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18
Sep

Level 4.35 - Earth’s Buggiest Heroes

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This week on the Press X to Start Podcast: DJ, Jordan & Sean talk about Marvel's Avengers, Ubisoft Forward, X-Box Series X & S and much more!

What We've Been Playing - Time code: 3:45

  • We do a review in progress of Marvel's Avengers' campaign and early endgame content.

Gaming News - Time code: 29:57

  • The quick hits: Borderlands 3 to be free on next gen consoles for current gen owners; Apex Legends hates trees; PS5 game, Kena, reportedly takes 2 seconds to launch but you'll have to wait to 2021 to experience it; Apple updates App Store guidelines but doesn't actually fix anything.
  • The heavy hitters: In-depth looks at the Xbox Series X & S reveal and Ubisoft's 2nd Forward event.

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11
Sep

Level 4.34 - Slow News Week

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This week on the Press X to Start Podcast: Sean, Jordan & Doug talk about Marvel's Avengers, the Tony Hawk Pro Skater Remake, Nvidia's new gaming juggernauts and more!

What We've Been Playing - Time code: 1:49

  • Doug continues his samurai pilgrimage in Ghost of Tsushima; Sean gives Tom Clancy's Elite Squad a look before injecting nostalgia directly in his veins with the THPS 1 & 2 Remake; Sean & Jordan give some brief impressions of Marvel's Avengers' main campaign.

Gaming News - Time code: 16:23

  • The quick hits: Nielsen's drops the list for the most anticipated games of Fall 2020; Microsoft promises backward compatibility for Series X; Fortnite honors Chadwick Boseman with Black Panther statue; Batman catches Bat-based virus as Robert Pattinson tests positive for COVID-19; The Division 2 getting 100 Story Skyscraper mode as it refuses to die; Dead By Daylight to receive free next gen update and a new chapter on Sept 8th; Nintendo to bring a trio of Mario classics (64, Sunshine & Galaxy) to Switch; Nvidia announces two new powerhouse gaming GPUs; Animal Crossing releasing Biden/Harris yard signs for election season; EA tries to sneak in-game ads into UFC 4 and it unsurprisingly backfires; Adult Swim & Crunchyroll greenlight Shenmue anime exclusively for Sean. 
  • The heavy hitters: No heavy hitters this week! *le gasp*

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4
Sep

Level 4.33 - More Like Indie Gamescom Amirite?

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This week on the Press X to Start Podcast: DJ, Sean, Jordan & Doug talk about Chadwick Boseman, Gamescom 2020, Gotham Knights, Playstation's global PS5 ad and much more!

In Memoriam - Time code: 2:40

  • The boys pay their respects to Chadwick Boseman and his legacy he left behind both in Hollywood & our community.

Gaming News - Time code: 11:08

  • The quick hits: Xbox & Playstation's free games for September; Fall Guys takes the crown as the most downloaded PS Plus game ever; Gotham Knights Devs answer the biggest questions about the game; You can now register for PS5 Pre-Order...but only if you're invited; Perma-death revealed to be optional in Watch Dogs Legion; Tom Clancy's Elite Squad removes "raised fist" from its' marketing for being "potentially insensitive"; No free next-gen upgrade for COD: Black Ops Cold War; Playstation's first global ad spot showcases PS5's immersive features.
  • The heavy hitters: We do a deep dive on Gamescom 2020 and Doug gives us yet another update on Apple v. Epic Games: Legal War.

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28
Aug

Level 4.32 - The Musical Chairs Episode

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This week on the Press X to Start Podcast: Marcus, Cam, Jordan & Doug talk about Hyperscape's new game mode, Roblox's recent controversy, the newest development in Epic & Apple's legal war and more!

What We've Been Playing - Time code: 2:50

  • Marcus gets closer to wrapping up his time with Persona 5 Royal and finally links up with DJ & Sean in the Avengers Beta for it's last weekend; Jordan engages in some game warfare with Hyperscape's new Factions mode and revisits COD Modern Warfare 1 & 2; Doug takes violent directions from a banana in My Friend Pedro and briefly tries out Fall Guys; and Cam finally gets to share his thoughts on Ghost of Tsushima.

Gaming News - Time code: 19:45

  • The quick hits: Game sales have risen 32% in comparison to last July thanks to COVID; The Metal Gear Solid board game that you totally knew about gets delayed to 2021; Turtle Beach sees record revenue in Q2 of 2020; NBA 2K21's MyTeam Experience will apparently carry over to Next Gen consoles; Take-Two Interactive acquires mobile developer, Playdots; Watch Dogs Legion promises 4 Player co-op but you can't have an army of old ladies; Hitman 3 to be an Epic Games store exclusive for its' first year; Woman in China risks her life to save husband's Gundam collection during a flood (yes you read that right); Capcom dishes out controversial punishment for a pro player's controversial actions; Kids are getting exposed to the darkside of Roblox.
  • The heavy hitters: Doug chronicles the newest development in the epic legal saga between Epic & Apple.

