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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.

May 30, 2018

Level 2.15 - Detroit Enter the David Cage

DJ returns from his grand cruise and reunites with Marcus and Avery. In what we are playing, DJ extolls the group on his trip and the mobile games he played along the way, while Avery and Marcus make good on Detroit with strong impressions on the game. In a packed gaming news the group talks about Overwatch's second anniversary, the reveal of Battlefield V with DJ finally getting to give his thoughts on Black Ops 4, the massive sales of God of War, Resident Evil's surprise appearence on the switch, Avery being a giant hypocrite in regards to Nintendo and Nostalgia and a conversation about Ubisoft's E3 otensibly becomes all about Sony. Its a good show, and we hope you enjoy.

May 23, 2018

Level 2.14 - How hard is Bloodborne really

Marcus and Avery are once again doing a solo show, as both Cam and DJ deal with real adult life. In what we are playing, Marcus brings nothing to the table while Avery put the work in and finished the infamous Bloodborne. In another meaty week of news the boys talk Call of Duty, Kingdom Hearts 3 and the shutdown of Boss Key amongst other things. Its a good show, enjoy.

May 18, 2018

Press X Presents 004 - MCU in Review

With Cam and DJ off on enforced sabatical, Marcus and Avery reconvene to do a deep dive discussion on the MCU as a whole. Ranking and talking about all 19 releated Marvel Films the duo break down their favorite characters, favorite villians and just bout all things MCU. Its a stuffed episode and we hope you enjoy.

May 16, 2018

Level 2.13 - Marcus and Avery’s in the Morning(also with more Fortnite)

So surpise we're uploading a little bit early thanks to some behind the scenes shenanigans which are pretty evident in the episode. Its a Marcus and Avery production as both DJ and Cam are out living their best adult lives. As the two return to the rapport that made half of the Pop Culture Podcast such a hit(minor at best) they talk all things video games the best they can. In what we are playing, Marcus got his hands on Detroit's demo and in the malaise of a post God of War existence Avery jumped around from game to game sinking further into the madness that is Bloodborne. In a packed gaming news section, we talking Nintendo Online, a ton of E3 news and a surprising cross section of popular culture coliding with itself. We also end the show with a weird conversation about the Witcher's writers room and the contreversy surround it that blossomed into a weird culture topic as they always do. Its a good ep, please enjoy.

May 13, 2018

Bonus Level 3 - God of War Spoiler Cast

While we're late to the party, the fates finally aligned for Press X to lift the veil on spoilers and dig deep into the nitty gritty of this episode. Fair warninig, this is a spoiler cast and not really a formal review though we do give our review like impressions at the end of the game sparking a brush up about subjectivity and this game's place in the pantheon of all time games. Its a good episode, though also fair warning it was recorded back to back with the last released episode and Avery maning the boards is still geting the hang of being the Engineer. 

May 11, 2018

Level 2.12 - God of Infinity War

So first things first, a missing DJ robbed us of our normal engineer and as a result the sound quality of this episode is not its best. Avery attempted to stalwartly fill in and he was found wanting. So apologies in advance and the silver lining is now, that when DJ goes on vacation the show doesn't implode on itself. So back to the matter at hand, we the remaining members of Press X to Start bring you another episode of weekly musings on all things video games. As e deal with the malaise of a post God of War video game landscape, we didn't play much so its mostly Cam giving his two cents about Avengers Infinity War. In news we mostly talk about Red Dead Redemption 2 and Beyond Good and Evil which snowballs into a contention argument about whether Ubisoft games are all the same. Stay tuned soon for a God of War spoiler cast.

May 4, 2018

Level 2.11 - Continued Adventures of Kratos and Son

The full compliment of Press X convenes for another episode of discussing all things video games. Still riding the wave that is God of War, only Cam tried something new making good on his promise to play the Detroit Demo. In news, the group discusses the state of Destiny 2 including their next expansion, Nintendo's E3 plans, the plight of Microtransactions abroad and the recently revealed preview of Shadow of the Tomb Raider. Rounding this episode out is the return of the much asked for( and by much asked for i mean only Marcus) game section but Avery calls an audible and the group decides to play Video Game 20 Questions instead of Who Am I. 

April 30, 2018

Press X Presents 003 - Infinity War

After 10 years and 18 films, Marvel Studios has dropped the biggest cinematic event of the decade and Avery and Marcus of Press X to Start are here to talk about. As the only two able to see the movie openining night, they break down this crowning achievement in comic book film storytelling. Heads up, this contains major spoilers and if you havent' seen the movie and have an aversion to all things spoiler maybe save this episode. Regardless, its a good conversation and we hope you enjoy.

April 28, 2018

Level 2.10 - Dad of War

I'm going to be honest half of this episode is just the collective Press X gushing about God of War and the accomplishment that it is. The other half is the show as it is normally, with news and an impromptu culture topic. That being said, this episode had the misfortune of being released in the wake of infinity war and this is Avery(posting) here being transparent. I have no idea what the latter half of this show was, so sucks for the SEO but i'm pretty sure it was a good episode and enjoy folks.

April 23, 2018

Bonus Level 2 - Far Cry 5

Press X minus Marcus and Cam and plus resident X-bot Jordan convene to talk Far Cry 5 in explicit detail. Spoilers up people, most of the following review conversation deals with the story and characters of Far Cry 5 and less the actual game mechanics. Should you press X on it? This subjective question and more are discussed answered as the trio finally gets to talk in detail about the game slaying the early spring charts.