The Press Start Podcast

The Press Start Podcast

Each week on The Press Start Podcast, we get together and chat in-depth about the latest video game news and releases, all in the name of Press Start. 

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Are We Getting Old?

On this episode of The Press Start Podcast, we chatted about EB Games stopping trades for certain platforms, PlayStation skipping E3, the best selling games of the decade and we're back with another thrilling round of What the Wiki. TIMESTAMPS: 11:24 - EB stopping trades 17:55 - PlayStation skipping E3 24:54 - Best selling games of the decade 31:23 - What the wiki

Are We Getting Old?

On this episode of The Press Start Podcast, we chatted about EB Games stopping trades for certain platforms, PlayStation skipping E3, the best selling games of the decade and we're back with another thrilling round of What the Wiki. TIMESTAMPS: 11:24 - EB stopping trades 17:55 - PlayStation skipping E3 24:54 - Best selling games of the decade 31:23 - What the wiki

39:06

24 Jan 20

Our E3 Nintendo Direct Reactions And Our Best Of E3 Picks

E3 is done and dusted! Before sharing our favourite E3 announcements, we dissect the Nintendo Direct and review E3 2021. 00:00:34 — Our Thoughts On E3 2021 00:02:52 — Stranger in Paradise Final Fantasy Origin Impressions 00:05:13 — Nintendo's E3 Direct Reactions 00:27:52 — Our Top 3 Announcements 00:32:32 — What the Wiki!?

Our E3 Nintendo Direct Reactions And Our Best Of E3 Picks

E3 is done and dusted! Before sharing our favourite E3 announcements, we dissect the Nintendo Direct and review E3 2021. 00:00:34 — Our Thoughts On E3 2021 00:02:52 — Stranger in Paradise Final Fantasy Origin Impressions 00:05:13 — Nintendo's E3 Direct Reactions 00:27:52 — Our Top 3 Announcements 00:32:32 — What the Wiki!?

40:16

16 Jun 21

Our Thoughts On The Xbox & Bethesda, Square Enix and Ubisoft E3 2021 Presentations

After little sleep, the team group up to share their reactions to Halo Infinite, Guardians of the Galaxy, Final Fantasy Origin, Starfield, Mario +  Rabbids: Sparks of Hope, Forza Horizon 5, Redfall, and more! 00:01:27 — Xbox & Bethesda 00:36:09 — Editor's Note 00:36:39 — Square Enix 00:50:00 — Ubisoft

Our Thoughts On The Xbox & Bethesda, Square Enix and Ubisoft E3 2021 Presentations

After little sleep, the team group up to share their reactions to Halo Infinite, Guardians of the Galaxy, Final Fantasy Origin, Starfield, Mario +  Rabbids: Sparks of Hope, Forza Horizon 5, Redfall, and more! 00:01:27 — Xbox & Bethesda 00:36:09 — Editor's Note 00:36:39 — Square Enix 00:50:00 — Ubisoft

59:55

14 Jun 21

Our Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Thoughts, Summer Game Fest Reactions & ELDEN RING!

E3's kicked off for another year! Making time amongst a growing list of announcements to discuss, the team share their thoughts on Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart before reacting to the latest Xbox news and the Summer Game Fest showcase. 00:00:24 — Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Review 00:09:57 — Xbox's Future 00:20:02 — Summer Game Fest Reactions 00:33:34 — What the Wiki?!

Our Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Thoughts, Summer Game Fest Reactions & ELDEN RING!

E3's kicked off for another year! Making time amongst a growing list of announcements to discuss, the team share their thoughts on Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart before reacting to the latest Xbox news and the Summer Game Fest showcase. 00:00:24 — Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Review 00:09:57 — Xbox's Future 00:20:02 — Summer Game Fest Reactions 00:33:34 — What the Wiki?!

41:38

12 Jun 21

Our E3 Dreams And Predictions

Discussing E3 2021's major press conferences, we try to predict what may or may not be revealed, and share what announcements we'd be most excited to see.

Our E3 Dreams And Predictions

Discussing E3 2021's major press conferences, we try to predict what may or may not be revealed, and share what announcements we'd be most excited to see.

59:58

5 Jun 21

The Resident Evil Village Spoilercast

On this episode, Press Start's most knowledgeable Resident Evil fans (and Ewan) get together to discuss everything Resident Evil Village. No time stamps, just one big, long RE discussion.

The Resident Evil Village Spoilercast

On this episode, Press Start's most knowledgeable Resident Evil fans (and Ewan) get together to discuss everything Resident Evil Village. No time stamps, just one big, long RE discussion.

