Video Game Hangover

It's another mini episode! Let's talk movies.

Direct download: VGH_Movies_2015.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:19am PDT

It's our Christmas Special! Lots of snow, lots of games? Memories n stuff, yeah.

Direct download: VGH_Xmas_2015.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:29pm PDT

We celebrate five years of podcasts by answering your questions about PlayStations, questionable roommates, dance hazards, literal game mechanics, regret, and Iron Man. Plus Randy makes the greatest sacrifice of all. But first... (bottle opening noises)

Episode Timeline



Direct download: VGH_225_-_Sex_and_Taco_Bell.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:21pm PDT

Put on some headphones and join us as we listen to our favorite game music of 2015, including Splatoon, Metal Gear Solid 5, The Witcher 3, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, Bloodborne, Steamworld Heist, and Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
01:25 - Best Game Music of 2015
60:05 - Street Fighter II giveaway
64:00 - Outro


Direct download: VGH_224_-_Best_Game_Music_of_2015.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:09am PDT

D.J. has more to say about Soma. Paul plays the wrong Fallout, but maybe he can mod it into the right one. Randy admits to using one of those virtual girl apps. But most importantly: How's that new Assassin's Creed?

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
01:25 - Black Friday post-barricade chat
11:50 - Assassin's Creed Syndicate
32:15 - Lifeline
44:00 - Soma
55:00 - Fallout: New Vegas
71:40 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_223_-_Four-Bear_Wallet.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:44am PDT

As Black Friday looms, it's important to keep your amiibos safe while revolving the screen to locate strange monsters. D.J. does so in REVOLVER360 RE:ACTOR, a video game. Paul enjoys cats and TitS while Randy longs for a time when all crime is legal.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
01:45 - Amiibo hunter/Black Friday barricade tips
16:35 - SOMA
35:18 - Chibi-Robo: Zip Lash
44:15 - Bloodborne
53:50 - The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky
59:40 - Final Fantasy XIV: Dinosaur Planet
70:15 - Drunktacular hype
72:40 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_222_-_Hanging_With_Ethan_Hawke.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:50am PDT

Need a reprieve from the wasteland? You're in luck, because we've been playing all the games that came out last week that aren't called Fallout, like Rise of the Tomb Raider and StarCraft II Part III. Also, how to play Downwell correctly.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
02:05 - Car talk
09:50 - StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void
21:25 - Final Fantasy XIV
23:25 - Downwell
31:05 - Bloodborne
51:55 - Rise of the Tomb Raider
70:40 - Viewer Mail
74:55 - Last Call
80:00 - Outro


Direct download: VGH_221_-_Ostrich_Gorilla.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:49am PDT

Last weekend we played games for 24 hours straight! Hear our thoughts about some of the games we played (and the important life lessons we learned). Bonus: This includes the mini show we recorded in the middle of the night.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
00:55 - Extra Life post-mortem
17:35 - Extra Life live show (Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, Velvet Sundown)
43:50 - Destiny
54:20 - Galactic Hitman
57:50 - Dinner Date
61:20 - Super Mario Bros.
65:45 - Dark Souls
67:45 - Soma
71:50 - Outro


Direct download: VGH_220_-_Extra_Life_2015.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:33am PDT

Paul adds to his cat collection with the newly translated Neko Atsume. Randy plays a TV spinoff mobile game that's Actually Good. D.J. attends a Final Fantasy concert and manages to not get arrested. And no one can remember the name of that one JRPG.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
01:25 - Final Fantasy: A New World / Halloween recap / Dean Cain
17:35 - Neko Atsume
25:30 - The Walking Dead: No Man's Land
34:55 - Legend of Legacy
41:50 - What's that game where you sacrifice a guy?
48:55 - Fantasy Life
54:45 - Rebel Galaxy / Escape Velocity / No Man's Sky / Elite: Dangerous / Endless Sky
67:05 - Extra Life
73:60 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_219_-_A_Giant_Cushion_for_an_Enormous_Cat.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:28pm PDT

Randy and D.J. don't talk about scary games this week, but they do chat about how much D.J. luvs Fantasy Life, Legend of Legacy (DEMO), and other stuff. Also: Randy has a great time playing Zelda: Triforce Heroes whilst wearing a dress and uses weird emoji!!!

