The Fourth Player - Ep.55 Smash Expendabros – The Long and short of it

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—The Fourth Player


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Episode 54

The team discuss oddball game D4, the living toy space of Disney Infinity 2.0 and everyone has chimes in on the presentation of the mundane in videogames.

Episode 53

Special Guest Steven ‘Bajo’ O’Donnell from ABC TV’s Good Game joins Max, Nathan & Ben to discuss all things space related in the world of videogames.

Episode 52

The boys are joined by Jamie from New Game Plus to discuss Divinty Original Sin, the scares in P.T Silent Hills, and death in games.

Episode 51

The team form like Voltron to discuss the good, bad and wonderful of plastic toys in our videogames with Disney Infinity 2.0, alongside chats about the excellent Velocity 2x, and hear how WWE SuperCard fails free-to-play.


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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