The Crate and Crowbar

The Crate and Crowbar

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A PC gaming podcast.

Episodes

Episode 181: Bros Before Bows  

WALLOPING HOWDY and welcome to episode 181, in which Pip, Chris and Tom S gather to very carefully not spoil Mass Effect: Andromeda, Future Unfolding and Nier: Automata. THEN, questions! What would truly advanced AI do to games? Football clubs running esports teams? Best cats in games? What is co-op? Plus, another grudge! Keep ‘em [...]

Episode 180: ‘Til I See Marianne Despawn  

Pip, Tom and Chris discuss Dawn of War III, No Man’s Sky, Mass Effect: Andromeda and other space things besides. Plus: things that are more than a feeling, the joy of jumping, delicious salt, the golden frog of shoes, and our most joyous walloping howdies. Also, Pip remembers some lore. We’re doing a live show [...]

Episode 179: Tom Clancy’s Club Penguin  

Chris, Pip and Alex recap GDC, find various uses for a Steam Link and double-tap Ghost Recon: Wildlands. Plus! Our favourite history podcasts, goat-bonking Bloodbowl 2 action, the world circa 2003 and 2016 and the question of whether Ed Sheeran looks like all games journalists or whether all games journalists look like Ed Sheeran. Goats [...]

Episode 178: We Don’t Make The Rules In The Void  

Chris and Tom’s timelines converge for a chat about open-world design in Sniper Elite 4 and a deep-dive into Torment: Tides of Numenera. Plus, we’ve got some exciting podcast news to share! Any spatial, temporal or causal anomalies encountered while listening to this week’s episode are not the