Video Game Hangover (general)

In this week's episode: the crew discuss some of the news that came out of the recent Tokyo Game Show. We've got Viewer Mail, musings about the new Ace Combat, and Alice: Madness Returns!

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Viewer Mail: 2:35
Hangover: 8:50
Tokyo Game Show: 32:56
Last Call: 73:30
Outro: 77:50

Direct download: VGH_23_-_War_Is_So_Horrible.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:15pm EDT

VGH #22: Destroy Him, My Robots!

The recent PSN update of Elevator Action prompts the VGH crew to discuss rules and regulations for remaking classic games. We've also got sexy poutine, Deus Ex memes, the obligatory Monster Hunter segment and some amazing new music by DJ FINISH HIM!

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Viewer Mail:  2:16
Hangover: 5:50
Rules for Remakes: 27:00
Last Call: 62:40
Outro: 70:29
 

Direct download: VGH_22_-_Destroy_Him_My_Robots.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:12am EDT

In this week's show, Deus Ex star Adam Jensen infiltrates VGH Industries! D.J. revisits the original Legend of Zelda and Randy muses about de Blob 2. The Crew also discuss some long running series that they feel need to be given The Old Yeller treatment.

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Hangover: 2:35
Out to Pasture: 37:00
Hangover: 62:00
Outro: 74:00 

Direct download: VGH_21_-_Cant_Stop_Putting_It_Down.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:36pm EDT

D.J. has returned from PAX Prime in Seattle with a cornucopia of new and exciting games to share (as well as a virulent new strain of the PAX pox). We also discuss Deus Ex, Xenoblade Chronicles, fine Canadian comedy and football games that nobody buys.

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Viewer Mail: 2:40
Hangover: 5:05
PAX Chat: 28:40
Last Call: 65:40
Outro: 70:55

Direct download: VGH_20_-_I_Want_Your_PAX.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:50pm EDT

Crossovers! The VGH crew stitch together elements from some of their favorite games into a twisted new batch of franken-games. Developers: are you listening? Plus: D.J. gets bionic, Paul finds a sneaker sleeper, and Randy looks for the fun button.

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Viewer Mail: 2:00
Hangover: 6:58
Crossovers: 31:50
Last Call: 66:58 
Outro: 74:00 

Direct download: VGH_19_-_The_Line_Piece_Is_for_Noobs.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:06pm EDT

GET HYPE! As the summer drought comes to an end, the VGH crew looks into the back half of 2011 for that one game (or two, or three) that seems most worthy of our hard-earned burrito money.

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Hangover: 2:20
Get Hype: 21:20
Last Call: 57:28
Outro: 64:00
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Direct download: VGH_18_-_Attack_on_Your_Wallet.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:48am EDT

A huge enemy is approaching fast! This week, the VGH crew takes on boss battles: Do they still have a place in modern gaming or are they relics of an almost forgotten age? We've also got groovy coasters and secondhand shooters. I hit it with my axe!

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Viewer Mail: 1:40
Hangover: 4:57
Boss Battles: 24:50
Outro: 66:10
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Direct download: VGH_17_-_A_Giant_Bottle.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:01am EDT

With only 10 minutes on the clock, the VGH team will weigh in on two recent gaming headlines: the demise of the Red Faction series and the big Nintendo 3DS price drop. We've also got Viewer Mail, the Hangover, Last Call, and lightsabers. Time's up!

Episode Timeline:

Intro: 0:00
Viewer Mail:  1:15
Hangover: 4:35
Death of Red Faction: 21:50
3DS Price Drop: 36:50
Last Call:  51:10
Outro: 60:20
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Direct download: VGH_16_-_A_Hard_Road_to_Hoe.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Ding! Achievement unlocked! In this week's show, we discuss the allure of trophies and achievements in video games. Feedback is read, "retractments" are issued, and the Last Call offers some sage advice for managing your backlogs.

Episode Timeline

Intro & Listener Feedback: 1:07
Hangover: 9:45
Achievements & Trophies: 29:45
Last Call: 68:48
Outro: 75:45
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Direct download: VGH_15_Very_Menu_Heavy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Why can't we have nice things? Critics loved some of June's big new releases but gamers were mostly indifferent. In this week's show, the VGH crew weigh in on this disturbing--but not terribly surprising--trend.

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:47
Hangover: 3:15 
Great games, poor sales: 28:02
Last Call: 65:00
Outro: 71:00
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Direct download: VGH_14_-_Top_Shelf_Very_Classy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:47pm EDT