Video Game Hangover

Randy contemplates his new life as a fox in The First Tree. Meanwhile, D.J. contemplates his new life as a guy with cardboard strapped to his head as he delves into Nintendo Labo's VR kit. Also, making a triumphant return to the show: It's Battlefield 3!

Episode Timeline:
00:40 - Intro
02:51 - Tom Clancy's Battlefield 3
18:02 - Nintendo Labo VR
54:25 - The First Tree
72:10 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_389_-_A_Bazooka_for_Your_Face.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:42pm EDT

Randy discovers the joys of papercraft in Yoshi's Crafted World. Paul finally gives into Gwent in Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales. And D.J. ruins the idyllic landscapes with a giant circus tent in Islanders.

Episode Timeline:
00:42 - Intro
03:40 - SwitchFix wrap-up
07:02 - PlayStation Now
24:50 - Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales
38:55 - Yoshi's Crafted World
55:04 - Islanders
70:00 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_388_-_Eat_Tons_of_Shy_Guys.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:03pm EDT

We've live from PAX East 2019! Hear about weird weasel things, and simple sandwiches. Fin~

Episode Timeline:
00:36 - Intro
02:05 - PAX East 2019
70:08 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_387_-_Live_from_PAX_East_2019.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:39pm EDT

On this week’s show, we’re dancing the night away with Crypt of the Necrodancer. We also spend some time with the latest Tom Clancy opus: Baba is You. Plus, Golf Peaks, and more competently crafted Ubisoft experiences™.

Episode Timeline:
00:40 - Intro
01:45 - PAX East hype
07:45 - Google Stadia
14:55 - Golf Peaks
24:02 - Crypt of the Necrodancer
36:27 - Baba is You
47:03 - Division 2
67:55 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_386_-_Tom_Clancys_Baba_is_You.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am EDT

Part 1 of our 25637852-part series on Tom Clancy's The Division 2. Randy discovers a new way to hold his Switch. Also, D.J. starts a shady underground robot fight club after getting kicked out of a shady underground mahjong fight club.

Episode Timeline:
00:44 - Intro
01:50 - PAX East hype
06:35 - Switchfix
17:50 - Doman Mahjong feat. Final Fantasy XIV
32:05 - Tom Clancy's The Division 2
59:25 - Front Mission
67:55 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_385_-_Maybe_Youre_Not_Smart.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:15pm EDT

Word Stacks and Crackdown 3 and Word Stacks and Final Fantasy XII and Front Mission and Word Stacks and Word Stacks and Word Stacks and Word Stacks and Word Stacks and Word Stacks.

Episode Timeline:
00:35 - Intro
01:49 - PAX East / Lebanon, Kansas hype
06:18 - Tetris 99
12:50 - Word Stacks
18:50 - Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
43:08 - Front Mission
56:08 - Crackdown 3
68:58 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_384_-_Tending_to_My_Hats.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:01pm EDT

The gang tries on some practical outerwear in The Division 2. Randy tries extra hard not to kill anyone in Deltarune. D.J. has had it with his coworkers Dragalia Lost. And you won't believe the lengths we went to in order to acquire a PlayStation 2.

Episode Timeline:
00:50 - Intro
02:48 - New music: Option Fire by Wally Chantek
05:48 - PAX East hype
08:40 - PlayStation 2 hype
18:40 - Deltarune
31:50 - The Tom Clancy's Division 2
51:58 - Dragalia Lost
60:40 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_383_-_Hungry_for_Flavor.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:23pm EDT

We take Tetris 99 for another spin (get it) before jumping into an anime robot in Daemon X Machina and continuing to Warhammer things in Vermintide 2. Also, after countless grueling hours of Etrian Odyssey Nexus, Randy starts Etrian Odyssey Nexus.

Episode Timeline:
01:06 - Intro
02:30 - Tetris 99
15:10 - RIP Reggie
19:25 - Warhammer: Vermintide 2
32:14 - Etrian Odyssey Nexus
48:13 - Daemon X Machina
57:33 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_382_-_Epaulets.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:20pm EDT

After a delicious taco-y detour, VGH's agents make their cases about what it truly means to Crack Down in Microsoft's latest. Also, a professional monster hunter joins the Monster Hunter cast, and Tetris battle royale is real and we played it.

Episode Timeline
00:31 - Intro 
00:43 - Taco Bell
05:40 - Monster Hunter
25:26 - Crackdown 3
43:15 - Apex
47:30 - Tetris
59:15 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_381_-_Still_Cracking_Down.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:03am EDT

We set out on the Sea of Thieves to learn practical skills like how to hold a compass, and how to maintain composure while getting owned by Xbox Live bilge. Also: Apex Legends, The Division 2, and Forza Horizon 4.

 

Episode Timeline:
00:40 - Intro
04:05 - Will Smith is blue
06:10 - Sea of Thieves
28:15 - Apex Legends
44:00 - Forza Horizon 4
58:30 - The Division 2: Division Harder
72:45 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_380_-_Bad_Dudes_with_Bats.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:47pm EDT

D.J. learns how to fly a man-sized jet in Anthem, the new Destiny-like/Mass Effect-not-entirely-like. Paul gets acquainted with the Warhammer universe in Vermintide 2. And Downwell finally brings its gunboots to the Switch.

Episode Timeline:
00:32 - Intro
01:15 - contractually obligated banter
04:05 - Anthem
39:50 - Warhammer: Vermintide 2
54:14 - Downwell feat. Flip Grip
70:45 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_379_-_The_Maestros.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:42am EDT

With Earth finally shielded from interplanetary attack, we can finally concentrate on the things that matter, like Randy's 1000th playthrough of Uncharted 2. Also, Ace Combat 7, Pillars of Eternity 2, What Never Was, and not Metroid Prime 4.

Episode Timeline:
00:41 - Intro
02:01 - Metroid Prime 4
06:52 - Ace Combat 7
28:25 - What Never Was
34:20 - Uncharted 2
42:20 - Pillars of Eternity 2
61:45 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_378_-_The_Protective_Barrier_Around_the_Earth.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:39am EDT

After 13 long years, it's finally back: Taco Tuesday. To celebrate, D.J. sits down with Kingdom Hearts expert, BTG Inferno, to find out why Kingdom Hearts III is such a big deal.

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_01-29-19_Kingdom_Hearts_III.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

Randy is somehow tricked into playing New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (and Bowsette has nothing to do with it). Also, Pokémon Battle Trozei, and D.J. sees blue in the latest Final Fantasy XIV update.

Episode Timeline:
00:32 - Intro
07:42 - New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
27:10 - Final Fantasy XIV: Blue Mage is here
46:38 - Pokémon Battle Trozei
61:45 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_377_-_The_Deep_Dark_Dungeon_of_Luigi.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:15am EDT

Paul takes an ultimate look at Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Randy takes a hazardous vacation in Just Cause 4. D.J. can't believe how many cookies he can afford thanks to Realm Grinder. And we gaze into our crystal ball to see what's in store for 2019.

Episode Timeline:
00:40 - Intro
05:15 - We are excited for video games in 2019
23:50 - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
46:05 - Just Cause 4
70:50 - Realm Grinder
84:38 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_376_-_And_Thats_How_I_Ended_Up_with_a_Flying_Jet_Ski.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am EDT

We've arrived in 2019 to tell you about our favorite Yakuza and non-Yakuza games from 2018.

Episode Timeline:
00:45 - Intro
03:15 - The video games of 2018
66:05 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_375_-_Spontaneous_Horse_Combustion.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:53am EDT

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