Video Game Hangover (general)

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

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: 7:10pm PDT

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: 12:43pm PDT

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: 10:59am PDT

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: 9:20am PDT

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: 11:19am PDT

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: 10:33am PDT

 

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: 2:55pm PDT

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: 12:45pm PDT

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: 12:29pm PDT

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: 10:19am PDT

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: 7:15am PDT

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: 9:15am PDT

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: 7:17am PDT

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: 11:05am PDT

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: 7:29am PDT

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: 7:39am PDT

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: 8:39am PDT

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: 7:39am PDT

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: 10:55am PDT

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: 10:45am PDT

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: 8:43am PDT

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: 7:34am PDT

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: 9:24am PDT

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: 9:25am PDT

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: 8:33am PDT

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: 10:11am PDT

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: 7:38am PDT

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: 11:04am PDT

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: 2:39am PDT

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: 4:56am PDT

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: 8:40am PDT

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: 9:38am PDT

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: 11:59am PDT

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: 11:45am PDT

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: 7:40am PDT

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: 8:31am PDT

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: 8:08am PDT

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: 10:37am PDT

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: 7:44am PDT

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: 8:46am PDT

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: 9:01pm PDT

**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: 5:17pm PDT

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: 2:32pm PDT

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: 12:46pm PDT

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: 12:16am PDT

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: 9:35am PDT

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: 8:02am PDT

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: 4:11pm PDT

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: 2:48pm PDT

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: 10:12am PDT

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
Category:general -- posted at: 7:51am PDT

We get a glimpse of Paul's nascent Dragon Quest Builders addiction as he recounts his time with the demo. Meanwhile, D.J. makes the responsible decision to only play games for 15 minutes at a time, and, doing the opposite, Randy plays Picross 3D.

 

Episode Timeline

00:40 - Intro
01:25 - Extra Life hype
10:30 - Dragon Quest Builders
27:30 - Dragon Quest VII
36:15 - Picross 3D 2
47:50 - Gravity Bone/Thirty Flights of Loving
57:20 - Stardew Valley
65:40- Outro

Direct download: VGH_265_-_Smurgushbird.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:10am PDT

Paul and Randy revisit New Deus Ex's grim future where cybernetic superhumans can't stop breaking into their neighbors' homes to steal their snacks and drinks. Also, we play Virginia: The Official Game of the U.S. State, and Dragon Quest VII is.

 

Episode Timeline

00:40 - Intro
03:00 - Extra Life hype
10:15 - Deus Ex: New One
39:20 - Dragon Quest VII
52:12 - Cyberpunk Vegan/Booze Chat
55:00 - Virginia
72:10- Outro

Direct download: VGH_264_-_Fake_Authenticity.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:43am PDT

By listening to this episode you will learn: how to select the appropriate robot dog for any situation; operating procedures for the Belus-07 railway vehicle in case of apocalypse; how to get through the first hour of Dragon Quest VII in only three hours.

Episode Timeline

00:38 - Intro
04:30 - ReCore
21:45 - The Final Station
34:10 - Dragon Quest VII
64:02 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_263_-_NBD.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:38am PDT

Kitchen thievery in Overcooked, naked ninjas being shot out of cannons in Ninja Launcher, and Adam Jensen's sunglasses. One of those things is not like the other... but to find out you'll need to listen to this week's episode! Also: Randy is still (not) dead (hopefully) and we flashback to Flashback: The Quest for Identity.

 

Episode Timeline

00:38 - Intro
05:40 - Overcooked
22:18 - New Streetpass games
40:05 - Flashback
57:00 - Viewer Mail
63:45 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_262_-_You_Just_Stole_My_Onions.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:28am PDT

D.J. risks prison time playing AM2R, the Metroid II fan remake. Without Randy around, the conversation quickly devolves into Final Fantasy and Star Trek, but it's mostly because Paul played Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander. Mostly.

 

Episode Timeline

00:30 - Intro
01:02 - AM2R: The Return of Samus
25:10 - Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander
37:50 - Star Trek Online
49:18 - Battlefield 1
60:05 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_261_-_Straight_Outta_X-COM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:28am PDT

Paul and D.J. report in from the first ever PAX West. Hear about Dragon Quest Builders, The Silver Case, World of Final Fantasy, PAX Game Show Night, and more!

