808s and Joysticks

808s and Joysticks

808s and Joysticks brings together the creators love of music, gaming and films. An honest, opinionated and sometimes mature look at the world of pop culture. Topics covered include the latest news, releases and favorites of Tom and Tairell. A podcast that feels very different from the rest with something for music, gaming and film fanatics alike. Give it a try and see if this is for you!

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July 7, 2020 121 min
In this episode Tom and Tairell discuss the recent gaming, music and film news, covering all things from the EA Play event, Amazon's new Fallout series announcement and the first look at Studio Ghibli's first ever CGI film. They also discuss Cyberpunk 2077 getting delayed, the UK crackdown on loot boxes, the New Game+ Expo event, the return of Beavis and Butthead, and Boots Riley's new TV show about a 13 foot black ...
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In this episode Tairell and Tom discuss the PS5 launch event, breaking down the consoles design and how it compares to the xbox series x. They discuss several different titles from the technical amazement of Ratchet & Clank, to the new but familiar cold look of Resident Evil: Village and the next exciting instalment in the spider-verse. They also talk about Japanese UI/UX design when discussing Gran Turismo 7, the unique style ...
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June 9, 2020 109 min
#BlackLivesMatter

In this episode Tom and Tairell discuss the Black Lives Matter movement, educating the world about racism and how anyone can help. Together we can all make a change to help stop racism and police brutality!

DISCLAIMER:
We, or any others involved, do not profit from this episode, nor do we ever intend to. Let's speak up and stand up to put a stop to racism!

