Video Game Hangover

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