Video Game Hangover (general)

The gang discusses the best reasons out of Gamescom to get an Xbox One, none of which are Mafia 3. D.J. wonders what would happen if Perfect Dark and Halo fought each other. Paul binges on episodes of Galak-Z. Randy spells seven words.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
02:30 - Gamescom excitement!!!!!!!!!
06:20 - Crackdown 3
12:20 - What would happen if they made a first-person shooter that was every first-person shooter
18:32 - Random Games!!!!!!
29:40 - Galak-Z
42:45 - Life Is Strange Episode 4
50:45 - Seven Little Words
59:50 - Outro & Uncharted 4 Ending chat

Direct download: VGH_207_-_Be_Still_My_Heart.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:56am PDT

The whole gang is back together so it's time to talk about every video game: South Park, Gravity Rush, Rocket League, You Must Build a Boat, etc. Plus more Guacamelee racism, and D.J. discovers what happens when they put Battlefield into Final Fantasy.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
05:46 - Racist Viewer Mail
15:10 - South Park: The Stick of Truth
24:30 - The Wolf Among Us
29:10 - Gravity Rush
33:10 - LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
50:45 - You Must Build a Boat
59:10 - Rocket League
66:40 - Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward

Direct download: VGH_206_-_Wantonly_Matching_Stuff.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:35am PDT


D.J. is joined by a mystery guest host who talks him through an Eorzean job crisis. The same mystery host, who is definitely not Paul because he's finished The Last of Us, wonders why Canadians are so racist towards Mexicans, maybe.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro

03:30 - Viewer Mail

08:50 - The Last of Us (spoiler free)

12:30 - Guacamelee

22:15 - Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward

47:00 - Gravity Rush

54:50 - Backlog Contest

59:05 - Outro

60:15 - The Last of Us (SPOILERS)



Direct download: VGH_205_-_Not_Sure_if_Racist.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:58am PDT

Damage Dealing Wizard Character can utilize the following abilities:

(10MP) Deal Damage

(25MP) Enhanced Deal Damage

(50MP) Superior Deal Damage


Upon reaching level 30, Damage Dealing Wizard Character can be promoted to Damage Dealing Sage.

Episode Timeline


00:00 - Intro
02:40 - Evo 2015
12:08 - Alphabear
29:00 - Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward
41:10 - Geometry Wars 3
54:00 - South Park: The Stick of Truth
71:10 - Gravity Rush
71:50 - Last Call
75:05 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_204_-_Damage_Dealing_Wizard_Character.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:32am PDT

On this week's show, we play game music. Beat the summer heat with icy cooldown songs, exit music for games, and the raddest opening stages of the 90s.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
02:50 - Game Music!
65:20 - Outro


Direct download: VGH_203_-_Blips_and_Bloops_4.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:29am PDT

A message from Video Game Hangover about Satoru Iwata, President of Nintendo.

Direct download: Special_Message_Satoru_Iwata_1959-2015.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am PDT

In the final act of VGHangover: The Garbage Trilogy, everyone's favorite crimefighter, the Batmobile, returns to shoot more missiles at spaceships. We discuss the first two episodes of The Wolf Among Us, and Her Story Is A Good Game You Should Play It.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
02:50 - Viewer Mail
24:10 - Batman: Arkham Knight
46:28 - Her Story
50:30 - The Wolf Among Us: Episodes 1 & 2 (SPOILERS)
68:05 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_202_-_Bottom-Tier_Garbage_Criminals.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:48am PDT

In case you were worried, we, too, have opinions on the Batmobile. Meanwhile, Xenosaga turns D.J. into a biblical scholar, or maybe he's just telling people that because it sounds cool.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
01:25 - Jake Kaufman, NUREN and VR
19:05 - Batman: Arkham Knight
50:48 - Xenosaga Episode III
65:15 - Mighty Switch Force!
72:08 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_201_-_I_Find_the_Batmobile_Offensive.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:34am PDT

DESTINY MEGA-SHOW!!!! (Just kidding, please don't leave.) On our 200 millionth episode, backlog celebrity Al Parker joins us to uncover our true feelings about loot. We also get into Magicka (the old one), Dragon Age (the new one), and some cheap beer.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
06:35 - Backlog Attack: The Finalizing
17:05 - Dragon Age: Inquisition
24:01 - Tearaway
26:30 - Portal 2
30:54 - Monument Valley
34:42 - Beercade at Firefly!
42:20 - Magicka
47:22 - Multiplayer Game Tangent
51:25 - Loot Systems in Games
79:30 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_200_-_Random_x_Random_x_Random.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

It’s E3 time again and we’re here with our impressions of all the latest Es!

