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We talk about everything going on in gaming in India and worldwide, as well as the latest from the IVG community. Video podcast: https://www.youtube.com/IVGvideo
Jun 11, 2021
IVG Podcast 78 - Battlefield Hype
Battlefield 2042 and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. That's it. That's the podcast.
1 hr 18 min
Jun 6, 2021
IVG Podcast 77 - PlayStation's Craig
In this episode of the IVG Podcast: * Sony's cross-gen first-party games policy * God of War delayed, Days Gone 2 is not coming * Horizon Forbidden West fails to wow us * Dying Light 2 looks fantastic * Far Cry 6 reveal disappoints * What we're expecting from Ubisoft Forward * Looking back at the Crysis franchise * Divided on Gear of War's recent direction * Aloy's fat shaming * Watch Dogs Legion gets zombies * Can Assassin's Creed really go modern-day? * Possible GTA5 additions on new consoles * Mortal Kombat Shaolin Monks could be getting a remake
1 hr 16 min
Jun 4, 2021
IVG Podcast 76 - Pandiya
The IVG Podcast is now a video podcast. Head over to our YouTube channel for the video version of this episode. In this week's (delayed) episode: * Uncharted 4 could be coming to PC. God of War next? * Revisiting Days Gone * Sony's disappointing Days of Play sale * Is India really a market for Sony's PC games? * Mounting Dualsense controller issues * PS Plus games for June * Expectations from the Xbox-Bethesda E3 showcase * New Overwatch 2 details * Location wishlist for the next GTA * The issue with multiple protagonists in games
1 hr 10 min
May 21, 2021
IVG Podcast 75 - Indie garbage, Sports garbage
In the Diamond Jubilee episode of the IVG Podcast: * New India PS5 pre-bookings were a mess * PS5 exclusives going on sale for the first time * More reasons to play The Last of Us Part 2 on PS5 * Going back to Mass Effect * Why we love/hate Bioware * Lore for the sake of lore * Days Gone is great on PC * Why can't RPGs get shooting right? * Cringe gaming events are back * Looking back at the best and worst of E3 * One unexpected game we want announced
1 hr 15 min
May 15, 2021
IVG Podcast 74 - Minus the bulge
In this episode of the IVG Podcast: * PS5 is coming back in stock in India * Sony has 25 games in development: What could they be? * Debate: Buy both consoles OR PC and one console? * Xbox Game Pass' real game-changer * Sony's search for a first-party online shooter IP * Beyond The Division - Ubisoft franchises that could go F2P * Getting the F2P model right * Battlefield 6 expectations * Pleasantly surprised by Resident Evil 8
1 hr 15 min
May 13, 2021
IVG Podcast 73 - Resident Evil 8
This week on the IVG Podcast: * SPOILER WARNING: Our good friend Andre joins to talk about Resident Evil Village - To avoid minor spoilers, skip to 17:40 * The PS5 redesign won't mean more abundant stock * Nike's PS5 collab * Sony's deal with Discord * Xbox adds FPS boost to 75 more games * Rogue Company: Should your squad move to this F2P shooter? * What happened to Overwatch? * The hype around 120 fps gaming * Outriders keeps us coming back
1 hr 10 min
May 5, 2021
IVG Podcast 72 - Pan Parag and Easy Mode
In this week's podcast: * Should games like Returnal and the Souls series have more accessibility options? * Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart got us hyped * PS Plus games: Battlefield 5 and Wreckfest * Sam wants to play Bus Simulator * Second Extinction is a mess on Xbox * Why are there no triple-A survival games? * Where did all the new games go?
Apr 24, 2021
IVG Podcast 71 - Gaming through a pandemic
Since this week has been a bit light on news and new game releases, we take the opportunity to look back at our how the global pandemic and the lockdowns in India changed the way we approach gaming.
Apr 23, 2021
IVG Podcast 70 - Remember Cyberpunk 2077?
In this episode of the IVG Podcast: * What's happenning with Cyuberpunk 2077? * Resident Evil 8 * Codemasters' new F1 game got EA'd * All the drama surrounding Days Gone 2 * Outriders has so many issues, but we still can't get enough * Who wants a The Last of Us remake?
