Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Link 7-The Mysterious Burpees

She is on the case!
The whole Persona podcast crew is back to bid farewell to Will as he will no longer be a regular host. Still we have a lot of great conversations about a lot of games and even some not so interesting topics. Lack of actual persona news will do that to a show. Still the looming release of Persona 4 Golden is almost upon us .

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Persona 4 Arena Fight Club news/rules post coming soon...for REAL!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Link 6- Just the two of us

Recorded like this the whole time.
After a slight delay Spencer and Melissa are back and ready to talk about Persona as well as Catherine. We will save all the Catherine talk for the end, but don't let that stop you from enjoying yourself as we go over listeners evokers from last time. Expect more shows more regularly and no more large breaks like this one in the future. Also don't forget to pick up a copy of Code of Princess if you haven't already!

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Also expect to see details on our P4A Fight Club this week and maybe even a special guest!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Link 5- Persona Saturation

Death in one bite.

In what seems to be a year filled with Persona 4 we talk about how this affects the series as a whole. Spencer, Melissa, Will, and Lauren also answer your questions and talk even more about P4A not coming out until god knows when in the PAL regions. Still there is good news such as talk about P4G and the recently dubbed anime. Also we talk a bit about the plans for our upcoming playthrough of Catherine over the month of October.

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

New Ways To Connect To You!

The Persona Podcast is ever expanding as we gain in popular (thanks to all of you)! We now have a tumblr which you can find here. The tumblr is run by the always helpful Melissa and she will be updating it as regularly as she can. She will post news a bit, but the majority will be funny Persona related picture and videos. So be sure to follow it and let us know what you think!

We also now have a Facebook group and this is so you can communicate with us better than ever. We will update it with news about the show and you can share anything you want other listeners to know. This will be a better way for us to get to know what you all are into. So feel free to join and start conversations with everyone in the group. You can find the group here.

Like I said before, we could not be where we are without you, the listeners. So thanks for all the support and don't forget to share us with all of your friends.

Before I wrap this up, I wanted to remind you all about Persona 4 the anime is coming out in America 9/18/2012 on blu-ray and dvd. You can pick them up for a bit of a discount at amazon now.  

Monday, September 10, 2012

Link 4-There's a snake in her boot?!

These cover arts seem to be getting stranger...
This week the whole gang is back to give you our most crazy episode to date. Which isn't saying much since this is the 4th link. We talk about ANOTHER Persona 4 game coming out, ANOTHER Persona 4 game NOT coming out, and what an american Persona 4 show would look like.

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Monday, August 27, 2012

Link 3-Yak Jackson

Seriously just listen and you will get it...
The social links just keep getting stranger and stranger with the podcast this week. We spend a lot of time talking about some spoiler free thoughts on P4A as well as all the new P4G news that has been released. This week Melissa comes back, but sadly no Lauren since she was busy in the velvet room. So this means Will and Spencer will fill out the rest of the show with Melissa.

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We will also be starting a new way for listeners to send us questions or stories you want to share. You can email us at We understand not everybody has a twitter or wants to use the forums so this should lead to us hearing from new people.

I fear for you Yosuke
We are proud to announce The Persona Podcast's 1st event The P4A Fight Club! We are in the early stages of planning, but this will entail everyone on the podcast playing P4A on PSN with the listeners. We will meet up every week or so and make a lobby as we can all play the game, talk some smack, and have fun. If we get enough people we can even have a leader board to see who is the best among the podcast listeners.

Until we can update on more information here is the different PSN names for everyone on the podcast. If you want to add us just include a message saying your a fan of the podcast or something like that.


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Looking for something to hold you over?

Hey everyone Spencer here!

Just wanted to give you all a little update on whats been going on with the Persona Podcast and Persona 4 Arena.

First off is New Game Podcast Season 2 Episode 1-Stupid Fish

This is a podcast I do for all the fans over at GU who participate with NGP! This season we cover our playthrough of Valkyria Chronicles and the other forum members join us here. In this podcast Spencer, Will, Dollow, and Hunter are your host. We also talk about GamesCom in the absolutely MASSIVE bloopers section. I hope you all enjoy this side show and let me know what you think.

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Lastly I want to take a moment and talk about P4A DLC for any of you who are not sure what to think of it.

Lets talk color pallet DLC
 The Colors Pallet DLC for P4A is totally worth it if you just want more options in your character. This gives you 8 new colors and 2 can only be used offline. For  $5.99 this is not a bad price for all the character at all. I would highly recommend any BlazBlue or Guilty Gear fans get this as well.

Next up is Glasses
The glasses pack is a bit of a tricky sell since at 1st you may not notice them. The main use of the glasses is in a match when a drawing of your character appears and you see them. This is total fan service and since I am a fan I didn't mind the $5.99 price at all. As a side note you also get the different colors for the glasses after purchasing the color pallet DLC.
Finally Navigators 
I will be short about this by saying that if you can not wait to unlock a certain characters voice in the game go ahead and buy it for $2.99 a voice. I personally will unlock them all in the game so I saw no need to buy these.

Before I go if you are having any trouble clearing your characters #30 challenge there is now free DLC showing off a demonstration for them. This is a nice little way of showing you different way to clear these almost hellish challenges.

