Podcast Beyond

Happy Holidays everyone! We're winding down the year by taking a look back at the last year in games. Was it a good year for PlayStation owners? You're damn right it was.

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This week, the crew chats about their time with Kojima, how impressive Dreams is shaping up to be, and Detroit’s controversial demo.

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This week, join Max, Marty, Brian, and Jonathon as they discuss their expectations for this year's Game Awards, IGN's PSX plans, DOOM on PSVR, the brand new Mega Man game, and a buncha other stuff. Also, we take a look at PlayStation Anthology, a gorgeous book on the history of Sony's first console.

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Join Max Scoville, Marty Sliva, Jonathon Dornbush, and Miranda Sanchez as they discuss what they've been playing (CAUTION: one of these games... is not a PlayStation game) as well as a few of this week's quirky pieces of industry news, including a fan-made Wolfenstein game where you fight Hitler's mustache, and Epic Games suing a teenager for cheating at Fortnite.

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Everyone's sick or away for Thanksgiving, so this week join Max and Brian as they run down Star Wars Battlefront 2's incredibly problematic launch, as well as trying to have an objective and measured discussion about what the game does wrong and what it does right. Meanwhile, Skyrim VR is Skyrim in VR, so if you like Skyrim, and you like VR, you'll probably enjoy it.

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Join Marty Sliva, Alanah Pearce, Andrew Goldfarb and Cassidee Moser as they discuss this week's great big pile of Playstation news, including Battlefront 2's reviews and reception, Wolfenstein's DLC, and lots more.

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This week, join Max Scoville, Brian Altano, Zach Ryan, and a special guest from IGN's UK office, Alysia Judge! Horizon: Zero Dawn's first expansion The Frozen Wilds is out, uh, in the wild. Meanwhile, Call of Duty WWII is out, so we talk about the historical accuracy of loot boxes, as well as a bunch of other games, including one about fish that shoot lasers.

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Join Max, Marty, Andrew, and Alanah as they unpack as much of the news from Sony's Paris Games Week press conferences as possible, including The Last of Us Part 2's new trailer, Suckerpunch's new project, Ghost of Tsushima, and Spider-Man. Plus, Max played Bethesda's new PSVR offerings, Skyrim VR and DOOM VFR.

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This week join Max Scoville, Marty Sliva, Brian Altano, and Alanah Pearce to discuss Assassin's Creed Origins, our worries about the future of Star Wars video games, the future of AAA single-player experiences, and our favorite spooky Halloween games of 2017.

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This week, the crew chats about laughing through South Park, cowering in fear during The Evil Within 2, more tales of Shadow of War, and a very, very expensive PS4 bundle.

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This week, the crew goes hands-on with some of the biggest fall, and talks about the ongoing microtransaction debate.

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This week, the crew...wait...the crew is all out.

In this week's intimate fireside chat, Andrew and Marty talk about Danganronpa V3, Assassin's Creed Origins, the "new" PSVR, a shakeup in management, and Sony's indies problem.

Beyond!

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This week, the crew talks about the addictive nature of games, the PUBG vs Fortnite beef, and some sad layoffs.

Beyond!

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We sit down to run down the big announcements from Sony's Tokyo Game Show press conference (read a full round-up here, with trailers and everything) and finally discuss Destiny 2, which has Zach and Marty fully hooked, but which Max and Brian missed the boat on, once again.

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This week, Max, Marty, and Brian are joined by Walt Williams, the writer of Spec-Ops: The Line, Star Wars Battlefront II, and Significant Zero, a "book" about what it's like to make video games. (A book is sort of like a video game, but much quieter, and made of old trees.)

MAJOR SPOILER WARNING: If you haven't finished Spec-Ops: The Line, The Last of Us, or Mass Effect 3 you might want to skip this one. Or, just bite the bullet and hear a really great in-depth discussion about storytelling in games.

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This week, Max Scoville, Marty Sliva, and Andrew Goldfarb catch up after PAX, analyze some Crystal Dynamics job listings for The Avengers Project, discuss what makes a good superhero game, and freak out about Rockstar bringing a remastered LA Noire to consoles in a couple months.

