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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January 7, 2016

VGH #226: Paul’s Lunch Economy

VGH #226: Paul's Lunch Economy

Instead of assigning traditional review scores, we’re now rating games on their lunchtime equivalency: Just Cause 3 is a tasty soup/sandwich combo from Chili’s while Her Story and Undertale are worthy of the endless pasta bowl from Olive Garden.

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December 16, 2015

VGH #225: Sex and Taco Bell

VGH #225: Sex and Taco Bell

We celebrate five years of podcasts by answering your questions about PlayStations, questionable roommates, dance hazards, literal game mechanics, regret, and Iron Man. Plus Randy makes the greatest sacrifice of all. But first… (bottle opening noises)

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December 10, 2015

VGH #224: Best Game Music of 2015

VGH #224: Best Game Music of 2015

Put on some headphones and join us as we listen to our favorite game music of 2015, including Splatoon, Metal Gear Solid 5, The Witcher 3, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, Bloodborne, Steamworld Heist, and Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward.

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December 3, 2015

VGH #223: Four-Bear Wallet

Four-Bear Wallet

D.J. has more to say about Soma. Paul plays the wrong Fallout, but maybe he can mod it into the right one. Randy admits to using one of those virtual girl apps. But most importantly: How’s that new Assassin’s Creed?

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November 25, 2015

VGH #222: Hanging with Ethan Hawke

VGH #222: Hanging with Ethan Hawke

As Black Friday looms, it’s important to keep your amiibos safe while revolving the screen to locate strange monsters. D.J. does so in REVOLVER360 RE:ACTOR before giving an unsatisfactory decription of SOMA. Paul enjoys cats and TitS while Randy longs for a time when all crime is legal.

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November 19, 2015

VGH #221: Ostrich Gorilla

VGH #221: Ostrich Gorilla

Need a reprieve from the wasteland? You’re in luck, because we’ve been playing all the games that came out last week that aren’t called Fallout, like Rise of the Tomb Raider and StarCraft II Part III. Also, how to play Downwell correctly.

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November 12, 2015

VGH #220: Extra Life 2015

VGH #220: Extra Life 2015

Last weekend we played games for 24 hours straight! Hear our thoughts about some of the games we played (and the important life lessons we learned). Bonus: This includes the mini show we recorded in the middle of the night.

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November 4, 2015

VGH #219: A Giant Cushion for an Enormous Cat

VGH #219: A Giant Cushion for an Enormous Cat

Paul adds to his cat collection with the newly translated Neko Atsume: Kitty Collector, then takes a trip to outer space in Rebel Galaxy. Randy plays a TV spinoff mobile game that’s Actually Good. D.J. attends the Final Fantasy: A New World concert and manages to not get arrested. And no one can remember the name of that one JRPG. You know, the one with the guy who dies? But on purpose, maybe. Also, more Legend of Legacy, Fantasy Life, and the names of space games.

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October 29, 2015

VGH #218: Vanilla Destiny

VGH #218: Vanilla Destiny

Randy and D.J. don’t talk about scary games this week, but they do chat about how much D.J. luvs Fantasy Life, Legend of Legacy (DEMO), and other stuff. Also: Randy has a great time playing Zelda: Tri Force Heroes whilst wearing a dress and uses weird emoji!!!

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October 22, 2015

VGH #217: One of the Mustache Movies

VGH #217: One of the Mustache Movies

Randy gives Chibi-Robo another chance with Chibi-Robo: Zip Lash. D.J. battles spooky blobs and touch controls in the new mobile sensation, Downwell. And Paul plays the latest Additional Content for his The Witcher 3 Video Game Product.

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October 15, 2015

VGH #216: Vegan Garbage Plate

VGH #216: Vegan Garbage Plate

D.J.’s Dishonored game comes to a merciful conclusion. For the second week in a row, Paul doesn’t change into a gun in Transformers: Devastation. And Randy that prays a looming voice actor strike doesn’t take his Nolan North away. Bonus: A no-spoilers barred discussion of The Beginner’s Guide.

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