December 27, 2016

TPSNFL Update: 2016 Week 2 Playoffs


It's the playoffs and people are talking.



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December 11, 2016

TPSNFL Update: 2016 Week 13/14


This isn't a blowout or a rout it's the TPSNFL Update.

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December 3, 2016

TPSNFL Update: 2016 Week 12


It's a small crew this week, but not going to stop us from mourning Michigan getting cheated out of a win against Ohio. You and I know the refs had it in for Michigan. We also talk about the big controversy in the league. Is ediddy trying to lose games so he can win the $50 space bucks? Did he take a dive against Franchise, because everyone knows you can't lose to Franchise unless it's on purpose.

All that and so much more.

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November 22, 2016

TPSNFL Update: 2016 Week 11

This week we spend a lot of time loving on Michigan. Argued about the Leaning Tower of Pisa being a top ten wonder. We also checked the wiki to find Tomaterr's true name and learned that Dak Prescott ain't a baller.

All that and some other stuff.

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November 15, 2016

TPSNFL Update: 2016 Week 10


This week we weep for Michigan being robbed by the refs. We also trade Romo to pretty much every team in the NFL. All that and so much more.

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November 9, 2016

TPSNFL Update: 2016 Week 9


The Cubs just won the World Series so we have to talk way too much baseball. We also talk about some NFL stuff and NBA. All that and even more Cubs love. Sorry for all the real sports talk. We will try not to let it happen again.

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October 27, 2016

TPSNFL Update: 2016 Week 7


This week we talked about Michigan being the number 2 team in the nation and Ohio State getting Sandusk'd. We also get into some Cubs World Series talk and how they are taking it to the pitching of the Cleveland Indians.

We also talk about Mclane dropping Romo and falling out of man love with the Cowboys fumbling QB. All that and so much more.

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October 18, 2016

TPSNFL Update: 2016 Week 6

This week we have a one-sided conversation about what happened in the hangouts. We are also joined by a young Denzel Washington. All that and we try to take away Malcolm X's fake fandom for the Cleveland Indians. #Go Tribe

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October 11, 2016

TPSNFL Update: 2016 Week 5



The Cubs are on. This is all you get.

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October 4, 2016

TPSNFL Update: 2016 Week 4


This week we talk about Michigan taking down Wisconsin as well as the Ruff Ryderz losing a heart breaker to glabra.

We also take a knee in protest.

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September 27, 2016

TPSNFL Update: 2016 Week 3


This week we talk about football and junk. Tomaterr got Sandusky'd by ediddy and then proceeded to lose his matchup. It was a great week.

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September 20, 2016

TPSNFL Update: 2016 Week 2

mmarich
mmarich is back and that means it's Tebow Time in the TPSNFL. This week we fake audio issues and talk about our normal Michigan love, digital championships and other stuff.

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September 13, 2016

TPSNFL Update: 2016 Week 1


It was an amazing week 1 in the TPSNFL. Franchise got his brains beat in and the Ruff Ryderz are poised to win another TPSNFL championship.

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September 6, 2016

TPSNFL Update: 2016 Week 0


It's that time of year again. The TPSNFL Update is back with another year of Ruff Ryderz hype and Michigan football praise.

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June 8, 2016

FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE - Announcement Reveal Trailer | PS4


I know I'm late to the party but it's very exciting to see that Final Fantasy XII is being released on the PS4. It was the last good Final Fantasy game made since VIII. There is a bunch of new stuff being added to the game and I don't feel like writing them all down, so just go to my number one source for Final Fantasy news, Forbes.com link below.

May 24, 2016

Battle of the Bums: Game 3

Ediddy999 salvaged a win in game 3 of Battle of the Bums to avoid the sweep. It was a pitching duel that somehow ediddy999 won with his worst pitcher. It makes no sense, but that's baseball.

Boxscore




Battle of the Bums: Game 2

It wasn't pretty for ediddy999 in game two of Battle of the Bums. After loading the bases in consecutive innings, Bourne34 cashed in when Chris Davis hit a Grand Slam to right field. It was an amazing turnaround since up to the 5th inning, Bourne didn't have a hit. 

Check out the highlight below.

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May 18, 2016

Go Buy Valkyria Chronicles 2 on PSN Right Now

I know you're hyped for the Valkyria Chronicles Remastered, but Valkyria Chronicles 2 is on sale on the PSN right now. Make sure to pick up this game today. It's a better, deeper and all around more satisfying version of the original. It might not be a classic, but it's more than worth playing. It's the best $4.99 you can spend.

https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/valkyria-chronicles-2/cid=UP0177-ULUS10515_00-VALKYRIA1937PSP1?emcid=ps-se-716&utm_medium=Paid_Search&utm_campaign=Playstation&utm_source=Bing&utm_term=ps-se-716&utm_content=Brand

May 17, 2016

Valkyria Chronicles Remastered - Releases Today!


