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The Lag

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The show from New Game+ where we discuss the games too old to be new and too new to be retro...
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The Lag #5 - Shooting through Hitman

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The Lag #10 - Taking A Short Hike feat. Ellen Causey
The recent long late-summer days had us thinking of indie adventure game A Short Hike...so we played it! In this episode, Alex and Olly are joined by video producer at Dialect and co-host of Endure & Survive, Ellen Causey, to discuss the brilliance of indie games, the poignancy of an anti-climax, and the fun of exploring an island full of real, rude, and relatable characters. Find our guest on Twitter: @_ellencausey Follow New Game+ on Twitter: @NewGamePlus_UK And follow your hosts: @alex_dewing and @OllyWrites
43:18
June 30, 2021
The Lag - E3 2021 Special
In this episode, we’re bringing you a bonus episode centred all around our thoughts on E3 2021! Join Alex, Olly, and New Game+’s new staff hire Daisy Treloar as they talk about their favourite reveals from the digital event and give their thoughts on how the event holds up in digital format... Follow New Game+ on Twitter: @NewGamePlus_UK And follow your hosts: @alex_dewing, @OllyWrites, and @daisytreloar
57:11
June 21, 2021
The Lag #9 - Crawling through Resident Evil 7: Biohazard feat. Demi Williams
Resident Evil is on the brain, but The Lag is stepping back to take a look over Village's predecessor, RE7: Biohazard.  Demi, Olly, and Alex (who was totally thrilled to be back in time for another horror game) talk about their relationships with the RE franchise, chat blob monsters, and rant over how Jack refuses to die! Spoilers throughout. Find our guest on Twitter: @_demiwilliams   Follow New Game+ on Twitter: @NewGamePlus_UK And follow your hosts: @alex_dewing and @OllyWrites
43:49
May 31, 2021
The Lag #8 - Sailing through Sea of Thieves ft. Daryl Baxter
Yo ho, yo ho, it's a pirate life for we! We here at New Game+, that is, where this month we sail The Lag into Sea of Thieves. With Alex locked in the brig, Olly takes over hosting duties with TechRadar writer, Pal Keys podcaster, and freelancer Daryl Baxter. They chat Daryl's history with games, the thrill of the open seas multiplayer, and why you're more than likely to spot Daryl flying through the sky E.T. style while aboard.  Find our guest on Twitter: @darylbaxter Follow New Game+ on Twitter: @NewGamePlus_UK And follow your hosts: @alex_dewing and @OllyWrites
42:18
April 30, 2021
The Lag #7 - Reflecting Animal Crossing: New Horizons ft. Heather Wald
Can you believe that Animal Crossing: New Horizons was released over a year ago now? We certainly can't. So, with the help of our first guest, Heather Wald from Games Radar, we're looking back over the last year of New Horizons, the latest in the AC series that took us from dessert island to personal paradise... Find our guest on Twitter: @HeatherTeacup Follow New Game+ on Twitter: @NewGamePlus_UK And follow your hosts: @alex_dewing and @OllyWrites
40:26
March 31, 2021
The Lag #6 - Creeping through Little Nightmares
To celebrate the release of Little Nightmares 2 we're donning our yellow jackets and creeping into Little Nightmares. In this episode, Alex and Olly discuss the brilliance of sound engineering, question some contentious character designs, and do a whole lot of theorising. As with all episodes of The Lag, be warned for heavy spoilers throughout. Follow New Game+ on Twitter: @NewGamePlus_UK And follow your hosts: @alex_dewing and @OllyWrites
41:20
February 28, 2021
The Lag #5 - Shooting through Hitman
In celebration of Hitman Week here at New Game+ we're suiting up in the 2016 released Hitman. Alex jumps into the deep end, playing the series for the very first time, while Olly brings the expertise as a long-time Hitman fan, as they share their favourite murders, overwhelm themselves with replayability, and someone reveals themselves as the ultimate spy.  As with all episodes of The Lag, be warned for heavy spoilers throughout. Follow New Game+ on Twitter: @NewGamePlus_UK And follow your hosts: @alex_dewing and @OllyWrites
47:00
January 29, 2021
The Lag - New Year's Special
To celebrate the New Year we've got together to discuss some of the games we're especially looking forward to being released in 2021. And it's a pretty eclectic bunch, if I say so myself, with some AAAs and indie titles - and some games that really won't surprise you. Listen to Alex laugh as she exposes the embarrassment of her gaming backlog (much to Olly's dismay) and hear Olly gush over all the exclusives coming to the PC (much to Olly's joy). Follow New Game+ on Twitter: @NewGamePlus_UK And follow your hosts: @alex_dewing and @OllyWrites
44:37
January 15, 2021
The Lag #4 - Slicing into Dead Rising
We’re getting in the festive spirit by embracing American consumerism and taking down hordes of holiday shoppers, now zombies, in Dead Rising. Alex, in their first playthrough of the game, chats with Olly, a dedicated Dead Riser, about killer clowns, awful AIs, and a narrative that really surprised. As with all episodes of The Lag, be warned for heavy spoilers throughout. Follow New Game+ on Twitter: @NewGamePlus_UK And follow your hosts: @alex_dewing and @OllyWrites
42:27
December 31, 2020
The Lag #3 - Walking Through Everybody's Gone to the Rapture
We're taking a trip to the countryside as your hosts Alex (@alex_dewing) and Olly (@OllyWrites) follow the light to uncover mysteries in Everybody's Gone to the Rapture. In this episode, we gush over the detailed open-world, haunting music, and beautiful landscapes that look just a little familiar. As with all episodes of The Lag, be warned for heavy spoilers throughout. 
48:04
November 30, 2020
The Lag #2 - Surviving Until Dawn
We're celebrating Halloween in our second episode of The Lag as your hosts, Alex Dewing (@Alex_Dewing) and Olly Smith (@OllyWrites), break out the survival kits and jump into Until Dawn. We discuss the games' immersive horror, find the slasher cinematic tropes, and reveal who we had survive the night. As with all episodes of The Lag, be warned for heavy spoilers throughout.
48:04
October 30, 2020
The Lag #1 - Refocusing on Life is Strange
In our very first episode, your hosts Olly Smith (@OllyWrites) and Alex Dewing (@Alex_Dewing)  rewind the clock to take a look at Square Enix’ Life is Strange.  We discuss the queer representation of the game’s core duo, run through the characters we liked, loved, and loathed, and share our choices (and their consequences). As with all episodes of The Lag, be warned for heavy spoilers throughout. 
46:26
October 9, 2020