The Fourth Player - Ep.79 – Adventure Quest

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—The Fourth Player


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Episode 78

The team is get back together in their new home of The Arcade in Melbourne to talk art styles in games with the release of Yoshi’s Wooly World along with Max’s experiences from the International 2015 for Dota2 screening.

Episode 77

Episode 77

In this episode, Paul, Ben, Nathan and Max sit down to chat about Batman Arkham Knight. The topic this episode was around game franchises being passed around different development studios.

Episode 76

In this episode, Paul, Ben, Nathan and Max talk false starts with the release of Driveclub on PlayStation+ and the enormous impact of deceased Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata.

Episode 75

The team talk indie game darling Her Story, the rise in popularity of non-traditional games like FEZ and Gone Home, and  answer some wonderfully strange listener emails. 


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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