Podcast Beyond - IGN's PlayStation Show

Podcast Beyond - IGN's PlayStation Show Podcast

Host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Max Scoville, Brian Altano, and other IGN editors each week to break down the latest in PlayStation releases, news, and more.

PS5's Confusing Game Save Situation - Beyond Episode 668
On this week's episode if IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Janet Garcia to discuss the latest PS5 news, including a bunch of info about PS5 game preorder bonuses for Demon's Souls, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and more, plus the confusing state of transferring saves from PS4 to PS5. Plus, we take a deeper look at the PlayStation Plus collection games list, and answer some questions from you, the listeners and viewers....

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PS5: What Xbox Buying Bethesda Means for Sony - Beyond Episode 667
On this week's episode if IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Lucy O'Brien to discuss Microsoft's purchase of Bethesda, all its studios, and its franchises. Will the PS5 get Starfield and The Elder Scrolls 6? Or after Deathloop and Ghostwire Tokyo, is Bethesda no longer going to appear on the PS5? Plus, we dive into the many lingering questions about the PS5 we still have before launch, the situation around Marvel's Spider-Man Remaster...

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PS5 Price, Release Date, Launch Games, and More - Beyond Episode 666
On this week's packed episode of IGN's PlayStation Show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Max Scoville, Lucy O'Brien, and Janet Garcia to discuss all the big reveals from the PS5 showcase, including PS5's price, the PS5 release date, the PS5 launch date, and the many lingering questions, and exciting possibilities about the PlayStation 5. We dive into Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Demon's Souls, God of War's sequel, and... Hitch on UMD? Trust me, it makes sense in context....

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PS5, PS4's Big Late 2020 Games (and Mysteries) - Beyond Episode 665
On this week's episode of Podcast Beyond!, IGN's PlayStation show, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano for an episode even Pepe Silvia would marvel at. The duo discusses what Sony's next movies should and could be for the PS5 following Xbox's Series X and Series S announcements, including when and what Sony might do when it comes to PS5 price, preorders, launch lineup, and games in 2020. Plus, the duo looks ahead at the big games still to come for the PS4, and the PS5's launch window, in 2020...

PS5: Sony Looks to Have Even More Exclusives - Beyond Episode 664
BEYOND! On this week's episode of Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Max Scoville and Janet Garcia to catch up on all the big gaming news of the last couple weeks, including Sony's plans to acquire more studios and have more frequent exclusives going into the PS5. Plus, Astro Bot and Crash stop by to derail the show....

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A Beyond! Thank You
There's no official episode this week, but Jonathon still got sappy and wanted to record a quick message to you all while we wait to get back to our regularly scheduled programming in two weeks....


Ghost of Tsushima's Surprise New Multiplayer - Beyond! Episode 663
BEYOND! On this week's episode of Podcast Beyond!, IGN's PlayStation show, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Lucy O'Brien to discuss the unexpected news of an upcoming Ghost of Tsushima co-op mode, and the current state of Sony's single and multiplayer approach. Plus, more discussion about the upcoming WB Games reveals, talk of why we're loving Mortal Shell, Fall Guys, and hot new game Dark Souls III, and a look at Max Scoville's personal 10 favorite PS4 games. Programming ...

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Does Halo’s Delay Help PS5’s Launch? - Beyond! Episode 662
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 the impact Halo Infinite's delay may have on both the PS5 and Xbox Series X's launches, and the entire generation going forward. Plus, Suicide Squad game speculation, love for Fall Guys, and...horror movie talk? Spoooooky!...

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State of Play Reactions - Beyond Episode 661
On a special second episode this week of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Max Scoville and Brian Altano to discuss Sony's latest State of Play presentations. The cast goes into the PS4, PS5, and PSVR game reveals, what worked, what didn't, and what the future of State of Play can look like....


Will PS5's Big Questions Be Answered This Month? - Beyond Episode 660
On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Lucy O'Brien to discuss the biggest PS4 and PS5 news around, even as we question whether we'll finally learn about the PS5 price and release date this month. Plus, the cast dives into what they're playing, the big PlayStation updates for Marvel's Avengers, and Jonathon interviews some of the team behind Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, which is now available for PlayStation Plu...

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Will PS5's Big Questions Be Answered This Month? - Beyond Episode 660
On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Lucy O'Brien to discuss the biggest PS4 and PS5 news around, even as we question whether we'll finally learn about the PS5 price and release date this month. Plus, the cast dives into what they're playing, the big PlayStation updates for Marvel's Avengers, and Jonathon interviews some of the team behind Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, which is now available for PlayStation Plu...

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Could Fall Guys Be The Next Rocket League? - Beyond Episode 659
This week on IGN's PlayStation show, Max Scoville, Brian Altano, and Tom Marks discuss August's PlayStation Plus games, which include the brand new Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, a slapstick take on battle royale that's already cleaning up on Twitch. The last totally unconventional multiplayer game to launch on PS+ was Rocket League. Meanwhile, a Doritos bag seemingly leaked the new Call of Duty logo, Hideo Kojima is NOT working on a horror game with Junji Ito (yet), Ghost of Tsushima gets a patch that makes...


Ghost of Tsushima: Creative Director Interview (Spoilers!) - Podcast Beyond Episode 658
BEYOND! On a special bonus episode of Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano to speak with Sucker Punch's Jason Connell, the art and creative director of Ghost of Tsushima. Full spoilers ahead! But Jason speaks with the two about the design of the world, combat, and our newest obsession, Ghost's photo mode.  Learn about how GoT changed through development, how its black and white mode came to be called Kurosawa Mode, and much more....

PS5 Preorders Won't Be a Surprise - Beyond Episode 657
On this week's episode if IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Lucy O'Brien and Tom R. Marks to discuss the recent PS5 preorder rumors and news from Sony (don't worry, you don't have to run to Amazon just yet), Spider-Man PS5 news, and much more. Plus, the debate over #DiscsIn or #DiscsOut rages on as Lucy and Tom weigh in on the topic....

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Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Watch Dogs: Legion Hands-On Impressions - Beyond Episode 656
On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined (again!) by Brian Altano, Mitchell Saltzmann, and Janet Garcia, to discuss their hands-on time with some of Ubisoft's big, upcoming games. Janet and Brian discuss why they had so much fun in the world of Watch Dogs: Legion, and Mitchell discusses what did and didn't grab him about Assassin's Creed: Valhalla's hands-on. Plus, it's maybe the 30th episode where we predict PS5 price and release dates, because rum...

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Ghost of Tsushima Review Impressions (Spoiler-Free) - Beyond Episode 655
IGN's weekly PlayStation show sits down to discuss what is possibly the last PS4 first-party exclusive, Ghost of Tsushima, Jonathon Dornbush, Brian Altano, and Janet Garcia speak with reviewer Mitchell Saltzmann about his take on what makes Ghost of Tsushima so amazing in his review. And the rest of the cast gives their takes on what works, what doesn't, and what players can expect when they jump into the game....

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Will PS5 Games Cost More? - Beyond Episode 654
On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Tom R. Marks and DualShockers' Cam Hawkins to discuss the potential price increase PS5 games might bring, the state of FF7 Remake Part 2's Development, Tom's Marvel's Iron Man VR review, and some Kingdom Hearts. Because Jonathon is finally joined by a fellow Kingdom Hearts fan, so just let them have their fun, please....

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The Last of Us Part 2: Neil Druckmann, Halley Gross Interview - Podcast Beyond! Special Episode
On a special episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, Jonathon Dornbush and Lucy O'Brien are joined by director Neil Druckmann and narrative lead Halley Gross for a SPOILER-FILLED talk about The Last of Us Part 2. Druckmann and Gross dive into the plot, characters, and themes of the Naughty Dog sequel, indulging Jonathon and Lucy in their many questions about character motivations, scrapped ideas for the sequel, and how Ellie, Joel, and Abby's journeys developed throughout production. Seriously...

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The Last of Us 2's Accessibility, Bugsnax Interview - Beyond Episode 653
On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Steve Saylor, along with Lucy O'Brien and Janet Garcia, to discuss The Last of Us Part 2! We break down some of the accessibility features and strides TLoU 2 takes in pushing gaming accessibility forward, as well as thoughts on PlayStation Plus' 10th anniversary and more....

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The Last of Us Part 2 Impressions, Crash Bandicoot's Return - Beyond! Episode 652
On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano and special guest Kahlief Adams from Spawn on Me, to dive deeper into The Last of Us Part 2. The trio gets into some spoiler territory around the 22-minute mark, so be warned if you haven't finished playing the game....

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PS5 Is Huge and Spider-Man: Miles Morales Updates - Beyond Episode 651
On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond! Host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Max Scoville and Tom R. Marks to discuss all the biggest news about PS5 that's come out since the PS5 games reveal event. We discuss PS5's possible size, info about Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales and more PS5 games, plus Star Wars: Squadrons and plenty of other updates!...

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PS5's Games Showcase Wows Us - Beyond Episode 649
IGN's weekly PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond! breaks down the packed, impressive PS5 games showcase. We discuss Horizon: Forbidden West, Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Resident Evil 8: Village, and SO much more. Plus, we finally get to see the PS5....

PS5 Games Reveal Event Delayed - Podcast Beyond Episode 648
On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by resident elderly Irish woman Lucy O'Brien, Blessing Adeoye, Jr. from Kinda Funny, and freelance journalist Funké Joseph. The group discusses PlayStation's decision to delay the PS5 reveal event, discusses what we hope and wildly predict we might finally see at that event, and discuss what we're playing....

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The Last of Us Part 2 State of Play Impressions - Beyond Episode 647
On this week's episode of Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Lucy O'Brien to break down everything we learned in the The Last of Us Part 2 State of Play presentation. We also discuss a bit of our hopes for the PS5 reveal event, which, naturally, was only a rumor when we recorded and then was officially announced 12 hours later. Note: Unfortunately, we had a version of this episode that, due to technical issues, we lost the recording of, which featured the full cast. We'll return next week...

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PS5 Games 'Soon' - What Is Sony's Next-Gen Lineup? - Beyond Episode 646
BEYOND! On this week's episode if IGN's weekly PlayStation show, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano and Max Scoville to discuss the news that Sony will "soon" announce PS5 games. What do we expect to see? What do we (and you) hope might be announced for the next-gen launch? We talk about that, plus dive deep into Jonathon's interview with Sucker Punch's Jason Connell about the Ghost of Tsushima State of Play....

Ghost of Tsushima's State of Play Wowed Us - Beyond Episode 645
On a special episode of Podcast Beyond!, IGN's PlayStation show, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano and Max Scoville to break down everything in the Ghost of Tsushima PS4 State of Play. We discuss what excited us about the combat, open world, customization, and more from Sucker Punch's upcoming action-adventure open-world game....

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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Remaster, Unreal PS5 Tech Demo - Beyond Episode 644
BEYOND! On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Lucy O'Brien to talk about the biggest PlayStation news of the week, including the return of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, Unreal's impressive Unreal Engine 5 PS5 tech demo, and much more....

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Final Fantasy 7 Remake Spoilercast - A Podcast Beyond Special Episode
BEYOND! Traveled to Midgar and back? Loved, hated, or confused by the Final Fantasy 7 Remake story? Well, Jonathon Dornbush, Tom Marks, Max Scoville, and Zach Ryan break down FF7 Remake in FULL SPOILERS. Seriously, we talk about the end of the game first so, like, go beat it if you don't want to have anything spoiled. But then come listen as we discuss what did and didn't work about the story, the reimagining of Midgar, the awesome combat, and whether FF7 Remake felt like a full game — and where we hope the...

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Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Gollum Give Us Look at PS5 Games - Beyond Episode 643
BEYOND! On this week's episode if IGN's weekly PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Tom R. Marks to break down the latest PS4 and PS5 news, including the recent reveals of Assassin's Creed Valhalla and The Lord of the Rings Gollum game, both of which are set for next-gen, PS5 releases. We give our thoughts on these initial reveals, how they set the stage for more next-gen debuts, and more. (If you want to learn more about Valhalla, be sure to...

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PS4's Big Exclusives Shift Release Dates - Beyond Episode 642
On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Max Scoville, Lucy O'Brien, and Tom R. Marks to discuss the release date changes for The Last of Us 2 and Ghost of Tsushima, the unfortunate leaks for TLoU2 (don't worry, we keep it spoiler free), and much more. Plus, this episode may be haunted! We're very sorry the podcasts ghosts came in to haunt our show....

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Will PS5's Be Tough to Get This Holiday? - Beyond Episode 641
On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Lucy O'Brien to discuss the biggest news in the world of PlayStation. And with a recent report suggesting PS5's price point, and a limited supply of PS5 at its holiday launch date, the cast dives into what it might look like if it's tough to get a PS5 this holiday season, as well as how PS5 launch games could factor into sales, and much more. We also address more of t...

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What GTA 6 Can Learn From Red Dead 2, GTA 5 - Beyond Episode 640
On this week's packed episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Lucy O'Brien, Max Scoville, and Brian Altano to discuss all the latest news and rumors, and shoot down some speculation in the world of PlayStation. First, the cast tackles why that recent Ghost of Tsushima gameplay news may not be accurate, as well as why the rumors of all of PS4's exclusives possibly coming to PC soon is also inaccurate. Then, we dive into the reports, including IGN's own, about G...

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PS5's Surprise Controller Reveal, FF7 Remake Review Talk! - Beyond Episode 639
On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Max Scoville and Tom Marks to discuss Tom's Final Fantasy 7 Remake review. But before that happens, they discuss the surprise reveal of the PS5 controller, the DualSense, and all the details we learned about the PS5's new controller. Then, we dive into Tom's FF7 Remake review, discuss why we love the FF7 Remake gameplay, and a whole lot more....

