Video Game Hangover (general)

Turn up the volume and get ready for an hour of 2013’s best game music! We play and discuss some of our favorite tracks this year. Also, SteamWorld Dig.

Episode Timeline:
0:00 - Intro
1:48 - Viewer Mail
5:50 - SteamWorld Dig
12:30 - Best Game Music of 2013
62:48 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_125_-_Blips_and_Bloops_2_-_Soundtrack_to_Your_Death.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:36am PDT

What happens when we stop talking about games and decide to make one? The results surprised even us. (Don't worry, there's still some gaming chat, including more Zelda, Mario 3D World, and some PS4 catch-up.)

Episode Timeline:
0:00 - Intro
1:48 - Viewer Mail
6:45 - Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
16:00 - Super Mario 3D World
18:51 - Knack
29:48 - Live streaming games
41:26 - VGH: The Video Game
65:20 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_124_-_Oh_My_Despot.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:26am PDT

Who needs next-gen consoles when you've got Nintendo games to play? This week, we're unhealthily obsessed with Zelda, Link, Mario, Toad, and... is there a Wii Sports guy? Why are we talking about Wii Sports in 2013 again?

Episode Timeline:
0:00 - Intro
4:27 - Viewer Mail
15:36 - Wii Sports Club
21:30 - Super Mario 3D World
36:00 - The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
63:00 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_123_-_Shiny_Shiny_Legs.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:04am PDT

We bought two of Sony's new PlayStations and boy, are our arms tired! We also played a Nintendo 2DS without buying one, then took a break from playing games to look at some in a museum. Finally, Burial at Sea is the BioShock Infinite DLC of the Year.

Episode Timeline:
0:00 - Intro
3:56 - Viewer Mail
8:10 - BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea
12:50 - Games at the MoMA
20:12 - Nintendo 2DS
24:50 - PlayStation 4
71:10 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_122_-_antoniobanderas_dot_gif.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:08am PDT

Between all the grinding, collecting, and microtransactions, it’s amazing we even had time to record this week’s show about the extremes we go to for some games. We’ve also got talk of Saints Row IV, Tiny Death Star, and (seriously?) more on Pokemon X/Y.

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
2:14 - Viewer Mail
11:41 - Saints Row IV
21:50 - Pokemon X/Y
29:58 - Tiny Death Star
39:52 - The Grind
61:50 - Outro 

Direct download: VGH_121_-_Good_Grief.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:59am PDT

With next-gen consoles right around the corner, we’re laying the PS3 and Xbox 360 to rest this week with all of our favorite stuff from the current gen. Also: Pokemon (we actually played it!), AiRace Speed, and Nintendo’s Swapnote dong debacle.

Episode Timeline
0:00 - Intro 2:08 - Viewer Mail 10:05 - Pokemon X/Y 22:55 - AiRace Speed 27:27 - Eulogy for a Generation 76:00 - Outro  

Direct download: VGH_120_-_Fiddles_and_Crap.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:03am PDT

We're having a spooOOoOOOOoOoky time playing Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs and deciding if we like this new direction horror games are headed. Also, we played Splinter Cell Blacklist with the community and lived to tell about it! So we tell you about it.

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
4:04 - Viewer Mail
6:00 - Spinter Cell: Blacklist multiplayer
18:00 - Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs 
35:35 - Horror Game Chat
42:00 - Spooky Viewer Mail
51:55 - Last Call
56:20 - Outro 

Direct download: VGH_119_-_Crawling_Through_Duck_Pipes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

Writer/director Rob McCallum talks with us this week about his upcoming indie documentary, The NES Club.

Direct download: VGH_Interview_-_Rob_McCallum.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am PDT

It's the Pokemon episode you've been waiting for, featuring three guys who have never played Pokemon! Also, dungeonmaster Randy rolls an elf in an RPG. D.J. plays a gritty first-person shooter. Matt tries a demo... OR DOES HE? WHAT'S HAPPENING?

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro 
2:30 - Viewer Mail
9:09 - Battlefield 4 Demo
17:25 - The Wolf Among Us
25:24 - Shadowrun Returns
32:59 - The Stanely Parable Demonstration
37:07 - Pokemon Chat?
54:54 - Last Call
62:45 - Outro
 

Direct download: VGH_118_-_Who_Murdered_a_Buddy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:10am PDT

What's better than staring at a GTA Online error screen? How about hanging out with creepy wooden versions of Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe? We dish on Beyond: Two Souls, Flashback: More Bros Edition, the new Phoenix Wright in 3D, and Randy plays a JRPG.

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
2:08 - Viewer Mail
6:15 - GTA V
20:40 - Beyond: Two Souls
35:38 - Phoenix Wright
43:00 - Etrian Odyssey
49:52 - Flashback
57:30 - Last Call
61:00 -
Outro

Direct download: VGH_117_-_Thats_Not_How_a_Human_Works.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

We pay our respects to the late Hiroshi Yamauchi by looking back at the big N’s history and sharing some of our favorite Nintendo memories. In the Hangover: We like GTA5 when it doesn't make us torture people, and D.J. learns to sew in Final Fantasy XIV.

