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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Top 5 2014 Games We Missed: Thumbstick Athletes Podcast Episode 179

Top 5 2014 Games We Missed: Thumbstick Athletes Podcast Episode 179

As unfortunate as it may be, we are unable to play all the games we would like to throughout the year.  We can't do the Podcast for 8 hours a day and certainly don't have the money to purchase every single game we would like to, so we have to pick and choose what we would like to spend both time and money on.  Inevitably, we all missed out on some games that came out this year, whether we didn't have the system to play it on, time to play said game, or didn't like the developer/publisher despite a games reviews.  Here is where we give those games credit; formerly a Thumbie category, now in it's own episode.

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Sunset Overdrive: Thumbstick Athletes Podcast Episode 172

Sunset Overdrive: Thumbstick Athletes Podcast Episode 172

If anyone caught the earlier part of Eric's Extra Life marathon, you probably saw a lot of Sunset Overdrive being played.  It ate up a large chunk of his 24 hours, using up 12 to 13 hours and seemed to go by in a snap.  Always the sign of a good game, when large amounts of hours fly by in what seems like a matter of minutes.  Sunset Overdrive, which was described as part Saint's Row, part inFamous, part Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, oozes colorful and over the top fun.  With crazy weapons, strange characters, and intense action, Dan was jealous of not having a XBox One to experience Sunset Overdrive.  On a side note, Eric made some pretty sweet purchases this past week!

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