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 142: XBOX One

Episode 142: XBOX One

Now that one of us has finally gotten an XBOX One, it was high time we had an episode dedicated to it.  Will has of course had some experience with a friend's new XBOX One, but with Eric getting one, and having the opportunity to play many of the exclusives, we are now able to officially cover the new system.  Among the things covered were menus, system features, kinect, games, and even the ease of use for someone who is a non gamer in using Netflix and media capabilities.  Towards the end of the main segment we also compare the XBOX One and PS4, talking about the pros and cons of each system.

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