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This week, Max Scoville, Marty Sliva, and Andrew Goldfarb catch up after PAX, analyze some Crystal Dynamics job listings for The Avengers Project, discuss what makes a good superhero game, and freak out about Rockstar bringing a remastered LA Noire to consoles in a couple months.

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This week's episode is a little wonky, so bear with us. This week a frazzled Max and a very jet-lagged Brian and Alanah are joined by special guest Steve Gaynor from The Fullbright Company (Gone Home, Tacoma) -- we attempt to discuss everything that happened at Gamescom, including Star Wars Battlefront II, BioMutant, Fe and a bunch of games coming out this week including Yakuza Kiwami, Everybody's Golf, and the two (2) PSVR games about bears.

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This week, join Max, Marty, and Jonathon as they FINALLY get to talk about Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, which is out today, and which Marty reviewed. Everyone else is at Gamescom, getting hot scoops on games like Star Wars Battlefront II, Jurassic World Evoluton, Fe, and Biomutant. In other news, the Playstation classic (?) Fear Effect is getting a big huge remake/remaster. Maybe you remember Fear Effect from its controversially horny ad campaign. Meanwhile, some cool cyberpunk games dropped last week, Observer and Tokyo 42, and next week Yakuza Kiwami is out so go check out our review.

 

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Hey everybody! We're back once again (that is, Max, Marty, Brian and Dornbush). A ton of games are out this week, including Sonic Mania, Nidhogg II, Cities: Skylines, Tokyo 42, Agents of Mayhem, and plenty more. We also got wind of a cancelled PS4 game called Gnomageddon, and we almost manage to have a discussion about that.

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This week, join Max, Marty, and Alanah to discuss the hottest new Playstation game, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, which released today. In spite of minimal pre-release buzz, it's very cool and you should check it out (or at least check out Brandin's review.) Anyway, we also discuss some other, less new games, like What Remains of Edith Finch, Little Nightmares, Nier: Automata, and Spec Ops: The Line

Oh, and we're giving away a copy of the Final Fantasy XII collector's edition. To enter, head to our YouTube channel, subscribe, and comment on this week's episode (#505) with a Square RPG you want to see remastered next.

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This week, Max, Marty, Brian, and Dornbush break down the smattering of smaller releases this week, including the long-awaited Fortnite, Pyre, Sundered and the oddly under-hyped Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice. Meanwhile, Playstation VR continues to get supported with new games like Dino Frontier, but it's still hard to tell what the future of that high-tech hat has in store.

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This week, Marty, Alanah, and Andrew talk about how great Pyre is, why Nazi Zombies seems rad, and Uncharted's next chapter.

Also dogs. And butts. And dog butts.

They're very sorry.

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Hi gang! Join Max, Brian, Terri and Jonathon as they discuss the Kingdom Hearts 3 news out of D23, Marvel's VR game, Marvel Heroes United, and a bunch of other fun stuff. Apologies for the brief description and late episode, we're all very busy and sweaty covering San Diego Comic-Con. Please, check out what we've been up to there.

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This week, Max Scoville, Marty Sliva, Brian Altano, and Jonathon "Guy With a Crash Bandicoot Hat" Dornbush sit down to discuss... Well, Dornbush's Crash Bandicoot hat. And also his review of the N-Sane Trilogy, and the future of that orange jorts-wearing PlayStation mascot. In other news, there's a free Spider-Man Homecoming PSVR game, and you get what you pay for. Meanwhile, Marty finished Persona 5 and Sony's finally put PS4 games on PS Now.

Beyond!

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This week, the crew chats about the awesome Nex Machina, the insanely-ambitious Beyond Good & Evil 2 tech demo, and how stoked they are to hop back into Horizon's DLC. Also, they teach you how to make hamburgers.

Beyond!

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Well, E3 is finally over, but there's still a lot to unpack. Join Max Scoville, Marty Sliva, Brian Altano, and Andrew Goldfarb as they discuss all the leftover tidbits from the the biggest gaming event of the year.