It's like Christmas in May. Make sure you are one of the millions that are picking up Valkyria Chronicles Remastered, which is being released today.

If you haven't played VC than you haven't lived. It's only the greatest action RPG ever created. It's a mix between gun, anime, the Great War and action turn-based strategy. I can't think of a better mix of things I love.

You can get your copy at store.ThePlayStationShow.com where we have the best prices and fastest shipping.

http://astore.amazon.com/theplasho0d-20/detail/B01B61X1UC


May 10, 2016

Review: Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (PS4)

For all the praise and hype Uncharted 4 has gotten I wanted to make sure that my readers could get the real truth about Uncharted 4. Here at ThePlayStationShow.com, we're not a bunch of corporate shills that are paid off to review games. We're gamers just like you. We put in a hard day's work and buy our games. We are the voice of the people and the people will be heard.

Battle of the Bums: Game 1

@mmarich34 tossed a gem with S. Matz, striking out 7 and @ediddy999 could only muster 3 hits, with the lone bright spot, K. Bryant, hitting a solo shot in the 4th. This was the first game of a three game series between the Cubs and Pirates, who are battling it out at the bottom of the standings.

Box Score April 13, 2016 - Cubs (ediddy999) vs Pirates (Bourne34)

May 9, 2016

Don't Play Uncharted 4, Buy The Nathan Drake Collection Instead

Do what I did and buy Uncharted: The Nathan Drake collection for cheap. It's the best $20 you can spend and get hours upon hours of the best gameplay ever created. While everyone is playing Uncharted 4, you'll be having fun playing multiple Uncharted games. Not one, not two, but three great games at the lowest price in the history of low prices.

I'm not only driving the hype train on this deal, I'm also a paying passenger. I just picked up my copy a few mins ago. Remember what I always say, if you don't remember the past you are doomed to repeat it. Well repeat it is exactly what I'm going to do.


May 6, 2016

Battlefield 1 Official Reveal Trailer

It's better than I would have ever imagined. Battlefield 1 looks like the real deal. Thank you DICE for giving me something I didn't even know I wanted!

What Does Battlefield Need To Be?

We're mere hours away from a huge Battlefield announcement and rumors are swirling all over the net. Some say they're taking it back to the World War era while others are thinking maybe an HD remake of the Bad Company Series. I'm here to break down what it needs to be and what it can't be.

May 5, 2016

Top Games To Play On Cinco de Mayo

I'm not sure Cinco de Mayo is a real holiday. I've heard it compared to St. Patrick's day, where everyone magically becomes Irish. Either way, go grab your sombrero and let's take a crack at this gaming pinata and see what are the best games to play on this fake Mexican holiday.

May 4, 2016

Top Star Wars Games Ever Made

OK, so that title may be a little misleading. This is really the top Star Wars games that I have ever played. I have great taste in games so trust me when I tell you that you need to try these out it you've never played them.

May 2, 2016

Movie Review: The Jungle Book (2016)

The Jungle Book is a marvel to look at. Disney's live-action take on a children's classic tale is mind blowing at times. The only way to make the film feel more immersive is if we could somehow get this level of visual quality in a VR setting.

April 28, 2016

I Once Hit a Hole-In-One While Taking a Poop

Check out the greatest shot I've ever made in Hot Shots Golf. What makes it so special to me, is that I did this while taking a deuce at work.

April 27, 2016

Remember When We Beat The Brains Out of The Beast Mode Podcast in Battlefield 3?

In this once thought lost footage, the Ruff Ryderz celebrate a championship over the now defunct Beast Mode Gaming Podcast crew, after they rage quit the match.

You can check out their new venture The Zero Tolerance Podcast over at PunandGame.com. The Ruff Ryderz will be waiting to crush them once they step up to the plate.

Good Times!

Review: Killzone: Mercenary (PS Vita/PlayStation TV)

I haven't been this frustrated with a game in a very long time. I picked up Killzone: Mercenary a while ago and over the past year I've played it on and off. The other day I finally finished it and couldn't delete it fast enough.

April 22, 2016

April PSN Flash Sale Must Buys

Here are the must buy games in the April PSN Flash Sale:

Why Doesn't PS Vita Remote Play Work Like The Wii U?

When remote play was announced I was all like,
but it never really lived up to the hype on the PSP and PlayStation 3.

When it was implemented on the PS Vita and the PlayStation 4 I was like,
but again I was disappointed.

