We’re joined by Robert Maher and Tyler Bud, developers of the retro sci-fi game, Rex Rocket, to talk about their experience developing the game and reaching new fans via Kickstarter. They discuss how to do a modern take on an old school genre, find the line between “epic” and “too epic,” and reveal their surprising pick for best Mega Man game of all time.
Make sure to check out the game on Kickstarter!
Video Game Hangover’s 100th episode is just around the corner. It’s been an incredible ride and a lot of fun getting to this point, but we wouldn’t still be podcasting every week if it wasn’t for you–our listeners! We’ve got big plans for episode 100, but we’re going to need some help from you.
Specifically, one of you.
That’s right: We want to bring you, dear VGH listener, onto episode 100 so you can chat with us about what you’ve been playing in the Hangover, discuss a gaming topic of your choosing, get in a Last Call shout-out, and generally be a part of the mayhem that goes into producing a VGH episode. (Don’t worry, we’ll take care of all the paperwork.)
Are you excited yet? Great! Here’s all you have to do for your chance to sit in the guest host chair:
- Own a computer microphone or headset. It’ll be a short show if you can’t talk to us!
- Be available to record via Skype on either Saturday, June 1st or Sunday, June 2nd.
- Send us a 60-second (or shorter) message, via audioboo.fm/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, May 23rd 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, May 20th, so we have time to listen to them!)
*Since phone calls usually don’t sound great, we’d prefer you leave us a message via Audioboo, but it’s up to you!
Update: We’ve updated the post to answer some common questions. To save you the trouble of reading the post again, here they are:
Q: What day will the recording take place?
A: We’ll record either on Saturday, June 1st or Sunday, June 2nd, depending on when you’re available. We’ll contact you about which day (and what time) you prefer.
Q: How long do I have to send in my recording?
A: To ensure we have enough time to listen to and compare everyone’s recordings, please send yours by the end of the day on Monday, May 20th.
If you have any other questions, leave us a comment below, or hit us up on Twitter @vghangover.
Nama biiru hitotsu onegaishimasu!
On this week’s show, D.J.’s back from Japan with a suitcase full of slimes, cats and beef tongue. We grill him for details about his trip to the gaming mecca.
We’re also reading your tweets and messages and talking about our time with Gears of War: Judgment, FarCry 3: Blood Dragon, and Gunslinger Stratos.
After listening to this week’s show, be sure to read how you can join us for our 100th episode of the podcast!
On this week’s show: the excitement is building but we’ve still got more questions than answers after (repeatedly) watching Rockstar’s new trailers for Grand Theft Auto V. We also break down Nintendo’s odd decision regarding their participation in this year’s E3.
Also this week: Thomas Was Alone, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, Suikoden: Tierkreis, The Last Door, Rex Rocket, and our love for all-things Marc Maron.
Does it offend you? On this week’s show, we’re talking about one gamer’s objection to the religious themes in Bioshock Infinite and our own sensitivities to games that push the envelope. We’ve also got talk of Fire Emblem: Awakening, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, SimCity 2.0, and more.
We close out this week’s show with a spoiler-filled discussion about the Bioshock Infinite endgame. If you haven’t finished the game yet and intend to, be sure to press stop when you hear our warning!
On this week’s show, we’re talking about the closing of LucasArts and reflecting on the best stuff from their massive catalog of games, including our hopes for the future of Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Grim Fandango. We’ve also got talk of Guacamelee, the new Dishonored DLC, Quakecon excitement, early multiplayer memories and more.
Time to pull the plug on online multiplayer? Responding to claims that multiplayer is lagging out, we discuss ways to potentially save it (and whether it deserves saving at all). In the Hangover, everyone’s hooked on Bioshock Infinite.
The often cantankerous relationship between gamers, publishers, and the press is in the spotlight this week. We’ve also got thoughts on Tomb Raider (not Dude Raider) and we’re diving deeper into Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate.
We’ve got a little something extra for your ears this week: Randy joins forces with some fellow gaming podcasters—Jordan from Boom Headshot, Joe from Geeks With Wives, and Dan from the First World Podcast—to discuss their love/hate relationships with achievements and trophies. They also weigh in on recent releases like Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, God of War: Ascension, Dead Space 3, and Runner 2.
This week’s show is all about the games! Paul and D.J. weigh in on their latest obsession, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, and Randy is just back from PAX East with impressions of Saints Row IV, Watch_Dogs, Transistor, Guacamelee and more.
If loving jetpacks and starship dress-up is wrong, we don’t want to be right! This week, we share all the “wrong” reasons we play games. In the Hangover, Randy 100-percents Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate on the 3DS, Paul finds a satisfying sendoff in Mass Effect 3 Citadel DLC, and D.J. promises Battlefield 3: End Game will be the last mention of battles and fields… at least until BF4. Also, we’ve got your favorite classic rhythm games in Viewer Mail!
We’re joined by Yuri (AKA Dubindoh) from Capcom to talk everything Monster Hunter–from reasons to get excited for the new Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, to the best tips for series newcomers looking to experience their first hunt.
As we covered in Episode 90, Rock Band may be over, but the massive music libraries we’ve built over the last six years are here to stay. I thought I’d share a list of my favorite songs to play–which was actually turned out to be quite difficult since my original PS3 died late last year and I still haven’t gotten around to redownloading all my songs onto the new one. But anyway, these are some of my personal picks for whenever I feel like picking up that plastic guitar.
Does the end of Rock Band DLC mean the death of rhythm gaming? We look back on the life of the game that put plastic instruments in everyone’s living room and talk about why the genre isn’t dead yet. In the Hangover, we’re playing BIT.TRIP Presents… Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, and recommending you avoid Aliens: Colonial Marines and The Last Remnant.
Sony’s revealed the PlayStation 4 and we’re filled with excitement… or at least we think that’s what that is. Also, we pass judgment on Crysis 3, enjoy cutting everything in sight in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, and try to play Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate.
Runner2 is out this week and we’re excited! We’re so excited, in fact, that we’re giving away some BIT.TRIP prizes to get you hyped up for the new game.
We’re either celebrating the PlayStation Vita’s one-year anniversary or delivering its eulogy. You be the judge. Also: Fire Emblem frustration, Monster Hunter anticipation, and Ghost Recon cooperation.
What makes a good gaming protagonist? We look at some good and bad examples, plus the importance of a character’s backstory and gender. Also: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, and yet more Dead Space 3.
BGM Mode is back with volume 2 of the best game music of 2012. Today, we’ve got Paul’s picks. Continue reading »
Yo dawg, we herd you like games so we put stuff from your favorite game into another game! (We’re talking about spin-offs and how to do them correctly.) Also, Randy and D.J. brave Fire Emblem: Awakening on the 3DS and permanent guest host Matt ventures into Double Fine’s The Cave.