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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Nintendo Direct Woes And The $2000 Steam Deck competitor

This week on the show, the team introduce a new segment — Tech Time with Shannon — where we quiz Shannon on all the new tech he's been tinkering with. In the process, we learn about the new Aya Neo Next and Sony's new INZONE range. We also discuss the latest Nintendo Direct Mini and question Nintendo's current direction. 00:00:30 — Tech Time with Shannon 00:13:53 — Nintendo's June 2022 Mini Direct 00:31:41 — Rapid Fire Question 00:32:58 — What The Wiki?!

Nintendo Direct Woes And The $2000 Steam Deck competitor

This week on the show, the team introduce a new segment — Tech Time with Shannon — where we quiz Shannon on all the new tech he's been tinkering with. In the process, we learn about the new Aya Neo Next and Sony's new INZONE range. We also discuss the latest Nintendo Direct Mini and question Nintendo's current direction. 00:00:30 — Tech Time with Shannon 00:13:53 — Nintendo's June 2022 Mini Direct 00:31:41 — Rapid Fire Question 00:32:58 — What The Wiki?!

37:48

30 Jun 22

Our GOTY So Far And Most Anticipated Game Of 2022

As we've reached the year's midpoint, the team reconvene to discuss our favourite games of 2022 so far, and which games we're still looking forward to in the year that remains. 00:01:00 — PlayStation Plus Update 00:06:04 — GOTY So Far 00:14:49 — Most Anticipated 00:29:35 — Rapid Fire Question 00:30:43 — What the Wiki?!

Our GOTY So Far And Most Anticipated Game Of 2022

As we've reached the year's midpoint, the team reconvene to discuss our favourite games of 2022 so far, and which games we're still looking forward to in the year that remains. 00:01:00 — PlayStation Plus Update 00:06:04 — GOTY So Far 00:14:49 — Most Anticipated 00:29:35 — Rapid Fire Question 00:30:43 — What the Wiki?!

39:33

23 Jun 22

Did The Xbox + Bethesda Showcase Live Up To The Hype?

The onslaught of new announcements and gameplay trailers continues, with the Xbox + Bethesda Showcase, and the Capcom Showcase, both taking place this past week. We discuss the key announcements and ask ourselves the question if Fallout 5 is to come out after Elder Scrolls 6, when the hell will that be released? 00:00:36 — Xbox + Bethesda Showcase 00:23:33 — Capcom Showcase 00:30:38 — Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge 00:31:52 — Rapid Fire Question 00:33:51 — What the Wiki/Steamy?!

Did The Xbox + Bethesda Showcase Live Up To The Hype?

The onslaught of new announcements and gameplay trailers continues, with the Xbox + Bethesda Showcase, and the Capcom Showcase, both taking place this past week. We discuss the key announcements and ask ourselves the question if Fallout 5 is to come out after Elder Scrolls 6, when the hell will that be released? 00:00:36 — Xbox + Bethesda Showcase 00:23:33 — Capcom Showcase 00:30:38 — Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge 00:31:52 — Rapid Fire Question 00:33:51 — What the Wiki/Steamy?!

37:51

16 Jun 22

Let's Talk About The Last Of Us Remake, Summer Game Fest Showcase And The Quarry

The big game announcements continue! This week we discuss the Summer Game Fest Showcase, the Last of Us Part I remake, Devolver's showcase, and our reviews of The Quarry and Mario Strikers. 00:03:23 — The Last of Us News 00:14:48 — Summer Game Fest Showcase 00:25:50 — Devolver & Day Of The Devs 00:31:55 — Xbox App Coming to Samsung TVs 00:39:50 — The Quarry Review 00:42:06 — Mario Strikers Review 00:44:50 — Rapid Fire Question 00:46:14 — What The Wiki?!

Let's Talk About The Last Of Us Remake, Summer Game Fest Showcase And The Quarry

The big game announcements continue! This week we discuss the Summer Game Fest Showcase, the Last of Us Part I remake, Devolver's showcase, and our reviews of The Quarry and Mario Strikers. 00:03:23 — The Last of Us News 00:14:48 — Summer Game Fest Showcase 00:25:50 — Devolver & Day Of The Devs 00:31:55 — Xbox App Coming to Samsung TVs 00:39:50 — The Quarry Review 00:42:06 — Mario Strikers Review 00:44:50 — Rapid Fire Question 00:46:14 — What The Wiki?!

50:25

10 Jun 22

Our Reaction To The PlayStation State of Play Announcements

In the wake of this morning's PlayStation State of Play kicking off the Summer Game Fest, we've assembled the PlayStation diehards to share their thoughts on the morning's biggest announcements, and more! 00:00:37 — Sonic Frontiers Gameplay Reactions 00:03:48 — Final Fantasy 16 Reactions 00:08:28 — Resident Evil News 00:14:14 — Other State of Play News 00:18:32 — Looking Ahead to the Summer Games Fest Showcase 00:22:49 — Dragon Age Dreadwolf 00:25:52 — Rapid Fire Question 00:27:00 — What the Wiki?!

Our Reaction To The PlayStation State of Play Announcements

In the wake of this morning's PlayStation State of Play kicking off the Summer Game Fest, we've assembled the PlayStation diehards to share their thoughts on the morning's biggest announcements, and more! 00:00:37 — Sonic Frontiers Gameplay Reactions 00:03:48 — Final Fantasy 16 Reactions 00:08:28 — Resident Evil News 00:14:14 — Other State of Play News 00:18:32 — Looking Ahead to the Summer Games Fest Showcase 00:22:49 — Dragon Age Dreadwolf 00:25:52 — Rapid Fire Question 00:27:00 — What the Wiki?!

31:45

3 Jun 22

How Does The New PlayStation Plus Stack Up And Is EA Getting Acquired?

After a brief hiatus (sorry about that!), the gang are back together to review Evil Dead: The Game, and discuss the possibility of EA being acquired and the emerging rumours of new Silent Hill games. 00:00:21 — Evil Dead: The Game Review 00:14:10 — EA Buyout Rumours 00:24:24 — PlayStation Plus Complete Game List 00:32:17 — Rapid Fire Question 00:33:52 — What the Wiki?!

How Does The New PlayStation Plus Stack Up And Is EA Getting Acquired?

