The Order: 1886: Thumbstick Athletes Podcast Episode 188

For this week's episode, a review for the PS4 exclusive The Order: 1886.  Both Will and Eric played the entire game and thus are able to give you their full thoughts on the game.  During the episode the controversies surrounding the length are addressed, along with the usual run down of the mechanics of the game.  At the end of the main segment we also give you our thoughts on whether or not The Order is worth a full $60 price tag.

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Evolve: Thumbstick Athletes Podcast Episode 187

I think everyone is starting is to realize that the first-person shoot genre in gaming has gotten relatively stale as of late.  Specifically the multi-player FPS seems to have been recycled and rehashed to death, so it's nice to hear when developers are trying to change the pace a little.  Last year it was Titanfall who tried to shake up the genre with mechs and parkour tossed into the standard multi-player affair.  This year it's Evolve's turn to tweak the formula with asymmetrical 4v1 multi-player where 4 players team up to take down an ever evolving, giant monster.  Will takes the lead in this episode, giving a rundown of the characters, abilities and gameplay and the conversation turns to DLC later on with Evolve's strange implementation of of their season pass and different versions of the game.

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New 3DS XL: Thumbstick Athletes Podcast Episode 186

Nintendo continues their tradition of naming their products weird things with the New 3DS XL.  At first glance you would just think it was a new 3DS XL and not an entirely new product.  Just the like whole Wii/Wii U debacle, the average consumer would probably have no idea what the difference is.  Bad name and lack of charging cable aside, three out of the four Thumbstick Athletes picked up the new 3DS last Friday.  We of course covered the features and differences between the New 3DS XL and standard 3DS and 3DS XL, (It's even confusing to type for someone who knows the difference)  as well as giving our impressions of the system at this point.  Buyer beware...transferring your Nintendo Network ID from an old system can be quite the process.

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Episode 164: Lord of the RIngs Games

Episode 164: Lord of the RIngs Games

With the rapidly approaching release of Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, the Athletes decided to go back into the history of the Lord of the Rings games.  They started all the way back in 1982 with the release of text adventure The Hobbit, one of the more interesting and unique entries in the entire catalog.  It was also interesting to see the games that came out before the LoTR renaissance when the movies came out.  It will be nice to be back in Middle Earth again, slaying orcs to my heart's content.

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