Skylanders: Trap Team: Thumbstick Athletes Podcast Episode 169

Skylanders: Trap Team: Thumbstick Athletes Podcast Episode 169

If I was to design the perfect game for myself as a child, the Skylanders series would be it.  Collectible figurines that you place on a portal and bring to life in a video game is as close to drug addiction as some of us may get.  Clever design, interesting characters, and a vibrant and colorful world all have contributed to making Skylanders a multi-billion dollar franchise...and oh yeah, the cost might have something to do with it.  Skylanders can certainly be enjoyed with just the base game, but to really get the most out of it, you're probably going to have to open your wallet a bit...

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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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Episode 163: Fall Games Preview Part 2

Episode 163: Fall Games Preview Part 2

Fall Games Preview Part 2, in which we cover games coming out in November, the one or two confirmed for December and and hand full of others that may or may not come out this year.  For unscheduled releases, we didn't end up covering many, as it didn't seem like many of them are actually going to come out this year.  We shall see I suppose and there will certainly be a few surprises.

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Episode 161: Skyrim Mods

Episode 161: Skyrim Mods

One of the main reasons a game like Skyrim is better on a PC is of course...the vast amount of mods.  Skyrim was designed with player made mods in mind, and the community did not disappoint.  You can find Skyrim mods for just about anything, gameplay improvements, graphics improvements, quests, NPCs, even entirely new continents.  For this week's episode, the Thumbstick Athletes cover some of more popular and useful mods available right now as well as the various ways you can get them.

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