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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Ubisoft will tell you what this episode is about after you’ve finished downloading it.
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.
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Fantasy Life is here and between the three of us, we’ve been playing it 24/7. We discuss how our new lives are living up to our expectations. Also, crafting things in games, and real-world anxiety over imaginary houses.
Last weekend we played games for 24 hours straight, and boy are our arms tired! Get the post-Extra Life scoop as we try to recap hours of Civilization: Beyond Earth, Sleeping Dogs, Monster Hunter, and a salacious murder mystery in Velvet Sundown. Then we get spoooooooooky with Neverending Nightmares.
This weekend is Extra Life and we’re half-psyched up, half-questioning the decisions that have brought us to this point. Before that, though: Randy is excited about Android apps, D.J. is excited about something something fan fest, and Paul discovers his fursona.
We’re participating in the Extra Life 2014 gaming marathon for charity! This Saturday, October 25th, we’ll be raising funds for the Children’s Miracle Network of hospitals by playing games for 24 hours straight. 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:
Even if you’re unable to donate, we hope you’ll follow our progress on the stream and join us for some multiplayer games. Here’s just a sample of what we’ll be playing on Saturday:
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
Just Cause 2 Multiplayer Mod
The Last of Us
Mario Kart 8
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
Super Smash Bros. for 3DS
How to Find Us
These times are subject to change, but follow @vghangover on Twitter for updates!
1PM PDT/3PM CDT – Super Smash Bros. for 3DS
5PM PDT/7PM CDT – Mario Kart 8
8PM PDT/10PM CDT – Velvet Sundown
Join us for a chat about unemployment and games that sound like the following: Smashing Brothers, Sleepy Dogs, Alien Insulation, Fribbage, Spelarky, and Baynaretta 2.
It’s an event witnessed only once a console generation—something that die-hard fanboys will be frothing about to the uninitiated for years to come. That’s right—a good Lord of the Rings game. Also, we played Super Smash Bros. 4.
We haven’t played Shadow of Mordor yet but that doesn’t keep us from talking about it and the sleeper hit phenomenon. Also, Luftrausers, The Last of Us Remastered, and Borderlands 2 on the Vita.
Time for a road trip with your favorite anime bros! D.J. returns to Bravely Default while Paul discovers LEGOs and walks down a hallway. Also, Final Fantasy XV, Monster Hunter, and Animal Crossing—must be Tokyo Game Show.
Are there any more new video games in 2014? We get to the bottom of this controversial issue. Also, we played Smash Bros. on a 3DS, how weird.
This is it! We finally tackle the GamerGate controversy, hold on to your butts! We also chat about games like the new Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright and Code of Princess, but who cares about that? RAGE. MORE. IMPORTANT.
We made it! Backlog 2014 is complete and is our most successful ever, with 11 out of 18 games eventually getting crossed off our lists. As for those pesky remainders, I plan to get into Sleeping Dogs soon (maybe around when the Definitive Edition hits), Randy will seek out new rereleases of A Link to the Past to try, and Paul has vowed to play XCOM for the rest of his gaming life so he never actually has to play The Last of Us.
Listen to our closing thoughts, plus find out the winner of our community backlog contest on this week’s episode, VGH #160: Bug Stick.
Our backlogging will continue until next summer, though! You can still follow us on the Backloggery here:
We’ve got the hottest scoops and the biggest beetles from PAX Prime in Seattle. Scoop on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Freedom Wars, Below, Firewatch, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, and maybe more! Also, we crown 2014’s Summer Backlog champion!
The board is finally free of Halo and Alan Wake! We made some serious progress in the next-to-last week of backlog attacking—get the full update (including a discussion of Alan Wake‘s ending) on this week’s show: VGH #159: Bomb the Moon!
If you’re competing in our Backlog Attack contest, there are just a few days left before September 1st to cross games off your list! We’ll announce 2014’s backlog champion on next week’s show!
Track our last week of backlog progress on our Backloggery pages here: