LGR 2016: Episode 26 - Ballyhoo! Fables - Vol. 1 (Legends in Exile)

August 21, 2016

Welcome again to LGR Ballyhoo! Our spin-off series where we look at other forms of media connected to gaming properties. Put on your reading glasses and join Lee, Mark, Andy and Adam, as we follow-up on our recent enjoyment of TellTale’s THE WOLF AMONG US by reading the first volume of ‘Fables’: the comic book series written by Bill Willingham and published by Vertigo.

WARNING: The discussion on this episode covers the entire five-issue story arc of Fables: Volume One (Legends in Exile) and will touch on many key plot details. So beware spoilers when listening and when reading the notes below.

The Fables comic book series was first published in July 2002 and finished its current run in July 2015 spanning 150 issues. In this first volume we step into a strange but familiar world: the ordinary human life of contemporary New York shares an unknown parallel existence with the characters of fantasy and fairytale. Driven from their homelands by an enemy known as ‘The Adversary’, Snow White, Bigby Wolf, Bluebeard, Prince Charming, Beauty and the Beast plus many more ‘fables’ have established a secret community known as Fabletown.

However, instead of living happily ever after turmoil comes to Fabletown when Snow’s sister, Rose Red, is feared to be the victim of foul play. Who Killed Rose Red? That’s the question Sheriff Bigby (and our seasoned team of LGR amateur sleuths) investigate to uncover the truth at the heart of this fantastical mystery.

The Lapsed Gamer Radio Team created this episode.Edited by Cevin Moore, with music and audio selections by Cevin Moore and the LGR Team.

Original LGR themes, FX and music cues created and composed by Cevin Moore.

Music and audio sampled in this episode comes from the original soundtracks of "Tale Of Tales" by Alexandre Desplat and "The Wolf Among Us" by Jared Emerson-Johnson. Also "School At Night" by Goblin, "Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf?" by Henry Hall and "Tosh" (Mosh) by Fluke.

For more details about this episode, including any links to relevant material, full music usage listings and notes, as well as our full contact information and where to go for additional LGR content - please visit our blog: http://lapsedgamerradio.blogspot.co.uk/


You can stream or directly download our episodes via our Podbean homepage: http://lapsedgamerradio.podbean.com/ and if you’re enjoying our content, please subscribe to Lapsed Gamer Radio on iTunes. All reviews are most welcome and appreciated in order to allow our little community to thrive.

Remember: Our ongoing game codes giveaway can be found here (enter your email or Twitter next to the game you would like): https://drive.google.com/open?id=1HTHbVerYJ2PF1gTcDMmBL24HeuIrN67896Ncn3R_1l4

As always, thank you for listening.

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LGR 2016: Episode 25 - Lapsed News XVII

August 11, 2016

Joining Mark, the regular man behind the mic, on this bumper package of an episode are the LGR stalwarts Stuart Cullen and Stuart Neill, and from across the pond, special guest Dr. Lorin Grieve from the Year Of Steam podcast. Very weighty listener questions are addressed by the team with the usual levels of insight and bewilderment.

With the quest to find out if Aliens: Colonial Marines is the worst video game in history now in full swing, and the usual glance at the news, Stuart Neill finds the most intriguing Lunch Hour Game Of The Week...


LGR still have a few free games to give away and the doc can be found at:


https://drive.google.com/open?id=1HTHbVerYJ2PF1gTcDMmBL24HeuIrN67896Ncn3R_1l4


The Lapsed Gamer Radio Team created this episode and it was edited by Mark Hamer


Original LGR themes, FX and music cues created and composed by Cevin Moore.


For more details about this episode, including any links to relevant material, full music usage listings and notes, as well as our full contact information and where to go for additional LGR content visit lapsedgamer.com


You can stream or directly download our episodes via our Podbean homepage: http://lapsedgamerradio.podbean.com/ and if you’re enjoying our content, please subscribe to Lapsed Gamer Radio on iTunes. All reviews are most welcome and appreciated in order to allow our little community to thrive.


We at LGR love our games, so it’s been a blast and as always, thank you for listening.

