PlayStation Unchained 54: Batman: Arkham Knight to be PS4 Exclusive… In One Country

Posted in PlayStation Universe, ps4, gaming, vita, ps3, video games by psu on September 15th, 2014

PlayStation fans rejoice; Unchained has returned with episode 54! Glenn Gordon, Garri Bagdasarov, and your host, Ben Shillabeer-Hall, are here to discuss this past week in PlayStation gaming.

PS4 has reached a special milestone in the UK, previously one of PlayStation's weaker territories, and Destiny is doing great for its first week, especially for the PS4. German luxury and performance automaker Mercedes-Benz has added something to upcoming racer Driveclub, and it'll be free for everyone.
Batman: Arkham Knight is going to be a PS4 exclusive. Don't go crazy though, because that's an incomplete thought and the vast majority of Xbox One gamers will be completely unaffected.
The Vita is getting some love at TGS (see RDGH this week) but Sony's line of Xperia mobile devices could be poised to kill the handheld's momentum.
There's plenty more than you see here, so follow us on Twitter @PSUnchained, find a comfortable spot, and click play. Tune in next Monday for another great episode.
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Racial Diversity Gaming Hour 33: Early Destiny Reviews Aren’t That Great; NPD Results

Posted in ps4, gaming, vita, ps3, video games, Racial Diversity Gaming Hour, xbox, nintendo, Wii by psu on September 15th, 2014

Happy Monday! Episode 33 of RDGH has arrived, and with Destiny live and kicking and August's NPD results in, there's plenty to talk about as usual. Join host Glenn Gordon, Ben Shillabeer-Hall, Garri Bagdasarov, and Fraser Miller for great video game news and discussions.

First, Sony Denmark decided to "troll" Microsoft, but the two entities seem rather friendly! Then, we take a look at how Xbox is doing in Japan, and how the mystifying and now infamous parity clause in ID@Xbox's contracts has chased away another game.
Sony has also released a list of all the games it will present at Tokyo Game Show 2014, and Microsoft is planning to buy Majong, the developer behind Minecraft--or at least it was at the time of recording, which was yesterday, the 14th of September. As of today, the purchase has been confirmed. Tune in next week for more on that.
Destiny's first reviews haven't met expectations, meanwhile--but those who play the game seem to love it. Is something wrong with reviews, and with reviewers? Speaking of which, Glenn has a beef with IGN.
Of course, we also discuss the latest NPD results. Spoiler alert: Sony's still ahead--but perhaps not by as much as it was before!
Our intro music, of course, is the infamous "Troll Song," as the Internet has renamed it, in honor of Sony's and Microsoft's charming antics. If you want to hear it, search either "Troll Song" or "Trololol" on YouTube. You'll find it. The ending this week is "Shadow World," the theme from Persona 4 Golden. You can buy the P4, P4 Arena, and P4G soundtracks on Amazon (P4, P4A), CDJapan.co.jp (P4G), and other reputable Internet stores, but they are mainly sold as physical CDs and imported from Japan.
All of this and more comprises the latest epsiode of RDGH. Tweet us @TheRDGH if you have something to say--we'll read it on the air. Enjoy, and don't be a racist.
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Unchained Special: Tokyo Game Show is Coming!

Posted in PlayStation Universe, ps4, gaming, vita, ps3, video games by psu on September 8th, 2014

As part of our move to Mondays, we're skipping a normal episode (though we released episode 53 this past Friday). That doesn't stop our very own Dane Smith from taking the microphone alongside Ben Shillabeer-Hall and Bryan King to lead a discussion about the upcoming Tokyo Game Show! Sony has already impressed with conferences outside of the show, and intends to have one more the day before TGS begins, just for the Asian market. What's going to happen? We don't know, but we're all excited amidst the amazing surprises developers have already thrown our way.

