Video Game Hangover

Happy Holidays! Now listen to Paul ramble for 15 minutes about random stuff. Woohoo!

Direct download: VGH_Mini_Hangover_Paul_-_12-25-14.mp3
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It's here: Our biggest end-of-year drunktacular yet, featuring all your calls and questions! Grab your beverage of choice and help us bid farewell to the nightmarish hellstorm of 2014. Batteries not included.

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
3:55 - Drunktacular 2014
75:00 - Intermission
76:20 - Drunktacular 2014 Continues
150:00 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_175_-_Bro_Out_Till_U_Die.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:29am PDT

It's the final Taco Tuesday of 2014! On the menu this week: Metal Gear Tacos, Xeodrifter Tacos, Kalimba Tacos and some 15 year aged Suikoden Tacos!

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_12-16-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:37am PDT

The blips and bloops are back: It’s time to listen to some of our favorite game music of 2014.

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
7:10 - Best Game Music of 2014
51:35 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_174_-_Blips_and_Bloops_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:27am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! Our recipe this week: a little sprinkling of Lara Croft, a dash of Threes, a pinch of Phoenix Wright and a scoop of King of Fighters. Bake for 30 mins. ???. Tacos.

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_12-09-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:54am PDT

It was a close call, but we decided to play video games this week. Paul comes crawling back to Dragon Age Inquisition, and no matter how hard he tries, D.J. can't seem to escape from Assassin's Creed.

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
3:55 - Steam Broadcasting
7:15 - Drunktacular Hype
16:20 - Dragon Age Inquisition
34:33 - Assassin's Creed III: Liberation
54:20 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_173_-_Kite.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:59am PDT

It's a turkey filled Taco Tuesday! On the menu this week: A high ranking officer named Toad, a bunch of NES Remixes, Ubisoft's latest opus, and some bastards. You're all bastards. (Just kidding we love you)

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_12-02-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:58am PDT

It's our littlest big show ever! D.J. tries Smash Bros.' first HD outing, Randy makes new friends in LittleBigPlanet 3, and Paul is having an amazing time with Dragon Age Inquisition... BUT.

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
3:55 - Drunktacular: Call in!
7:15 - Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
27:28 - LittleBigPlanet 3
43:30 - Dragon Age Inquisition
64:20 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_172_-_The_Same_Boring-Ass_Cave.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:40am PDT

Ubisoft will tell you what this episode is about after you've finished downloading it.

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
3:55 - Drunktacular Begins
7:48 - Mad Men Noire/Jon's Hamm
13:35 - 0h h1
23:18 - Stealth Inc 2
34:26 - Mario Kart 8
42:05 - Fantasy Life
46:26 - Broken games and bad embargoes
62:45 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_171_-_The_Jon_Hamm_Show.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:11am PDT

It's the largest TACO TUESDAY EVER. Full 5 course meals, no breaks omg taco taco. Randy and Paul are joined by Josh and Chris to discuss EVERY GAME EVER COMING OUT THIS YEAR.

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_11-18-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:22pm PDT

80 Days spent driving in Tha Crew. Ubisoft's game is kinda poo. Randy spots a Hyrulian boob. He uses the Pro Controller 'cause he's not a noob. Fantasy Life. Much dynasty.

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
3:55 - Fantasy Life
26:10 - 80 Days
43:40 - Hyrule Warriors
58:44 - The Crew
62:24 - Viewer Mail
66:05 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_170_-_Knock_em_Out_Wipe_em_Out.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:11am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! Randy is joined by Eric Peterson this week to chow down on some Assassin's Creeds, Halo Master Chiefs, Lego Batmens, and even a little Tetrises. Dem tacos made from luv.

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_11-11-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:58am PDT

Fantasy Life is here and between the three of us, we've been playing it 24/7. We discuss how our new lives are living up to our expectations. Also, crafting things in games, and real-world anxiety over imaginary houses.

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
3:55 - Fantasy Life
29:30 - The Eorzean Housing Crisis
41:25 - Arts and crafts
68:10 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_169_-_Houses_Full_of_Cheese_Wheels.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:32am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! It's also Election Day in the US, go vote. On the menu this week: indie sensation Call of Duty tries to get out from behind the shadow cast by the goliath A Bird Story. 

