Video Game Hangover

D.J. and Paul listen to how one classic Final Fantasy song has evolved over the series' 30-year history.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
05:20 - Final Fantasy
07:55 - Final Fantasy II
08:35 - Final Fantasy III
10:35 - Final Fantasy IV
13:55 - Final Fantasy VI
17:50 - Final Fantasy V
20:35 - Final Fantasy VII
25:43 - Final Fantasy VIII
30:36 - Final Fantasy IX
34:40 - Final Fantasy Tactics
36:36 - Final Fantasy X
42:06 - Final Fantasy XI
43:44 - Final Fantasy XII
47:30 - Final Fantasy XIII
49:45 - Final Fantasy XIV
1:00:42 - Final Fantasy XV
1:06:40 - Outro

Direct download: Mini_Hangover_-_The_Final_Fantasy_Prelude.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:01am EST

**SPOILER ALERT** On this special mini episode, Paul is joined by his wife Courtney and they chat about their co-op play through of Batman: The Telltale Series. Spoilers abound!

Direct download: VGH_Mini_Hangover_-_Batman_Telltale.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:17pm EST

Good riddance, 2016! We cap off the year with a mailbag full of your questions and a round or two or three or four of our beverages of choice. Who will get eaten this time??

 

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
00:41 - Drinking part 1
63:05 - Drinking part 2
110:20 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_274_-_A_Good_Time_with_a_Good_Dude.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:32pm EST

Put on your headphones and join us as we listen to the greatest video game music from this terrible year.

 

Episode Timeline

01:00 - Intro
01:54 - Drunktacular hype
03:40 - Beep bop music brooopp honk
77:00 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_273_-_Best_of_2016_Music_Show.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:46pm EST

Paul embarks on the anime road trip of a lifetime. D.J. takes a (short!) break from rebuilding Alefgard to hang out with a robot buddy. Randy tries to figure out why everyone's dead.

Episode Timeline

00:50 - Intro
01:40 - Drunktacular hype
07:10 - Final Fantasy XV
30:00 - Dragon Quest Builders
38:40 - Titanfall 2
52:15 - Alone with You
60:04 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_272_-_Overall_Pretty_Dumb.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:16am EST

Randy finds his new ninja lifestyle oddly unsatisfying. Paul is trapped in the PlayStation 1 zombie wasteland of his dreams. D.J. is also trapped, but in an annoying space pod. Also Dragon Quest Builders Dragon Quest Builders Dragon Quest Builders.

Episode Timeline

00:50 - Intro
02:19 - Drunktacular hype
08:35 - Ronin
24:20 - Capsule
35:10 - Ice Station Z
47:55 - Dragon Quest Builders
72:45 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_271_-_Things_We_Know_to_Be_Things.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:35pm EST

We survived ExtraLife last week and then started playing even MORE games so we could chat about those GAMES this week. Games like Alphabet, Nium, and Letter Quest Remastered. Also this week: dogs and survival games.

Episode Timeline

00:50 - Intro
03:30 - ExtraLife recap
08:06 - Alphabet & Nium
23:30 - The Long Dark
28:41 - Survival Game chat
42:30 - Letter Quest Remastered
60:34 - Outro and Dog stuff

Direct download: VGH_270_-_Ffftroggy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:02am EST

Have some semi-coherent rambling after staying up too late playing video games. And then... our Extra Life live show, ha ha!!

 

Episode Timeline

00:50 - Intro
18:41 - VGH Live
111:40 - Wrap-up
113:05 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_269_-_Live_at_Extra_Life_2016.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:11pm EST

Paul attempts to drag Randy and D.J. into the depths of the Civilization VI rabbit hole. D.J. is tricked into playing a video game by a spooky grandma. Randy learns about how the people of Norway benefit from sustainable energy.

Episode Timeline

00:48 - Intro
01:30 - Extra Life HYPE!
11:00 - Civilization VI
47:35 - Overwatch
64:08 - Balance
68:55 - More Extra Life
71:30 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_268_-_I_Want_the_Pumpkin_Face.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:48pm EST

Paul replaces homes with slightly nicer homes. Randy learns what to do about a soggy toad. D.J. decides to loiter in a vacant virtual house where the Target employees can't find him. And Nintendo introduces the Slapchop.

