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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March 24, 2016

VGH #237: Existing Deer A.I. Routines

VGH #237: Existing Deer A.I. Routines

Randy and Paul run into other players behaving strangely in The Division‘s Dark Zone. D.J. can’t stop liking Yakuza 2, but takes a break to share WAR stories (from the future) with Paul. From a distance, an unstoppable deer watches.

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March 17, 2016

VGH #236: Wink Wink Nudge Nudge

VGH #236: Wink Wink Nudge Nudge

On this week’s show, D.J. is mysteriously absent. Instead of investigating his disappearance, Randy and Paul just chat endlessly about The Division, purpz, jumping jacks, and some tidbits from GDC 2016.

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March 10, 2016

VGH #235: Large Monster Bone

VGH #235: Large Monster Bone

D.J. redoubles his efforts to understand what’s happening in Call of Duty: Black Ops III but maybe would rather be hitting things with sticks in Groove Coaster. Paul explains adjustments to monster bone exchange rates in the just-announced Monster Hunter Generations. Randy reminds everyone about Uncharted 1. Peter Molyneux continues.

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March 3, 2016

VGH #234: The Full Asterisk Version

VGH #234: The Full Asterisk Version

Randy falls back into one of his bad habits, and it’s not even the one involving plastic guitars. Paul is on better terms with Fire Emblem: Fates. D.J. takes a break in between Yakuzas to shill for Activision, if they even make games still.

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February 25, 2016

VGH #233: Tom Clancy’s Fire Emblem

VGH #233: Tom Clancy's Fire Emblem

Paul and Randy delve into distinguished author Tom Clancy’s latest pet project, the massively multiplayer online shooter, The Division. Meanwhile, D.J. continues his quest to kick every gangster in Tokyo. Also, the new Fire Emblem is confusing.

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February 18, 2016

VGH #232: Music Game Wife

VGH #232: Music Game Wife

Randy escapes from sea-prison only to immediately become lost in the woods. Paul gets owned by his wife despite his fearsome boulder arm. D.J. makes impulsive relationship decisions.

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February 11, 2016

VGH #231: The Elite Lifestyle

VGH #231: The Elite Lifestyle

Paul supplements his actual sickness with motion sickness courtesy of the Gravity Rush remaster. D.J. loves Strike Suit Zero and vows never to play another game in the series, but it’s OK because there’s a lot of dudes in Yakuza that need to be kicked.

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February 4, 2016

VGH #230: Non-Gandhi Behavior

VGH #230: Non-Gandhi Behavior

How can we accurately judge The Witness to be the best ever made when it’s so good that it causes all other games throughout history to cease to exist, destroying all basis for comparison? Also, reasons why we haven’t started The Witness yet.

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January 28, 2016

VGH #229: Mario’s Fleshy Face

VGH #229: Mario's Fleshy Face

The pastel-hued island fills you with a sense of familiarity and security. Turning to greet your old friend, Yoshi, you realize the figure before you is not the cuddly dinosaur of your youth. You freeze in horror as the fleshy mass burbles: “It’s-a me.”

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January 21, 2016

VGH #228: Time to Look for a New Job

VGH #228: Time to Look for a New Job

We asked the top robotic minds at Google what the best games of 2015 were. When it turned out AIs don’t have opinions, we deferred to our slightly less robotic stable of podcast hosts. Also, D.J. is pretty sure he’s not poisoned.

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January 14, 2016

VGH #227: Sacrifices Must Be Made

VGH #227: Sacrifices Must Be Made

It’s been a weird week. D.J. remains in exile in Japan. We’re sad about David Bowie. We’re still having fun with Just Cause 3 and Mass Effect 3. We’re fighting the allure of shiny new games while trying to find time for good old ones. So many feels.

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