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The IGN PlayStation Team sits down and talks all things Sony, sprinkling a little madness and song along the way. Podcast Beyond is the premiere source for Sony news, opinions and old-fashioned shenanigans.

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The IGN PlayStation Team sits down and talks all things Sony, sprinkling a little madness and song along the way. Podcast Beyond is the premiere source for Sony news, opinions and old-fashioned shenanigans.

    Why It’s the Best Time to Get Into Fighting Games

    Why It’s the Best Time to Get Into Fighting Games

    On this week’s episode of IGN’s PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Jada Griffin and Mitchell Saltzman to talk about the latest news in the world of PlayStation, and the excitement of EVO and why it’s the best time to get into fighting games. First, the cast runs down some of the big news in the world of PlayStation, including the new PlayStation Plus extra lineup, including Yakuza games, Monopoly, and more; the casting of new and familiar characters in The Last of Us HBO TV show, Marvel Midnight Suns’ delay out of October, and the Call of Duty Modern Warfare II beta. Then, we dig into some thoughts on fighting games. With EVO having recently concluded, the first time since PlayStation acquired a stake in the tournament. Mitchell offers some of his thoughts from actually competing in and attending EVO, Jada offers her thoughts on watching as a fighting game fan, and Jonathon discusses his experience watching as someone who has never really been into fighting games. The cast talks about why now is perhaps the best time to get into fighting games, given the positivity and support around the scene, the success of free-to-play fighters like MultiVersus, which the panel has all been playing, and what upcoming and older fighting games might be good starting points for players who want to get into the fighting game scene. Then, Jonathon speaks with two of the developers behind Cult of the Lamb, which hits PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 this week. Julian Wilton, Massive Monster Creative Director, and Jay Armstrong, the studio's Design Director, join Jonathon to dig into Cult of the Lamb’s development process, the joys of it’s combination of game genres, and whether the team always knew it had to be a lamb at the center of it all. The cast then discusses some of the comments we received from last week’s show, the games we’ve been playing, including MultiVersus, Cult of the Lamb, and Nobody Saves the World, and Jonathon reads a wonderful Memory Card. And we do it all while accidentally creating like six portmanteaus.  Want to be part of the show? Write in to beyond@ign.com. 00:00:00 - Intro & News! 00:14:45 - Mitchell Attended EVO 2022! 00:27:53 - Multiversus’ Success & Jumping Into Fighting Games 00:40:54 - What’s the Best Fighting Game to Start With? 00:52:13 - Cult of the Lamb Dev Interview 01:21:13 - Memory Card & Outro

    • 1 hr 35 min
    How Long Is Too Long for a Game?

    How Long Is Too Long for a Game?

    On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation podcast, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Mark Medina and Jada Griffin to dive into a question we've faced when playing many a game: when is a game too long, when does a game last for just the right amount of time, and are there any games that are too short and we wished lasted longer? The trio dives in and discusses some of the games they've found were just the right length, from What Remains to Edith Finch to Titanfall 2 to Jonathon's impassioned plea for Persona 5, to games we enjoyed but that we felt were too long, like Assassin's Creed Valhalla and Mark's thoughts on Final Fantasy XIV. (We'll let him explain.) We also briefly jump into the PlayStation update that PS5 accolades are going away, whether you used them or not, and Jada follows up on some questions from last week's episode about where to get into the Yakuza franchise.Write in with your thoughts on PS5 UI and features you like and don't, or write in with a Memory Card story to beyond@ign.com. Timecodes: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:02:50 - The Great Game Length Debate 00:51:30 - PS5 Accolades Going Away? 00:54:16 - What’s the Best Yakuza Game to Start With? 01:01:52 - Outro

    • 1 hr 3 min
    New GTA 6 Info Has Us Excited and Skeptical - Beyond 760

    New GTA 6 Info Has Us Excited and Skeptical - Beyond 760

    On this week’s episode of Beyond! The crew discusses all the new Grand Theft Auto 6 leaks(?). We also dive into whether or not we’ll actually ever see the now on-hold KotoR remake. Oh, and Dornbush is gone, which means there are no rules! We just want to say sorry in advance…   Also, we got some new details on the hotly anticipated PS VR2, and we got a chance to interview the developers for everyone's new favorite cat game: Stray.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Stray Is the Adorable Cat Game We Hoped For

