#46 - THE GAME AWARDS: WINNERS AND LOSERS!

December 13, 2017

The lads return this week to review all the winners and losers from The Game Awards of 2017! If you missed last week’s show where we went through our votes for each award PLEASE go back and listen to that one first, otherwise you’ll miss the part where we bet the other person a Mother Energy Drink for whoever got the most picks right! Many of the winners were to be expected, especially the Game of the Year winner, and some were quite surprising. Several of the awards gave us pause, and we were left wondering why some received awards and others didn’t. But one think both Aaron and Jordan agree on is that it’s good that Destiny 2 didn’t win a single award (THROW ALL THE SALT AT US YOU LIKE, HATERS!). We also discuss a small portion of gaming news, and the lack of releases this week, including the release of the new PUBG map onto the test servers, the new DLC being released for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and the very needed and welcome changes to the Star Wars Battlefront 2 in-game economy and loot box controversy. If you’d like to support the show financially you can do so by clicking the donation button on our Twitch channel, or by subscribing through our Twitch affiliate program! If you’d like to support the show in other ways you can leave us an iTunes review as this helps us out immensely, or just share the show with your friends who might like to hear a bit of banter on a weekly basis. Also, consider joining our lively and ridiculous Discord for some good chats and heaps of laughs. Enjoy!

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#45 - WHO WILL WIN GAME OF THE YEAR?

December 7, 2017

The lads FINALLY return to a normal format for this episode after two weeks of reviews, and discuss the nominations for the Video Game Awards! We discuss which games have been nominated for Game of the Year, as well as Best Game Direction, Best Acting, and many many more! We give our verdict for each nomination and NEXT week we’re going to go through the winners and losers of each award and see who out of Jordan and Aaron is the BEST at picking a winner. We also discuss the week in game releases, which at this time of the year are few and far between, including Doom VFR, and the week in gaming news, including the release of the PUBG mobile game in China, the GTA San Andreas PUBG mod, and the announcement of more Final Fantasy XV DLC on the horizon! If you enjoy the show please share it with your friends, and give it a share on social media as that helps us out a lot! If you’d like to support the show we have a donation link on our Twitch page, and you can also Subscribe to us on Twitch which will give you access to our exclusive Subscriber Discord room, as well as our radical emotes! Thank you all for listening and being a part of our quickly growing community; we couldn’t do this without all of your help! Enjoy!

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#44 - STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT 2: DOES IT SUCK?

November 29, 2017

If this isn’t the most controversial release in the history of gaming then I don’t know what is! This week Jordan gives an in-depth review of Star Wars Battlefront 2, as him and 3 other guys were the only people in the world who picked this game up! The lads give their views on the current state of the game, including the recent update to temporarily remove microtransactions, and weigh up the potential (or lack thereof) of this triple-A release from DICE and EA. Jordan rates each section of the game, including the story, gameplay, sound and music, graphics, and replayability, to score it as accurately as possible. It is unfortunate as big Star Wars fans to see how this game has been received by the community, so is the response warranted or is it blown out of proportion? Listen and find out! We also run through the new releases for this week (guess what, there’s F*CK ALL!) and discuss what we’ve been playing and streaming for our community. Speaking of community, if you’d like to hang out with like minded gamers, both casual and hardcore alike, then jump in our Discord where our chat is always full of witty banter and bad jokes! If you’d like to support the show and contribute financially you can subscribe to us on Twitch to get access to our emotes, or you can donate through the link on our Twitch page through the link below. We only ask that you consider sharing the show with your friends through social media or word-of-mouth, but anything you can give goes above and beyond to help out our growing production, and is just downright legendary! Enjoy!