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LGR 2016: Episode 24 - Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

August 5, 2016

... Not the Lapsed Gamer Radio crew!


Welcome back to another LGR PlayList episode. Under investigation this time is TellTale’s THE WOLF AMONG US, so please join the residents of Fabletown and have a howling good time with our wolfpack Sheriff, Lee, and his lycanthrope deputies Cev, Mark, Andy, Ali ‘Corn Wolf’ and Stuart ‘Furry’ Cullen.

WARNING: The discussion on this episode covers the entire game and includes many key plot details. So beware spoilers when listening and when reading the notes below.

Following the critical and popular success of their first graphic narrative adventure game THE WALKING DEAD, TellTale games developed and published THE WOLF AMONG US inspired by the Fables comic book series by Bill Willingham. As has become their trademark, these episodic TellTale game series modernise the LucasArts point and click adventure games of old, foregrounding story, character interaction and player choices over intricate puzzle-based gameplay. Albeit with sporadic action-oriented, quick time events.

In this tale, the player takes on the role of Bigby Wolf, formerly the Big Bad Wolf, the Sheriff of Fabletown, a hidden community of fairy tale characters located in 1980s New York City. After the shocking murder of a young woman, the safety of this clandestine populace is put at risk and Bigby Wolf soon finds that vice, corruption and civil unrest are the bedfellows of bloodshed.

The first episode was originally released in October, 2013 with the remaining four instalments following in 2014. THE WOLF AMONG US is now readily available across multiple platforms, to be played in its entirety, so how does this adventure rank among the TellTale canon and is this a mystery worth investing the time to solve? Stay tuned to find out.

The Lapsed Gamer Radio Team created this episode. Edited by Cevin Moore, with music and audio selections by Cevin Moore.


Original LGR themes, FX and music cues created and composed by Cevin Moore. Other music and audio sampled in this episode is from the original soundtrack from THE WOLF AMONG US composed by Jared Emerson-Johnson.

For more details about this episode, including any links to relevant material, full music usage listings and notes, as well as our full contact information and where to go for additional LGR content - please visit our blog: http://lapsedgamerradio.blogspot.co.uk/


You can stream or directly download our episodes via our Podbean homepage: http://lapsedgamerradio.podbean.com/ and if you’re enjoying our content, please subscribe to Lapsed Gamer Radio on iTunes. All reviews are most welcome and appreciated in order to allow our little community to thrive.

Remember: Our ongoing game codes giveaway can be found here (enter your email or Twitter next to the game you would like): https://drive.google.com/open?id=1HTHbVerYJ2PF1gTcDMmBL24HeuIrN67896Ncn3R_1l4

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LGR 2016: Episode 23 - Mini Systems for Mini Gamers

July 31, 2016

Hello all and welcome to the latest episode of Lapsed Gamer Radio. On this show Lee, Cev, Stuart and Adam sit down and discuss the prospect of ideal first handheld systems for our children. Many of the LGR team are gamer dads and a large part of our experience of the hobby of videogames is now very much through the lens of a children’s eyes. We also spend some time discussing the recently announced Mini-Nintendo Entertainment System as that could well be a youngster’s intro to games if their parents are of a certain age.


LGR still have a few free games to give away and the doc can be found at:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1HTHbVerYJ2PF1gTcDMmBL24HeuIrN67896Ncn3R_1l4

The Lapsed Gamer Radio Team created this episode. Edited by Stuart Neill

Original LGR themes, FX and music cues created and composed by Cevin Moore.

For more details about this episode, including any links to relevant material, full music usage listings and notes, as well as our full contact information and where to go for additional LGR content - please visit our blog: http://lapsedgamerradio.blogspot.co.uk/

You can stream or directly download our episodes via our Podbean homepage: http://lapsedgamerradio.podbean.com/ and if you’re enjoying our content, please subscribe to Lapsed Gamer Radio on iTunes. All reviews are most welcome and appreciated in order to allow our little community to thrive.

As always, thank you for listening.


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LGR 2016: Episode 22 - Lapsed News XVI

July 24, 2016

It's Britain’s week of summer, and everyone is out getting in touch with nature thanks to Pokémon GO and baking temperatures... That’s everyone except Mark, Andy & Ali who've managed to con Andy Brown of the mighty Codec Call podcast into joining the chat about what's floating their boats and what's happening in the gaming news just lately.

LGR still have a few free games to give away and the doc can be found at:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1HTHbVerYJ2PF1gTcDMmBL24HeuIrN67896Ncn3R_1l4

The Lapsed Gamer Radio Team created this episode and it was edited by Mark Hamer


Original LGR themes, FX and music cues created and composed by Cevin Moore.

For more details about this episode, including any links to relevant material, full music usage listings and notes, as well as our full contact information and where to go for additional LGR content visit lapsedgamer.com

You can stream or directly download our episodes via our Podbean homepage: http://lapsedgamerradio.podbean.com/ and if you’re enjoying our content, please subscribe to Lapsed Gamer Radio on iTunes. All reviews are most welcome and appreciated in order to allow our little community to thrive.

We at LGR love our games,Haribo and Red Bull, so it’s been a blast and as always, thank you for listening.

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LGR 2016: Extrasode #5 - Go Catch ‘Em All

July 20, 2016

As a little surprise extrasode this week, the vastly more experienced trainer Ali is joined by relative noobs Mark and Cev for an impromptu chat about Pokéstuff and the unprecedented worldwide phenomenon of Pokémon GO.

LGR still have a few free games to give away and the doc can be found at:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1HTHbVerYJ2PF1gTcDMmBL24HeuIrN67896Ncn3R_1l4

The Lapsed Gamer Radio Team created this episode and it was edited by Cevin Moore

Original LGR themes, FX and music cues created and composed by Cevin Moore.

For more details about this episode, including any links to relevant material, full music usage listings and notes, as well as our full contact information and where to go for additional LGR content visit lapsedgamer.com

You can stream or directly download our episodes via our Podbean homepage: http://lapsedgamerradio.podbean.com/ and if you’re enjoying our content, please subscribe to Lapsed Gamer Radio on iTunes. All reviews are most welcome and appreciated in order to allow our little community to thrive.

We love our games, so it’s a blast and as always, thank you for listening.

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LGR 2016: Episode 21 - The Golden Selection

July 17, 2016

WARNING! This episode is spoilerific!

With all the fuss about the release of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and the recent Ballyhoo! Episode on Uncharted: The Fourth Labyrinth, what better time for LGR to take a peek at the oft overlooked chapter Uncharted: The Golden Abyss than now?

Team stalwarts Mark and Andy go globetrotting with friend of the show Colm Sheridan of the Last Saved Loaded podcast joining them to get the lowdown on this 2007 PSVita exclusive launch release.

With all the ups and the downs, is this a woefully overlooked title or just woeful?

LGR still have a few free games to give away and the doc can be found at:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1HTHbVerYJ2PF1gTcDMmBL24HeuIrN67896Ncn3R_1l4

The Lapsed Gamer Radio Team created this episode and it was edited by Cevin Moore

Original LGR themes, FX and music cues created and composed and bruised by Cevin Moore.

For more details about this episode, including any links to relevant material, full music usage listings and notes, as well as our full contact information and where to go for additional LGR content visit lapsedgamer.com

You can stream or directly download our episodes via our Podbean homepage: http://lapsedgamerradio.podbean.com/ and if you’re enjoying our content, please subscribe to Lapsed Gamer Radio on iTunes. All reviews are most welcome and appreciated in order to allow our little community to thrive.

We love our games, so it’s a blast and as always, thank you for listening.

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LGR 2016: Episode 20 - Lapsed News XV

July 9, 2016

Hello all and welcome to the latest episode of Lapsed Gamer Radio. Mark and Cev are joined by regular listener and friend of the show Andy 'The Power' Palmer and together the trio tackle some truly tricky listener questions with the usual informed balance and logic before they catch up on what’s grabbed their attention in the world of games this week.

LGR still have a few free games to give away and the doc can be found at:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1HTHbVerYJ2PF1gTcDMmBL24HeuIrN67896Ncn3R_1l4

The Lapsed Gamer Radio Team created this episode. Edited by Mark Hamer

Original LGR themes, FX and music cues created and composed by Cevin Moore.

For more details about this episode, including any links to relevant material, full music usage listings and notes, as well as our full contact information and where to go for additional LGR content - please visit our blog: http://lapsedgamerradio.blogspot.co.uk/

You can stream or directly download our episodes via our Podbean homepage: http://lapsedgamerradio.podbean.com/ and if you’re enjoying our content, please subscribe to Lapsed Gamer Radio on iTunes. All reviews are most welcome and appreciated in order to allow our little community to thrive.

As always, thank you for listening.


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LGR 2016: Episode 19 - Lapsed News XIV

July 5, 2016

Hello all and welcome to the latest episode of Lapsed Gamer Radio. This week, Mark and Cev are joined by two new crew members: professional gamer Stuart Cullen and prolific Youtuber Alistair ‘CornWolf’ Cornwall.


After a few weeks away from the regular news show, the gang catch up on what’s grabbed their attention in the world of games.

LGR still have a few free games to give away and the doc can be found at:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1HTHbVerYJ2PF1gTcDMmBL24HeuIrN67896Ncn3R_1l4

The Lapsed Gamer Radio Team created this episode. Edited by Cevin Moore

Original LGR themes, FX and music cues created and composed by Cevin Moore.

For more details about this episode, including any links to relevant material, full music usage listings and notes, as well as our full contact information and where to go for additional LGR content - please visit our blog: http://lapsedgamerradio.blogspot.co.uk/

You can stream or directly download our episodes via our Podbean homepage: http://lapsedgamerradio.podbean.com/ and if you’re enjoying our content, please subscribe to Lapsed Gamer Radio on iTunes. All reviews are most welcome and appreciated in order to allow our little community to thrive.

As always, thank you for listening.

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LGR 2016: Extrasode #4 - Lapsed Gamer Quiz (1st Edition)

July 3, 2016

Join our Quizmaster Adam as he baffles, boggles and belittles Cev, Lee, Andy, Stuart and Mark our merry quintet of Quiz Show Debutants in the 1st edition of the Lapsed Gamer Quiz!


Round 1: Play Your Carts Right

Round 2: Levels of Hell

Round 3: Name That Noise

Round 4: Stuff the Missus Says

Round 5: Gaming Countdown

To take part in Gaming Countdown try and figure out the following conundrums;

  1. Garlics Mansion

  2. Dwarf Goo

  3. A Swear Fog

We’d love to hear any feedback/ideas you may have about our quiz, any subjects you’d like us to cover or even ideas for rounds.

This episode was created by the Lapsed Gamer Radio Team. Questions prepared by Adam Ducker. Edited by Cevin Moore with music and FX samples chosen by all the hosts.

Original LGR themes, FX and music cues created and composed by Cevin Moore.



For more details about this episode, including any links to relevant material, full music usage listings and notes, as well as our full contact information and where to go for additional LGR content - please visit our blog: http://lapsedgamerradio.blogspot.co.uk/

You can stream or directly download our episodes via our Podbean homepage: http://lapsedgamerradio.podbean.com/ and if you’re enjoying our content, please subscribe to Lapsed Gamer Radio on iTunes. All reviews are most welcome and appreciated in order to allow our little community to thrive.


Come chat with us on Twitter @LapsedGamer and like our Lapsed Gamer Radio Page on FaceBook. Search for ‘Lapsed Gamer Radio’ on FaceBook and add yourself to the growing community in our brand new LGR FB Group. If you are on Steam add yourself to the Lapsed Gamer group there as well. Remember to check-out and subscribe to the ‘Lapsed Gamer’ channel on YouTube.

FREE Steam game codes: We still have a selection of free games to give away to our listeners and the open doc can be found at:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1HTHbVerYJ2PF1gTcDMmBL24HeuIrN67896Ncn3R_1l4 Take a look and put your name by any you fancy trying.

Thank you for listening and best of luck with your own efforts to pick up the controller and play!
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