Episode 71: Planetside 2

Sony Online Entertainment's new MMOFPS Planetside 2 is this week's topic, along with some new releases like Hitman: Absolution and the new Mass Effect 3 DLC, Omega. Find out how the finished version of Planetside 2 stacks up to the beta version that we talked in Ep. 59 Hangover: Planetside 2 Beta. Click through for the show notes.
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Episode 70: Indie Game: The Movie

The Thumbstick Athletes take on movie reviewing this week after watching Indie Game: The Movie, available now on Netflix.  Find out what the Athletes thought of the movie that followed the creators of Fez, Super Meat Boy, and to a lesser extent Braid.  Indie Game: The Movie does a nice job of going behind the scences of the development process and explores some of the personal struggles one could anticipate when undergoing such a project.  Here's the notes:

 

00:01:26- Nibble Bits

-Dan- Planetside 2 launched, GOG has an Indie Game sale, New Borderlands 2 DLC

-Eric- Karaoke app for the Xbox 360, Treyarch took Nuketown off the playlist for Black Ops II, ESPN app improvements

-Will- Wii U will not be getting the upcoming Omega DLC for Mass Effect 3, Wii U owners should not unplug consoles during Firmware updates, Okan Kaya played Black Ops II for 122 hours, Minecraft Players make the Midgar in game.

-Corey- Google Maps is coming back to the IOS, Wii U charges 50 cents to register a minor for online, 343 is looking for developers with MMO experience

00:18:35- Our Weeks

-Corey- Went to local bars

-Will- Let my friend borrow Black Ops II, First Report card

-Eric- Divorce

-Dan- Guild Wars 2, 1984

00:28:39- Main Segment

01:07:33- Feedback

01:38:11- Round Table

-Will- New Karaoke App for the 360

-Eric- Square Enix asking for opinions on gay marriage for new Final Fantasy

-Corey- Should the new Mass Effect be a prequel or sequel to the Mass Effect trilogy

01:51:50- What We’ve Played

-Corey- Sleeping Dogs, Soul Caster, Halo 4

-Eric- Halo 4, Fifa, Call of Duty

-Dan- Level 80 on Guild Wars 2

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Episode 66: Gaming 101: Competitive Gaming

We decide to tackle (get it, tackle?.....Just watching some football) the subject of competitve gaming.  We even have someone in studio who has some experience in the competitive gaming or e-sports arena.  In the traditional Thumbstick Athletes way, we give a brief history lesson of the subject as well.  Here's the notes:

00:01:18- Teasers

-Borderlands 2 DLC, Lunar Silver Star Story Touch,

00:02:04- Nibble Bits

-Dan- Planetside 2 comes out November 20th, Guild Wars 2 has a Halloween Special gameplay, Xbox Smart Glass comes out on October 26th

-Corey- God of War Ascension preorder comes with the movie 300, Zynga has let go 5% of its employees and closed many studios

-Eric- Zynga has lost 160 million dollars this year, Borderlands Legends was announced,

00:10:10- Our Weeks

-Corey- Frank and Weenie, Most the PC Parts came, Third Party debate

-Dan- Little break from video games, phone problems

-Eric- Buffalo Bills game

00:31:55- Main Segment

01:10:00 Round Table

-Dan- Zynga’s troubles

-Eric-Nintendo Wii U’s losing money

01:26:20- What We’ve Played

-Dan- Borderlands 2 DLC

-Corey- Lunar Silver Star Story Touch

-Eric- Fifa 13

 

Episode 60: Best of the PSOne

In this episode the Athletes talk about their top five Playstation One games. Because of Eric’s cousin, Corey was unable to join the episode; after all, it requires electricity to Skype. Chris comes in studio for the third time to fill in for the unavailable Corey and offer some PlayStation insight. CLick through for the show notes and flash player.
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