Welcome to another episode of Throwdown! On this podcast/vidcast we discuss the latest video game news and topics in an uncompromising and honest manner. No developer, publisher, or fanboy is safe from us!
Earlier this week, Darksiders 3 was officially announced. Soon afterwards, some gaming journalists posted about how certain fans were upset the lead character was female. Most gamers seemed to be happy to have a new Darksiders game, so where is this supposed backlash coming from? For our main topic, we discuss whether or not the media is manufacturing outrage when it comes to female protagonists, or if gamers are truly as intolerant as some reporters make them out to be.
Other topics we discuss:
– Nintendo wants Switch to match Wii sales
– Phantom Dust “HD” looks unimpressive
– Analyst says PS5 is coming in late 2018
– Future consoles with frame rate counters
– Boxing Kangaroo removed from Tekken 7 because of PETA
Thanks as always to Shawn Daley for our awesome intro and outro music.