Playstation Underground  Tagged Articles RSS Feed | Playstation Underground  RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network PlayStation Underground Returns as an Online Show Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:43:54 -0400 Elijah Beahm

Who here remembers PlayStation Underground? Yeah, fun times right? Well, for those of you too young for that -- before the PlayStation Network existed, PlayStation gamers had this little thing called PlayStation Underground. It contained tips, tricks, news, and demo disks all in one convenient magazine.

PlayStation Underground ran from 1997 to 2001, where it merged with the now-defunct Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine which merged into now defunct PlayStation: The Official Magazine.

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Underground has returned to the throne of PlayStation news, as an online show.

The first episode is above, and features a lengthy playthrough of Harmonix's upcoming game Amplitude. The three hosts are joined by Nick Chester, Harmonix's PR man for some four-player action, then have a jolly good time.

See kids? This is what demos used to look like!

On the official PlayStation Blog, they explain further that they are currently planning to release new Underground episodes every other week, and increase that to weekly in the "near future". They also promise:

"If you tune into Underground in the coming months, expect to see upcoming game previews, and hear insider details from the best and brightest in the gaming community.

Underground is just getting started, so you can expect a few things to change over the coming months as we fall into a rhythm of our own and tidy up the place. But for now, please sit back, fetch a refreshing beverage, and enjoy.

We have a lot more to show you." -

- PS Blog

We wish the team at PlayStation Underground the best of luck, and look forward to seeing the show grow.

Video Credit: PS Blog

Image Credit: Giant Bomb

Remembering PlayStation Underground - Free Demo Discs and All Tue, 20 Aug 2013 19:00:42 -0400 PencilPusha

Do you remember PlayStation Underground?

They were an amazing group of people from PlayStation who wanted to gain more supporters/fans for the official PlayStation console back in the '90s. And they did so by sending fans free stuff.

I remember I used to get mail from them all the time, like demo discs and information on upcoming games. I think the first spark of PlayStation Underground was the demo disc of upcoming games they included with the original PlayStation console. They made an effort to reach out to normal fans/gamers like us to see what we thought of the new games and the debut console. You'd sign up via mail and then the fun would begin. And it was always free!

Who doesn't like free?

It's really too bad that they don't do this anymore, but the great folks at PlayStation are still doing amazing things for their fans!

  • First of all, the PlayStation Network is free (take that, XBox Live!).
  • There's PlayStation Plus on the PlayStation Network, which allows you to play all kinds of FREE games on the PS3 and PS Vita, including full game trials, discounts on other games, online game save capabilities, privileged early access to select demos and betas, and much more for a small subscription fee of $18 for three months or a whole year for $50.
  • You can have a more detailed player profile on your PlayStation 4 system and play certain games while they're still busy downloading.
  • You can connect your PS4 to your PlayStation Vita and you could also connect to your mobile devices via the PlayStation App for gaming on the go.
  • Best of all, the PS4 controllers have touch pad capabilities! We're stepping out of the stone age and well beyond DualShock 1-3 joysticks!

All of this makes up what are now the remnants of PlayStation Underground. If it weren't for those initial years focusing on what fans liked and disliked about the PlayStation console and its games/demo discs, I doubt PlayStation would have made it this far. Let's be glad that they have, fellow PlayStation enthusiasts!

Do you remember PlayStation Underground?

Would you like to see PlayStation bring it back?

If so, tell them about it. I'm sure they'll listen to their loyal fans!