The Fourth Player - Ep.49 Sports games & eSports fame

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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 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.

Episode 46

Joab from Ausgamers joins us to speak about his hands on with BattleField: Hardlines and EA’s UFC.  Nathan talks Wolfenstein: The New Order, and we discuss the new generation of consoles.

Episode 45

The band is back together to talk multiplayer experiences and whether you need to be in the same room as your opponent, the displacement of time & space in puzzler-FPS Superhot, TownCraft, SteamWorld Dig, & and more tales from Diablo III.


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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