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18
Oct

Level 3.35 - Blizzard’s Big Trouble in Little China

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This week on the Press X to Start Podcast: DJ, Sean and Marcus talk about Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, Fortnite's Season 11 plans, Playstation 5, Blizzard's Hong Kong debacle and more!

What We've Been Playing - Time code: 01:38

  • Marcus wraps up his telekinetic shenanigans in Control and then has such a bad time in Ghost Recon: Breakpoint janky wilderness that he returns to Kingdom Hearts 3; Sean prepares for a side career as a Twitch streamer with streams of Apex, Smash Bros & Streets of Rage 2; DJ finds a rollercoaster in Borderlands 3 and finally gets his mech fix in Gundam Battle Operation 2.

Gaming News - Time code: 27:51

  • The quick hits: CD Projekt Red entertains the possibility of a multiplayer Cyperpunk game, Stadia claims that it's capable of running games faster than consoles, Warner Bros partners with IO Interactive in a publishing deal, PS4 unfriends Facebook, Fortnite's 11th Season to lead to the game's second chapter.
  • The heavy hitters: An in-depth look at the information that's been released about Playstation 5, Press X examines the recent controversy surrounding Blizzard, Marvel Studios steps into the world of VR with Avengers: Damage Control.

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11
Oct

Level 3.34 - Big Sony Shakeup!

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This week on the Press X to Start Podcast DJ, Sean and Douglas talk about Borderlands 3, the Playstation Studios shake up, PS4 Crossplay, Overwatch characters possibly coming to Smash Bros and more!

What We've Been Playing - Time code: 01:40

  • Douglas returns to his old Overwatch stomping grounds and things are as frustrating as ever; Sean gives his impressions of Apex Season 3, tells us if he'd Press "X" on Links' Awakening & continues his poorly dubbed Shenmue 2 shenanigans; Lastly, DJ gives an abridged review of Borderlands 3 (for the full thing check out our review cast!).

Gaming News - Time code: 22:36

  • The quick hits: Call Of Duty Mobile makes big money in its' first 2 days, The EA Data Breach might effect up to 1600 FIFA 20 Players, PS4 Cross Play is now fully available for developers to toy with, The lawyer behind Kirby's namesake passed away at 79, Scholastic is publishing an Overwatch book on Orisa's creator, The protagonists of Persona 3 & 4 to make appearances in Persona 5 Royal DLC, Red Dead Redemption 2 finally announced for PC & Google Stadia.
  • The heavy hitters: Shawn Layden departs position as Playstation Chairman in wake of potential power struggle, Sony chops Playstation Now price in half thanks to rising competition, Apex Legends to get spooky new features for Halloween, Epic Games sued once again due to accusations of Fortnite being addictive, Overwatch Director offering up entire roster to Sakurai for Super Smash Bros.

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9
Oct

Press X Presents: Borderlands 3 Review

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This week DJ, Jordan and special guest Ani (aka Marcus' girlfriend!) gather to review Borderlands 3! (WARNING: SPOILERS ABOUND!!)

The Review Breakdown & Time Stamps:

  • Character Choices - 01:53
  • Past Experiences With Borderlands - 04:33
  • Thoughts on the Humor - 7:10
  • Thoughts on the Story - 11:14
  • Thoughts on The Calypso Twins - 15:23
  • Thoughts on Eva & Tannis - 17:56
  • Thoughts on the Main Character Deaths - 21:03
  • Favorite World - 23:34
  • Favorite Story/Side Story Moments - 25:18
  • Gameplay Discussion - 29:29
  • Favorite Guns - 34:38
  • Various Other Gripes - 42:01
  • Thoughts On Endgame Content - 52:28
  • Would We Press "X" On This Game - 55:55

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4
Oct

Level 3.33 - Vault Hunters With Attitude

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This week on the Press X to Start Podcast DJ, Sean and Marcus talk about Borderlands 3, Apex Legends Season 3, the Playstation State Of Play & more!

What We've Been Playing - Time code: 01:34

  • Sean tries to drift with this fingers on Mario Kart Mobile, vies for Colonel Sanders' kentucky fried affection in I Love You Colonel Sanders, gets us more Apex footage for our IG page & gets competitive with DJ's wife in Link's Awakening; Marcus vents some about Control's frustrating gameplay loop and then joins DJ to talk Borderlands 3.