Apr 14, 2021
IVG Podcast 69 - Outriders takes over
This episode of the IVG Podcast is dominated by Outriders, which launched on Day 1 on Xbox Game Pass and saw a massive audience. Also covered on this episode: * Why is everyone loving Outriders? * Outriders demonstrates why the Game Pass model works * Future EA games could dynamically scale game difficulty * The possibility of Kojima jumping ship from PlayStation for his next game * Why buy games anymore when everything is coming to Game Pass? * Why Sony can't do a Game Pass-like service * Apple Arcade rises from the dead * Nash's early impressions of the PS5 Pulse 3D headset * Sony dropping support for PS3 games * E3 is back. Does anyone care?
Mar 31, 2021
IVG Podcast 68 - Xbox on a roll
This week on the IVG Podcast: * Xbox making moves: Bethesda on Game Pass, game streaming support * Have gamers given up on buying games day 1 * More first-party games are going multi-platform * Xbox Series X stocks are back in * Dying Light 2 is back from the dead * Streaming from Xbox Series X * Stressing about Dualsense failure * Johnny Cage got cancelled * Avinash and Gagan discover Mumbai Gullies * PS3 vapourware that had us hyped: Eight Days, Killing Day, Agent
1 hr 1 min
Mar 16, 2021
IVG Podcast 67: The Returnal
After a two-month hiatus, the IVG Podcast is back, and naturally, there is a whole lot to discuss. The biggest development since our last podcast has been the launch of the PS5, and this is also the first podcast since all three of us have had enough time with both new consoles. So here are some of the topics we’ve covered in this episode: * PS5 teething issues * Replaying the best of PS4 on PS5 * Is Dualsense really a game-changer? * Outriders, and Square-Enix’s track record with Western IP * Switch Pro could be Sam’s first Nintendo * Thoughts on the Mortal Kombat movie trailer * Nash’s Yakuza struggles * Rocket League is Gagan’s new Fortnite * Hopes for Battlefield 6
1 hr 3 min
Jan 15, 2021
IVG Podcast 66 – Games of the Generation
For our first podcast of 2021, we take a special look back at a stellar generation of games that we had the pleasure of playing on PS4, Xbox One and PC. We broke down the generation across multiple categories to bring you our favourite games of the last generation, with added insight from a special guest – our good friend and gaming writer, Andre Rodrigues. This week has been huge for the PS5 in India, however this episode was recorded prior to the predorders going live. We’ll go deeper into the PS5 pre-launch and all the drama around it in the next podcast. We hope you enjoy this extended episode of the IVG Podcast, and we look forward to bringing you more podcasts all through 2021.
1 hr 14 min
Dec 31, 2020
IVG Podcast 65 - The best and worst of 2020
In our last episode of the year, we round off an eventful year in gaming with some of the most memorable games and gaming moments. From our favourite games to the bitter disappointments, this one is all about looking back through a year unlike any other.
1 hr 5 min
Dec 19, 2020
IVG Podcast 64 - Divided on Cyberpunk 2077
The penultimate episode of the IVG Podcast for 2020 should have been a celebration of Cyberpunk 2077's long awaited launch, but we instead find ourselves discussing the fallout from its disastrous launch. Like the gaming community at large, we find ourselves divided on how the game eventually turned out. We also discuss the role of games media in misrepresenting the game's state at launch. Cyperpunk 2077 aside, we also talk about the Epic Games Store holiday sale, Ubisoft's abysmal holiday giveaway, and early impressions of Back 4 Blood.
Dec 13, 2020
IVG Podcast 63 - Cyberpunk'd
This week's IVG Podcast can only be about one thing – Cyberpunk 2077. Having played the game on PC and console, we share our first impressions, general fan reception to the game, the game's plethora of bugs and glitches, as well as CD Projekt's approach towards pre-release reviews and footage capture. We also recorded this podcast the day after The Game Awards, so we also spent a bit of time talking about all the reveals and the winners.
Dec 6, 2020
IVG Podcast 62: Cyberpunk, Kratos and inclusivity
Eight years after it was first announced, Cyberpunk 2077 is finally upon us. So naturally, this episode of the IVG Podcast is dedicated to CD Projekt’s ambitious new RPG. We talk about what excites us about the game, some of our concerns, and how we think it might be received by gamers. While CP77 dominates this episode, we also talk about Kratos’ appearance in Fortnite and the general perception of Fortnite with the core gaming community. We also have a lot to say on one of the most hotly debated topics in gaming – inclusivity and gender representation in gaming.
