Video Game Hangover

Another arcade in San Francisco? D.J. gives a tour of the crazy Japanese games on display at Playland Japan and then talks about his current Vita--yes, Vita--obsession: DJMAX Technika Tune.

Direct download: Mini_Hangover__Playland_Japan_-_DJMAX_Technika_Tune.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

We send off 2012 with our 2nd annual Hungover Hangover, featuring your calls, your emails, and our drunken answers. Find out our most influential games of all time, how to beat Tetris, and which host is already planning to eat the others.

Episode Timeline

Drunken Podcasting: 0:00
More Drunken Podcasting: 85:00 

Direct download: VGH_81_-_Dediquation.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:13am EDT

We interview Geoff Zatkin, president and co-founder of EEDAR. He shares surprising gaming trends, stories from his days developing EverQuest, what game reviewers are getting right, and why you should never bet against Nintendo.

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
EEDAR's Geoff Zatkin: 3:05
Outro: 68:20 

Direct download: VGH_Interview_-_EEDARs_Geoff_Zatkin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

VGH #80: No Corndogs in Heaven

Have plans for the 2012 apocalypse? We tell you what to play (and what else should be on every gamer's bucket list) while there's still time. Also, Assassin's Creed 3 Liberation, Adventure Time, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, and more Wii U!

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Viewer Mail: 3:00
Hangover: 10:35
2012 Gaming Apocalypse: 42:28
Last Call: 66:28
Outro: 75:10 

Direct download: VGH_80_-_No_Corndogs_in_Heaven.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:39am EDT

We humbly present the VGH Holiday Gift Guide (with apologies to the non-creepy mall Santas out there). No one will judge you if you keep the best stuff for yourself. Also: more on FTL and Walking Dead, the new Devil May Cry, and Nintendo's new thing.

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Viewer Mail: 2:35
Hangover: 6:42
VGH Gift Guide: 40:50
Last Call: 76:57
Outro: 83:35 

Direct download: VGH_79_-_Nintendo_Hard.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:31am EDT

Black Friday is right around the corner so we're dedicating this week's show to a conversation about the shopping habits of gamers. We've also got talk of FTL, the new Paper Mario, Airmech, Wreck-It-Ralph, and free-to-play Star Wars: The Old Republic.

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Viewer Mail: 2:18
Hangover: 8:50
Gaming Values: 36:50
Last Call: 59:10
Outro: 66:52 

Direct download: VGH_78_-_Forking_Paths.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:32am EDT

Assassin's Creed III controversy, GTA5 revelations, Halo 4, and Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward, all spoiler-free for your protection! We've also got Viewer Mail with your World of Warcraft woes and biggest gaming addictions.

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Viewer Mail: 3:05
Virtue's Last Reward: 13:40
Halo 4: 23:00
Assassin's Creed 3: 49:40
Last Call: 69:30
Outro: 76:04 


Direct download: VGH_77_-_Badass_Mech.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

We discuss the good, the bad and the ugly of MMOs! We offer suggestions on how to improve what we think is an important, but stagnant genre. Also: The Unfinished Swan, Hotline Miami, and yep Borderlands 2 AGAIN.

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Viewer Mail: 2:15
Hangover: 7:45
MMO Chat: 30:10
Last Call: 64:45
Outro: 71:38 

Direct download: VGH_76_-_Treat_Yo_Self.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Can Resident Evil still be scary? We discuss what long-running horror series can do to frighten us again. Also, more Dishonored, Symphonica, SunFlowers, our last gaming debate, and your Viewer Mail!

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Viewer Mail: 3:15
Hangover:  9:35
Scary Games: 33:00
Game Debate #3: 57:38
Last Call: 66:38
Outro: 73:49 

Direct download: VGH_75_-_Smiling_Happy_Clouds.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:44pm EDT

How can we improve movie tie-in games? We discuss whether GoldenEye is destined to be the best we can do. Also: XCOM, Dishonored and a little more Borderlands 2!

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Viewer Mail: 2:29
Hangover: 7:30
Movie Tie-ins: 36:15
Last Call: 66:17
Outro: 72:16 

Direct download: VGH_74_-_Rise_from_Your_Grave.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:25am EDT