Video Game Hangover

D.J. made a special playlist just for you.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro

01:20 - Kamiko

05:10 - Ninja Gaiden II

09:05 - Metafive

15:20 - Manami Matsumae

20:00 - Glim Spanky

Direct download: Mini_Hangover_-_2017_Bonus_Tracks.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

Drunktactular 2017 is here and any topic is fair game, including: Star Trek! Madden! Sexy Spaniards! ASMR! Sega Activator! Getting it on with Kirby! Literacy rates! The Irish! Getting it on with Kate Beckinsale, but actually it’s Kirby! And Star Trek!


Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
01:03 - Part 1
66:50 - Part 2
125:00 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_323_-_International_Dude.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:42pm EDT

Put your blippers on: It's time for our spotlight on the year's best video game music, with selections from Super Mario Odyssey, Persona 5, Night in the Woods, Yakuza 0, Prey, Nier: Automata, Steamworld Dig 2, Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood, and more!

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
03:30 - Objectively the best video game music from the year 2017
76:20 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_322_-_Best_Game_Music_of_2017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30pm EDT

This week, it's an all-Yakuza special episode, featuring Yakuza 3, Yakuza 0, The Flame and the Flood and the Yakuza, and Nintendo's new mobile hit, Animal Crossing: Yakuza Camp.

Episode Timeline

00:45 - Intro
02:10 - We survived Black Friday
10:03 - Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp
35:15 - Yakuza 0
58:06 - The Flame and the Flood
72:45 - Mario Minute
76:52 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_321_-_Friendshipness.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:52pm EDT

After fulfilling our obligation to play games for charity, we're back to playing games simply because we don't know any better. Randy suffers through the new South Park and Agents of Mayhem while D.J. is Kazuma Kiryu's vicarious drinking buddy in Yakuza 3.

Episode Timeline

00:36 - Intro
02:00 - Drunktacular hype
08:00 - South Park: The Fractured but Whole
21:30 - Agents of Mayhem
46:10 - Yakuza 3
59:50 - Splatoon 2
65:55 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_320_-_Trash_Bag_Full_of_Fries.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:30pm EDT

We wrapped up Extra Life by getting murdered in the hot new PLAYERUNKNOWN'SBATTLEGROUNDSlike, Fortnite Battle Royale. Also, we learned how bows work in Torchlight, found (and were promptly banned from) our niche in Splatoon 2, and sneakily snuck through Horizon: Zero Dawn.

Episode Timeline

00:39 - Intro
01:18 - Extra Life Phase II
03:58 - Splatoon 2
11:14 - Fortnite Battle Royale
24:03 - Super Mario Odyssey
32:00 - South Park minute
33:24 - Torchlight
40:50 - Horizon: Zero Dawn
57:14 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_319_-_Guns_That_Shoot_Arrows.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:17pm EDT

We survived Extra Life, phase 1 -- now hear about everything we played! Splatoon 2, Night in the Woods, Super Mario Odyssey, Metroid II, and of course, Raft. Also, a brief stint with Superhot on PlayStation VR.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
10:44 - Raft
37:12 - Night in the Woods
47:58 - Splatoon 2
53:55 - Superhot
63:10 - Metroid II
69:43 - Super Mario Odyssey
81:30 - Outro


 

Direct download: VGH_318_-_A_Raft_of_a_Certain_Size.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:14am EDT

Super Mario Odyssey is here and the gang shares stories about the long journey to New Donk City. Also, Paul plays his millionth hour of Horizon: Zero Dawn, D.J. joins an after-school poetry club, and Randy would have preferred a sombrero

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
01:38 - Extra Life Hype
11:10 - Super Mario Odyssey
46:45 - Doki Doki Literature Club
55:51 - Horizon: Zero Dawn is great
68:43 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_317_-_Bows-a-Blazin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30pm EDT

Randy and D.J. learn their way around a funeral home in A Mortician's Tale. D.J. gets disoriented in Fragments of Euclid, then his office supply empire gets out of hand in Universal Paperclips. Paul is thoroughly overwhelmed in Horizon: Zero Dawn.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
01:36 - Extra Life Hype
14:30 - A Mortician's Tale
34:28 - Fragments of Euclid
41:58 - Horizon: Zero Dawn
63:24 - Universal Paperclips
71:58 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_316_-_Died_From_Scared.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:06pm EDT

