Video Game Hangover

Randy tries to determine if Paper Mario: Color Splash is finally the game that justifies the Wii U's, well... Wii U-ness. D.J. descends into Thumper's spooky rhythm dimension. And yes, Dragon Quest VII.

Episode Timeline

00:40 - Intro
01:04 - Dragon Quest VII
17:05 - Paper Mario: Color Splash
36:30 - Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival
44:20 - Thumper
60:04 - Chase: Cold Case Investigations: Distant Memories: The New Challengers: Revengeance 64
70:00 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_266_-_Something_Bad_Happened.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:51am EDT

We get a glimpse of Paul's nascent Dragon Quest Builders addiction as he recounts his time with the demo. Meanwhile, D.J. makes the responsible decision to only play games for 15 minutes at a time, and, doing the opposite, Randy plays Picross 3D.


Episode Timeline

00:40 - Intro
01:25 - Extra Life hype
10:30 - Dragon Quest Builders
27:30 - Dragon Quest VII
36:15 - Picross 3D 2
47:50 - Gravity Bone/Thirty Flights of Loving
57:20 - Stardew Valley
65:40- Outro

Direct download: VGH_265_-_Smurgushbird.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:10am EDT

Paul and Randy revisit New Deus Ex's grim future where cybernetic superhumans can't stop breaking into their neighbors' homes to steal their snacks and drinks. Also, we play Virginia: The Official Game of the U.S. State, and Dragon Quest VII is.


Episode Timeline

00:40 - Intro
03:00 - Extra Life hype
10:15 - Deus Ex: New One
39:20 - Dragon Quest VII
52:12 - Cyberpunk Vegan/Booze Chat
55:00 - Virginia
72:10- Outro

Direct download: VGH_264_-_Fake_Authenticity.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:43am EDT

By listening to this episode you will learn: how to select the appropriate robot dog for any situation; operating procedures for the Belus-07 railway vehicle in case of apocalypse; how to get through the first hour of Dragon Quest VII in only three hours.

Episode Timeline

00:38 - Intro
04:30 - ReCore
21:45 - The Final Station
34:10 - Dragon Quest VII
64:02 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_263_-_NBD.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:38pm EDT

Kitchen thievery in Overcooked, naked ninjas being shot out of cannons in Ninja Launcher, and Adam Jensen's sunglasses. One of those things is not like the other... but to find out you'll need to listen to this week's episode! Also: Randy is still (not) dead (hopefully) and we flashback to Flashback: The Quest for Identity.


Episode Timeline

00:38 - Intro
05:40 - Overcooked
22:18 - New Streetpass games
40:05 - Flashback
57:00 - Viewer Mail
63:45 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_262_-_You_Just_Stole_My_Onions.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:28pm EDT

D.J. risks prison time playing AM2R, the Metroid II fan remake. Without Randy around, the conversation quickly devolves into Final Fantasy and Star Trek, but it's mostly because Paul played Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander. Mostly.


Episode Timeline

00:30 - Intro
01:02 - AM2R: The Return of Samus
25:10 - Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander
37:50 - Star Trek Online
49:18 - Battlefield 1
60:05 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_261_-_Straight_Outta_X-COM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:28pm EDT

Paul and D.J. report in from the first ever PAX West. Hear about Dragon Quest Builders, The Silver Case, World of Final Fantasy, PAX Game Show Night, and more!

Episode Timeline

00:50 - Intro
09:00 - Dragon Quest Builders
20:21 - World of Final Fantasy
24:14 - Dragon Quest VII
28:31 - Final Fantasy XII remaster
34:15 - Suda51 / The Silver Case / Gwent
49:38 - PAX Wrap-up
54:03 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_260_-_Almost_Live_at_PAX_West_2016.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:35pm EDT

D.J. finds a new way to play FFXIV in the Deep Dungeon, then rolls a healer in popular Internet meme, Overwatch, because maybe there's more to gaming than killing people. Meanwhile, Randy drops zillions of grenades on people in Deus Ex yeahhhh siicckkkkk

Episode Timeline

00:55 - Intro
05:50 - Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
37:16 - Final Fantasy XIV and MMO Roles
61:00 - Overwatch
77:04 - Final Backlog Attack XVI Update
84:03 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_259_-_Fill_Him_Full_of_Juice.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Randy continues his new life of intergalactic trading in No Man's Sky. D.J. watches people play every arcade game at once, then tries to come to terms with the final Final Fantasy. Paul explains how kitchens work.

Episode Timeline

00:52 - Intro
02:55 - Multibowl
14:31 - Deus Ex Go
30:25 - Overcooked
46:05 - No Man's Sky
74:10 - Final Fantasy V
87:05 - Outro


Direct download: VGH_258_-_The_Most_Baller-Ass_Ship_in_the_Universe.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:31pm EDT

No Man's Sky is out so we can definitively answer everyone's remaining questions, like: Are there really 600 trillion planets, or did they just copy/paste the same 3 over and over? How do I shot gun? And which multiplayer mode is best? D.J. goes swimming.

Episode Timeline

00:52 - Intro
02:10 - No Man’s Sky
37:50 - Spaceplan
43:10 - Gotta Protectors
50:02 - Abzu
59:30 - Backlog Attack/PAX West
64:50 - Outro


Direct download: VGH_257_-_I_Shoot_My_Little_Laser.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:23am EDT