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Official PlayStation Blogcast

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Rank #178 in Video Games category

Technology
Leisure
Video Games
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Get exclusive first details on next week's PSN game lineup from the staff of the official PlayStation.Blog, and stick around for PlayStation news, answers to questions from the PlayStation community, and plenty of nerdy game talk. Join us!

Read more

Get exclusive first details on next week's PSN game lineup from the staff of the official PlayStation.Blog, and stick around for PlayStation news, answers to questions from the PlayStation community, and plenty of nerdy game talk. Join us!

iTunes Ratings

830 Ratings
Average Ratings
664
101
29
17
19

Official PlayStation Qualitycast

By ryansc0tt - Jan 28 2020
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*Haven’t listened to this podcast in a while* *Reads description*: “our newest host, Brett Elston!” *CLICKS PLAY*

A podcast for the fans

By CrashingGameNight - Jan 30 2019
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The teams chemistry is great. Sid will have you laughing with his one off detailing comments.

iTunes Ratings

830 Ratings
Average Ratings
664
101
29
17
19

Official PlayStation Qualitycast

By ryansc0tt - Jan 28 2020
Read more
*Haven’t listened to this podcast in a while* *Reads description*: “our newest host, Brett Elston!” *CLICKS PLAY*

A podcast for the fans

By CrashingGameNight - Jan 30 2019
Read more
The teams chemistry is great. Sid will have you laughing with his one off detailing comments.
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Official PlayStation Blogcast

Latest release on Feb 03, 2020

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Get exclusive first details on next week's PSN game lineup from the staff of the official PlayStation.Blog, and stick around for PlayStation news, answers to questions from the PlayStation community, and plenty of nerdy game talk. Join us!

Rank #1: Episode 317: Game of the God of the War of the Year

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It's Game of the Year time, baby! Join Sid, Kristen and Justin as they run down the winners of 2018's PS Blog GotY awards. Spoiler: Y'all really liked God of War.

Jan 19 2019

1hr 31mins

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Rank #2: Santa Monica Studio Worlds Collide: Fitting A Side Quest in Anywhere

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In this limited miniseries, we are bringing together developers from different departments across Santa Monica Studio, who collaborated on a feature that helped evolve God of War.

The development of the Witch Bones quest and others were designed so they could be played at any point in the game. Developers Luis Sanchez (Lead Level Designer), Anthony DiMento (Senior Systems Designer), and Adam Dolin (Narrative Designer) break down how this was made possible across level, system, and narrative design.

Learn more about Santa Monica Studio: sms.playstation.com

Nov 22 2019

50mins

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Rank #3: Episode 320: Firs Timpressions

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We've got a real big shoe for ya today, with a fresh recap of the week's biggest news, our initial impressions of Respawn's surprise battle royale launch Apex Legends, and a warm welcome for our newest host. Enjoy!

Feb 08 2019

1hr 30mins

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Rank #4: Episode 326: Path of the Shinobi

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On this week's episode of the Blogcast we're back from our stint in a fantastical Japan with hands-on survival stories from Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. We also cover a slew of awesome upcoming PS VR titles and ponder what an interactive VR sitcom might be like. Hello Game's Sean Murray also pops in to talk about PS VR support coming to No Man's Sky Beyond. Prepare for takeoff!

Apr 09 2019

1hr 31mins

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Rank #5: Episode 318: Kingdom Kombat

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Listen in for our first impressions of Kingdom Hearts III (out Tuesday!), Mortal Kombat 11 (out April 23!), and Resident Evil 2 (out now!) — enjoy!

Jan 26 2019

1hr 8mins

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Rank #6: Episode 350: Strand and Deliver

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Connect to the Chiral Network and listen in to this week's Blogcast, where Sid, Tim, and Justin discuss their initial impressions of the long-awaited Death Stranding. Plus, the gang reports back from their trip to NYC and the Fractured Worlds pop-up gallery.

Nov 09 2019

49mins

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Rank #7: Episode 328: Freaker Weird

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Days Gone is almost here! We invite product VP Connie Booth to give us a quick history lesson on PlayStation's Worldwide Studios. Plus: new releases for the week of April 22, 2019 and plenty of nerdy gamer talk.