Randy plays his new favorite Uncharted game, besides that other one. Paul gets lost in the mysterious Super Nintendo dark web. D.J. attempts to drive a vehicle and gets caught in a land war. Meanwhile, golf continues.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
01:05 - SNES Classic modding
14:30 - Kirby’s Dream Course
24:55 - Golf Story
32:30 - Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
47:40 - Final Fantasy XIV patch 4.1
57:14 - Gran Turismo Sport
67:10 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_315_-_Doin_Dishes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:09am EDT

WHAT YEAR IS IT?? We take a deep dive into Star Fox and the recently unearthed Star Fox 2 and see if SuperFX games can hold their own in 2017. Also, more golf and more stories, and Paul finds himself back on the farm.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
01:10 - Nintendo World Championships 2017/Switch chat
20:30 - Star Foxes
45:15 - Golf Story
53:32 - Stardew Valley
65:54 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_314_-_Curve_It_Around_the_Crocodiles.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:58am EDT

The fabled SNES Classic is here — find out which rad 90s games you should put on your Christmas list. Also: Randy enjoys the golf and story in Golf Story, we hate that we're still playing Metroid, and Microsoft Xbox: What is it, and has anyone seen one?

Episode Timeline

00:37 - Intro
03:10 - Super NES Classic
31:54 - Golf Story
52:10 - VGH Xbox Blast: The latest Xbox One news, tips, and reviews from your #1 Xbox source
57:38 - Metroid: Samus Returns
68:28 - Outro



Direct download: VGH_313_-_Get_Back_in_the_Horse.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:10pm EDT

Randy definitely still likes Metroid: Samus Returns but still takes a detour into Steamworld Dig 2. After an evening at the opera, D.J. gets parenting advice from an unexpected source. Paul plays that racing game he's always playing, apparently.

Episode Timeline

00:54 - Intro
02:10 - Final Fantasy XIV: A Stage Reborn
15:20 - The Matrix?
19:00 - Metroid: Samus Returns
35:20 - Steamworld Dig 2
48:24 - Need for Speed: Most Wanted
64:00 - Yakuza 3
68:10 - Mario + Rabbids
79:08 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_312_-_Best_Dad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:43pm EDT

Paul and D.J. try to make sense of Project Octopath Traveler. Randy ponders the murky ethical questions raised by Metroid: Samus Returns. Someone finishes a Persona game. Also, cars.

Episode Timeline

00:43 - Intro
02:10 - Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
07:14 - Persona 5
15:31 - Racing games?
23:30 - Project Octopath Traveler
38:10 - Metroid: Samus Returns
57:35 - Yakuza Kiwami
61:03 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_311_-_My_Stupid_Brain.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:59pm EDT

Fresh out of Mario + Rabbids boot camp, Randy explains the origin of those disgusting minion-alikes. D.J. is anxious about the hostess bars in Yakuza Kiwami and lets off steam by beating up everyone in Tokyo. Also, Final Fantasy daddy.

Episode Timeline

00:36 - Intro
03:20 - Rollercoaster decapitation
07:40 - Final Fantasy XIV: Dad of Light
15:40 - Mario + Rabbids
41:58 - Yakuza Kiwami
60:20 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_310_-_The_Nice_Murderer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:20pm EDT

After a brief stint with the Destiny 2 beta, D.J. rocket slides all over the place in Vanquish and returns to his old face-stomping grounds in Yakuza Kiwami. Meanwhile, Paul plays Crawl while completely sober.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
03:58 - Splatoon 2
18:52 - Destiny 2
26:00 - Vanquish
33:55 - Yakuza Kiwami
49:21 - Shenmue Kiwami
52:31 - Crawl
63:10 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_309_-_Sailors_Everywhere.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:19pm EDT

We wrap up the Backlog Attack with Wolfenstein: The Old Blood and The Stanley Parable. Plus, games that deserve a second chance, even if they include rabbids.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro

00:49 - Dusty PCs

06:34 - Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

28:58 - The Stanley Parable

38:00 - Persona 5 and Rabbids

70:05 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_308_-_Blundersloosh.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:33pm EDT

 

We're chakkin' out the Monster Hunter Stories demo. It's as long as a lao-shan lung, as Grandpa Randy always says. We're also chakkin' on Titanfall 2 and Gunpoint, and following our Splatoon 2 teammates around to make sure they don't get... chakked?

