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We have a dual episode this week, with Eric and Corey covering indie platformer Celeste during the main segment.  After the outro, Dan, Corey and Will do a spoiler filled Hangover for Life is Strange Before the Storm. 

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The hero of our universe leads an ensemble cast in Dragon Ball FighterZ and Will's got the lowdown.  Corey and Eric also briefly touch on new indie platformer Celeste during "What We Played"

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As is tradition at this point, we chart out our picks for this year's 4 in February challenge.  It's a good excuse to attempt to tame the ever expanding pile of shame!

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For this week we talk about Nintendo's newest strangeness, called Labo.  Who could have predicted cardboard gaming peripherals?  During What We Played Eric played more Super Mario Odyssey and Corey talks about Opus Magnum.

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Last year just wrapped so let's talk about some the games we're excited for in 2018!

In addition to the probable releases we're jazzed about, it might be worth mentioning some of the games that could land this year (Cyberpunk 2077 anybody?)

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The Thumbstick Athletes Podcast annual game awards episode...covering all the great games that came out in 2017.

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We delayed the 2017 Thumbies episode until next week, so we tackle some things we'd like to improve in our gaming lives in 2018.  It's also the final week for the football underdog challenge so be sure to get in your picks!

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Dan and Corey revisit Arcadia Bay with the prequel to the Thumbstick Athletes Podcast 2015 GOTY, Life is Strange.     

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Dan and Corey cover this year's excellent Game Awards ceremony...a celebration of all the excellent games that came out this year.  During "What We Played" Corey talks about Hearthstone's Kobold's and Catacombs expansion, Bury Me, my Love, and Old Man's Journey, while Dan briefly covers Breath of the Wild's newest DLC The Champion's Ballad.

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For the first time in our history we cover a visual novel for our main segment..and the game that gets that honor....Doki Doki Literature Club.  It's bizarre and you should just play it since it's free on Steam.  During "What We Played"  Dan gives his very brief first impressions of Xenoblade Chronicles 2.

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Or you could call it "What We Played" the main segment.  We use this time to cover some of the new games some of us played, including Super Mario Odyssey, NBA 2k18, and Assassin's Creed Origins. 

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For this week Dan does his year-in-review for games that came out in the second half of 2017, like Mario Odyssey, Call of Duty WW2, and Divinity Original Sin 2...among others.  It's a little early for this episode, as we usually like to wait until closer to the end of the year, but with only one more major release and busy week for the hosts.....now was as good a time as any!

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We take an episode to get our Thumbies categories ironed out....adding a few categories and dropping others.  We also set a preliminary date for our yearly awards show, subject to change of course!  During "What We Played" Dan and Eric talk about Rocket League on the Switch, with it just being released a few days ago.

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Eric and Will take the reigns this week and cover Call of Duty's return to form....a game about World War II.  Call of Duty has been criticized of late for being an uninteresting Modern/Near Future shooter with solid gameplay, but little else of substance.  It's definitely refreshing to see the series head back to it's historical roots.

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Super Mario Odyssey doesn't need much of an introduction....the near perfect review scores speak for themselves.  Find out Will and Dan's thoughts on the Switch exclusive and....Game of the Year favorite?

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The Warriors family worked with Zelda in Hyrule Warriors, so why not cram in into Fire Emblem and see what happens?  Dan and Will were able to play a significant amount due to the Friday release....thanks for that Nintendo! 

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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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Dan and Corey cover the newest game from Supergiant, a hybrid sports-rpg game called Pyre.  It's kind of a different offering from Supergiant, but retains their typically fabulous artwork and soundtrack.  After the episode we continue our Game of Thrones recaps, this time talking about season 7 episode 4: The Spoils of War.

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It was recently that Unsung Story, after months of no updates, was passed along to a whole new developer who was going to build the game from the ground up.  Corey and Will backed Unsung Story on Kickstarter years ago and give their thoughts on it to this point.  During "What We Played" Will played Nier: Automata, Corey played more Rocket League and Dan prepared for this weekend's Splatfest on Splatoon 2.  After the episode Dan and Corey cover last week's Game of Thrones episode, The Queen's Justice.

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Dan spent quite a few hours playing Splatoon 2 this week.  During "What We Played" Corey tried Player Unknown's Battlegrounds and briefly tried Pyre.  After the episode's outro, Dan and Corey recap Game of Thrones Season 7, episode 2 Stormborn.

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On this week's Thumbstick Athletes podcast, Dan and Corey try the JUMP beta...which is a new Netflix like indie game service with an interesting client.  After the episode Dan and Corey get back to their Game of Thrones recaps, covering Season 7, Episode 1: Dragonstone.

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While on vacation Corey and Will tried some VR and relate their experience.  During "What We Played" Dan finally played Horizon: Zero Dawn and the new Breath of the Wild DLC pack.

