Video Game Hangover

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
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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
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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

An outbreak of the T-virus (or something) at VGH headquarters delayed production of the new episode for over a week! We're back now, in better health and clamoring to share our thoughts on Dragon Age 2, Bulletstorm, Pixeljunk Shooter and more. Randy's experiences at Volition Community Day and PAX East lead to a discussion about our favorite video game developers, past and present. Paul's love for Bioware and D.J.'s love for fine Mexican cuisine all factor in, somehow. Put it in your ears!

Direct download: VGH_5_You_Dont_Know_Zangief.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:49pm EDT

The VGH crew discusses the unofficially unannounced state of video game DLC and a conversation about the Xperia Play phone turns into something else entirely. Also, our listeners weigh in on their earliest gaming memories and Paul dreams of a world that more closely resembles Canada. Lastly, a new installment of Video Game Community Theater gets all "Buster Wolf" on your ass.

Direct download: VGH_4_Zeds_Dead_Baby.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:43pm EDT

The VGH crew reflect on tales from their gaming "careers," Randy wins a contest, and the Video Game Community Theater gets bionic. Warning: This podcast contains multiple references to male tumescence, illegal narcotics and the 3DO. Also, games!

Direct download: VGH_3_Ive_Got_a_History_with_Milk_Crates.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

In this "emergency" episode, the crew discuss the recently announced Sony NGP (aka, "not the PSP2"), PlayStation Suite. Also: An ERROR.

Direct download: VGH_2.5_Weve_Got_a_PlayStation_Emergency.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

The VGH crew chat about the games they're looking forward to in 2011. Plus, D.J. probably doesn't have world exclusive news about the next Soulcalibur. Addictive substances and legendary 80's frontmen both somehow play a part. Also, the 3DS!

Direct download: VGH_Episode_2_Martha_Washington_Was_My_Prom_Date.mp3
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In their first episode, the VGH crew discuss their favorite games from 2010.  Plus:  Tom Clancy, peanut butter, and Paul really really likes Mass Effect.  Really.  Also: the premiere of Video Game Community Theater.

Direct download: Video_Game_Hangover_Episode_1__Subtle_Like_a_Paper_Shredder_to_the_Face.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:57pm EDT

In this short introductory episode we say hello, talk about the future of the VGH podcast, and address one of the great gaming questions of all time. Put it in your ears!

Direct download: VGH_Episode_Zero.mp3
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