Episode Timeline:
0:00 - Intro
2:25 - Viewer Mail
2:35 - Grand Theft Auto V
18:55 - Lego City Undercover
24:17 - Final Fantasy XIV
31:49 - Hiroshi Yamauchi and Nintendo Chat
58:08 - Last Call
65:00 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_116_-_Come_Get_Some_New_Pants.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:19am PDT

Brace yourselves. It's a full hour dedicated to the Grand Theft Auto V of video games: Grand Theft Auto V.

Direct download: VGH_115_-_The_Weed_Mission.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

We finally stick a fork in the Summer Backlog Attack because it's time to stop playing old games and start stealing cars. We also stick multiple forks into Splinter Cell, and Paul's still playing Diablo III? Oh, it's the NEW Diablo III. Plus Watch Dogs!

Episode Timeline:

0:00 - Intro
3:00 - Viewer Mail
11:38 - Backlog Attack
25:03 - Splinter Cell Blacklist
31:31 - Killzone: Mercenary
39:35 - Diablo III
47:35 - Grand Theft Auto V
52:10 - Watch Dogs
58:49 - Last Call
64:30 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_114_-_Play_It_in_Klingon.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:06am PDT

Is there any good reason to pick up an Xbox One or a PS4 on release day? The truth is out there! This week, we're playing Gone Home (no spoilers!), Spelunky, Final Fantasy 14, Jet Set Radio, and weighing in on the next-gen console release dates.

Episode Timeline
0:00 - Intro
2:50 - Viewer Mail
4:55 - Backlog Attack Update
10:10 - Spelunky
17:45 - Gone Home
31:05 - Final Fantasy 14
39:06 - Next Gen Release Dates
57:20 - Last Call
65:00 - Outro 

Direct download: VGH_113_-_Aliens_Are_Real.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am PDT

We've got a report on the best new games and biggest announcements from PAX Prime 2013 in Seattle! Also, we're still playing Splinter Cell Blacklist, Shin Megami Tensei IV, and the Backlog Attack continues on with Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel.

Episode Timeline:
0:00 - Intro
2:56 - Viewer Mail
11:10 - Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel
16:32 - Splinter Cell Blacklist
19:20 - Shin Megami Tensei IV
28:05 - PAX Prime 2013
62:22 - Last Call
65:40 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_112_-_7_Donuts.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:02am PDT

RAGE! RAGE! RAGE! We're letting off some steam over the things in games that make us mad. (Then we're binge eating.) In the Hangover, we're playing Splinter Cell Blacklist and Spec Ops: The Line. Also, your comments from Twitter on Viewer Mail!

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
2:45 - Viewer Mail
15:18 - Spec Ops: The Line
20:28 - Spinter Cell: Blacklist
34:10 - Gamer RAGE
56:28 - Last Call
59:08 - Outro 

Direct download: VGH_111_-_Whoops_Im_a_Ghost.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:07am PDT

Are you a game collector or just a hoarder? We're discussing the nuances of video game collecting and the allure of that shiny, new collector's edition of your favorite game. In the Hangover, we're playing Steamworld Dig, Brothers, and Divekick.


Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
3:00 - Viewer Mail
7:58 - Backlog Attack update
9:19 - Shadows of the Damned
21:17 - Divekick
25:42 - Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
30:27 - Steamworld Dig
39:38- Collecting Games
1:03:45 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_110_-_Drop_the_Beets.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:50am PDT

Despite the doom haze surrounding the Wii U, we manage to stay positive and discuss the things that Nintendo's doing right. (But we can't resist dishing on the motion controls and the Big N's stubbornness anyway.) Also, your Backlog Attack entries!

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
2:49 - Viewer Mail
9:22 - Backlog Attack Update
16:20 - Spec Ops: The Line
22:01 - Resident Evil: Revelations
30:25 - Shadows of the Damned
38:16 - Ode to Nintendo
61:50 - Outro 

Direct download: VGH_109_-_Oily_Men.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:08am PDT

We dig into the Dragon's Crown controversy this week: Are you ever turned away from a game because of creative decisions? Also, we make some backlog progress and get into Mindjack and Analogue: A Hate Story, and Paul tries out the co-op in Ibb and Obb.

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
2:31 - Viewer Mail and Contest Info
19:19 - Analogue: A Hate Story
28:00 - Mindjack
33:15 - Ibb and Obb
40:00 - Dragon's Crown Controversy 
55:45 - Last Call
60:38 - Outro 

Direct download: VGH_108_-_Gunwheel.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:05am PDT

We continue our discussion on scalability of game experiences from last week. In the Hangover, Randy talks about samurai warriors using iPads in Shin Megami Tensei IV, Paul has more X Zone musings and D.J. grinds beetles to dust in Animal Crossing.

