Video Game Hangover (general)

We're continuing to murder people indiscriminately as Spider-Man but occasionally tagging in Lara Croft to show us how it's really done. Also, full-contact lawyering in the Yakuza studio's upcoming Judge Eyes.


Episode Timeline:
00:41 - Intro
02:50 - Judge Eyes
32:47 - Shadow of the Tomb Raider
53:22 - Spider-Man
65:09 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_361_-_Famous_Asian_Actors.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:22am EDT

We've got Spider-Man fever, although we can't seem to remember all the words to his theme song. Also, a return to World War II via the Battlefield V beta, and follow-up thoughts on Pokémon Go and Dragon Quest XI.

Episode Timeline:
00:41 - Intro
03:10 - Viewer Mail feat. Pokémon Go and Dragon Quest
17:14 - Spider-Man
46:24 - Battlefield V
63:16 - Alphabear minute
65:60 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_360_-_Charleston_Bomb.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

After a Pokemon-infested detour around Seattle, we're back to our old tricks: Gushing about the latest Yakuza game and arguing about donut semantics. Also: A tiny bit of Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate.


Episode Timeline:
00:42 - Intro
02:55 - Pokemon Go
17:30 - Yakuza Kiwami 2
38:10 - Donut County
62:25 - Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate
69:18 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_359_-_Corporate_Donut_Hole.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:26am EDT

We're putting a wrap on this year's Summer Backlog Attack with the offensively relaxing Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles, the extremely old Elder Scrolls: Arena, and the original Dragon Quest alla giapponese.

Episode Timeline

00:44 - Intro
05:56 - Bad sequels
14:10 - Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles
35:20 - 日本語でドラゴンクエスト
52:10 - The Elder Scrolls: Arena
73:10 - Outro


Direct download: VGH_358_-_We_Dont_Talk_About_Dino_Crisis_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am EDT

Randy continues his trip deep down the Holedown hole. Paul remembers what it's like to Uncharted. D.J. is completely baffled by Street Fighter 1. Also, Life Is Strange hot takes.

Episode Timeline

00:39 - Intro
01:48 - Holedown
11:44 - Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
27:32 - Street Fighter
43:58 - Life Is Strange
57:20 - Doom
62:45 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_357_-_Naughty_Dad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

It's most ambitious crossover event in VGH history: We played both sides of the Monster Hunter World x Final Fantasy XIV collaboration. Also, Randy discovers new things in Night in the Woods, D.J. plays the original Far Cry, and Paul tries a new Yakuza.

Episode Timeline

00:39 Intro
05:08 - Monster Hunter x Final Fantasy
22:48 - Yakuza Kiwami 2
30:18 - Night in the Woods
46:50 - Doom
64:30 - Far Cry
74:28 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_356_-_Shirtless_Demon_Punching.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:15am EDT

Randy fills that Arkanoid-shaped void in his life with some Holedown before stepping back into No Man’s Sky to see if they’ve added more inventory slots. D.J. tries to learn about World War II via the original Call of Duty. Also, a brief Dragonball detour.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro

01:18 - Evo 2018

12:24 - Holedown

27:47 - No Man’s Sky Next

53:16 - Call of Duty

1:10:22 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_355_-_Like_D-Day_but_Worse.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:31am EDT

Randy and D.J. try to make sense of the new Shin Megami Tensei mobile thing. Also, life in an underwater subway in Splatoon 2‘s Octo Expansion, re-learning how to hunt in Monster Hunter Generations, and the summer Backlog Attack is back!

Episode Timeline

00:31 - Intro

01:58 - Shin Megami Tensei Liberation D×2

29:07 - Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion

40:25 - Monster Hunter Generations

49:02 - Backlog Attack!!

1:02:30 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_354_-_Potions_and_Meat.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:01am EDT

Randy returns from the Jersey Shore (not that one) with tales of his re-Marstered life on, uh, Mars. D.J. goes into way too much detail over the new Steam version of Groove Coaster. Also, tips for enjoying Monster Hunter World‘s summer festival.

Episode Timeline

00:26 - Intro

01:45 - Captain Randy: Vacation Taker

06:50 - Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

26:23 - Captain D.J.: Groove Coaster

48:04 - Alec Mason: Space Friendhole

1:04:41 - Monster Hunter: Hunter Monster

1:14:15 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_353_-_I_Wish_It_Was_Edible.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:42am EDT

Paul starts traveling down the long and mysterious Octopath. D.J. makes things more difficult than necessary in Homesick. Also, an extreme throwback to BBS RPGs, and unexpected fun climbing a tower.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
01:40 - Octopath Traveler
028:50 - Homesick
42:12 - Legend of the Red Dragon
51:20 - Final Fantasy XIV: Heaven-on-High
66:20 - Outro

 

 

Direct download: VGH_352_-_Granny_Badass.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:13pm EDT

Beat the summer heat with some cool, red-hot game music, or something! We share our favorite Sega hits, favorite tropical Animal Crossing jams, and favorite... Antonio Vivaldi?

