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.

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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 35: Do we even deserve a Mass Effect in 2017?

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 by pcgamerpod

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 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 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.

Episode 26: “I miss World War 2”

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 by Phil Savage

This week, PC Gamer gets stuck in the past. From beating up racists in the ’60s, to fondly reminiscing over World War 2’s varied terrain. (It did have a lava level, right?) Also, what happens when trucks meet physics meets jumping meets streamers? And what’s the deal with review scores?

Discussed: Mafia 3, Battlefield 1, Clustertruck, Slayer Shock.

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 Mafia 3.

Episode 25: A gun that shoots poetry

Friday, September 23rd, 2016 by Phil Savage

Phil, Andy and Tom sit down to discuss the worst nicknames, wonder why the FBI are getting involved in local kidnappings, and ruminate on the disappointing nature of gassy asteroid parps. If you’re thinking, ‘Wow, that sounds like exactly the podcast entertainment I’m looking for,’ then buckle in for the ride of your next one hour and two minutes.

Discussed: Forza Horizon 3, Virginia, Everspace

This week: Tom Senior, 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 with #pcgpodcast. This week’s music is Virginia.

Episode 24: The Quiet Podcast

Saturday, September 17th, 2016 by Phil Savage

This week, the team talks about ambitious skyfaring MMO Worlds Adrift, and revisits the BioShock series courtesy of the new remasters. No reader questions this week, because Phil’s not here, and Samuel didn’t have access to the emails. He did discover the truth about Adam Jensen’s parents, though.

Games Discussed: Worlds Adrift, Bioshock: The Collection

This Week: Samuel Roberts, Tom Senior, 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 with #pcgpodcast. This week’s music is BioShock.

Episode 23: Too tired to title

Saturday, September 10th, 2016 by Phil Savage

Samuel and Phil are tired, after what can charitably be described as a difficult magazine deadline. Nevertheless, they dragged themselves into a recording studio for a scattershot podcast covering new, upcoming games, and a few old favourites. And WWE 2K16, for some inexplicable reason.

Discussed: Mafia III, Endless Space 2, Hitman, WWE 2K16, Superhot

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 with #pcgpodcast. This week’s music is Endless Legend.

Episode 22: The Top 100

Friday, August 26th, 2016 by Phil Savage

Yet again, PC Gamer has organised 100 of our favourite PC games into a list. This week on the podcast we look through that list – now available to read online – and pick out some of the most notable, surprising and infuriating choices.

Discussed: The games of the PC Gamer Top 100, including Dragon Age II.

This week: Samuel Roberts, Tom Senior, 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 with #pcgpodcast.

Episode 21: Oculus Sniffed

Friday, August 19th, 2016 by Phil Savage

First, an apology: the audio quality of this episode is rough. Oh, sure, it starts off fine, but as we go along, Andy and Phil get quieter, while Tom gets louder and louder. We blame GamesRadar, who pinched all the good microphones for their Gamescom coverage. Still, suffer through this audio catastrophe for some mild takes on Metal Gear Survive, plus some more informed views on No Man’s Sky and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. We’ll do better next time.

Discussed: Metal Gear Survive, No Man’s Sky, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

This week: Phil Savage, Andy Kelly, Tom Senior

Choose-your-own-Deus-Ex-review:

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 with #pcgpodcast. This week’s music is from Deus Ex.

We’re sorry.

Episode 20: Optional fish hole

Friday, August 12th, 2016 by Phil Savage

The PC Gamer UK podcast is back from its entirely unintentional holiday. Sorry for the absence. To make up for it, here’s 90 minutes of fresh, juicy takes – at least two-thirds of which are somewhat comprehensible. Phil reports back from QuakeCon, Andy reports back from Newcastle, Samuel gets in the sea, and Tom pets his tentacle bear. Plus: reader questions, which is about when this podtrain flies off the rails. Sorry. Again.

Discussed: Quake Champions, Prey, Reflections: A(n) Ubisoft Studio, Grow Up, Abzu, Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair, We Happy Few, Batman: The Telltale Series

This Week: Samuel Roberts, Phil Savage, Andy Kelly, Tom Senior

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The PC Gamer UK Podcast is a weekly (*ahem*) podcast about PC gaming. Thoughts? Feedback? Requests? Get in touch at pcgamer@futurenet.com and use the subject line “Podcast”, or tweet us with #pcgpodcast. This week’s music is from System Shock 2.

Episode 19: The Illusive Manatee

Thursday, July 21st, 2016 by Phil Savage

It’s a format break! This week, Samuel, Andy, Phil and Chris run through some of their personal picks for the PC Gamer Top 100 – our annual list that definitely makes everybody happy and not mad at us. What did they vote for? Why did they vote for it? And which game lets you hold two fistfuls of iron wank?

Discussed: That would spoil the surprise.

This Week: Samuel Roberts, Phil Savage, Andy Kelly, 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 with #pcgpodcast. This week’s music is from Mass Effect 2.