Episode Timeline

00:50 - Intro
09:00 - Dragon Quest Builders
20:21 - World of Final Fantasy
24:14 - Dragon Quest VII
28:31 - Final Fantasy XII remaster
34:15 - Suda51 / The Silver Case / Gwent
49:38 - PAX Wrap-up
54:03 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_260_-_Almost_Live_at_PAX_West_2016.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:35am PDT

D.J. finds a new way to play FFXIV in the Deep Dungeon, then rolls a healer in popular Internet meme, Overwatch, because maybe there's more to gaming than killing people. Meanwhile, Randy drops zillions of grenades on people in Deus Ex yeahhhh siicckkkkk

Episode Timeline

00:55 - Intro
05:50 - Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
37:16 - Final Fantasy XIV and MMO Roles
61:00 - Overwatch
77:04 - Final Backlog Attack XVI Update
84:03 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_259_-_Fill_Him_Full_of_Juice.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Randy continues his new life of intergalactic trading in No Man's Sky. D.J. watches people play every arcade game at once, then tries to come to terms with the final Final Fantasy. Paul explains how kitchens work.

Episode Timeline

00:52 - Intro
02:55 - Multibowl
14:31 - Deus Ex Go
30:25 - Overcooked
46:05 - No Man's Sky
74:10 - Final Fantasy V
87:05 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_258_-_The_Most_Baller-Ass_Ship_in_the_Universe.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:31pm PDT

No Man's Sky is out so we can definitively answer everyone's remaining questions, like: Are there really 600 trillion planets, or did they just copy/paste the same 3 over and over? How do I shot gun? And which multiplayer mode is best? D.J. goes swimming.

Episode Timeline

00:52 - Intro
02:10 - No Man’s Sky
37:50 - Spaceplan
43:10 - Gotta Protectors
50:02 - Abzu
59:30 - Backlog Attack/PAX West
64:50 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_257_-_I_Shoot_My_Little_Laser.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:23am PDT

Randy pops heads off (and back on again) in the 70s sci-fi-vania, Headlander. Paul is still playing only Monster Hunter. And D.J. would have finished Last Window by now if protagonist Kyle Hyde could drag himself out of bed at a reasonable hour.

Episode Timeline

00:38 - Intro
05:15 - Last Window
16:40 - Headlander
30:10 - Monster Hunter Generations
44:50 - Mekorama
50:38 - #badgames
62:32 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_256_-_Champagne_Problems.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:50am PDT

D.J. emerges from Final Fantasy XIV's deep dungeon to talk about its new Deep Dungeon mode. Paul navigates Batman through some jankiness. Randy has questions about Persona 4's take on hot social issues. Also: The final round of the Backlog Attack begins!

Episode Timeline

00:50 - Intro
01:50 - Mirror's Edge Catalyst
12:25 - Persona 4
19:55 - Affordable Space Adventures
29:00 - Panzer Dragoon Orta
35:10 - Batman: The Telltale Series
65:00 - Final Fantasy XIV: Deep Dungeon
80:00 - Backlog Attack -August-
90:55 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_255_-_Mob_Dudes_Thugs.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:12am PDT

In this audio series of dramatic podcasting you’ll find: an in-depth conversation about the new Nintendo NX, an emotionally charged soliloquy about Monster Hunter, some internal dialogue about Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, and even some comments about Ghostbusters!

Episode Timeline

00:50 - Intro
01:55 - Weekly Movie Chat
14:41 - Mirror's Edge Catalyst
33:12 - Monster Hunter Generations
43:02 - Nintendo NX Chat
56:06 - Telltale's Crowd Play Feature
64:45 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_254_-_The_Telltale_Series.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:50am PDT

Pokemon Go? Check. Monster Hunter Generations? Check. Final Fantasy XIV? Check. Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel? Check. Yep, sounds like another show from your friends at Video Game Hangover. Also—this should be good—Randy plays Bloodborne.

