Video Game Hangover (general)

We're wrapping up the summer with an episode full of our favorite game music, plus selections chosen by you, the listeners! Put your headphones on!

Direct download: VGH_410_-_VGM_Radio_Summer_2019.mp3
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D.J. just got back from not playing any games at PAX West, and boy, are his arms tired! Meanwhile, Randy investigates the spooky doors of Control, and a strange boat makes its way across the wasteland in Far: Lone Sails.

Direct download: VGH_409_-_A_Little_Vroom_Vroom.mp3
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Randy straps in for a roguelike doubleheader with Void Bastards and Rad. You'll never believe what happens! Meanwhile, D.J. watches six hours of creeper videos in Telling Lies. Also, part 1 of our 8619156137-part series on Dragon Quest XI.

Episode Timeline

00:26 - Intro

1:51 - Void Bastards

17:46 - Rad

36:44 - Dragon Quest XI

55:41 - Telling Lies

1:13:16 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_408_-_Your_Cards_Are_Literally_on_the_Table.mp3
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Randy takes a detour through <em>Witcheye</em> before heading back to school in <em>Fire Emblem: Three Houses</em>. D.J. discovers new ways to experience <em>Dragon Quest</em> in <em>Super Smash Bros. Ultimate</em>. And yes, more <em>Dragon Quest Builders 2</em>.

Episode Timeline

00:26 - Intro/Immediately Witcheye!

09:04 - Cold open

12:15 - Fire Emblem: Three Houses

42:15 - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate feat. Hero

56:21 - Dragon Quest Builders 2

1:03:44 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_407_-_Let_Me_Tell_You_About_the_Tea_Parties.mp3
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Randy takes up teaching in Fire Emblem: Three Houses but runs into trouble adjusting to campus life. D.J. keeps it wholesome (and mildly creepy) while delivering mail in Tiny Echo. Also: Dig Dugging ever deeper into Dragon Quest Builders 2.

Episode Timeline

00:26 - Intro/Dig Dug and the Case of the Too Casual Pants

07:49 - Fire Emblem: Three Houses

28:03 - Tiny Echo

35:53 - Dragon Quest Builders 2

55:17 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_406_-_But_First_More_Gardening.mp3
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Randy gets wholesome by taking A Short Hike up a mountain. D.J. deals with a toilet conundrum (don't worry about it) in Dragon Quest Builders 2, then breaks his one rule in Final Fantasy XIV. Also: 2019's backlog champion revealed!

Episode Timeline

00:26 - Intro/Backlog Attack winner

06:20 - Deadly Premonition: The Movie

08:37 - Final Fantasy Mystic Quest

13:16 - A Short Hike

33:11 - Dragon Quest Builders 2

42:03 - Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers

49:48 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_405_-_Americas_Next_Top_Ninja.mp3
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We travel far into The Outer Wilds before settling into quiet life on a farm in Dragon Quest Builders 2. Also, the Backlog Attack wraps up with Theatrhythm Final Fantasy and Deadly Premonition.

Episode Timeline

00:26 - Intro

03:16 - The Outer Wilds

31:05 - Dragon Quest Builders 2

47:57 - Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call

1:09:10 - Deadly Premontion

1:22:36 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_404_-_Anime_Lady_Singing_in_Japanese.mp3
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The end of the Backlog Attack is in sight as we get into Wario Ware Gold, Tomb Raider Anniversary, and reveal your picks for our listener's choice games. Also: Randy has some words about that Switch Lite.

Episode Timeline

00:26 - Intro/Bathroom Break

04:54 - Switch Lite!

17:58 - Wario Ware Gold

35:28 - Tomb Raider Anniversary

48:25 - Backlog Attack week III.8 Final Chapter Prologue

58:47 - The Outro Wilds

Direct download: VGH_403_-_Dinosaurs_Immediately.mp3
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We're beating the summer heat with a crippling drug habit in Dr. Mario World. (That's how Dr. Mario works, right?) Also, the Backlog Attack continues with Professor Layton: The Next Generation (actually his daughter) and Front Mission Evolved.

Episode Timeline

00:26 - Intro

09:16 - Layton's Mystery Journey

29:19 - Front Mission Evolved

43:24 - Dr. Mario World

1:02:24 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_402_-_Sudoku_Is_Math.mp3
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The Backlog Attack kicks off with Randy cheerfully slicing and dicing robots in Kirby: Planet Robobot. Meanwhile, D.J. struggles to make sense of the Flashback HD remake, but that's OK, because there's Shadowbringers.

Episode Timeline

00:26 - Intro/New music

05:00 - Stranger Things Moment

06:34 - Flashback

25:30 - Kirby: Planet Robobot

35:45 - Ritual of the Moon: The Finale

46:46 - Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers

1:00:29 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_401_-_Nugs_Not_Drugs.mp3
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We're commemorating our 400th episode in the only way that makes sense: By definitively naming the best 400 video games ever made. Also, we kick off this summer's Backlog Attack!