After a brief hiatus (sorry about that!), the gang are back together to review Evil Dead: The Game, and discuss the possibility of EA being acquired and the emerging rumours of new Silent Hill games. 00:00:21 — Evil Dead: The Game Review 00:14:10 — EA Buyout Rumours 00:24:24 — PlayStation Plus Complete Game List 00:32:17 — Rapid Fire Question 00:33:52 — What the Wiki?!

38:53

25 May 22

We React To Starfield And Redfall's Delay And Silent Hill Leaks

This week, we review Trek to Yomi, react to news of Starfield and Redfall getting delayed, scrutinise the leaked images of a Silent Hills game allegedly in development, discuss the latest Gotham Knights news and get excited about three big Ubisoft games coming out early next year. 00:00:22 — Trek to Yomi Review 00:03:10 — Starfield and Redfall Delayed 00:08:38 — Gotham Knights News 00:16:21 — Silent Hills Leaks 00:23:18 — Avatar, Skull & Bones and Mario & Rabbids 2 00:28:34 — Rapid Fire Question: EA Sports FC 00:30:14 — What The Wiki?!

We React To Starfield And Redfall's Delay And Silent Hill Leaks

This week, we review Trek to Yomi, react to news of Starfield and Redfall getting delayed, scrutinise the leaked images of a Silent Hills game allegedly in development, discuss the latest Gotham Knights news and get excited about three big Ubisoft games coming out early next year. 00:00:22 — Trek to Yomi Review 00:03:10 — Starfield and Redfall Delayed 00:08:38 — Gotham Knights News 00:16:21 — Silent Hills Leaks 00:23:18 — Avatar, Skull & Bones and Mario & Rabbids 2 00:28:34 — Rapid Fire Question: EA Sports FC 00:30:14 — What The Wiki?!

35:28

14 May 22

Let's Talk About What The Square Enix Acquisitions Might Mean

On this episode, Shannon shares his review of Switch Sports, and the team discuss the acquisition of Square Enix's Western studios, Final Fantasy XVI in its final stage of development, and Modern Warfare 2 being confirmed as the next COD game. 00:03:06 — Switch Sports Review 00:09:21 — Embraceer Group's Acquisition 00:21:25 — Final Fantasy XVI 00:25:49 — Modern Warfare 2 00:31:33 — Rapid Fire Question 00:32:49 — What the Wiki?!

Let's Talk About What The Square Enix Acquisitions Might Mean

On this episode, Shannon shares his review of Switch Sports, and the team discuss the acquisition of Square Enix's Western studios, Final Fantasy XVI in its final stage of development, and Modern Warfare 2 being confirmed as the next COD game. 00:03:06 — Switch Sports Review 00:09:21 — Embraceer Group's Acquisition 00:21:25 — Final Fantasy XVI 00:25:49 — Modern Warfare 2 00:31:33 — Rapid Fire Question 00:32:49 — What the Wiki?!

40:09

5 May 22

Let's Talk PlayStation Demos And Advertising In Games

In a week full of rumour and speculation, the team weigh into talk of Game Boy and Game Boy Advance games coming to Switch, advertising in video games, what Naughty Dog could be up to, and two-hour-long PlayStation game demos. 00:00:31 — Could Game Boy Games Be Coming To The Switch? 00:07:18 — Advertising In Video Games 00:15:56 — What Are Naughty Dog Up To? 00:26:46 — PlayStation Game Demos 00:38:15 — Rapid Fire 00:39:42 — What The Wiki?!

Let's Talk PlayStation Demos And Advertising In Games

In a week full of rumour and speculation, the team weigh into talk of Game Boy and Game Boy Advance games coming to Switch, advertising in video games, what Naughty Dog could be up to, and two-hour-long PlayStation game demos. 00:00:31 — Could Game Boy Games Be Coming To The Switch? 00:07:18 — Advertising In Video Games 00:15:56 — What Are Naughty Dog Up To? 00:26:46 — PlayStation Game Demos 00:38:15 — Rapid Fire 00:39:42 — What The Wiki?!

47:59

1 May 22

We're Excited About The Playdate And A Star Wars Game From Uncharted's Director

It's not every day we have a new game console to discuss! Shannon's spent the last couple of weeks with the Playdate, a cute and quirky new handheld game console and joins the show to tell us all about it. Meanwhile, we've also got news of a new Star Wars game being made with former Uncharted director Amy Hennig and Xenoblade Chronicles 3 having its release date moved forward. 00:02:25 — Amy Hennig's Star Wars Game 00:08:01 — Playdate Review 00:19:34 — Xenoblade Chronicles 3's Release Date 00:25:51 — Babylon's Fall's Fall 00:32:03 — Rapid Fire Question 00:33:25 — What The Wiki?!

We're Excited About The Playdate And A Star Wars Game From Uncharted's Director

It's not every day we have a new game console to discuss! Shannon's spent the last couple of weeks with the Playdate, a cute and quirky new handheld game console and joins the show to tell us all about it. Meanwhile, we've also got news of a new Star Wars game being made with former Uncharted director Amy Hennig and Xenoblade Chronicles 3 having its release date moved forward. 00:02:25 — Amy Hennig's Star Wars Game 00:08:01 — Playdate Review 00:19:34 — Xenoblade Chronicles 3's Release Date 00:25:51 — Babylon's Fall's Fall 00:32:03 — Rapid Fire Question 00:33:25 — What The Wiki?!

38:13

20 Apr 22

Our Thoughts On This Week's Big Game Announcements And Master Chief's Naked Butt

There's been a stack of big game releases to discuss this week, including a new Tomb Raider game and a Max Payne remake, as well as a particularly spicy Halo episode, and the cancellation of E3 this year. This episode of The Press Start Podcast is brought to you by the original live-action series, Halo, now streaming exclusively on Paramount+. 00:07:26 — E3 Isn't Happening In 2022 00:13:48 — Halo Episode 3 Reactions  00:19:05 — A New Tomb Raider Game Is In The Works 00:24:37 — Rapid Fire Question 00:25:26 — What The Wiki?!

