The Fourth Player - Ep.65 Hunting Monsters by a Dying Light

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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


Listen back through the most recent episodes

Episode 63

The boys & returning guest Tim Best discuss great examples of videogames which succeed in outshining the established universes on which they are based.

Episode 62

In the first episode of 2015, while Ben is away the boys are joined by Tim Best to talk about what should stay, start and stop in videogames this year. 

Episode 61

Episode 61

This episode Paul, Ben, Nathan and Max get together in the spirit of Christmas to discuss unsung Games of the Year, kickabout with PES 2015, and speculate on animal warfare in Far Cry 4.

Episode 60

Paul, Nathan & Max are joined by former PC PowerPlay editor now game dev Tim Best to discuss how scope & time is balanced when making a game.


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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