Nov 30, 2020
IVG Podcast 61: When it all began
This week on the IVG Podcast, we take a trip down memory lane to when it all began: * 15 years ago: We look back at the Xbox 360 launch in India * The birth of IVG as an Xbox forum * Revisiting classic Xbox games through backwards compatibility * We're divided on Bioware games: Dragon Age, Mass Effect and Jade Empire * Our thoughts on the Golden Joystick awards * Why is COD Cold War getting hate? * Give Dirt 5 a shot!
Nov 20, 2020
IVG Podcast 60 - Crack Watch
In this week's episode of the IVG Podcast: * We discuss why PS5 India launch is nowhere in sight * Why Call of Duty Cold War doesn't have a release in India * CrackWatch: Republic's embarrassing gaming coverage * Impending censorship for gaming in India
Nov 7, 2020
IVG Podcast 59 - On the cusp of next-gen
In this week's podcast, we spend a little bit of time on next-gen consoles, but for a change, a chunk of this episode is dedicated to the games. Here's what we've covered in episode 59: * India's first Xbox Series X unboxing * Xbox Series X|S review round-up * Will there be Xbox consoles in stores on launch day? * Dirt 5 review * Spider-man: Miles Morales review * Assassin's Creed Valhalla impressions * Open-world games bloat
1 hr 5 min
Nov 1, 2020
IVG Podcase 58 - Sony is messing with us
In this week's episode of the IVG Podcast: * PS5 launch date confusing * PS5 unboxing and size reactions * Dualsense controller's glowing impressions * Cyberpunk delayed again * No Xbox Game Pass price increase, says Microsoft * Watch Dogs Legion review * AMD RX 6000 announement * Jio broadband making things difficult for Indian gamers
Oct 19, 2020
IVG Podcast 57 - An Ancient Epic
It's been an eventful week in gaming, both in India and abroad, and that's reflected in this episode of the IVG Podcast. We're also glad that this time around, we're talking as much about games as the consoles we'll be playing them on. Here's a list of topics in this week's episode: * PS5 India pricing. Does it make sense to go digital? * The logic behind owning both Xbox Series X and PS5 * Spiderman: Miles Morales gameplay reactions * Assassin's Creed Valhalla looks impressive * Is Ubisoft sending Watch Dogs Legion out to die? * Ghost of Tshushima's bad ass co-op update * No one is playing Marvel's Avengers * Why you should be playing Raji: An Ancient Epic * Ubisoft India is hiring * Doom Eternal: Third time's the charm
1 hr 2 min
Oct 4, 2020
IVG Podcast 55: Now with faster load times
After a frantic few weeks, this past week has been relatively more relaxed in the gaming world, but as always, there's plenty for us to talk about in the IVG Podcast. Here's a jist of what we've covered in episode 55: * Xbox Series X first impressions from media * PS5 game prices for India leaked on PSN * Spider-man PS5 upgrades * Call of Duty Cold War's Zombies mode * Ubisoft finally acknowledges that people really don't like Hyperscape * Rogue Company, and how hard it is for new competitive shooters to break through * Why we have a hard time sympathising with the CD Projekt Red crunch news
1 hr 2 min
Sep 27, 2020
IVG Podcast 54: Xbox brings in the big boys
Another event full week in gaming, both in India and globally, and we're here to talk about it all in episode 54 of the IVG Podcast. Before we get to the topics for this week, a big shout out to AMD for hooking us up with the PC gaming rig that we'll be using for streams and reviews going forward on IVG. Here's a quick round up of this week's episode: * An update on month 3 of the IVG Showcase reminder and our FIFA 20 Farewell Cup * What Microsoft’s $7.5 billion power move means for Bethesda’s franchises, Game Pass, Xbox sales and PlayStation gamers * Xbox Series X preorders sold out but you might still be able to get one * Does Microsoft's push towards Game Pass endanger single-player games? * Sony India remains silent on PS5 launch plans, and retailers aren't helping either * Amazon Luna and what it’s doing differently from its potential game streaming rivals * Our impressions of Mafia Definition Edition, PES 2021, Serious Sam 4 and The Division 2's new Summit mo…
1 hr 7 min
Sep 18, 2020
IVG Podcast 53 - What's holding up PS5 in India
Sony finally broke its silence on launch date and pricing for the PS5, but unfortunately for Indian gamers, Sony India is yet to make its plans known. But that gives us plenty to discuss on this episode of the IVG Podcast Here’s a run down of what you can expect to here from us on this week’s episode: * A quick update on the IVG Community Showcase months 2 and 3 * PS5 global launch price and dates * Sony India’s silence on PS5 launch plans and what it could mean * Sony’s big announcements (God of War) and PS5 launch line-up * PS Plus Collection thoughts and backwards compatibility ambiguity * Sony’s flip-flop on cross-gen games
