Press Pass

Press Pass presents Press Pass, a sometimes-weekly podcast where we discuss the latest happenings in the games industry! The team is made up of Marc Lynch, Kyle Holt, Melissa Kay, and Hunter Bond. For the live episodes, tune in to…

The villain we need
Oct 11 • 45 min
Marc might be considering an adventure in Freshtovia while the crew discusses Untitled Goose Game and EA’s latest gaff.
10,000,220,000,000 hours
Sep 27 • 47 min
The crew is surprised and disgusted when they do the math for cumulative hours spent playing Candy Crush. There’s also discussion of September’s Nintendo Direct and other things!
Tell another tale
Sep 9 • 64 min
Hunter and Marc are back from PAX West and have so many games to talk about! But first, something is going on with Telltale’s game library.
Aug 28 • 33 min
Kyle, Melissa, and Marc follow up on the resolution of a number of stories from previous episodes for a lighter show before PAX.
Press X to Respawn Reddit
Aug 22 • 69 min
Kyle, Hunter, and Marc get into deep discussions about market exclusivity and the days of old school gaming.
Everything is awful
Aug 14 • 49 min
Dad builds and dads playing VR are about the only light-hearted things we found to discuss this week!
Reunion Transmission
Aug 2 • 91 min
Not quite Reset Transmission and not quite Press Pass, the team reunites to reminisce about the good ol’ days of Press2Reset!
E3 2019 - Part 2: Huntercast
Jun 24 • 76 min
Hunter reminisces about his time as a chalice bearer and Marc forgets what happens in Avengers: Endgame
E3 2019 - Part 1: Kylecast
Jun 20 • 74 min
Kyle and Marc dig deep into the E3 announcements in part one in this two-part episode!
Next gen duo
Jun 7 • 45 min
Kyle and Marc tag-team a couple weeks’ worth of news to get caught up before E3 2019!
Epic hostage negotiations
May 1 • 38 min
Listen in as the crew discusses the Epic vs Steam stand-off and Marc forgets Melissa’s name
Back to the Borderlands
Apr 2 • 40 min
Robo-Marc makes an appearance in this week’s episode about Stadia, Borderlands 3, and new Switch consoles!
Darker Dungeons
Mar 11 • 39 min
Kyle, Mel, and Marc discuss new titles and how Bowser is taking over at Nintendo
Nintendo nostalgia
Feb 21 • 59 min
Mel pitches Survivor: Canada to Hunter and the team talks lots of Nintendo.
It didn’t happen
Feb 13 • 42 min
In this episode, we find out about the crew’s Hogwarts houses and Xbox Live on the Nintendo Switch.
Predictive murders and synergetic amoebas
Jan 31 • 46 min
Hunter returns, Epic grows, and a bunch of things get cancelled on this week’s episode of Press Pass.
Live research and detectiving
Jan 21 • 30 min
Kyle gets into some Darkest Dungeon while Marc makes up a new word during this week’s episode of Press Pass.
In space, no one can hear you clean
Jan 8 • 36 min
Mel tries her hand at space sanitation while the crew starts off 2019 with talk about Jack Black and Stardew Valley!
Battling the distortion
Dec 16, 2018 • 30 min
While Marc battles a faulty mic, the crew talks about the Video Game Awards and Steam’s new competition.
Nov 30, 2018 • 39 min
The crew returns with a shorter show to work out the kinks after their break.
Build and jiggle
Oct 6, 2018 • 26 min
Season 6 of Fortnite seems to be the one where players can finally play against PS4 opponents. Also it had boob physics…
Tales told, doors closed
Sep 28, 2018 • 39 min
Studio closures and new announcements from Sony are the focus in this episode!
Resonance of Fortnite
Sep 20, 2018 • 43 min
Marc gets a blast from the past and Nintendo seems to be making plenty of people happy in this episode
When the PAX clears
Sep 19, 2018 • 49 min
It’s finally time to hear about the team’s PAX West experience!
Sep 8, 2018 • 59 min
This pre-PAX episode is a mix of sad and serious stories with a sprinkling of lighter fare to balance things out.
Discord on the Rift
Aug 20, 2018 • 57 min
Kotaku published a report on sexism at Riot Games, so it’s time to discuss the elephant in the room.
Now with cosmetic DLC
Aug 11, 2018 • 57 min
Battle royales and zombie survivals feature prominently in the latest episode of Press Pass!
If Aliens could spell
Jul 30, 2018 • 61 min
Typos, modders, and streaming, oh my! It’s another episode of Press Pass!
Mosh Pit People
Jul 19, 2018 • 31 min
Minecraft is launching a new update for underwater adventures while the Splatoon 2 population is struggling to get Nintendo’s attention to deal with rampant hacking and cheating. PT for PC was also killed by a takedown order from Konami, but there is some…
Post-suplex Press Pass
Jul 11, 2018 • 87 min
The Witcher’s tabletop RPG is coming out soon, Fallout 76 cross-console play will not be available because of Sony, and the IOC is getting ready to discuss esports. Twitch is cracking down on some of its most popular streamers, devs are losing their…
E3 2018: We made it this far
Jun 22, 2018 • 81 min
After some hiccups, the E3 2018 edition is rolling out! Check out Part 1 where Kyle, Hunter, and Marc discuss We have lots to talk about, so join us on the latest episode of Press Pass!