responsibility of The Crate and Crowbt̶i̴m̴e̷l̵i̶n̶e̴c̴o̴l̸l̴a̶p̶s̷e̷t̴i̵m̶e̶l̴i̵n̶e̸c̶o̷l̶l̸a̶p̴s̴e̵t̵i̷m̶e̸l̷i̸n̸e̸c̴o̸l̶l̴a̸p̷ṡ̷͖̠͙͓̓͒̚e̴̡̥̺̐ṫ̵̮͖͗i̷̧͆͝m̸̬̯̗̎͆̌͝ȩ̸̘͍͒l̵͓̝̄̋̑̌͜i̷̟͊͠ñ̷̥̈́̿̈ë̸̝̤͇̳́͑̋c̸̡̞͌͠ǫ̸̫͔̹́̓l̵̨͚̝̜̒̀́l̸̛̫̇̂́a̸̫̽́̓̇p̴̗͑̅̈́s̶͎̊́̚é̴̛͙͙t̸͍̤͗i̴̹͉̩͇͌̈́͂́m̸̯͌̈́e̵͕̦͛́l̴̡̓̄́i̷̠̓̂̇n̵̫̉͒̊̆e̶̛̮̎̈́͌c̶͕̺̹̓o̵̳͙͊̂͗͝l̶̩͍͍͒l̶͈̜͓̀̀̿a̵̡̪̙̐̓ͅp̵̡̮̪̝̌̄̚s̸̻͕̀̌̋͝e̸̦̗͓̽͝t̶͔̼͈̙͊ỉ̷̡͘m̶̧̤̯̀̽́͜ȩ̸̃̐ĺ̵̟̼̘̞̅i̸͙̙̟̫͆̑̕n̴͖͂͊e̷̟̹͍̣̐c̷̮͇̓̔̓͜ơ̵̛̪̞̲͍͙̬̊̐̀́͂͒̎͠͝n̴̛̛͔̻̼̪̤͈̳̗͇̭̳̪̞̖̬͌̓̈́̽̾̂͗̌̾̎͂̚͘͝͝v̷̧̡̡̦͓̰͓̖̹̝̼̥̞̖̠̙͇͎̅̍͒̋̀͋̄͠ͅȩ̸̢̢̺͓͖̥̹̩̼̲͕̘̯̤͈̜͖͔̺̩͋̎̌͊͋̾͋͂̄̽r̸̡̧̨͎̭̖͍̦̹͉̟̘̬̠̺͙̼͉͕̣̹̺̟͑̄̑̈́̆̓̑̄͗̀͆̓̎̆̀̊̍͑̎̕͠ǵ̶̢̨͔̜̘̥̹̬͍͉̦̬͓͚̘͔̻͈̎̈́͑̒̊͑̌͌̃͝ͅḛ̴̡̭͎͍̙͍̭̘̺̗̣͉̺̳̙̜̙́̆͒̋́̇̔̈́ņ̶̛͈̘̭̹̗͖̝̜̭̲͈͙͙̮̠͕̼̬̦̹͗͒̅̾̓͗͜c̸̭̣̭͉̫͔̻͇̫̳̲͋̈́̈́͋̈͘͜e̵̡̜͕̮͙̟̗̻̩̦͖̟͉̤͐͑̊̈́̅͌͠ç̶̡̗͚̣̪̗̰̲͍͚̦͍̤̜̫̩̱͓͆̄̒̎̿̑̔̈̃̓̉͂͐̓͒͂̎̍̓̂̄̍͝͝ͅǫ̶͔̜̩̯̼̿̚ņ̵͈̺̪̥͈̫̥̺̄̈͒̉͐͐ͅv̸̖͎̻̥̦͕͎̝̙̲̥͙͙̄́̈́̆̚ȇ̸̻͕͓͕̪̱͙͛͛̽̍̆̂̐̋́̏̈̈͘r̴̡̡̧̡̬̫̼̟̩͇̼̟̱̺̺̘̲͙̠̲͉͒̐̄͛̏̐͌̋̑̔̀̍̌͛͛̇̿̈̚̕̚͝g̶̖͇̥̔̊͛͊̂͝ͅë̴̢̥͎͇̰̰̤̥̤̘̦̪̝̦̯̠̮́͛̆̎̌̑̍̀͑̐͑͘̚͜n̶̢̨̨̛̺͉̰͙̺̮̳̣̬̎͑̉̄̄͌̉̚̕c̷̛̺̞̘̘̳̽̾́́͆͊̌̈́͂̓̃̏́̋̓̀̓̓̿̀̌̏̂͝e̵̘̬͙̣͙͆̌͛̄͊̿́̇̔̔̐̌͆̂̅̔̐̽̈̀́͘̕͠c̸̢̨̜̳͙̪̗͎̮͇̙̬͔̫̖̥̊̔̾̈̑̈́̏̐̓̆̀̀͐͌͘̕o̷̢͎̼̲̪͈̟̤͉͖̼͕͈͔̘͎̬̗̰͕̺̲͈̙͑́̽̎͗͆̃̏͘̚n̸͓͕̯̥̖̗̯͎͒̓̄̾̉̈̌v̶̨̢̛̺͔̜͙̹͔̪̖͍̋͛̀͆̀̾͌́́̂̿͛̽͠ę̷̢̨͖̝̰̙̬͔͓̙̳͈͔̏́̀͊̀̌̓̄́̾̓̎̅͊͗͋̈́̈́́̏̏͘̚͜͝͠r̸̡̨͉̞̝̤͔̠͔̘̭͚̼͙̹̯̯̱͎͙̠̰̉͊̀͂̎̑̃̐́̎̀̎͜͝ͅg̵̢͚̮̅͐̃͑̚͠e̷̢̛̛̬̝͂̏̿͒̈̕͜n̶̲̬̱̦̗̯̣͕̺̱̝̩̦̺̤͕̰̯̳̲̖̯̂̇͌̾͝ç̵̰̮̺̹̝͉̪̪̗̻̪̖̼̏̀́̈̏̕͝ẻ̴̡̡̢̡̹̳̬̭̖͓͕̦̪̲̼͔̣̲̠̠͆͑̂͊̉̀̀̅̀̔̈́̔͋͂̃̑̏͌͆͊̇̓͜͜͜ͅͅc̵̨̮͓͍̤̆́̚ǫ̸̳͓͙͙̥͍̘̤̞̣̰̀̆̆̊́̒̈́̈́̐̇̾́͑͌n̶̯̯̩̙͍̼̦͕̓̃̔̏́̈́͗̅̂̈́̌̀̈̈̀̾̾́̈́̋͛́̕v̶̧̡̬̞̯̘̭̣̐̏̄̒̐̑͘͝e̸̗͈̪̱̮̺͇̋͗̽̇̂̈́r̵̨̢̩̱͉͖͇̰̞̱̰̦̼͖̮͔̲̦̉͛̊̂̀̾̈́̋̉͑̑̿́͜͝g̵̢̨̛̛̗̠͉̬̲̦̹̬̭͐̅͋̏̇̊̌͛͜͝e̴̡͖͗̈́̃̊͌̌̐͝n̴̡̨͎̣͖̝̫̤͍̻̻̯̤̦̮͍̫̩̠̱̲̐̐̿͂̇̄̂́̇̀̈́̍̔̕͘͜͝c̷͍̥͓̰̙̑͗͗̔͂͋̿͛̋̍̓̈́͐̇̄̄̋͠͝͝ē̵̛͉̙̎̾̊͆̌͛̕͜ The [...]

