Though we all generally like the same things, (three of us are related and the other is a lifelong friend) the Athletes have certain things we like individually that we wouldn't mind the other members of the podcast liking as well. As you can imagine, some of these do include video games of course, both individual games and some game genres. We also each had some things non game related we wish the other Athletes liked and discussed some of those as well.Read More
Every year on April fools day, gamers everywhere are treated to jokes coming from developers, coverage websites, and individuals throughout the gaming community. Most are obviously jokes, like Francis playing Half Life 3, designed to entertain us and lighten the mood in what can sometimes be a fairly toxic community. Though some were able seem like legitimate news stories and one in particular may not have even been a joke. The Thumbstick Athletes help sort out some of the mess and talk about some of our favorites, which ones fooled us, and even some we thought would be really sweet if they were true.
inFAMOUS: Second Son is Sony's first big exclusive to come out since the launch of the PS4, and all the Athletes agreed that it had to be good. Anyone that had seen screenshots and especially gameplay videos already knew that inFAMOUS was going to look good, but is it just a pretty face with nothing going on behind that sweet, sweet eyecandy? We also touch on the controversial purchase of VR headset company Oculus by social media giant Facebook and what we think that could mean for the future of virtual reality.Read More
It's that time of the year again, when gamers get their time in the spotlight as Spike TV plays host to another round of gaming awards. They were about what you would expect from a video game awards show, not particularly entertaining (apparently), filled with commercials, and not very well received. Gamers are a fickle bunch after all, and the Athletes, though they didn't watch the awards show certainly have an opinion on the awards that were given out. If you've listened for awhile, you can probably already guess which award got our feathers ruffled the most. Show notes and flash player within:Read More