Podcast Beyond

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.

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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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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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This week, Max "True Lies" Scoville, Brian "Raw Deal" Altano, Marty "Junior" Sliva and Alanah "Kindergarten Cop" Pearce break down the three games each of them are looking forward to most about this fall's lineup of big game releases. Plus, Max played Last Guardian (along with Zach, who wrote a great preview) and Hideo Kojima threw some shade in the direction of Metal Gear Survive.

Also also also: We're having a 20th anniversary party for IGN on October 16th, buy your tickets here!

Direct download: Podcast_Beyond_Episode_460.mp3
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This week, Max "Hawaiian Scarecrow" Scoville, Marty "Drunk Cowardly Lion" Sliva, Brian "Angry Italian Tin Man" Altano and Andrew "Aw Toto" Goldfarb chime in on some of the Sony announcements coming out of TGS, the eighteen demos (edit: eight in Europe) that come with PSVR, and a few new details about Hideo Kojima's new mystery project, Death Stranding.

Direct download: Podcast_Beyond_Episode_459.mp3
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Hey gang! We apologize this is so terribly late, but here's the audio from our live show following Sony's unveiling of the PS4 Pro last week. You can catch the video version on IGN or on our YouTube channel. 

We'll be back with a new episode at the usual time and more in-depth thoughts!

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:33pm EST

This week, Max "Jalapeño" Scoville, Brian "Salt & Vinegar" Altano, and Alanah "Mesquite BBQ" Pearce are joined by Ryan "New York Cheddar" McCaffrey to talk about our expectations for Sony's mysterious Playstation event next week in New York City. Plus, we discuss the weird stuff you can do in Playstation VR, from harassing bikini-women, to piloting an X-Wing and shooting down TIE Fighters.

Direct download: Podcast_Beyond_Episode_458.mp3
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This week, everyone's on vacation or MIA, so the show has been taken over by LADIES. That's right, this week, it's Alanah "Wild America" Pearce, Kallie "Man of the House" Plagge, Miranda "Tom & Huck" Sanchez, and a mysterious newcomer to the show who is totally not just Max "Home Improvement" Scoville wearing a wig.

Anyway, this week we discuss the Titanfall 2 early tech alpha demo thing, the leaked Playstation Slim (Neo?) photos, the Playstation Plus price increase, Alanah's review of Valley, Metal Gear Survive, and how much we want a Sex & The City game. Don't worry, those smelly boys will be back next week.

Direct download: Podcast_Beyond_Episode_457.mp3
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This week, everybody's off at Gamescom, so Max "Howlin' Mad" Scoville, Marty "Full Moon Fever" Sliva, and Alanah "Teen Wolf" Pearce talk about what they've been playing, like indie ballerina non-game Bound, and of course No Man's Sky. Meanwhile, Final Fantasy XV's been delayed, but thankfully the movie hasn't, and Marty says it's pretty good. 

Direct download: Podcast_Beyond_Episode_456.mp3
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This week's Beyond is a little unusual, as Max "Roof-Rack" Scoville, Brian "The Glovebox" Altano, Andrew "Center Console" Goldfarb and Zach "Cool Skull-Shaped Gearshift Knob" Ryan talk about their mixed, but mostly positive feelings toward the much-anticipated No Man's Sky.

Then, Zach and Goldie take off to make room for Iron Galaxy bigwigs Chelsea Blasko and Dave Lang, as well their newly-hired colleague Adam Boyes, who you might know from his time with Sony and Capcom. They give us a little insight into what it's like working at a larger independent studio, the balance of creativity and business that goes into game publishing, "jankiness", and Adam's really corny Twitter handle.

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This week, Max "Earth" Scoville, Alanah "Fire" Pearce, Jared "Wind" Petty, and Marty "Water" Sliva gather together to chat about all sorts of nonsense, including No Man's Sky's leak, impressions of Telltale's Batman, the beauty of Abzu, Inside coming to PS4, and animals in sunglasses.

Beyond!

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Join Max "Stretch Armstrong" Scoville, Brian "Crossfire" Altano, Zach "Bop-It" Ryan, and Jonathan "Play-Doh Fun Factory" Dornbush as they discuss the lack of game news coming out of San Diego Comic-Con. Plus, with the advent of Nintendo's NES Classic Mini, what classic Sony titles would we want on a lil' baby PlayStation 1? We asked you guys, and for the most part, you made some great choices.

Direct download: Podcast_Beyond_Episode_453.mp3
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This week, Marty "Word of Mouf" Sliva, Max "The Red Light District" Scoville, Brian "Chicken and Beer" Altano, and Alanah "Back For the First Time" Pearce get together to talk about how rad Rise of the Tomb Raider looks on PlayStation 4, hype that Dead Rising is finally coming to a Sony console, and fear that Gravity Rush 2's release date is a bad sign.

Beyond!


~Marty

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Hiya!