Everything is new again
Jun 3, 2018 • 57 min
Hunter joins Marc and Melissa this week as Capcom, Bethesda, Nintendo, and Ubisoft all make announcements for big, new titles. On the other side of things, Square Enix is closing the doors on one of its series. Bungie is getting investment from China to…
Gotta go fast
May 31, 2018 • 58 min
Battlefield V saw it’s reveal happen last week, and there are already angry fans decrying DICE’s choice of box-art. The crew jumps right into this news as well as stories about The Wolf Among Us’s delay, Death Stranding’s intended gameplay, and Dauntless…
Every man’s sky
May 23, 2018 • 79 min
While Marc records from Las Vegas (through what sounds like a long tube), the crew gets into news about No Man’s Sky’s multiplayer update, League of Legends’ new tournament mode, Clash, and the return of the NES Classic! There is also an FPS title coming…
For the sake of it
May 2, 2018 • 42 min
Nintendo is looking at a change in presidency this summer while Frostpunk is smashing through its sales goals. Kyle and Marc tag-team this news and other stuff like the prospect of a PC-based Halo experience. Fortnite is heading to China care of Tencent…
Apr 18, 2018 • 45 min
After the recent Sega fan event in Japan, there’s a surprising amount of things to talk about from the 30 year-old gaming console. A Way Out smashed expectations upon release and GTA 4 is due for a 10-year music update. There is brief talk about a…
Old men yell at cloud
Apr 11, 2018 • 47 min
Kyle and Marc find a surprising amount of conversation to be had despite being down a crewmate. Fortnite and Sea of Thieves feature heavily in this episodes discussion with appearances from No Man’s Sky, System Shock, and Ubisoft. They also go off on a…
Weakly podcast
Mar 20, 2018 • 30 min
After a couple of weeks off, Press Pass is back to chat about Valve’s re-entry into the video games market and an official location for DOTA 2’s The International 2018! Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds has earned high accolades and Guns of Icarus Online is…
Take Two
Feb 28, 2018 • 44 min
There’s a call for more inclusiveness and accountability from Xbox chief Phil Spencer, and it came during his DICE 2018 keynote. Also, if you thought you had trouble spotting fake news, maybe you need to play Bad News! We have lots to talk about, so join…
Microsoft is tapping dat Booty
Jan 24, 2018 • 35 min
This week the crew talks PUBG taking a swipe at cheaters and Destiny 2’s upset playerbase. Nintendo is in the news with its new build-and-play Labo, Microsoft is going through changes, and Quantic Dream is facing its own shake up with workplace harassment…
Cat’s out of the bag
Jan 17, 2018 • 51 min
This year starts off with news of a Mewgenics revival and a bunch of exciting ports for the Nintendo Switch. There’s also a third party PS4 controller for Xbox fans and an open beta for Dissidia Final Fantasy NT. Don’t forget to stick around for the…
Looking ahead 2018
Jan 4, 2018 • 45 min
As 2018 looms in the near distance, Kyle, Marc, and Melissa discuss what happened at the 2017 Video Game Awards. They also take a moment to discuss the tragedy behind “swatting” rival gamers in relation to recent events, and also discuss upcoming releases…
Battleground China
Dec 6, 2017 • 45 min
The agenda may be a bit shorter, but there was still plenty to be said about EA’s stock woes, PUBG’s plans for China, and Bungie’s solution to a potentially troublesome situation. There’s more news about loot boxes and gambling in Europe, and Marc still…
Danger on the Battlefront
Nov 21, 2017 • 46 min
Marc, Melissa, and Kyle recap their last month in gaming and nerdiness before launching into… well, launch news. Marc and Melissa were eagerly awaiting the November 20 launch of Battle Chef Brigade, but the majority of this episode’s discussion revolved…
Do ya feel lucky?
Oct 25, 2017 • 37 min
Cuphead blasted through it’s 1M sold mark in its first two weeks, and Kyle confirms that it’s worth it! Other news in this episode include loot box woes from the UK and demonetization claims on South Park: The Fractured But Whole gameplay videos. The team…
Teach me, Sensei
Oct 13, 2017 • 62 min
After an accidental outage, Kyle leads the team in a discussion on Andrew House’s departure from Sony, loot box woes and pay-to-win concerns in games, Destiny 2, and Master Chief riding a scorpion! We have lots to talk about, so join us on the latest…
Epistle 152
Aug 29, 2017 • 61 min
This episode the crew chats about EA’s new strategy for success, Overwatch changes, bad news from BioWare, and the failures of pre-order campaigns from both Microsoft and Nintendo. We have lots to talk about, so join us on the latest episode of Press Pass!
Aug 21, 2017 • 45 min
Press Pass returns with a new member and a modified structure! Melissa Kay joins Kyle and Marc to talk Mass Effect, console sales, Nintendo’s SNES Classic, and more! Join the discussion and check out how we did! We have lots to talk about, so join us on…
PrE3 2017
Jun 11, 2017 • 57 min
Kyle is feeling some fatigue but he battles his way through the news so we can get to the good stuff: E3 2017 hopes and predictions! Join the discussion and check out how we did! We have lots to talk about, so join us on the latest episode of Press Pass!
