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Every Wednesday join Dylan Blight & Ashley Hobley as they discuss the latest releases and hottest news in the PlayStation family.

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Every Wednesday join Dylan Blight & Ashley Hobley as they discuss the latest releases and hottest news in the PlayStation family.

    Which PS5 Launch Games Should You Play? & Which Should You Skip?

    Which PS5 Launch Games Should You Play? & Which Should You Skip?

    We now know what the PS5 launch lineup looks like, so it’s time to decide what we’ll be playing on launch day, launch week and the month following.

    This week we also discuss what information we’ve learned from PS5’s being out in the wild, the first custom PS5 faceplates and what PS5 streaming apps will be available on launch day. We also have the most important Uncharted movie update with our first look at Tom Holland as Nathan Drake and what appears to be a Mark Wahlberg playing Sully with a moustache.

    Hosts:
    Dylan Blight: https://twitter.com/vivaladil
    Ashley Hobley: https://twitter.com/ashleyhobley

    Episode Timecodes
    INTRO
    00:00:00 - Hello
    00:04:49 - Breaking Down The PS5's Launch Games
    PS NEWS
    00:40:23 - PS5's Are In The Wild & Here's What We've Learnt From That
    00:50:43 - Travis Scott Is A PlayStation Partner
    00:54:19 - Custom PS5 Faceplates Are Here Already
    00:56:54 - The PS5 Streaming Apps Available On Day One
    01:00:25 - PS4 Games Have Been Updated & Now Load Faster
    01:05:54 - New PSVR Units Will Include Dongle For Camera
    01:07:52 - An Update On Silent Hills
    UNCHARTED MOVIE UPDATE
    01:10:55 - Our First Picture Of Tom Holland As Dark & Mark Wahlberg Has A Moe
    OUTRO
    01:18:31 - Goodbye

    Resources:
    Eurogamer
    PS4 Loading Times Are Improved As Patches All But Remove Loading Screens In First-Party Games
    Explosion Network
    [Updated] All The Confirmed Launch Day PlayStation 5 Games
    Instagram
    @markwahlberg
    @tomholland2013
    PlayStation Lifestyle
    PlayStation Camera Adaptor For PS5 Packaged In New PlayStation VR Bundles In Japan
    Press Start
    Here Are The PS5 Streaming Apps That Will Be There On Day One
    The First Custom PS5 Faceplates Have Arrived And They Look Bloody Nice
    The PS5 Box Has Provided PS4 To PS5 Transfer Details
    Variety
    Travis Scott, PlayStation Partner For Creative Collaboration
    VG24/7
    Those Silent Hill PS5 Reboot Rumors Are Reporedyl “Credible”

    Platinum Explosion Credits
    Music by: Dylan Blight
    Art by: Cherie Henriques

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    PS5 UI Breakdown

    PS5 UI Breakdown

    Last weeks surprise State of Play revealed what the PS5 UI is all about. We break down the features that were shown off including cards, maybe quick-resume and new party tricks.

    We also dive into the world of Ghost of Tsushima once again this week thanks to the free ‘Legends’ update. Plus Dylan has some more food tips when it comes to Hungry Jacks competition to win a PS5.

    Hosts:
    Dylan Blight: https://twitter.com/vivaladil
    Ashley Hobley: https://twitter.com/ashleyhobley

    Episode Timecodes

    INTRO
    00:00:00 - Hello
    00:01:40 - Trophy Cabinet
    PS GAMING
    00:02:00 - Ghost of Tsushima: Legends Impressions
    PS NEWS
    00:12:53 - PS5 UI Breakdown
    00:38:56 - Is Sony Spying On Your Chats?
    00:43:27 - You Can Play PS5 Games Without An Update
    00:45:48 - PS5 Fan Will Have Speed Adjusted In Updates
    00:48:53 - Apparently PlayLink Games Are Playable On PS5
    00:51:05 - Win A PS5 At Hungry Jacks
    OUTRO
    00:55:32 - Goodbye

    Resources:
    PlayStation Lifestyle
    It Looks Like Some PlayStation 5 Trophies May Unlock Digital Rewards
    Sony Says PlayLink Games Are Playable On PS5 Via Backwards Compatibility
    Press Start
    Hungry Jacks Is Giving Away 50 PS5S In Australia
    We Spoke To Sucker Punch About Taking Group Selfies In Ghost of Tsushima: Legends And How Fans Shaped The New Update
    Push Square
    PS5’s Fan Will Be Adjusted With Firmware Updates
    Sony Looking Into Feedback On Roundly Criticised PS4 Party Changes
    VG24/7
    PS5 Will Play Discs Without Forcing Updates For Offline Games
    Youtube
    First Look At The PlayStation 5 User Experience

    Platinum Explosion Credits
    Music by: Dylan Blight
    Art by: Cherie Henriques

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    • 56 min
    PS5 Backwards Compatibility Explained

    PS5 Backwards Compatibility Explained

    Sony has explained (kinda) in detail how playing backwards compatible games will work on the PS5. We break down how it works and if it’s a good system.