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_11-04-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:55am PDT

Last weekend we played games for 24 hours straight, and boy are our arms tired! Get the post-Extra Life scoop as we try to recap hours of Civilization, Sleeping Dogs, and a salacious murder mystery. Then we get spoooooooooky with Neverending Nightmares.

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
4:40 - Extra Life
7:15 - Civilization: Beyond Earth
10:15 - Spelunky
14:08 - Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
15:40 - Rex Rocket
19:35 - Sleeping Dogs
27:05 - Random Extra Life Tidbits
30:35 - Velvet Sundown
47:00 - Neverending Nightmares
62:40 - Last Call
69:05 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_168_-_How_Will_We_Get_the_Coast_Guard_to_Kill_Bigfoot.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:36am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! D.J. is joined by Final Fantasy expert Pete this week. On the menu: a new Final Fantasy 14 patch, Sunset Overdrive and Freedom Wars for the PSP Vita...? That can't be right, the Vita isn't real. 

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_10-28-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:30am PDT

This weekend is Extra Life and we're half-psyched up, half-questioning the decisions that have brought us to this point. Before that, though: Randy is excited about Android apps, D.J. is excited about SOMETHING, and Paul discovers his fursona.

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
2:15 - Ali
4:20 - Extra Life
17:05 - Podcast Apps: Retribution
24:45 - -en Isolation
38:05 - Dust: An Elysian Tail
44:48 - Monument Valley
53:20 - Rex Rocket
58:18 - Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival
71:38 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_167_-_The_Horrible_Crow_People.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! On the menu this week we feast on Bayonetta 2 and Fantasy Life! Anyone want to join us in chopping some wood and then go surfing on a jet plane? Mmm.

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_10-21-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:09am PDT

Join us for a chat about unemployment and games that sound like the following: Smashing Brothers, Sleepy Dogs, Alien Insulation, Fribbage, Spelarky, and Baynaretta 2.

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
3:32 - Smash Bros.
10:20 - Extra Life
15:38 - Spelunky
17:45 - Ghosts and Unemployment
21:50 - Alien: Isolation
33:00 - Bayonetta 2
51:15 - Sleeping Dogs
57:20 - Fibbage
63:35 - Last Call
71:28 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_166_-_Giant_Dinosaur_Dog.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:17am PDT

It's the most exciting Taco Tuesday ever! On the menu this week: Star Trek Online: Delta Rising! Borderlands The Pre-Sequel!! The Evil Within!!! Get hyyyyyyypppppppe!

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_10-14-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am PDT

It's an event witnessed only once a console generation—something that die-hard fanboys will be frothing about to the uninitiated for years to come. That's right—a good Lord of the Rings game. Also, we played Super Smash Bros. 4.

0:00 - Intro
3:32 - Announcements
11:08 - Super Smash Bros. for 3DS
31:28 - Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor
49:55 - Loopin' around
64:40 - Last Call
70:02 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_165_-_Hates_Being_Set_on_Fire.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! On the menu this week, we have Alien: Isolation, Pix the Cat, Dracula X, Skylanders and the triumphant return (arrival???) of Vib Ribbon! Cripsy, fresh, delicious. 

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_10-07-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:13am PDT

We haven't played Shadow of Mordor yet but that doesn't keep us from talking about it and the sleeper hit phenomenon. Also, Luftrausers, The Last of Us Remastered, and Borderlands 2 on the Vita.

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
6:35 - Borderlands 2
17:50 - Luftrausers
26:36 - The Last of Us
38:55 - Shadow of Mordor
45:48 - Sleeper hits
63:02 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_164_-_The_Path_of_Neo.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:55am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday and Anthony Ferro joins D.J. and Paul this week! On the menu: Smash Bros, Shadow of Mordor, Super Win the Game, and Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day. These tacos won't eat themselves, dig in!

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_09-30-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:54am PDT

Time for a road trip with your favorite anime bros! D.J. returns to Bravely Default while Paul discovers LEGOs and walks down a hallway. Also, Final Fantasy XV, Monster Hunter, and Animal Crossing—must be Tokyo Game Show.


Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
4:47 - Bravely Default
12:38 - LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
23:30 - PT
37:05 - Final Fantasy XV
50:05 - Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
52:28 - Viewer Mail
54:00 - Last Call
63:02 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_163_-_The_Duke_Nukem_Forever_of_Final_Fantasy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:15am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! It's a very special menu this week as we feast on Disney Infinity 2.0. Special guest "Randy Dickinson" joins us to let us know what's up with all these Marvel characters. Much hero. Wow.

