The Slowpokes Podcast

The Slowpokes Podcast

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A podcast about playing great games just a little bit late.
ep36 - Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Jun 18 • 79 min
Content note: This episode contains discussion of how Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice depicts psychosis, hallucinations, delusions, and other mental health issues. The Slowpokes round out Season Three with one of the most acclaimed games of 2017, Hellblade:…
ep35 - Injustice 2
Jun 4 • 72 min
Content note: This episode contains discussion of how Injustice 2 depicts intimate partner violence and trauma. The Slowpokes play their first fighting game, Injustice 2! In this modern industry over-saturated with dating sims, cooking games, and visual…
FastCast - Lady Soldiers
May 28 • 36 min
The Slowpokes take it easy as they discuss the new Battlefield V trailer and John catches us up on his Frostpunk adventures. Find the Slowpokes here: Website - https://www.slowpokespodcast.com/ iTunes - http://apple.co/2kQ0NTT twitter -…
ep34 - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
May 21 • 63 min
John talks Breath of the Wild with special guest James Dominguez! Find James at dexx.com.au or @jamesjdominguez on twitter! Find the Slowpokes here: Website - https://www.slowpokespodcast.com/ iTunes - http://apple.co/2kQ0NTT twitter -…
FastCast - Infinity War Spoilercast
May 14 • 39 min
Spoilers ahoy! The Slowpokes dive into their impressions straight off their first viewing of Infinity War! What do they think of the part where █████? Or when ████ tells ████ that they're really █████? Tune in to ████! Find the Slowpokes here: Website -…
ep33 - Metro 2033
May 7 • 68 min
Affix your gasmasks and pressurise your pneumatic rifle, it's time to delve into the tunnels of Metro 2033! How will one of John's favourites compare to David's middling expectations? How will a game made in Eastern Europe translate to our Imperialist…
FastCast - Danger Will Robinson
May 1 • 34 min
The Slowpokes chat about Frostpunk and Lost In Space! How does the steampunk survival sim stand up against This War Of Mine? How will the new Netflix series stand up against the original, or more importantly, against the 90s movie starting Joey from…
ep32 - Volume
Apr 23 • 56 min
It's time for some low-poly stealth as the Slowpokes tackle Volume! Join the Slowpokes as they complete the only Bithell game they've not yet played! Will it stand up to their mighty expectations? How will it compare to masterworks like Thomas Was Alone…
FastCast - Vinyl and Digital Cardboard
Apr 18 • 47 min
CONTENT NOTE: This episode contains discussion of violence against children from 4:30-5:00. The Slowpokes rant about FarCry 5 and answer more listener questions! What video game soundtracks would you like to see released on Vinyl? What was wrong with…
ep31 - What Remains of Edith Finch
Apr 9 • 60 min
"CONTENT NOTE: This episode discusses suicide, death, and the death of young children. The Slowpokes get their walking sim on with What Remains of Edith Finch! In this very-rambly episode, they talk about their reactions to the game, the subjective nature…
FastCast - Sounds, phones and the fourth wall
Apr 2 • 48 min
The Slowpokes talk about which game we have played so far as the best sound design, what mobile games we recommend you should check out and is breaking the fourth wall done with now as a game feature. As with last week thank you Alex, Gavin and Chas for…
ep30 - Mass Effect 3
Mar 26 • 112 min
The Slowpokes conclude a trilogy with Mass Effect 3! Join us for our longest episode yet as we bring this era of Space Operatics to an end (unless we maybe do Andromeda definitely). Will the Reapers destroy the galaxy? Will our romances continue? Will the…
FastCast - You suggest, we talk
Mar 20 • 46 min
The Slowpokes discuss topics from YOU! The Slowfolks! Thank you very much Gavin, Thomas and Ethan for your suggestions. We have inscribed the questions upon the internet via the medium of podcasts. Find the Slowpokes here: Website -…
ep29 - Duskers / Shower with your Dad
Mar 12 • 62 min