    Also on the show:
    Dylan’s played F.I.S.T: Forged In Shadow Torch
    Bugsnax Is A PS5 Launch Game
    PlayStation Trophies Recieve A Major Overhaul

    Hosts:
    Dylan Blight: https://twitter.com/vivaladil
    Ashley Hobley: https://twitter.com/ashleyhobley

    Episode Timecodes
    INTRO
    00:00:00 - Hello
    PS NEWS
    00:02:15 - PS5 Teardown Video
    00:11:41 - Backwards Compatability Explained
    00:25:38 - PlayStation Trophy System Changes
    00:37:13 - Astro’s Playroom Is A Lot Of Game
    00:39:12 - Bugsnax Is A PS5 Launch Game
    00:43:14 - Ghost of Tsushima Update Is This Friday
    00:46:27 - PS5 3D Audio Is For All Headphones
    00:49:27 - Dylan’s Played F.I.S.T: Forged In Shadow Torch
    00:55:50 - Goodbye

    Resources:
    Explosion Network
    Astro’s Playroom Includes 4-5 Hours Of Content
    F.I.S.T: Forged In Shadow Torch [Steam Autumn Game Festival Preview]
    Ghost of Tsushima: Legends Releases October 16th
    PlayStation 5 Breakdown Video Reveals What Sony Has Been Hiding Under The Hood
    PlayStation Trophies & Your PSN Profile Are Changing Tonight
    Kotaku
    You Won’t Need New Headphones To Enjoy The PS5’s 3D Audio
    PlayStation
    Backwards Compatibility
    Polygon
    Bugsnax Will Be A PS5 Launch Title
    Push Square
    PS5 Trophies Will Come With Progress Tracking

    Platinum Explosion Credits
    Music by: Dylan Blight
    Art by: Cherie Henriques

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    • 56 min
    PS5 Is Ultra-Quite & Very Big

    PS5 Is Ultra-Quite & Very Big

    We discuss the recent hands-on footage of Japanese media and Youtubers playing PS5 games. Sony also released a bunch of new information about PS5 games to work through.

    Hosts:
    Dylan Blight: https://twitter.com/vivaladil
    Ashley Hobley: https://twitter.com/ashleyhobley

    Episode Timecodes

    INTRO
    0:00.000 - Hello
    PS NEWS
    2:30.739 - PlayStation Plus Games For October 2020
    5:16.992 - Hands-On Impressions & PS5 Gameplay From Japanese Youtubers & Media
    15:20.834 - Bunch of PS5 Games Got Updated Information
    23:45.340 - The Pathless Is A PS5 Launch Game
    25:37.849 - Marvel's Spider-Man: Remastered Has A New Face For Peter Parker
    34:16.590 - Dataminers Find PS5 Information Including Wishlists
    43:22.630 - Dirt 5 & Maneater Won't Transfer Save Data From PS4 To PS5
    50:23.903 - PlayStation & Doritos, The Partnership Continues
    UNCHARTED MOVIE UPDATE
    53:26.350 - Uncharted Movie Update: Neil Druckman Likes It
    OUTRO
    55:59.214 - Goodbye

    Resources:
    Explosion Network
    Dirt 5 Doesn’t Let You Transfer Save Data From PS4 To PS5
    Maneater Enhanced Edition Offers 4K/60 With Free Upgrade, But No Save Transfer For PlayStation
    Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered PS5 Gameplay Looks Stunning In Comparison Video
    Need For Speed: Payback & Vampyr Are Your PlayStation Plus Games For October 2020
    IGN
    PS5: Hands-On Previews Show Games, Console, DualSense, and More
    Press Start
    Here’s A Bunch of New PS5 Screenshots And Game Info
    Polygon
    The Pathless, From the Abzu Team, Will Be A PS5 Launch Title
    Push Square
    PS5 Marketing Begins in Europe With Huge Doritos Campaign
    Neil Druckman Visits ‘Insane’ Uncharted Movie Set With Tom Holland
    Reddit
    r/GamingLeaksAndRumours

    Platinum Explosion Credits
    Music by: Dylan Blight
    Art by: Cherie Henriques

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    • 56 min
    Sekiro Runs At 60FPS On Next-Gen

    Sekiro Runs At 60FPS On Next-Gen

    Journalists have gone hands-on with the Xbox Series X which means we have an idea of how some games will play on PS5. This includes a massive improvement in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice running at 60 frames-per-second. This means we could also see Bloodborne show a similar improvement on PS5.

