524 episodes

A do-it-yourself podcast out of Binghamton, New York, Thumbstick Athletes approaches video games from the perspective of consumers, not journalists. Host Dan is joined by his brothers, Corey and Will, and lifetime friend, Eric.

Together, they navigate the world of games, the gamers, the makers and the culture surrounding them, including all-nighters and playing hooky.

Join the Athletes weekly for spirited conversation piped across the world, all from the comfort of Dan's basement.

Thumbstick Athletes Daniel Murtha

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    • 4.7 • 52 Ratings

A do-it-yourself podcast out of Binghamton, New York, Thumbstick Athletes approaches video games from the perspective of consumers, not journalists. Host Dan is joined by his brothers, Corey and Will, and lifetime friend, Eric.

Together, they navigate the world of games, the gamers, the makers and the culture surrounding them, including all-nighters and playing hooky.

Join the Athletes weekly for spirited conversation piped across the world, all from the comfort of Dan's basement.

    Episode 492: Outriders

    Episode 492: Outriders

    We're back with an irregular episode release, this time covering Outriders.  Dan was unable to play due to the whole PC/XBOX Gamepass confusion issue, but played some Cozy Grove to make up for it.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 491: Best Games Trapped on Old Systems

    Episode 491: Best Games Trapped on Old Systems

    What are some great games that got left behind on their old systems, and haven't made the leap yet to modern day consoles or PC?  This is the question Will and Dan discuss in this new (likely series) episode.  

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Episode 490: Bowser's Fury

    Episode 490: Bowser's Fury

    We review the excellent addition onto the Super Mario 3D World, Bowser's Fury for this week's episode.  Spoilers...its pretty darn good and we hope they make a full Mario game in the same vein.  

    • 1 hr 44 min
    Episode 489: Microsoft Buys Bethesda

    Episode 489: Microsoft Buys Bethesda

    I don't believe we talked too much about it when it first happened, so now that it's official we took the opportunity to talk about what it will mean for both companies and the studios involved.  Later on in the episode Will talks more about Days Gone and Dan played Fortnite Season 6.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Episode 488: The Best Pre-Built Gaming PCs

    Episode 488: The Best Pre-Built Gaming PCs

    While I had a pretty good main segment planned for this week's episode, it was derailed before it even started.  Graphics cards are so hard to buy right now that even pre-built gaming PC's are out of stock.  So most of the main segment this week was talking about the gpu shortage!

    • 51 min
    Episode 487: Pokemon Presentation and PlayStation State of Play

    Episode 487: Pokemon Presentation and PlayStation State of Play

    For this week we cover a few digital events that most gamers seem to not be too jazzed about.  Though Pokemon stuff is usually a hit, many were disappointed in the nature of the Pokemon Diamond and Pearl remakes.  The event was saved, however, by the announcement of Pokemon Legends: Arceus which appears to be a Breath of the Wild-esque Pokemon game.  Seems like it will be a safe bet.  On the PlayStation front, lots of things coming, but nothing really first party which is what everyone was hoping for, but some neat announcements nonetheless!  Dan and Will were not disappointed.  

    • 1 hr 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

Dlindsey1215 ,

Love these guys

I’ve been listening to this podcast for about 6 months now and have grown to really enjoy its weekly entries. It’s a change from the usual and has enough extras aside from all things gaming to keep me coming back. Great job guys!

Pessetti Spaghetti ,

Your new gaming buddies

I have to say this podcast is Ray I've listen to this podcast for a couple years now and I never get bored of listening to the reviews that Eric and Dan and will and Cory give.
These guys are like the friends you didn't know that you had your very interactive with the audience and they help you to understand what it is to truly be a gamer. This is my first review I've ever written and I decided that I would extend this review to you guys thank you so much for all that you do week in and week out. Ps, rocket league is lame.

Sophanda D ,

Easy Listening

Just started listening and I have to say this one of the best "from a basement" podcasts available. Great chemistry, always topical and their normal consumer, honest approach to games coverage is refreshing.

You can tell they're industry outsiders and that's a good thing.

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