Gaming News - Time code: 21:06

  • The quick hits: The Playstation Store expands to sale consoles and accessories, Playstation & Microsoft promise that their next gen consoles will be environmentally conscious, PUBG removes the infamous "Lion Dick" bug and ruins everyone's good time, Bethesda takes another L as Nuka Cola collectors helmets get recalled for mold risks.
  • The heavy hitters: Playstation & Xbox's free games for October, A Press X recap of Playstation's most recent State Of Play including a semi in-depth talk about The Last Of Us 2, Apex Legends drops a bitchin' trailer for their 3rd season.

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27
Sep

Press X For The Culture 06 - 50 Gaming Questions with Press X

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Culture Topic - Time code: 02:01

  • In our most lighthearted For The Culture episode yet DJ, Sean, Cam & Marcus give you an in-depth look inside of their gaming lives as they run through LevelSkip's "50 Fun Questions About Video Games To Ask Your Friends".

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20
Sep

Level 3.32 - Remakes, Sequels and a Whole Lotta Walking at Tokyo Game Show!

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HEADS UP: Our next episode will be a “For the Culture” episode where we run through 50 video game questions. It’s definitely one of the funniest episodes we have ever made!

This week on the Press X to Start Podcast DJ, Sean & Marcus talk about Borderlands 3, the Call Of Duty beta, Nintendo Ring Fit Adventure, Tokyo Game Show and more!

What We've Been Playing - Time code: 02:24

  • Marcus continues to battle supernatural entities (and the map) in Control, DJ runs more fades in the name of love in My Time In Portia, and then the two join forces to give some quick first impressions of Borderlands 3. Meanwhile, Sean's chronicles his usual Smash Bros & Apex Legends shenanigans before giving his impressions on the COD Closed Beta.

Gaming News - Time code: 22:38

  • The quick hits: Missingn-*ahem*, we mean a new Glitch Pokemon teased for Sword & Shield; EA drops a surprise public test for Project Atlas; DBZ: Kakarot confirms that Buu saga is in the games' story mode; The 5th annual Game Awards is coming Dec 12th; Ubisoft says its' only in the long ass game business going forward; GreedFall & Daemon X Machina draw mild reviews; Google Stadia to offer free game trials at launch and the Apple Arcade announces a whopping 50 games (ALL AVAILABLE NOW!).
  • The heavy hitters: An in-depth look at this years' Tokyo Game Show and Nintendo tries round 2 of Operation: Make America Fit Again with Ring Fit Adventure.

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13
Sep

Level 3.31 - We’re Press “Cross” To Start And We Played A Lot Of Games This Week

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This week on the Press X to Start podcast DJ, Cam & Marcus talk about the Ghost Recon: Breakpoint beta, Control, Ghostwire: Tokyo's uncertain future, the Nintendo Direct and more!

What We've Been Playing - Time code: 03:02

  •  Marcus bounces back strong from his Days Gone doldrums with an uncharacteristically active gaming week that consists of an assload of Overwatch and impressions of the Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Beta, Man Of Medan & Control. Not to be overlooked, DJ responds by taking Super Kirby Clash for a spin, beating Dragon's Dogma, wanting his Free 99 back for Darksiders 3 and joining Cam for some more BDSM goodness in Remnant: From The Ashe. Oh and Cam beat Pokemon Moon...so...there's that.

Gaming News - Time code: 46:32

  • The quick hits: The UK says that the Playstation's "X" button is called "Cross" and they can fuck right off with that nonsense, Celeste gets a new DLC chapter, Gears Of War 5 racks up some impressive reviews, Playstation unveils pretty new boxart for PS4 exclusives, Nintendo Switch gets into the fitness game and Anshar Studios drops a trailer for a Cyberpunk-themed neo-noir detective game (no it isn't connected to CD Projekt Red).
  • The heavy hitters: A Press X Deep Dive into Nintendo's Direct and Ikumi Nakamura's departure from Tango Gameworks leaves Ghostwire: Tokyo in limbo.

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6
Sep

Level 3.30 - Can You Upgrade Your Genitalia in Cyberpunk 2077?