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#43 - SOUTH PARK THE FRACTURED BUT WHOLE REVIEW

November 22, 2017

The lads are back and this week we were restricted to the confines of Aaron’s tiny gaming room to record the show, rather than the lovely studio we’re normally in. But it makes for a fun show, with a few noises and interruptions from mini-Aaron, and a hell of a lot of people in chat! This week Aaron reviews the latest release from Obsidian: South Park The Fractured But Whole! To score it fairly Aaron addresses the story, the gameplay, the art direction and graphics, the sound and music, and its replayability, and then combines these for an average. Did he love it? Did he hate it? Is this the successor to The Stick of Truth that we’ve been waiting for? Watch and find out! We also discuss Jordan’s feelings on Star Wars Battlefront 2 after a day’s play, and discuss Jordan’s chicken dinner on his first game of PUBG in ages for Tales from the Battlegrounds. Next week we’re returning with two weeks of news and new games as we wanted to commit the whole episode to the review, so drop in next week for our regularly scheduled format! Enjoy!

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#42 - THE XBOX DEFENCE!

November 15, 2017

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Oh boy, we’re bound to hear about THIS ONE in the comments! This week we’re joined by our close friend Colin to discuss his recent purchase of his Xbox One X, and discuss with us its pros and cons to see if it is the machine to bring the Xbox to its former (360-era) glory! We discuss the hardware capabilities, the current OS it supports, the games supported by 4K resolution, and the future of the games and the machine in general. Please try to remember that these are just games and consoles, and none of this really matters (it’s just entertainment!) so try not to be too salty. We all just want what’s best for games in general, and we hope that Microsoft has done the right thing by their consumers! We also discuss the week in gaming news as usual, and the weekly releases! This includes the release of the new Frozen Wilds expansion for Horizon Zero Dawn, the announcement of a new Lineage game, Ubisoft attempting to GIVE AWAY Watch Dogs because no one wants to touch it with a ten foot pole, the Overwatch League team announcements, and much more! If you’d like to watch us live on Twitch give the channel a follow through the link below and be sure to tune in at 10:30AM AEST to chat with us about your week of gaming madness! If you’d like to support the show you can do so through the donation link on our Twitch page, or better yet, why not become a subscriber? You’ll get access to our private channel on Discord and our newly approved emotes in Twitch chat, as well as go down in the annals of history as a real top bloke! Enjoy!

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#41 - PARIS GAMES WEEK WRAP-UP SHOW

November 9, 2017

Another week, another games-con! And this time it’s a big one! Aaron and Jordan run down the news from Paris Games Week and everything that was announced there! It seems like it was a big convention for Playstation, and this week it was trailer-time for some of the biggest releases of 2017 and 2018! They discuss the new trailers for the stylish stealth samurai games Ghosts of Tsushima, the new release from Suckerpunch Games (makers of Infamous), the new Detroit: Become Human trailer from the creators of Heavy Rain, The Last of Us Part 2 trailer, and many more! Watch and find out what we think of each of these exclusives and how they measure up to our expectations of the publisher. We also discuss the week in gaming news, and the new releases, including the much anticipated release of Call of Duty: World War 2 and how it’s fairing with the critics and players so far.

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#40 - THE SPOOKY HALLOWEEN SPECIAL!

November 2, 2017

Aaron and Jordan return for a spooky special this week where they discuss their favourite scary games to celebrate Halloween! They discuss all of the horror/thriller games they’ve played (spoiler alert: it’s not many!) and which of them are their favourites. They also discuss what makes a great scary game and just have a good old chin wag about horror games and their future! So get your candy ready for this episode because we only get to do this once a year! …..BOOOOO!

Aaron and Jordan also discuss the week in gaming news, including the large list of Xbox Original games ported to the Xbox One (YAY! KOTOR!), the banning of over 400 accounts on Destiny 2’s PC edition just after launch, and the sad sad (sad) end to the Xbox Kinect. They also list the new releases for the week, and there were HEAPS, including: South Park The Fractured But Whole, Destiny 2 for PC and Assassin’s Creed: Origins!

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#39 - TWITCH VS. YOUTUBE!

