Author Archive: Phil Savage

Episode 47: Welcome to our Content Cave

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 by Phil Savage

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)

This week: Samuel Roberts, Phil Savage

Show notes: Here’s the Anachronox shuttle recreation. Also, let’s use this space to mention how Phil was wrong about Skull and Bones being multiplayer only.

The PC Gamer UK Podcast is a weekly podcast about PC gaming. Thoughts? Feedback? Requests? Tweet us @PCGamerPod, or email letters@pcgamer.com. This week’s music is from Beyond Good & Evil.

Episode 46: Both inert and financially ruinous

Thursday, June 8th, 2017 by Phil Savage

Samuel and Phil gather – sans Andy – to discuss the latest PC gaming delights, from Dirt 4 and Prey to… er… Anachronox, for some reason. Can Dirt 4 satisfy both simulation and arcade racing fans? Would Prey have benefited from being a few hours shorter? And is Anachronox worth playing, or indeed worth talking about? All this, and we discuss whether DLC is actually bad (spoiler: no).

Discussed: Dirt 4, Prey, Anachronox

This week: Samuel Roberts, Phil Savage

Show notes: I can’t remember what we were going to link to in the show notes. Just Google it, I guess.

The PC Gamer UK Podcast is a weekly podcast about PC gaming. Thoughts? Feedback? Requests? Tweet us @PCGamerPod, or email letters@pcgamer.com. This week’s music is from Anachronox.

Episode 45: Johnny Long-Arms

Thursday, June 1st, 2017 by Phil Savage

This week, the PC Gamer team discusses a plethora of smaller games, from Tokyo 42 to Rime. One might call it a smorgasbord. Not us, though – partly because it’s a rubbish metaphor, but mostly because we doubt Little Nightmares would be appetising. Also, we discuss what games we’d smush together into a much better game, and inevitably Dragon Age 2 is mentioned.

Discussed: Tokyo 42, Danger Zone, Perception, Rime, Vanquish

This week: Samuel Roberts, Phil Savage, and, for the final time as a weekly participant, Andy Kelly

The PC Gamer UK Podcast is a weekly podcast about PC gaming. Thoughts? Feedback? Requests? Tweet us @PCGamerPod. This week’s music is from What Remains of Edith Finch.

Episode 44: Opium through a bagpipe tube

Friday, May 19th, 2017 by Phil Savage

Oh snap, it’s the PC Gamer podcast! I’m going to level with you: it’s 5:27pm on a Friday and the race is on to get this episode description written before we flee the building and embark on a weekend of PC gaming revelry. There’s just time to say that in this episode, Samuel, Phil and Andy make some E3 predictions, discuss Destiny 2 and answer your questions.

This week: Samuel Roberts, Phil Savage, Andy Kelly

The PC Gamer UK Podcast is a weekly podcast about PC gaming. Thoughts? Feedback? Requests? Tweet us @PCGamerPod. This week’s music is from Assassin’s Creed II.

Episode 43: PCGAMER’S SAUSAGECHAT

Friday, May 12th, 2017 by Phil Savage

Samuel, Andy and Phil return from a podcast break to discuss the latest PC games, and to impart their years of collective wisdom on the best sausages you can buy in Waitrose. (Other sausages are available.) We also answer your questions, offer varying opinions on Prey, and find out whether PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS is better than its name. Farewell, sausage.

Discussed: PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS, Prey, Little Nightmares, Forza Horizon 3: Hot Wheels

This week: Samuel Roberts, Phil Savage, Andy Kelly

The PC Gamer UK Podcast is a weekly podcast about PC gaming. Thoughts? Feedback? Requests? Tweet us @PCGamerPod. This week’s music is from Prey.

Episode 42: Tamagotchi Comeback

Friday, April 28th, 2017 by Phil Savage

Tom Senior, Phil Savage and podcast favourite ‘The Meeting Next Door’ return to talk about walking – in houses, in caves, and even in Europe during a war. Also: would Jeremy Corbyn main Chun-Li, and what does Theresa May’s Crusader Kings 2 save look like? All that, and Dragon Age 2 is mentioned yet again.

