PS Nation Special Announcement

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Hey everyone, Mark here with a very special announcement…

Effective immediately, I will be stepping down as regular co-host of the PS Nation Podcast to pursue my dream career as a professional Street Fighter player!

Just kidding! (about the Street Fighter part)

I am, in fact, mostly leaving the show. As you’ve heard me complain lately (or I guess more than usual), real life keeps getting in the way of my fun. Sadly, that’s not going to change anytime soon and I can no longer make the commitment to be a full-time co-host. There’s nothing serious going on, but I do need to re-prioritize my time and that means video games and podcasting must take a back seat to other things, at least for now. I’m not completely leaving however, so you aren’t totally free from my special brand of SavoryHATEโ„ข. I’ll still be popping in from time to time to review stuff and hopefully I’ll actually have more time to post articles on the psnation.org site. Of course I’ll still be gaming, spamming Twitter and hanging around VGEvo when time permits.

So that leaves us with the big question… Can Torgo go it alone? Hell no. He still needs someone to cover games that aren’t MAG, BFBC2 or Killzone 2, read him Sony press releases at bedtime, and play MLB with him. So I am very pleased to announce that two strapping (not so) young men, who you may recognize are stepping in..

Please welcome the new permanent co-hosts of the PS Nation Podcast:

Fivespot and Philip J. Fry!!! (aka Joel and Josh)

Don’t worry, they were always closet PS3 fans! ๐Ÿ˜€

As much as I love internet gossip, I want take a moment to quell any rumors of nefarious backdoor dealings and other shenanigans. The timing of all this could be viewed as a little suspect, but be assured that leaving was 100% my decision and something I’d been contemplating for quite awhile. I told Glenn my intention a week before Midwest Gaming Classic and felt awful because I was really leaving him in a lurch (you’ll hear more about why sometime in the near future). Luckily, just after MGC, fate stepped in and helped us out as it was announced that Joel and Josh were leaving 360 Nation. The timing was eerily perfect! They’ve been on the show before and we’re all good friends, so it really relieves me to know the show will be left in capable hands.

So please give the guys a warm welcome, I assure you that they’re far less pessimistic and wet-toweled than I am. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Written by Mark Senger

Glenn’s second co-host on the podcast , Mark graced the airwaves from late 2007 to early 2010.

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  • sebastiandes0

    Thats really bad, man. I think you two (nothing against Joel and Josh ^^) were a perfect team. I wish you good luck and maybe come back sometime for FULLTIME ;). I really enjoyed your stuff you talked, reviewed and discussed about, so please dont leave us completely. DONT THINK ABOUT IT!

  • Vedderist

    Arghhhhh. That suxs. I like the wet toweledness. I know all to well what it's like to have life get in the way of your gaming. All the best with your future endeavours and hopefully you can make a comeback sometime. You will be sorely missed.

  • robsonrudd

    feels like I'm loosing a mate! Two hours a week for the last year and a half! I think J & J are a class addition to the show and worthy to fill your shoes. You influenced my decision to buy Demon's Souls, Bayonetta and SFIV and I have loved all of those games – thanks for it all.

  • thecabbage

    aw man gutted. I particularly enjoyed the podcasts where you couldn't get enthusiatic about anything, which just made Glen get more hyper and up-beat. You guys were such a perfect combo. I have to say J & J have been good listening too, but IT WON'T BE THE SAME without SavouryHATE vs TorgoHYPE. And who's going to cover obscure rpgs…? Wait… I have the GOO for that!

  • Tury6

    Gonna miss U.(tear)

  • man, I'm going to miss his voice, the first time I listened in, my first thought was, “Who the hell is this unmotivated guy talking?” it's like, he's talking about an enjoyable game, but he seems not even happy about it… but then I listened in thru the rest, in which I concluded, during any episode you can hear his heart pounds when Sega is mentioned, and also he loves RPG games ,which is good in my book, Then I finally understood him…. so…Ever since then PSNation wasn't PSNation without him balancing out Torgo's over the top Sony Love (which I wouldn't want any other way). so Mark , You'll be miss, but I'm glad you're not totally leaving the Psnation itself.. Thank Goodness.

    oh also the reason Joel and Josh worked out , again somebody has to balance out Torgo's Sony Love, and it took 2 people to do that , so be proud Mark, that's an accomplishment itself.