Join the Slowpokes for another 2 part special this time with Duskers and Shower With Your Dad Simulator 2015: Do You Still Shower With Your Dad? Can John and David embrace their digital fathers or will the unknown terrors of space cause them to name their…
FastCast - John the Betrayer
Mar 5 • 49 min
The Slowpokes chat about the Papers Please short film, Twitch's new community guidelines, and John's guest appearance on Super Hype Train! Super Hype Train, "A Way Out" http://ultrasupermega.com.au/2018/02/27/super-hype-train-ep35-a-way-out/ Extra…
ep28 - Journey
Feb 26 • 70 min
Let the Slowpokes take you on a journey of their journey through Journey! The Slowpokes talk about Joseph Campbell, unhidden music and serindipitous multiplayer as they drift through thatgamecompany's magnum opus. Find the Slowpokes here: Website -…
FastCast - Games should probably cost something
Feb 19 • 40 min
The Slowpokes talk about Extra Credits and Jim Sterling latest videos about why Games should not cost $60 anymore and what they think about the points brought up. The videos in question: Extra Credits https://youtu.be/VhWGQCzAtl8…
ep27 - Titanfall 2
Feb 12 • 61 min
The Slowpokes take on their first competitive shooter with Titanfall 2! Will they be able to hold their own where the r33l g4m3rz live? Will the new campaign mode give them a respite from the harsh world of competitive multiplayer? Can a game have any…
FastCast - The Good and the Bad
Feb 5 • 43 min
The Slowpokes The Slowpokes talk about what Black Lightning is about, if John likes American Gods, Logan Paul and the gross cash in game, Sea of Thieves being permanently available on Xbox gold, Red Dead Redemption 2 having a release date announced and…
ep26 - Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
Jan 29 • 57 min
[Content Note: Mention of suicide from 39:30 to 40:45] The Slowpokes dive into the infamous "single player co-op" experience, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons! Will the game live up to its reputation, or will be nothing more than a novel gimmick? Will it shed…
FastCast - Smashing through the hate
Jan 22 • 39 min
"The Slowpokes talk about and around their complicated feelings on the internets response to Nintendo Labo, Davids thoughts on Wolfenstein 2 (Click on this text to go to our episode on Wolfenstein) and how John is excited to put Dark Souls into his…
ep25 - Horizon: Zero Dawn
Jan 15 • 73 min
The Slowpokes push the meaning of the word "slow" in their most recent game to date, Horizon: Zero Dawn! Can a big-budget, Ubisoft-formula open world game truly be worth a game-of-the-year nomination? Can this lady-led robo-hunter really live up to the…
FastCast - Bringing in the new year
Jan 15 • 54 min
The Slowpokes talk about what games they have been up to in the break, some news for while they have been a way and some indy games they are looking forward to in the new year! Extra Credits: The Warhammer 40k License…
FastCast - 2017 Year In Review
Dec 25, 2017 • 69 min
The Slowpokes look back on The Year That Was 2017! Join John and David as they talk about the highlights of their year; what they loved, what they missed, and what they have planned for the future! Find the Slowpokes here: Website -…
FastCast - Smart-sounding Time
Dec 18, 2017 • 39 min
The Slowpokes talk about watching Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Spoiler free), australian football clubs buying e-sports teams, watching the trailer for In the Valley of the Gods, Death Stranding! In the Valley of the Gods trailer that we watched -…
FastCast - The Punisher
Dec 11, 2017 • 33 min
"The Slowpokes talk about the latest Marvel Netflix series The Punisher because there is no news that they wanted to talk about this week and we had 30 minutes of podcast on ice. David mentions an article from Polygon -…
ep24 - Mass Effect 2
Dec 3, 2017 • 89 min
The Slowpokes return to their sexy space adventures in Mass Effect 2! Join us as we spend far too long indulging our feeling about this character-driven piece. How does it compare to Mass Effect 1? Will John think this one finally lives up to the Mass…
FastCast - Let’s get political!