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
01:25 - Not talking Halloween stuff or Extra Life
20:25 - Legend of Legacy
29:10 - Fantasy Life
34:50 - Triforce Heroes
54:30 - Life is Strange (non-spoiler)
60:05 - Viewer Mail & Outro

Direct download: VGH_218_-_Vanilla_Destiny.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Randy gives Chibi-Robo another chance with Chibi-Robo: Zip Lash. D.J. battles spooky blobs and touch controls in the new mobile sensation, Downwell. And Paul plays the latest Additional Content for his The Witcher 3 Video Game Product.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
01:40 - Extra Life
10:30 - Witcher 3: Hearts of Stone
15:25 - Dishonored
17:20 - Downwell
32:25 - Chibi-Robo: Zip Lash
50:45 - Transformers
59:20 - Viewer Mail & Outro


Direct download: VGH_217_-_One_of_the_Mustache_Movies.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:19am PDT

D.J.'s Dishonored game meets its non-grisly end. For the second week in a row, Paul doesn't transform into a gun. And Randy prays a looming voice actor strike doesn't take Nolan North away. Bonus: A no-spoilers barred discussion of The Beginner's Guide.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
01:40 - Extra Life
11:40 - Transformers: Devastation
24:35 - Dishonored
38:25 - Voice actor strike
59:20 - The Beginner's Guide (SPOILERS)
88:10 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_216_-_Vegan_Garbage_Plate.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:44am PDT

We play Super Mario Maker and Transformers: The New One and don't talk about movies. Well, maybe a little. Randy takes time off from Animal Crossing but has mixed feelings about his new career as a Happy Home Designer. D.J. lives the Laserlife.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
01:20 - Weather & 90s TV Chat
11:05 - Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
15:50 - Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer
24:05 - Super Mario Maker
46:25 - Transformers: Devastation
59:40 - Laserlife
66:30 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_215_-_The_Tony_Hawk_Clusterf_ck.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:52am PDT

D.J. reaches the end of Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, and it's about time. Paul climbs tall things in Ubisoft's latest Art™, Grow Home. Nobody plays Super Mario Maker. Randy reads some books.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
02:20 - Randy's existential summer vacation
16:40 - Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer/Amiibo cards
35:40 - Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
44:15 - Grow Home
58:55 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_214_-_Old_Dumb_Baby.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:36am PDT

Paul and D.J. compare notes on recent Metal Gears and come to the conclusion that maybe The Phantom Pain was Peace Walker all along!? Randy remains strangely silent. Also, how to cheat at Dishonored.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
04:50 - Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain VS. Peace Walker Ultimate Showdown Substance Subsistence VR Missions EXTREME
44:48 - Dishonored
65:12 - Outro


Direct download: VGH_213_-_Put_This_Guy_in_the_Trash.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:07am PDT

It's the spiritual sequel to episode 211 that everyone demanded: Your favorite characters return to talk about familiar games--like Metal Gear Solid V, and Ghost Trick, and Until Dawn--but in new and exciting ways.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro

05:50 - Until Dawn

22:48 - Qube

29:50 - Final Fantasy XIV and Ghost Trick

36:05 - Anthology sequels

50:08 - Metal Gear Solid V

74:35 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_212_-_A_Fancy_Coat_and_a_Horse_to_Ride_On.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:27am PDT

Paul regales everyone with his Metal Gear Solid V antics, like: Attaching balloons to animals! Improper cardboard box use! Cassette tape theft! Meanwhile, Randy makes questionable vacation plans in Until Dawn and D.J. is still attacking his backlog.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
01:45 - Metal Gear Solid V
28:50 - Ghost Trick
35:30 - Dishonored
46:50 - Until Dawn
70:35 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_211_-_Killed_Instantly_by_Everyone.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:56am PDT

