In which we are lured back from our Christmas break by the heady scent of beam weaponry. Mm-mmm! We also give the IGF finalists a good sniff, while Marsh pokes his nose into DayZ and Graham turns his up at MOMA’s videogaming exhibit.

Also: Tom S is doomed by a clown’s insatiable desire for charcoal, Tom F condemns commandos into cybernetic obsolescence in XCOM and Graham returns from the future to tell us about playing videogames on his home PC while sitting in a hotel on another continent. Plus: someone talks about New York experimental theatre and it isn’t Chris. Weird.

Show notes

Our intro music is from the track Clambake by The Mandibles. Many of the band members now tour as Count Bobo And The Bullion.