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Podcast Beyond - IGN's PlayStation Show podcast

Podcast Beyond - IGN's PlayStation Show

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Host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Max Scoville, Brian Altano, and other IGN editors each week to break down the latest in PlayStation releases, news, and more.

Host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Max Scoville, Brian Altano, and other IGN editors each week to break down the latest in PlayStation releases, news, and more.

 

#400

PS4 and PS5's Early 2022 Games Lineup Is Packed - Beyond 722

On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation podcast, IGN's Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Mark Medina and Jada Griffin to discuss all the latest in the world of PS5, PS4, and more. First, with the recent PS4 and PS5 game delays of things like Elden Ring and the PS5 versions of The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077, we talk about how jampacked early 2022 is with PS4 and PS5 games, including Horizon Forbidden West, Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin, Sifu, Elden Ring, Tiny Tina's Wonderlands, Gran Turismo 7, and so much more. We discuss what we're so excited to play, why we don't mind this fall being a bit quieter, and how we plan to tackle this short span of so many potentially awesome PS4 and PS5 games. We also discuss PS5's sales success in September against the Nintendo Switch, and what that means for PS5 sales going into the rest of the year, as well as the return of custom PS5 faceplates from a t hird-party company,  DBrand, our approach to customizing our hardware or looking for different console and controller color variants, and more. Plus, we also discuss the move of God of War 2018 coming to PC early next year. We also dig into games we've been playing, including Death Stranding: Director's Cut, Hot Wheels Unleashed, New World, Far Cry 6; Jada shares a Memory Card story, and much more! ... Read more

21 Oct 2021

1 HR 00 MINS

1:00:25

21 Oct 2021


#399

PlayStation All-Stars 2: Our Dream Roster List - Beyond Episode 721

On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation podcast, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Matt Kim and Mitchell Saltzman to discuss the latest in the world of PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PlayStation VR. The panel dives into some of the latest PlayStation news, like PlayStation's mobile games interest and Jim Ryan's recent comments about wanting to expand the PlayStation player base, the 5th anniversary of PSVR and some of our favorite PSVR games, and a little bit about what we hope to see in the updates made to PSVR 2 next-gen hardware. But the trio, emboldened by the end of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's DLC fighters,  and the release of Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl, dives into our dream roster list for PlayStation ALl-Stars 2, the unannounced fighting game sequel we hope really gets made some day. We dig into the obvious and deep cut choices we hope to see, what potential from new and old PlayStation franchises could make their way into the roster for a PlayStation All-Star sequel for PS5, and try to explain away some of our strangest choices. Really, we're sorry. Plus, Jonathon speaks with the developers behind JETT: The Far Shore, including its co-creator and composer about bringing its unique adventure to life, Mitchell gives his thoughts on Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl and Demon Slayer, and Matt offers preview impressions of his time with Final Fantasy 14 Endwalker content, including FF14's two upcoming new classes and why he and Jonathon think it's worth jumping into Final Fantasy XIV before Endwalker. We also dig into a Memory Card story, and much more! And if you're looking for more places to enjoy the show, check out Podcast Beyond! on all available platforms: <a href= "https://linktr.ee/podcastbeyond" target="_blank" rel= "noopener noreferrer" data-saferedirecturl= "https://www.google.com/url?q=https://linktr.ee/podcastbeyond&source=gmail&ust=1634248701146000&usg=AFQjCNHvBvMzu0BSD2REK3ghDEw_dOzaPQ">https://linktr.ee/podcastbeyond</a> ... Read more

13 Oct 2021

1 HR 40 MINS

1:40:09

13 Oct 2021


#398

GTA Trilogy Remaster Hopes, Konami Rumors, and More - Beyond Episode 720

On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano and Matt Kim to discuss all the latest in the world of PlayStation, including the PS5 game trials being tested in the UK and how we'd like to see it expand, the continuous leaks for a GTA Trilogy remaster release (which we aren't expecting to be GTA remakes), and what we'd like to see from GTA 3, GTA Vice City, and GTA San Andreas' collective return, plus the rumors that Konami is looking at major revivals for Castlevania, Metal Gear Solid, and Silent Hill. We discuss what we want from new Konami games, how new Castlevania's could learn from classics like Aria of Sorrow, the potential for an MGS 3 remake, and more. We also discuss a bit of the state of PlayStation Now and games we've been playing, including Far Cry 6 and Lost Judgment impressions, a Memory Card story, and more. ... Read more