Our Thoughts On This Week's Big Game Announcements And Master Chief's Naked Butt

There's been a stack of big game releases to discuss this week, including a new Tomb Raider game and a Max Payne remake, as well as a particularly spicy Halo episode, and the cancellation of E3 this year. This episode of The Press Start Podcast is brought to you by the original live-action series, Halo, now streaming exclusively on Paramount+. 00:07:26 — E3 Isn't Happening In 2022 00:13:48 — Halo Episode 3 Reactions  00:19:05 — A New Tomb Raider Game Is In The Works 00:24:37 — Rapid Fire Question 00:25:26 — What The Wiki?!

31:50

7 Apr 22

Which PlayStation Plus Tier Should You Get?

With a delay to Breath of the Wild 2's release date, a new Halo episode and James on the show to talk Ghostwire Tokyo, we had to start the episode without Shannon who joins us late to talk about all the changes happening to PlayStation Plus.  This episode of The Press Start Podcast is brought to you by the original live-action series, Halo, now streaming exclusively on Paramount+. 00:00:41 —Ghostwire Tokyo Review 00:05:40 — Breath of the Wild 2 Delay 00:10:54 — Halo the Series Episode 2 Reactions 00:16:49 — PlayStation Plus Changes 00:30:55 — Rapid Fire Question 00:31:51 — What the Wiki?!

Which PlayStation Plus Tier Should You Get?

With a delay to Breath of the Wild 2's release date, a new Halo episode and James on the show to talk Ghostwire Tokyo, we had to start the episode without Shannon who joins us late to talk about all the changes happening to PlayStation Plus.  This episode of The Press Start Podcast is brought to you by the original live-action series, Halo, now streaming exclusively on Paramount+. 00:00:41 —Ghostwire Tokyo Review 00:05:40 — Breath of the Wild 2 Delay 00:10:54 — Halo the Series Episode 2 Reactions 00:16:49 — PlayStation Plus Changes 00:30:55 — Rapid Fire Question 00:31:51 — What the Wiki?!

40:54

31 Mar 22

Let's Talk About The New Halo TV Show, Kirby & Tiny Tina's Wonderlands

In another busy week of big game releases and announcements, we share our reviews of Kirby And The Forgotten Land and Tiny Tina's Wonderlands, and react to the first episode of Halo the Series, the announcement of The Witcher 4, and Suicide Squad's delay. This episode of The Press Start Podcast is brought to you by the original live-action series, Halo, now streaming exclusively on Paramount+.  00:01:48 — Kirby And The Forgotten Land Review 00:07:37 — Tiny Tina's Wonderlands Review 00:13:20 — Our Reactions to Halo The Series 00:17:25 — The Witcher 4 Is Being Developed 00:25:13 — Suicide Squad's Delay 00:28:33 — Rapid Fire Questions 00:30:22 — What the Wiki?!

Let's Talk About The New Halo TV Show, Kirby & Tiny Tina's Wonderlands

In another busy week of big game releases and announcements, we share our reviews of Kirby And The Forgotten Land and Tiny Tina's Wonderlands, and react to the first episode of Halo the Series, the announcement of The Witcher 4, and Suicide Squad's delay. This episode of The Press Start Podcast is brought to you by the original live-action series, Halo, now streaming exclusively on Paramount+.  00:01:48 — Kirby And The Forgotten Land Review 00:07:37 — Tiny Tina's Wonderlands Review 00:13:20 — Our Reactions to Halo The Series 00:17:25 — The Witcher 4 Is Being Developed 00:25:13 — Suicide Squad's Delay 00:28:33 — Rapid Fire Questions 00:30:22 — What the Wiki?!

34:52

24 Mar 22

Hogwarts Legacy Has Us Absolutely Spellbound

In this mammoth episode, we preview Ghostwire Tokyo and review both Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin and Shredders. We've also got two exciting upcoming games to discuss: Hogwarts Legacy, detailed in an extensive gameplay trailer released this week, and the newly announced The Quarry, from Supermassive Games. 

Hogwarts Legacy Has Us Absolutely Spellbound

In this mammoth episode, we preview Ghostwire Tokyo and review both Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin and Shredders. We've also got two exciting upcoming games to discuss: Hogwarts Legacy, detailed in an extensive gameplay trailer released this week, and the newly announced The Quarry, from Supermassive Games. 

52:56

18 Mar 22

Our Reactions To PlayStation's State Of Play

It wasn't quite what we hoped it might be, but there was still plenty to discuss from this week's PlayStation State of Play! James has also beaten Elden Ring, and we've got news of a God of War TV show, GTA V next-gen updates and PAX Australia to chat about.  

Our Reactions To PlayStation's State Of Play

It wasn't quite what we hoped it might be, but there was still plenty to discuss from this week's PlayStation State of Play! James has also beaten Elden Ring, and we've got news of a God of War TV show, GTA V next-gen updates and PAX Australia to chat about.  

32:17

10 Mar 22

Let's Talk About Kirby, GT 7, Chocobo GP, Triangle Strategy And The Batman

Triangle Strategy, Gran Turismo 7 and Chocobo GP. The avalanche of new game releases continues and we're here to review them! There's also Kirby And The Forgotten Land, which Shannon has previewed, and a hot new movie release, The Batman, that we're also keen to discuss. 00:00:46 - The Batman Review 00:04:18 - GT 7 Review 00:13:51 - Chocobo GP 00:20:41 - Kirby And The Forgotten Lands 00:26:03 - Triangle Strategy 00:31:29 - Rapid Fire Questions 00:33:02 - What The Wiki?!

Let's Talk About Kirby, GT 7, Chocobo GP, Triangle Strategy And The Batman

Triangle Strategy, Gran Turismo 7 and Chocobo GP. The avalanche of new game releases continues and we're here to review them! There's also Kirby And The Forgotten Land, which Shannon has previewed, and a hot new movie release, The Batman, that we're also keen to discuss. 00:00:46 - The Batman Review 00:04:18 - GT 7 Review 00:13:51 - Chocobo GP 00:20:41 - Kirby And The Forgotten Lands 00:26:03 - Triangle Strategy 00:31:29 - Rapid Fire Questions 00:33:02 - What The Wiki?!

40:32

3 Mar 22

Elden Ring Sets A New Standard For Open World Games

 Another week... Another HUGE game release! Elden Ring reviews have been poppin' off, and Harry joins the show to share his thoughts. The team also discusses the PSVR 2 designs and the Street Fighter 6 announcement.