1 hr 1 min
Sep 13, 2020
Episode 52 - Xbox goes first, Ubi India in the spotlight
It's been an extraordinarily eventful week, and that is reflected in yet another extended edition of the IVG Podcast. Here's what we've covered this week. * IVG Showcase - Vote for month two finalists * IVG’s FIFA 2020 Farewell Cup * Xbox Series X/S pricing, launch details and positioning - we break it all down * Online backlash towards Prince of Persia Sands of Time Remake * Ubisoft Forward announcements and talking points * COD Cold War multiplayer: Treyarch brings some of the Battlefield flavour * How DICE dropped the ball on Battlefield * Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 and Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-reckoning impressions
1 hr 20 min
Sep 8, 2020
Episode 51 - RIP Gamescom, we look Forward
In this episode of the IVG Podcast, we try to put the horrible memories of Gamescom and hypothesise about what we might see at Ubisoft Forward. But that’s only part of what we have in store in this extended edition of the IVG Podcast, where one lucky listener also has a chance to win a cool Marvel’s Avengers Steelbook. Here’s a complete rundown of IVG Podcast episode 51: * Winding up month two of the IVG Community Showcase * IVG Game Nights are back * News round-up: The Division 2’s new game mode, Mario anniversary announcements, The Witcher 3 coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X * Marvel Avengers launch-window impressions * Nvidia’s RTX 30 series and wondering why PC gaming has to be so expensive * India’s PUBG Mobile ban and its indigenous, propaganda-laden replacement * A Gamescom to forget * Ubi Forward: What’s confirmed, what we expect, and our dream for a new Splinter Cell game
1 hr 26 min
Aug 28, 2020
IVG Podcast 50 - The big Five-O
It’s time for a celebration because India’s first gaming podcast – the IVG Podcast – has reached a milestone of 50 episodes. What’s really incredible about it thought is that it’s taken us more than 12 years to reach this landmark. From being called the GI Podcast to the IVG Podcast – and briefly even the Third World Gamers' Podcast – the last 50 episodes have been quite a journey through the history of gaming in India, but as we always do, it’s time to look ahead. And there’s a whole lot of that in this week’s episode of the IVG Podcast: * IVG Community Showcase: Your chance to win Marvel’s Avengers * Call of Duty Warzone’s Black Ops Cold War reveal live event * Everything we know about COD Black Ops Cold War so far * Fornite’s cool Marvel event * Mini-review of UFC 4 (full review here) * Takeaways from DC FanDome: Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League and Gotham Knights * Microsoft Flight Simulator impressions
Aug 17, 2020
IVG Podcast 49 - 343 Fall Guys
Just one to go before the big five-o and there was a lot to cover in this episode of the IVG Podcast: * Month two of the IVG Community Showcase * The Halo Infinite delay * A console without a big first-party launch title * DC FanDome: Will we see any gameplay? * Horizon: Zero Dawn and Marvel's Avengers PC ports * Does Games as a service work for superhero games? * Fall Guys: A pleasant surprise
Aug 12, 2020
IVG Podcast 48 - A wild Supermon appears
In this week's episode of the IVG Podcast, we touch upon multiple topics, including: * The return of the IVG Library - donate and borrow games with the IVG community * Nash's thoughts on the Avengers PS4 closed beta * What we want from Rocksteady's Suicide Squad game * Horizon Zero Dawn PC port issues * The complete lack of PS5 news during PlayStation's State of Play * Microsoft ditching iOS for xCloud * PlayStation VR and why VR hasn't taken off
Aug 1, 2020
IVG Podcast 47 - Xbox as a service
We start off this episode with some cool new developments around the IVG community, but then dive straight into our big topic of discussion for this week: the July Xbox showcase and the aftermath of it. Some the talking points this week: * Halo Infinite drama * No other first-party gameplay * No immediate first-party launch games * Microsoft's Game Pass focus * How Game Pass is dictating the way Microsoft makes games * Does it even make sense to buy an Xbox Series X? * Can Series S save Xbox? We also give our views on which console we think will perform better as well as which one we'll be picking up at launch. Or will we just upgrade our PCs and get on Games Pass? Listen to find out!