Jazz Pass
May 19, 2017 • 37 min
While Sean tries to host through the lack of voice, Kyle and Marc try to bolster the conversation as the team discusses a Harvest Moon title finally coming to the PC before diving into more news on Zenimax’s legal quest against Oculus’ breach of contract…
Home on the range
May 6, 2017 • 46 min
On their way back from a three-week absence, the crew gets into news about a new KOTOR update/mod and Persona 5 streaming updates. Hosts of a Dota 2 tournament found themselves in hot water over a promo video focussing solely on female fans, and there’s…
Apr 15, 2017 • 50 min
Microsoft features in plenty of the discussions this week while Sony takes a backseat to rethink its VR goals. There’s also news about a US streamer getting swatted by someone in the UK, a new broadcasting license requirement for German streamers and…
Podcast interrupted
Apr 10, 2017 • 27 min
Despite being cut short by the elements, the crew still manages to get through stories on YouTubers at Valve HQ, the recent Mass Effect: Andromeda patch, and the outsourcing of game development. Also in the news is Blizzard’s victory over anti-cheat…
Mar 31, 2017 • 45 min
The crew gets right into it with news that Madcatz (Marc’s favorite third-party gaming peripherals manufacturer) is moving to remove itself from being publicly traded on the NYSE. Big sequels were also announced by Electronic Arts and Bungie while there…
Switching gears
Mar 25, 2017 • 42 min
Marc and Kyle discuss criticism of Mass Effect: Andromeda before the show moves on to discuss Pokemon for the Switch, modders who want it all, and the effects of YouTube’s Restrictive Mode on video game channels. We have more to talk about, so join us on…
Some say the world will end in pixels
Mar 19, 2017 • 46 min
Riot is back in the courtroom against the latest account-selling service while Washington DC is investing in an eSports arena. There is more information on Project Scorpio, the Overwatch eSports league, and Nintendo Switch sales figures. We have more to…
Can you hear me now?
Mar 4, 2017 • 47 min
Microsoft is testing out a game streaming service for Xbox One and Twitch is getting into the game distribution market (with a cut thrown in for its streamers)! Minecraft continues to dominate in lifetime sales, there are diplomatic and legislative things…
Two in a row!
Feb 24, 2017 • 29 min
It’s a shorter show this week, but it’s a show! Digital Homicide’s lawsuit against Jim Sterling has been dismissed and the crew seems to be unsurprised. What is surprising is that Payday 3 is reported to be in development and Square Enix is launching a…
Opening the Valve
Feb 17, 2017 • 33 min
New York is taking Time Warner to court over throttled internet speeds while another entity is offering tutoring in competitive gaming. Valve has announced that it is working on three new VR titles, is revamping and rebranding Project Greenlight, and has…
Dragons are out
Jan 14, 2017 • 36 min
Cancellations and Nintendo Switch exclusivity are just the beginning of this week’s episode of Press Pass. The crew also talks about Pokemon GO security concerns in China, games themed around migration, and more end-of-year results for PlayStation and…
Cultivating mystique?
Jan 9, 2017 • 31 min
Happy new year from the Press Pass crew! With the end of year comes end of year lists and awards and Sean focuses on the Steam Awards, much to Kyle’s chagrin. There’s news on Mass Effect: Andromeda’s release date as well as its development status for the…
Let’s Play in The White House
Dec 18, 2016 • 31 min
Ubisoft can’t seem to give themselves a break, with sanctions being filed against top executives for insider trading in the French Stock Market. There are rumors of EVE Online’s developer being up for sale and China is banning video streaming for any…
DIY merchandising
Dec 12, 2016 • 39 min
G2A is back in our agenda and it’s still for something potentially shady - 3D printing your own figurines from in-game sources. Also there’s news from League of Legends, Final Fantasy XV, and Sony to keep us talking while Game Jolt’s partners program is…
Bait and Switch
Oct 28, 2016 • 78 min
It’s all about Nintendo’s new console this week, but first the crew discusses a Red Dead Redemption sequel, Activision Blizzard, the rights of video game voice actors, and the virtual reality landscape. There’s also news on Pokemon GO, Xbox and PC sales,…
Back to basics
Oct 5, 2016 • 43 min
It’s a normal sort of news week for the 131st episode of Press Pass. Esports are picking up interest from fully-established sports organizations and Microsoft continues its uphill climb back to the top while Sony’s VR passthrough is making things more…
The return of Skittles
Sep 16, 2016 • 50 min
Nintendo plans to make waves on the iPhone after an appearance at Apple’s recent conference while eSports teams are banding together to try and create a better league for themselves. GOG is refunding Armello purchases, PETA is offering advice on how to…
Bream in the stream?
