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.

Episode 7: An Intermission

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 by Phil Savage

With Andy at EVE Fanfest, and the rest of the team on a post-deadline come down, nobody’s played anything new. Instead, Sam, Phil and Tom dig into their PC gaming origins – revealing the gaming obsessions of their formative years. What mystery flight sim hijinks first sparked Tom’s interest in games? Did Phil really endure Command & Conquer on a Playstation 1? How did a Mario game introduce Sam to the delights of PC gaming? All that, plus controversial opinions about Dragon Age 2.

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.

Episode 6: Everybody’s Gone To The Pub

Monday, April 18th, 2016 by Phil Savage

It’s hard being a video game protagonist. Maybe you’ll run the rooftops of a pristine dystopia. Maybe you’ll unpick the mysteries of deepest, ruralist Shropshire. Maybe you’ll slog through a dungeon festooned with fiendish traps. Or maybe you’ll fight long into the abyss. And maybe the abyss also fights into you. Maybe there’s another option. Maybe there’s… the pub.

Discussed: Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture, Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear, Dark Souls III, No Man’s Sky, Overwatch.

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.

Episode 5: The Gazebo of Despair

Monday, April 11th, 2016 by Phil Savage

Take a left at the road of disappointment, past the TV actor with the inconsistent frame rate. Hang a right onto the bridge of disenchantment, stopping only to acknowledge the distant giant. Up the hill of chagrin you’ll see many a chef toiling through adversity. Pay them no heed, for you have reached your final destination: the Gazebo of Despair.

Discussed: Quantum Break, Dark Souls III, Overcooked, Scanner Sombre, Wrong Wire, Frozen Synapse 2, Tokyo 42, Enter The Gungeon, Seinfeld: Isolation.

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 via the links above.

Episode 4: The temerity to git gud

Monday, April 4th, 2016 by Phil Savage

Squawked from the gnarled beak of the ancient crow priest. Snarled from the dead lips of the demonic hell beast. Painted on the bow of your upgradable boat. Spoken from a door you’re still two hearts from opening. Echoed within the monotonous buzz of industrial power tools. It’s a taunt, no, an instruction: “git gud”.

Discussed: Hyper Light Drifter, DOOM, You Must Build A Boat, Stardew Valley, The Division, Steam shame, drilling.

This week: Samuel Roberts, Phil Savage, Andy Kelly, a drill.

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 3: John Carpenter’s The Thunged

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 by Phil Savage

Is it the trio of zany characters on a time-travel adventure? Is it the horde of robots challenging you to an arena fight? Is it you friends, relaxing with a glass of Welsh cider and asking that you mount them? Maybe, just maybe, it’s you who has been John Carpenter’s The Thunged.

Discussed: Day of the Tentacle Remastered, Fallout 4: Automatron, Samurai Gunn, Mount Your Friends, The Thing, Blade Runner, Prey 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.

Episode 2: We can, but should we?

Monday, March 21st, 2016 by Phil Savage

Can we turn rollercoasters into deathtraps? Can we take down our target in convoluted ways? Can we hold meetings from the cockpit of a Cobra Mk.IV? Can we aim a bolt-action rifle at the critical consensus? Can we alienate ourselves from a quaint country community? Can we order an R2 unit to gather our berries? Yes, we can do all of these things. But should we?

Discussed: Planet Coaster, Hitman, HTC Vive, The Division, Stardew Valley, Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds, Calls of Duty (Various).

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

Note: This week, Andy got the duff mic. Apologies that he’s so quiet. The good news is that we’ve now identified the duff mic. We’ll get a replacement sorted for next week’s cast.

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 1: Tom Clancy’s The Podcast

Friday, March 11th, 2016 by Phil Savage

PC Gamer UK returns to the fallow fields of Poddington-on-Cast. It’s an idyllic place, and, as the days stretch on and the hot takes bloom, the team wonder if they’ve finally found peace. Alas, a cutlass is no substitute for a scythe, especially when thrown at a head with unerring accuracy. The screaming  of skulls distracts from the toil of manual agriculture. And what’s with all the seeping, toxic gas? As if that all wasn’t enough, it turns out the money’s gone bad.

Games discussed: Tom Clancy’s The Division, Hitman, Stardew Valley, Devil Daggers, No Man’s Sky.

This week’s podcasters: Samuel Roberts, Tom Senior, Phil Savage, Andy Kelly

The PC Gamer UK Podcast is back, and with a partially new team. Expect a new episode every Monday, unless something goes horribly (or even mildly) wrong. Apologies for the fact that, this week, Phil sounds distant, as if speaking from an ethereal realm or nearby hallway. We’ll sort that out for next week’s show.

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