Video Game Hangover (general)

On this week's show: Gaming in the Digital Age! The crew wax poetic about how evolution in the gaming distribution landscape is a total GAME CHANGER. Guest stars this week include: Vegan Nuclear Bombs, Uncharted 3, Navi and someone named Steve???

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:50
Hangover: 4:15
Gaming in the Digital Age: 35:28 

Direct download: VGH_13_The_Nuclear_Option.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:24pm EDT

On this week's show: games! Specifically, the guilty pleasures and bargain-bin treasures that keep us entertained between all of those Big Important Games we play. We've scoured our collections for the titles that we'd categorize as "so bad it's good" or "too cheap to suck" and included our favorites here. We've also got sweat, dude-bros, James Bond and swanky new music by Brother Android. So good it burns!

Episode Timeline:

Intro: 0:56
Hangover:  4:14
Guilty Pleasures: 31:55

Direct download: VGH_12_-_Flong.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:32pm EDT

We're back and dreaming of a world where a Scrubs-inspired Kinect game is Microsoft's next big triple-A title. It could happen, right? In this episode, we obsess over great movies, TV shows and books that beg to be turned into video games.

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:43
Hangover: 3:28
Dream Games Part 1: 25:10
VGCT Sam & Max: 46:35
Dream Games Part 2: 47:22 

Direct download: VGH_11_Cartoon_Animal_Abuse.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:30pm EDT

The VGH crew offer their fascinating insight and biting commentary on the big announcements from E3 2011.

Episode Timeline

Intro: 1:05
Microsoft Conference: 3:05
Sony Conference: 24:55
Nintendo Conference: 43:09 

Direct download: VGH_Bonus_Round_-_E3_2011.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:45pm EDT

M-M-Multikill! The crew discuss their unhealthy obsession with multiplayer gaming, including a certain game starring ostriches on Mars. Also: We put on our robes and wizard hats, Randy says something inappropriate, and VGCT bids farewell to an old friend.

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Hangover: 2:15
Multiplayer and Red Faction Guerrilla: 22:10
VGCT - Resident Evil: 39:45
Favorite Multiplayer Games: 41:02 

Direct download: VGH_10_Honk_the_Horn.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:51pm EDT

Here there be spoilers! In this bite-sized episode of Video Game Hangover, the hosts discuss only one game: Portal 2.

Direct download: VGH_9.5_Portalable.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:28pm EDT

Modern Warfare 9?! We love our gaming sequels... or do we? In this week's episode the VGH crew talk about what they think makes a great sequel. In our Hangover Segment, D.J. impresses with his encyclopedic knowledge of the Godfather films. We also dive into a discussion on some of our personal favourite, and not so favourite gaming sequels.

In this episode's installment of Video Game Community Theatre, we try our hand at Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. The results? Well, listen for yourself! In the second part of our show, we play "The Sequel Game" which we blatantly stole from Kotaku. Thanks Kotaku! Also, one lucky listener wins the AWARD OF THE WEEK!

Episode Timeline:

Intro: 0:00
Hangover: 5:15
Game Sequels: 20:20
VGCT - Uncharted: 57:55
The Sequel Game: 59:05 

Direct download: VGH_9_Big_Revelations_or_Whatever.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:16pm EDT

Toe tappin' and neck snappin'! While the PlayStation Network is down, the hosts find time to indulge one of their second-favorite loves: video game music. Rather than just about their faves, you'll hear excerpts from classic scores and modern tracks with color commentary from the VGH crew.

In the final moments of the show, listen closely for directions on how you can enter our newest contest and win a copy of the Video Games Live DVD. It's "nuawesome"!

Episode Timeline:
Intro: 0:00
Hangover: 2:15
Game Music, Part 1: 20:30
VGCT - Dead Rising: 49:30
Game Music, Part 2: 51:00
 

Direct download: VGH_8_Blips_and_Bloops.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:14am EDT

Backloggery! A less-than-inspiring collection of recent releases has given the VGH hosts an opportunity to dig into their gaming backlogs a bit, which inspires a conversation about memorable moments in games and the crew gets a bit worked up about morality as a gameplay device. Plus: We've picked a winner our "Free Ramen" PAX/Amazon contest.

Episode Timeline:
Intro: 0:00
Hangover: 5:15
Memorable Moments: 33:15
VGCT - Psychonauts: 56:15
Tough Decisions: 59:00 

Direct download: VGH_7_The_Bad_Ending.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:49pm EDT

Metacritic: Is it the devil? Probably not, but on this week’s show we talk about that and the world of video game criticism, in general. We also weigh in with our early impressions of the Nintendo 3DS and our 3D gaming wishlists, the new leaderboard-centric Need for Speed, and an inaccurately named not-quite-sequel to Contra. Plus, we announce our next big contest and there's yet another installment of Community Theater. Finish him!

Episode Timeline:

Intro: 0:00
3DS Chat: 4:30
What We've Been Playing: 16:15
3DS Games We'd Like to See: 29:45
VGCT - Castlevania: Symphony of the Night: 37:00
Reviewing Game Reviews: 38:45

Direct download: VGH_6_Freakzeeky_Is_Better_than_You.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:30pm EDT