The Last of Us 2, Iron Man VR Delay Reactions - Beyond Episode 638
IGN's weekly PlayStation show gathers for a special episode to react to the major news that The Last of Us Part 2 and Marvel's Iron Man VR have been delayed indefinitely. Jonathon Dornbush and Brian Altano discuss what this means for both games, how it could impact Ghost of Tsushima, and whether we'll continue to see further game delays, including the release of the PS5 and Xbox Series X....

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Resident Evil 3 (Spoiler-Free) Impressions - Beyond Episode 637
On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano and Max Scoville discuss Resident Evil 3 Remake, which Beyond!'s own Lucy O'Brien reviewed for IGN. We discuss what we loved and didn't about Resident Evil 3's gameplay, offer our spoiler-free impressions overall, and discuss what RE3 makes us hope for Resident Evil's future and what the series could look like on PS5....

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Celebrating Bloodborne's 5th Anniversary - Beyond Episode 636
On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano and Max Scoville to celebrate Bloodborne's 5th anniversary, reminiscing on why the game is still so beloved for PS4 players, what it's like to jump into the game now, and more. Plus, we discuss the latest updates to Sony's PS5 backward compatibility stance, PS5's messaging overall, PS Plus games leaking for April, and much more. Have a That One Thing or Memory Card story to share? Write in to b...

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Silent Hill Rumors And Your Questions Answered - Podcast Beyond Special
Between Podcast Beyond's, Jonathon Dornbush, Max Scoville, Brian Altano, and Lucy O'Brien sit down to answer your questions about rumors around Konami games possibly being revived, what we're playing during our time at home, whether we might see a delay in the next-gen consoles, and more!...

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PS5: Analyzing Sony's Next-Gen Tech Reveal - Podcast Beyond Episode 635
On this week's episode of Podcast Beyond!, all the way from our remote studios, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Lucy O'Brien to talk about all the latest PS5 news we've learned from Mark Cerny's tech deep dive. We discuss what the next-gen tech reveals might mean for the PS5, how it stacks up to the Xbox Series X, and what this reveal means for Sony's next-gen plans....

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8 More Major PS4 Exclusives Dropping Before July - Beyond Episode 634
PS5 is still a while off, but between now and July, we have MLB The Show, Nioh 2, Predator Hunting Grounds, Persona 5 Royal, FF7 Remake, Iron Man VR, The Last of Us 2, and Ghost of Tsushima to hold us over. Not a bad sendoff for this console generation!...

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8 More Major PS4 Exclusives Dropping Before July - Beyond Episode 634
PS5 is still a while off, but between now and July, we have MLB The Show, Nioh 2, Predator Hunting Grounds, Persona 5 Royal, FF7 Remake, Iron Man VR, The Last of Us 2, and Ghost of Tsushima to hold us over. Not a bad sendoff for this console generation!...

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Final Fantasy 7 Remake Demo: What We Loved, What We Didn't - Beyond Episode 633
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 Max Scoville to offer our thoughts on the Final Fantasy VII Remake demo, along with some of your impressions of the remake's opening. Plus, we dive into the postponement of GDC, celebrate the PS2's 20th anniversary, and more....

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Horizon Zero Dawn Retrospective and Sequel Hopes - A Beyond! Special Episode
On a special episode of Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Lucy O'Brien to look back at Horizon on its third anniversary, breaking down what we still love, what we wish worked a bit better, and why we're so excited for a would-be sequel. Plus, we include some of YOUR thoughts on the game and what you'd want in a sequel....

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Patents Reveal DualShock 5 May Sense Your FEAR - Beyond Episode 632
On this episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, Max Scoville fills in for Jonathon (who's off at the rodent park again) and is joined by Brian Altano, Lucy O'Brien, and IGN UK's special operative and international man of mystery, Simon Cardy. We discuss some new patents for a DualShock 5 attachment that suggest a heart rate and sweat sensor, Sony not being the only company pulling out of conventions due to Coronavirus concerns, some awesome-sounding Resident Evil 3 Remake impressions, our problems with vo...

How PS5's Price May Be Impacted by Its Production - Beyond Episode 631
BEYOND! On this week's episode of Podcast Beyond!, IGN's weekly PlayStation show, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano....and just Brian as the rest of the cast was away to break down all the latest PS5 info and rumors. Brian and Jonathon discuss the PS5 price speculation that its production could be causing Sony trouble in keeping its price down, while also jumping into recent Sony AI patent news, and much more. Plus, Jonathon is joined by Damoun "Shabs" from the Firewall Zero Hour developer te...

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How PS5's Price May Be Impacted by Its Production - Beyond Episode 631
BEYOND! On this week's episode of Podcast Beyond!, IGN's weekly PlayStation show, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano....and just Brian as the rest of the cast was away to break down all the latest PS5 info and rumors. Brian and Jonathon discuss the PS5 price speculation that its production could be causing Sony trouble in keeping its price down, while also jumping into recent Sony AI patent news, and much more. Plus, Jonathon is joined by Damoun "Shabs" from the Firewall Zero Hour developer te...

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How Dreams Kicks Off PS4's Exciting 2020 - Beyond Episode 630
On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Lucy O'Brien, Ryan McCaffrey, and Tom Marks to take a look at PS4's exciting 2020 lineup of exclusives. Kicking off with Dreams, Jonathon and Lucy are joined by Abbie Heppe and Siobhan Reddy of Media Molecule to discuss Dreams' imminent launch, its early access beta period, and its encouraging community. Then, the rest of the cast dives into Ryan's MLB The Show 20 preview, thoughts on FF7 Remake, The Last of Us Part...

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Discussing PS5's Latest Reveal and Price Rumors - Beyond Episode 629
On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Lucy O'Brien to discuss the latest rumors of PS5's reveal event, as well as when we could potentially hear more about PS5's price, launch games, and release date. Plus, we also take a look at new Rockstar Games news about Dan Houser leaving, PlayStation Plus games for February, and much more. And, of course, Bloodborne. Have a Memory Card, That One Thing, or other sub...

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Resident Evil 8 Rumors, PS5 Speculation, and More! - Beyond Episode 628
On this week's episode of Podcast Beyond!, IGN's weekly PlayStation show, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Tom R. Marks to discuss Resident Evil 8 rumors. With news that RE8 might feature werewolves and first-person, we speculate about what the Resident Evil sequel could include. Additionally, the cast speculations about a PS5 reveal event, wondering what PS5 details we might learn whenever an event, whether in February or later, actually happens. Plus, we delve into Drea...

Will PS5 Be Affected By All These Game Delays? - Beyond Episode 627
On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano and Max Scoville to lament all of the big video game delays, and whether these big dates might mean anything for the PS5 and its launch lineup. The cast discusses the delays of Cyberpunk 2077, Marvel's Avengers, Dying Light 2, Marvel's Iron Man VR, and more that have all suddenly changed the 2020 release landscape. We discuss what these delays could mean, if anything, for PS5's launch and laun...

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Sony Skips E3 2020! Does Sony Even Need E3? - Podcast Beyond Episode 626
Beloved host Jonathon Dornbush is on a rodent-themed vacation in the lush, verdant hamlet of Anaheim, CA while fan-favorite elderly Irish woman Lucy O'Brien has taken a trip to News Island. In their stead, join Max Scoville, Brian Altano, Matt Kim, and Janet Garcia as they discuss the thrilling delays of Square Enix's most anticipated games, our 2019 PlayStation Wrap-Up stats, and what color the PlayStation 5 should be. Toss a coin to your Witcher and toss an email to your podcasters at [email protected]


PS5 News, Rumors, and Predictions - Beyond Episode 625
On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show Podcast Beyond, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Lucy O'Brien, and Max Scoville to discuss everything we know, and don't, about the PS5 so far. The cast breaks down news, rumors, and offers up some predictions about what we hope to see from the PS5 this year. Have a question, comment, or Memory Card story? Write in to [email protected]!...

PS4 and PS5 Exclusives We Hope Get Announced - Beyond Episode 624
On this week's episode of Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Lucy O'Brien for the last episode they recorded in 2019 to discuss their hopes for 2020, a lookback at 2019, and much more.  Have a question, comment, Memory Card story, or something else you'd like to share with the cast? Email us at [email protected]!...

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The 2020 PS4 Games We Can't Wait to Play - Beyond Episode 623
On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Lucy O'Brien, and Max Scoville to answer YOUR viewer and listener questions, kicking things off with a debate about which 2020 game we can't wait to play. The cast debates whether we're more excited for Cyberpunk 2077, The Last of Us Part 2, Ghost of Tsushima, or Final Fantasy 7 Remake. Plus, we answer more questions from listeners and viewers about games of the generation we didn't see but w...


What Xbox Series X May Mean for PS5 - Beyond Episode 622
On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Lucy O'Brien to discuss the recent Xbox Series X next-gen announcements and what they might mean for the PS5 and Sony's future planned announcements for its upcoming system. Plus, the cast also dives into the rest of The Game Awards news, Ghost of Tsushima's pretty new trailer, and much more ahead of the holiday....

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Anayzing Sony's Final 2019 State of Play - Beyond Episode 621
On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Ryan McCaffrey to discuss the final PlayStation State of Play of 2019. The crew tackles the big announcements like Resident Evil 3, Predator: Hunting Grounds' release date, Ghost of Tsushima's teaser for a Game Awards trailer, and more. Plus the cast also discusses MLB: The Show's multiplatform future, Max's hands-on time with Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, and much more....

Celebrating PlayStation's 25th Anniversary - Beyond Episode 620
On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Lucy O'Brien to discuss our favorite games from each home console generation of PlayStation in honor of PlayStation's 25th anniversary. The group runs down their favorites from the PS1, PS2, PS3, and PS4, including Bloodborne, Uncharted 2, God of War, Metal Gear Solid, SIlent Hill, and much more....

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The Game Awards 2019 Winners and Announcements Predictions - Beyond Episode 619
On this episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Tom Marks to discuss their predictions for The Game Awards 2019. Since the whole cast is out of office this week for the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S., the cast lays out their early predictions for The Game Awards winners and announcements, including guesses about those RE3 rumors, hopes of a Batman game finally being shown, and more....

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Breaking Down PS5 Controller's Possible Design Details - Beyond Episode 618
On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano and Max Scoville to discuss new PS5 controller patents and what they may tell us about the PS5's new controller. We speculate about, should these patents be true, what the removal of the light bar might mean for PSVR games, and why the touchpad returns, as well as much more analysis. Plus, the gang discusses some other big news around the world of gaming, and offers their impressions fo...

Breaking Down PS5 Controller's Possible Design Details - Beyond Episode 618
On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano and Max Scoville to discuss new PS5 controller patents and what they may tell us about the PS5's new controller. We speculate about, should these patents be true, what the removal of the light bar might mean for PSVR games, and why the touchpad returns, as well as much more analysis. Plus, the gang discusses some other big news around the world of gaming, and offers their impressions fo...


Death Stranding SPOILERCAST - Our Favorite Moments
There is a TON to unpack from Hideo Kojima's latest post-apocalyptic epic. So join IGN's Max Scoville, Mark Medina, Tina Amini, and Sam Claiborn as they sit down to discuss what did or didn't work with Death Stranding. From its intricate story to its interesting take on online play, thoughts were had....

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Death Stranding SPOILERCAST - Our Favorite Moments
There is a TON to unpack from Hideo Kojima's latest post-apocalyptic epic. So join IGN's Max Scoville, Mark Medina, Tina Amini, and Sam Claiborn as they sit down to discuss what did or didn't work with Death Stranding. From its intricate story to its interesting take on online play, thoughts were had....

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Death Stranding: Our, and Your, Post-Launch Impressions - Beyond Episode 617
On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation podcast, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano and Max Scoville to talk a bit more about Death Stranding now that it is launched and available worldwide. We discuss some of our extended thoughts on Hideo Kojima's latest, as well as read many Beyond viewers and listeners' impressions of Death Stranding so far. Plus, the cast also dives into Kojima's recent comments about Death Stranding reviews, break down our thoughts on the Sony exec shakeup ah...

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Death Stranding: Our, and Your, Post-Launch Impressions - Beyond Episode 617
On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation podcast, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano and Max Scoville to talk a bit more about Death Stranding now that it is launched and available worldwide. We discuss some of our extended thoughts on Hideo Kojima's latest, as well as read many Beyond viewers and listeners' impressions of Death Stranding so far. Plus, the cast also dives into Kojima's recent comments about Death Stranding reviews, break down our thoughts on the Sony exec shakeup ah...

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Horizon Zero Dawn 2: What We Want From a Horizon Sequel - Beyond Episode 616
On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Lucy O'Brien and Brian Altano to discuss what we would like to see from a Horizon Zero Dawn 2. With job listings that suggest Guerrilla Games is working on a Horizon sequel, the cast hypothesizes on what we might see, what we hope changes and stays the same, and factors in some of your suggestions. Plus, the cast also discusses some of the latest PlayStation news, like Nioh 2's beta, the PlayStation...

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Death Stranding: 2019's Most Divisive Game - Beyond Episode 615
On a special episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Mark Medina about the opening three chapters of Death Stranding and our impressions of Hideo Kojima's latest adventure.  Avoiding any major spoilers, the cast discusses their disparate feelings about the opening chapters, IGN's Death Stranding review, and more on the game....

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Will Death Stranding's PC Port Hurt Its PS4 Launch? - Beyond Episode 614
On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show Podcast Beyond, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Max Scoville to discuss Death Stranding's PC port confirmation and its lack of PS4 exclusivity, Sony's trademarks of the PS6, PS7, PS8, PS9, and PS10 and whether that means we'll be seeing a lot more PlayStation exclusives. The duo talks about some more news, like the Fallout 76 Fallout 1st blunders, while Max offers his thoughts on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and The Outer Worlds and Jonathon discusses his...

