Progress Bar Podcast – Episode 19



Rumours on the internet speculate that YouTube will acquire Twitch for a whopping 1 billion dollars.
Google’s YouTube has reached a preliminary deal to buy Twitch, a popular videogame-streaming company, for more than $1 billion, according to sources familiar with the pact.
The deal, in an all-cash offer, is expected to be announced imminently, sources said. If completed the acquisition would be the most significant in the history of YouTube, which Google acquired in 2006 for $1.65 billion.

Batman: Arkham Knight – Trailer

After an announcement that Batman: Arkham Knight has been delayed till 2015. This trailer focuses on the new and “improved” Batmobile that now features a giant minigun. I thought that Batman doesn’t kill people. Apparently if they are wearing armour then it’s fair game.

Pokémon Regionals in Brisbane

Recently the Pokémon regionals were held in Brisbane and Brendan was able to head down and check it out. He commented on the intense atmosphere was something he didn’t expect and the competition was very fierce. You can check out photos of the event HERE

Halo 5: Guardians Announced

We’re looking at a Fall 2015 Launch (that’s Spring for us Aussie folk), and it’s prepped to be one of 343 Industries’ most exciting and massive projects to date. Perhaps one of the most compelling things to take away from the article is the mention of the game engine, as well as the tech involved with launching on the new Xbox One console – something I am particularly keen to see. Utilising the hardware in the Xbox One to its potential will be impressive, and I certainly hope that 343 Industries can push the console to its absolute limit and showcase a beautiful game.

Progress Bar has Forums!

Just as a last point of news sparking our 1 year anniversary as a website Progress Bar now has Forums! You can check them out HERE and discuss everything is to do with the world of gaming.


Kochie has dived into the world of Transistor – From the developers of Bastion, it’s an isometric action game with a great soundtrack and a wonderful art style. You can see Kochie’s full review to see what he really thinks about the game.
Ascend: Hand of Kui – A free to play RPG with an action combat system similar to Dark Souls where by you can die very easy if you aren’t careful. The only barrier that I have found for paying is the in game currency which unlocks certain pieces of gear early. You can still get lots of stuff without paying a dollar which is pretty awesome.
DotA 2 – It’s dotA what do you need to know?
Chris has been playing a whole lot of Titanfall still and enjoying it a hell of a lot.
Brendan has been to the Manabar in Brisbane recently and played a few party games like Killer Instinct and an unmentioned party game that was apparently good

Production notes: Intro and outro music were supplied by Teknoaxe. This track is Royalty Free and is free for anyone to use in YouTube videos or other projects, whether monetized or not.