Jul 23, 2020
IVG Podcast 46 - Win a copy of Cyberpunk 2044
Ghost of Tsushima is out, it’s awesome, it’s sold out, and we can’t get enough of it, but that’s only the tip of the iceberg for this week’s episode of the IVG Podcast. Here’s a quick rundown of the topics we’ve covered this time: * Introducing the IVG Community Showcase * Ghost of Tsushima (sort of review), how it sold out in India * The game that had to die for Ghost of Tsushima to be born * We weigh in on all the drama around Ubisoft’s work culture * Impact of the pandemic on gaming * The decline of the racing genre * What we're playing
Jul 15, 2020
IVG Podcast 45 - A butt-curling return
We just won’t go away! One year after the last one, we’re back with the latest episode of the IVG Podcast. And what a good time to come back too, hot on the heels of the Ubisoft Forward event. This episode is predominantly focussed on what went down during Ubisoft’s digital event, but here’s a detailed look at what you can expect from this comeback episode, featuring Sam (HundredProofSam), Nash, and newcomer to the IVG Podcast, Gagan (x1n): * The surprise of the show: Watch Dogs Legion * Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s gameplay debut * Cross-gen games and Microsoft’s policy to release future games on Xbox One * Ubisoft’s utter disdain for Splinter Cell * We’ll never see another Prince of Persia game * Far Cry 6 expectations * Does Hyper Scape have the legs to compete with the big boys of battle royale? * The Last of Us Part II appreciation segment * Nash contemplates playing Death Stranding on PC
Apr 19, 2019
IVG Podcast 44 - Stadia and the promise of game streaming
The world’s most irregular gaming podcast is back. A decade since the first one and three years since the last one, we’re finally back with episode 44 of the IVG Podcast. This time around, we’ve got on-board an IVG Podcast regular Sam (HundredProofSam), one of its founding members who is back after several years Nash, and making his IVG Podcasr debut, Nikhil (Bullismasher). This episode is a mix of the biggest news dominating the gaming world, our views on the games we’re currently playing, as well as future releases we’re looking forward to. Here’s a breakdown of the topics we’ve covered this time: * Google Stadia and a future with game streaming * Borderlands 3: More of what we really don’t want * What we’re playing: The Division 2, Anthem, Apex Legends, DMC 5 and the resurgence of Japanese games, Sekiro * What’s coming out: Days Gone, Mortal Kombat 11, Dangerous Driving, World War Z
Jun 18, 2016
IVG Podcast 43 - E3 2016 reactions and analysis
Our special post-E3 2016 podcast is packed with an extensive recap of the announcements from all the major press conferences. Here's a brief round-up EA press conference * Still proper Mass Effect gameplay * Cringe-worthy FIFA 17 segment * Titanfall 2 single-player and new gameplay mechanics * Every E3 studio has a Star Wars game * Battlefied 1 impressions Bethesda press conference * Quake Champions and the over-reliance on old franchises * Prey reboot * Skyrim Remaster * Dishnonored 2 gameplay, new features and powers Microsoft press conference * Xbox One S: What's the point? * Xbox Anywhere: The finer details * Forza Horizon 3 and how glorious it looks * Sea of Thieves looked pretty underwhelming * Project Scorpio: Did it make sense to announce it so early * Gwent, Final Fantasy XV, Scalebound, Minecraft, and more PC Gaming Show round-up * Ubisoft press conference * Ghost Recon Wildlands doesn't look like a Ghost Recon game * South Park:…
1 hr 40 min
Jun 11, 2016
IVG Podcast 42 - Pre-E3 2016
In our special hour-long pre-E3 2016 podcast: * Rising PC game prices in India * Flipkart's online gaming championship * Battlefield 1's absurd pricing * E3, one press conference at a time: Bethesda, Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft, Sony, and the best of the rest * New console revisions: PS4 Neo and Xbox One 2/Scorpion
Dec 30, 2015
IVG Podcast 41 - The Procedurally Generated Episode
In the final episode of 2015: * Kojima goes indie, partners with PlayStation * Capcom has an Indian distributor * Does it make sense to preorder collector's editions in India * Our top 5 games of the year * The biggest disappointments of 2015 * Industry trends of 2015 * What we're looking forward to in 2016 * Virtual reality – will it deliver?