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I gave everyone the week off for 'Merica day this week, which was convenient since Corey and Will are out of town and we just passed the mid year point.  Like last year I played a brief clip of the episodes we recorded on some of the bigger game releases from this year like Resident Evil 7, Mass Effect Andromeda, Horizon Zero Dawn and Breath of the Wild.

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We give our top picks for this year's Steam Summer Sale, so can continue to pad your digital pile of shame.

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With all the details finally released for the upcoming Xbox One X we can finally have a comparison between the two higher end versions of Microsoft and Sony's consoles.

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As per usual we recap all the announcements for the major E3 press conferences along with some miscellaneous announcements.  It seems like we're not as negative on this year's E3 as some other outlets, so yay for some positivity!

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Everyone has games, even extremely popular games, that for one reason or another you just never play.  In this week's episode, the Thumbstick Athletes offer up their games they didn't play for the world to see.

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Gamer Christmas time again, where our hope and hype levels can vault into the stars, or be unceremoniously dashed.  In typical fashion, we do a rundown of the expected announcements, some rumors and offer up some things we can only hope for.

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We're knocking them off in quick succession...talking to Will solo this week.  Instead of the hard hitting interview you got last episode, Dan lobbed some hanging curveballs for Will to knock out of the park.  (Asked mostly the same questions!)

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Just Dan and Eric this week, so Dan interviews Eric.  Hard hitting journalism at it's finest!

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We came into this week's episode without a topic and sort of fell into some areas of discussion.

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Mario Kart 8 makes its Switch debut with a few new features tacked on to an already great game.  Find out what features and how they improve the Mario Kart experience in the next episode of the TSA Podcast!

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The Nintendo Switch has been out for almost two months now, with the only major game (albeit a very one) being Breath of the Wild.  Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will be out now too, so we answer the question....When should I buy one?

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For special episode #300 we revisit our top 10 games list with another almost 2 years worth of games.  This time we hash out the changes to our lists live on the episode rather than just listing off the games.

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Corey, currently in possession of Will's PS4, catches up on some games he has yet to play...making up the main segment our last episode in the 200's. 

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Since we've all spent our last few weeks playing Breath of the Wild and Mass Effect Andromeda we decided to get a little caught up on some of the other great games that have come out over the past few months.  These are games we'll get to at some point this year, likely when our current games are finished up or perhaps another slow release period.

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We spent quite a few more hours with the newest Mass Effect game, allowing us to give a clearer picture of what it has to offer. 

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For this week we were supposed to do Breath of the Wild part 2, but our experiences and thoughts hadn't changed all that much from last week.  For a last minute plan B we figured we would give our first impressions of the early hours of Mass Effect Andromeda.

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We talked about the Nintendo Switch last week, so this week we talk about it's only really important launch title Breath of the Wild.  It's the first open world Zelda game and has been getting glowing reviews from nearly everyone. 

 

There's also a bit of an echo in this week's episode.  Apologies for that, we're still trying to work out the kinks in our new setup.

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The Switch is finally out and Switchmas for the TSA Podcast was split into Friday the 3rd and Monday the 6th.  Find out our thoughts on the weird console/handheld hybrid system from Nintendo.

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This week Eric covers the PS4's next big exclusive Horizon, adding to an already substantial library of exclusive titles. 

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Dan beat Life is Strange as part of his duty for 4 in February and figured it was a good opportunity to have a spoiler filled discussion with Corey and Will on it.

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For Eric's Birthday we each bring him a topic of discussion from gaming (or not) that we think he'll like to talk about for his b-day.

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For the second time in our history we cover a mobile game as our main topic...just don't expect too much more mobile from us!  We cover Fire Emblem Heroes, Nintendo's third foray into the mobile gaming market and hopefully their best yet.

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Episode 289...recorded out of order and live from Dan's livingroom, complete with some background noise!  A little quieter for the recording of the main segment which was well after Nibblebits, Our Weeks, What We Played and Feedback.  Corey nicely covers Resident Evil 7 having played it almost to completion, and the newly released Fire Emblem Heroes is briefly covered during What We Played.

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After skipping last year, we have another go at the greatest challenge in gaming... Four in February.

During "What we Played" we give some brief first impressions of Resident Evil 7, with a full episode on it coming next week.

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The Nintendo Switch Reveal event set the gaming world ablaze, and not in a good way for the most part.  Find out our thoughts on the system and Nintendo's plan going forward.

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We cover more games coming out this year.  (most likely anyway)  Eric gets to cover some of the games he's interested in and had played a new mobile game newly popular among the TSA Podcast.

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New year, plenty of new games coming out so we can wash away some of the cynicism left over from last year's stinkers.  This week we each picked a handful of games to cover for this week, and likely more next week in part 2.

