This week Andy Kelly stops by to talk about his 15-hour hands-on session with Cyberpunk 2077. We talk fashion, how nice the katanas feel, playing a kind V in an awful world, Keanu of course, and the surprising amount of the Witcher 3 in Cyberpunk 2077 that the marketing has so far skipped right over.
This week, Morgan Park (@morganrpark) joins to talk about his review of Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War. Later, Fraser regales us with a lovely argument about why female Eivor is Assassin's Creed's best hero yet.
This week we get two big Destiny dorks on the show to talk about the big new Beyond Light expansion, then Steven takes a breather from playing Assassin's Creed Valhalla to talk about it. Review's up on PC Gamer dot com now!
This week the hardware crew steps in to break down everything you need to know about the excellent AMD Ryzen 9, Andy Kelly reviews Yakuza: Like a Dragon, and James and Jorge talk about Harmonix's new DJ game Fuser while making some mixes on the spot.
It's a damn Halloween special! First up, Evan Lahti comes through to talk about how PC gaming is more unpredictable than ever and how much of a thrill it is to take part in. Then we meet up with the mayor of Silent Hill to see how his little town is faring during tumultuous times. Joseph Knoop stops by to talk (spoiler-free, mostly) about Amnesia: Rebirth, how it compares to Frictional's previous games, and whether it's worth playing or not. Then I wrap by convincing you to reinstall F.E.A.R. Do it. It's aged so, so well.
This week Jody does something terrifying talks about his recent quest to play and rank every Warhammer 40K PC game ever made. Bless his heart. Then ARPG design legend Max Schaefer comes through to play and talk about Torchlight 3, his latest pointing and clicking venture.
This week, Steven convinces James Genshin Impact is the odd free-to-play game that isn't just good, but astounding. Then Chris talks about how running over a stranger ruined his life. In Watch Dogs Legion, of course.
This week, Wes talks about his time in Star Wars: Squadrons, the new dog-fighting sim from EA. It's pretty good, if not a bit slim. Then we wrap with a special production detailing what happened to 12 of gaming's biggest studios before and after they were sold. Good food for thought.
This week Evan and Tim join James to talk about Microsoft's surprising acquisition of ZeniMax Media, which includes all of Bethesda and Bethesda Softworks. That means Fallout, The Elder Scrolls, Doom, Dishonored, and plenty more are Microsoft's now. It's a lot to digest. Digest with us.
On this week's show, the hardware team takes over to talk about Nvidia's excellent RTX 3080 card, then Jorge and James sneak back in to talk about the psychologically damaging indie sensation Among Us.
Wow. It's that time of year again. The Top 100 is back. Listen into a behind-the-scenes conversation about how PC Gamer determined which games made the cut and which got the boo in this year's big list.
This week, Steven and James talk about how their new, unexpected obsession with Warhammer 40k, then Morgan sneaks into spill the beans on Sam Fisher's new cameo in Rainbow Six Siege as a playable operator.
On this week's show, Tim Clark talks Hearthstone's Scholomance Academy expansion and it's deeper rather than wider growth pattern before venting about Destiny 2's slowed pace. Then Rachel Watts busts down the door with five new indie games you probably haven't heard of. Homework! Go play 'em.
On this week's show, Chris Livingston talks up the simple, goofy pleasures of Fall Guys' gameshow-style battle royale, then Steven Messner comes through to breakdown all the big, bizarre Warframe news out of TennoCon 2020.
On this week's show, Jorge Jimenez has a lot to say about that bizarre Halo Infinite gameplay reveal, then Andy Kelly flies by to talk about his time with Microsoft Flight Simulator, one of the best looking PC games ever made. We read some answers to this week's PC Gamer Q&A to break things up. To submit your own answer head to forums.pcgamer.com, register, and get to writing. It might appear on the show!
On this week's show, Rachel joins James to talk about Ooblets, the latest farming, life, and forest spirit dance battling sim. It's a lot, and quite nice. Next up, Steven joins James to talk about the latest World of Warcraft expansion Shadowlands, which takes the player to hell. You can throw fancy vampire parties there. It might be time to resubscribe.
On this week's show, Wes talks about his time as a viking in Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Chris plays the handiest construction worker ever in Watch Dogs Legion, and Andy K. tells us all about his time hiking across Kojima's America in the PC version of Death Stranding.
On this week's show, Andy Kelly stops by to talk about his recent 4-hour hands-on session with Cyberpunk 2077. Head to PCGamer.com for the full preview or stick around while James asks Andy 20-something rapid fire questions about all the new footage and news coming out about CD Projekt Red's next big thing.
On this week's show, Wes Fenlon comes through to talk about the surprise Persona 4 Golden PC port and the appeal of the series overall, then Morgan Park says hello and breaks down why breaking down spaceships in Hardspace Shipbreaker is so appealing.
This episode is all about the big Destiny 2 news that dropped earlier this week. Tim Clark joins James Davenport to talk the Season of Arrivals, this fall's Beyond Light expansion, and everything planned for the next couple years of Destiny 2.