06 Oct 2021

1 HR 18 MINS

1:18:01

06 Oct 2021


#397

PlayStation Acquires Demon's Souls Dev Bluepoint Games - Beyond Mini-Episode

BEYOND! The PlayStation news of the week isn't done, so Jonathon Dornbush and Brian Altano get together to discuss the news of PlayStation acquiring Bluepoint, the developers behind Demon's Souls and Shadow of the Colossus remakes. Jonathon also spoke with PlayStation's Hermen Hulst and Bluepoint's Marco Thrush, so he offers some details from his interview, including Bluepoint's desire to make a new game next, and we discuss PlayStation's overall acquisition strategy. ... Read more

30 Sep 2021

11 MINS

11:58

30 Sep 2021


#396

Fall 2021 Games We Love So Far - Beyond Episode 719

 On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano and special guest Joseph Moran, host of The Trophy Room: A PlayStation Podcast, to discuss all the latest PS5 news, PS4 news, and big PlayStation games. First, we discuss the PS Plus October lineup, how it stacks up to other recent PS Plus offerings, and check in on the service in general, plus we dive into the acquisition of Fabrik Games by one of the most recent PlayStation acquired studios, Firesprite Games. We also discuss PlayStation's PS4 and PS5 cross-gen approach in light of a deep dive into the tech behind advancements of Horizon Forbidden West, what they mean for the next Horizon game, and why we're excited for it and God of War Ragnarok. And last on the news side, we discuss Naughty Dog's recommitment to a multiplayer game, the first photo of The Last of Us show, and the future of TLOU in general. We also dive into all the big games we've been playing from the fall so far, including Hot Wheels Unleashed, of which the executive producer Michele Caletti joins Jonathon to discuss the game's launch, gameplay, and post-launch support, plus thoughts on Death Stranding Director's Cut, Kena: Bridge of Spirits, Castlevania Advanced Collection, and more. ... Read more

29 Sep 2021

1 HR 42 MINS

1:42:49

29 Sep 2021


#395

Kena: Bridge of Spirits Is Another Great PS5 (and PS4) Game - Beyond Episode 718

On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano and Mitchell Saltzman to discuss Kena: Bridge of Spirits, another great console exclusive game for the PS4 and PS5 lineup. We jump into Mitchell's thoughts from his review, in which he called Kena a great game, what we love and hope to see improved about the combat and exploration in future games, our love of the beautiful art design and detail, and we weirdly get hung up on the game's fonts. But in general, we discuss what's so great about Kena's gameplay and world, and why you'll want to pick up Ember Lab's first game on PS4 or PS5. Plus, we dive into the recent reports about Quantic Dream's alleged Star Wars game, if that's a combination we're interested in seeing, and whether it makes sense for Quantic Dream to explore settings like the original trilogy or apply its choice-based gameplay to an era like The High Republic. We also dive into the reports about discussions of a Marvel vs. Capcom 2 remaster, and Mitchell gives us some insight into why the project is so fervently demanded, and what we hope to see from an MvC 2 remaster. We also read a new Memory Card story, offer wild Super Smash Bros. Ultimate predictions for a PlayStation guest character, and much more! ... Read more

22 Sep 2021

1 HR 01 MINS

1:01:35

22 Sep 2021


#394

Deathloop Is a Masterpiece, and PS5 Gets a Major Update - Podcast Beyond Episode 717

 On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation podcast, Podcast Beyond!,  host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Lucy O'Brien, and Matt Purslow to discuss all the latest PS5 updates, PS5 games, and more. First, we discuss the release of the newest PS5 console exclusive, Deathloop, as we jump into Matt's Deathloop review and his overall thoughts about Deathloop's gameplay, world, and unique multiplayer. Jonathon, Lucy, and Brian also offer their Deathloop impressions, taking a look at what we've enjoyed about our early hours of the gameplay so far, and how it sits alongside other Arkane games. Plus, we jump into the news around the new PS5 update, and what this PlayStation 5 firmware means for both the UI and PS5 SSD expansion. We dissect a bit of how this opens the door to new PS5 hard drives from third-parties, the changes to how PS5 trophies are displayed, and our hopes for what other updates we might see to the PS5 UI. We also briefly touch on some updated news on Insomniac's Marvel's Wolverine, the new Marvel game from the Spider-Man developers, its mature tone, and what our early expectations are for it. Plus, we discuss some of the other PS5 games we've been playing, Matt shares a wonderful Memory Card story, and more. ... Read more

15 Sep 2021

1 HR 06 MINS

1:06:27

15 Sep 2021


#393

God of War Ragnarok, Wolverine, and Spider-Man 2 Wow Us At the PlayStation Showcase - Podcast Beyond...

