Video Game Hangover

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
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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
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