Discussed: What Remains of Edith Finch, Scanner Sombre, Call of Duty: WW2

This week: Tom Senior, Phil Savage

The PC Gamer UK Podcast is a weekly podcast about PC gaming. Thoughts? Feedback? Requests? Tweet us @PCGamerPod. This week’s music is from Darwinia.

Episode 41: …Apart from blowing up planets

Friday, April 21st, 2017 by Phil Savage

It’s another post-deadline podcast, but an incredibly tired PC Gamer team bravely soldiers on to talk about the latest in PC gaming and whether the Empire actually did anything wrong. We also answer your burning questions, such as could we beat up a three-year-old? And yes, dear listener. We could.

Discussed: Full Throttle, Bayonetta, Star Wars: Battlefront II, Project Sparc, Agents of Mayhem

This week: Samuel Roberts, Phil Savage, Andy Kelly

The PC Gamer UK Podcast is a weekly podcast about PC gaming. Thoughts? Feedback? Requests? Tweet us @PCGamerPod. This week’s music is from Bayonetta.

Episode 40: Ashamed of your words and deeds

Monday, April 10th, 2017 by Phil Savage

Samuel and Phil gather to discuss the health of VR, and offer early impressions of The Signal from Tolva. Then, it’s over to you for another bumper questions special! Why? Because we didn’t play enough games to fill a full episode. Yes, we are ashamed of our words and deeds.

Discussed: The Signal From Tolva, HTC Vive, This Tweet

This week: Samuel Roberts, Phil Savage

The PC Gamer UK Podcast is a weekly podcast about PC gaming. Thoughts? Feedback? Requests? Let us know in the PC Gamer Discord channel. This week’s music is from Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty.

Episode 39: A Hanar in a trilby

Friday, March 31st, 2017 by Phil Savage

The Traveller came and brought forth a Golden Age of banter. But then the Hot Takes followed, and the world as we know it fell. Can the PC Gamer team drive back the darkness? Can Bungie bring Destiny’s combat to PC? Can Mass Effect Andromeda hold onto its place on Andy’s hard drive?

Discussed: Destiny 2, Mass Effect Andromeda, Nier: Automata, Thimbleweed Park

This Week: Samuel Roberts, Tom Senior, Andy Kelly

The PC Gamer UK Podcast is a weekly podcast about PC gaming. Thoughts? Feedback? Requests? Let us know in the PC Gamer Discord channel. This week’s music is from Thimbleweed Park.

Episode 38: Last of the Summer Apocalypse

Friday, March 24th, 2017 by Phil Savage

After a traumatic deadline, Samuel and Phil climb into the podship and set off on a journey PC gaming. Unfortunately, neither of us had played anything of note this week, so instead we used your questions as an excuse to ramble about stuff. Listen, and find out why fantasy is better with giant mushrooms, and why Legion makes for bad second screen TV.

Discussed: Questions

This week: Samuel Roberts, Phil Savage

The PC Gamer UK Podcast is a weekly podcast about PC gaming. Thoughts? Feedback? Requests? Let us know in the PC Gamer Discord channel. This week’s music is from Baldur’s Gate.

Episode 37: It’s Elcor’s time now

Thursday, March 16th, 2017 by Phil Savage

From Bolivia, to a remote galaxy, to a far future filled with colossal murderboys. Wherever you go, there’s always time to sit down and chat about the financial quarter’s core IPs. Just don’t ask us to delete one of our precious franchises, lest we butterfly effect a new, all powerful enemy. Threatening message. It’s Elcor’s time now.

Discussed: Ghost Recon Wildlands, Mass Effect Andromeda, Dawn of War III

This Week: Samuel Roberts, Phil Savage, Andy Kelly

The PC Gamer UK Podcast is a weekly podcast about PC gaming. Thoughts? Feedback? Requests? Let us know in the PC Gamer Discord channel. This week’s music is from Mass Effect.

