March 5, 2015

VGH #184: In My Heart, I Am Raoul

VGH #184: In My Heart, I Am Raoul

Please enjoy this episode full of PAX East hype that we recorded before they canceled the East Coast. Also: skateboarding in OlliOlli2, French lessons, an MMO memorial to Leonard Nimoy in Star Trek Online, Ironfall: Invasion puts the “gears” and “war” into Gears of War, the Final Fantasy XIV community loses its collective mind over a card game, and we try to uncover the origin of #MetroidMarch. (Spoiler: We invented it.)

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February 26, 2015

VGH #183: The Tetris Stalker

VGH #183: The Tetris Stalker

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

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February 19, 2015

VGH #1886: Moon Man

VGH #1886: Moon Man

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).

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February 12, 2015

VGH #181: The Wazoo

VGH #181: The Wazoo

Where were you the night before Nintendoom? We were getting our affairs in order playing Freedom Wars and copying our 3DS games onto a series of progressively smaller memory cards. Randy and Paul return to/are still Shadow of Mordor. D.J. doesn’t talk about Final Fantasy XIV.

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February 5, 2015

VGH #180: You’re Gonna Miss the Lobster

VGH #180: You're Gonna Miss the Lobster

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.

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January 29, 2015

VGH #179: Live from PAX South 2015

VGH #179: Live from PAX South 2015

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.

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January 28, 2015

D.J.’s top games of 2014

D.J.'s top games of 2014

If I were to start predicting my game of the year lists in January of that year, I think I’d usually be able to get at least one or two games correct. There’s often a notable game from a favorite developer or series that seems like a safe bet—sure things like Monster Hunter, Metal Gear, or anything by Yasumi Matsuno. Had I guessed at 2014’s list I would have struck out completely, which is disappointing because it means some of the games I was most looking forward to ended up falling short of my expectations. On the other hand, so many fun and surprising games appeared last year that I had no trouble filling the empty spaces.

Honorable Mentions (in no particular order)

Titanfall

Existing somewhere between Call of Duty and Unreal Tournament, Titanfall is one of the freshest first-person shooters I’ve played in years. The giant Titan mech suits, sort of a democratized version of other games’ killstreaks and vehicles, may be the feature attraction, but I found the parkour-inspired, out-of-mech movement system to be the real star. I quickly reached a point where I’d only climb into my Titan if I really had to—it was too much fun running on walls or discovering a new aerial route to the next objective.
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January 22, 2015

VGH #178: Lorgo the Potlicker

VGH #178: Lorgo the Potlicker

After a nearly two-year hiatus, we’ve finally released a new show. Coincidentally, Randy and D.J. are excited about a potential new Rock Band, while Paul tries to remember the name of that game he played with a plastic guitar. Also: PS1 classics Suikoden I and II, The Marvellous Miss Take, Shadow of Mordor, and 1000 dead Mr. Game and Watches in Super Smash Bros.

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January 15, 2015

VGH #177: Nintendoom

VGH #177: Nintendoom

On the way to 2015, you suddenly find yourself trapped in the realm of Nintendoom, where nothing fits in your pocket and every Amiibo is Luigi. Your only chance of escape lies in the machinegun-toting hands of—who else—Batman (voiced by Troy Baker).

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January 8, 2015

VGH #176: David Duchovny Needs Work

VGH #176: David Duchovny Needs Work

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.

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January 8, 2015

Take our 2015 listener survey!

It’s our fifth year of podcasting about video games. How are we doing?

As we hinted at on last year’s season finale, we’d like to hear what all of you think of the show. (Beyond all the effusive Twitter praise, of course.) To make it as easy as possible for you, we’ve put together a quick, less-than-five-minutes-long survey with a few questions about the VGH, games, and podcasts in general. We’d really appreciate it if you could take a few moments of your time and fill it out. Be completely honest; if there’s something you think we could be doing better—tell us!

As added incentive, we’ll be handing out a few Amazon gift cards to respondents (selected at random). Finally… proof that your opinions have value, and that it’s awkwardly quantifiable! (Update: The gift card giveaway has ended, but you can still take the survey.)

Seriously though, we’d really appreciate hearing from you.

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January 1, 2015

Mini Hangover: Freedom Wars

Mini Hangover: Freedom Wars

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

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December 25, 2014

Mini Hangover: Paul

Mini Hangover: Paul

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

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December 18, 2014

VGH #175: Bro Out Till U Die

VGH #175: Bro Out Till U Die

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.

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December 11, 2014

VGH #174: Blips and Bloops 3

VGH #174: Blips and Bloops 3

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

Don’t forget to leave us a message for our last show of the year!

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December 4, 2014

VGH #173: Kite!

VGH #173: Kite!

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.

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November 26, 2014

VGH #172: The Same Boring-Ass Cave

VGH #172: The Same Boring-Ass Cave

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

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November 25, 2014

Get on the air for VGH’s 2014 season finale!

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It’s back! Our fourth annual Hungover Hangover/Drunktacular/whatever we’re calling it is coming up in just a few weeks! That’s our year-end season finale show where we answer your calls and questions while enjoying some adult beverages.

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November 20, 2014

VGH #171: The Jon Hamm Show

VGH #171: The Jon Hamm Show

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

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November 13, 2014

VGH #170: Knock ‘em Out Wipe ‘em Out

VGH #170: Knock 'em Out Wipe 'em Out

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.

This week’s episode description brought to you by three white guys

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