Throwdown Ep. 92 – Catching Pokémon Go Fever

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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!

For whatever reason, the nation has been captivated by Pokémon Go. This mobile game is so hot that even Hilary Clinton named dropped it. Why has this game become such a phenomenon? What has made the app more popular than Tinder and Twitter? Figuring out what the reason, or reasons, for the game’s success is our main topic this week.

Other news we discuss on this episode:

– Warner Bros pays YouTubers for positive coverage of Shadow of Mordor
– NPD will now include digital sales numbers
– Valve cracks down on gambling sites that use Steam
– PS4 Neo specs leaked
– Nintendo’s mini NES console


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