Elden Ring Sets A New Standard For Open World Games

 Another week... Another HUGE game release! Elden Ring reviews have been poppin' off, and Harry joins the show to share his thoughts. The team also discusses the PSVR 2 designs and the Street Fighter 6 announcement.

45:11

24 Feb 22

Our Horizon Forbidden West And Uncharted Movie Reviews

 The big game releases keep coming! Kieron joins the show to discuss Horizon Forbidden West, which he's not only reviewed but platinumed! The whole gang's seen the Uncharted movie too and has some thoughts to share. We also discuss Capcom's upcoming announcement, Sifu potentially getting easier, and more!

Our Horizon Forbidden West And Uncharted Movie Reviews

 The big game releases keep coming! Kieron joins the show to discuss Horizon Forbidden West, which he's not only reviewed but platinumed! The whole gang's seen the Uncharted movie too and has some thoughts to share. We also discuss Capcom's upcoming announcement, Sifu potentially getting easier, and more!

34:22

18 Feb 22

We React To The First Nintendo Direct Of The Year

This week on the podcast, we preview Ghostwire Tokyo, review Sifu and share our thoughts on the first Nintendo Direct of the year, and the news that Grand Theft Auto 6 is in development.  00:01:09 - Ghostwire Tokyo Preview 00:07:17 - Sifu Review 00:15:32 - Nintendo Direct Reactions 00:25:55 - GTA 6 Officially In Development 00:31:58 - Rapid Fire Question 00:32:54 - What The Wiki

We React To The First Nintendo Direct Of The Year

This week on the podcast, we preview Ghostwire Tokyo, review Sifu and share our thoughts on the first Nintendo Direct of the year, and the news that Grand Theft Auto 6 is in development.  00:01:09 - Ghostwire Tokyo Preview 00:07:17 - Sifu Review 00:15:32 - Nintendo Direct Reactions 00:25:55 - GTA 6 Officially In Development 00:31:58 - Rapid Fire Question 00:32:54 - What The Wiki

40:35

10 Feb 22

Our Dying Light 2 Review And Bungie Acquisition Reaction

Dying Light 2 Stay Human is out today! James has beaten it and goes into detail as he shares his thoughts on the game. It's been another big week in news too, with Bungie, the studio behind Destiny and the original Halo trilogy, being acquired by PlayStation. Speaking of Halo, a trailer for the upcoming Paramount+ TV show has also dropped, and the team share their impressions.

Our Dying Light 2 Review And Bungie Acquisition Reaction

Dying Light 2 Stay Human is out today! James has beaten it and goes into detail as he shares his thoughts on the game. It's been another big week in news too, with Bungie, the studio behind Destiny and the original Halo trilogy, being acquired by PlayStation. Speaking of Halo, a trailer for the upcoming Paramount+ TV show has also dropped, and the team share their impressions.

35:19

2 Feb 22

Our Pokémon Legends: Arceus Review

Harry joins the podcast to share his thoughts on Pokemon Legends: Arceus, Shannon reflects on his time revisiting the Uncharted series in the Uncharted Legacy of Thieves Collection, and we get excited about Crysis 4 getting announced and Respawn making THREE Star Wars games. This episode of The Press Start Podcast sponsored by Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City which is now available to rent/buy express from the cinemas.  00:00:41 - Pokemon Legends: Arceus Review 00:16:59 - Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection Review 00:19:24 - Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City Discussion 00:25:09 - Respawn Making Three Star Wars Games 00:34:43 - Crysis 4 Announced 00:38:00 - Rapid Fire Prediction 00:39:29 - What The Wiki?!

Our Pokémon Legends: Arceus Review

Harry joins the podcast to share his thoughts on Pokemon Legends: Arceus, Shannon reflects on his time revisiting the Uncharted series in the Uncharted Legacy of Thieves Collection, and we get excited about Crysis 4 getting announced and Respawn making THREE Star Wars games. This episode of The Press Start Podcast sponsored by Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City which is now available to rent/buy express from the cinemas.  00:00:41 - Pokemon Legends: Arceus Review 00:16:59 - Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection Review 00:19:24 - Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City Discussion 00:25:09 - Respawn Making Three Star Wars Games 00:34:43 - Crysis 4 Announced 00:38:00 - Rapid Fire Prediction 00:39:29 - What The Wiki?!

47:20

27 Jan 22

Let's Talk About The Xbox Activision-Blizzard Acquisition

The Press Start team chat about one of the largest things to happen in gaming in Xbox's Activision-Blizzard acquisition. We also chat about our GOTY awards as well as Rainbow Six Extraction. This episode of The Press Start Podcast sponsored by Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City which is now available to rent/buy express from the cinemas. 

Let's Talk About The Xbox Activision-Blizzard Acquisition

The Press Start team chat about one of the largest things to happen in gaming in Xbox's Activision-Blizzard acquisition. We also chat about our GOTY awards as well as Rainbow Six Extraction. This episode of The Press Start Podcast sponsored by Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City which is now available to rent/buy express from the cinemas. 

01:02:54

19 Jan 22

What's Next For Gaming And Tech?

In a special edition of the podcast, Shannon and Ewan are joined by Ian Tan, Lenovo's Asia Pacific Gaming Lead, and Ben Williams, Lenovo's Gaming Manager for Australia and New Zealand.

What's Next For Gaming And Tech?

In a special edition of the podcast, Shannon and Ewan are joined by Ian Tan, Lenovo's Asia Pacific Gaming Lead, and Ben Williams, Lenovo's Gaming Manager for Australia and New Zealand.

41:56

29 Dec 21

We Argue About Our Top 5 Games Of The Year

In our final episode of the year, the team share their personal Top 5 games of the year, and arguments ensue. 

We Argue About Our Top 5 Games Of The Year

In our final episode of the year, the team share their personal Top 5 games of the year, and arguments ensue. 

01:08:23

22 Dec 21

Splinter Cell Is In But NFTs Are Out!

What's an NFT? We have NFC! We love the idea of Splinter Cell finally coming back and swapping out the covers on our PlayStations though. We discuss all this, and more in the final episode of the year (maybe)!

Splinter Cell Is In But NFTs Are Out!

What's an NFT? We have NFC! We love the idea of Splinter Cell finally coming back and swapping out the covers on our PlayStations though. We discuss all this, and more in the final episode of the year (maybe)!