Will Death Stranding's PC Port Hurt Its PS4 Launch? - Beyond Episode 614
On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show Podcast Beyond, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Max Scoville to discuss Death Stranding's PC port confirmation and its lack of PS4 exclusivity, Sony's trademarks of the PS6, PS7, PS8, PS9, and PS10 and whether that means we'll be seeing a lot more PlayStation exclusives. The duo talks about some more news, like the Fallout 76 Fallout 1st blunders, while Max offers his thoughts on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and The Outer Worlds and Jonathon discusses his...

Why The Last of Us Part 2 Delay Doesn't Worry Us - Beyond Episode 613
Surprise! A bonus Podcast Beyond! arrives this week, as host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, Lucy O'Brien, and Peppers Scoville for an emergency meeting to discuss The Last of Us Part 2's delay to May 2020 from its original February 2020 release date....

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Why The Last of Us Part 2 Delay Doesn't Worry Us - Beyond Episode 613
Surprise! A bonus Podcast Beyond! arrives this week, as host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, Lucy O'Brien, and Peppers Scoville for an emergency meeting to discuss The Last of Us Part 2's delay to May 2020 from its original February 2020 release date....

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Could Be a Game of the Year Contender - Beyond Episode 612
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 Max Scoville to discuss Brian's hands-on impressions of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Ahead of Fallen Order's close release, the cast discusses why Brian loved the gameplay and exploration, the lack of Fallen Order's microtransactions and pay-to-win elements, and how it's shaping up to be a Game of the Year contender. The cast also breaks down what we've seen regardin...

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Could Be a Game of the Year Contender - Beyond Episode 612
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 Max Scoville to discuss Brian's hands-on impressions of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Ahead of Fallen Order's close release, the cast discusses why Brian loved the gameplay and exploration, the lack of Fallen Order's microtransactions and pay-to-win elements, and how it's shaping up to be a Game of the Year contender. The cast also breaks down what we've seen regardin...

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What PS5 Launch Games We Could (and Hope to) See - Beyond Episode 611
On this week's episode if IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!,host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Max Scoville, Lucy O'Brien, and Tom R. Marks to discuss the PS5 launch games we hope to see and think we might actually get. We also include some of your suggestions about games we could and should see as we speculate about the PS5 launch and its exclusives....

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What PS5 Launch Games We Could (and Hope to) See - Beyond Episode 611
On this week's episode if IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!,host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Max Scoville, Lucy O'Brien, and Tom R. Marks to discuss the PS5 launch games we hope to see and think we might actually get. We also include some of your suggestions about games we could and should see as we speculate about the PS5 launch and its exclusives....

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Breaking Down Those New PS5 Details - Beyond Episode 610
On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Max Scoville is joined by Brian Altano and Tom Marks to discuss all the big new PS5 news, like its official name and new controller details, and much more. Plus, Jonathon Dornbush is joined by members of developer Pixelopus to discuss the studio's new first-party PS4 exclusive, Concrete Genie 00:00 - Intro 1:45 - News Crunch - PS5 name, controller details, and more news 39:57 - Concrete Genie Interview with Dominic Robilliard and Jeff ...

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How Will PlayStation's Major Exec Departure Affect PS5? - Beyond Episode 509
On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Max Scoville, Brian Altano, and Tom R. Marks to discuss Shawn Layden's departure from Sony as SIE Worldwide Studios Chairman and how, if at all, it will affect the PS5. Plus, they talk about PlayStation Now's big price drop, if Sony can compete with Xbox GamePass, Last of Us Part 2's lack of multiplayer, and much more! And yes, Jonathon knows he said the wrong episode number. Have a question, Memory Card s...

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The Last of Us Part 2 Hands-On Impressions - Beyond 608
Host of IGN's weekly PlayStation show Podcast Beyond Jonathon Dornbush played over two hours of The Last of Us Part II, so Brian Altano, Lucy O'Brien, and Max Scoville ask him all of their questions about his hands-on experience. Plus, the cast breaks down the latest State of Play!...

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Your PlayStation Questions Answered! - Beyond Episode 607
On IGN's weekly PlayStation show, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Lucy O'Brien to answer your questions in a special listener and viewer mailbag episode ahead of this week's State of Play. We'll have a second episode later this week to cover all the biggest State of Play news, so stay tuned!...

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Your PlayStation Questions Answered! - Beyond Episode 607
On IGN's weekly PlayStation show, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Lucy O'Brien to answer your questions in a special listener and viewer mailbag episode ahead of this week's State of Play. We'll have a second episode later this week to cover all the biggest State of Play news, so stay tuned!...

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Will Death Stranding Reviews Be Divisive? - Beyond Episode 606
On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Lucy O'Brien to discuss more Death Stranding news and gameplay impressions, as well as what we think the review discussion around Death Stranding will look like. 00:00 - Intro 2:15 - News Crunch - Death Stranding 21:50 - GameStop redesign news 33:20 - Final Fantasy 7 remake's Classic mode 36:50 - COD and Nioh 2 news (or Nier, if you're Lucy) 43:05 - Questions from listeners and view...

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Why Death Stranding's Huge New Gameplay Demo Has Us Excited - Beyond Episode 605
On IGN's weekly PlayStation show, Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano and Max Scoville discuss all the latest Death Stranding gameplay, the hint of more Last of Us Part 2 news to come, and much more. Timecodes: 00:00 - Intro and Jonathon’s ramblings 2:58 - Max’s Yakuza 7 reaction 12:20 - The Last of Us Part 2 event is happening! 19:56 - Death Stranding Gameplay 41:05 - Project Resistance 46:17 - Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot release date 48:45 - Final Fantasy VII Remake 52:27 - What we’re pl...

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Why Death Stranding's Huge New Gameplay Demo Has Us Excited - Beyond Episode 605
On IGN's weekly PlayStation show, Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano and Max Scoville discuss all the latest Death Stranding gameplay, the hint of more Last of Us Part 2 news to come, and much more. Timecodes: 00:00 - Intro and Jonathon’s ramblings 2:58 - Max’s Yakuza 7 reaction 12:20 - The Last of Us Part 2 event is happening! 19:56 - Death Stranding Gameplay 41:05 - Project Resistance 46:17 - Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot release date 48:45 - Final Fantasy VII Remake 52:27 - What we’re pl...

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Avengers, Iceborne, and More Hands-On Impressions! - Beyond Episode 604
On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Lucy O'Brien, Tom R. Marks, and Brian Altano to discuss Tom's Monster Hunter World: Iceborne review, Jonathon and Lucy's time playing Avengers, and much more!   Have a question, Memory Card story, or general comment about the show? Email [email protected]!...

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Avengers, Iceborne, and More Hands-On Impressions! - Beyond Episode 604
On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Lucy O'Brien, Tom R. Marks, and Brian Altano to discuss Tom's Monster Hunter World: Iceborne review, Jonathon and Lucy's time playing Avengers, and much more!   Have a question, Memory Card story, or general comment about the show? Email [email protected]!...

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Why We're So Excited About Sony Buying Spider-Man PS4 Studio Insomniac - Beyond Episode 603
On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation Show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Tom Marks and Janet Garcia to discuss the exciting news of Insomniac Games being bought by Sony, and what that means for Spider-Man, Ratchet & Clank, and more. Plus, we give impressions about the new Death Stranding and Avengers footage, check in on a Memory Card story, and play a round of Trophy Test....

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Why P.T. Still Scares Us 5 Years Later - Beyond Episode 602
On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Lucy O'Brien and Max Scoville to reminisce about P.T.: The Playable Teaser, look ahead to Gamescom, and discuss all the other various news in the world of PlayStation this week. Have a question, comment, Memory Card story, or Trophy Test idea? Write in to [email protected]!...

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Monster Hunter World: Iceborne and Outer Worlds Impressions - Beyond Episode 601
Host Jonathon Dornbush is joined this week by Casey DeFritas, Tom Marks, and Jon Ryan to discuss Monster Hunter World: Iceborne and The Outer Worlds impressions, plus much more on this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond....

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PS4's Huge Sales Milestone and PlayStation Memories - Beyond Episode 600
Beyond! On this week's 600th(!) episode, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Lucy O'Brien, and Max Scoville to discuss Concrete Genie, PS4 sales, and much more. A huge thank you to our guest contributors (in order of appearance) Jeremy Dunham, Jared Petty, Barrett Courtney, and Greg Miller for sending along their Episode 600 well wishes. And to all the listeners at home — thank you all so much for tuning in. Beyond!...

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Breaking Down New Death Stranding Details - Beyond Episode 599
On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, host Jonathon Dornbush, Lucy O'Brien, Tom Marks, and Ronny Barrier discuss new Death Stranding details, Spider-Man PS4's sales success, and much more....

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Listener Mailbag Beyond Special - A Beyond Interlude
BEYOND! With much of the staff out of office for Comic-Con and not too many major releases out, host Jonathon Dornbush and Lucy O'Brien sit down for a Beyond interlude, answering viewer and listener mail, talking about some great Memory Card stories, and much more....

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Our Favorite Games of 2019 So Far - Beyond 598
Jonathon Dornbush, Max Scoville, Brian Altano, and a briefly appearing Lucy O'Brien discuss our favorite games of the year so far, break down some of the latest news, and discuss some amazing Memory Card stories (and your questions!)....

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Why Sony's PS5 Strategy Makes Sense - Beyond Episode 597
Host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Tom Marks, and Max Scoville for IGN's weekly PlayStation show to discuss the latest reports on Sony's PS5 plans, PlayStation Plus, and much more....

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Will Next-Gen Erase Load Times? - Beyond Episode 596
BEYOND! This week, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano (Lucy and Max...and much of the office were unfortunately busy or out) for a discussion about Ape Escape's anniversary, a new patent that could make load times a thing of the past, answer your questions, and more!...

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Beyond Bonus Episode - E3 Extravaganza
BEYOND! and hello everyone. Welcome to a very special episode of Beyond, recorded on June 13, the final night of E3 2019. Jonathon Dornbush, Tom Marks, Lucy O'Brien, Jon Ryan, Janet Garcia, Miranda Sanchez, and Casey DeFreitas discuss their favorite games from E3 in a very special, very long episode....


Our E3 Predictions (And Hopes for a PlayStation Surprise) - Beyond Episode 594
IGN's weekly PlayStation show breaks down all the leaks and announcements ahead of E3, and gives our predictions for the show, even if Sony isn't attending this year. (But we still have hopes for a last-minute PlayStation surprise.) This week's lineup includes host Jonathon Dornbush, Lucy O'Brien, Ronny Barrier, and IGN UK's Simon Cardy! Have a question, comment, Memory Card story, or Trophy Test suggestion? Email [email protected]

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Death Stranding Reactions + Two Great PSVR Games - Beyond Episode 593
BEYOND! On this week's episode, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Tom Marks to discuss Trover Saves the Universe, Blood & Truth, and a lot more. Plus, Max and Jonathon interrupt the episode to give their reactions to the new Death Stranding trailer and its release date. (You will hear some speculation before we saw the trailer, followed by our post-reaction!) Have questions, comments, Memory Card stories, or Trophy Test suggestions? Send them to [email protected]

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How Sony's PS5 Plan Still Supports the PS4 - Beyond Episode 592
On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Lucy O'Brien and Max Scoville to discuss all of the latest PS5 and PS4 news, PlayStation's voyage into TV and film production, and much more! Have a question, comment, or Memory Card story? Write in to [email protected]!...

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Did the Second PlayStation State of Play Deliver? - Beyond Bonus Episode
In a bonus Beyond! this week, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Lucy O'Brien, and Max Scoville to discuss the second State of Play showcase - FF7 remake! MediEvil! Monster Hunter World! - and whether it improved upon the first.  Have a question for the show or a Memory Card story to share? Email us at [email protected]!...

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The Joys of Dreams Early Access - Beyond Episode 590
On this episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Ronny Barrier, Brian Altano, and Max Scoville to discuss EA Access, Borderlands 3, Days Gone, and more. Plus, the devs behind Dreams join us to discuss some of Early Access' most exciting creations. Timecodes: 00:00 - Intro + Welcoming Ronny! 1:59 - Newscrunch intro 2:40 - EA Access coming to PS4 19:55 - PlayStation Plus May free games 24:50 - Days Gone patch updates 41:20 - Dreams dev interview 1:10:45 - Borderlands 3 ga...

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Our Days Gone Spoiler-Free Impressions - Beyond Episode 589
Host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Lucy O'Brien, Jon Ryan, and Janet Garcia to discuss their Days Gone impressions and more! Timecodes: 00:00 - Show Intro 2:30 - News Crunch 12:50 - Days Gone review discussion and spoiler-free impressions 47:30 - Days Gone impressions from Beyond Facebook group 57:18 - Memory Card 1:08:10 - Wrap-up Have a question, Memory Card story, or comment? Write in to [email protected]!...

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Guessing the PS5's Price - Beyond Episode 588
On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano and (temporarily by) Seth Macy to discuss more PS5 news, Kingdom Hearts 3's Critical Mode update, March NPD results, and more. Jonathon is also joined mid-episode by Camouflaj's Ryan Payton to discuss the making of Marvel's Iron Man VR.   Timecodes: 2:20 - News Crunch 47:50 - Marvel's Iron Man VR Interview with Ryan Payton 1:08:15 - NPD March Results! 1:14:51 - Memory Card 1:18:20 - What We're...