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26
Aug

Press X Presents: DC Fandome

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On this episode of Press X Presents: Marcus, Jordan, Cam & Doug decided to come together and give our thoughts on the recent DC Fandome Event! The episode breakdown goes as follows:

  • Zack Snyder's Justice League: 1:32
  • Wonder Woman 1984: 5:11
  • The Suicide Squad: 8:09
  • The Batman: 11:56
  • Black Adam: 16:54
  • Suicide Squad Kill The Justice League: 18:32
  • Gotham Knights: 21:09

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21
Aug

Level 4.31 - Is eSports About To Get A Negro League?

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This week on the Press X to Start Podcast: DJ, Sean, Doug & Marcus talk about Hyper Scape; the Avengers Beta; Epic, Google & Apple's three way legal war; the new HBCU eSports league and more!

What We've Been Playing - Time code: 4:57

  • Sean & Marcus give their impressions of Hyper Scape and then Sean gets nostalgic in the Tony Hawk Pro Skater Remake demo before continuing his Platinum Trophy Tour with Death Stranding; Marcus returns to Persona 5 Royal and joins DJ for some more superhero shenanigans in the second week of the Avengers Beta; Lastly, Doug puts in more time with is mainstays - Overwatch & Dead By Daylight.

Gaming News - Time code: 30:25

  • The quick hits: Sucker Punch gifts the first 50 people to Platinum Ghost of Tsushima with a gift befitting a true samurai; EA Access & Origin do the fusion dance; CD Projekt Red isn't sold on Cyberpunk 2077's combat which could lead to another delay; Insomniac re-clarifies that Miles Morales is gonna be a full game; Assassin's Creed Director booted from Ubisoft amidst sexual misconduct allegations; Sam Fisher set to appear in yet another game that isn't Splinter Cell; Control's next gen port will not be free but will thankfully include the DLC; Yet another Pokemon clone enters the fray in Nexomon: Extinction; Attack Of The Show return possibilities intensify with Olivia Munn in talks to return to G4; Xbox Series X reportedly launching with thousands of games spanning 3 generations.
  • The heavy hitters: We have in-depth discussions on the new HBCU-centered eSports league, Epic's new legal war with Apple & Google over Fortnite & the Avatar creators departing the upcoming Netflix adaptation.

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14
Aug

Level 4.30 - Sony & Microsoft Are Playing The Longest Game Of Chicken Ever

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This week on the Press X to Start Podcast: DJ, Sean, Jordan & Marcus talk about the Marvel's Avengers open beta, Fall Guys, Cyberpunk 2077, Playstation's State Of Play and more!

What We've Been Playing - Time code: 3:37

  • Marcus finds an Overwatch squad...at the tail end of this console generation; Sean continues his Platinum world tour with Horizon Zero Dawn and Ratchet & Clank then joins DJ & Jordan for some impressions of Fall Guys; DJ gives his early impressions of Grounded; And lastly the whole squad gives their impressions of the open beta for Marvel's Avengers.

Gaming News - Time code: 30:14

  • The quick hits: Microsoft delays Halo Infinite to 2021; Xbox Series X to launch in November; Xbox Series S possibly revealed in leaked controller packaging; xCloud streaming beta opened to the public early; Apple confirms that xCloud & Stadia violate their app guidelines; Square Enix confirms the rumors of Spiderman being a Playstation exclusive for Marvel's Avengers; Marvel removes the Black Lives Matter logo from Miles Morales comic cover for bullshit reasons; Rocksteady officially making a Suicide Squad game; Respawn reveals Apex Legends' Season 6.
  • The heavy hitters: We do overviews of Night City Live Episode 2 & Sony's most recent State Of Play.

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12
Aug

Press X Presents: Ghost Of Tsushima Review

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On this episode of Press X Presents: DJ, Sean & Marcus review the last first party game of the PS4 generation; Ghost of Tsushima. The episode breakdown goes as follows:

  • Review Start: 3:49
  • Presentation Discussion: 3:51
  • Story Discussion: 15:29
  • Gameplay Discussion: 52:06
  • Thoughts on a Sequel & Our Personal Ratings: 1:10:05

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7
Aug

Level 4.29 - Ghost Of Tsushima Got Sega Acting Like A Bitter Ex

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This week on the Press X to Start Podcast: DJ, Sean & Marcus talk about the Marvel's Avengers' newest War Table, Ghost Of Tsushima, the Last Of Us TV Show and more!