Aug 26, 2016 • 46 min
There’s news of an HD version for Starcraft and also a branching of interests as HTC makes plans to open its own VR storefront separate from Steam. And despite declining numbers of daily players, Pokemon GO still managed to crest the $200M mark within its…
Some Nintendoo, some Nintendon’t
Aug 4, 2016 • 46 min
With financial reports from Sony, Konami, Capcom, and Nintendo, Sean was excited to report on where these companies stand after the last fiscal quarter ending June 30. After the accounting is taken care of, the crew switches gears to discuss litigation…
NXspectations vs reality
Jul 29, 2016 • 44 min
This week there is talk around the decline of Xbox One popularity in retail and an upsurge in Ubisoft digital sales. Unfortunately for Ubisoft, this doesn’t mean that Vivendi is backing off from it’s slow approach to takeover the publisher. Nintendo stock…
Right in the nostalgia
Jul 20, 2016 • 41 min
Businesses aside from Niantic and Nintendo are reaping the benefits of Pokemon GO’s popularity and Jagex has been acquired by a Chinese holding company. Microsoft and Sony seem to be skipping GamesCom, but Microsoft is still launching the Xbox One S next…
Press Pass GO
Jul 13, 2016 • 41 min
PlayStation executive Adam Boyes is moving back to the development side of the industry while Introversion Software celebrates Prison Architect selling over two million copies. No Man’s Sky is in the final stretch now, with Hello Games actually working on…
Quan-jima mechanics
Jun 24, 2016 • 33 min
Facebook seems to be betting on former pro player Snoopeh to lead them to success in the eSports and gaming market while Twitch is fighting back against bot-sellers and stream inflation. Both Sony and Microsoft have promised to not leave early adopters…
Bad Dad Redemption - E3 2016 Part 2
Jun 16, 2016 • 59 min
The crew breaks down all of the pre-E3 conferences from Electronic Arts, Bethesda, Ubisoft, PC Gaming, and the Big Three; Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony. In this double-feature episode they discuss what they liked and disliked of the reveals, Sean becomes…
Whip it out - E3 2016 Part 1
Jun 16, 2016 • 47 min
The crew breaks down all of the pre-E3 conferences from Electronic Arts, Bethesda, Ubisoft, PC Gaming, and the Big Three; Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony. In this double-feature episode they discuss what they liked and disliked of the reveals, Sean becomes…
PrE3 2016
Jun 15, 2016 • 50 min
Overwatch has become an early success and Minecraft is still celebrating its own. Bethesda has plans to remaster Skyrim for the current generation of consoles and EA executives don’t have faith in high school history classes. All this and more on the…
Mishap mayhem
Apr 27, 2016 • 44 min
After an unexpected couple of weeks off, the crew has returned to discuss all of the things they missed, such as GaneStop muscling in to the game publishing side of the industry and the settlement of the Trendy Entertainment lawsuit against former…
It’s a trap!
Apr 6, 2016 • 43 min
VR hardware is already off to a shaky start as both Oculus and HTC struggle to keep up with pre-orders for their respective headsets. Meanwhile, Phil Spencer is shutting down any rumors that crop up about an Xbox 1.5 or Halo 5 on the PC. The Division’s…
Grand Theft Audio: All Your Bass Are Belong to Us
Apr 1, 2016 • 63 min
Nintendo is reportedly cutting off Wii U production this year while Sony is making big moves toward PS4 improvements for PlayStation VR. Meanwhile, Ubisoft is making waves against a Vivendi takeover. Press Pass discusses all that and more! Catch the…
Pitch me a winner!
Mar 23, 2016 • 46 min
Telltale is telling tales of its new Batman series while Lindsay Lohan’s lawsuit against Rockstar Games is being allowed to proceed. Jagex, the Runescape developer, has an unorthodox buyer taking over and Valve is revisiting the idea of paid mods.…
Cross-network foreplay
Mar 16, 2016 • 48 min
With Microsoft romancing the idea of true cross-network online gameplay, the crew delves into the recent news of layoffs, cancellations, and acquisitions. Valve also revealed a new VR app for gamers to play all of their Steam library using the HTC Vive.…
Interrupting Overlord
Mar 9, 2016 • 41 min
Missing publishers at E3, Oculus disdain for Apple, and a No Man’s Sky launch date are just a few of the stories to fill this week’s agenda on Press Pass. Catch the latest episode of Press Pass!
3 AM feeding
Mar 1, 2016 • 37 min
With Hunter and Marc both absent, Sean and Kyle wade into the past week’s news. A new pair of Pokemon games and an Alan Wake Return trademark make the list along with rumors about a certain NX launch title. There are also some Resident Evil titles coming…
JJ Abrams does Mass Effect
Feb 24, 2016 • 64 min
With the team back together (sans Marc), Press Pass gets back to what’s important: news about video games! Warren Spector is up for the lead position on System Shock 3 while Mass Effect: Andromeda lead writer Chris Schlerf has departed BioWare for Bungie.…
Better late than never?
Feb 22, 2016 • 38 min
With Gigantic putting up massive temporary layoffs and GameTrailer shutting its doors, it was a darker week for the industry. The team also discusses Activision Blizzard’s drop in earnings, the World of Warcraft movie, hackers on the verge of cracking…
Unbounded failure
Feb 10, 2016 • 42 min
With both Marc and Hunter AWOL, the other two get into the week’s news about Warner Bros Games, The Witness, and H1Z1. There’s also discussion about Godus Wars, Square Enix profits, and YouTube’s trending games. Catch the latest episode of Press Pass!
uPlay micro DLC
Jan 21, 2016 • 64 min
Hunter joins the cast again to discuss Vivendi, Ubisoft, Kickstarter, and the top 10 best-selling games of 2015. There’s also some news about the HTC Vive, Nintendo, and journalism ethics in a video game. Catch the latest episode of Press Pass!
