Battlefield Hardline: Thumbstick Athletes Podcast Episode 192

Cops and robbers take center stage this week when we (specifically Eric) cover Battlefield Hardline.  In the name of the podcast, Eric was able to power through the campaign mode in addition to playing some multiplayer on both PS4 and XBox One, so find out if it's a buy or not.  Also it's Dan's first experience with Heroes of the Storm, so we talk about that again...at legnth...Also the triumphant return of a certain, repeatedly fired former intern.

Read More

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.

Read More

2015 Games Preview Part 1: Thumbstick Athletes Podcast Episode 182

Part 1 of a new year's Games Preview always covers the new games coming out that already have a release date.  Early in the year, AAA and larger indie releases are pretty scarce, but like every other year there's more titles that I'm interested in than initially thought.  I had only planned on getting one game in the first three months of 2015, which has now turned into several definite buys and even more maybes.  And Raven's Cry is coming out for reals this time.  

Read More