Podcast Beyond

Finally, 2015 is coming to a close and the drama of the video game industry has settled down. In the penultimate episode of 2015, MartyBrian, Alanah, Zach, and Goldengoose dig deep into the mailbag and answer literally every single question you've ever asked. Well, that's a lie. But they do talk about what they're playing over break, why Bully was rad, dinosaurs, why Altano is terrified of Australia, PaRappa VR, why no one should sleep on Until Dawn, the most disappointing Christmas presents ever, and a whole bunch of other dumb stuff.

We love you.

Beyond!

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This week, Max, Marty, Brian and special guests Mitch Dyer and Zach Ryan weigh in on the piping hot announcement of the newly formed Kojima Productions studio. The episode is a little bit late because we were waiting for Zach to return from his top secret trip to Japan, during which he interviewed Mr. Kojima himself.
 
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 This week, Max, Marty, Brian and Golden Sun talk about about FF7 Remake's episodic decision, Uncharted 4 dialogue trees, and Brian's awful acts of terror in Far Cry Primal.

Beyond!

 

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This week, Marty, Brian, and Goldania are joined by IGN's newest editor, Alanah Pearce. They discuss the price of PSVR, Goddess of War, and grundles.

 

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This week, Max, Marty, Brian and Goldeen talk about about PS2 emulation, the future of BioShock, and the most heart-breaking game cancellations ever.

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This week, Max, Brian and Marty grill Mitch Dyer about his Star Wars Battlefront review. Plus, what else does Naughty Dog have in store for the PS4?

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Fallout. Fallout never changes. Except when it does, like when a new game gets released. But did enough change? Join Max, Brian, Marty, and Jared as they discuss one of the most anticipated games of the generation. BUT BEWARE, DEAR LISTENERS: some of these individuals have opinions about this video game that might *gasp!* differ from yours. 

Beyond that, Rise of the Tomb Raider is apparently awesome. The ball is officially in Naughty Dog's court to blow us away with Uncharted 4, but what will that take?

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It seems to be the eye of the review season hurricane, but luckily Max, Marty, Brian, and Goldschläger are full of energy and ready to talk about our PSX expectations, how well the first Uncharted has aged, breaking controllers, and that gaming is a really expensive hobby.

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If you're looking for a bunch of dorks being excited about the announcements coming out of Sony's Paris Games Week press conference, you've come to the right place. Max, Marty, Brian, and Goldenrod are back to discuss Michel Ancel's new game Wild, Horizon: Zero Dawn, No Man's Sky, Detroit: Become Human, Star Wars Battlefront, and lots more.

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This week on Beyond, Max, Marty, Brian and Lil' Goldie discuss Kojima's alleged departure, which Konami claims is a vacation, Alan Tudyk's awkward breakup with Uncharted 4, and the murmurs that Destiny scrapped its entire story shortly before launch.

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Marty and Goldfarb are a couple busy boys, so this week, it's just Max, Brian and Jared. The trio discusses the challenges of choosing IGN's top 100 games of all time, the overlap of gaming and comic culture at New York Comic-Con, our turn-ons and turn-offs about Star Wars Battlefront, and the times games have made us cry.

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Max and Brian are off doing weird things in weird places, but fear not! Miranda and Kallie join Marty and Andrew to chat about a whole bunch of rad stuff. The lost Final Fantasy XII sequel, Far Cry Primal, and how Sony continues to embrace anime. Also, things get emotional when the gang discusses which type of tree they would be.

 

Beyond!

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An official comment from Sony puts another nail in the Vita's metaphorical coffin, so we reflect on what the little system did right, what it did wrong, and what approaches might've worked better. Beyond that we also discuss the last-gen Uncharted Trilogy's flying leap onto PS4 with The Nathan Drake collection, Max's love for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, and Black Ops III's tone-deaf Twitter publicity stunt. Podcast Beyond is Max Scoville, Marty Sliva, Brian Altano, and Andrew Goldfarb.

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This week, Max, Marty, and Brian are joined by IGN associate editor and Pikachu-wrangler Miranda Sanchez, who just got back from Tokyo Game Show. We discuss Playstation VR, Bloodborne's upcoming expansion The Old Hunters, Dragon Quest Builders, and piggytailin'.

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Hey gang! This week's episode is a little late because we waited to see what Sony had to announce during their Tokyo Game Show keynote. Well, the PS4's getting a price drop in Japan, Project Morpheus is officially Playstation VR, and Gravity Rush is getting a sequel and a PS4 remaster. Plus, lots of other stuff happened too. 

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This week, it's Max, Marty, Brian, and Jared discussing Kingdom Hearts 2.9, Uncharted 4's DLC, the problem with the concept of "DLC" in 2015, and of course, our undying love for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

Hey, speaking of which, we're giving away a PS4 code for The Phantom Pain! Listen to the episode to find out how.

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Marty's off doing some covert ops, so we invited Vince on to share some SPOILER-FREE war stories from his time reviewing Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. We touched on a few other topics, but for the most part, this is episode is solid Metal Gear.

Meanwhile, PAX is this weekend, so come hang out!

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Good news, Podcast Beyond fans: here's the newest episode of Podcast Beyond. This time around, Max, Marty, Brian, and Goldfarb talk about the Star Wars and Disney news coming out of D23, including the new Darth Vader PS4, Big Hero 6 in Kingdom Hearts 3, and the unlockable Keyblade in Disney Infinity. Also, we talk about that stupid Spider-Man video some more.

