On this week’s episode of IGN’s PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Jada Griffin, Tom Marks, and Mark Medina to discuss all the latest and greatest in the world of PlayStation, including our thoughts on why Stray is the adorable cat game we hoped for.
But first, we jump into some of the PlayStation news of the last week, including the announcement of the new PlayStation Stars loyalty program, whether we hope it means the return of PlayStation Home thanks to its assortment of digital collectibles, and how we hope these new features are implemented. Then, we talk a bit about God of War Ragnarok’s new story synopsis (skip ahead if you don’t want to hear any details), as well as PlayStation deepening its investment in the esports space.
Then, we dive into our thoughts on Stray, the new PlayStation-console exclusive from Annapurna and BlueTwelve Studio. Tom reviewed Stray for IGN, so he offers some thoughts from his review about why he thought Stray was great, Jonathon and Mark offer their experiences having beaten Stray as well, and Jada offers her early impressions from the beginning of Stray…as well as how she played Tokyo Jungle to get another cat gaming experience while she waited.
We also dig into a lovely Jak & Daxter Memory Card story, read some of your response to Mark’s TLOU question from last week, and help a listener figure out what RPGs to jump into.
If you’d like to write into the show with questions, Memory Card stories, answers to our questions on PS Plus releases or the best first date games to play, write into firstname.lastname@example.org
00:00:00 – Intro
00:03:50 – PlayStation Stars Announced!
00:15:54 – God of War: Ragnarok Gets a Story Synopsis
00:21:18 – Stray is Finally Here!
00:57:19 – Memory Card & Outro
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Jonathon Dornbush is IGN’s Senior Features Editor, PlayStation Lead, and host of Podcast Beyond! He’s the proud dog father of a BOY named Loki. Talk to him on Twitter @jmdornbush.