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Good Game

Season 8 2012
TV-PG

  • 2012-02-14T10:30:00+01:00 on ABC2
  • 30 mins
  • 21 hours, 30 mins (43 episodes)
  • Australia
  • English
  • Documentary, News, Comedy, Special Interest

Good Game is a show by gamers for gamers. Each week it will be jam-packed with the latest gaming news and events, top gaming tips, reviews and interviews with game developers and the people behind the scenes.

Hosted by Bajo and Hex, Good Game is filmed in the Den of Gaming; a gamers' paradise fitted out with just about every gaming device ever invented and complemented by a huge plasma screen.

43 episodes

8x01 Episode 01

  • Season Premiere

    2012-02-14T10:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Bajo and Hex return from their summer of gaming to bring you two big reviews: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning and Star Wars: The Old Republic...

Feature Story: Breaking Street Dates
Just about every big release last year broke street date, but this isn't a worldwide phenomenon. Our field reporter Goose explores this Aussie case...

My First Love: Sean Bean
We asked Sean Bean, producer of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, about his first gaming love...

8x02 Episode 02

  • 2012-02-21T10:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Bajo and Hex are back with reviews of Catherine, The Darkness II and Uncharted: Golden Abyss...

My First Hero
We asked Seth Killian, Community Manager on Street Fighter X Tekken, about his first gaming hero...

Backwards Compatible: Handheld Gaming
Hand-held gaming has come a long way...but how exactly DID it get this good?

8x03 Episode 03

  • 2012-02-28T10:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Bajo and Hex are back with reviews of Resident Evil: Revelations, Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Dear Esther.

My Gaming Hero: Jonathan Lim
We asked Jonathan Lim, Producer of Prototype 2, about his first gaming hero...

Feature Story: Game Hacks
There’s nothing like dominating a server and seeing your name high on a scoreboard, It’s a large part of what keeps us in the game!
But some gamers don’t always play by the rules...

8x04 Episode 04

  • 2012-03-06T10:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Bajo and Hex are back with reviews of Alan Wake's American Nightmare and I Am Alive... Guest reviewer, Dave Callan checks out SoulCalibur V... and Goose gets his groove on at BlipFest...

Feature Story: Blip Fest
Blip Festival has been showcasing the talent of chipmusic artists around the world since 2006... But has recently been held in Australia for the first time....and Goose was there too...

8x05 Episode 05

  • 2012-03-13T10:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Bajo and Hex return with reviews of Twisted Metal and Mass Effect 3...

My Gaming Hero: Gabe Amantangelo
We asked Gabe Amantangelo, Lead PvP Designer for Star Wars: The Old Republic, about his gaming hero...

Backwards Compatible: Game Save Files
It’s easy to forget that not so very long ago, game save files didn’t exist...

8x06 Episode 06

  • 2012-03-20T10:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Bajo and Hex are back with reviews of Journey and Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City.

Backwards Compatible: Resident Evil
Resident Evil is the granddaddy of survival horror games. And it’s been scaring our pants off for 16 years...

Gratis Gaming: Draw Something
Being a gamer isn't cheap, in fact it can be quite expensive. So with that in mind we'd thought we'd show you some of the latest games that are super rad but won't cost you a cent!

8x07 Episode 07

  • 2012-03-27T11:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Bajo and Hex return with reviews of Silent Hill: Downpour, The Last Story and the free to play Tribes Ascend...

Feature Story: Cyber Bullying
As gamers we're used to communicating with each other online... Sometimes though, tools that should be used to bring us closer together, do exactly the opposite...

8x08 Episode 08

  • 2012-04-03T12:00:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Bajo and Hex are back with reviews of Asura's Wrath and Ninja Gaiden 3. Also, to celebrate the 15th birthday of the Nintendo 64, Goosemangus goes backwards compatible...

