The Fourth Player - Ep.97 – Praise The East

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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 96

Paul, Ben & Nathan are joined by Steve Heller from Surprise Attack & Pixels for Breakfast to talk Quantum Break, Assault Android Cactus, & muse on the death of the PlayStation Vita.

Episode 95

In this episode, we form a post-Easter break trinity to talk sick adventures, farming and questionable genocide in Stardew Valley, and animal training in FarCry Primal, and ponder the fate of VR at the launch of the Occulus Rift.

Episode 94

Paul, Nath & Max are joined by returning guest Tim Best from Mighty Games to qualify human suffering in Ubisoft’s The Division & discuss how games best represent threat & treachery.

Episode 93

Episode 93

In this episode, Paul, Ben and Nathan are joined by returning guest Daniel “@BerzerkDC” Chlebowczyk to discuss the release of Street Fighter IV and to examine the future of ‘games as service’.


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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