The Fourth Player - Ep.113 - 2016 End of Year Special

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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 112

It’s road trip time as Nathan hits the asphalt with the lovely boys from Final Fantasy XV. Meanwhile Paul hacks everything in site thanks to Watchdogs 2.

Episode 111

We dive into the Skyrim remaster & experiences the joys of modding, while Nathan joins forces with BT in Titanfall 2 & discusses with the rest of the team why its release has been so problematic.

Episode 110

It’s PAX AUS time! Join Nathan as he explores the halls of the 2016 iteration of Australia’s largest games convention. Featuring interviews with Dan Hindes, Hand of Fate 2’s Morgan Jaffit & boardgame artist Ian O’Toole.

Episode 101

Episode 109

Join Ben and Paul as they explore VR with Playstation VR and Occulus Rift, while Nathan looks to the past with his first impressions of history simulator Civilization VI.


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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