Platinum Explosion: A PlayStation Podcast

Every Wednesday join Dylan Blight & Ashley Hobley as they discuss the latest releases and hottest news in the PlayStation family.

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Episodes

4 days ago

Discord will be even better on PS5 now, with direct integration to chats, and we will also discuss the new games coming to the PlayStation Plus library.
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We discuss their expectations for upcoming PlayStation announcements and express their excitement for new game releases.
We also talk about the PlayStation Plus game catalogue for June and share their thoughts on the available games.
Dylan & Ashley discuss the new feature that allows PS5 players to join Discord voice chat directly from their console.
We speculate on the demand for a Bloodborne PC port and share their opinions on the possibility of it happening.
HOSTS
Dylan Blight: https://twitter.com/vivaladil
Ashley Hobley: https://twitter.com/ashleyhobley
RESOURCES
Hands-On With Astro Bot: Pure Joy
PlayStation Plus Game Catalog for June: Monster Hunter Rise, Football Manager 2024, Crusader Kings III, After Us and more
PS5 players will soon be able to join Discord voice chat directly from their console – PlayStation.Blog
Hidetaka Miyazaki 'Knows for a Fact' FromSoftware Devs Want a Bloodborne PC Port | Push Square
PLATINUM EXPLOSION: A PLAYSTATION PODCAST CREDITS
Music by: Dylan Blight
Art by: Cherie Henriques
Summary Show Notes: Created by Riverside.FM AI Integration
LINKS
All Episodes: https://platinumexplosion.podbean.com/
Support Us - Buy Us A Coffee: http://www.ko-fi.com/explosion

Wednesday Jun 12, 2024

There was not a lot of PlayStation-related news at Summer Game Fest, but Phantom Blade Zero closed Summer Game Fest, and Astro Bot got an update.
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We discuss the Xbox Showcase and the games announced for PlayStation
Astro's Playroom receives a new update with new trophies
The 8K tag is removed from PlayStation 5 boxes
New outfits are announced for Spider-Man: Miles Morales
PS2 Classics are launched on PS5 with trophies
We briefly mention the gameplay of Phantom Blade and the pricing of Astrobots
HOSTS
Dylan Blight: https://twitter.com/vivaladil
Ashley Hobley: https://twitter.com/ashleyhobley
EPISODE TIMECODES
00:00:00 - Hello
00:02:59 - Astro's Playroom Update
00:06:20 - Removal of 8K Tag from PlayStation 5 Boxes
00:10:32 - New Outfits for Spider-Man: Miles Morales
00:12:26 - Phantom Blade Gameplay at Summer Games Fest
00:25:37 - Astro Bot's Preorders and Pricing
RESOURCES
Astro's Playroom PS5 Gets New Update, New Trophies Out of Nowhere | Push Square
Sony Appears to Remove 8K Tag From PlayStation 5 Boxes - IGN
Marvel's Spider-Man 2 gets eight "new" suits next week - Explosion Network
Hands-On Preview: Phantom Blade Zero Rips
Phantom Blade Zero PS5 Not Another Soulslike, Offers Multiple Difficulty Options | Push Square
PLATINUM EXPLOSION: A PLAYSTATION PODCAST CREDITS
Music by: Dylan Blight
Art by: Cherie Henriques
Summary Show Notes: Created by Riverside.FM AI Integration
LINKS
All Episodes: https://platinumexplosion.podbean.com/
Support Us - Buy Us A Coffee: http://www.ko-fi.com/explosion

Wednesday Jun 05, 2024

We discuss the May 2024 State of Play, which includes the first gameplay for Conrod and the reveal of a new Astro Bot game.
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State of Play event showcased a variety of games and announcements, sparking discussions and opinions from the hosts.
The Neil Druckmann interview controversy raised questions about Sony's internal PR and the impact of misrepresentation.
Days of Play and PlayStation Plus monthly games offer exciting opportunities for gamers to explore new titles and experiences.
The addition of PS2 games to the classics catalogue and the announcement of various game releases generated interest and anticipation among the hosts and listeners. Discussion of video game trailers and upcoming releases
Excitement for VR games and new game announcements
Humorous show-and-tell moment
HOSTS
Dylan Blight: https://twitter.com/vivaladil
Ashley Hobley: https://twitter.com/ashleyhobley
 
