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PopCorn Spoilers is a LIVE no-holds-barred, spoiler filled discussion about movies and television. From classics to new releases, join Dylan and the other PopC members as they break down, disassemble every part of this beautiful medium. Tune in at 8:30pm on YouTube or Twitch to join the discussion. Join Dylan and Ryan from 8:30pm on YouTube and Twitch Also streaming on Twitch - www.twitch.tv/thepopculturists Want to subscribe? - https://goo.gl/DoHVzr Follow us: Patreon - www.patreon.com/thep ...
 
For The Players is a show made by The PopCulturists that tackles all things PlayStation. Whether it be reviews, previews, hands-on, or latest news, For The Players - The PopCulturists' PlayStation Podcast is the BEST place in Australia for your PS content. Have a question PlayStation or gaming related you want Ryan and Josh to discuss? Head on over to www.thepopculturists.com/questions and submit away. You can always comment below too! With over 40 years combined #PlayStation gaming and over ...
 
Novastream.com.au and The PopCulturists present "In A Row?" - An 8 week spotlight on one of the kings of indie film, Kevin Smith. Starting from 1994's Clerks to 2014s Tusk along with a glimpse into his future projects. Novastream is Australia's home of pop culture. With daily reviews, news and features on movies, games, tv and pop culture, Novastream has garnered a following and a reputation for producing exclusive and opinion based content. Head on over to novastream.com.au The PopCulturist ...
 
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Thanks to Capcom Australia, Ryan and Max have been spending time wandering around a giant castle and fighting werewolves in Resident Evil Village. How does RE VIllage hold up compared to the recent remakes? How does it tie into Resident Evil: Biohazard? Is it a must play PS5 title? Should we all still swoon for Lady Dimitrescu? The next generation …
 
Liz is back! (Ariel is going to regret this) and joined with friend Jen to talk about Bravo's The Real Housewives. Why we love them, how we got into them and the latest gossip going on in the Bravoverse. Big thank you to @mainlybravo, @thebravobreakdown, @asianswatchingbravo, @bravoduckingbravo @bravobonecollector, @talkofshame and @bravohistorian …
 
200 episodes. 4 years. Lots of hours of content. This week Ryan and Max are joined by OG co-host and co-founder of For The Players, Josh Saunders, to celebrate this momentous occasion. Join the trio as they reminisce on the beginnings and growing of one of the top PlayStation podcasts made in Australia. They also chat State of Play, Ratchet & Clank…
 
TIME STAMPS 0:00 The Man Shake 0:18 Intro Music 0:37 Intro 1:46 Ryan is already sick of his Vaccination Beard 2:44 How have we been? 7:54 What have we been playing? 8:10 Ryan is gunning for the Days Gone platinum 12:20 Max’s initial thoughts on Nier Replicant 17:41 Max returns to Resident Evil VII 19:12 Resident Evil Village preview footage 23:18 M…
 
TIME STAMPS 0:00 The Man Shake 0:18 Intro Music 0:37 Intro 1:44 Ryan is trying to grow a vaccination beard? 5:41 How have we been? 6:48 Quick thoughts on Wrestlemania 7:49 What have we been playing? 7:57 DOOM 3 VR Impressions (code provided by Bethesda ANZ) 15:18 More Trials of Cold Steel IV thoughts (code provided by Bandai Namco Aus) 16:08 Outrid…
 
Jason Schreier is dropping bombs and this time its at PlayStation. This week he penned an article for Bloomberg where he discusses Sony’s “new obsession with blockbusters is stirring unrest” and their plans to unnecessarily remake Uncharted and The Last of Us, along with Sony Bend being ostensibly disregarded and disrespected. Join Ryan and Max as …
 
Since rolling credits on Death Stranding both Ryan and Max have constantly wondered what the future holds for Kojima Productions. Well, thankfully, Kojima Productions artist Yoji Shinkawa has mentioned that something is coming. What could it be? Death Stranding 2? Silent Hills? The pair also chat DOOM Eternal DLC, It Takes Two, PSN stores being shu…
 
Ariel is joined by friend of the show Fortuan! Fortuan is the host of the Hunter's Hub podcast; a video game podcast born out of a passion for one of Japan's most beloved game franchises Monster Hunter. We discuss the new entry coming to the Nintendo Switch and how casual gamers can hop in to the franchise without feeling overwhelmed. Find Fortuan'…
 
