We’ve stored our voices and we’re playing them back now — for you! We chat about Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and the new Mirror’s Edge. Mark reports from Gamescom, the convention of howling wind, rattling trolleys and some videogames. And we realise we should have picked a far, far less difficult song for Jam With The Band. Plus: SPACE ARK.

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Stuff we discuss

  • Gamescom: Horizon Zero Dawn, Fallout 4, Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, Cuphead, Trackmania Turbo, Mario Tennis Ultra Smash, The Solus Project, Unravel, this Bubble Bobble plush, Star Fox Zero, Super Mario Maker, Tearaway Unfolded
  • What We Played: Mirror’s Edge (2016), Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, How Do You Do It
  • Jam With The Band: F-Zero
  • Space Ark rewind: Cadillacs and Dinosaurs, Dino Crisis, Apocalypse
  • Space Ark: Splatoon, BaraBariBall (from Sportsfriends), Frozen Cortex, Deathrow, Islands (from Game & Wario), Monkey Target (from Super Monkey Ball), Stunt Car Racer


  • ‘between sounds’ licensed under the Creative Commons 0 license
  • Space Ark theme by Greener
  • title and end music by ckotty