The Fourth Player - Ep.103 – Ekans Docking at Myrtle Beach

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—The Fourth Player


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Episode 102

The team discuss the hit PokemonGo now it is released across Australia, and how the European developed B-grade game ‘The Technomancer’ makes Paul happy

Episode 101

Episode 101

In this episode, the team speculate on E3 announcements and make up some of our own. Nathan explains world domination in Twilight Struggle, Paul shares tales of his time in a PULP Mega Game.

Episode 100

Join us & a live studio audience as we celebrate the 100th episode of The Fourth Player podcast. We discuss the origin story of how the show started 4 years ago & declare the top 10 games of all time.

Episode 99

In this episode, we discuss Naughty Dog’s final chapter in Sony’s series with Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, and talk about the evolution of advertising for videogames and the role of personality-led criticism for games today. 


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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