This week, LeRon, Austin, and Stoy talk about the effect “gatekeepers” have on the gaming community, Jade Raymond’s Haven Studios joining the PlayStation Family, the new update for Returnal, Epic Games’ fundraiser for Ukraine, and much more!
The Cross Roads Team:
00:00 – Intro and Housekeeping
14:45 – What Are We Playing?
Notable Games Coming to PlayStation This Week
A new week, another barrage of high-caliber games coming to systems! The final Bethesda exclusive release hits PlayStation this week and is closely followed by the return of a fan-favorite franchise. Get ready to have some fun!
44:27 – Notable Games Releasing This Week
PSVR2 Is Making An Appearance at GDC 2022
If you had been hoping to hear more news about PSVR2, this may be your week. A GDC presentation from Unity promises to explore PSCR2’s “improved graphics performance and cutting-edge hardware”. The briefing, titled “Building Next-Gen Games for PSVR2 with Unity”, is scheduled to take place later during the conference.
59:38 – PSVR2 Coming To GDC 2022
Returnal: Ascension Launches for PS5
Housemarque wasn’t quite ready to let us go from their wildly popular and award-winning game Returnal! Starting today, owners of Returnal have access to the Ascension update for last year’s roguelike shooter for PlayStation 5.
1:07:02 – Returnal: Ascension Launches
Epic and Xbox Raise Millions on Day 1 for Ukraine Fundraiser
1:14:08 – Epic and Xbox Fortnite Fundraiser for Ukraine
Haven Studios Joins the PlayStation Family
Congratulations to Jade Raymond and the team at Haven Studios for becoming part of the PlayStation family! Hermen Hulst, head of PlayStation Studios, spread the news on the PlayStation Blog letting the world know that up-and-coming Haven Studios is now officially flying the Sony banner.
1:23:19 – Haven Studios Joins Sony
Cross Roads Featured Topic
Why Can’t We Just Shut Up and Play Video Games?
This topic has always been increasingly polarizing, especially with the conversation surrounding “real gamers” and “gatekeeping.” Has a gatekeeper at any time helped the games (and developers) they posture themselves over?
1:31:18 – Shut Up and Play Your Games
2:09:57 – The Wrap-up and Plugs
2:13:12 – Featured Articles on Boss Rush:
Featured Articles From This Show
216:22 – Outros
Contact the Show:
Where to Find the Show:
You can catch Cross Roads: The PlayStation Podcast Live on Twitch every Tuesday night at 8:00PM Eastern / 5:00PM Pacific. The early replay of Cross Roads can be seen on Le’Ron’s YouTube Channel the following Wednesday at 7PM Eastern / 4AM Pacific or on Podcast Services and the Boss Rush YouTube Channel Thursday mornings at 7AM Eastern / 4AM Pacific.
Follow us on Social Media:
Thank You for Listening!
Cross Roads would like to thank each of our listeners for giving our podcast a chance. We appreciate the comments, feedback, and all interaction. Remember, if you’re watching on YouTube follow the channel. If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts or Spotify, leave us a review and a five-star rating. Always keep the conversation going. Thanks for listening!