The Fourth Player - Ep.86 – Tom Nook Never Changes

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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 84.5

In this episode Paul, Ben and various luminaries from the Australian games industry discuss what happens when the gaming ends.

Episode 84

This episode  Nathan, Ben and Paul head to PAX AUS 2015 to speak to a variety of developers at Australia’s biggest games expo. We speak to Naughty Dog and a wealth of talent in Australia’s indy scene.

Episode 83

We discuss Spike Lee’s debut in the NBA 2K16 series with his ‘unique’ approach to narrative in sports games. Paul also tries to convince the team that Lego Dimensions is a good thing.


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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