  • We're all going to miss you Mark!

  • robotiod

    This saddens me, Mark you were definitely the co host that I was closest to in the types of games we both enjoy playing, I have been enjoying Joel and Josh on the more recent episodes and I am glad they they are joining the dark side. I'm going to miss you and I hope you come back to the show when the time is right.

  • Railslave

    Dude that blows! I'm going to miss you keeping 2 n Glenn in check with all his sports ball talk!

    Good luck with your endeavors and hope to hear you back as a guest soon.

  • InfinityDevil

    Mark I'm sorry I won't get to hear you be my emissary for eye-rolling over sportsball games. With luck you'll be able to drop in at least once in a while. I really look forward to it.

    And I do hope the RL stuff you're up against isn't earth shaking and terrible. Good health and good fortune to you and your family. It takes a lot of time to podcast. I should know, I struggle to make it to the Aeropause.com podcast once every 3 months or so. Mixing it, though, yow, that takes forever. Good luck Glenn!

  • jmoncur

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • sup3r1or

    Mark,

    I can replace you temporarily:) Share the same sense of humour and character;) please be back once in a while.

  • caineenoch

    Man, my heart hates this but wallet (and wife) probably will not. If it werent for you I would have missed out on so many great games. I am a huge RPG and JRPG fan and I will be a little lost without such a great game scout out there for me. Out of all the podcasters out there yours was the opinion I took to heart the most. Thanks for all the work, please know it was appreciated. Good luck to Joel and Josh. So far I think they are a great pickup (just wish one of them had more eccentric videogame taste). *Sheds a tear for the death of any RPG discussions on PSnation……

  • Tury6

    I was wondering if Glenn was gonna do the time honored tradition in blaming u 4 everything now since u cant defend yourself?

  • Mark_PSNation

    I think that's a given. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Mark_PSNation

    Thanks for the well wishes, everyone. It really means a lot. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Don't worry, I'll be back every once in awhile to cover the stuff the other guys don't. I'll definitely miss most pushing the games I love that don't always always get the attention they deserve. I'll have to make sure Glenn, Joel and Josh give enough coverage to my favorites.

    As always you can follow me on Twitter (SavoryCade) where I'll still be evangelizing the stuff I think deserves it (and pooping all over whatever I think doesn't). ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • s3phiroth2006

    I'm going to miss your talk about RPG's, but I think that the shows still in good hands, I wiish good luck on you future, I'm gonna miss SavouryHATE vs TorgoHYPE. May The Force be with you.

  • damikki

    Dang I'm out of the loop for a few weeks and when I'm finally back and listening to podcasts again this happens.

    Mark you will so be missed on the show, it takes two guys to even try and fill your shoes. Please twitter me with any crazy RPG's you encounter as I have bought more games than I can count because of your suggestions and enjoyed every one of them.

    Sad to see you go but I completely understand. Wait a minute I know whats going on here your starting a new podcast aren't you ? The Sega Nation or is it the Wii Nation LOL ? I'll see you on Twitter sir : )

  • damikki

    Dang I'm out of the loop for a few weeks and when I'm finally back and listening to podcasts again this happens.

    Mark you will so be missed on the show, it takes two guys to even try and fill your shoes. Please twitter me with any crazy RPG's you encounter as I have bought more games than I can count because of your suggestions and enjoyed every one of them.

    Sad to see you go but I completely understand. Wait a minute I know whats going on here your starting a new podcast aren't you ? The Sega Nation or is it the Wii Nation LOL ? I'll see you on Twitter sir : )