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The Crate and Crowbar

A group of friends who work in the games industry meet up once a week to talk about PC games over a drink. “Off-the-cuff” is a polite way to say “unprofessional”, right?

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Episode 195: Adjusted Columbo’s Rubberbanding Radius

Chris, Tom, Tom and secret Pip discuss Steam sales, Diablo III’s Necromancer, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, and more. Plus: meditations on the question of review-bombing, how the radishes are doing, assorted crime, and an extended discussion of Poirot for some reason. Looks like meat’s back on the prix fixe, boys. Diablo III got its Necromancer this week. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds got a brilliant patch, too. Chris wrote this article for Eurogamer about PUBG’s roots in dodgy survival shooters. Find out about Chelsea Saunders’ garden-mowing game on her twitter. Enjoy our spotty misremembering of this Murder on the Orient Express trailer, which neither features the Imagine Dragons song we think it does nor the number of dubstep womps that Chris thinks there is. You can hang out with us and our community on our Discord channel. If you have a question for a future episode, send it to us at questions@crateandcrowbar.com or tweet us @crateandcrowbar. If you’d like to watch this episode on YouTube, you can do so here. You can also subscribe to our YouTube channel, if you like. The Crate and Crowbar is kindly funded by our Patreon backers. If you’d like to know more about supporting our podcast and its spinoffs, click here. You can also follow us: Pip Warr Chris Thursten Tom Francis Tom Senior Our intro music is by The Mandibles from their track Clambake. Many of the band members now tour as Count Bobo And The Bullion.

2hr 34mins

30 Jun 2017

Rank #1

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Episode 196: Ten Thousand Agility To France

Chris, Tom F and John R discuss Tyranny, Zombie Night Terror, Diablo III, Everspace, and so on. Also: a fate worse than Bejewelled Infinite, things gravity can’t do, and a briefcase full of snakes. New Overwatch man, Doomfist. Evil Genius 2 is being worked on by Rebellion. The first one was made by Elixir. John’s been playing Tyranny and Zombie Night Terror. Follow Bonetom’s further boneadventures in Diablo III: Bone of Bones. Tom has failed to extract the Dark Horse from a mine in West of Loathing. Chris has been playing Everspace, which is by Rockfish, the other dev whose name we forgot. Here is the Soyuz Chair weightlessness experience. You can hang out with us and our community on our Discord channel. If you have a question for a future episode, send it to us at questions@crateandcrowbar.com or tweet us @crateandcrowbar. If you’d like to watch this episode on YouTube, you can do so here. You can also subscribe to our YouTube channel, if you like. The Crate and Crowbar is kindly funded by our Patreon backers. If you’d like to know more about supporting our podcast and its spinoffs, click here. You can also follow us: Chris Thursten Tom Francis John Roberts Our intro music is by The Mandibles from their track Clambake. Many of the band members now tour as Count Bobo And The Bullion.

2hr 6mins

7 Jul 2017

Rank #2

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Episode 226: Notorious Bee OP

Pip, Tom F and Alex discuss knowing your enemy in Slay the Spire, dabbling In Other Waters, Dear Esther Live, and turning your tentacles into chickens and bees in Octogeddon. Also: Slay the Spire is in Early Access but already worth it. In Other Waters is about halfway to its goal on Kickstarter. Last Man Kicking is a cheap spin-off of the forthcoming Last Man Sitting. More info on Dear Esther Live. Octogeddon is the new thing from Plants vs Zombies creator George Fan. It’s £10. You can hang out with us and our community on our Discord channel. If you have a question for a future episode, send it to us at questions@crateandcrowbar.com or tweet us @crateandcrowbar. You can also listen to it on YouTube, and subscribe to our YouTube channel, if you like. The Crate and Crowbar is kindly funded by our Patreon backers. If you’d like to know more about supporting our podcast and its spinoffs, click here. You can also follow us on Twitter dot com: Philippa Warr Tom Francis Alex Wiltshire Our intro music is by The Mandibles from their track Clambake. Many of the band members now tour as Count Bobo And The Bullion.