    Hosts:
    Dylan Blight: https://twitter.com/vivaladil
    Ashley Hobley: https://twitter.com/ashleyhobley

    Episode Timecodes

    INTRO
    00:00:10 - Hello
    00:00:20 - Don’t Preorder At Target
    8 BURNING QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PS5
    00:01:50 - What Does The UI Look Like?
    00:05:00 - Can You Play Your PS4 Libary With Ease On Launch?
    00:06:45 - PS4 > PS5 Save Files, How Do They Work?
    00:11:10 - Is The PlayStation Store Getting An Upgrade?
    00:13:30 - Will We Have PS5 Games On PS Plus At Launch?
    00:16:15 - How Do We Get The Dongle Needed To Play PSVR?
    00:18:30 - What SSD’s Can We Buy?
    00:20:00 - Can We Use The DualShock 4 On Some Games Like Apex Legends?
    THE NEWS
    00:24:40 - Xbox Series X Hands-On Articles
    00:39:20 - We Should Have PS5 Information This Sunday
    00:42:50 - Neil Druckman Teases The Last of Us Multiplayer
    00:45:40 - Yakuza: Like A Dragon Won’t Release On PS5 Until Next Year
    OUTRO
    00:52:10 - Goodbye

    Resources:
    DualShockers
    The Last of Us Part 2 Multiplayer Confirmed in Vague Tweet
    Yakuza: Like a Dragon Heads To PS5 In March 2021, Will Be A Free Upgrade For PS4 Owners
    Explosion Network
    8 Burning Questions About The PlayStation 5
    PlayStation Lifestyle
    Japanese Content Creators Go Hands-On With PlayStation 5 In October
    Push Square
    Rumour: Your PS4 Saves May Not Work On All Upgraded PS5 Games
    Venture Beat
    Xbox Series X Impressions: No Going Back To Xbox One and PlayStation 4

    Platinum Explosion Credits
    Music by: Dylan Blight
    Art by: Cherie Henriques

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    • 53 min
    Everything You Need To Know About The PS5

    Everything You Need To Know About The PS5

    Following last week’s PS5 event we have nearly all the information we could want about the PS5. The release date, price, what generations of PlayStation games it plays and how you can upgrade your PS4 games.

    Hosts:
    Dylan Blight: https://twitter.com/vivaladil
    Ashley Hobley: https://twitter.com/ashleyhobley

    Episode Timecodes
    INTRO
    00:00:10 - Hello
    THE NEWS
    00:01:20 - PS5 Preorders Was A Mess
    00:03:30 - Sony Apologises
    00:07:50 - Scalpers Suck
    00:10:25 - The PS5 Is Huge
    00:15:45 - PS1,PS2 & PS3 Won’t Work On PS5
    00:18:00 - PS5 Gets Boosted Mode For PS4 Games
    00:22:30 - What The PS5 Upgrade Symbol Looks Like
    00:26:30 - Here’s All The PS5 Games We Know About For Launch
    00:34:00 - The PS Plus Collection Is 18 Games Only
    00:38:20 - Spider-Man Has Remaster Included With Ultimate Edition of Miles Morales
    00:42:25 - FFXI & Demon’s Souls Aren’t Coming To PC?
    00:45:55 - Horizon: Forbidden West Is Coming To PS4
    00:51:00 - PS5 Game Sizes Are Huge
    00:55:30 - What You Can Use Those PS4 External HDD’s For On PS5’s
    01:02:50 - First PS5 Game CE Is Cute
    01:06:40 - Info-dump For PS5 Accessories
    OUTRO
    01:10:45 - Bethesda News Is Massive, Go Listen To Arcade Couch
    01:11:10 - Why Can’t Dylan Use His Back Button On The PS5?
    01:12:25 - Goodbye

    Resources:
    Explosion Network
    All The Confirmed Launch Day PlayStation 5 Games
    Gamesradar
    PlayStation Plus Collection Is No Xbox Game Pass For PS5, But It Is The Next Best Thing
    IGN
    Final Fantasy 16 And Demon’s Souls PC Announcements Were Mysteriously Scrubbed
    Kotaku
    PS5 Preorders On Amazon Japan Were Also A Total Mess
    PlayStation Lifestyle
    Here’s How Big The PlayStation 5 Is
    Press Start
    A Very Important Reminder About PS5 Compatible External Hard Drives
    Here’s Some More Info On The PS5 Accessories
    Here’s What The PS5 Upgrade Indicator On PS4 Game Covers Looks Like
    PS5 Game Boost Feature And PS4 Game Upgrade Program Have Been Detailed
    Sackboy: A Big Adventure’s Special Edition Will Apparently Come With An Adorable Sackboy Tiger Plushie
    Spider-Man Is Getting Remastered On PS5 But It’s Unclear If It’s A Free Upgrade For PS4 Owners
    The PS5 Won’t Play PS3, PS2 and PS1 Games
    Push Square
    Horizon Forbidden West Built From The ‘Ground Up’ For PS5
    Twitter
    @PlayStation
    VG24/7
    Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition Will Take Up At Least 105GB On PS5
    WellPlayed
    People Are Already Flogging PS5s On eBay For Crazy Prices

    Platinum Explosion Credits
    Music by: Dylan Blight
    Art by: Cherie Henriques

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    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

KLove89! ,

PS show with PS focus.

Love the PS focus on VR, specific PS news and trophies. Way more tailored than other PS podcasts that end up being general gaming. Keep up the good work!

Haggard MC ,

Killer PlayStation Show

Dylan and the guys deliver an amazing free flowing chat about all this PlayStation, and especially the art of trophy hunting.
Highly recommend!

iDrewby! ,

Clash Bandicoot has great shorts

I'm a big shorts guy, and Crash had great shorts. So every Tuesday I listen to this podcast and imagine the hosts wearing these great shorts. Dylan especially rocks these shorts the best.

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