Video Game Hangover (general)

On this week's show, we're talking about video game endings: the ones that got it right and the ones that missed the mark. Also: Mulchers, hand cramps, vagina monsters, generic white men, and the importance of carrying enough arrows. The end is nigh!

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Hangover: 1:40
VG Endings:  36:20
Last Call: 90:00
Outro: 92:20 

Direct download: VGH_47_-_Vegetable-Based_Objectives.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

Is it the journey or the destination? On this week's show, we're in a glass case of emotion because of the uniquely moving new PS3 game, Journey. We've also got a lot to say about Mass Effect (in its many incarnations) and Randy can't get enough of WARP.

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Viewer Mail: 2:15
Hangover: 5:35
Journey Talk: 26:45
Last Call: 59:30
Outro: 68:16 

Direct download: VGH_46_-_An_Enormous_Scarf.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

Every gamer has a story about the one that got away. On this week's show, we're talking about the games that we've played but somehow never finished. Also: we're totally hungover on El Shaddai, Mass Effect 2 and 3, Journey, and the upcoming Skullgirls.

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Nexuiz Contest Winners: 2:35
Hangover: 4:12
Unfinished Games: 40:10
Last Call: 67:45
Outro: 75:30

Direct download: VGH_45_-_Zoo_Hunter.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:51am EDT

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