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_09-23-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:28am PDT

Are there any more new video games in 2014? We get to the bottom of this controversial issue. Also, we played Smash Bros. on a 3DS, how weird.

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
8:25 - Infamous: Second Son
13:55 - Infamous: First Light
19:05 - Velocity Ultra/Velocity 2X
31:02 - Super Smash Bros. for 3DS
43:08 - New Video Games to Be Available for Purchase in the Fall of 2014
71:12 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_162_-_I_Got_Goldeen.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:17am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! Tonight we dine on video game soup, made from tacos! On the menu this week: Theatrhythm, Fibbage, Kickbeat, and Murasaki Baby.

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_09-16-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:57am PDT

This is it! We finally tackle the GamerGate controversy, hold on to your butts! We also chat about games like the new Layton vs Wright and Code of Princess, but who cares about that? RAGE. MORE. IMPORTANT.


Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
2:15 - Ode to Dreamcast
7:05 - New 3DS
17:05 - Layton vs Wright
27:40 - Code of Princess
32:40 - Gaming Culture
59:11 - Last Call
64:08 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_161_-_Quite_Emo.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:16am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! Randy and Paul devour some Destiny, indulge in a little NHL 15, and have some bitesized Tappingo 2 with a side of Velicobox to finish off their meal. DESTINY, DESTINY, DESTINY. O_O*    *Destiny

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_09-09-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:28am PDT

We've got the hottest scoops and the biggest beetles from PAX Prime in Seattle. Scoop on Super Smash Bros., Freedom Wars, Below, Firewatch, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, and maybe more! Also, we crown 2014's Summer Backlog champion!

Episode Timeline:
0:00 - Intro
6:28 - Backlog Attack
25:00 - PAX Prime
32:28 - Super Smash Bros.
36:30 - Below
41:35 - Freedom Wars
46:10 - Gauntlet
47:45 - Firewatch
52:58 - Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
62:45 - Last Call
67:48 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_160_-_PAX_2014_-_Bug_Stick.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:07pm PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! Randy and Paul gorge on a menu of delicious new releases that include: The Sims 4, Dead Rising 3, The Fall, Steamworld Dig, Danganronpa 2, and Don't Starve. The summer drought is OVER.

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_09-02-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:18am PDT


After a few harrowing weeks of real life, D.J. returns to Halo world and Randy gets involved in a dastardly moon bombing plot. Meanwhile, Paul finishes Alan Wake and probably played XCOM: Enemy Within. Also, Swing Copters.


Episode Timeline:

0:00 - Intro
8:00 - Swing Copters
17:15 - CounterSpy
27:52 - Alan Wake
35:28 - X-COM: Enemy Within
43:19 - H4lo
53:00 - Backlog Attack
57:48 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_159_-_Bomb_the_Moon.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:18am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! Naturally, with football season upon us, we're talking Madden. Special guest Josh Brown aka The Noyse joins us this week as well! Also on the menu: Layton vs Wright, Infamous Second Son DLC, and Azure Striker Gunvolt!

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_08-26-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am PDT

Prepare for an evening of intrigue with THE MAGICIAN RANDY! Gasp in terror as THE MAGICIAN RANDY spouts a litany of conjurations and summons apparitions to do his uncanny bidding! Afterward, THE MAGICIAN RANDY will play the latest Metal Gear.

Episode Timeline:
0:00 - Intro
3:51 - Game Night
5:48 - Goat Simulator
13:35 - Rex Rocket
22:59 - Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
37:30 - Guardian Heroes
42:25 - Backlog Attack
48:15 - Better with age
67:20 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_158_-_The_Magician_Randy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:22am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! Randy and Paul are joined by the legendary Todd Person, aka Goldbug74. On this week's menu: CounterSpy, Diablo 3: ULTIMATE Evil Edition of Doom, Plants vs Zombies: Modern Gun Edition, and Detective Grimoire.

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_08-19-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am PDT

We take a leisurely stroll through the forest with Alan Wake, this year's most stubborn Backlog Attack game. Less leisurely, we shoot laser guns in Rex Rocket and wonder what's going on in Killer Is Dead. Finally, there might be a new Silent Hill game.

