Podcast Beyond (general)

BEYOND!

On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, host Jonathon Dornbush, as well as panelists Brian AltanoMax Scoville, and Mark Medina, give you their spoiler-free impressions of Marvel's Spider-Man. The cast also breaks down this month's PS Plus free games list, talks about other new releases, and answers a few of your spoiler-free Spider-Man questions. 

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This week on IGN's PlayStation show Beyond, host Jonathon Dornbush and panelists Brian AltanoMax Scoville, and Tom Marks discuss what we loved, and have some reservations about, in the new Cyberpunk demo, discuss the latest on Shovel Knight, and take a look ahead at the busy fall season.

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On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush and panelists Brian AltanoMax Scoville, and Tom Marks show off the latest special PS4 Pro 500 Million Limited Edition, and talk Cyberpunk 2077, Firewall: Zero Hour, Guacamelee! 2, and much more!

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This week on IGN's PlayStation show Beyond, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined at first by Brian AltanoMax Scoville,Cassidee Moser, and Brendan Graeber to discuss Brendan's We Happy Few review, Cassidee's review of the first episode in the final season of Telltale's The Walking Dead, Spider-Man's launch trailer, and much more.

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BEYOND!

This week on IGN's PlayStation show, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian AltanoBarrett Courtney, and Casey DeFritas to discuss their impressions of the first couple of hours of Guacamelee 2 and how it may be shaping up to surpass the original. Plus, they discuss Madden NFL 19, Flipping Death, lingering Spider-Man PS4 questions, this month's PS Plus games, and are later joined by IGN's John Borba to discuss the Horizon and Resident Evil 2 board games.

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BEYOND!

Host Jonathon Dornbush and a panel including Casey DeFritas, Tom Marks, and Mark Medina (Too Many Marks!), discuss the discovery of God of War's final Easter egg, Spider-Man for PS4 going gold, Overcooked 2 impressions, and more!

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BEYOND!

With talk of a closed beta for the PlayStation 4's upcoming 6.00 firmware update, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian AltanoTina Amini, and Max Scoville to discuss what features and updates they'd love to see made to the PS4, plus Spider-Man news, No Man's Sky's NEXT update, and more!

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The Beyond crew is joined by Jared Petty to talk about Nathan Fillion's Uncharted Fan Film, more secrets in God of War, and all of the new features we want in Red Dead Online!

Timecodes:

  • Intros - 00:00
  • Nathan Fillion's Uncharted Fan Film - 2:02
  • PS4 Controller Mod - 7:12
  • God of War Fans Are Still Finding Secrets! - 15:36
  • The Last of Us Part II Vinyl - 22:00
  • Top Downloads of June - 23:37
  • Features We Want in Red Dead Online - 28:16
  • Things To Watch/Read Before Red Dead 2 - 44:28
  • Viewer Questions! - 52:45
  • The End - 1:00:56

This episode of Beyond is sponsored by Hims

Direct download: Podcast_Beyond_Episode_551.mp3
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Join Jonathon Dornbush, Barrett Courtney, Tom Marks, and Tina Amini as they go down memory lane, picking a personal favorite game from each PlayStation hardware generation.

Plus, since nobody in the IGN comments is sick of hearing about it: Fortnite!

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This episode of Beyond was recorded in front of a live audience! If you couldn't be in that audience, please join Max Scoville, Alanah Pearce, Jonathon Dornbush, Zach Ryan, Barrett Courtney, Casey DeFreitas, and Miranda Sanchez as they share their favorite memories that have involved a PlayStation in some way.

Timecodes:

  • Growing Up With Crash Bandicoot - 2:30
  • Not Being Allowed To Play Final Fantasy VIII - 12:00
  • We Miss Demo Discs Very Much - 23:00
  • Skipping School To Play Metal Gear Solid - 32:54
  • Staying Up All Night Playing Licensed PS2 Games - 39:46
  • Getting Good Grades To Justify Late Night Monster Hunter - 53:30
  • Buying A PS2 Solely For Kingdom Hearts - 1:06:24
  • Goodbyes and Friendship - 1:20:53
  • The End - 1:22:10

This episode of Beyond is sponsored by Hims

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Join Max, Alanah, Zach, and Jonathon as they discuss this week's slow trickle of PlayStation news, unpack our nuttiest Death Stranding theories, talk about how faithfully the Spyro: Reignited Trilogy recreates the classic games, and fret over how far off the Final Fantasy VII remake probably is.