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro

00:48 - Mütter Museum

06:44 - Monster Hunter Stories

23:57 - Gunpoint

30:08 - Final Fantasy Brave Exvius

32:55 - Danganronpa

36:00 - Titanfall 2

47:26 - Paul's computer explodes

53:15 - Splatoon 2

63:10 - Pop quiz!

71:13 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_307_-_The_History_of_Matar_Paneer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:55pm EDT

The gang climbs aboard the space station Tacoma in search of spooky ghosts. D.J. struggles to understand the finer points of Bayonetta. Randy puts his curmudgeon powers to use in Gunpoint. Paul operates a computer.

 

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
01:15 - Backlog Attack voting
09:34 - Cave Story & Difficult Games
21:40 - Bayonetta
33:48 - Gunpoint
43:12 - Tacoma
62:33 - Persona 5 minute
67:50 - Crawl second
68:15 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_306_-_Many_Moons.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:45pm EDT

In the aftermath of the first Splatoon 2 Splatfest, we discuss condiment and dessert preferences. D.J. checks in to see if the Professor Layton series survived its transition to mobile, and the Backlog Attack begins with spooky Soma and creepy Cave Story.

 

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
02:04 - Splatoon 2
19:20 - Layton's Mystery Journey
31:50 - Soma
51:53 - Cave Story
62:00 - Backlog Attack voting
68:45 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_305_-_A_Good_Time_for_a_Poutine_Joke.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:29pm EDT

We venture into Nintendo's brave new vision of online multiplayer in Splatoon 2 — now with voice chat, sometimes! Also, the summer Backlog Attack begins!

Episode Timeline

00:45 - Intro
03:15 - Splatoon 2
49:50 - Backlog Attack 2017
63:00 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_304_-_Mushy_or_Sticky.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:19pm EDT

Bloop out with some blippin' summer blops on our mid-year music show! This year's playlist includes chiptune covers of imaginary artists, real artists singing imaginary words, and -- ugh -- more Zelda?!

Episode Timeline

00:51 - Intro
02:35 - 🎵
88:50 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_303_-_Blips_and_Bloops_Summer_Jams.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:15am EDT

Randy's comfort zone is threatened by a new Persona announcement (and a mail-delivery baby). Also: Picross Makeout League at last, playing Final Fantasy XII until you don't have to, and 3DS games we can't play to begin with.

Episode Timeline

00:45 - Intro
02:30 - Fighting games!!!!!
08:35 - Surprises in the mail
13:15 - Theatrhythm Dragon Quest
17:30 - Ever Oasis
29:07 - Final Fantasy XII
46:30 - Picross Makeout League
59:30 - Prey
66:00 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_302_-_Baby_in_the_Mail.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:15pm EDT

We would like to apologize for this week's extremely disgusting episode title, but if the Castlevania cartoon isn't going to make a wall chicken reference, it's up to us. Also: Zelda DLC, Receiver, Final Fantasy XII, Persona 5, and a second look at Prey.

 

Episode Timeline

00:55 - Intro
02:45 - Netflix made a Castlevania
16:05 - Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC
30:44 - Receiver
45:15 - Persona 5
55:14 - Prey
64:09 - Final Fantasy XII
74:16 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_301_-_Wall_Full_of_Meat.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:17am EDT

It's Video Game Hangover's 300th annual quiz show! Our hosts attempt to answer YOUR questions about video games, fake but real words, and real but fake film directors.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
03:40 - Quiz Show Introduction
38:10 - End of Round 1
50:00 - End of Round 2
74:16 - Final Score and Outro

Direct download: VGH_300_-_Quiz_Show_Cluster_of_Doom.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:05pm EDT

Q: Why did the villagers in Ever Oasis build a juice bar? A: They needed something to drink with all the sand which is there!!!!!! Also: finally playing Horizon: Zero Dawn, finally logging into Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood, finally releasing Star Fox 2.

