Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Thumbstick Athletes Podcast Episode 191

For this week another 3DS title, this time a completely new IP in Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.  Think of STEAM as a lighter version of XCom, without the interesting twists from failing a mission or getting a few squad members permanently killed.  It does have comic book-esque versions of popular characters from American folklore, which is neat, as well as some parts where you fight as a giant Abraham Lincoln mech.  It sounds more neat than it actually is, and STEAM ends up being a largely average game.  Find out why in episode 191 of the TS Athletes podcast.

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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate: Thumbstick Athletes Podcast Episode 189

Though Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate came out in mid February, and with us not being veterans of the series, we wanted to give it plenty of time before we tried to cover it during an episode.  Even after being 30 hours in, I'm still learning new mechanics and features in Monster Hunter.  We had all heard from various places that MH4U was a great starting point for newcomers to the series, to which we couldn't agree more.  It strikes a nice balance of showing you new things but also testing you in the knowledge you've already gained from playing it.  Find out our thoughts on Monster Hunter 4 during the episode as well as some coverage of GDC announcements during nibblebits.

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New 3DS XL: Thumbstick Athletes Podcast Episode 186

Nintendo continues their tradition of naming their products weird things with the New 3DS XL.  At first glance you would just think it was a new 3DS XL and not an entirely new product.  Just the like whole Wii/Wii U debacle, the average consumer would probably have no idea what the difference is.  Bad name and lack of charging cable aside, three out of the four Thumbstick Athletes picked up the new 3DS last Friday.  We of course covered the features and differences between the New 3DS XL and standard 3DS and 3DS XL, (It's even confusing to type for someone who knows the difference)  as well as giving our impressions of the system at this point.  Buyer beware...transferring your Nintendo Network ID from an old system can be quite the process.

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Episode 118: Pokemon X & Y

Episode 118: Pokemon X & Y

For this week, Dan and Will talk about the newest Pokemon games in X and Y.  For this release, Pokemon takes a more visual approach offering up more cinematic battles, pokemon animations, and an overhead camera that changes angles and zooms in and out in different areas.  You will also get two different perspectives for Pokemon X and Y, in Will you get a veteran that has played nearly every Pokemon release.  In Dan you get someone that had played the first generation of Pokemon (Red and Blue) extensively, but hasn't touched the series since.  Episode Flash player contained within:

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