Episode 86: Gaming 101: Controllers

Episode 86: Gaming 101: Controllers
In this week's episode the Thumbstick Athletes talk about the most important part of playing games on a console.....the controller.  Paddle, remote, joypad, whatever you want to call it, the controller helped shape console gaming into the juggernaut it is today.  The Athletes (minus one) go back into the history of the controller and discuss some of their favorites and pros and cons from the Atari 2600 all the way to current gen controllers.  Show notes and flash player after the jump:

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Episode 85: Tomb Raider/Sim CIty

Two big releases this past week in the Tomb Raider reboot and the new and "improved" always online Sim City. Corey and Will discuss their impressions of Sim City and whether or not they ended up having any of the now infamous launch woes that everyone seemed to have, while Dan and Eric (and to a lesser extent, Will) talk the new Tomb Raider game. Talks later in the episode inevitably go to the hot topic of always online DRM restrictions and whether they have a place in what were traditionally single player games. All this plus the usual from the Thumbstick Athletes this week. Show notes after the jump!

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