2014 "Highlights": Thumbstick Athletes Podcast Episode 178

2014 "Highlights": Thumbstick Athletes Podcast Episode 178

I decided to give the dudes the week off this week.  They have after all, been working without pay for quite some time.  It was a convenient time too, as Corey was shutting down our Brooklyn Studio this week and moving it to a new location in Upstate NY.  It also happened to be around the holidays when everyone was busy.  I also didn't want there to be no Thumbstick Athletes Podcast this week either, so in preparation for our 2014 Thumbies episode I decided we should go back and listen to snippets of episodes covering some of the bigger game releases this year, and ones you would likely hear about during our awards show.  It's not very long so I decided not to do show notes, and the games in the picture above are some of the games we covered.

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Wasteland 2: Thumbstick Athletes Podcast 167

Wasteland 2: Thumbstick Athletes Podcast 167

Before the Fallout series of games, there was Wasteland, which predated the original Fallout by nearly 10 years.  Wasteland was given a second chance when Brian Fargo, who worked on both Fallout and Wasteland, acquired the rights and successfully kickstarted the project.  It was so successful that developer inXile was able to lure in some Obsidian developers to help Wasteland 2 along.  The result?  A very old school feeling, tactical CRPG with modern polish. 

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