Episode Timeline

00:26 - Intro

01:35 - Backlog Attack/The greatest 400 video games of all time, comprehensively and definitively ranked

1:02:39 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_400_-_The_Greatest_400_Video_Games_of_All_Time.mp3
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We're beating the summer heat in the frozen mountains of Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, and the... air-conditioned spectral movie theater of Persona Q2, I guess? Also, the Ritual of the Moon nears its end, and handy tips for staying alive.

Episode Timeline

00:36 - Intro/Backlog Attack: Prologue

07:11 - Become what you must

23:41 - Monster Hunter World: Iceborne

37:43 - Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth

58:45 - Ritual of the Moon

1:05:07 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_399_-_Throw_Your_Games_in_the_Ocean.mp3
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With E3 and Keanu Reeves distant memories, Randy and D.J. settle back into the Nintendo groove in Cadence of Hyrule, with mixed results. Also: What to avoid, an what to avoid avoiding while slaying the spire, and another status update from the moon.

Episode Timeline

00:36 - Intro/E3 wrap-up

05:56 - SGDQ hype

12:20 - Ritual of the Moon

22:10 - Cadence of Hyrule

45:22 - Slay the Spire

1:09:24 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_398_-_My_Moonpod.mp3
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Animal Crossing: New Horizons is real, and we have opinions on it. Also, all the other big E3 2019 scoops, like Watch Dogs: Legion, Doom Eternal, Final Fantasy VII Remake, The Avengers, and your favorite unreleased JRPGs from the 90s!

Episode Timeline

00:36 - Intro/Animal Crossing: New Horizons

14:01 - Phantasy Star Online 2

15:53 - Microsoft/Project xCloud

24:54 - Doom Eternal/Watch Dogs Legion

28:37 - Final Fantasy VII Remake

32:26 - Cyberpunk 2077

35:24 - The Weird Avengers

37:55 - Legend of Zelda trifecta

43:33 - More old games

50:35 - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

52:37 - Luigi's Mansion 3

54:04 - 12 Minutes

58:22 - No-shows

1:02:22 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_397_-_E3_2019.mp3
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Randy and D.J. finally initiate the month-long Ritual of the Moon. Also, hunting monsters with inadequately sized axes in Dauntless, and reevaluating our life choices in Slay the Spire. And: E3 looms.

Episode Timeline

00:36 - Intro/E3 hype gondola

21:57 - Ritual of the Moon: Week 1

37:21 - Dauntless

54:04 - Slay the Spire

1:12:55 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_396_-_Take_Your_Switch_to_Work_Day.mp3
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In a shocking twist, Randy sets up a factory farm on a remote planet in Slime Rancher. Meanwhile, D.J. navigates the ups, downs, and excessive spikes of adventure-puzzler The Way. Also, anyone want a Gameboy with a hand crank?!

Episode Timeline

00:36 - Intro

02:09 - Ritual of the Moon

04:28 - Playdate

24:16 - The Way

45:26 - Slime Rancher

1:08:51 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_395_-_Exotic_Plorts.mp3
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Randy embarks on a magical journey to the world of Culdcept Revolt. D.J. faces his greatest fear in Cosmic Star Heroine. Also: What does The Division 2 have in common with Final Fantasy XIV?

Episode Timeline

00:36 - Intro/Tetris 99

08:07 - Ritual of the Moon

11:12 - Phantasy Star

16:19 - The Division 2

22:46 - Culdcept Revolt

46:46 - Cosmic Star Heroine

57:54 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_394_-_The_Subtle_Sounds_of_John_Tesh.mp3
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Randy finds his calling as a traveling bard in Wandersong. Meanwhile, D.J. gets extra weird with Eternal Senia, which is probably a clicker game, then takes a lightning tour of Japan to explore Kyoto's red gates in, naturally, Explore Kyoto's Red Gates.

Episode Timeline

00:36 - Intro/Surprise! It's the Flash

06:44 - Phantasy Star

12:08 - Eternal Senia

23:35 - Wandersong

41:28 - Explore Kyoto's Red Gates

55:21 - Outro

1:00:05 - Signing Off

Direct download: VGH_393_-_Uniquely_Qualified_as_a_Bard.mp3
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A fun bear teaches Randy the ancient samurai code in Bushido Bear. D.J. plays the equally ancient Phantasy Star. A thoughtful conversation about a creator's responsibility devolves into a debate over whether or not hedgehogs should have human teeth.

