Rank #1: Episode 12: Forza Horizon 3, mods, and Telltale’s Jonathan Creek
Strewth! Ben’s been bombing round the Australian Outback in Forza Horizon 3, and he can’t wait tell us about the power of its soundtrack, racing steam trains, and being, er, a ‘Bantasaurus Rex’. Also: we chat Fallout 4 mods on console, answer your reader questions, and bid a fond farewell to one of the trio…
Following this episode, we’re going to be on a little hiatus, but watch this space – we’ll be back before you know it, bigger and better than ever!
[A couple of the facts in our mod discussion have changed since time of recording, so apologies for that!]
Oct 27 2016
Rank #2: Episode 11: Final Fantasy XV, Destiny 2, and Bear Grylls’ urine
Matt’s back from his hands-on roadtrip across Final Fantasy XV to tell us all about its lovable lads, dark dungeons, and cheerful chocobos – plus we decide whether FIFA or PES is the better football game this year, discuss the latest on Destiny 2, answer your fan questions, and more!
Oct 07 2016
Rank #3: Episode 10: Resident Evil 7, PSVR, and driving a car with your face
Things get filthy in the studio as we dive into the grimy world of Resident Evil 7 and it’s off-putting old ladies. Is Capcom’s latest too scary? Then it’s on to our hands-on impressions of the PlayStation VR launch line-up, the music of Final Fantasy XV, and we lock in our three most anticipated games still to come in 2016!
Sep 28 2016
Rank #4: Episode 9: PS4 Pro, Carmen Sandiego, and Mario on mobile
The future of Sony’s hardware comes under the microscope as we discuss PS4 Pro – should you buy one? Is 4K really the future? Is this the start of a whole new console war? Plus: Nintendo’s latest foray into mobile gaming, Super Mario Run; Matt’s hands-on experiences with Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare; and we talk about our favourite ever videogame storylines.
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Sep 13 2016
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Rank #5: Episode 8: Pokémon Sun and Moon, badgers, and the greatest FPS of all time
We kick things off this episode with a game of Name That Pokémon with Sun and Moon’s brand new critters (and offer our own expert critique), before talking about the kitchen chaos that is Overcooked, and answering some epic reader questions – including nailing down once and for all which is the greatest first-person shooter ever made.
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Aug 26 2016
Rank #6: Episode 7: No Man’s Sky, gaming’s golden age, and tales from Bear Planet
Finally, GamesMaster weighs in on No Man’s Sky and asks the big questions everyone else has been afraid to touch: How big exactly is a quintillion? Is space scary? And how many millions of tails can an alien possibly have?
Once we’ve got the biggest videogame ever all wrapped up, Matt regales us with tales of his doomed space colonies in Rimworld, we discuss the power of the NX, we sort out once and for all when gaming’s golden age took place, and more!
Aug 12 2016
Rank #7: Episode 6: Pokémon Go, space, and Christmas shrapnel
Can Pokémon Go get Ben talking to other humans? Is Starbound the 2D No Man’s Sky? What exactly is ‘Christmas shrapnel’? These questions and more answered on our latest episode – and we even find time for the wild weapons of Dead Rising 4, Robin’s shaky first steps in Monster Hunter Generations, and a nostalgic reader question…
Jul 29 2016
Rank #8: Episode 5: The Legend Of Zelda, sea shanties, and eating chicken out of bins
Episode 5 is here, and it’s bursting at the seams with hot gaming info as we dive into the best upcoming games of 2016 and beyond. From Griffin’s hands-on experiences with The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild, to the latest on God Of War, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Sea Of Thieves, Steep, and Spider-Man, we barely have time to squeeze in the deets on our Final Fantasy XIV giveaway, and of course answer your reader questions! Phew!
Jul 28 2016
Rank #9: Episode 4: Fifa vs PES, tropical Pokémon, and the Chocolate Orange NX
In our fourth episode, we talk FIFA 17 vs PES 2017 following our extensive hands-ons with both, discuss the future of all things Nintendo, from the NX to Pokémon Sun and Moon, reveal our plans for a Terry’s Chocolate Orange-based console, and more!
Jun 30 2016
Rank #10: Episode 3: Deus Ex, vinyards, and a safe amount of demons
Episode 3 of the official GamesMaster podcast has arrived! We dive deep into Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (and critique Griffin’s hacker name), discuss the joys of owning your own vineyard in The Witcher 3: Blood And Wine, celebrate the triumphant return of Doom, make some dodgy predictions about games to come, and more!
Jun 16 2016