2hr 29mins

16 Feb 2018

Rank #3

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Episode 300: Frightened Of The Ur-Teen

Marsh, Alex, Chris, both Toms and (occasionally Pip) assemble for the dawn of the podcast’s third century. Featuring Outer Worlds, more Disco Elysium, Radio Commander, Teamfight Tactics and more. Plus: the rise of Norman Buffus, British Public Transport Elysium, an extremely long conversation about pants, books, the cursed Beeb, and some vital Tom Francis news. Does nobody else have a house hat? Hideo Kojima’s best friend Conan O’Brien is here, and you’re an otter now. Alex’s BBC Radio 4 bit can be listened to here, starting at around 28:20. Here is the studio, laden with Objects of Power. Tom S delivers his most medium take yet on The Outer Worlds. We’re all still having them big thoughts about Disco Elysium. Alex has been dabbling with Radio Commander. Pip looks ahead with trepidation to Teamfight Tactics’ Rise of the Elements update. Favourite books! Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula LeGuin The Princess Bride by William Goldman The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester Dune by Frank Herbert Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett Pachinko by Min Jin Lee Beloved by Toni Morrison You can hang out with us and our community on our Discord channel. If you have a question for a future episode, send it to us at questions@crateandcrowbar.com or tweet us @crateandcrowbar. You can also listen to it on YouTube, and subscribe to our YouTube channel, if you like. The Crate and Crowbar is kindly funded by our Patreon backers. If you’d like to know more about supporting our podcast and its spinoffs, click here. Our intro music is by The Mandibles from their track Clambake. Many of the band members now tour as Count Bobo And The Bullion.

3hr 28mins

25 Oct 2019

Rank #4

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Episode 236: Doggard Cain and the Time Terrier

Tom, Chris and Tom discuss Campo Santo’s move to Valve, the latest Ludum Dare, things what dogs do, Battletech, and Frostpunk. Plus: who you actually play as in The Sims, playing games rightly wrong, and legally mandating the ‘woo’ button. Here’s more on the Campo Santo news. Tom F’s big list o’ Ludum Dare recommendations includes PE@CE, Turn Based Asteroids Snake Roguelike, Crash Crops, Sheet Music Editor Shoot’Em Up, and Gone Vroom. Chris and Tom S have been playing Battletech and Frostpunk. You can hang out with us and our community on our Discord channel. If you have a question for a future episode, send it to us at questions@crateandcrowbar.com or tweet us @crateandcrowbar. You can also listen to it on YouTube, and subscribe to our YouTube channel, if you like. The Crate and Crowbar is kindly funded by our Patreon backers. If you’d like to know more about supporting our podcast and its spinoffs, click here. You can also follow us on Twitter dot com: Tom Francis Tom Senior Chris Thursten Our intro music is by The Mandibles from their track Clambake. Many of the band members now tour as Count Bobo And The Bullion.

1hr 52mins

27 Apr 2018

Rank #5

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Episode 229: A Tantalising Omelette Recedes Before Us

Tom S, Chris and Alex check in on VR, consider the gorgeous eggs of Final Fantasy XV, and ponder the literary aspirations of Beckett. Oculus’ critical Rift whoopsie has now been resolved. Here’s The Day Today’s remarkable foreshadowing of the experience of using Google Earth VR. Here’s Final Fantasy XV. And here’s the most important thing about Final Fantasy XV. Alex has been playing Beckett. We digress (imagine!) to discuss how great Thirty Flights of Loving is. Chris doesn’t have a GTX 1080. He has a GTX 980. That’s a hundred fewer graphics points! Sorry for lying. You can hang out with us and our community on our Discord channel. If you have a question for a future episode, send it to us at questions@crateandcrowbar.com or tweet us @crateandcrowbar. You can also listen to it on YouTube, and subscribe to our YouTube channel, if you like. The Crate and Crowbar is kindly funded by our Patreon backers. If you’d like to know more about supporting our podcast and its spinoffs, click here. You can also follow us on Twitter dot com: Tom Senior Alex Wiltshire Chris Thursten Our intro music is by The Mandibles from their track Clambake. Many of the band members now tour as Count Bobo And The Bullion.

