The Fourth Player video game podcast

In this episode, Paul, Ben, Nathan and Max talk about the open-world madness of Mad Max, and we hear stories of Paul and Nathan's recent visit to EB Expo in Sydney where they played lots of games including PlayStation VR and Star Wars Battlefront.

Direct download: The_Fourth_Player_-_Ep.82_Max_Get_Into_My_VR_Car.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:50pm EDT

In this episode, Paul, Nathan and Max are joined by guest Stephen Heller from Pixels for Breakfast to talk about games which have tried to cross genres, some succeeding and some failing. Max has been raiding tombs in Lara Croft GO, Paul has been making Marios in Super Mario Maker, Nathan and Stephen have been Phantoming Pain in Metal Gear. Remember to eat you pickles for breakfast, kids. Thanks to our sponsors Games Laboratory and our friends at Gamebug.com.au.

Direct download: The_Fourth_Player_-_Ep.81_GO_Lara__The_Big_Snake.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:56am EDT

In this epiode, Paul, Ben, Nathan and Max get together to talk Metal Gear V: The Phantom Pain and what it brings to the storied series, and muse on Paul's antics/adventures in Seattle for PAX Prime 2015. We answers some listener emails and twitter questions too! Thanks to our sponsors Games Laboratory and our friends at gamebug.com.au. Party Hard, folks.

Direct download: The_Fourth_Player_-_Ep.80_Supersonic_Gear.mp3
Category:videogames -- posted at: 9:28pm EDT

In this episode, Paul, Ben, Nathan and Max talk adventure games and what makes them special, driven by the latest King's Quest release from The Odd Gentlemen. Paul is off to PAX Prime, and we answer some listener email on the topic of eddible Pokemon. Thanks to Gamebug.com.au and our sponsor Games Laboratory.

Direct download: The_Fourth_Player_-_Ep.79_Adventure_Quest.mp3
Category:videogames -- posted at: 12:08am EDT

In this episode, Paul, Ben, Nathan and Max (dshban) get back together in their new home of The Arcade in Melbourne to talk artstyles in games with the release of Yoshi's Wooly World. Max experienced the International 2015 for Dota2 at the recent local screening, and discusses his take on the state of the game. We answer some wonderful listener emails, including one about Persona. Beautiful like a walrus punch on the floor.

Direct download: The_Fourth_Player_-_Ep.78_Wooly_Good_Graphics.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:56pm EDT

In this episode, Paul, Ben, Nathan and Max (dshban) sit down to chat about the latest ineration of Rocksteady Studio's series, Batman Arkham Knight. The group topic this week is game franchises like Batman that have been passed around different development studios; for better and for worse. We answer some great and questionable listener email. Thanks to our friends at gamebug.com.au and our sponsors Games Laboratory. Nathan loves the Wii Fit lady trainer, the outro proves it.

Direct download: The_Fourth_Player_-_Ep.77_A_Knight_To_Remember.mp3
Category:videogames -- posted at: 1:04am EDT

In this episode, Paul, Ben, Nathan and Max talk false starts with the release of Driveclub on PlayStation Plus and how Evolution Studio's racer marks a black spot for future driving games, and discuss the enormous impact recently deceased Nintendo CEO and programmer Satoru Iwata had on the games industry and how his vision helped shape Nintendo. We answer some listener email and Nathan has a sharp haircut. Thanks to our sponsors Games Laboratory and our friends at gamebug.com.au.

 

 

Direct download: The_Fourth_Player_-_Ep.76_Please_Understand.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:23am EDT

Paul, Ben, Nathan and Max (dshban) return to talk indie game darling and FMV torchbearer Her Story, the rise and rise in popularity of non-traditional games like FEZ and Gone Home development, and we answer some wonderfully strange listener emails. Paul talks about his recent adventures in Japan. Thanks to our sponsors Games Laboratory and our friends at Gamebug.com.au.

Direct download: The_Fourth_Player_-_Ep.75_Theirs__Her_Story.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:46am EDT

With Paul in Japan, Max, Ben and Nathan are joined by freelance journalist extraordinaire, Joab Gilroy, to discuss the highs and lows of the recent E3 conference in LA. With their fill of the Good ole US of A, the team don their truck caps and head east for the sights and sounds of Euro Truck Simulator 2.

Direct download: The_Fourth_Player_-_Ep.74_Trucking_Along_With_E3.mp3
Category:videogames -- posted at: 5:39am EDT

In this episode, Paul, Nathan and Max (dshban) are joined by veteran PC PowerPlay scribe Terrance Jarrad to talk squid, specifically Nintendo's new IP and surprising online third person shooter Splatoon. Group topic this week is whether innovations in hardware and technology help or hinder a developer's creativity in making games. We answer some wonderful listener email, and thanks to our sponsor Games Laboratory and partners at Gamebug.com.au

Direct download: The_Fourth_Player_-_Ep.73_Ive_Got_An_Inkling.mp3
Category:videogames -- posted at: 4:12am EDT