300 episodes

A group of friends who work in the games industry meet up once a week to talk about PC games over a drink.

The Crate and Crowbar The Crate and Crowbar

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    • 5.0 • 181 Ratings

A group of friends who work in the games industry meet up once a week to talk about PC games over a drink.

    Episode 411: Geo-Specific Chicken Experience

    Episode 411: Geo-Specific Chicken Experience

    Chris and Marsh wash away their Mayonnaise Sins only to commit the far worse crime of liking parts of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Also: the pokable pencils of A Little to the Left and suspicious horses in Roadwarden.



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    The Golden Chicken and Meat Market in Dearborn, just outside of Detroit, is a very fine place to obtain a chicken wrap.

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    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2: just a bunch of Men, supporting each other in a wholesome way, as they commit literal war crimes.

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    A Little to the Left is a low-key puzzler about organising things.

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    Windosill is a poke-them-nicely puzzle game from 2009 available on PC and, now, Switch.

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    Do we really need to link Wordle and the NYT crossword? I shall NOT!!

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    Roadwarden: a super-promising text-based RPG about negotiating the border between the wilderness and the settled parts of a fantasy peninsula. And palfreys.



    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.

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Episode 410: Wagner’s Jankwonk Cycle

    Episode 410: Wagner’s Jankwonk Cycle

    Jamie and Marsh drive a jeep through the questionable exoticism of Uncharted: Lost Legacy and peevishly waddle about in the ambiguous middle distance of Somerville.



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    Tom F’s great post on chess.

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    Matinee adventure expandalone, Uncharted: Lost Legacy, is part of the Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection (can you have a “collection” which comprises just two items?) on Steam.

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    Cinematic sidescroller Somerville is a tour-de-force of vibes and a brutal lesson in the importance of UX.

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    Inside, by contrast, is an exemplar – as well as being beautiful, horrible and mad.

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    The Far games are lovely tactile sidescrollers in which you maintain the working of boats.



    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.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ep 409: Licking Praxis From The Walls Of Frome

    Ep 409: Licking Praxis From The Walls Of Frome

    Jamie and Tom Senior convene to talk Marvel Snap, God Of War, and assorted other nonsense. Listen as two increasingly old men get misty eyed about Ataris and Amigas for the very first time on the internet – doze off to the sweets sounds of a 40 year old game.







    * Marvel Snap is very good and you should play it.* Qix is pretty ancient. Qix Neo is 20 years younger and is also pretty ancient at this point.* As is Lode Runner, beautifully maintained in a fan version here: https://mmr.quarkrobot.com/* Oni is a quietly revolutionary 2001 game by current space wizard botherers Bungie.* God Of War: Ragnarok is very pretty.







    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.







    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. 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The State of Marvel 2022: A Lock-in at the Crate and Crowbar

    The State of Marvel 2022: A Lock-in at the Crate and Crowbar

    Would-be body-doubles for Rocket Raccoon, Chris and Marsh talk through the MCU thus far, where it’s going, pop music that is also a building, multiversal eels and erotically-charged neck injuries.



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    Phase 1:



    Iron Man



    The Incredible Hulk



    Iron Man 2



    Thor



    Captain America: The First Avenger



    The Avengers / Avengers Assemble

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    Phase 2:



    Iron Man 3



    Thor: The Dark World



    Captain America: The Winter Soldier



    Guardians of the Galaxy



    Avengers: Age of Ultron



    Ant-Man

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    Phase 3:



    Captain America: Civil War



    Doctor Strange



    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2



    Spider-Man: Homecoming



    Thor: Ragnarok



    Black Panther



    Avengers: Infinity War



    Ant-Man and the Wasp



    Captain Marvel



    Avengers: Endgame



    Spider-Man: Far From Home

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    Phase 4:



    WandaVision (TV)



    The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (TV)



    Loki (TV)



    Black Widow



    What If…? (TV)



    Shang-Chi: Legend of the Ten Rings



    Eternals



    Spider-Man: No Way Home



    Hawkeye (TV)



    Moon Knight (TV)



    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness



    Ms Marvel (TV)



    Thor: Love and Thunder



    I am Groot (one shots) (TV)



    She Hulk: Attorney at Law (TV)



    Werewolf by Night (one shot) (TV)



    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.

    • 1 hr 57 min
    Episode 408: Detective Bird-Thing and the Murder in Hell

    Episode 408: Detective Bird-Thing and the Murder in Hell

    Tom F and Marsh rescue a marriage with magnets in It Takes Two, accurately identify horrible verbs in The Case of the Golden Idol, fail to impress girls with our animal handling in I Was a Teenage Exocolonist, and get nostalgic about gibs in Cultic.



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    Wonky v Janky. Fight!

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    Jorbs – an offensively chill Slay the Spire streamer.

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    Tactical Breach Wizards is Tom’s very good upcoming tactics game. All the wizards are lovely! Don’t make me pick a favourite.

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    Lavish co-op experience about making your only child cry in order to rescue your terrible marriage: It Takes Two.

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    Excellent Obradinnalike which tosses you straight into the task of labelling exploding men, no-fuss, no-muss: The Case of the Golden Idol.

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    Narrative-led deck/child-building game, I Was a Teenage Exocolonist.

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    Scant thoughts on gruesome retro-shooter Cultic.



    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.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Episode 407: Yes! I Am The Dog-Popper!

    Episode 407: Yes! I Am The Dog-Popper!

    Chris and Marsh galavant gleefully through the ponds of low-key collect-em-up Paradise Marsh, plunge their wounded hands into the sticky holes of firstperson horror-puzzler Scorn, and pop poxwalkers in co-op shooter Darktide.



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    Have a delightful time collecting cool beetles and talking to psychopathic French star-spiders in Paradise Marsh.

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    Have a horrible time, in a good way, mostly, in the gribbly Giger penis palaces of Scorn.

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    Make heads explode in Fatshark’s Left 40K Dead, Darktide.



    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.

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
181 Ratings

181 Ratings

Brook9009 ,

Consistently above par

The crate and crowbar team seem to be collated from some of the utmost capable game journalists and a few successful developers. Their refreshing insight and views have progressed my view on games and taste for the better. They are essentially my weekly dose of mates down the pub each week on games, and I look forward to a new podcast each Friday without fail.

👋 goodbye ,

Love the show but time for me to go!

I don’t want to hear anymore of Marshes opinions about video games he’s just so down and negative on everything. It’s tiresome to listen to endless prudish and joyless takes.

Thanks for all the episodes I have enjoyed and I still hope the podcast continues to do well in the future!

Merrabau ,

Good

One of the few gaming podcasts that I have stuck with and has remained consistently good and interesting.

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