Episode Timeline:
0:00 - Intro
3:18 - Game Night
6:22 - Alan Wake
16:00 - Killer Is Dead
27:15 - Rogue Legacy
33:48 - Rex Rocket
47:30 - GamesCom
63:55 - Viewer Mail
74:05 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_157_-_The_Ambiguity_Continues.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:42am PDT

Paul takes a spooky vacation in Alan Wake, Randy deals with the antiquated artifact that is Zelda: A Link to the Past, and D.J. doesn't know what to make of Rogue Legacy, but he's pretty sure he hates being colorblind. Final Fantasy XIV returns briefly.

Episode Timeline:
0:00 - Intro
3:58 - Alan Wake
20:50 - Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
34:00 - Rogue Legacy
48:30 - Final Fantasy XIV
52:05 - Backlog contest update
58:14 - Last Call
66:30 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_156_-_My_10-Year-Old_Self.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:40am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! On the menu this week we start off with a lite bite, The Swapper. Our main course will be a combination platter of Metrico and Rex Rocket. All in Taco form.

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_08-05-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:44am PDT

This week, at the 155th annual VGHangover Con: MORE Halo! MORE Assassin's Creed! That game about the bird and fish! How to win a cool video game of your very own! And a date with Destiny!

Episode Timeline:
0:00 - Intro
5:55 - Goldbug_74 Appreciation
7:00 - Entwined
13:35 - Destiny
29:15 - Halo: Reach
38:28Assassin's Creed 4
47:00 - Backlog Attack contest
51:30 - Who wants to go to a convention?
79:12 - Outro


Direct download: VGH_155_-_Polite_or_Racist.mp3
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It's Taco Tuesday! D.J. is joined by special guest The Noyse, and the chow down on The Last of Us: Remastered, and Rogue Legacy.

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_07-29-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:29am PDT

Historians value Ben Franklin's almanac for the tall tales writ upon its pages (20 in Boston, 16 in New York). Stories of shrieking elves and cooperating robots delighted colonists able to parkour the rooftops to recover the First American's scrawlings.

Episode Timeline:
0:00 - Intro
4:33 - Halo: Reach
15:44 - Zelda: A Link to the Past
23:02 - Assassin's Creed IV: Ben Franklin Dances Wild
31:03 - Divinity: Original Sin
44:15 - How I Learned to Stop Playing Solo and Love Co-Op Gunbroing Everything
62:45 - Viewer Mail
64:36 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_154_-_Ben_Franklins_Almanac.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:13am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! On the menu this week: Oddworld, Comic Workshop, My Ex-Boyfriend the Space Tyrant, and OlliOlli!

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_07-22-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:28am PDT

Raise shields! Charge engines! Calibrate the thing! Fire missiles! Assassinate a guy! Reroute auxiliary power! Touch primary booty! Engage hyperspace uncle! Watch electronic sports!


Episode Timeline:
0:00 - Intro
6:25 - Animal Crossing: New Leaf
12:25 - Halo: Reach
22:48 - FTL: Faster than Light
30:28 - Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
33:18 - Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
44:45 - eSports
63:43 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_153_-_Fire_All_Cannons_Release_All_Slaves.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:13am PDT


This week's show is a celebration of the modern retro game, like Halo 3 and ZombiU. We also talk about Shovel Knight, since it would be a shame if we didn't.


Episode Timeline:
0:00 - Intro
5:30 - Game Night
9:20 - Shadowrun: Dragonfall
13:50 - To the Moon
22:00 - ZombiU
35:15 - Halo 3: ODST
43:10 - Shovel Knight
54:20 - Modern retro games
64:06 - Last Call
65:25 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_152_-_Potato_Salad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:16am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! We find ourselves in need of a Final Fantasy 14 expert, and so our buddy Pete joins us today to tell us all about the new FF14 2.3 PATCH! Also Wolves.

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_07-08-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:04am PDT

The Backlog Attack returns! We pick out three more stacks of unfinished games that we're dying to cross off our lists. We also talk Hitman Go, The Wolf Among Us, and that game about the island and the tomodachis, while Paul experiences a traumatic event.

Episode Timeline:
0:00 - Intro
2:45 - Game Night and Sci-Fi Movies
10:20 - Hitman Go
19:39 - Tomodachi Life
27:48 - Animal Crossing: New Leaf
37:00 - The Wolf Among Us
42:33 - Backlog Attack 2014
59:35 - Last Call
63:45 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_151_-_SaveVGH.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:42am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! On the menu this week: Castlevania III, Muramasa Rebirth, Towerfall Ascension, Dead Space 3. 