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
2:41 - Viewer Mail
16:40 - Shin Megami Tensei IV
24:15 - Project X Zone
30:32 - Animal Crossing
39:23 - Scaling Game Experiences Part 2
56:45 - Phil Fish
59:28 - Last Call
62:30 - Outro 

Direct download: VGH_107_-_Anime_Butt_Posters.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

It's tougher than ever to fit lengthy gaming experiences into our crowded schedules. We discuss our efforts to adapt, or whether that's developers' responsibility. Also, Randy abuses himself, and your most shameful backlog games revealed in Viewer Mail!

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
2:09 - Viewer Mail
14:55 - Walking Dead: Survival Instinct
21:09 - Half Minute Hero
28:18 - Animal Crossing
34:55 - Scaling Game Experiences
57:42 - Last Call
63:18 - Outro 

Direct download: VGH_106_-_Community_Grooming.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:56am PDT

The Summer Backlog Attack returns! We've each got our sights on some games to finish before the Fall releases hit... and some of them are going to be tough. We explain why! In the Hangover: Project X Zone, Tetris Blitz, and the brand new Mii Plaza.

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
2:06 - Viewer Mail
12:45 - Tetris Blitz
18:22 - Mii Plaza Games
27:18 - Project X Zone
35:19 - Backlog Attack 2013!
59:07 - Outro 

Direct download: VGH_105_-_Silly_Shenanigans_Funtime.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:59am PDT

There's still some life left in those old consoles! We're looking ahead at the back half of 2013 for the current-gen games we most want to play this year (besides GTAV, of course). Also: thoughts on Walking Dead: 400 Days and the Final Fantasy XIV beta.

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
2:20 - Viewer Mail
9:01 - Hangover
32:25 - Get Hype 2013 Part 2
58:55 - Last Call
63:38 - Outro
 

Direct download: VGH_104_-_Creatively_Bankrupt.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am PDT

We're playing The Last of Us and wondering if sometimes games try too hard to be... game-y? We discuss finding a proper mix of gameplay and narrative as games become more cinematic. Also, Randy spends his summer vacation in Remember Me's Neo Paris.

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
1:47 - Viewer Mail
13:02 - Hangover
38:42 - Cine-games
59:47 - Outro 

Direct download: VGH_103_-_Flying_Toasters.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:34pm PDT

Are you a closet gamer? We're picking apart the concept of "gamer shame" and seeing how far we have to turn the clock back before games become unplayable. Also, Mighty Switch Force! 2, State of Decay, and spoiler-free Last of Us talk!

Episode Timeline
0:00 - Intro
3:00 - Viewer Mail
12:33 - Hangover
36:00 - Gamer Shame
59:56 - Last Call
65:54 - Outro 
Direct download: VGH_102_-_Out_and_Proud.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:11am PDT

We took a break from playing Animal Crossing: New Leaf long enough to record a show! We spend this week trying to pin down just what makes Nintendo's offbeat life simulator so popular. Also: Your post-E3 reactions and Xbox One vs. PlayStation 4!

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
1:52 - Viewer Mail
10:30 - Animal Crossing Chat
52:20 - Last Call
59:56 - Outro 

Direct download: VGH_101_-_Animal_Crossing_Mega_Thing.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:58am PDT

On this week's show: E3! We recap some of our favorite highlights and lowlights from the first two days of E3 2013. Yup, just straight up E3 reactions from the VGH Crew!

Direct download: VGH_-_E3_2013.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:57am PDT

VGH levels up to three digits! To celebrate, listener Anthony Ferro joins us to talk Virtual Boy and other gaming gimmicks. In the Hangover, we're playing Donkey Kong, StarCraft II, and Mutant Blobs Attack. Thanks for your support for over 100 episodes!

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
2:29 - Our Guest Host
5:50 - Hangover
26:59 - Gaming Gimmicks
55:39 - Last Call
63:48 - Outro 


 

Direct download: VGH_100_-_On_like_Donkey_Kong.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am PDT

D.J. reviews two more of those wacky Guild01 games for the 3DS. This time, it's Suda51's Liberation Maiden and Yoot Saito's Aero Porter. Tune in if you want to hear about Japan's latest robot invasion and learn about the exciting world of... baggage sorting?

Direct download: Mini_Hangover__Liberation_Maiden_-_Aero_Porter.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am PDT

The Xbox One is real and we can't contain our excitement! We discuss Microsoft's next-gen console reveal and how it stacks up with the PlayStation 4. Also, we're playing Metro: Last Light, The Starship Damrey, and Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery.

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Hangover: 2:28
Xbox One: 25:00
Viewer Mail: 55:00
Last Call: 58:00
Outro: 61:54 

Direct download: VGH_99_-_XBONE.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:09am PDT

We're joined by Robert Maher and Tyler Bud, developers of the retro sci-fi game, Rex Rocket. They discuss modern takes on old school genres, find the line between epic and too epic, and reveal their surprising pick for best Mega Man game.

Episode Timeline

0:00 – Intro
1:10 – Interview: Rex Rocket
36:20 – Outro

Direct download: VGH_Interview__Rex_Rocket.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am PDT

Domo arigato! On this week's show, D.J. returns from the Land of the Rising Sun with a suitcase full of slimes, cats and beef tongue. We're also reading your tweets and talking about Gears of War: Judgment, FarCry 3: Blood Dragon, and Gunslinger Stratos.