34:49

17 Dec 21

Our Favourite The Game Awards Announcements

Hot off the heels of The Game Awards and the launch of Halo Infinite, the team shares their thoughts on the winners and the announcements.

Our Favourite The Game Awards Announcements

Hot off the heels of The Game Awards and the launch of Halo Infinite, the team shares their thoughts on the winners and the announcements.

43:41

10 Dec 21

When Should A Game Join Game Pass?

The team takes a break from arguing about the game of the year to discuss Solar Ash, the possibility of a Battlefield universe and when's the right time for a game to get added to Xbox Game Pass.

When Should A Game Join Game Pass?

The team takes a break from arguing about the game of the year to discuss Solar Ash, the possibility of a Battlefield universe and when's the right time for a game to get added to Xbox Game Pass.

39:52

3 Dec 21

Will Mass Effect Make A Good TV Show?

In this episode, the gang gets together to discuss their Black Friday purchases, Halo Infinite, Mass Effect potentially getting a TV show, and Harmonix being acquired by Epic Games. 00:008:03 — Mass Effect TV Show? 00:15:12 — Harmonix Acquired By Epic Games 00:20:29 — Rapid Fire Round 00:21:24 — What The Wiki?!

Will Mass Effect Make A Good TV Show?

In this episode, the gang gets together to discuss their Black Friday purchases, Halo Infinite, Mass Effect potentially getting a TV show, and Harmonix being acquired by Epic Games. 00:008:03 — Mass Effect TV Show? 00:15:12 — Harmonix Acquired By Epic Games 00:20:29 — Rapid Fire Round 00:21:24 — What The Wiki?!

26:30

26 Nov 21

We've Played Halo Infinite's Campaign And Here's What We Thought

It's always a special occasion having Shannon on the show, but it's extra special when he's on to tell us all about Halo Infinite's first couple of campaign missions! We react to that, the multiplayer, Bright Memory Infinite, Far Cry 6's first DLC, and the Game Awards nominees too! 00:00:22 — Brodie's Thoughts On Forza Horizon 5 00:02:16 — Bright Memory Infinite Review 00:04:46 — Far Cry 6: Vaas Insanity Review 00:08:06 — Halo Infinite's Surprise Multiplayer Release 00:18:05 — Halo Infinite Campaign Preview 00:24:01 — Game Awards Nominees Reactions 00:40:43 — Rapid Fire Question 00:42:02 — What The Wiki?!

We've Played Halo Infinite's Campaign And Here's What We Thought

It's always a special occasion having Shannon on the show, but it's extra special when he's on to tell us all about Halo Infinite's first couple of campaign missions! We react to that, the multiplayer, Bright Memory Infinite, Far Cry 6's first DLC, and the Game Awards nominees too! 00:00:22 — Brodie's Thoughts On Forza Horizon 5 00:02:16 — Bright Memory Infinite Review 00:04:46 — Far Cry 6: Vaas Insanity Review 00:08:06 — Halo Infinite's Surprise Multiplayer Release 00:18:05 — Halo Infinite Campaign Preview 00:24:01 — Game Awards Nominees Reactions 00:40:43 — Rapid Fire Question 00:42:02 — What The Wiki?!

46:34

19 Nov 21

COD, Forza, Battlefield, GTA And All The Other Games We've Been Playing

The avalanche of new game releases continues and we've been busy playing all that we can! Shannon, Kieron and Ewan get together to discussion Call of Duty Vanguard, Forza Horizon 5, Unpacking, Battlefield 2042, Grand Theft Auto Trilogy Definitive Edition and loads more!

COD, Forza, Battlefield, GTA And All The Other Games We've Been Playing

The avalanche of new game releases continues and we've been busy playing all that we can! Shannon, Kieron and Ewan get together to discussion Call of Duty Vanguard, Forza Horizon 5, Unpacking, Battlefield 2042, Grand Theft Auto Trilogy Definitive Edition and loads more!

35:07

12 Nov 21

Is Guardians Of The Galaxy A Surprise GOTY Contender?

After missing last week's episode, we've got a stack of newly released games to discuss, including Forza Horizon 5, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Mario Party Superstars, Unpacking, and Resident Evil IV, some of which could be on our game of the year lists.

Is Guardians Of The Galaxy A Surprise GOTY Contender?

After missing last week's episode, we've got a stack of newly released games to discuss, including Forza Horizon 5, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Mario Party Superstars, Unpacking, and Resident Evil IV, some of which could be on our game of the year lists.

43:35

4 Nov 21

We React To The Uncharted Movie, Suicide Squad & Gotham Knight Trailers

It's a big week of new movie and game trailers and we're here to discuss them all. Along with our review of House of Ashes, we also discuss the changes coming to the Nintendo Switch Online membership. 

We React To The Uncharted Movie, Suicide Squad & Gotham Knight Trailers

It's a big week of new movie and game trailers and we're here to discuss them all. Along with our review of House of Ashes, we also discuss the changes coming to the Nintendo Switch Online membership. 

33:42

22 Oct 21

We Review Back 4 Blood And Preview Forza Horizon 5

In another busy week of new and upcoming game releases, Brodie shares his review of Back 4 Blood, James gives us his thoughts on Metroid Prime, Brodie previews Forza Horizon 5 and the team react to the new Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City trailer. 00:00:22 — Metroid Dread Thoughts 00:07:28 — Back 4 Blood Review 00:21:53 — Forza Horizon Preview 00:28:33 — Resident Evil: Welcome to Racoon City Trailer Reactions 00:35:21 — Rapid Fire Question 00:35:58 — What the Wiki?!

We Review Back 4 Blood And Preview Forza Horizon 5

In another busy week of new and upcoming game releases, Brodie shares his review of Back 4 Blood, James gives us his thoughts on Metroid Prime, Brodie previews Forza Horizon 5 and the team react to the new Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City trailer. 00:00:22 — Metroid Dread Thoughts 00:07:28 — Back 4 Blood Review 00:21:53 — Forza Horizon Preview 00:28:33 — Resident Evil: Welcome to Racoon City Trailer Reactions 00:35:21 — Rapid Fire Question 00:35:58 — What the Wiki?!