What We've Been Playing - Time code: 2:14

  • Sean revisits & finally platinums Horizon Zero Dawn and then the whole gang give their final impressions on Ghost of Tsushima as they wrap up and prepare for the review.

Gaming News - Time code: 10:11

  • The quick hits: Xbox gets a worthy new mascot in "Craig the Brute"; Microsoft officially rebrands Xbox Game Pass; Xbox Live Gold rumored to be retired in favor of free online multiplayer; Halo Infinite's multiplayer confirmed to be free-to-play and will run up to 120 fps; Playstation Plus will be free for a very limited time (Aug 8-9); Cuphead is finally available on PS4; CD Projekt Red debunks the Cyberpunk 2077 beta invites that were recently sent out; Anthem gets an update...if you still care; COD Warzone reveals the Shadow Company as its' newest playable faction; Craig Mazin promises to enhance and expand on The Last Of Us' story with upcoming show.

  • The heavy hitters: The director of the Yakuza series peppers Ghost of Tsushima with backhanded compliments; We breakdown the most recent War Table for Marvel's Avengers.

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31
Jul

Level 4.28 - Xbox Puts Some Bass In Its’ Voice

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This week on the Press X to Start Podcast: DJ, Sean, Jordan & Marcus talk about the Xbox Showcase, Ghost Of Tsushima, Ubisoft's history of misogyny and much more!

What We've Been Playing - Time code: 3:21

  • Jordan airs his grievances with Ghost Recon Breakpoint's OP AI companions and runs the Halo Gauntlet in preparation for Infinite; then the rest of the guys talk about their coolest moments in Ghost of Tsushima.

Gaming News - Time code: 18:56

  • The quick hits: Ghost of Tsushima becomes PS4's fastest selling original IP; Ghost of Tsushima's load times we so fast that they had to be nerfed; Ghost of Tsushima faced with a bit of backlash over its' portrayal of Mongols; Esports squad Team Bliss (lead by Ninjayla) wins Netflix's Old Guard themed gaming tournament; Playstation Plus is gifting 10$ PSN credits at random until August 11th; Hideo Kojima is rumored to be collaborating on a PS5 horror game with horror manga icon, Junji Ito; In a surprise that no one asked for, X-Play is making a return to G4 in 2021;  Nadji Jeter gushes about the opportunity to play Miles Morales in the upcoming PS5 spinoff; Reports of Ass Creed developers being pressured into minimizing female protagonists surface; Jet Set Radio Future finally getting a successor in the form of Bomb Rush Cyberfunk.

  • The heavy hitters: We do a deep dive into the Xbox Showcase.

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24
Jul

Level 4.27 - Ghost Of Tsushima Has The Best Video Game Horse Ever

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This week on the Press X to Start Podcast: DJ, Sean & Marcus talk about Ghost of Tsushima, Microsoft's PC plans, the DualSense Controller Hands-On debut and more!

What We've Been Playing - Time code: 4:04

  • Sean gives his first impressions on Paper Mario: The Origami King and then joins DJ & Marcus for in-dept first impressions of Ghost of Tsushima.

Gaming News - Time code: 34:06

  • The quick hits: Ghost of Tsushima tops the UK charts; Ghost of Tsushima becomes the third Western game in history to gain a perfect score from Famitsu; Teen spends parents' life savings on Twitch behind their backs; Twitch blocks US Army from sending stream viewers to disguised recruitment page; US Army violates first amendment by banning streamers who asked them about war crimes; New update turns No Man Sky into a horror game; Fortnite adds the Renegade dance as an emote and actually credits the creator for once; CD Projekt Red renders Kojima as a Cyberpunk 2077 character to congratulate him on Death Stranding's PC release; The Uncharted movie has officially started production; The Stadia Connect happened...but you wouldn't know it because they never announced it.

  • The heavy hitters: As a result of TLOU2's review bombing debacle, Metacritic implements a 36 hour post release waiting period for fan reviews on games; The Playstation website will allegedly only allow for one PS5 console purchase per household; Geoff Keighley gets hands on with the DualSense controller; Microsoft begins to roll out its' next gen plans ahead of the Xbox Showcase.

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17
Jul

Level 4.26 - Ubisoft Forward & Two Steps Back

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This week on the Press X to Start Podcast: DJ, Sean, Jordan & Marcus talk about the Ubisoft Forward event, Xbox setting its' sights on WB Interactive, Sony dropping big money on Epic Games and much more!

