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Level 4.12 - Smash Or Pass: PS5 Controller Edition

April 10, 2020

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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. We still hope you enjoy the episode!

This week on the Press X to Start Podcast: DJ, Sean, Cam & Marcus talk about: the PS5 controller, The Last Of Us 2 getting removed from the Playstation Store, Person 5 Royal & much more!

What We've Been Playing - Time code: 05:15

  • Marcus returns to Shujin Academy for Persona 5 Royal and links up with Sean to make people mad on Overwatch; Sean relives some 2009 goodness in COD Modern Warfare 2 Remastered and gets into some online scraps in Puyo Puyo & Smash Bros Ultimate; DJ finishes up the Animal Crossing New Horizons campaign and plays some demos in the mean time to varying degrees of enjoyment; Cam bonds with his wife in Mario Party and successfully guides Jesse through Control's relentless story.

Gaming News - Time code: 29:14

  • The quick hits: Animal Crossing & Doom Eternal strike gold amidst the pandemic; Sony donates 10M$ to COVID-19 Relief Fund; Bethesda cancels their June virtual conference, Rockstar Games plans to donate 5% of their online revenue to COVID-19 relief efforts; X-Box Magazine becomes the newest casualty to the dying print industry; The ESA maps out plans for a "re-imagined" E3 in 2021 and an online Summer of Gaming event to replace E3 2020; Call Of Duty gets the greenlight to use Humvees in their games; An NBA 2K tourney featuring actual players to be held starting today; Every Gamestop in Boston gets closed down at the mayor's behest.

  • The heavy hitters: The WHO doubles back on their stance on gaming and launch the #PlayApartTogether Campaign to promote social distancing; Naughty Dog mysteriously removes The Last Of Us Part II from the Playstation Store and refunds pre-orders; The pandemic stricken market leaves the state of next gen gaming uncertain; Amazon finally follows Google into the game industry (hopefully with more success); Sony reveals the DualSense controller for the PS5.  

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