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How Days Gone Aims for Fun Above All - Beyond Episode 586
On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Jon Ryan to discuss Jon's trip to Bend Studio to learn more about Days Gone. 00:00 - Intro 00:06 - Intro/Jonathon wants to talk about Grease (Max says a curse) 01:30 - Video announcement! 05:12 - News Crunch (PS5 controller rumor, Jedi Fallen Order speculation, Judgment’s removed actor) 38:16 - JR’s visit to Bend Studio to discuss Days Gone 58:40 - Tom Marks discusses his fi...

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Iron Man VR, Blood & Truth, and More PSVR Impressions - Beyond Episode 585
On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, Jonathon Dornbush, Brian Altano, Lucy O'Brien, and Max Scoville discuss all the biggest PlayStation news of the last week, offer impressions on some awesome-looking PSVR games to come, share a fun Tony Hawk's Pro Skater memory, and more! 0:00 - Intro 1:45 - News Crunch (Borderlands 3, Driveclub, PS Plus and more!) 34:40 - PSVR Impressions 57:12 - Memory Card 1:07:07 - Trophy Test 1:11:30 - What We’re Playing As always, if you have questions or memor...

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Did the First PlayStation State of Play Meet Our Expectations? - Beyond Episode 584
On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, Jonathon Dornbush, Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Zach Ryan discuss the first State of Play presentation, our Sekiro impressions, and more!   Timecodes: 1:10 - State of Play Discussion 22:22:30 - Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice impressions 48:30 - Zach and Brian leave to rank Switch games 50:01 - Memory Card stories from Tyler and Max! 1:00:41 - Housekeeping Have questions or Memory Card stories for the show? Write in at [email protected]!...

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Could Google Stadia Affect PS5? + Falcon Age Interview! - Beyond Episode 583
On this episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation podcast, Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Eka from Outerloop Games to discuss Falcon Age on PS4/PSVR. Plus, Jonathon, Brian, and Max discuss No Man's Sky, Days Gone, Google's Stadia announcement, and more!   Timecodes: 00:00 - intro 02:38 - News Crunch/No Man's Sky Beyond 18:26 - Days Gone's Photo Mode 23:31 - Apex Legends and MK11 news 24:45 - Google's Stadia announcement 40:39 - Interview with Falcon Age's Eka 1:01:32 - Memory Card 1:07:37 - Brapid ...

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Bloodborne, Sekiro, and Why We Like Difficult Games - Beyond Episode 582
On this week's episode, Jonathon Dornbush, Brian Altano, Lucy O'Brien, and Max Scoville discuss Days Gone going gold, Remote Play on iOS, and more. Plus, the cast dives into our recent re-exploration of Bloodborne and why we love difficult games, and whether a difficult game is automatically a good one....

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How Can Anthem Survive Post-Launch? - Beyond Episode 580
Anthem is now in the wild, but does it have a strong enough foundation to survive while receiving the updates it needs? IGN's PlayStation Show discusses this, Massive's Avatar Project,Dreams announcement, and say goodbye to Andrew Goldfarb....

Is Far Cry New Dawn Weird Enough? - Beyond 579
Is Far Cry too weird, or not weird enough? IGN's PlayStation Show discusses this, as well as Anthem's place in gaming, Andrew's Kingdom Hearts 3 thoughts, and a special Persona 5 trophy test!...

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Breaking Down Those PS5 Rumors - Beyond Episode 577
IGN's Playstation show breaks down the big PS5 rumors of the week, including first-party studios allegedly focusing on next-gen, and rumblings about rumored backward compatibility. Plus, PlayStation Plus, Apex Legends, and more!...

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Was Kingdom Hearts 3 Worth the Wait? - Beyond Episode 576
IGN’s weekly PlayStation show offers their spoiler-free Kingdom Hearts 3 impressions and discuss whether the long wait was worth it for this RPG sequel! Plus, Quantic Dream, Resident Evil 2, and more topics!...

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Resident Evil 2 Scared Us, and We Loved It - Beyond Episode 575
Host of IGN's weekly PlayStation show Beyond!, Jonathon Dornbush, is joined by Lucy O'Brien and Brian Altano to discuss Resident Evil 2 impressions. Then, Andrew Goldfarb joins the show to talk Dreams closed beta creations, Brian's visit to PAX South for Days Gone, and take a Sly Cooper Trophy Test!...

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Will PS4's Biggest Exclusives Come Out in 2019? - Beyond Episode 574
IGN's weekly PlayStation show breaks down when we think we'll see The last of Us Part II, Ghost of Tsushima, and Death Stranding, plus the confirmed 2019 games we're excited to see.   Then, Jonathon gives an exclusive Kingdom Hearts 3 preview, drinks a Mountain Dew, and hosts a Resident Evil Trophy Test....

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PlayStation's 2018 Year in Review - Beyond 571
The Beyond crew got together this week to look back at how PlayStation did in 2018, share what characters they want in Mortal Kombat 11, and to talk about the recent Kingdom Hearts trailer!...

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What Is 2018's Best PS4 Exclusive Game? - Beyond 569
The Beyond crew gets together this week to talk about the best PS4 exclusive games this year, make some quick Game Awards predictions, and take a look at what's coming to the PS4 early next year....

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Red Dead Online is Off To a Promising Start - Beyond 568
On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Beyond!, Max Scoville is filling in for the usual host Jonathon Dornbush, and he's joined by Brian Altano, Tina Amini, and Andrew Goldfarb. The big topics this week are the beta for Red Dead Online, which is off to a considerably smoother start than Grand Theft Auto V had, half a decade ago. There are some rumors of a new Alien game being announced at The Game Awards, and Andrew is very excited about those new Persona dancing games. We're having a LIVE Beyon...

Bonus: IGN's Red Dead 2 Spoilercast
Tina Amini is joined by Destin Legarie, Jon Ryan, and Casey DeFreitas to talk about all of the Red Dead 2 spoilers that need to be talked about!...



Breaking Down That Controversial Red Dead 2 Quote - Beyond Episode 563
IGN's weekly PlayStation show, hosted by Jonathon Dornbush, breaks down the controversy surrounding a quote about Red Dead Redemption 2's development. Then, the crew discusses Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Spider-Man DLC, and more!...

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Our Dream PS5 Launch Games - Beyond 562
This week the Beyond crew talks about what launch games they want for PS5, Borderlands 2 in VR, and some of the best side quests ever!...

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Your PlayStation Classic Questions Answered! - Beyond Episode 560
On this week's episode of Beyond, host Jonathon Dornbush, Brian Altano, and Max Scoville answer some lingering questions about the PlayStation Classic, and dive into Telltale Games' mass layoffs, Death Stranding's TGS trailer, and, of course, a little Kingdom Hearts 3....

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Our Spoiler-Free Spider-Man PS4 Review Discussion - IGN Beyond Episode 558
BEYOND! On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, host Jonathon Dornbush, as well as panelists Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Mark Medina, give you their spoiler-free impressions of Marvel's Spider-Man. The cast also breaks down this month's PS Plus free games list, talks about other new releases, and answers a few of your spoiler-free Spider-Man questions....

Addressing Our Cyberpunk 2077 Concerns - IGN Beyond Ep. 557
This week on IGN's PlayStation show Beyond, host Jonathon Dornbush and panelists Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Tom Marks discuss what we loved, and have some reservations about, in the new Cyberpunk demo, discuss the latest on Shovel Knight, and take a look ahead at the busy fall season....


Beyond Episode 556: Why We Love the PS4 Pro 500 Million Limited Edition
On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush and panelists Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Tom Marks show off the latest special PS4 Pro 500 Million Limited Edition, and talk Cyberpunk 2077, Firewall: Zero Hour, Guacamelee! 2, and much more!...

IGN Beyond Episode 555: Don't Expect We Happy Few to Be Like BioShock
This week on IGN's PlayStation show Beyond, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined at first by Brian Altano, Max Scoville,Cassidee Moser, and Brendan Graeber to discuss Brendan's We Happy Few review, Cassidee's review of the first episode in the final season of Telltale's The Walking Dead, Spider-Man's launch trailer, and much more....

IGN Beyond Episode 554: Why Guacamelee 2 Has Us Hungry for More
BEYOND! This week on IGN's PlayStation show, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Barrett Courtney, and Casey DeFritas to discuss their impressions of the first couple of hours of Guacamelee 2 and how it may be shaping up to surpass the original. Plus, they discuss Madden NFL 19, Flipping Death, lingering Spider-Man PS4 questions, this month's PS Plus games, and are later joined by IGN's John Borba to discuss the Horizon and Resident Evil 2 board games....


IGN Beyond Episode 552: Features PS4's 6.00 Update Should Have
BEYOND! With talk of a closed beta for the PlayStation 4's upcoming 6.00 firmware update, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Tina Amini, and Max Scoville to discuss what features and updates they'd love to see made to the PS4, plus Spider-Man news, No Man's Sky's NEXT update, and more!...

Podcast Beyond Episode 551 - Features We Want In Red Dead Online
The Beyond crew is joined by Jared Petty to talk about Nathan Fillion's Uncharted Fan Film, more secrets in God of War, and all of the new features we want in Red Dead Online! Timecodes: Intros - 00:00 Nathan Fillion's Uncharted Fan Film - 2:02 PS4 Controller Mod - 7:12 God of War Fans Are Still Finding Secrets! - 15:36 The Last of Us Part II Vinyl - 22:00 Top Downloads of June - 23:37 Features We Want in Red Dead Online - 28:16 Things To Watch/Read Before Red Dead 2 - 44:28 Viewer Questions! - 52:45 The E...


Podcast Beyond Episode 549: Our Precious PlayStation Memories - LIVE
This episode of Beyond was recorded in front of a live audience! If you couldn't be in that audience, please join Max Scoville, Alanah Pearce, Jonathon Dornbush, Zach Ryan, Barrett Courtney, Casey DeFreitas, and Miranda Sanchez as they share their favorite memories that have involved a PlayStation in some way. Timecodes: Growing Up With Crash Bandicoot - 2:30 Not Being Allowed To Play Final Fantasy VIII - 12:00 We Miss Demo Discs Very Much - 23:00 Skipping School To Play Metal Gear Solid - 32:54 Staying Up...

Podcast Beyond Episode 548: Our Death Stranding Conspiracy Theories
Join Max, Alanah, Zach, and Jonathon as they discuss this week's slow trickle of PlayStation news, unpack our nuttiest Death Stranding theories, talk about how faithfully the Spyro: Reignited Trilogy recreates the classic games, and fret over how far off the Final Fantasy VII remake probably is. Also, we're holding a live Beyond event at IGN's offices on June 29th! Get tickets here! Make it quick, though -- here are only ten (10) tickets left as of writing this! TIMECODES: Intros - 00:00 The Sony Cross...


Podcast Beyond Episode 547: Our Favorite Games From E3 2018
Max, Alanah, Andrew, and Zach are all back from E3, and in spite of being a little goofy, we're also really excited about the games we saw there. Including (but not limited to) Cyberpunk 2077, Ghost of Tsushima, Control, The Last of Us Part II, Spider-Man, and Kingdom Hearts 3. Obviously, there are a ton we didn't even get to touch on, but luckily, we have a weekly PlayStation show (this one) -- Also, what we're playing: Vampyr, Persona Dancing All Over The Dang Place, Assassin's Creed Origins, and Th...

Podcast Beyond Episode 546: Our PlayStation Predictions for E3 2018
Join Max Scoville, Alanah Pearce, Jonathon Dornbush, and Tina Amini as they make their best guesses what Sony will show off during their E3 press conference. Beyond (!) that, Sony's trickling out pre-E3 announcements, Red Dead Redemption 2's collectors editions give some insight to how the game plays, and Capcom appears to have registered domain names for Resident Evil 2 and Devil May Cry 5! Also, we're holding a live Beyond event at IGN's offices on June 29th! Get tickets here! TIMECODES: Intros - 00...

Podcast Beyond Episode 545: We Loved The Characters in Detroit: Become Human
This week, join Max Scoville, Brian Altano, Barrett Courtney, and Mark Medina  as they chat about Bethesda's mysterious Fallout-themed tease -- which has since been revealed as Fallout 76 -- Dark Souls Remastered, Mega Man 11, and Detroit: Become Human, which sounds like Quantic Dream's best "playable movie" yet. TIMECODES: Intros - 00:00 Bethesda Teasing....Something? - 00:52 Mega Man 11 - 3:57 Lego DC Super Villains - 8:07 Dark Souls Remastered - 14:23 Did We Like Detroit: Become Human? - 26:01 Games Out...



Podcast Beyond Episode 539: It’s Too Soon For PlayStation 5 Talk, But Let’s Talk About It Anyway
This week, join Max Scoville, Marty Sliva, Cassidee Moser, and Jonathon Dornbush as they discuss some EXTREMELY premature buzz about the PlayStation 5, an underwhelming Kingdom Hearts 3 trailer, (spoiler-free) God of War FAQs, Shenmue 1 and 2 being remastered, and Yakuza 6: Song of Life, which is finally officially out this week and which Max really desperately wants to talk about with more people. This episode of Beyond is sponsored by Hims...


Beyond's Spoiler-Free God Of War Discussion
God of War is almost upon us. Join Max Scoville, Brian Altano, and Jonathon Dornbush as they have an impassioned but spoiler-free conversation about their time the latest adventure of PlayStation's angriest mascot. Obviously, we didn't cover everything, so be sure to check out Jonathon's full God of War review... but it's pretty safe to say that we're all quite fond of the game....

Podcast Beyond Episode 538: Will Insomniac’s Spider-Man Be This Generation’s Arkham City?
Join Max, Brian and Jonathon to catch up on a week's worth of PlayStation news! A ton of new info about Insomniac's Spider-Man has popped up, Spyro The Dragon's first three games are getting "reignited," and a bunch of new PSVR games dropped this week.  Hungry for more? Check back on April 12th at 12:01 AM Pacific Time for a special God of War bonus episode, totally spoiler free. This episode of Beyond is sponsored by ForHims....

