VGH levels up to three digits! To celebrate, listener Anthony Ferro joins us to talk Virtual Boy and other gaming gimmicks. In the Hangover, we're playing Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm, and Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack. Thanks for your support for over 100 episodes!
D.J. reviews two more of those wacky Guild01 games for the 3DS. This time, it's Suda51's Liberation Maiden and Yoot Saito's Aero Porter. Tune in if you want to hear about Japan's latest robot invasion and learn about the exciting world of... baggage sorting?
The Xbox One is real and we can't contain our excitement! We discuss Microsoft's next-gen console reveal and how it stacks up with the PlayStation 4. We've also got your reactions to the news! In the Hangover, we're scrounging for bullets in Metro: Last Light, being very secretive about the first Guild-02 title, The Starship Damrey, and making new friends in Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery.
We're joined by Robert Maher and Tyler Bud, developers of the retro sci-fi game, Rex Rocket, to talk about their experience developing the game and reaching new fans via Kickstarter. They discuss how to do a modern take on an old school genre, find the line between "epic" and "too epic," and reveal their surprising pick for best Mega Man game of all time.
Nama biiru hitotsu onegaishimasu! D.J.'s back from Japan with a suitcase full of slimes, cats and beef tongue. We grill him for details about his trip to the gaming mecca. We’re also reading your tweets and messages and talking about our time with Gears of War: Judgment, FarCry 3: Blood Dragon, and Gunslinger Stratos.
The excitement is building but we’ve still got more questions than answers after (repeatedly) watching Rockstar’s new trailers for Grand Theft Auto V. We also break down Nintendo’s odd decision regarding their participation in this year's E3. Also this week: Thomas Was Alone, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, Suikoden: Tierkreis, The Last Door, Rex Rocket, and our love for all-things Marc Maron.
Does it offend you? On this week’s show, we’re talking about one gamer’s objection to the religious themes in Bioshock Infinite and our own sensitivities to games that push the envelope. We've also got talk of Fire Emblem: Awakening, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, SimCity 2.0, and more. We close out this week's show with a spoiler-filled discussion about the Bioshock Infinite endgame. If you haven't finished the game yet and intend to, be sure to press stop when you hear our warning!
On this week's show, we’re talking about the closing of LucasArts and reflecting on the best stuff from their massive catalog of games, including our hopes for the future of Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Grim Fandango. We’ve also got talk of Guacamelee, the new Dishonored DLC, Quakecon excitement, early multiplayer memories and more.
We've got a little something extra for your ears this week: Randy joins forces with some fellow gaming podcasters—Jordan from Boom Headshot, Joe from Geeks With Wives, and Dan from the First World Podcast—to discuss their love/hate relationships with achievements and trophies. They also weigh in on recent releases like Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, God of War: Ascension, Dead Space 3, and Runner 2.
If loving jetpacks and starship dress-up is wrong, we don't want to be right! This week, we share all the "wrong" reasons we play games. In the Hangover, Randy 100-percents Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate on the 3DS, Paul finds a satisfying sendoff in Mass Effect 3 Citadel DLC, and D.J. promises Battlefield 3: End Game will be the last mention of battles and fields... at least until BF4. Also, we've got your favorite classic rhythm games in Viewer Mail!
Does the end of Rock Band DLC mean the death of rhythm gaming? We look back on the life of the game that put plastic instruments in everyone's living room and talk about why the genre isn't dead yet. In the Hangover, we're playing BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch.
Yo dawg, we herd you like games so we put stuff from your favorite game into another game! (We're talking about spin-offs and how to do them correctly.) Also, Randy and D.J. brave Fire Emblem: Awakening on the 3DS and permanent guest host Matt ventures into Double Fine's The Cave.