 

Episode Timeline

00:31 - Intro
01:10 - VGH #300 Quizpendous
05:25 - SNES Classic and Star Fox 2
18:50 - Horizon: Zero Dawn
35:00 - Ever Oasis
45:20 - Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood
60:13 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_299.5_-_Straight_Up_Gathering.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:29am EDT

E3 is a distant memory so we had to play games again. Games like Ever Oasis, Spellspire, Final Fantasy XIV Stormblood, and everyone's favorite, Pubg.

 

Episode Timeline

00:31 - Intro
01:35 - VGH #300 Quizdiculous
05:55 - PUBG
21:50 - Ever Oasis
34:18 - Zelda: Breath of the Wild, part #786341
41:20 - Spellspire
49:04 - Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood
66:56 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_299_-_Vita_Refugees.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:39am EDT

E3 is here and it's time to second-guess all of our entertainment choices! Has Sony betrayed us? Is Monster Hunter real? Does playing Mario XCOM mean we secretly like Minions? Y can't Metroid crawl??

 

Episode Timeline

00:37 - Intro
00:55 - We love E3
06:53 - Emergency quiz show hype
08:12 - We looooove E3
11:40 - Minecraft for everyone*
12:20 - What is Sony Doing
14:34 - Microsoft’s open-world car and gun sandbox
22:35 - Shadow of the Colossus again
26:40 - Fake Monster Hunter game
36:34 - Yet Another Metroid 2 Remake
43:45 - Mario XCOM, Mario Minions, Mario Kirby
57:50 - Spider-man!!!!!!
65:13 - Everything was Skyrim
68:52 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_298_-_E3_2017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:39am EDT

Are you ready for a stupid murder vacation? We take a tour of one of the worst casinos in The Sexy Brutale, brush up on our Zelda photography skills, and discuss skeeball pro strats. Also, two Final Fantasy games that D.J.'s not playing.

 

Episode Timeline

00:42 - Intro
02:20 - VGH #300 Quiztacular
07:05 - We assure you we are hyped for E3
17:20 - Groove Coaster 3EX and skeeball
26:48 - The Sexy Brutale
38:14 - Night in the Woods
43:45 - Persona 3
46:50 - Zelda and scavenger hunts
58:46 - All The Final Fantasies
68:15 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_297_-_A_Big_Thing_Thats_Dumb.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:39am EDT

It finally happened: We've surrendered to the Persona dimension. Enjoy a discussion of best girls, gourmet kings, and the cardinal rules of rhythm games. Then, we persona-fuse two of our favorite things: free-to-play mobile games and Final Fantasy.

Episode Timeline

00:21 - Intro
01:58 - VGH live at Red Lobster
07:35 - Persona 5
38:50 - Persona 4: Dancing All Night
47:30 - Persona 3
58:04 - Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
68:30 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_296_-_Anime_Game_Overlords.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:55pm EDT

We're back to playing Zelda: Breath of the Wild and wondering if it would be better as a sidescroller. Paul reunites with an old friend in Dead Cells, then goes looking for a new friend but finds Salt and Sanctuary instead. Randy plays stuff on his phone.

 

Episode Timeline

00:24 - Intro
01:50 - Zeldas
21:35 - Dead Cells
23:30 - Salt and Sanctuary
40:45 - Cinelinx
47:52 - Topsoil
54:40 - Persona 3
70:43 - Heroes of the Storm
77:20 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_295_-_You_Cant_Eat_an_Oak_Tree.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:45pm EDT

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

Hey it’s the episode where we talk about the Switch and Zelda.

Episode Timeline

00:26 - Intro
02:45 - Nintendo Switch
29:10 - Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
82:40 - Snipperclips
89:18 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_284_-_Lonk_and_Zeldo.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:40am EDT

D.J. finds some misallocated Nintendo hardware. Randy politely declines offers for help in the wilderness. Paul's mistakes come back to haunt him 300 hours later.

Episode Timeline

00:32 - Intro
01:40 - Which HDMI port should Randy plug his Nintendo Switch into
06:35 - Nintendo Switch demo day
36:30 - Ghost Recon Wildlands
55:25 - The Witcher 3
73:01 - Fire Emblem Heroes & Nier
81:10 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_283_-_These_Arms_Have_Legs.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:38pm EDT

Randy pulls rank to get his hands on that new Zelda game (give or take 13 years). Paul and D.J. continue chasing orbs in Fire Emblem Heroes, although they wonder why everyone's clothes keep falling off. Also, swords: Are they guns?