Miniatures Monthly 001: Tiny Plastic People  

In this debut episode of the Crate and Crowbar’s spinoff miniatures podcast, Chris and Tom discuss Age of Sigmar and how they returned to hobby gaming. We talk about what we’ve found valuable about building and painting tiny plastic people, the background to Age of Sigmar and our armies, and what we’ve enjoyed about telling [...]

Episode 177: The Unending Terror of Flavourtown  

Chris is joined by special guests Alex Wiltshire and John Roberts to discuss Sniper Elite 4, Night In The Woods, Killing Floor: Incursion, and flavourtown. Plus: Mass Effect excitement, the lamentable state of television videogames and videogame dresses, bears, dolphins, and more. Mass Effect: Andromeda is weeks away and two thirds of us are pretty excited. Even BioWare know what these games are really about, though. Alex joins the growing group of people impressed by Sniper Elite 4, which definitely isn't Sniper Ghost Warrior 3. Alex wrote this lovely/disgusting article about gross death animations for PC Gamer. John's been enjoying Night In The Woods but is ready for the weirdness. Killing Floor: Incursion took Chris on a journey from Wick to prick. Here's a momentarily-non-copyright-blocked video of Dean Learner/Thornton Reed firing a shotgun for ten minutes. The ammo-carrying World War II bear that John was thinking of is Wotjek, and he was Polish - not Russian. 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. You can also follow us individually: Chris Thursten John Roberts 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.

Episode 176: Tearaway Thomas Was Alone  

Chris, Pip and Tom discuss Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments, Sniper Elite 4, For Honor, and many, many grudges. Plus: good and bad sound-based puzzles, the correct way to eat a Jaffa Cake, and long pauses. Pip's been uncovering Sherlock Holmes' colon Crimes and/or Punishments. Tom has been wrestling with the bollock-popping complexity of Sniper Elite 4. Chris is playing For Honor. He's probably still playing For Honor as you read this. He's been writing about it for GamesRadar and even done a guide. Tearaway Thomas, we hardly knew you. The C&C Spelunky adventure can be found here. Skip to 6:30-ish for the moment Chris and Tom are talking about. ...and here's our Gang Beasts video. Can you believe that was almost three years ago? Such times. Such friends. Lost to us now, like tears in Jersey and/or Sweden. 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. You can also follow us individually: Chris Thursten Tom Senior 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.

Episode 175: Amn And Pickle Sandwich  

Tom, Chris and Pip discuss FIFA gambling legal business, House of Many Doors, Valley, Pit People, and more. Plus: your questions, your grudges, your 90s celebrity pairings, your unprofessional workplace relationship with a skeleton, your entirely warranted problem with playing games with Chris. Here is Eurogamer's article about the FIFA gambling situation. It has quotes and research and things. ...and here is the (allegedly?) similar case involving CS:GO last year. Pip wrote about her time in House of Many Doors for RPS. Tom's been playing Valley, which is definitely a game and not a dream he had, it turns out. If Chris loves The Behemoth so much, why doesn't he MARRY THEM? A good question. This is Pit People, in any case. BUCKLE YOUR PANTS, BUCKLE YOUR PANTS, BUCK- BUCK- BUCK- BUCK- BUCKLE YOUR PANTS Arma 3 is a fine military sandbox in which to tit around with your friends. A Boy Made of Blocks is Keith Stuart's book about games that's not about games. Iain M. Banks' The Player of Games is also a good book about Dota I mean games it's about games. Chris fondly remembers Terry Pratchett's Only You Can Save Mankind. Here's Chris getting (yet another) play of the game that he totally deserves and totally wasn't entirely set up by Pip, unseen, uncredited. 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. You can also follow us individually: Chris Thursten Tom Senior 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.

