In which the sky splits asunder, illuminating the pallid, rictus faces of Marsh, Tom S and Tom F as they discuss spoooOOOOoooky games like Alien: Isolation, The Evil Within and, er, Civilization: Beyond Earth. Also booted: Lords of the Fallen.

Plus! Why you should never agree to live in a biosphere, whether child-sized superhero costumes are worth their weight in games and how to solve romantic schisms caused by in-game voice-chat. Double extra plus! The economics of Steam sales, the excellence of photo-modes and the sub-par pathfinding of Roombas.

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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.