Episode 141: April Fools in Gaming 2014

Every year on April fools day, gamers everywhere are treated to jokes coming from developers, coverage websites, and individuals throughout the gaming community.  Most are obviously jokes, like Francis playing Half Life 3, designed to entertain us and lighten the mood in what can sometimes be a fairly toxic community.  Though some were able seem like legitimate news stories and one in particular may not have even been a joke.  The Thumbstick Athletes help sort out some of the mess and talk about some of our favorites, which ones fooled us, and even some we thought would be really sweet if they were true.

 

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Episode 42: Best of the NES

In this week's episode we relive some classic gaming when we discuss some of best games for the Nintendo Entertainment System.  We all give our top 5 lists as well a talk about some of the great games we may not have played but deserve some kudos.  Here's the notes:

Nibble bits: 00:02:04

Corey- Bio-shock moved to2/26/13

            EA Released EA Humble Indie Bundle last week

            SWTOR lost 400,000 subscribers

            Rumors of Wii-u game titles

                        Scandal

 Eric-    Elder Scrolls online confirmed for 2013

                        Set 100- years before Skyrim

            Angry birds has hit 1 BILLION downloads

            Adventure-time on Adult Swim on Cartoon Network

Will-    Snowbound Area

            Kingdom Hearts should come back to consoles

            Zynga to go to court…

Dan-    South Park RPG Name leaked on XBOX Live stick of truth

            Nokia/Rovio Angry Birds Space coming to windows phone.

            As of 3/31 30 million Skylanders figurines

 

How was our week: 00:11:20

Corey- got to enjoy his week a little more, saw some bands, went to a Yankee game on Tuesday night, looked for a job, studied, did some podcast work

Will- Baseball and school

Eric- went to the bar spent 50 bucks, (7 or 8 weeks in a row,) played some darts and did quite well.

Dan- last day at Wegmans yesterday, normal shift, Band show dates.

 

Return from break: 00:18:50 Best NES games

Top 5 lists:

Five:

Corey: Gauntlet 2

Eric:     WWF Wrestle Mania

Will:    Excite Bike

Dan:    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Four:

Corey: Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers

Eric:     Duck Hunt

Will:    Mike Tyson’s Punch Out

Dan:    Baseball Stars

You get the idea; listen to the episode for the rest of the list.

 

Honorable Mentions: 00:44:20

 

News: 01:11:15

Corey: The Key to Depth Simplicity

Will:   

Eric: Binghamton’s 4 Noble Truths: The way I lived them

Dan: Company of  Heroes 2 will make you…

 

What we played: 01:35:30

 

Will: Battlefield 3,

Eric: Purchased Harry Potter Lego for the wife, played it together, Walking Dead game,

Corey: War Game European Escalation,

Dan: The Secret World beta, The Witcher 2

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