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Viewer Mail: 2:54
Hangover: 16:45
D.J.'s trip to Japan: 34:35
Last Call: 56:28
Outro: 60:45 

Direct download: VGH_98_-_Shall_We_Dash.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:04am PDT

On this week's show, we've got more questions than answers about Rockstar's new trailers for Grand Theft Auto V. We also break down Nintendo's odd E3 decision, Thomas Was Alone, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, Suikoden, and our love for Marc Maron. Boomer lives!

Episode Timeline
Intro: 0:00
Viewer Mail: 2:02
Hangover: 13:37
GTA V Chat: 33:25
Nintendo Chat: 43:20
Last Call: 54:30
Outro: 60:18
 

Direct download: VGH_97_-_Bodacious_and_Gnarly.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am PDT

Does it offend you? On this week's show, we're talking about one gamer's objection to the religious content in Bioshock Infinite and our own sensitivities to games that push the envelope. Plus: Fire Emblem, Luigi's Mansion, SimCity 2.0, and more.

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Viewer Mail: 2:36
Hangover: 9:05
I'm Offended: 29:00
Last Call: 57:05
Outro: 60:30
Bioshock Infinite Spoiler Chat: 61:24
 

Direct download: VGH_96_-_Suck_Mechanic.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:18am PDT

We're looking back on 31 years of LucasArt's best stuff and sharing our hopes for the future of Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Grim Fandango. We've also got talk of Guacamelee, Dishonored DLC, Quakecon excitement, early multiplayer memories and more!

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Viewer Mail: 2:55
Hangover: 11:53
LucasArts: 27:10
Last Call: 57:36
Outro: 60:20 

Direct download: VGH_95_-_Keep_Your_Ears_Peeled.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:13am PDT

Time to pull the plug on online multiplayer? Responding to claims that multiplayer is lagging out, we discuss ways to potentially save it (and whether it deserves saving at all). In the Hangover, everyone's hooked on Bioshock Infinite.

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Viewer Mail: 2:33
Hangover: 5:12
Death of Multiplayer: 26:48
Outro: 60:57 

Direct download: VGH_94_-_Mobile_Field_Nurse_Murse.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:18am PDT

The often cantankerous relationship between gamers, publishers, and the press is in the spotlight this week. We've also got thoughts on Tomb Raider (not Dude Raider) and we're diving deeping into Monster Hunter.

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Hangover: 2:11
Entitled Gamers: 29:30
Outro: 61:38 

Direct download: VGH_93_-_Where_Hopes_and_Dreams_Go_to_Die.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:06am PDT

Our host Randy joins forces with folks from the Boom Headshot, Geeks With Wives, and First World podcasts to talk about recent releases (God of War: Ascension, Luigi's Mansion 2) and their tumultuous relationships with achievements and trophies.

Direct download: VGH_Crossover_2_-_Trophies_and_Achievements.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am PDT

This week's show is all about the games! Paul and D.J. weigh in on their latest obsession, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, and Randy is just back from PAX East with impressions of Saints Row IV, Watch Dogs, Transistor, Guacamelee and more!

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Viewer Mail: 2:25
Hangover: 8:36
PAX East: 37:14
Outro: 63:33 

Direct download: VGH_92_-_Penguins_Are_Awful.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am PDT

If loving jetpacks and starship dress-up is wrong, we don't want to be right! This week, we share all the "wrong" reasons we play games. In the Hangover: Castlevania Lords of Shadow 3DS, and we stick forks in Mass Effect 3 and Battlefield 3.

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Viewer Mail: 2:39
Hangover: 7:15
Why We Play: 32:00
Last Call: 57:45
Outro: 64:03 

Direct download: VGH_91_-_Loghead.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:08am PDT

On this week's show: D.J. and Paul interview Yuri "Dubindoh" Araujo, Capcom's Online Community Specialist. Topics range from Monster Hunter to... well, even more Monster Hunter!

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Interview with Yuri: 2:19
Outro: 38:10

Direct download: VGH_Interview_-_Monster_Hunter_3_Ultimate.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:06am PDT

Does the end of Rock Band DLC mean the death of rhythm games? We look back on the life of the game that put plastic instruments in everyone's living room and talk about why the genre isn't dead yet. Also, Runner2, Castlevania, and Ni no Kuni.

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Viewer Mail: 2:52
Hangover: 8:20
Rhythm Games: 34:28
Last Call: 57:10
Outro: 62:55
 

Direct download: VGH_90_-_Done_like_Dinner.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:07am PDT

VGH Bonus Round! Randy joins forces with folks from the Boom Headshot and Geeks With Wives podcasts to discuss Sony's recent announcement of the PlayStation 4. Wonder host power combine! Form of... a podcast!

Direct download: VGH_Bonus_Round_-_Epic_Crossover_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:55pm PDT

Sony's revealed the PlayStation 4 and we're filled with excitement... or at least we think that's what that is. Also, we pass judgement on Crysis 3, enjoy cutting everything in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, and try to play Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate.

