July 1, 2016

Backlog Attack! July 2016

Backlog Attack!

The summer Backlog Attack continues as the July round begins! Did you crush your backlog games in June? Keep the momentum going this month to secure your place as Backlog Champion 2016! Didn’t do so well? (Too busy hosting a podcast, maybe?) You can still catch up! A new month means it’s time to put up a new slate of games to complete over the next few weeks!

Returning listeners/players: Once again, just post the games you’ll be playing this month in the comments below! As an additional challenge this month, we want to see your screenshots, whether it’s a classic “THE END” screen, or just photographic proof that you’ve conquered something you’re playing. You can tweet it to us @vghangover, share it with us on on Facebook, link it in the comments below, or just email it to contact@vghangover.com.

If you want to get extra creative and earn that extra edge towards July’s prize, make sure to listen to this week’s episode. (And don’t miss July’s upcoming episodes in case Paul comes up with something even more devious.)

Are you new to the Backlog Attack this month? It’s a great time to join in! You can get the full contest details in June’s post, but basically: make as much progress completing your gaming backlog this month for a chance to win prizes at the end of the summer, including the new Fall release of your choice.

July 28, 2016

VGH #254: The Telltale Series

In this audio series of dramatic podcasting you’ll find: an in-depth conversation about the new Nintendo NX, an emotionally charged soliloquy about Monster Hunter, some internal dialogue about Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, and even some comments about Ghostbusters!

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July 21, 2016

VGH #253: Filthy Man

Pokemon Go? Check. Monster Hunter Generations? Check. Final Fantasy XIV? Check. Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel? Check. Yep, sounds like another show from your friends at Video Game Hangover. Also—this should be good—Randy plays Bloodborne.

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July 14, 2016

VGH #252: Weiner Dogs Everywhere

We look up from our Pokedexes just long enough to avoid being hit by oncoming traffic and also to discuss the Pokemon Go phenomenon. Also, did we play Resident Evil 7?

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July 7, 2016

VGH #251: Cool Game

As seasoned video gamers, we know a little about what makes a cool game. We strive to talk about only the coolest games every week. Like Boxboxboy. That’s cool. Inside? (That’s a game.) Also cool. Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard? Sorry. That’s not a cool game.

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June 30, 2016

VGH #250: Wall Chicken

Paul plays Bloodstained and reports on the state of its found cuisine. Randy tries several extremely Japanese games, with mixed results. 13 years later, D.J. is ready to pass judgment on Deus Ex: Invisible War. Meanwhile, nobody played Mighty No. 9.

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June 23, 2016

VGH #249: Blips and Bloops Remix

The blips and bloops are back! We take a listen to some of our favorite game music mariachi covers, Groove Coaster remixes, and songs appearing in games that rhyme with “Unsmarted: Jake’s Fmortune.”

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June 16, 2016

VGH #248: E3 2016 Extravaganza

This year, at E3: Tom Clancy’s robot dog! Norman Reedus’s weird body! Games about war! Games about burritos! Typography! JRPGs that look like Mass Effect! And the Pacific Northwest, but everywhere!

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June 9, 2016

VGH #247: BLADE MODE

The Backlog Attack kicks off with three (maybe) classics: The World Ends with You, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, and Last Window. Nevertheless, we find time to sneak in a couple new games, like Steamworld Heist and The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine.

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June 8, 2016

Backlog Attack! June 2016

Backlog Attack!

It’s back! Every summer, when the days between new game releases grow longer and longer, we take advantage of all extra time by digging into our backlogs for older games we’ve never gotten around to playing. This year, we’re committing to finishing two old games for each month this summer, and we’re inviting you to play along, too! For the first round, all you have to do is post your own list of unfinished games you want to get through by the end of June. You can put any games you want on the list, but choose wisely: We’ll pick a winner based on who we think has achieved the greatest feat of backloggery. For instance, we’ll be more impressed if you max out every character in Final Fantasy XIII (disclaimer: please don’t play Final Fantasy XIII) than if you watch the end credits roll in the latest incarnation of Tetris.