Episode 36: I’m not dying

Monday, March 6th, 2017 by Phil Savage

Last week, PC Gamer said goodbye to noted Dota fancier Chris Thursten. But while his voice will no longer echo around the office, it will arrive in your ears via his final appearance on this here podcast. That doesn’t really tell you what this episode is about, but it’s me – Phil – writing this, and I wasn’t in the room when it was recorded. I have no idea what’s about to happen. Let’s find out together.

Discussed: Torment: Tides of Numenera, Stories Untold Stories, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – A Criminal Past, Chris Thursten

This Week: Samuel Roberts, Chris Thursten, Andy Kelly

The PC Gamer UK Podcast is a weekly podcast about PC gaming. Thoughts? Feedback? Requests? Let us know in the PC Gamer Discord channel. This week’s music is from Torment: Tides of Numenera.

Episode 34: Outside interference

Saturday, February 11th, 2017 by Phil Savage

This week, Samuel, Phil, Andy, and the occasional background murmurings of a nearby meeting get together to discuss what they’ve been playing. Phil struggles to find the point of WWE 2K17, Andy advocates for the calming space exploration of Take On Mars, and Samuel runs through a bumper crop of your questions. The nearby meeting contributes little to the discussion, but here’s hoping it was productive.

Discussed: WWE 2K17, Take On Mars, ArmA 3, Overwatch

This Week: Samuel Roberts, Phil Savage, Andy Kelly

The PC Gamer UK Podcast is a weekly podcast about PC gaming. Thoughts? Feedback? Requests? Let us know in the PC Gamer Discord channel. This week’s music is from Overwatch.

Episode 33: Fling me to Nilfgaard

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 by Phil Savage

In this episode, Samuel (status: sleepy), Phil (status: caffeinated), and Andy (status: Andy) talk about the evil within Resident Evil 7, break down the meta of Gwent, and answer a bunch of good questions that aren’t about SSDs.

Discussed: Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Gwent, Detention, The Elder Scrolls Online

This Week: Samuel Roberts, Phil Savage, Andy Kelly

The PC Gamer UK Podcast is a weekly podcast about PC gaming. Thoughts? Feedback? Requests? Get in touch at pcgamer@futurenet.com and use the subject line “Podcast”, or tweet us via the links above. This week’s music is from Resident Evil 7.

Episode 32: …But one final point on Hard-Fi

Monday, January 23rd, 2017 by Phil Savage

Welcome to the thirty-second episode of the PC Gamer UK Podcast, home of possibly the longest tangent in our history. Around that, you’ll hear about Samuel and Phil’s slapdash adventures with Space Engineers, find out whether Phil understands what’s happening in GoNNER (no), and learn why Samuel isn’t a music journalist. Also, we answer a bumper crop of your questions – as asked by our Discord community.

Discussed: GoNNER, Space Engineers, Oxenfree, Reigns, Elite Dangerous

This Week: Samuel Roberts, Phil Savage

The PC Gamer UK Podcast is a weekly podcast about PC gaming. Thoughts? Feedback? Requests? Get in touch at pcgamer@futurenet.com and use the subject line “Podcast”, or tweet us via the links above. This week’s music is from Oxenfree.

Episode 31: The metal man is judging us

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 by Phil Savage

Hi. Er, how’s it going? Look, it’s been a couple of weeks since we last recorded a podcast. Blame Christmas, and the fact that making magazines is hard. I’ve sort of forgotten what goes in this bit of the episode description. Something about how the PC Gamer team got together and tried to remember how this podcasting thing works, probably. We talk about Elite Dangerous, the games of 2017, and then answer a couple of questions.

Hey! We’ve got a new community home on the PC Gamer Discord channel. Head here to sign up, and join the uk-podcast channel to hang out with fellow listeners and ask why the next episode isn’t out yet.