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Viewer Mail: 3:55
Hangover: 5:55
PS4 Chat: 31:10
Outro: 61:55 

Direct download: VGH_89_-_MAXIMUM_SADNESS.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:26am PDT

On this week's show we're either celebrating the PlayStation Vita's one-year anniversary or delivering its eulogy. You be the judge. Also: Fire Emblem frustration, Monster Hunter anticipation, and Ghost Recon cooperation.

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Viewer Mail: 2:20
Hangover: 10:10
Vita Chat: 31:43
Outro: 63:42 

Direct download: VGH_88_-_The_Alpha_Protocol_of_Handhelds.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:25am PDT

What makes a good gaming protagonist? We look at some good and bad examples, plus the importance of a character's backstory amd gender. Also: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, and yet more Dead Space 3

Episode Timeline

Intro - 0:00 
Viewer Mail - 2:30
Hangover - 11:40
Gaming Protagonists - 35:46
Last Call - 58:42
Outro - 1:02:58 

Direct download: VGH_87_-_Individual_Co-op.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:25am PDT

Yo Dawg, we herd you like games so we put stuff from your favorite game into another game: We're talking how to do spin-offs well! Also, Randy and D.J. brave Fire Emblem: Awakening, and Matt ventures into The Cave.

Episode Timelime

Intro - 0:00
Viewer Mail - 2:30
Hangover - 11:40
Spin-offs - 35:46
Last Call - 58:42
Outro - 62:58
 

Direct download: VGH_86_-_Yo_Dawg.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am PDT

On this week's show: it's dangerous to go alone! Zelda's getting co-op and we're talking about other games that made big, scary changes. We also get our hands on the upcoming Monster Hunter 3 and Sly Cooper 4.

Episode Timeline

Intro - 0:00
Viewer Mail - 2:10
Hangover - 8:50
Big Changes - 24:00
Last Call - 56:20
Outro - 60:40 

Direct download: VGH_85_-_Which_Claw_Is_Right_for_You.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am PDT

We're talking all things 90s gaming: shoebox Gameboys, urban legends, series that need to make a comeback, and others we probably should have left behind. In the Hangover, we're playing Hot Shots Golf on the Vita and have a sneak peak at Don't Starve.

Episode Timeline

Intro - 0:00
Viewer Mail - 2:10
Hangover - 8:50
90s Gaming - 24:00
Last Call - 56:20
Outro - 60:40 

 

Direct download: VGH_84_-_Subtly_Racist_Stereotypes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:41am PDT

We're setting high expectations for 2013 with our year's most wanted lists. Will this be the year we finally get Animal Crossing 3DS? Also, we get an early look at the Dead Space 3 demo, play some Crimson Shroud, and make surprising new year's promises.

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Viewer Mail: 1:24
Hangover: 4:55
Hype 2013: 24:10
Last Call: 56:14
Outro: 59:45 

Direct download: VGH_83_-_Experimentational.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:38am PDT

And the winner of 2012 Game of the Year goes to...

Episode Timeline

0:00:00 - Intro
0:02:10 - Viewer Mail
0:04:50 - Best of 2012
1:10:00 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_82_-_Eat_a_Pork_Bun.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:37am PDT

In our last Mini Hangover of Season 2, we have a spoiler filled chat about Telltale's The Walking Dead! Spoiler alert!

Direct download: Mini_Hangover_-_The_Walking_Dead.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am PDT

Good news everyone! Paul and Matt decide to wax poetic about Far Cry 3, one of the best games of 2012. Wub wub wub.

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Far Cry 3: LOL rest of show. 

Direct download: Mini_Hangover_-_Far_Cry_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:44pm PDT

Another arcade in San Francisco? D.J. gives a tour of the crazy Japanese games on display at Playland Japan and then talks about his current Vita--yes, Vita--obsession: DJMAX Technika Tune.

Direct download: Mini_Hangover__Playland_Japan_-_DJMAX_Technika_Tune.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am PDT

We send off 2012 with our 2nd annual Hungover Hangover, featuring your calls, your emails, and our drunken answers. Find out our most influential games of all time, how to beat Tetris, and which host is already planning to eat the others.

Episode Timeline

Drunken Podcasting: 0:00
More Drunken Podcasting: 85:00 

Direct download: VGH_81_-_Dediquation.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:13am PDT

We interview Geoff Zatkin, president and co-founder of EEDAR. He shares surprising gaming trends, stories from his days developing EverQuest, what game reviewers are getting right, and why you should never bet against Nintendo.

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
EEDAR's Geoff Zatkin: 3:05
Outro: 68:20 

Direct download: VGH_Interview_-_EEDARs_Geoff_Zatkin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am PDT

VGH #80: No Corndogs in Heaven

Have plans for the 2012 apocalypse? We tell you what to play (and what else should be on every gamer's bucket list) while there's still time. Also, Assassin's Creed 3 Liberation, Adventure Time, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, and more Wii U!

