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PlayStation Blogcast 070: Fantasy Stars

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We gulp a Pheonix Down and enjoy a random encounter with Bryan Sawler and Adam Rippon of Muteki Corporation, the creators of the PS3 and PS Vita retro-inspired RPG Dragon Fantasy: Book I and the upcoming Dragon Fantasy: Book II — with an Origin Story segment you won’t want to miss. Then we share the new PSN and retail game releases for April 26th and serve up a fresh batch of new listener letters. I even score a couple of cheap shots on Nick! Listen in and let us know what you think.

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[Editor’s note: PSN game release dates are subject to change without notice. Game details are gathered from press releases from their individual publishers and/or ESRB rating descriptions.]

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jgrizzle358 said:

April 18th, 7:17 pm

Nice! I’ll be sure to listen to this after the new episode of Hannibal is over (great show btw, I highly suggest).

I would like to play Dragon Fantasy when I can afford it. I LOVE retro-style games, and RPG is my fave genre (avid Final Fantasy fan here)

Now… tell me, on a scale of soggy napkin to Sham-Wow, how absorbent is Nick’s beard?

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    Sid Shuman said:

    April 19th, 11:05 am

    I’d say Brawny paper towel

Claymorecuts said:

April 18th, 7:20 pm

Alright, you’re talking jrpgs on of my favorite genres. Funny nor, my 2 year old just bought Django Unchained on the ps store when I wasn’t looking. the ps3 wasn’t even on.

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    Sid Shuman said:

    April 19th, 11:06 am

    Child prodigy!

tiny_tim31 said:

April 18th, 7:23 pm

@2 At least you got a good movie!

Claymorecuts said:

April 18th, 7:24 pm

I’m actually looking forward to watching it now :-)

dodgedoors said:

April 18th, 7:27 pm

Haven’t listened to this yet but michael fassbender’s “fassbender” is so big that all of us are just figments of it’s imagination.

jgrizzle358 said:

April 18th, 7:44 pm

ooooooooh, @2 & 3 that is a GOOD movie, I’ve seen it 3 times. So crazy and over the top. lol.

Dr. Shultz is just AWESOME, how can someone be so polite and proper yet such a bad@$$? I LOVE IT!

Warning: they say the N word about 100 times :S

CrashSpyro said:

April 18th, 7:57 pm

I see that Sid found a new way to increase the amount of time it takes to get to the New Releases.

camiwaits_us said:

April 18th, 7:59 pm

Guacameleee rules ALL!

ZaGe-zAiKaNo said:

April 18th, 8:08 pm

For anyone that’s interested in “Draw Slasher” you can check this link out:


Also provides a video post on “GUILTY GEAR XX Λ CORE PLUS R”. Looks really good on VIta.

camiwaits_us said:

April 18th, 8:11 pm

I nearly choked on a candy when i heard Fire Prowrestling was coming to the store as a PS2 classic; is this Fire Prowrestling Returns? In english? Because i used to play a lot of that.

Nerroth said:

April 18th, 8:14 pm

I had been hoping that the BRS news would note that it won’t be available in Canada. (Or Mexico, but I’m not sure if that country is covered by the Latin American side of things instead of this one.)

Well, what I had really been hoping is that the game would be available in those countries in the first place; but since that is not an option, it’s better to be clear on which territories will get the game and which won’t.

RISE_UP44 said:

April 18th, 8:49 pm

Probably the only thing that I hate hearing almost every episode is pretending to forget what his co hosts job title is from downstairs… Why not just introduce him, it kinda sounds like your taking value from him and what he does for his job, ..We know you guys by now, have some confidence your show is good.

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    Sid Shuman said:

    April 19th, 11:08 am

    I actually don’t forget what he *does* — I forget what his *title* is. I’m dumb.

hrcrowley said:

April 18th, 9:08 pm

Funny thing y’all was speculatin’ on a program that would use time freeze in a unique/strange manner. There was an awesome episode of the 80’s Twilight Zone (which was…okay overall) where a harried housewife found a pocketwatch (?) that could freeze time. She would circumvent the long frustrating grocery store lines (always leaving some cash on the counter for her goods) and take time for herself sipping a cold beverage. Anyway, as it wasa the 80’s (SPOILER!) a nuke strike was leveled at the US and she froze time witht he missile hanging about 30 feet form the ground!

Anyway, LOVE the show! Lovin’ the Horror talk and especially the Swamp Thnig shiner last week, the Alan Moore/Bisstte/Tottleben run easily the most underated comics of all time. thanks for everything you and Sony do for us!


PS–Whens Morgan coming back to give us some PS+ tease/love?

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    Sid Shuman said:

    April 19th, 11:08 am

    Thanks for the note (I’ve seen that episode!) and glad you liked the Alan Moore talk. Morgan will be back soon! Tough to get schedules to align

RE_Player said:

April 18th, 9:08 pm

This will make typing out notes less mind-numbing. Look forward to leaving feedback after I listen. Keep up the good work.

Kchow23 said:

April 18th, 10:05 pm

Nick’s idea for the bear game when you guys were discussing the AC3 DLC sounds awesome! I hope they are listening :)

Kchow23 said:

April 18th, 10:07 pm

It would be awesome if you guys could do some Canadian community event next time that Nick is in Vancouver! Also, I like how you guys kind of started the show with some emails and started the show on the topic from those emails… makes it more community driven.

PsychoticUsagi said:

April 18th, 11:38 pm

That’s not the kind of “Fantasy Stars” I want to hear about.

I want some Phantasy Star Online 2 news. :P

purse317 said:

April 19th, 1:49 am

How can you guys have a huge store problem yesterday and not even mention it in the podcast or ANY OTHER POSTS ON THE BLOG.


Seriously get it together.

johnnyp70 said:

April 19th, 5:23 am

Anyone have any idea(s) on what the “mystery” game might be next Tuesday?

SoraCloudPunk said:

April 19th, 7:46 am

Absolutely love the show this week. But absolutely hate that Sid call them JRPGs. I hate that term. JRPGs as you call them are RPGs. Stuff like Mass Effect and Fallout are not RPGs there Third person shooters and FPSs respectfully.

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    Sid Shuman said:

    April 19th, 11:11 am

    Fair enough. I usually try to call them “Western RPGs” or “Eastern RPGs” but then I get lazy and start sliding into JRPG…I don’t like it either, though I do see a lot of people describing themselves as JRPG fans. What do?!?!

blakseed said:

April 19th, 2:09 pm

The outtake was a nice touch.

Ryumoau said:

April 19th, 2:43 pm

@20 oh get over yourself. Mass Effect and Fallout aren’t just shooters. They have better rpg mechanics than most of the crap Japan is shipping out and calling jrpgs (like the Neptunia and Atelier series).

Ryumoau said:

April 19th, 2:47 pm

btw, i didn’t enjoy dragon fantasy very much. Way too much grinding involved, which wouldn’t be so much of a problem if the enemies didn’t give so little experience or money. I also hate the low hit rate the hero has. You can literally go 2 or 3 attacks straight and have them all miss the enemy. So frustrating.

PrimeroIncognito said:

April 19th, 6:44 pm

^ This guy has serious problems.

TwinDad said:

April 21st, 9:02 am

I like the move to user feedback early in the show. Also seek up the chatter, while I don’t care for the horror genre it was great to hear the banter about what you like and dislike. It helps to figure your gamer personality out so I can gauge if I’ll like what you like game wise when you talk about it.

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