01:50:22

27 May 21

Starfield's Xbox Exclusivity, Our Deathloop Preview & Xbox's 20th Anniversary

This week, the team reflect on 20 years of Xbox, Starfields reported exclusivity and our latest look at Deathloop. 00:01:32 — Ghostrunner 2 00:02:51 — Mario Golf: Super Rush 00:04:05 — Xbox's 20th Anniversary 00:12:29 — Is Starfield Exclusive? 00:19:41 — Deathloop Preview 00:31:36 — Rapid Fire Round 00:32:36 — What the Wiki?!

Starfield's Xbox Exclusivity, Our Deathloop Preview & Xbox's 20th Anniversary

This week, the team reflect on 20 years of Xbox, Starfields reported exclusivity and our latest look at Deathloop. 00:01:32 — Ghostrunner 2 00:02:51 — Mario Golf: Super Rush 00:04:05 — Xbox's 20th Anniversary 00:12:29 — Is Starfield Exclusive? 00:19:41 — Deathloop Preview 00:31:36 — Rapid Fire Round 00:32:36 — What the Wiki?!

39:01

20 May 21

Mass Effect Legendary Edition Is One Of The Best Remasters We've Played

On this episode, James shares his review of the Assassin's Creed Valhalla expansion and the Mass Effect Legendary Edition, Brodie and Ewan share their thoughts on Resident Evil 8, and Shannon his impressions of Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. The crew also weigh into the Ubisoft free-to-play news, and the latest updates from Remedy and The Coalition. 00:00:46 — Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Wrath of the Druids Review 00:03:42 — Mass Effect Legendary Edition Review 00:10:22 — Ewan And Brodie's Thoughts On Resident Evil 8 00:15:54 — Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Preview 00:22:47 — Ubisoft's Move To Free-To-Play 00:30:07 — Remedy & Coalition's New Games 00:36:03 — Rapid Fire Questions 00:37:26 — What the Wiki?!

Mass Effect Legendary Edition Is One Of The Best Remasters We've Played

On this episode, James shares his review of the Assassin's Creed Valhalla expansion and the Mass Effect Legendary Edition, Brodie and Ewan share their thoughts on Resident Evil 8, and Shannon his impressions of Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. The crew also weigh into the Ubisoft free-to-play news, and the latest updates from Remedy and The Coalition. 00:00:46 — Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Wrath of the Druids Review 00:03:42 — Mass Effect Legendary Edition Review 00:10:22 — Ewan And Brodie's Thoughts On Resident Evil 8 00:15:54 — Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Preview 00:22:47 — Ubisoft's Move To Free-To-Play 00:30:07 — Remedy & Coalition's New Games 00:36:03 — Rapid Fire Questions 00:37:26 — What the Wiki?!

42:22

14 May 21

We Review Resident Evil Village And Debate Save Points In Returnal

On this episode, James shares his review of Resident Evil 8, the team debate Returnal's difficulty, speculate about Discord's involvement with PlayStation and remain hopeful for Halo Infinite. 00:02:03 — Resident Evil Village Review 00:17:59 — Halo Infinite and Xbox's Upcoming Games 00:25:36 — Is Returnal Too Unforgiving? 00:41:03 — Rapid Fire Round 00:42:29 — What the Wiki?!

We Review Resident Evil Village And Debate Save Points In Returnal

On this episode, James shares his review of Resident Evil 8, the team debate Returnal's difficulty, speculate about Discord's involvement with PlayStation and remain hopeful for Halo Infinite. 00:02:03 — Resident Evil Village Review 00:17:59 — Halo Infinite and Xbox's Upcoming Games 00:25:36 — Is Returnal Too Unforgiving? 00:41:03 — Rapid Fire Round 00:42:29 — What the Wiki?!

48:04

5 May 21

Returnal & New Pokemon Snap Reviews Featuring The Lenovo Legion Epprenticeship Winner Holly

On this special edition of the podcast which is powered by the new range of Lenovo Legion laptops featuring AMD Ryzen™ 5000 H-Series Processors, the winner of the Lenovo Legion Epprenticeship competition, Holly Buckley joins the show to talk co-op games, New Pokemon Snap, Returnal, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart and more! 00:01:22 — The State of Co-op Games with Special Guest Holly! 00:05:17 — New Pokemon Snap Review 00:12:57 — Returnal Review 00:23:26 — The Mysterious Lombax Revealed 00:29:45 — Rapid Fire Questions 00:31:00 — What the Wiki?!

