Thumbstick Athletes

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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