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.
Week 1: And we’re off! The Summer Backlog Attack is back for a fourth round. This year we’ve got a special twist with a few games each selected by you, the listeners! How many games will we manage to knock off by the end of the summer? We’ll find out over the next few months!
You can also follow our progress on the Backloggery here:
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.
It’s E3 time again and we’re here with our impressions of all the latest Es!
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.
We hear about an unexplored side of Splatoon from our resident kid and squid, Randy. D.J. alternates between angsty Pacific Northwest teen and angsty Tokyo teen assassin. Paul refuses to set foot in a casino, but maybe a Witcher slot machine would change his mind.
We’re coming up on a major VGH milestone: our 200th episode! After many heated debates over how we should celebrate*, we compromised and decided to leave it up to you, the listener. That is—we want you to join us for our 200th episode and call the shots.
That’s right: For this very special episode, we’re dusting off that elusive fourth host chair so one of you can sit in it. Along with the seat itself comes all the posh privileges of being a VGH host: you get to tell everyone what you’ve been playing in the Hangover, discuss a gaming topic of your choice, and take part in whatever other shenanigans are going on that week. (It’ll be right after E3, so who knows what will happen?? Maybe we’ll all be enslaved by Nintendo!)
Here’s all you need to do to join us for this milestone episode:
– Own a computer microphone or headset. It doesn’t need to be pro-level, we just need to be able to hear you!
– Be available to record via Skype one evening during the week of June 22nd through June 26th.
– Send us a 60-second (or shorter) message, via audioboom.com/vghangover or 682-999-VGH1**, describing your topic and why you should guest host. Don’t forget to mention some way for us to reach you!
That’s it! We’ll pick a guest host by Thursday, June 18th and contact you to get everything ready for you to come on the show. All you need to do now is give us a call! (Please leave your 60-second message by the end of Monday, June 15th, so we have time to listen to them!)
If you have any questions about hosting, leave us a comment below, or hit us up on Twitter @vghangover. We can’t wait to hear from you!
Update: We’ve expanded the nights we’ll be recording to the entire week of June 22 to 26!
* Randy wanted to hold a party in his Animal Crossing village; D.J. insisted on having it in his Final Fantasy XIV house; Paul asked to be excused
** Since phone calls usually don’t sound great, we’d prefer you leave us a message via Audioboom, but it’s up to you!
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.
How did you fill the time in your days/nights/weekends before The Witcher III came out?
On this week’s show, Paul and Randy are distracting themselves with Invisible Inc., Klei’s fun-but-stressful new tactical espionage thing. We also dig into a couple of 3DS eShop oddities, Stretchmo and Adventure Bar Story, and Randy finally delivers his promised update from his Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth playthrough.
We also ruminate on our lifelong struggles to balance gaming with being a productive member of society. It’s harder than it may look from the outside.
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.
Mario Kart night is back in honor of the new Animal Crossing DLC and 200cc mode! We’ll be tearing up the new tracks this Friday night. Just add us to your Wii U friends list and you’ll be able to join the VGH lobby. (Make sure to send us a friend request ahead of time because it’s difficult for us to add people once the game starts!) We’ll have a Google Hangout going as well so we can chat during the game. (Check back here later for the link.)
If you don’t have any of the DLC, don’t worry—we’ll be racing on the regular courses too. Just make sure you sign on early to get the latest patch if you haven’t already!
(There’s also a chance we might try out the Splatoon beta at 11pm Eastern, so get that downloaded if you’re interested!)
WHAT: Mario Kart 8 on the Wii U
WHEN: Friday, May 8 @ 10:00pm ET
HOW: Add one of us to your Wii U friends list.
D.J. – metaly
Randy – randy_wrecked
See you on the starting line!
We regret to inform our listeners that D.J. Ross fell in battle during the great Burrito Wars of Cinco de Mayo 2015. Never forget.
Randy and Paul somehow find the strength to carry on, however, and this week they weigh in on big Suicide Squad news, PC gaming’s big night at E3, and the big new scheme to get gamers off of their big fat asses.
The guys also drown their sorrows in games, including Cities: Skylines, Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, and Never Alone.
Silent Hills is canceled and Konami is in the middle of self-destructing and we’re just sitting here StreetPassing.
Randy plugs in his Xbox One to make sure it plays video games, but alas, 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 being bled on by Superman.
Paul and D.J. get deep into Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate 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.
Randy seeks relief from his third unrelenting week of The Order: 1886 by playing a game about boxes. Paul searches for the correct sequence of buttons to beat Helldivers, D.J. spends the weekend watching a Call of Duty video, and Final Fantasy XIV… ends?!
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?
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.
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”. Join Randy (and VGH Community Contributor Chris Gregory) this week as he checks in from the frozen wasteland that once was Boston, MA, with thoughts on Splatoon, Steamworld Heist, We Happy Few, Just Cause 3, Invisible Inc., and more – including a full report on the 100% Smash Mouth-less Cards Against Humanity panel.