Episode Timeline

00:50 - Intro
01:55 - Dwayne Johnson chat
12:30 - Bloodborne
27:35 - Monster Hunter Generations
48:25 - Pokemon Go
66:10 - Persona 4 Golden
80:30 - Final Fantasy XIV: Deep Dungeon preview
85:55 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_253_-_Filthy_Man.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:39am PDT

We look up from our Pokedexes just long enough to avoid being hit by oncoming traffic and also to discuss the Pokemon Go phenomenon. Also, did we play Resident Evil 7?

Episode Timeline

00:50 - Intro
01:20 - Taco Bell Adventures
07:05 - Pokemon Go
32:10 - Resident Evil VII Demo
53:40 - Oxenfree
73:55 - Outro

 

 

Direct download: VGH_252_-_Weiner_Dogs_Everywhere.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:34am PDT

As seasoned video gamers, we know a little about what makes a cool game. We strive to talk about only the coolest games every week. Like Boxboxboy. That's cool. Inside? (That's a game.) Also cool. The Return of Matt Hazard? Sorry. That's not a cool game.

Episode Timeline

00:50 - Intro
02:05 - Viewer Mail
16:10 - Undertale
33:40 - Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard
48:08 - Inside
60:55 - Boxboxboy
68:25 - Steamworld Heist
73:55 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_251_-_Cool_Game.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:08am PDT

Paul plays Bloodstained and reports on the state of its found cuisine. Randy tries several extremely Japanese games, with mixed results. 13 years later, D.J. is ready to pass judgment on Deus Ex: Invisible War. Meanwhile, nobody played Mighty No. 9.

Episode Timeline

00:45 - Intro
05:45 - Bloodstained E3 demo/Mighty No. 9 fallout
28:55 - Rhythm Heaven Megamix
41:25 - Deus Ex: Invisible War
52:30 - Metal Gear Rising Revengeance
69:25 - The World Ends with You
73:45 - Backlog Attack
81:04 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_250_-_Wall_Chicken.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:33am PDT

The blips and bloops are back! We take a listen to some of our favorite game music mariachi covers, Groove Coaster remixes, and songs appearing in games that rhyme with Unsmarted: Jake's Fmortune.

Episode Timeline

02:40 - Intro
11:15 - Game Music Start!
73:45 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_249_-_Blips_and_Bloops_Remix.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:44pm PDT

This year, at E3: Tom Clancy's robot dog! Norman Reedus's weird body! Games about war! Games about burritos! Typography! JRPGs that look like Mass Effect! And the Pacific Northwest, but everywhere!

Episode Timeline

01:30 - Intro
06:32 - Horizon: Zero Dawn
10:55 - God of War
13:58 - Gears of War 4
21:55 - Final Fantasy XV
29:35 - Resident Evil 7
41:20 - The Legend of Zelda: Subtitle
57:55 - Dragon Quest Builders
66:58 - Ghost Recon Wildlands
70:05 - Watch Dogs 2
78:41 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_248_-_E3_2016_Extravaganza.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:26am PDT

The Backlog Attack kicks off with three (maybe) classics: The World Ends with You, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, and Last Window. Nevertheless, we find time to sneak in a couple new games, like Steamworld Heist and The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine.

Episode Timeline

01:30 - Intro
09:10 - The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine
21:20 - Steamworld Heist
40:20 - Final Fantasy XIIIXIV
44:57 - Last Window
52:02 - The World Ends with You
58:20 - Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
68:30 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_247_-_BLADE_MODE.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:39am PDT

We continue our month-long deep analysis of the infamous Uncharted 4 scene where Nate eats his own brother. D.J. is still stuck in a Final Fantasy XIII hellworld. And the Backlog Attack returns!

Episode Timeline

01:15 - Weird intro
05:48 - Groove Coaster
09:35 - The first Foursquare murder
21:30 - Final Fantasy XIII
27:40 - Uncharted 4
48:45 - VGH Movie Talk
58:05 - Viewer Mail
64:10 - Backlog Attack 2016!
74:45 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_246_-_Top_Level_Foliage.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:25am PDT

Randy returns to describe Uncharted 4 with the very highest of adjectives, while D.J. is much less favorable on Final Fantasy XIII. Somewhere in between, Paul enslaves a mushroom race.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
05:20 - Stellaris and No Man's Sky
13:55 - Uncharted 4
29:46 - Resident Evil 6
39:49 - Final Fantasy XIII
52:05 - Viewer Mail
66:10 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_245_-_No_More_Mr_Nice_Reptile.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:25am PDT

We love games for the endless escapism they offer. Imagine charting unknown reaches of the galaxy from the comfort of your home! Imagine a man in Tokyo breaking your arms over the Internet! Imagine someone deliberately choosing to play Final Fantasy XIII!