Senpai noticed!
Jan 12, 2016 • 87 min
PS4 continues to outsell the Xbox One to no ones surprise while Minecraft has sold 22 million copies on the PC alone. Meanwhile VR headset pricing has started to show itself and Sony seems to be going the underhanded route in attempting to trademark…
Happy New VR
Jan 5, 2016 • 53 min
Firefall developer Red5 ended 2015 on a shaky note as they were unable to pay their staff for Christmas. In other news, GOG is having issues with the Descent games and royalty disputes and Steam had its own troubles with DDoS attacks over the holidays.…
Kojima is free!
Dec 22, 2015 • 57 min
The crew hosts a litigious cast as they delve into stories about Steam consumer complaints, Valve and Blizzard copyright lawsuits, and a $360k settlement from the developers of Happy Poo Jump! Don’t worry, there’s some other great stories to discuss as…
Confetti and star destroyers
Dec 9, 2015 • 57 min
Starting with a missing Hideo Kojima from the Video Game Awards, the team jumps right into last week’s news. Along with tonnes of news from the PlayStation Experience, there’s also updates from Nintendo, Valve, Oculus Rift, and Sony. Catch the latest…
We got 99 episodes and the Twitch ain’t done
Dec 4, 2015 • 53 min
In this very late episode, Kyle expends more Bothans to further his galactic domination plans while the crew discusses last week’s video game news. Catch the latest episode of Press Pass!
Click. Click. Click.
Nov 26, 2015 • 53 min
With Sean’s microphone dangling around his neck and Kyle’s wifi modem sparking out of control, the Press Pass crew trundles on through last week’s news. Check out what they thought about a rise in mobile gaming with children, gender inequality in video…
Leveled up!
Nov 18, 2015 • 35 min
With the Xbox One leading the way in sales, Sean leads Marc and Kyle through discussions about lawsuits over fantasy eSports betting, Season Passes for shooters, private investigators visits to modders, and a female version of Link?! Catch the latest…
What’s in a name?
Nov 4, 2015 • 55 min
As the holidays approach, the new releases are rapidly approaches. Sony is dedicated to breaking the mold while Xbox is looking to vastly improve its existing franchises. Nintendo is also sending out the positive vibes for hundreds of millions of users to…
Expendable bothans
Oct 26, 2015 • 38 min
This week found Sony announcing a discontinuation of first party development for the Vita handheld (third parties are still developing). Following that, the crew talks about the cancellation of the Defiance TV show, the wildly successful Battlefront beta,…
Oct 14, 2015 • 41 min
This week’s episode is full of news from Microsoft and League of Legends, with a voice actors strike becoming more and more of a possibility as well. In other news, Jessica Curry announces her departure from The Chinese Room and TSM’s Dyrus retires from…
Press Pass 93
Oct 7, 2015 • 68 min
Square Enix, Activision, and VR developers are all front and center in this week’s episode of Press Pass, but the main topic of discussion is Star Citizen and a report on Cloud Imperium Games by The Escapist.
Press Pass 92
Sep 29, 2015 • 46 min
There was a lot to talk about this week, such as Oculus Rift support for Minecraft on Windows 10, a fighter for bronies, and Sony’s foray into early access offerings. Sean also gets a lesson in time progression and Black Ops 3 is dropping its story mode…
Press Pass 91
Sep 21, 2015 • 45 min
With Tokyo Game Show in the recent past, the crew focuses most of the discussion on that when they’re not being derailed by everything else and each other. Talk also turns towards Shenmue III, Project Morpheus, and Mighty No. 9. Join in on our discussion!
Press Pass 90
Sep 14, 2015 • 44 min
The news this week ranges from the new Pokemon GO app that lets people take their smartphones out into the world and capture Pokemon using AR technology to cyber extortionists targeting online financial firms for BitCoin ransoms. Destiny, League of…
Press Pass 89
Sep 8, 2015 • 60 min
Marc has returned from the faraway lands of Seattle to rejoin the Press Pass crew to discuss Machinima’s run-in with the FTC, the Star Wars: Battlefront technical beta, and PAX Prime. Join in on our discussion!
Press Pass 88
Aug 25, 2015 • 41 min
Apparently Sean’s return has made Marc too emotional to actually podcast this week, so the other two power on without him while discussing hardware knock-offs, federal law, and a number of other topics! Join in on our discussion!
Press Pass 87
Aug 17, 2015 • 37 min
With Sean making a triumphant return next episode, Tina joins Kyle and Marc to discuss The Flock, League of Legends, Resident Evil 2, and other newsworthy topics! Join in on our discussion!
