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 Feb 10, 2021


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!

Episode Date
Episode 397: Returning Residents

Welcome back! This week the team dives deeper into their thoughts on Resident Evil Village and Returnal. 

May 07, 2021
Episode 396: Where To Begin

The gang's all here with early thoughts on Returnal and Resident Evil Village. Plus, we play an inaugural game of Box Art Trivia.

Apr 30, 2021
Episode 395: Up To Bat

This week the team steps up to bat and chats with Ramone Russell about new features coming to MLB The Show 21 and details on the Jackie Robinson Foundation MLB The Show Scholars program. 

Apr 16, 2021
Episode 394: Crash Landing

Hey y'all! This week we sit down with composer Bobby Krlic, who shares the creative process behind crafting Returnal's soundtrack. 

Apr 09, 2021
Episode 393: It Takes Three

Welcome back! This week the team shares thoughts on the immersive feel of Doom 3 VR Edition, and the perfectly paced co-op variety of It Takes Two. 

Apr 02, 2021
Episode 392: Breaking the Wall

Hey y'all! The team breaks down a big week of news over at PlayStation.Blog, and highlights favorite moments where games broke the fourth wall.

Mar 19, 2021
Episode 391: Short and Sweet

This week, the team fielded your listener letters with quality recommendations on games that can be completed in a night or two. Plus, we get the soundtrack from Astro's Playroom stuck in our heads again.

Mar 12, 2021
Episode 390: Fully Immersed

Welcome back y’all! This week we dive deep into some recently announced PS VR titles, and share short and sweet games that can be beat in one night.

Mar 05, 2021
Episode 389: Returnal to Form

The team is back and ready to dive into all the juicy details from this week's State of Play. Plus, Sid divulges some expert advice for tackling your first Bloodborne boss.

Feb 26, 2021
Episode 388: Have A Dice Day
Feb 05, 2021
Episode 387: Shadow Strikers

This week, we interview Aarne Hunziker of Mechanical Head Studios about the upcoming release Cyber Shadow. 

Jan 22, 2021
Episode 386: Valholidays

Happy new year! Kristen and Tim are back to share what they played over the holidays, and geek out during an Assassin's Creed Valhalla spoilers chat. 

Jan 15, 2021
Episode 385: Our GOTY 2020 Picks

In the final PS Podcast of 2020, the gang runs down their top three of 2020 — plus, of course, a few honorable mentions. See you next year!

Dec 18, 2020
Episode 384: Game of the NieR

This week, the team chatted with Emi Evans, singer on the NieR Replicant soundtrack, before sharing their 2021 gaming resolutions.

Dec 11, 2020
Episode 383: Let's Get Mythical

This week, Tim and Kristen dive into the divinely distinct styles of mythological storytelling Assassin's Creed Valhalla and Immortals Fenyx Rising. 


Dec 04, 2020
Episode 382: Five is Alive

PlayStation 5 has arrived worldwide! Listen in as we talk Demon's Souls, Astro's Playroom, Sackboy: A Big Adventure, Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and more games we've been digging into on the new console.

Nov 20, 2020
Episode 381: Let's Do Launch

PS5 is here! The team celebrates launch week by sharing early impressions and which games have them most excited. 

Nov 13, 2020
Episode 380: One Week

PlayStation 5 draws near! Join Kristen, Tim, and Justin for one last pre-PS5 podcast, wherein the gang talks the launch lineup, games that get our pulse pounding, and a whole bunch more. Listen in!

Nov 07, 2020
Episode 379: Spooky Scary

Welcome back! This week Sid and Kristen share their thoughts on the PS5 UX first look, before diving into their favorite spooky games. 


Oct 23, 2020
Episode 378: High Impact

This week, the gang drools over that PS5 teardown video, then chats with miHoYo about breakout open-world hit Genshin Impact. Listen in!

Oct 10, 2020
Episode 377: Scratch That Backlog

Hoo boy! Last week was quite a ride, and we're back with a new episode reflecting on the excitement coming out of the PS5 Showcase, from the reveal of Final Fantasy XVI to a deeper look at Demon's Souls combat. We also discuss upcoming PS4 releases Crash 4, Star Wars: Squadrons, and chat about what we do when we're in between playing big games.

Sep 25, 2020
Episode 376: Yeah, Baby!

This week, we read through an avalanche of wonderful listener letters offering advice to new parents looking to juggle gaming with the adventure that is raising a child. Plus, a former host returns for a special guest appearance... listen in!

Sep 04, 2020
Episode 375 - Drop Back In

This week, Justin's back! He and Kristen talk about hopping back on the skateboard and dropping in to Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2's Warehouse Demo. 

Aug 28, 2020
Episode 374: Music To Our Ears

Welcome back y'all! This week Kristen, Sid, and Tim share some of their favorite gaming soundtracks, and sing the praises of battle royale platformer Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout.

Aug 21, 2020
Episode 373: Crash and the Boys

Welcome back! This week Tim chats with Toys for Bob about Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time, while Sid and Brett share their favorite game soundtracks. 

Jul 31, 2020
Episode 372: Perilous Rituals

Hey y'all! This week Tim and Kristen chat with Obsidian about The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon DLC, and the team shares their favorite gaming rituals. 

