Video Game Hangover

This year, at E3: Tom Clancy's robot dog! Norman Reedus's weird body! Games about war! Games about burritos! Typography! JRPGs that look like Mass Effect! And the Pacific Northwest, but everywhere!

Episode Timeline

01:30 - Intro
06:32 - Horizon: Zero Dawn
10:55 - God of War
13:58 - Gears of War 4
21:55 - Final Fantasy XV
29:35 - Resident Evil 7
41:20 - The Legend of Zelda: Subtitle
57:55 - Dragon Quest Builders
66:58 - Ghost Recon Wildlands
70:05 - Watch Dogs 2
78:41 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_248_-_E3_2016_Extravaganza.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:26pm EDT

The Backlog Attack kicks off with three (maybe) classics: The World Ends with You, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, and Last Window. Nevertheless, we find time to sneak in a couple new games, like Steamworld Heist and The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine.

Episode Timeline

01:30 - Intro
09:10 - The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine
21:20 - Steamworld Heist
40:20 - Final Fantasy XIIIXIV
44:57 - Last Window
52:02 - The World Ends with You
58:20 - Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
68:30 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_247_-_BLADE_MODE.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:39am EDT

We continue our month-long deep analysis of the infamous Uncharted 4 scene where Nate eats his own brother. D.J. is still stuck in a Final Fantasy XIII hellworld. And the Backlog Attack returns!

Episode Timeline

01:15 - Weird intro
05:48 - Groove Coaster
09:35 - The first Foursquare murder
21:30 - Final Fantasy XIII
27:40 - Uncharted 4
48:45 - VGH Movie Talk
58:05 - Viewer Mail
64:10 - Backlog Attack 2016!
74:45 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_246_-_Top_Level_Foliage.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:25pm EDT

Randy returns to describe Uncharted 4 with the very highest of adjectives, while D.J. is much less favorable on Final Fantasy XIII. Somewhere in between, Paul enslaves a mushroom race.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
05:20 - Stellaris and No Man's Sky
13:55 - Uncharted 4
29:46 - Resident Evil 6
39:49 - Final Fantasy XIII
52:05 - Viewer Mail
66:10 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_245_-_No_More_Mr_Nice_Reptile.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:25pm EDT

We love games for the endless escapism they offer. Imagine charting unknown reaches of the galaxy from the comfort of your home! Imagine a man in Tokyo breaking your arms over the Internet! Imagine someone deliberately choosing to play Final Fantasy XIII!

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
03:40 - Stellaris
31:33 - Groove Coaster 3
52:03 - Final Fantasy XIII
70:50 - Viewer Mail
77:50 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_244_-_Enormous_Boulder_of_Salt.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:13pm EDT

D.J. further develops his nuclear wasteland survival plan, abandoning guns altogether in favor of a large hammer. Randy parlays his solitaire mastery into success at the racetrack. And everyone loves Overwatch—they just aren't in love with it.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
02:40 - Nuclear Throne
18:20 - Ratchet & Clank
37:28 - Pocket Card Jockey
51:05 - Overwatch
81:05 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_243_-_The_Funny_Thing_About_Mr_Zurkon.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:18am EDT

After being unceremoniously killed during the opening credits, Nathan Drake reflects on all the cool video games he never found time away from his life of adventure to play. Games like Nuclear Throne, Severed, Crusader Kings 2, and Quantum Break.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
02:45 - Not actual Uncharted spoilers
09:05 - Quantum Break
27:10 - Enter the Gungeon
30:25 - Nuclear Throne
43:20 - Crusader Kings 2
50:35 - Chrono Trigger
56:20 - Severed
68:50 - Azure Striker Gunvolt
81:05 - Outro

 

Direct download: VGH_242_-_Softness_in_His_Eyes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:08am EDT

After ignoring warnings about dangerous walls, Paul, too, enters Enter the Gungeon. Randy detonates animals. Hyper Light Drifter remains mysterious. And D.J. reminisces about that time he played Yakuza 2.

Episode Timeline

00:00 – Intro
05:38 – The Division
19:20 – Exploding Kittens
31:35 – Enter the Gungeon
49:49 – Hyper Light Drifter
62:20 – Yakuza 2
69:03 – Outro

Direct download: VGH_241_-_The_Person_Who_Explains_Everything_to_You.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:44pm EDT

We try out the Doom and Battleborn betas to see how they measure up to the Dooms and Battleborns of our youths. Randy tries Hyrule Warriors but in 3D, and D.J. embarks on a quest for a gun that shoots smaller guns.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
02:15 - The Division
07:00 - Doom
25:58 - Battleborn
44:08 - Hyrule Warriors Legends
55:40 - Out Run minute/Enter the Gungeon
69:03 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_240_-_Maybe_We_Are_the_Problem.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:27pm EDT

Paul puts his other obligations on hold to take over a beer farm. With his 10 billion wives behind him, D.J. plans his new career as a stay-at-home paperweight. And Randy takes a break from The Division... a Quantum Break, that is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
02:15 - NVM interview recap
10:10 - Quantum Break
35:40 - Stardew Valley
59:45 - Yakuza minute/Ultimate Kept Man Life
71:15 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_239_-_Jigglypuff_vs_Lance_Reddick.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:48am EDT