Press Pass 86
Aug 11, 2015 • 79 min
A Sean-less crew brings in Nate to cover and they almost immediately start hitting all the taboo topics like gamepads for PC gaming. More specifically, the new team talks about a few game release announcements from Square Enix and then move on to discuss…
Press Pass 85
Aug 4, 2015 • 53 min
It’s a busy week in the games industry with more financial reports and new announcements around games like Titanfall, Final Fantasy VII, and ZombiU. The team also gets into discussions about MMOs, MOBAs, and (inevitably) the console race. Join in on our…
Press Pass 84
Jul 28, 2015 • 40 min
Chris Roberts is setting the record straight when it comes to feature creep in Star Citizen and Slightly Mad Studios has admitted that the Wii U will never see a Project Cars release. Microsoft becomes the big focus for this episode as it brings keyboard…
Press Pass 83
Jul 20, 2015 • 45 min
Press Pass begins on a sad note, with the crew lamenting the passing of Satoru Iwata. Sean soon steers the conversation towards where Nintendo will go from here and then on to a new type of FPS builder called Gunscape. The conversation soon returns to…
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Jul 14, 2015 • 55 min
Sean kicks off the episode with good news about XCOM 2: Character customization will be more robust in the upcoming sequel to Enemy Unknown. After that, talk turns to MOBAs with information about player toxicity studies from Riot Games’ Jeffrey Lin as…
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Jul 7, 2015 • 39 min
In a week that may be a bit sparse on the news front, Press Pass still manages to wrangle together an episode. To kick things off, Sony’s marketshare in Europe is dominating in the console space with up to 90 percent in some countries. Mojang recently…
Press Pass 80
Jun 30, 2015 • 67 min
We may be two weeks overdue, but the Press Pass crew is back to discuss the happenings of E3 2015. Weigh in with your thoughts too!
Press Pass 79
Jun 9, 2015 • 52 min
Rather than lament Marc’s absence, Sean uses bad memes to kick off this week’s Press Pass recording. In this week’s episode we have it all; shutdowns and launches, bankruptcies and announcements. XCOM 2 and Uncharted Collection have been confirmed for…
Press Pass - Spairse? Sparse?
Jun 1, 2015 • 45 min
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Press Pass - Show me the money
May 25, 2015 • 56 min
There’s more money talk this week, with Japan recording the slowest week of sales nationwide since 2001 and an Xbox One price cut in Asia. Indie developers with games on Desura are also hurting as they may have missed out on revenue from the digital…
Press Pass - Nostradamus was a gamer
May 18, 2015 • 56 min
There are changes in the air as SEGA, Capcom, and Konami all look at their profits and business models for ways to increase their legitimacy in the market. Also, the spiritual successor to Castlevania blasted through its Kickstarter goals. Ark: Survival…
Press Pass - Profits, profits everywhere
May 11, 2015 • 66 min
With many companies posting their first 2015 fiscal reports, the crew has plenty to talk about. There is brief mention of the new Assassin’s Creed, Tom Clancy’s The Division, and’s expanding catalog as well as talk about the new Champion Master…
Press Pass - Ouy-ugh!
May 4, 2015 • 49 min
Kyle streams Civ V while whinging incessantly about his computer woes. Marc basks in the wonderful world of “having-decent-internet-again” though mourns the loss of his headset to fate. Sean eats a bagel (probably). Oh, and news happens. Join us live on…
Press Pass - Paying for mods and kettlecorn
Apr 28, 2015 • 69 min
With Sean streaming Dota 2, the team dives right in to discuss Riot Games’ new offices and Valve’s addition of three more tournaments to its MOBA circuit. There’s also talk of partnerships between Sega and The Creative Assembly for a new Total War title…
Press Pass - Developer me about Battlefront
Apr 20, 2015 • 76 min
After missing a week due to broken PCs and our inability to work around our schedules, the crew is back and what a week it has been! Another developer, 2K Australia shuts down, and we discuss how crazy it is that there could be smartphones with 4K…
Press Pass - It’s in the DeNA
Apr 9, 2015 • 56 min
This week’s discussion revolves heavily around Nintendo and copyrights, Nintendo and DeNA, Nintendo and Youtube, and Nintendo and the New 3DS. The crew manages to pull themselves away from that for long enough that they can discuss Payday and the heist…
Press Pass - No Skittles
Mar 31, 2015 • 61 min
This week, the show is light on the meows as Kyle banned his cat from the room. But that didn’t stop us from discussing politics such as Indiana passing Senate Bill 101, which gives businesses the right to refuse service to same-sex couples. From there we…
Press Pass - Walking DLC Meowbile Fantasy
Mar 23, 2015 • 53 min
Discussion gets serious as the crew talks about Turtle Rock Studios already releasing DLC for Evolve despite the game not being out for a full month and whether or not the game is on the brink of death for the PC platform. But speaking of death, we also…
Press Pass - Heads in the cloud
Mar 16, 2015 • 50 min
Shinra Technologies talks up their cloud gaming and we point to Star Citizen, with it’s large install size and graphical capabilities, as a prime candidate for the cloud. Shortly after EA shuts down Maxis, Cities: Skylines appears to be sucking up the…
Press Pass - The gy-gantic return
Mar 12, 2015 • 53 min
While Kyle fails repeatedly at Darkest Dungeon, we go over Gigantic’s Xbox cross-buy/cross-play. Later, Sean “mourns” the loss of Maxis and gripes about Evolve. We also note the many PS4s sold, Valves many coming toys, and something Nvidia is excited…
Press Pass - Welcome to Summoner’s Reef
Feb 23, 2015 • 46 min
Apparently there are rumors of a new Rock Band game being developed by Harmonix along with reports of a remastered Darksiders 2 in the works. Nintendo has also made statements related to why it is only releasing the New 3DS XL and not the New 3DS in North…
Press Pass - Sean is this many!
