Tom Francis, Marsh, Tom Senior and Chris are joined by Big Pharma creator Tim Wicksteed to discuss drugs that are more side effect than effect, the seductive balloon rides of MGS V, and stealing other people’s stuff in King of Dragon Pass.

Also: Deus Ex fights its way back into the Disastrous Prerelease Marketing World Championships, a contest everybody wishes it would stay out of. Chris implores you to check out a now-free Guild Wars 2. Tom F falls to his knees and cries ‘HAZELDENNNN!’ in appreciation of Skipping Stones To Lonely Homes, and at least one of you will be pleased to hear a long-awaited update on the development status of ZOMBIE COPS.

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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.

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