A group of friends who work in the games industry meet up once a week to talk about PC games over a drink.
Episode 367: Only Dugtrio Forgives
Graham, Chris and Marsh scout the fractal spaces of Yedoma Globula, snoop on the neighbours in The Flower Collectors, bend extra dimensions in Portal Reloaded, abruptly retopologise in Warzone and poke a post-patch Cyberpunk.
Episode 366: Hugging Slimes Funds Terrorism
Tom S, Alex and Marsh are generated by an algorithm to assemble words about fan-made Metroid game Prime 2D, digiperson creator Metahuman, hellish refresh Diablo II: Resurrected, weirdo retro Mr. Do! and cosmic metaphor Genesis Noir.
Episode 365: Clocks Don’t Exist
Tom F, Chris, Alex and Graham debate values of Cuno in Disco Elysium: The Final Cut, hit weak-spots in Boomerang X, are underwhelmed by the underworld of Paradise Lost, somehow tolerate the lore of Ghostrunner and forget the name of Trials of Fire.
Valheim: A Lock-In at The Crate and Crowbar
Heim! In this mini-pod, Pip and Chris have a chat about their experience of paddling their way towards Valheim's (current) endgame. Beware! There's an open discussion of the game's contents, and that means potential spoilers.
Episode 364: Sword Croutons From The Sword Soup
Graham and Marsh enjoy the after-hours delights of shortform curiosity-shopping experience Dépanneur Nocturne and imagine popping Sonic like a balloon in Puyo Puyo Tetris 2.
Episode 363: The Most Corrupt Dog Names Known To Man
Tom S and Marsh face ghosts and goats in idiosyncratic alpine horror game Mundaun, smash demons apart like satanic pinatas in Doom Eternal, take a swing at Mortal Kombat 11 and murder murders in the latest Hunt: Showdown event.
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.
One of the few gaming podcasts that I have stuck with and has remained consistently good and interesting.
Smartest 3 hours of game talk every week and also the stupdist
Genuinely very thoughtful game discussion in a way that isn’t just regurgitating whatever argument people on Twitter are having this week. Smart and funny and occasionally very drunk. I know it’s a PC game focussed podcast but wish they would give themselves the option to discuss non-PC a little more.