Mind of Gamer Podcast Ep. 32 |PGW Predictions| SSOD 2| Kinect Gets Disconnected| FFXII hits 1mil

Welcome to Mind of a Gamer (MOG) Podcast! With your cast: Gaming With Persona, MistaOfficial & DemiGodReviews, we a are a group of gamers coming together in efforts of providing gamers with a more chill podcast on your usual Saturday Mornings. We talk about all things gaming, including controversial topics that come up in the gaming industry. We approach all topics with an open mind and our opinions are our own.  (Mature audiences only) With that being said we’ve provided a layout of our topics we discuss we hope you enjoy it please leave your comment below or via our YouTube Link located below.

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Gran Turismo Sport: Free Limited Time Demo Launching October 9th

What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

If you’re a racing enthusiast I’m certain many of you have been salivating for a taste of Gran Turismo sport. Well wait no longer as of October 9th PlayStation will release a limited time demo for you to experience prior to the official release of Gran Turismo Sport which is set to release October 17th.

The demo is set to run for free but for a limited time which is from October 9th to October 12th. Also it should be noted that PS Plus users will be able to pre-load the demo as of October 7th. Which means this may be a bit of a hefty download. At any rate the demo will be available for preload October 7th at 8:00am PT, with access to the game on October 9th, at 12:00am PT. For everyone else, download and access to the demo starts October 9th at 6:00pm PT. The demo officially ends October 12th at 8:00am PT.

It should also be noted that the demo has a currency limit of up to 1MM of which can be transferred to the full game upon release. As well any vehicle that you may unlock during your demo play time will be transferable to your main game on October 17th.

This limited time demo will also give fans a in-depth preview of the full game’s features. This demo will be geared toward all levels of drivers, from first timers to 20 year veterans of the franchise. You drive and tune on your own terms, while the new matchmaking system ensures you’re always racing against others of similar abilities.

At the start of the demo, drivers will have the option to experience a taste of Sport, Campaign, or Arcade mode. New features such as the innovative Scapes Photography mode and Custom Livery Editor are also available for the very first time. More details for the limited time demo are detailed below via the PS Blog:

Gran Turismo Sport

In Sport mode, drivers can prove just how fast they are by putting down their fastest lap time. At the end of each qualifying session, it’s an all-out battle against other drivers with similar performance abilities ensuring each race is equal, fair, and highly competitive.

Gran Turismo Sport

Campaign mode gives players the chance to improve their driving skills across numerous challenges, missions, and circuit experiences. Each of these modes play a key role in making every driver better prepared for racing online against others. As you complete various trial and Daily Workouts, you will be awarded with numerous vehicle unlocks, in-game currency, and Experience Points, furthering your Driver Profile and personal garage.

Gran Turismo Sport

For those looking to just jump in and drive, the Arcade mode offers a wide range of vehicle classes on three pre-selected circuit configurations with different terrains. Whether you want to go for high-speed oval racing on Northern Isle, hone your technical skills on Dragon Trail, or drift sideways through the corners in rally, race on your own terms as you choose from multiple driving aids including braking and or steering to hone your skills. You can also race against a friend offline in the classic 2-player split screen mode.

Gran Turismo Sport

The True HDR workflow and physics-based rendering tech of Scapes must be experienced firsthand to be truly appreciated. This is not your traditional photo mode as each photo location contains all the light energy information of that scene, enabling you to place your personalized car in hundreds of real world locations.

To round out the demo experience, the Livery Editor allows you to add your own personal touch of customization through numerous logo designs. You can also change the color of the car, wheels, mirrors, hood, spoiler, and much more.

More insider information and videos will be released via GT Academy athletes and more as well in the coming weeks prior to release.

Editors Opinion: Although I’m not a sim racing fan I am open to giving this demo a try. I’m sure more experience GT fans are more informed on this game and are more than satisfied with what is being offered prior to the full game release. I am however interested in seeing this game with the HDR and all intact. And I am more than willing to give the Arcade mode a shot as I am more inclined to playing Arcade racers than Sims.

But enough of my thoughts what do you think. What Features would you like to see for Gran Turismo Sport. Are the offerings enough or would you like to see more implemented for the full game? Comment below and let us know. For more news make sure to check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.

CCP Games- Sparc PSVR Interview

What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

It was a pleasure to have an interview with CCP Games Community Lead Thomas Cheung to talk about their newest PlayStation VR game called Sparc. During the interview we learned that Sparc will run its online matches on dedicated servers and the release date is ahead of schedule, so we can expect a date to be announced soon. If you’re interested in playing a competitive game using PSVR, for more information on Sparc click here to check out their site.

CCP Games will be holding their first reddit AMA within the /r/PSVR subreddit this Friday at 1pm EST. If you have any questions or concerns about Sparc be sure to ask there.sparc2Sparc1What does Sparc have to offer?

Sparc is a skill-based, fast-paced, and physical sport only possible in virtual reality. In Sparc, players utilize their PlayStation®Move motion controllers to aim and throw projectiles at each other inside a sleek virtual arena, while defending themselves by dodging, blocking, or deflecting incoming attacks from a live opponent. Players can compete against their friends or find challengers via online matchmaking.sparc3Players can watch Sparc matches in-person and queue up for the next match through “Courtside,” a freeform social area that allows for spectating in VR. Sparc includes multiple two-player game modes as well as a selection of single-player challenges and training modes, plus a wide range of visually striking customization and personalization options for competitors.

