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 Our out of date speculation aside, this episode features oven fresh opinions on a variety of new games, as well as a brief insight into how we deal with the internet being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

The articles we’d like to be remembered by:

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.

Episode 18: Kids don’t know what a giraffe is

Friday, July 15th, 2016 by Phil Savage

A slightly shorter podcast this week – hey, we’re not made of hot takes – but hot dang, what an audio experience it is. Samuel’s surprised by an air conditioner. Phil is afraid of all fluids. Andy is impressed by some poignant world building. Also, the highs and lows of a GTA Online heist.

Discussed: Inside, Metro: Last Light, GTA Online, Team Fortress 2.

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 Metro 2033.

Episode 17: Other pizzas are available

Friday, July 8th, 2016 by Phil Savage

Andy finds out if Inside deserves the critical acclaim. Samuel learns how many bosses it takes to crave a chicken dinner. Phil discovers what’s hiding in his pile of shame. We all find out why Angus is playing Minecraft, of all things. Then it all goes a bit wrong. Sorry. It’s Friday and things got a bit out of hand.

Games: Inside, Furi, Styx: Master of Shadows, Minecraft, Brigador.

This week: Samuel Roberts, Phil Savage, Andy Kelly, Angus Morrison.

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 Grand Theft Auto IV.

Episode 16: Lads on tour

Thursday, June 30th, 2016 by Phil Savage

Now that the team is almost back to full strength (Andy went home with hay fever), let Samuel and Tom fill you in on their surprise hits and misses of E3. Also, Phil’s been playing Overwatch. He apologises and endeavors to play something new for next week. Finally, what is a Tom Senior game, and why should you spend about £5 on one?

Games: Absolver, Steep, Overwatch, Tyranny, House of the Dying Sun, Tom Senior’s 7/10 Collection.

This week: Samuel Roberts, Phil Savage, Tom Senior.

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 Grim Fandango.

Episode 15: Sea lion continuity

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 by Phil Savage

This week, things get intimate. With Andy trapped up a mountain, Samuel and Phil settle in for a two man heart-to-heart. Sam sets the record straight on his E3 experience. Phil experiences the ordeal of Trials of the Blood Dragon. Also: is the Xbox One doomed? What games would you take to a desert island? Do you have internet on this desert island? Why is nobody coming to help you off this desert island?

Discussed: Watch Dogs 2, Trials of the Blood Dragon, Agents of Mayhem, Batman: Arkham Knight, Abzu

This week: Samuel Roberts, Phil Savage

Notes:

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 Half-Life 2: Episode 2.

Episode 14: E3? Yes, please!

Thursday, June 16th, 2016 by Phil Savage

An E3 has happened. Now that the businessmen have let slip the #content, it falls to the PC Gamer team to make sense of it all. Phil, Andy and Chris huddle around a mic to run through the conference announcements. What can we learn from the Mass Effect trailer? Is there any reason to care about Skyrim Remastered? Will Forza Horizon 3 be worth playing, despite its inevitable douchebag? Is Call of Duty good now? And, most importantly of all, why, Kojima, why?

Discussed: E3

This Week: 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 via the links above. This week’s music is I’ll Keep Coming by Low Roar, from the Death Stranding trailer.

Episode 13: The King of Spoons

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 by Phil Savage

Striding into town with two spoons on his back – one silver, one steel. He ignores the local noticeboard, and pays no heed to the peasants’ shouts and jeers. Instead, he listens to a podcast episode featuring Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, The Witcher 3: Blood & Wine, Fallout 4: Far Harbor and some pre-E3 discussion. Rounding a corner, he sees his target: an unattended tin of Del Monte Sliced Peaches. This one’s a job for the silver spoon.

Games: Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, The Witcher 3: Blood & Wine, Fallout 4: Far Harbor, Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter

This week: Samuel Roberts, Phil Savage, 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 via the links above. This week’s music is from Silent Hill 2.

Episode 12: The memes are annoying

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 by Phil Savage

This week, it is High Noon. Phil and Andy discuss Overwatch, but mostly talk about the gifs they have seen. Later: impressions from the new Hitman episode, and a hands-on report from 60 turns of Civilization VI. Then, after a brief existential panic over E3 being only being a fortnight away, we start to discuss what we’re looking forward to, before being distracted by talk about Rockstar and the games they aren’t releasing. We also announce the winner of our peanut M&M competition.

Discussed: Overwatch, Hitman, Civilization VI… And lots of others. I should really start writing them down.

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 Portal 2.

Episode 11: A roach named Horse

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 by Phil Savage

Is Total War: Warhammer the perfect marriage of strategy and batshit fantasy? What is Duskers, and why should you care? Is Final Fantasy X-2 secretly the best Final Fantasy game? What sound does a dying wizard make? Does something dark lurk within The Witcher 3: Blood & Wine? When will Andy eat his peanut M&M?

No seriously, when? This week we’re giving away a free copy of Battleborn to the first listener who can correctly identify the time when Andy consumes his sugared peanut treat. If you spot it, send your answer to pcgamer@futurenet.com. We explain why this is happening in the episode itself, albeit not in a way that makes any more sense.

Games: Total War: Warhammer, Duskers, Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy X-2, Lumo, The Witcher 3: Blood & Wine

This week: Samuel Roberts, Phil Savage, 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 via the links above. This week’s music is from Final Fantasy X.

Episode 10: Bants macabre

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016 by Phil Savage

The team attempt Hitman’s first elusive target. What follows is a story of success, failure and blatant cheating. Also: Doom, VR, Stellaris, Battlefield 1 and Civilization VI.

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.

Episode 9: Dishonored and Knuckles

Monday, May 9th, 2016 by Phil Savage

Andy and Phil argue about Hitman’s second episode & Knuckles. Phil gets to grips with Stellaris’s early game & Knuckles. Samuel builds hundreds of tanks, and makes them fight for his amusement & Knuckles. Also: our top three most anticipated games, a terrible analogy, and your questions answered. & Knuckles.

Note: The podcast was recorded last week, before we’d hit Stellaris’s mid-to-late game. For the final verdict, head to pcgamer.com.

Discussed: Hitman: Episode 2, Stellaris, Ashes of the Singularity, Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter, No Man’s Sky, Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Dishonored 2, Mafia 3, THUMPER, Fallout 4: Far Harbour, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Sonic & Knuckles, briefly.

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.

Episode 8: Dawn of War III

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 by Phil Savage

Relic has announced Dawn of War III, and we’ve seen it! In a special episode of the podcast, Tom Senior offers his exclusive impressions of the RTS sequel. For more Dawn of War, head over to pcgamer.com, or check out the next issue of PC Gamer magazine, out 5 May.

Discussed: Dawn of War III, Dark Souls 3, VR

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 via the links above.