43:38

13 Oct 21

Our Far Cry 6, Nintendo Switch OLED & Metroid Dread Reviews

In a big week of reviews, we share our thoughts on Far Cry 6, the new Nintendo Switch OLED, Metroid Dread, Alan Wake Remastered and JETT: The Far Shore. 00:00:47 — Far Cry 6 Review 00:13:36 — Nintendo Switch OLED Review 00:21:11 — Metroid Dread Review 00:30:52 — Alan Wake Remastered Review 00:34:55 — JETT: The Far Shore Review 00:37:17 — Rapid Fire Question 00:37:52 — What The Wiki

Our Far Cry 6, Nintendo Switch OLED & Metroid Dread Reviews

In a big week of reviews, we share our thoughts on Far Cry 6, the new Nintendo Switch OLED, Metroid Dread, Alan Wake Remastered and JETT: The Far Shore. 00:00:47 — Far Cry 6 Review 00:13:36 — Nintendo Switch OLED Review 00:21:11 — Metroid Dread Review 00:30:52 — Alan Wake Remastered Review 00:34:55 — JETT: The Far Shore Review 00:37:17 — Rapid Fire Question 00:37:52 — What The Wiki

47:26

6 Oct 21

Our Thoughts On The Mario Movie Cast

It's another week with plenty of video game movie and TV talk! We share our thoughts on the Mario movie cast, the HBO Last of Us series and the past week's Nintendo Direct. We also weigh in on Spider-Man 2 perhaps being a little darker, Night School being acquired by Netflix and play another round of What The Wiki?! 

Our Thoughts On The Mario Movie Cast

It's another week with plenty of video game movie and TV talk! We share our thoughts on the Mario movie cast, the HBO Last of Us series and the past week's Nintendo Direct. We also weigh in on Spider-Man 2 perhaps being a little darker, Night School being acquired by Netflix and play another round of What The Wiki?! 

33:08

1 Oct 21

Our Review of Kena: Bridge of Spirits

Kieron joins the show to share his review of Kena: Bridge of Spirits, the latest PlayStation console-exclusive game, and join the conversation on a rumoured Quantic Dream Star Wars game, and the upcoming Halo Infinite technical test. 00:01:36 — Kena: Bridge of Spirits Review 00:09:05 — Lost Judgement Review 00:12:54 — Quantic Dream Working On A Star Wars Game? 00:18:36 — Halo's Upcoming Technical Test 00:21:03 — What The Wiki?!

Our Review of Kena: Bridge of Spirits

Kieron joins the show to share his review of Kena: Bridge of Spirits, the latest PlayStation console-exclusive game, and join the conversation on a rumoured Quantic Dream Star Wars game, and the upcoming Halo Infinite technical test. 00:01:36 — Kena: Bridge of Spirits Review 00:09:05 — Lost Judgement Review 00:12:54 — Quantic Dream Working On A Star Wars Game? 00:18:36 — Halo's Upcoming Technical Test 00:21:03 — What The Wiki?!

32:41

23 Sep 21

Is Deathloop A Game Of The Year Contender?

Brodie rejoins the podcast to share his review of Deathloop, and weigh into discussions on Battlefield 2042 and Dying Light 2's delay, and the PS5 and Switch's console updates. 00:00:41 — Toem Review 00:03:20 — Deathloop Review 00:13:01 — Battlefield And Dying Light Delays 00:19:48 — PS5 And Nintendo Switch Updates 00:26:44 — Rapid Fire Questions 00:28:08 — What The Wiki?!

Is Deathloop A Game Of The Year Contender?

Brodie rejoins the podcast to share his review of Deathloop, and weigh into discussions on Battlefield 2042 and Dying Light 2's delay, and the PS5 and Switch's console updates. 00:00:41 — Toem Review 00:03:20 — Deathloop Review 00:13:01 — Battlefield And Dying Light Delays 00:19:48 — PS5 And Nintendo Switch Updates 00:26:44 — Rapid Fire Questions 00:28:08 — What The Wiki?!

33:20

18 Sep 21

Our Reactions To The PlayStation Showcase

In a big day of PlayStation news, the team unpack the PlayStation Showcase and discuss all the exciting games that were announced. James also reviews Life Is Strange: True Colors, and we weigh into the discussion surrounding Horizon Forbidden West's controversial PS5 upgrade scheme.  00:00:28 — Life Is Strange: True Colors Review 00:07:34 — PlayStation Showcase 00:29:13 — Alan Wake Remaster 00:37:47 — Horizon's PS5 Upgrade Debacle 00:41:28 — What the Wiki?!

Our Reactions To The PlayStation Showcase

In a big day of PlayStation news, the team unpack the PlayStation Showcase and discuss all the exciting games that were announced. James also reviews Life Is Strange: True Colors, and we weigh into the discussion surrounding Horizon Forbidden West's controversial PS5 upgrade scheme.  00:00:28 — Life Is Strange: True Colors Review 00:07:34 — PlayStation Showcase 00:29:13 — Alan Wake Remaster 00:37:47 — Horizon's PS5 Upgrade Debacle 00:41:28 — What the Wiki?!

45:44

10 Sep 21

Our Impressions Of Far Cry 6 And Psychonauts 2 Review

Shannon's played some Far Cry 6 and is here to give us his preview. James is back to tell us more about Psychonauts 2 and No More Heroes III. We've also got the Dead Space remake and the possibility of a Death Stranding sequel to discuss too!

Our Impressions Of Far Cry 6 And Psychonauts 2 Review

Shannon's played some Far Cry 6 and is here to give us his preview. James is back to tell us more about Psychonauts 2 and No More Heroes III. We've also got the Dead Space remake and the possibility of a Death Stranding sequel to discuss too!

44:31

2 Sep 21

Our Thoughts On Deathloop And Gamescom Opening Night Live

Having played the opening few hours of Deathloop, Brodie shares his thoughts on the game so far. Hot off the heels of Gamescom's Opening Night Live, the team share the games they're more excited for, and Ewan gives us his review of Aliens: Fireteam Elite. 00:00:29 — Aliens: Fireteam Elite Revew 00:05:22 — Deathloop Preview 00:15:16 — Gamescom Opening Night Live 00:27:04 — Rapid Fire Questions 00:28:52 — What the Wiki?!