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
07:45 - Bethesda
15:45 - Microsoft
31:05 - EA
34:45 - Ubisoft
40:20 - Sony
59:43 - Nintendo
85:45 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_199_-_E3_2015.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:27am PDT


We ask the Crystal Ball of Gaming (totally real) to grant us our E3 wishes, like a release date for The Last Guardian (no), a new F-ZERO (no) or for Geoff Keighley to experience human emotion (no). Instead of playing that other game, D.J. builds a boat.

Episode Timeline


00:00 - Intro
04:23 - Still Bloodstained
10:30 - The Witcher III
25:52 - Not Final Fantasy XIV
29:04 - Xenosaga Episode III
37:38 - Splatoon & Puzzle Dragons
42:50 - You Must Build a Boat
51:00 - Pre-backlog update
57:40 - The crystal ball of gaming predicts: E3!
73:05 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_198_-_My_Boat_Is_Looking_Pretty_Sweet.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:30am PDT

It's Tacoless Tuesday! Paul forgot the Tacos YET AGAIN, so we're just gonna eat sum gaemz. On the menu this week: Elder Scrolls, but ONLINE. Dr. Mario continues to let his patients die, Lego T-Rex needs arms, and D.J. wholeheartedly supports Gradius.

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_06-09-15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:39am PDT

We hear about an unexplored side of Splatoon from our resident kid and squid, Randy. D.J. alternates between angsty PNW teen and angsty Tokyo teen assassin. Paul refuses to set foot in a casino, but maybe a Witcher slot machine would change his mind.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
03:22 - Bloodstained continues
11:35 - Puzzle and Dragons, abridged
12:10 - Splatoon
35:48 - The Witcher III
43:30 - Life Is Strange episode 3
50:25 - Spelunky
51:35 - Short Peace/Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day
63:15 - Slot machines for the TRUE GAMMER
74:15 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_197_-_A_Squid_Falls_in_the_Ocean_and_Dies.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:38am PDT

The gang's all here for this super packed, and super awesome Taco Tuesday! On the menu this week: Tetris ULTIMATE, MASSIVE Chalice, THE Escapists (Shiv edition), and D4! So many time travelling shivs.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Tacos and Shivs

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_06-02-15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:15am PDT

After years of anticipation, we finally discuss the international smash hit: Puzzle & Dragons. Paul plays a game about a beard albino. D.J. doesn’t play anything. Also, Backlog Attack 2015 looms.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
03:02 - Persona Update!
08:11 - D.J. goes to Portland
14:20 - Bloodstained Update!
19:45 - Episode 200 deets
24:05 - The Witcher III: Wild Hunt
48:04 - Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition
58:30 - Backlog Attack 2015: Pre-Pre-Pre-Backlogging
75:05 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_196_-_Kill_It_for_Some_Money.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:48am PDT

This should just be called “The Witcher 3 Isn’t Out Yet”. We’re biding our time with Invisible Inc., Persona Q, Stretchmo, and Adventure Bar Story. We also ruminate on our lifelong struggles to balance gaming with being a productive member of society.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
06:51 - Invisible Inc.
26:45 - Stretchmo
37:15 - Aventure Bar Story
42:40 - Persona Q
52:30 - Git ur Grades Up!
68:15 - Viewer Mail
70:35 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_195_-_Women_Beating_Down_the_Door.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:37am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! On the menu this week we have some Puzzles, Dragons, Marios and the monster hunter that slays them, in The Witcher 3. 

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_05-19-15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

When is a squid not a squid? When it's a human-squid girl/boy hybrid. But what if this hypothetical hybrid hu-squid were to transform suddenly into a full squid? A definitive answer eludes squidymologists to this day. Anyway, we played Splatoon.

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
3:01 - Bloodstained Kickstarter
21:18 - Mario Kart 8
32:54 - Splatoon beta
53:05 - Mario Kart 64
57:40 - Super Smash Bros.
64:25 - Viewer Mail
82:35 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_194_-_Wheres_Dracula.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:29am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! Randy and D.J. Paul chat a bit about Breach and Clear, ULTRATRON, Lost Orbit, Axiom Verge, Invisible Inc, and more!!! Much full taco tasty wow.

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_05-12-15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:58am PDT

We regret to inform you that D.J. Ross died in the Burrito Wars of 2015. But Randy and Paul persevere and weigh in on Suicide Squad, PC gaming at E3, and a scheme to get gamers off their asses. Also, Cities: Skylines, Persona Q, and Never Alone.

Episode Timeline 0:00 - Intro 3:01 - Game night 5:00 - The Joker and Suicide Squad Chat 10:40 - Never Alone 23:25 - Cities: Skylines 34:05 - Persona Q 47:10 - PC Gaming at E3 GOES CRAZY!!!!!!!!!! 52:25 - Gamer Fitness GOES CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!11 68:45 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_193_-_DJs_Ghost.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:36am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday, AND Cinco de Mayo! Whoa! Games, tequila and tacos, what more could you ask for? On the menu this week: Amiibo Tap, Ether One, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, and more!