1hr 55mins

9 Mar 2018

Rank #6

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Episode 220: Between Space And Space Space

Chris, Tom and Pip came here to round up our games of the year and eat praline chocolates… and we’ve got a whole lot of praline chocolates. Also, Pip hates pralines. This is the last regular C&C episode of 2017! As such, you might want to check out the YouTube version: it’s that time again when we do a video of our faces and mouth parts doing the podcast! Look at them flap! Discussed in this episode: Divinity: Original Sin 2 The Norwood Suite Dishonored 2: Death of the Outsider For Honor Absolver Rogue Islands Diablo III: Rise of the Necromancer Mass Effect: Andromeda No Man’s Sky What Remains of Edith Finch Prey Tacoma Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice Slime Rancher Assassin’s Creed: Origins Dead Cells Caveblazers XCOM 2: War of the Chosen Torment: Tides of Numenera The Lion’s Song PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Scanner Sombre Total War: Warhammer 2 A House Of Many Doors Destiny 2 Opus Magnum You can hang out with us and our community on our Discord channel. If you have a question for a future episode, send it to us at questions@crateandcrowbar.com or tweet us @crateandcrowbar. This episode is on YouTube here, and you can subscribe to our YouTube channel, if you like. The Crate and Crowbar is kindly funded by our Patreon backers. If you’d like to know more about supporting our podcast and its spinoffs, click here. You can also follow us on Twitter dot com: Chris Thursten Tom Francis Philippa Warr Our intro music is by The Mandibles from their track Clambake. Many of the band members now tour as Count Bobo And The Bullion.

2hr 42mins

22 Dec 2017

Rank #7

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Episode 223: Subnautica With Pip

Join Pip under the sea as she heroically embarks on a one-Pip Subnautica special. Featuring the sounds (and underwater bellows) of the game itself. Apologies for the shaky schedule of late: we’ve had extensive holiday-and-illness-related scheduling problems over the last couple of weeks. Expect regular service to resume next week, and Patreon backers should note that they won’t be charged for anything short of a full pod. Pip’s been playing Subnautica. You might be able to tell. You can hang out with us and our community on our Discord channel. If you have a question for a future episode, send it to us at questions@crateandcrowbar.com or tweet us @crateandcrowbar. This episode is on YouTube here, and you can subscribe to our YouTube channel, if you like. The Crate and Crowbar is kindly funded by our Patreon backers. If you’d like to know more about supporting our podcast and its spinoffs, click here. You can also follow us (Pip) on Twitter dot com: Philippa Warr Our intro music is by The Mandibles from their track Clambake. Many of the band members now tour as Count Bobo And The Bullion.

51mins

26 Jan 2018

Rank #8

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Episode 222: PRAISE MY BUM

Dark Souls. Is it news? Chris and Pip ponder this and other subjects, including Subnautica’s imminent release, Paladins’ imminent Battlegrounds mode, and Bennett Foddy’s imminent Getting Over It. Here’s info about Dark Souls Remastered. Also, Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, which is a thing. As is Total War: Three Kingdoms. And Subnautica. Pip reports back from Atlanta about Paladins: Battlegrounds. Chris has been having a surprisingly relaxed time with Getting Over It. Finally, Dark Souls gets a Funky New Mode. You can hang out with us and our community on our Discord channel. If you have a question for a future episode, send it to us at questions@crateandcrowbar.com or tweet us @crateandcrowbar. This episode is on YouTube here, and you can subscribe to our YouTube channel, if you like. The Crate and Crowbar is kindly funded by our Patreon backers. If you’d like to know more about supporting our podcast and its spinoffs, click here. You can also follow us on Twitter dot com: Chris Thursten Philippa Warr Our intro music is by The Mandibles from their track Clambake. Many of the band members now tour as Count Bobo And The Bullion.