Ryan is joined by Paul from Player2.net.au to share their thoughts on the upcoming faming title, Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town. Review code provided by Turn Left Distribution. Inspired by tales of your grandfather’s pioneering days, pack your bags and leave the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy the rural life in Olive Town. You’ll …
 
The Australian Classification Board is at it again! Another game has been refused classification. This time it’s Disco Elysium: The Final Cut. Join Ryan and Max as they discuss whether the Classification Board is right in it’s decision, or are they behind the times? The pair also chats the new PSVR Controllers, Marvel’s Avengers coming finally on P…
 
Well, would you look at that. The deal is set in stone. Zenimax is now officially owned by Microsoft. With the deal now locked in Phil Spencer has come out and added to the discussion around exclusivity and whether Bethesda properties are now only on Xbox or PC. Turns out Spencer is just as vague as ever. Join Ryan and Max as they discuss where the…
 
GTA V is fast approaching 8 years since release and it’s third console generation appearance. However, it is being reported that the Remastered version coming to PlayStation 5 this year is more than a “simple port”. Join Ryan and Max as they chat about their expectations on GTA in this current generation and what they believe it needs to improve on…
 
Over the past week Sony released a State of Play to showcase a number of upcoming releases for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. In the associated Blog Post it was clearly communicated what was to be expected in this digital showcase, however there is still a large consensus that it was a “disappointment” because it failed to show they games the…
 
TIME STAMPS 0:00 The Man Shake 0:18 Intro Music 0:36 Intro 1:46 We are both in pain 6:17 Our Get Less Fat Update 8:59 What have we been playing? 10:15 Updated thoughts on Little Nightmares II 13:52 Max finished the new COD Zombies Easter Egg 16:10 Also early impressions on Persona 5 Strikers 18:58 Ryan isn’t smart enough for The Pedestrian 23:28 Bu…
 
Welcome back to the Popculturist Podcast!This week Ariel is joined by a special guest, Sara Century! Sara is an excellent writer and podcaster! She loves comic books and her work can be found all over the internet! In honor of the excellent Wandavision, Ariel and Sara talk the Scarlet Witch! We discuss the character’s illustrious but complicated co…
 
Wanna hear something crazy? A PlayStation Studios game is coming to Xbox! Last year it was reported that due to licensing rules, Sony San Diego would be bringing the long exclusive MLB The Show series to the competitors console. Join Ryan and Max as they chat about this piece of news along with a review of Little Nightmares II, DualSense drift, CD …
 
Another week goes by and more Silent Hill Remake/Return rumours come to light. Recently the composer for Silent Hill has heavily hinted on a project “you’re hoping to hear about”. There has been so much smoke around this horror franchise’s future there has to be fire, right? Join Ryan and Max as they discuss these rumours along with Destruction All…
 
The first big PlayStation exclusive for the year, Housemarque’s Returnal, has been delayed. With Returnal being Housemarque’s first dive outside of their top down, dual stick, independent pedigree Ryan & Max wonder if this date shift is a bad sign. They also discuss new info around #PS5 shortages, EA’s new studio, Max’s review for Atelier Ryza 2: L…
 
TIME STAMPS 0:00 The Man Shake 0:18 Intro Music 0:36 Intro 1:49 Max isn’t in the studio! 2:14 How have we been? 3:07 2021 Get Less Fat Update 6:11 What have we been playing? 6:16 Hitman III first impressions 15:39 Inform The Players (this week in PlayStation news) 15:50 Cyberpunk 2077 is “biggest digital launch of any game ever.” 18:33 Resident Evi…
 
In a move that no one could predict, Star Wars games are no longer exclusively made by EA with word of Ubisoft working on a new title. What does this mean for the future of Star Wars games? TIME STAMPS 0:00 Intro Music 0:18 Intro 1:22 How have we been? 3:30 For The Players: Fuelled By The Man Shake 5:59 What have we been playing? 7:14 Max’s thought…
 
