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Episode 425: Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3 is finally out after what seems like forever...and also all the Thumbstick Athletes are all on the same episode after what seems like forever. Corey and Eric played some Borderlands 3, and even together! The good news is that it's more Borderlands, so you can kind of guess what that means, but they also threw in a few neat new modes for players to try. Now it just needs to make it's way to Steam so Dan can be happy again. Later on in the episode, Eric talks about his...


Episode 424: Gears 5 First Impressions

Dan and Corey invite Shane and Brian onto the show this week to talk some Gears 5. We say early impressions because we all mostly dabbled in the various modes Gears 5 has, since there's quite a few and it really is a complete package. And to think we all played it mostly for free on Gamepass. During "What We Played" Shane and Brian talk about Remnant: From the Ashes and Greedfall, while Dan talks a little more about Astral Chain.


Episode 423: WoW Classic

Dan, Corey and Eric (Rephyr) played a fair amount of WoW Classic last week and discuss what the draw is for a game as antiquated as Vanilla WoW is at this point. What's the draw? Why is it so popular? During "What We Played" Dan played a couple of new games in Astral Chain and Pokemon Masters.


Episode 422: Black Eagles Spoilercast

Since this is a spoiler filled episode, where we discuss some of the significant happenings in Fire Emblem: Three Houses, we moved the main segment to the end of the feel free to listen up until I give the warning towards the end! Other than Black Eagles spoilers, we discuss some Gamescom news, Gears POP! and and at the VERY end of the episode, our plans for WoW Classic!


Episode 421: Can't Miss Games of This Fall and Making a Schedule

With a last minute change of plans, we decide to cover the games we're most likely getting this fall, Like Pokemon Sword and Shield, the new Call of Duty and The Outer Wilds. We also took the opportunity to make a rough schedule on when we'll be doing an episode on the games we're getting, all the way through the end of November. During "What We Played" we of course talked more Fire Emblem: Three Houses and Dan played Pokemon Uranium.


Episode 420: Drug Use in Video Games

It's episode yeah, we cover the use of drugs in games. From the burning of the marijuana fields in Far Cry 3 to downing some skooma in Skyrim, we talk about the surpisingly few games that have actual drug use in them. Later on we of course cover Fire Emblem: Three Houses and Corey relates his experiences with Cultist Simulator and SteamWorld Dig 2.


Episode 419: Fire Emblem: Three Houses

The newest Fire Emblem, Three Houses is FINALLY out and it does not disappoint! It's seriously oozing with content, and all really excellent content, making for a much deeper and more connected experience than we've had in awhile. Outside of that we talked a little more Super Mario Maker 2 and Dr. Mario World during what we played!


Episode 418: Favorite Strategy RPGs

With Fire Emblem: Three Houses just a night away, we decided it was a good time to revisit our favorite titles from this underutilized genre. Yes....we do have Final Fantasy Tactics on the list. Shut up about it, there are other games on the list too!


Episode 417: The News

Since last week's episode was a semi-annual recap of the year's most important games, we didn't get a chance to cover some of the important news in gaming like we usually do. We made up for it this week with an entire main segment devoted to the most breaking gaming the Switch Lite, Fire Emblem and Pokemon Sword and Shield news, and Ubisoft's new UPlay+ service. During "What We Played" there is some more Super Mario Maker 2 talk, as well as first impressions of Dr. Mario...


Episode 416: 2019 Mid Year Recap

Time for the annual Mid year recap...a refresher for some of the games we've covered earlier in the year. This year we have excerpts from our episodes on Wargroove, Kingdom Hearts 3, Devil May Cry 5, Sekiro, and Fell Seal. No nibblebits, feedback or "What We Played" for this week...but we'll get caught up on all that when we return to live episodes next week!


Episode 415: Super Mario Maker 2

Super Mario Maker 2 is here, complete with new tools to create, new ways to play, and yes...a story mode. Corey and Dan describe their first week with the game, trying most of SMM2 has to offer aside from the versus modes. Later on in the pod, we discuss Harry Potter: Wizard's Unite and Summer Games Done Quick's outstanding new fundraising milestone. Dan and Corey's Mario Maker 2 Levels: Corey: Global Warming ID: 469-DPK-P2G Dan: Participation Trophy 2 ID: 7BV-8FV-LDF Touchdown Boy 2...


