Welcome to another episode of our Throwdown podcast. This is a show where we discuss video games, pop culture and tech in an honest and uncompromising fashion. You won’t get any bullshit here.
Our former home was STFUandPLAY which was founded by industry veteran Torrence Davis. The biggest podcast on that site was The Video Game Warzone which was originally on TheBitBag and which was started by Torrence and Gerard Williams a.k.a. HipHopGamer. Since this is (technically) the 100th episode of the Throwdown podcast, we wanted to do something special and have these two guys on the show. For added fun, we also have one of the founders of The Throwdown, Michael Crawford a.k.a. Rikuson1 on the show as well.
This episode is called Video Game Warzone for two reasons. The most obvious is because we have the two men who started the now legendary podcast on the show. The second is that, like The Video Game Warzone, this show went off the rails. Originally, we were going to talk about the state of the industry but it devolved into us talking about Driveclub and how video game companies fail to deliver on their promises. Though this section wasn’t part of the plan and went off in several directions, it channeled the spirit of the old Warzones.
We had to toss in some gaming news of course. Microsoft announced that they will be selling their current-gen Xbox One console for $350 this holiday season… effectively making it cheaper than its competitor, the PlayStation 4. We talk about how this should help Microsoft out during the holiday season and going forward into the generation.
After that, we jumped into some Nintendo news. The Japanese gaming giant has reported that they are now making a profit. Is the company indeed on a rebound or are they fudging the numbers to make themselves look better? We finish things off with Sony and PlayStation. Specifically, the most recent PlayStation 4 update 2.0, or Masamune, which has the Share Play feature. We debate whether or not this feature is revolutionary or not.
This week I was joined by: Emilio Lopez, Brian Munjoma, Chris Sealy, Charles Singletary Jr, and Richard Bailey Jr. Thanks to our special guests Gerard Williams (HipHopGamer), Torrence Davis and Michael Crawford (Rikuson1).
Thanks as always to Shawn Daley for our awesome intro and outro music.