The Crate and Crowbar
The Crate and Crowbar
The Crate and Crowbar
A group of friends who work in the games industry meet up once a week to talk about PC games over a drink. “Off-the-cuff” is a polite way to say “unprofessional”, right?
Episode 351: Tell Me I’m Bad And Special
Chris, Alex and Marsh arrive belatedly at the zeitgeist of September 2018 with a helluva yikes. Like gazpacho soup, enjoy these takes cold: World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth and Shadow of the Tomb Raider.
Dec 4
1 hr 32 min
Episode 350: Mangonels All The Way Down
Chris, Graham and Alex heed the wisdom of the Time-ramisu and peer into the future of mecha strategy game Phantom Brigade, the alternative past of tactics game Möbius Front '83, and an eternity of Destiny 2.
Nov 27
2 hr 9 min
Episode 349: Meat Credits
Graham, Tom S and Marsh gather to caress eagles in pretty action adventure The Pathless, and return to 9th century England to malign herons in Assassin's Creed: Valhalla.
Nov 20
1 hr 6 min
Interview: Joannes Truyens on Neurocracy
Alex and Marsh chat to Joannes Truyens, writer-designer of Neurocracy - a game about near-future conspiracies, pandemics, surveillance, cybernetics and tuna - that you unravel by exploring a fictional Wikipedia.
Nov 17
46 min
Episode 348: Explode Or Die
All the Toms join Marsh to be obliterated by the pitiless ocean, leaving only a flotsam of Elcor facts as a sign of their passing. Also discussed: Watch Dogs' cockerney spider bots and the fine flails of Assassin's Creed: Valhalla.
Nov 13
1 hr 51 min
Episode 347: Sunk Plank Fallacy
Graham, Alex, Tom F and Marsh turn up the Plancks to Max in the highly-destructible thievery sandbox Teardown, avoid bisection in the deadly arenas of Disc Room and bring birds to political ruin in woodland strategy game Root.
Nov 6
1 hr 34 min
Episode 346: Room Temperature Poo-Eggs
Chris and Marsh climb atop one another, together forming the shape of a much larger podcasting lobster, to discuss social spook surveyor game Phasmophobia, probe the pachinko-like possibilities of roguelike Ring of Pain and return to the Warzone.
Oct 30
1 hr 31 min
Episode 345: Haunted By Damon Albarn
Graham, Alex and Marsh waggle wands in alchemical roguelike Noita, boggle minds in fractal-palace puzzler Manifold Garden, solve crimes in tech-occult mystery Lucifer Within Us and probe private parts in nosy ghost adventure I Am Dead.
Oct 23
1 hr 19 min
Episode 344: Leprosy Mode
Alex and Tom F relive the fragtastic heyday of the FPS with Quake mod Arcane Dimensions, and die, with varying degrees of annoyance, at the hands of three different roguelikes: Noita, Spelunky 2 and Hades.
Oct 16
1 hr 56 min
Episode 343: I Will Be The Biggest Whale
Graham, Tom S and Chris launch a lifetime of fandom directly at the modest target area of Star Wars: Squadrons, setting off a chain reaction of space-spooge. Also: Zelda meets gacha in Genshin Impact.
Oct 9
1 hr 25 min
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