Welcome to 2021! New year, same awesome PlayStation podcast. Join Ryan and Max as they dive into all the news that dropped over the Christmas break, upcoming games that you should be excited about, and kicking off the 2021 Video Games Draft. TIME STAMPS 0:00 Intro Music 0:18 Intro 1:41 Happy new year! 1:52 How have we been? 4:05 Max joins Ryan on T…
 
It is the new year and you cannot be a YouTube Content Creator without making a video telling you all about our 2021 plans. Hear all of our show plans. All the changes that we have for the upcoming year. Are you ready? ALSO AVAILABLE AS AN AUDIO PODCAST ON iTUNES and Spotify: iTunes: https://apple.co/2lEQhng Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lDwqVA Want t…
 
As the year closes out we take a look back at 2020 and the games that released to discuss which title stood out the most to become the Game of The Year! Join Ryan and Max as they discuss what titles they have had the best time with this year, as well as the worst. They also discuss Cyberpunk 2077 and how it continues to be an absolute joke, how Bug…
 
After 8 years Cyberpunk 2077 has finally hit the PlayStation and it is….. rough! However, we need to admit something. We were wrong about Cyberpunk 2077. Both Ryan and Max have been on the record saying the game would perform horribly on the PS4 (which is true) however they have also stated that the game’s story, world, and narrative would also be …
 
Ariel is joined by Rebecca Wei Hsieh to discuss Disney's most ambitious live action remake, Mulan. Rebecca is an actor and writer of Taiwanese descent, and has written to great pieces on the cultural mishaps of Mulan. Hollywood has a history of using white voices to tell Asian stories and we try to expand on that notion in this week's episode. Find…
 
For as long as there has been plans for an Uncharted movie there has been a Metal Gear Solid movie plan by it’s side. However unlike Nathan Drake, there has been no movement at the Solid Snake station… until this week! Reports have dropped that Oscar Issac has been lined up for the titular role. Join Ryan and Max as they chat about this casting new…
 
Thanks to Ubisoft Australia, Ryan and Max have been spending the last couple days with Immortals: Fenyx Rising. What happens when you take Breath of The Wild, add a little bit of Ubisoft’s open world design, and drench it in Greek mythology? One awesome must play game! Immortals Fenyx Rising brings grand mythological adventure to life. Play as Feny…
 
TIME STAMPS 0:00 Intro Music 0:18 Intro 1:28 Black Friday and exercise 4:16 How have we been? 6:31 Ryan’s Broken PS5 Update 9:30 What have we been playing? 9:35 We have been Playing Immortals: Fenyx Rising 11:01 Max has been playing Minecraft on PS5? 12:00 Max’s Astro’s Playroom speed run grind 13:37 Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales final review …
 
This is true. No lie. Ryan’s PS5 is broken and won’t stop over heating. He is truly heartbroken. Join Ryan and Max as they discuss the hardware issues, the Capcom leaked slate, Destiny 2: Beyond Light, along with reviews of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales & Demon’s Souls. TIME STAMPS 0:00 Intro Music 0:18 Intro 1:20 How have we been? 3:31 Ryan’s…
 
TIME STAMPS 0:00 Intro Music 0:18 Intro 1:35 The Next Generation is now The Current Generation 2:00 So we have already modified our PS5s… 4:03 How have we been? 6:00 The PlayStation 5 Day 1 experience 11:41 The PS5 Hardware impressions 19:35 The DualSense impressions 33:12 The PS5 Games impressions 34:20 Astro’s PlayRoom review 41:42 Demon’s Souls …
 
Ryan is joined by Paul James from Player2.net.au to chat Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin. Sakuna: of Rice and Ruin delivers a side scrolling action platformer with RPG elements and a sprinkle of farming simulation for good measure. How does this all come together to be, as Paul put it, a game of the year contender? Tune in to find out. Code provided by Tu…
 
Thanks to Ubisoft Australia, Ryan and Max have spent the last couple days with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. How does the title follow AC Origins and Odyssey? Is Eivor a likeable character? Is the Viking theme awesome? Is this a must grab game for Next-Gen? Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is an upcoming action role-playing video game developed by Ubisoft Mo…
 
PS5 games are expensive! Especially here in Australia where retailers are asking for $120 rrp even after just buying a $750 console. So for this week Ryan and Max went through all the launch titles coming to PlayStation 5 and provide you a list of the games you must play. They also provide reviews on Paw Patrol: Mighty Pups Save Adventure Bay, Ben …
 
