Welcome to another episode of the 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.
Though things have been rough in the gaming industry and gaming community lately, there is still a lot to be grateful for. This medium has brought the world many great things and that’s what this episode is centered on. Since this episode is airing during the week of Thanksgiving, our first main topic focuses on some of the things in gaming that we’re thankful for. Whether it’s people, titles, genres, peripherals, or technological advancements, we talk about everything that makes us appreciative in gaming.
Not much news happened this week (mostly because we’ve been too busy playing games to notice) but we get into a few interesting items. Sony announced that they would be offering refunds to consumers over misleading PlayStation Vita ads. Speaking of not delivering what was promised, we talk about Ubisoft’s apology to those who bought Assassin’s Creed Unity and about the game’s latest patch. We also get into how the proliferation of open world online gaming has made bugs and defects more common. Finally, we close things out by celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Sega Saturn.
Thanks as always to Shawn Daley for our awesome intro and outro music.