Thumbstick Athletes

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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