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“Press X to Start” is a gaming podcast, run by a group of friends who want to add diverse voices and conversations to video games and culture.

March 23, 2018

Level 2.5 - God’s Plan is Fortnite

The gang reconveenes minus Cam unfortunatley for another week of gaming news and culture. In what we are playing DJ crashes and burns when it comes to Bloodborne while Marcus finally finishes Ghost Recon and wrestles with giving up on Persona 5. In news the group dives deep into the phenomona that was Drake and Ninja playing Fortnite and how it has shattered twitch and the collective minds of the video game community. In other news we talk suprise heroes to Soul Calibur, Monster Hunter's new update and the reveal of the new Tomb Raider. Closing up, we have an extra long cultural discussion on what it means to be a black nerd and its meaning in a increasingly more diverse yet increasingly more exclusionary nerd space. 

March 14, 2018

Level 2.4 - News, News, News!!!

With a stalwart Cam missing in action, the rest of Press X perseveres through another week of gaming. The calm before the storm continues and What Am I playing remains a short subject, though Avery took a chance on the recently made freely avaiable through PS+ Bloodborne. After a short detour of games past, the group digs into a meaty video games news cycle. News of a Division sequel brings the boys some glee, Fortnite continues to make waves, more Trump v Video Game talk causes them to pause, and one of Sony's big new IP's says goodbye to 2019. But in major news, Nintendo dropped a direct and the trio does their best to dive in an dissect with major Super Smash Brothers news bookending the conversation. Its a to quote Marcus and DJ "THICC" episode, enjoy.

March 8, 2018

Level 2.3 - An Airing of Grievances

Press X reconvenes in full force and with four working mics for another episode of talking all things video games. After another week of the same old same old What We Are Playing is out and Fuck this Game is in. The guys(minus Avery) air their grievances against their favorite games their currently playing rather than talk about anything new on the docket. In a scattershot of news, the boys talk about Brigiette Lindholm and her place in Overwatch, the ESRB alters the rating system, our fearless leader decides that Video Games are the problems with School Shootings and Detroit get's a release date. But the topic of Detroit allows the group to talk about the contreversy surrounding it and how we as gaming fans react. Should Detroit be supported, should you cancel your preorder, should Quantric Dream be scuttled? All good questions, all discussed, its a good ep. 

March 2, 2018

Level 2.2 - The Celebrity of Gaming

Season two continues in earnest as the boys finally reunite with Cam's return to the show. It's been a slow week in games, so the conversation shifts to talking more Black Panther. Sorry...not sorry. But back to games, in gaming news the boys talking about the mysterious Overwatch Hero 27(which by the time of the posting we know of in full detail), the Government versus Video Games, FFXV 2019 news, some Death Stranding casting and some light news about the DICE awards. Afterwards, the group talks about the extreme fanaticism that surrounds fandoms and its effects on the people and institutions they form around. 

February 28, 2018

Bonus Level 1 - Monster Hunter World Review Discussion

Uniting to talk bout the game that's slaying the video game sphere, Avery, Cam and DJ break down the good and the bad of Capcom's juggernaut monsterhunter world. Should you press X on it? This subjective question and more is answered as the group finally gets to talk about the game they've been devouring since late January.

February 22, 2018

Press X Presents 001 - Black :Panther

While we primarily focus on Video Games, Press X is branching out in the new year and talking about other things in popculture that interest us. Also, considering the type of podcast we are what better way to kick off this new endeavor than Marvel's Black Panther. Avery, Marcus and DJ who all saw the movie together, get together to talk about what they like and didn't like about this episode. But lets be honest how much was there not to like about BP. Well Avery has a list so your mileage may vary. 

February 21, 2018

Level 2.1 - Brand New Season

After a short hiatus, Press X is back in relative full force(shout out to Cam). As we continue to present ourselves as a professional endeavor, we get back to the nitty gritty of this podcast talking about games and gaming news. With Cam unfortunately absent, DJ and Avery stay mum on Monster Hunter world while Marcus talks about his Ghost Recon Wildlands experience. After a short What We Are Playing, the group delves into a stuffed gaming news with big Kingdom Hearts reveals out of Japan, more Lootbox and Microtransaction information and other varied stories of the week. We then cap the show off with a discussion on Video Games' responsibility in the violence gripping our nation and whether they have a substantial effect and are as evil as some lawmakers would have you believe. Its a fun episode and we hope to bring you a whole lot more in the future.

January 12, 2018

Level 43 - Season Finale

That's a wrap on 2017 guys , we at Presss X want to thank everyone who joined us on this ride. It wasn't easy and we have a lot of growing to do and we hope to do more in 2018 and beyond. We're going on a little hiatus in terms of regular updates until February where our new "season" will begin anew and we'll have more fresh hot takes and arguments about the latest greatest things about games. Anyway outside of discussing what we were playing in the tail end of this year a majority of this episode is dedicted to looking out at the games confirmed for 2018 in some fasion and metering are individual excitement for them. It looks like its going to be a great 2018.

January 10, 2018

DLC 002 - 2017 Game of the Year

After a long 2017 of playing games the Press X boys got together to discuss their favorite games of the year and finally hash out what games Press X thinks were the best of the year. 

December 29, 2017

Level 42 - Back On Track

The show returns to its more regular format, with all four of its hosts on the cast and ready to talk games. Marcus continues to play Persona 5 heeding the advice of Cameron and Avery and playing with a guide, DJ challenges Avery for most games playing South Park, Call of Duty and Destiny, while Avery plays more Overwatch and Fortnite. In gaming news DJ finally gets to talk about the state of Destiny 2, Overkill unveil's their long been incubating Walking Dead game, we learn more about Death Stranding, Ghost Recon gets Predator and Take Two builds a publishing brand for AA games.