Nov 26, 2017 • 40 min
The Slowpokes get political by talking lootbox legislation, offshore detention centres and net neutrality! Join us for this slightly-more-serious-than-usual episode as we catch up on the Battlefront II controvesy, and discuss some important non-gaming…
ep23 - Kane & Lynch: Dead Men
Nov 19, 2017 • 60 min
The Slowpokes do some dirty crime in Kane & Lynch: Dead Men! This weird, not-quite-obscure flop from 2007 holds a special place in John's heart, and you can hear firsthand David's shock at discovering it's actually interesting. Kane and Lynch is a tangled…
FastCast - From the surface of the sun
Nov 12, 2017 • 41 min
From the surface of the sun, The Slowpokes bring you wondrous tales of fantastic games and industry woes. Hear David explain his feelings on Super Mario Odyssey, John on the engrossing That Boy Is A Monstr and both of them complain about lay offs and…
ep22 - Alien Isolation
Nov 5, 2017 • 63 min
The Slowpokes return to scary town with another horror game, Alien Isolation! Will they be able to switch of the lights, ramp the difficulty up to full, and prove themselves h4rdc0re h0rr0r g4m3rz? Or will they totally chicken out like they did last time…
FastCast - PAX Again!
Nov 2, 2017 • 21 min
Another PAX episode! In this pint-sized episode, the Slowpokes check in on the last day of PAX to chat about what they got up to during the convention. Hear about the David Gaider Q&A, some Indie games they missed, and the Australian STEM Video Game…
FastCast - Live(ish) at PAX!
Oct 30, 2017 • 39 min
The Slowpokes fulfill a life-since-discovering-PAX-long dream, and record at episode at PAX! Since we love looking out for the little guy and standing up for Aussie Battlers, this episode will focus on our favourites of the PAX Indie Showcase! Paperbark…
ep21 - Wolfenstein The New Order
Oct 22, 2017 • 74 min
The Slowpokes have a serious discussion about Wolfenstein's take on the holocaust, and the game's depiction of the Nazi regime. Is it possible to "make fun from" history so dark? What responsibility of factual accuracy does a game like this have? Is the…
FastCast - Twitter Talks and Progressive Directions
Oct 15, 2017 • 48 min
The Slowpokes discuss recent revelations in games and twitter, and get predictably progressive about it. We talk IGN's acquisition of Humble, Kerbal Space Program's review bombing, Jim Sterling and the purpose of game reviews, and the recent Games…
ep20 - Shadow of Mordor
Oct 8, 2017 • 68 min
Nasty orcses, precious! It’s time for the Slowpokes to not-simply-walk into Shadow of Mordor! Will the infamous Nemesis System live up to the hype? Will we revel in familiar faces from Peter Jackson’s beloved film trilogy? Will the game have any level of…
FastCast - Giveaways and Horse Bollocks
Oct 1, 2017 • 42 min
The Slowpokes take the next step towards capitalist sublimation with their first social media giveaway! Listen for details on how to win a copy of Shadow of War or Shadow of Mordor! The Slowpokes also talk about how Assassin's Creed is like the Magic…
ep19 - Beyond Good and Evil
Sep 24, 2017 • 54 min
It's time for a game held dear by many, Beyond Good and Evil! Use your photojournalism skills to uncover a conspiracy that goes right to the very top! Tell your fat pig friend to activate his fart-powered rocket boots! Will this legendary 14-year-old…
