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PlayStation Blogcast 082: Batman Beyond!

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A massive and momentous show! Voice of a generation Ryan Clements joins the PlayStation.Blog team in his debut as a Blogcast regular. Then, Justin grills Batman: Arkham Origins’ creative director Eric Holmes about the upcoming PS3 prequel. And of course we reveal the new North American PSN and retail releases for July 30th, play a slew of new voicemails, share new listener letters and more. Let’s listen in!

Send us questions and tips: blogcast@playstation.sony.com

Official PlayStation Blogcast: Sid ShumanOfficial PlayStation.Blogcast - Nick SuttnerOfficial PlayStation.Blogcast: Justin MassongillOfficial PlayStation Blogcast: Ryan Clements

The Cast

[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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Ricen-Beans said:

July 26th, 5:06 pm


snakeeyes211 said:

July 26th, 5:08 pm

PlayStation 4 reserves 3.5GB of its 8GB GDDR5 memory for the operating system, leaving 4.5GB of space for game code, is it true?

dragonmagician said:

July 26th, 5:13 pm


CloudykennyUS said:

July 26th, 5:14 pm

Nice to hear the voice of Clements! Congratz playstation team for having him!

Spyk4r_Derek said:

July 26th, 5:14 pm


Kantoro said:

July 26th, 5:15 pm

Really happy to see Ryan Clements has joined the team! Really looking forward to the future!

cool_trainer said:

July 26th, 5:15 pm


platinum4490 said:

July 26th, 5:17 pm

BEYOND! So great to hear Powerhouse’s voice again on a regular basis. Welcome back!

Butters360 said:

July 26th, 5:24 pm

Best subtitle ever! Awesome Blogcast!

snakeeyes211 said:

July 26th, 5:33 pm


TheTedster said:

July 26th, 5:43 pm

BEYOND! I find it strange to see clements on PS blog now, good to see him on here! Congrats on the position

Brink-2-Chaos said:

July 26th, 5:46 pm

what a Farm fresh Sequel to The Months of the year Conversation!!

Viper808 said:

July 26th, 5:54 pm

BEYOND!! Glad to hear you’ll be back on the air Clements! Keep up the good work guys :)

UndreyVITA said:

July 26th, 6:48 pm

Holy moly! Worlds collide!

Fardeenah said:

July 26th, 6:54 pm

its always nice to see ryan clements back…. beyond

purse317 said:

July 26th, 6:55 pm

Clements please get this podcast on the right track.

To be honest most of us fast forward past everything except what’s coming up next week section. It next some stye flair and maybe direction.

Also get these guys to answer our tough questions. Like why are retail games cheaper than digital psn games.

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    Sid Shuman said:

    July 27th, 3:16 pm

    Fair enough, thanks for the feedback. Believe me: Nobody is a harsher critic of this show than Nick and I. We do the best we can, and Ryan’s definitely going to be a big help

ColonelOCorn said:

July 26th, 7:01 pm

Hey guys, thanks for taking the feedback – and hopefully realizing that I wasn’t trying to snipe! Still enjoying the blogcast, all the best and to Ryan – BEYOND/BLOGCAST!

oycomics said:

July 26th, 8:03 pm


JamesTSkywalker said:

July 26th, 8:42 pm

The PlayStation Blog has some of the nicest people working on it. Been fortunate enough to meet Sid and Justin before, and they’re so very pleasant to talk with in person. But Ryan Clements may be the nicest dude ever, bar none. Such a great addition to the show, and to the PlayStation family as a whole. Welcome Ryan, and BEYOND/BLOGCAST!

PowningFreak said:

July 26th, 8:57 pm

BEYOND! Rock on Clements! Great to hear your voice again!

PhantomGazebo said:

July 26th, 9:09 pm

Clements! Hell yes. The nicest guy I know of in the gaming biz. Your positive attitude is an inspiration to me.

Gotta add the PS Blogcast back into my regular rotation.

rangerfan7187 said:

July 26th, 9:12 pm

Beyond! So glad to see Clements on the Blogcast and can’t wait to listen. Clements was so great on beyond and I’m very happy to see he’s coming to my second favorite gaming podcast. Welcome to Playstation, Ryan.
Hey Sid, I think it’d be great to get Colin, Greggy and Goldfarb all on the podcast sometime. Y’all should make that happen!

ArchAngelMai said:

July 26th, 9:43 pm

@2 There isn’t a game that has needed over 4 in existence, and 2 GB is the standard for most graphic intense games.
Have to say the title is disappointing and deceiving. Now of they were making a Batman Beyond game, or animation revolt that would be amazing news.

Jasontamer said:

July 26th, 9:57 pm

Ugh I’m late!…..BEYOND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BossmanCCrowder1 said:

July 26th, 10:30 pm

BEYOND! Great to have Powerhouse apart of the PS Blog crew!

MakoSOLIDER said:

July 27th, 12:45 am

BEYOND! The Powerhouse has opened a new factory.

akisuo said:

July 27th, 3:55 am

BEYOND! The Powerhouse is at home where he truly belongs! =)

Zevrou said:

July 27th, 5:37 am

I’m sorry but.. BEYOND!.
I’m not sorry

dannsher said:

July 27th, 5:58 am

We play Rockband, 123 and all the add-ons!! Will this be something we can continue on PS4, or do I have to stay on PS3 to enjoy this game!! Our entire family, nationwide is involved and we all would like to know??? Acouple of our families bands, are, DaShiz , and Sixtycaddy?? This is, has been a burning question for us??