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This week on the Press X to Start podcast Team Jamaica (aka DJ & Sean) are back to talk about CD Projekt Red's Cyberpunk 2077 deep dive, One Punch Man finally getting a game, Telltale resurrecting like a zombie and more!

What We've Been Playing - Time code: 01:56

  • Sean gets some W's in Apex with randoms and then tries to get some 8-bit platforming in on Celeste only to quickly realize that he can't hang like he used to anymore. DJ, joined by Cam, slowly gets the hang of Remnant: From The Ashe's unforgiving gameplay loop and tries his hand at some superpowered MMO madness with DC Universe Online.

Gaming News - Time code: 11:33

  • The quick hits: Destiny 2's getting a two tiered Season Pass; Control & Astral Chain prove to be a win for AA gaming; DriveClub's servers to shut down in March of 2020; Borderlands crosses over with Fortnite for a limited time event (runs until Sept 10th); Yakuza 7 somehow plunges the series into more unexpected territory; Bulletstorm kicks its' way on the Switch; Disney Classic games announces a twin pack containing two of it's most punishing games, The Lion King & Aladdin (coming Oct. 29th).
  • The heavy hitters: Playstation, Xbox & Epic Store's Free Games for September; DJ & Sean's impressions of Cyberpunk 2077's recent Deep Dive video; One Punch Man to get a fighting game with a clever twist; Telltale Games rises from the ashes under new leadership.

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30
Aug

Level 3.29 - Gamescom’s Comin For That Ass E3!

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This week on the Press X to Start podcast, Sean, Marcus, DJ & Doug talk about Call Of Duty's Gunfight Alpha, Mortal Kombat 11's Kombat Pack, a whole lotta Gamescom and more!

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What We've Been Playing - Time code: 04:30

  • Marcus plays a variety of fighting games to varying degrees of success; DJ beats up potential love interests in My Time In Portia and tries to survive Remnant: From The Ashe's high difficulty level before joining Sean for some 2v2 mayhem in the Alpha for Call Of Duty Modern Warfare's Gunfight mode; Doug deals with supreme incompetence in Overwatch and anticipates Dead By Daylight's Stranger Things event.

Gaming News - Time code: 31:41

  • The quick hits: PS5's leaked dev kit is confirmed to be real, Sony buys Insomnia Games to complete its' monopoly on all things Spiderman, Xbox One is dropping two new controller designs this fall (Sept. 17 & Oct. 8 respectively), Microsoft used Kinect to spy on players, The upcoming Uncharted movie loses yet another director and closes in on a replacement
  • The heavy hitters: We do an elaborate recap of Gamescom including Google Stadia's presentation and Death Stranding's gameplay reveal, Nintendo shuts down claims of there being a trade-in program for older Switch models, Mortal Kombat 11 reveals the 6 new fighters in its' Kombat Pack, Gamestop's tumultuous year continues as they lay off over 100 employees (some of whom were at Gamescom).

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23
Aug

Level 3.28 - GTA Maker Claps Back at Trump, Sub Zero Becomes Belgian in Mortal Kombat 11, and Cannon Busters explodes onto Netflix!

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This week on the Press X to Start podcast, Sean, Marcus, DJ & Cam talk about Days Gone's ending, Why you need to watch Cannon Busters, PS5 rumors, Need for Speed Heat, Sub Zero's new voice actor, and more!

What We've Been Playing - Time code: 03:58

  • Sean plays more Apex Legends and Spelunky while delving into August's free PS Plus games, Wipeout & Sniper Elite 4; Marcus finally beats Days Gone and he. is. PISSED; DJ tries to give Anthem another try and gets so disappointed that he just watches Cannon Busters instead, and LOVES it; And last, stand up human being Cam pits cartoon animals against each other in Pokemon Ultra Sun and oppresses non-believers in Nino Kuni 2 aka "My Little Dictator".

