Top 5 2014 Games We Missed: Thumbstick Athletes Podcast Episode 179

Top 5 2014 Games We Missed: Thumbstick Athletes Podcast Episode 179

As unfortunate as it may be, we are unable to play all the games we would like to throughout the year.  We can't do the Podcast for 8 hours a day and certainly don't have the money to purchase every single game we would like to, so we have to pick and choose what we would like to spend both time and money on.  Inevitably, we all missed out on some games that came out this year, whether we didn't have the system to play it on, time to play said game, or didn't like the developer/publisher despite a games reviews.  Here is where we give those games credit; formerly a Thumbie category, now in it's own episode.

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2014 Predictions Recap: Thumbstick Athletes Podcast Episode 176

2014 Predictions Recap: Thumbstick Athletes Podcast Episode 176

For the first time ever we do a recap of one of our predictions episodes, and find out who is wrong and who is right.  One of our hosts was startlingly prescient when it came to predictions for this year.  And if you listened to our 2014 predictions episode (#130) and remembered what we argued about back then...well you get a repeat of that here too!  It was fun to go back and listen to what we thought this year would bring in the world of gaming.

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Far Cry 4/Smash Bros. Wii U: Thumbstick Athletes Podcast Episode 175

Far Cry 4/Smash Bros. Wii U: Thumbstick Athletes Podcast Episode 175

Quite a bit better for the game releases this past week.  You can only go up from a week that saw the disastrous launches of the new Assassin's Creed and the Master Chief Collection, right?  In Far Cry 4, you get a familiar formula in a game that gives you the tools to have your own fun.  Though it's not drastically different mechanically from Far Cry 3, why mess too much with something that works so well?  In Smash Bros. for Wii U, you get a long awaited entry in a beloved franchise.  Nintendo spent extra time on Smash, making sure everything was super polished and balanced and it really shows.  You also get to hear Eric's thoughts on Smash, who has been an outspoken critic of the series' past entries.

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Why we Didn't buy CoD: Advanced Warfare: Thumbstick Athletes Podcast Episode 173

Why we Didn't buy CoD: Advanced Warfare: Thumbstick Athletes Podcast Episode 173

For a little something different this week, we discuss why none of us decided to buy this year's Call of Duty, subtitled Advanced Warfare.  This is particularly shocking for Eric and Will, who despite swearing off the franchise, still seem to get the "Duty" itch and make the purchase every year.  Dan and Corey don't normally buy the Call of Duty games and explain why, and Will and Eric list their reason for resisting the foul CoD temptress, despite the generally positive reviews and a more interesting futuristic setting.  Later on we briefly touch on Assassin's Creed: Unity and the Master Chief Collection during "What We Played."

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