Podcast Beyond Episode 537: Far Cry 5's Awesome Open World
This week, it's Max, Brian, and Zach discussing (without spoilers) where Far Cry 5 ranks for them compared to the previous games, as well as this month's PlayStation Plus lineup. Then, Caleb Lawson joins us to talk about Wipeout Omega Collection's PSVR update, and another unceremoniously launched Planet of the Apes game. This episode of Beyond is sponsored by ForHims....



Podcast Beyond Episode 533: How Indie Games Get On PlayStation
This week, join Max Scoville, Brian Altano, Chloi Rad, and special guest Luis Hernandez, half of Necrophone Games, the two-man studio behind indie first-person cyberpunk comedy adventure game Jazz Punk. Luis gives some insight into the arduous process of making a game, getting it on consoles, and then... What next? Retirement? DLC? Next-gen ports? Meanwhile, Chloi reviewed Metal Gear Survive, which on closer inspection, has some Silent Hill DNA. Max, Brian, and Luis all weigh in on Moss, the long-awaited P...

Podcast Beyond Episode 532: Is Metal Gear Survive Doomed To Fail?
Join Max Scoville, Brian Altano, and special guest/IGN alum Jared Petty as they discuss Metal Gear Survive's anticlimactic release, a look back at the PS4's 2013 reveal, and a bizarre journey into the seedy underbelly of Rec Room VR. Oh, and please go check out Jared's new show, Hop Blip and a Jump....


Podcast Beyond Episode 530: Yakuza 6 and Far Cry 5's DLC Lineup
This week, everyone's got Super Bowl's Disease, so join Max Scoville, Brian Altano, and Chloi Rad as they discuss Yakuza 6's upcoming demo, the settings of Far Cry 5's DLC, and what Red Dead Redemption 2's delay means for the rest of this fall's games....


Podcast Beyond Episode 528: Monster Hunter World Official PlayStation Amiibo and Sneakers
Join Max Scoville, Brian Altano, Andrew Goldfarb, and Casey DeFreitas for another heaping pile of PlayStation goodness for your ears and eyes. For starters, a bunch of iconic PlayStation characters are getting their own Amiibo-like Totaku figurines. Nike and Sony have joined forces to make a pair of PlayStation-themed sneakers, and there are some rumors about Kindgom Hearts 3 and some buzz about Resident Evil 2's remake.  Casey's been hard at work on IGN's Monster Hunter World guide, and she shared some...

Podcast Beyond Episode 526: God of War, Metal Gear Survive and PSVR 2
Join Max Scoville, Brian Altano, Andrew Goldfarb, and Alanah Pearce as they discuss all the PlayStation news they could dig up, such as new details on God of War, a Metal Gear Survive single-player trailer, the promise of tons of new PSVR games this year. Plus, some fun discussion about the games we've been playing....


Podcast Beyond Episode 525: Our 2018 Resolutions For Gaming
Join Max, Marty, Alanah, and Zach as they reflect on how they want to approach video games differently in 2018, run down the next three months of confirmed PlayStation releases, and generally have a nice time together in spite of a pretty slow news week....


Podcast Beyond Episode 522: The Game Awards, Mega Man 11, and DOOM VFR
This week, join Max, Marty, Brian, and Jonathon as they discuss their expectations for this year's Game Awards, IGN's PSX plans, DOOM on PSVR, the brand new Mega Man game, and a buncha other stuff. Also, we take a look at PlayStation Anthology, a gorgeous book on the history of Sony's first console....

Podcast Beyond Episode 521: Working Through Our 2017 Backlog
Join Max Scoville, Marty Sliva, Jonathon Dornbush, and Miranda Sanchez as they discuss what they've been playing (CAUTION: one of these games... is not a PlayStation game) as well as a few of this week's quirky pieces of industry news, including a fan-made Wolfenstein game where you fight Hitler's mustache, and Epic Games suing a teenager for cheating at Fortnite....

Podcast Beyond Episode 520: Battlefront 2's Real Problems & Skyrim VR
Everyone's sick or away for Thanksgiving, so this week join Max and Brian as they run down Star Wars Battlefront 2's incredibly problematic launch, as well as trying to have an objective and measured discussion about what the game does wrong and what it does right. Meanwhile, Skyrim VR is Skyrim in VR, so if you like Skyrim, and you like VR, you'll probably enjoy it....


Podcast Beyond Episode 518: Horizon's First DLC and Call of Duty Fatigue
This week, join Max Scoville, Brian Altano, Zach Ryan, and a special guest from IGN's UK office, Alysia Judge! Horizon: Zero Dawn's first expansion The Frozen Wilds is out, uh, in the wild. Meanwhile, Call of Duty WWII is out, so we talk about the historical accuracy of loot boxes, as well as a bunch of other games, including one about fish that shoot lasers....


Beyond 515 - A $46,000 PlayStation 4 Bundle
This week, the crew chats about laughing through South Park, cowering in fear during The Evil Within 2, more tales of Shadow of War, and a very, very expensive PS4 bundle....

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Podcast Beyond Episode 510: Battlefront 2 and Spec Ops: The Line's Writer, Walt Williams
This week, Max, Marty, and Brian are joined by Walt Williams, the writer of Spec-Ops: The Line, Star Wars Battlefront II, and Significant Zero, a "book" about what it's like to make video games. (A book is sort of like a video game, but much quieter, and made of old trees.) MAJOR SPOILER WARNING: If you haven't finished Spec-Ops: The Line, The Last of Us, or Mass Effect 3 you might want to skip this one. Or, just bite the bullet and hear a really great in-depth discussion about storytelling in games....

Podcast Beyond Episode 509: LA Noire on PS4 and Square-Enix's Avengers
This week, Max Scoville, Marty Sliva, and Andrew Goldfarb catch up after PAX, analyze some Crystal Dynamics job listings for The Avengers Project, discuss what makes a good superhero game, and freak out about Rockstar bringing a remastered LA Noire to consoles in a couple months....

Podcast Beyond Episode 508: Gamescom, Yakuza, and Steve Gaynor
This week's episode is a little wonky, so bear with us. This week a frazzled Max and a very jet-lagged Brian and Alanah are joined by special guest Steve Gaynor from The Fullbright Company (Gone Home, Tacoma) -- we attempt to discuss everything that happened at Gamescom, including Star Wars Battlefront II, BioMutant, Fe and a bunch of games coming out this week including Yakuza Kiwami, Everybody's Golf, and the two (2) PSVR games about bears....


Podcast Beyond Episode 507: Uncharted's Lost Legacy, Biomutant, Yakuza Kiwami & Fear Effect
This week, join Max, Marty, and Jonathon as they FINALLY get to talk about Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, which is out today, and which Marty reviewed. Everyone else is at Gamescom, getting hot scoops on games like Star Wars Battlefront II, Jurassic World Evoluton, Fe, and Biomutant. In other news, the Playstation classic (?) Fear Effect is getting a big huge remake/remaster. Maybe you remember Fear Effect from its controversially horny ad campaign. Meanwhile, some cool cyberpunk games dropped last week,...

Podcast Beyond Episode 506: Sonic Mania, Nidhogg 2, and Gnomageddon
Hey everybody! We're back once again (that is, Max, Marty, Brian and Dornbush). A ton of games are out this week, including Sonic Mania, Nidhogg II, Cities: Skylines, Tokyo 42, Agents of Mayhem, and plenty more. We also got wind of a cancelled PS4 game called Gnomageddon, and we almost manage to have a discussion about that....

Podcast Beyond Episode 505: Hellblade, Nier, Little Nightmares, and Mental Illness
This week, join Max, Marty, and Alanah to discuss the hottest new Playstation game, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, which released today. In spite of minimal pre-release buzz, it's very cool and you should check it out (or at least check out Brandin's review.) Anyway, we also discuss some other, less new games, like What Remains of Edith Finch, Little Nightmares, Nier: Automata, and Spec Ops: The Line.  Oh, and we're giving away a copy of the Final Fantasy XII collector's edition. To enter, head to our Y...


Podcast Beyond Episode 504: Pyre, Fortnight & Hellblade
This week, Max, Marty, Brian, and Dornbush break down the smattering of smaller releases this week, including the long-awaited Fortnite, Pyre, Sundered and the oddly under-hyped Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice. Meanwhile, Playstation VR continues to get supported with new games like Dino Frontier, but it's still hard to tell what the future of that high-tech hat has in store....

Podcast Beyond Episode 502: Kingdom Hearts 3 and Marvel's VR Game
Hi gang! Join Max, Brian, Terri and Jonathon as they discuss the Kingdom Hearts 3 news out of D23, Marvel's VR game, Marvel Heroes United, and a bunch of other fun stuff. Apologies for the brief description and late episode, we're all very busy and sweaty covering San Diego Comic-Con. Please, check out what we've been up to there....


Beyond Episode 501: Crash Bandicoot's Future and Spider-Man in VR
This week, Max Scoville, Marty Sliva, Brian Altano, and Jonathon "Guy With a Crash Bandicoot Hat" Dornbush sit down to discuss... Well, Dornbush's Crash Bandicoot hat. And also his review of the N-Sane Trilogy, and the future of that orange jorts-wearing PlayStation mascot. In other news, there's a free Spider-Man Homecoming PSVR game, and you get what you pay for. Meanwhile, Marty finished Persona 5 and Sony's finally put PS4 games on PS Now. Beyond!...


Podcast Beyond Episode 497: How Was Playstation's 2017 E3?
If you missed the big live show from E3 last week, here it is preserved for posterity! Max Scoville, Marty Sliva, Andrew Goldfarb and Daniel Krupa sat down to discuss as much from Sony's E3 presentation, like Spider-Man, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, God of War, Days Gone, and the Shadow of the Colossus remake. Don't worry, we'll have another regular episode later this week to discuss everything we didn't have time for during E3!...

Podcast Beyond Episode 495: Far Cry 5's Farm Crimes, Kojima's Secret Base and Everybody's Golf!
Greets! This week, everyone's running around in some state of pre-E3 panic, so excuse us if we seem scattered. Join Max, Andrew, and Alanah as they discuss Andrew's trip to Japan, which included Kojima's cool-as-heck studio and BitSummit, as well as Far Cry 5's controversial (what isn't, these days?) new setting, Everybody's Golf, and some new VR games. Worry not, next week's show will be chock full of E3 predictions....


Beyond Episode 494: Far Cry 5 In The USA & Red Dead Redemption 2's Delay
This week, Max, Marty, and Brian discuss a bunch another shotgun blast of pre-E3 rumblings, including the vague tease of Far Cry 5's new Montana setting (and what that means for the franchise) as well as the bittersweet announcement that Red Dead Redemption 2 is pushed until Spring 2018. In other news, Dick Wilde is a fun game where seagulls go to the bathroom in your eyes and Spider-Man is playing baby Nathan Drake in the Uncharted movie....

Podcast Beyond 492: Knack 2, Prey's Reboot, and Nintendo PlayStation
This week, join Max Scoville, Brian Altano, Andrew Goldfarb and Alanah Pearce as they discuss Knack 2, the first few hours of Prey, the massive library of Resident Evil games that's quietly been ported to PS4, and try to imagine a video game industry where the Nintendo PlayStation had made its way to market....


Podcast Beyond Episode 490: Call of Duty Goes Back to WWII, MvC Infinite, and Star Trek in VR
Join Max "Mole Mitts" Scoville, Marty "Hookshot" Sliva, Brian "Boomerang" Altano, and Alanah "Pegasus Boots" Pearce as they break down a nice busy week of video game news, including Call of Duty: WWII's reveal, Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite's story trailer, Marty's review of What Remains of Edith Finch, and our thoughts on the direction of VR, including Ubisoft's upcoming Star Trek: Bridge Crew, which Max and Brian played, with hilarious results....

Podcast Beyond Episode 489: Our Hopes and Fears for Battlefront 2
Join Max "Yarael Poof" Scoville, Marty "Oppo Rancisis" Sliva, Brian "Even Piell" Altano, and Andrew "Yaddle" Goldfarb as they discuss all the crazy new bells and whistles that EA's attaching to Star Wars Battlefront 2, from it's all-new campaign to prequel era multiplayer maps. Beyond (!) that, The Disney Afternoon Collection is out, Marty's falling in love with Persona 5, and Brian played Starblood Arena, a brand new Playstation VR game that Sony's not promoting at all....


Podcast Beyond Episode 487: Is Insomniac's Spider-Man a 2017 Release?
This week, join Max "Yakko" Scoville, Marty "Wakko" Sliva, and Brian "Dot" Altano as they discuss the possibility of Insomniac's Spider-Man game coming out this year, Yooka-Laylee's mixed reception, Nier: Automata's success, and Atlus cracking down on anyone streaming Persona 5....

Podcast Beyond Episode 486: Persona 5 Raises The Bar for JRPGs
This week, join Max "Genki Dama" Scoville, Marty "Kienzan" Sliva, Zach "Galick Gun" Ryan, and Andrew "Dodonpa" Goldfarb as we discuss the latest big huge gigantic video game that we'll never find time to finish, Persona 5! Andrew reviewed it, and uh, he also somehow managed to Platinum it in two languages, so he's able to field our questions. (Don't worry, we steer clear of story spoilers.) In a nutshell, it's awesome. In other news, Destiny 2 is officially announced, and Call of Duty this year might jus...