PAX Prime is over and we're all still alive! D.J. has early impressions of Dragon Quest Heroes, Final Fantasy Explorers, Thumper, and Star Fox Zero. Randy raids some kind of tomb in Lara Croft GO and Paul is pleasantly confused by Metal Gear Solid V.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
01:40 - PAX Prime
13:25 - Dragon Quest Heroes
16:12 - Final Fantasy Explorers
22:10 - Star Fox Zero
28:30 - Thumper
37:40 - Lore Live
45:55 - Backlog Attack wrap-up
53:30 - Metal Gear Solid V
59:30 - Lara Croft GO
59:30 - Viewer Mail
63:15 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_210_-_PAX_Prime_2015_-_Stay_In_and_Take_a_Nap.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:09am PDT

John de Lancie joins us this week to chat about his favorite games like Dishonored, Tales from the Borderlands, Volume, and updates us on his Backlog. Also: Randy sounds like Bob Ross having sex to Jazz music, whilst eating Fig Newtons. Wat.

Episode Timeline


00:00 - Intro
01:40 - PAX Primer
13:25 - Taco Tuesday Update
16:12 - Mark of the Ninja 
22:10 - Dishonored
28:30 - Volume
37:40 - Tales from the Borderlands
45:55 - Vanquish
53:30 - Backlog Attack Winner and Recap!
59:30 - Fig Newtons
74:50 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_209_-_The_Q_Room.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:43am PDT

Paul and Randy are stuck in Fallout Shelter while D.J. tap dances on somebody's face in Final Fantasy XIV's Frontlines. Also: Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, Mark of the Ninja, Dead Rising 3, and Super Mario Maker.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
06:55 - Fallout Shelter
18:58 - Everybody's Gone to the Rapture
31:05 - Final Fantasy XIV
40:45 - Community Backlog Update
49:50 - Dead Rising 3
59:30 - Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes
65:50 - Mark of the Ninja
73:05 - Super Mario Maker
87:50 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_208_-_The_Original_Walking_Simulator.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:08am PDT

The gang discusses the best reasons out of Gamescom to get an Xbox One, none of which are Mafia 3. D.J. wonders what would happen if Perfect Dark and Halo fought each other. Paul binges on episodes of Galak-Z. Randy spells seven words.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
02:30 - Gamescom excitement!!!!!!!!!
06:20 - Crackdown 3
12:20 - What would happen if they made a first-person shooter that was every first-person shooter
18:32 - Random Games!!!!!!
29:40 - Galak-Z
42:45 - Life Is Strange Episode 4
50:45 - Seven Little Words
59:50 - Outro & Uncharted 4 Ending chat

Direct download: VGH_207_-_Be_Still_My_Heart.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:56am PDT

The whole gang is back together so it's time to talk about every video game: South Park, Gravity Rush, Rocket League, You Must Build a Boat, etc. Plus more Guacamelee racism, and D.J. discovers what happens when they put Battlefield into Final Fantasy.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
05:46 - Racist Viewer Mail
15:10 - South Park: The Stick of Truth
24:30 - The Wolf Among Us
29:10 - Gravity Rush
33:10 - LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
50:45 - You Must Build a Boat
59:10 - Rocket League
66:40 - Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward

Direct download: VGH_206_-_Wantonly_Matching_Stuff.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:35am PDT


D.J. is joined by a mystery guest host who talks him through an Eorzean job crisis. The same mystery host, who is definitely not Paul because he's finished The Last of Us, wonders why Canadians are so racist towards Mexicans, maybe.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro

03:30 - Viewer Mail

08:50 - The Last of Us (spoiler free)

12:30 - Guacamelee

22:15 - Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward

47:00 - Gravity Rush

54:50 - Backlog Contest

59:05 - Outro

60:15 - The Last of Us (SPOILERS)



Direct download: VGH_205_-_Not_Sure_if_Racist.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:58am PDT

Damage Dealing Wizard Character can utilize the following abilities:

(10MP) Deal Damage

(25MP) Enhanced Deal Damage

(50MP) Superior Deal Damage


Upon reaching level 30, Damage Dealing Wizard Character can be promoted to Damage Dealing Sage.