This week Marty "Mr. Mime" Sliva, Alanah "Jynx" Pearce, Brian "Seel" Altano, Jonathon "Porygon" Dornbush, and Max "Farfetch'd" Scoville get together to discuss all sorts of nonsense, including No Man's Sky going gold, the possibility of a Demon's Souls Remaster, PSVR's killer app, and POKEMON GO.

Beyond!

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Greg and Colin return for a two-hour chat with the crew about everything PlayStation and Beyond history. 

Note: We recorded this off-site at a bar, so pardon the audio quality. 

Also note: We're trying an experiment with explicit episodes. Our goal in the future is to offer both edited and unedited versions.

Beyond!

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Beyond!

This week, Marty “Porkchop” Sliva, Max “Beagle Boy” Scoville, Brian “Ren” Altano, Andrew “Bandit” Goldfarb gather round and camp fire to once again cast a pod. It’s a pretty slow week, but they still found time to babble about Batman: Return to Arkham’s delay, the Vita’s second life, and why LEGO Force Awakens is DOPE.

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Welcome to our second annual late-night, slightly-tipsy E3 Beyond! The Fig, the site of last year’s episode, was under construction, so we had to improvise. We recorded this on the last night of the show in Zach’s Airbnb, so pardon the audio quality/background noise/yelling/sounds of drinks being made/slurring.

Greg Miller returns to Beyond to join Max Scoville, Alanah Pearce, Marty Sliva, Steve Butts, Zach Ryan, Miranda Sanchez, Kallie Plagge, and making his Podcast Beyond debut, IGN’s newest associate editor Jonathon Dornbush.

The crew talks about their impressions of God of War, Death Stranding, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Persona 5, Final Fantasy XV, Detroit: Become Human, The Last Guardian, Batman Arkham VR, Insomniac’s Spider-Man game, Days Gone, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, E3’s secret Vita game, pangus (probably), and a whole lot more.

Oh, and HUGE thanks to James Faulkner for producing/editing the episode and making sure that none of us lost our jobs.

Beyond!

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This week Marty "Cappadonna" SlivaMax "Masta Killa" ScovilleBrian "Inspectah Deck" Altano, and Andrew "U-God" Goldfarb talk about the madness of E3. God of War, Detroit, Death Stranding Persona 5, Last Guardian, Horizon, Batman VR, holy moly E3 2016 was incredible.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:44pm EST

This week Marty "Who?" SlivaMax "Mike Jones" Scoville, Brian "Who?" Altano, and Andrew "Mike Jones" Goldfarb sit down for an extra-long, kinda-drunk episode. After some time on Persona 5, Horizon's Delay, and Watch Dogs 2, the crew dives into 20 Sony E3 predictions that range from obvious to completely stupid.

Oh, also, head over and subscribe to our new PODCAST BEYOND YOUTUBE CHANNEL, where all of our full episodes and breakouts will live, alongside Let's Plays of PlayStation classics, PS+ games, and tons of exclusive videos.

Beyond!

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This week Marty "The Secret World of Alex Mack" Sliva, Max "The Adventures of Pete & Pete" ScovilleAlanah "Clarissa Explains It All" Pearce, and Andrew "Are You Afraid of the Dark?" Goldfarb sit down and chat Alanah's Overwatch addiction, No Man's Sky's delay, The Last Guardian's first 45 minutes, and X-Men: Apocalypse. Also, there's a battle axe in the room for some reason.

Oh, also, head over and subscribe to our new PODCAST BEYOND YOUTUBE CHANNEL, where all of our full episodes and breakouts will live, alongside Let's Plays of PlayStation classics, PS+ games, and tons of exclusive videos.

Beyond!

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This week Marty "Agent Cody Banks" SlivaBrian "Cheaper by the Dozen 2" Altano, Alanah "That One Episode of Community" Pearce, and Andrew "Lizzie McGuire: The Movie: The Game" Goldfarb sit down and chat about the future of Naughty Dog, Rockstar's next game(s), Yooka-Laylee, and what life was like back in cowboy times.

Oh, also, head over and subscribe to our new PODCAST BEYOND YOUTUBE CHANNEL, where all of our full episodes and breakouts will live, alongside Let's Plays of PlayStation classics, PS+ games, and tons of exclusive videos.

Beyond!

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:22pm EST

This week Max "Jungle Cat" Scoville, Marty "Water Dog" Sliva, Brian "Sky Horse" Altano, and Jared "Space Aardvark" Petty gather 'round the old maypole to chat about Uncharted 4, DOOM, the Assassin's Creed movie, Final Fantasy XV, and probably something Italian.

Beyond!

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:15pm EST

Max and Brian are dead! Or busy. Either one. So this week, Alanah "DOGS" PearceMarty "ALSO DOGS" SlivaAndrew "DOGS AS WELL" Goldfarb to chat about all sorts of things, including Uncharted 4, Persona 5, Battlefield 1, Resident Evil 7, and probably several other things that end in a number.

