Console Shock Podcast 104: PS5 Price Increase!

Retro and current gen gaming chat, with Trev and Stu, its the Console Shockcast! It’s an unusual situation where a console gets a price increase nearly two years into its lifecycle, but how will this affect the PlayStation 5 in the long run?

Our hosts contemplate this along with our usual mix of video game topics old and new!

– Will the PS5/Xbox Series get a price drop anytime soon?

– The huge price advantage the PS1 had over the N64 in 1997.

– Some thoughts on The Last Of Us Part 1.

– Will the price increase damage the PlayStation brand?

– The history of Sony cutting the price of PlayStation consoles just as their rivals launch.

– What could a next-gen Nintendo Switch be like?

– Dad humour, YouTube drama and ReviewTechUSA. Intro/Outro Music – Hyrule Castle Courtyard – The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998) – Nintendo 64 – Composer(s): Koji Kondo

Console Shock Podcast 103: Steam Deck Hands-on!

Retro and current gen gaming chat, with Trev and Stu, its the Console Shockcast! We covered the Steam Deck last year upon its announcement, but now Trev and Stu finally have one in their sweaty mitts! Is it truly the Nintendo Switch destroyer some were billing it as, or is it more of a Virtual Boy? We are joined by Al who doesn’t have a Deck, but has plenty of questions about them. So, if you’re thinking of diving into the Steam Deck, this episode is here to help! – What made it difficult for devs to make handheld versions of games pre-Deck? – How the Nintendo Switch laid the groundwork for the Steam Deck. – Trev and Stu’s personal experiences with the Deck. – Thoughts on SteamOS v Windows. – The joy of playing full-fat AAA games on a handheld. – Keyboard and mouse focused games on the Deck, how well do they work? – Going beyond the Steam store on the Deck. – Emulation, how is it on the Deck? Intro/Outro Music – Speed King – OutRunners (1993) – Arcade – Composer(s): Takayuki Nakamura, Takenobu Mitsuyoshi, Hiroshi Kawaguchi