Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate: Thumbstick Athletes Podcast Episode 189

Though Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate came out in mid February, and with us not being veterans of the series, we wanted to give it plenty of time before we tried to cover it during an episode.  Even after being 30 hours in, I'm still learning new mechanics and features in Monster Hunter.  We had all heard from various places that MH4U was a great starting point for newcomers to the series, to which we couldn't agree more.  It strikes a nice balance of showing you new things but also testing you in the knowledge you've already gained from playing it.  Find out our thoughts on Monster Hunter 4 during the episode as well as some coverage of GDC announcements during nibblebits.

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Sunset Overdrive: Thumbstick Athletes Podcast Episode 172

Sunset Overdrive: Thumbstick Athletes Podcast Episode 172

If anyone caught the earlier part of Eric's Extra Life marathon, you probably saw a lot of Sunset Overdrive being played.  It ate up a large chunk of his 24 hours, using up 12 to 13 hours and seemed to go by in a snap.  Always the sign of a good game, when large amounts of hours fly by in what seems like a matter of minutes.  Sunset Overdrive, which was described as part Saint's Row, part inFamous, part Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, oozes colorful and over the top fun.  With crazy weapons, strange characters, and intense action, Dan was jealous of not having a XBox One to experience Sunset Overdrive.  On a side note, Eric made some pretty sweet purchases this past week!

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Destiny: Thumbstick Athletes Podcast 165

Destiny: Thumbstick Athletes Podcast 165

Destiny is finally out.  We all at last get to see if it lives up to unrealistically lofty expectations.  One of the Athletes even bought a next-gen system because Destiny looked so awesome.  (It was Dan in case you were wondering)  We even waited an extra week to give Destiny the full amount of time Bungie suggested for to get the whole picture.  Without further ado...our review of Destiny.  (Thus far)

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Episode 164: Lord of the RIngs Games

Episode 164: Lord of the RIngs Games

With the rapidly approaching release of Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, the Athletes decided to go back into the history of the Lord of the Rings games.  They started all the way back in 1982 with the release of text adventure The Hobbit, one of the more interesting and unique entries in the entire catalog.  It was also interesting to see the games that came out before the LoTR renaissance when the movies came out.  It will be nice to be back in Middle Earth again, slaying orcs to my heart's content.

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