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If you missed the big live show from E3 last week, here it is preserved for posterity! Max Scoville, Marty Sliva, Andrew Goldfarb and Daniel Krupa sat down to discuss as much from Sony's E3 presentation, like Spider-Man, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, God of War, Days Gone, and the Shadow of the Colossus remake. Don't worry, we'll have another regular episode later this week to discuss everything we didn't have time for during E3!

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This week, the crew drops their predictions about Bloodborne 2, Spider-Man’s release date, a PS4 price drop, and a Spyro collection.

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Greets! This week, everyone's running around in some state of pre-E3 panic, so excuse us if we seem scattered. Join Max, Andrew, and Alanah as they discuss Andrew's trip to Japan, which included Kojima's cool-as-heck studio and BitSummit, as well as Far Cry 5's controversial (what isn't, these days?) new setting, Everybody's Golf, and some new VR games. Worry not, next week's show will be chock full of E3 predictions.

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This week, Max, Marty, and Brian discuss a bunch another shotgun blast of pre-E3 rumblings, including the vague tease of Far Cry 5's new Montana setting (and what that means for the franchise) as well as the bittersweet announcement that Red Dead Redemption 2 is pushed until Spring 2018. In other news, Dick Wilde is a fun game where seagulls go to the bathroom in your eyes and Spider-Man is playing baby Nathan Drake in the Uncharted movie.

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Join MaxMarty and Brian as they discuss a whole mess of new games that are out in the wild: Injustice 2, The Surge, Seasons After Fall, and Farpoint, which is the first game to make use of the Playstation VR Aim (that weird Super Scope light gun) -- plus, there are big announcements: Far Cry 5, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2, and a Witcher Netflix show! Wowsers!

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This week, join Max Scoville, Brian Altano, Andrew Goldfarb and Alanah Pearce as they discuss Knack 2, the first few hours of Prey, the massive library of Resident Evil games that's quietly been ported to PS4, and try to imagine a video game industry where the Nintendo PlayStation had made its way to market.

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This week, join Max Scoville, Marty Sliva, Alanah Pearce, and Zach Ryan as they discuss the announcement of Darksiders III, Hideo Kojima's latest cryptic update on Death Stranding, the very cool new PSVR game GNOG, and answer a bunch of listener questions from you goofballs over in our Facebook group.

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Join Max "Mole Mitts" Scoville, Marty "Hookshot" Sliva, Brian "Boomerang" Altano, and Alanah "Pegasus Boots" Pearce as they break down a nice busy week of video game news, including Call of Duty: WWII's reveal, Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite's story trailer, Marty's review of What Remains of Edith Finch, and our thoughts on the direction of VR, including Ubisoft's upcoming Star Trek: Bridge Crew, which Max and Brian played, with hilarious results.

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Join Max "Yarael Poof" Scoville, Marty "Oppo Rancisis" Sliva, Brian "Even Piell" Altano, and Andrew "Yaddle" Goldfarb as they discuss all the crazy new bells and whistles that EA's attaching to Star Wars Battlefront 2, from it's all-new campaign to prequel era multiplayer maps. Beyond (!) that, The Disney Afternoon Collection is out, Marty's falling in love with Persona 5, and Brian played Starblood Arena, a brand new Playstation VR game that Sony's not promoting at all.

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This week, the crew chats about Uncharted’s next chapter, Prey’s amazing opening, and Battlefront 2 hopes.

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This week, join Max "Yakko" Scoville, Marty "Wakko" Sliva, and Brian "Dot" Altano as they discuss the possibility of Insomniac's Spider-Man game coming out this year, Yooka-Laylee's mixed reception, Nier: Automata's success, and Atlus cracking down on anyone streaming Persona 5.

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This week, join Max "Genki Dama" Scoville, Marty "Kienzan" Sliva, Zach "Galick Gun" Ryan, and Andrew "Dodonpa" Goldfarb as we discuss the latest big huge gigantic video game that we'll never find time to finish, Persona 5! Andrew reviewed it, and uh, he also somehow managed to Platinum it in two languages, so he's able to field our questions. (Don't worry, we steer clear of story spoilers.) In a nutshell, it's awesome.

In other news, Destiny 2 is officially announced, and Call of Duty this year might just be called "WWII" which Marty has an awful nickname for.

