Video Game Hangover

Randy relaxes with some post-apocalyptic horticulture in the Cloud Gardens after things nearly get axe-murdery in Lumbearjack. Meanwhile, D.J. experiences the bleeding edge of 3D gaming excitement in Jumping Flash!

Episode Timeline

(0:00) - Intro/E3

(10:08) - Lumbearjack

(26:13) - Jumping Flash!

(45:43) - Cloud Gardens

(1:03:35) - Outro

Direct download: VGH_547_-_Axe_Away.mp3
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Randy is pursued by all sizes of fish in Silt. Meanwhile, D.J. checks out the newest evolution of Vampire Survivors, then plays the even newer, ostensibly vampiric 20 Minutes till Dawn. Also: The usual Taco Bell and Star Wars discussion.

Episode Timeline

(0:00) - Intro/Mexican Pizza

(15:43) - Viewer Mail

(26:24) - Silt

(40:30) - Vampire Survivors

(51:38) - 20 Minutes till Dawn

(1:06:32) - Outro

Direct download: VGH_546_-_They_Might_Be_Vampires.mp3
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D.J. becomes a filthy ice mage in Final Fantasy XIV's new Crystalline Conflict PvP mode, then winds down with some PowerWash Simulator. Meanwhile, Randy goes on a sickness-induced Star Wars bender.

Episode Timeline

(0:00) - Intro

(7:51) - New music by Saria Lemes

(9:15) - Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

(22:44) - FFXIV: Crystalline Conflict

(38:55) - A Monster’s Expedition Through Puzzling Exhibitions

(50:37) - PowerWash Simulator

(1:05:06) - Outro

Direct download: VGH_545_-_There_Was_a_Ninja_There_the_Whole_Time.mp3
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Randy rolls the dice as a robo-fugitive in Citizen Sleeper, while D.J. gets a crash course in alchemy in Little Witch in the Woods. Also: How excited are we for 10 more years of Grand Theft Auto?

Episode Timeline

(0:00) - Intro/Gaming excitement

(31:10) - Citizen Sleeper

(49:10) - Little Witch in the Woods

(1:08:11) - Outro

Direct download: VGH_544_-_Bartenders_Have_Useful_Information.mp3
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Randy takes in a film, then practices sleight of hand in Card Shark. Meanwhile, D.J. trades in his lightsaber for a suspiciously vampiric spaceship in Gunlocked.

Episode Timeline

(0:00) - Intro/Uncharted

(13:49) - Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Episode II

(20:14) - Gunlocked

(38:00) - Card Shark

(53:35) - Viewer Mail

(1:00:18) - Outro

Direct download: VGH_543_-_Now_You_Shoot_Knives.mp3
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Randy smashes a million spiders then eats an entire coma in Neversong. Meanwhile, D.J. smashes a million swords and falls down bottomless pits in Panzer Paladin. Also: A mysterious message from the past. Giancarlo Esposito guest stars.

Episode Timeline

(0:00) - Intro

(2:58) - Far Cry 6

(22:01) - Panzer Paladin

(41:20) - Neversong

(56:23) - Viewer Mail

(1:04:14) - Outro

Direct download: VGH_542_-_Rex_Powercolt_Horseman.mp3
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Randy returns to the familiar, but now unmistakably Ultra Deluxe, hallways of The Stanley Parable. Meanwhile, D.J. accidentally a Star Wars.

Episode Timeline

(0:00) - Intro

(4:32) - Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

(30:48) - The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe

(57:39)  - Outro

Direct download: VGH_541_-_Anti-Lightsaber_Technology.mp3
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D.J. finds himself enjoying his new career as a futuristic fetch quester in Cloudpunk. Meanwhile, Randy finds himself on a whole series of islands in A Monster's Expedition's future England... land.

Episode Timeline

(0:00) - Intro/Phone broke

(16:20) - Cloudpunk

(36:39) - A Monster’s Expedition (Through Puzzling Exhibitions)

(57:30)  - Outro

Direct download: VGH_540_-_The_Burning_Orphanage.mp3
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D.J. takes on a parkour and puzzle-solving biathlon in Sephonie. Meanwhile, Randy finds himself jumping around yet another mysterious island in Refunct. Also: More Mutazione, and, of course, the inescapable Bunny Day.

Episode Timeline

(0:00) - Intro/Bunny Day Boycott

(13:32) - Mutazione

(20:57) - Sephonie

(47:36) - Refunct

(57:27) - Outro

Direct download: VGH_539_-_Multicultural_Biological_Researchers.mp3
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Randy finds himself on yet another remote island in Mutazione, although this one harbors a terrible, overly processed secret. Meanwhile, D.J. spends 3,000,000 days playing Paradise Killer but all he has to show for it is a weird bag of crystals.

Episode Timeline

(0:00) - Intro/FFXIV

(15:32) - Guardians of the Galaxy

(24:04) - Mutazione

(41:24) - Paradise Killer

(1:04:24) - Outro

Direct download: VGH_538_-_Sentient_Hot_Dogs.mp3
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Finally, some good Marvel Content as Randy signs on with the Guardians of the Galaxy. Also: Deciphering Tunic, underachieving in Hatsune Miku: Colorful Stage, and an important Kirby update.

Episode Timeline

(0:00) - Intro

(12:34) - Kirby and the Forgotten Cafe

(18:44) - Tunic

(38:53) - Hatsune Miku: Colorful Stage

(51:50) - Guardians of the Galaxy

(1:14:12) - Outro

Direct download: VGH_537_-_Marvel_Content.mp3
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D.J. shows off his prowess at repairing whimsical power plants in Even the Ocean, while Randy gets mouthful in Kirby and the Forgotten Land. Also: An important Pokémon question, and Dragalia Lost's surprise ending.