Episode Timeline


00:00 - Intro
02:40 - Evo 2015
12:08 - Alphabear
29:00 - Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward
41:10 - Geometry Wars 3
54:00 - South Park: The Stick of Truth
71:10 - Gravity Rush
71:50 - Last Call
75:05 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_204_-_Damage_Dealing_Wizard_Character.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:32am PDT

On this week's show, we play game music. Beat the summer heat with icy cooldown songs, exit music for games, and the raddest opening stages of the 90s.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
02:50 - Game Music!
65:20 - Outro


Direct download: VGH_203_-_Blips_and_Bloops_4.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:29am PDT

A message from Video Game Hangover about Satoru Iwata, President of Nintendo.

Direct download: Special_Message_Satoru_Iwata_1959-2015.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am PDT

In the final act of VGHangover: The Garbage Trilogy, everyone's favorite crimefighter, the Batmobile, returns to shoot more missiles at spaceships. We discuss the first two episodes of The Wolf Among Us, and Her Story Is A Good Game You Should Play It.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
02:50 - Viewer Mail
24:10 - Batman: Arkham Knight
46:28 - Her Story
50:30 - The Wolf Among Us: Episodes 1 & 2 (SPOILERS)
68:05 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_202_-_Bottom-Tier_Garbage_Criminals.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:48am PDT

In case you were worried, we, too, have opinions on the Batmobile. Meanwhile, Xenosaga turns D.J. into a biblical scholar, or maybe he's just telling people that because it sounds cool.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
01:25 - Jake Kaufman, NUREN and VR
19:05 - Batman: Arkham Knight
50:48 - Xenosaga Episode III
65:15 - Mighty Switch Force!
72:08 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_201_-_I_Find_the_Batmobile_Offensive.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:34am PDT

DESTINY MEGA-SHOW!!!! (Just kidding, please don't leave.) On our 200 millionth episode, backlog celebrity Al Parker joins us to uncover our true feelings about loot. We also get into Magicka (the old one), Dragon Age (the new one), and some cheap beer.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
06:35 - Backlog Attack: The Finalizing
17:05 - Dragon Age: Inquisition
24:01 - Tearaway
26:30 - Portal 2
30:54 - Monument Valley
34:42 - Beercade at Firefly!
42:20 - Magicka
47:22 - Multiplayer Game Tangent
51:25 - Loot Systems in Games
79:30 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_200_-_Random_x_Random_x_Random.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! Enjoy the winged tacos of Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward, Batman: Arkham Knight, and Her Story.

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_06-23-15.mp3
Category:taco tuesday -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

It’s E3 time again and we’re here with our impressions of all the latest Es!

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
07:45 - Bethesda
15:45 - Microsoft
31:05 - EA
34:45 - Ubisoft
40:20 - Sony
59:43 - Nintendo
85:45 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_199_-_E3_2015.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:27am PDT


We ask the Crystal Ball of Gaming (totally real) to grant us our E3 wishes, like a release date for The Last Guardian (no), a new F-ZERO (no) or for Geoff Keighley to experience human emotion (no). Instead of playing that other game, D.J. builds a boat.

Episode Timeline


00:00 - Intro
04:23 - Still Bloodstained
10:30 - The Witcher III
25:52 - Not Final Fantasy XIV
29:04 - Xenosaga Episode III
37:38 - Splatoon & Puzzle Dragons
42:50 - You Must Build a Boat
51:00 - Pre-backlog update
57:40 - The crystal ball of gaming predicts: E3!
73:05 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_198_-_My_Boat_Is_Looking_Pretty_Sweet.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:30am PDT

It's Tacoless Tuesday! Paul forgot the Tacos YET AGAIN, so we're just gonna eat sum gaemz. On the menu this week: Elder Scrolls, but ONLINE. Dr. Mario continues to let his patients die, Lego T-Rex needs arms, and D.J. wholeheartedly supports Gradius.