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_07-01-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:48am PDT

On the show's 150th birthday, we, the podcasters, reflect upon Video Game Hangover's storied past and the indelible impression it's left on the Internet. Actually, we just talk about Mario Kart and Watch Dogs, two popular video games.

Episode Timeline:
0:00 - Intro
2:45 - Game Night/Backlog preview
8:48 - Mario Kart 8
27:18 - Watch Dogs
45:28 - Final Fantasy XIV
53:35 - Nintendo Land
60:55 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_150_-_Fine.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:23am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! On the menu this week: GAMES! We'll start our meal with Eliss, move on to the main course of Shovel Knight, and finish off with a finely aged re-release of Another World. 

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_06-24-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:17am PDT

Randy and D.J. team up for an extra curmudgeonly post-E3 episode while Paul is away doing Things.


Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
2:48 - Code Name: STEAM
12:55 - Violence
25:40 - Women
41:20 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_149_5_-_E3_2014_Wrap-Up.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:37am PDT

It's an all Veggie Taco Tuesday! On the menu this week: Mutant Blobs, UFC, Double Dragon, and even a little racing action in AiRace Xeno.

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_06-17-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:08am PDT

It's E3 and we're covering the main events LIVE from the comfort of our bedrooms and after the show has ended. We're excited to play with toys and take Halo online, and we correctly predict Nintendo's steampunk Abraham Lincoln strategy game. Incredible!

Episode Timeline:
0:00 - Intro
2:45 - Microsoft
22:00 - Sony
41:45 - Nintendo
64:55 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_149_-_E3_2014.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:20am PDT

We’re joining forces with Will and JD from 2 Ninjas 1 Podcast to get hyped and share predictions for next week’s massive E3 gaming expo. Together we’re twice as powerful!


Episode Timeline:
0:00 - Intro
6:55 - Microsoft
22:34 - Sony
45:00 - Nintendo
58:00 - Ubisoft, EA, Etc.
68:50 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_148_-_Pre-E3_C-C-C-Combo_Show.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:24am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! On the menu this week, Street Fighter 4: ULTRA Edition, Pixel Junk Shooter: ULTIMATE Edition, and Tomodachi Life: REGULAR edition.

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_06-03-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:32am PDT

Attention astronaut: There’s been a terrible accident and now you have just 60 minutes of oxygen remaining. Better spend them listening to this episode about a talking sword and big worms.


Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro 7:11 - Game Night 8:20 - Wii U adventures 15:55 - Transistor 34:00 - Escape from the Moon Base 41:48 - Games without comparison 59:30 - Viewer Mail 62:50 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_147_-_Snakebite_T_Winterbottom.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:28am PDT

Two huge releases calls for our BIGGEST Taco Tuesday yet! D.J. and Paul are joined by Courtney and Russ to discuss Watch Dogs, and Mario Kart 8!

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_05-27-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:48am PDT

Are you the ultimate fanfiction author/biker gang leader? If so, you're invited to attend this podcast where we discuss your particular talents. Please watch out for potential murderers and/or time travel hazards. This episode is better without Kinect.


Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro 4:25 - Super TIME Force 15:00 - Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc 25:12 - You Have to Win the Game 33:05 - Better without Kinect 47:15 - Nintendo's mysterious E3 3DS mystery 55:25 - Viewer Mail 56:30 - Last Call 59:55 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_146_-_The_Best_and_the_Brightest_of_Japans_Youth.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:33am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! D.J. is joined by community member Nathan Ortega to discuss two of this week's biggest games: Transistor and Wolfenstein!

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_05-20-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:45am PDT

To free us from the tyranny of car keys, we all get cybernetic implants. Also, we played some video games: FTL: Advanced Edition, Mega Man 3, and Mario Golf: World Tour. This episode is available to tomodachi of all races and sexual orientation.


Episode Timeline
0:00 - Intro 4:56 - FTL: Advanced Edition 12:10 - Mario Golf: World Tour 22:32 - Mega Man III 29:43 - #Miiquality 38:00 - Cyborgs among us 46:30 - E3 predictions and rumors 58:25 - Last Call 63:10 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_145_-_Captain_Idiot.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:06pm PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! Randy dines alone.

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_05-13-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:43am PDT

This week, we take golf very seriously.


Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
5:50 - Viewer Mail
7:35 - Dark Souls II
24:30 - Shadowrun: Dragonfall
33:35 - Mario Golf: World Tour
47:00 - Games that deserve the Telltale treatment
58:40 - Last Call
66:10 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_144_-_The_Dark_Souls_of_Golf.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:38am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! D.J. and Paul gorge on a smorgasbord of delicious games this week including: Sportsfriends, Mega Man, and they even chat a little Vita 2000!

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_05-06-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:13am PDT

This week's show tackles grown-up issues like depression, anime, and life with eight arms. Also, more Microsoft and Xbox One chat as per usual, and Video Game Community Theater brings its own mailbag.

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
2:58 - Game Night / Viewer Mail
16:00 - Octodad
26:33 - Actual Sunlight
33:55 - Short Peace
41:35 - Video Game Community Theater: Animal Crossing
45:20 - Microsoft TV TV TV TV
62:00 - Last Call
66:10 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_143_-_Possessed_Possessions.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:51am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! D.J. gets confused and chomps down on a quesadilla while Randy and Paul hype this week's games... or something. On the menu this week: Mario Golf, Child of Light, and Picross E4!

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_04-29-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

We still have a few more games from PAX East to talk about, as it turns out. Meanwhile, 119 million Gameboys still work after 25 years, Randy scoffs at the meager challenge of Mario 3, D.J. crashes planes, and Paul hates the Steam controller.

0:00 - Intro
3:35 - Game Night
7:45 - Chasm
15:50 - PAX East and Indie Chat
20:18 - Drunken Robot Pornography/Steam controller
27:30 - Rats: Time Is Running Out
30:15 - Strike Vector
36:42 - Super Mario Bros. 3
44:55 - Gameboy 25th Anniversary
58:50 - Last Call
68:30 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_142_-_Cats_are_the_Good_Guys.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:51pm PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! We have a light menu of some delicious appetizers today: Dark Souls II, NES Remix 2 and to finish off your meal we have some Octodad!

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_04-22-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:37am PDT

Randy and D.J. (with a little help from the VGH community) report in from PAX East. Thousands of gamers and only some of them are wearing deodorant!

Direct download: VGH_141_-_Live_from_PAX_East.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:13am PDT

It's a special all Texas Taco Tuesday! On the menu today: Trials, Pure Chess, Super Mario Bros 3, F-Zero and of course... Final Fantasy 14? 

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_04-15-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:02am PDT

Randy and D.J. are going to PAX East this year so Nintendo, Sony, and friends don't have to. But why is that exactly? We also discuss Vlambeer's indie guilt, Batmanstlevania, Final Fantasy, and, as always, baseball.


Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
3:35 - Game Night/PAX East hype
7:45 - Rusty's Real Deal Baseball
15:50 - Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate
24:13 - The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 2
33:49 - Final Fantasy XIV
40:20 - PAX East no-shows
47:20 - The Guilt of the Video Game Millionaires
56:58 - Last Call
59:00 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_140_-_Double_Super_Secret_Detective_Mode.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:15am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! On the menu today: RBI Baseball, Lego Hobbit, Titanfall (again?!), Wario Ware, and a new Kirby game! Mmmm hmmm! 

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_04-08-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

Are The Elder Scrolls Online? Do they have to be? We launch a full investigation. Also, Paul makes an impulse purchase, Randy climbs to the top of a building, and you'll never guess what D.J.'s doing.


Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
2:35 - Game Night
8:28 - Diablo III: Reaper of Souls
16:30 - Infamous Second Son
32:24 - Final Fantasy XIV
38:00 - Chattin' About MMOs
54:32 - Viewer Mail
56:58 - Last Call
62:20 - Outro


Direct download: VGH_139_-_Superdungeon.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:12am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! On the menu this week: Elder Scrolls Online, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate, Mercenary Kings, FTL: Advanced Edition and... Goat Simulator? 

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_04-01-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:42am PDT

This episode truly has it all: Final Fantasy. Robots. Skeletons. A different Final Fantasy. Facebook. Pizza. Republicans. It's all here.


Episode Timeline:

0:00 - Intro
5:02 - Titanfall
10:08 - Final Fantasy XIV
23:34 - Diablo III
34:48 - Final Fantasy X HD
42:05 - Robot appreciation
48:46 - Facebook buys Oculus Rift
56:12 - Viewer Mail
62:50 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_138_-_Optimus_Prime_Day.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:49am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! On the menu this week: Fez, and Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls. Ooooh spicy!