1 hr 18 min
Dec 17, 2015
IVG Podcast 40 - Episode 41 Open Beta
In episode 40: * PSEX: Opening with Uncharted 4, but no gameplay * PSEX: Followed up with Final Fantasy 7 Remake “gameplay” * PSEX: How will an episodic Final Fantasy 7 work? * Impressions: Final Fantasy 7 PC port on PS4? * Street Fighter 5 is up for pre-order in India * PSEX: Battleborn has single-player and split-screen * PSEX: Adult Swim announces 6 games for PS4/Vita * PSEX: Yakuza is coming back to the West * PSEX: Tim Schafer unveils Full Throttle remake, Psychonauts VR game * PSEX: Team Ninja's new hack-n-slash – Nioh * PSEX: Ni No Kuni 2 is coming to PS4 * PSEX: Destiny adds racing... for a limited time * PSEX: Ace Combat 7 announced with VR support * Rise of the Tomb Raider's abysmal sales * Uncharted 4 multiplayer beta impressions * Do bad betas and demos ruin it for good games? * Amazon's Xbox One controller pricing error and customer support BS
Dec 12, 2015
IVG Podcast 39 - Konami Don't Give a Fig
In this week's podcast: * The Game Awards: The big winners * How did Halo 5 sell? * Shadow Complex is coming back! * Hideo Kojima drama * Psychonauts 2 on Fig * Double Fine's Brutal Legend troll * Far Cry Primal's weak collector's edition * Dark Souls 3's numerous collector's editions * Rainbow Six: Siege isn't a mess at launch * More Just Cause 3 impressions * An Indian developer is making a PS4 game
Dec 2, 2015
IVG Podcast 38 - There's No Just Cause for This
In this week's IVG Podcast:   * Just Cause 3 first impressions * Rainbow Six: Siege development and server issues * Pro Evolution Soccer gets a free-to-play version * Black Friday sales: Why should you bother buying on Day 1? * IVG Secret Santa is here
Nov 25, 2015
IVG Podcast 37 - Ninja Glitter Shoes
Here’s a rundown of some of the topics we’ve discussed on this week’s podcast: * PlayStation Experience – What to expect from Sony’s big PlayStation fan party * PS4 backwards compatibility – PS2 games will be soon playable on PS4, but how? * IGX impressions – What it was like at the inaugural Indian Games Expo * Just Cause 3, Rainbow Six midnight - Midnight launch! * Steam games are now priced in Rupees – The good and the bad * Bad guy GMG – Digital store removes coupon support, payment methods for India * Fallout 4 impressions – Which platform is the best? * Need for Speed impressions – Where’s your FOMO bro? * Star Wars Battlefront impressions – When guns go pew
Jul 26, 2015
IVG Podcast 36 - Rise of the Timed Exclusive
This week, we discuss the announcement of Rise of the Tomb Raider for PC and PS4 plus a lot more. Here's a rundown of episode 36:   * Rise of the Tomb Raider announced for PC, PS4 * Windows 10 game streaming, Game DVR * Xbox One mouse and keyboard support * Fallout Anthology edition * God of War 3 Remastered, Journey PS4 impressions * Street Fighter 5 beta issues and could the same happen to the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta? * E-sports leagues to start dope testing * New Hearthstone expansion * No Call of Duty, FIFA or Need for Speed pre-orders in India * WWE wipes out all traces of Hulk Hogan
Jul 23, 2015
IVG Podcast 35 - Rs 4,699 Only
In this week's IVG Podcast:   * Console resolutions: Does it really matter? * The ridiculous Xbox One game prices * GT Academy India finals * What's going on at Ubisoft Pune * Windows 10-exclusive games * Our favourite games of the first half of 2015 * Speakers or headphones: What's better for gaming?