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_05-05-15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:24am PDT

Silent Hills is canceled and Konami is in the middle of self-destructing and we're just sitting here StreetPassing.

Episode Timeline


0:00 - Intro

3:01 - Game night

5:12 - Mario Kart 8

24:15 - Battleground Z/Ultimate Angler

36:58 - Nintendo Love

47:20 - Konami GOES CRAZY!!!!!

58:09 - Joker GOES CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

62:06 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_192_-_Biologically_Accurate.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:04am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! On the menu this week: Mario Kart DS... on the Wii U! A new Shadowrun DLC, State of Decay and the long awaited Broken Age Act 2.

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_04-28-15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:20am PDT

Randy plugs in his Xbox One to make sure it plays video games, but all it does is play the new Star Trek trailer (which looks suspiciously like Star Wars). Meanwhile, Paul locks himself in a room and D.J. jumps off a cliff to avoid Superman's blood.

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
2:05 - Star Wars: The Force Awakens
8:02 - Star Wars: Battlefront
16:04 - Batman v Superman
22:06 - Sunset Overdrive
34:37 - Escape Experts: Attic Panic
49:45 - Bloodborne/Dark Souls II
62:06 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_191_-_Trash_Game_for_Garbage_People.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! On the menu this week: Shovel Knight, and his crazy DLC! New Streetpass games, and for dessert we've got some Mario Kart Animal Crossing themed DLC, along with some Baby Park!~

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_04-21-15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am PDT

Paul and D.J. get deep into Monster Hunter 4 fashion and this season's hottest armor skills. Meanwhile, Randy prefers to stay out of the spotlight with Monster Bag. Also, Pillars of Eternity, Mario Party 10, and smartwatches destroy civilization.

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
2:35 - The longest game
12:10 - Apple Watch
21:05 - Monster Hunter Stories/Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
38:54 - Monster Bag 4 Ultimate
48:02 - Pillars of Eternity
58:20 - Mario Party 10
66:04 - Viewer Mail
76:18 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_190_-_100_Narga.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:33am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! On the menu this week: Bread, Goats and Bloooooood. 

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_04-14-15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:44am PDT

Randy seeks relief from his third unrelenting week of The Order: 1886 by playing a game about boxes. Paul searches for the correct set of buttons to beat Helldivers, D.J. spends the weekend watching a Call of Duty video, and Final Fantasy XIV... ends?!

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
2:02 - Hilarious Internet April Fools jokes
4:05 - Early Access Chat
14:07 - Code Name: STEAM
25:45 - The Complete Call of Duty
31:58 - Helldivers
48:01 - The Order: 1886
54:24 - Boxboy
60:58 - Final Fantasy XIV: Before the Fall Part II
71:35 - Super Smash Bros. DLC shenanigans
82:42 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_189_-_Look_How_Terrible_This_Is.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:46am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! On the menu this week, the NEW 3DS gets its very first semi-exclusive in Xenoblade Chronicles. Also: Tower of Guns, Bastion on the PS4, and Stealth Inc. 2!

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_04-07-15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:19am PDT

We get in touch with our inner time traveling tweens in Life Is Strange episode 2, the most steampunk game since The Order: 1886. Also: Why the Zelda delay is good, why Master Chief is bad, and a new Mass Effect?

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
1:25 - No Zelda for U
8:05 - Halo/Mass Effect
16:04 - Life Is Strange
39:02 - Nintendo Chat
50:05 - Spotify
57:18 - Viewer Mail
65:10 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_188_-_Shes_a_Steampunk.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:32am PDT

It's a super sized Taco Tuesday! 4th Meal, 24/7, running on Dunkin, Doritos and Mountain Dew. On the menu this week: Dual, Run Sackboy Run, Story of Seasons, Axiom Verge, Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin, and yet another FFXIV patch. PSA: Stop giving your player base free content Square.

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_03-31-15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:39am PDT

Hideo Kojima stops by to clear up rumors about his future with Metal Gear. Paul's plan to organize his space crew fails spectacularly. D.J. plays Project DIVA, the most embarrassing rhythm game yet. Randy spends time with The Order: 1886, a video game.

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
8:50 - The Order: 1886
23:24 - Project Diva F 2nd
30:05 - Space Team
37:20 - Monument Valley: Forgotten Shores
40:08 - Metroid Prime
47:40 - What's going on with Hideo Kojima?
61:45 - Viewer Mail
73:22 - New music by Robots with Rayguns
75:10 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_187_-_I_Like_Oreos.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:18am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! On the menu this week: Borderlands The Handsome Collection, Life is Strange Episode 2, BLOODBORNE, and surprise Dragon Age DLC.