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Viewer Mail: 3:00
Hangover: 10:35
2012 Gaming Apocalypse: 42:28
Last Call: 66:28
Outro: 75:10 

Direct download: VGH_80_-_No_Corndogs_in_Heaven.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:39am PDT

We humbly present the VGH Holiday Gift Guide (with apologies to the non-creepy mall Santas out there). No one will judge you if you keep the best stuff for yourself. Also: more on FTL and Walking Dead, the new Devil May Cry, and Nintendo's new thing.

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Viewer Mail: 2:35
Hangover: 6:42
VGH Gift Guide: 40:50
Last Call: 76:57
Outro: 83:35 

Direct download: VGH_79_-_Nintendo_Hard.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:31am PDT

Black Friday is right around the corner so we're dedicating this week's show to a conversation about the shopping habits of gamers. We've also got talk of FTL, the new Paper Mario, Airmech, Wreck-It-Ralph, and free-to-play Star Wars: The Old Republic.

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Viewer Mail: 2:18
Hangover: 8:50
Gaming Values: 36:50
Last Call: 59:10
Outro: 66:52 

Direct download: VGH_78_-_Forking_Paths.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:32am PDT

Assassin's Creed III controversy, GTA5 revelations, Halo 4, and Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward, all spoiler-free for your protection! We've also got Viewer Mail with your World of Warcraft woes and biggest gaming addictions.

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Viewer Mail: 3:05
Virtue's Last Reward: 13:40
Halo 4: 23:00
Assassin's Creed 3: 49:40
Last Call: 69:30
Outro: 76:04 

 

Direct download: VGH_77_-_Badass_Mech.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am PDT

We discuss the good, the bad and the ugly of MMOs! We offer suggestions on how to improve what we think is an important, but stagnant genre. Also: The Unfinished Swan, Hotline Miami, and yep Borderlands 2 AGAIN.

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Viewer Mail: 2:15
Hangover: 7:45
MMO Chat: 30:10
Last Call: 64:45
Outro: 71:38 

Direct download: VGH_76_-_Treat_Yo_Self.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

Can Resident Evil still be scary? We discuss what long-running horror series can do to frighten us again. Also, more Dishonored, Symphonica, SunFlowers, our last gaming debate, and your Viewer Mail!

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Viewer Mail: 3:15
Hangover:  9:35
Scary Games: 33:00
Game Debate #3: 57:38
Last Call: 66:38
Outro: 73:49 

Direct download: VGH_75_-_Smiling_Happy_Clouds.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:44pm PDT

How can we improve movie tie-in games? We discuss whether GoldenEye is destined to be the best we can do. Also: XCOM, Dishonored and a little more Borderlands 2!

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Viewer Mail: 2:29
Hangover: 7:30
Movie Tie-ins: 36:15
Last Call: 66:17
Outro: 72:16 

Direct download: VGH_74_-_Rise_from_Your_Grave.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:25am PDT

Are you proud to call yourself a gamer? This week, we're talking about how Nintendo and the Maine GOP both seem to think it's something to be ashamed of. We'll also revisit The Great Gaming Debate and weigh in on Tokyo Jungle and Inversion.

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Viewer Mail: 3:45
Hangover: 8:58
Gamer Pride: 33:50
Debate #2: 57:28
Last Call: 67:18
Outro: 72:15 

Direct download: VGH_73_-_No_Nolan_North_No.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:48pm PDT

We had planned to do a show inspired by this week's Presidential Debate, but we ended up talking about how much we love Borderlands 2 and XCOM: Enemy Unknown for an hour instead. Hope you don't mind.

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Viewer Mail:  5:00
Hangover: 15:40
Game Debate #1: 50:00
Last Call: 61:00
Outro: 66:32 

Direct download: VGH_72_-_Rebuttaled.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:32am PDT

Besides pretty graphics, what do you want from next gen games? On this week's show, we're hoping for evolution beyond 1080p. We've also got awesome new theme music, talk of the Wii U, and reviews for Double Dragon Neon, Darksiders II, and Demons' Score!

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Viewer Mail: 2:30
Hangover: 7:45
Next Gen Games: 33:25
Last Call: 61:10
Outro: 68:12 

Direct download: VGH_71_-_The_Foxiest_of_the_Hounds.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am PDT

Borderlands 2 is out and the summer drought is over! This week, we're talking about the highs and lows of gaming in 2012 and this fall's most anticipated releases. Also: LittleBigPlanet Vita, Joe Danger 2, BF3: Armored Kill and GIANT ROBOTS.

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Viewer Mail: 2:34
Hangover: 8:20
2012 Progress Report: 31:50
Last Call: 64:30
Outro: 71:40 

Direct download: VGH_70_-_Mostly_Tanks_Occasionally_Airplanes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:52am PDT

We pitch our own amazing sandbox games after being inspired by the bar-raising Sleeping Dogs. We also talk about Mark of the Ninja, Super Hexagon, Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII and Steam's Big Picture mode.