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• Intro & Voice Overs - http://www.uk-voiceov...
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In this episode Tom and Tairell discuss the recent gaming, music and film news, covering all things from Take-Two Interactive's 93 game announcement, the return of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 & 2 and the possibility of a Scott Pilgrim game re-release. They also discuss G2A selling stolen game keys, the Zack Snyder cut of Justice League coming to HBO Max, the Mafia Trilogy announcement, Fortnite showcasing movie trailers, R...
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In this episode Tom and Tairell discuss the recent gaming, music and film news, covering all things from Tokyo Game Show 2020, Ubisoft forward digital event and the possibility of a Community movie. They also discuss upcoming next gen titles, more discussion on the new Assassin's creed and the future of the series, Marvel pulls Deadpool 3 for now and the awful first look at the Xbox Series X games. A change to the format sees t...
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In this episode Tom and Tairell discuss the recent gaming, music and film news, covering all things from the last of us 2 leaks, Travis Scott X Fortnite premiering new track 'The Scotts' and Nintendo's security breach. They also discuss games that have gone missing or have yet to be released, the new Assassin's Creed entry based on Norse mythology, The Midnight Gospel and strange shows on Quibi. A change to the form...
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In this episode Tom and Tairell discuss the recent gaming, music and film news, covering all things from the new DualSense controller for the PlayStation 5, a new free retro anime streaming service called RetroCrush and the launch of the 808s and Joysticks blog. They also discuss Google Stadia giving away 2 months of free Pro subscriptions, E3 abandoning their online event, the first images of Netflix's workplace sitcom Space F...
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In this episode Tom and Tairell discuss the recent gaming, music and film news, covering all things from Netflix's new documentary Tiger King, The Weeknd's new album After Hours and how the lack of live sports could benefit Esports. They also discuss the release of Animal Crossing New Horizons, Twitch's StreamAid, AMD and Xbox's graphic code leaks for the Xbox Series X and Disney+'s launch in the United King...
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In this episode Tom and Tairell discuss the recent gaming, music and film news, covering all things from the cancellation of E3 and what this could mean for the future of the conference, Lil Uzi Vert's new double album and the return of Westworld with season 3. They also discuss Sony's attempt to buy the Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hills and Castlevania IP from Konami for Hideo Kojima to work with, Childish Gambino/Donald Glov...
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March 3, 2020 128 min
In this episode Tom and Tairell discuss the recent gaming, music and film news, covering all things from the Xbox Series X rumours, GOG's new 30 day refund policy on games and Monkeypaw Productions' remake of Candyman with Jordan Peele at the helm. They also discuss Media Molecules' new game Dreams and how it could change the way games are made, the Uncharted movie, the controversy surrounding the live action Mulan and ...
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February 18, 2020 122 min
In this episode Tom and Tairell discuss the recent gaming, music and film news, covering all things from politics in games, how social issues get confused with political issues and whether or not top CEOs make statements on such matters. They also divulge details about the PS5’s rumoured production costs and how it could affect the industry going forward, the Nintendo X Sony console being sold in auction. They also discuss Bojack H...
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In this episode Tom and Tairell discuss the recent gaming, music and film news, covering all things from the surprising kickstarter by platinum games for cult classic The Wonderful 101, the failed launch of WOW3: Reforged and expectations of so called veteran devs and what they bring to the indie market. They also discuss Pokemon MMO Clone TemTem and how it could shape the way we see the pocket monster genre, Bojack Horseman’s fina...
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January 21, 2020 119 min
In this episode Tom and Tairell discuss the recent gaming, music and film news, covering all things from the newly released Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, Fortnite and TikToks collaboration and a new streaming service from NBC, titled Peacock, to join the plethora of other services. They also discuss Cyberpunk 2077's delays, Dolittle already being named the worst film of 2020, what the Disney/Fox merger means for the future of Fox stu...
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In this first episode of 2020 Tom and Tairell discuss the recent gaming, music and film news, covering all things from the new PS5 details, the finale of the Star Wars Skywalker Saga and the long awaited return of Justin 'Bugatti Biebs' Bieber (mainly for Tom). They also discuss Respawns CEO taking over DICE LA, WWE 2K20's awful New Years Day bug, the rumoured Nintendo Switch Pro, Disney+ struggling for subscribers ...
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December 25, 2019 149 min
In this Christmas special 2019 episode Tom and Tairell discuss games, music and films that made the year and the decade. They give a run down of their best consoles and games of the decade, including 2019, and provide context as to why these games and consoles made their list. They also discuss their best films of the decade year by year from 2010 to 2019. In the music section they discuss their best albums of the decade year by ye...
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In this episode Tom and Tairell discuss the recent gaming, music and film news, covering all things from the new Harley Quinn animation and upcoming Birds of Prey film, Billie Eilish being nominated for seven Grammys and all the nominees for the Video Game Awards. They also discuss the new Outlast game containing co-op and how games are moving towards that, the upcoming The Witcher series on Netflix getting a second season already,...
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November 26, 2019 121 min
In this episode Tom and Tairell discuss the recent gaming, music and film news, covering all things from the Tony Hawk remaster rumours, the possibility of Shenmue 4 following Shenmue 3's long awaited release and Teenage Muntant Ninja Turtles in regard to Netflix's 'The Toys That Made Us' series. They also discuss Google Stadia's launch and everything surrounding it, how the gaming industry could have been diffe...
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In this episode Tom and Tairell discuss the recent gaming, music and film news, covering all things from the Sonic the Hedgehog redesign, the impending launch of Google Stadia and the obscure reddit posts creating fake lore for Elden Ring. They also discuss Red Dead Redemption 2's rocky PC launch, Bethesda finding themselves in the Fallout again, Blizzcon (no more words needed), Disney+'s shaky launch, the Mandalorian, ...
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October 29, 2019 124 min
In this spooktacular special Tom and Tairell discuss the recent gaming, music and film news, covering all things from Silent Hill pachinko machines, the new season of Castle Rock and their scariest encounters with children's television characters. They also discuss the upcoming Blizzcon news, Bethesda's awful new subscription service for Fallout 76, Google opening up a first party game studio and what that means for Stadia,...
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In this episode Tom and Tairell discuss the recent gaming, music and film news, covering all things from the official announcement of the Playstation 5 console, the China-Activision-Blizzard debacle surrounding censorship over protests about Hong Kong and how the filming of Will Smith's new movie Gemini Man may have revealed the cinema industry could be dying. They also discuss Riot Games forbidding players to talk about China,...
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