PlayStation Blogcast 101: The Next Generation

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PlayStation Blogcast 101: The Next Generation

It’s our slightly late, exhaustingly long episode 101 spectacular! Sony Computer Entertainment America President and CEO Jack Tretton joins us to talk everything PS4 (and his favorite TV shows), while VP of Developer and Publisher Relations Adam Boyes runs through his top ten games of the generation. Plus: Doki-Doki Universe’s Greg Johnson joins us for a new chat, and we share the fully loaded schedule of new releases for next Tuesday, December 17th. Enjoy!

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[Editor’s note: PSN game release dates are subject to change without notice. Game details are gathered from press releases from their individual publishers and/or ESRB rating descriptions.]

  • Thanks to Cory Schmitz for our beautiful logo and Dormilón for our rad (new!) theme song and show music.

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  • Thanks Guys & Happy Holidays!

  • Thanks for the blogcast and congrats on the successful launch.

  • PlayStation 4 = The Return of the King.

  • Subscribed just to hear what Jack has to say.

  • Awesome as always! Thanks guys! PlayStation Nation loves you!

  • I just bought a PS4 from Amazon. YAY! Can’t wait to get it either tomorrow or Monday.

  • Also looking forward to see what Sony has in stock for the PS4. CAN’T WAIT!

  • OK, so I have a question, that maybe the blogteam might be able to pass along to the PS4 Dev team.

    I had setup YouTube on my PS4 by going to youtubedotcomsforwardslashhtml5, requesting the HTML5 version, and then bookmarking youtubedotcomforwardslashtv for easy access to YouTube, and was then set upon trying to find other sites/apps I used on my computer and PS3 (such as TuneIn, SoundClound, etc) and noticed that most of these sites need Adobe Flash to work, specifically SoundCloud in order to be able to play the PlayStation Blogcast through my PS4 web browser. It was nice to see the SoundCloud let me signin, but I couldn’t play nothing, and it’s certainly not like I could download the file onto my PS4. I know PS3 web browser could use and play SoundCloud no problem, so my question is:

    When is Flash Support and/or DLNA functionality coming back? This is supposed to be next-gen…

  • Wonderful 101st episode.

  • Digging the new theme song.

  • I liked the original theme song better, but maybe it’s because I don’t have a PS4 yet and am not familiar with those sounds yet.

    I just finished Ys Memories of Celceta last night and needed another vita game to play, so I tried the Velocity Ultra demo. I bought the game 20 minutes later, because it was so fun. I’m addicted already! I wish the teleport was on the rear touchpad though. Now you tell me both Runner 2 and Terraria are coming tuesday? How is my vita ever going to get a rest?!!!

  • PINBALL ARCADE!!! Hope this happens, thanks for semi-comfirming.

  • I just picked up a PS4 online at Best Buy!!! Listening to this will get me excited for it to arrive.

  • WHERE IS JEFF?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

  • Happy (Official) 100th episode guys

  • Loving Doki Doki happy holidays guys

  • Jack seems so cool, I bet he could put ice in his pockets and it wouldn’t even melt.

  • Congrats guys – psyched to hear Jack and Adam. Really enjoying the PS4 and the Vita. Just upgraded to an AC router – hard to imagine the Remote Play being even better but I can’t wait to try it out!

  • That new opening was awesome! I hope there is a new logo also.

  • Dat new intro theme. :)

    Awesome cast guys! Sucks that I couldn’t hear half of what I said…. That’s what I get for the combination deep voice and crappy phone. ;/

  • Love the new intro theme! Congrats again on 100 episodes! Erm. 101, lol. Love hearing Jack on the show!

  • Sid’s Dragon Ball knowledge is right.

    (from the DB Wiki)

    Saiyan (Saiya-jin) – In Japanese, saiya is formed by rearranging the syllables of the Japanese word yasai which means “vegetable”.

    Vegeta (Bejīta) – The first six letters of “vegetable”.

    Tarble (Tāburu) – Believed to be taken in English as ‘Table’, making this name another a pun on “vegetable”, particularly its last five letters. Curiously, this would mean both Tarble and his brother Vegeta’s names pun “vegetable”.

    Bardock (Bādakku) – A pun on a Japanese root vegetable, a “Burdock”.

    Kakarot (Kakarotto) – Goku’s birth name, an interesting mutation of “carrot”.

    Goku (Gokū) – Kakarot’s new name, given by Grandpa Gohan. It is a translation of the Chinese name Sun Wukong, the protagonist of Journey to the West. Kū is also Japanese for “sky”.

    Nappa – A Japanese term for greens in general, especially grape leaves.[1] Also a form of cabbage, keeping with other Saiyans using English words as the source of their names.

    Raditz (Radditsu) – Derives from “radish”.

    Broly (Burorī) – A pun on “broccoli”.

    • Woah, amazing. I suppose after 101 episodes he had to be right about SOMETHING. What a weird one.

    • Well, he was KINDA right. Didn’t he say they were vegetable people or something? Either way, thanks for the (incredibly detailed) info!

  • Hey, thanks for reading my comment!

