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 108

Cars, ghosts and Lego, oh my. The team discuss Forza Horizon 3, Ghostbusters in Lego Dimensions, and ponder the question of franchise innovation.

Episode 107

With everyone back in the same room again, the team turn their eyes to Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, then reminisce about days gone by as Paul experiences his first ever LAN. Warning: Podcast may contain ranting Nathans.

Episode 106

As Ben sits patiently at home awaiting the imminent arrival of his newborn, the boys take the opportunity to gush over Shin Megami Tensei franchise – specifically Persona 3 & Tokyo Mirage Sessions.

Episode 101

Episode 105

Max, Ben and Nathan explore space in No Man’s Sky, swipe left in Reigns and learn about hentai sub-genres. We’re as confused as you.


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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