Episode 98: Remember Me/The Swapper

We talk two new releases this week, neither of which came out with too much fanfare.  One being the stunning indie puzzle platformer The Swapper, and the other, the cyberpunk beat 'em up Remember Me, with it's interesting take on memories.  Maybe there wasn't too much excitement around these games because there aren't a lot of moments where fist pumps are appropriate, like in Call of Duty or Madden, unless you REALLY like solving puzzles and digging up forgotten and painful memories.  Either way, two good games came out this week and deserve some attention!  Show notes and flash player after the jump:

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Episode 86: Gaming 101: Controllers

Episode 86: Gaming 101: Controllers
In this week's episode the Thumbstick Athletes talk about the most important part of playing games on a console.....the controller.  Paddle, remote, joypad, whatever you want to call it, the controller helped shape console gaming into the juggernaut it is today.  The Athletes (minus one) go back into the history of the controller and discuss some of their favorites and pros and cons from the Atari 2600 all the way to current gen controllers.  Show notes and flash player after the jump:

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Episode 85: Tomb Raider/Sim CIty

Two big releases this past week in the Tomb Raider reboot and the new and "improved" always online Sim City. Corey and Will discuss their impressions of Sim City and whether or not they ended up having any of the now infamous launch woes that everyone seemed to have, while Dan and Eric (and to a lesser extent, Will) talk the new Tomb Raider game. Talks later in the episode inevitably go to the hot topic of always online DRM restrictions and whether they have a place in what were traditionally single player games. All this plus the usual from the Thumbstick Athletes this week. Show notes after the jump!

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