Video Game Hangover

We venture into Dead Cells, the hot new metroidroguevaniasoulslike, and leave satisfied but missing 75% of our gold. We also try Prey and like it, except for a classic FPS character who won't stop making a cameo. Also, D.J. tries a new Final Fantasy.

 

Episode Timeline

00:18 - Intro
01:25 - Apology and retraction
03:33 - Dead Cells
30:15 - Prey
46:55 - Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
57:29 - Pandemic
70:25 - Heroes of the Storm
73:17 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_294_-_Taking_My_Skin_and_Going_Home.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:43am EDT

For the inaugural meeting of Noodle Club, our expert noodlers evaluate the noodliness of games like What Remains of Edith Finch's Noodles, Heroes of the Noodling Storm, and Persona 3 Noodle.

Episode Timeline

00:45 - Intro
01:55 - Doing dailies
10:04 - Animal Crossing MMO
21:48 - What Remains of Edith Finch
29:53 - Persona 3
52:11 - Heroes of the Storm
66:42 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_293_-_Noodle_Club.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:34am EDT

Randy gets trapped in a spooky house in only a raincoat. D.J. learns the high cost of expressing himself. And you won't believe what Paul's been playing.

Episode Timeline

00:24 - Intro
03:15 - The $7 emote
13:32 - Overwatch lootbox lore
25:13 - Little Nightmares
35:10 - Oh it's Zelda
45:40 - Kamiko
55:09 - Heroes of the Storm
67:30 - Paul’s surprise
73:08 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_292_-_Eat_It_100_Times.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:24pm EDT

We take a break from playing Zelda and actually from playing video games at all to talk about real video games that don't exist, plus a secret video game that does! Also Zelda.

 

Episode Timeline

00:40 - Intro
01:38 - Persona 5
08:25 - The [E]nd of Nier
23:05 - Crawl
35:08 - Scoop'n Birds
44:35 - Mr. Shifty
56:10 - Surprise! It's Zelda
60:00 - PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS
81:04 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_291_-_Ice_Cream_and_Alice_Cooper.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:25pm EDT

Randy nearly doesn't reach the 30-hour milestone in Persona 5. D.J. takes baby steps towards spoiling Nier: Automata. And we bid a gruesome farewell to BoxBoy or whatever his name is.

Episode Timeline

00:24 - Intro
01:10 - Smoke weed every day
04:20 - Persona 5
20:50 - Suddenly Zelda
25:25 - Bye-Bye Boxboy!
38:20 - Nier: Automata (light spoilers)
53:14 - Sneak preview?
58:04 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_290_-_The_Slow_Painful_Death_of_Boxboy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:33am EDT

Friendship ended with ZELDA — now PERSONA is my best friend.

Episode Timeline

00:24 - Intro
01:50 - Zelda Minute
03:10 - Self Care
09:40 - Persona 5
43:00 - Night in the Woods
58:25 - Nier Otto Motta
68:04 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_289_-_Dungeoneering.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:11pm EDT

We take a break (mostly) from Zelda to tread very carefully around Nier: Automata spoilers, slither through Snake Pass, and tumble in a typical horse-like fashion across the world in Everything.

Episode Timeline

00:24 - Intro
01:40 - Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
08:50 - Nier: Automata
35:00 - Snake Pass
48:15 - Platformer anger
53:50 - Everything
67:30 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_288_-_Classic_Garbage.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:38am EDT

Entering our 100th hour of Zelda discussion, we talk how to make open worlds interesting, how to identify a suspicious leaf, and how not to get banned from international flights. Also, what's new in Splatoon 2 and whether that even matters.

 

Episode Timeline

00:18 - Intro
01:40 - Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
46:14 - 1 2 Switch
51:30 - Splatoon 2
61:09 - Outro

 

 

Direct download: VGH_287_-_Durian_Alert.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:04pm EDT

Randy and Paul tackle the burning questions of our time: Why does the Internet hate a video game they haven't played yet? What is the best video game ever, and why is it The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild? The answers might surprise you! Zeldaaaaaa

Episode Timeline

00:26 - Intro
09:20 - Mass Effect.gif
16:39 - Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
75:45 - Outro


Direct download: VGH_286_-_Bomb_in_Hand.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:39am EDT

Randy voyages to the far-off land of Boston, Pennsylvania (?), to attend PAX East, play video games, eat cookies, and silently judge cosplayers. Erik Kubik (from The Gamer's Lounge) and Zenprime (from The Internet) join in on the fun.

Episode Timeline

00:30 - Intro
02:45 - PAX East
58:15 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_285_-_PAX_East_2017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:56am EDT