Feb 16, 2015 • 44 min
Valve is chasing down Greenlight developers that are giving out game keys for community votes and giving them the old ‘finger wag’ and Bethesda is holding its first-ever E3 conference. For what? The crew can only guess, but agree that it’s probably…
Press Pass - Starcraft 64 was a great game!
Feb 9, 2015 • 58 min
2K Games, Nintendo, a Netflix-based Zelda series and Valve all make it into this week’s discussion. Team Ninja is also asking for restraint from its PC modding community for its upcoming Dead or Alive title. At the end of this episode, Marc tries to…
Press Pass - The master of podcasting
Feb 2, 2015 • 47 min
With Superbowl Sunday looming, Sean leads Kyle and Marc through a much earlier and shorter episode of Press Pass. On the agenda this week are stories regarding Anita Sarkeesian’s decision to create two more video series alongside Feminist Frequency, Sega…
Press Pass - Stickers for school
Jan 26, 2015 • 56 min
This week, Press Pass discusses the apprehension of Lizard Squad members as well as the hacker group’s boot-for-hire service being hacked. Also, as predicted, The Elder Scrolls Online will be going free-to-play in two months. The crew also discusses how…
Press Pass - All the MOBAs!
Jan 19, 2015 • 63 min
Microsoft is bringing in another price drop for the Xbox One, and the crew wonders when Sony will be doing the same. The team also discusses Nosgoth’s approaching open beta, Turtle Rock’s questionable DLC model and Nintendo hardware. Twitch is looking to…
Press Pass - Let me Google that for you
Jan 11, 2015 • 48 min
This week’s episode starts off with some Microsoft and Ubisoft news. It turns out that many players are unable to access their Far Cry 4 digitally downloaded game, with no reported solution at time of recording. Further, Microsoft has issued new rules for…
Press Pass - The Year of the Hacker
Jan 5, 2015 • 53 min
Press Pass kicks off the new year with Valkyria Chronicles on stream and news about a new fan-made Pokemon game. Pokemon Uranium includes new and old Pokemon, a new type, and a new region (among other things) and it sounds like Marc is pretty excited…
Press Pass - Keepin’ it classy
Dec 22, 2014 • 59 min
With Kyle working at survival in This War of Mine, the crew talks about Smite’s Odyssey prize pool surpassing the $2M mark in its first year and Notch’s brand new mega-mansion in Beverly Hills. Valve has been making moves as well, with region-locking in…
Press Pass - You’re out of the band!
Dec 15, 2014 • 49 min
While Kyle slogged away through XCOM, Press Pass discussed Microsoft’s growing success in the console market and Sony’s plans for China. Oculus VR also enters the discussion as it acquires hand-tracking and 3D modeling technologies. Join us live on…
Press Pass - It’s all in the numbers
Dec 8, 2014 • 58 min
An Anton-less Press Pass moves forward with discussion about eSports, the 2014 game awards, and the PlayStation Experience. First up, Riot Games released its numbers for the League of Legends 2014 World Championships and YouPorn has finally found its…
Press Pass - Contact
Dec 1, 2014 • 58 min
The news is all over the place this week. After a mishap with a couple double-stuffed Oreos and a YouTuber, the video streaming site is cracking down on sponsored videos. This War of Mine has made back its development costs in just two days and Pokemon is…
Press Pass - Romancing the pirates
Nov 25, 2014 • 65 min
There’s plenty of news to go around this week, starting with Frontier Development’s decision to go from offline single player to always-online. From there, the crew shifts to Shadow of Mordor’s release of a new playable character and then to France’s…
Press Pass - u(No)Play
Nov 17, 2014 • 72 min
While Nvidia is making bold claims that the age of consoles is over, Ubisoft seems to have released an unfinished Assassin’s Creed. And is paying for it dearly. Double Fine’s COO also seems to think that Metacritic isn’t as important as other developers,…
Press Pass - Blizzard warning!