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_03-24-15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:25pm PDT

We're doing #MetroidMarch right by replaying the series's best. Like Metroid: Code Name: STEAM, Metroid: Q*bert, Metroid: Monster Hunter and the game many consider an all-time classic, Metroid: Jak and Daxter Collection.

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
2:25 - Neverending PAX East fallout
14:50 - Metroid Prime
27:53 - Final Fantasy XIV/Triple Triad
29:20 - Q*bert Rebooted
37:24 - Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
52:53 - Jak and Daxter Collection
61:30 - Code Name: STEAM
71:35 - Last Call
74:10 - Outro


Direct download: VGH_186_-_Chunky_Garbage.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:48am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! On the menu this week: Oceanhorn, Woolfe, Mario Party 10, Final Fantasy Type-0 and the great Battlefield ever.

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_03-17-15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:52am PDT

Just how far is one man willing to go to attend PAX East? When traveling through a late winter snowstorm by train, the correct answer is "approximately 400 miles".

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
4:23 - PAX East 2015
65:04 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_185_-_PAX_East_2015.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:54am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! Randy is joined by Chris Gregory to dish on this week's latest bites. On the menu: Codename STEAM, Hotline Miami 2, Ori and the Blind Forest, DMC, and Assassin's Creed: Rogue.

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_03-10-15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:05am PDT


Please enjoy this episode full of PAX East hype that we recorded before they canceled the East Coast. Also: skateboarding, French lessons, Star Trek timelines, giant chickens, and we try to uncover the origin of #MetroidMarch. (Spoiler: We invented it.)

Episode Timeline


0:00 - Intro
2:22 - PAX East hype feat. dramatic irony
6:35 - Star Trek Online remembers Leonard Nimoy
15:20 - Final Fantasy XIV
25:11 - Hyrule Warriors & Amiibos
33:44 - Ironfall: Invasion
41:31 - Trivia Crack
44:38 - OlliOlli2
51:11 - #MetroidMarch: Metroid Begins
58:30 - Viewer Mail
74:10 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_184_-_In_My_Heart_I_Am_Raoul.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:51am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! Ikari Warriors and Contra. On the menu this week: Hell Divers, Olli Olli 2, La-Mulana EX, and Mario vs Donkey Kong.

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_03-03-15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:14am PDT

It's the Vita's 3rd birthday, so naturally we celebrate by playing 3DS games all week. More Monster Hunter 4, some Majora's Mask, and Tetris Ultimate. Also Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, which is on neither 3DS nor Vita.

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
3:15 - PAX East hype/PAX South unhype
11:50 - Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
17:26 - Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
34:20 - Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D
36:00 - Tetris Ultimate
44:10 - PS Vita turns 3
58:30 - Viewer Mail
64:14 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_183_-_The_Tetris_Stalker.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:32am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! On this week's show we discuss House of Cards Season 3 (???), and Frank's new obession with Final Fantasy 14 in lieu of his Call of Duty addiction. Weird!!!

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_02-24-15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:25am PDT

Randy rewinds time to save Clock Town in the remastered N64 classic, The Order: 1886, and Paul and D.J. get their claws into Capcom's latest hunting action game, The Order: 1886. We also wonder what's up with Peter Molyneux (creator of The Order: 1886)

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
2:45 - Better Talk Saul
8:55 - The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D
25:50 - Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
41:20 - Xenosaga and Twitch Streaming
45:50 - Peter Molyneux'd
69:25 - A very special Lore in a Minute
71:14 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_1886_-_Moon_Man.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:50am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday, and boy are our arms tired! On the menu this week: Blek, Q-bert Rebooted, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse. Also this week, D.J.'s game of the year 2017, The Order 1886.

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_02-17-15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:40am PDT

Where were you the night before Nintendoom? We were getting our affairs in order playing Freedom Wars and copying our 3DS games onto progressively smaller memory cards. Randy and Paul keep playing Shadow of Mordor. D.J. doesn't talk about Final Fantasy.

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
3:15 - Nintendoom Eve
11:29 - Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
17:55 - Freedom Wars
27:18 - D.J. streams Xenosaga Episode III
32:45 - Shadow of Mordor
48:45 - Kick and Fennick
56:15 - The Legend of the TV Series of Zelda
69:54 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_181_-_The_Wazoo.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:13am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! We start our meal off with Evolve, just to whet our appetites. Nintendo was also kind enough to release a smorgasbord of games for the main course: Majora's Mask, Monster Hunter 4, Moon Chronicles and more!

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_02-10-15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:29am PDT

Once a year, a legendary lobster crawls out of the sea to tell tales of time-traveling high schoolers and historical steampunk lions. Unfortunately, we missed the lobster again. Fortunately, we're perfectly capable of telling you those stories ourselves.


Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
1:38 - Animal Crossing
9:08 - Code Name: STEAM
20:28 - Life Is Strange
39:38 - RIP Joystiq
41:58 - Nintendo Creator's Program
58:30 - Last Call
62:04 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_180_-_Youre_Gonna_Miss_the_Lobster.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:48am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! On the menu this week: Pix the Cat, #IDARB, Unmechanical, and Gunman Clive 2~



Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_02-03-15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:11am PDT

Live from San Antonio, VGH is at the first ever PAX South expo! We're joined by some special guests to talk about the games we played, the costumes we saw, and, of course, Yasumi Matsuno.

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
1:05 - PAX South!
60:08 - Outro


Direct download: VGH_179_-_Live_from_PAX_South_2015.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! On the menu this week: Grim Fandango: Remastered, Metroid Prime Trilogy, Dying Light and Life is Strange. Munch munch yum yum!

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_01-27-15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:43am PDT

After a two-year hiatus, we've finally released a new show. Randy and D.J. are excited for more Rock Band, while Paul tries to remember which game he played with a plastic guitar. Also: Suikoden, The Marvellous Miss Take, Mordor, and Super Smash Bros.

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
2:05 - PAX South hype
5:40 - Suikoden I and II
15:14 - The Marvellous Miss Take
18:46 - Shadow of Mordor
37:33 - Super Smash Bros.
43:30 - Rock Band IV: A Rockband Reborn
56:42 - Viewer Mail/Last Call
69:04 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_178_-_Lorgo_the_Potlicker.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! It's a super Texan Taco Time Tour of games! On the menu this week: Resident Evil, Saints Row, The Witcher, and Final Fantasy 15. Just kidding. It's Final Fantasy 14 again.

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_01-20-15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:39pm PDT

On last week’s show, we looked back on our favorite games of last year. This week, we’re looking ahead at our most anticipated games of 2015. We’ll also weigh in on some of the announcements from this week’s Nintendo Direct.

0:00 - Intro
2:05 - PAX South hype
5:40 - Nintendoom
22:14 - 2015 Hype Train!!!!!!!!!!
61:15 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_177_-_Nintendoom.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:55am PDT

It turns out there were a few games in 2014 that weren't completely bug-ridden and disappointing! (Oops—positivity!) We scrounge up a handful of our absolute favorite games from last year—some from totally unexpected places.

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro

5:05 - New music: Inverse Phase

9:43 - The Best of 2014

69:46 - Outro


Direct download: VGH_176_-_David_Duchovny_Needs_Work.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:20am PDT

Happy New Year! Join D.J. as he rings in 2015 with a million-year prison sentence, courtesy of Freedom Wars.

Direct download: Mini_Hangover__Freedom_Wars.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am PDT

Happy Holidays! Now listen to Paul ramble for 15 minutes about random stuff. Woohoo!

Direct download: VGH_Mini_Hangover_Paul_-_12-25-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:01am PDT

It's here: Our biggest end-of-year drunktacular yet, featuring all your calls and questions! Grab your beverage of choice and help us bid farewell to the nightmarish hellstorm of 2014. Batteries not included.

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
3:55 - Drunktacular 2014
75:00 - Intermission
76:20 - Drunktacular 2014 Continues
150:00 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_175_-_Bro_Out_Till_U_Die.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:29am PDT

It's the final Taco Tuesday of 2014! On the menu this week: Metal Gear Tacos, Xeodrifter Tacos, Kalimba Tacos and some 15 year aged Suikoden Tacos!

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_12-16-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:37am PDT

The blips and bloops are back: It’s time to listen to some of our favorite game music of 2014.

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
7:10 - Best Game Music of 2014
51:35 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_174_-_Blips_and_Bloops_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:27am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! Our recipe this week: a little sprinkling of Lara Croft, a dash of Threes, a pinch of Phoenix Wright and a scoop of King of Fighters. Bake for 30 mins. ???. Tacos.

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_12-09-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:54am PDT

It was a close call, but we decided to play video games this week. Paul comes crawling back to Dragon Age Inquisition, and no matter how hard he tries, D.J. can't seem to escape from Assassin's Creed.

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
3:55 - Steam Broadcasting
7:15 - Drunktacular Hype
16:20 - Dragon Age Inquisition
34:33 - Assassin's Creed III: Liberation
54:20 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_173_-_Kite.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:59am PDT

It's a turkey filled Taco Tuesday! On the menu this week: A high ranking officer named Toad, a bunch of NES Remixes, Ubisoft's latest opus, and some bastards. You're all bastards. (Just kidding we love you)

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_12-02-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:58am PDT

It's our littlest big show ever! D.J. tries Smash Bros.' first HD outing, Randy makes new friends in LittleBigPlanet 3, and Paul is having an amazing time with Dragon Age Inquisition... BUT.

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
3:55 - Drunktacular: Call in!
7:15 - Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
27:28 - LittleBigPlanet 3
43:30 - Dragon Age Inquisition
64:20 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_172_-_The_Same_Boring-Ass_Cave.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:40am PDT

Ubisoft will tell you what this episode is about after you've finished downloading it.