RESOURCES
Sony removes interview with Neil Druckmann, issues apology | GamesIndustry.biz
Days of Play 2024 celebration starts today with sales, new PS Plus Games and much more - Explosion Network
PlayStation State of Play - May 2024: All the trailers & news - Explosion Network
Every PlayStation Reference We Could Find In The Astro Bot Trailer
PLATINUM EXPLOSION: A PLAYSTATION PODCAST CREDITS
Music by: Dylan Blight
Art by: Cherie Henriques
Summary Show Notes: Created by Riverside.FM AI Integration
LINKS
All Episodes: https://platinumexplosion.podbean.com/
Support Us - Buy Us A Coffee: http://www.ko-fi.com/explosion

Wednesday May 29, 2024

It's the 350th episode of the podcast, so please celebrate us by getting a Platinum trophy, sharing this show with your friends, or donating to our Ko-Fi page! 
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Rumours and excitement around a new Astro Bot game announcement
Controversy surrounding Neil Druckmann's interview and its impact on gaming perceptions
PlayStation's venture into mobile gaming and its potential impact
Controversy and response to the addition of uncensored costumes in Stellablaze
Casting news for The Last of Us TV series
HOSTS
Dylan Blight: https://twitter.com/vivaladil
Ashley Hobley: https://twitter.com/ashleyhobley
EPISODE TIMECODES
00:00:00 - Hello00:02:20 - A New Astro Bot game announcement coming soon, according to a leak00:09:20 - Neil Druckman quotes taken out of context00:16:40 - More to the PlayStation Mobile platform fire00:19:55 - Stellar Blades add in some outfits to please players00:22:50 - Jeffrey Wright will reprise his role in The Last of Part II0025:10 - Goodbye - join our Discord to chat to us, and support us on our Ko-Fi Page
RESOURCES
A New Astro Bot Game Is Apparently Set To Be Announced In The Next Few Weeks
Neil Druckmann Reckons Naughty Dog's Next Game Could "Redefine Mainstream Perceptions Of Gaming"
PlayStation Is Seemingly Working On A New Mobile Games Platform
Stellar Blade PS5 Quietly Adds Uncensored New Costumes in Controversy Aftermath | Push Square
The Last of Us season two casts Jeffrey Wright, reprising his role as Isaac | Eurogamer.net
PLATINUM EXPLOSION: A PLAYSTATION PODCAST CREDITS
Music by: Dylan Blight
Art by: Cherie Henriques
Summary Show Notes: Created by Riverside.FM AI Integration
LINKS
All Episodes: https://platinumexplosion.podbean.com/
Support Us - Buy Us A Coffee: http://www.ko-fi.com/explosion

Wednesday May 22, 2024

We examine the PlayStation Showcase in 2023 and the games that were shown. What new releases have been announced? What hasn't? Does the showcase look better or worse in retrospect?
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PlayStation's London Studio has closed, leading to discussions about studio closures in the gaming industry.
Death Stranding 2 is progressing as planned, with motion capture and dialogue recording complete.
There are rumours of a new PlayStation handheld that can run PS4 games, but the price, specs, and battery life will be important factors.
HOSTS
Dylan Blight: https://twitter.com/vivaladil
Ashley Hobley: https://twitter.com/ashleyhobley
EPISODE TIMECODES
00:00:00 - Hello00:01:25 - Today On The Show00:03:11 - London Studio Says Goodbye00:05:25 - Death Stranding 2 Recording Is Finished00:15:00 - More Rumours For PlayStation Handheld00:24:14 - Looking Back at The 2023 PlayStation Showcase00:50:21 - Goodbye
RESOURCES
PlayStation London Studio posts final goodbye, as it closes its doors forever | Eurogamer.net
Death Stranding 2 Dialogue and Motion Capture Complete - PlayStation LifeStyle
NewPlayStation Handheld Reported Again, Supposedly Runs PS4 Games
 PlayStation Showcase 2023: Everything announced and all the trailers - Explosion Network
PLATINUM EXPLOSION: A PLAYSTATION PODCAST CREDITS
Music by: Dylan Blight
Art by: Cherie Henriques
Summary Show Notes: Created by Riverside.FM AI Integration
LINKS
All Episodes: https://platinumexplosion.podbean.com/
Support Us - Buy Us A Coffee: http://www.ko-fi.com/explosion

