Video Game Hangover (general)

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