Video Game Hangover

It's a Hangover takeover! Rather than squeezing this week's gaming talk into the first segment of the show like we usually do, we've decided to dedicate the entire episode to Kid Icarus, Xenoblade Chronicles, and the recent Battlefield 3 updates! Game on!

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Viewer Mail: 1:55
Extended Hangover: 5:05
Last Call: 60:30 

Direct download: VGH_48_-_Fighting_for_Love_and_Whatever.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:22pm EDT

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