What We've Been Playing - Time code: 2:59

  • Jordan wraps up his longstanding excursion through two of Ubisoft's biggest titles (AC: Odyssey & The Division 2) in preparation for Ubisoft Forward; Marcus airs some minor grievances with Persona 5 Royal's somewhat restrictive game model; and Sean platinum's The Last Of Us 2 before putting some time into several smaller titles as we wait for Ghost Of Tsushima to drop.

Gaming News - Time code: 14:43

  • The quick hits: Xbox shows interest in acquiring WB Interactive; Crash Bandicoot makes a big return to the scene with a massive 4th entry and a mobile game; Ninja finds a new home in Youtube after Mixer shuts down; Halo Infinite to open the Xbox Games Showcase on July 23rd; Amazon postpones New World to Spring 2021; Devolver Digital drops a surprise free game...about themselves; Call Of Duty drops "OK" gesture due to connection to white supremacy; Capcom says that 80% of its' sales are digital now; Fans disappointed in Cyberpunk 2077 dropping a few gameplay sought after features; Sky Williams is a trash person; Sony invests 250 Million dollars into Epic Games.

  • The heavy hitters: Ubisoft cleans house in the midst of recent workplace allegations and then reveals their upcoming gaming slate in the Ubisoft Forward event.

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12
Jul

Press X Presents: The Last Of Us Part II Review

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On this episode of Press X Presents: DJ, Sean & Marcus finally come together to review quite possibly the most divisive game ever made, The Last Of Us Part II. The episode breakdown goes as follows:

  • Review Start: 3:44
  • Gameplay Discussion: 3:49
  • Character & Story Discussion: 32:13
  • The Future Of The Last Of Us: 1:06:45
  • The Divisive Reaction To This Game: 1:12:29

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10
Jul

Level 4.25 - The Fighting Game Community Is In Shambles

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This week on the Press X to Start Podcast: DJ, Sean & Marcus talk about NBA 2K21's asking price, Outriders, Ubisoft's new Battle Royale game, the toxic pro fighting game scene and more!

What We've Been Playing - Time code: 3:19

  • Marcus gets clapped up by a boss in Persona 5 Royal and gets ranked in the new comp season of Overwatch; Sean gets his Apex reps in and practices being a warlord in Civ Revolutions 2; and DJ tries his hand at swimming in Animal Crossing's summer update.

Gaming News - Time code: 15:34

  • The quick hits: Ubisoft tries it's hand at battle royale with Hyper Scape; Amazon's "hero shooter", Crucible, gets sent back into closed beta status after a rough launch; A new leak basically confirms the Modern Warfare/Black Ops 3 crossover; Outriders reveals it's Pyromancer class and mission structure; Playstation finally gets around to suspending Facebook advertising; The Last Of Us Part 2 unseats Animal Crossing as the king of box sales in the UK; Horizon Zero Dawn officially coming to PC on August 7th.

  • The heavy hitters: 2K becomes the first company to break the longstanding 60$ ceiling with NBA 2K21's 70$ launch price; We discuss Evo's cancellation and the wave of sexual misconduct allegations coming out of the competitive fighting game community.

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DISCLAIMER: Due to us recording this episode from our respective bunkers, the audio quality is a little rough around the edges (especially Marcus' channel this week). We still hope you enjoy the episode!

This week on the Press X to Start Podcast: DJ, Sean, Jordan & Marcus talk about The Last Of Us Part 2, Cyberpunk 2077, Marvel's Avengers and much more!

What We've Been Playing - Time code: 4:45

  • Jordan returns to the Borderlands for the Bounty of Blood; Marcus decides it's time to leave Weenie Hut Jr. for the world of competitive Overwatch; and DJ, Sean & Marcus talk briefly about their experience with TLOU2 ahead of our full review.

Gaming News - Time code: 16:54

  • The quick hits: Despite the backlash, The Last Of Us 2 becomes the fastest selling PS4 exclusive ever; Nintendo collabs with Tencent for a Pokemon MOBA and people are NOT happy about it; The first teaser for the Cuphead Netflix series is released; Extensive gameplay changes revealed for long rumored Mass Effect Trilogy remaster; Two Ubisoft execs placed on leave after sexual misconduct allegations surface; Part 1 of Animal Crossing's Summer Update to arrive on July 3rd; Man sues Twitch for 25 million dollars for making him too horny; Phil Spencer thinks Series X has a hardware and launch lineup advantage over PS5; Dr Disrespect is just as confused as the rest of us after Twitch perma-ban.

  • The heavy hitters: In-Depth looks at Night City Live Episode 1 & Marvel's Avengers: War Table.

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