Episode Timeline

00:50 - Intro
01:35 - Extra Life HYPE
12:50 - Nintendo Switch
33:10 - Dragon Quest Builders
50:10 - Viewer Mail
53:40 - Paper Mario Color Splash
63:30 - FFXIV/Overwatch Halloween events
67:04 - Anatomy
78:20 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_267_-_A_Counter_to_Whatever_You_Encounter.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:12pm EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

Randy pops heads off (and back on again) in the 70s sci-fi-vania, Headlander. Paul is still playing only Monster Hunter. And D.J. would have finished Last Window by now if protagonist Kyle Hyde could drag himself out of bed at a reasonable hour.

Episode Timeline

00:38 - Intro
05:15 - Last Window
16:40 - Headlander
30:10 - Monster Hunter Generations
44:50 - Mekorama
50:38 - #badgames
62:32 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_256_-_Champagne_Problems.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:50am EST

D.J. emerges from Final Fantasy XIV's deep dungeon to talk about its new Deep Dungeon mode. Paul navigates Batman through some jankiness. Randy has questions about Persona 4's take on hot social issues. Also: The final round of the Backlog Attack begins!

Episode Timeline

00:50 - Intro
01:50 - Mirror's Edge Catalyst
12:25 - Persona 4
19:55 - Affordable Space Adventures
29:00 - Panzer Dragoon Orta
35:10 - Batman: The Telltale Series
65:00 - Final Fantasy XIV: Deep Dungeon
80:00 - Backlog Attack -August-
90:55 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_255_-_Mob_Dudes_Thugs.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:12pm EST

In this audio series of dramatic podcasting you’ll find: an in-depth conversation about the new Nintendo NX, an emotionally charged soliloquy about Monster Hunter, some internal dialogue about Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, and even some comments about Ghostbusters!

Episode Timeline

00:50 - Intro
01:55 - Weekly Movie Chat
14:41 - Mirror's Edge Catalyst
33:12 - Monster Hunter Generations
43:02 - Nintendo NX Chat
56:06 - Telltale's Crowd Play Feature
64:45 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_254_-_The_Telltale_Series.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:50pm EST

Pokemon Go? Check. Monster Hunter Generations? Check. Final Fantasy XIV? Check. Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel? Check. Yep, sounds like another show from your friends at Video Game Hangover. Also—this should be good—Randy plays Bloodborne.

Episode Timeline

00:50 - Intro
01:55 - Dwayne Johnson chat
12:30 - Bloodborne
27:35 - Monster Hunter Generations
48:25 - Pokemon Go
66:10 - Persona 4 Golden
80:30 - Final Fantasy XIV: Deep Dungeon preview
85:55 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_253_-_Filthy_Man.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:39pm EST

We look up from our Pokedexes just long enough to avoid being hit by oncoming traffic and also to discuss the Pokemon Go phenomenon. Also, did we play Resident Evil 7?

Episode Timeline

00:50 - Intro
01:20 - Taco Bell Adventures
07:05 - Pokemon Go
32:10 - Resident Evil VII Demo
53:40 - Oxenfree
73:55 - Outro

 

 

Direct download: VGH_252_-_Weiner_Dogs_Everywhere.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:34am EST

As seasoned video gamers, we know a little about what makes a cool game. We strive to talk about only the coolest games every week. Like Boxboxboy. That's cool. Inside? (That's a game.) Also cool. The Return of Matt Hazard? Sorry. That's not a cool game.

Episode Timeline

00:50 - Intro
02:05 - Viewer Mail
16:10 - Undertale
33:40 - Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard
48:08 - Inside
60:55 - Boxboxboy
68:25 - Steamworld Heist
73:55 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_251_-_Cool_Game.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:08am EST

Paul plays Bloodstained and reports on the state of its found cuisine. Randy tries several extremely Japanese games, with mixed results. 13 years later, D.J. is ready to pass judgment on Deus Ex: Invisible War. Meanwhile, nobody played Mighty No. 9.

