October 21, 2014

VGH @ Extra Life 2014

Extra Life

We’re participating in the Extra Life 2014 gaming marathon for charity! This Saturday, October 25th, we’ll be raising funds for the Children’s Miracle Network of hospitals by playing games for 24 hours straight. We hope you’ll tune into our livestream, cheer us on, and pledge your support for our team by donating a few dollars toward our fundraising goal. Any amount is appreciated! You can contribute here:

extra-life.org/team/vghangover

Even if you’re unable to donate, we hope you’ll follow our progress on the stream and join us for some multiplayer games. Here’s just a sample of what we’ll be playing on Saturday:

Games

Fantasy Life
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
Just Cause 2 Multiplayer Mod
The Last of Us
Mario Kart 8
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
Rex Rocket
Sleeping Dogs
Spelunky
Super Smash Bros. for 3DS
Transistor
Velvet Sundown

How to Find Us

Paul:
3DS: 0602-6679-8118
Wii U: Dasflikko
PSN: Dasflikko
Steam: Flik
Twitch: Dasflikko

D.J.:
3DS: 0903-2909-8746
Wii U: metaly
PSN: metaly
Steam: metaly
Twitch: metalyfled

Multiplayer Schedule

These times are subject to change, but follow @vghangover on Twitter for updates!

1PM PDT/3PM CDT – Super Smash Bros. for 3DS
5PM PDT/7PM CDT – Mario Kart 8
8PM PDT/10PM CDT – Velvet Sundown

October 23, 2014

VGH #167: The Horrible Crow People

VGH #167: The Horrible Crow People

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 something fan fest, and Paul discovers his fursona.

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October 16, 2014

VGH #166: Giant Dinosaur Dog

VGH #166: Giant Dinosaur Dog

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.

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October 9, 2014

VGH #165: Hates Being Set on Fire

VGH #165: Hates Being Set on Fire

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.

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October 2, 2014

VGH #164: The Path of Neo

VG #164: The Path of Neo

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.

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September 25, 2014

VGH #163: The Duke Nukem Forever of Final Fantasy

VGH #163: The Duke Nukem Forever of Final Fantasy

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.

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September 18, 2014

VGH #162: I Got Goldeen

VGH #162: I Got Goldeen

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.

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September 11, 2014

VGH #161: Quite Emo

VGH #161: Quite Emo

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

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September 5, 2014

Summer Backlog Attack, Week 10

Summer Backlog Attack, Week 10

We made it! Backlog 2014 is complete and is our most successful ever, with 11 out of 18 games eventually getting crossed off our lists. As for those pesky remainders, I plan to get into Sleeping Dogs soon (maybe around when the Definitive Edition hits), Randy will seek out new rereleases of A Link to the Past to try, and Paul has vowed to play XCOM for the rest of his gaming life so he never actually has to play The Last of Us.

Listen to our closing thoughts, plus find out the winner of our community backlog contest on this week’s episode, VGH #160: Bug Stick.

Our backlogging will continue until next summer, though! You can still follow us on the Backloggery here:

Randy’s Backloggery
D.J.’s Backloggery
Paul’s Backloggery

September 4, 2014

VGH #160: PAX Prime 2014: Bug Stick

VGH #160: PAX Prime 2014: Bug Stick

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

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August 29, 2014

Summer Backlog Attack, Week 9

Summer Backlog Attack, Week 9

The board is finally free of Halo and Alan Wake! We made some serious progress in the next-to-last week of backlog attacking—get the full update (including a discussion of Alan Wake‘s ending) on this week’s show: VGH #159: Bomb the Moon!

If you’re competing in our Backlog Attack contest, there are just a few days left before September 1st to cross games off your list! We’ll announce 2014’s backlog champion on next week’s show!

Track our last week of backlog progress on our Backloggery pages here:

Randy’s Backloggery
D.J.’s Backloggery
Paul’s Backloggery

August 28, 2014

VGH #159: Bomb the Moon

VGH #159: Bomb the Moon

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

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August 22, 2014

Summer Backlog Attack, Week 8

Backlog Attack 2014, Week 8

Alan Wake and Guardian Heroes complete! Guardian Heroes was short and deserves a little more time, so I’ll be splitting my time between replaying that and getting through Halo 4 as we enter the last two weeks of the Backlog Attack.

