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Spot Dodge Podcast discusses PlatinumGames and Plague Story Requiem!

Welcome again! It’s a new Tuesday, which suggests tonight there will probably be a brand new episode of Spot Dodge: A Stay Nintendo Podcast completely on Destructoid. Matters: The crew discusses the latest controversy concerning PlatinumGames’ “insulting” pay supply of $4,000 USD to veteran Bayonetta voice actress Hellena Taylor for the third installment. Brett M and Brett L additionally share their ideas on A Plague Story: Requiem. Spoilers: It’s among the finest video games of the 12 months.

There’s numerous lacking info concerning Hellena Taylor and her latest trending Twitter videos calling on followers to boycott Bayonetta 3. With that mentioned, Jason Schreier’s report from earlier in the present day paints the scenario in a very totally different gentle. Both means, we don’t know all of the details and it’s very seemingly PlatinumGames won’t ever make a press release. If the low supply of $4,000 is in actual fact legitimate, that’s only one thing more added to the pile of weirdness occurring with Platinum currently.

PlatinumGames has had an odd few years. From making a Kickstarter for the already-completed recreation Fantastic 101 (which ended up being profitable) to the very flagrant and open statements about being acquired or eager to deliver again Scalebound. Not solely that, however the firm put out one in all this 12 months’s worst-reviewed video games Babylon’s Fall (which has already been shut down). Now, this Hellena Taylor controversy is simply extra indicators that issues aren’t going too nicely at Platinum. Though I’d like to be unsuitable.

PlatinumGames has launched numerous titles that many think about masterpieces. So it’s a rattling disgrace to see this a lot controversy surrounding a studio with a lot nice expertise. Hideki Kamiya’s unorthodox Twitter happenings don’t assist the corporate’s already-crumbling picture both.

Our beautiful forged from across the internet: Brett Medlock (me) and Mary Stowe from Destructoid, John Friscia from The Escapist, Greg Bargas from PC Invasion, and Brett Larsen, our further particular visitor. Behind the scenes, Gamurs’ Eric Weichhart is live-editing this week’s present.

Spot Dodge is a weekly Nintendo Podcast right here at Destructoid the place we dedicate an hour or two to go over the newest Nintendo information and focus on the video games we’re enjoying. If you happen to’re a fan of Nintendo Change, RPGs, or having an excellent time, Spot Dodge will probably be a terrific addition to your podcast rotation.

Spot Dodge is streaming stay each Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. PT / 7:00 p.m. ET on Destructoid’s YouTube and Twitch channels. Don’t be afraid to hitch the chat and be a part of the present!

Afterward, the present will probably be obtainable on-demand for audio listeners through Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and extra. The stay video model will stay on each YouTube and Twitch (don’t overlook to observe and subscribe). So many choices!

Brett Medlock

Head of video at Destructoid


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