The Fourth Player - Ep.51 Twice the Velocity, Infinite Disney

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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 50

We reach a milestone with our 50th episode! The boys discuss all things Betas, Cannon Brawl and the upcoming Destiny.  Also Max turns out to be a DOTA2 rainman.

Episode 49

The boys talk sport, sport and more sport.  Ben looks at EA’s UFC while Max chats all things MLB.  We also discuss the DOTA2 International and eSports in general.

Episode 48

The boys talk comfort gaming during the colder months along with discussing Valiant Hearts: The Great War and Pixel’s Cave Story.

Episode 47

The team sans Max but plus Moi sit down to discuss E3 announcements of interest. We talk about how co-operative mechanics influence the games we play as well as throwing love Mario Kart8′s way.


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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