Gamescom special! Chris, Tom S and Graham cozy up in a German hotel room to discuss their experiences at the worlds largest, loudest, sweatiest celebration of free t-shirts and also videogames sometimes.

Discussed: the maths-based magic of No Man’s Sky, procedural Death Star runs in Galak-Z, stepping out of your own body in Elite: Dangerous, the joys of LEGO Batman 3, and further encounters with acid-blooded space Columbo in Alien: Isolation. Then, Tom turns into a big rock monster and tries to kill everybody.

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