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Video Game Hangover | The podcast for gamers who overindulge.

February 14, 2019

VGH #380: Bad Dudes with Bats


We set out on the Sea of Thieves to learn practical skills like how to hold a compass, and how to maintain composure while getting owned by Xbox Live bilge. Also: Apex Legends, The Division 2, and Forza Horizon 4.

  • Things Discussed

    Things Discussed:
    Apex Legends, Forza Horizon 4, Sea of Thieves, Tom Clancy's The Division 2, Will Smith

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February 7, 2019

VGH #379: The Maestros

D.J. learns how to fly a man-sized jet in Anthem, the new Destiny-like/Mass Effect-not-entirely-like. Paul gets acquainted with the Warhammer universe in Vermintide 2. And Downwell finally brings its gunboots to the Switch.

  • Things Discussed

    Things Discussed:
    Anthem, Downwell, Flip Grip, Warhammer: Vermintide 2

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January 31, 2019

VGH #378: The Protective Barrier Around the Earth

With Earth finally shielded from interplanetary attack, we can finally concentrate on the things that matter, like Randy’s 1000th playthrough of Uncharted 2. Also, Ace Combat 7, Pillars of Eternity 2, What Never Was, and not Metroid Prime 4.

  • Things Discussed

    Things Discussed:
    Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown, Metroid Prime 4, Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, What Never Was

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January 29, 2019

Taco Tuesday: Kingdom Hearts III

After 13 long years, it’s finally back: Taco Tuesday. To celebrate, D.J. sits down with Kingdom Hearts expert, BTG Inferno, to find out why Kingdom Hearts III is such a big deal.

  • Things Discussed

    Things Discussed:
    Kingdom Hearts III

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January 24, 2019

VGH #377: The Deep, Dark Dungeon of Luigi

Randy is somehow tricked into playing New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (and Bowsette has nothing to do with it). Also, Pokémon Battle Trozei, and D.J. sees blue in the latest Final Fantasy XIV update.

  • Things Discussed

    Things Discussed:
    Final Fantasy XIV, New Super Mario Bros. U, Pokémon Battle Trozei

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January 17, 2019

VGH #376: And That’s How I Ended Up with a Flying Jet Ski

Paul takes an ultimate look at Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Randy takes a hazardous vacation in Just Cause 4. D.J. can’t believe how many cookies he can afford thanks to Realm Grinder. And we gaze into our crystal ball to see what’s in store for 2019.

  • Things Discussed

    Things Discussed:
    Just Cause 4, Realm Grinder, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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January 10, 2019

VGH #375: Spontaneous Horse Combustion

We’ve arrived in 2019 to tell you about our favorite Yakuza and non-Yakuza games from 2018.

  • Things Discussed

    Things Discussed:
    Celeste, Dead Cells, Dragalia Lost, God of War, Gravity Rush 2, Holedown, Into the Breach, Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate, Monster Hunter World, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Spider-Man, The Missing: J.J. Macfield and the Island of Memories, wizard of legend, Yakuza 6, Yakuza Kiwami 2

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December 27, 2018

Mini Hangover: 2018 Bonus Tracks

Eight quick songs for your listening enjoyment.

  • Things Discussed

    Things Discussed:
    Dragalia Lost, Final Fantasy XIV, Gravity Rush 2, Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight, Pixel Puzzle Collection, Realm Grinder

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December 20, 2018

VGH #374: No More Bears

Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its continuing mission: To explore strange new worlds. To seek out new life and new civilizations. To boldly go where no one has gone before.

  • Things Discussed

    Things Discussed:
    Dino Riki

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December 13, 2018

VGH #373: Best Game Music of 2018

We take a look back at 2018 in game music and everything was Ben Prunty or Yakuza.

  • Things Discussed

    Things Discussed:
    Donut Country, Dragalia Lost, Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise, game music, Into the Breach, Monster Hunter World, The Darkside Detective, Yakuza 6, Yakuza Kiwami 2, Yoku's Island Express

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December 6, 2018

VGH #372: Untitled

We dive into Life Is Strange 2 and find out just how strange life… is? On an even stranger note, we’re thoroughly confused by The Haunted Island: A Frog Detective Game. Also, D.J. makes some questionable modifications to his Switch.