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_06-09-15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:39am PDT

We hear about an unexplored side of Splatoon from our resident kid and squid, Randy. D.J. alternates between angsty PNW teen and angsty Tokyo teen assassin. Paul refuses to set foot in a casino, but maybe a Witcher slot machine would change his mind.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
03:22 - Bloodstained continues
11:35 - Puzzle and Dragons, abridged
12:10 - Splatoon
35:48 - The Witcher III
43:30 - Life Is Strange episode 3
50:25 - Spelunky
51:35 - Short Peace/Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day
63:15 - Slot machines for the TRUE GAMMER
74:15 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_197_-_A_Squid_Falls_in_the_Ocean_and_Dies.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:38am PDT

The gang's all here for this super packed, and super awesome Taco Tuesday! On the menu this week: Tetris ULTIMATE, MASSIVE Chalice, THE Escapists (Shiv edition), and D4! So many time travelling shivs.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Tacos and Shivs

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_06-02-15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:15am PDT

After years of anticipation, we finally discuss the international smash hit: Puzzle & Dragons. Paul plays a game about a beard albino. D.J. doesn’t play anything. Also, Backlog Attack 2015 looms.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
03:02 - Persona Update!
08:11 - D.J. goes to Portland
14:20 - Bloodstained Update!
19:45 - Episode 200 deets
24:05 - The Witcher III: Wild Hunt
48:04 - Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition
58:30 - Backlog Attack 2015: Pre-Pre-Pre-Backlogging
75:05 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_196_-_Kill_It_for_Some_Money.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:48am PDT

This should just be called “The Witcher 3 Isn’t Out Yet”. We’re biding our time with Invisible Inc., Persona Q, Stretchmo, and Adventure Bar Story. We also ruminate on our lifelong struggles to balance gaming with being a productive member of society.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
06:51 - Invisible Inc.
26:45 - Stretchmo
37:15 - Aventure Bar Story
42:40 - Persona Q
52:30 - Git ur Grades Up!
68:15 - Viewer Mail
70:35 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_195_-_Women_Beating_Down_the_Door.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:37am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! On the menu this week we have some Puzzles, Dragons, Marios and the monster hunter that slays them, in The Witcher 3. 

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_05-19-15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

When is a squid not a squid? When it's a human-squid girl/boy hybrid. But what if this hypothetical hybrid hu-squid were to transform suddenly into a full squid? A definitive answer eludes squidymologists to this day. Anyway, we played Splatoon.

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
3:01 - Bloodstained Kickstarter
21:18 - Mario Kart 8
32:54 - Splatoon beta
53:05 - Mario Kart 64
57:40 - Super Smash Bros.
64:25 - Viewer Mail
82:35 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_194_-_Wheres_Dracula.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:29am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! Randy and D.J. Paul chat a bit about Breach and Clear, ULTRATRON, Lost Orbit, Axiom Verge, Invisible Inc, and more!!! Much full taco tasty wow.

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_05-12-15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:58am PDT

We regret to inform you that D.J. Ross died in the Burrito Wars of 2015. But Randy and Paul persevere and weigh in on Suicide Squad, PC gaming at E3, and a scheme to get gamers off their asses. Also, Cities: Skylines, Persona Q, and Never Alone.

Episode Timeline 0:00 - Intro 3:01 - Game night 5:00 - The Joker and Suicide Squad Chat 10:40 - Never Alone 23:25 - Cities: Skylines 34:05 - Persona Q 47:10 - PC Gaming at E3 GOES CRAZY!!!!!!!!!! 52:25 - Gamer Fitness GOES CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!11 68:45 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_193_-_DJs_Ghost.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:36am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday, AND Cinco de Mayo! Whoa! Games, tequila and tacos, what more could you ask for? On the menu this week: Amiibo Tap, Ether One, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, and more!

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_05-05-15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:24am PDT

Silent Hills is canceled and Konami is in the middle of self-destructing and we're just sitting here StreetPassing.

