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 140: inFAMOUS: Second Son

Episode 140: inFAMOUS: Second Son

inFAMOUS: Second Son is Sony's first big exclusive to come out since the launch of the PS4, and all the Athletes agreed that it had to be good.  Anyone that had seen screenshots and especially gameplay videos already knew that inFAMOUS was going to look good, but is it just a pretty face with nothing going on behind that sweet, sweet eyecandy?  We also touch on the controversial purchase of VR headset company Oculus by social media giant Facebook and what we think that could mean for the future of virtual reality.

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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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Episode 135: Bravely Default

Episode 135: Bravely Default

Now that all of the Athletes own a 3DS, it makes it much easier to cover our bases when it comes to new releases on the handheld.  Bravely Default is a game that would have been covered even if only one of us had played it, as it targets fans of the older Final Fantasy games.  It blends the old school feel of turn based combat and excellent Final Fantasy-esque job system, with more modern amenities like auto saves, great graphics, and street pass integration; throw in the Brave and Default system to add another level of strategy to combat, and you have the makings of a great RPG.

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