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The GAP Podcast, or Generic Acronym Podcast Podcast, is a podcast featuring Luke Lawrie and Joab Gilroy (plus whoever they can con onto the show) where they talk about the games they've been playing. This thing is 500+ episodes long and it's all one giant long arc. With every ep being between 60 to 250 minutes long there's no way you'd ever catch up. There's no real point in trying.
 
"10 Minutes to Delay Your Day"MIT suggests that for every 50 minutes of work, you need a 10-minute break, so here is your weekly 10-minute podcast of grade-A procrastination material to tide you over to your next 50 minutes. Filled with random facts, rabbit holes, Instagram recommendations, and more. All to help you have the best procrastination experience. Hosted by Shawn Buck, produced by Abby Welch, and music by Chase Barwick.https://www.facebook.com/Podcrastination10/https://www.instagra ...
 
Have you ever wanted to share a hilarious story from your D&D campaign, but by the time you explain role playing, dice rolling, and game play it's lost all of it's magic? Well I'm here to put the magic back into your story! I take listener stories and rewrite them as a fairytale. There's no dice rolling or player discussion, just your characters and their shenanigans. I embellish a little, add sound effects, music, and a few voices now and then. And suddenly it's a story everyone can underst ...
 
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On this episode of The GAP Luke Lawrie and Joab Gilroy give themselves the Ultimate Podcast of All Time award, until they do it again next week. The games they've been playing this week include Halo Infinite, Satisfactory, Far Cry 6, Red Dead Redemption 2, Hell Let Loose, Battlefield 2042, Death Stranding, and more. Over in the news the head of des…
 
Billy and Matt discuss the fourth chapter of Doctor Who Flux - Village of the Angels! The Weeping Angels made their grand return after nine years since their last story, but was it worthy of Moffat's award-winning creations? We thought so! Also, it's celebration time in the world of Doctor Who as the series reached its 58th Anniversary! To mark the…
 
On this episode of The GAP Luke Lawrie and Joab Gilroy escape hell week and come out the other end to keep talking about Battlefield 2042. The games they've been playing this week include Halo Infinite, Elden Ring, Sherlock Holmes Chapter One, Far Cry 6, Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition, Hermitage: Strange Case Files, and more…
 
Billy and Matt discuss the third chapter of Doctor Who Flux - Once, Upon Time! There were revelations to be had about the Ravagers and their relationship to the Doctor - or a Doctor from the past - along with new info on Vinder, the return of the Cybermen, Daleks, Weeping Angels AND Matt owes Billy a fiver... Music by Karl Casey @ White Bat Audio F…
 
On this episode of The GAP Luke Lawrie and Joab Gilroy are joined by Jeremy 'Junglist' Ray to talk about all the games they've had their hands on during hell week. The games they've been playing this week include Battlefield 2042, Elden Ring, Call of Duty: Vanguard, Forza Horizon 5, Rainbow Six: Siege, Age of Empires IV, Age of Darkness, Chivalry I…
 
Billy and Matt discuss the second chapter of Doctor Who Flux - War of the Sontarans! Do the newly redesigned Sontarans live up to their expectations and could Swarm and Azure be the greatest Doctor Who villains since the 80s? Music by Karl Casey @ White Bat Audio Follow The Review of Death on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ReviewofDeath Subscribe to …
 
On this episode of The GAP Luke Lawrie and Joab Gilroy talk about playing too many games and going away for camping trips. The games they've been playing this week include Forza Horizon 5, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, Unpacking, Weird West, Crab Game, Diablo Immortal, and more. Over in the news Overwatch 2 and Diablo IV have been delayed into …
 
Doctor Who is back on TV! Billy and Matt review the first chapter of Doctor Who Flux - The Halloween Apocalypse! Music by Karl Casey @ White Bat Audio Follow The Review of Death on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ReviewofDeath Subscribe to The Review of Death on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/batmanmarch Learn more about your ad choices. Visit …
 
On this episode of The GAP Luke Lawrie and Joab Gilroy talk about playing Mortal Kombat while getting drunk. The games they've been playing this week include Age of Empires IV, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, Dead By Daylight, Chernobylite, Microsoft Solitaire Collection, and more. Over in the news Warner Bros. is working on a brawler game, Super…
 