PlayStation's September Showcase offered a look at the future of PlayStation Studios and third-party releases on PS4 and PS5, and Podcast Beyond! is here to break down our reactions to some of the biggest reveals. Join host Jonathon Dornbush, Brian Altano, Lucy O'Brien, and Matt Kim for a quick check-in on our thoughts on God of War: Ragnarok, Marvel's Spider-Man 2, and Marvel's Wolverine. Note: This episode was filmed live after the showcase, and unfortunately cut short due to technical difficulties. We'll be back with a full episode next week! ... Read more

11 Sep 2021

28 MINS

28:53

11 Sep 2021


#392

Elden Ring, Dead Space Previews Are Promising - Podcast Beyond Episode 716

On this week's Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Mitchell Saltzman, and Taylor Lyles to discuss September's PS Plus games, answer your questions about Mitchell's Elden Ring preview, dive into the latest Naughty Dog crunch discussions, and give our thoughts on the early look at the Dead Space remake. ... Read more

01 Sep 2021

1 HR 08 MINS

1:08:13

01 Sep 2021


#391

PlayStation Had a Big Gamescom (Without Its Own Showcase) - Beyond Episode 715

Join Brian Altano, Jonathon Dornbush, Lucy O'Brien, and Max Scoville from IGN's weekly PlayStation show as they discuss the biggest PlayStation and third-party reveals from gamescom. Though Sony didn't have a show itself, we discuss major release date updates like Horizon Forbidden West, JETT The Far Shore, Sifu, plus the announcements of games like Marvel's Midnight Suns and much more. Mitchell Saltzman also joins to discuss his hands-off preview of the highly anticipated Elden Ring. ... Read more

27 Aug 2021

45 MINS

45:43

27 Aug 2021


#390

What PlayStation Director's Cuts Should Be Next? - Beyond Episode 714

On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Lucy O'Brien to dig into some of this week's PlayStation news and more. First, we jump into some Ghost of Tsushima chat, including our new Art of the Level feature and the trend of Director's Cuts currently being kicked off. After Ghost and Death Stranding, should games like The Last of Us Part 2 and Bloodborne get similar treatment, and what should they include? Plus, we discuss a bit about the lack of a State of Play, the constant fake rumors about State of Play's happening, and why this cycle is occurring online, along with a brief check-in on Abandoned, some of the games we've been playing, and much more. ... Read more

18 Aug 2021

53 MINS

53:06

18 Aug 2021


#389

Abandoned: The Strange Saga of the PS5 Horror Game (Plus Cris Tales Interview) - Beyond Episode 713

On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano and Max Scoville to discuss the latest in the world of PlayStation. First, we dip into the continuing saga of the PS5 horror game Abandoned and the yet-again delayed launch of its PS5 Realtime Experience app. We discuss why the conversation around Abandoned is so fraught, the confusion around its true nature, and more. Plus, we discuss PlayStation's recent indie spotlight, including highlights of Hades, Carrion, Oxenfree 2, Axiom Verge 2, and much more, as well as what the spotlight means in relation to the recent discussion about PlayStation's focus on indies currently. We also jump into some other PlayStation news, games we've been playing, and more. Plus, Carlos Rocha Silva from Dreams Incorporated joins Jonathon to discuss the recently released RPG Cris Tales, its gameplay and artistic inspirations, and how it pays homage to the genre while attempting new twists on its staples. ... Read more

11 Aug 2021

1 HR 19 MINS

1:19:09

11 Aug 2021


#388

Breaking Down Recent PS4, PS5 Release Dates and Delays - Beyond Episode 712

On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Tom Marks, Mark Medina, and Taylor Lyles to discuss the latest news in the world of PlayStation, including the confirmed delay of Kena, the reported Horizon Forbidden West delay, and updated release windows for Solar Ash, Stray, and more. Plus,. we discuss some of the PS5's new software update beta, Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut new details, and much more. ... Read more

