The Fourth Player - Ep.74 – Trucking Along With E3

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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 73

Episode 73

In this episode, Paul, Nathan & Max are joined by PC PowerPlay’s Terrance Jarrad to talk Splatoon & whether innovations in hardware & tech help or hinder a dev’s creativity in making games. 

Episode 72

In this episode, Paul, Ben, Nathan and Max (dshban) discuss The Witcher: Wild Hunt and take the time to consider issues of accessibility in video game design.

Episode 71

Ben returns to chat with the boys about the latest kategory leader in fighting games with Mortal Kombat X, & about how DLC is shaping the way users konsume & how dev studio’s approach it.

Episode 70

In this episode, Paul, Nathan, Max along with returning guest Tim Best discuss life as a independent game dev in the wake of 2K Aust’s closure, dance with Crypt of the NecroDancer, & ponder playing Mario Party alone.


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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