Billy and Matt discuss the trailer for Series 13 of Doctor Who AKA Flux and the new Sontaran designs followed by a DOUBLE review of Vincent and the Doctor and The Rings of Akhaten! Is the latter really the worst story of the Eleventh Doctor era? Music by Karl Casey @ White Bat Audio Follow The Review of Death on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Reviewo…
 
On this episode of The GAP Luke Lawrie and Joab Gilroy talk about how the $40M Dota 2 International wrapped up. The games they've been playing this week include Inscryption, The Jackbox Party Pack 8, The Riftbreaker, Eronoctosis, Use Your Words, PC Building Simulator, Teamfight Tactics, and more. Over in the news it looks like a new Splinter Cell g…
 
We’d like to give a big thank you to this week’s sponsor, LoganArch! Check out their Chicago-based shop for all of your geeky and nostalgic needs. Continuing our small business series, this week we’re chatting with The Geeky Hostess, Tara Theoharis. Tara and I chat about the journeys both of our businesses/brands have been through, from our hopeful…
 
On this episode of The GAP Luke Lawrie and Joab Gilroy talk about the Washington Post article in relation to video game reviews. The games they've been playing this week include Back 4 Blood, Battlefield 2042, Metroid Dread, Icarus, watching the Dota 2 International, and more. Over in the news Ghost Recon Frontlines has been delayed indefinitely, B…
 
Billy and Matt discuss the new Doctor Who game, The Edge of Reality, with its writer, Gavin Collinson, and composer, Richard Wilkinson. Special thanks to Maze Theory. Music by Karl Casey @ White Bat Audio Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy Pickaxe
 
Billy and Matt unpack the news of Russell T Davies return to Doctor Who in 2023 and review The Evil of the Daleks, the latest missing Patrick Troughton serial to get the animation treatment from BBC Studios! Music by Karl Casey @ White Bat Audio Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
On this episode of The GAP Luke Lawrie and Joab Gilroy are very angry about two games they were very excited to get into their hands. The games they've been playing this week include Far Cry 6, Battlefield 2042, Halo Infinite, Alan Wake Remastered, The Cycle Playtest and more. Over in the news Twitch suffers a major hack, Christopher Judge reveals …
 
**WARNING! This episode contains adult content and language. Listener discretion is advised.** Staff Infection - This is a story you can just shove right up your ass. Etsy's Testes - This is a story about a curse, a labyrinth, and an explosion. But not your typical explosion. This one is much much more painful. Theme Song by Joseph Gregory Music: h…
 
On this episode of The GAP Luke Lawrie and Joab Gilroy try to figure out who it was that stole the pickaxe in their Icarus beta weekend. The games they've been playing this week include Halo Infinite, Icarus, Call of Duty: Vanguard, Inscryption, Severed Steel, Lemnis Gate, Among Us, a few games on GeForce Now, and more. Over in the news Netflix acq…
 
Billy and Matt have an impromptu discussion about the return of Russell T Davies to Doctor Who, before discussing the recently announced animation of Galaxy 4, the conclusion of the FindTheDoctor campaign, and reviewing the 1969 missing Patrick Troughton story, 'The Space Pirates'! Is it truly as bad as people make it out to be? Follow The Review o…
 
On this episode of The GAP Luke Lawrie and Joab Gilroy nearly talk about a game they're excited for... but they don't. The games they've been playing this week include Kena: Bridge of Sprits, Age of Empires IV, Severed Steel, Valheim, Superliminal, Skatebird, a few games on GeForce Now, and more. Over in the news Battlefield 2042 is delayed, and Qu…
 
This episode is sponsored by Geeklery, the small batch fandom jewelry brand of your dreams. Make sure to follow them @geeklery because their small batch collections change often! Have you ever hired a VA? Thought of working with one? Even know what that is? If you’re a tired or overwhelmed business owner, this episode is for you. If you’re very org…
 
Potion Commotion - In this tale, we’ll learn about taking risks. You see kids, sometimes, taking a risk can payoff bigtime! And sometimes… well, you’ll see. Robots Don’t Float - This is a story about improvising. The best kind of solution is a creative one! Especially when it goes wrong. Theme Song by Joseph Gregory Music: https://www.purple-planet…
 
On this episode of The GAP Luke Lawrie and Joab Gilroy talk about being stuck in the same day over and over again in Deathloop. The other games they've been playing this week include The Artful Escape, Among Us, Icarus, Experios, and more. Over in the news Dying Light 2 is delayed into 2022, the Nintendo Switch receives a Bluetooth update, and Sony…
 
