It’s a half-staffed show jam-packed with valuable #content for our dear listeners this week! Join us for lots of Mass Effect Andromeda talk, Justin’s early impressions of Persona 5, and interviews with the teams behind Hob, The Persistence and Farpoint. Phew!
Wow — For Honor was the most-downloaded PS4 game from PlayStation Store last month! Of course, Horizon Zero Dawn made a massive debut, landing at the #2 spot with only one day of sales counted here. Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin made made a beefy debut on PlayStation VR, but not quite beefy enough to dethrone the unstoppable Job Simulator. Who woulda figured the first thing people want to do in virtual reality is work?
On this week’s Blogcast, Sid and I recount our favorite stories to come out of GDC ’17. We also ponder the finer points of the “clicker” genre, look forward to the sleeper hit-to-be Disc Jam, and share stories of our adventures in Guerrilla’s Horizon Zero Dawn. Finally, a thought-provoking listener letter kicks off a discussion about overhyping games and expectation management. Enjoy the show!
Welcome! It’s the first Top Downloads list of 2017, and we’re kicking this one off with a stunning upset: Studio Wildcard’s colossal compilation Ark: Survivor’s Pack charged to the top of the PS4 chart for January, surpassing even the universally acclaimed Resident Evil 7! Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’s first DLC pack, Sabotage, saw a predictably strong debut, and Job Simulator continues to lead the charge on PlayStation VR.
Horizon Zero Dawn finally launches on the last day of this month — how far up February’s PS4 chart do you think it can make it in one day?
Subscribe via iTunes, Google or RSS, or download here Is Resident Evil 7 in virtual reality *too* scary? Horror aficionado Sid Shuman reports! Plus, some early impressions of Nioh — which launches next week! Finally, the gang talks about their beefy hands-on session with Horizon Zero Dawn, all leading up to an enlightening interview with […]
The gang’s all here! Well, two of them anyway. That’s right, this week’s show sees Ryan and Justin at the reins, which means there’s nobody to stop them from talking about Final Fantasy for an hour straight! Except they don’t do that, because that wouldn’t make for a great show. Come for an interview with Ubisoft about Ghost Recon Wildlands, stay for Justin recounting his recent adventures in Japan.
The readers (That’s you!) have spoken, and the votes have been tallied. Just below these very words are the winners of the PlayStation.Blog Game of the Year 2016 awards.
This year’s awards pulled in a staggering number of votes — more than a half-million in total! — across categories including Best PS4 Game, Best PS VR Game, Most Innovative, the ever-popular Most Anticipated, and Studio of the Year. There are a few surprises in there, but one title in particular stood out and took multiple Platinum Trophies home… read on to see for yourself!
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