Also, we're holding a live Beyond event at IGN's offices on June 29th! Get tickets here! Make it quick, though -- here are only ten (10) tickets left as of writing this!

TIMECODES:

  • Intros - 00:00
  • The Sony Cross-Play Drama - 1:07
  • No, Seriously....What Is Death Stranding About? - 17:52
  • Jonathon Dornbush Paid Us To Be On To Talk About Spyro - 36:24
  • The Games That Are Out This Week - 42:39
  • Some Announcements! - 48:48
  • The End - 52:10

This episode of Beyond is sponsored by Hims

Direct download: Podcast_Beyond_Episode_548.mp3
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Max, Alanah, Andrew, and Zach are all back from E3, and in spite of being a little goofy, we're also really excited about the games we saw there. Including (but not limited to) Cyberpunk 2077, Ghost of Tsushima, Control, The Last of Us Part II, Spider-Man, and Kingdom Hearts 3. Obviously, there are a ton we didn't even get to touch on, but luckily, we have a weekly PlayStation show (this one) -- Also, what we're playing: Vampyr, Persona Dancing All Over The Dang Place, Assassin's Creed Origins, and The Witcher 3.

Oh! And PS4 finally got a greatest hits collection!

Also, we're holding a live Beyond event at IGN's offices on June 29th! Get tickets here!

  • Intros - 00:00
  • PS4 Greatest Hits - 2:00
  • Cyberpunk 2077 - 4:06
  • Ghost of Tsushima - 22:56
  • Control - 32:07
  • The Last of Us Part II - 38:44
  • Marvel's Spider-Man - 48:35
  • Games We're Playing Now! - 1:00:24
  • The End - 1:13:36

This episode of Beyond is sponsored by Hims

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Join Max Scoville, Alanah Pearce, Jonathon Dornbush, and Tina Amini as they make their best guesses what Sony will show off during their E3 press conference. Beyond (!) that, Sony's trickling out pre-E3 announcements, Red Dead Redemption 2's collectors editions give some insight to how the game plays, and Capcom appears to have registered domain names for Resident Evil 2 and Devil May Cry 5!

Also, we're holding a live Beyond event at IGN's offices on June 29th! Get tickets here!

TIMECODES:

  • Intros - 00:00
  • Sony's Countdown to E3 - 2:30
  • Red Dead Redemption's Special Editions - 7:16
  • Capcom Registers Some Domain Names - 13:19
  • Super Quick Fallout 76 Impressions - 14:54
  • OUR PLAYSTATION E3 PREDICTIONS - 18:24
  • Playstation Plus Games for June 2018 - 49:14
  • The End - 51:48

This episode of Beyond is sponsored by Hims

Direct download: Podcast_Beyond_Episode_546.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am EST

This week, join Max Scoville, Brian AltanoBarrett Courtney, and Mark Medina  as they chat about Bethesda's mysterious Fallout-themed tease -- which has since been revealed as Fallout 76 -- Dark Souls RemasteredMega Man 11, and Detroit: Become Human, which sounds like Quantic Dream's best "playable movie" yet.

TIMECODES:

  • Intros - 00:00
  • Bethesda Teasing....Something? - 00:52
  • Mega Man 11 - 3:57
  • Lego DC Super Villains - 8:07
  • Dark Souls Remastered - 14:23
  • Did We Like Detroit: Become Human? - 26:01
  • Games Out This Week! - 49:11
  • The End - 56:24

This episode of Beyond is sponsored by Hims

Direct download: Podcast_Beyond_Episode_545.mp3
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The Beyond crew (Jonathon Dornbush, Brian Altano, and Casey DeFrietas) assembles this week to discuss Black Ops 4, the Vita's inevitable end, and Kingdom Hearts 3 impressions!

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This week, the Beyond crew gets together to talk about all of the E3 leaks, Rage 2, and if the new Days Gone footage has won them over.

Beyond!