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This week, join Max "Tallgeese" Scoville, Brian "Heavyarms" Altano, Marty "Shenlong" Sliva, and Miranda "Deathscythe Hell" Sanchez as they discuss Mass Effect Andromeda's mixed reception and sex scenes, Dark Souls III's final DLC, The Ringed City, and the odds of Sony talking about the Vita at E3.

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Hey gang! This week, join Max "Mayonnaise" Scoville, Marty "Hollandaise" Sliva, Brian "Oaklandaise" Altano, and Alanah "Happydaise" Pearce as they go over weirdo indie games from PAX East, Mass Effect Andromeda's multiplayer, what makes games age well, PS4 games streaming to PC via PS Now, various cream sauces, and a whole bunch of other stuff that mostly has to do with video games. Mostly.

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This week, the crew chats about Andrew's Platinum in Persona 5, Alanah's time with Andromeda, and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy details.

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This week, everyone's running around doing crazy GDC nonsense, so Max and Brian are joined by Dan Stapleton and Daemon Hatfield to discuss Middle-Earth: Shadow of War, Horizon: Zero Dawn (again), Battlefield 1's DLC.

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This week, join Max "Tallneck" Scoville, Marty "Broadhead" Sliva, Brian "ThunderJaw" Altano, and Zach "Stormbird" Ryan as they discuss Horizon: Zero Dawn, which is shaping up to be one of, if not the biggest PS4 exclusive of the year, and there's no disagreement here that it is a very good video game.

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This week, Marty "Dorothy" Sliva, Alanah "Blanche" Pearce, Andrew "Rose" Goldfarb, and Zach "Sophia" Ryan gather round and gab about finishing Resident Evil VII, getting our asses handed to us in Nioh, Call of Duty "going back to its roots," Destiny 2, and KISSIN' IN THE VIDEO GAMES.

Beyond!

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This week, Max "Viva Piñata!" Scoville and Brian "Kinect Sports" Altano are joined by IGN UK editors Daniel "Kameo" Krupa and Gav "Grabbed By The Ghoulies" Murphy to chat about Nioh, Team Ninja's samurai Souls-like (which is being received very well), the complete absurdity of Yakuza Zero, and games like Psychonauts 2 and Yooka-Laylee bringing back 3D platforming.

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Join Max "Snake Eyes" Scoville, Marty "Shipwreck" Sliva, Brian "Roadblock" Altano and Zach "Gung-Ho" Ryan as they discuss Horizon: Zero Dawn's robo-dinos, progression system, and open-world, Final Fantasy's big thirtieth anniversary celebration, and Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom.

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This week, Max “Goofs” Scoville, Brian “Guffaws” Altano, Marty “Japes” Sliva, and Jonathon “Monkeyshines” Dornbush get together to talk about Resident Evil 7 being rad, Kingdom Hearts 2.8 taking us to KH3’s doorstep, and Marty’s Tokyo visit to Kojima’s new studio.

Beyond!

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This week, Max "Rocky" Scoville, Andrew "Colt" Goldfarb, Marty "Tum Tum" Sliva, and Brian "There Were Only 3 Ninjas" Altano get together to chat about Guerrilla Cambridge's closure, Mass Effect bangin', and Horizon coming out three days before Zelda.

Beyond!

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This week, Max "Nerds Rope" Scoville, Brian "Big League Chew" Altano, Alanah "Skittles" Pearce, are joined by special guest Nick "Hershey's Kiss" Robinson from Polygon. You might be familiar with his podcast CoolGames Inc., or the incredible video series Car Boys, but if you're not, fix that immediately. Anyway, Nick and Alanah both played around with Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, which sounds scary. Gravity Rush 2 reviews are out in the wild, the Final Fantasy 7 Remake and Kingdom Hearts III might be a longer wait than we realized, and a bunch of other stuff about VR and video games and whatnot. It's a podcast, listen to it.

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This week, Max "Dry January" Scoville, Brian "No Sugar" Altano, Marty "Finish That Screenplay" Sliva and special guest Destin "Play More Destiny" Legarie discuss Rime's re-reveal, Max's impressions upon getting his own PSVR, and their personal top 5 games of the year.

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