Why we Didn't buy CoD: Advanced Warfare: Thumbstick Athletes Podcast Episode 173

Why we Didn't buy CoD: Advanced Warfare: Thumbstick Athletes Podcast Episode 173

For a little something different this week, we discuss why none of us decided to buy this year's Call of Duty, subtitled Advanced Warfare.  This is particularly shocking for Eric and Will, who despite swearing off the franchise, still seem to get the "Duty" itch and make the purchase every year.  Dan and Corey don't normally buy the Call of Duty games and explain why, and Will and Eric list their reason for resisting the foul CoD temptress, despite the generally positive reviews and a more interesting futuristic setting.  Later on we briefly touch on Assassin's Creed: Unity and the Master Chief Collection during "What We Played."

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Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor: Thumbstick Athletes Podcast 168

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor:  Thumbstick Athletes Podcast 168

Alas, the long awaited (by us anyway) Shadow of Mordor is finally out and as you've probably already noticed, is getting rave reviews.  But does it deserve those reviews?  Find out exactly how much influence Mordor draws from other games like Assassin's Creed 4 and Batman Arkham series.  And exactly what is the Nemesis system?  We've got you covered in our lengthy discussion of Shadow of Mordor.

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Episode 157: The Crew Beta

Episode 157: The Crew Beta

The only one of us that was able to secure beta code for The Crew was Eric.  Eric, of course, is the only one of us that doesn't have a computer capable of playing it.  Luckily he was able to secure one though, as it was his intention all along to pass the code on to one of us to give it shot, and thus Dan ended up with The Crew beta code.  Before this week's episode, both Will and Eric were able to spend a bit of time playing The Crew to get a feel for it so we could have a discussion about it.  We also had a discussion/interview with a retired professional hockey player about his playing days.  Thanks Neil!

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Episode 99: E3 2013 Recap

This year's E3 was all about the games.  Yes, the new systems are coming out later this year and there was much discussion and controversy about them, but really people wanted to see what the new systems were capable of playing game-wise.  Luckily we were not disappointed on that front, as new games were hurled at us at a frantic pace, especially by Microsoft, who was desperately trying to make up for their bungled console reveal.  There wont be any specific show notes this week, as the first three hours of this week's episode were spent recapping as much as we could from E3, and last 40 minutes on feedback and what we played.  Flash Player after the jump:

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