Our Thoughts On Deathloop And Gamescom Opening Night Live

Having played the opening few hours of Deathloop, Brodie shares his thoughts on the game so far. Hot off the heels of Gamescom's Opening Night Live, the team share the games they're more excited for, and Ewan gives us his review of Aliens: Fireteam Elite. 00:00:29 — Aliens: Fireteam Elite Revew 00:05:22 — Deathloop Preview 00:15:16 — Gamescom Opening Night Live 00:27:04 — Rapid Fire Questions 00:28:52 — What the Wiki?!

34:11

26 Aug 21

Call of Duty Vanguard Looks Phenomenal!

Fresh from the reveal of a brand new Call of Duty game, the guys get together to share their thoughts, hear Brodie review 12 Minutes, and argue about Pokémon some more. 00:00:31 — 12 Minutes Review 00:7:09 — Pokemon News 00:21:10 — Call of Duty: Vanguard 00:31:20 — Rapid Fire Question 00:32:48 — What the Wiki?!

Call of Duty Vanguard Looks Phenomenal!

Fresh from the reveal of a brand new Call of Duty game, the guys get together to share their thoughts, hear Brodie review 12 Minutes, and argue about Pokémon some more. 00:00:31 — 12 Minutes Review 00:7:09 — Pokemon News 00:21:10 — Call of Duty: Vanguard 00:31:20 — Rapid Fire Question 00:32:48 — What the Wiki?!

37:44

20 Aug 21

We Spoke To Christopher Judge About Playing Black Panther In The War For Wakanda Expansion

Ahead of Marvel's Avengers War for Wakanda expansion launching, we had the pleasure of chatting to two phenomenal men. The first being Christopher Judge, who voices Black Panther but is also known for voicing Kratos in God of War as well as many, many other roles across other entertainment mediums. We also had the chance to talk to Evan Narcisse who is a former video game journalist himself but has also worked as a Narrative Consultant on games such as this one, but also Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales. 

We Spoke To Christopher Judge About Playing Black Panther In The War For Wakanda Expansion

Ahead of Marvel's Avengers War for Wakanda expansion launching, we had the pleasure of chatting to two phenomenal men. The first being Christopher Judge, who voices Black Panther but is also known for voicing Kratos in God of War as well as many, many other roles across other entertainment mediums. We also had the chance to talk to Evan Narcisse who is a former video game journalist himself but has also worked as a Narrative Consultant on games such as this one, but also Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales. 

19:48

16 Aug 21

Ariana Grande's Fortnite Concert Was... Pretty Cool!

Brodie and Ewan attended Ariana Grande's Fortnite concert and unpack it on this week's show, as well as discussing PAX Australia's cancelation, bringing back an age-old segment, and arguing about Abandoned some more. 00:00:21 — Axiom Verge 2 First Impressions 00:03:06 — What's Happening With The Realtime Experience App? 00:08:01 — How Was Ariana Grande's Fortnite Concert? 00:13:46 — What Have We Been Playing? 00:22:26 — PAX Australia's Cancellation 00:26:48 — What The Wiki?!

Ariana Grande's Fortnite Concert Was... Pretty Cool!

Brodie and Ewan attended Ariana Grande's Fortnite concert and unpack it on this week's show, as well as discussing PAX Australia's cancelation, bringing back an age-old segment, and arguing about Abandoned some more. 00:00:21 — Axiom Verge 2 First Impressions 00:03:06 — What's Happening With The Realtime Experience App? 00:08:01 — How Was Ariana Grande's Fortnite Concert? 00:13:46 — What Have We Been Playing? 00:22:26 — PAX Australia's Cancellation 00:26:48 — What The Wiki?!

31:38

13 Aug 21

We Really Like Back 4 Blood

Having just spent a couple of hours fending off hordes of the Ridden, the team rendezvous to share their impressions of the game's beta, as well as discuss the PSVR 2 rumours and Ariana Grande's upcoming Fortnite concert. 00:00:23 — Back 4 Blood Impressions 00:10:40 — PSVR 2 Rumours 00:17:46 — Ariana Grande In Fortnite 00:23:54 — Rapid Fire Question 00:25:31 — What The Wiki!?

We Really Like Back 4 Blood

Having just spent a couple of hours fending off hordes of the Ridden, the team rendezvous to share their impressions of the game's beta, as well as discuss the PSVR 2 rumours and Ariana Grande's upcoming Fortnite concert. 00:00:23 — Back 4 Blood Impressions 00:10:40 — PSVR 2 Rumours 00:17:46 — Ariana Grande In Fortnite 00:23:54 — Rapid Fire Question 00:25:31 — What The Wiki!?

30:29

6 Aug 21

The PS5 SSD Expansion Is Really Bloody Confusing

PlayStation have finally revealed SSD support is coming to the PS5. It's a little confusing, so the team try to make sense of it, whilst discussing the new content coming to Animal Crossing, our first impressions of The Ascent, and our reactions to the new Stray gameplay. 00:00:21 — The Ascent First Impressions 00:03:00 — PlayStation Gets SSD Support 00:12:08 — Animal Crossing's New Content 00:21:05 — Stray's New Gameplay Trailer 00:24:42 — Rapid Fire Questions 00:25:28 — What The Wiki?!

The PS5 SSD Expansion Is Really Bloody Confusing

PlayStation have finally revealed SSD support is coming to the PS5. It's a little confusing, so the team try to make sense of it, whilst discussing the new content coming to Animal Crossing, our first impressions of The Ascent, and our reactions to the new Stray gameplay. 00:00:21 — The Ascent First Impressions 00:03:00 — PlayStation Gets SSD Support 00:12:08 — Animal Crossing's New Content 00:21:05 — Stray's New Gameplay Trailer 00:24:42 — Rapid Fire Questions 00:25:28 — What The Wiki?!

32:43

31 Jul 21

Dead Space Is Back And We're Excited!

On this episode, the team discuss all the interesting announcements from EA Play Live, including Dead Space's return, as well as Death's Door, Ubisoft's new FPS and some notable games coming to Game Pass this month. 00:00:21 — Death's Door Review 00:03:38 — EA Play Live & Dead Space 00:14:34 — Tom Clancy's XDefiant & Ubisoft 00:26:31 — Xbox Game Pass Bumper Month 00:31:44 — Rapid Fire Questions 00:33:15 — What the Wiki?!