Episode Timeline

00:45 - Intro
05:45 - Bloodstained E3 demo/Mighty No. 9 fallout
28:55 - Rhythm Heaven Megamix
41:25 - Deus Ex: Invisible War
52:30 - Metal Gear Rising Revengeance
69:25 - The World Ends with You
73:45 - Backlog Attack
81:04 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_250_-_Wall_Chicken.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:33am EST

The blips and bloops are back! We take a listen to some of our favorite game music mariachi covers, Groove Coaster remixes, and songs appearing in games that rhyme with Unsmarted: Jake's Fmortune.

Episode Timeline

02:40 - Intro
11:15 - Game Music Start!
73:45 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_249_-_Blips_and_Bloops_Remix.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:44pm EST

This year, at E3: Tom Clancy's robot dog! Norman Reedus's weird body! Games about war! Games about burritos! Typography! JRPGs that look like Mass Effect! And the Pacific Northwest, but everywhere!

Episode Timeline

01:30 - Intro
06:32 - Horizon: Zero Dawn
10:55 - God of War
13:58 - Gears of War 4
21:55 - Final Fantasy XV
29:35 - Resident Evil 7
41:20 - The Legend of Zelda: Subtitle
57:55 - Dragon Quest Builders
66:58 - Ghost Recon Wildlands
70:05 - Watch Dogs 2
78:41 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_248_-_E3_2016_Extravaganza.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:26pm EST

The Backlog Attack kicks off with three (maybe) classics: The World Ends with You, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, and Last Window. Nevertheless, we find time to sneak in a couple new games, like Steamworld Heist and The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine.

Episode Timeline

01:30 - Intro
09:10 - The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine
21:20 - Steamworld Heist
40:20 - Final Fantasy XIIIXIV
44:57 - Last Window
52:02 - The World Ends with You
58:20 - Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
68:30 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_247_-_BLADE_MODE.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:39am EST

We continue our month-long deep analysis of the infamous Uncharted 4 scene where Nate eats his own brother. D.J. is still stuck in a Final Fantasy XIII hellworld. And the Backlog Attack returns!

Episode Timeline

01:15 - Weird intro
05:48 - Groove Coaster
09:35 - The first Foursquare murder
21:30 - Final Fantasy XIII
27:40 - Uncharted 4
48:45 - VGH Movie Talk
58:05 - Viewer Mail
64:10 - Backlog Attack 2016!
74:45 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_246_-_Top_Level_Foliage.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:25pm EST

Randy returns to describe Uncharted 4 with the very highest of adjectives, while D.J. is much less favorable on Final Fantasy XIII. Somewhere in between, Paul enslaves a mushroom race.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
05:20 - Stellaris and No Man's Sky
13:55 - Uncharted 4
29:46 - Resident Evil 6
39:49 - Final Fantasy XIII
52:05 - Viewer Mail
66:10 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_245_-_No_More_Mr_Nice_Reptile.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:25pm EST

We love games for the endless escapism they offer. Imagine charting unknown reaches of the galaxy from the comfort of your home! Imagine a man in Tokyo breaking your arms over the Internet! Imagine someone deliberately choosing to play Final Fantasy XIII!

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
03:40 - Stellaris
31:33 - Groove Coaster 3
52:03 - Final Fantasy XIII
70:50 - Viewer Mail
77:50 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_244_-_Enormous_Boulder_of_Salt.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:13pm EST

D.J. further develops his nuclear wasteland survival plan, abandoning guns altogether in favor of a large hammer. Randy parlays his solitaire mastery into success at the racetrack. And everyone loves Overwatch—they just aren't in love with it.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
02:40 - Nuclear Throne
18:20 - Ratchet & Clank
37:28 - Pocket Card Jockey
51:05 - Overwatch
81:05 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_243_-_The_Funny_Thing_About_Mr_Zurkon.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:18am EST

After being unceremoniously killed during the opening credits, Nathan Drake reflects on all the cool video games he never found time away from his life of adventure to play. Games like Nuclear Throne, Severed, Crusader Kings 2, and Quantum Break.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
02:45 - Not actual Uncharted spoilers
09:05 - Quantum Break
27:10 - Enter the Gungeon
30:25 - Nuclear Throne
43:20 - Crusader Kings 2
50:35 - Chrono Trigger
56:20 - Severed
68:50 - Azure Striker Gunvolt
81:05 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_242_-_Softness_in_His_Eyes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:08am EST

After ignoring warnings about dangerous walls, Paul, too, enters Enter the Gungeon. Randy detonates animals. Hyper Light Drifter remains mysterious. And D.J. reminisces about that time he played Yakuza 2.

