Podcast Beyond

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!

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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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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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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.

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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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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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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Firewatch Spoiler Show

Sean Vanaman, Jane Ng, Jake Rodkin, Chris Remo of Campo Santo talk secrets and spoilers. 

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This week, Max "Sewer Shark" Scoville is joined by Marty "Night Trap" Sliva, Brian "Tomcat Alley" Altano, and IGN UK exchange student Daniel "Slam City With Scotty Pippin" Krupa to discuss the latest indie darling Firewatch, the not-so-indie-but-ever-so-darling Unravel and other important issues like video game movie adaptations and what's wrong with America's cookies.

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This week, Max "Football" Scoville, Marty "Touchdown" Sliva, Brian "Pour Gatorade on the Coach" Altano and Andrew "Locker Room Towel Fight after The Big Game" Goldfarb all get together to discuss LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which looks like our kind of licensed game. Marty also goes in-depth about the newest Final Fantasy XV gameplay, and we all wax philosophical about The Witness.

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This week, Max "Typing This Right Now" Scoville, Marty "Sweaters" Sliva, Brian "The Loud One" Altano, and Andrew "Whispering Gentleman" Goldfarb are joined by Chloi "Probably Tired of 'Rad' Jokes" Rad, who just finished her review of Jonathan Blow's long-awaited follow-up to Braid, The Witness. Chloi gave it the best score she could in her review, which you should go read -- but first, let's discuss the greatest mystery of all: does this game involve jars of pee?

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This week, Max "Mutagen Man" Scoville is joined by Marty "Wingnut" Sliva, Alanah "Walkabout" Pearce, and Jared "Chromedome" Petty to discuss the leaked screens of Platinum Games' still-unannounced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants In Manhattan, for which we finally have some awesome screenshots. Beyond that (Beyond!) we also discuss our guarded expectations for No Man's Sky, and the scandalous pricepoint for The Witness.

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Hey all, this week Max "Podcast Host" Scoville is joined by Marty "Big Beardy" Sliva, Brian "The Greek" Altano and Alanah "Banjo Kazooie Sound Effects" Pearce, who are back from CES with tales of futuristic technology to tell, some of which isn't for the faint of heart. We also share our 2016 predictions, and discuss what makes a Game Of The Year.

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The first episode of 2016 is here, and half the cast is in Vegas for CES, so this week Max "Not Greg Miller" Scoville and Andrew "Gold Nickname" Goldfarb are joined by Kallie "Anime Enthusiast" Plagge and Mitchell "Computer Boy" Dyer to talk about all the latest Playstation news.

Unfortunately, everyone's been on vacation, so there isn't a ton of news -- but there is the extremely juicy rumor that Assassin's Creed is moving away from its annualized model, and that we won't see another installment until 2017, when this so-called Assassin's Creed: Empire will take players to ancient Egypt. What'll happen in the meantime? Well, rumor has it Watch Dogs 2 will drop this fall. We discuss this, as well as a bunch of other stuff. It's a podcast, just listen to it.

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

We love you.

Beyond!

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

Beyond!

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Beyond!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BEYOND!

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