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 20, 2018

Drunktacular 2018: Send us your burning questions!

drink drink

Leave us a voicemail with your question or comment*:

682-999-VGH1

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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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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March 2, 2018

Monster Hunter Hunt Night V: Insert Subtitle Here

oh no

Hunt night returns! Starting this Friday at 8:00PM Eastern, we’ll be playing on PS4 and have a 16-player lobby open for you to post the quests you’re working on, find others’ quests to help out with, or just hang out and socialize. All you need to do is join via the room code, which will be posted below once the room opens. We hope to see you there!

Also you can do this: Voice chat with us on the VGH Discord: https://discord.gg/2yZKtNd

Room code: 7rDbsKrKANdB

Join the VGH Monster Hunter: World squad:
Once you’ve joined our room, you’ll receive an invite to join the in-game VGH squad which will make joining future hunt nights a breeze. You’ll also be able to jump into a room with other VGH squad members whenever you’re online.

WHAT: Monster Hunter: World on the PlayStation 4
WHEN: Friday, March 2 @ 8PM ET
HOW: Join us using our room code! (code will be posted above once the room is active)

Or add us on PSN:
Paul – Dasflikko
D.J. – metaly

February 23, 2018

Monster Hunter Hunt Night IV: The Quest for Peace

oh no

Hunt night returns! Starting this Saturday at 8PM Eastern, we’ll be playing on PS4 and have a 16-player lobby open for you to post the quests you’re working on, find others’ quests to help out with, or just hang out and socialize. All you need to do is join via the room code, which will be posted here on Saturday. We hope to see you there!

Also you can do this: Voice chat with us on the VGH Discord: https://discord.gg/2yZKtNd

Room code: keANazN62Gm

Join the VGH Monster Hunter: World squad:
Once you’ve joined our room, you’ll receive an invite to join the in-game VGH squad which will make joining future hunt nights a breeze. You’ll also be able to jump into a room with other VGH squad members whenever you’re online.

WHAT: Monster Hunter: World on the PlayStation 4
WHEN: Saturday, February 24 @ 8PM ET
HOW: Join us using our room code! (code will be posted above once the room is active)

Or add us on PSN:
Paul – Dasflikko
D.J. – metaly

February 15, 2018

Monster Hunter Hunt Night III: The Search for Spock

oh no

Our first Monster Hunter: World community day was a lot of fun, so we’re doing another! It’ll work the same way as before: Starting Friday at 9PM Eastern, we’ll be playing on PS4 and have a 16-player lobby open for you to post the quests you’re working on, find others’ quests to help out with, or just hang out and socialize. All you need to do is join via the room code, which will be posted here on Sunday. We hope to see you there!

Also you can do this: Voice chat with us on the VGH Discord: https://discord.gg/2yZKtNd

Join the VGH Monster Hunter: World squad:
Once you’ve joined our room, you’ll receive an invite to join the in-game VGH squad which will make joining future hunt nights a breeze. You’ll also be able to jump into a room with other VGH squad members whenever you’re online.

WHAT: Monster Hunter: World on the PlayStation 4
WHEN: Friday, February 16 @ 9PM ET
HOW: Join us using our room code! (code will be posted above once the room is active)

Or add us on PSN:
Paul – Dasflikko
D.J. – metaly

February 9, 2018

Game Night: Monster Hunter: World: Monster Harder

oh no

Our first Monster Hunter: World community day was a lot of fun, so we’re doing another! It’ll work the same way as last week, just at a different time: Starting Sunday at 4PM Eastern, we’ll be playing on PS4 and have a 16-player lobby open for you to post the quests you’re working on, find others’ quests to help out with, or just hang out and socialize. All you need to do is join via the room code, which will be posted here on Sunday. We hope to see you there!

New this week:
Voice chat with us on the VGH Discord: https://discord.gg/2yZKtNd

Room code: 42AsjrfaDbue

Join the VGH Monster Hunter: World squad:
Once you’ve joined our room, you’ll receive an invite to join the in-game VGH squad which will make joining future hunt nights a breeze. You’ll also be able to jump into a room with other VGH squad members whenever you’re online.

WHAT: Monster Hunter: World on the PlayStation 4
WHEN: Sunday, February 11 @ 4PM ET
HOW: Join us using our room code! (code will be posted above once the room is active)

Or add us on PSN:
Paul – Dasflikko
D.J. – metaly

February 1, 2018

Community Game Night: Monster Hunter: World

oh no

Hunters unite! Monster Hunter: World is here and we’re kicking off what’s sure to be the first of many VGH hunting nights this Friday, February 2nd. Whether you’re a fledgling hunter or a grizzled veteran from the First Fleet, you’re welcome to join Paul, D.J. and the VGH community as we slay ferocious beasts, lug around enormous eggs, and cause a ruckus at the local canteen. Starting Friday at 7:30 Eastern, we’ll be playing on PS4 and have a 16-player lobby open for you to post the quests you’re working on, find others’ quests to help out with, or just hang out and socialize. All you need to do is join via the room code, which will be posted here on Friday. We hope to see you there!

