Video Game Hangover

It's just D.J. and his microphone again, so it must be time to talk about the Guild games on 3DS! Get impressions on Keiji Inafune's Bugs vs. Tanks! and Kaz Ayabe's Attack of the Friday Monsters! Also... is that you, Snake? SNAAAAAKE!

Direct download: Mini_Hangover_-_Bugs_vs_Tanks_-_Attack_of_the_Friday_Monsters.mp3
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It’s our annual Hungover Hangover special! Join us for a special extended episode where we take your tweets, emails, and voice messages! Thank you for your support, and boy are you in for a doozy.

Direct download: VGH_126_-_No_Touching.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:13pm PDT

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 -

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