Episode Timeline

00:36 - Intro

02:50 - Koji Igarashi's horrible trailer

20:05 - Bushido Bear

38:08 - Bushido Blade

40:37 - Bushido Phantasy Star

1:05:53 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_392_-_The_Mayor_of_Japan.mp3
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Randy returns to the world of Boxboy (and Boxgirl), now in lavish high definition. D.J. gets Fire Emblem in his Dragalia Lost. And the second part of our Labo VR experience, featuring Super Mario Odyssey and Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Episode Timeline

00:36 - Intro

03:23 - The Avengers, Part Deux

13:46 - Nintendo Labo VR (feat. Mario and Zelda)

39:18 - Boxboy + Boxgirl

58:38 - Dragalia Lost x Fire Emblem Heroes

1:12:21 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_391_-_Protection_from_Lasers.mp3
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Randy unleashes his secret weapons in the brand new Steamworld Quest. D.J. subjugates his adorable neighbors in The Battle of Polytopia. Paul gets slimy in Assassin's Creed Odyssey.

Episode Timeline:

00:40 - Intro
01:45 - The Avengers!!!!!!!!!
09:35 - Steamworld Quest: The Hand of Gilgamech
29:20 - The Battle of Polytopia
44:35 - Assassin's Creed Odyssey
67:45 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_390_-_Ancient_Greasy.mp3
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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: 10:42am PDT

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: 3:03pm PDT

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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: 10:00pm PDT

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
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Eight quick songs for your listening enjoyment.

Direct download: Mini_Hangover_-_2018_Bonus_Tracks.mp3
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Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its continuing mission: To explore strange new worlds. To seek out new life and new civilizations. To boldly go where no one has gone before.

Episode Timeline:
00:01:15 - Intro
00:06:30 - The First Half
01:27:02 - The Second Half
02:38:00 - Outro 

Direct download: VGH_374_-_No_More_Bears.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:31am PDT

We take a look back at 2018 in game music and everything was Ben Prunty or Yakuza.

Episode Timeline:
01:01 - Intro
05:20 - The best video game music of 2018 as selected by our panel of video game music experts
61:10 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_373_-_Best_Game_Music_of_2018.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:31am PDT

We dive into Life Is Strange 2 and find out just how strange life... is? On an even stranger note, we're thoroughly confused by The Haunted Island: A Frog Detective Game. Also, D.J. makes some questionable modifications to his Switch.

Episode Timeline

00:33 - Intro

05:49 - Life Is Strange 2

27:26 - Spyro minute

29:24 - The Haunted Island: A Frog Detective Game

39:11 - Flip Grip feat. Gunbird 2

52:47 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_372_-_Untitled.mp3
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D.J. takes a day trip to the most fantastical of video game realms: Watch Dogs 2's San Francisco. Randy grapples with his perfectionist urges in Spyro the Dragon. Also, Cthulhu and the Third Reich: A classic combination?

Episode Timeline

00:26 - Intro

00:59 - Viewer Mail/Laser League

07:48 - Drunktacular Hype

11:06 - Spyro the Dragon

32:59 - Watch Dogs 2

53:01 - Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics

1:07:20 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_371_-_The_Bane_of_My_Existence.mp3
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Paul causes all kinds of gruesome dismemberment in Mortal Kombat XL and Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise. D.J. experiences the five stages of grief during the latest Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival. And, finally, Randy plays Spyro.

Episode Timeline:

00:48 - Intro
01:33 - Drunktacular hype
07:08 - Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival
25:15 - Mortal Kombat XL/Injustice 2
47:15 - Spyro Reignited Trilogy
62:44 - Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise
74:42 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_370_-_Mandatory_Furries.mp3
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Extra Life is a wrap! Laser League reveals Randy's true calling as an eSports pro, Paul flirts with a side career in voice acting thanks to Doki Doki Literature Club, and D.J. attempts to make sense of 14 hours of Kingdom Hearts.

Episode Timeline:
00:41 - Intro
01:50 - Drunktacular hype
10:18 - Kingdom Hearts
28:55 - Laser League
44:08 - Friday the 13th
53:58 - Doki Doki Literature Club
65:10 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_369_-_A_Long_Ass-Time.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:32am PDT

We're taking a quick break from our 24 hours of Extra Life to tell you about some of the games we played, like Tetris Effect, We Happy Few, Business Clicker, Castlevania II, and... Guilty Summer Kiss 2: Bloody Secret? OK, sure.

Episode Timeline:
00:38 - Intro
01:20 - Extra Life hype continues
12:00 - Tetris Effect
23:30 - Castlevania II: Simon's Quest
28:32 - Business Clicker
35:45 - Murder Mystery Adventure
39:55 - Guilty Summer Kiss 2: Bloody Secret
49:45 - We Happy Few
59:40 - Monster Hunter World: Behemoth
66:20 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_368_-_A_Horrible_Night_to_Have_a_Curse.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:51am PDT

Even with Extra Life right around the corner, we find ourselves distracted and wondering what it's like to play the Cowboy Game. Also, the thrilling deaths of Spider-Man and his lady friends, returning to New Donk City, and — why not? — Dragalia Lost.