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Everyone's back from their various adventures, and a little bit loopy because of it. Andrew and Max are jet-lagged, Brian's on painkillers after having his wisdom teeth out, and Marty forgot how old he is. Anyway, we discuss Everybody's Gone to The Rapture, The Phantom Pain, and the most incredible Spider-Man cosplayers we've ever seen.

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Max and Goldfarb are off gallivanting in Germany, so Jared Petty and Meghan Sullivan join Brian and Marty to talk about a possible Final Fantasy XII remake, the stellar PS+ lineup for August, and the ongoing disaster at Konami.

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No, no you can't. But Max, Marty, Brian and Goldfarb talk about it a bit anyway, and take a moment to discuss the presentation of sex in games. We also talk about some other video games bears, breakfast cereal, and oh yeah -- Gamescom. Which is next week!

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This week, it's Max, Marty, Goldfarb and Jared discussing all the latest Playstation gossip, including Hideo Kojima's latest Metal Gear mystery, Street Fighter V's updated DLC plan, and most importantly, Hatoful Boyfriend -- a dating sim about pigeons.

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This week, the Beyond crew talks about Until Dawn, Sony at Comic-Con, and what we want from the next Batman game.

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This week, Max, Marty, Brian and Goldfarb discuss Telltale's newly announced game, Minecraft: Story Mode, one Reddit user's unearthing of a fabled Nintendo-branded PlayStation prototype, and how we feel about Arkham Knight now that they hype has died down a bit.

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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!

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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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This week, we're short a chair, so it's just Max, Marty and Brian. Max and Brian spent the weekend at Star Wars Celebration, where they got to see Battlefront in action. There's plenty to be excited about, but also a few reasons to be skeptical. BEYOND that, there's also talk of Mass Effect 4, Fallout 4, and a redesigned Playstation Vita.

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This week, Max, Marty, and Brian are joined by Eden Rohatensky of the Jimmy & Eden podcast (among other things) to discuss their favorite game soundtracks, the use of comedy in games, and the possibility of the first three Uncharted games remastered on Playstation 4.

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Marty, Max, and Brian are joined by Mitch Dyer, who was flown halfway across the planet to go play one of the most anticipated games of this generation: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. So, uh, is it cool? Meanwhile, Star Wars: Battlefront is something we're going to see very soon, and we take a moment to reflect upon why we play games.

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This week, Max, Marty, and Brian are joined once again by the lovable and eloquent Jared Petty, who regales us with stories from working at the ol' sock mill. Of course, there's plenty of game discussion, including the newly released Axiom Verge, which Marty reviewed, and the latest hands-on impressions of Rainbow Six: Siege.

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Finally, Bloodborne is here! Max, Marty, Brian, and special guest Mitch Dyer chew the fat about From Software's latest control-throwingly difficult offering, and discuss what makes their games so satisfying in this age of dumbed-down casual "experiences."

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The ever-delightful Jared Petty joins Max, Marty, and Brian once again to discuss Uncharted 4's delay, and to answer some listener emails on the subjects of game-ruining bugs and morally reprehensible actions in virtual worlds. Plus, we have a very special all-terrain missile-launching guest star.

If you need something else to put in your ears besides our lovely voices, Jared asked you guys on Twitter what your favorite game music was, and a listener named Kevin compiled a playlist of everyone's responses. Give it a whirl right here.

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Marty and Brian are back from PAX East, and they're joined by Vince Ingenito. Vince and Marty got to play Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae, and spoiler alert: it sounds totally incredible. Meanwhile, Max waxes poetic about his time with Project Morpheus at GDC.

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This week, Max and Marty are joined by Brian Altano and Mitch Dyer to talk about 2015 preditions, Yetis, and Batman's M-rating and the legend of Sleep Jeep - but wait, there's more: Caleb Lawson and Zach Ryan also stop by to discuss their visit to Japan to see Bloodborne.

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The Order: 1886 came out last week, and in spite of a luke-warm critical reception, it's still got plenty of redeeming qualities. Brandin Tyrrel, who reviewed the game for IGN, joins MaxMarty, and Brian to talk about what we would want from the game's probable sequel. Other topics include Axiom Verge, the PS Vita's third birthday, and haunted pyramids.

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A full playthrough of The Order: 1886 leaked online, and the big debate is not over the game's quality, but rather its quantity; how long should AAA games be? Join us (your new hosts Max and Marty) and returning guests Brian and Jared as we discuss video game brevity at great length.

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We say goodbye to Greg and Colin, while introducing the team that’s going to be taking over the show starting next week.

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Greg, Colin, and Marty weigh in on the possible fall match-up of Uncharted 4 vs Rise of the Tomb, and discuss whether or not we'll see a Shovel Knight 2.

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GregColin, and Jared sit down and discuss Grim Fandango, PSN outages, and the future of the Resistance franchise.

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Greg, Colin, and Marty gathered together to discuss their favorite PSP memories, whether or not we'll actually see Uncharted in 2015, and when the PlayStation 4 will receive its first price drop. Also Colin talks about hockey. Shocker. All this and more on the Internet's No. 1 PlayStation podcast!

BEYOND!

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Greg and Colin left IGN, but what does that mean for the No. 1 PlayStation podcast on the Internet? Find out! Plus, Marty is back with Wisconsin stories!

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