1hr 36mins

12 Jan 2018

Rank #9

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Episode 148: Upgrade Malaise

Tom F, Tom S and Alex Wiltshire gather to discuss the latest goings-on in the world of CS:GO gun skin gambling, before turning their attention to many wonderful videogames, including Concrete Jungle, Far Cry Primal, 35MM, House of the Dying Sun and, for some reason, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. Apologies for the dip in sound quality this week. We’re not recording in our typical studio, but normal quality will be restored soon. The CS:GO skin gambling controversy continues to evolve. Here’s PCG with an overview of the controversy, and an explanation of how skin gambling works. Eurogamer catches an inside look at the grubby business surrounding the scene here. Concrete Jungle is an excellent little game about deck-building and adjacency bonuses. We’re enjoying the furious wildlife of Far Cry Primal. And Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, why not. “Miserablist walk-’em-up” 35 MM. House of the Dying Sun is an interesting and beautiful space game… …and triggers memories of the seminal TIE Fighter and Freespace 2. Do you like endless complaining about class choices? Try Overwatch. Swordfighting games discussed: Determinance, Clang, Silver. Blade Symphony is also worth a mention. Games you can exploit the mechanics of to enhance the experience: Disgaea, Final Fantasy VII. The Witcher 3 is great, and the Blood and Wine expansion is even better. The place to discuss this episode is in the Episode Discussion forum. You can also hang out in our Discord chatroom if you like. If you have a question for a future episode, send it to us at questions@crateandcrowbar.com. You can also leave questions for us on the forum or tweet us @crateandcrowbar. You can also follow us individually: Tom Francis Alex Wiltshire Tom Senior Our intro music is by The Mandibles from their track Clambake. Many of the band members now tour as Count Bobo And The Bullion.

1hr 51mins

8 Jul 2016

Rank #10

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Chats at Rezzed: Robert Kurvitz on Disco Elysium

At Rezzed we sat down with Disco Elysium design and writing lead Robert Kurvitz to discuss entering the games industry as an artist, the complexities of RPG design, politics, and disco. Find out more about Disco Elysium here, and you can listen to this episode on YouTube if you prefer. The Crate & Crowbar is supported by our Patreon backers – for more about how that works, click here.

40mins

18 Apr 2018

Rank #11

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Episode 118: Mother Bonanza Of Alien Goodies

In which Marsh, Chris and Graham gather to discuss the mother bonanza of game release season, including Fallout 4, StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void, Cryptark, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, Football Manager, more thoughts on Overwatch and reports from Blizzcon. Phew! Also discussed: whether you can go MMO home, who is responsible for your dinosaurs, whether Call of Duty is unfairly maligned as a concept, and why you should play the Mass Effect series all the way to the end. Show notes Here’s the Warcraft movie trailer we discuss… …which did not get as good a response at Blizzcon as this World of Warcraft: Legion cinematic trailer. Cryptark is a fine example of an early access game, and also a shmup with roguelike elements. Here’s the referenced article by Marsh for RPS. Football Manager 2016 is out today! Graham is playing it in the year 2035 but it’s still probably not worth buying if you’ve already got FM2015. StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void also came out this week. Chris has been playing it and thinks it’s a big polished content box. Marsh has also been playing Call a Doody Blops Ops Aye Aye Aye, which also came out this past week but which is bobbins. Here is the infamous episode Marsh mentions. We’ve never drunk so much since. Chris has also also been playing Fallout 4, which gives us mixed feelings though Phil Savage’s review for PC Gamer gives us hope. SWGEmu is the Star Wars Galaxies emulator discussed, whereas Wurm Unlimited is the new, standalone Steam release for Wurm Online. The place to discuss this episode is in the Episode Discussion forum. If you prefer, you can listen to this episode on YouTube and check out our channel for other stuff. You can also hang out in our Discord chatroom if you like. If you have a question for a future episode, send it to us at questions@crateandcrowbar.com. You can also leave questions for us on the forum or tweet us @crateandcrowbar. You can also follow us on Twitter as individuals: Chris Thursten Marsh Davies Graham Smith Our intro music is by The Mandibles from their track Clambake. Many of the band members now tour as Count Bobo And The Bullion. If you want to support the podcast, you can pledge us a dollar or two per episode over on our Patreon – we’ve used it to buy lots of nice new audio equipment, and next week you’ll be able to hear the difference we promise. You can also give us a one-off tip if you prefer:

