100 episodes

Sacred Symbols: A PlayStation Podcast is a weekly show all about PS5, PS4, PS Vita, and PSVR. Co-hosted by games industry veteran Colin Moriarty and comedian Chris "Ray Gun" Maldonado, Sacred Symbols aims to both inform and entertain, going through the news of the day, scouring the most recent games, and taking plenty of questions and comments from the audience. New episodes post each Monday. To get early access to each episode, support the show on Patreon at patreon.com/colinslaststand. For advertising opportunities please email PodcastPartnerships@Studio71us.com Link to survey: https://bit.ly/2EcYbu4

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Sacred Symbols: A PlayStation Podcast is a weekly show all about PS5, PS4, PS Vita, and PSVR. Co-hosted by games industry veteran Colin Moriarty and comedian Chris "Ray Gun" Maldonado, Sacred Symbols aims to both inform and entertain, going through the news of the day, scouring the most recent games, and taking plenty of questions and comments from the audience. New episodes post each Monday. To get early access to each episode, support the show on Patreon at patreon.com/colinslaststand. For advertising opportunities please email PodcastPartnerships@Studio71us.com Link to survey: https://bit.ly/2EcYbu4

    #100: The Century Mark

    #100: The Century Mark

    We've somehow made it 100 episodes, and it's all thanks to you, our precious listeners. To celebrate our auspicious milestone, we thought we'd do something a little different: Answer 100 minutes worth of listener questions, comments, concerns, thoughts, and ideas. You can find that at the end of the normal show. In the meantime, though, there's a ton of news to get through, and we discuss it all. We cover Naughty Dog's impressive 30+ minute State of Play for The Last of Us: Part II, discuss the NFL's renewed exclusive license with Electronic Arts, chat about Sony's strong PlayStation Plus lineup for June, consider the future of Silent Hill upon the reveal of some random SH-related content for a completely different game, opine about the new Dragon Quest action-RPG, and much, much more. Oh, and that aforementioned 100 minutes of listener Q&A? We cover our favorite demos, the future paths of Final Fantasy VII Remake, the new high water mark set by The Witcher on Netflix, the dearth of dinosaur games, Insomniac's possible direction with Sunset Overdrive, and so on and so forth. Thanks again for making Sacred Symbols a smash hit. We couldn't do it without you.




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    • 3 hrs 56 min
    #99: The Approach

    #99: The Approach

    We're getting close now. Really close. Compelling rumors are now circulating (along with some vague words from Sony's CEO himself) that PlayStation 5's official reveal is close on the horizon, and may happen in just a few weeks, along with the first showcase of Sony's first party, next-gen offerings. So let's chat about the rumors, what we think will happen, and when we can expect everything to go down. Plus: Let's delve deeper into Ghost of Tsushima, talk about that bizarre (and very real) Gears of War 3 PS3 port making the rounds, consider Call of Duty's pivot back to the Cold War, assess the newly-revealed PS4 and PSVR bundles, opine over PlayStation Now's impressive new numbers, and much more. Then, user inquiries! Is the industry becoming to reliant on remasters and re-releases? What cultures could be better represented in upcoming titles? Could historically inaccurate games injure the real-life study of history? Which of the Seven Dwarfs would we want to be in a relationship with? It's go-time.




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    • 2 hrs 33 min
    #98: An Apparition No More

    #98: An Apparition No More

    When it comes to Ghost of Tsushima, Sony-owned Sucker Punch has the distinct honor of delivering PlayStation 4's very last first party AAA exclusive. Yet, there's no doubt that both the publisher and developer of the 13th century samurai adventure have been pretty quiet about it, which raised some doubts about whether it'd be any good. The silence has been broken, though, with an 18 minute-long presentation shining some much needed light on the open world action game. Were we impressed? Well... Plus: There's a lot of other news to get through, too! PlayStation 4 has surpassed 110 million units sold, Sony is rebranding its family of exclusive devs, Epic has unveiled Unreal Engine 5 running on PS5, and both Tony Hawk's Pro Skater and Mafia are making big-time comebacks. To round things out, we go to the audience, with inquiries concerning the future of Crysis, Naughty Dog's misbehavior on YouTube, Ken Levine's inexplicable silence, and -- yes indeed -- nachos. Because for some reason, we can't stop talking about wonderful, glorious nachos.


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    • 3 hrs 4 min
    #97: X Misses the Spot

    #97: X Misses the Spot

    The hunger for next-gen information is palpable, and with this week's Xbox event, it seemed like Microsoft was keen on going first in some sort of substantive way. Instead, most fans were left confused by their showing. But there's good news for us here in PlayStation Land, because concentrating on third parties simply means that what's coming to Xbox Series X is coming to PlayStation 5, too. We discuss. Plus: Sony reveals more details about TLoU2's catastrophic leak (as the game goes gold), rumor has it The Mass Effect Trilogy is finally (finally!) coming to PlayStation 4, two AA publishers randomly (and we mean randomly) trade IP with one another, and Techland refutes rumors of Dying Light 2's reported development difficulties (though we remain skeptical). As always, we sprinkle your inquiries throughout the show. What's going on with Doom Eternal's soundtrack drama? Cyberpunk 2077 is letting you do WHAT with your genitals? Should Sony pursue From Software and make them first party? When given the choice between French fries and onion rings, in which direction does one go? Let's do this thing.



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    • 2 hrs 24 min
    #96: The Leaks of Us

    #96: The Leaks of Us

    Our shifting podcast schedule couldn't have possibly come at a better time, because it just so happens that the last seven days (or so) in the gaming industry have been among the most news-packed in recent memory. For starters, The Last of Us: Part II has a new release date, but such a revelation comes on the back of something truly traumatic for Naughty Dog, Sony, and TLoU fans: Catastrophic story leaks that threaten to ruin the game for everyone. (Don't worry: We don't discuss ANY spoilers in this show.) Ghost of Tsushima also got a new release date, but is Sony quietly burying Sucker Punch's long-anticipated adventure? Meanwhile, the Assassin's Creed rumors are true, and the series is going Nordic and turning to 9th century England for its next entry, and Square Enix doesn't know quite how it's going to finish Final Fantasy VII Remake, or even how many games will be required to do so. Amongst other news are plenty of listener inquiries, as always. Why don't games seemingly ever visit the Korean and Vietnam Wars? Could video games treat religion more positively? What's with awful difficulty spikes? Are nachos an appetizer or an entree? Let's go!


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    • 2 hrs 28 min
    #95: Be Afraid

    #95: Be Afraid

    That face in the thumbnail? That's the face of your doom. It's also the face of a bizarre patent Sony filed for a robot that can experience PlayStation games right alongside you. What does it mean? We don't exactly know, but we're definitely afraid of it. Also: A new Bloomberg article talks much more about PlayStation 5 and when we can expect it, and even how much it'll likely cost, giving us much to discuss. Meanwhile, Crytek is bringing Crysis back (kinda), Grand Theft Auto VI is in development (but be patient), and Cooking Mama is in trouble (for real). As always, we wrap up with listener questions, this time regarding The Last of Us: Part II's religious villains, Ghost of Tsushima's lack of waypoints, the endless PS5 backwards compatibility saga, and much, much more. Hit play and take a listen... and look under your bed and in your closet for that scary face, while you're at it.





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    • 2 hrs 28 min

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