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.
25 PS5 Games on the Way From PlayStation
BEYOND! To celebrate the 700th episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Lucy O'Brien for an episode filmed live breaking down all the latest PlayStation news and impressions. The cast jumps into the recent report in which Sony claimed it has 25 first-party published games in the works for PS5. Plus, we offer some spoiler-free thoughts on Resident Evil Village, answer live viewer questions, and more.
Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart Looks Like a PS5 Showcase
On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Lucy O'Brien, and Colin Stevens to jump into the latest PS5 and PS4 news and games. The cast first takes a deep dive into the latest Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart PS5 State of Play, we dive into the renewal of a trademark for Insomniac's Sunset Overdrive, touch briefly on Returnal's launch, and more.
Returnal Is a Great PS5 Exclusive
On this week's episode of Podcast Beyond!, IGN's weekly PlayStation show covering the biggest PS5 and PS4 games and news, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Mark Medina and Mitchell Saltzman to discuss Housemarque's PS5 exclusive Returnal. The conversation stays spoiler-free, as we answer viewer and listener questions about Returnal's difficulty, its arcade roots, just how big of an experience it actually is, and much more.
PlayStations Big Store Reversal, Returnal PS5 Impressions
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 all the latest PlayStation news.
The crew jumps into PlayStation's surprising, big store reversal and the decision to keep the PS3 and PS Vita PlayStation Stores alive for now. Then, Jonathon offers his preview impressions of Returnal after going hands-on with the PS5 exclusive.
PS5's First Big Update: What's Here and What's Missing
On this week's episode of Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Lucy O'Brien to talk through all the biggest PlayStation news, including the launch of the PlayStation 5's first big update. We discuss the good and bad of what's here in the PS5 firmware update, along with what's missing that we hope to see sooner than later.
PlayStation Doesn’t Need E3 to Have a Great 2021
On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano and Lucy O'Brien to break down the confirmation that E3 2021 is returning as an all-digital event, but as of right now Sony won't be there.
Plus, the cast jumps into MLB the Show's availability on Game Pass for Xbox players but it not yet being announced for PlayStation Plus, games we're playing, a haunted Memory Card, and more!
Listening for a while now and … (April, 2021
The show has lost a lot of steam since prior years. I respect the new host trying to carve his own formula but he comes off a tad boring. The rotating chair of frequent co-hosts and guest is good to provide variety, yet the opinions often feel like they come from fans more that journalist and/or game reviewers. Take this as a suplemental podcast to other podcast like Sacred Symbols, PS I love you XOXO, and WhatsGoodGames. Yes, I mentioned Colin’s podcast for those who know about it and the issues that may have surrounded him. Putting politics aside (which I do to listen to his show), his views on the games industry can be very insightful and easily lets you know when he has facts and when his just blasting on all cylinders purely on opinion. I think he has room to grow socially but I don’t go to his podcast to listen to views on gender, sex, social class and politics. Greg on XOXO also tries to be fair and balance while still disclaiming the fact that his a huge PlayStation fan boy. Anyway, you can read the room on those particular podcast and they help you distinguish between their personal views and the news they report on with the facts that they gather. You don’t really get that with this new Beyond podcast.
Could certainly improve
I have been listening every week for the past 2.5 years. Primarily started listening as the excitement for PS5 launch was growing.
The main issue is that most of the discussion is just lacking content and depth. Every industry discussion is approached by the same one sided viewpoint. ( from Crunch to game prices) There is little depth to the actual gaming business knowledge the team shows. And there are no counter points or ideas.
They also tend to simply be stuck in the view that everyone listening is in “San Francisco”. Their political viewpoints don’t need to constantly be brought up on a PlayStation podcast. The rest of the world does not mirror San Francisco’s view. (If you don’t enjoy the quarantine move... most of the country is operating rather normally)
They really need some business insight to become more interesting. Otherwise this is just a fairly boring discussion about the news of the week.
If you enjoy a heavy feelings-based discussion , light on depth, this may just float your boat.
Obviously enjoy gaming however big libs, tough to listen...only one view point in life I guess