Jul 24, 2020
Episode 371: Ghosted

Welcome back! This week Justin interviews the folks at Easy Day Studios about Skater XL, Kristen shares her rousing hands-on impressions of Assassin's Creed Valhalla, and the team celebrates the launch of Ghost of Tsushima. 

Jul 17, 2020
Episode 370: Girl Talk

Welcome back y'all! This week, Kristen interviews Ashley Johnson and Laura Bailey for a spoiler-filled The Last of Us Part II discussion. The team also talks PlayStation Indies, Ghost of Tsushima, and more. Listen in!

Jul 10, 2020
Episode 369: Welcome to Snax City

Kristen played four hours of Cyberpunk 2077! Let's talk about it! Plus, a new interview with Sarah from Kero Kero Bonito and Phil from Young Horses about creating the song "It's Bugsnax!" — which still won't get out of our heads. Listen in!

Jun 26, 2020
Episode 368: Great Storytelling

Despite the PS5 showcase taking place over a week ago, there were so many reveals crammed in there that we're still thinking about them today. This week's show runs through that incredible lineup, looks ahead to next week's new releases, and then spends some time with Marcus Lehto, creative director on Disintegration. We also praise The Last of Us: Part II's arresting storytelling, and how it differs from ambient and environmentally led titles like Demon's Souls.

Jun 19, 2020
Episode 367: Play Has No Limits

Welcome back! Following this week's big PlayStation 5 reveal, we've got an interview with Eric Lempel, Head of Global Marketing and Consumer Experience. Plus! Kristen chats with Night School Studio about forging connections in their underworld adventure Afterparty, and we've got a special clip from The Official The Last of Us Podcast for your audio enjoyment. Listen in!

Jun 12, 2020
Episode 366: Crystal Clear

Welcome back! This week, the team is back and excited about new The Last of Us Part II gameplay revealed in State of Play. Plus, Scot Amos of Crystal Dynamics joins us to share the latest on Marvel’s Avengers. Listen in!

May 29, 2020
Episode 365: Host of Tsushima

This week, Sucker Punch's Nate Fox and Jason Connell join us to talk about that sweet new Ghost of Tsushima gameplay footage premiered during State of Play. Plus, Brett kicks the tires on hosting the show, next week's new release highlights, and more. Listen in!

May 15, 2020
Episode 364: Sweet Dreams

The gang is back this week with PS VR on the brain. We also chat with Siobhan Reddy from Media Molecule about the past, present, and future of Dreams. Listen in!

May 08, 2020
Episode 363: Streets of Midgar

This week, voice actor Briana White joins us for a heart-to-heart about her experience bringing Aerith to life in Final Fantasy VII Remake.

Plus, our first impressions of Streets of Rage 4, our favorite beat 'em ups, and a deep dive on the Doom franchise. Listen in!

May 01, 2020
Episode 362: Materia Possession

This week, we dive into the deep end of Final Fantasy VII Remake spoilers. Let's talk about that ending! If you haven't finished the game yet, don't worry — we'll warn you before we get there. 

Plus, we chat with the inimitable Ramone Russell from San Diego Studio for an update on all things MLB The Show. Listen in!

Apr 24, 2020
Episode 361: Remade

We're back with the first-ever episode of the Official PlayStation Podcast! In this inaugural outing, we share our spoiler-free final impressions of Final Fantasy VII Remake and interview Illfonic, the studio behind next week's Predator: Hunting Grounds. Listen in!

Apr 17, 2020
Episode 360: Finally

This week, Marvel's Iron Man VR director Ryan Payton checks in for a development update. Then, we gush about how much we love Final Fantasy VII Remake... it's really good. Listen in!

Apr 10, 2020
Episode 359: Eternally Yours

We're back! We're recording the show remotely this week, so please excuse any audio quality issues.

This week, Naughty Dog's Neil Druckmann gives an update on The Last of Us Part II. Then, we discuss the demon-destroyin' tour de force that is Doom Eternal, catch up on Persona 5 Royal, and do a quick news roundup.

Hope you can listen in!

Apr 04, 2020
PlayStation Blogcast 358: Hermen Hulst Speaks

Today's special episode features a new interview with Hermen Hulst, PlayStation's Head of Worldwide Studios. What's next for Guerrilla, upcoming TV and film projects, and the guiding principles that drive PlayStation's network of world-class game studios. 

Mar 10, 2020
Episode 357: Righteous Infliction of Retribution

Welcome back, Blogcastronauts! We've got a fun one for ya this week, featuring plenty of talk about Capcom's upcoming remake of Resident Evil 3, along with some wonderfully intriguing listener letters and an honest-to-goodness brand new segment: the Blogcast Game Club. Listen in!

Feb 28, 2020
Episode 356: Rise From Your Grave

Sorry for the delay all, we are back in the saddle with a farm-fresh new episode! Brett and Sid tackle a mighty news backlog and discuss what makes gaming storytelling so special. Please listen in!

Feb 21, 2020
Santa Monica Studio Worlds Collide: Raising Atreus for Battle

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:

Feb 03, 2020
Episode 355: Brain Waist

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
Episode 354: Gaming Habits Exposed!

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
Santa Monica Studio Worlds Collide: The No Cut Camera

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:

Jan 09, 2020
Episode 353: 25 Years of Yay!

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
Episode 352: Can You Dig It?

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

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:

Nov 22, 2019
Episode 351: Smash That Like Button

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
Episode 350: Strand and Deliver

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