Episode Timeline


0:00 - Intro

3:01 - Game night

5:12 - Mario Kart 8

24:15 - Battleground Z/Ultimate Angler

36:58 - Nintendo Love

47:20 - Konami GOES CRAZY!!!!!

58:09 - Joker GOES CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

62:06 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_192_-_Biologically_Accurate.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:04am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! On the menu this week: Mario Kart DS... on the Wii U! A new Shadowrun DLC, State of Decay and the long awaited Broken Age Act 2.

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_04-28-15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:20am PDT

Randy plugs in his Xbox One to make sure it plays video games, but all it does is play the new Star Trek trailer (which looks suspiciously like Star Wars). Meanwhile, Paul locks himself in a room and D.J. jumps off a cliff to avoid Superman's blood.

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
2:05 - Star Wars: The Force Awakens
8:02 - Star Wars: Battlefront
16:04 - Batman v Superman
22:06 - Sunset Overdrive
34:37 - Escape Experts: Attic Panic
49:45 - Bloodborne/Dark Souls II
62:06 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_191_-_Trash_Game_for_Garbage_People.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! On the menu this week: Shovel Knight, and his crazy DLC! New Streetpass games, and for dessert we've got some Mario Kart Animal Crossing themed DLC, along with some Baby Park!~

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_04-21-15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am PDT

Paul and D.J. get deep into Monster Hunter 4 fashion and this season's hottest armor skills. Meanwhile, Randy prefers to stay out of the spotlight with Monster Bag. Also, Pillars of Eternity, Mario Party 10, and smartwatches destroy civilization.

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
2:35 - The longest game
12:10 - Apple Watch
21:05 - Monster Hunter Stories/Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
38:54 - Monster Bag 4 Ultimate
48:02 - Pillars of Eternity
58:20 - Mario Party 10
66:04 - Viewer Mail
76:18 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_190_-_100_Narga.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:33am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! On the menu this week: Bread, Goats and Bloooooood. 

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_04-14-15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:44am PDT

Randy seeks relief from his third unrelenting week of The Order: 1886 by playing a game about boxes. Paul searches for the correct set of buttons to beat Helldivers, D.J. spends the weekend watching a Call of Duty video, and Final Fantasy XIV... ends?!

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
2:02 - Hilarious Internet April Fools jokes
4:05 - Early Access Chat
14:07 - Code Name: STEAM
25:45 - The Complete Call of Duty
31:58 - Helldivers
48:01 - The Order: 1886
54:24 - Boxboy
60:58 - Final Fantasy XIV: Before the Fall Part II
71:35 - Super Smash Bros. DLC shenanigans
82:42 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_189_-_Look_How_Terrible_This_Is.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:46am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! On the menu this week, the NEW 3DS gets its very first semi-exclusive in Xenoblade Chronicles. Also: Tower of Guns, Bastion on the PS4, and Stealth Inc. 2!

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_04-07-15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:19am PDT

We get in touch with our inner time traveling tweens in Life Is Strange episode 2, the most steampunk game since The Order: 1886. Also: Why the Zelda delay is good, why Master Chief is bad, and a new Mass Effect?

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
1:25 - No Zelda for U
8:05 - Halo/Mass Effect
16:04 - Life Is Strange
39:02 - Nintendo Chat
50:05 - Spotify
57:18 - Viewer Mail
65:10 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_188_-_Shes_a_Steampunk.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:32am PDT

It's a super sized Taco Tuesday! 4th Meal, 24/7, running on Dunkin, Doritos and Mountain Dew. On the menu this week: Dual, Run Sackboy Run, Story of Seasons, Axiom Verge, Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin, and yet another FFXIV patch. PSA: Stop giving your player base free content Square.

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_03-31-15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:39am PDT

Hideo Kojima stops by to clear up rumors about his future with Metal Gear. Paul's plan to organize his space crew fails spectacularly. D.J. plays Project DIVA, the most embarrassing rhythm game yet. Randy spends time with The Order: 1886, a video game.