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Join Max, Alanah, Zach, and Cassidee as they discuss the vague but enticing details on Red Dead Redemption II's new frontier, how Jurassic World Evolution looks like a great use of a movie license, and the accidental comedy of Beyond: Two Souls, which is free for PlayStation Plus subscribers this month.

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This week, Max, Brian, and Alanah chat about Shadow of the Tomb Raider (read Alanah's preview right here,) what they expect in the Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer, the odds of Cyberpunk 2077 being a 2018 game, and our favorite in-game wastes of time.

This episode of Beyond is sponsored by Hims

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This week, Marty, Jonathon, Alanah, and Brian get together to chat about Alanah's hands-on time with Detroit: Become Human, the rumors of a new BioShock game in development, and just what the hell Valve is up to.


Beyond!

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This week, join Max Scoville, Marty Sliva, Cassidee Moser, and Jonathon Dornbush as they discuss some EXTREMELY premature buzz about the PlayStation 5, an underwhelming Kingdom Hearts 3 trailer, (spoiler-free) God of War FAQs, Shenmue 1 and 2 being remastered, and Yakuza 6: Song of Life, which is finally officially out this week and which Max really desperately wants to talk about with more people.

This episode of Beyond is sponsored by Hims

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God of War is almost upon us. Join Max ScovilleBrian Altano, and Jonathon Dornbush as they have an impassioned but spoiler-free conversation about their time the latest adventure of PlayStation's angriest mascot.

Obviously, we didn't cover everything, so be sure to check out Jonathon's full God of War review... but it's pretty safe to say that we're all quite fond of the game.

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Join Max, Brian and Jonathon to catch up on a week's worth of PlayStation news! A ton of new info about Insomniac's Spider-Man has popped up, Spyro The Dragon's first three games are getting "reignited," and a bunch of new PSVR games dropped this week. 

Hungry for more? Check back on April 12th at 12:01 AM Pacific Time for a special God of War bonus episode, totally spoiler free.

This episode of Beyond is sponsored by ForHims.

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This week, it's Max, Brian, and Zach discussing (without spoilers) where Far Cry 5 ranks for them compared to the previous games, as well as this month's PlayStation Plus lineup. Then, Caleb Lawson joins us to talk about Wipeout Omega Collection's PSVR update, and another unceremoniously launched Planet of the Apes game.

This episode of Beyond is sponsored by ForHims. 

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In this week's extra-long episode, Max, Brian, and Marty talk about their time with Far Cry 5 and A Way Out, and then kick to an amazing interview with Cory Barlog, the director of God of War. There, Marty, Alanah, and Andrew ask Cory all of your pressing questions about the upcoming game.

Beyond!

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Marty and Andrew got to play through the opening of God of War, and are joined by Lucy O'Brien to talk about their hands-on impressions. Spoilers: they loved it.

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This week, the Beyond crew gets together this week to talk about Ni no Kuni 2, Valve shipping games again, and what game Bluepoint could be working on!

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The Beyond Crew is joined by IGN's new Editorial Manager of Games, Tina Amini, to talk about Detroit: Become Human's release date, Bethesda's E3 conference for 2018, and Battlefield V rumors!

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This week, join Max Scoville, Brian Altano, Chloi Rad, and special guest Luis Hernandez, half of Necrophone Games, the two-man studio behind indie first-person cyberpunk comedy adventure game Jazz Punk. Luis gives some insight into the arduous process of making a game, getting it on consoles, and then... What next? Retirement? DLC? Next-gen ports?

Meanwhile, Chloi reviewed Metal Gear Survive, which on closer inspection, has some Silent Hill DNA. Max, Brian, and Luis all weigh in on Moss, the long-awaited PSVR game about the adventures of a little mouse. The mouse is a girl mouse, regardless what Brian thinks. Anyway, the mouse game is a wonderful use of virtual reality.

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Join Max Scoville, Brian Altano, and special guest/IGN alum Jared Petty as they discuss Metal Gear Survive's anticlimactic release, a look back at the PS4's 2013 reveal, and a bizarre journey into the seedy underbelly of Rec Room VR. Oh, and please go check out Jared's new show, Hop Blip and a Jump

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The Beyond crew (Max Scoville, Marty Sliva, Brian Altano, Miranda Sanchez) talks about the new world in Kingdom Hearts, the charm of Ni No Kuni 2, and the best couples games to play on Valentine's Day! 