Apr 20 2019

55mins

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Rank #8: Episode 319: Pins and Needles

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2019! It's already been quite the year, but there's more where that came from. Join Kristen, Sid and Justin as they look ahead to some of the biggest games coming to PlayStation in the next few months.

Feb 01 2019

1hr 6mins

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Rank #9: Episode 336: Podvania

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This week, the gang talks Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers (even though Justin isn't even on this episode?!) and, uh... Twin Peaks. Enjoy!

Jun 27 2019

57mins

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Rank #10: Episode 351: Smash That Like Button

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Don't forget to Like… structures left by fellow Porters throughout the world of Death Stranding! This week, the gang continues their DS discussion and runs down some upcoming PS VR titles they got a chance to go eyes-on with. Plus, an interview with Agharta Studio about PS VR's upcoming Stardust Odyssey!

Nov 15 2019

52mins

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Rank #11: Episode 352: Can You Dig It?

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On this week's Blogcast, we interview Sean Velasco of Yacht Club Games about Shovel Knight: King of Cards and Shovel Knight Showdown! Then, we we dig into some hard-hitting listener letters that send at least one of us spiraling into an existential crisis. Enjoy!

Dec 07 2019

1hr 22mins

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Rank #12: Episode 309: An Audio Odyssey

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This week, Kristen and Zac sing the praises of Assassin's Creed Odyssey, and Kristen sits down with Game Director Scott Phillips to discuss Ubisoft's epic new open-world adventure. Enjoy!

Oct 05 2018

38mins

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Rank #13: Episode 315: Festive Favorites

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This week, the gang takes an early stab at some Game of the Year nominations, Sid reveals his first impressions after going hands-on with Resident Evil, and more. Enjoy!

Dec 13 2018

59mins

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Rank #14: Episode 348: Making Friends

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This week, Justin and Kristen interview Dom and Jeff from Pixelopus for a full-on spoilercast focused on the recent release of Concrete Genie. It's a good one! Plus, the gang keeps the horror talk going leading into Halloween and builds the hypothetical PlayStation theme park of their dreams. Listen in!

Oct 25 2019

1hr 6mins

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Rank #15: Episode 349: Out of This World

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This week, Tim and Kristen get hyped up for the upcoming launch of Death Stranding and double down on their love of The Outer Worlds by interviewing the Obsidian team. Listen in!

Nov 01 2019

51mins

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Rank #16: Episode 330: Is This Just Fantasy?

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This week, the gang looks back on the new episode of State of Play. Monster Hunter World: Iceborne! Predator: Hunting Grounds! Cute lil' sugar glider survival game Away! And, of course, the long-awaited reappearance of Final Fantasy VII Remake. Enjoy!

May 10 2019

54mins

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Rank #17: Episode 327: Where Everybody Knows Your Online ID

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Tim and Justin are holdin' down the fort this week, so there's nothing to keep them from talking Sekiro, Deltarune, and… Cheers? Come on in, grab a seat, and let us serve you up a frosty glass of gaming news. Plus, Kristen interviews Iain Wright, design director at London Studio, about their upcoming blockbuster PS VR shooter Blood & Truth. Enjoy the show!

Apr 11 2019

54mins

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Rank #18: Episode 334: E3 2019 Impressions

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We just couldn't resist a quick jaunt down to Los Angeles to get our hands on some of the new games being shown at E3 2019. Listen in for our thoughts on Cyberpunk 2077, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Doom Eternal, and more. Enjoy!

Jun 14 2019

44mins

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Rank #19: Episode 329: Puyo Puyoself Together

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Warning: Game of Thrones spoiler talk from 36:30 to 47:55!

We're back! Well, most of us. Tune in to this week's episode for a Days Gone progress report, a peek at next week's new games, and a surprisingly detailed discussion about music games. Also, Kristen, Tim, and Justin were all on separate vacations recently so we talk about Japan and Hawaii a lot. Enjoy the show!

