November 16, 2017

#319: Guns That Shoot Arrows

We wrapped up Extra Life by getting murdered in the hot new PLAYERUNKNOWN'SBATTLEGROUNDSlike, Fortnite Battle Royale. Also, we learned how bows work in Torchlight, found (and were promptly banned from) our niche in Splatoon 2, and sneakily snuck through Horizon: Zero Dawn.

Things Discussed: Extra Life, Extra Life 2017, Fortnite, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Splatoon 2, Super Mario Odyssey, Torchlight

November 9, 2017

#318: A Raft of a Certain Size

We survived Extra Life, phase 1 -- now hear about everything we played! Splatoon 2, Night in the Woods, Super Mario Odyssey, Metroid II, and of course, Raft. Also, a brief stint with Superhot on PlayStation VR.

Things Discussed: Extra Life, Extra Life 2017, Metroid II: Return of Samus, Night in the Woods, PlayStation VR, Raft, Splatoon 2, Super Mario Odyssey, Superhot

November 2, 2017

#317: Bows-a-blazin'

Super Mario Odyssey is here and the gang shares stories about the long journey to New Donk City. Also, Paul plays his millionth hour of Horizon: Zero Dawn, D.J. joins an after-school poetry club, and Randy would have preferred a sombrero.

Things Discussed: Doki Doki Literature Club, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Super Mario Odyssey

October 26, 2017

#316: Died from Scared

Randy and D.J. learn their way around a funeral home in A Mortician's Tale. D.J. gets disoriented in Fragments of Euclid, then his office supply empire gets out of hand in Universal Paperclips. Paul is thoroughly overwhelmed in Horizon: Zero Dawn.

Things Discussed: A Mortician's Tale, Fragments of Euclid, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Universal Paperclips

October 19, 2017

#315: Doin' Dishes

Randy plays his new favorite Uncharted game, besides that other one. Paul gets lost in the mysterious Super Nintendo dark web. D.J. attempts to drive a vehicle and gets caught in a land war. Meanwhile, golf continues.

Things Discussed: Final Fantasy XIV, Golf Story, Gran Turismo Sport, Kirby's Dream Course, Super NES Classic, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

October 12, 2017

#314: Curve It Around the Crocodiles

WHAT YEAR IS IT?? We take a deep dive into Star Fox and the recently unearthed Star Fox 2 and see if SuperFX games can hold their own in 2017. Also, more golf and more stories, and Paul finds himself back on the farm.

Things Discussed: Golf Story, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo World Championships, Star Fox, Star Fox 2, Stardew Valley

October 5, 2017

#313: Get Back in the Horse

The fabled SNES Classic is here — find out which rad 90s games you should put on your Christmas list. Also: Randy enjoys the golf and story in Golf Story, we hate that we're still playing Metroid, and Microsoft Xbox: What is it, and has anyone seen one?

Things Discussed: Donkey Kong Country, Final Lap Twin, Golf Story, Metroid: Samus Returns, Secret of Mana, Street Fighter II Turbo, Super NES Classic, Xbox One

September 28, 2017

#312: Best Dad

Randy definitely still likes Metroid: Samus Returns but still takes a detour into Steamworld Dig 2. After an evening at the opera, D.J. gets parenting advice from an unexpected source. Paul plays that racing game he's always playing, apparently.

Things Discussed: Final Fantasy XIV, Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle, Metroid: Samus Returns, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Steamworld Dig 2, the matrix, Yakuza 3

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