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
3:55 - Drunktacular Begins
7:48 - Mad Men Noire/Jon's Hamm
13:35 - 0h h1
23:18 - Stealth Inc 2
34:26 - Mario Kart 8
42:05 - Fantasy Life
46:26 - Broken games and bad embargoes
62:45 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_171_-_The_Jon_Hamm_Show.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:11am PDT

It's the largest TACO TUESDAY EVER. Full 5 course meals, no breaks omg taco taco. Randy and Paul are joined by Josh and Chris to discuss EVERY GAME EVER COMING OUT THIS YEAR.

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_11-18-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:22pm PDT

80 Days spent driving in Tha Crew. Ubisoft's game is kinda poo. Randy spots a Hyrulian boob. He uses the Pro Controller 'cause he's not a noob. Fantasy Life. Much dynasty.

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
3:55 - Fantasy Life
26:10 - 80 Days
43:40 - Hyrule Warriors
58:44 - The Crew
62:24 - Viewer Mail
66:05 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_170_-_Knock_em_Out_Wipe_em_Out.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:11am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! Randy is joined by Eric Peterson this week to chow down on some Assassin's Creeds, Halo Master Chiefs, Lego Batmens, and even a little Tetrises. Dem tacos made from luv.

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_11-11-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:58am PDT

Fantasy Life is here and between the three of us, we've been playing it 24/7. We discuss how our new lives are living up to our expectations. Also, crafting things in games, and real-world anxiety over imaginary houses.

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
3:55 - Fantasy Life
29:30 - The Eorzean Housing Crisis
41:25 - Arts and crafts
68:10 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_169_-_Houses_Full_of_Cheese_Wheels.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:32am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! It's also Election Day in the US, go vote. On the menu this week: indie sensation Call of Duty tries to get out from behind the shadow cast by the goliath A Bird Story. 

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_11-04-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:55am PDT

Last weekend we played games for 24 hours straight, and boy are our arms tired! Get the post-Extra Life scoop as we try to recap hours of Civilization, Sleeping Dogs, and a salacious murder mystery. Then we get spoooooooooky with Neverending Nightmares.

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
4:40 - Extra Life
7:15 - Civilization: Beyond Earth
10:15 - Spelunky
14:08 - Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
15:40 - Rex Rocket
19:35 - Sleeping Dogs
27:05 - Random Extra Life Tidbits
30:35 - Velvet Sundown
47:00 - Neverending Nightmares
62:40 - Last Call
69:05 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_168_-_How_Will_We_Get_the_Coast_Guard_to_Kill_Bigfoot.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:36am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! D.J. is joined by Final Fantasy expert Pete this week. On the menu: a new Final Fantasy 14 patch, Sunset Overdrive and Freedom Wars for the PSP Vita...? That can't be right, the Vita isn't real. 

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_10-28-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:30am PDT

This weekend is Extra Life and we're half-psyched up, half-questioning the decisions that have brought us to this point. Before that, though: Randy is excited about Android apps, D.J. is excited about SOMETHING, and Paul discovers his fursona.

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
2:15 - Ali
4:20 - Extra Life
17:05 - Podcast Apps: Retribution
24:45 - -en Isolation
38:05 - Dust: An Elysian Tail
44:48 - Monument Valley
53:20 - Rex Rocket
58:18 - Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival
71:38 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_167_-_The_Horrible_Crow_People.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! On the menu this week we feast on Bayonetta 2 and Fantasy Life! Anyone want to join us in chopping some wood and then go surfing on a jet plane? Mmm.

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_10-21-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:09am PDT

Join us for a chat about unemployment and games that sound like the following: Smashing Brothers, Sleepy Dogs, Alien Insulation, Fribbage, Spelarky, and Baynaretta 2.

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
3:32 - Smash Bros.
10:20 - Extra Life
15:38 - Spelunky
17:45 - Ghosts and Unemployment
21:50 - Alien: Isolation
33:00 - Bayonetta 2
51:15 - Sleeping Dogs
57:20 - Fibbage
63:35 - Last Call
71:28 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_166_-_Giant_Dinosaur_Dog.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:17am PDT

It's the most exciting Taco Tuesday ever! On the menu this week: Star Trek Online: Delta Rising! Borderlands The Pre-Sequel!! The Evil Within!!! Get hyyyyyyypppppppe!

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_10-14-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am PDT

It's an event witnessed only once a console generation—something that die-hard fanboys will be frothing about to the uninitiated for years to come. That's right—a good Lord of the Rings game. Also, we played Super Smash Bros. 4.