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Last week we we prepared by adding, combining and removing some categories all for the main event this week...the 2016 Thumbies. 

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The annual Thumbies awards are upon us, so this week we took an episode to get our categories ironed out.  We combined a few awards, got rid of a few, and even added a few for this year...so get ready for the only awards show that matters....The 2016 Thumbies Awards.

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A gift guide for those last minute Christmas shoppers out there...get something nice for that special gamer in your life.  Corey and Will also talk briefly about the newly released Super Mario Run. 

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Final Fantasy XV is finally out and was experienced by both Corey, a series veteran, and Eric, relative newcomer with some experience with Final Fantasy VIII and X.  Then there's Dan, patiently awaiting a future PC release....

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It's once again time for awards in the games industry, kicking off with the newly annual Game Awards.  We talk about the nominees and give our picks, while giving live results of the categories that were announced while we were recording.  We also cover the new Steam Awards and give some of our picks for them.

 

During What we Played Corey and Eric give their first impressions of Final Fantasy 15, to be covered more in depth next week.

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Will takes the lead for this episode, having put in a substantial amount of time in all pokemon games in addition to the newly released Sun and Moon games. 

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Though none of us were huge fans of the first, we all thought it had potential and could be greatly improved for the second iteration.  The second game is here in Dishonored 2 and we give our thoughts. 

 

During "What We Played" Eric played the first few hours of Watch Dogs 2 and Dan and Corey tried Tyranny.

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We cover a plethora of shooters recently released in one fell swoop. While none of us have the multiplayer edge we used to, Will still played quite a bit of and was successful at the Modern Warfare Remaster.

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The first proper Civ release in 6 years, and one of many changes too.  Veterans of the series Dan and Corey cover the changes from V to VI and give our thoughts as usual.  We also discuss the newly released Skyrim Special Edition.

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Like the title says, we cover the Battlefield series' return to the past with Battlefield 1 and its World War 1 setting.

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This week we cover the Windows 10 and Xbox One Play Anywhere title Gear of War 4.  Though none of us really played much multiplayer, (we don't usually) we cover some of the campaign and Horde mode.  We also cover the big news from today in the Nintendo Switch reveal and our thoughts on what we know so far.

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This week we pick and discuss the best exclusives for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.  We decided to leave out the Wii U since it has mostly exclusives, which range from good to excellent. 

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One of our earliest episodes was Budget Gaming, where we offer suggestions on how to play games on a budget.  In the past 5 years, a lot has changed...so we offer up some new suggestions on how to game on a budget.

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The Horizon festival takes itself down under, hosting races from the beautiful coastline of Australia, to the rugged outback.  It's also one of the early titles in Xbox's Play Anywhere program, allowing PC players the chance to play with their Xbox friends.  During "What We Played" Eric gives his first impressions of FIFA 17.

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This week we individually list all the games we're hyped for, then come to a consensus on which games should be in the top 5 and what they rank.  During What We Played, Corey tried The Turing Test and we also cover the Digital Homicide/Steam controversy. 

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This week we talk about the current Steam indie darling Halcyon 6, with its unique blend of strategy, RPG elements and retro art style.  During What We Played Eric talks about the demos for FIFA 17 and Forza Horizon 3 and Corey played Quadrilateral Cowboy.

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For this week we cover the newest entry in the Deus Ex franchise in Mankind Divided.  During "What We Played" Corey talks about Obduction.

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Our annual Fall games preview this week in which we cover Battlefield 1, Call of Duty Infinite Warfare, Civ 6, and a few other releases for the year.  In "What We Played" we give brief first impressions of Deus Ex Mankind Divided and talk some more about Enderal.

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After several long years of waiting, No Man's Sky is finally here....listen and find out what we thought.  Corey talks about Skyrim mod Enderal and Pokemon Uranium during what we played.

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Corey is back this week luckily, as his experience with Hearthstone is invaluable in evaluating Elder Scrolls Legends...the beta for the upcoming CCG from Bethesda.  During "What We Played" Eric briefly talks about No Man's Sky, without spoiling anything for those of us waiting to play it on PC.  Full episode on it next week!

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The full release of Starbound is upon us....after nearly three years in early access.  You get the benefit hearing from some of us that played it in early access, and Eric who played it for the first time this week.  During "What We Played" Eric talks about Abzu, and the Athletes cover the latest Pokemon GO update.

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This week we cover the classically styled JRPG I am Setsuna, with it's Chrono Trigger like combat system and somber feel.  During what we played, Will talks a little about We Happy Few, Eric got a 2DS and we all talk about Pokemon GO.

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We did some spoiler-free coverage of INSIDE last week, but it's an extremely difficult game to cover without talking about anything that happened in it.  This week we discuss the most common question hanging in people's minds after playing.....What's it all mean?