It's the big two-hundo and a bigger episode than normal. On the docket: we're talking about Minecraft Dungeons, the guy making Elden Ring fan art every day (with nothing to base it on), an excellent Dark Souls 3 mod that refreshes the game in some fascinating ways, and five rad indie games you probably haven't heard of.
On this week's show, Wes stops by to talk about Terraria's journey from simple 2D survival game to its final state as a massive, amorphous fantasy adventure. Then Tyler and James walk through some of the best GTA 5 mods for new players.
On this week's episode, PCG contributor Lauren Morton explains why Fallout 76 is good now, actually, and Chris Livingston joins James to work through their impressions of the recently announced Assassin's Creed Valhalla.
On this week's show, Wes and James get into a heated debate over whether RE4 needs a remake or not, then they make up and gush about how rad XCOM: Chimera squad looks. There's also a little Final Fantasy 7 Remake talk at the beginning, impressions from someone that finished the game on PS4 and didn't play the original (no spoilers, don't worry).
This week, Morgan Park rolls into town and hops off his finely tuned FPS car (metaphor) to break down how he's been feeling about Valorant, Riot's Counter-Strike inspired shooter. Steven shows up on a massive spider made of wood to talk Last Oasis, an early access survival game that's actually worth playing.
This week, Steven drops by to give us some early impressions of the long-awaited Mount & Blade sequel. This one's only in early access, but it's already shaping up to be one hell of a medieval life and warfare sim. Emma shows up in the back half to explain why she likes the Resident Evil 3 Remake, even if it didn't get the most favorable reviews. If you're on the fence, it's worth a listen.
On this week's episode, James and Chris have a long, spoiler-free discussion about Half-Life: Alyx and the series' transition to VR. The back half of this 'sode is all about Gears Tactics. Wes talks with James about how the third-person cover shooter makes for a surprisingly good squad-based tactics game.
On this week's episode, PC Gamer's Doom Eternal reviewer James Davenport and newcomer Emma Matthews discuss the faster, more panicked campaign, and how the multiplayer hews closer to what makes Doom Doom.
Tyler Wilde reviewed Ori and the Will of the Wisps this week, so he joins James to get into the weeds of good metroidvania design. Ori holds up pretty well and comes highly recommended, but for genre fans there are still a few nits to pick.
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On this week's episode, it's preview heaven, baby. Tyler's talking about his time with Chivalry 2 and Amazon's MMO, New World. But Chris is coming in hot with the two kinds of spaceships—the kind you take apart and the kind you birth from an egg—talking about his time with Hardspace: Shipbreaker and No Man's Sky's organic ship update.
On this week's episode, we talk about our earliest memories of The Sims, from our first intentional pool drowning to our latest intentional pool drowning.
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We close out the year with our favorite PC game music of 2019.
LudoWic, Irving Force
Daniel Olsén, Jonathan Eng
British Sea Power
Kings of the Rollers
Copilot Music + Sound, Ross Tregenza
Justin E. Bell
Gabe Cuzzilo, Matt Boch
This week's a little different. I'm (James) joined by Justin Vasquez of Elastic Games to talk about how the sudden closure of the Discord Store drastically altered the future of what was meant to one of the shop's flagship titles. Last Year is a 5v1 teens versus monster horror game deeply rooted in B-movie aesthetics, a charming and unique take on asymmetrical competition that I personally prefer to the easy, but not entirely accurate comparison, Dead by Daylight.
But Last Year hasn't had the easiest time standing out. Shortly after launch on the Discord Store, the future of the game was put on the fritz when the shop suddenly closed. The team went dark for months much to the dismay of their busy Discord community, but Elastic Games has since found a new direction and road map for its debut, and more importantly, a new home on Steam.
Vasquez takes me through the moments the Discord Store shut down, the trouble of maintaining healthy communication with a fervent community, keeping up team morale in a difficult time, and the new shape and direction of Last Year.
On this week's show, Tom talks about how much he loves the intense lightsaber combat of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Joanna breaks down everything Stadia, and we watch the Half-Life: Alyx trailer the minute it's released.
Today's show is all about Red Dead Redemption 2. Chris, Lauren, and James tell tall tales about their time as a posse forming a recursive corpse pile, going alligator hunting, and share their thoughts on the early hours of the story mode. Saddle up, pardner.
On this week's show, Tyler and Joanna report back from BlizzCon with plenty of Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2 impressions in tow. Meanwhile, James has been farting around in the old west, giving the PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2 a go. Things kick off with Highlight of the Week and News Quiz, as always.
On this week's show, we say goodbye to Bo, but not before he gives us the rundown on all the Overwatch 2 leaks and rumors. Morgan Park joins the cast to discuss his review of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Otherwise, it's just James rambling on about Disco Elysium for far too long.
On this week's episode, Chris has finished The Outer Worlds and has worlds of thoughts to get out on the subject. Steven details Riot's new slate of games and thinks about how Blizzard might respond with some upcoming BlizzCon announcements. James confounds his guests with a news quiz and his confused, passionate thoughts on Disco Elysium.