Episode Timeline

01:13 - Intro
03:04 - 🔥🎶🔥
76:10 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_351_-_Red-Hot_Summer_Game_Music.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:49am EDT

We're joining in The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit, escaping the Commies in Black The Fall, and learning all about copyright law in the Westworld mobile game. And wait, is that Gravity Rush 2?

Episode Timeline

00:38 - Intro

01:36 - Gravity Rush 2

10:10 - How the Sausage is Made

11:00 - Westworld

30:03 - The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit

43:45 - Black the Fall

58:48 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_350_-_100_Putin_Free.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:17am EDT

Paul finally caves to peer pressure and tries Fortnite. D.J. leaves the arcade long enough to go treasure hunting in Gravity Rush 2. Randy does an in-depth analysis of the various Captains Toad. Also, Hollow Knight.

Episode Timeline

00:51 - Intro
01:58 - Groove Coaster
15:14 - Captain Toad Switch vs. 3DS
25:12 - Fortnite
42:45 - Gravity Rush 2
57:55 - Hollow Knight
74:00 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_349_-_I_Am_Not_A_Pro.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:28pm EDT

Randy tries Yoku's Island Express, the latest in the crowded dung beetle/fruit-trading/pinball adventure genre. D.J. goes on a leisurely cruise in Quarantine Circular. And, of course, Yakuza.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
01:28 - It's more E3
09:48 - Fortnite
22:49 - Yoku's Island Express
38:40 - Quarantine Circular
52:03 - Yakuza 0
67:28 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_348_-_A_Chicken_Perhaps.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:13pm EDT

It's E3 week and we can't wait to hear all about the new Animal Crossing game!

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro

01:18 - E3 shenanginanz

1:11:32 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_347_-_E3_2018.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:33am EDT

Randy unveils his plan for Word Domination. D.J. navigates the treacherous staircases of Runner 3. Paul plays the same old same old. And someone, somewhere is excited for E3. Also: How realistic of a tennis game is Mario Tennis Aces?

Episode Timeline

00:48 - Intro
02:00 - FFXIV: Ultima Weapon Ultimate
13:18 - E3 Hype?
28:50 - Mario Tennis Aces
36:20 - Word Domination
47:29 - Runner 3
64:40 - Monster Hunter World
72:45 - Minute of Wizard of Legend
75:14 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_346_-_Trying_Very_Hard.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:59pm EDT

What is Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon? A miserable pile of dated graphics and clunky controls. (Depending who you ask.) Also: Burly Men at Sea, the further adventures of wizards, and the first five prime numbers.

Episode Timeline

00:52 - Intro
01:45 - Final Fantasy XIV teaches mathematics
11:58 - 2 orders of business
14:35 - Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon
37:19 - Burly Men at Sea
50:10 - Wizard of Legend
68:20 - Outro


Direct download: VGH_345_-_Roguelike_That_I_Like.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:15pm EDT

We brush off our demon negotiation skills in Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux, ask the hard questions about what it means to be a Wizard of Legend, and lament the lack of tea kettles in Yakuza 6. Starring Paul Sandhu as Captain Jean-Luc Picard.

Episode Timeline

00:35 - Intro
03:10 - Star Trek minute
07:30 - Yakuza 6
24:14 - Wizard of Legend
37:08 - Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux
55:20 - David Cage minute
58:10 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_344_-_Patrick_Stewart_Read_My_Livejournal.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:38pm EDT

Destiny 2: What is it? For that matter, what was Destiny 1? Join us as we search for answers to these and other totally inane Destiny questions. Also: Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, and something called My Nintendo Picross: Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.

Episode Timeline

00:11 - Intro

01:58 - Celeste soundtrack

10:04 - Destiny 2

42:27 - Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

56:50 - My Nintendo Picross: Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

1:09:37 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_343_-_Points_for_Doing_Stuff.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:20am EDT

We grab our cameras and try to piece together all the weird stuff going on in the prototype demo of SWERY's The Good Life. Also: Tumblestone, several generations of Hidden My Game by Mom, and the latest Nintendo drama.

