Video Game Hangover

Randy definitely still likes Metroid: Samus Returns but still takes a detour into Steamworld Dig 2. After an evening at the opera, D.J. gets parenting advice from an unexpected source. Paul plays that racing game he's always playing, apparently.

Episode Timeline

00:54 - Intro
02:10 - Final Fantasy XIV: A Stage Reborn
15:20 - The Matrix?
19:00 - Metroid: Samus Returns
35:20 - Steamworld Dig 2
48:24 - Need for Speed: Most Wanted
64:00 - Yakuza 3
68:10 - Mario + Rabbids
79:08 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_312_-_Best_Dad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:43pm EST

Paul and D.J. try to make sense of Project Octopath Traveler. Randy ponders the murky ethical questions raised by Metroid: Samus Returns. Someone finishes a Persona game. Also, cars.

Episode Timeline

00:43 - Intro
02:10 - Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
07:14 - Persona 5
15:31 - Racing games?
23:30 - Project Octopath Traveler
38:10 - Metroid: Samus Returns
57:35 - Yakuza Kiwami
61:03 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_311_-_My_Stupid_Brain.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:59pm EST

Fresh out of Mario + Rabbids boot camp, Randy explains the origin of those disgusting minion-alikes. D.J. is anxious about the hostess bars in Yakuza Kiwami and lets off steam by beating up everyone in Tokyo. Also, Final Fantasy daddy.

Episode Timeline

00:36 - Intro
03:20 - Rollercoaster decapitation
07:40 - Final Fantasy XIV: Dad of Light
15:40 - Mario + Rabbids
41:58 - Yakuza Kiwami
60:20 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_310_-_The_Nice_Murderer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:20pm EST

After a brief stint with the Destiny 2 beta, D.J. rocket slides all over the place in Vanquish and returns to his old face-stomping grounds in Yakuza Kiwami. Meanwhile, Paul plays Crawl while completely sober.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
03:58 - Splatoon 2
18:52 - Destiny 2
26:00 - Vanquish
33:55 - Yakuza Kiwami
49:21 - Shenmue Kiwami
52:31 - Crawl
63:10 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_309_-_Sailors_Everywhere.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:19pm EST

We wrap up the Backlog Attack with Wolfenstein: The Old Blood and The Stanley Parable. Plus, games that deserve a second chance, even if they include rabbids.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro

00:49 - Dusty PCs

06:34 - Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

28:58 - The Stanley Parable

38:00 - Persona 5 and Rabbids

70:05 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_308_-_Blundersloosh.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:33pm EST

 

We're chakkin' out the Monster Hunter Stories demo. It's as long as a lao-shan lung, as Grandpa Randy always says. We're also chakkin' on Titanfall 2 and Gunpoint, and following our Splatoon 2 teammates around to make sure they don't get... chakked?

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro

00:48 - Mütter Museum

06:44 - Monster Hunter Stories

23:57 - Gunpoint

30:08 - Final Fantasy Brave Exvius

32:55 - Danganronpa

36:00 - Titanfall 2

47:26 - Paul's computer explodes

53:15 - Splatoon 2

63:10 - Pop quiz!

71:13 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_307_-_The_History_of_Matar_Paneer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:55pm EST

The gang climbs aboard the space station Tacoma in search of spooky ghosts. D.J. struggles to understand the finer points of Bayonetta. Randy puts his curmudgeon powers to use in Gunpoint. Paul operates a computer.

 

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
01:15 - Backlog Attack voting
09:34 - Cave Story & Difficult Games
21:40 - Bayonetta
33:48 - Gunpoint
43:12 - Tacoma
62:33 - Persona 5 minute
67:50 - Crawl second
68:15 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_306_-_Many_Moons.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:45pm EST

In the aftermath of the first Splatoon 2 Splatfest, we discuss condiment and dessert preferences. D.J. checks in to see if the Professor Layton series survived its transition to mobile, and the Backlog Attack begins with spooky Soma and creepy Cave Story.

 

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
02:04 - Splatoon 2
19:20 - Layton's Mystery Journey
31:50 - Soma
51:53 - Cave Story
62:00 - Backlog Attack voting
68:45 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_305_-_A_Good_Time_for_a_Poutine_Joke.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:29pm EST

We venture into Nintendo's brave new vision of online multiplayer in Splatoon 2 — now with voice chat, sometimes! Also, the summer Backlog Attack begins!

Episode Timeline

00:45 - Intro
03:15 - Splatoon 2
49:50 - Backlog Attack 2017
63:00 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_304_-_Mushy_or_Sticky.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:19pm EST

Bloop out with some blippin' summer blops on our mid-year music show! This year's playlist includes chiptune covers of imaginary artists, real artists singing imaginary words, and -- ugh -- more Zelda?!

Episode Timeline

00:51 - Intro
02:35 - 🎵
88:50 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_303_-_Blips_and_Bloops_Summer_Jams.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:15am EST