Connecting to Host is a co-operative and multiplayer gaming podcast. As friends who now live a thousand miles apart, John and Ben let loose their strong opinions about co-op and online gaming. In a typical episode we review a game from a purely co-op perspective but we often do specials to discuss other gaming news or other topics about the bigger picture of multiplayer gaming.


  • CtH 14. Videoball

    Videoball is a 2D minimalist sports game with a bright visual style which sees up to six human players compete in two teams to shoot projectiles at balls to knock them into the opposing team’s goal. We review the PC version of Videoball after spending some time playing the game in person via local co-op. Check out one of the few episodes we’ve been able to record in person about this interesting but, unfortunately, underplayed game.

    Download Episode: iTunes / M4A Format or MP3 Format (~20 MB)

  • CtH 13. Snipperclips

    Join us as we give a short review of Snipperclips. Snipperclips is a Nintendo Switch exclusive 2D puzzle game designed for 2-4 players in local co-op. Featuring paper-based character Snip and Clip, players solve shape or physics based puzzles together by cutting bits out of each other and moving around with platformer controls. Find out what we think of this game and whether it’s worth picking up for the game-anemic Nintendo Switch!

    Download Episode: iTunes / M4A Format or MP3 Format (~17 MB)

  • CtH 12. Nintendo Switch Co-Op Preview

    The Switch is Nintendo’s seventh generation gaming console which can be played in tablet mode, docked with a TV or standalone in tabletop mode. While everyone is talking about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, we decided to take a look at how the Switch will perform as a co-op gaming console. We take a look at the launch titles and upcoming titles with multiplayer and co-op gaming support for the Nintendo Switch.

    Download Episode: iTunes / M4A Format or MP3 Format (~35 MB)

  • CtH 11. DOOM

    Winner of the Steam 2016 “Boom Boom” award, DOOM returns as a brutally fun and challenging modern-day shooter experience. While the single player campaign is universally accepted as amazing, we take a look at the competetive multiplayer experience that DOOM has to offer.

    Download Episode: iTunes / M4A Format or MP3 Format (~34 MB)

  • CtH 10. Forza Horizon 3

    Forza Horizon 3 is an open world racing game based in Australia. With access to over 350 cars and a map twice the size of the previous Horizon title, the latest game in the series puts you in the position of “Festival Boss” who must win races and perform stunts to make the festival bigger and unlock more events. Forza Horizon 3 features co-op multiplayer where up to 4 players can play through the majority of the main campaign together, as well as racing competitively or in teams.

    Download Episode: iTunes / M4A Format or MP3 Format (~37 MB)

  • CtH 09. Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

    Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is an exclusively multiplayer game where one player is trapped in a virtual room with a ticking time bomb they must defuse. The other players are the “Experts” who must give the instructions to defuse the bomb by deciphering the information found in the bomb defusal manual. But there’s a catch: the experts can’t see the bomb, so everyone will need to talk it out – fast!

    Download Episode: iTunes / M4A Format or MP3 Format (~31 MB)

  • CtH 08. Best Co-op Games of 2016

    To celebrate the New Year, and kicking off a new regime of fortnightly episodes of Connecting to Host, we go through our top 6 co-operative games of 2016. Find out what we played the most of during 2016, including many titles that we have yet to review on our show.

    Download Episode: iTunes / M4A Format or MP3 Format (~24 MB)

  • CtH 07. Don't Starve Together

    Don’t Starve: Together is a multi-player version of Klei’s rogue-like wilderness survival game Don’t Starve. Join up with your friends and try to survive the long dark nights while exploring the world around you and trying to craft together scraps. Most importantly however, Don’t Starve!

    Download Episode: iTunes / M4A Format or MP3 Format (~33 MB)

  • CtH 06. Sunset Overdrive

    Join us as we discuss the online co-op mode in the frantic third person shooter, Sunset Overdrive. Chaos Squad sees you team up with up to 7 other players to take on quickfire missions and a horde-mode style defense game.

    Download Episode: iTunes / M4A Format or MP3 Format (~21 MB)

  • CtH 05. Trine Enhanced Edition

    Trine is a physics-based platformer where three heroes make their way through a fairytale world of great castles and strange machinery. While primarily a puzzle-platformer, the Trine Enhanced Edition features online co-op and mod support.

    Download Episode: iTunes / M4A Format or MP3 Format (~26 MB)