May 03 2019

56mins

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Rank #20: Episode 331: Despite All My Rage

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Listen in to this week's Blogcast for first thoughts on Rage 2 and A Plague Tale: Innocence, plus a lengthy discussion (we couldn't help ourselves) about Game of Thrones and how we think it'll all shake out. Crossing fingers for a happy ending!

May 17 2019

47mins

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Santa Monica Studio Worlds Collide: Raising Atreus for Battle

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In this limited miniseries, we are bringing together developers from different departments across Santa Monica Studio, who collaborated on a feature that helped evolve God of War.

While we worked hard on developing his positioning, traversal, and progression, it was Atreus’ core combat system that became, perhaps, an even greater challenge. The design, tech, and animations of Atreus’ combat were meticulously planned for almost every imaginable gameplay situation, including how he interacted with Kratos in battle. In this episode of Worlds Collide, we bring together our Senior Staff Technical Combat Designer and Senior Animator to discuss how Atreus’ combat went from feeling mediocre to feeling empowering and eventful.

Learn more about Santa Monica Studio: sms.playstation.com

Feb 03 2020

56mins

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Episode 355: Brain Waist

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Please give a warm Blogcast welcome to our newest host: Brett Elston! This week, Brett reports back from an intense, hours-long hands-on session with Doom Eternal and the gang tries to identify which games best reflect their personalities. Listen in!

Jan 25 2020

1hr 18mins

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Episode 354: Gaming Habits Exposed!

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Join the Blogcast crew for the first episode of 2020! This week, we look back on some of our favorite games from the past decade and reveal our 2019 Year in Gaming results. Plus, a peek at next week's new releases and a rundown of the week's biggest gaming news. Listen in!

Jan 18 2020

1hr 5mins

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Santa Monica Studio Worlds Collide: The No Cut Camera

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In this limited miniseries, we are bringing together developers from different departments across Santa Monica Studio, who collaborated on a feature that helped evolve God of War.

The no cut camera in God of War was a miracle of collaboration across many departments. Developers Dori Arazi (Director of Photography and Cinematic Art Lead), Phil Wilkins (Senior Staff Programmer), and Erol Oksuz (Lead Gameplay Camera Designer) discuss how they merged technology with cinematography to establish a single shot from start to finish and every which way you could venture on your journey in God of War. It was bold, it was new, it was damn near impossible.

Learn more about Santa Monica Studio: sms.playstation.com

Jan 09 2020

54mins

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Episode 353: 25 Years of Yay!

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What a year we've had on the Blogcast! Kristen, Sid, and Tim wrap up 2019 and celebrate PlayStation's 25th anniversary by running down their top three PS games of all time. Plus, the talented devs from Dontnod stop by for an insightful (and spoilery!) chat about the recently concluded Life is Strange 2. See you in 2020!

Dec 13 2019

1hr 32mins

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Episode 352: Can You Dig It?

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On this week's Blogcast, we interview Sean Velasco of Yacht Club Games about Shovel Knight: King of Cards and Shovel Knight Showdown! Then, we we dig into some hard-hitting listener letters that send at least one of us spiraling into an existential crisis. Enjoy!

Dec 07 2019

1hr 22mins

Play

Santa Monica Studio Worlds Collide: Fitting A Side Quest in Anywhere

Podcast cover
Read more

In this limited miniseries, we are bringing together developers from different departments across Santa Monica Studio, who collaborated on a feature that helped evolve God of War.

The development of the Witch Bones quest and others were designed so they could be played at any point in the game. Developers Luis Sanchez (Lead Level Designer), Anthony DiMento (Senior Systems Designer), and Adam Dolin (Narrative Designer) break down how this was made possible across level, system, and narrative design.

Learn more about Santa Monica Studio: sms.playstation.com

Nov 22 2019

50mins

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Episode 351: Smash That Like Button

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Don't forget to Like… structures left by fellow Porters throughout the world of Death Stranding! This week, the gang continues their DS discussion and runs down some upcoming PS VR titles they got a chance to go eyes-on with. Plus, an interview with Agharta Studio about PS VR's upcoming Stardust Odyssey!