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
03:40 - Stellaris
31:33 - Groove Coaster 3
52:03 - Final Fantasy XIII
70:50 - Viewer Mail
77:50 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_244_-_Enormous_Boulder_of_Salt.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:13am PDT

D.J. further develops his nuclear wasteland survival plan, abandoning guns altogether in favor of a large hammer. Randy parlays his solitaire mastery into success at the racetrack. And everyone loves Overwatch—they just aren't in love with it.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
02:40 - Nuclear Throne
18:20 - Ratchet & Clank
37:28 - Pocket Card Jockey
51:05 - Overwatch
81:05 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_243_-_The_Funny_Thing_About_Mr_Zurkon.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:18am PDT

After being unceremoniously killed during the opening credits, Nathan Drake reflects on all the cool video games he never found time away from his life of adventure to play. Games like Nuclear Throne, Severed, Crusader Kings 2, and Quantum Break.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
02:45 - Not actual Uncharted spoilers
09:05 - Quantum Break
27:10 - Enter the Gungeon
30:25 - Nuclear Throne
43:20 - Crusader Kings 2
50:35 - Chrono Trigger
56:20 - Severed
68:50 - Azure Striker Gunvolt
81:05 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_242_-_Softness_in_His_Eyes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:08am PDT

After ignoring warnings about dangerous walls, Paul, too, enters Enter the Gungeon. Randy detonates animals. Hyper Light Drifter remains mysterious. And D.J. reminisces about that time he played Yakuza 2.

Episode Timeline

00:00 – Intro
05:38 – The Division
19:20 – Exploding Kittens
31:35 – Enter the Gungeon
49:49 – Hyper Light Drifter
62:20 – Yakuza 2
69:03 – Outro

Direct download: VGH_241_-_The_Person_Who_Explains_Everything_to_You.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:44am PDT

We try out the Doom and Battleborn betas to see how they measure up to the Dooms and Battleborns of our youths. Randy tries Hyrule Warriors but in 3D, and D.J. embarks on a quest for a gun that shoots smaller guns.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
02:15 - The Division
07:00 - Doom
25:58 - Battleborn
44:08 - Hyrule Warriors Legends
55:40 - Out Run minute/Enter the Gungeon
69:03 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_240_-_Maybe_We_Are_the_Problem.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:27am PDT

Paul puts his other obligations on hold to take over a beer farm. With his 10 billion wives behind him, D.J. plans his new career as a stay-at-home paperweight. And Randy takes a break from The Division... a Quantum Break, that is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
02:15 - NVM interview recap
10:10 - Quantum Break
35:40 - Stardew Valley
59:45 - Yakuza minute/Ultimate Kept Man Life
71:15 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_239_-_Jigglypuff_vs_Lance_Reddick.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:48am PDT

Join us for this very special episode where Paul interviews one of the co-founders of the newly opened National Videogame Museum!

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
46:45 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_-_Interview_National_Videogame_Museum_-_Joe_Santulli.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:41pm PDT

D.J. decides it's never too late to learn how to play video games and dusts off 3D Out Run and Streets of Rage 2. Paul reveals shocking dog secrets. Virtual reality sounds exhausting. And The Division continues.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
02:42 - VGH MMO Corner feat. The Division
27:13 - Dragon's Crown
34:30 - 3D Streets of Rage 2/3D Out Run
50:35 - We didn't get an Oculus Rift
57:15 - PlayStation IV-2
69:10 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_238_-_I_Dont_Get_Out_of_Bed_for_Greens.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:02am PDT

Randy and Paul run into other players behaving strangely in The Division's Dark Zone. D.J. can't stop liking Yakuza 2, but takes a break to share WAR stories (from the future) with Paul. From a distance, an unstoppable deer watches.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
00:40 - VGH Movie Corner feat. Batman v. Superman
08:40 - Dark Zone thoughts
40:20 - Yakuza 2
44:05 - GTAV Deer Cam
48:50 - Black Ops III
61:45 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_237_-_Existing_Deer_AI_Routines.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:52pm PDT

On this week’s show, D.J. is mysteriously absent. Instead of investigating his disappearance, Randy and Paul just chat endlessly about The Division, purpz, jumping jacks, and some tidbits from GDC 2016.


Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
01:55 - The Division
43:00 - GDC 2016
63:34 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_236_-_Wink_Wink_Nudge_Nudge.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:04am PDT

D.J. redoubles his efforts to understand what's happening in Black Ops III but maybe would rather be hitting things with sticks. Paul explains adjustments to monster bone exchange rates. Randy reminds everyone about Uncharted 1. Peter Molyneux continues.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
00:45 - RIP Lionhead, possibly Peter Molyneux
09:03 - Uncharted
12:44 - Hitman
22:15 - Call of Duty: Black Ops III
35:15 - Groove Coaster
42:25 - Fire Emblem: Fates
53:25 - Monster Hunter Generations
63:34 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_235_-_Large_Monster_Bone.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:11am PDT

Randy falls back into one of his bad habits, and it's not even the one involving plastic guitars. Paul is on better terms with Fire Emblem: Fates. D.J. takes a break in between Yakuzas to shill for Activision, if they even make games still.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro banter
04:56 - Yakuzas
11:02 - Fire Emblems
29:40 - Call of Duty: Black Ops III
44:45 - Guitar Hero Live
58:15 - Superhot
67:00 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_234_-_The_Full_Asterisk_Version.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:50am PDT

Paul and Randy delve into distinguished author Tom Clancy's latest pet project, the massively multiplayer online shooter, The Division. Meanwhile, D.J. continues his quest to kick every gangster in Tokyo. Also, the new Fire Emblem is confusing.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro Burger
06:00 - Final Fantasy 14 Patch Day!
09:50 - Yakuza
27:30 - Tom Clancy's The Division
52:23 - Fire Emblem Fates
68:45 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_233_-_Tom_Clancys_Fire_Emblem.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:43am PDT

Randy escapes from sea-prison only to immediately become lost in the woods. Paul gets owned by his wife despite his fearsome boulder arm. D.J. makes impulsive relationship decisions.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
01:50 - Randy Dickinson: Pro Vacationer
12:00 - Firewatch
40:50 - XCOM
48:06 - Cookie Clicker and the 10 Billion Wives
54:54 - Gravity Rush?
60:50 - Round 1 arcade
67:50 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_232_-_Music_Game_Wife.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:02am PDT

Paul supplements his actual sickness with motion sickness courtesy of the Gravity Rush remaster. D.J. loves Strike Suit Zero and vows never to play another game in the series, but it's OK because there's a lot of dudes that need to be kicked.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
01:50 - Paul is dead/Super Bowl
05:58 - Gravity Rush Remastered
25:50 - Strike Suit Zero
45:20 - Yakuza
62:24 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_231_-_The_Elite_Lifestyle.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:47am PDT

How can we accurately judge The Witness to be the best ever made when it's so good that it causes all other games throughout history to cease to exist, destroying all basis for comparison? Also, reasons why we haven't started The Witness yet.


Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
01:50 - Weekly holographic squid concert discussion
08:50 - The Witness
34:40 - Grow Home
39:00 - Three Fourths Home
42:10 - Pokemon Picross
50:30 - Civilization V
62:40 - Strike Suit Zero
68:00 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_230_-_Non-Gandhi_Behavior.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:12am PDT

The pastel-hued island fills you with a sense of familiarity and security. Turning to greet your old friend, Yoshi, you realize the figure before you is not the cuddly dinosaur of your youth. You freeze in horror as the fleshy mass burbles: "It's-a me."

