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With Paul away with what we can only assume is consumption - Max, Ben and Nathan explore space in No Man's Sky, swipe left in Reigns and learn about hentai sub-genres. We're as confused as you.

Direct download: The_Fourth_Player_-_Ep_105.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:20am EDT

Just like the Beatles after a meeting with Mark Chapman, the team of The Fourth Player is down a member this week. So join Ben, Max and Nathan as they talk Double Fine's Head Lander, the Nintendo NX and Overwatch. No hair was harmed in the recording of this episode.

Direct download: The_Fourth_Player_-_Ep.104.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:40am EDT

In this episode, Paul, Ben, Nathan and Max discuss the rise and eventually fall of Pokemon GO, surges in popularity and how the model of a game impacts how we play. We answer some listener email, and give thanks to our mates at Games Lab and Gamebug.

Direct download: The_Fourth_Player_-_Ep.103_Ekans_Docking_at_Myrtle_Beach.mp3
Category:videogames -- posted at: 3:51am EDT

In this episode, Paul, Ben and Nathan discuss Pokemon Go as the catch and release 'em up hits smartphones across Australia, how European developed B-grade 'renovator's dream' games scratch that itch and deliver memorable experiences with The Technomancer, and we answer listener email on the subject of lost saves of our past. Thanks to Games Laboratory and gamebug.com.au.

Direct download: The_Fourth_Player_-_Ep.101_A_Wild_Discharge_Appears.mp3
Category:videogames -- posted at: 7:19am EDT

In this episode, Paul, Ben, Nathan and Max speculate on E3 announcements and make up some of our own, Nathan explains world domination done right with Twilight Struggle, Paul shares tales of his time as Ryu, world warrior and Head of State for Japan in a PULP Mega Game. We answer some listener email, cheers to everyone who came to our live show, and thanks to our mates at Games Laboratory and gamebug.com.au. Remember to visit thefourthplayer.com to watch our Live! episode 100.

Direct download: The_Fourth_Player_-_Ep.101_Cubones_Mamas_E3.mp3
Category:videogames -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Join Paul, Ben, Nathan and Max alongside a live studio audience for the 100th episode of The Fourth Player podcast; the video is available at thefourthplayer.com and https://youtu.be/nQlAYiNCcpE. We discuss the origin story of how the show started four years ago, declare the top 10 games of all time, and battle the audience in gaming trivia. With live listener emails, and a drinking game; it's our best video episode ever. Hosted at Games Laboratory, and available on Gamebug.com.au.

Direct download: The_Fourth_Player-_100th_Episode_-_Live_Special.mp3
Category:videogames -- posted at: 10:37pm EDT

In this episode, Paul, Ben, Nathan and Max discuss Naughty Dog's final chapter in Sony's series with Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, and talk about the evolution of advertising for videogames; we lurched from stylised box art to tasteless commercials in the nineties and naughties, and the role of personality-led criticism for games today. We answer some great listener email, and discuss final plans for our live recording in front of an audience for episode 100 on June 4, 2016. Thanks to Plantronics, gamebug.com.au and Games Laboratory. 

Direct download: The_Fourth_Player_-_Ep.99_Uncharted_Territory.mp3
Category:videogames -- posted at: 8:07am EDT

In this episode, Paul, Ben, Nathan and Max talk Blizzard's beta for arena shooter Overwatch, and discuss how offering early and extended access to audiences impacts the way we see and play games. Max makes tracks with Mini Metro on steam, and we talk about plans for our upcoming live 100th episode taking place June 4 at Games Laboratory in Melbourne. Thanks to our friends at Gamebug.com.au and Plantronics.

Direct download: The_Fourth_Player_-_Ep.98_Watching_Over_Beta.mp3
Category:videogames -- posted at: 7:26am EDT

In this episode Paul, Ben and Nathan discuss covenants, fetishisation, death and souls in FromSoftware's Dark Souls 3, Paul's adventures at PAX East 2016 checking out asymmetrical murder simulator Dead by Daylight, Wes Anderson point and drag Burly Men At Sea, and Twitch-powered Runningman social experiment Streamline. We talk more about episode 100 which will be recorded live in front of an audience on June 4 at Games Laboratory in Melbourne. Thanks to our friends at Gamebug.com.au.

Direct download: The_Fourth_Player_-_Ep.97_Praise_The_East.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:46am EDT

In this episode, Paul, Ben and Nathan are joined by returning guest Steve Heller from Surprise Attack and Pixels for Breakfast to talk Remedy Entertainment's Quantum Break, and how it measures up to their previous offerings Max Payne and Alan Wake. We talk about Witch Beam's delightful twin stick shooter Assault Android Cactus, and muse on the state of play for Sony's handheld market; a Whodunnit on the death of the PlayStation Vita. We answer some great listener email, and provide updates on our live show for episode 100, set for June 4 at Games Laboratory in Melbourne. Thanks to Games Lab, Gamebug.com.au and Plantronics. 

Direct download: The_Fourth_Player_Ep.96_-_Quantum_Cactus.mp3
Category:videogames -- posted at: 8:18am EDT