Episode 174: Dogs Are Naked  

Chris, Tom and special guest Alex Wiltshire settle in to discuss Mass Effect controversy existentialism, Resident Evil 7, Conan: Exiles, Card Quest and much more. Plus: the dystopia we live in, the difference between crates and crowbars, dong chat, and so on. The Crate & Crowbar is once again supported by our Patreon backers! You can find out more about what that means on our Patreon page. Thansforbackin, errybody. Here's John Carmack's response to the ZeniMax lawsuit result, which we fundamentally probably don't understand at all. Stellaris: Utopia is the 4X's new expansion. The writer of The Expanse wasn't impressed by Mass Effect's ending. He got a reaction, you gotta give them that. We've all had a little go on Resident Evil 7. Final Fantasy XV is silly. Conan: Exiles is one of them survival things with the ding-dongs in 'em. Chris has been playing Card Quest. It isn't, but sounds a lot like, Dream Quest. DmC was rad, underrated, and feels more relevant than ever. Here's the bossfight inside Not-Fox-News. Failbetter founder Alexis Kennedy wrote this excellent thing about worldbuilding. 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. You can also follow us individually: Chris Thursten Tom Senior Alex 'Rotating Al' 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.

Episode 173: Diane, The Kobolds Here Are Excellent  

Pip, Tom and Chris discuss Resident Evil 7, Unity of Command, Blood Bowl 2, videogame marketing, surviving long RPGs, and more. The Crate & Crowbar is once again supported by our Patreon backers! You can find out more about what that means on our Patreon page. Thansforbackin, errybody. This is Early Ninja. We do not know what to make of it, but honestly haven't tried very hard. Tom has dipped into the grim waters of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard: Resident Evil. It is impossible to consider the timeless dignity of Resident Evil with out considering this very small Napoleon. Pip's been playing Unity of Command, and here's her writeup. Chris has been rollin' dice in Blood Bowl 2. Banner Saga is ace, and they're kickstarting a third one. It is important that we take a moment to appreciate Randy Pitchford's tweet. You know, THE tweet. ...or, I guess, this tweet. Here's an article Pip wrote about League of Legends' snow. Here's the takeaway from Gabe Newell's Reddit AMA. 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. You can also follow us individually: Chris Thursten Tom Senior 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.

Episode 172: Mysterium Girl  

Chris, Tom and Pip discuss Mysterium, XCOM 2's Long War 2 mod, Elite Dangerous, She Remembers Caterpillars, and more. Plus: your questions about lore, achievements, replayability, our experience of game development, and more. The Crate & Crowbar is (once again) supported by your kind Patreon donations. Check out our updated Patreon page right here. Please note: you can pledge right now, but we won't be actually charging anybody until February. Per your requests, we're also looking into monthly payment and one-off donation options. Show notes Here's Pip's writeup of Gabe Newell's AMA, why not. Pip and Chris have played a bit of Mysterium. Tom's spent a bunch of time with XCOM 2's Long War 2 mod. Pip has also played through She Remembered Caterpillars. ...and Chris is back into Elite Dangerous. 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. You can also follow us individually: Chris Thursten Tom Senior 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.

Episode 171: HAR$H MELON  

Pip, Tom and Chris discuss the future of the podcast, the future of Half-Life, Stellaris, Paladins, Ludum Dare and more. Plus: we attempt to tackle the questions backlog, a hubristic folly that results in the tearing of the pod-time contiuum and brings about the age of the Omega Pip. Sorry. Show notes Tom F is off to Seattle! Here's his video about the game. He's also looking for a programmer. We'll be bringing the Crate and Crowbar Patreon back starting (hopefully!) next week. Bear in mind that the page is currently out of date. Here's that Half-Life 3 news. Tom's been playing Stellaris. Discover whatever it is that Chris is talking about by playing Paladins. Pip's been tinkering with Ludum Dare 37 entries Flower Shop, TISIC IZIEB and Painted Red. Pip's also been hitting a violin in In Case Of Emergency. Surprising nobody, the revelation of alien life in Elite Dangerous has Chris very excited. In a sense, these Elite developments are simply a sequel to this video. Here's a trailer for Time Commanders. Thursten takes on Bratt in the For Honor press trip Chris-off. We are excited about Absolver and Gorogoa, among others. 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 follow us individually: Chris Thursten Tom Senior 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.