Gratis Gaming: Guild Wars 2 Beta
Guild Wars 2 is one of the bigger MMO's coming out this year and the beta has been and gone, but we've had a play and it's doing some very interesting things...

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City Follow Up
A few weeks ago we reviewed Resident Evil Raccoon City but didn't want to score it without testing online. We've now done that...

8x09 Episode 09

  • 2012-04-10T12:00:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Bajo and Hex are back with reviews of Armoured Core 5 and Sine Mora. The team are also joined by guest reviewer, Dave Callan, who checks out Just Dance: Best Of...

Gratis Gaming: Beneath a Steel Sky
Beneath a Steel Sky is considered one of the greatest point and clicks ever made. It was officially made Freeware in 2003 by Revolution software...

My First Gaming Gig: Seth Olshfski
We spoke to Seth Olshfski of The Darkness II about his first gig in the video gaming industry...

8x10 Episode 10 - Arcade Special

  • 2012-04-17T12:00:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Welcome to a very special episode of Good Game, where we get a little bit retro with our tribute to the Video Game Arcade...

Big Buck Hunter, Dead Heat, Air Hockey, Time Crisis 4, Basketball, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Guitar...

Backwards Compatible: Arcades
Arcade games have helped to define genres we still play to this day. Let’s go with Goose on a journey back to where it all began...

Feature Story: Arcade Collector
We met up with arcade collector and restorer, Joel Hopkins, who was kind enough to show us his astounding home arcade...

8x11 Episode 11

  • 2012-04-24T12:00:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Bajo Hex and Goose are back with reviews of Birds of Steel, Kinect Star Wars and Microsoft Flight...

Preview: WoW: Mists of Pandaria and TERA...

Gratis Gaming: Microsoft Flight
Our Gratis pick for this week is Microsoft Flight for PC, prepare for nonstop action!

8x12 Episode 12

  • 2012-05-01T12:00:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Reviews of:
Fez - Any 80s or 90s gamer will feel intense joy the moment they step into the retro world of mystery and puzzles that is Fez!

Pandora's Tower - is the stuff of fantasy legend from days of yore; a hero’s quest, a terrible curse, a maiden in peril and monsters to slay.

Risen 2: Dark Waters - You play a hero with no name who is faced with the unenviable task of defeating a bunch of otherworldly monsters called Titans...

Gratis Gaming: Realm of the Mad God - calls itself "the first co-op, fantasy, MMO, shooter".

8x13 Episode 13

  • 2012-05-08T12:00:00+02:00 — 30 mins
  • Gamer News
    Hex brings us the latest from the gaming news desk...

  • The Walking Dead
    From the modern masters of point and click gaming, Telltale games, comes The Walking Dead; an episodic adventure set in the same universe as the comic book series...

  • Loading... Tomb Raider
    A mini BC on the Tomb Raider series...

  • Kid Icarus: Uprising
    Do you like the idea of flying though space shooting eyeballs? If the answer is yes then this is the game you have been waiting for.

  • Prototype 2
    In Prototype 2 you take the role of James Heller; a former soldier looking to exact his revenge for the death of his family...

  • Retro Game Reveal and Goodbye
    Bajo and Hex say "farewell" for another week...

8x14 Episode 14

  • 2012-05-15T12:00:00+02:00 — 30 mins
  • Gamer News
    Bajo brings us the latest from the gaming news desk...

  • Legend of Grimrock
    In Legend of Grimrock the thrill lies in delving deeper and deeper through the levels of a dungeon, dodging traps, solving riddles, and defeating monsters.

  • Tiny Power
    We follow the story of a man on a quest to create the greatest game that ever was, is, or will be...

  • Deep Black
    In Deep Black you play a kind of deep-sea diving spy character who is dressed remarkably similar to Isaac Clarke from Dead Space.

  • Backwards Compatible: Water
    We go backwards compatible on water in video games...

  • Sniper Elite V2
    The sniper is the true ninja of the modern battlefield. He or she must be patient, methodical and most of all invisible!

