September 21, 2017

#311: My Stupid Brain

Paul and D.J. try to make sense of Project Octopath Traveler. Randy ponders the murky ethical questions raised by Metroid: Samus Returns. Someone finishes a Persona game. Also, cars.

Things Discussed: Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, Metroid: Samus Returns, Persona 5, Project Octopath Traveler, Yakuza Kiwami

September 14, 2017

#310: The Nice Murderer

Fresh out of Mario + Rabbids boot camp, Randy explains the origin of those disgusting minion-alikes. D.J. is anxious about the hostess bars in Yakuza Kiwami and lets off steam by beating up everyone in Tokyo. Also, Final Fantasy daddy.

Things Discussed: Final Fantasy XIV: Dad of Light, Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle, Yakuza Kiwami

September 7, 2017

#309: Sailors Everywhere

After a brief stint with the Destiny 2 beta, D.J. rocket slides all over the place in Vanquish and returns to his old face-stomping grounds in Yakuza Kiwami. Meanwhile, Paul plays Crawl while completely sober.

Things Discussed: Crawl, Destiny 2, Shenmue, Splatoon 2, Vanquish, Yakuza Kiwami

August 31, 2017

#308: Blundersloosh

We wrap up the Backlog Attack with Wolfenstein: The Old Blood and The Stanley Parable. Plus, games that deserve a second chance, even if they include rabbids.

Things Discussed: Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle, Persona 5, The Stanley Parable, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

August 24, 2017

#307: The History of Matar Paneer

We're chakkin' out the Monster Hunter Stories demo. It's as long as a lao-shan lung, as Grandpa Randy always says. We're also chakkin' on Titanfall 2 and Gunpoint, and following our Splatoon 2 teammates around to make sure they don't get... chakked?

Things Discussed: Danganronpa, Final Fantasy Brave Exvius, Gunpoint, Monster Hunter Stories, Splatoon 2, Titanfall 2

August 17, 2017

#306: Many Moons

The gang climbs aboard the space station Tacoma in search of spooky ghosts. D.J. struggles to understand the finer points of Bayonetta. Randy puts his curmudgeon powers to use in Gunpoint. Paul operates a computer.

Things Discussed: Backlog Attack 2017, Bayonetta, Cave Story, Gunpoint, Tacoma

August 10, 2017

#305: A Good Time for a Poutine Joke

In the aftermath of the first Splatoon 2 Splatfest, we discuss condiment and dessert preferences. D.J. checks in to see if the Professor Layton series survived its transition to mobile, and the Backlog Attack begins with spooky Soma and creepy Cave Story.

Things Discussed: Cave Story, Layton's Mystery Journey, Soma, Splatoon 2

August 3, 2017

#304: Mushy or Sticky

We venture into Nintendo's brave new vision of online multiplayer in Splatoon 2 -- now with voice chat, sometimes! Also, the summer Backlog Attack begins!

Things Discussed: Backlog Attack 2017, Nintendo Switch, Splatoon 2

July 27, 2017

#303: Summer Bloops

Bloop out with some blippin' summer blops on our mid-year music show! This year's playlist includes chiptune covers of imaginary artists, real artists singing imaginary words, and -- ugh -- more Zelda?!

Things Discussed: Final Fantasy XIV, Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, Nier, Nier: Automata, Persona 3, Persona 4, Persona 5, Super Mario Bros. 3

July 20, 2017

#302: Baby in the Mail

Randy's comfort zone is threatened by a new Persona announcement (and a mail-delivery baby). Also: Picross Makeout League at last, playing Final Fantasy XII until you don't have to, and 3DS games we can't play to begin with.

Things Discussed: BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle, Ever Oasis, Final Fantasy XII, Picross Makeout League, Prey, Theatrhythm Dragon Quest

July 13, 2017

#301: Wall Full of Meat

We would like to apologize for this week's extremely disgusting episode title, but if the Castlevania cartoon isn't going to make a wall chicken reference, it's up to us. Also: Zelda DLC, Receiver, Final Fantasy XII, Persona 5, and a second look at Prey.

Things Discussed: Castlevania, Final Fantasy XII, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Persona 5, Prey, Receiver

July 6, 2017

#300: Quiz Show Cluster

It's Video Game Hangover's 300th annual quiz show! Our hosts attempt to answer YOUR questions about video games, fake but real words, and real but fake film directors.

Things Discussed: video games

June 29, 2017

#299.5: Straight Up Gathering

Q: Why did the villagers in Ever Oasis build a juice bar? A: They needed something to drink with all the sand which is there!!!!!! Also: finally playing Horizon: Zero Dawn, finally logging into Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood, finally releasing Star Fox 2.

Things Discussed: Ever Oasis, Final Fantasy XIV, Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Super NES Classic

June 22, 2017

#299: Vita Refugees

E3 is a distant memory so we had to play games again. Games like Ever Oasis, Spellspire, Final Fantasy XIV Stormblood, and everyone's favorite, Pubg.

Things Discussed: Ever Oasis, Final Fantasy XIV, Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Persona 5, PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS, Spellspire

June 15, 2017

#298: E3 2017

E3 is here and it's time to second-guess all of our entertainment choices! Has Sony betrayed us? Is Monster Hunter real? Does playing Mario XCOM mean we secretly like Minions? Y can't Metroid crawl??

Things Discussed: E3, E3 2017, Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga, Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle, Metroid: Samus Returns, Minecraft, Monster Hunter World, Shadow of the Colossus, Skyrim, Spider-man, Super Mario Odyssey

June 8, 2017

#297: A Big Thing That's Dumb

Are you ready for a stupid murder vacation? We take a tour of one of the worst casinos in The Sexy Brutale, brush up on our Zelda photography skills, and discuss skeeball pro strats. Also, two Final Fantasy games that D.J.'s not playing.

Things Discussed: Final Fantasy Tactics, Final Fantasy V, Grand Theft Auto IV, Groove Coaster, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Night in the Woods, Persona 3, skeeball, The Sexy Brutale

June 1, 2017

#296: Anime Game Overlords

It finally happened: We've surrendered to the Persona dimension. Enjoy a discussion of best girls, gourmet kings, and the cardinal rules of rhythm games. Then, we persona-fuse two of our favorite things: free-to-play mobile games and Final Fantasy.

Things Discussed: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius, Persona 3, Persona 4: Dancing All Night, Persona 5

May 25, 2017

#295: You Can't Eat an Oak Tree

We're back to playing Zelda: Breath of the Wild and wondering if it would be better as a sidescroller. Paul reunites with an old friend in Dead Cells, then goes looking for a new friend but finds Salt and Sanctuary instead. Randy plays stuff on his phone.

Things Discussed: Cinelinx, Dead Cells, Heroes of the Storm, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Persona 3, Salt and Sanctuary, Topsoil, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

May 18, 2017

#294: Taking My Skin and Going Home

We venture into Dead Cells, the hot new metroidroguevaniasoulslike, and leave satisfied but missing 75% of our gold. We also try the Prey and like it, except for a classic FPS character who won't stop making a cameo. Also, D.J. tries a new Final Fantasy.

Things Discussed: Dead Cells, Final Fantasy Brave Exvius, Heroes of the Storm, Pandemic, Prey

May 11, 2017

#293: Noodle Club

For the inaugural meeting of Noodle Club, our expert noodlers evaluate the noodliness of games like What Remains of Edith Finch's Noodles, Heroes of the Noodling Storm, and Persona 3 Noodle.

Things Discussed: Heroes of the Storm, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Persona 3, What Remains of Edith Finch