Room code: 3FvtG3BKE38C

Join the VGH Monster Hunter: World squad:
Once you’ve joined our room, you’ll receive an invite to join the in-game VGH squad which will make joining future hunt nights a breeze. You’ll also be able to jump into a room with other VGH squad members whenever you’re online.

WHAT: Monster Hunter: World on the PlayStation 4
WHEN: Friday, February 2 @ 7:30pm ET
HOW: Join us using our room code! (code will be posted above once the room is active)

Or add us on PSN:
Paul – Dasflikko
D.J. – metaly

November 28, 2017

Send us your questions for our 2017 season finale!

drinks time

Leave us a voicemail with your question or comment*:

682-999-VGH1

Feeling inexplicably thirsty? That can only mean one thing — it’s time for the drunktacular finale to another year of VGHangover! As we’ve done every year for the past 50 years of doing this show, we’re opening the phone lines so you can call in with your questions, then opening some bottles of the good(?) stuff to help us answer them. (That’s not to say that you come up with the sort of questions that necessitate drinking, but — look, it’s been a long 2017, OK?)

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October 26, 2017

VGH @ Extra Life 2017

Extra Life

We’re participating in the Extra Life 2017 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 4 and the following Saturday, November 11. 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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August 15, 2017

Vote for the games we play in Backlog Attack 2017!

Backlog Attack

As promised last week, we’re leaving the final games of this year’s Backlog Attack up to you! Each host has selected four possible games to play — simply vote in one of the Twitter polls below to choose their fate! We’ll play through the winners and discuss them on the show in a couple weeks.

(If you don’t use Twitter, just leave a comment on this post with your votes!)

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December 1, 2016

Call in with your questions for our season finale!

I'm thirsty

Leave us a voicemail with your question or comment*:

682-999-VGH1

Good news: 2016 will soon be over. Better news: Our year-end finale show is even sooner! Once again, we’re taking calls and questions from you, the listeners, and answering them on the air over an endless stream of drinks. It’s gonna get weird.

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August 4, 2016

Backlog Attack! August 2016

Backlog Attack!

UPDATE: The Backlog Attack will end at midnight on August 29! (That’s late Sunday/early Monday morning.) Make sure you comment with your final progress before then so we can select a backlog champion!


It’s been a long summer but we’re finally into the last month of 2016’s Backlog Attack. This month, we’re going retro by finally playing some of the oldest games we have sitting around, and that’s the key to becoming the backlog champion for August: Dust off those neglected retro titles, and be rewarded!

Of course, “retro” can mean different things depending on who you ask, so we’re keeping our definition a little flexible. (For instance, on this week’s show we decided to play some Sega 3D Classics, a SNES game, and… Final Fantasy X-2?? Sure!) Just make sure you post the games you’ll be playing in the comments below so we can follow along as usual!

As a reminder, in September we’ll pick a backlog winner from June, July and August to receive prizes, plus one overall backlog champion, who will win the new Fall release of their choice! Even if you haven’t thrown your hat into the ring until now, it’s not too late! You can get the full contest details in June’s post, but basically: make as much progress completing your retro backlog this month, and at the end of the summer you might be lucky enough to hear those fateful words: A WINNER IS YOU!

Remember to follow us on Twitter for more Backlog Attack updates, and listen to the show in case we announce a special backlog challenge.

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.

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.

December 1, 2015

Join VGH for the 5th annual Drunktacular!

I'm thirsty

Send us your questions or comments:

audioboom.com/vghangover

Or leave a voicemail*:

682-999-VGH1

2015 has been a big year for Video Game Hangover. We recorded our 200th episode. We raised (with your help!) hundreds of dollars for charity in this year’s Extra Life marathon. The Order: 1886 came out.

This is also our fifth year doing pods on the Internet. As per VGH tradition, we’re ending it with our drunktacular call-in show, but since this is the fifth one, we felt like we should do something extra special. Which means… we don’t actually know. But while we figure it out, you can still call in with a question!

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August 4, 2015

CONTEST: Defeat your backlog, win a game!

Backlog Attack!

We’re in the last month of 2015’s Summer Backlog Attack, our annual attempt to play through some of those older, neglected games before the new hits of fall arrive. Once again, we’re inviting you, the listeners, to join in!

All you have to do to play along is post your own list of unfinished games you want to get through by the end of summer. (This year, we’ve officially declared that summer ends on Sunday, August 23.) 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 knock out every sidequest in The Witcher III than if you spell a really long word in Alphabear. (Well, Randy might be impressed, as long as the word is “veganmageddon.”)

The backlog champion, once again, will receive an amazing prize: the fall new release of their choice!* (Because after weeks of playing dusty, old games, there will be plenty of room for a shiny, new one.) We’ll even send it to you on release day.**

To get started, just post your list in the comments below. Make sure to follow us on Twitter and listen to the show over the next few weeks, since we’ll be handing out bonus backlog challenges that will surely help secure your title as backlog champion.

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
** Where available. If the game you choose isn’t eligible for release date delivery, we’ll use the next fastest shipping.

July 1, 2015

Summer Backlog Attack 2015

June 3, 2015

Join us for VGH episode 200!

Join us!

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!

May 8, 2015

Community Game Night: Mario Kart 8

Update: Here’s our Google Hangout! Come chat with us during the game!

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!