If you're as excited for Tokyo Game show as we are, comment below or tweet us @PSUdotcom.
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Racial Diversity Gaming Hour 32: Happy Destiny Week! :D

Posted in ps4, gaming, vita, ps3, video games, Racial Diversity Gaming Hour, xbox, Wii by psu on September 8th, 2014

It's Destiny week! One of the most anticipated games of the year launches this week, and the most racially diverse gaming crew on the Internet has plenty Destiny-related tidbits to share about it! Join Glenn Gordon (who came to host even though he has been sick), Ben Shillabeer-Hall, and Garri Bagdasarov as they discuss what has been an interesting week for both Sony and Microsoft in the gaming world.

Lizard Squad, the cybercrime group that performed DDoS attacks on multiple Internet-based companies including PlayStation Network and Xbox Live, has announced that it is disbanding after what appears to be the arrests of some of its key members. Is Lizard Squad gone for good?
Sony is planning to invest in PlayStation Network. Watch through the rest of the fiscal year with us as we keep an eye on its plans.
Xbox One finally launched in Japan this past week. How successful do you think Microsoft will be in a market where its reputation exists about as much as the Destiny fragrance it tried to advertise?
That Destiny ad was a big no-no, and though it's now gone, the crew thinks it hurt Microsoft much more than it helped.
A huge shoutout and thank-you to @SZLoc for allowing us to use "The Identity Song!" We promise to "use the hell out of it" when we can! The intro song is one we've used before. It's from the soundtrack for Ubisoft's Speed Busters racing game.
All of this and more comprises this latest episode of RDGH! If you have something to add, we'd love to hear it! Send us a tweet @TheRDGH!
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PlayStation Unchained 53: PS3 Gamers Love Porn

Posted in PlayStation Universe, ps4, gaming, vita, ps3, video games by psu on September 5th, 2014

Unchained is back, and your host, Mike Harradence, brings some interesting topics to the table, as well as Ben Shillabeer-Hall and Dane Smith!

Dragon Age's multiplayer mode has been announced, Assassin's Creed Unity has been delayed, Grand Theft Auto V may NOT be releasing on November 1 after all, and PlayStation gamers find some pretty interesting things to do with their consoles. Stick around as well for reviews.
Check back on Monday for a special Tokyo Game Show podcast hosted by Dane, as well as a new episode of the Racial Diversity Gaming Hour, and follow us on Twitter @PSUnchained. For the greatest news in PlayStation gaming, keep it at PSU.com.
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Racial Diversity Gaming Hour 31: Destiny is Gold, Captain America’s Black…

Posted in ps4, gaming, vita, ps3, video games, Racial Diversity Gaming Hour, xbox, nintendo, Wii by psu on August 29th, 2014

Gamers rejoice; RDGH 31 has arrived! This week, the most racially diverse gaming crew on the Internet comprises host Glenn Gordon, Ben Shillabeer-Hall, Garri Bagdasarov, and our favorite injured shapeshifter, Fraser Miller, and as always, they have some interesting things to talk about!

A fellow gamer from N4G had an interesting comment about the whole Tomb Raider thing. Does the infamous "Internet Gaming Community" hurt or help games? Also, Destiny, one of the most anticipated games of 2014 so far, has finally gone gold! September 9 can't come soon enough!

Not only that, but there's some news in Marvel's universe that makes even the RDGH crew look away from gaming for a moment.
Our intro music this week is called "Hack That," a parody of "Smack That" by Akon. It was made by ItsAllMinecraft on YouTube (that's right, it's not actually about computer hacking). We love the song and we think you will too, so prove us right by buying it on iTunes and checking out the rest of his great Minecraft-related music on his YouTube channel!
Our ending music is "The Identity Song" by SZ Loc and Digs on YouTube. He has some great music there as well, so be sure to subscribe and support him, and follow him on Twitter @SZLoc.
If you know of any other musicians with music worth promoting, tweet us @TheRDGH! Brownie points if it's gaming-related!
All of this and more makes the latest episode of RDGH. Be sure to follow that Twitter of ours, and tweet us if you have something to say or something you'd like us to discuss. Leave us a review somewhere and tweet us a link to it. We'll read your tweets and reviews on the air!
Stay tuned next Monday (September 1, 2014) for episode 32, and whatever you do, don't be a racist.
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PlayStation Unchained 52: Destiny is Gold, Its Servers are Green…