Episode Timeline

(0:00) - Intro/The Batman

(12:00) - Dragalia Lost

(21:33) - Even the Ocean

(39:47) - Kirby and the Forgotten Land

(1:05:18) - Outro

Direct download: VGH_536_-_One_Cool_Hat.mp3
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Randy spends time away from life on the Puzzle & Dragons competitive circuit to clean up some strange planets in The Gunk. Meanwhile, D.J. gets shot with one million fireballs in Chocobo GP.

Episode Timeline

(0:00) - Intro/Puzzle & Dragons

(19:09) - Chocobo GP

(42.46) - The Gunk

(1:03:27) - Outro

Direct download: VGH_535_-_The_Token_American.mp3
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D.J. tries to get to the bottom of this whole "killing Chaos" business in Strangers in a Paradise: The Final Fantasy Origin. Meanwhile, Randy takes in some of the local tales in Welcome to Elk. Also: Mario Party.

Episode Timeline

(0:00) - Intro/St. Patrick’s Day

(7:55) - Mario Party exists

(12:55) - Welcome to Elk

(32:03) - Stranger from the Paradise: Origin of Final Fantasy

(58:49) - Outro

Direct download: VGH_534_-_ODoom.mp3
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Randy and D.J. show off their prowess at sailing a whimsical ocean-boat in Far: Changing Tides, then get mouthful in Kirby and the Forgotten Land. Also: How to properly celebrate Mario, and chasing down Gabe Newell.

(0:00) - Intro/Wii U apocalypse

(08:46) - Steam Deck apocalypse

(16:54) - Mario Day

(27:33) - Far: Changing Tides

(48:16) - Kirby and the Forgotten Land

(1:06:19) - Outro

Direct download: VGH_533_-_What_If_Theres_Sharks.mp3
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After 100%-ing Elden Ring offscreen, Randy and D.J. set their sights on new challenges, including Horizon: Zero Dawn and Final Fantasy VI Pixel Remaster.

Episode Timeline

(0:00) - Intro/Elden Ring minute

(8:42) - A new Xbox

(23:23) - Final Fantasy VI Pixel Remaster

(49:52) - Horizon: Zero Dawn

(1:11:09) - Outro

Direct download: VGH_532_-_The_Logo_Is_on_Fire.mp3
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D.J. tries to make sense of the many strange happenings in Eastward. Meanwhile, Randy finds himself embroiled in the pigs-vs.-ravens class war in White Shadows. Also, Pokémon.

Episode Timeline

(0:00) - Intro/Pokémon Minute

(14:35) - Eastward

(33:29) - White Shadows

(49:58) - Outro

Direct download: VGH_531_-_You_Survived_a_Thing.mp3
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The new Personalike, Monark, has a tough time living up to Randy's expectations. Fortunately, there's Vampire Survivors. Also: Sliding Seas, and more Pokémon Arceus.

Episode Timeline

(0:00) - Intro/Pokémon Minute

(13:02) - Vampire Survivors

(37:04) - Monark

(55:46) - Sliding Seas

(1:03:01) - Outro

Direct download: VGH_530_-_JRPG_Mumbo_Jumbo.mp3
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Randy finds himself marooned in the terrifying world of Pokémon Legends: Arceus. Meanwhile, D.J. teaches himself how to throw a Boomerang… X. Also, 24th century travel tips.

Episode Timeline

(0:00) - Intro/Immediately Pokemon Arceus

(48:02) - Boomerang X

(1:08:18) - Outro

Direct download: VGH_529_-_Ancient_Society_of_Weird_Bug_People.mp3
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Randy discovers the joy of unpacking in, er, Unpacking. Similarly, D.J. discovers the joy of generating umurangies in Umurangi Generation. Also: The final name in fantasy fashion lines.

Episode Timeline

(0:00) - Intro/SakaGUCCI

(11:19) - Umurangi Generation

(31:34) - Unpacking

(52:40) - Outro

Direct download: VGH_528_-_Super_Umurangi_Brothers.mp3
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Randy dons his cauldron to delve into the crafty world of Wytchwood. Meanwhile, D.J. once again finds himself stuck on a Raft. Also: Wordle, plus a listener mail solves a decades-old VGH mystery.

Episode Timeline

(0:00) - Intro

(03:35) - Wytchwood

(20:19) - Raft

(40:05) - Wordle

(53:08) - Viewer Mail

(1:02:54) - Outro

Direct download: VGH_527_-_Squirrel_Exploder.mp3
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Randy reveals his 2022 gaming resolution: To dab harder than anyone has dabbed before in Just Dance. Meanwhile, Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker brings D.J.'s MMO journey to a close... or does it? Also: Proper kadomatsu technique.

Episode Timeline

(0:00) - Intro/Pre-show babble

(08:16) - Just Dance

(25:35) - Ring Fit Adventure

(34:21) - Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker

(1:08:56) - Outro

Direct download: VGH_526_-_Abnormally_Friendly.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

We present our favorite games of 2021, while keeping things mostly drama-free.

Episode Timeline

(0:00) - Intro

(11:17) - #5

(21:24) - #4

(32:42) - #3

(43:10) - #2

(57:01) - #1

(1:07:46) - Honorable mentions

(1:11:39) - Outro

Direct download: VGH_525_-_Game_of_the_Year_2021.mp3
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