Podcast Beyond

In the thrilling followup to the previous three hundred and ninety-nine episodes of Podcast Beyond, we had a big, huge live event which a whole bunch of you were kind enough to attend. The regular bunch of goons (Max, Marty, Brian, Jared and Goldfarb) are joined by Beyond 300 attendee-turned-IGN-editor Miranda Sanchez as well as a young up-and-coming video game personality named Greg Miller.

In case it doesn't come across in the audio, none of what we do would be possible without you guys, our listeners and readers, so once again, thank you all so much for sticking around. We had an absolute blast on Saturday, and hopefully we'll wind up doing more IRL meet-ups before Podcast Beyond 500 rolls around.

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Last episode was a massive drunken bloated sprawling debacle recorded amidst E3's miasma of hype and chaos. This episode is mostly the opposite: Max, Marty, and Brian calmly (and soberly) share their personal experiences at the video game industry's glistening spectacle of a trade show.

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Ladies and gentlemen, as I'm sure you're all well aware, the bulk of IGN was extremely busy covering E3 down in Los Angeles. A regular episode of Beyond wasn't possible, so we did the next best thing: we brought microphones to a bar and recorded over three and a half hours of totally unscripted, fairly intoxicated conversation with a cross-section of people from the video game industry.

Disclaimer: This episode was very much an experiment, and the results are rough around the edges; it's noisy, disorganized, at times fairly incoherent -- but it's also about as close as you're gonna get to actually being right there with us.

In no particular order, here are the people who were kind enough (or drunk enough) to join us for this massive episode of Beyond:

Also, a huge, very special thanks to the extremely tolerant wait staff at The Hotel Figueroa, especially the waitress who gave me a wet willy while we were recording. That was very strange, but oddly flattering? In any case, we'll have a "regular" episode going up later this week for those of you who hate fun.

 

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We're a week away from E3, so please excuse us sounding a bit more scatterbrained than usual. This time, MaxMartyBrian, and Goldfarb discuss Metal Gear Solid 5, Fallout 4, Dark Souls 3, and... horses? Sure, why not.

Also, if you didn't hear about it, tickets are up for our live event the IGN House Party! Gotta go fast, they're selling like... uh... popular video games!

Direct download: Podcast_Beyond_Episode_398.mp3
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Brian's back from his Honeymoon, and is joined by Marty, Jared, and Goldfarb (Max is out sick with gross problems) to discuss the big question on the Sony front right now: what's up with the PS Vita being decalred a "legacy" device? Will there no longer be support, or is this just a weird corporate miscommunication?? 

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The Witcher 3 is so awesome, it might hold us over till Cyberpunk 2077, the Mad Max game is looking slightly less thrilling than the recent film, and what makes a good summer video game? Max, Marty, and Goldfarb are here once again to dribble their weird words into your gross ears.

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Marty and Brian have abandoned us this week, so instead Max is joined by Jared, mustachioed IGN bigwig Tal, and -- surprise surprise -- Andrew Goldfarb. The big topics this week are Doom's two-frame teaser trailer, Ubisoft's mea culpa for Assassin's Creed Unity while announcing Syndicate, and the difference between working in games press and game development and/or publishing.

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Sorry for the late episode, gang! If you missed it, this week we tried somethng new: recording Podcast Beyond LIVE. Like, on a livestream. In honor of this special occasion, and because it's right around the corner, we decided to discuss our favorite E3 moments and our predictions for what Sony will show off this year.

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This week, Max, Marty, Brian, and lovely ol' Jared discuss the latest Kickstarter darling, Yooka-Layle, Arkham Knight's DLC, Metal Gear Solid's nigh-impermeable lore, and the process of reviewing games.

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This week, Max, Marty, and Brian are joined once again by Mitch Dyer, to discuss the tragic demise of Silent Kills, as well as some suspicious goings-on at Konami. But it's not all bad news, there's some good stuff too!

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