  • Retro Game Reveal and Goodbye
    Bajo and Hex say "farewell" for another week...

8x15 Episode 15

  • 2012-05-22T12:00:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Bajo and Hex are back with reviews of Dragon's Dogma and Diablo III....

Dragon's Dogma
When a Dragon attacks your small fishing village you bravely take on the beast all by yourself, but he swats you like a fly, plucks your heart from your chest and eats it.

My Gaming Hero: Randy Pitchford
We ask the delightful Randy Pitchford of Gearbox Software about his gaming hero...

Diablo III
When it comes to crawling dungeons, no one crawls better than Blizzard. It’s been a VERY long time between clicks, but Diablo 3 is here...

8x16 Episode 16

  • 2012-05-29T12:00:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Bajo and Hex are back with reviews of Max Payne and Starhawk and Goose goes Backwards Compatible on prestigious developers, Rockstar.

Starhawk
Starhawk, the spiritual successor to Warhawk has arrived, featuring new characters, vehicles, sky battles, cool Firefly-esque space western locations and Tower Defense?

Backwards Compatible: Rockstar
If somebody mentions Rockstar Games, the first thing you’re probably going to think of is the Grand Theft Auto. But looking at the big picture, it’s clear they’ve REALLY made a name; creating gritty, mature games that let us explore our world like never before!

Max Payne 3
Max Payne 3 sets a high bar for the genre, in everything it does, and it's one of the most impressive shooters we have ever played.

8x17 Episode 17

  • 2012-06-05T12:00:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Preview - Counter Strike: Global Offensive
Bajo gives a short preview of Counter Strike: Global Offensive from his experiences with the Beta...

Feature Story: E3 Lead-Up
Goose talks to some of the industry's big names to find out what E3 means to them...

DiRT: Showdown
The great host of cars and soundtracks we've come to expect from the Dirt series are still here in fine arcade form...

DayZ
DayZ is the closest you'll get to a zombie survival MMO, and it's as much a survival horror game as it is a social experiment.

8x18 Episode 18

  • 2012-06-12T12:00:00+02:00 — 30 mins

This week Hex is joined by special guest host, Andrew "Bindi" Hansen to review Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier and the Half-Life one mod, Cry of Fear...

8x19 Episode 19 - E3 Special 2012

  • 2012-06-19T12:00:00+02:00 — 30 mins

In this special episode of Good Game, Bajo goes across the globe to bring us all the glitz and glam of one of the gaming industry's biggest events, the Electronic Entertainment Expo...

8x20 Episode 20

  • 2012-06-26T12:00:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Bajo and Hex are back with reviews of Game of Thrones and Lollipop Chainsaw and Goose checks out the latest updates in R18+ saga...

8x21 Episode 21

  • 2012-07-03T12:00:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Bajo and Hex are back with reviews of Quantum Conundrum and Gravity Rush. They also bring us all the info about the Australian Centre for the Moving Image's 'Game Masters' exhibition.

Preview: The Secret World
We jumped onto 'The Secret World' beta last weekend to find a zombie monster MMO in a modern setting...

8x22 Episode 22

  • 2012-07-10T12:00:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Bajo and Hex are back with reviews of The Amazing Spider-Man and Spec Ops: The Line...

The Amazing Spider-Man
With The Amazing Spiderman getting a reboot in the cinemas he obviously has to have video game to go with it. But is this actually amazing, or not so spectacular?

Spec Ops: The Line
Spec Ops is now in the hands of German developer Yager, and it's time for us to walk the line.

Feature Story: Tax Incentives
Our home-grown gaming studios have been struggling in recent years, with many forced to close their doors. Goose investigates a new government funding scheme that could provide a lifeline for the industry we love.

8x23 Episode 23

  • 2012-07-17T12:00:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Bajo and Hex are back with reviews of Spelunky and the Skyrim and Arkham City DLC...