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_03-25-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT

Titanfall is a first-person shooter multiplayer video game developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts as an exclusive for Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. The game was officially announced as Respawn's debut game at Micr


Episode Timeline:

0:00 - Intro
8:50 - Shadowrun Returns
18:30 - Threes
24:27 - Thief
33:16 - Titanfall
52:37 - Viewer Mail
59:30 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_137_-_Be_Like_Pete.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:38pm PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! VGH community member Pete Cintula joins Randy to get hyped for this weeks games. On the menu today, Infamous: Second Son, Kiefer Sutherland: The Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes story, Final Fantasy X-HD and more! 

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_03-18-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:29am PDT

Matt returns with a shocking announcement about Telltale's The Walking Dead: Season 2. Randy decides the new Professor Layton game feels familiar but that's OK. D.J. stunt casts the Last of Us movie. And we all can't wait to rent games over the Internet!


Episode Timeline:

0:00 - Intro
6:30 - The Walking Dead Season 2: Episode 2
15:18 - Weapon Shop de Omasse
19:15 - Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy
28:25 - Puzzle Games
39:25 - Final Fantasy xIV
42:35 - PlayStation Now and game rentals
53:40 - The Last of Us movie
59:50 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_136_-_Tom_Cruise_Will_Remember_This.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:32am PDT

Tacos and Titans and Towers oh my! D.J. and Paul wax poetic about this week's new games! Included on the menu today: Titanfall, Towerfall, Yoshi's NEW Island and Dark Souls II.

Direct download: VGH_-_Taco_Tuesday_03-11-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

Can you smell what the River is cooking? Join the VGH crew as they chat about Thief, Weapon Shop de Omasse, and the FF14 “end-game”. Also: stealth games, year 3 of the 3DS and more!


Episode Timeline:

0:00 - Intro
8:05 - Thief
26:03 - Weapon Shop de Omasse
38:00 - Animal Crossing and FF14 end game
43:15 - 3rd Anniversary of the 3DS
53:40 - Legacy Support for old games
59:50 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_135_-_I_Can_Smell_the_River_from_Here.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:47pm PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! Randy and D.J. run down this week's hot new releases. South Park, Project Diva f, Tappingo, Dead Nation and more!

Direct download: VGH_-_Taco_Tuesday_03-04-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:46am PDT

Get all the latest sports things and points news on this week's episode of Video Sports Sportover. Just like every week, we talk about Call of Duty, Bravely Default, a Mario, stuff Ken Levine stores in his pants, Strider, and Matt Kernan. The Olympics!


Episode Timeline:
0:00 - Intro
7:20 - Starwhal
12:01 - Call of Duty: Ghosts
19:25 - Strider
30:02 - Bravely Default
34:12 - Paper Mario: Sticker Star
40:50 - Ken Levine's Cyborg Mouth
50:20 - Sports
62:41 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_134_-_Pierce_the_Heart.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:12pm PDT

It’s Taco Tuesday! Randy and Paul dig into this week’s new releases including Thief, Resident Evil 4 HD, Basement Crawl, and new entries in the Castlevania, Plants vs. Zombies, and Professor Layton series.

Direct download: VGH_-_Taco_Tuesday_02-25-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

We're all just waiting for our titan to fall on this week's show. Paul and D.J. climb up the walls in the Titanfall beta, Randy takes a Steel Diver sub for a leisurely drive, and the Unsung Story Kickstarter gets funded or something.


Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
6:46 - Steel Diver
16:30 - Last of Us: Left Behind
24:05 - Titanfall Beta
43:53 - Bravely Default
49:00 - Unsung Story Kickstarter
57:20 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_133_-_Fo_Free.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:02am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! D.J. and Paul dish on the monthly installment of Assassin's Creed, Strider Hiryu's comeback, Dreamcast darling Ikaruga, and the final game in the Guild01 series: Weapon Shop de Omasse!

Direct download: VGH_-_Taco_Tuesday_02-18-14.mp3
Category:taco tuesday -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

Paul's missing, so Matt mysteriously appears with stories about crappy looking swordfighting and giant poles. D.J. gets help from the Internet in Bravely Default. Randy makes a big decision. And have you heard about this Flappy Bird game?