 

During What We Played we briefly cover the first couple hours of I am Setsuna and obviously talk some more about Pokemon Go.

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Initially we had planned on devoting a full episode to Inside this week and covering Pokemon Go next week, but Inside is hard game to cover and talk much about without spoiling things for the player.  We each were able to get in enough time with Pokemon Go over the past few days that we decided to cover it this week also.

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Since we're just a hair over 2016's midpoint, we decided to take a look back on some of our favorite releases from the first half.

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With the 2016 Steam Summer sale winding down over the next few days, we each give some of our recommended purchases.  After the outro, Dan and Corey do their final Game of Thrones recap and analysis for the sixth season covering The Winds of Winter.

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Since we didn't get to have our What We Played segment last week, we decided to devote a full episode to catching up on the games we've played over the last few weeks.  We cover Ratchet and Clank, The Witcher 3, Uncharted 4, Hearts of Iron 4, and several others.  After the episode, Dan and Corey also catch up on the last two episode of Game of Thrones...episode 8 "No One" and the recent episode 9 "Battle of the Bastards."

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We recap the major press conferences from EA, Bethesda, Microsoft, Ubisoft, Sony and Nintendo in a very lengthy main segment. 

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Gamer Christmas starts early next week, so the Athletes do their usual predictions episode beforehand.  It contains the usual blend of pessimism and optimism, with some bold predictions thrown in as well.  During What We Played, Dan talks early impressions of Hearts of Iron IV, Eric played some mobile games, Will mixed in Doom and Ratchet and Clank along with some older classics, and Corey revisits The Witcher 3.  After the episode, Dan and Corey cover last weekend's Game of Thrones episode, "The Broken Man."

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We didn't end up covering Doom this week like we thought we were, but it obviously came up in Letter D episode.  We covered Doom, Dreamcast, Destructoid...and that's pretty much it.  It was a busy week!  During what we played, Overwatch took up most of the segment, and after the episode Dan and Corey talk some spoilers for Episode 6 of Game of Thrones titled "Blood of my Blood."

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After open and closed betas, we finally were able to get our mitts on the finished project...so in a timely fashion we cover Overwatch.  In later segments Will talks about Fallout 4's Far Harbor DLC, and Corey played Salt and Sanctuary.  After the episode Dan and Corey do a spoiler filled discussion on episodes 4 and 5 of Game of Thrones Season 6. 

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Will and Eric cover the latest Naughty Dog masterpiece Uncharted 4.  During "What We Played" we cover the Final Fantasy x/X-2 HD remaster and more Stellaris.  We also debut a new segment called "What We Didn't Play"

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This week we cover things in gaming that start with the letter C, including CC Challenger Cup Hockey, Chuck E. Cheese Sports, and CD Projekt Red.  During What We Played Will gives his first impressions of Uncharted 4, Corey played Stellaris, and we all talk some Overwatch.  After the outro, Dan and Corey talk Game of Thrones spoilers from Episodes 1, 2 and the latest episode "Oathbreaker".

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Eric covers the new episodic Hitman game this week, our first experience with the series.  During what we played we talk about Galak Z, Disgaea PC, and the Overwatch beta.

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In lieu of 4 in February, we decided for this week to hit some games from our backlogs and report in.  In "What We Played" we talked a little more Dark Souls 3, and Corey briefly covers some of the Whispers of the Old Gods Hearthstone expansion.

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Praise the Sun!!!  We finally got our hands on the newest Dark Souls game, and the supposed final game in the series.  During "What We Played" we cover the Overwatch beta, Ratchet and Clank, and a little of the Doom beta.

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Eric and Will cover Xbox One and Windows 10 exclusive Quantum Break this week, with Dark Souls III, Ratchet and Clank, and Enter the Gungeon being briefly covered during what we played.

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At a listener's request we cover the Diablo-esque ARPG Grim Dawn, which recently came out of early access.  During What we Played we cover Miitomo, Hyper Light Drifter and early impressions of Quantum Break.

After the outro we talk some spoilers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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We cover a mobile game for the first time in our history, and hopefully it never happens again!  During "What We Played" we all talk a little more Stardew Valley, and Corey played some Grim Dawn. 

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We dig deeper into Stardew Valley, talking about more mid to late game content after having sunk a significant amount of time into the farming RPG.

 

During "What We Played" we talked more about The Division and Corey talks about The Flame and the Flood.

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The Division is a rare gem, being a game that not only did we all play, but all played together.

 

Other games of note that we talked about were Stardew Valley and Salt and Sanctuary during "What We Played"

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Corey talked a little bit about it last week, but we cover it more fully this week....Stardew Valley.  The most Harvest Moon like game since the first Harvest Moon.

 

We also give some brief first impressions of The Division.

Direct download: 242.mp3
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