Episode Timeline

00:36 - Intro

01:21 - How long is God of War?

04:22 - Mad at Nintendo

27:29 - Tumblestone

40:27 - The Good Life

56:44 - Hidden My Game by Mom

1:07:39 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_342_-_Unanswered_Questions.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:10am EDT

Randy divides his time between a fighter pilot career in Rogue Aces and being a bad influence on Kratos Jr. in God of War. Speaking of bad influences, D.J. gets tips from Yakuza 6 on what to do if he ever finds himself stuck with a baby in a strange city.

Episode Timeline

00:42 – Intro

01:27 – Bad pronunciation advice

02:45 – Avengers: Infinity War

22:56 – God of War

39:04 – Yakuza 6

52:26 – Rogue Aces

1:09:57 – Outro

Direct download: VGH_341_-_A_Super_Serious_Guy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:50am EDT

God of War is out and we can offer real, informed opinions on it, so we shift our focus to Nintendo Labo. Meanwhile, D.J. trades the actual Tokyo for Yakuza 6‘s approximation, and wonders just who all these Internet monster hunters really are.

Episode Timeline:

00:40 - Intro

02:02 - Nintendo Labo

10:08 - God of War

43:17 - Yakuza 6

59:43 - Monster Hunter World

1:14:19 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_340_-_Vending_Machine_Hunter.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:44pm EDT

We've got Kratos on our minds this week, but he'll need to reclaim his title as the God of War from Lara Croft first. Randy feeds souls to the god of war in a new, very old version of Fire Emblem, and Paul finds time to stare at pretty trees in Monster Hunter. Also: we welcome our AI overlords in Semantris.

Episode Timeline

00:58 - Intro
05:28 - Random Movie Chat
09:48 - Lara Croft the new God of War
22:43 - Fire Emblem War
46:20 - Monster Hunter: War
61:30 - Semantris, Word War
64:28 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_339_-_I_Like_Fanciness.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:40pm EDT

D.J. checks in from Japan, a mysterious land where arcades and Xenogears live on. Back in America, Randy plays Minit 60 seconds at a time, then spends time with Metropolis: Lux Obscura, which brings some much-needed sexism to the match 3 genre. Also: Ticket to Earth.

Episode Timeline

00:41 - Intro
01:55 - 日本しましょう
16:53 - Dragon Quest XI??
28:35 - Xenogears 20th Anniversary Concert
47:51 - Minit
61:30 - Metropolis: Lux Obscura
71:01 - Ticket to Earth
74:20 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_338_-_A_Lot_of_Fiddling.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:04am EDT

Real people. Real lives. In between running 5Ks, Randy finds just enough time to stab every person, every rock and every tree, in Rise of the Tomb Raider. Meanwhile, Paul's just been sitting on his couch trying to escape from prison in A Way Out.

Episode Timeline

00:52 - Intro
02:42 - Cool Runnings w/ Cider
09:33 - Rise of the Tomb Raider
35:40 - A Way Out
58:48 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_337_-_Stabby_Stabby.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:28pm EDT

We find ourselves unmistakably inside the video game realm as Randy encounters Xbox Live pirates on the Sea of Thieves. Meanwhile, Paul plots a prison break in A Way Out, although he'd rather escape from Yakuza 5. D.J. doesn't like a Final Fantasy thing.

Episode Timeline

00:51 - Intro
09:48 - Sea of Thieves
31:03 - A Way Out
41:00 - FFXIV: The Forbidden Land, Eureka
57:05 - Yakuza 5
66:50 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_336_-_A_Giant_Skull_Smoking_a_Blunt.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:40pm EDT

Randy confronts various acrobatic and linguistic challenges in Fe. D.J. snoops on a gang of cool hackers in the #WarGames interactive-TV-series-game-thing. And events unfold over and over again in Last Day of June.

Episode Timeline

00:42 - Intro
02:00 - Music game minute
12:35 - Fe
32:55 - #WarGames
50:36 - Last Day of June
66:50 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_335_-_Fox_Dog_Thing.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:19am EDT

Unfettered by inclement weather, Cap'n Randy takes his galleon in search of booty (and a bigger bucket) on the Sea of Thieves. Meanwhile, D.J. sticks to the familiar music game waters of DJMAX Respect. Also, someone's been drinking again.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
05:44 - Sea of Thieves
40:58 - DJMAX Respect
60:04 - Monster Hunter Wiggler World
66:10 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_334_-_Fraught_With_Peril.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:22pm EDT

Paul heads Into the Breach for another chance to save humanity from giant insects, Randy hops aboard the Subsurface Circular, and D.J. takes a part-time job as a UFO. Also, a year later, how much do we love exchanging friend codes on the Switch? So much.