Episode Timeline:
00:40 - Intro
02:01 - Extra Life hype
13:15 - Red Dead Redemption 2
21:00 - Spider-Man
46:58 - Dragalia Lost
52:05 - Super Mario Odyssey
68:02 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_367_-_Moppin_Up_Moons.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:59am PDT

We're getting spooOOooOokythis week with Slayaway Camp, Detention, and... Soulcalibur VI? Also, Konami rises from the dead.

Episode Timeline:
00:51 - Intro
04:33 - Soulcalibur VI
18:04 - Slayaway Camp
37:28 - Detention
49:45 - Pixel Puzzle Collection
54:01 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_366_-_Permanent_Cringe_Face.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:13pm PDT

We wrap up both Spider-Man and Shadow of the Tomb Raider, then bust ghosts like it's 2001 in the Luigi's Mansion remake. Also, getting raidy in Dragalia Lost, and self-dismemberment for fun and donuts in The Missing.

Episode Timeline:
00:38 - Intro
01:48 - What's up guys it's Call of Duty Black Ops IIII
05:10 - Spider-Man contest winner
07:11 - Extra Life hype
11:19 - Spider-Man
32:42 - Dragalia Lost
42:11 - Luigi's Mansion
54:30 - Shadow of the Tomb Raider
64:20 - The Missing
76:12 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_365_-_Maximum_Spider.mp3
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Randy does some minor time traveling in The Gardens Between. D.J. survives the latest Monster Hunter World festival, only to find himself surrounded by dragons in Dragalia Lost. Paul sets everyone straight on what is a sword and what is an axe.

Episode Timeline:
00:38 - Intro
03:30 - Spider-Man
13:11 - The Gardens Between
24:45 - Dragalia Lost
43:24 - Monster Hunter World Autumn Harvest Fest
53:20 - Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate
65:38 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_364_-_A_Huge_Head_on_a_Tiny_Body.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:52am PDT

Randy advances his chicken liberation agenda by implanting one with deadly explosives in Bomb Chicken, then spends some time in the slightly less volatile world of Hob. D.J. re-enters the Stage of History in Soulcalibur VI. Also, Fortnite for adults.

Episode Timeline

00:27 – Intro

03:22 – What is Fortnite?

14:50 – Bomb Chicken

25:27 – Soulcalibur VI

42:52 – Hob

57:28 – Shadow of the Tomb Raider

1:16:17 – Outro

Direct download: VGH_363_-_My_Super_Flashy_Desperation_Move.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:01pm PDT

Paul's thrilling 14859024-part Yakuza segment comes to a close as he wraps up Yakuza Kiwami 2. Also, Forza Horizon 4 vs. The Crew vs. a pleasant Hawaiian vacation, and a nearly endless buffet of exploding heads in Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise.

Episode Timeline:
00:38 - Intro
07:00 - Yakuza Kiwami 2
29:25 - Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise
43:38 - Forza Horizon / The Crew
68:08 - Spider-Man minute
70:48 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_362_-_Help_a_Noob_Out.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:19am PDT

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: 8:22am PDT

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: 9:00pm PDT

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: 6:26am PDT

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: 11:00pm PDT

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: 1:00am PDT

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: 7:15am PDT

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: 1:31am PDT

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: 12:01am PDT

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: 10:42pm PDT

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: 8:13pm PDT

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: 8:49am PDT

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: 6:17am PDT

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: 1:28pm PDT

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: 11:13am PDT

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: 12:33am PDT

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: 1:59pm PDT

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: 4:15pm PDT

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: 12:38pm PDT

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: 6:20am PDT

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: 12:10am PDT

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: 1:50am PDT

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: 10:44am PDT

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: 3:40pm PDT

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: 4:04am PDT

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: 12:28pm PDT

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: 10:40am PDT

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: 8:19am PDT

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: 10:22am PDT

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: 2:01pm PDT

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: 9:53am PDT

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: 10:28am PDT

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: 9:59am PDT

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: 10:06am PDT

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: 1:01pm PDT

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: 12:30pm PDT

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: 12:55pm PDT

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: 1:34pm PDT

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: 12:31pm PDT

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: 1:00am PDT

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: 9:42am PDT

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: 1:30pm PDT

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: 1:52pm PDT

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: 11:30am PDT

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: 12:17pm PDT

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: 6:14am PDT

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: 9:30am PDT

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: 9:06am PDT

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: 6:09am PDT

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: 5:58am PDT