Thumbstick Athletes

Corey and Dan relate their experiences with some of the fortress mechanics in Shadow of War as they transition into mid-game. 

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The second part in the saga of half-man, half-wraith Talion (and the elf Celebrimbor) sees the series kick it up a notch.  Bigger battles, more of the excellent Nemesis system...and more abilities to slaughter orcs it the most artistic fashion. 

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Dan, Corey and Eric all played some Cuphead for this week's episode....aesthetically pleasing and punishingly difficult as it is.  During "What We Played" Dan played a bit more Golf Story and gave his thoughts on the SNES Classic so far.

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Dan and Eric played some Steamworld Dig for this week's episode...having not played the first game they offered up the perspective of newcomers to the series.  During "What We Played" Eric played FIFA 18 and Dan and Corey talk a little more Divinity Original Sin 2.

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Returning vet Corey and newcomer to the series Dan talk about the sequel to one of Corey's Game of the Year picks from a few years ago....Divinity: Original Sin 2.  A classic isometric RPG with some modern flair creates a wonderful gaming experience. 

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For this week's episode we cover a golf game for the second time in our show's history.  And one from a good pedigree too, the developers of show favorite Hot Shots Golf.  We also cover the Nintendo Direct from September 13th during nibblebits and Project Octopath Traveller during "What We Played."

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Dan covers the newest Nintendo Switch exclusive SRPG Mario + Rabbids this week.  It's an interesting choice for a crossover, but ends up being surprisingly solid.  During "What We Played" Corey played some Ringworld, which is currently in Early Access on Steam. 

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We continue our fall games preview this week by selecting a few random titles to cover.  During "What We Played" Eric Played some Madden 18, Dan played the Destiny 2 Beta on PC and a few hours of Mario and Rabbids Kingdom Battle.  After the episode, Dan and Corey continue their Game of Thrones recap with the season finale, The Dragon and the Wolf.

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An annual staple for the Thumbstick Athletes podcast, where we cover some of heavy hitters coming out in the fall.  It's shaping up to be a great Fall for games, and October is really going to empty the wallet.  After the episode, Dan and Corey recap Season 7, Episode 6 of Game of Thrones, called Beyond the Wall.

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This week we talk about PC gaming hardware and give some examples of PC builds that can be used for gaming.  During "What We Played" Corey started The Long Dark now that it's finally out of early access.  After the episode Dan and Corey have their usual Game of Thrones recap, discussing Season 7 Episode 5: Eastwatch.  As a bonus though even after the GoT recap, Dan Corey and Will have a spoiler filled discussion about Pyre.

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