Gaming News - Time code: 27:36

  • The quick hits: Sony drops 4 new Dualshock colorways, PS5 rumored to get a reveal in February 2020, Anthem's lead producer leaves Bioware for greener pastures, Dead Island 2 shambles to its 3rd developer, EA promises no loot boxes for Need For Speed Heat (verdict's still out on surprise mechanics), A new Saint's Row game is in deep development, Spelunky 2: Electric Boogaloo gets delayed past 2019. 
  • The heavy hitters: Nintendo's offering exchanges from some Switch consoles for newer models (Update! Nintendo has not confirmed this is true), Gamestop implements a new trade-in deal for OG Switches until Sept 15th, MK11 lets a Belgian DJ voice a Japanese Ninja and it goes over as well as you'd expect, Take Two's CEO claps back at Donald Trump for blaming entertainment for gun violence.

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16
Aug

Level 3.27 - Trump Joins Team Yell and Uses Video Games as a Scapegoat, as a New Bully Arrives in 2020

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This week on the Press X to Start podcast, Sean, Doug and DJ talk about Apex Legends, Borderlands 3, Bully 2 being announced, Pokemon Sword & Shield's new add-ons and more!

What We've Been Playing - Time code: 02:05

  • Sean plays more Shenmue 2 to prep for disappo-*ahem* Shenmue 3, explores 8-bit caves in Spelunky and wrecks some fools on Apex Legends; DJ shockingly doesn't have a Dragon's Dogma story and instead talks about getting disrespected online by a child in Super Smash Bros Ultimate; Meanwhile Doug's finding ways to make new nerd friends on and offline while being knee-deep in lawyer work.

Gaming News - Time code: 13:10

  • The quick hits: Days Gone gets a bizarre new Crazy Taxi-like mode; Apex Legends let's you go solo for a limited time (Aug 13-Aug 27); Plans for Microsoft's attempt at a handheld console revealed; Ninja already has an assload of followers on Mixer (still won't play video games with women though), Take-Two addresses Borderlands 3 streamer leak investigation and drops a character trailer for their robot beastmaster, FL4K.
  • The heavy hitters: As if he hasn't done enough Trump announces plans to crackdown on violent video games in the wake of recent mass shootings; Video games find a surprising new defender in Hillary Clinton; Walmart removes displays of violent media in response to shootings; The long anticipated Bully sequel is finally dropping in 2020; NBA 2K20 to include every WNBA team (which is received exactly how you'd expect it to be); The ESA committed to better informing consumers of in-game purchases going forward; Academics discuss troubling finding from their studies on game monetization; Pokemon Sword & Shield drop a trailer that reveal new UK themed villains and evolution.

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9
Aug

Level 3.26 - Bugha Wins 3M in Fortnite, CoD Multiplayer Reveal, and Role Play in RDR2 Online!

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This week on the Press X to Start podcast, Sean, Marcus and DJ talk about Sony's competitive gaming plans, Ninja's jump to Mixer, Red Dead Online's new update, Modern Warfare's Multiplayer and more!

What We've Been Playing - Time code: 03:35

  • Marcus still isn't finished with Days Gone (much to his chagrin), DJ tells a Dragon's Dogma tale, Sean talks about the myriad of games that he's played within the last 2 weeks; Then Sean and DJ give their impressions of Smash Brothers Ultimate newest fighter, Hero.

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Gaming News - Time code: 29:17

  • The quick hits: The Outer Worlds is coming to Nintendo Switch, Sony wants everyone to engage in ritual online combat as the launch seasonal online tournaments with cash prizes, Need For Speed lives...possibly, GTA Online has it's biggest day in 6 years thanks to gambling, No Man's Sky Beyond drops August 14th, Ninja dumps Twitch for Mixer, The PS5 will see a rise in cost thanks to Trump's stupid tariffs
  • The heavy hitters: Playstation & Xbox's free games for the month of August; Red Dead Online brings specialized classes to the old town road with their new update; E3 data breach leaks thousands of registered journalists' information; An in-depth look at Modern Warfare 2019's Multiplayer suite; Bugha take home 3 million at the first Fortnite World Cup winner.

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1
Aug

Level 3.25 - Blackjack & Hookers with GTA Online

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This week on the Press X to Start podcast, Douglas, Marcus and DJ talk about squading up in Overwatch, CD Projekt Red having their words misconstrued, a new Pokemon game, gambling in GTA5, and more!