Returnal & New Pokemon Snap Reviews Featuring The Lenovo Legion Epprenticeship Winner Holly

On this special edition of the podcast which is powered by the new range of Lenovo Legion laptops featuring AMD Ryzen™ 5000 H-Series Processors, the winner of the Lenovo Legion Epprenticeship competition, Holly Buckley joins the show to talk co-op games, New Pokemon Snap, Returnal, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart and more! 00:01:22 — The State of Co-op Games with Special Guest Holly! 00:05:17 — New Pokemon Snap Review 00:12:57 — Returnal Review 00:23:26 — The Mysterious Lombax Revealed 00:29:45 — Rapid Fire Questions 00:31:00 — What the Wiki?!

36:21

29 Apr 21

Let's Talk About The Mortal Kombat Movie And Returnal

Our Review Of The Mortal Kombat Movie — The Press Start Podcast On a preview heavy podcast, the team share their impressions on Resident Evil 8, Returnal and the Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster before reviewing the new Mortal Kombat movie. 00:05:52 — Resident Evil 8 Preview 00:16:49 — Returnal Preview 00:26:47 — Mortal Kombat Movie Review 00:34:15 — Rapid Fire Questions 00:35:47 — What the Wiki?!

Let's Talk About The Mortal Kombat Movie And Returnal

Our Review Of The Mortal Kombat Movie — The Press Start Podcast On a preview heavy podcast, the team share their impressions on Resident Evil 8, Returnal and the Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster before reviewing the new Mortal Kombat movie. 00:05:52 — Resident Evil 8 Preview 00:16:49 — Returnal Preview 00:26:47 — Mortal Kombat Movie Review 00:34:15 — Rapid Fire Questions 00:35:47 — What the Wiki?!

42:47

22 Apr 21

Does The Last Of Us Really Need A Remake?

Catching up on a big week of news, the team discuss next gen consoles coming back in stock, the Deathloop delay, the new trailer for Abandoned, the Last of Us remake report, PlayStation's approach to first party games, the first PS5 software update and the Mass Effect: Legendary Edition. 00:00:22 — PS5s & Xbox Series Xs Back In Stock 00:01:07 — Reactions to Deathloops Delay 00:04:02 — Thoughts on the Abandoned Trailer 00:10:30 — The Last of Us Remake and PlayStation's Approach to First Party Games 00:23:01 — The PS5 Software Update 00:26:17 — Getting Hyped for the Mass Effect: Legendary Edition 00:32:57 — Rapid Fire Round 00:34:08 — What the Wiki?!

Does The Last Of Us Really Need A Remake?

Catching up on a big week of news, the team discuss next gen consoles coming back in stock, the Deathloop delay, the new trailer for Abandoned, the Last of Us remake report, PlayStation's approach to first party games, the first PS5 software update and the Mass Effect: Legendary Edition. 00:00:22 — PS5s & Xbox Series Xs Back In Stock 00:01:07 — Reactions to Deathloops Delay 00:04:02 — Thoughts on the Abandoned Trailer 00:10:30 — The Last of Us Remake and PlayStation's Approach to First Party Games 00:23:01 — The PS5 Software Update 00:26:17 — Getting Hyped for the Mass Effect: Legendary Edition 00:32:57 — Rapid Fire Round 00:34:08 — What the Wiki?!

42:09

15 Apr 21

Is Outriders Worth Your Time & A Former PlayStation Exclusive Is Coming To Xbox

After sharing their initial impressions last week, the team do a deep dive on Outriders, and discuss a PlayStation exclusive coming to Xbox Game Pass and E3 making a return. 00:02:34 — Outriders Review 00:24:13 — MLB The Show Shakes Up Game Pass 00:35:33 — E3 Is Back... Sorta 00:43:05 — Rapid Fire Questions 00:45:01 — What The Wiki?!

Is Outriders Worth Your Time & A Former PlayStation Exclusive Is Coming To Xbox

After sharing their initial impressions last week, the team do a deep dive on Outriders, and discuss a PlayStation exclusive coming to Xbox Game Pass and E3 making a return. 00:02:34 — Outriders Review 00:24:13 — MLB The Show Shakes Up Game Pass 00:35:33 — E3 Is Back... Sorta 00:43:05 — Rapid Fire Questions 00:45:01 — What The Wiki?!

51:39

9 Apr 21

We Like Outriders And Cyberpunk 2077 Has A Tough Road Back

On this episode, the team share their earlier impressions of Outriders and our review of Disco Elysium: The Final Cut, before discussing the PS3 and Vita stores closing down, Cyberpunk making a comeback and Call of Duty returning to WWII. 00:03:25 — Outriders First Impressions 00:11:37 — Disco Elysium Final Cut Review 00:13:52 — PlayStation Stores Closing Down 00:25:40 — Can Cyberpunk 2077 Make A Comeback? 00:36:31 — Call of Duty Going Back To WWII? 00:42:32 — What the Wiki?!