Dead Space Is Back And We're Excited!

On this episode, the team discuss all the interesting announcements from EA Play Live, including Dead Space's return, as well as Death's Door, Ubisoft's new FPS and some notable games coming to Game Pass this month. 00:00:21 — Death's Door Review 00:03:38 — EA Play Live & Dead Space 00:14:34 — Tom Clancy's XDefiant & Ubisoft 00:26:31 — Xbox Game Pass Bumper Month 00:31:44 — Rapid Fire Questions 00:33:15 — What the Wiki?!

40:27

24 Jul 21

Is The Steam Deck The Nintendo Switch Pro We've Been Waiting For?

On this episode, James reviews The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, and the team discuss Valve's new Steam Deck, Netflix getting into games and Hideo Kojima questioning the name of his own game. 00:00:21 — Skyward Sword Review 00:02:39 — The Steam Deck 00:11:58 — Netflix Getting Into Games? 00:17:53 — Are 'Director's Cut' A Dumb Name? 00:23:02 — Rapid Fire Round 00:24:31 — What the Wiki?!

Is The Steam Deck The Nintendo Switch Pro We've Been Waiting For?

On this episode, James reviews The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, and the team discuss Valve's new Steam Deck, Netflix getting into games and Hideo Kojima questioning the name of his own game. 00:00:21 — Skyward Sword Review 00:02:39 — The Steam Deck 00:11:58 — Netflix Getting Into Games? 00:17:53 — Are 'Director's Cut' A Dumb Name? 00:23:02 — Rapid Fire Round 00:24:31 — What the Wiki?!

28:56

17 Jul 21

Our Thoughts On The Nintendo Switch OLED Model

On this episode, the crew share their thoughts on the Nintendo Switch OLED Model after it was (finally!) announced this week, and weigh into the latest reports on the new Assassin's Creed and Grand Theft Auto games. 00:00:34 — Watch Dogs Legion Bloodline Review 00:05:31 — The Nintendo Switch OLED Model 00:20:47 — Assassin's Creed Infinity 00:30:18 — Grand Theft Auto 6 Rumours 00:37:19 — Rapid Fire Round 00:38:02 — What the Wiki?!

Our Thoughts On The Nintendo Switch OLED Model

On this episode, the crew share their thoughts on the Nintendo Switch OLED Model after it was (finally!) announced this week, and weigh into the latest reports on the new Assassin's Creed and Grand Theft Auto games. 00:00:34 — Watch Dogs Legion Bloodline Review 00:05:31 — The Nintendo Switch OLED Model 00:20:47 — Assassin's Creed Infinity 00:30:18 — Grand Theft Auto 6 Rumours 00:37:19 — Rapid Fire Round 00:38:02 — What the Wiki?!

42:08

8 Jul 21

Should We Worry About Studio Acquisitions?

In a surprisingly big week of news, the team discuss PlayStation's latest acquisitions, what Bloober Team and Konami's partnership might mean for future Silent Hill games, and the Control franchise becoming a thing. 00:01:08 — Death's Door Preview 00:06:21 — PlayStation's Acquisitions 00:20:29 — Konami and Bloober Team's Partnership 00:33:22 — Control MP Game in the Works? 00:40:05 — Rapid Fire Round 00:41:53 — What the Wiki?!

Should We Worry About Studio Acquisitions?

In a surprisingly big week of news, the team discuss PlayStation's latest acquisitions, what Bloober Team and Konami's partnership might mean for future Silent Hill games, and the Control franchise becoming a thing. 00:01:08 — Death's Door Preview 00:06:21 — PlayStation's Acquisitions 00:20:29 — Konami and Bloober Team's Partnership 00:33:22 — Control MP Game in the Works? 00:40:05 — Rapid Fire Round 00:41:53 — What the Wiki?!

52:23

3 Jul 21

Our Games Of The Year So Far

After sharing our thoughts on LEGO Builder's Journey, Olli Olli World and Phantom Abyss, we argue about all this speculation about a new Silent Hill game and discuss out games of the year so far. 00:00:23 — Olli Olli World Preview 00:03:20 — Phantom Abyss Preview 00:06:18 — LEGO Builder's Journey Review 00:10:30 — Is Blue Box's Game Really Silent Hill? 00:22:34 — GOTY So Far... 00:30:06 — What the Wiki?!

Our Games Of The Year So Far

After sharing our thoughts on LEGO Builder's Journey, Olli Olli World and Phantom Abyss, we argue about all this speculation about a new Silent Hill game and discuss out games of the year so far. 00:00:23 — Olli Olli World Preview 00:03:20 — Phantom Abyss Preview 00:06:18 — LEGO Builder's Journey Review 00:10:30 — Is Blue Box's Game Really Silent Hill? 00:22:34 — GOTY So Far... 00:30:06 — What the Wiki?!

38:14

25 Jun 21

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

Final Fantasy Rumours, Pokemon Release Dates & Xbox/Bethesda's E3 Plans

On the precipice of a busy period of video game news, James shares his review of Biomutant and we discuss the Dark Souls-inspired Final Fantasy rumour, the new Pokemon games getting release dates, Sony letting slip some PlayStation news, and Xbox and Bethesda sharing the spotlight at E3. 00:01:12 — Biomutant Review 00:09:45 —The New Pokemon Games Get Release Dates 00:23:02 — A New Final Fantasy? 00:28:27 — PlayStation Let's Slip Some News 00:34:17 — Xbox & Bethesda Sharing the E3 Stage 00:39:44 — What the Wiki?!

Final Fantasy Rumours, Pokemon Release Dates & Xbox/Bethesda's E3 Plans

On the precipice of a busy period of video game news, James shares his review of Biomutant and we discuss the Dark Souls-inspired Final Fantasy rumour, the new Pokemon games getting release dates, Sony letting slip some PlayStation news, and Xbox and Bethesda sharing the spotlight at E3. 00:01:12 — Biomutant Review 00:09:45 —The New Pokemon Games Get Release Dates 00:23:02 — A New Final Fantasy? 00:28:27 — PlayStation Let's Slip Some News 00:34:17 — Xbox & Bethesda Sharing the E3 Stage 00:39:44 — What the Wiki?!

47:45

27 May 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

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

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