Episode Timeline:
0:00 - Intro
2:40 - Viewer Mail
7:30 - Nidhogg
12:52 - Spelunky
20:40 - Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
31:05 - Wii U chat/ Wind Waker HD
43:14 - Super Pole Riders
46:30 - Bravely Default
51:05 - Dong Nguyen's big weekend
59:46 - Last Call
64:50 - Outro



Direct download: VGH_132_-_The_Phantom_Menace.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:09am PDT

We're eating tacos and getting hyped for this week's new releases! On today's menu: Borderlands 2 DLC, The Last of Us DLC, Lightning Returns, Kevin Spacey DLC and more! 

Direct download: VGH_-_Taco_Tuesday_02-11-14.mp3
Category:taco tuesday -- posted at: 11:00pm PDT

We discuss the dark side of game sales and consumerism while D.J. bites his tongue completely off. Also, Randy inspects Lara Croft's HD-er makeover and Paul plays the latest Final Fantasy 13. If you listen to this episode right now, it's half off!

Episode Timeline:

0:00 - Intro
2:40 - Viewer Mail
10:42 - Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
14:00 - Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
19:55 - Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
26:45 - VGCT: Far Cry 3
31:30 - Jason Rohrer vs. game sales
58:13 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_131_-_Not_So_Kudos.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:07am PDT

We're eating tacos and getting hyped for some of this week's new games including Bravely Default, Outlast, Dustforce, Adam Venture's Chronicles, and the Ace Combat beta.

Direct download: VGH_-_Taco_Tuesday_02-04-14.mp3
Category:taco tuesday -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

This week, we finally bring the hammer down on Conan O'Brien and his fraudulent video game reviews. (Someone has to!) Randy tries out Contrast and Don't Starve on PS4, Paul sets his sights on 100%-ing Radiant Historia, and D.J. keeps on doing his thing.

Episode Timeline:

0:00 - Intro
3:32 - Viewer Mail
9:00 - Contrast
13:37 - Don't Starve
21:52 - Final Fantasy XIV
29:12 - Radiant Historia
34:27 - Conan O'Brien and YouTube payola
57:25 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_130_-_Bork_the_Timeline.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:40am PDT

It's the debut of Taco Tuesday! Join Randy and Paul as they have a quick chat about the upcoming release of Broken Age and the DEFINITIVE Tomb Raider game, definitely. Intro music "La Cucaracha" by: egg1111115 and outro music "Mexico" by: Jimmy Pe.

Direct download: VGH_-_Taco_Tuesday_01-28-14.mp3
Category:taco tuesday -- posted at: 5:00am PDT

We know you're not the type of gamer who would ever skip a game's cutscenes and just watch the ending on YouTube but, as suggested by one of our awesome listeners, we're discussing those lamentable practices on this week's show. We've also got more hype for the upcoming Bravely Default and thoughts on the new Ratchet and Clank: Into the Nexus and Catlateral Damage.

Episode Timeline:
0:00 - Intro
3:35 - Viewer Mail
14:45 - Catlateral Damage
17:55 - Ratchet and Clank: Into the Nexus
24:03 - Bravely Default
35:35 - Cutscenes and games as complete experiences
56:09 - Last Call
1:02:15 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_129_-_Brave_It_or_Default_It.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:55am PDT

Get hype for delicious pizza in 2014! We literally salivate in anticipation of this year's hottest upcoming pizzas, featuring the latest sauce innovations and the most surprising topping exclusives. Pre-order yours for delivery today! Also, video games!

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
3:20 - Viewer Mail
11:00 - Chibi-Robo! Photo Finder
18:52 - XCOM: Enemy Unknown
27:45 - 2014 Hype Train
54:30 - 2014 Gaming Resolutions
63:50 - Outro 

Direct download: VGH_128_-_Pizza_Show.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:31am PDT

We take a last look back at 2013 and all the great games we played. Find out which ones were our choices for Game of the Year!

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
7:36 - Top Games of 2013
65:00 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_127_-_Party_Situation.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:32am PDT

D.J. and Paul try out the new Just Cause 2 Multiplayer mod and live to tell you about it! Also: Flying Boats...? Intro and Outro music for this show are from the Just Cause 2 soundtrack, composed by Mats Lundgren.

Direct download: VGH_Mini_Hangover_-_Just_Cause_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:53am PDT