 

Episode Timeline

00:32 - Intro
02:35 - Mass Effect Andromeda
14:20 - Watch Dogs 2
17:05 - The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap
36:50 - Legend of Kusakari
40:48 - Fire Emblem Heroes
66:30 - Final Fantasy XIV Fan Fest
74:02 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_282_-_The_Villain_Is_Capitalism.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:59pm EDT

Randy meets new friends in Watch Dogs 2 and finds new ways to non-lethally kill them. D.J. knows a lot of things about Nier, since he's been playing it. And, finally, the big ball saga concludes.

 

Episode Timeline

00:40 - Intro
01:12 - Final Fantasy XIV
08:14 - Watch Dogs 2
38:15 - Nier
61:04 - Fire Emblem Heroes?
63:25 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_281_-_Fishing_on_the_Wrong_Beach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:45pm EDT

Climb aboard one of the most exclusive railways as Conductor Courtney takes us a journey to Resident Evil 7...ville? Also we offer our wallets to Fire Emblem Heroes, and Paul admires the hexes in The Castles of Burgundy.

Episode Timeline

00:45 - Intro
02:03 - Pokemon Go is back!!!!!
04:30 - Self care
11:50 - Resident Evil 7
37:17 - Castles of Burgundy
56:20 - Fire Emblem Heroes
71:02 - Outro

 

 

Direct download: VGH_280_-_Onion_Train.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:40am EDT

Paul takes a break from his gaming break to play a little of the Diablos. Randy attempts to overcome his Dragon Quest fatigue with more Dragon Quest. D.J. wonders why there are suddenly so many weirdos in Final Fantasy prison.

Episode Timeline

00:36 - Intro
00:55 - Apocalypse 2017
08:02 - Final Fantasy XIV
12:40 - Diablo III
28:18 - Dragon Quest VIII
57:20 - Boss Monster
68:45 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_279_-_Wasting_the_Horse.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:31am EDT

Paul takes a break from all the gammin to build cities on an island full of sheep. Randy continues to pursue his murderous agenda on the mean streets of San Francisco. And D.J. is strong-armed into playing that game he's always playing.

Episode Timeline

00:54 - Intro
01:20 - Board games and gaming funk
46:28 - Watch Dogs 2
59:58 - Final Fantasy XIV
68:03 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_278_-_Kicked_Out_of_Australia.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:08am EDT

We're gaming like it's 2012 (or is that 1996?) by venturing into Diablo III's Diablo I tribute dungeon. We're also gaming like it's 2014 (Monument Valley), 2015 (The Witcher III), and March 3, 2017* (Nintendo Switch). *except in certain European countries

 

Episode Timeline

00:36 - Intro
01:50 - Nintendo Switch
37:17 - Rise and Shine
48:12 - Diablo III
63:50 - Monument Valley
71:04 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_277_-_Chief_Grass_Technician.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:37pm EDT

Join us as we answer 2017's most burning questions: What is it like owning a dragon-cat-dog-bird-thing? How not-terrible is Watch Dogs 2? Is Paul stuck in an Animal Crossing time loop? What's your social security number? Also, D.J. attends a stage play.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
01:17 - Final Fantasy XIV: A Stage Reborn
05:35 - Mass Effect Andromeda
14:06 - Nintendo Switch
18:05 - The Last Guardian
34:11 - Animal Crossing: New Leaf
49:26 - Watch Dogs 2
62:15 - Replica
68:35 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_276_-_Taco_Truck_Challenge.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:44am EDT

We reflect back on the games of 2016: the ones we loved, the ones we were only mildly enthused about, and the ones that made is stare blankly at our phones while we wandered into traffic.

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
4:00 - Uncharted 4
8:55 - The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine
10:56 - Groove Coaster
13:38 - Dragon Quest Builders
20:22 - Final Fantasy XV
27:07 - Stardew Valley
29:40 - The Division
36:46 - Pokemon Go
41:04 - Paper Mario: Color Splash
44:05 - Gears of War 4
45:30 - Deus Ex New Game
49:15 - Doom
55:55 - Overwatch
1:00:06 - Inside
1:05:43 - The Last Guardian
1:11:17 - Oxenfree
1:20:00 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_275_-_Sneaky_Ninja_in_the_Cyber_Age.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:46am EDT

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