We had initially planned on doing an episode on the Banner Saga for this week, but with Corey being the only one to have spent significant time with it, a few minutes before show time we changed to a "Just the News" show topic. What we ended up doing was just taking some of our nibblebits that warranted further discussion and moved them into the main segment. Luckily it did spark some discussion on Nintendo's direction, mobile gaming, as well as a few other hot topics in the gaming community. Dan also tried out the Steam In Home Streaming Beta and relates his experience with it and Corey played a slew of new games...Read More
Starting last year, the Thumbstick Athletes took part in the Four in February challenge. The goal of the contest, to beat four games in February, is a chance for us gamers to check a few games off our backlog lists. For this week's episode we select each others games, unlike last year when we all picked our own. We also are leaving the last game on our lists up to a vote, with the available games listed on a previous blog post. Later on you can hear Eric's thoughts on BioShock Infinite, but be warned, there are some spoilers. I listed the times of the spoilers both below in the show notes and on the episode blurb. Corey also played The Banner Saga, and we talk about legal friction between Stoic (Banner Saga dev) and King.com's dispute over the word Saga...Read More
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For this week's top 5 list, we decided to pay some homage to some of the
better LucasArts games out there by listing our own personal
favorites. Our lists were comprised almost entirely of Star Wars
titles, as LucasArts has a somewhat thin resume of other games with a
few Indiana Jones games sprinkled in there. In some more positive news,
Earthbound is finally coming to the Nintendo Virtual Console at long
last, so that's exciting eh? Full show notes after the jump.