October 24, 2017

The two biggest streaming platforms go toe-to-toe this week on the No Objective Gaming Podcast! Aaron and Jordan delve into the differences between the two platforms and their experience with each as content creators and consumers. They discuss the current issues surrounding YouTube advertising and the effect this has had on content creation, and the future of the once flawless platform! Is Twitch the superior platform? Is it able to surpass YouTube for gaming content as well as live streaming? Only time will tell (MGSV had SUCH a good soundtrack!) whether the current issues with YouTube will pay off for the Amazon-owned enterprise…

We also discuss the week in news and new gaming releases, including the release of South Park: The Fractured But Whole, the controversy surrounding the new loot box inquiry being undertaken by the UK government, the sexual harassment claims against Naughty Dog by a former employee, the man who stole a box of copies of COD WW2 and sold them on eBay, the ratings controversy surrounding COD WW2 and the content that was removed from it, and much more! If you enjoy the show you can support it simply by sharing it on social media or letting your gamer mates know about us. We are now affiliated on Twitch, so you can subscribe on a monthly plan to support the show if you wish but this isn’t necessary if you can’t afford it. We just want you to hang out with us LIVE on Twitch where we stream 6 out of 7 days of the week! So jump in our chat, follow the channel and have fun with us while we play our favourite games live for you! The podcast can also be streamed live every Saturday morning at 10:30AM AEST through Twitch, and you can also chat with us and be a part of the podcast community of live viewers who chat with us on the regular! Enjoy!

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#38 - IS PAY-TO-WIN THE FUTURE OF GAMING?

October 18, 2017

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The lads from No Objective Gaming are jumping on the Loot Box hype train this week and discuss the seemingly new feature to Triple-A titles: PAY-TO-WIN! We say seemingly, however we discuss the systems that have been in place for several years within the FIFA, Madden and NHL games that apply this system to great effect (financially). Aaron and Jordan run through the currently discussed Star Wars Battlefront 2 loot box system, and the other culprit, Middle Earth: Shadow of War’s ranked game mode and loot box system and give their thoughts on the implications that this has for gaming as a whole. Is this a bad omen of things to come from money-hungry publishers, or is it just a phase? Is a boycott of these games a solution to this problem? Is this system acceptable when these games are not “free to play”? All of that and more on that topic on this week’s episode! We also discuss the week in gaming news, and the release of Middle Earth: Shadow of War and The Evil Within 2 to consoles and PC. If you enjoy this podcast please feel free to support the show simply by sharing it on social media! It’s all we ask and it helps grow our community that much bigger so gamers like you can meet like-minded people to jump online with and watch the hours pass by! So join our Discord server and get chatting! If you’d like to subscribe to the show on Twitch and support the show financially the link can be found on our Twitch page (link below) and all forms of support our welcome and greatly appreciated. Your listenership means the world to us, and we hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did producing it for you!

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#37 - EB EXPO WRAP-UP SHOW!

October 11, 2017

This weekend the lads went to EB EXPO at the Gold Coast Convention Centre and BOY did they see and do some cool stuff! Aaron and Jordan discuss their trip to this massive event, including the huge amount of games they experienced, the people they met and saw wandering around, and the massive amount of stuff to watch and purchase! With games like Wolfenstein 2, Assassins Creed: Origins, South Park: The Fractured But Whole, Ashes Cricket (HOWZAT!), Mario Odyssey, Middle Earth: Shadow of War, Nino Kuni 2, Gran Turismo Sport, and many more you KNOW that the guys have a lot to talk about. We have some great footage of the gang playing many of these games and just being idiots at what turned out to be an awesome day. Big thanks to our mate Fraser for coming along with us and joining in on some Overwatch fun at the OMEN by HP booth! We also discuss the week in gaming news, including Jordan’s thoughts on the Star Wars Battlefront 2 beta, the server issues being addressed by Bluehole (the creators of PUBG), and Ubisoft wanting your farts! As a side note, we have now been affiliated on Twitch, so if you’d like to support the show by subscribing we’d be eternally grateful! We do this because of your listenership/viewership and the fun we get out of talking to all of you as we grow our community, so all we ask is that you share the show with your friends on social media or via word-of-mouth. Enjoy!

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