Episode 159: Just the News

Episode 159: Just the News

Instead of having a main topic for this week's episode, we decided to have another "Just the News" episode, as we didn't really have anything solid topic-wise for this week and there's been some good news items to cover.  As usual, you get not only news, but top notch commentary on said news.

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Episode 144: Child of Light Preview

Just Dan and Will this week as everyone's schedules fail to sync up again.  For the episode, we do a combined regular episode along with one of Dan's Watch Out For episodes and do a Child of Light preview.  For a little different flavor, we play the audio from some Ubisoft youtube videos going behind the scenes for Child of Light where the developers explain their thought process behind some of the mechanics and art direction of the game.  Playing the videos also gives the listener some delightful ear candy, as the Child of Light soundtrack is quite spectacular. 

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Episode 143: Top 5 Things I Wish You Liked

Though we all generally like the same things, (three of us are related and the other is a lifelong friend) the Athletes have certain things we like individually that we wouldn't mind the other members of the podcast liking as well.  As you can imagine, some of these do include video games of course, both individual games and some game genres.  We also each had some things non game related we wish the other Athletes liked and discussed some of those as well. 

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Episode 139: Free to Play (Documentary)

Episode 139: Free to Play (Documentary)

A little change of pace this week as the main segment is on a movie (documentary) instead of a video game.  The movie, Free to Play, does however have a strong video game presence, as it focuses on three of the world's top DOTA 2 players as they get ready for and compete in an international DOTA 2 tournament with the largest prize pot in e-sports history.  None of the Athletes really have had much experience or interest in the e-sports scene or DOTA 2, but Free to Play may have changed our minds as it gives an inside look at the lives of three of the competitors along with explaining the basics of DOTA 2.  We also address the potentially misleading title and our thoughts on whether or not Free to Play is just a DOTA 2 commercial.

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