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Hangover: 3:33
Sandbox Games: 32:18
Last Call: 68:50
Outro: 78:20 

Direct download: VGH_69_-_A_Moose_and_a_Beaver.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:08am PDT

Couldn't make the trek to Seattle? If Randy can somehow survive the intro, we might have the lowdown on all the cool stuff that D.J. saw at PAX Prime 2012. We've also got reviews of Sleeping Dogs and the newest Walking Dead episode.

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
PAX Part 1: 6:40
Hangover - Sleeping Dogs: 28:45
PAX Part 2: 44:02
Hangover - Walking Dead, Episode 3: 57:35
PAX Part 3: 64:23
Last Call: 78:30 
Outro: 84:20

Direct download: VGH_68_-_Big_Fist.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:18am PDT

Getting old sucks. This week, we're talking about our evolving tastes and the gaming concepts that just don't do it for us anymore. Also: pre-PAX anticipation, Viewer Mail, Dungeon Defenders, Spec Ops: The Line, and more on Mario and The Last Story.

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Viewer Mail: 3:48
Hangover: 11:49
Changing Tastes: 41:20
Last Call: 61:09
Outro: 68:44 

Direct download: VGH_67_-_A_Japanese_Hamburger.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:09am PDT

Can games be fun without the threat of death? On this week's show, we're talking about death and consequences in gaming. We also got a coffin-load of your Viewer Mail and we weigh in on the New Mario, Sound Shapes, Papo and Yo, and The Last Story.

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Viewer Mail: 2:20
Hangover: 12:18
Death and Consequences: 44:08
Last Call: 79:40
Outro: 86:05 

Direct download: VGH_66_-_All_Chaps_Are_Assless.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am PDT

NASA's Curiosity rover is the coolest thing to happen on Mars since the rise of the Red Faction. This week, we're talking about games in space. We've also got Viewer Mail, thoughts on Deadlight and Limbo, and we pick sides in the EA vs Zynga dust-up.

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Viewer Mail: 2:05
Hangover: 7:30
Space Games: 41:35
Last Call: 63:50
Outro: 69:30 

Direct download: VGH_65_-_Space_Madness.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am PDT

Sure, Michael Phelps can swim... but how is he at Tekken 3? With apologies to all of the real Olympians out there, we humbly present our own Gold Medal Moments in Gaming. Also: MW3, AssCreedRev, Puddle, and lots of fighting games. Go for the gold!

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Viewer Mail: 1:53
Hangover: 10:50
Gold Medal Moments: 32:15
Last Call: 58:18
Outro: 63:19 

Direct download: VGH_64_-_Moves_like_Toothpaste.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

What Summer lull? This week, we're talking about the crazy new Ouya console and the Diablo III endgame controversy. We also recast the upcoming Superman movie and report on our time with Tribes: Ascend, Quantum Conundrum, and Mighty Switch Force.

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Hangover: 2:43
Ouya: 31:50
Diablo III: 49:25
Last Call: 62:00
Outro: 70:00 

Direct download: VGH_63_-_Take_His_Face-Off.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:51am PDT

On this week's show, we try really hard to connect our love for Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight movies with a conversation about video game culture. We've also got talk of Mega Man, Final Fantasy, Metal Gear, Lego Batman and the salvation of G4TV.

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Viewer Mail: 2:25
Hangover: 14:35
The Nolaning: 30:05
Last Call: 67:05 
Outro: 72:45 

Direct download: VGH_62_-_Millionaire_Ninja.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:54am PDT

Sony's purchase of a cloud-gaming company has us wondering about the future of shiny plastic discs. Also: THQ's near-cancellation of The Devil's Third gets us talking about some potentially good games that never saw the light of day.

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Viewer Mail: 1:50
Hangover: 6:50
Sony/Gaikai: 28:05
Cancelled Games: 42:30
Last Call: 60:40
Outro: 69:35 

Direct download: VGH_61_-_Man_in_a_Vent_Shaft.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:53pm PDT

We're getting all hot and bothered this week, and not just because it's 103 degrees outside. The release of Lollipop Chainsaw prompts a decidedly PG13 conversation about sex and games. We also talk Bioshock, Psychonauts, and the new Mass Effect 3 endings.

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Viewer Mail: 2:12
Hangover/Backlog Update: 7:25
Sexy Game Chat: 33:00
Last Call: 60:55
Outro: 70:30 


 

Direct download: VGH_60_-_What_a_Downer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:04am PDT

We start our Summer Backlog Attack this week to avoid the summer gaming lull... but with this many games, is there ever really a lull? We've also got a second opinion on Gravity Rush, more Mario Tennis Open, Enslaved, your Viewer Mail and Last Call!

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Viewer Mail: 2:55
Hangover: 10:15
Backlog Battle: 33:08
Last Call: 59:30
Outro: 69:13 

Direct download: VGH_59_-_The_Burning_of_the_Everything.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:05pm PDT

We state our demands for the next console generation while Microsoft tries to keep its next Xbox under wraps. In the Hangover, Paul experiences a summer lull, D.J. blings out his Battlefield 3 experience, and Matt is head over heels for Gravity Rush.

