We've been talking about a big announcement for most of 2011 and although a certain PSN issue delayed us for a while, the time has finally come.
What we're simply calling "The PSXE Show" will debut in the PlayStation Home Community Theater tomorrow. It's the first episode in what should be an enduring series; the first episode is a little longer (about 15 minutes) simply for the sake of introduction, but we plan future shows – at least for the time being – to come in at around 10 minutes. Indeed, the second episode, which is already complete, is about that long, and the third (working on now) will be about that length as well.
Presented in 1080p high definition, I'll be your host and we'll talk about everything in the world of gaming. My brother Charles has worked to present a slick editing format for the shows, and you'll probably see evidence of increased editing capability between the first two episodes. Such technical proficiency may continue to grow with time, depending on what type of equipment we might be willing to spring for… Anyway, Arnold – who has been doing other things, as most of you know – should pop up at some point as well. Each show will run for 2 weeks in the Home Theater and provided we stay on top of things, we should continue to have new episodes on a continual basis.
The first episode is a little old (again, we were delayed) but ironically, the topics we discuss seem to fit- on tap is the NGP (now named the PlayStation Vita), Duke Nukem Forever (which just launched this week), and the ongoing debate concerning Final Fantasy XIII . I also answer a reader question concerning Twisted Metal , but that is the only outdated piece of material; this was shot before the game received its October 4 release date. I actually told David Jaffe about the blunder; he seemed fine with it. 😉
And finally, as if I needed to say it- there's no way this would've happened without all you dedicated readers. Granted, this move is designed to grow and expand PSXE so it's more about garnering new fans, but our established readership continues to drive us forward. And please, feel free to come on into the Home Theater tomorrow night, between 8 and 10 p.m. EST (5-7 p.m. PST), where I and other members of the Home community will meet you. A little meet and greet to celebrate the show's launch. The Home guys only do this once, but I'll be around during the evenings when a new episode arrives.
Where We'll Be
If you haven't been in Home before, it isn't hard to find the Community Theater. That's where we'll be. But also, we'll be introduced at the PlayStation Blog (tomorrow, I believe), and you'll see a little commercial that brings us into the world of the PlayStation fan via one of the best online sources around. Also, keep an eye on our YouTube Channel , where we may post older shows after they've run in Home.
And of course, we're right here at PSXE as always, serving our readers the only way we know how.
What Will Change
Besides new fans, not a goddamn thing.