Thank you, NW Nerd, for sponsoring today’s episode! NW Nerd is a podcast chronicling the people and the passions that make geek life so great. These are the stories that make us nerds. Listen wherever you listen to podcasts and follow online at @nw_nerd. For our third episode in this SG Small Business series, please welcome your friendly neighborho…
 
Billy and Matt discuss Christopher Eccleston's recent comments on returning to Doctor Who before diving into 'Underworld' from Season 15, starring Tom Baker as the 4th Doctor and Louise Jameson as Leela. Infamous for it's dodgy blue screen (CSO) effects due to heavy budget cuts, does the script stand out against the production issues or is it worth…
 
On this episode of The GAP Luke Lawrie and Joab Gilroy talk about cheating when it comes to Cookie Clicker. The other games they've been playing this week include Psychonauts 2, Dead By Daylight, Ghost of Tsushima, Among Us, Hell Let Loose, Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers - 20th Anniversary Edition, and more. Over in the news Marvel's Midnight …
 
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This week’s episode is sponsored by the wonderful geeky illustrator Karen Hallion. Click here to check out her beautiful art and her Patreon! This episode marks the beginning of a special series dedicated to our geeky small business owners. Each week for the next (?) weeks, we’re chatting with fellow nerdy business owners about the behind the scene…
 
Barry's Pickaxe - This is a story about striking first and investigating later. It’s always better to risk catastrophe than spend an extra 2 minutes making sure your plan is safe. Sirlyre on Fire - In this story, we’ll learn that it’s bad to die. I mean, we all know it’s bad to die. But when facing a Death Tyrant, you really REALLY don’t want to di…
 
On this episode of The GAP Luke Lawrie and Joab Gilroy talk about burning down forests and buildings in the beta for Icarus. The other games they've been playing this week include Psychonauts 2, Riders Republic, Ghost of Tsushima, Hunt: Showdown, Pummel Party, Alien swarm: Reactive Drop, and more. Over in the news Marvel's Midnight Suns is announce…
 
Billy and Matt discuss the recent 'The Web of Fear Special Edition' release before reviewing 'The Twin Dilemma', the first story of Colin Baker's tenure as the 6th Doctor and final serial of Season 22. Consistently voted the WORST story in Doctor Who history, is it really as bad as people think or did it truly sign the death warrant of Doctor Who i…
 
On this episode of The GAP Luke Lawrie and Joab Gilroy talk about Aliens: Fireteam Elite and how much they don't like it. The other games they've been playing this week include Icarus, Twelve Minutes, Humankind, Gartic Phone, Ghost of Tsushima, Minecraft, and more. Over in the new Halo Infinite won't have a co-op campaign at launch, Saints Row look…
 
**WARNING** This episode contains adult content not suitable for children. The Virgin Voyage - In this story, we’ll learn about the importance of being humble and knowing when to fight, and when to run. Snow is Water - In this tale, we’ll learn about why it’s important to stay calm and not panic. Otherwise, you may forget that there’s a very simple…
 
On this episode of The GAP Luke Lawrie and Joab Gilroy talk about hotel quarantine and things to do while in lockdown. The games they've been playing this week include Back 4 Blood, Humankind, Rainbow Six: Siege, The Ascent, Experios - Time's Ticking, Assassin's Creed Valhalla, and more. Over in the news Blizzard has let go of a few staff following…
 
The Review of Death is back in an all new format! Billy and Matt round-up their thoughts on the Doctor Who news they missed during 2020 before discussing the announcement of Jodie Whittaker and Chris Chibnall's departure from the series, followed by their top picks for a new Doctor and Showrunner in 2023. Follow The Review of Death on Twitter: http…
 
On this episode of The GAP Luke Lawrie and Joab Gilroy talk about podcasting in the same continent once again. The games they've been playing this week include Back 4 Blood, Death's Door, Seed of Life, Into The Radius, Rainbow Six: Siege, Hell Let Loose, and more. Over in the news Blizzard President J. Allen Brack is stepping down after widespread …
 
How Not to Break the Ice - This is a story about looking before you leap. You should always make sure you fully understand the situation, before taking action. Especially when the action is lethal. Third Time's the Charm - This is a story about death. Lots of it. But the worst part is that it just keeps happening to the same person over and over. T…
 