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This week, everyone's got Super Bowl's Disease, so join Max Scoville, Brian Altano, and Chloi Rad as they discuss Yakuza 6's upcoming demo, the settings of Far Cry 5's DLC, and what Red Dead Redemption 2's delay means for the rest of this fall's games.

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This week, join Max Scoville, Marty Sliva, Brian Altano, Casey DeFreitas, Andrew Goldfarb, and Jonathon Dornbush as they discuss Shadow of the Colossus, Monster Hunter World, Dragon Ball FighterZ, PlayStation and Nike's PG2 sneakers, and more.

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Join Max Scoville, Brian Altano, Andrew Goldfarb, and Casey DeFreitas for another heaping pile of PlayStation goodness for your ears and eyes. For starters, a bunch of iconic PlayStation characters are getting their own Amiibo-like Totaku figurines. Nike and Sony have joined forces to make a pair of PlayStation-themed sneakers, and there are some rumors about Kindgom Hearts 3 and some buzz about Resident Evil 2's remake. 

Casey's been hard at work on IGN's Monster Hunter World guide, and she shared some tips on how to get started on this behemoth of a game. We'll have more on that next week, hopefully after we all get some hands on time.

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This week, Marty, Alanah, and Andrew talk about the return to Lordran, digging through their backlog, and trouble in France.

Beyond!

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Join Max Scoville, Brian Altano, Andrew Goldfarb, and Alanah Pearce as they discuss all the PlayStation news they could dig up, such as new details on God of War, a Metal Gear Survive single-player trailer, the promise of tons of new PSVR games this year. Plus, some fun discussion about the games we've been playing.

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Join Max, Marty, Alanah, and Zach as they reflect on how they want to approach video games differently in 2018, run down the next three months of confirmed PlayStation releases, and generally have a nice time together in spite of a pretty slow news week.

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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.

Direct download: Podcast_Beyond_Episode_520.mp3
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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 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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It's that time of year again: the time of year when we're tired of talking about news and also, there is no news, so let's look back on 2016, ahead to 2017, and of course... Discuss the movie Heavyweights. 

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This week, join Max "You'll Shoot Your Eye Out" Scoville, Marty "Buzz's Girlfriend, Woof!" Sliva, Brian "Yippee Ki Yay" Altano and, on his last episode for the foreseeable future, Jared "To Me, You Are Perfect" Petty as they discuss a pathetic smattering of gaming news in these pre-holiday doldrums, what they have on their 2016 backlogs, and most importantly: what are the best Playstation games to play in the presence of younger or older relatives, who might not be okay with F-bombs and no-scope headshots?

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The boys are back in town... From PSX! Well, Marty "Marvelous Medicine" Sliva, Brian "Enormous Crocodile" Altano, and Andrew "Golden Ticket" Goldfarb got to check out a bunch of new games down in Anaheim, while Max "Big Friendly Giant" Scoville stayed home and watched the Death Stranding trailer on repeat. Marty reviewed The Last Guardian, and we're all very excited to know that Naughty Dog is still making new games, like Uncharted: The Lost Legacy and The Last of Us Part II.

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This week, Max "Farfetch'd" Scoville, Marty "Weezing" Sliva, Alanah "Snorlax" Pearce and Brian "Grimer" Altano gather round the ol' Coleman camp stove to reflect upon the long awaited release of Final Fantasy XV, which was announced over a decade ago. What were you doing in 2006? Meanwhile, Watch Dogs 2 might be GOTY material for some of us, and hey, why is it so hard to nail down a GOTY this year anyway? The Game Awards nominees have us very anxious.

Finally, come say hello at PSX this weekend if you see us. It's okay, we're awkward too. Details on Facebook here.

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This week, Max "Slam Dunk" ScovilleMarty "Hattrick" SlivaBrian "Over The Line" Altano, and Jared "Slapshot" Petty gather round to discuss Uncharted 4's upcoming survival mode, the ill-fated Sleeping Dogs 2, how Watch Dogs 2 and Titanfall 2 had a poorer reception than their predecessors, and LEGO City Undercover coming to current gen systems. Whew. Buncha stuff.

