The Fourth Player - Ep.67 Evolving Skylines

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—The Fourth Player


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Episode 66

In this episode, we discuss the process of developing a video game and how Quality Assurance strongly influences the final product.  We look at  Persona Q, and the problems with current popular mobile games.

Episode 61

Episode 65

This episode Paul, Nathan and Max discuss the unique portrayal of non-US cultures in Polish Developer’s Dying Light, the awesome Monster Hunter 4, and the rise of spectator culture in eSports with DOTA2.

Episode 64

Paul, Nathan & Ben are joined by former PC PowerPlay editor now game dev Tim Best to discuss Pillars of Eternity, and the importance of endings in video games.

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.


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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