What We've Been Playing - Time code: 03:17

  • Marcus nears the end to his open-world slog through Days Gone; while DJ almost gets murked by an OP Dragon in Dragon's Dogma & gives early impressions on ThatGameCompany's new mobile game Sky: Children of the Light. Then they talk about their gay ole time squading up in Overwatch for the first time in years.

Gaming News - Time code: 29:07

  • The quick hits: CD Projekt Red promises not to disrespect religion in Cyberpunk 2077; Team Go Rocket invades Pokemon Go; A new Pokemon game in the works from The Pokemon Company and Tencent; Microsoft YEETS Cortana into the recycling bin; Nintendo Switch gets the first three Doom games along with some DRM for good measure; The first official PS5 game is confirmed; and Anthem needs to kill its in-game store.
  • The heavy hitters: Kojima thinks Mads Mikkelsen is more breathtaking than Keanu; Heartman is a minute man (or a 21 minute man rather) in his Death Stranding character trailer; We talk about the internet losing its chips over the new GTA5 Online Casino update; and lastly talk about Nintendo being sued for Fast & Furious: Tokyo Joy-con Drift.

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26
Jul

Level 3.24 - The Crowd Goes Mild for Marvel’s Avengers

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This week on the Press X to Start podcast, Team Jamaica rides again as DJ & Sean talk about Blood and Truth for PSVR, The Witcher Netflix series trailer, Call Of Duty Modern Warfare new game mode, Overwatch's new queue system and more!

What We've Been Playing - Time code: 02:46

  • Sean plays more Borderlands 2 and tries to finish Kingdom Hearts 3 after a long hiatus. While DJ's Dragon's Dogma addiction worsens as he seeks to beat it for a second time. Then both of them give their impressions of Dr. Mario World and the Blood & Truth PSVR demo.

Gaming News - Time code: 14:52

  • The quick hits: Someone recreated a FFVII boss fight in Dreams further showcasing the seemingly endless possibilities within the game, The SDCC trailer for The Witcher Netflix series gives us our first true glimpse at the forthcoming show, EA announces Plants vs Zombies 3, Just Dance 2020 is apparently coming to the Wii for some reason, and PUBG tries to inject some story into their world with a grimdark cinematic trailer.
  • The heavy hitters: Impressions from the leaked Marvel's Avengers gameplay footage from SDCC, Infinity Ward shows off its' 2v2 Gunfight mode for Modern Warfare, Ubisoft faces backlash for its music crowdsourcing alliance with HitRecord Studios for Watch Dogs Legion, Southwest Airlines goes all Oprah and gives away free Nintendo Switches to passengers; and a breakdown of the new "Roll Queue" system that Overwatch will be implemented in the coming months.

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19
Jul

Level 3.23 - The PS Vita Lives, In The Nintendo Switch Lite!

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This week on the Press X to Start podcast, DJ, Sean, Doug, and Cam talk about Anthem's PTR, Amazon's Lord of The Rings MMO, Take This' fight against crunch, the Nintendo Switch Lite and more!

What We've Been Playing - Time code: 02:44

  • Doug feels the love as he plays more Overwatch with Marcus and tries to survive the night with Sean in Dead By Daylight (to middling results). Sean spends more time with Borderlands 2 to prep him for the impending release of Borderlands 3. DJ and his wife, Sheriene's, days are numbered in The Swords of Ditto while DJ sneaks in some Dragon's Dogma on the side. Last but not least, Cam digs up some janky old relics in Technomancer & Lords Of The Fallen which immediately make him contemplate re-downloading Overwatch & Dragon's Dogma.

Gaming News - Time code: 19:57

  • The quick hits: Anthem gets some new weapons in its' PTR, Square Enix dashes any hopes of the FFVII Remake being a third party release; Idris Elba swaggers his way into the Suicide Squad soft reboot/sequel (idk why that's here either); A Pokemon card worth $60,000 is out in the wild thanks to a postal blunder; Gears 5 removes all smoking from the game but leaves in all of the brutal murder; France launches a campaign that promises tax breaks to UK companies willing to relocate.
  • The heavy hitters: Software & Hardware cause dip in games spending since last year; Amazon Games plans to bring Middle Earth to life in MMO form; Nintendo Switch Lite revealed for September; New nonprofit, Take This, takes aim at game development crunch; Facebook goes shopping for game studios to bolster the Oculus VR business.

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