Friday May 17, 2024

We have TWO new bosses at the front of PlayStation, replacing Jim Ryan. Who are they, and what do we think they'll be doing as they split the workload? 
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There are rumours of a new PS2 emulator coming to the PS4 and PS5, as evidenced by a PS Store listing for Star Wars: The Clone Wars, which mentions newly added features.
Leaked set photos from The Last of Us TV series have sparked controversy among fans who are concerned that the actors playing Ellie and Dina don't look their age.
Dylan and Ashley express frustration with the video game industry's tendency to start and close studios and discuss the impact on employees and the overall industry.
They also discuss the lack of new and exciting games being added to PlayStation Plus and the disappointment of the current offerings.
HOSTS
Dylan Blight: https://twitter.com/vivaladil
Ashley Hobley: https://twitter.com/ashleyhobley
EPISODE TIMECODES
00:00:00 - Hello00:01:00 - Our New PlayStation Leaders00:09:40 - PS Plus Extra & Deluxe Games For May00:13:15 - PS Forms A New Studio00:16:29 - A New PS2 Emulator Could Be Coming to PS500:21:41 - Why Are People Angry About The First Pics From The Last Of Us: Season 2?00:27:14 - Goodbye
RESOURCES
Sony Names PlayStation's New Bosses
PlayStation Plus Game Catalog for May: Red Dead Redemption 2, Deceive Inc., Crime Boss: Rockay City and more
PlayStation Looks To Have Formed A New Studio With A Number Of Ex-Deviation Staff
New PS2 Emulator Appears to Be Imminent on PS5, PS4 | Push Square
Ellie & Dina’s Last Of Us Season 2 Set Photos Spark Age Discrepancy
PLATINUM EXPLOSION: A PLAYSTATION PODCAST CREDITS
Music by: Dylan Blight
Art by: Cherie Henriques
Summary Show Notes: Created by Riverside.FM AI Integration
LINKS
All Episodes: https://platinumexplosion.podbean.com/
Support Us - Buy Us A Coffee: http://www.ko-fi.com/explosion

Helldivers 2 PSN Drama

Wednesday May 08, 2024

Wednesday May 08, 2024

Helldivers 2 players got really mad about having to connect their PC game to the PlayStation Network, and then it's walked back. What a week of drama!
HOSTS
Dylan Blight: https://twitter.com/vivaladil
Ashley Hobley: https://twitter.com/ashleyhobley
RESOURCES
PlayStation Plus Monthly Games for May: EA Sports FC 24, Ghostrunner 2, Tunic, Destiny 2: Lightfall
Sony Is Walking Back Helldivers 2's Controversial Account Changes
Sony Increases PlayStation Portal Stock, Celebrates With Accolades Trailer
A New PS5 Update Is Coming That Makes It Easier To Share And Join Multiplayer Games
PLATINUM EXPLOSION: A PLAYSTATION PODCAST CREDITS
Music by: Dylan Blight
Art by: Cherie Henriques
Summary Show Notes: Created by Riverside.FM AI Integration
LINKS
All Episodes: https://platinumexplosion.podbean.com/
Support Us - Buy Us A Coffee: http://www.ko-fi.com/explosion