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Viewer Mail: 1:45
Hangover: 10:35
Next Gen Consoles: 34:11
Last Call: 62:08
Outro: 69:35 

Direct download: VGH_58_-_Victory_Crouching.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:56am PDT

It's our last E3 show! Really, we promise. This week, we take aim at one of the big themes to come out of the Expo: over-the-top video game violence. We've also got talk of Diablo, Mario Tennis, Mighty Switch Force and swanky new music by Jim Guthrie!

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Viewer Mail: 3:35
E3 Postmortem: 5:15
Hangover: 16:20 
Game Violence: 31:35
Last Call: 53:08
Outro: 61:08

 

Direct download: VGH_57_-_Breakin_Somebodys_Nutz.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:27am PDT

Nintendo takes the stage on day 2 of E3 2012 and our bodies are ready. Hear our reactions to the Wii U gamepad, Miiverse and Nintendo's online plans, 3DS games, and the all-important Wii U launch titles.

Direct download: VGH_-_E3_2012_-_Day_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:16am PDT

The first day of E3 has come and gone but the memories will live on. In this episode we share our highlights (and air a few grievances from the Microsoft, Sony, EA and Ubisoft press conferences.

Direct download: VGH_-_E3_2012_-_Day_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:55am PDT

VGH #56: So Satisfying

E3 is right around the corner! We're devoting this week's show to our hopes, dreams and fears for this year's expo. Remember: not everything can be a Wii U launch title. We've also got talk of Mario Tennis, Castlevania, Radiant Historia and more!

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Viewer Mail: 2:10
Hangover: 7:05
E3 Dreams: 29:55
Last Call: 63:50
Outro: 70:00 

Direct download: VGH_56_-_So_Satisfying.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:56am PDT

Always-on DRM in single-player games is the death of fun. On this week's show, we're talking about Blizzard's great Diablo III debacle and the steps devs are willing to take to protect their products. Also: Max Payne 3, Indie Game: The Movie, and more!

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Viewer Mail: 1:55
Hangover: 5:05
Blizzard's Bad Week: 25:55 
Last Call: 52:30
Outro: 60:08 

Direct download: VGH_55_-_Pleasantly_Supplied.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:05am PDT

The folks at Treyarch are feverishly assembling the next Call of Duty game and promising serveral changes aimed at roping in new players. Is it enough to get us on board? We also chime in on Starhawk, Radiant Historia, Minecraft and more!

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Viewer Mail: 2:40
Hangover: 7:05
Calladuty: 27:45
Last Call: 52: 15
Outro: 62:10 

Minecraft Contest: ??? 

Direct download: VGH_54_-_The_Incident.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:02am PDT

Villainy! Treachery! Deceit! With Mother's Day right around the corner, we're dedicating this week's show to the video game characters that only a mother could love. We also chime in on Catherine, Sniper Elite, Awesomenauts, the $99 Xbox and more.

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Viewer Mail: 2:50
Hangover: 9:15
Gaming Villainy: 41:25
Last Call: 61:28
Outro: 68:46
 

Direct download: VGH_53_-_Fhrer_Furor.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:49pm PDT

Inspired by the imminent release of The Avengers movie, we're setting our sights this week on the best and worst superhero-themed videos games. We've also got talk of The Walking Dead, Kid Icarus, Modern Warfare, and the sexual proclivities of Batman.

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Viewer Mail: 2:15
Hangover: 7:25
Superhero Games: 33:20
Last Call: 68:50
Outro: 76:50 

Direct download: VGH_52_-_Squirrel_Punching.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:26am PDT

We can't believe that we've made 51 podcasts already! In this week's episode, we discuss a whole slew of other gaming-related things that we simply can't believe. We also take on Disgaea, Radiant Historia, Kinect, Witcher Bit.Trip Saga and more!

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Viewer Mail: 2:42
Hangover: 6:05
We Can't Believe: 39:10 
Last Call: 67:48
Outro: 75:50 

Direct download: VGH_51_-_Youre_Really_Just_Playing_Pong.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:24am PDT

Inspired by the effusive reviews that The Witcher 2 has been receiving, we're dedicating this week's discussion to the importance of story in video games. We've also got talk of Fez, Bit.Trip Saga, Driver, and more!

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Hangover: 4:12
Story in games: 31:50
Last Call: 67:20
Outro: 74:20 

Direct download: VGH_50_-_The_Enhanced_Edition.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:53pm PDT

Grappling hooks for everyone! On this week's show, we're talking about our favorite (and regrettably underutilized) gameplay mechanics. We've also got talk of poop, divorce, bad-assery, QTEs, and fighting games!

Episode Timeline

Intro: 0:00
Viewer Mail: 2:15
Hangover: 4:03
Underutilized Mechanics: 27:18
Last Call: 63:00
Outro: 68:35

Direct download: VGH_49_-_Slinging_the_Purple_Fire.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:10am PDT

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: 5:22pm PDT

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: 4:00am PDT

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: 4:00am PDT

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: 5:51am PDT

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: 5:39am PDT

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: 5:00am PDT

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: 5:00am PDT

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: 5:00am PDT

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: 5:22am PDT

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: 5:37am PDT