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We've played through the biggest PS4 exclusive of 2016. Here's what we think.

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This week, Max "Worst Episode Ever" Scoville, Marty "Flamin' Moe" Sliva, Andrew "Coming Up Milhouse" Goldfarb, and Alanah "Knifey Spooney" Pearce join forces to discuss Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, the problems with Kickstarting games, and the serious lack of new Marvel Universe games.

Direct download: Podcast_Beyond_Episode_442.mp3
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This week, Max "Fannypack" Scoville, Marty "Knapsack" Sliva, Zach "The Pelican Case" Ryan and Alanah "Samsonite" Pearce are back from their travels in the far east of Boston, where they had all sorts of wacky adventures at PAX. Most notably, checking out Outlast 2, Pyre, Let It Die, and a bunch of other weirdo indie baloney.

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This week, Max, Brian, Andrew, and Marty talk about the newest PlayStation 4 Neo leaks, other games that deserve the amazing Ratchet & Clank treatment, hype for Mafia 3, and probably dogs or something.

Beyond!

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:48pm EST

This week, Garfield and Muffy are off in the land of the rising sun, so it's Max "Homesteaks" Scoville, Brian "Sauceman" Altano, and Alanah "The Dunkaroo" Pearce. We're talking about how I'm not a gigantic loser for sucking at Dark Souls III, but I am a gigantic idiot for wishing it had an easy difficulty. Ratchet & Clank is gorgeous, and Titanfall 2 has swords! Upper-case S-words, even.

Direct download: Podcast_Beyond_Episode_439.mp3
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This week, Max "Slam Dunk" Scoville, Marty "Double Hockey Sticks" Sliva, Brian "Badminton Racquet" Altano, and Andrew "Larry Byrd" Goldfarb get together in a small room and talk about our latest look at Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, the Platinum Demo of Final Fantasy XV, and the rumors of a God of War reboot with a Nordic motif. We had fun recording this, so hopefully you have fun listening!

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This week, it's Max "Blade Runner" Scoville, Brian "My Cousin Vinny" Altano, Marty "Scent of a Woman" Sliva, and Alanah "Fury Road" Pearce, and we're talking about the future of Call of Duty, and just how futuristic that future should be, GTA 6 and the possibility of a Grand Theft Auto in another country, and why people are/aren't pre-ordering a Playstation VR.

Direct download: Podcast_Beyond_Episode_437.mp3
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Goldfarb, Altano, and Alanah are out doing all sorts of weird stuff. So this week, Max "Grace Under Fire" Scoville and Marty "Martin" Sliva, are joined by Zach "Sister, Sister" Ryan and Mitch "Mad About You" Dyer. They talk about Telltale's rad-sounding take on Batman, the possibility of a PlayStation 4.5, and Resident Evil's 20th anniversary.

Beyond!

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This week, the video game industry descends on San Francisco for the 30th annual Game Developers Conference, and Sony treated us to the much-anticipated reveal of the Playstation VR's price and release window. Spoilers? It's $399 and it's out this October. We have some thoughts. Podcast Beyond is Max "Hairwolf" Scoville, Marty "Beard Science" Sliva, Brian "Spaghetti Monster" Altano and Andrew "Lil Critter" Goldfarb.

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Max and Brian are dead! Or busy. Either one. So this week, Alanah "Shapes" Pearce joined Marty "Milo" Sliva and Andrew "Twisities" Goldfarb to chat about all sorts of things, including No Man's Sky's release date, how games like Uncharted and The Last Guardian could work in VR, a slew of rad indie games coming out soon, and why America is just the strangest.

Beyond!

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This week, it's a full house. A full house of honey-baked ham! But also Max "Whole Hog" Scoville, Marty "Black Forest" Sliva, Andrew "Pork Cracklins" Goldfarb, Brian "Prosciutto" Altano, and Alanah "Banjo Kazooie Ham" Pearce talking about Activision's lack of an E3 booth, and what that means for the games industry, Marty's time with Dark Souls III, and our thoughts on the Uncharted 4 multiplayer component.

Direct download: Podcast_Beyond_Episode_433.mp3
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This week, Max "Ant Farm" Scoville, Marty "Silly Putty" Sliva, Brian "Mr. Potato Head" Altano and Andrew "Slinky Jr." Goldfarb are back in the same room to discuss adventures at DICE, the direction the video game industry is going, Playstation VR's impending pricepoint, and Far Cry Primal -- which we think is a lot of fun.

Direct download: Podcast_Beyond_Episode_432.mp3
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This week, it's a skeleton crew of Max "Bonelord" Scoville, Brian "Skull Dude" Altano, and Alanah "The Clavicle" Pearce. Fallout 4 DLC has been revealed, and it sounds substantial. Meanwhile, "Substantial" isn't a word that too many people are using for Street Fighter V. Oh, and it's the Vita's birthday! Check out our top 25 games for that lovely handheld.

Direct download: Podcast_Beyond_Episode_431.mp3
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