May 28, 2015

VGH #196: Kill It for Some Money

VGH #196: Kill It for Some Money

After years of anticipation, we finally discuss the international smash hit: Puzzle & Dragons. Paul plays a game about a beard albino. D.J. doesn’t play anything. Also, Backlog Attack 2015 looms.

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May 21, 2015

VGH #195: Women Beating Down the Door

VGH #195: Women Beating Down the Door

How did you fill the time in your days/nights/weekends before The Witcher III came out?

On this week’s show, Paul and Randy are distracting themselves with Invisible Inc., Klei’s fun-but-stressful new tactical espionage thing. We also dig into a couple of 3DS eShop oddities,  Stretchmo and Adventure Bar Story, and Randy finally delivers his promised update from his Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth playthrough.

We also ruminate on our lifelong struggles to balance gaming with being a productive member of society. It’s harder than it may look from the outside.

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May 14, 2015

VGH #194: Where’s Dracula?

VGH #194: Where's Dracula?

When is a squid not a squid? When it’s a human-squid girl/boy hybrid. But what if this hypothetical hybrid hu-squid were to transform suddenly into a full squid? A definitive answer eludes squidymologists to this day. Anyway, we played Splatoon.

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May 7, 2015

VGH #193: D.J.’s Ghost

VGH #193: D.J.'s Ghost

We regret to inform our listeners that D.J. Ross fell in battle during the great Burrito Wars of Cinco de Mayo 2015. Never forget.

Randy and Paul somehow find the strength to carry on, however, and this week they weigh in on big Suicide Squad news, PC gaming’s big night at E3, and the big new scheme to get gamers off of their big fat asses.

The guys also drown their sorrows in games, including Cities: Skylines, Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, and Never Alone.

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April 30, 2015

VGH #192: Biologically Accurate

VGH #192: Biologically Accurate

Silent Hills is canceled and Konami is in the middle of self-destructing and we’re just sitting here StreetPassing.

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April 23, 2015

VGH #191: Trash Game for Garbage People

VGH #191: Trash Game for Garbage People

Randy plugs in his Xbox One to make sure it plays video games, but alas, all it does is play the new Star Trek trailer (which looks suspiciously like Star Wars). Meanwhile, Paul locks himself in a room and D.J. jumps off a cliff to avoid being bled on by Superman.

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April 16, 2015

VGH #190: 100% Narga

VGH #190: 100% Narga

Paul and D.J. get deep into Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate fashion and this season’s hottest armor skills. Meanwhile, Randy prefers to stay out of the spotlight with Monster Bag. Also, Pillars of Eternity, Mario Party 10, and smartwatches destroy civilization.

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April 9, 2015

VGH #189: Look How Terrible This Is

VGH #189: Look How Terrible This Is

Randy seeks relief from his third unrelenting week of The Order: 1886 by playing a game about boxes. Paul searches for the correct sequence of buttons to beat Helldivers, D.J. spends the weekend watching a Call of Duty video, and Final Fantasy XIV… ends?!

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April 2, 2015

VGH #188: She’s a Steampunk

VGH #188: She's a Steampunk

We get in touch with our inner time traveling tweens in Life Is Strange episode 2, the most steampunk game since The Order: 1886. Also: Why the Zelda delay is good, why Master Chief is bad, and a new Mass Effect?

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March 26, 2015

VGH #187: I Like Oreos

VGH #187: I Like Oreos

Legendary game designer Hideo Kojima stops by to clear up some rumors about his future with Konami and the Metal Gear series. Paul’s plan to get his space crew in order fails spectacularly. D.J. plays Project Diva F 2nd, the most embarrassing rhythm game yet. And Randy spends time with The Order: 1886, a video game.

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March 19, 2015

VGH #186: Chunky Garbage

VGH #186: Chunky Garbage

We’re doing #MetroidMarch right by replaying the series’s best. Like Metroid: Code Name: STEAM, Metroid: Q*bert, Metroid: Monster Hunter and the game many consider an all-time classic, Metroid: Jak and Daxter Collection.

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March 12, 2015

VGH #185: PAX East 2015

VGH #185: PAX East 2015

Just how far is one man willing to go to attend PAX East? When traveling through a late winter snowstorm by train, the correct answer is “approximately 400 miles”. Join Randy (and VGH Community Contributor Chris Gregory) this week as he checks in from the frozen wasteland that once was Boston, MA, with thoughts on Splatoon, Steamworld Heist, We Happy Few, Just Cause 3, Invisible Inc., and more – including a full report on the 100% Smash Mouth-less Cards Against Humanity panel.

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March 5, 2015

VGH #184: In My Heart, I Am Raoul

VGH #184: In My Heart, I Am Raoul

Please enjoy this episode full of PAX East hype that we recorded before they canceled the East Coast. Also: skateboarding in OlliOlli2, French lessons, an MMO memorial to Leonard Nimoy in Star Trek Online, Ironfall: Invasion puts the “gears” and “war” into Gears of War, the Final Fantasy XIV community loses its collective mind over a card game, and we try to uncover the origin of #MetroidMarch. (Spoiler: We invented it.)

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February 26, 2015

VGH #183: The Tetris Stalker

VGH #183: The Tetris Stalker

It’s the Vita’s 3rd birthday, so naturally we celebrate by playing 3DS games all week. More Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, some Majora’s Mask, and Tetris Ultimate. Also Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, which is on neither 3DS nor Vita.

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February 19, 2015

VGH #1886: Moon Man

VGH #1886: Moon Man

Randy rewinds time to save Clock Town in the remastered N64 classic, The Order: 1886, and Paul and D.J. get their claws into Capcom’s latest hunting action game, The Order: 1886. We also wonder what’s up with Peter Molyneux (creator of The Order: 1886).

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February 12, 2015

VGH #181: The Wazoo

VGH #181: The Wazoo

Where were you the night before Nintendoom? We were getting our affairs in order playing Freedom Wars and copying our 3DS games onto a series of progressively smaller memory cards. Randy and Paul return to/are still Shadow of Mordor. D.J. doesn’t talk about Final Fantasy XIV.

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February 5, 2015

VGH #180: You’re Gonna Miss the Lobster

VGH #180: You're Gonna Miss the Lobster

Once a year, a legendary lobster crawls out of the sea to tell tales of time-traveling high schoolers and historical steampunk lions. Unfortunately, we missed the lobster again. Fortunately, we’re perfectly capable of telling you those stories ourselves.

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January 29, 2015

VGH #179: Live from PAX South 2015

VGH #179: Live from PAX South 2015

Live from San Antonio, VGH is at the first ever PAX South expo! We’re joined by some special guests to talk about the games we played, the costumes we saw, and, of course, Yasumi Matsuno.

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January 22, 2015

VGH #178: Lorgo the Potlicker

VGH #178: Lorgo the Potlicker

After a nearly two-year hiatus, we’ve finally released a new show. Coincidentally, Randy and D.J. are excited about a potential new Rock Band, while Paul tries to remember the name of that game he played with a plastic guitar. Also: PS1 classics Suikoden I and II, The Marvellous Miss Take, Shadow of Mordor, and 1000 dead Mr. Game and Watches in Super Smash Bros.

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January 15, 2015

VGH #177: Nintendoom

VGH #177: Nintendoom

On the way to 2015, you suddenly find yourself trapped in the realm of Nintendoom, where nothing fits in your pocket and every Amiibo is Luigi. Your only chance of escape lies in the machinegun-toting hands of—who else—Batman (voiced by Troy Baker).

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