Jul 22, 2015
IVG Podcast 34 - Warn A Brother
Episode 34 is largely about the colossal mess-up that was the launch of Batman: Arkham Knight, particularly on PC, but here's some of the other topics we also covered this time:   * The murky workings of the Shenmue 3 Kickstarter * Gears of War Ultimate multiplayer beta impressions * Driveclub PS Plus Edition is finally out * 1 TB PS$ finally unveiled, but when is it coming to India? * The glorious Forza 6 Edition Xbox One console * Game prices may go up * So many female protagonists in games
Jun 25, 2015
IVG Podcast 33 - Coming 2016
In our two-hour E3 2015 special podcast, we ran through all the announcements at the major E3 press conferences – Bethesda, Xbox, EA, Ubisoft, Sony, Nintendo, Square Enix, and the PC Gaming Show - and our thoughts on each of them. We also picked our highs and lows from each conference and scored each one on a scale of 10.
2 hr 13 min
Jun 14, 2015
IVG Podcast 32 - Multiplayer Not Included
In this week’s episode:   * Mirror’s Edge Catalyst: What to expect at E3 * The Last Guardian: Will it show up at E3? * Ratchet & Clank on PS4 looks awesome * Xbox One price drop: Does it matter and will PS4 follow suit? * Limited Edition MGS5 PS4 and why it won’t come to India * Platinum Games announcement at E3: What could it be? * Is Metacritic impacting game preorders? * PES 2016 and the amazing PES Club Manager mobile app * Uncharted trilogy remaster minus multiplayer * PS4 price drop predictions: When and by how much * PS4’s ridiculous lack of media capabilities
Jun 8, 2015
IVG Podcast 31 - It's in the Vault
In this week's podcast:   * Fallout 4: How Bethesda got the reveal right * X-COM 2: The return of big PC-exclusive games? * Steam sale: Tips to get the best deals * Steam's refund policy and how it works * Region-locking of digital games * New 1 TB PS4 on the way * Xbox at E3's PC Gaming Show * New Gears of War and Gears trilogy remaster * Will Fallout 4 be banned in India?
May 31, 2015
IVG Podcast 30 - Deathinitive Edition
This episode 30 of the IVG podcast: * 'Need for Speed: Not Underground' and it's "in-game" trailer * Why a lot of gamers will probably be disappointed by the Mad Max game * 2K's Advent tease: Is it a new XCOM? Bioshock? * Batman: Arkham Knight, Arkham remasters, DLC, and more * Remasters everywhere - Uncharted, Gears of War, God of War, Resident Evil, Darksiders * Game ownership: DRM vs game streaming * The thriving business of game re-exports * INR on Steam: Will it bring retail prices to digital distribution? * Steam's UI and game recommendations * What will Hideo Kojima do after MGS5?
May 25, 2015
IVG Podcast 29 - Lilac and Gooseberries
IVG Podcast episode 29 is our Witcher 3 special. Here's what we talked about this week: * The Witcher 3 PC and PS4 impressions * The winner of our The Witcher 3 giveaway * Nvidia GameWorks controversy * New Doom and other debuts from Bethesda at E3 * WWE 2K16: Making wrestling games fun again * Oculus Rift system requirements * Unannounced2K game: Mafia 3?
