Returns  Tagged Articles RSS Feed | Returns  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

Nintendo CEO Returns to Work After Successful Surgery Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:36:41 -0400 Autumn Fish

Nintendo Cheif Executive Satoru Iwata declared that he had recovered well enough from surgery that took place around E3 to remove a tumor in his bile duct, which allows him to resume his regular role as head of the company.

This news was presented to us as he stepped up to the plate on Wednesday to reveal Nintendo's quarterly earnings in his post-surgery debute before the press. He informed the press that he had lost weight, but felt much healthier. 

Iwata had been under a great deal of pressure over the loss of consumers due to advances in technology bringing mobile gaming, and the PlayStation and Xbox consols taking over the picture. However, on Wednesday, he graced our ears with an unexpectedly high quartely profit, thanks to the improved sales on the Wii U consol.

It is good to have you back, Satoru Iwata, fourth CEO of Nintendo Co. We are excited to see where the future takes you.