Podcast Beyond Episode 485: Where Does Dark Souls Go Next?
This week, join Max "Tallgeese" Scoville, Brian "Heavyarms" Altano, Marty "Shenlong" Sliva, and Miranda "Deathscythe Hell" Sanchez as they discuss Mass Effect Andromeda's mixed reception and sex scenes, Dark Souls III's final DLC, The Ringed City, and the odds of Sony talking about the Vita at E3....

Podcast Beyond Episode 484: Mass Effect Andromeda's Multiplayer is Horde Mode With Jet Packs
Hey gang! This week, join Max "Mayonnaise" Scoville, Marty "Hollandaise" Sliva, Brian "Oaklandaise" Altano, and Alanah "Happydaise" Pearce as they go over weirdo indie games from PAX East, Mass Effect Andromeda's multiplayer, what makes games age well, PS4 games streaming to PC via PS Now, various cream sauces, and a whole bunch of other stuff that mostly has to do with video games. Mostly....


Podcast Beyond Episode 482: Middle-Earth 2: More Mordor
This week, everyone's running around doing crazy GDC nonsense, so Max and Brian are joined by Dan Stapleton and Daemon Hatfield to discuss Middle-Earth: Shadow of War, Horizon: Zero Dawn (again), Battlefield 1's DLC....

Podcast Beyond Episode 481: Horizon Zero Dawn is a very good game
This week, join Max "Tallneck" Scoville, Marty "Broadhead" Sliva, Brian "ThunderJaw" Altano, and Zach "Stormbird" Ryan as they discuss Horizon: Zero Dawn, which is shaping up to be one of, if not the biggest PS4 exclusive of the year, and there's no disagreement here that it is a very good video game....

Beyond Episode #480: Call of Duty 2017, Destiny 2, and Sex in Games
This week, Marty "Dorothy" Sliva, Alanah "Blanche" Pearce, Andrew "Rose" Goldfarb, and Zach "Sophia" Ryan gather round and gab about finishing Resident Evil VII, getting our asses handed to us in Nioh, Call of Duty "going back to its roots," Destiny 2, and KISSIN' IN THE VIDEO GAMES. Beyond!...


Podcast Beyond Episode 479: How Nioh Takes Inspiration From The Souls Series
This week, Max "Viva Piñata!" Scoville and Brian "Kinect Sports" Altano are joined by IGN UK editors Daniel "Kameo" Krupa and Gav "Grabbed By The Ghoulies" Murphy to chat about Nioh, Team Ninja's samurai Souls-like (which is being received very well), the complete absurdity of Yakuza Zero, and games like Psychonauts 2 and Yooka-Laylee bringing back 3D platforming....


Podcast Beyond Episode 475: Resident Evil 7's Scares & FF7 Remake's Release Date
This week, Max "Nerds Rope" Scoville, Brian "Big League Chew" Altano, Alanah "Skittles" Pearce, are joined by special guest Nick "Hershey's Kiss" Robinson from Polygon. You might be familiar with his podcast CoolGames Inc., or the incredible video series Car Boys, but if you're not, fix that immediately. Anyway, Nick and Alanah both played around with Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, which sounds scary. Gravity Rush 2 reviews are out in the wild, the Final Fantasy 7 Remake and Kingdom Hearts III might be a lo...


Podcast Beyond Episode 472: Family-Friendly Games That Don't Totally Suck
This week, join Max "You'll Shoot Your Eye Out" Scoville, Marty "Buzz's Girlfriend, Woof!" Sliva, Brian "Yippee Ki Yay" Altano and, on his last episode for the foreseeable future, Jared "To Me, You Are Perfect" Petty as they discuss a pathetic smattering of gaming news in these pre-holiday doldrums, what they have on their 2016 backlogs, and most importantly: what are the best Playstation games to play in the presence of younger or older relatives, who might not be okay with F-bombs and no-scope headshots?...

Podcast Beyond Episode 471: Our Death Stranding and Last of Us Part 2 Theories
The boys are back in town... From PSX! Well, Marty "Marvelous Medicine" Sliva, Brian "Enormous Crocodile" Altano, and Andrew "Golden Ticket" Goldfarb got to check out a bunch of new games down in Anaheim, while Max "Big Friendly Giant" Scoville stayed home and watched the Death Stranding trailer on repeat. Marty reviewed The Last Guardian, and we're all very excited to know that Naughty Dog is still making new games, like Uncharted: The Lost Legacy and The Last of Us Part II....


Podcast Beyond Episode 470: Ten Years Later, Final Fantasy XV Has Arrived
This week, Max "Farfetch'd" Scoville, Marty "Weezing" Sliva, Alanah "Snorlax" Pearce and Brian "Grimer" Altano gather round the ol' Coleman camp stove to reflect upon the long awaited release of Final Fantasy XV, which was announced over a decade ago. What were you doing in 2006? Meanwhile, Watch Dogs 2 might be GOTY material for some of us, and hey, why is it so hard to nail down a GOTY this year anyway? The Game Awards nominees have us very anxious. Finally, come say hello at PSX this weekend if you see ...

Podcast Beyond Episode 469: Uncharted 4's Survival Mode and Sleeping Dogs 2
This week, Max "Slam Dunk" Scoville, Marty "Hattrick" Sliva, Brian "Over The Line" Altano, and Jared "Slapshot" Petty gather round to discuss Uncharted 4's upcoming survival mode, the ill-fated Sleeping Dogs 2, how Watch Dogs 2 and Titanfall 2 had a poorer reception than their predecessors, and LEGO City Undercover coming to current gen systems. Whew. Buncha stuff. Want to win a signed copy of Uncharted 4? Head to the Beyond YouTube channel and comment on the full video of this week's episode with your favo...

Podcast Beyond Episode 468: PS4 Pro &, Dishonored 2, and Watch Dogs 2
This week, join Max "Sticky Bear Basketbounce" Scoville, Marty "Oregon Trail" Sliva, Brian "Super Munchers" Altano, and Caleb "Math Blaster" Lawson as they discuss the PlayStation 4 Pro and how it handles 4K, HDR, and PS4. Plus, impressions on Dishonored 2 and Watch Dogs 2, as well as Metal Gear Solid 2's 15th anniversary....


Podcast Beyond Episode 467: Mass Effect Andromeda's Hype and Skepticism
This week, join Max "Arch Deluxe" Scoville, Brian "Spicy McChicken" Altano, Andrew "Happy Meal" Goldfarb, and special guest Terri "The McFlurry" Schwartz as we talk about how little we know about Mass Effect Andromeda and what the hype forecast looks like, The Division's upcoming survival mode expansion, and Capcom's lowered expectations for Resident Evil 7: Biohazard....

Podcast Beyond Episode 466: The Return to Skyrim
This week, Max "Cooler Ranch" Scoville, Marty "Cheddar Beer" Sliva, Brian "Salt & Vinegar" Altano, and Zach "Reduced Fat" Ryan sit down to chat about Titanfall 2's divisive campaign, what we want from Respawn's Star Wars game, our impending Skyrim relapse, and I dunno, probably some nonsense garbage that we thought was funny....

Podcast Beyond Episode 465: Red Dead's Scenic Grandeur, Titanfall 2's Platforming, and Review Copies
Hey gang! This week, your pals Max "The Far Side" Scoville, Marty "Zippy The Pinhead" Sliva, Brian "For Better of For Worse" Altano, and Andrew "Garfield" Goldfarb wax poetic (and cinematic and artistic) about Red Dead Redemption 2's reveal trailer, and Jared Petty's lovely writeup about its Western themes. Titanfall 2 is being received really well, and finally, Bethesda is done sending out early review copies, which is a little frustrating for people in our field....


Podcast Beyond 464: Red Dead Redemption 2 Expectations, PS VR, and Battlefield 1
This week, Max "Baja Blast" Scoville, Brian "Pitch Black" Altano, Marty "Code Red" Sliva, and Alanah "Live Wire" Pearce have teamed up, yet again, to make noises with their weird little mouths. Obviously, the big news is the announcement of Red Dead Redemption 2, so we talk about our hopes and expectations, as well as Rockstar's legacy. Then, Max gushes about Battlefield One, which is weird, since he normally hates competitive military shooters. Finally, Brian got a PSVR, and he's in love with it. Beyond!...

Podcast Beyond 463: Mafia 3, Westworld & What Makes Good Open World Games
This week, Max "Bucket of Pogs" Scoville, Marty "A Boglin" Sliva, and Andrew "The Littlest Pet Shop" Goldfarb are joined by Lucy "X-Men Fleer Ultra" O'Brien to chat about Mafia III and how in spite of all it does well, it doesn't quite work as a sandbox game. Conversely, HBO's Westworld is shaping up to be one of the best shows about video games that isn't actually about video games....

Podcast Beyond Episode 462: PlayStation VR is Finally Here!
Most of the crew is in New York City covering Comic-Con, so Marty and Andrew brought in a rotating crew of IGN editors who handled a bulk of the initial PlayStation VR reviews. Is the future finally upon us, or is VR just a passing fad? Beyond!...


Podcast Beyond Episode 461: Watch Dogs 2 is Exactly What We Were Hoping For
This week, Brian "Alvin" Altano, Max "Simon" Scoville and Andrew "Theodore" Goldfarb sit down to discuss their time playing Watch Dogs 2, Persona 5 (in Japanese) and just when we're discussing the novel concept of a Firewatch movie, we're interrupted by the delivery of a brand new piece of Playstation-branded gaming hardware. I wonder what it could be!...

Podcast Beyond Episode 460: What Are Your 3 Most Anticipated Games This Fall?
This week, Max "True Lies" Scoville, Brian "Raw Deal" Altano, Marty "Junior" Sliva and Alanah "Kindergarten Cop" Pearce break down the three games each of them are looking forward to most about this fall's lineup of big game releases. Plus, Max played Last Guardian (along with Zach, who wrote a great preview) and Hideo Kojima threw some shade in the direction of Metal Gear Survive. Also also also: We're having a 20th anniversary party for IGN on October 16th, buy your tickets here!...

Podcast Beyond Episode 459: Do We Want Death Stranding Details This Soon?
This week, Max "Hawaiian Scarecrow" Scoville, Marty "Drunk Cowardly Lion" Sliva, Brian "Angry Italian Tin Man" Altano and Andrew "Aw Toto" Goldfarb chime in on some of the Sony announcements coming out of TGS, the eighteen demos (edit: eight in Europe) that come with PSVR, and a few new details about Hideo Kojima's new mystery project, Death Stranding....


Podcast Beyond Episode 458.5: The Playstation Pro Event Post-Show
Hey gang! We apologize this is so terribly late, but here's the audio from our live show following Sony's unveiling of the PS4 Pro last week. You can catch the video version on IGN or on our YouTube channel.  We'll be back with a new episode at the usual time and more in-depth thoughts!...

Podcast Beyond Episode 458: There's No PSVR Killer App Yet, But You Can Fly An X-Wing
This week, Max "Jalapeño" Scoville, Brian "Salt & Vinegar" Altano, and Alanah "Mesquite BBQ" Pearce are joined by Ryan "New York Cheddar" McCaffrey to talk about our expectations for Sony's mysterious Playstation event next week in New York City. Plus, we discuss the weird stuff you can do in Playstation VR, from harassing bikini-women, to piloting an X-Wing and shooting down TIE Fighters....

Podcast Beyond Episode 457: The Slim, The Neo, and Titanfall 2's Grappling Hook
This week, everyone's on vacation or MIA, so the show has been taken over by LADIES. That's right, this week, it's Alanah "Wild America" Pearce, Kallie "Man of the House" Plagge, Miranda "Tom & Huck" Sanchez, and a mysterious newcomer to the show who is totally not just Max "Home Improvement" Scoville wearing a wig. Anyway, this week we discuss the Titanfall 2 early tech alpha demo thing, the leaked Playstation Slim (Neo?) photos, the Playstation Plus price increase, Alanah's review of Valley, Metal Gear...


Podcast Beyond 456: Final Fantasy 15 & South Park 2, Two Very Different RPGs
This week, everybody's off at Gamescom, so Max "Howlin' Mad" Scoville, Marty "Full Moon Fever" Sliva, and Alanah "Teen Wolf" Pearce talk about what they've been playing, like indie ballerina non-game Bound, and of course No Man's Sky. Meanwhile, Final Fantasy XV's been delayed, but thankfully the movie hasn't, and Marty says it's pretty good....

Podcast Beyond Episode 455: No Man's Sky & Iron Galaxy
This week's Beyond is a little unusual, as Max "Roof-Rack" Scoville, Brian "The Glovebox" Altano, Andrew "Center Console" Goldfarb and Zach "Cool Skull-Shaped Gearshift Knob" Ryan talk about their mixed, but mostly positive feelings toward the much-anticipated No Man's Sky. Then, Zach and Goldie take off to make room for Iron Galaxy bigwigs Chelsea Blasko and Dave Lang, as well their newly-hired colleague Adam Boyes, who you might know from his time with Sony and Capcom. They give us a little insight into w...

No Man's Sky Leak, Telltale's Batman, and Abzu's Beauty - Beyond #454
This week, Max "Earth" Scoville, Alanah "Fire" Pearce, Jared "Wind" Petty, and Marty "Water" Sliva gather together to chat about all sorts of nonsense, including No Man's Sky's leak, impressions of Telltale's Batman, the beauty of Abzu, Inside coming to PS4, and animals in sunglasses. Beyond!...


Podcast Beyond Episode 453: What Games Should Be on a PS1 Mini?
Join Max "Stretch Armstrong" Scoville, Brian "Crossfire" Altano, Zach "Bop-It" Ryan, and Jonathan "Play-Doh Fun Factory" Dornbush as they discuss the lack of game news coming out of San Diego Comic-Con. Plus, with the advent of Nintendo's NES Classic Mini, what classic Sony titles would we want on a lil' baby PlayStation 1? We asked you guys, and for the most part, you made some great choices....

