Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel: Thumbstick Athletes Podcast Episode 170

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel: Thumbstick Athletes Podcast Episode 170

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is just that, the game that takes place before the sequel of Borderlands.  Exploring the back story of BL2's infamous villain Handsome Jack, The Pre-Sequel takes you off of Pandora for the first time and onto it's moon, Elpis.  Like the Earth's moon, Elpis has no oxygen and is light on gravity, making for some fun times.  But is it different enough from the previous Borderlands games to feel fresh?  Dan and Corey spent a decent amount of time with it, even doing something the Athletes always say they will do and never quite get around to doing......co-op.  (gasp)  And a fair amount of it too!

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Skylanders: Trap Team: Thumbstick Athletes Podcast Episode 169

Skylanders: Trap Team: Thumbstick Athletes Podcast Episode 169

If I was to design the perfect game for myself as a child, the Skylanders series would be it.  Collectible figurines that you place on a portal and bring to life in a video game is as close to drug addiction as some of us may get.  Clever design, interesting characters, and a vibrant and colorful world all have contributed to making Skylanders a multi-billion dollar franchise...and oh yeah, the cost might have something to do with it.  Skylanders can certainly be enjoyed with just the base game, but to really get the most out of it, you're probably going to have to open your wallet a bit...

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Wasteland 2: Thumbstick Athletes Podcast 167

Wasteland 2: Thumbstick Athletes Podcast 167

Before the Fallout series of games, there was Wasteland, which predated the original Fallout by nearly 10 years.  Wasteland was given a second chance when Brian Fargo, who worked on both Fallout and Wasteland, acquired the rights and successfully kickstarted the project.  It was so successful that developer inXile was able to lure in some Obsidian developers to help Wasteland 2 along.  The result?  A very old school feeling, tactical CRPG with modern polish. 

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Episode 166: Listener's Choice

Episode 166: Listener's Choice

The decision was made to take a little bit of a breather this week and open up the show for questions from you, the listeners.   It was kind of the calm before the storm of frantic new game releases seemingly every week.  We answered questions about celebrity crushes, moving, sports and a few about games too of course.  It was a fun episode to do and we already look forward to the next listener's choice episode.

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