1hr 51mins

13 Nov 2015

Rank #12

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Episode 296: It’s Like There’s A Whole Other Goose In My Car

Tom F and Chris break into the pod chamber to discuss the latest wave of gaming subscription programmes, the pipe edge situations of Overland, and some game about a goose you probably haven’t heard of. You’ve always got some redundant beans. The subs models in question are Apple Arcade, Xbox Game Pass, Humble Monthly and Google Play Pass. The tweet that Tom quotes regarding the negative impact of the Google Play Pass’ playtime-based developer reward model is this one, by Will O’Neill. Everybody’s gone to the Untitled Goose Game. Here’s that video of a woman desperately attempting to brush a panda pen. Tom’s lone inventory slot is stacked with Overland opinions. Organ Trail is the zombie-themed Oregon Trail-like that Chris mentions. You can hang out with us and our community on our Discord channel. If you have a question for a future episode, send it to us at questions@crateandcrowbar.com or tweet us @crateandcrowbar. You can also listen to it on YouTube, and subscribe to our YouTube channel, if you like. The Crate and Crowbar is kindly funded by our Patreon backers. If you’d like to know more about supporting our podcast and its spinoffs, click here. Our intro music is by The Mandibles from their track Clambake. Many of the band members now tour as Count Bobo And The Bullion.

2hr 2mins

28 Sep 2019

Rank #13

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Episode 218: In The Aftermath Of The Asset Wars

Chris, Tom F and John Roberts discuss indie news, Seven: The Days Long Gone, Destiny 2’s first expansion, Sorcery!, Shadowhand, and more. ‘More’ in this case includes the opportunity horse, the verb ‘to suchet’, a bit of Warhammer, the changes to Patreon, our upcoming Christmas specials, and so on. Joakim Sandberg’s Iconoclasts has a release date! As does Gorogoa! Davy Wreden is hiring programmers. Bennett Foddy’s Getting Over It is out. Bridge Constructor Portal is a thing. HUMANITY(tm). A videogame. Here’s Patreon’s blog post about the changes, which we unpack a bit in this episode. John’s been playing Seven: The Days Long Gone. Here’s Shacknews’ Quake making-of, shamefully not called ‘The quaking of’. Chris has been having an okay time with Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris. Tom fell down a big hill in Sorcery!. Ponder the opportunity horse in Shadowhand. How many jokes can we wring out of Deus Ex and the City? The answer: less than you’d think. Finally, Chris’ terrible case of generic videogame man face strikes again, this time in XCOM 2 You can hang out with us and our community on our Discord channel. If you have a question for a future episode, send it to us at questions@crateandcrowbar.com or tweet us @crateandcrowbar. This episode is on YouTube here, and you can subscribe to our YouTube channel, if you like. The Crate and Crowbar is kindly funded by our Patreon backers. If you’d like to know more about supporting our podcast and its spinoffs, click here. We’re sorry that Patreon’s recently-announced changes may result in you being charged more: as we say in this episode, we’re going to see what happens over the next few days and then start considering alternatives, and we completely understand if the extra processing fee means you’re unable to continue your support. You can also follow us on Twitter dot com: Chris Thursten Tom Francis John Roberts Our intro music is by The Mandibles from their track Clambake. Many of the band members now tour as Count Bobo And The Bullion.

