July 24, 2014

VGH #154: Ben Franklin’s Almanac

VGH #154: Ben Franklin's Almanac

Historians have long valued Ben Franklin’s famous almanac for the whimsical tales writ upon its myriad pages (20 collectible in Boston, 16 in New York). Stories of shrieking elf children, charismatic party trolls and cooperating robots provided hours of delight for American colonists skilled enough to parkour across rooftops nad recover the First American’s scrawlings.

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July 17, 2014

VGH #153: Fire All Cannons, Release All Slaves

VGH #153: Fire All Cannons, Release All Slaves

Raise shields! Charge engines! Calibrate the thing! Fire missiles! Assassinate a guy! Reroute auxiliary power! Touch primary booty! Engage hyperspace uncle! Watch electronic sports!

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July 10, 2014

VGH #152: Potato Salad

VGH #152: Potato Salad

This week’s show is a celebration of the modern retro game, like Halo 3 and ZombiU. We also talk about Shovel Knight, since it would be a shame if we didn’t.

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July 3, 2014

VGH #151: #SaveVGH

VGH #151: #SaveVGH

The Backlog Attack returns! We pick out three more stacks of unfinished games that we’re dying to cross off our lists. We also talk Hitman Go, The Wolf Among Us, and that game about the island and the tomodachis, while Paul experiences a traumatic event.

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June 26, 2014

VGH #150: Fine

VGH #150: Fine

On the show’s 150th birthday, we, the podcasters, reflect upon Video Game Hangover’s storied past and the indelible impression it’s left on the Internet. Actually, we just talk about Mario Kart 8 and Watch Dogs, two popular video games.

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June 19, 2014

VGH #149.5: E3 Wrap-up

VGH #149.5: E3 Wrap-up

Randy and D.J. team up for an extra curmudgeonly post-E3 episode while Paul is away doing Things.

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June 12, 2014

VGH #149: E3 2014

VGH #149: E3 2014

It’s E3 2014 and we’re covering the big three press events LIVE from the comfort of our bedrooms, and after the show has ended. Listen to how excited we are to play with toys and take Halo 2 online. Also, we correctly predict Nintendo’s steampunk strategy game featuring Abraham Lincoln. Incredible!

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June 5, 2014

VGH #148: PRE-E3 C-C-C-COMBO SHOW!

PRE-E3 C-C-C-COMBO SHOW!

We’re joining forces with Will and JD from 2 Ninjas 1 Podcast to get hyped and share predictions for next week’s massive E3 gaming expo. Together we’re twice as powerful!

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May 29, 2014

VGH #147: Snakebite T. Winterbottom

Snakebite T. Winterbottom

Attention astronaut: There’s been a terrible accident and now you have just 60 minutes of oxygen remaining. Better spend them listening to this episode about a talking sword and big worms.

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May 22, 2014

VGH #146: The Best and Brightest of Japan’s Youth

VGH #146: The Best and Brightest of Japan's Youth

Are you the ultimate fanfiction author/biker gang leader? If so, you’re invited to attend this podcast where we discuss your particular talents. Please watch out for potential murderers and/or time travel hazards. This episode is better without Kinect.

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May 15, 2014

VGH #145: Captain Idiot

VGH #145: Captain Idiot

To free us from the tyranny of car keys, we all get cybernetic implants. Also, we played some video games: FTL: Advanced Edition, Mega Man III, and Mario Golf: World Tour. This episode is available to tomodachi of all races and sexual orientation.

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May 8, 2014

VGH #144: The Dark Souls of Golf

VGH #144: The Dark Souls of Golf

This week, we take golf very seriously.

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May 1, 2014

VGH #143: Possessed Possessions

VGH #143: Possessed Possessions

This week’s show tackles grown-up issues like depression, anime, and life with eight arms. Also, more Microsoft and Xbox One chat as per usual, and Video Game Community Theater brings its own mailbag.