0:00 - Intro
3:32 - Announcements
11:08 - Super Smash Bros. for 3DS
31:28 - Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor
49:55 - Loopin' around
64:40 - Last Call
70:02 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_165_-_Hates_Being_Set_on_Fire.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! On the menu this week, we have Alien: Isolation, Pix the Cat, Dracula X, Skylanders and the triumphant return (arrival???) of Vib Ribbon! Cripsy, fresh, delicious. 

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_10-07-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:13am PDT

We haven't played Shadow of Mordor yet but that doesn't keep us from talking about it and the sleeper hit phenomenon. Also, Luftrausers, The Last of Us Remastered, and Borderlands 2 on the Vita.

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
6:35 - Borderlands 2
17:50 - Luftrausers
26:36 - The Last of Us
38:55 - Shadow of Mordor
45:48 - Sleeper hits
63:02 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_164_-_The_Path_of_Neo.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:55am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday and Anthony Ferro joins D.J. and Paul this week! On the menu: Smash Bros, Shadow of Mordor, Super Win the Game, and Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day. These tacos won't eat themselves, dig in!

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_09-30-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:54am PDT

Time for a road trip with your favorite anime bros! D.J. returns to Bravely Default while Paul discovers LEGOs and walks down a hallway. Also, Final Fantasy XV, Monster Hunter, and Animal Crossing—must be Tokyo Game Show.


Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
4:47 - Bravely Default
12:38 - LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
23:30 - PT
37:05 - Final Fantasy XV
50:05 - Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
52:28 - Viewer Mail
54:00 - Last Call
63:02 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_163_-_The_Duke_Nukem_Forever_of_Final_Fantasy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:15am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! It's a very special menu this week as we feast on Disney Infinity 2.0. Special guest "Randy Dickinson" joins us to let us know what's up with all these Marvel characters. Much hero. Wow.

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_09-23-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:28am PDT

Are there any more new video games in 2014? We get to the bottom of this controversial issue. Also, we played Smash Bros. on a 3DS, how weird.

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
8:25 - Infamous: Second Son
13:55 - Infamous: First Light
19:05 - Velocity Ultra/Velocity 2X
31:02 - Super Smash Bros. for 3DS
43:08 - New Video Games to Be Available for Purchase in the Fall of 2014
71:12 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_162_-_I_Got_Goldeen.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:17am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! Tonight we dine on video game soup, made from tacos! On the menu this week: Theatrhythm, Fibbage, Kickbeat, and Murasaki Baby.

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_09-16-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:57am PDT

This is it! We finally tackle the GamerGate controversy, hold on to your butts! We also chat about games like the new Layton vs Wright and Code of Princess, but who cares about that? RAGE. MORE. IMPORTANT.


Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
2:15 - Ode to Dreamcast
7:05 - New 3DS
17:05 - Layton vs Wright
27:40 - Code of Princess
32:40 - Gaming Culture
59:11 - Last Call
64:08 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_161_-_Quite_Emo.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:16am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! Randy and Paul devour some Destiny, indulge in a little NHL 15, and have some bitesized Tappingo 2 with a side of Velicobox to finish off their meal. DESTINY, DESTINY, DESTINY. O_O*    *Destiny

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_09-09-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:28am PDT

We've got the hottest scoops and the biggest beetles from PAX Prime in Seattle. Scoop on Super Smash Bros., Freedom Wars, Below, Firewatch, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, and maybe more! Also, we crown 2014's Summer Backlog champion!

Episode Timeline:
0:00 - Intro
6:28 - Backlog Attack
25:00 - PAX Prime
32:28 - Super Smash Bros.
36:30 - Below
41:35 - Freedom Wars
46:10 - Gauntlet
47:45 - Firewatch
52:58 - Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
62:45 - Last Call
67:48 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_160_-_PAX_2014_-_Bug_Stick.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:07pm PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! Randy and Paul gorge on a menu of delicious new releases that include: The Sims 4, Dead Rising 3, The Fall, Steamworld Dig, Danganronpa 2, and Don't Starve. The summer drought is OVER.

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_09-02-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:18am PDT


After a few harrowing weeks of real life, D.J. returns to Halo world and Randy gets involved in a dastardly moon bombing plot. Meanwhile, Paul finishes Alan Wake and probably played XCOM: Enemy Within. Also, Swing Copters.


Episode Timeline:

0:00 - Intro
8:00 - Swing Copters
17:15 - CounterSpy
27:52 - Alan Wake
35:28 - X-COM: Enemy Within
43:19 - H4lo
53:00 - Backlog Attack
57:48 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_159_-_Bomb_the_Moon.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:18am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! Naturally, with football season upon us, we're talking Madden. Special guest Josh Brown aka The Noyse joins us this week as well! Also on the menu: Layton vs Wright, Infamous Second Son DLC, and Azure Striker Gunvolt!

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_08-26-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am PDT

Prepare for an evening of intrigue with THE MAGICIAN RANDY! Gasp in terror as THE MAGICIAN RANDY spouts a litany of conjurations and summons apparitions to do his uncanny bidding! Afterward, THE MAGICIAN RANDY will play the latest Metal Gear.