Beyond #452: Rise of the Tomb Raider PS4, Dead Rising's Return, and An Amazing Month of Indies
This week, Marty "Word of Mouf" Sliva, Max "The Red Light District" Scoville, Brian "Chicken and Beer" Altano, and Alanah "Back For the First Time" Pearce get together to talk about how rad Rise of the Tomb Raider looks on PlayStation 4, hype that Dead Rising is finally coming to a Sony console, and fear that Gravity Rush 2's release date is a bad sign. Beyond! ~Marty...


Podcast Beyond Episode 450: The One With Greg and Colin
Greg and Colin return for a two-hour chat with the crew about everything PlayStation and Beyond history.  Note: We recorded this off-site at a bar, so pardon the audio quality.  Also note: We're trying an experiment with explicit episodes. Our goal in the future is to offer both edited and unedited versions. Beyond!...

Podcast Beyond Episode 449: VITA LIVES!
Beyond! This week, Marty “Porkchop” Sliva, Max “Beagle Boy” Scoville, Brian “Ren” Altano, Andrew “Bandit” Goldfarb gather round and camp fire to once again cast a pod. It’s a pretty slow week, but they still found time to babble about Batman: Return to Arkham’s delay, the Vita’s second life, and why LEGO Force Awakens is DOPE....

Podcast Beyond Episode 448.5: 2nd Annual Late-Night E3 Shenanigans
Welcome to our second annual late-night, slightly-tipsy E3 Beyond! The Fig, the site of last year’s episode, was under construction, so we had to improvise. We recorded this on the last night of the show in Zach’s Airbnb, so pardon the audio quality/background noise/yelling/sounds of drinks being made/slurring. Greg Miller returns to Beyond to join Max Scoville, Alanah Pearce, Marty Sliva, Steve Butts, Zach Ryan, Miranda Sanchez, Kallie Plagge, and making his Podcast Beyond debut, IGN’s newest associate edi...


Podcast Beyond Episode 448: Sony's Incredible E3
This week Marty "Cappadonna" Sliva, Max "Masta Killa" Scoville, Brian "Inspectah Deck" Altano, and Andrew "U-God" Goldfarb talk about the madness of E3. God of War, Detroit, Death Stranding Persona 5, Last Guardian, Horizon, Batman VR, holy moly E3 2016 was incredible....

Podcast Beyond Episode 447: E3 Predictions Special
This week Marty "Who?" Sliva, Max "Mike Jones" Scoville, Brian "Who?" Altano, and Andrew "Mike Jones" Goldfarb sit down for an extra-long, kinda-drunk episode. After some time on Persona 5, Horizon's Delay, and Watch Dogs 2, the crew dives into 20 Sony E3 predictions that range from obvious to completely stupid. Oh, also, head over and subscribe to our new PODCAST BEYOND YOUTUBE CHANNEL, where all of our full episodes and breakouts will live, alongside Let's Plays of PlayStation classics, PS+ games, and ton...

Podcast Beyond Episode 446: Overwatch Fever, No Man's Sky Delayed, and The Last Guardian's Opening
This week Marty "The Secret World of Alex Mack" Sliva, Max "The Adventures of Pete & Pete" Scoville, Alanah "Clarissa Explains It All" Pearce, and Andrew "Are You Afraid of the Dark?" Goldfarb sit down and chat Alanah's Overwatch addiction, No Man's Sky's delay, The Last Guardian's first 45 minutes, and X-Men: Apocalypse. Also, there's a battle axe in the room for some reason. Oh, also, head over and subscribe to our new PODCAST BEYOND YOUTUBE CHANNEL, where all of our full episodes and breakouts will live...


Podcast Beyond Episode 445: What Naughty Dog Does Next, Red Dead 2, and Yooka-Laylee!
This week Marty "Agent Cody Banks" Sliva, Brian "Cheaper by the Dozen 2" Altano, Alanah "That One Episode of Community" Pearce, and Andrew "Lizzie McGuire: The Movie: The Game" Goldfarb sit down and chat about the future of Naughty Dog, Rockstar's next game(s), Yooka-Laylee, and what life was like back in cowboy times. Oh, also, head over and subscribe to our new PODCAST BEYOND YOUTUBE CHANNEL, where all of our full episodes and breakouts will live, alongside Let's Plays of PlayStation classics, PS+ games, ...


Podcast Beyond Episode 442: What's Up With Marvel's Video Games?
This week, Max "Worst Episode Ever" Scoville, Marty "Flamin' Moe" Sliva, Andrew "Coming Up Milhouse" Goldfarb, and Alanah "Knifey Spooney" Pearce join forces to discuss Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, the problems with Kickstarting games, and the serious lack of new Marvel Universe games....

Podcast Beyond Episode 441: Outlast 2's Horrible Cornfield Adventures
This week, Max "Fannypack" Scoville, Marty "Knapsack" Sliva, Zach "The Pelican Case" Ryan and Alanah "Samsonite" Pearce are back from their travels in the far east of Boston, where they had all sorts of wacky adventures at PAX. Most notably, checking out Outlast 2, Pyre, Let It Die, and a bunch of other weirdo indie baloney....


Podcast Beyond Episode 439: Titanfall 2 & Dark Souls 3
This week, Garfield and Muffy are off in the land of the rising sun, so it's Max "Homesteaks" Scoville, Brian "Sauceman" Altano, and Alanah "The Dunkaroo" Pearce. We're talking about how I'm not a gigantic loser for sucking at Dark Souls III, but I am a gigantic idiot for wishing it had an easy difficulty. Ratchet & Clank is gorgeous, and Titanfall 2 has swords! Upper-case S-words, even....

Podcast Beyond Episode 438: Final Fantasy 15, Uncharted 4, and Norse God of War
This week, Max "Slam Dunk" Scoville, Marty "Double Hockey Sticks" Sliva, Brian "Badminton Racquet" Altano, and Andrew "Larry Byrd" Goldfarb get together in a small room and talk about our latest look at Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, the Platinum Demo of Final Fantasy XV, and the rumors of a God of War reboot with a Nordic motif. We had fun recording this, so hopefully you have fun listening!...


Podcast Beyond Episode 437: GTA 6, Call of Duty in Space, and PS VR pre-orders
This week, it's Max "Blade Runner" Scoville, Brian "My Cousin Vinny" Altano, Marty "Scent of a Woman" Sliva, and Alanah "Fury Road" Pearce, and we're talking about the future of Call of Duty, and just how futuristic that future should be, GTA 6 and the possibility of a Grand Theft Auto in another country, and why people are/aren't pre-ordering a Playstation VR....

Podcast Beyond Episode 436: Are We Down With a PlayStation 4.5?
Goldfarb, Altano, and Alanah are out doing all sorts of weird stuff. So this week, Max "Grace Under Fire" Scoville and Marty "Martin" Sliva, are joined by Zach "Sister, Sister" Ryan and Mitch "Mad About You" Dyer. They talk about Telltale's rad-sounding take on Batman, the possibility of a PlayStation 4.5, and Resident Evil's 20th anniversary. Beyond!...

Podcast Beyond Episode 435: Sony Gets Real About Playstation VR
This week, the video game industry descends on San Francisco for the 30th annual Game Developers Conference, and Sony treated us to the much-anticipated reveal of the Playstation VR's price and release window. Spoilers? It's $399 and it's out this October. We have some thoughts. Podcast Beyond is Max "Hairwolf" Scoville, Marty "Beard Science" Sliva, Brian "Spaghetti Monster" Altano and Andrew "Lil Critter" Goldfarb....


Podcast Beyond Episode 434: How Uncharted Could Work in VR
Max and Brian are dead! Or busy. Either one. So this week, Alanah "Shapes" Pearce joined Marty "Milo" Sliva and Andrew "Twisities" Goldfarb to chat about all sorts of things, including No Man's Sky's release date, how games like Uncharted and The Last Guardian could work in VR, a slew of rad indie games coming out soon, and why America is just the strangest. Beyond!...

Podcast Beyond Episode 433: Why Won't Activision Have an E3 Booth This Year?
This week, it's a full house. A full house of honey-baked ham! But also Max "Whole Hog" Scoville, Marty "Black Forest" Sliva, Andrew "Pork Cracklins" Goldfarb, Brian "Prosciutto" Altano, and Alanah "Banjo Kazooie Ham" Pearce talking about Activision's lack of an E3 booth, and what that means for the games industry, Marty's time with Dark Souls III, and our thoughts on the Uncharted 4 multiplayer component....

Podcast Beyond Episode 432: What Defines a Far Cry Game?
This week, Max "Ant Farm" Scoville, Marty "Silly Putty" Sliva, Brian "Mr. Potato Head" Altano and Andrew "Slinky Jr." Goldfarb are back in the same room to discuss adventures at DICE, the direction the video game industry is going, Playstation VR's impending pricepoint, and Far Cry Primal -- which we think is a lot of fun....


Podcast Beyond Episode 431: Fallout 4 DLC Revealed and Some Delicious Hams™
This week, it's a skeleton crew of Max "Bonelord" Scoville, Brian "Skull Dude" Altano, and Alanah "The Clavicle" Pearce. Fallout 4 DLC has been revealed, and it sounds substantial. Meanwhile, "Substantial" isn't a word that too many people are using for Street Fighter V. Oh, and it's the Vita's birthday! Check out our top 25 games for that lovely handheld....

Podcast Beyond Episode 430: Unravel, Firewatch, and Video Game Movies
This week, Max "Sewer Shark" Scoville is joined by Marty "Night Trap" Sliva, Brian "Tomcat Alley" Altano, and IGN UK exchange student Daniel "Slam City With Scotty Pippin" Krupa to discuss the latest indie darling Firewatch, the not-so-indie-but-ever-so-darling Unravel and other important issues like video game movie adaptations and what's wrong with America's cookies....


Podcast Beyond Episode 429: We Sh*t Bricks over LEGO The Force Awakens
This week, Max "Football" Scoville, Marty "Touchdown" Sliva, Brian "Pour Gatorade on the Coach" Altano and Andrew "Locker Room Towel Fight after The Big Game" Goldfarb all get together to discuss LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which looks like our kind of licensed game. Marty also goes in-depth about the newest Final Fantasy XV gameplay, and we all wax philosophical about The Witness....

Podcast Beyond Episode 428: The Witness is Finally Out
This week, Max "Typing This Right Now" Scoville, Marty "Sweaters" Sliva, Brian "The Loud One" Altano, and Andrew "Whispering Gentleman" Goldfarb are joined by Chloi "Probably Tired of 'Rad' Jokes" Rad, who just finished her review of Jonathan Blow's long-awaited follow-up to Braid, The Witness. Chloi gave it the best score she could in her review, which you should go read -- but first, let's discuss the greatest mystery of all: does this game involve jars of pee?...

Podcast Beyond Episode 427: Platinum's TMNT Game Looks Bodacious
This week, Max "Mutagen Man" Scoville is joined by Marty "Wingnut" Sliva, Alanah "Walkabout" Pearce, and Jared "Chromedome" Petty to discuss the leaked screens of Platinum Games' still-unannounced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants In Manhattan, for which we finally have some awesome screenshots. Beyond that (Beyond!) we also discuss our guarded expectations for No Man's Sky, and the scandalous pricepoint for The Witness....


Podcast Beyond Episode 426: The Sleazy Side of Virtual Reality
Hey all, this week Max "Podcast Host" Scoville is joined by Marty "Big Beardy" Sliva, Brian "The Greek" Altano and Alanah "Banjo Kazooie Sound Effects" Pearce, who are back from CES with tales of futuristic technology to tell, some of which isn't for the faint of heart. We also share our 2016 predictions, and discuss what makes a Game Of The Year....

Podcast Beyond Episode 425: Is Assassin's Creed Going To Egypt in 2017?
The first episode of 2016 is here, and half the cast is in Vegas for CES, so this week Max "Not Greg Miller" Scoville and Andrew "Gold Nickname" Goldfarb are joined by Kallie "Anime Enthusiast" Plagge and Mitchell "Computer Boy" Dyer to talk about all the latest Playstation news. Unfortunately, everyone's been on vacation, so there isn't a ton of news -- but there is the extremely juicy rumor that Assassin's Creed is moving away from its annualized model, and that we won't see another installment until 2017...

Podcast Beyond Episode 424: A Special Holiday Beyonza
Finally, 2015 is coming to a close and the drama of the video game industry has settled down. In the penultimate episode of 2015, Marty, Brian, Alanah, Zach, and Goldengoose dig deep into the mailbag and answer literally every single question you've ever asked. Well, that's a lie. But they do talk about what they're playing over break, why Bully was rad, dinosaurs, why Altano is terrified of Australia, PaRappa VR, why no one should sleep on Until Dawn, the most disappointing Christmas presents ever, and a w...


Podcast Beyond Episode 423: What's Next For Kojima Productions?
This week, Max, Marty, Brian and special guests Mitch Dyer and Zach Ryan weigh in on the piping hot announcement of the newly formed Kojima Productions studio. The episode is a little bit late because we were waiting for Zach to return from his top secret trip to Japan, during which he interviewed Mr. Kojima himself....


Podcast Beyond Episode 418: Let's Go to War Over Fallout 4
Fallout. Fallout never changes. Except when it does, like when a new game gets released. But did enough change? Join Max, Brian, Marty, and Jared as they discuss one of the most anticipated games of the generation. BUT BEWARE, DEAR LISTENERS: some of these individuals have opinions about this video game that might *gasp!* differ from yours.  Beyond that, Rise of the Tomb Raider is apparently awesome. The ball is officially in Naughty Dog's court to blow us away with Uncharted 4, but what will that take?...