Once you’ve posted your list, all you need to do is start playing those games! But don’t forget to listen to new episodes of the podcast each week and follow @vghangover on Twitter in case we drop in some bonus backlog challenges.

In the first week of September, we’ll select three monthly winners to receive prizes, and we’ll pick one overall Backlog Champion who will receive the new Fall release game of their choice!*

If you have any questions, feel free to drop us a line via Twitter, Facebook or email and we’ll be happy to explain any of the rules. We think it’s simple enough, though: play your old games, win a new one! Now get to it and post your list below!

* MSRP $60 (U.S.) or under. If the game you choose isn’t eligible for release date delivery, we’ll send it via the next fastest shipping method.

June 2, 2016

VGH #246: Top Level Foliage

We continue our month-long deep analysis of the infamous Uncharted 4 scene where Nate eats his own brother. D.J. is still stuck in a Final Fantasy XIII hellworld. And the Backlog Attack returns!!

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May 26, 2016

VGH #245: No More Mr. Nice Reptile

Randy returns to describe Uncharted 4 with the very highest of adjectives, while D.J. is much less favorable on Final Fantasy XIII. Somewhere in between, Paul enslaves a mushroom race.

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May 19, 2016

VGH #244: Enormous Boulder of Salt

We love games for the endless escapism they offer. Imagine charting unknown reaches of the galaxy from the comfort of your home! Imagine a man in Tokyo breaking your arms over the Internet! Imagine someone deliberately choosing to play Final Fantasy XIII!

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May 12, 2016

VGH #243: The Funny Thing About Mr. Zurkon

VGH #243: The Funny Thing About Mr. Zurkon

D.J. further develops his nuclear wasteland survival plan, abandoning guns altogether in favor of a large hammer. Randy parlays his solitaire mastery into success at the racetrack. And everyone loves Overwatch—they just aren’t in love with it.

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May 5, 2016

VGH #242: Softness in His Eyes

VGH #242: Softness in His Eyes

After being unceremoniously killed during the opening credits, Nathan Drake reflects on all the cool video games he never found time away from his life of adventure to play. Games like Nuclear Throne, Severed, Crusader Kings 2, and Quantum Break. “Actually,” he gasps with his last breath, “I’m OK with missing Quantum Break.”

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April 28, 2016

VGH #241: The Person Who Explains Everything to You

VGH #241: The Person Who Explains Everything to You

After ignoring warnings about dangerous walls, Paul, too, enters Enter the Gungeon. Randy detonates animals. Hyper Light Drifter remains mysterious. And D.J. reminisces about that time he played Yakuza 2.

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April 21, 2016

VGH #240: Maybe We Are the Problem

VGH #240: Maybe We Are the Problem

We try out the Doom and Battleborn betas to see how they measure up to the Dooms and Battleborns of our youths. Randy tries Hyrule Warriors but in 3D, and D.J. embarks on a quest for a gun that shoots smaller guns.

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April 14, 2016

VGH #239: Jigglypuff vs. Lance Reddick

VGH #239: Jigglypuff vs. Lance Reddick

Paul puts his other obligations on hold to take over a beer farm in Stardew Valley. With his 10 billion wives behind him, D.J. plans his new career as a stay-at-home paperweight in Ultimate Kept Man Life. And Randy takes a break from The Division… a Quantum Break, that is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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April 6, 2016

VGH Interview: National Videogame Museum co-founder Joe Santulli

Join us for this very special episode where Paul interviews one of the co-founders of the National Videogame Museum in Frisco, TX.

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March 31, 2016

VGH #238: I Don’t Get Out of Bed for Greens

VGH #238: I Don't Get Out of Bed for Greens

D.J. decides it’s never too late to learn how to play video games and dusts off 3D Out Run and 3D Streets of Rage 2. Paul reveals shocking dog secrets. Virtual reality sounds exhausting. And The Division continues.

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