FastCast - Whining, dining, and solving crime(ing)
Sep 17, 2017 • 43 min
The Slowpokes start on a low note discussing some examples of shitty behaviour in the gaming community, but things pick up with John Wick discussions, excitement about cooking games, the LA Noire remaster and, of course, newly announced ports for the…
ep18 - Oxenfree
Sep 10, 2017 • 56 min
Tune in your AM/FM radios, it's time for another Slowpokes Spooktacular with the indie-horror Oxenfree! Join the Slowpokes as they join a group of teenagers exploring a deserted island in the dead of night. What could possibly go wrong? Find the Slowpokes…
FastCast - Makin’ Movies Outta Games
Sep 3, 2017 • 55 min
In a truly momentous episode, the Slowpokes answer their first listener question! What games would translate well to the big/small screen? They also talk about recently announced indie games for the Switch, SNES classic preorders, Before the Storm and…
ep17 - Metal Gear Solid V
Aug 27, 2017 • 86 min
The Slowpokes are falling back into old habits with this twenty-five-minute-over-length discussion on Metal Gear Solid V! Join them as they dive into one of John's favourite series, and unpack the surprisingly-deep and the weirdly-sexual. Just remember:…
FastCast - John got a sick
Aug 23, 2017 • 45 min
It might be late, but that doesn't stop it being a FastCast! This weeks the Slowpokes talk screen with Defenders impressions, the standalone Obi-Wan movie, and Flashpoint speculations. We even get around to some games news with the success of Hellblade…
ep16 - The Unfinished Swan
Aug 13, 2017 • 50 min
Feel like spatting some paint around and wrecking up the place? Nope, not Splatoon, it's the minimalist indie darling, The Unfinished Swan! Join the Slowpokes for a tight 50 minutes as they discuss themes of legacy, loss, and how terrifying clowns are.…
FastCast - Stephen King makes bad movies
Aug 6, 2017 • 37 min
In this episode of the FastCast, David spends too long gushing about Pyre, and John talks Stephen King as Dark Tower reviews start coming in. The Slowpokes also talk LARPing, Player Unknown's Battlegrounds, Pokemon Go Fest, Nintendo sales figures and Dan…
ep15 - Invisible Inc
Jul 31, 2017 • 60 min
It's time to get sneaky - but only one at a time - with Invisible Inc! Join the Slowpokes as they discuss this turn-based, stealth-based, grid-based genre mashup! Will John be able to temper his enthusiasm for one of his favourite games? Will David be…
FastCast - Twitter rage and magic cops
Jul 23, 2017 • 38 min
In this week's FastCast, John and David talk twitter rage over the 13th Doctor, the Unity Engine, and Ed Sheeran's cameo in Game of Thrones. Things get less flame-y as they talk Netflix with Bright and Stranger Things. Links we mentioned this episode: CGP…
Ep14 - Pony Island & Superhot
Jul 16, 2017 • 57 min
That's right, a double-dose of Slowpokes goodness! This week we cover two whole games: Superhot and Pony Island! These indie titles come at similar topics from vastly different angles, and pack a massive punch for their modest size. Time for some pony…
FastCast - Uncle Ben likes speedrunning
Jul 9, 2017 • 34 min
We talk Spider-Man spoiler-free, mainly because we haven't seen it yet! We also talk Games Done Quick and our enthusiasm for speed running, and some upcoming games that pique our interest.