Skyrim: Dawnguard and Harley Quinn's Revenge
Skyrim and Batman Arkham City, two of our favourite games from last year have had their first bits of DLC so we thought we'd take a look...

Heroes of Ruin
People have been calling this a portable Diablo, which may build up your expectations a little. This is to Diablo what Aubrey Wodonga is to New York. Nowhere near as amazing but certainly a lot more convenient...

Postcards from: The Death Star
The Death Star...it’s huge, round, deadly, and can always be fired when ready.

Spelunky
Spelunky has arrived on XBLA and it distils decades of 2D platforming into one seriously punishing package. It could be this year's Super Meat Boy.

8x24 Episode 24

  • 2012-07-24T12:00:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Bajo and Hex are back with reviews of Inversion and The Secret World...they also serve their time for last week's noobish mistake...

The latest game to put a spin on our perception of which way is up, is the 3rd person cover shooter, Inversion.

Developer Interview: Dean Hall
We asked Bohemia Interactive's Dean Hall about his amazingly successful ARMA II Mod, DayZ...

The Secret World
It's a tough time out there for MMOS, with little innovation. But Developer Funcom have made something very different from the norm...

8x25 Episode 25

  • 2012-07-31T12:00:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Bajo and Hex are back with reviews of Endless Space, Anna and Slender. Also, Goose takes us on a journey to City 17 and talks about the often frustrating scenario of having another person in the room when you're gaming...

8x26 Episode 26

  • 2012-08-07T12:00:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Bajo and Hex are back with reviews of Deadlight, Tiny and Big: Grandpa's Leftovers, Hero Academy and Blacklight: Retribution...

Feature Story: Delayed Gratification
Goose explores the game mechanic of delayed gratification...

8x27 Episode 27

  • 2012-08-14T12:00:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Bajo and Hex are back with reviews of Orcs Must Die! 2, Great Big War Game and Sleeping Dogs...

Backwards Compatible: THQ
Like many of the videogame heavyweights, THQ first dabbled in the toy business. But by the mid-90s what began as Toy Head Quarters, had evolved into videogame publisher we're familiar with...

8x28 Episode 28

  • 2012-08-21T12:00:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Bajo and Hex are back with reviews of Darksiders II, New Super Mario Bros. 2 and Thomas Was Alone...

Feature Story: IT Pricing in Australia
Goose takes a look at IT and video game pricing in Australia and how it compares to other nations...

8x29 Episode 29

  • 2012-08-28T12:00:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Bajo and Hex are back with reviews of Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, Dust: An Elysian Tail and Zineth...

8x30 Episode 30

  • 2012-09-04T12:00:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Bajo and Hex are up late in this special episode of Good Game but they manage to squeeze in reviews of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and The Expendables 2 before bed time...

The Expendables sounds like the perfect recipe for a coop video game shooter! And to tie in with the movie sequel, we now have just that...

Counter Strike is one of the most important shooters out there but it has been long overdue for an update, which brings us to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

8x31 Episode 31

  • 2012-09-11T12:00:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Bajo and Hex are back with reviews of Guild Wars 2, Papo and Yo and Nihilumbra...

In Nihilumbra you play a little inky blob who's escaped from the void into a new world...

Papo and Yo is an adventure platformer brought to us by new indie devs Minority...

For the first time after 8 years of World of Warcraft dominating the MMOS fantasy genre, it finally has a serious competitor with Guild Wars 2...

8x32 Episode 32

  • 2012-09-18T12:00:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Bajo and Hex are back with reviews of Thirty Flights of Loving, Gravity Bone, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and Borderlands 2...

It's time to crack our knuckles again throw down some fisticuffs in Tekken Tag Tournament 2...

We're back for more looting and shooting in Borderlands 2, and with it comes more diverse environments, even better guns and there's a even a half decent story to tie it all together...

Feature Story: Storytelling in Games
Once upon a time… There were videogames that didn’t even have stories, but over the decades we’ve seen the gaming medium really mature, and so too have the stories it’s able to tell...

