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 114: FIFA 14

The Athletes are minus Will and Corey this week, but add Billy (who has been on several times before) to fill out the FIFA 14 talk.  Even Dan, not a soccer or sports game fan, plays the PC version of FIFA for the sake of the episode.  We talk about whether or not the promised changes/upgrades are actually changes/upgrades or just a lot of PR fluff.  Later on in the episode Dan finally conquers Crusader Kings 2 and we delve a little into the new SteamOS.  Flash player and show notes contained within:

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Episode 113: Grand Theft Auto V

The big release everyone has been waiting for this year is finally out, and the Thumbstick Athletes play it, despite universally disliking previous GTA installments.  Find out if V really is the improvement they're saying it is, or if going to go the way of Madden and promise big and not deliver.  Later on in the episode Dan played the indie horror game Outlast, and the Athletes finally give their dream Super Smash Bros. roster.  Flash player and show notes after the jump:

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