Episode Timeline

00:35 - Intro
01:42 - Merry Switchmas 2018
06:43 - Luigi's Balloon World
16:14 - Into the Breach
41:53 - Subsurface Circular
53:10 - Part Time UFO
61:00 - Mass Effect Andromeda
70:35 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_333_-_More_Swords_Than_Anyone_Else.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:01pm EDT

On this week’s show: Garrus chat. Also, Paul finally makes room in his busy schedule to play Mass Effect Andromeda for some reason, and Randy regales us with tales of his recent experience with Dandara ON THE SWITCH.

Episode Timeline

00:41 - Intro
05:08 - Monster Hunter: World
11:28 - Mass Effect: Andromeda
46:00 - Dandara
66:35 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_332_-_You_Know_Garrus_Right.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:53pm EDT

Paul and D.J. get pulled into Metal Gear Survive's weird alternate dimension of tower defense and zombies. D.J. interrogates robots on a train in Subsurface Circular. And Monster Hunter: World continues.

Episode Timeline

00:38 - Intro
02:10 - Monster Hunter: World
20:30 - Metal Gear Survive
37:30 - Subsurface Circular
55:10 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_331_-_Doctor_Robot.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:28pm EDT

Randy delves into the world of thinly veiled 90s TV references in The Darkside Detective. D.J. plays the latest in one of his favorite genres: Shadow of the Colossus remakes. And Paul continues hunting monsters, somewhere.

Episode Timeline

00:44 - Intro
06:53 - The Darkside Detective
17:58 - Celeste
25:53 - Shadow of the Colossus
55:18 - Monster Hunter: World
71:12 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_330_-_Shotguns_and_Super_Glue.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:59pm EDT

Randy shoots up space-terrorists in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare before uncovering Radiant Historia's dark underbelly of anti-anime DLC. D.J. gives an update on the state of fashion in Final Fantasy XIV. And Paul continues hunting monsters, somewhere.

Episode Timeline

00:35 - Intro
01:52 - Monster Hunter Hunt Night
07:14 - Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology
28:48 - Final Fantasy XIV: Fashion Report
45:41 - Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
67:18 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_329_-_Just_Keep_Exploding.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:06pm EDT

Part 6 of the Garbage Trilogy confusingly continues with the full version of Monster Hunter: World, which Paul and D.J. determine, after an unspecified number of hours, is decidedly not garbage. Also, Randy climbs a mountain in Celeste.

Episode Timeline

00:41 – Intro
05:01 – Celeste
27:16 – Monster Hunter: World
56:40 – Bridge Constructor Portal
64:55 – Outro

Direct download: VGH_328_-_Look_Upon_This_Garbage.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:01pm EDT

Paul and D.J. get deep into Monster Hunter World and opine on controversial topics like drinks and numbers. Meanwhile, Randy escapes Monster Hunter with the Lost Sphear demo, then escapes from the Lost Sphear demo with a classic 3DS game. Also, cardboard.

Episode Timeline

00:00 – Intro
01:38 – A plebeian TV
09:20 - Nintendo Labo
18:14 – Monster Hunter World
45:10 – Lost Sphear
55:36 – Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
64:48 - FM Corporate Utopian Fantasy
67:05 – Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_327_-_My_Brain_Feels_Different.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

It’s the episode we’ve all been waiting for: Randy played Knack II and has opinions. Meanwhile, D.J. treads cautiously into Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King, and Paul played Yakuza 5?

Episode Timeline

00:00 – Intro

01:34 – Knack II

16:38 – Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King

39:00 – Yakuza 5

57:23 – Viewer Mail

1:14:24 – Outro

Direct download: VGH_326_-_Lookin_4_Nudes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:55pm EDT

So far, 2018 is looking a lot like 2017 with more Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Yakuza. Meanwhile, D.J. takes a trip to an art installation.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
04:48 - Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC
25:30 - Yakuza 0 and 4 and 5
44:35 - Islands: Non-Places
51:20 - Panoramical
59:55 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_325_-_Befriending_a_Chicken.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:34pm EDT

We look back on 2017, a year sure to be remembered by history for its seemingly endless stream of quality video games.

Episode Timeline

00:48 - Intro
02:20 - Which video games in 2017 were good?
92:48 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_324_-_17_Goombas_Tall.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:31pm EDT

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

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 EDT

**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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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
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