Ep13 - Until Dawn
Jul 2, 2017 • 54 min
And just like that, season two commences! The Slowpokes sit down to enjoy some of that classic teen-horror-flick vibe with Until Dawn! Want to hear how spooked the Slowpokes get in real time? Head to our YouTube page to check out our Until Dawn let's…
Fast Cast - Han Solo and Steam Sales
Jun 25, 2017 • 38 min
That's right, a spangly new name to better market our series of products! Listen to how dynamic that is! I feel like Don Draper! In this episode, The Slowpokes discuss the Steam-sale anxiety, the director change for the Han Solo movie, and that…
Offweek - 19/06/2017
Jun 18, 2017 • 46 min
Here it is, the obligatory E3 episode! Witness as The Slowpokes cram as many topics as they can into a reasonably-lengthed episode! Hear David fight back the tears as John implies they won't play A Way Out together! Were there any E3 topics we missed? Hit…
Offweek - 12/06/2017
Jun 11, 2017 • 31 min
What’s this? An unexpected podcast? That’s right! The Slowpokes Podcast is now trialling a weekly show! The Slowpokes (like life) are coming at you fast with an up-to-date, unscripted, half-hour-long ramblecast! Listen to John and David discuss whatever…
Ep12 - Tales from the Borderlands
Jun 4, 2017 • 76 min
Episode twelve! The Slowpokes have reached the arbitrary end point of our first season, and we couldn't be happier! What better way to mark it than with one of Telltale's licensed comedy experiences, and one of David's favourite games!? Jump into your…
Ep11 - Alan Wake
May 21, 2017 • 66 min
When the Slowpokes started this podcasting endeavour, they knew there would be challenges. What they didn't account for, though, was their friendship being put through the ultimate test of having differing opinions on a video game. Join the Slowpokes as…
Ep10 - This War of Mine
May 7, 2017 • 64 min
This War of Mine is a game with an incredible premise: to explore the experience of civilians caught in a war through the mechanical conventions of a rouguelike. That's intense stuff. Does it work? Is that monstrous subject matter effectively explored? Is…
Ep09 - DOOM
Apr 23, 2017 • 77 min
We here at The Slowpokes try to choose the games we cover based on their narrative complexity and though-provoking themes. Games that make us question who we are, or what our place in the world is. For example, are we a giant green space marine? Also, are…
Ep08 - Soma
Apr 9, 2017 • 78 min
You know what's awesome? Sci-fi. You know what's not-as-awesome? BEING TERRIFIED OF MONSTERS. Apparently, though, mixing these things together makes for one of the most lauded horror games in the last decade. Get ready to hear The Slowpokes pretend to…
Ep07 - Mass Effect
Mar 26, 2017 • 82 min
With the recent release of Mass Effect: Andromeda, the Slowpokes decided to jump back to 2007 and see how this whole homoerotic, extraterrestrial smut-fest began. Listen to David grapple with his mortality as he realises one of his favourite series'…
Ep06 - Beginners Guide
Mar 12, 2017 • 60 min
Do you folks like art? Do you like art about art? Do you like games that are art? Do you like art-games about games-art? So do the Slowpokes! Join us as we fumble our way through the delightful labyrinth that is The Beginner's Guide!
Bonus - Logan
Mar 7, 2017 • 31 min
What's that? A delicious helping of movie BONUS??? In this half-sized episode, the Slowpokes are changing gear at coming at you fast with a Hot Take of Logan! Listen as John tries to temper David's enthusiasm for Australia's favourite sing-and-dance-man,…
Ep05 - The Last of Us
Feb 26, 2017 • 92 min
In episode five, the Slowpokes cast themselves back to the halcyon days of 2013, when Macklemore had just released Thrift Shop and the Fast and Furious stopped taking itself seriously. Back in this ancient era, PS's only came in threes, and a company best…
Ep04 - Undertale
Feb 12, 2017 • 66 min
The Slowpokes find themselves in the mysterious world of the Underground. How will they navigate this strange and adorable world? Will they be kind or cruel? Will they be hugboys or thugboys? You'll have to listen to find out: It's Undertale!
Ep02 - Life is Strange
Jan 28, 2017 • 78 min
In their second episode, our intrepid adventurers embrace their inner teenagers. Will they be able to tell their crush that they, like, like like them? Pack up your analogue cameras and acoustic guitars, we're off to time-travelling hipster school in Life…
Ep03 - Bloodborne
Jan 28, 2017 • 55 min
In episode three, The Slowpokes make their first foray into the strange world of consoledom. Will they be able to overcome the dark world of Yharnam to beat up all the boss beasts? Will they git gud??? No. No they won't. It's Bloodborne!
Ep01 - The Witcher 3
Jan 11, 2017 • 69 min
In their debut episode, The Slowpokes bite of much more than they can chew. Gwent, gold and griffins; it's time for those dark-fantasy delights as we dive into The Witcher 3!