E3 was a couple of weeks ago at this point, but that won’t stop the PC Gamer UK team from gathering to discuss everything at the show – from the futuristic cityscape of Cyberpunk 2077 to the cold, hard buttocks of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Plus, now Phil can talk about Yakuza 0 in a way that’s relevant to a PC gaming podcast.
Discussed: The Electronic Entertainment Expo, Two Thousand and Eighteen
Broadcasting live from the Infinite Deadline, Samuel, Phil and Pip gather to talk about PC games new and old. Except, wait, no, less than three minutes in and already there’s a tangent about Pokemon Snap. Sorry. It’s been a long week.
Discussed: Beyond Good & Evil, Destiny 2, Phoenix Point, Two Point Hospital
The PC Gamer team return for a freewheelin’ discussion about (mostly) PC gaming. Pip is annoyed by a fish, Phil is confused by a jungle, and Sam is nauseated by a corpse. Also, a mysterious signal; a transmission from a far off land. But who is its sender, and why are they surrounded by cardboard?
Discussed: Tiny Bubbles, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Cities: Skylines, BattleTech, Disco Elysium
This week (month? Fortnight? Just how frequent is this podcast these days?) Andy returns from his self-imposed exile to all things Jurassic World Evolution. He’s played Frontier’s upcoming park management sim, and reveals everything he knows about disaster, dinosaurs and Dr. Ian Malcolm. Meanwhile, Samuel and Phil revise their opinions of Vermintide II and Sea of Thieves.
Discussed: Extinction, Jurassic World Evolution, Sea of Thieves, Warhammer: Vermintide II, Batman: The Telltale Series
In a break from the regular format, Samuel and Phil have both played new, recently released PC games. Sam goes head to head with an unspecified cult in Far Cry 5, Phil chunders on a friend in Sea of Thieves, and both have a rant about why, yes, Warhammer: Vermintide II is very difficult thank you very much.
Discussed: Far Cry 5, Sea of Thieves, Warhammer: Vermintide II
Samuel, Pip and Phil are back, and have played some games for once. Phil talks about the comedic warmth of Chuchel, Pip gets annoyed by a disembodied voice in Assassin’s Creed Origin’s new Discovery Tour, and Samuel attempts to make a pork mech in Smoke and Sacrifice. Then we move on to Twitter questions, which may have been a mistake.
Discussed: Chuchel, Into the Breach, Assassin’s Creed Origins, Smoke and Sacrifice
Samuel, Pip and Phil discuss the philosophical and nutritional ramifications of the chicken dinner, because they haven’t podcasted for a couple of weeks and have seemingly forgotten how to not launch immediately into a tangent. Samuel sets out the rules for proper brig use, Phil apologises for crashing a boat, and Pip runs down Subnautica’s jellyfish content.
Discussed: Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide, Sea of Thieves, Subnautica, Dynasty Warriors 9, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
After an extended Christmas break (sorry!), Sam and Phil convene to catch up on the latest in PC gaming. After a brief discussion on our Christmas gaming habits, we launch into an extended conversation about GTA Online’s latest update: The Doomsday Heist. We also answer a bumper crop of questions, from what we’re looking forward to in 2018, to PC gaming’s most misused mechanics.
Samuel, Pip and Phil recorded this podcast last week and then fell into a deadline-fuelled stupor. Now recovered, they rediscover the podcast, but have no real memory of what’s on it. Definitely nothing worth taking legal action over, if you’re reading this lawyers.
Discussed: Into The Breach, Need for Speed: Payback, Pipe Push Paradise
Samuel, Pip and Phil keep the pod train rolling by discussing the latest games, gaming news and… ah, who are we kidding. We try our best to stay on topic, but Phil rants about vaping for about five straight minutes, Pip tells a story about candy floss and Samuel does a bad badger impression.
Sam, Pip and Joe discuss the world of Football Manager 2018, two of whom have little to add to the conversation outside of ’90s football references. Plus, Wolfenstein 2 and Destiny 2 chat. Finally, Dark Train: indie game or MOBA hero? You decide.
Discussed: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, Football Manager 2018, Destiny 2, Dark Train
The PC Gamer team gathers to about the latest and soon-to-be-latest PC games, from the seemingly endless Divinity: Original Sin 2, to the all-consuming Destiny 2. You’re going to need to set aside some significant time to play the year’s biggest games. Here’s hoping you don’t meet a high-level hippo along the way.
Discussed: Assassin’s Creed Origins, Total War: Warhammer 2, Divinity: Original Sin 2, Wargroove, Destiny 2
After an impromptu summer holiday, Samuel and Phil return with PC Gamer’s new deputy editor, Philippa Warr. We apologise for our month long break, and launch into an (ethically sound, disclaimer containing) chat about Heat Signature, Dishonored: Death of the Outsider, Paladins: Champions of the Realm and South Park: The Fractured But Whole. Also, we try to remember how to podcast.
Discussed: Heat Signature, Paladins: Champions of the Realm, Dishonored: Death of the Outsider, South Park: The Fractured But Whole
Oh snap, it’s the PC Gamer Top 100! Samuel, Phil and Andy – yes, he’s here this week – run through the entire thing, making brutally honest judgements based on a list voted for by almost 20 PC Gamer staffers and freelancers. Why not follow along at home, with a copy of PC Gamer in your hands? (You do have a copy, right?)
Phil is back, after a (presumed) near death experience. He and Samuel celebrate by talking about PC games, and also the Discovery documentary series Deadliest Catch. We chat about Guild Wars 2’s upcoming expansion, Path of Fire, and relive the highs and lows of GTA Online. And then there’s about 12 minutes of crab stuff. Sorry.
Samuel and the returning (finally) Andy Kelly yammer about Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, the name of which Samuel forgot, which is highly embarrassing. In a quiet time for big releases, they also touch upon The Sexy Brutale, Resident Evil 7 and Mad Max, the latter of which Andy has slowly become obsessed with.
Discussed: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, The Sexy Brutale, Night in the Woods, Resident Evil 7, Life is Strange: Before the Storm, Mad Max
Samuel and Phil, fresh off their recent job promotions, gather to answer the questions of you: the listener. Or at least, the questions of those listeners that have actually asked us a question. We are yet to work out how to intuit your questions telepathically. We discuss which game lore we’d subject ourselves too, reveal our pre-game settings rituals, wonder whether Sam was right to accept a free beer, and discover whether Phil is a secret faun.
Samuel, Tom and Phil take a break from compiling the PC Gamer Top 100 to talk about their personal selections for the PC Gamer Top 100. Our 100% accurate annual list of the best PC games is almost here again, and in this episode we reveal a sample of the games we voted for.
Will your favourite games grace the finished list? Will Dragon Age 2 be in 94th position for the second year running? Can anything unseat last year’s victor, The Witcher 3? Those questions will be answered on July 27, when the Top 100 is published in issue 308 of PC Gamer UK magazine.
It’s the PC Gamer E3 special! Samuel, who was at E3, and Phil, who watched it at home in his pants, gather to discuss their most anticipated games from the Electronic Three. Was EA’s conference an influencer too far? Is Assassin’s Creed Origins any good? And was Metal Gear Survive really Samuel’s game of the show? All of this, and some reader questions.
Discussed: The Electrically Entertaining Extravaganza (Three)