Podcast Beyond Episode 417: Our PSX-pectations
It seems to be the eye of the review season hurricane, but luckily Max, Marty, Brian, and Goldschläger are full of energy and ready to talk about our PSX expectations, how well the first Uncharted has aged, breaking controllers, and that gaming is a really expensive hobby....

Podcast Beyond Episode 416: Ooh La La, C'est Paris Games Week!
If you're looking for a bunch of dorks being excited about the announcements coming out of Sony's Paris Games Week press conference, you've come to the right place. Max, Marty, Brian, and Goldenrod are back to discuss Michel Ancel's new game Wild, Horizon: Zero Dawn, No Man's Sky, Detroit: Become Human, Star Wars Battlefront, and lots more....

Podcast Beyond Episode 415: Mysteries of The Video Game Industry
This week on Beyond, Max, Marty, Brian and Lil' Goldie discuss Kojima's alleged departure, which Konami claims is a vacation, Alan Tudyk's awkward breakup with Uncharted 4, and the murmurs that Destiny scrapped its entire story shortly before launch....


Podcast Beyond Episode 414: Star Wars Battlefront & New York Comic-Con
Marty and Goldfarb are a couple busy boys, so this week, it's just Max, Brian and Jared. The trio discusses the challenges of choosing IGN's top 100 games of all time, the overlap of gaming and comic culture at New York Comic-Con, our turn-ons and turn-offs about Star Wars Battlefront, and the times games have made us cry....

Podcast Beyond Episode 413: How Sony Continues to Embrace Anime
Max and Brian are off doing weird things in weird places, but fear not! Miranda and Kallie join Marty and Andrew to chat about a whole bunch of rad stuff. The lost Final Fantasy XII sequel, Far Cry Primal, and how Sony continues to embrace anime. Also, things get emotional when the gang discusses which type of tree they would be.   Beyond!...

Podcast Beyond Episode 412: Requiem for a Vita
An official comment from Sony puts another nail in the Vita's metaphorical coffin, so we reflect on what the little system did right, what it did wrong, and what approaches might've worked better. Beyond that we also discuss the last-gen Uncharted Trilogy's flying leap onto PS4 with The Nathan Drake collection, Max's love for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, and Black Ops III's tone-deaf Twitter publicity stunt. Podcast Beyond is Max Scoville, Marty Sliva, Brian Altano, and Andrew Goldfarb....


Podcast Beyond Episode 410: The PS4's Japanese Price Drop and Other TGS News
Hey gang! This week's episode is a little late because we waited to see what Sony had to announce during their Tokyo Game Show keynote. Well, the PS4's getting a price drop in Japan, Project Morpheus is officially Playstation VR, and Gravity Rush is getting a sequel and a PS4 remaster. Plus, lots of other stuff happened too....

Podcast Beyond Episode 409: What's Wrong with Uncharted 4 DLC?
This week, it's Max, Marty, Brian, and Jared discussing Kingdom Hearts 2.9, Uncharted 4's DLC, the problem with the concept of "DLC" in 2015, and of course, our undying love for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.Hey, speaking of which, we're giving away a PS4 code for The Phantom Pain! Listen to the episode to find out how....


Podcast Beyond Episode 408: Let's Talk About The Phantom Pain
Marty's off doing some covert ops, so we invited Vince on to share some SPOILER-FREE war stories from his time reviewing Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. We touched on a few other topics, but for the most part, this is episode is solid Metal Gear.Meanwhile, PAX is this weekend, so come hang out!...

Podcast Beyond Episode 407: The Future of Licensed Console Games
Good news, Podcast Beyond fans: here's the newest episode of Podcast Beyond. This time around, Max, Marty, Brian, and Goldfarb talk about the Star Wars and Disney news coming out of D23, including the new Darth Vader PS4, Big Hero 6 in Kingdom Hearts 3, and the unlockable Keyblade in Disney Infinity. Also, we talk about that stupid Spider-Man video some more....

Podcast Beyond Episode 406: Everybody's Gone To The Koelnmesse
Everyone's back from their various adventures, and a little bit loopy because of it. Andrew and Max are jet-lagged, Brian's on painkillers after having his wisdom teeth out, and Marty forgot how old he is. Anyway, we discuss Everybody's Gone to The Rapture, The Phantom Pain, and the most incredible Spider-Man cosplayers we've ever seen....


Podcast Beyond Episode 405: The Great Konami Grease Fire
Max and Goldfarb are off gallivanting in Germany, so Jared Petty and Meghan Sullivan join Brian and Marty to talk about a possible Final Fantasy XII remake, the stellar PS+ lineup for August, and the ongoing disaster at Konami....

Podcast Beyond Episode 404: Can You Romance The Dog in Fallout 4?
No, no you can't. But Max, Marty, Brian and Goldfarb talk about it a bit anyway, and take a moment to discuss the presentation of sex in games. We also talk about some other video games bears, breakfast cereal, and oh yeah -- Gamescom. Which is next week!...


Podcast Beyond Episode 401: Who is Minecraft: Story Mode For?
This week, Max, Marty, Brian and Goldfarb discuss Telltale's newly announced game, Minecraft: Story Mode, one Reddit user's unearthing of a fabled Nintendo-branded PlayStation prototype, and how we feel about Arkham Knight now that they hype has died down a bit....

Podcast Beyond Episode 400: The 400th Episode
In the thrilling followup to the previous three hundred and ninety-nine episodes of Podcast Beyond, we had a big, huge live event which a whole bunch of you were kind enough to attend. The regular bunch of goons (Max, Marty, Brian, Jared and Goldfarb) are joined by Beyond 300 attendee-turned-IGN-editor Miranda Sanchez as well as a young up-and-coming video game personality named Greg Miller. In case it doesn't come across in the audio, none of what we do would be possible without you guys, our listeners and...


Podcast Beyond Episode 399: What's E3 Really Like?
Last episode was a massive drunken bloated sprawling debacle recorded amidst E3's miasma of hype and chaos. This episode is mostly the opposite: Max, Marty, and Brian calmly (and soberly) share their personal experiences at the video game industry's glistening spectacle of a trade show....

Podcast Beyond Episode 398.5: A Very Special Giant-Sized E3 Episode
Ladies and gentlemen, as I'm sure you're all well aware, the bulk of IGN was extremely busy covering E3 down in Los Angeles. A regular episode of Beyond wasn't possible, so we did the next best thing: we brought microphones to a bar and recorded over three and a half hours of totally unscripted, fairly intoxicated conversation with a cross-section of people from the video game industry. Disclaimer: This episode was very much an experiment, and the results are rough around the edges; it's noisy, disorganized...

Podcast Beyond Episode 398: We're Phantom Pumped for The Phantom Pain
We're a week away from E3, so please excuse us sounding a bit more scatterbrained than usual. This time, Max, Marty, Brian, and Goldfarb discuss Metal Gear Solid 5, Fallout 4, Dark Souls 3, and... horses? Sure, why not. Also, if you didn't hear about it, tickets are up for our live event the IGN House Party! Gotta go fast, they're selling like... uh... popular video games!...


Podcast Beyond Episode 397: WTF's Going on with Vita?
Brian's back from his Honeymoon, and is joined by Marty, Jared, and Goldfarb (Max is out sick with gross problems) to discuss the big question on the Sony front right now: what's up with the PS Vita being decalred a "legacy" device? Will there no longer be support, or is this just a weird corporate miscommunication??...

Podcast Beyond Episode 395: How Do You Modernize Doom?
Marty and Brian have abandoned us this week, so instead Max is joined by Jared, mustachioed IGN bigwig Tal, and -- surprise surprise -- Andrew Goldfarb. The big topics this week are Doom's two-frame teaser trailer, Ubisoft's mea culpa for Assassin's Creed Unity while announcing Syndicate, and the difference between working in games press and game development and/or publishing....


Podcast Beyond Episode 394: Our E3 Prediction Bonanza
Sorry for the late episode, gang! If you missed it, this week we tried somethng new: recording Podcast Beyond LIVE. Like, on a livestream. In honor of this special occasion, and because it's right around the corner, we decided to discuss our favorite E3 moments and our predictions for what Sony will show off this year....

Podcast Beyond Episode 392: RIP Silent Hills
This week, Max, Marty, and Brian are joined once again by Mitch Dyer, to discuss the tragic demise of Silent Kills, as well as some suspicious goings-on at Konami. But it's not all bad news, there's some good stuff too!...


Podcast Beyond Episode 391: Why We Love Star Wars (Again)
This week, we're short a chair, so it's just Max, Marty and Brian. Max and Brian spent the weekend at Star Wars Celebration, where they got to see Battlefront in action. There's plenty to be excited about, but also a few reasons to be skeptical. BEYOND that, there's also talk of Mass Effect 4, Fallout 4, and a redesigned Playstation Vita....

Podcast Beyond Episode 390: Music, Humor, and a Remastered Uncharted
This week, Max, Marty, and Brian are joined by Eden Rohatensky of the Jimmy & Eden podcast (among other things) to discuss their favorite game soundtracks, the use of comedy in games, and the possibility of the first three Uncharted games remastered on Playstation 4....

Podcast Beyond Episode 389: Witcher 3 and Star Wars Battlefront Hype
Marty, Max, and Brian are joined by Mitch Dyer, who was flown halfway across the planet to go play one of the most anticipated games of this generation: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. So, uh, is it cool? Meanwhile, Star Wars: Battlefront is something we're going to see very soon, and we take a moment to reflect upon why we play games....


Podcast Beyond Episode 388: How Axiom Verge Scratches That Metroidvania Itch
This week, Max, Marty, and Brian are joined once again by the lovable and eloquent Jared Petty, who regales us with stories from working at the ol' sock mill. Of course, there's plenty of game discussion, including the newly released Axiom Verge, which Marty reviewed, and the latest hands-on impressions of Rainbow Six: Siege....

Podcast Beyond Episode 386: Our Horror Stories of Game-breaking Bugs
The ever-delightful Jared Petty joins Max, Marty, and Brian once again to discuss Uncharted 4's delay, and to answer some listener emails on the subjects of game-ruining bugs and morally reprehensible actions in virtual worlds. Plus, we have a very special all-terrain missile-launching guest star. If you need something else to put in your ears besides our lovely voices, Jared asked you guys on Twitter what your favorite game music was, and a listener named Kevin compiled a playlist of everyone's responses. ...


Podcast Beyond Episode 384: Will Project Morpheus Release in 2015?
This week, Max and Marty are joined by Brian Altano and Mitch Dyer to talk about 2015 preditions, Yetis, and Batman's M-rating and the legend of Sleep Jeep - but wait, there's more: Caleb Lawson and Zach Ryan also stop by to discuss their visit to Japan to see Bloodborne....

Podcast Beyond Episode 383: What We Want in a Sequel to The Order: 1886
The Order: 1886 came out last week, and in spite of a luke-warm critical reception, it's still got plenty of redeeming qualities. Brandin Tyrrel, who reviewed the game for IGN, joins Max, Marty, and Brian to talk about what we would want from the game's probable sequel. Other topics include Axiom Verge, the PS Vita's third birthday, and haunted pyramids....


Podcast Beyond Episode 382: a Long Discussion about Short Games
A full playthrough of The Order: 1886 leaked online, and the big debate is not over the game's quality, but rather its quantity; how long should AAA games be? Join us (your new hosts Max and Marty) and returning guests Brian and Jared as we discuss video game brevity at great length....


Podcast Beyond Episode 378: Our Favorite PSP Memories
Greg, Colin, and Marty gathered together to discuss their favorite PSP memories, whether or not we'll actually see Uncharted in 2015, and when the PlayStation 4 will receive its first price drop. Also Colin talks about hockey. Shocker. All this and more on the Internet's No. 1 PlayStation podcast! BEYOND!...



Podcast Beyond Episode 373: The Secrets of Uncharted 4
Two fans have two theories about Uncharted 4: A Thief's End. What does the No. 1 PlayStation podcast think of them? Greg, Colin, and Marty discuss and keep you posted on the news of the week. They also ramble off topic. A lot....

Podcast Beyond Episode 372: PlayStation Experience Aftermath
In a very special episode of the No. 1 PlayStation podcast on the Internet, Greg, Colin, and Altano travel to Toronto to do the show with Frank Furlano -- an IGN fan who requested the trio via the Children's Wish Foundation. What did the quartet think of PlayStation Experience? How much swag did BioWare give Frank? How tired are Greg and Colin? Find out!...

Podcast Beyond Episode 371: The PSX Panel with Shuhei Yoshida
The No. 1 PlayStation podcast in the world went to PlayStation Experience and did a live episode in front of a standing room only crowd. Come listen to Greg, Colin, Vince, Ryan Clements, Jeremy Dunham, Adam Boyes, and Shuhei Yoshida talk PlayStation and answer your questions!...


Podcast Beyond Episode 370: PlayStation Tech Q&A
Greg, Colin, and Marty discuss their gaming headsets, if they'd rebuy a Vita, and the plan for PlayStation Experience. It's your weekly dose of the No. 1 PlayStation podcast on the Internet!...


Podcast Beyond Episode 367: Our Uncharted 4 Desires
WE DID IT LIVE. Yup, this episode of the No. 1 PlayStation podcast in the world was recorded as a livestream. Greg, Colin, and Marty talk about their Uncharted 4 desires, and they answer viewer questions on the fly....




Podcast Beyond Episode 358 - Will The Order: 1886 Turn Out OK?
Greg and Marty are back from PAX, and they want to tell Colin about all the games they saw! Greg loved Freedom Wars, Marty dug Firewatch, and there are a lot of questions about The Order: 1886 -- like, should one fan keep his preorder? Come discuss Sony on the Internet's No. 1 PlayStation podcast!...