The Fourth Player - Ep.70 – Indie Dance Party

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We are a videogame podcast from the mouths and minds of people from the land of the videogame. We are a collection of current and former developers, publishers, journalists and players who talk about the games we love and loathe.

—The Fourth Player


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Episode 69

Episode 69

In this episode Paul, Nathan and Max look into the role of YouTubes, shoot some perps in Battlefield Hardline and shower themselves in the blood of beasts in Bloodborne.

Episode 68

In this episode, Paul, Ben, Nathan and Max (dshban) discuss writing about games as a critic, bloodlust after Bloodborne and muse on oral history told through games in Never Alone.

Episode 67

We discuss Paradox Industrie’s Cities: Skylines, Turtle Rock Studio’s Evolve, and go into what the role PR plays in the videogame industry while answering some great listener email.

Episode 66

In this episode, we discuss the process of developing a video game and how Quality Assurance strongly influences the final product.  We look at  Persona Q, and the problems with current popular mobile games.


Meet the boys


Paul “Hoops” Houlihan worked in Public Relations for publishers including THQ, Capcom and Sega. He now writes about games, plays boardgames and basketball. All awkwardly.


Ben Abbott worked as a game developer in everything from QA to Producer for studios including Rockstar North, Real Time Worlds, Atari and Bluetongue.
Nathan 'ElPrez' Cocks


Nathan “Space Wizard” Cocks has been writing about videogames for over a decade for outlets including PC PowerPlay, Hyper Magazine, Official PlayStation Magazine and Games.On.Net

Max 'dshban' Laughton

Max “dshban” Laughton has been playing and thinking critically about videogames his entire life and is a co-host of popular podcast, Smart Wrestling Fan.


Thoughts and musings in written form from the guys.


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