Thirty Flights of Loving is the latest indie title offering to catch our eye recently...

8x33 Episode 33

  • 2012-09-25T12:00:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Bajo and Hex are back with reviews of Dead or Alive 5, Diaspora: Shattered Armistice and Rocksmith...

Dead or Alive 5
Ahh Dead or Alive, there are so many memorable characters. There's that ninja guy, and the wrestling guy... and don't forget girls with the big boobs, because they account for more than half the roster.

Postcards from... The Ishimura
Dead Space chooses mining station the USG Ishimura as its horror playground...

Diaspora: Shattered Armistice is a community-built mod made by BSG fans, and it's the first Battlestar games we've come across that has felt truly, frakking authentic...

Rocksmith
There was a day when five-button plastic guitars were an impressive foray into the rhythm game genre. But now, Rocksmith has upped the ante by letting you play on a REAL guitar.

8x34 Episode 34

  • 2012-10-02T12:00:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Bajo and Hex are review Resident Evil 6, the Half-Life one remake, Black Mesa and pit FIFA against PES for their 2013 releases...

Black Mesa
Eight long years in the making, Black Mesa is finally here, well most of it.

Hit & Miss: Need for Speed
We take a look at the hits and misses of the Need for Speed franchise...

Resident Evil 6 tries to freshen up the series with a more modern setting, some big ideas, and sadly that is also its downfall...

FIFA 13 vs. PES 2013
When it comes down to the annual showdown of the virtual football giants, we're right there. Yes, it's FIFA versus Pro Evolution Soccer!

8x35 Episode 35

  • 2012-10-09T11:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Bajo and Hex are back with reviews of NBA 2K13, Torchlight II and World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria...

8x36 Episode 36

  • 2012-10-16T11:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Bajo and Hex are back with reviews of Dishonored, Tokyo Jungle and Carrier Command: Gaea Mission while Goose looks at Bad Piggies, the latest game from the creators of Angry Birds...

8x37 Episode 37

  • 2012-10-23T11:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Bajo and Hex are back with reviews of Fable: The Journey, Forza Horizon and War of the Roses while Goose checks out XCOM: Enemy Unknown...

8x38 Episode 38

  • 2012-10-30T10:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Bajo and Hex are back with reviews of Rugby League Live 2, Doom 3 BFG Edition and The Unfinished Swan while special guest Dave Callan delivers a dance review medley...

8x39 Episode 39

  • 2012-11-06T10:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Bajo and Hex are back with reviews of Halo 4, Assassin's Creed III and Medal of Honor: Warfighter...

8x40 Episode 40

  • 2012-11-13T10:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Bajo and Hex are back with reviews of 007 Legends, Chivalry: Medieval Warfare and Need for Speed: Most Wanted. Meanwhile, Goose checks out Hotline Miami...

8x41 Episode 41

  • 2012-11-20T10:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Bajo and Hex are back with reviews of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and Hitman Absolution but also get a bit curious about Curiosity...

Hitman: Absolution
The Hitman games have always been quite good, but Hitman Absolution is excellent...

Gratis Gaming: Punch Quest
Endless running games are quickly becoming the go-to genre for smart phones. In spite of this bloated genre, Punch Quest has so much style I couldn't put it down...

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Call of duty Black Ops 2 is on a mission to stop that series fatigue from setting in, and shake things up a bit...

8x42 Episode 42

  • 2012-11-27T10:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Bajo and Hex are back with reviews of Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse, Natural Selection 2, and Far Cry 3.

8x43 Episode 43

  • 2012-12-04T10:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Bajo and Hex are back for the final episode of Good Game for 2012. In this hour long extravaganza they check out the Wii U, Nintendo Land, Super Mario Bros. U, PlanetSide 2, and LEGO The Lord of the Rings as well as reminiscing about the year gone by.

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