    Stray Is the Adorable Cat Game We Hoped For

    On this week’s episode of IGN’s PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Jada Griffin, Tom Marks, and Mark Medina to discuss all the latest and greatest in the world of PlayStation, including our thoughts on why Stray is the adorable cat game we hoped for. But first, we jump into some of the PlayStation news of the last week, including the announcement of the new PlayStation Stars loyalty program, whether we hope it means the return of PlayStation Home thanks to its assortment of digital collectible, and how we hope these new features are implemented. Then, we talk a bit about God of War Ragnarok’s new story synopsis (skip ahead if you don’t want to hear any details), as well as PlayStation deepening its investment in the esports space. Then, we dive into our thoughts on Stray, the new PlayStation-console exclusive from Annapurna and BlueTwelve Studio. Tom reviewed Stray for IGN, so he offers some thoughts from his review about why he thought Stray was great, Jonathon and Mark offer their experiences having beaten Stray as well, and Jada offers her early impressions from the beginning of Stray…as well as how she played Tokyo Jungle to get another cat gaming experience while she waited. We also dig into a lovely Jak & Daxter Memory Card story, read some of your responses to Mark’s TLOU question from last week, and help a listener figure out what RPGs to jump into. If you’d like to write into the show with questions, Memory Card stories, answers to our questions on PS Plus releases or the best first date games to play, write into beyond@ign.com Timecode: 00:00:00 - Intro  00:03:50 - PlayStation Stars Announced! 00:15:54 - God of War: Ragnarok Gets a Story Synopsis 00:21:18 - Stray is Finally Here! 00:57:19 - Memory Card & Outro

    • 1 hr 15 min
    New PS Plus’ First Big Update

    New PS Plus’ First Big Update

    On this week’s episode of IGN’s weekly PlayStation Show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Jada Griffin and Mark Medina to talk about the latest and greatest in the world of PlayStation, and also why Mark has a grudge against his PS5.   But before that, the panel jumps into the new PS Plus update for the month of July, talking about the first big refresh for PS Plus Extra and Premium subscribers. We break down the new releases like Stray coming to the service, alongside games like Final Fantasy VII Remake and Marvel’s Avengers, and how we feel about the value of the Extra and Premium tiers one month into the service. Plus, some hopes for where PS Plus goes from here. Next we talk about some of the news of the week, including The Last of Us Part 1 going gold, Haven fully being acquired, release dates for games like Skull and Bones and Valkyrie Elysium, and a whole bunch of indies coming to PlayStation over the coming months. We also dig into a wonderful Memory Card stories about memory cards and a surprising Jak and Daxter moment, Mark’s reasons for wanting to hit his PS5 with a baseball bat and whether the two need to go to couples’ therapy, and more.  If you’d like to write into the show with questions, thoughts on topics discussed, or Memory Card stories, reach out to beyond@ign.com!

    • 1 hr 10 min
    God of War Ragnarok FINALLY Has a Release Date

    God of War Ragnarok FINALLY Has a Release Date

    On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano and Mark Medina to discuss all the latest and greatest in the world of PS4 and PS5 games. And of course, we jump right into the fact that God of War Ragnarok finally has a release date, and it's hitting on November 9. PlayStation also revealed the collector's editions for God of War Ragnarok, and we dig into what players can expect from the special editions for PS4 and PS5 players. We discuss God of War's release date and how it fits into the rest of PlayStation's year, what we expect we'll get from God of War Ragnarok ahead of its launch, such as trailers or a God of War-focused State of Play, and why it was so frustrating and disappointing to see God of War devs face abuse ahead of the release date reveal. God of War Ragnarok's release date isn't the only big calendar change for the rest of 2022's PlayStation games lineup we discuss, though, as we also talk about Forspoken's delay into 2023. We dig into the unique phrasing Square Enix uses for Forspoken's release date delay, but how it may be a good thing for the game's chances at success. We also discuss why it makes sense for PlayStation and Square Enix to want to move Forspoken out of the fall, what PlayStation's end-of-year 2022 lineup will look like, and more. Plus, we discuss a bit of the other news of the week, including Sucker Punch confirming there are no Infamous or Sly Cooper games in the works, the alleged reports that Rockstar is reportedly not working on GTA 4 and Red Dead Redemption remasters, and dig into a Final Fantasy demo-focused Memory Card.

    • 1 hr 3 min

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I have listened to this show for many years But I’m losing interest. Much more focus on nostalgia and current social issues, if you want that mixed in with your game podcast. The host is also a super hero tragic but he doesn’t talk about it too much. I recommend checking out Game Scoop!

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