I hope you all are enjoying P4A as much as me and don't worry news about Episode  3 will be coming out soon after this weekend.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Top 5 Fighters Persona 4 Arena Should Have Had

Take your pick!
The Persona universe is full of all sorts of crazy characters and that made me want to do a feature talking about which characters I would add. I go into how they would work inside of the game. The feature is on and I would appreciate all of you checking it out. Be sure to comment and let me know who you would add as well. Any comments saying which characters you would add will also count towards our "Evoker of the week".

-Read the feature here-

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Link 2-Saving Money For Bear Puns

Teddie hopes you all bought P4A today...
This week Spencer, Will, and Lauren get together to talk about the latest Persona news. Also we announce who won out evoker of the week and what the next evoker will be. We cover the anime, manga, and yes games new surrounding Persona this week.

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Send In Your Questions On Twitter!

...P4A Spoilers?
Well everybody we are going to record Link 2 tomorrow and would love to answer all of your questions. All you need to do is is send us a tweet on our twitter account @PersonaPodcast with your question and as always you can post them in our forums. If there are any Persona/podcast related questions you want us to answer please send them in.

Also don't forget about our "Evoker of the week" from last week. The topic is "What are your thoughts on Persona 4 Arena being region locked and why does this effect you?" If you give us your thoughts on the "Evoker" this week you may get a code for a FREE month of Playstation Plus. Like our questions you can answer this on twitter or on the forums.

Thanks to all the listeners out there who have given us your love and support after only 1 episode. We wouldn't be doing this if  it wasn't for you the listeners.

Monday, July 30, 2012

New Game Plus Season 4 Poll Are Open!

No matter what you vote for
 we are all going to play an amazing game
Sorry the blog has been sort of quiet lately, my day job has been doing its best to work me to death. I won't let that me from writing about what I love and that is playing games with friends. So what better way to celebrate that then voting for season 4 of New Game Plus on What is New Game Plus you ask? Well here is a wonderful description of it by the Community Manager of GU Chloe:

"New Game Plus is similar to a bookclub, but instead of reading books each week community members are given a set checkpoint in an ongoing game which they have to reach before the end of 7 days. While all playing the same part of the same game, Unionites gather to discuss what we're loving and hating about the game, how funny the dialogue is, or how remarkably brilliant the game design was. All conversation is valid and in face encouraged! The only requisite of the feature is that everyone is playing the same section at the same time and join in the conversation! There's no plus to just playing on your own!"

 The past 3 seasons of NGP have seen many different types of games. Season 1 had everyone sneaking back into Metal Gear Solid, Season 2 summoned everyone back to Final Fantasy, and Season 3 saw everyone hiking their way through Tomb Raider Legend.

Season 4 is about to begin, but first we need to pick a game. This Seasons games the community has suggested to play the most are
  • Pokemon (1st Gen) - Gameboy
  • Valkyria Chronicles - PlayStation 3
  • Catherine - PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
  • Legend of Zelda - NES, Gamecube, GameBoy Advance, Virtual Console, Eshop

So whether this is your first time playing one of these game or you are a long time fan, there is no reason why you shouldn't join the Gaming Union community (if you haven't already click here).

I also run the officially unofficial podcast for NGP called New Game Podcast. So each week of NGP me and others in the community who played, talk about our experiences. This is a totally unscripted podcast where we go through the basics of what we played that week, answer questions, and get off topic. So if you are interested in supporting our other podcast please be sure to check them out.

On a bit of news for The Persona Podcast, we will most likely record episode 2 sometime this week and I will get it uploaded as soon as I can. Don't forget to send in your questions for the podcast in the forums or on our official twitter.


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Persona News Round-up 7/25/2012 Edition

Now you have another reason to be
excited about 08/07/2012
Atlus has announced on their game blog that a Persona 4 Arena manga will be coming out August 7, 2012. The manga will make its debut in the 10th issue of the Persona magazine in Japan. The manga will be illustrated by Aiya Kyu from Code Age and Antimagia. The story of the manga will follow the games story closely, but Atlus says it will differ slightly. The manga will focus on making an impact and building tension in the story.

Lets hope that doesn't mean there will be less bear puns in the manga. The Persona series is not new when it comes to manga adaptations. Sadly, no English manga publishers have put any of the Persona mangas that have been released so far. As an avid fan of manga for many years I have always hoped that they would come out, but nothing yet. I still hold out hope that they will be released. Do you have any interest in the Persona 4 Manga?

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Welcome to the Offical Persona Podcast Blog!

As a prize you get Link 1 for FREE!
Hello Everyone and Welcome!

This Blog is going to be where you can expect to not only see updates for the Persona Podcast, but all sorts of Persona news in general. Along with news, you can expect to see features, previews, and reviews for everything Persona related.

Time to get to the important part though....The very 1st Link (Episode) is live!

-Basic info for Link 1-Mother of Personas...

The Persona series seems to just keep growing larger and larger with every release. So we thought it was about time for there to be a Persona Podcast. The Persona Podcast is hosted by Spencer, Melissa, Lauren, and Will.
This Episode we focus on who we are and what Persona means to us. After that we give a "brief" history of the Persona games released in the west. Next, go over our "Evoker of the Week" and then go over some questions written in to us.

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