Remember, remember the Fifth of November. On this episode of the popculturist podcast, Ariel is joined by friend of the show Justin to review Alan Moore's classic V for Vendetta. Your hosts discuss the differences between the comic and film, the misappropriation of Guy Fawkes, and the real world comparisons of the V's fascistic version of modern da…
 
Even with the PS5 right around the corner, there are still a tonne of games coming out! This week saw the release of Watch Dogs: Legion & The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope. In this weeks episode join Ryan & Max as they drop their initial review & impressions for both of these releases. They also chat about the Cyberpunk 2077 delay, more Play…
 
TIME STAMPS 0:00 Intro Music 0:18 Intro 1:40 For The Players is now on Soundcloud 2:10 Call to arms!~ 2:37 How have we been? 4:07 Ryan’s doing The Man Challenge 5:45 What have we been playing? 6:07 Max’s Ghost of Tsushima Legends review 10:57 Death Stranding on PC impressions 12:52 Star Wars Squadrons and VR impressions 19:34 Ryan’s pushing through…
 
Out of nowhere PlayStation dropped a State of Play showing of the PS5 UI. Join Ryan & Max as they break down the next gen Home Screen & its features. They also chat Assassins Creed Valhalla going gold, final thoughts on Crash Bandicoot 4, Ryan is super excited for Cook Serve Delicious 3, they also get a bit ranty about the handling of Marvel’s Aven…
 
TIME STAMPS 0:00 Intro Music 0:18 Intro 1:27 Not-So-Happy Pax AUS weekend 4:46 Ryan’s thank you for the Pretty For PAX Support 10:29 How have we been? 11:18 Updated Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time impressions 13:20 Mafia: Definitive Edition final review 17:27 Baldur’s Gate III 19:00 Ryan completed the Marvel’s Spider-Man DLC 21:12 Ryan has almos…
 
Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered will see a number of improvements and changes when it comes to PS5 this November. Ray tracing, faster load times, better reflections, and a new face for Peter Parker?!?! Join Ryan and Max as they discuss these changes along with Crash Bandicoot 4, Cyberpunk 2077 crunch, PlayStation 5 news, and more TIME STAMPS 0:00 In…
 
For better or worse, medical dramas are a staple of American TV, and no medical drama is as iconic as Grey's Anatomy. Grey's has been on the air for fifteen years and counting and has changed the way the genre is made. To celebrate and interrogate Grey's Anatomy's legacy, Tessa, Sam, and Martha discuss their experiences with the show and reflect on…
 
Last week Microsoft made the massive announcement that they have acquired Zenimax Media and all it’s developmental studios for $7.5 billion making it one of the largest purchases in gaming history. This news opens many questions. Will IP like DOOM, The Elder Scrolls, and Fallout become Xbox exclusives? Will PlayStation never see another Bethesda ti…
 
No Batman movie retrospective is complete without at least ONE of the Joel Schumacher films and that's where Ariel finds himself on this episode of the popculturist podcast. Your host is joined by Ellen Toudouze of the Love That Movie! Pod to discuss the who, where, what, when, why, and how the Batman film franchise went off the rails.…
 
What a week it has been for PlayStation! The highs from finally revealing the price and release date. Then the lows from a mess with pre-orders. Join Ryan and Max as they breakdown the PS5 Showcase a couple days after its all wrapped up. How do they rate the showcase? Are they feeling the next-gen hype? Did Ryan cry at the God of War teaser? TIME S…
 
It's still Batman week so the Popculturist Podcast continues with the fascinating world of Tim Burton's Batman! Ariel is joined by Megan Spell from the On the Download Podcast! Tune in as they discuss brilliant acting by Danny Devito, Michelle Pfeiffer's incredibly magnetism, and discuss the mythos of Batman.…
 
Welcome to the Popculturist Podcast! It's Batman Day this week so Ariel looks back at the Caped Crusader's motion picture debut with Sean from moviebirb! Ariel and guest Sean look at the weird and wonderful filmography of Tim Burton, did he make Batman at the right point in his filmmaking career? They then move on to the legacy of Michael Keaton as…
 
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