Thumbstick Athletes

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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