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The Back Page: A Video Games Podcast

Samuel Roberts and Matthew Castle

Games media writers Matthew Castle (NGamer, Rock Paper Shotgun) and Samuel Roberts (PC Gamer, gamesTM, TechRadar) talk about video games and their years covering them professionally. Our logo is by John Strike, and our theme tune is by Barry 'Epoch' Topping (@nostoppingepoch on Twitter). more

PublishesWeeklyEpisodes183Founded3 years ago
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Latest Episodes

27 listeners' game purchases go on trial before the morally dubious Judge Castle. Can the defendants' even more compromised lawyer, Samuel Roberts, get them off (not in that way)? The worst format in British podcasting returns. more

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30 hours ago

Two top 10 lists of the best games of 2003, and loads of bullshit about Matthew's mini-fridge and Samuel's week of work experience in the fire brigade. The games chat starts at 1 hour and 27 minutes if you'd just like the lists without the nonsense. more

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8 days ago

What we've been playing lately, featuring Dragon's Dogma 2, Rise of the Ronin and Helldivers 2, as well as some old Command and Conquer nonsense and listener questions. more

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15 days ago

Former PC Gamer Senior Reporter Steven Messner is our guest this week! Hear about his epic reports of goings on in EVE Online and other MMOs – and that time the bastard Samuel Roberts betrayed him. more

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22 days ago

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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 stars from 701 ratings
  • A Real Respect for Games Journalism and Quality Sandwiches

    I love listening to these cheeky gentleman who have true love and respect for the medium of games journalism and are devoted to keeping this podcast fresh, funny and (occasionally) appropriately irreverent.

    Apple Podcasts
    5
    Rockvillian
    United States2 months ago
  • At long last,

    I thought I’d finally found the biscuit ranking podcast. For once, I felt happy. more

    Apple Podcasts
    5
    pellihno
    United Kingdom3 months ago
  • A blast! 👾

    Listening to The Back Page is honestly just as much fun as playing the games Matthew and Samuel chat about! No matter the topic, every episode is engaging, informative, and entertaining. Highly recommend!

    Apple Podcasts
    5
    ArlieLP
    United States3 months ago
  • Xcom

    So far only listened to the classic Xcom episode and the show’s already five stars. Funny, relaxing, and great host dynamics.

    Apple Podcasts
    5
    matty trim
    United States8 months ago
  • Wishing someone well will never feel the same again

    The hosts might berate you for bad videogame takes, but at least one of them only wants what’s best for you. Give this one a listen.

    Apple Podcasts
    5
    Vicc2000
    Belgium8 months ago

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