On this week's show, Andy Kelly and Fraser Brown from the UK faction join James to talk about the Red Dead 2 PC announcement along with their collective impressions of the game from playing it months ago on a PlayStation 4 (shhh...). Fraser's back into Destiny 2 and finding it a bit difficult to navigate, so he and James elaborate and break down how unfriendly Destiny 2 is to new players. The twist: it's somehow still worth the pain.
On this week's show, Tim and James talk about the early hours of Destiny 2: Shadowkeep and Bungie's big transition to Steam. Evan and James break down everything in Apex Legends Season 3, working through the surprise new map and how the newest Legend, Crypto, completely changes the game.
On this week's show, Steven explains why WoW Classic is a more endearing experience than you might think. Then everything's on the table when Steven, Bo, and James discuss the whole of Final Fantasy 14, from A Realm Reborn through the end of Shadowbringers. And don't worry, there's a big spoiler warning before things get real.
On this week's show, the crew talks about moonshine, sauna culture, and getting nude with spaceship nerds on a remote island in Finland. Videogames feature, too, with plenty of talk about Control, Man of Medan, and Steven's international EVE excursion.
On this week's show, Jody tells us about his time with From Software's old American mecha satire, Metal Wolf Chaos. Tyler has a lot to say about his recent hands-on session with Borderlands 3. And everyone joins in for a reflection on how much PC gaming has changed. It has changed, turns out!
On this week's show, Chris takes us through his 90-minutes of playtime with The Outer Worlds, Tim talks cards again and details his day with Hearthstone: Saviors of Uldum, and James kicks off a discussion about the future of videogame streaming services after Ninja made the jump from Twitch to Mixer. We close with listener questions.
On this week's episode, James talks about his time with Wolfenstein: Youngblood, a spinoff that represents the best and worst of the series. Bo dives into his fascination with Final Fantasy 14 and James tags along. Wes regales the crew with tales Total War: Three Kingdoms tales and doles out crucial Final Fantasy knowledge. Everyone loves Tetris. The end.
On this week’s show, we give our thoughts on the debut trailer for Netflix’s take on The Witcher, Tim tells us everything about the next Hearthstone expansion, and Jody Macgregor joins the cast for the first time to talk about how an old Warhammer MMO found a second life.
On this week’s show, James talks about the first 30 hours of Final Fantasy 14 while Steven talks about the last moments of Shadowbringers (spoiler-free, of course). Jarred walks us through AMD’s new hardware lineup, and the show closes while the crew tools around with Steam’s new recommendation system.
On this week’s show, James shares his wealth of Hollow Knight nudes, Tyler breaks down the controversy around G2A and key-resellers, and Steven recaps his time at Tennocon. We end with listener questions.
On this week’s show, James, Steven, and Wes revisit all the big game news and reveals from E3, including Elden Ring, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Watch Dogs Legion, Doom Eternal, Cyberpunk 2077, and more.
On this week’s show, Steven expresses his deep love for the cold vacuum of space, then we all make predictions for E3’s big publisher shows and dig into all the rumors and leaks orbiting the show so far.
On this week’s show, Joanna explains what to expect from the vampire clans announced for Bloodlines 2, Bo breaks down all the haps’ at Computex, and James leads everyone through the nonstop barrage of news leading up to E3.
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This week, Jarred and James break down their whiplash relationship with Rage 2, Jarred foretells the future of hardware, and everyone joins in to predict what they think is going down at this year's E3.
On this week’s show, James shares his thoughts on Borderlands 3 after three hours of play, Chris walks us through Sea of Thieves’ massive Anniversary Update, and Wes breaks down how the constant need to update games is putting too much pressure on the industry. We close with listener questions.
On this week's show, we talk about all the indie games we’re catching up on, the report detailing harsh working conditions on Fortnite at Epic Games, the update cadence and longevity of Apex Legends, and the state of Anthem after its latest patch.
On this week's show, Wes breaks down the cinematic debut trailer for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Tim takes us on a journey into card hell (or heaven, depending) with his take on Hearthstone's Rise of Shadows expansion. James wraps by talking about sorry state of competitive Fortnite and the early stages of the $100 million Fortnite World Cup.
This week, Wes explains how Risk of Rain 2 is a near perfect adaptation of its 2D prequel, Chris walks us through surviving the grounded magical world of Outward, and everyone gives their hottest Borderlands 3 take. The show closes with listener questions, as always.
This week Steven and James talk about their roller coaster relationship with Sekiro and how they ended up falling in love (with Sekiro), Bo walks us through Google's Stadia game streaming service announcement, and everyone picks out the biggest news and favorite games of GDC.
James, Wes, and Bo talk about the two biggest battle royale games, whether they can coexist, and what each will need to survive. A new Overwatch character prompts discussion about the state of Blizzard's character shooter.
This week we talk about our early impressions of Metro Exodus and whether the ray-tracing and DLSS hold up before lamenting the tragic layoffs at Activision. We close with listener Q&A as usual, but do it while playing Far Cry New Dawn, which our audio audience will surely love.
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This week we spend a long time talking about everything Apex Legends does right and its long term outlook before moving onto endgames and whether Anthem is ready to compete with the likes of Destiny 2 and The Division. We close out the show watching Tim spread his viral Hearthstone card disease to some lucky players while answering listener questions.