When I got my Wii U and saw the gamepad for the first time I was like,
but Nintendo had done it right. It doesn't have the range of remote play and you cannot use it through the net. But, it just works. It's seemless with responsive controls and no pixelation. When you walk too far away from the Wii U the controller just cuts off the video completely and tells you to go back to whence you came.

Recently Sony introduced remote play with the PC. Steam has had this for a while and it works pretty good as long as your have a decent PC and a nice connection. I've ran through Black Mesa this way and didn't have any problems. Why doesn't remote play on the Vita and the PS4 work this well?

Some people say it's your internet or router that's the issue.
I think I have found the solution. Hey Sony just make it work! It's 2016 and if man can live in a multiverse then you can get remote play to not lag out. Get on it!

April 19, 2016

Should I sell my PS4 before it becomes worthless?

It could be time to sell your PS4. The rumored specs of the PlayStation 4.5 (codenamed NEO) might make the current PS4 obsolete and utterly worthless. Giant Bomb and Eurogamer are both confirming the same information, but what does this mean for your current PS4?

April 15, 2016

MLB The Show 16: Sliders or Bust

I love stats and I love sports so baseball was invented for someone like me. For a while now I've picked up MLB The Show and every year is the same, I have to update the sliders to get the perfect simulation experience without sacrificing fun. If you're just looking for stats Out of the Park Baseball is what you need, but if you want more interaction, then maybe getting under the hood of The Show is in order.

It all goes down like this. I get the game on or around day one and play it for an hour or two. I always think to myself, "wow this plays great out of the box. I may not have to change a thing". Then I sit down to play more and little things start to stand out. I don't give up or get any walks, I haven't hit a home run in 5 games or my batting average is sub .200. That's when I start my yearly search for a slider set that works for me. I need something that gives me stats that mirror the real MLB but also tricks me into the feeling that I'm good at the game. They also cannot make the game feel easy. It can be difficult to find a balance, but when you find something that works it can take the game to new levels of enjoyment.

April 12, 2016

Review: MLB The Show 16

I've heard many people say the hardest thing to do in sports is hit a baseball. I somewhat agree with one caveat. The hardest thing to do in sports is hit a baseball in MLB The Show 16.

I think I hate The Division

The other day I hit level 30 in The Division and I think I hate the game now. According to the start screen I've played over 60 hours of this game and for the most part I have savored every moment. I was rolling with a crew that consisted of wanna be podcaster and now grown ass man killjoy, King_Bowser of the Zero Tolerance Podcast and occasionally geran42o. We were a crew to be reckoned with. Slamming out missions was fun and escaping the DZ with mad loot was better. But it's all gone, all because I needed to hit level 30 and experience the delicious yellow guns.

April 1, 2016

We're Back: The Return of The PlayStation Show Podcast (April Fools)


As many of you have noticed there has been a lot of activity here at ThePlayStationShow.com. We have a brand new logo, a refresh on the website and new content showing up about once a week. All of this has been happening with one thought in mind, bringing back The PlayStation Show Podcast.

In 2008 when we started the podcast we had no idea that it would run for 100 plus episodes.We basically did 3 straight years of weekly episodes for your listening pleasure. That kind of consistency can be hard to maintain. At the end, as we stepped away from TPSS, the Rogue Gamer was born and had a nice run but it wasn't The PlayStation Show. Now years later we're ready to come back.

It is my pleasure to announce The PlayStation Show Podcast will be returning on a weekly basis starting NOW!!!

March 31, 2016

Gaming Rumors


If I was a mean-hearted person I would make a blog post about a bunch of rumors in the gaming industry. I would quote sources corroborating these rumors and find images to back up my statements. Since I'm a decent human being and care about my fellow man (I don't care a lot, but I do care) I'm not going to do that. I'll take the high road. Instead, I'm going to list the things I hope to happen and maybe they can catch on as rumors. Make sure to submit this to N4G because they love this kind of content.

March 29, 2016

Movie Review: Zootopia


At its core Zootopia is about stereotypes and how unfair they can be. A "cute" rabbit wants to be a cop, but she's a rabbit and rabbits can't be cops. Well that's what everyone keeps telling Judy Hopps. In an attempt to prove her worth she takes on a case to find a missing otter. With no resources or support from her department she enlists the help of a sly fox, Nicholas P. "Nick" Wilde. He's not a willing participant and Officer Hopps has to make sure he stays motivated to help her. An unlikely friendship is formed and although they don't realize it at first, they need each other.

March 28, 2016

My Favorite Baseball Video Games


Schwarber by CubFan_23, on Flickr

Then and Now

Throughout the years video game baseball has produced some of the best sports games of all-time. I've been a fan for years and with MLB 16: The Show only a few days away I wanted to take a look at my favorites.