Episode Timeline:
0:00 - Intro
3:51 - Game Night
5:48 - Goat Simulator
13:35 - Rex Rocket
22:59 - Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
37:30 - Guardian Heroes
42:25 - Backlog Attack
48:15 - Better with age
67:20 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_158_-_The_Magician_Randy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:22am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! Randy and Paul are joined by the legendary Todd Person, aka Goldbug74. On this week's menu: CounterSpy, Diablo 3: ULTIMATE Evil Edition of Doom, Plants vs Zombies: Modern Gun Edition, and Detective Grimoire.

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_08-19-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am PDT

We take a leisurely stroll through the forest with Alan Wake, this year's most stubborn Backlog Attack game. Less leisurely, we shoot laser guns in Rex Rocket and wonder what's going on in Killer Is Dead. Finally, there might be a new Silent Hill game.

Episode Timeline:
0:00 - Intro
3:18 - Game Night
6:22 - Alan Wake
16:00 - Killer Is Dead
27:15 - Rogue Legacy
33:48 - Rex Rocket
47:30 - GamesCom
63:55 - Viewer Mail
74:05 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_157_-_The_Ambiguity_Continues.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:42am PDT

Paul takes a spooky vacation in Alan Wake, Randy deals with the antiquated artifact that is Zelda: A Link to the Past, and D.J. doesn't know what to make of Rogue Legacy, but he's pretty sure he hates being colorblind. Final Fantasy XIV returns briefly.

Episode Timeline:
0:00 - Intro
3:58 - Alan Wake
20:50 - Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
34:00 - Rogue Legacy
48:30 - Final Fantasy XIV
52:05 - Backlog contest update
58:14 - Last Call
66:30 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_156_-_My_10-Year-Old_Self.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:40am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! On the menu this week we start off with a lite bite, The Swapper. Our main course will be a combination platter of Metrico and Rex Rocket. All in Taco form.

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_08-05-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:44am PDT

This week, at the 155th annual VGHangover Con: MORE Halo! MORE Assassin's Creed! That game about the bird and fish! How to win a cool video game of your very own! And a date with Destiny!

Episode Timeline:
0:00 - Intro
5:55 - Goldbug_74 Appreciation
7:00 - Entwined
13:35 - Destiny
29:15 - Halo: Reach
38:28Assassin's Creed 4
47:00 - Backlog Attack contest
51:30 - Who wants to go to a convention?
79:12 - Outro


Direct download: VGH_155_-_Polite_or_Racist.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:26am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! D.J. is joined by special guest The Noyse, and the chow down on The Last of Us: Remastered, and Rogue Legacy.

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_07-29-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:29am PDT

Historians value Ben Franklin's almanac for the tall tales writ upon its pages (20 in Boston, 16 in New York). Stories of shrieking elves and cooperating robots delighted colonists able to parkour the rooftops to recover the First American's scrawlings.

Episode Timeline:
0:00 - Intro
4:33 - Halo: Reach
15:44 - Zelda: A Link to the Past
23:02 - Assassin's Creed IV: Ben Franklin Dances Wild
31:03 - Divinity: Original Sin
44:15 - How I Learned to Stop Playing Solo and Love Co-Op Gunbroing Everything
62:45 - Viewer Mail
64:36 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_154_-_Ben_Franklins_Almanac.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:13am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! On the menu this week: Oddworld, Comic Workshop, My Ex-Boyfriend the Space Tyrant, and OlliOlli!

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_07-22-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:28am PDT

Raise shields! Charge engines! Calibrate the thing! Fire missiles! Assassinate a guy! Reroute auxiliary power! Touch primary booty! Engage hyperspace uncle! Watch electronic sports!


Episode Timeline:
0:00 - Intro
6:25 - Animal Crossing: New Leaf
12:25 - Halo: Reach
22:48 - FTL: Faster than Light
30:28 - Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
33:18 - Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
44:45 - eSports
63:43 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_153_-_Fire_All_Cannons_Release_All_Slaves.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:13am PDT


This week's show is a celebration of the modern retro game, like Halo 3 and ZombiU. We also talk about Shovel Knight, since it would be a shame if we didn't.


Episode Timeline:
0:00 - Intro
5:30 - Game Night
9:20 - Shadowrun: Dragonfall
13:50 - To the Moon
22:00 - ZombiU
35:15 - Halo 3: ODST
43:10 - Shovel Knight
54:20 - Modern retro games
64:06 - Last Call
65:25 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_152_-_Potato_Salad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:16am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! We find ourselves in need of a Final Fantasy 14 expert, and so our buddy Pete joins us today to tell us all about the new FF14 2.3 PATCH! Also Wolves.

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_07-08-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:04am PDT