As we recover from some technical scheduling mishaps, Avery, DJ and Marcus took time to watch Netflix's Stranger Things Season 2. I know its incredibly off topic for a Video Game show, but we want to talk about other things and branch out our content to different avenues. Next week you'll get your regularly scheduled episode of Video Game shop talk, but for now enjoy our thoughts on Stranger Things. 

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In the second part of an extra long episode, the group dissects Sony's showings at the annual paris Games week. Described as the 2nd half to E3 Sony showed off a lot of games, mostly things we've already seen prompting a discussion on whether this event was needed with PSX about a month away. 

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Level 37 Part 1

After recovering from some technical difficulties, Press X is back in full force with another episode. The returning Cam brings nothing to the table, while Marcus finally finishes Uncharted and DJ laments how Assassin's Creed has broken his enjoyment of games. Avery played a bunch of games as well but the news at hand is a more pertinent topic. Massive layoffs hit Telltale, EA buys Respawn, Niantic announces a Harry Potter AR game and finally Blizzcon happened and the gang dissects some of the Overwatch news dropped during the event. This is part one of a larger podcast, with the second part talking about Sony's presence at Paris games week in excrutiating detail. 

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Cam is busy with grown people problems, leaving Avery, Marcus and DJ to mind the fort on the biggest video game release day in modern memory. Digging into Assassin's Creed Origins, Super Mario Odyssey and Wolfenstein the New Colossus it's a vidoe game embarrasment of riches. In news DJ goes on more about Destiny 2, NeoGaf implodes in the wake of sexual misconduct, we learn more about what happened with Visceral Games, Nintendo announces their all new free to play mobile Cell Phone game and sneaks in the return of GC Controllers for switch and Sony begins to hype Paris Games week 2017. We also announce the winner of a little contest and dig deep into your top three games of the year. 

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The boys are back in town to hit you with another week of gaming goodness to keep you satiated at weeks end. In what we are playing Avery delves deep into South Park the Fractured But Whole and desperately attempts to explain the game to the rest of the cast, Marcus finally got his hands on Uncharted the Last Legacy, DJ struggles with Destiny's hardest levels of PVP and Cam is still playing Dragon's Dogma. In news the afformented PVP modes of Destiny go down, the Harvey Weinstein scandal spills into games and reveals sexual harrasment in the hallowed halls of Naughty Dog, more talk about Mictrosanctions and Loot Boxes and Sony Music decides to get in the gaming publishing buissness and didn't tell Playstation. But this week's biggest story is the closing of Visceral Games and the restructuring of the Star Wars game they've been working on for years. Piggybacking off that in culture the group discusses the place of Single Player gaming experiences in this multiplayer, open world, games as service dominated world. Its a good episode, a bit long in the tooth but filled with a lot of great conversation. 

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The gang is back together and this time Destiny isn't the be all end all of conversation. Avery finally plays the game he Kickstarted Battlechasers Nightwar, Marcus talks bout another episode of Telltale's Batman series, also Dragon's Dogma pops up for some reason. In news the group returns to Overwatch with news of a maybe a spin-off and a halloween event, a couple of video game lawsuits, more loot box talk, the group revolts against the new South Park and the Occulus Go isn't as cool as it sounds. Rounding out the show, the group has a deep dive talk about Microtransanctions. Everyone speaks their truth and we try and get to the root of where all this Lootboxes and Microtransactions is coming from. 

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So its Avery, Cam and DJ in the saddle and predictably we talk some Destiny, but to Avery's shock but Cam and DJ tried out some new games. Cam hopped into the old game is old FF9 and DJ played some game or other, but back to Destiny we tried the Raid last week and it didn't take. In gaming news the trio more Destiny Content, an updated PSVR headset, Street Fighter V's Arcade Edition, Overwatch returning holiday event and Avery continues to lament his fading interest in Assassin's creed. 

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With Marcus and Cameron MIA, DJ and Avery stalwartly continue to steer the good ship Press X. As usual Destiny dominates the conversation of What We Are Playing but DJ throws a curve ball giving the PUBG Clone Fortnite Battle Royale a try and PUBG may have some competition for its Chicken Dinner adorned crown. In news Rockstar drops some Red Dead news and to be honest reception is mixed, Avery laments the unfortunately layoffs in the wake of Agents of Mayhem and Ubisoft continues to fight a good fight in keeping Vivendi from taking over the company. In other news we talk Battlegrounds, its future on consoles specifically Playstation, the new studio PUBG Corp and its eventually competition. Finally in an update of the Pewdiepie nonsense of week’s path Nintendo rolls out a controversial new streaming program. Finally in our Culture segment the duo discuss the impact of social media in the video game landscape and its role with professionalism as a fan of video games.

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Cam has ventured on a Disney Vacation Sabatical, leaving Avery, DJ and Marcus to mind the store. Destiny still dominates the conversations and Marcus remains just a pretty face as Avery and DJ continue their love and hate relationship with the AAA juggernaut. In news we got some touching Nintendo news, a first dissapointing glimpse of the new Tomb Raider film, an interesting look at the the new Fortnite Battle Royale and the brewing hubub with PUBG also the Tokyo Game Show. Also we bring back Who Am I and DJ joins the Cameron Williams memorial L wall of shame. 

As a reminder, all podcasts can be found on podbean at pressxtostart.podbean.com, iTunes and Google Play - simply search “Press X to Start.” Also, you want to continue the conversation from today’s podcast follow us on Twitter at “PressX2S,” like our Facebook page at “Press X 2 Start,” and follow our Instagram account at “PressX2Start.

The hosts can be found via their PSN ID's on Playstation at twistedkaijuu07(Avery), CWilli722(Cameron), AstrO-Ice(DJ) and kidprodigy07(Marcus

 

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We're back and off the bat is more Destiny talk, Marcus tries to brings something new to the table by talking about the Hellblade ingame making of but what are we playing is mostlly just Destiny talk. In news, Epic beaats all other studios to the market with their own PUBG clone in Fortnite, Nintendo had a direct that no one watched but Avery and Overwatch deals with the toxicity brewing within their community. We end this episode with a long discussion about Pewdiepie his most recent fuck up and our general reactions to the cult of personality that defend him. I'm going to be honest we're four black dudes, so i'm going to just let you guess how we all generally feel about this matter.

As a reminder, all podcasts can be found on podbean at pressxtostart.podbean.com, iTunes and Google Play - simply search “Press X to Start.” Also, you want to continue the conversation from today’s podcast follow us on Twitter at “PressX2S,” like our Facebook page at “Press X 2 Start,” and follow our Instagram account at “PressX2Start.

The hosts can be found via their PSN ID's on Playstation at twistedkaijuu07(Avery), CWilli722(Cameron), AstrO-Ice(DJ) and kidprodigy07(Marcus)

 

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