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
8:50 - The Order: 1886
23:24 - Project Diva F 2nd
30:05 - Space Team
37:20 - Monument Valley: Forgotten Shores
40:08 - Metroid Prime
47:40 - What's going on with Hideo Kojima?
61:45 - Viewer Mail
73:22 - New music by Robots with Rayguns
75:10 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_187_-_I_Like_Oreos.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:18am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! On the menu this week: Borderlands The Handsome Collection, Life is Strange Episode 2, BLOODBORNE, and surprise Dragon Age DLC.

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_03-24-15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:25pm PDT

We're doing #MetroidMarch right by replaying the series's best. Like Metroid: Code Name: STEAM, Metroid: Q*bert, Metroid: Monster Hunter and the game many consider an all-time classic, Metroid: Jak and Daxter Collection.

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
2:25 - Neverending PAX East fallout
14:50 - Metroid Prime
27:53 - Final Fantasy XIV/Triple Triad
29:20 - Q*bert Rebooted
37:24 - Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
52:53 - Jak and Daxter Collection
61:30 - Code Name: STEAM
71:35 - Last Call
74:10 - Outro


Direct download: VGH_186_-_Chunky_Garbage.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:48am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! On the menu this week: Oceanhorn, Woolfe, Mario Party 10, Final Fantasy Type-0 and the great Battlefield ever.

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_03-17-15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:52am PDT

Just how far is one man willing to go to attend PAX East? When traveling through a late winter snowstorm by train, the correct answer is "approximately 400 miles".

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
4:23 - PAX East 2015
65:04 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_185_-_PAX_East_2015.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:54am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! Randy is joined by Chris Gregory to dish on this week's latest bites. On the menu: Codename STEAM, Hotline Miami 2, Ori and the Blind Forest, DMC, and Assassin's Creed: Rogue.

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_03-10-15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:05am PDT


Please enjoy this episode full of PAX East hype that we recorded before they canceled the East Coast. Also: skateboarding, French lessons, Star Trek timelines, giant chickens, and we try to uncover the origin of #MetroidMarch. (Spoiler: We invented it.)

Episode Timeline


0:00 - Intro
2:22 - PAX East hype feat. dramatic irony
6:35 - Star Trek Online remembers Leonard Nimoy
15:20 - Final Fantasy XIV
25:11 - Hyrule Warriors & Amiibos
33:44 - Ironfall: Invasion
41:31 - Trivia Crack
44:38 - OlliOlli2
51:11 - #MetroidMarch: Metroid Begins
58:30 - Viewer Mail
74:10 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_184_-_In_My_Heart_I_Am_Raoul.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:51am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! Ikari Warriors and Contra. On the menu this week: Hell Divers, Olli Olli 2, La-Mulana EX, and Mario vs Donkey Kong.

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_03-03-15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:14am PDT

It's the Vita's 3rd birthday, so naturally we celebrate by playing 3DS games all week. More Monster Hunter 4, some Majora's Mask, and Tetris Ultimate. Also Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, which is on neither 3DS nor Vita.

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
3:15 - PAX East hype/PAX South unhype
11:50 - Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
17:26 - Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
34:20 - Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D
36:00 - Tetris Ultimate
44:10 - PS Vita turns 3
58:30 - Viewer Mail
64:14 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_183_-_The_Tetris_Stalker.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:32am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! On this week's show we discuss House of Cards Season 3 (???), and Frank's new obession with Final Fantasy 14 in lieu of his Call of Duty addiction. Weird!!!

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_02-24-15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:25am PDT

Randy rewinds time to save Clock Town in the remastered N64 classic, The Order: 1886, and Paul and D.J. get their claws into Capcom's latest hunting action game, The Order: 1886. We also wonder what's up with Peter Molyneux (creator of The Order: 1886)

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
2:45 - Better Talk Saul
8:55 - The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D
25:50 - Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
41:20 - Xenosaga and Twitch Streaming
45:50 - Peter Molyneux'd
69:25 - A very special Lore in a Minute
71:14 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_1886_-_Moon_Man.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:50am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday, and boy are our arms tired! On the menu this week: Blek, Q-bert Rebooted, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse. Also this week, D.J.'s game of the year 2017, The Order 1886.