RossyWilson said:

July 27th, 7:17 am

BEYOND!! Best wishes for your new job Ryan.

supermoc10 said:

July 27th, 8:07 am

Glad to hear the #Powerhouse is back! Hope he’s here every-week.

As for the award discussion, here’s how I think it should be done:

-All votes should be write-ins:
-Categories should be:
-Top 3/5 Game of the Year (Overall)
-Top 3/5 Game of the Year (by platform)
-Top 3/5 “insert genre” (by platform, do this for all genres)
-Top3/5 Most Anticipated of 2014 (by platform)

CrashSpyro said:

July 27th, 8:45 am

Another overhyped Sid Shuman announcement, especially since it was leaked a day or two earlier.

Nates4Christ said:

July 27th, 8:57 am

Congrats Clements. I’m really glad your joining the Blog team. I really hope you have a great time there!

Crazymanwalking1 said:

July 27th, 10:09 am

The Playstation Powerhouse is Back!!! i feared clements was done with podcasts after he was laid off from IGN (a dark day for podcasts). I am BEYOND glad to hear his voice again! thank you Playstation for hiring (im guessing) Him. P.S @clements I only wish you the best in your -recent- marriage. for good measure BEYOND!!!

race2winnet said:

July 27th, 10:43 am

A big hearty WELCOME to the PlayStation Powerhouse!! I sure have missed you bud!

race2winnet said:

July 27th, 10:45 am

And I almost forgot… BEYOND!

RE_Player said:

July 27th, 11:17 am

BEYOND!! Super happy about Ryan joining the team.

Artemisthemp said:

July 27th, 11:36 am

NISA actually have a learn Japanese “game” but sadly only availialbe to iOS

lisatsunami said:

July 27th, 1:11 pm

Listening now. Fan correction: another game with a grimoire is Dragon Age: Origins and the book in Soul Sacrifice is called Librom.

Your ringing praises of Dragon’s Crown almost have me convinced to pre-order this for Vita.

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    Sid Shuman said:

    July 27th, 3:14 pm

    Excellent. Good catch on DAO!

Fordiddy said:

July 27th, 1:33 pm


BlindMango said:

July 27th, 2:01 pm

Nooooo wayyyyyyyyyy!!!! BEYONDDDDDDDDDD!!!!! lol, it’s so good to see Ryan Clements back on a podcast!

JROD0823 said:

July 27th, 2:09 pm

Holy ****, Powerhouse is on the PS Blog?!?!?!?

It is so good to be hearing your voice again on a regular basis, you are still a greatly missed part of Podcast Beyond!.


almex2 said:

July 27th, 2:45 pm

Only listed to the first hand full of blogcasts because I got out of them for some reason. Now that Clements is on it’ll have to become a regular listen for me once again.

Rallerj said:

July 27th, 2:52 pm

Beyond !!!!!

the Powerhouse is here :) Ryan Clements 4 the win :)

nerf190 said:

July 27th, 2:55 pm

Now I have got to start listening, welcome Clements! BEYOND!!!

BlindMango said:

July 27th, 3:08 pm

Also, don’t put video game screenshots in Instagram…. lol

avatarguy said:

July 27th, 3:11 pm

Stop talking about each title as you announce it for next weeks releases please! just read the list in full please!! stop taking 10 mins to talk about each title.

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    Sid Shuman said:

    July 27th, 3:13 pm

    Great feedback! This annoys me too but we always take the bait. Will work on it

zooyork198 said:

July 27th, 4:05 pm

Great episode. A bit lengthy, but it’s nice to hear Clements on the Blogcast. Hopefully he becomes somewhat of a regular on the show.
In response to avatarguy: I love that you guys talk about the titles a bit as you read them off. 1) The upcoming releases is probably the most beloved segment on the show for most listeners. This allows you guys to stretch it out a bit. 2) It’s nice to hear their thoughts on upcoming software. Plus, I’ll usually check something out because it sounds interesting based on their discussion.

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    Sid Shuman said:

    July 27th, 5:46 pm

    Thanks! I’m thinking read the list, then riff on the games. Thoughts?

Jproco99 said:

July 27th, 5:05 pm

I hope Clements the Playstation Powerhouse becomes a regular BEYOND!!

zooyork198 said:

July 27th, 9:08 pm

I guess you could theoretically read off the list and then talk about it, but if it’s not done right it won’t feel as smooth. It would be like saying “These are my top ten favorite movies.” and then going back one by one to explain why. I don’t know. I just think it works really well the way it is now. It makes it feel less scripted, in my opinion. As others have said, though, the biggest issue is people talking over/cutting off other speakers. I’m not sure if you’ve received any suggestions to remedy this, but I would suggest giving everyone a little notepad. The main reason people interrupt other speakers is because they don’t want to lose their train of though. If everyone involved had a little notepad or a piece of paper they could quickly jot down a thought while they waited for someone else to finish their sentence/thought. Not sure how I arrived at this point. I’m just going to stop now.

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