Throwdown Ep. 15 – “Gamers Gone Mad”

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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.

The past week has seen many big events and announcements happen back to back in the gaming industry. The Game Awards and PlayStation Experience featured many big reveals which, quite frankly, set many gamers to go completely insane. Just a perusal of the comments section of any of our big stories this week is evidence enough that gamers were ready to battle. But why? From reveals, exclusivity deals, and the ages long console war, we break down all of the things that caused gamers to lose their minds just before year’s end.

We also have some gaming news as always. Something we forgot to mention on Throwdown Your Questions Ep. 14 was how Hideo Kojima and Naughty Dog were denied entry into The Game Awards’ after party because they weren’t properly dressed. How could people of such prominence in the industry be denied from a party associated with the industry’s (supposed) biggest award ceremony? This leads into a conversation about The Last of Us‘ latest DLC which gives the game new kill animations… for 99 cents each. Are things getting even more out of hand with DLC?

On the non-paid DLC front we talk about DRIVECLUB and how it has been radically changed due to the inclusion of dynamic weather. We’ve given this game flak for it’s online not working for weeks and the exclusion of the aforementioned weather but this addition really does make a huge different for the title. If you guys ever wanted to see your humble host eat crow then you’re in for a treat. Finally, we talk about the latest update on The Last Guardian and how the title is possibly coming out for the PlayStation 4.

Pop Culture land was pretty tame as well but some interesting bits managed to come up. All comic book related of course. We talk about Marvel’s Star Wars #1 selling over 1 million copies. This is something that hasn’t been seen in the comics industry for nearly 20 years so that is a feat in and of itself. We also talk about how Stargate SG-1 and Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa has signed up to play Aquaman in four movies. We delve into how his version of the infamous aquatic Justice Leaguer can work on screen. We end things off with our thoughts about how Marvel and Sony were in talks to have Spider-Man appear in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe.

This week I was joined by: Emilio LopezBrian Munjoma, and Chris Sealy.


Thanks as always to Shawn Daley for our awesome intro and outro music.

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