Are you competing in our Backlog Attack contest? Post your progress updates in the comments below, and make sure to listen to this week’s episode, VGH #158: The Magician Randy, for the weekly backlog challenge!

You can track our progress on our Backloggery pages here:

Randy’s Backloggery
D.J.’s Backloggery
Paul’s Backloggery

And don’t forget, we’re playing Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate tonight!

August 21, 2014

VGH #158: The Magician Randy

VGH #158: The Magician Randy

Prepare for an evening of otherworldly intrigue with THE MAGICIAN RANDY! Struggle to keep control of your senses as THE MAGICIAN RANDY looses a litany of arcane conjurations! Gasp with delight and terror as a cabaret of ethereal apparitions writhes at the will of THE MAGICIAN RANDY! Afterward, THE MAGICIAN RANDY will play the latest Metal Gear.

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August 20, 2014

Game Night: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

Game Night: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

Sharpen your sword and polish that BBQ spit: We’re going hunting this Friday night in Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate!*

We’ll be slaying monsters of all shapes and sizes throughout the evening. Working on some early quests? All hunter ranks are welcome! Need parts from an abyssal lagiacrus? Uh… we’ll see what we can do. Hunting parties may be small, but we’ll be playing all night and we’ll start a second room if we need to, so you’ll have plenty of time to join in. (Just make sure your character has access to Port Tanzia and network mode.)

WHAT: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on the Wii U
WHEN: Friday, August 22 @ 9:30pm ET
WHERE: Network Mode World 02 Free B, Lobby 1
ROOM: game night
PASSWORD: vgh

See you online on Friday! In the meantime, leave a comment with your favored weapon and/or the top monster you want to hunt! (Personally, I’ll be using a heavy bowgun to keep things interesting.)

*Looking for The Last of Us game night? Don’t worry, we’ll do that next month!

August 15, 2014

Summer Backlog Attack, Week 7

Backlog Attack Week 7

WE’RE STILL PLAYING ALAN WAKE. And we’re loving it, but please make us stop walking through the forest at night. Meanwhile, Randy continues to play A Link to the Past, but has also started into writer/director/executive producer/writer-director Suda51’s Killer Is Dead, which we’re led to believe is a video game. Get the full rundown (or at least a lengthier attempt at explanation) on this week’s show, VGH #157: The Ambiguity Continues.

Are you competing in our Backlog Attack contest? Post your progress updates in the comments below, plus add a link to (or tweet us) your backlog challenge photos!

You can track our progress on our Backloggery pages here:

Randy’s Backloggery
D.J.’s Backloggery
Paul’s Backloggery

August 14, 2014

VGH #157: The Ambiguity Continues

VGH #157: The Ambiguity Continues

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’s a new Silent Hill game at Gamescom… we think.

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August 8, 2014

Summer Backlog Attack, Week 6

Backlog Attack, Week 6

Surprise! It’s the same image from last week. But, this time, I’ve actually started Alan Wake, and Randy’s made some real progress into Zelda and collected a few of those pendants or whatever magical things they’ve lost this time. Hopefully, Paul and I will have a few more episodes of Alan Wake to discuss next time. Get the full progress update for this week on our latest episode.

Also, if you haven’t already entered the Backlog Attack contest, now’s the time! Get your list of backlog games posted so we can track your progress and declare you the winner at the end of the month! You’ll win the new release game of your choice!

If you have already entered, tune into next week’s episode for the first backlog bonus challenge! In the meantime, why not create yourself an account at The Backloggery to make keeping tabs on your games even easier? You can follow our own Backloggery pages here:

Randy’s Backloggery
D.J.’s Backloggery
Paul’s Backloggery

August 7, 2014

VGH #156: My 10-Year-Old Self

VGH #156: My 10-Year-Old Self

Paul takes a spooky vacation in Alan Wake, Randy deals with the antiquated artifact that is Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, and D.J. doesn’t know what to make of Rogue Legacy, but he’s pretty sure he doesn’t like being colorblind. Final Fantasy XIV returns briefly, but we wish it was under better circumstances.

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August 1, 2014

Summer Backlog Attack, Week 5

Summer Backlog Attack, Week 5

Two more games complete! I ended Halo: Reach on a high note, and Paul finished Assassin’s Creed IV. (It was OK.) Meanwhile, Randy switched Zelda platforms again. Get the full backlog update in this week’s episode.

Working through a backlog pile of your own? Enter our backlog contest and you could win a new game of your choice!