  • Things Discussed

    Things Discussed:
    Flip Grip, Gunbird 2, Life Is Strange 2, Spyro Reignited Trilogy, The Haunted Island: A Frog Detective Game

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December 4, 2018

Join us for Drunktacular 2018 live!

drinks time

Our annual drunktacular season finale is coming up this weekend, and for the first time in VGH history, we’ll be streaming the show live! You can watch us answer your listener questions while enjoying mysterious beverages on our channel at twitch.tv/vghangover. Is this a good idea? Find out on Saturday! The stream will start at 9:30 PM Eastern.

We’ll be taking questions from the stream chat, as well as from our Discord. You can also still submit text or audio questions before the show — here’s how to do that.

This is our first live show so there may be a few bumps, but we’re excited and hope to see everyone this Saturday!

November 29, 2018

VGH #371: The Bane of My Existence

D.J. takes a day trip to the most fantastical of video game realms: Watch Dogs 2‘s San Francisco. Randy grapples with his perfectionist urges in Spyro the Dragon. Also, Cthulhu and the Third Reich: A classic combination?

  • Things Discussed

    Things Discussed:
    Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics, Laser League, Spyro Reignited Trilogy, Watch Dogs 2

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November 21, 2018

VGH #370: Mandatory Furries

Paul causes all kinds of gruesome dismemberment in Mortal Kombat XL and Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise. D.J. experiences the five stages of grief during the latest Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival. And, finally, Randy plays Spyro.

  • Things Discussed

    Things Discussed:
    Final Fantasy XIV, Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise, Injustice 2, Mortal Kombat X, Spyro Reignited Trilogy

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November 20, 2018

Drunktacular 2018: Send us your burning questions!

drink drink

Leave us a voicemail with your question or comment*:

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Update: We’re streaming the drunktacular live on Saturday, December 8, at 9:30 PM Eastern at twitch.tv/vghangover!

We’re wrapping up another year of mostly coherent video game chat with our annual drunktacular finale, and we need your help! As is tradition, we spend our final show of the year reading your questions and doing our best to answer them while responsibly enjoying some festive beverages.

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November 15, 2018

VGH #369: A Long-Ass Time

Extra Life is a wrap! Laser League reveals Randy’s true calling as an eSports pro, Paul flirts with a side career in voice acting thanks to Doki Doki Literature Club, and D.J. attempts to make sense of 14 hours of Kingdom Hearts.

  • Things Discussed

    Things Discussed:
    Doki Doki Literature Club, Extra Life, Extra Life 2018, Friday the 13th, Kingdom Hearts, Laser League

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November 8, 2018

VGH #368: A Horrible Night to Have a Curse

We’re taking a quick break from our 24 hours of Extra Life to tell you about some of the games we played, like Tetris Effect, We Happy Few, Business Clicker, Castlevania II, and… Guilty Summer Kiss 2: Bloody Secret? OK, sure.

  • Things Discussed

    Things Discussed:
    Business Clicker, Castlevania II: Simon's Quest, Extra Life, Extra Life 2018, Guilty Summer Kiss 2: Bloody Secret, Monster Hunter World, Murder Mystery Adventure, Tetris Effect, We Happy Few

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November 1, 2018

VGH #367: Moppin’ Up Moons

Even with Extra Life right around the corner, we find ourselves distracted and wondering what it’s like to play the Cowboy Game. Also, the thrilling deaths of Spider-Man and his lady friends, returning to New Donk City, and — why not? — Dragalia Lost.

  • Things Discussed

    Things Discussed:
    Dragalia Lost, Extra Life, Extra Life 2018, Red Dead Redemption 2, Spider-Man, Super Mario Odyssey

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October 25, 2018

VGH #366: Permanent Cringe Face

We’re getting spooOOooOoky this week with Slayaway Camp, Detention, and… Soulcalibur VI? Also, Konami rises from the dead.

  • Things Discussed

    Things Discussed:
    Detention, Pixel Puzzle Collection, Slayaway Camp, Soulcalibur VI

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October 22, 2018

VGH @ #ExtraLife 2018

Extra Life

Join us on Discord on game day!

For the 5th year in a row, we’re participating in the Extra Life gaming marathon for charity! This year, we’ll be raising funds for the Children’s Miracle Network of hospitals by playing two separate marathons, on Saturday, November 3 and the following Saturday, November 10. 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

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