Episode Timeline

00:00 – Intro
05:38 – The Division
19:20 – Exploding Kittens
31:35 – Enter the Gungeon
49:49 – Hyper Light Drifter
62:20 – Yakuza 2
69:03 – Outro

Direct download: VGH_241_-_The_Person_Who_Explains_Everything_to_You.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:44pm EST

We try out the Doom and Battleborn betas to see how they measure up to the Dooms and Battleborns of our youths. Randy tries Hyrule Warriors but in 3D, and D.J. embarks on a quest for a gun that shoots smaller guns.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
02:15 - The Division
07:00 - Doom
25:58 - Battleborn
44:08 - Hyrule Warriors Legends
55:40 - Out Run minute/Enter the Gungeon
69:03 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_240_-_Maybe_We_Are_the_Problem.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:27pm EST

Paul puts his other obligations on hold to take over a beer farm. With his 10 billion wives behind him, D.J. plans his new career as a stay-at-home paperweight. And Randy takes a break from The Division... a Quantum Break, that is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
02:15 - NVM interview recap
10:10 - Quantum Break
35:40 - Stardew Valley
59:45 - Yakuza minute/Ultimate Kept Man Life
71:15 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_239_-_Jigglypuff_vs_Lance_Reddick.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:48am EST

Join us for this very special episode where Paul interviews one of the co-founders of the newly opened National Videogame Museum!

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
46:45 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_-_Interview_National_Videogame_Museum_-_Joe_Santulli.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:41am EST

D.J. decides it's never too late to learn how to play video games and dusts off 3D Out Run and Streets of Rage 2. Paul reveals shocking dog secrets. Virtual reality sounds exhausting. And The Division continues.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
02:42 - VGH MMO Corner feat. The Division
27:13 - Dragon's Crown
34:30 - 3D Streets of Rage 2/3D Out Run
50:35 - We didn't get an Oculus Rift
57:15 - PlayStation IV-2
69:10 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_238_-_I_Dont_Get_Out_of_Bed_for_Greens.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:02pm EST

Randy and Paul run into other players behaving strangely in The Division's Dark Zone. D.J. can't stop liking Yakuza 2, but takes a break to share WAR stories (from the future) with Paul. From a distance, an unstoppable deer watches.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
00:40 - VGH Movie Corner feat. Batman v. Superman
08:40 - Dark Zone thoughts
40:20 - Yakuza 2
44:05 - GTAV Deer Cam
48:50 - Black Ops III
61:45 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_237_-_Existing_Deer_AI_Routines.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:52pm EST

On this week’s show, D.J. is mysteriously absent. Instead of investigating his disappearance, Randy and Paul just chat endlessly about The Division, purpz, jumping jacks, and some tidbits from GDC 2016.


Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
01:55 - The Division
43:00 - GDC 2016
63:34 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_236_-_Wink_Wink_Nudge_Nudge.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:04pm EST

D.J. redoubles his efforts to understand what's happening in Black Ops III but maybe would rather be hitting things with sticks. Paul explains adjustments to monster bone exchange rates. Randy reminds everyone about Uncharted 1. Peter Molyneux continues.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
00:45 - RIP Lionhead, possibly Peter Molyneux
09:03 - Uncharted
12:44 - Hitman
22:15 - Call of Duty: Black Ops III
35:15 - Groove Coaster
42:25 - Fire Emblem: Fates
53:25 - Monster Hunter Generations
63:34 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_235_-_Large_Monster_Bone.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:11am EST