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_02-17-15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:40am PDT

Where were you the night before Nintendoom? We were getting our affairs in order playing Freedom Wars and copying our 3DS games onto progressively smaller memory cards. Randy and Paul keep playing Shadow of Mordor. D.J. doesn't talk about Final Fantasy.

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
3:15 - Nintendoom Eve
11:29 - Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
17:55 - Freedom Wars
27:18 - D.J. streams Xenosaga Episode III
32:45 - Shadow of Mordor
48:45 - Kick and Fennick
56:15 - The Legend of the TV Series of Zelda
69:54 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_181_-_The_Wazoo.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:13am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! We start our meal off with Evolve, just to whet our appetites. Nintendo was also kind enough to release a smorgasbord of games for the main course: Majora's Mask, Monster Hunter 4, Moon Chronicles and more!

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_02-10-15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:29am PDT

Once a year, a legendary lobster crawls out of the sea to tell tales of time-traveling high schoolers and historical steampunk lions. Unfortunately, we missed the lobster again. Fortunately, we're perfectly capable of telling you those stories ourselves.


Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
1:38 - Animal Crossing
9:08 - Code Name: STEAM
20:28 - Life Is Strange
39:38 - RIP Joystiq
41:58 - Nintendo Creator's Program
58:30 - Last Call
62:04 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_180_-_Youre_Gonna_Miss_the_Lobster.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:48am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! On the menu this week: Pix the Cat, #IDARB, Unmechanical, and Gunman Clive 2~



Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_02-03-15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:11am PDT

Live from San Antonio, VGH is at the first ever PAX South expo! We're joined by some special guests to talk about the games we played, the costumes we saw, and, of course, Yasumi Matsuno.

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
1:05 - PAX South!
60:08 - Outro


Direct download: VGH_179_-_Live_from_PAX_South_2015.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! On the menu this week: Grim Fandango: Remastered, Metroid Prime Trilogy, Dying Light and Life is Strange. Munch munch yum yum!

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_01-27-15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:43am PDT

After a two-year hiatus, we've finally released a new show. Randy and D.J. are excited for more Rock Band, while Paul tries to remember which game he played with a plastic guitar. Also: Suikoden, The Marvellous Miss Take, Mordor, and Super Smash Bros.

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro
2:05 - PAX South hype
5:40 - Suikoden I and II
15:14 - The Marvellous Miss Take
18:46 - Shadow of Mordor
37:33 - Super Smash Bros.
43:30 - Rock Band IV: A Rockband Reborn
56:42 - Viewer Mail/Last Call
69:04 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_178_-_Lorgo_the_Potlicker.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am PDT

It's Taco Tuesday! It's a super Texan Taco Time Tour of games! On the menu this week: Resident Evil, Saints Row, The Witcher, and Final Fantasy 15. Just kidding. It's Final Fantasy 14 again.

Direct download: Taco_Tuesday_01-20-15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:39pm PDT

On last week’s show, we looked back on our favorite games of last year. This week, we’re looking ahead at our most anticipated games of 2015. We’ll also weigh in on some of the announcements from this week’s Nintendo Direct.

0:00 - Intro
2:05 - PAX South hype
5:40 - Nintendoom
22:14 - 2015 Hype Train!!!!!!!!!!
61:15 - Outro

Direct download: VGH_177_-_Nintendoom.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:55am PDT

It turns out there were a few games in 2014 that weren't completely bug-ridden and disappointing! (Oops—positivity!) We scrounge up a handful of our absolute favorite games from last year—some from totally unexpected places.

Episode Timeline

0:00 - Intro

5:05 - New music: Inverse Phase

9:43 - The Best of 2014

69:46 - Outro


Direct download: VGH_176_-_David_Duchovny_Needs_Work.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:20am PDT

Happy New Year! Join D.J. as he rings in 2015 with a million-year prison sentence, courtesy of Freedom Wars.

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