Video Game Hangover

The pastel-hued island fills you with a sense of familiarity and security. Turning to greet your old friend, Yoshi, you realize the figure before you is not the cuddly dinosaur of your youth. You freeze in horror as the fleshy mass burbles: "It's-a me."

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
00:55 - Snowzilla
08:40 - Yoshi's Wooly World
25:23 - Who's Your Daddy
41:52 - A Dark Room
47:20 - Photopia
59:20 - Groove Coaster and arcades
64:55 - Outro


Direct download: VGH_229_-_Marios_Fleshy_Face.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:07am PDT

We asked the top robotic minds at Google what the best games of 2015 were. When it turned out AIs don't have opinions, we deferred to our slightly less robotic stable of podcast hosts. Also, D.J. is pretty sure he's not poisoned.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
00:45 - D.J. vs. The Bacon of Seafood
14:20 - Best games of 2015
61:30 - Outro


Direct download: VGH_228_-_Time_to_Look_for_a_New_Job.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:41am PDT

It’s been a weird week. DJ remains in exile in Japan. We’re sad about David Bowie. We’re still having fun with Just Cause 3 and Mass Effect 3. We’re fighting the allure of shiny new games while trying to find time for good old ones. So many feels.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
01:15 - D.J. still in Japan update!
03:12 - Bowie...
30:40 - Just Cause 3 update!
41:25 - Mass Effect 3 update!
48:50 - Life in the Slow Lane
61:30 - Outro


Direct download: VGH_227_-_Sacrifices_Must_Be_Made.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:37am PDT

Instead of assigning traditional review scores, we’re now rating games on their lunchtime equivalency: Just Cause 3 is a tasty soup/sandwich combo from Chili’s while Her Story and Undertale are worthy of the endless pasta bowl from Olive Garden.

Episode Timeline

00:00 - Intro
01:15 - Where's D.J.?
02:35 - On Top Ten Lists
08:15 - Her Story
22:20 - Undertale
32:00 - Just Cause 3
51:00 - Great Game Characters and Mass Effect
61:05 - Outro


Direct download: VGH_226_-_Pauls_Lunch_Economy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:23am PDT