Episode 170: He Used To Be A Cowboy, Now He’s A Butternut Squash  

Pip, Chris and both Toms convene for a comprehensive look back at 2016. By which we mean that this episode is three hours long and involves 30-odd games. This is our last episode for 2016, and per tradition you can also find a proper video version on YouTube. If you'd prefer to listen to a bandwidth-saving audio-only version, or simply hate our faces, you can find that here. And remember: fuck swans, love Subnautica. The big Crate & Crowbar list of games that were nice in 2016: The Witness Dark Souls 3 Overwatch Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Samorost 3 Abzu Inside American Truck Simulator Devil Daggers Dishonored 2 (you may also enjoy our spoiler podcast) Duskers Far Cry: Primal Firewatch (and here's Pip's article about the photo printing service) Hitman Holopoint Oxenfree Quadrilateral Cowboy Curious Expedition Thumper The Division XCOM 2 (Chris' C&C squad members are here, but I can't find the actual file link. Watch this space!) Titanfall 2 Darkest Dungeon DOOM No Man's Sky House of the Dying Sun Total War: Warhammer Stellaris Subnautica Burly Men At Sea Sunless Sea: Zubmariner Dota 2 Steven's Sausage Roll Tiltbrush The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine This is a kakapo. No comment. We'll be back in early January. In the meantime, why not hang out with us and our rad community over the holidays 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 follow us individually: Tom Francis Chris Thursten Tom Senior 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.

Episode 169: USB Hub Mikkelsen  

Chris and Tom discuss Death Stranding, Prey, Mass Effect: Andromeda, Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor, Future Unfolding, Inside, and more. Plus: Darkest Dungeon (again), Spelunky (again), FTL (again), some Dishonored 2 (again), Titanfall 2 (again) and even a little Dota 2 (again). We likes what we likes, okay? Here's the new Death Stranding trailer from The Game Awards. ...and here's that footage of Prey. ...along with the first proper footage of Mass Effect: Andromeda. Tom's been playing Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor and messing with bees in Future Unfolding Chris finally played Inside and has returned to Darkest Dungeon. Listen to our Dishonored 2 spoilercast so that we don't have to do it again. You can watch this episode on YouTube, and subscribe for more C&C video action. You may 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 or tweet us @crateandcrowbar. You can also follow us individually: Tom Francis 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.

Episode 168: Grainy Wizard Vision  

Tom F, Pip and John gather to discuss the big No Man's Sky update, adventure games convention Adventure X, Watch Dogs 2, strange interactive scenes in ISLANDS, and yes, inevitably a bit of Dishonored 2. First proper vid of Signal From Tolva being played. You can watch Pip tangle with ambling weirdos in the No Man's Sky vids on her YouTube. The talks from narrative games conference AdventureX are going up here. Her Majesty's SPIFFING is an adventure game about the British empire fleeing to space. So is Sunless Skies, kinda? Tom's stealthy Corvo run of Dishonored 2 is so stealthy you can't see it, but you can watch him do the Duke's palace as an angry Emily. Watch Underscore Dogs Space Two is out, and seems to have met a warm reception but the tutorial sucks, says Pip. If you want to tell Carl Burton his ISLANDS is 'not a game', he's pre-empted you by proclaiming they're not even places. Put that in your ceci n'est pas une pipe and toke it. Room of 1000 Snakes is here but it doesn't run in Chrome. It is indeed by Ben Esposito. If you're looking for decision-based games to play with friends, they don't get much more decision-based than perennial podcast favourite Masq. Sorcery! You can watch this episode on YouTube, and subscribe for more C&C video action. You may 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 or tweet us @crateandcrowbar. You can also follow us individually: Philippa Warr 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.

Episode 167: Badgers Can’t Strafe  

Pip, Chris and Tom F gather on the eve of another Steam Sale to discuss awards, the badgers of Meadow, a slew of IGF entries and Stellaris. Plus: strange leveling systems part two, stealth essentials, face-shoes, and, er, muffs. Here's the Steam Autumn Sale and its associated awards thingy. Here's what happens when you probe Uranus in Mass Effect 2. Finding this video made Chris sad and happy at the same time! As for Steam Sale games, Pip recommends Forget Me Not: My Organic Garden, Abzu, Crypt of the Necrodancer, Euro Truck Simulator 2, Alice's Patchwork and Saints Row 4. Pip has also been enjoying highly affordable badger adventures in Meadow. Tom has been playing IGF entrants Streamline, sU, Old Man's Journey, and She Remembered Caterpillars. Chris has been playing Stellaris and its expansion, Leviathans. This is the thing beginning with 'm' that Pip is trying to describe. ...and here, if you missed it, is our Dishonored 2 spoiler episode. You can watch this episode on YouTube, and subscribe for more C&C video action. You may 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 or tweet us @crateandcrowbar. You can also follow us individually: Philippa Warr Tom Francis 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.