On this episode of The GAP Luke Lawrie and Joab Gilroy talk about dreams being ripped apart in the NBA free agency. The games they've been playing this week include The Ascent, The Forgotten City, Paint The Town Red, Hell Let Loose, and more. Over in the news Horizon: Forbidden West is rumoured to be delayed, Halo Infinite might have a Battle Royal…
 
Grog - This is a classic style FairyFail, complete with a kidnapped princess, a dragon, and lots of treasure. Jkar You Kidding Me? - This is a story that teaches us the value of checking for traps. It also teaches us the dangers of throwing your weapons at your party members. Theme Song by Joseph Gregory Music: https://www.purple-planet.com/ Sound …
 
On this episode of The GAP Luke Lawrie and Joab Gilroy talk about the Olympics and how they would make things better. The games they've been playing this week include Hell Let Loose, Death's Door, New World, Red Dead Redemption 2, Dead By Daylight, Mini Motorways, Brick Ball Blast, and more. Over in the news Activision Blizzard is being sued by the…
 
Bad Ax Barbarian - This is a story about taking risks. Sometimes the safe solution is just boring, and you need to spice it up with some unnecessary danger. Crabs, Grannies, and a Wild Magic Surge - In this tale, we’ll learn how sometimes you can do everything right and things still don’t work out in the end. Some things are just unpredictable. But…
 
On this episode of The GAP Luke Lawrie and Joab Gilroy are joined by Andreas Klebo-Espe from Gamer.no to review last weeks podcast. The games they've been playing this week include Aliens: Fireteam Elite, Death's Door, WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure, ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights, Fruit Ninja VR 2, Call of Duty: Warzone, World of Warcr…
 
Look Out Below - This story teaches us the importance of letting the sneaky characters do the sneaking. Just because you can do it, doesn’t always mean that you should do it. This is Kobold or Go Home - This is a story about using whatever you have at your disposal and looking like a total badass while doing it. Theme Song by Joseph Gregory Music: …
 
On this episode of The GAP Joab Gilroy goes it alone. The games he's been playing this week include Dead By Daylight, Company of Heroes 3, Sniper Elite VR, SentencedVR, Prey: Mooncrash, Hell Let Loose, F1 2021, and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. Over in the news he puts zero effort into finding news to talk about, and he answers a great question by…
 
On this episode of The GAP Luke Lawrie and Joab Gilroy go hard on the battle royale this week with Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt, and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. The other games they've been playing this week include Before Your Eyes, Pummel Party, Cruelty Squad, Hell Let Loose, Dead By Daylight, and more. Over in the news Grand Theft Auto…
 
Tunnel Vision - This is a tale about how you should never rush into battle. Especially if the battle is in a narrow tunnel full of explosives. Fire and Fails - This is a story about the importance of stealthiness. If you’re trying to sneak up on a bad guy at night, the last thing you want to do is start a fire and be as loud as possible. Theme Song…
 
Thank you, NW Nerd, for sponsoring today’s episode! NW Nerd is a podcast chronicling the people and the passions that make geek life so great. These are the stories that make us nerds. Listen wherever you listen to podcasts and follow online at @nw_nerd. This week we have a special thank you for our Patrons: Laisea, Paula, Jess, Audrey, Wendy, and …
 
The Greased Werewolves Incident - In this story, we’ll hear about one of those rare instances when a spell does exactly what you want it to do. Which is great news for our heroes, and terrible news for the werewolves trying to kill them. This is Two Foes One Mug - In this story, we’ll hear about how one dwarf struggled to get along with a big scary…
 
On this episode of The GAP Luke Lawrie and Joab Gilroy continue to be pirates in Sea of Thieves while Sydney goes into lockdown. The other games they've been playing this week include Hell Let Loose, Police Simulator: Patrol Officers, Bro Falls: Ultimate Showdown, Dead By Daylight, Phantom Abyss, Roguebook, Severed Steel, It Takes Two, Sonic Mania,…
 
If you’re looking for fun ways to sport your geekiness, may we recommend Galaxy Gear Boutique. Galaxy Gear Boutique is the place to go for ready-to-ship items like headbands, scarves, and scrunchies to custom sewn clothing items like gloves, kimonos, and leggings. Follow @GalaxyGearBoutique for the latest! Before this week’s episode we want to than…
 
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