Episode 414: Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

For this week we do something we don't often do, cover a mobile game for the main segment. This time it's the Pokemon Go-esque Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Dan, Eric and Corey get their Quidditch brooms ready and....yeah, none of us know Harry Potter that well. But the game is fun! Immediately after the main segment Corey and Eric cover their games they've been playing, which include Cadence of Hyrule, Halo and Metro Exodus.


Episode 413: Outer Wilds

If you ever wanted to be an intrepid space explorer from a backwoods alien civilization, Outer Wilds has you covered. From the wooden launchpad to fellow astronauts strumming tunes on a banjo by a campfire on a distant oozes atmosphere. It also finds a way to kill or maim you in a horrible fashion. It's a must play! Later in the episode, Dan and Val discuss the EA and Epic's defense of loot boxes and microtransactions, and they both played Cadence of Hyrule and Harry Potter:...


Episode 412: E3 2019 Recap

While this year's E3 wasn't particular mind blowing, there were still some amazing moments to be had. Keanu Reeves in Cyberpunk 2077 during Microsoft's press conference, the excitement of Ikumi Nakamura while she was announcing Ghostwire Tokyo, and of course the sequel to Breath of the Wild being announced. Each show had at least something to be interested in!


Episode 411: Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark

Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark does something that no game has done in quite awhile....scratch that hard-to-reach Final Fantasy Tactics itch. Several have tried and failed, or just never came out. (Unsung Story) Fell Seal even improves upon the old formula with some modern quality-of-life improvements and runs really well even on old systems. Can't wait for the Switch version! We also cover today's Pokemon Direct, which revealed some more info on the Galar region, some new Pokemon, and the...


Episode 410: E3 2019 Preview/Predictions

With no Sony or EA press conferences this year at E3, Microsoft really has the opportunity to go big. Will we see Fable 4 announced, or the new console they've been working on? Will Nintendo give us something other than Mario Maker 2 and Pokemon Sword and Shield? During Nibblebits, Death Stranding gets a new trailer and release date, the WHO officially labels "Gaming Disorder" as a recognized illness, and what the heck is Pokemon Go Plus +? We also give brief first impressions of Fell...


Episode 409: Game of Thrones Series Finale - The Iron Throne

The cultural juggernaut Game of Thrones wrapped up last Sunday night, so we figured it was a good time to cover the episode as a main segment instead of having it after the episode. Turns out that was a good plan since the main segment alone ended up being over 90 minutes! We could have easily gone on longer, but will probably figure out some way to incorporate Game of Thrones in the future. Those who don't want spoilers can skip ahead to 1:33:00 for the beginning of our Nibblebits...


Episode 408: SteamWorld Quest

Dan and Corey talk about RPG/CCG hybrid SteamWorld Quest, the next game in the SteamWorld universe from Image & Form Games. It's an interesting blend of genres and gets quite a few things right. Later in the episode we cover Nintendo's most recent Nintendo Direct that focused on the upcoming Mario Maker 2. In "What We Played" Corey gives some brief thoughts on Fell Seal, a Final Fantasy Tactics like strategy game that we're going to cover more in depth during an episode. After the episode...


Episode 407: Smash Bros. Ultimate Character Wishlist

We've mentioned characters before that we'd like to see in Smash Ultimate, but decided to have an official episode to compile and immortalize characters we'd like to see make the DLC cut. Obviously Cuphead and the character from Hollow Knight make the list since they're on the artwork for the episode, but there are others..some we've talked about before and others that go way off the board. During "What We Played" Dan gives his first impresssions of Steamworld Quest, and Will played more...


Ep. 406 Hangover - Game of Thrones Part 2

It should go without saying, but this hangover episode contains spoilers for Season 8 Episode 3 of Game of Thrones....called The Long Night. Since Corey was asleep for our first episode of the GoT recap for this week, we recorded a second where he could get his thoughts in. First Hangover in a long time!