony's Plays…
 
Randy takes in a film, then practices sleight of hand in Card Shark. Meanwhile, D.J. trades in his lightsaber for a suspiciously vampiric spaceship in Gunlocked. Episode Timeline (0:00) - Intro/Uncharted (13:49) - Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Episode II (20:14) - Gunlocked (38:00) - Card Shark (53:35) - Viewer Mail (1:00:18) - Outro…
 
Randy smashes a million spiders then eats an entire coma in Neversong. Meanwhile, D.J. smashes a million swords and falls down bottomless pits in Panzer Paladin. Also: A mysterious message from the past. Giancarlo Esposito guest stars. Episode Timeline (0:00) - Intro (2:58) - Far Cry 6 (22:01) - Panzer Paladin (41:20) - Neversong (56:23) - Viewer M…
 
Tonight on GeekNights, we consider the fascinating art project x portable game console: Playdate. It's neat. In the news, the contest for Lord Stanley's Cup is underway, EA Sports loses FIFA, Bethesda finishes off their PC game launcher, Square Enix continues its long fall from grace by doubling down on a scam, Embracer is embracing a gaming empire…
 
D.J. finds himself enjoying his new career as a futuristic fetch quester in Cloudpunk. Meanwhile, Randy finds himself on a whole series of islands in A Monster's Expedition's future England... land. Episode Timeline (0:00) - Intro/Phone broke (16:20) - Cloudpunk (36:39) - A Monster’s Expedition (Through Puzzling Exhibitions) (57:30) - Outro…
 
D.J. takes on a parkour and puzzle-solving biathlon in Sephonie. Meanwhile, Randy finds himself jumping around yet another mysterious island in Refunct. Also: More Mutazione, and, of course, the inescapable Bunny Day. Episode Timeline (0:00) - Intro/Bunny Day Boycott (13:32) - Mutazione (20:57) - Sephonie (47:36) - Refunct (57:27) - Outro…
 
Randy finds himself on yet another remote island in Mutazione, although this one harbors a terrible, overly processed secret. Meanwhile, D.J. spends 3,000,000 days playing Paradise Killer but all he has to show for it is a weird bag of crystals. Episode Timeline (0:00) - Intro/FFXIV (15:32) - Guardians of the Galaxy (24:04) - Mutazione (41:24) - Pa…
 
Finally, some good Marvel Content as Randy signs on with the Guardians of the Galaxy. Also: Deciphering Tunic, underachieving in Hatsune Miku: Colorful Stage, and an important Kirby update. Episode Timeline (0:00) - Intro (12:34) - Kirby and the Forgotten Cafe (18:44) - Tunic (38:53) - Hatsune Miku: Colorful Stage (51:50) - Guardians of the Galaxy …
 
D.J. shows off his prowess at repairing whimsical power plants in Even the Ocean, while Randy gets mouthful in Kirby and the Forgotten Land. Also: An important Pokémon question, and Dragalia Lost's surprise ending. Episode Timeline (0:00) - Intro/The Batman (12:00) - Dragalia Lost (21:33) - Even the Ocean (39:47) - Kirby and the Forgotten Land (1:0…
 
D.J. tries to get to the bottom of this whole "killing Chaos" business in Strangers in a Paradise: The Final Fantasy Origin. Meanwhile, Randy takes in some of the local tales in Welcome to Elk. Also: Mario Party. Episode Timeline (0:00) - Intro/St. Patrick’s Day (7:55) - Mario Party exists (12:55) - Welcome to Elk (32:03) - Stranger from the Paradi…
 
Randy and D.J. show off their prowess at sailing a whimsical ocean-boat in Far: Changing Tides, then get mouthful in Kirby and the Forgotten Land. Also: How to properly celebrate Mario, and chasing down Gabe Newell. (0:00) - Intro/Wii U apocalypse (08:46) - Steam Deck apocalypse (16:54) - Mario Day (27:33) - Far: Changing Tides (48:16) - Kirby and …
 
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