For more PlayStation related gaming news make sure to check back with us here at: “What’s Up PlayStation”

Rocket League to receive PS4 Pro support this month

What’s Up PlayStation Nation

As reported via the PlayStation Blog. The smash hit from developer Psyonix, Rocket League is set to receive a PS4 Pro patch. Here’s what detailed below:

On February 21, we will release a new update that allows Rocket League to run at both 1080p (on a standard PS4) and 4K (on PS4 Pro) at 60 frames per second in all arenas for single and two-player split-screen modes. Three and four-player split-screen modes will offer 60 frames per second in most arenas at the same resolutions.

In addition to the new visual optimizations we’re making, our next update will also bring…

  • Hot Wheels premium DLC cars, Twin Mill III and Bone Shaker (sold separately).
  • Additional free Hot Wheels-themed post-match item drops, including both Toppers and Antennas.
  • A new fan-voted “Player’s Choice” Crate filled with some of the community’s favorite items.
  • PS4-specific technical improvements.
  • Multiple performance optimizations and bug fixes.

This is just the first of many planned content updates for Rocket League in 2017, so be sure to keep an eye out for even more from Psyonix HQ as the year moves on.

What do you think PS Nation will you be revisiting, rocket league to check out the new PS4 Pro features. Comment below let us know for this and more make sure to check back with us here at at What’s Up PlayStation.

Source: PlayStation Blog

The Council is Taking Over WWE2K17

What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

Ever wonder what it looks like when the crew from WhatsUpPlayStation.com throw down. Of course we won’t actually fight but we throw down in the squared circle. Here’s a preview of the action which is soon to be the start of a weekly web show. I’ll even let the community come up with the name of the show and who else you would like to see in the ring. Stay tuned for more action from The Council and WWE2K17.

If you enjoyed this video and want to see more original video content like this make sure to check back here with us at Whats Up PlayStation.com!

PlayStation 4 Tournament Feature Coming Soon

What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

PlayStation is teaming up with ESL to bring PS4 owners a new feature called Tournaments. Tournaments will allow PS4 players to participate in tournaments in games you the gamer wants to play. The first major tournament will start with NBA 2k17. It will take place on October 27th and will run until November 26th, with Major Cup rounds occurring every Sunday. Prizes will be given to the top 3 winners of the NBA 2k17 Major Tournament, which will include items such as a DualShock 4 and other PlayStation gear products.


Here is the full detail on how to sign up:

If you’re interested in entering, signups open today. You’ll need a copy of NBA 2K17, a PlayStation Plus membership, and link an ESL account to register and compete. The registration process will prompt ESL account creation if you do not already have one.

Once tournaments are live, you can find them under Events on your PS4 system menu to view the details. Once you have signed up for a tournament, your PS4 will automatically prompt you when it is time to play your matches. There are many types of Tournaments and matches taking place, so check out the PlayStation Tournaments feature and compete!

Hopefully we will see much more tournaments for other games within the PlayStation catalog, such as Street Fighter V, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, or DriveClub. This is a great starting point for those competitive PlayStation players looking for a higher level of challenges in the PlayStation community.

What games would you like to see be implemented in this new Tournament feature? Let us know in the comments below. For more gaming news make sure to check back with us here at: “What’s Up PlayStation”.

Source: PlayStation Blog


What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

Welcome to another episode of The Council-Podcast. We are a conversational podcast where we speak about the games we are playing throughout the week, gaming news that happened during the week, and set topics where we save until later on during the show. On this weeks “The Council Podcast” We get into the discussion of PlayStationVR’s launch as well as Septembers NPD 2016 results. Listen and check out the topics below:

1.  NPD talk/ September top downloads

Overwatch very successful

PSVR has officially launched/ new demo units for UK  players

4. FFVII: Remake battle system almost finished with possible changes

PS4 Media player update: FLAC Audio Support, 360 Photo & Video Support for PSVR

6. Demos & Betas:
World of Final Fantasy
Call of Duty Infinite Warfare beta schedule
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Open Beta

  No VR for outlast 2

Telltale Batman Series Episode 8 releases October 25th
NBA 2K17 to have Native 4k 60FPS PS4 Pro Support.

Do you think PSVR will stand the test of time?

Hopeful PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro Bundles.




It’s Madden Season!!!!!

What’s up PlayStation Nation!

It’s everyone’s favorite time of year it’s officially Madden season! Whether you are a die-hard fan of a team or just the best ultimate team player in the world. Madden 17 is in less than three weeks away and the excitement is building. EA Sports has released the top five players at each position, but I am here today to bring you a even better treat from EA.


Today EA made sure you can look at the ratings for every player, on every team here on the EA Sports website for Madden 17. So sit back, relax, and review your favorite team or players stats and ratings. I am a Seattle Seahawks fan but for this roster breakdown. I want to highlight my sleeper team for the upcoming season, the Tennessee Titans.

Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota may be a 79 overall. But with an 88 speed and 90 acceleration, he will be a one man wrecking crew against over anxious defenses. The combination of DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry should make users feel comfortable with their nearly identical speed, agility, and acceleration. If you have to sub it will still feel like you are using the same player. Finally, with the starters in the secondary all around 80 awareness. They should have a great eye for opportunities whenever you can generate any kind of pressure.


The countdown to Madden 17 is upon us. If you would like to talk trash or talk scheme feel free to do so in the comment section below. We can get this Madden 17 football season started right.

For more gaming news make sure to check back with us here at: “What’s Up PlayStation”.

Source: EA Sports