Randy falls back into one of his bad habits, and it's not even the one involving plastic guitars. Paul is on better terms with Fire Emblem: Fates. D.J. takes a break in between Yakuzas to shill for Activision, if they even make games still.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro banter
04:56 - Yakuzas
11:02 - Fire Emblems
29:40 - Call of Duty: Black Ops III
44:45 - Guitar Hero Live
58:15 - Superhot
67:00 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_234_-_The_Full_Asterisk_Version.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:50am EST

Paul and Randy delve into distinguished author Tom Clancy's latest pet project, the massively multiplayer online shooter, The Division. Meanwhile, D.J. continues his quest to kick every gangster in Tokyo. Also, the new Fire Emblem is confusing.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro Burger
06:00 - Final Fantasy 14 Patch Day!
09:50 - Yakuza
27:30 - Tom Clancy's The Division
52:23 - Fire Emblem Fates
68:45 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_233_-_Tom_Clancys_Fire_Emblem.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:43am EST

Randy escapes from sea-prison only to immediately become lost in the woods. Paul gets owned by his wife despite his fearsome boulder arm. D.J. makes impulsive relationship decisions.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
01:50 - Randy Dickinson: Pro Vacationer
12:00 - Firewatch
40:50 - XCOM
48:06 - Cookie Clicker and the 10 Billion Wives
54:54 - Gravity Rush?
60:50 - Round 1 arcade
67:50 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_232_-_Music_Game_Wife.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:02pm EST

Paul supplements his actual sickness with motion sickness courtesy of the Gravity Rush remaster. D.J. loves Strike Suit Zero and vows never to play another game in the series, but it's OK because there's a lot of dudes that need to be kicked.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
01:50 - Paul is dead/Super Bowl
05:58 - Gravity Rush Remastered
25:50 - Strike Suit Zero
45:20 - Yakuza
62:24 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_231_-_The_Elite_Lifestyle.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:47am EST

How can we accurately judge The Witness to be the best ever made when it's so good that it causes all other games throughout history to cease to exist, destroying all basis for comparison? Also, reasons why we haven't started The Witness yet.


Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
01:50 - Weekly holographic squid concert discussion
08:50 - The Witness
34:40 - Grow Home
39:00 - Three Fourths Home
42:10 - Pokemon Picross
50:30 - Civilization V
62:40 - Strike Suit Zero
68:00 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_230_-_Non-Gandhi_Behavior.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:12pm EST

The pastel-hued island fills you with a sense of familiarity and security. Turning to greet your old friend, Yoshi, you realize the figure before you is not the cuddly dinosaur of your youth. You freeze in horror as the fleshy mass burbles: "It's-a me."

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
00:55 - Snowzilla
08:40 - Yoshi's Wooly World
25:23 - Who's Your Daddy
41:52 - A Dark Room
47:20 - Photopia
59:20 - Groove Coaster and arcades
64:55 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_229_-_Marios_Fleshy_Face.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:07pm EST

We asked the top robotic minds at Google what the best games of 2015 were. When it turned out AIs don't have opinions, we deferred to our slightly less robotic stable of podcast hosts. Also, D.J. is pretty sure he's not poisoned.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
00:45 - D.J. vs. The Bacon of Seafood
14:20 - Best games of 2015
61:30 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_228_-_Time_to_Look_for_a_New_Job.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:41am EST

It’s been a weird week. DJ remains in exile in Japan. We’re sad about David Bowie. We’re still having fun with Just Cause 3 and Mass Effect 3. We’re fighting the allure of shiny new games while trying to find time for good old ones. So many feels.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
01:15 - D.J. still in Japan update!
03:12 - Bowie...
30:40 - Just Cause 3 update!
41:25 - Mass Effect 3 update!
48:50 - Life in the Slow Lane
61:30 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_227_-_Sacrifices_Must_Be_Made.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:37am EST

Instead of assigning traditional review scores, we’re now rating games on their lunchtime equivalency: Just Cause 3 is a tasty soup/sandwich combo from Chili’s while Her Story and Undertale are worthy of the endless pasta bowl from Olive Garden.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
01:15 - Where's D.J.?
02:35 - On Top Ten Lists
08:15 - Her Story
22:20 - Undertale
32:00 - Just Cause 3
51:00 - Great Game Characters and Mass Effect
61:05 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_226_-_Pauls_Lunch_Economy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:23am EST

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