1hr 49mins

8 Dec 2017

Rank #14

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Episode 112: The Boy’s Got Snakes

Tune in for top Tudor bants from Chris, Graham, Marsh and “special” guest, Pip Warr. Also: Wildstar’s gone wild, the moral pachinko of Life Is Strange, the manners of 80 Days, the aural oddities of Panoramical and the pig hats of Hardland. Plus: the exact state of Henry VIII’s legs; when it’s okay to reload; games that break the rules, the mnemonic indelibility of certain mechanics; some stuff about football or whatever; games as English Lit. Show notes Wildstar, a chirpy sci-fi MMO with cool combat, is free to play! Pip is totally right and everyone else is an ignorant pig not worthy to snuffle at the scraps of apple peel from her mighty table of knowledge: Oliver Cromwell totally DID cancel Christmas. Or at least his ruling party did. Hardland is an interesting and ambitious RPG with a cool art-style and a rubbish name. Marsh wrote about it for RPS. Pip is totally right again and Henry VIII did have manky legs. “Such was the degree of infection in the King’s lower limbs that he was unable to move from the bed and the putrid smell of gangrene hung over the entire room.” Moral pachinko games, or Emo-Flo-Cha-Sims, Life Is Strange and Until Dawn. Interactive fiction Masq, is still probably the best example of these sorts of games, and no one in it says, “The butterfly effect! BOSH!” Casualty and Holby City are long-running, entirely crap hospital soap operas here in the UK. They made an interactive episode recently, which Pip wrote about. Black Closet: saucy highschool detective stuff. 80 Days is a brilliant adventure with maybe the best writing that’s ever been in a game. Meg Jayanth is responsible for that and should probably be given a lot of money by someone. You’ll love the Eurodance puke zone of Panoramical. Foot of Balls Management: 2016 Editions The Talos Principle, The Stanley Parable and Cotillion are all games we might consider putting on a Eng Lit syllabus. Cotillion never got released commercially, which is probably some sort of crime, but you can read something about it here. The place to discuss this episode is on the Episode Discussion forum. You can also listen to this episode on YouTube, and check out our channel there for other stuff. If you have a question for a future episode, send it to us at questions@crateandcrowbar.com. You can also leave questions for us on the forum or tweet us @crateandcrowbar. You can also follow us on Twitter as individuals: Philippa Warr Marsh Davies Chris Thursten Graham Smith Our intro music is by The Mandibles from their track Clambake. Many of the band members now tour as Count Bobo And The Bullion. If you want to support the podcast, you can pledge us a dollar or two per episode over on our Patreon – thanks again to everyone who’s already does. You can also give us a one-off tip if you prefer:

1hr 30mins

2 Oct 2015

Rank #15

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Episode 289: Half Man Half Canoe

Tom F, Chris and Alex use videogames’ full name as they discuss Kingdom Come, Bloodstained, Griftlands, Mechanicus, The Witcher 3 and more. Chris has been pondering Kingdom Come: Deliverance and Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus. Alex has been developing an art collection in Assassin’s Creed: It’s A Real Journey and Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. Tom’s been pleading with Griftlands and The Witcher 3. You can hang out with us and our community on our Discord channel. If you have a question for a future episode, send it to us at questions@crateandcrowbar.com or tweet us @crateandcrowbar. You can also listen to it on YouTube, and subscribe to our YouTube channel, if you like. The Crate and Crowbar is kindly funded by our Patreon backers. If you’d like to know more about supporting our podcast and its spinoffs, click here. Our intro music is by The Mandibles from their track Clambake. Many of the band members now tour as Count Bobo And The Bullion.