    About Genesis, you’re thinking of Peter Gabriel (not Peter Frampton). Gabriel was the original singer for the band during their progressive rock phase in the late 60s and throughout the 70s.

    Gabriel left to pursue a screenwriting career and then when that fell through, he became a successful solo musician. Phil Collins, who was their drummer, took over and they tried to carry on as a prog rock band, but finally morphed into a pop band since Collins’ own pop/rock solo career was successful.

    So yeah, I guess Jeff ‘Whobenstein’ was the Peter Gabriel of your group, which makes Sid your Phil Collins :P

    (Sorry, I’m a bit of a music history geek)

    I don’t know anything about Frampton except he worked with David Bowie occasionally.

  • Really great show! Loved all the interviews.

    And am I the only one who can’t choose his favourite game?

  • Might be worth pointing out: If you bought 4 or more Season One tables on ps3/vita (Pinball Arcade) you get the 50% off discount on Season one for ps4. According to Farsight.

    You guys stated if you bought the entire season on ps3 you got the discount which isn’t accurate, just to clarify for other people. :)

  • Woohoo! Welcome to the new generation everyone!
    That new intro music caught me off guard, I guess I’m just really used to the old music. Still, it sounds nice. As for the actual show, I always love hearing interviews with the Playstation higher-ups, they’re such interesting people. Keep up the great works guys, here’s to another hundred!

    @UndreyVITA Nope, same here. It’s hard for me to choose a favorite anything.

  • The new theme song is freaking AWESOME! I looped it a few times – is there a longer version available to listen to? :D

    • Glad you like it! Not right now, but I’ll ask Dormilón to at least host the isolated MP3 on his site if he hasn’t yet.

  • Pinball Arcade! – Brill! – Been waiting what seems like forever for this! :)

  • Sony, please don’t abandon the Vita. I know the PS4 is important, but don’t just pretend the Vita never happened. I know the PS4 is awesome. Everyone knows the PS4 is awesome. Just don’t forget you have another platform out there.

  • Hi on the ps4 the music unlimited verry often the music just stop and thats really bad. on my android phone u guys have a offline mode wich the songs get download to my phone can u guys add a offline mode on the ps4 thanks

  • And I totally agree with 29.

    Ignore my username :P

  • Indeed … feels like they forgot the Vita!!!

  • I know this isn’t the right spot for this but I am doing it anyway. I spent 119.98 cent during the spend 60 get 10$ back promotion and you guys normally round up so I get 20$ back instead of 10$ but not this time. If I would have known I had to spend an extra 2 cent I would have bought a theme or something. Disappointed :(

  • Hey has anyone heard anything yet to when pshome is going to be back up and running ? As it’s been almost 40 hours now.

  • Looking forward to see what is coming next year for the PS4 :P :P :P
    But i read that SONY is going to wait until E3 to show us more New PS4 games i.e the ‘AAA’ PS4 Exclusives?! :-/ WHY WAIT THAT LONG FOR?! :( Can’t SONY show us from the beginning of the New year a New PS4 Big ‘AAA’ Exclusive every month?? I really don’t care about E3 really it just seems to be a place that is made for MS normally & anything they show always gets more press than anything SONY will show :-/

    Anyway I LOVE MY NEW PS4! ! ! ;-P

  • @33 I believe the reason you only got $10 was it’s was no matter how you spend past $60 you would only get $10 back for that deal.

  • Honestly, I’m disappointed you guys didn’t ask Jack what games he likes to play. I thought that was a completely obvious question to ask.

    Next time you get a big Sony exec, make sure to ask that. Get Andrew House on the show.

  • I would just like to know why it wasn’t made backwards compatible? I spent years building up my collection, and now I can’t play any of them. Also was wondering why no themes? Is anything being done in those areas?

  • Love the show but def. please make sure Ryan Clements does not miss anymore. He’s that last piece of the puzzle that makes the show amazing.

  • Absolutely loved hearing Jack T. talk about the gamers/consumers Voice and how it is actually molding gaming etc.. great part of this show. Thanks

  • It’s a shame that I’m not able to listen to this episode using my PS4. SoundCloud needs Flash, iTunes needs QuickTime player, and we can’t download stuff.

  • Why is the ‘gaming’ community so averse to diversity?


  • Rite around the 1:10 mark one of you talk about having a date to play Far Cry together any chance you may have slipped and talked about Far Cry too early (Far Cry 4)? Ryan is in S.F. which correct me if i am wrong but Ubisoft has an office in S.F. where he is seeing a secret game that will be announced after the holiday…hmmm, i know i am probably totally reaching and basically just wishing out loud..haha.

  • My favorite game of the past ten year or even the past generation is def. Red Dead Redemption, love it and always will.

  • Haha, my internet kicked out exactly when you said “We’re gonna have a moment of silence for Ryan Clements…” and then silence. I thought he got hurt or worse! Two minutes later I checked back to the browser only to find out that yes, Ryan is (probably) ok, but my computer needed a restart. Lol!

  • Congratz on 101st blogcast! Hope you guyz continue more of this, I actually like most of them!

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