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
00:55 - Snowzilla
08:40 - Yoshi's Wooly World
25:23 - Who's Your Daddy
41:52 - A Dark Room
47:20 - Photopia
59:20 - Groove Coaster and arcades
64:55 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_229_-_Marios_Fleshy_Face.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:07am PDT

We asked the top robotic minds at Google what the best games of 2015 were. When it turned out AIs don't have opinions, we deferred to our slightly less robotic stable of podcast hosts. Also, D.J. is pretty sure he's not poisoned.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
00:45 - D.J. vs. The Bacon of Seafood
14:20 - Best games of 2015
61:30 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_228_-_Time_to_Look_for_a_New_Job.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:41am PDT

It’s been a weird week. DJ remains in exile in Japan. We’re sad about David Bowie. We’re still having fun with Just Cause 3 and Mass Effect 3. We’re fighting the allure of shiny new games while trying to find time for good old ones. So many feels.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
01:15 - D.J. still in Japan update!
03:12 - Bowie...
30:40 - Just Cause 3 update!
41:25 - Mass Effect 3 update!
48:50 - Life in the Slow Lane
61:30 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_227_-_Sacrifices_Must_Be_Made.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:37am PDT

Instead of assigning traditional review scores, we’re now rating games on their lunchtime equivalency: Just Cause 3 is a tasty soup/sandwich combo from Chili’s while Her Story and Undertale are worthy of the endless pasta bowl from Olive Garden.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
01:15 - Where's D.J.?
02:35 - On Top Ten Lists
08:15 - Her Story
22:20 - Undertale
32:00 - Just Cause 3
51:00 - Great Game Characters and Mass Effect
61:05 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_226_-_Pauls_Lunch_Economy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:23am PDT

It's another mini episode! Let's talk movies.

Direct download: VGH_Movies_2015.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:19am PDT

It's our Christmas Special! Lots of snow, lots of games? Memories n stuff, yeah.

Direct download: VGH_Xmas_2015.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:29pm PDT

We celebrate five years of podcasts by answering your questions about PlayStations, questionable roommates, dance hazards, literal game mechanics, regret, and Iron Man. Plus Randy makes the greatest sacrifice of all. But first... (bottle opening noises)

Episode Timeline

00:00 - THE FIRST PART
64:00 - THE SECOND PART

 

Direct download: VGH_225_-_Sex_and_Taco_Bell.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:21pm PDT

Put on some headphones and join us as we listen to our favorite game music of 2015, including Splatoon, Metal Gear Solid 5, The Witcher 3, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, Bloodborne, Steamworld Heist, and Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
01:25 - Best Game Music of 2015
60:05 - Street Fighter II giveaway
64:00 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_224_-_Best_Game_Music_of_2015.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:09am PDT

D.J. has more to say about Soma. Paul plays the wrong Fallout, but maybe he can mod it into the right one. Randy admits to using one of those virtual girl apps. But most importantly: How's that new Assassin's Creed?

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
01:25 - Black Friday post-barricade chat
11:50 - Assassin's Creed Syndicate
32:15 - Lifeline
44:00 - Soma
55:00 - Fallout: New Vegas
71:40 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_223_-_Four-Bear_Wallet.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:44am PDT

As Black Friday looms, it's important to keep your amiibos safe while revolving the screen to locate strange monsters. D.J. does so in REVOLVER360 RE:ACTOR, a video game. Paul enjoys cats and TitS while Randy longs for a time when all crime is legal.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
01:45 - Amiibo hunter/Black Friday barricade tips
16:35 - SOMA
29:18 - REVOLVER360 RE:ACTOR
35:18 - Chibi-Robo: Zip Lash
44:15 - Bloodborne
53:50 - The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky
59:40 - Final Fantasy XIV: Dinosaur Planet
70:15 - Drunktacular hype
72:40 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_222_-_Hanging_With_Ethan_Hawke.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:50am PDT

Need a reprieve from the wasteland? You're in luck, because we've been playing all the games that came out last week that aren't called Fallout, like Rise of the Tomb Raider and StarCraft II Part III. Also, how to play Downwell correctly.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
02:05 - Car talk
09:50 - StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void
21:25 - Final Fantasy XIV
23:25 - Downwell
31:05 - Bloodborne
51:55 - Rise of the Tomb Raider
70:40 - Viewer Mail
74:55 - Last Call
80:00 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_221_-_Ostrich_Gorilla.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:49am PDT