May 17, 2015
IVG Podcast 28 - Virtual Reality Downgrades
In IVG Podcast 28: * Assassin's Creed: Syndicate impressions * Oculus Rift release and predictions on early VR games * The Witcher 3 hate and downgrade claims * Developers using Kickstarter loophole * PES cancellation rumour and Konami going mobile * MGS5 Collector's Edition in India * Sony's line-up for 2015
May 11, 2015
IVG Podcast 27
In episode 27 of the IVG Podcast: * E3's PC Gaming Show and why it'll probably suck * Thoughts on the Mortal Kombat X Cup India qualifiers * EA's line-up for 2015-16: Need For Speed, Mirror's Edge * The Witcher 3: Hype and controversy * Assassin's Creed: China, and that new one set in London * Wolfenstein: Old Blood: First impressions * P.T. and the downside to digital distribution * How you can win The Witcher 3 for PC
May 3, 2015
IVG Podcast 26
The IVG Podcast returns after a long break, and this time we talk about many of the current hot topics in gaming, including: * Preorders: Do they make sense anymore? * Why is the PS4 still priced Rs 40,000 * Mortal Kombat X’s micro-transaction hell * Star Wars Battlefront: The reveal only leaves more questions * Steam: Paid mods, quality control, and other issues
Jun 8, 2014
IVG Podcast 25
This a special pre-E3 edition of the IVG Podcast, where we make our predictions for E3 2014 and discuss what we expect to see at the big four press conferences from Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft and Sony
Feb 12, 2014
IVG Podcast 24
Out first podcast of 2014, and there’s a lot to cover:   * Call of Duty gets a third developer * EA announces a standalone FIFA World Cup game * Amazon India launches its games store * Flappy Bird is a piece of turd * PSN sale vs retail “end of season” sales * GT Academy comes to India * Overpriced Wii U being sold in India * The 3DS XL hipsters * Don Bradman Cricket 14 gets a release date
Dec 24, 2013
IVG Podcast 23
Here's a quick rundown of IVG Podcast 23 * PS4 price and date, and the backlash * E-xpress PS4 game prices * EA price drop * EA sued over Battlefield 4 bugs * Revengeance coming to PC but not for India * Republique's issues on iOS * Is gaming a sport? * Mumbai Film and Comic Con 2013; Toynk.com * Amazon.in games section * Sales: Steam, PSN, Square Enix, Origin, iOS * The awesome gifts from Secret Santa
Dec 16, 2013
IVG Podcast 22
VGX * Awkwardness (link, link) * No Man’s Sky, Tales from the Borderlands, Game of Thrones, The Division * Winners PS4 * NOT launching on 18th * Intencity listings (removed) * Flipkart listings Game4u sells Steam Wallets - alternatives: MOL, Maximus MGS: Ground Zeroes * Release date, price * Exclusive content: Xbox, PlayStation GTAV * PC speculation * Single-player DLC * San Andreas on iOS Naughty Dog new game Poor Tearaway, GT6 sales IVG Secret Santa - The gifts
Dec 14, 2013
IVG Podcast 21
In this week's podcast, we talk more about the PS4, the Xbox One's prospects in India, the good and bad of episodic games, porn on game consoles, and a whole lot more.
1 hr 2 min
Dec 4, 2013
IVG Podcast 20
In this edition of the IVG Podcast: PS4 launch date and price speculation, Microtransactions in Triple-A games, Valve Store in India, Need for Speed Rivals impressions, and more.
Nov 28, 2013
IVG Podcast 19 - PS4 Special
Our much delayed return and this one's a PS4 special, with lots of hands-on impressions and speculation on Indian launch.
Jul 2, 2013
IVG Podcast 18
This week, we discuss rising game prices in India, the future of PC gaming, the growing issue of illegal game re-exports, Kinect as a multiplayer voice communication device, potential PS4 price and console bundles in India, and more details from Sam’s GTA V preview. Plus, we answer lots of community questions.
Jun 22, 2013
IVG Podcast #17
IVGIn this E3 special IVG podcast, we talk about all the biggest news out of E3, the games we loved and hated, and Microsoft's surprising policiy reversal on the Xbox One. Featuring Avinash Bali, Sameer Desai and Rishi Alwani.
Apr 18, 2013
IVG Podcast #16
This week, we discuss more Xbox rumours, we rage on freemium games, and Milo joins us to forsee job losses at EA Hyderabad and possibly confirms that he pirates mobile games.
Apr 11, 2013
IVG Podcast #15
This week, we talk about Arkham Origins, what Bethesda's next game could be, more Xbox rumours, and Sam giving up on open-world games.
Apr 8, 2013
IVG Podcast #14
After a three year hiatus, India first and, if we're not mistaken, only gaming podcast is back. Avinash Bali and Sameer Desai talk about always-online, next-gen consoles, jaded gamers, and more.