The Fourth Player video game podcast

With 2017 coming to a close for The Fourth Player team, the guys have gotten together to let you know their thoughts on the year overall, and to highlight their personal top five games for the year. Merry Christmas!

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PAX is over for another year, in lieu of our usual on the ground coverage, the team take the time to reflect on their experiences. In addition, the crew discuss the recently released Hand of Fate 2, Shadow of War and hat game of the year, Mario Odyssey.

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With Nathan off ingesting miniature paints or something, it's up to the rest of the team to dig deep into the open world of NBA 2K 2018 while Max regales everyone with tales of debauchery from his related press trip. In addition Ben gets a master class in eSports and seemingly comes out none-the-wiser for it. Contains traces of Boyz 2 Men.

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After months of anticipation, Agents of Mayhem has finally hit and... it's something. Paul and Nathan dive in to the reality of Volition's latest title, and how it measures up to their expectations. The team also discussion the upcoming release of Destiny 2, while Nathan explores the free to play mobile dress-up game, Love Nikki.

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In this latest episode, the team slap on construction hats and get to building in both Fortnite, and Kingdoms and Castles. Paul also weighs in on the mayo / ketchup debate with Splatoon 2. Warning: May contain traces of Paula Abdul. 

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With Ben returning from a 5 week stint in Europe, the team is finally back together again. Paul explores life as a monster hunter in the original The Witcher, Nathan channels John Wick in SUPERHOT VR and prepares Max to lose friends in anticipation of his first game of Diplomacy.

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With E3 now behind us, the team deliver their own hot takes on what they thought of this years announcements. In addition Paul gives his thoughts on Nintendo's Arms while Nathan delves into the metal prehistoric world of Horizon: Zero Dawn.

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It’s Persona time (much to Ben’s chagrin) so Max jumps into Atlus’ latest poppy JRPG while Paul tries to survive the harsh world of Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds. Gritty survival and heart stealing thieves? It’s a mix we can only call Toxic.

Direct download: The_Fourth_Player_-_Ep_120.mp3
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Join the team as Paul and Max spar over Bioware's latest Mass Effect entry and Ben get's his melee on with For Honor. And then, for a bit of extra flavour, we dive into the relationship of the Snorks and the Smurfs for some reason.

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Move over Breath of the Wild, Nathan is declaring your time in the sun as 2017's best game is over with the arrival of Yoko Taro's NieR: Automata. In addition, the team analyse the fan and critical reaction to the latest entry in the Mass Effect franchise - Andromeda. 

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In this special episode Paul teams up with friend of the podcast Henry T. Casey over a few drinks in New York City. Listen as the two discuss wrestling, their origins in gaming, and more.

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The Switch is out and, most importantly, so is the latest Zelda installment. Join the crew as Paul and Nathan gush over Link's latest outing while Paul also discusses an incredibly intriguing live game experience he walked through while in Boston for the most recent PAX East. We also take time to discuss amusing moments in the world of game PR.

Direct download: The_Fourth_Player_-_Ep_117.mp3
Category:videogames -- posted at: 11:51pm EDT

With Paul joining Frank West on his last hurrah with Dead Rising 4, he and the rest of the team take a moment to reflect on the right and wrong ways to end long running franchises. On a slightly less amusing note, the team also delve into the controversy surrounding Pewdiepie and why no tears are being shed over his current woes.

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It's Dark Souls time again except it isn't. Paul jumps in to Team Ninja's stellar take on the franchise - Nioh, while Max gets ready to make a splash in competitive esports with Smite tactics. We also take the time to discuss the end of an era with the axing of Good Game.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:26pm EDT

The Nintendo Switch is coming and the boys from The Fourth Player are coming at you with their first impressions after an extensive hands on showing of the new console. Kick off the new year right with a look at what may be Nintendo's most controversial console yet.

Direct download: The_Fourth_Player_-_Ep_114.mp3
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