Dishonored 2: A Lock-In at The Crate and Crowbar  

We've finally done it! After years of talking about doing one-off special episodes on particular topics, we've actually recorded one. In this three-hour-long mega-episode, Chris and Tom talk their way through a bottle of whisky and every mission in Dishonored 2. Needless to say, heavy spoilers follow: listen to this when you've completed the game, but not before. You can also listen to this episode on YouTube, if you like. Music this week includes our regular sample from Clambake by The Mandibles as well as a snippet from the Dishonored 2 Main Theme by Daniel Licht. Follow us on Twitter: Tom Francis Chris Thursten A lock-in, if you're wondering, is when a pub closes its doors but allows punters to keep drinking after-hours. In this case, until 1am.

Episode 166: A Bit Of A Clusterpickle  

Chris and Pip sit down for a long chat about Dishonored 2, ProcJam, and increasingly diverse tangents loosely inspired by your questions. The Overwatch update is live. Hooray. Lovely Dishonored 2. Will we ever stop banging on about you? Perhaps not. Here again is Pip's 'non-lethal' attempt at the first mission in the game. Pip's been perusing ProcJam. Here are her writeups of Groundskeeper, Werewolf in the Wilds, and Planetoids. You can watch this episode on YouTube, and subscribe for more C&C video action. You may 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 or tweet us @crateandcrowbar. You can also follow us individually: Philippa Warr 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.

Episode 165: Perfectly Symmetra Violence Never Solved Anything  

Pip, Chris, Tom and Tom talk Mass Effect Andromeda, Dishonored 2, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, and snakes vs baby iguanas. Diablo 3's Necromancer is a 'pack' but not an expansion pack, shrug emojii. Sombra's short: a boop too far? We all had very mixed reactions to the cinematic trailer for Mass Effect: Andromeda. Here's Game Informer's stuff on it. Snakes vs baby iguanas, the coolest matchup in the e-sport of the natural world. Pip tries to explain the deaths of the first five people to die to her non-lethal playthrough of Dishonored 2. On the subject of whether you can lean when possessing a rat in Dishonored, JP LeBreton said this, the best tweet. Tom's IGF assignments have all been pretty good: snake encircle-em-up Ophidia, frog climb-up-em Frog Climbers, and lo-fi Metroidvane-em-up Outbuddies. Nick and Nora's Infinite Warfare is the new Call of Duty game, and it's pretty good! This hole in the ground is For Honor's MVP. You can watch this episode on YouTube, and subscribe for more C&C video action. You may 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 or tweet us @crateandcrowbar. You can also follow us individually: Tom Francis Philippa Warr Chris Thursten 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.

Episode 164: The Real Blizzard Lizard Was The Friends We Made Along The Way  

Pip, Chris, Tom F and crowscrowscrows' Jack de Quidt spend three silly hours indulging in SPOOKY HALLOWEEN CHAT about BlizzCon reveals we don't know about yet, this year in social media managers, Titanfall 2, Hitman, League of Legends, Battlefield 1 and much nonsense besides. Jack is from crowscrowscrows, who made Dr. Langeskov. He's also part of the Friends at the Table podcast. Here's PC Gamer's latest on the Sombra ARG, including a big picture of Sombra, the character that Blizzard might (definitely will) reveal at BlizzCon. ...and here's a spooooooky leak of the Necromancer, implying a Diablo 3 expansion on the horizon. Here's Owlboy, which took 9 years to make. Here's a roundup of EA's terribly-misjudged #justWWIthings Twitter gambit, including the deleted tweets. Chris loves Titanfall 2 and thinks you should too. Here's his review. Hitman's first season has finished. It's nice and we like it. Find Pip's writing on the League of Legends World Championships here. Battlefield 1 is, nonetheless, a good game about a terrible thing. This is an Ysalamiri and Chris does not appreciate this line of questioning. You can watch this episode on YouTube, and subscribe for more C&C video action. You may 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 or tweet us @crateandcrowbar. You can also follow us individually: Tom Francis Philippa Warr Chris Thursten Jack de Quidt Our intro music is by The Mandibles from their track Clambake. Many of the band members now tour as Count Bobo And The Bullion.

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