Discussed: The Games of 2017 (Various)

This Week: Samuel Roberts, Phil Savage, Andy Kelly

The PC Gamer UK Podcast is a weekly podcast about PC gaming. Thoughts? Feedback? Requests? Get in touch at pcgamer@futurenet.com and use the subject line “Podcast”, or tweet us via the links above. This week’s music is from Elite Dangerous.

Episode 30: You are Graham Gooch

Thursday, December 15th, 2016 by Phil Savage

It’s the 30th podcast episode, but we’re celebrating our 300th magazine issue. Join Sam, Phil and Andy on a self-indulgent tour of magazine craft – going behind the scenes of the making of a landmark issue of PC Gamer. Also, we talk about the good videogame Watch Dogs 2.

Hey! We’ve got a new community home on the PC Gamer Discord channel. Head here to sign up, and join the uk-podcast channel to hang out with fellow listeners.

Discussed: Watch Dogs 2, Orwell, The 300th Issue Of PC Gamer

This Week: Samuel Roberts, Phil Savage, Andy Kelly

The PC Gamer UK Podcast is a weekly podcast about PC gaming. Thoughts? Feedback? Requests? Get in touch at pcgamer@futurenet.com and use the subject line “Podcast”, or tweet us via the links above. This week’s music is from Watch Dogs 2.

Episode 29: That happened, and was a thing

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 by Phil Savage

Slam the breaks on that time truck, because we’re not ready to leave 2016 just yet. First, as is our sacred duty, we must anoint the best games of the year. We’ll be announcing PC Gamer’s official Good Games of 2016 Awards in the upcoming issue 300. For now, Samuel, Phil and Chris run through their personal nominations. From XCOM 2 to Dishonored 2, with a little stop for yet more Hitman.

Games Discussed: XCOM 2, Civ VI, Darkest Dungeon, Hitman, Oxenfree, Stellaris, Forza Horizon 3, DOOM, Titanfall 2, Dishonored 2.

This Week: Samuel Roberts, Phil Savage, Chris Thursten

The PC Gamer UK Podcast is a weekly podcast about PC gaming. Thoughts? Feedback? Requests? Get in touch at pcgamer@futurenet.com and use the subject line “Podcast”, or tweet us via the links above. This week’s music is from Civilization VI.

Episode 28: I’ve had feelings and it was 2D

Sunday, November 13th, 2016 by Phil Savage

Sorry, sorry. A lot of things happened. Samuel was on deadline, Phil was in Texas, our FTP server wouldn’t let us log on. It’s been a rough, podcastless couple of weeks, but, to make it up to you, here’s us talking about two of this year’s best games: Titanfall 2 and Dishonored 2. Also, we talk about Hitman. Again.

Discussed: Titanfall 2, Dishonored 2, Hitman

This week: Samuel Roberts, Andy Kelly, Phil Savage

The PC Gamer UK Podcast is a weekly podcast about PC gaming. Thoughts? Feedback? Requests? Get in touch at pcgamer@futurenet.com and use the subject line “Podcast”, or tweet us via the links above. This week’s music is from Dishonored 2.

Episode 27: A goblin man grabbed me and I was furious

Thursday, October 20th, 2016 by Phil Savage

Podcasting: that magical medium where the gulf between recording and publishing can leave your Red Dead Redemption 2 hot takes looking old and soggy. Our out of date speculation aside, this episode features oven fresh opinions on a variety of new games, as well as a brief insight into how we deal with the internet being angry at our list features.

Discussed: Thumper, Battlefield 1, Halo Wars 2, Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration Pack

This week: Samuel Roberts, Tom Senior, Phil Savage

The PC Gamer UK Podcast is a weekly podcast about PC gaming. Thoughts? Feedback? Requests? Get in touch at pcgamer@futurenet.com and use the subject line “Podcast”, or tweet us via the links above. This week’s music is from Tomb Raider.