LeRon, Stoy, and Andre welcome back Stephanie Klimov to run with the crew to talk about the latest news surrounding major acquisitions in the gaming world, thoughts and impressions about Stray, PlayStation Plus’ mid-month gaming drop, and more!
The Cross Roads Team:
LeRon Dawkins: Twitter | Instagram | Twitch
Stoy Jovic: Twitter | EXPCast
Andre Wilson: Twitter | Instagram | YouTube
Stephanie Klimov: Twitter | Instagram
00:00 – Opening and Housekeeping
11:41 – What Are We Playing?
Notable Games Coming to PlayStation This Week
We’re staring at one of the biggest release weeks of 2022 so far! Leading the pack at the beginning of the week are three of the most highly anticipated games for the summer and many of us here at Cross Roads cannot wait!
51:04 – Notable Games Releasing This Week
PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium July Games Are Live!
The first batch of free monthly games exclusive to subscribers to the Extra and Premium tiers of PlayStation Plus has dropped and Sony is bringing out 17 titles to their expanded tiers this mid-month!
1:03:49 – PS+ Mid-July Drop
PlayStation Introduces a New Loyalty Program
Sony has revealed that in the coming future a new loyalty program will be coming to PlayStation. Entitled “PlayStation Stars”, this free program will cultivate new opportunities for the PlayStation community with a bevy of benefits.
1:22:15 – PlayStation Loyalty Program
GAMING NEWS: Acquisitions are Working Themselves Out
Microsoft moves closer and closer to being the total owner of Activision Blizzard while Sony, not one to sit still, eyes purchasing popular esports platform Repeat.gg before the ink has even dried on their closing of the Bingie acquisition.
1:29:32 – Xbox Activision Blizzard Acquisition
1:31:16 – PlayStation Bungie Acquisition
1:34:55 – Sony and Repeat.gg
Questions and Answers
1:53:16 – Questions from the Audience
BIG TOPIC: Who is Your Favorite Video Game Hero/Protagonist?
The best heroes in video games are truly unforgettable. We’re talking about the most iconic characters who helped shape the most legendary stories, heroes who made such an impact that they have taken on a life of their own. Whether it’s legendary mascots like Mario and Master Chief, retro icons like Samus Aran and Guybrush Threepwood, or modern legends like Joel and Ellie, gamers will always have that one great gaming character that takes the mantle of top hero.
2:07:43 – Our Favorite Gaming Hero
2:42:37 – The Wrap-up and Plugs
2:46:17 – Featured Articles on Boss Rush:
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2:47:50 – Outro
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