Hotline Miami 2 / Ori and the Blind Forest: Thumbstick Athletes Podcast Episode 190

For this week's Pod we cover two indies that just came out, as well as briefly cover some of the indies coming out later this year that we happen to be looking forward to.  For Hotline Miami 2, you get essentially more of the same gameplay, as well as a butt-load more variety in character types and environments.  For Ori and the Blind Forest, a stunningly beautiful Metroidvania platformer that's more difficult than it initially appears.  As for indie coverage, we talk about quite a few of them that are coming out that we happen to think look neat.  Absent from our discussions is anything about No Man's Sky...we've talked enough about that already!

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Episode 110: 2013 Fall Games Preview Part 1

It's that time of year again, when the wallets of gamers are noticeably thinner and it seems that every week there's a new AAA title being released.  This year is a little leaner in the huge release title category, as the community awaits the release of new systems from Sony and Microsoft.  This year our cutoff date for our Fall Games Preview Part 1 is the Playstation 4 release on November 15.  Part 2 will cover everything after that date, including the launch of Xbox One and titles that don't have hard release dates as of yet.  During our other segments, more Saint's Row IV and Skyrim talk.  Show notes and flash player in the link:

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Episode 105: Steam Summer Sale Recap

After Steam's summer sale has finally wrapped up, the Athletes assess their purchases.  Some games were bought with full confidence that they would be played some day, while others were bought just because they were cheap.  A great time to be a PC gamer no doubt, despite our wallets having quite a bit less girth.  Even Eric, not a PC gamer by any means, made quite a few purchases, expanding his library by quite a bit. Show notes and flash player after the jump.

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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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