Want to win a signed copy of Uncharted 4? Head to the Beyond YouTube channel and comment on the full video of this week's episode with your favorite Uncharted moment. While you're watching videos, check out episode 1 of Welcome To Skyrim, the let's play series Max and Marty just launched!

 

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This week, Max "Slam Dunk" Scoville, Marty "Hattrick" Sliva, Brian "Over The Line" Altano, and Jared "Slapshot" Petty gather round to discuss Uncharted 4's upcoming survival mode, the ill-fated Sleeping Dogs 2, how Watch Dogs 2 and Titanfall 2 had a poorer reception than their predecessors, and LEGO City Undercover coming to current gen systems. Whew. Buncha stuff.

Want to win a signed copy of Uncharted 4? Head to the Beyond YouTube channel and comment on the full video of this week's episode with your favorite Uncharted moment. While you're watching videos, check out episode 1 of Welcome To Skyrim, the let's play series Max and Marty just launched! 

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This week, join Max "Sticky Bear Basketbounce" Scoville, Marty "Oregon Trail" Sliva, Brian "Super Munchers" Altano, and Caleb "Math Blaster" Lawson as they discuss the PlayStation 4 Pro and how it handles 4K, HDR, and PS4. Plus, impressions on Dishonored 2 and Watch Dogs 2, as well as Metal Gear Solid 2's 15th anniversary.

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This week, join Max "Arch Deluxe" Scoville, Brian "Spicy McChicken" Altano, Andrew "Happy Meal" Goldfarb, and special guest Terri "The McFlurry" Schwartz as we talk about how little we know about Mass Effect Andromeda and what the hype forecast looks like, The Division's upcoming survival mode expansion, and Capcom's lowered expectations for Resident Evil 7: Biohazard.

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This week, Max "Cooler Ranch" Scoville, Marty "Cheddar Beer" Sliva, Brian "Salt & Vinegar" Altano, and Zach "Reduced Fat" Ryan sit down to chat about Titanfall 2's divisive campaign, what we want from Respawn's Star Wars game, our impending Skyrim relapse, and I dunno, probably some nonsense garbage that we thought was funny.

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Hey gang! This week, your pals Max "The Far Side" Scoville, Marty "Zippy The Pinhead" Sliva, Brian "For Better of For Worse" Altano, and Andrew "Garfield" Goldfarb wax poetic (and cinematic and artistic) about Red Dead Redemption 2's reveal trailer, and Jared Petty's lovely writeup about its Western themes. Titanfall 2 is being received really well, and finally, Bethesda is done sending out early review copies, which is a little frustrating for people in our field.

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This week, Max "Baja Blast" ScovilleBrian "Pitch Black" AltanoMarty "Code Red" Sliva, and Alanah "Live Wire" Pearce have teamed up, yet again, to make noises with their weird little mouths. Obviously, the big news is the announcement of Red Dead Redemption 2, so we talk about our hopes and expectations, as well as Rockstar's legacy. Then, Max gushes about Battlefield One, which is weird, since he normally hates competitive military shooters. Finally, Brian got a PSVR, and he's in love with it.

Beyond!

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This week, Max "Bucket of Pogs" Scoville, Marty "A Boglin" Sliva, and Andrew "The Littlest Pet Shop" Goldfarb are joined by Lucy "X-Men Fleer Ultra" O'Brien to chat about Mafia III and how in spite of all it does well, it doesn't quite work as a sandbox game. Conversely, HBO's Westworld is shaping up to be one of the best shows about video games that isn't actually about video games.

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Most of the crew is in New York City covering Comic-Con, so Marty and Andrew brought in a rotating crew of IGN editors who handled a bulk of the initial PlayStation VR reviews. Is the future finally upon us, or is VR just a passing fad?

Beyond!

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This week, Brian "Alvin" Altano, Max "Simon" Scoville and Andrew "Theodore" Goldfarb sit down to discuss their time playing Watch Dogs 2, Persona 5 (in Japanese) and just when we're discussing the novel concept of a Firewatch movie, we're interrupted by the delivery of a brand new piece of Playstation-branded gaming hardware. I wonder what it could be!

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