Posted in PlayStation Universe, ps4, gaming, vita, ps3, video games by psu on August 29th, 2014

PSU's stellar crew is back with episode 52 of PlayStation Unchained! This episode marks a full year of PlayStation Unchained content, not counting the special episodes! Thanks for listening, and we hope you continue to do so!

This week, Ben takes the reigns along with Dane Smith and Paul Kelly to discuss the latest news and reviews in the world of PlayStation. The zombie movement continues (perhaps a little too far) with GTA 5: Zombie Outbreak. There's discussion of Silent Hills, and the game that Sony promises to be pee-your-pants scary, PT. In addition, shortly after the announcement that Destiny has gone gold (i.e. is being prepared for shipping), PSU has learned that Bungie is activating Destiny's servers ahead of the game's scheduled September 9 launch. Are you excited? We're excited.
In addition, there are plenty of reviews and good-natured banter to enjoy, so be sure to tune in and tell your friends!
Also, follow us @PSUnchained, and tune in next week and beyond for plenty more. Remember, for the greatest news in PlayStation gaming, stick to PSU.com.
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Racial Diversity Gaming Hour 30: Tomb Raider turns down an audience of 10 million

Episode 30 is a compact hour and twelve minutes long, but that doesn't mean it's not full of interesting stuff! Join host Glenn Gordon, Garri Bagdasarov, and Ben Shillabeer-Hall as they tackle the latest gaming news.

NPD results are in, and PlayStation 4 is still leading the charge into this new generation of consoles and games. The crew addresses the figures for all major gaming machines and their software, and the common claim that X or Y console "has no games."
Both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 have some important updates coming, and there's lots to look forward to on both devices. Find out what you'll be getting on your console very soon!
The news that Rise of the Tomb Raider is temporarily an Xbox exclusive has been highly controversial in the gaming industry, and Microsoft's Phil Spencer and developer Crystal Dynamics have both released interesting statements. The RDGH crew has a take on all of this, including whether or not PlayStation gamers' fury at this news is justified.
The intro music this week is a remix of a song from the original Tomb Raider game on the first PlayStation console. It's called "Adventure Is In the Air" and was remixed by EmptyMy. You can download this and many other great video game remixes in full, for free, at OCremix.org.
The ending music is called "Video Game Song (Nightcore)" and is by the talented Jaki Rose. Subscribe to her on YouTube (JakiRoseMusic) and check out the rest of her great music!
As always, subscribe to us on iTunes or wherever you find us. Send us Tweets to discuss or links to your reviews @TheRDGH and we'll be happy to discuss them on the air next week!
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PlayStation Unchained - Episode 51: News and reviews from the world of PlayStation

Posted in PlayStation Universe, ps4, gaming, vita, ps3, video games by psu on August 23rd, 2014

Episode 51 has arrived, and PSU's crew has plenty to discuss this week! Enjoy the podcast and be sure to leave us feedback @PSUnchained.

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Racial Diversity Gaming Hour: The Last of Us In-Depth

Posted in ps4, gaming, ps3, video games, Racial Diversity Gaming Hour by psu on August 15th, 2014

WARNING: This is an in-depth discussion about The Last of Us and contains major spoilers. DO NOT listen to this discussion if you have not completed the single player campaign for the game.

RDGH's Glenn Gordon, Garri Bagdasarov, and Ben Shillabeer-Hall discuss the major events of The Last of Us as played on the PS4. Tweet us your experience with the game and your comments about ours at @TheRDGH!
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