Here are my top three:
  1. Ken Griffey Jr Presents Major League Baseball
  2. MVP Baseball 2005. Here's a great Grantland article on how MVP Baseball still lives on today.
  3. MLB The Show Series

March 25, 2016

Zero Tolerance Podcast

The Zero Tolerance Podcast Is Out!!!

No, this isn't a podcast being released by ThePlayStationShow.com, but it is a podcast that you need to listen to. The Zero Tolerance Podcast is a new gaming podcast with your boys @Franchise_254, @Nate_Bowser and @T3AM_DISTURB3D. These three have been TPSS Community members for a very long time and I'm very excited for their new show. They love and hate video games and want you to hear about it.

The first episode had a lot of The Division talk, which I 100% endorse and some Battlefield nostalgia. Mixed in were some tidbits about games they're looking forward to or have been playing lately. I have high hopes for this podcast and you should to. It's a bunch of gamers that are going to give you an unfiltered take on the gaming industry. They're just like you and me, just gamers trying to get by.

You can download their podcast at PunandGame.com which will soon have reviews, videos and other gaming related posts.

Subscribe to their podcast using the link below!

Zero Tolerance Podcast Feed

March 18, 2016

Look Back: The Golf Club


Three times a week and twice on Sunday I played The Golf Club. It wasn't an addiction or an obsession. I played out of appreciation for what HB Studios made. The Golf Club filled a particular void in my gaming life. It was challenging, rewarding, and a sports game that was truly trying to recreate the feeling of golf.

Most games nowadays serve up everything to the player. They guide you through the rules, like riding a bike with training wheels, and text pop-ups tell you what is expected. They hold your hand until you understand the objective and limitations. This is where The Golf Club is different. It was criticized for not having a tutorial or training mode but that's what I liked the most about it! It was pure and simple. You have to hit this ball, into that hole, with this stick. Here you go. Now do it.

March 16, 2016

Review: The Witch and the Hundred Knight (PS4)


I'm not the biggest fan of jrps. It always seems like it's a ton of grinding and a story that is impossible to follow, so boy was I surprised when I started playing The Witch and the Hundred Knight and liked it . . . more than I should have.

New Logo Announcement


The PlayStation Show's New Logo

As a leader in the PlayStation podcasting community, ThePlayStationShow.com happily announces our new corporate logo. We feel that to better communicate our passion for The PlayStation Show brand it was time to evolve.

Since 2008, unless someone wants to fact check this, we are the longest running PlayStation Podcast that never really talked about PlayStation. Our dedication to podcasting and PlayStation has never been stronger and we feel it is time to refresh our commitment to the community.

After careful deliberation and collaboration we chose a logo that speaks not only to our devotion to The PlayStation Show brand, but also to your devotion. We wanted to make sure that our logo was truly in sync with our motto. "It's not high definition, it's Higher" isn't just a catchy phrase that makes me laugh. It's a responsibility and we believe our new logo shows how seriously we take that responsibility.

What are the critics saying?

@Franchise_254 - "That logo is easy on the eyes, yet says I'm not trying to be your friend."

@mmarich34 - "Not bad! . . . Definitely a step up from older version. I thought two things when I saw it: either someone else was taking over with all of the added social activity & reviews recently, or Sony bought the naming from you. Honest."

I would like to thank my stepson for taking The PlayStation Show to the next level. He is for hire if you need something brilliant logo work done.

March 15, 2016

PlayStation VR - The Videos


Today Sony announced the PlayStation VR will be available for $399. It requires a camera but doesn't come with one, sadface. No worries because you have plenty of time to get the $59.99 required accessory before the release this October.

Check out all the videos from today's announcement!

Review: Tom Clancy's The Division (PS4)


It's dark outside and I'm scared. It's not the elements that scare me, even though I can barely see from the whiteout conditions. It's the voices that scare me. I've been out here for hours, in the Dark Zone, where no rules are the only rule. It's been a good run too. Packed away in my bag are a few blues and a couple greens. A nice day's haul.

January 31, 2016

2016 Showies Podcast


Thanks for all that showed up for the 2016 Showies, the official awards show of ThePlayStationShow.com. It was a great night of celebration and reunion. BSmith3258 and AustinD of The PlayStation Show fame were on hand to help bring the Showies back in TPSS fashion. Although fan favorite Hamsterfist could not make it, he was with us in spirit and song.

Thanks to Franchise254, King-Bowser and MMarich for being on the call! Appreciate the support and wins in the TPSNFL.

Congrats to all the nominees and winners. Special thanks to the spin-off podcasts. Please hit that link and subscribe to all the shows. They deserve a listen!

Who knows when we will do this again, but until next time, thanks for downloading and listening, enjoy!


The Blue Shack Podcast - TPSS Spin-Off of the Year Winner