Video Game Hangover (general)

It was a big week for gaming news and we're offering up our opinions on the Mass Effect 3 DLC debacle, Valve's rumored Steam Box console, and the freshly-announced Assassin's Creed III. Also: hate mail, emo kids, Syndicate, Game Dev Story, and... Monopoly?

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Shank Contest Winners: 2:42
Viewer Mail: 4:00
Hangover: 9:50
Gaming Headlines: 29:18
Last Call: 67:45
Outro: 74:50 

Direct download: VGH_44_-_Too_Many_Ninjas_Everywhere.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:39am EDT

How important is genre to the identity of a game? On this week's show, we're talking about how new takes on classics like Syndicate, XCOM, and Kid Icarus are breaking the mold. Also: Mutant Blobs, Dear Esther, Taito tweets, and Phoenix Wright. Objection!

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Warp Contest Winners: 1:55
Hangover: 3:35
VGCT Ace Attorney:
24:20
Sequels in Name Only: 27:06
Last Call: 72:15
Outro: 79:10 

Direct download: VGH_43_-_The_Internet_Was_Upset.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

It's been a big week in gaming and we've super-sized this week's episode to fit it all in! We've played a Shep-load of the Mass Effect 3 multiplayer(!) demo AND we've had some quality alone-time with Sony's sexy new handheld, the PlayStation Vita.

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Viewer Mail: 2:10
Hangover: 7:20
Vita Talk: 48:20
Last Call: 94:15
Outro: 100:00 

Direct download: VGH_42_-_Comedic_Levels_of_Violence.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

The PSVita may be the new hotness but we're not quite done with the PSP. On this week's show, we're remembering our favorite games for Sony's last-gen portable. Also: Darkness, Amalur, Soul Calibur, and a Dragon Quest Community Theatre. Thespians!

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Hangover: 2:20
VGCT DQ1: 33:20
PSP Memorial: 35:35
Last Call: 67:55
Outro: 74:50 

Direct download: VGH_41_-_Quad-Wielding_tm.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Epic fail! Despite the best intentions, not every video game release is a hit. On this week's show, we're talking about some of our favorite gaming flops. We also chime in on the Syndicate co-op demo, Soulcalibur V, Osmos HD, and the Art of Video Games.

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Viewer Mail: 2:10
Hangover: 9:20
Gaming Flops: 35:58
Last Call: 63:45
Outro: 71:00 

Direct download: VGH_40_-_Big_Bombs.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:22am EDT

On this week's show, we discuss the finer points of the current generation of consoles! Also: the glorious return of Video Game Community Theatre! There's a gun inside.

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Viewer Mail: 1:30
Hangover: 5:45 
VGCT RE2: 24:50
Finer Points of this Gen: 28:10
Last Call: 60:50
Outro: 69:25 

Direct download: VGH_39_-_Tasteless_Comedies_for_Lonely_People.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:37am EDT

For here or to go? On this week's show, we're talking about the ever increasing ways we can take our games with us. Also: we played the demo for Asura's Wrath so you don't have to.

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Viewer Mail: 2:15
Hangover: 4:30
Portables: 26:00
Last Call: 64:00
Outro: 69:45 

Direct download: VGH_38_-_Stabbed_Through_the_Earth.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:16pm EDT

Brace yourselves because VGH is getting political! In this week's show, we're taking on the SOPA debate. Spoiler Alert: we're against it. Also: Paul likes Mario, Randy likes Rayman, and D.J. dabbles in The Troll Class. It burns my a**!

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Hangover: 2:10
SOPA: 20:00
Last Call: 68:30
Outro: 73:00 

Direct download: VGH_37_-__Slap_Fight.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00pm EDT

In this week's show: 2012, will it be as great as 2011 or is everything just going to end? The Crew chat about what games they look forward to in the coming year!

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Viewer Mail: 1:50
Hangover: 5:45
Hype 2012: 21:55
Gaming Resolutions: 54:45
Outro: 60:35

Direct download: VGH_36_-_The_Fall_of_Dubai.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:54am EDT

It's our Best of 2011 show! To kick off the new year, we're recapping our favorites of the last year!

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Best of 2011: 4:30
Outro: 68:20

Direct download: VGH_35_-_Joyful_to_Enjoy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:46pm EDT