2014 "Highlights": Thumbstick Athletes Podcast Episode 178

2014 "Highlights": Thumbstick Athletes Podcast Episode 178

I decided to give the dudes the week off this week.  They have after all, been working without pay for quite some time.  It was a convenient time too, as Corey was shutting down our Brooklyn Studio this week and moving it to a new location in Upstate NY.  It also happened to be around the holidays when everyone was busy.  I also didn't want there to be no Thumbstick Athletes Podcast this week either, so in preparation for our 2014 Thumbies episode I decided we should go back and listen to snippets of episodes covering some of the bigger game releases this year, and ones you would likely hear about during our awards show.  It's not very long so I decided not to do show notes, and the games in the picture above are some of the games we covered.

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Episode 150: Mario Kart 8

Episode 150: Mario Kart 8

It's episode 150 and we forgot to plan something special.  Mario Kart 8, however, more than made up for our lack planning and foresight.  The two Wii U owners of the group both bought MK8, and one of the Athletes bought a Wii U specifically for it.  As usual, we cover some of the new additions, our thoughts, but also have a discussion on what qualifies Mario Kart 8 as "beaten."

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Episode 149: Watch_Dogs

Episode 149: Watch_Dogs

Delay after delay, hype heaped upon hype.  To many it seemed that Watch_Dogs was never going to come out.  How could it possibly live up to all the hype and fervor generated for the fateful 2012 E3?  The delays could likely be a sign that Ubisoft had been unable to keep their promises?  Surely Watch_Dogs could have been a candidate for indefinite hiatus only to be officially cancelled years down the road.  Seemingly against all odds, Watch_Dogs is now available to the grubby masses.  As usual the Athletes dissect the game in question and talk controls, missions, the "seamless" multiplayer, characters, and how Watch_Dogs compares to similar games in the genre.

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