Welcome to another episode of Throwdown. On this podcast/vidcast we discuss the latest video game, pop culture, and tech news in an honest and uncompromising fashion.
More so than any other generation, the length of a video game has become a hot topic among gamers these days. While some feel that a game’s value is determined by the amount of time it takes to complete it, others feel that quality is more important than length. We on Throwdown have differing opinions on this subject and tonight we discuss it… at length (pun intended). We state why a game should give gamers as much as possible and why length doesn’t matter if the title is good.
No Pop Culture or Tech News this week but we have a few gaming related items to discuss. The first one is about Sony. The company has announced that it will stop producing Smartphones and Televisions and instead focus on its entertainment and gaming divisions. This last one is no surprise given that the PlayStation brand is one of Sony’s more profitable ventures. This also brings us to a recent report that estimates the PlayStation 4 will sell close to 80 million consoles and the Xbox One will sell 57 million by the year 2019.
Gamers had a collective mini-heart attack earlier this week when a report surfaced that Sony had not renewed the trademark for The Last Guardian. Some believed that this was a either a sign of a name change or, in the worst case scenario, that Sony had given up on the title. This wasn’t the case as the trademark was eventually renewed, but it goes to show that gamers are still heavily invested in the game. We discuss this whole situation.
To finish things off we discuss Resident Evil: Revelations 2 on the Wii U. Or rather, why it WON’T be on Nintendo‘s platform. Given that this series originated on the 3DS this is a very strange thing indeed. Even stranger that Capcom have flat out said the game isn’t on the Wii U because it could only run on “new systems.” If the Wii U is a current-gen system, why would Capcom say this?
Thanks as always to Shawn Daley for our awesome intro and outro music.