2hr 6mins

19 Jul 2019

Rank #16

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Episode 249: They Really Pulled It Off

Alex, Tom S, Chris and Marsh (!) convene to discuss many Metroidvanias, Yakuza 0, console games (!), when to move on, Six Ages, and so on. Marsh! Has been playing Chasm. Chris has been catching up with Dead Cells. Alex’s Castlevania of the moment is La-Mulana 2. Here is Goro Majima’s introduction from Yakuza 0, which Tom done been playing. Marsh has been losing tapestry men in Six Ages. Here’s the article that Marsh mentions about redesigning Vampire: The Masquerade. You can hang out with us and our community on our Discord channel. If you have a question for a future episode, send it to us at questions@crateandcrowbar.com or tweet us @crateandcrowbar. You can also listen to it on YouTube, and subscribe to our YouTube channel, if you like. The Crate and Crowbar is kindly funded by our Patreon backers. If you’d like to know more about supporting our podcast and its spinoffs, click here. You can follow us on Twitter thusly: Marsh Davies Tom Senior Alex Wiltshire Chris Thursten Our intro music is by The Mandibles from their track Clambake. Many of the band members now tour as Count Bobo And The Bullion.

1hr 51mins

3 Aug 2018

Rank #17

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Episode 250: Close Your Eyes And Grind For Boltor

It all goes a bit wrong as Chris, Tom, Tom and Alex return from a week off to talk Red Dead and Doom news, EXAPUNKS, Warframe, Unavowed and Monster Hunter. Plus: Horse Up Displays, 90s FPS ASMR, Resident Evil 2 by The B-52s, why it’s good when the spaceships do it, sensible missiles, the Mamma Mia cinematic universe, and Kerbal Space Program Royale. Here’s that Red Dead Redemption 2 footage. Nice horse! Also, DOOM ETERNAL. Flotilla 2 is out soon! So is 7 Billion Humans! Alex has been jacking in to EXAPUNKS. Tom S is into Warframe now. Tom F is an avowed fan of Unavowed. Chris flippin’ loves Monster Hunter: World. You can hang out with us and our community on our Discord channel. If you have a question for a future episode, send it to us at questions@crateandcrowbar.com or tweet us @crateandcrowbar. You can also listen to it on YouTube, and subscribe to our YouTube channel, if you like. The Crate and Crowbar is kindly funded by our Patreon backers. If you’d like to know more about supporting our podcast and its spinoffs, click here. You can follow us on Twitter thusly: Tom Francis Tom Senior Alex Wiltshire Chris Thursten Our intro music is by The Mandibles from their track Clambake. Many of the band members now tour as Count Bobo And The Bullion.

2hr 33mins

17 Aug 2018

Rank #18

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Episode 307: Walloping Heidis

It’s the end of the year! Pip, Marsh, Alex, Chris and a hologram of Tom Francis gather on a big sofa to discuss their favourite games of the year. Featuring Sekiro, Baba is You, Red Dead Redemption 2, Disco Elysium, Outer Wilds and more! This’ll be our last podcast of the year – we’ll be back in January! If you like, you also have the option of watching this podcast on YouTube – view our faces! Watch us sit! Regard the takes! Apologies to Tom, from me, Chris. I did not realise that I was occluding his entire form with my body. He’s there, honest. You’ll get to see him sometimes. Here’s the short longlist of games discussed in this pod: Baba is YouTotal War: Warhammer 2Sekiro: Shadows Die TwiceFar Cry: New DawnRed Dead Redemption 2Sea of Thieves (relatedly, here’s a Twitter thread full of Pip’s lovely screenshots!)Heaven’s VaultOuter WildsDisco ElysiumNoitaUnity of Command IITeamfight TacticsSlay The Spire (obviously)Untitled Goose GameA Short HikeKind Words The list is singular, the games are plural. You can hang out with us and our community on our Discord channel. If you have a question for a future episode, send it to us at questions@crateandcrowbar.com or tweet us @crateandcrowbar. You can also watch (!) it on YouTube, and subscribe to our YouTube channel, if you like. The Crate and Crowbar is kindly funded by our Patreon backers. If you’d like to know more about supporting our podcast and its spinoffs, click here. Our intro music is by The Mandibles from their track Clambake. Many of the band members now tour as Count Bobo And The Bullion.

2hr 33mins

21 Dec 2019

Rank #19