We Like Outriders And Cyberpunk 2077 Has A Tough Road Back

On this episode, the team share their earlier impressions of Outriders and our review of Disco Elysium: The Final Cut, before discussing the PS3 and Vita stores closing down, Cyberpunk making a comeback and Call of Duty returning to WWII. 00:03:25 — Outriders First Impressions 00:11:37 — Disco Elysium Final Cut Review 00:13:52 — PlayStation Stores Closing Down 00:25:40 — Can Cyberpunk 2077 Make A Comeback? 00:36:31 — Call of Duty Going Back To WWII? 00:42:32 — What the Wiki?!

50:26

3 Apr 21

Disco Elysium Refused Classification, Game Delays Galore & SteelSeries' 20th Anniversary

On this special episode, we're joined by Tony Trubridge, the Global Marketing Director at SteelSeries, to talk about the brand's 20-year history. Before that though, we discuss our reviews of Monster Hunter Rise and It Takes Two, as well as weight into the latest delays and refused classification. 00:00:22 — Monster Hunter Rise Review 00:05:26 — It Takes Two Review 00:08:53 — Disco Elysium Refused Classification in Australia 00:18:41 — More Unfortunate Game Delays 00:27:31 — Rapid Fire Q: WIll the Ghosts of Tsushima Movie Be Good? 00:28:09 — Interview: SteelSeries' 20th Anniversary 00:01:02 — What the Wiki?!

Disco Elysium Refused Classification, Game Delays Galore & SteelSeries' 20th Anniversary

On this special episode, we're joined by Tony Trubridge, the Global Marketing Director at SteelSeries, to talk about the brand's 20-year history. Before that though, we discuss our reviews of Monster Hunter Rise and It Takes Two, as well as weight into the latest delays and refused classification. 00:00:22 — Monster Hunter Rise Review 00:05:26 — It Takes Two Review 00:08:53 — Disco Elysium Refused Classification in Australia 00:18:41 — More Unfortunate Game Delays 00:27:31 — Rapid Fire Q: WIll the Ghosts of Tsushima Movie Be Good? 00:28:09 — Interview: SteelSeries' 20th Anniversary 00:01:02 — What the Wiki?!

01:08:20

27 Mar 21

Let's Talk About The Square Enix Announcements & PlayStation VR 2 Controllers

The team recaps all the announcements from Square Enix Presents, questions the colour of the newly announced PlayStation VR controllers and reveal which games they've rediscovered thanks to Game Pass. 00:07:56 — Square Enix Presents 00:15:43 — New PlayStation VR Controllers 00:21:58 — What Games Are You Rediscovering On Game Pass? 00:29:31 — What the Wiki!?

Let's Talk About The Square Enix Announcements & PlayStation VR 2 Controllers

The team recaps all the announcements from Square Enix Presents, questions the colour of the newly announced PlayStation VR controllers and reveal which games they've rediscovered thanks to Game Pass. 00:07:56 — Square Enix Presents 00:15:43 — New PlayStation VR Controllers 00:21:58 — What Games Are You Rediscovering On Game Pass? 00:29:31 — What the Wiki!?

33:45

19 Mar 21

Does The Bethesda Deal Bring Xbox's Big Moment?

There's a heap to talk about with PAX Australia making its return, Naughty Dog up to some antics, Loop Hero setting Brodie's world on fire and Netflix publishign details on their Resistant Evil series, but with the Xbox's purchase complete, what does it mean for the future of Bethesda games? 0:28.000 — Is Apex Legends Playable On The Switch 2:16.780 — How's Loop Hero? 5:24.665 — Are We Keen On Watching Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness? 9:14.500 — The Xbox & Bethesda Deal Is Official 25:52.833 — PAX Australia Is Back! 30:34.054 — What's Naughty Dog Up To? 38:15.574 — What the Wiki?!

Does The Bethesda Deal Bring Xbox's Big Moment?

There's a heap to talk about with PAX Australia making its return, Naughty Dog up to some antics, Loop Hero setting Brodie's world on fire and Netflix publishign details on their Resistant Evil series, but with the Xbox's purchase complete, what does it mean for the future of Bethesda games? 0:28.000 — Is Apex Legends Playable On The Switch 2:16.780 — How's Loop Hero? 5:24.665 — Are We Keen On Watching Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness? 9:14.500 — The Xbox & Bethesda Deal Is Official 25:52.833 — PAX Australia Is Back! 30:34.054 — What's Naughty Dog Up To? 38:15.574 — What the Wiki?!

44:43

12 Mar 21

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