The Fourth Player video game podcast

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, and Games Laboratory. 

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

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 and Plantronics.

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

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

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