September 18, 2014

#162: I Got Goldeen

Are there any more new video games in 2014? We get to the bottom of this controversial issue. Also, we played Smash Bros. on a 3DS, how weird.

Things Discussed: A Bird Story, Alien: Isolation, Dragon Age Inquisition, Fantasy Life, Infamous: First Light, Infamous: Second Son, Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, LittleBigPlanet 3, Sunset Overdrive, Super Smash Bros. for 3DS, Super Win the Game, Velocity 2X, Velocity Ultra

September 11, 2014


Things Discussed: code of princess, dreamcast, gamergate, layton vs wright, nintendo 3DS

September 4, 2014

#160: PAX Prime 2014: Bug Stick

We've got the hottest scoops and the biggest beetles from PAX Prime in Seattle. Scoop on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Freedom Wars, Below, Firewatch, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, and maybe more! Also, we crown 2014's Summer Backlog champion!

Things Discussed: Backlog Attack 2014, Below, Firewatch, Freedom Wars, Gauntlet, GX, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, PAX, PAX Prime 2014, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

August 28, 2014

#159: Bomb the Moon

After a few harrowing weeks of real life, D.J. returns to Halo world and Randy gets involved in a dastardly moon bombing plot in CounterSpy. Meanwhile, Paul finished Alan Wake and probably played XCOM: Enemy Within. Also, Swing Copters.

Things Discussed: Alan Wake, CounterSpy, Halo 4, Swing Copters, XCOM: Enemy Unknown

August 21, 2014

#158: The Magician Randy

Prepare for an evening of otherworldly intrigue with THE MAGICIAN RANDY! Struggle to keep control of your senses as THE MAGICIAN RANDY looses a litany of arcane conjurations! Gasp with delight and terror as a cabaret of ethereal apparitions writhes at the will of THE MAGICIAN RANDY! Afterward, THE MAGICIAN RANDY will play the latest Metal Gear.

Things Discussed: Goat Simulator, Guardian Heroes, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, Rex Rocket, Rogue Legacy

August 14, 2014

#157: The Ambiguity Continues

We take a leisurely stroll through the forest with Alan Wake, this year's most stubborn Backlog Attack game. Less leisurely, we shoot laser guns in Rex Rocket and wonder what's going on in Killer Is Dead. Finally, there's a new Silent Hill game at Gamescom... we think.

Things Discussed: Alan Wake, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Gamescom, Killer Is Dead, Rex Rocket, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Rogue Legacy, Silent Hills

August 7, 2014

#156: My 10-Year-Old Self

Paul takes a spooky vacation in Alan Wake, Randy deals with the antiquated artifact that is Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, and D.J. doesn't know what to make of Rogue Legacy, but he's pretty sure he doesn't like being colorblind. Final Fantasy XIV returns briefly, but we wish it was under better circumstances.

Things Discussed: Alan Wake, Final Fantasy XIV, Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Rogue Legacy

July 31, 2014

#155: Polite/Racist

This week, at the 155th annual VGHangover Con: MORE Halo! MORE Assassin's Creed! That game about the bird and fish! How to win a cool video game of your very own! And a date with Destiny!

Things Discussed: Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Destiny, Entwined, Halo: Reach

July 24, 2014

#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.

Things Discussed: Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Borderlands, Divinity: Original Sin, Halo: Reach, Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Portal 2, Resident Evil 5, Spelunky, Splinter Cell: Conviction

July 17, 2014

#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!

Things Discussed: Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Evolution 2014, FTL: Faster than Light, Halo: Reach, Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

July 10, 2014

#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.

Things Discussed: Fez, Halo 3: ODST, Mega Man 9, Shadowrun: Dragonfall, Shovel Knight, To the Moon, You Have to Win the Game, ZombiU

July 3, 2014

#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.

Things Discussed: Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Backlog Attack 2014, Hitman Go, The Wolf Among Us, Tomodachi Life

June 26, 2014

#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.

Things Discussed: Final Fantasy XIV, Mario Kart 8, Nintendo Land, Watch Dogs

June 19, 2014

#149.5: E3 Wrap-up

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

Things Discussed: Assassin's Creed Unity, Code Name: STEAM, E3, E3 2014, Far Cry 4, Mortal Kombat X, Ubisoft

June 12, 2014

#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!

Things Discussed: Assassin's Creed Unity, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Crackdown, E3, E3 2014, Fantasy Life, Far Cry 4, Final Fantasy Type-0, Final Fantasy XIV, Halo, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, Let It Die, LittleBigPlanet 3, Magicka 2, No Man's Sky, Splatoon, Star Fox Wii U, Sunset Overdrive, Super Ultra Dead Rising 3 Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX Plus Alpha, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Zelda Wii U

June 5, 2014

#148: 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!

Things Discussed: E3, E3 2014

May 29, 2014

#147: 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.

Things Discussed: Escape from the Moon Base, G.I. Joe, Heavy Rain, Journey, Katamari Damacy, Kirby Canvas Curse, Metal Gear Solid, Noby Noby Boy, Real Escape Game, Red Faction: Guerrilla, The World Ends with You, Transistor, Wii U

May 22, 2014

#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.

Things Discussed: Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, Kinect, Nidhogg, Nintendo, Super TIME Force, Xbox One, You Have to Win the Game

May 15, 2014

#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.

Things Discussed: E3, FTL: Faster than Light, Mario Golf: World Tour, Mega Man 3, Tomodachi Life

May 8, 2014

#144: The Dark Souls of Golf

This week, we take golf very seriously.

Things Discussed: Dark Souls II, Mario Golf: World Tour, Shadowrun: Dragonfall, Tales from the Borderlands, Telltale Games, Tomodachi Life