There it is. The PS Blog, along with the official Playstation account, dropped a hint that a well known series would be making its way to the PS PLUS lineup this month. While most speculated it might have something to do with the N. Sane Trilogy, Sony used the Bandicoot to misdirect us once again (we’re looking at you Shawn Layden and your shirt!). SO without further delay, here are you PS Plus Gams for February:
Bioshock Collection (PS4)
Sims 4 (PS4)
Firewall: Zero Hour (PSVR)
That’s right. Finally, a PSVR game makes it into the lineup. What are your thoughts? Leave them, snarky or not, in the comments below:
This week we speak to classical composer turned game composer turned classic composer Tony Manfredonia about breaking into the music composition side of the gaming world. We highlight his past and upcoming projects, talk about how his two worlds influence one another, and coin the term for a new genre of music, or so we would like to think! It’s a great episode that will be our final here for this podcast, but also the link to our upcoming November launch of our new podcast, Platinum Popped: a Playstation Podcast. Check it all out inside!
It’s here! The final episode, or at least until the hiatus is over, of our podcast! We want to rebrand, and more is coming on that soon, but for now we go out with a bang talking about Avengers Beta Impressions. What works and what does not, and does Spider Man being a PS exclusive have us any more interested in this game? Will we buy it day 1 or not at all? Matt and I also discover our love for Fall Guys, the best PS Plus new game to debut since Rocket League on the service. It’s a packed week of topics and we look forward to hearing what you think!
Alright, it is time for another week of conversation around the Playstation nation! This week, it feels like there i a lot of Ghost of Tsushima news, and with good cause, as Rob and Matt have begun to dive in and are absolutely smitten with what they played so far. Ubisoft cannot stay out of the news, and there’s a few other little pieces that caught our eye this week. The PS BLOG is still missing games, so we took the liberty of finding them with some help, and making up descriptions for just a few (so we can get back to Ghost!).
Looks like Sony knows something we do not, ramping up production of the console. There’s also plenty of conversation going around about the Dualsense 5, and of course another week means more news about AC: Valhalla. Overall, it’s a slow week for news, and not much happening we didn’t already know, but we still cover it anyway!
That’s right, Ubisoft went hard this week, on more open worlds. We saw their big 3 games for the upcoming fall and early spring of 2021, Far Cry 6, Watch Dogs: Legion, and AC Valhalla. But, did they impress? What does this mean when Cyberpunk goes head to head with Valhalla? and why are so many execs being accused of sexual misconduct? They weren’t the only piece of news this week as we also hit the highlights surrounding Last of Us 2 sales, the importance of more possible Sony acquisitions, PS5 box art, and a Horizon Forbidden West exit. There’s even more than that too. Plus, we lament the PS Drop and See you Soon.
This week it’s all about the price of entry. The cost seems to be going up for next gen, and we are not surprised. We take a few moments to reflect on it and determine the good and bad of it. There’s also lots of controversy over the Last of Us Part II still, with the voice actors getting threats from all directions. It’s unwarranted, and here’s why. Oh, and plenty of other news came soaring across the desk about Far Cry 6 potential reveals and Ubisoft’s entrance into the Battle Royale genre. There’s still no blog drop, but we got you covered as Rob went to the PS store for answers about what other than Iron Man VR is coming out this week.
It didn’t take long for The Last of Us Part II to rile even more feathers, and spawn its own Change.org petition. We discuss the issues behind such a petition, our initial spoiler free impressions of the game after a few hours with it, and our initial concerns. It’s also a week full of gaming news for Cyberpunk and Playstation 5. Finally, the PS BLOG drop has been a mess the past few weeks and we take measures into our own hands, doing an improv style description system for each game.
It’s time, it’s time, it’s VAD— er Playstation time! We watched it live with you on Youtube and Twitch, and now we are recording right after. We cover as many games as we can remember we wrote down, talk about the design of the console, and rate Sony on 1-10 for its presentation. We determine what games we are most excited for, and look at which ones we were underwhelmed by as well. Then it is a brief stint through the news of the week. Short, sweet, and to the point, it’s an early special edition of the PS Podcast where we are 1 community and you are too!
In times of unrest as we have now, companies begin stepping up to show their solidarity, not only in vocalizing their support, but by delaying their events. We cover those delays, talk about when some of them will come to fruition, and the rest of a sparse news week. We also highlight some of our favorite black characters from games that we both loved for their character and for the impression their story left on us. Finally, we solve the mystery of the Playstation Blog and make a decision about the upcoming weeks!
Recorded before the delay of the PS5 event, we talk about what we wanted to see this week, the Last of Us Part II reveal from last week, the latest in the past week’s news, and of course, lament the lack of a PSBLOG drop for new games on the store!