Wednesday Apr 24, 2024

We discussed the missing episode from last week, Metaphor: ReFantazio, PlayStation Trophies on PC and Top Spin's return.
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Dylan and Ashley discuss PlayStation's quiet period and the possibility of ending the show due to a lack of news.
They talk about the need for a SIM card slot in the PlayStation Portal and the features and shortcomings of Top Spin Tennis 25.
They discuss the new PlayStation overlay and trophies coming to PC and speculate about the announcement of the PS5 Pro.
The hosts express their excitement for the PS5 Pro and discuss the leaks and rumours surrounding it.
HOSTS
Dylan Blight: https://twitter.com/vivaladil
Ashley Hobley: https://twitter.com/ashleyhobley
RESOURCES
Metaphor: ReFantazio's Release Date And Special Editions Have Been Revealed
PlayStation Trophies And A New PlayStation Overlay Are Coming To PC
The Original PS5 Pro Video Has Been Taken Down By Sony
PLATINUM EXPLOSION: A PLAYSTATION PODCAST CREDITS
Music by: Dylan Blight
Art by: Cherie Henriques
Summary Show Notes: Created by Riverside.FM AI Integration
LINKS
All Episodes: https://platinumexplosion.podbean.com/
Support Us - Buy Us A Coffee: http://www.ko-fi.com/explosion

Wednesday Apr 10, 2024

We discuss the new games coming to PS Plus Extra and Deluxe, plus the continuing story and world in Helldivers 2.
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The addition of new content to older games like Resistance: Burning Skies shows that developers are still supporting their games long after release.
Events like the Helldivers community-driven missions create a sense of camaraderie and engagement among players.
PlayStation Plus subscribers are getting two day-one launch titles this month, which is a great value for subscribers.
The possibility of a PlayStation showcase event in May suggests that Sony has exciting announcements and reveals planned for the future.
Controversies surrounding pronoun jokes highlight the importance of respecting others' identities and the need for more inclusive comedy.
 
HOSTS
Dylan Blight: https://twitter.com/vivaladil
Ashley Hobley: https://twitter.com/ashleyhobley
RESOURCES
The End? Helldivers 2 Players Rid Galaxy of Automaton Menace | Push Square
PlayStation Plus Extra Is Getting Two Day One Launch Titles This Month
Rumour: Sony to Host Big PlayStation Event Next Month | Push Square
PLATINUM EXPLOSION: A PLAYSTATION PODCAST CREDITS
Music by: Dylan Blight
Art by: Cherie Henriques
Summary Show Notes: Created by Riverside.FM AI Integration
LINKS
All Episodes: https://platinumexplosion.podbean.com/
Support Us - Buy Us A Coffee: http://www.ko-fi.com/explosion

Stellar Blade Impressions

Wednesday Apr 03, 2024

Wednesday Apr 03, 2024

Dylan and Ashley have played the Stellar Blade demo, which leaves one wanting more and another ready to leave it at the demo. 
We also discuss Jim Ryan officially leaving PlayStation, the continued rumours behind the PS5 Pro, and a label that could be placed on games going forward that showcase the ones with enhanced 'PS5 Pro features.
HOSTS
Dylan Blight: https://twitter.com/vivaladil
Ashley Hobley: https://twitter.com/ashleyhobley
EPISODE TIMECODES
00:00:00 - Hello00:00:57 - Stellar Blade Impressions00:20:09 - Jim Ryan Has Officially Left PlayStation00:27:09 - There Could Be 'PS5 Pro Enhanced' Stickers00:31:30 - Goodbye
RESOURCES
Jim Ryan Leaves PlayStation as PS5 Set to Become Its 'Most Successful Console Ever' | Push Square
The ‘PS5 Pro Enhanced’ label could mean constant 60fps and ray-tracing - The Verge
PLATINUM EXPLOSION: A PLAYSTATION PODCAST CREDITS
Music by: Dylan Blight
Art by: Cherie Henriques
Summary Show Notes: Created by Riverside.FM AI Integration
LINKS
All Episodes: https://platinumexplosion.podbean.com/
Support Us - Buy Us A Coffee: http://www.ko-fi.com/explosion

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