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)
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).
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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, Andy takes us into Mass Effect’s Andromeda galaxy, shuts down Samuel’s assertion that Night In The Woods is the videogame version of Weird Twitter, and some other stuff is discussed that we can’t recall because when we recorded this we’d all worked 12 days in a row.
Discussed: Mass Effect Andromeda, Night In The Woods, Dead Cells, Dawn of War III, Knights and Bikes
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
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.
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