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April 24, 2014

VGH #142: Cats Are the Good Guys

VGH #142: Cats Are the Good Guys

It turns out we still have a few more games from PAX East to talk about, including Rats: Time Is Running Out and Chasm. Meanwhile, 119 million Gameboys still work after 25 years, Randy scoffs at the meager challenge of Super Mario Bros. 3, D.J. practices crashing planes in Strike Vector, and Paul hates the Steam controller.

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April 17, 2014

VGH #141: Live from PAX East 2014!

VGH #141: Live from PAX East 2014!

Randy and D.J. (with a little help from the VGH community) report in from PAX East. Thousands of gamers and only some of them are wearing deodorant!

Special thanks to guests Erik Kubik and Pete Cintula!

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April 10, 2014

VGH #140: Double Super Secret Detective Mode

VGH #140: Double Super Secret Detective Mode

Randy and D.J. are going to PAX East this year so Nintendo, Sony, and friends don’t have to, apparently. But why is that exactly? We also discuss Vlambeer’s indie guilt over Ridiculous Fishing, Batmanstlevania: Arkham Origins Blackgate, Final Fantasy, and, as always, baseball.

We also want your suggestions for this month’s game night! Let us know what you want to play on Twitter!

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April 3, 2014

VGH #139: Superdungeon

VGH #139: Superdungeon

Are The Elder Scrolls Online? Do they have to be? We launch a full investigation. Also, Paul makes an impulse Diablo III purchase (not the auction house kind), Randy climbs to the tops of buildings in Infamous Second Son, and you’ll never guess what D.J.’s doing.

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March 27, 2014

VGH #138: Optimus Prime Day

VGH #138: Optimus Prime Day

This episode truly has it all: Final Fantasy. Robots. Skeletons. A different Final Fantasy. Facebook. Pizza. Republicans. It’s all here.

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March 24, 2014

Community Game Night: Mario Kart 7

Game Night

Brace yourselves for some furious karting: we want to play Mario Kart 7 with you!

Join the Video Game Hangover crew for our next Community Game Night.

WHAT: Mario Kart 7 on the Nintendo 3DS
WHEN: Saturday, March 29 @ 9:30pm ET
HOW: Express your interest below and add us to your favorite “Communities” in the game: 20-7403-9734-6418.

No need to exchange Friend Codes! Just ensure you’re part of the in-game community using the number above and we’ll be able to play together.

Since Mario Kart 7 doesn’t have a voice chat feature, we’ll be hosting a Google Plus Hangout while we’re playing so we can communicate with each other. Be sure to add us on Google Plus so you can participate.

One last detail: believe it or not, there’s a patch for MK7 that’s required before you can play online. You’ll need to download and install it from the 3DS eShop before our Game Night.

See you on the Rainbow Road!

March 20, 2014

VGH #137: Be like Pete

VGH #137: Be like Pete

Titanfall is a first-person shooter multiplayer video game developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts as an exclusive for Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. The game was officially announced as Respawn’s debut game at Microsoft‘s E3 2013 press conference, and was released on March 11, 2014.

In Titanfall, players fight on a war-torn planet in six-on-six online multiplayer-only matches as mech-style Titans and their pilots. The game’s action is fast-paced: as pilots, players can run along walls and link jumps together parkour-style, use a variety of futuristic military weapons, and employ special abilities such as cloaking; as Titans, players are equipped with more destructive armaments and special protective shields. Several gameplay elements were designed to increase the game’s accessibility to less experienced shooter players, such as a locking pistol, the supplementing of each team with weak AI bots for easier kills, and temporary power-ups. The game uses Microsoft’s cloud computing services to offload non-player activity to servers and optimize the home computer for graphical performance.

The game won over 60 awards at its E3 2013 reveal, including a record-breaking six E3 Critics Awards, and Best of Show from several media outlets. It also won official awards at Gamescom and the Tokyo Game Show. Many reviewers predicted Titanfall to be the next step for the first-person shooter genre, and IGN‘s Ryan McCaffrey declared the game “Microsoft’s killer app”. Upon release, the game received positive reviews from critics, many of whom praised the game for its balanced game design.

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