->''"[[CatchPhrase There's more to life than the [=MachineCAST=], and that's why you listen to it.]] Thank you very much for listening, and have a great weekend."''
-- Kit Harrison, as he ends every episode.

The [=MachineCAST=] (or 'CAST for short) is a weekly video gaming podcast by British writer Kit Harrison that goes out on Fridays. Content varies between rants in which Kit dissects a story from the week's gaming news and his opinions on a select few news articles or upcoming games.

It's hosted on Website/YouTube, and is twinned with [[http://kitalexharrison.blogspot.com Musings of a British Gamer]] ([=MoaBG=]), Harrison's blog. Every December, Kit also hosts a six-part awards show called the [=MachineAWARDS=], which bestows a variety of honours upon that year's games. 2009's Game of the Year was ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare2'', 2010's was ''VideoGame/SplinterCellConviction''.

!!Tropes which the '''CAST'' provides an example of:

* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown After an 8-minute rant on Fox News' opinion of Bulletstorm]], Kit's last counter-argument is that the phrase "[[IncrediblyLamePun There's a Bulletstorm on the horizon]]", which opened the article, "wasn't even funny".
* CloudCuckoolander: The two Sony executives in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgqJ1hOAd5s Episode 14]], ([[RuleOfCool one of which wears a sombrero]]) who get drunk and design Sony's new handheld concept, the NGP.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: The 'CAST and [=MoaBG=] both have very distinctive black and red colour schemes, and the [=MachineAWARDS=] has black and purple.
* DeadpanSnarker: In spades; the content of an episode tends to vary between serious news content to [[BerserkButton seething rants]] to [[CloudCuckoolander anecdotes about sombrero-wearing Sony executives]] with literally no pause for breath or change in Kit's chirpy tone.
* {{Determinator}}: Harrison; every episode is recorded in one continuous take with no subsequent editing.
* EveryEpisodeEnding: "...And have a '''great''' weekend."
* IconicLogo: A styilised version of Harrison wearing a headset mic. [[VanityPlate And at Christmas, it gets a little Santa hat!]]
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Played with. Every episode is numbered, but each also has a title; see ShoutOut below.
* InsistentTerminology:
** It's "[=MachineCAST=]", not "[=MachineCast=]" or "Machinecast".
** Musings of a British Gamer, Harrison's blog, is abbreviated [=MoaBG=] and officially pronounced "mower-bee-gee".
* MotorMouth: He usually speaks at a steady pace, but in some of his more recent rants (particularly against Fox's treatment of VideoGame/{{Bulletstorm}}), Kit is often angered to the point where he's practically tripping over his own words.
* QuintessentialBritishGentleman: Kit doesn't swear in any of his content.
* RealSongThemeTune: Pendulum's "Showdown" (which starts every episode) and "The Other Side" (which ends it).
* ScheduleSlip: Liable to this if Harrison is busy on a Friday evening. One 'CAST is always missed to make way for the MachineAWARDS, which take up 6 videos on 6 consecutive days.
* ShoutOut:
** Many of the episode names are references to catchphrases, memes or other media.
** The [=MachineAWARDS=] logos count in some respects too: the symbol for "Best Looking Game" is the "Bliss" wallpaper for Windows XP. Likewise, "Franchise Saving Grace" is a picture of Colonel Radec from ''VideoGame/{{Killzone}} 2'', the game Kit stated would have won had he thought of the AWARD in 2009.