04 Aug 2021

58 MINS

58:04

04 Aug 2021


#387

PS5's Sales Success Is Just the Start - Beyond Episode 711

 On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano and Max Scoville to discuss the biggest news in the world of PlayStation. We begin the show addressing the recent accusations against Activision Blizzard before jumping into word of PS5's huge sales success as it crosses the 10 million consoles sold number.  We analyze that success in the face of supply shortages, as well as look at some of the PS5's biggest hits so far, like the sales for Returnal and Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart. We also jump into the PS Plus lineup for August, some recent comments from Shawn Layden as he takes on a new role at a different media company, and much more. Plus, we answer some of your questions, like our hopes for PlayStation's handheld future, and more. ... Read more

28 Jul 2021

1 HR 28 MINS

1:28:56

28 Jul 2021


#386

Dead Space Remake Is a Next-Gen Revival of a Classic - Beyond Episode 710

On this week's episode of Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano and Max Scoville to discuss the return of Dead Space. The trio discusses why they're excited for the Dead Space Remake, while diving into Jonathon's interview with two of the remake's leads where we got first details on its gameplay, its use of next-gen PS5 tech, and much more about reviving and honoring the horror classic. Plus, we round up some of the latest PlayStation news, like the Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut new details, some release dates, and much more, in addition to a dive into what we've been recently playing. ... Read more

22 Jul 2021

57 MINS

57:35

22 Jul 2021


#385

Discussing the Director's Cut Debate - Beyond Episode 709

On this week's episode of Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano and Max Scoville to discuss all the latest in the world of PlayStation. The cast breaks down the current debate over the use of "Director's Cut" to describe the new Ghost of Tsushima and Death Stranding releases, Kojima's dislike of the phrase's use, and what it means for the wider PlayStation library. Plus, we jump into Ghostwire Tokyo's delay, FF 14's digital sales success, and more, while also giving our thoughts on the latest games we've played, including Max and Brian's deep dive into Far Cry. ... Read more

14 Jul 2021

1 HR 07 MINS

1:07:31

14 Jul 2021


#384

How Was PlayStation's July State of Play? - Beyond Episode 708

BEYOND! On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Matt Kim to react to July's State of Play showcase. We dive into all the reveals, like Moss: Book II, the deep dive into Deathloop's gameplay, some of the announcements like Sifu's delay and Death Stranding: Director's Cut's release date, and much more. (This episode was recorded and aired live immediately following the State of Play.) ... Read more

09 Jul 2021

49 MINS

49:06

09 Jul 2021


#383

Why PlayStation's Latest Acquisition Makes So Much Sense - Beyond Episode 707

On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Lucy O'Brien to discuss the latest in the world of PS4 and PS5. We break down the news about PlayStation's latest acquisition, the Returnal PS5 developers Housemarque, and why their long-standing relationship with Sony is why the deal makes so much sense. We discuss PlayStation's current approach to acquisitions, and also discuss the reports about Bluepoint Games being potentially acquired as well. Plus, we dive into July's PlayStation Plus games, word from devs about difficulties with promotion on the PlayStation Store, what we're playing, and the film Ghost ... Read more

01 Jul 2021

1 HR 14 MINS

1:14:12

01 Jul 2021


#382

Our Hopes for PlayStation's Next (Unannounced) State of Play - Beyond Episode 706

On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Lucy O'Brien, and Zach Ryan to discuss the latest PS5 and PS4 news. And with E3 behind us and no new major Sony showcased yet announced, we discuss our hopes and expectations for what Sony has to show off about the future of PlayStation. What games, services, and more do we expect PlayStation to focus on, and is the time right for Sony to show off its Game Pass competitor?  Plus, more discussion of Ratchet and Clank, FF7 Remake's DLC, and much more. ... Read more

25 Jun 2021

1 HR 17 MINS

1:17:45

25 Jun 2021


#381

PlayStation Skipped E3 2021: Was That the Right Move? - Beyond Episode 705

On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Lucy O'Brien, Max Scoville, and Mitchell Saltzman to discuss all the latest in the world of PlayStation. Even though PlayStation may have skipped E3 2021, there's still plenty of games coming to PS4 and PS5 showcased during the event to discuss, like Final Fantasy Origin, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, and more. Plus, we dive deep into all the news around Elden Ring, including Mitchell's interview with Hidetaka Miyazaki and all the info about the game he learned. We also discuss PlayStation's overall decision to skip E3 2021 this year. Was it the right move? And how did PlayStation's absence affect the other showcases during the event. Plus, we discuss Mitchell's FF7 Remake DLC review, and more. ... Read more

16 Jun 2021

1 HR 16 MINS

1:16:07

16 Jun 2021