Nov 10, 2014 • 57 min
Oculus VR representatives are telling other potential VR competitors that a strong product is necessary if they want to join the market. At least as strong as the Rift, that is. In MOBA news, League of Legends player Wei “CaoMei” Han-Dong made the…
Press Pass - Holiday markets
Nov 3, 2014 • 83 min
The crew discusses Nintendo posting a profit for the first time in a while and the reason for it. Then there is the reveal from Sony that it has sold 13.5 million PlayStation 4s, widening the gap between it and Microsoft’s Xbox One, yet still posts a $1.2…
Press Pass - The foot in mouth episode
Oct 20, 2014 • 63 min
The team discusses Sony’s continued dominance of the consoles market and the skewed sales statistics involved with Destiny before getting into talks about Sony’s new eSports league in Spain. Following that, advertising interns have started an IndieGogo…
Press Pass - 2 million downloads for a sequel
Oct 13, 2014 • 46 min
With Microsoft’s launch into the Chinese market, Press Pass turns its discussion the new market’s viability for Sony and Microsoft. Also in Microsoft news, the indie parity clause enters discussion shortly followed by talk of Ubisoft’s supposed downgrade…
Press Pass - Civilized streaming
Oct 6, 2014 • 57 min
Microsoft’s properties figure prominently in this week’s episode of Press Pass with Minecraft and Project Spark getting a lot of attention. The crew also muses about the decline of Netflix usage on consoles, the possibility of a Tetris movie, and the…
Press Pass - Benchmarks and cancellations
Sep 29, 2014 • 59 min
This week, Marc gets into some demon-slaying while the crew discusses Ryse: Son of Rome’s port to PC, Valve’s big update for Steam, and the first professional eSports arena being built in Ohio. Also, the cancellation of Spacebase DF-9 and Project Titan…
Press Pass - Too many hands for pies
Sep 22, 2014 • 57 min
This week, Kyle spends time putzing around in curiously tight quarters in Civilization V while the crew goes through a number of big news items. First, EA’s Andrew Wilson wants to push for a “player-first” culture at the publishing giant with a three year…
Press Pass - Reluctantly live
Sep 15, 2014 • 62 min
Press Pass goes live on Twitch in episode 45. Sean, Marc, Kyle, and Anton talk about a potential deal between Microsoft and Mojang while Marc plays Minecraft. Afterwards, the talk turns to Destiny with Kyle and Anton leading the way while Marc, Sean, and…
Press Pass - Pirrouetting with Pikachu
Aug 27, 2014 • 62 min
With hackers on the loose, Press Pass opens the show by discussing the latest attacks on the likes of League of Legends, Runescape, Guild Wars 2, and other big names. While Ouya gets ready to sell games in China, GameStop is reporting an increase in sales…
Press Pass - This is not an exclusive
Aug 18, 2014 • 55 min
With Sean visiting family, Marc returns and takes the anchor chair to ask Anton and Kyle what they think about Rare’s place with Microsoft and Crytek’s chances in the free-to-play MOBA market. Meanwhile, Sony’s Play Share feature on the PS4 is coming to…
Press Pass - The itchy tasty episode
Aug 11, 2014 • 48 min
This episode starts off with a lengthy discussion about Capcom’s plans to reanimate its original Resident Evil title along with a more general talk about the horror genre in video games. Moving on, there’s some bad news from the Nintendo of America camp…
Press Pass - We’re over the moon
Aug 7, 2014 • 61 min
…And this episode came from the moon. Xbox Fitness and the P90X program are in our sights this week along with EA Access and Sony’s disdain of the service. Further, Nintendo and Sony’s financial reports tell two different stories. The Destiny team…
Press Pass - Toxic pirates
Jul 28, 2014 • 44 min
With Marc absent this week, Sean leads Kyle and Anton in talks about the week’s big gaming news points. First up, there are some complaints about how Destiny’s beta was opened to the public instead of the smaller group of those who had pre-ordered the…
Press Pass - Let’s go to war
Jul 21, 2014 • 54 min
Sean leads Marc, Anton, and Kyle in discussions over the layoffs at Microsoft’s Xbox Entertainment Studios and Nokia and about whether The Elder Scrolls Online will find any success on the Steam digital platform. Also, Activision is being sued by former…
Press Pass - A very sticky situation
Jul 14, 2014 • 67 min
Did EA “innovate too much” with Dungeon Keeper on mobile? How can Sony boost its presence in the Japanese market, and what about Microsoft? And how did Guild Wars 2 find so much success in the Chinese market? Press Pass discusses these questions and also…
Press Pass - We don’t give a flying pig
Jul 7, 2014 • 65 min
There’s a new company using game design as a recruitment tool for the USA’s largest banks and Press Pass is talking about it this week. Also in the team’s crosshairs are Nintendo’s president and League of Legends tournaments. The second half of the show…
Press Pass - Grizzled North American hero
Jun 30, 2014 • 53 min
There’s a new handheld being developed with the Steam OS in mind, and schools are starting to offer scholarships for esports players. Also, some gamers are getting too into their games and developing life-threatening symptoms… To finish off the week’s…
Press Pass - No dignity left
Jun 23, 2014 • 50 min
There’s a new handheld being developed with the Steam OS in mind, and schools are starting to offer scholarships for esports players. Also, some gamers are getting too into their games and developing life-threatening symptoms… To finish off the week’s…
Press Pass - Post-E3 show
Jun 16, 2014 • 74 min
Who won E3 2014? Or was there a clear winner at all? One thing the Press Pass team knows is that, as always, the gamers of the world came out on top. Tune into this episode to hear about what our crew expected and what they were surprised over. Let them…
Press Pass - Pre-E3 show
Jun 9, 2014 • 67 min
The Press Pass crew is already talking about next gen consoles after AMD hinted that manufacturers could already be working on them. There are also rumors swirling about whether The Last Guardian has been cancelled. But the real show is all about E3. The…
Press Pass - Everyone is antisocial
Jun 2, 2014 • 54 min
Is the decision to design The Order: 1886 in 30 fps a mistake? Will the Oculus Rift VR headset become an anti-social gaming device? Is Nintendo just stirring up more ire from gamers with its YouTube affiliate program? Will the hardware delays of Steam…