Nov 15 2019

52mins

Play

Episode 350: Strand and Deliver

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Connect to the Chiral Network and listen in to this week's Blogcast, where Sid, Tim, and Justin discuss their initial impressions of the long-awaited Death Stranding. Plus, the gang reports back from their trip to NYC and the Fractured Worlds pop-up gallery.

Nov 09 2019

49mins

Play

Episode 349: Out of This World

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This week, Tim and Kristen get hyped up for the upcoming launch of Death Stranding and double down on their love of The Outer Worlds by interviewing the Obsidian team. Listen in!

Nov 01 2019

51mins

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Episode 348: Making Friends

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This week, Justin and Kristen interview Dom and Jeff from Pixelopus for a full-on spoilercast focused on the recent release of Concrete Genie. It's a good one! Plus, the gang keeps the horror talk going leading into Halloween and builds the hypothetical PlayStation theme park of their dreams. Listen in!

Oct 25 2019

1hr 6mins

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Episode 347: Spooktacular '19

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Lock your doors, bolt your windows, and tune into a spooktacular episode of the Blogcast! On this horror-themed episode we chat about the upcoming MediEvil remake with producer Nick Accordino. We also share our favorite horror games, scariest gaming moments, and swap spooky recommendations. Embrace the ghoulish fun with open arms... and ears.

Oct 18 2019

1hr 11mins

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Episode 346: Wish Granted

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Hello, dear listener! Listen in to this week's Blogcast for first impressions of Concrete Genie, a peek at next week's new releases, and a spirited discussion about who would be on a hypothetical physical PlayStation currency. Enjoy the show!

Oct 11 2019

40mins

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Episode 345: Disgrumptious

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This week, the gang continues to gush over the surreal world of Control, then tiptoes into a discussion of their favorite spooky games. Listen in for a chat with Tiffany Hester, Director of Diversity and Inclusion at SIE, and stay to the end for a very special listener letter from an old friend...

Oct 04 2019

1hr 14mins

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Episode 344: Sensory Overload

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This week, the gang looks back on all the big announcements that came out of the newest episode of State of Play. The Last of Us Part II! Death Stranding PS4 Pro! Humanity! Arise! Wattam! And more! Listen in!

Sep 26 2019

55mins

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Episode 343: Sauceborne

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This week, Kristen tries to convince Justin to play Control, but he's trapped in the clutches of Monster Hunter World: Iceborne. Plus, a particularly saucy listener letter kicks off a strange new conversation.

Sep 06 2019

53mins

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Episode 342: Blastin' & Bustin'

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Welcome back! This week, we've got two(!) interviews for your consideration: an in-depth chat with Illfonic about Predator: Hunting Grounds and a first-anniversary celebration of Firewall Zero Hour with First Contact Entertainment. Listen in!

Aug 30 2019

1hr 34mins

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Episode 341: Cologne in the Dark

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Like the rushing waters of the majestic Rhine River, video game news flowed forth from Cologne, Germany this week thanks to Gamescom 2019. Dive in for updates on Death Stranding, Predator: Hunting Grounds, COD: Modern Warfare, and more. Stick around for a chat about gaming experiences we just didn't want to end.

Aug 23 2019

1hr 8mins

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Episode 340: Evolution

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Welcome back, Dear Listener! This week, the gang recounts the past week's big EVO tournament in Las Vegas, looks forward to the impending release of No Man's Sky Beyond, and reads your listener letters about history's most influential game mechanics. Enjoy!

Aug 09 2019

57mins

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Episode 339: Postmodern Warfare

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The Blogcast is back, with Sid and Tim sharing their explosively positive first impressions of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Other topics of discussion include Angry Birds The Movie 2 VR, Concrete Genie, how to sleep on airplanes... and more!

Aug 02 2019

53mins

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iTunes Ratings

830 Ratings
Average Ratings
664
101
29
17
19

Official PlayStation Qualitycast

By ryansc0tt - Jan 28 2020
Read more
*Haven’t listened to this podcast in a while* *Reads description*: “our newest host, Brett Elston!” *CLICKS PLAY*

A podcast for the fans

By CrashingGameNight - Jan 30 2019
Read more
The teams chemistry is great. Sid will have you laughing with his one off detailing comments.