September 24, 2015

#213: Put This Guy in the Trash

Paul and D.J. compare notes on recent Metal Gears and come to the conclusion that maybe The Phantom Pain was Peace Walker all along!? Randy remains strangely silent. Also, how to cheat at Dishonored.

Things Discussed: Dishonored, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, Super Mario Maker

September 17, 2015

#212: A Fancy Coat and a Horse to Ride On

It's the spiritual sequel to episode 211 that everyone demanded: Your favorite characters return to talk about familiar games—like Metal Gear Solid V, and Ghost Trick, and Until Dawn—but in new and exciting ways.

Things Discussed: Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward, Ghost Trick, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Qube, Until Dawn

September 10, 2015

#211: Killed Instantly by Everyone

Paul regales everyone with his Metal Gear Solid V antics, like: Attaching balloons to animals! Improper cardboard box use! Cassette tape theft! Meanwhile, Randy makes questionable vacation plans in Until Dawn and D.J. is still attacking his backlog in Ghost Trick and Dishonored.

Things Discussed: Dishonored, Ghost Trick, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Until Dawn

September 4, 2015

#210: PAX Prime 2015: Stay In and Take a Nap

PAX Prime is over and we're all still alive! D.J. has early impressions of Dragon Quest Heroes, Final Fantasy Explorers, Thumper, and Star Fox Zero. Also, Randy raids some kind of tomb in Lara Croft GO and Paul is pleasantly confused by Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

Things Discussed: Backlog Attack 2015, Dragon Quest Heroes, Final Fantasy Explorers, Lara Croft GO, Lore in a Minute, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, PAX, PAX Prime 2015, Star Fox Zero, Thumper

August 27, 2015

#209: The Q Room

John de Lancie joins us this week to chat about his favorite games like Dishonored, Tales from the Borderlands, Volume, and updates us on his Backlog. Also: Randy sounds like Bob Ross having sex to Jazz music, whilst eating Fig Newtons. Wat.

Things Discussed: Dishonored, Mark of the Ninja, PAX Prime 2015, Tales from the Borderlands, Vanquish, Volume

August 20, 2015

#208: The Original Walking Simulator

Paul and Randy are stuck in Fallout Shelter while D.J. tap dances on somebody's face in Final Fantasy XIV's Frontlines. Also: Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, Mark of the Ninja, Dead Rising 3, and Super Mario Maker.

Things Discussed: Dead Rising 3, Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, Fallout Shelter, Final Fantasy XIV, Mark of the Ninja, Super Mario Maker

August 13, 2015

#207: Be Still, My Heart

The gang discusses the best reasons out of Gamescom to get an Xbox One, none of which are Mafia 3. D.J. wonders what would happen if Perfect Dark and Halo fought each other. Paul binges on episodes of Galak-Z. Randy spells seven words.

Things Discussed: Battleborn, Crackdown 3, Dragon Quest XI, Final Fantasy XIV, Galak-Z: The Dimensional, Gamescom, Life Is Strange, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Seven Little Words

August 6, 2015

#206: Wantonly Matching Things

The whole gang is back together so it's time to talk about every video game: South Park: The Stick of Truth, Gravity Rush, Rocket League, You Must Build a Boat, LEGO Batman 3, etc. Plus more Guacamelee racism, and D.J. discovers what happens when they put Battlefield into Final Fantasy.

Things Discussed: Final Fantasy XIV, Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward, Gravity Rush, Guacamelee, LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, Rocket League, South Park: The Stick of Truth, The Wolf Among Us, You Must Build a Boat

July 30, 2015

#205: Not Sure If Racist

D.J. is joined by a mystery guest host who talks him through the Eorzean job crisis in Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward. The same mystery host, who is definitely not Paul because he's finished The Last of Us, plays Guacamelee wonders why Canadians are so racist towards Mexicans, maybe.

Things Discussed: Evolution 2015, Final Fantasy XIV, Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward, Gravity Rush, Guacamelee, Terrordrome, The Last of Us

July 23, 2015

#204: Damage Dealing Wizard Character

Damage Dealing Wizard Character can utilize the following abilities: (10MP) Deal Damage (25MP) Enhanced Deal Damage (50MP) Superior Deal Damage Upon reaching level 30, Damage Dealing Wizard Character can be promoted to Damage Dealing Sage.

Things Discussed: Alphabear, Evolution 2015, Final Fantasy XIV, Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward, Geometry Wars 3, Gravity Rush, South Park: The Stick of Truth

July 16, 2015

#203: Blips and Bloops 4

On this week's show, we play game music. Beat the summer heat with icy cooldown songs, exit music for games, and the raddest opening stages of the 90s.

Things Discussed: Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War, Bastion, Capcom vs. SNK 2, Castlevania: Rondo of Blood, Diablo II, Final Fantasy IX, Final Fantasy Tactics, Final Fantasy XI, Guardian Heroes, Infamous, Mega Man X4, Portal 2, Red Dead Redemption, Sonic Adventure, Star Fox, Star Ocean: The Second Story, Streets of Rage 2, The 7th Saga

July 15, 2015

Special Message: Satoru Iwata, 1959–2015

A message from Video Game Hangover about Satoru Iwata, President of Nintendo.

Things Discussed: Nintendo

July 9, 2015

#202: Bottom-Tier Garbage Criminals

In the final act of Video Game Hangover: The Garbage Trilogy, everyone's favorite crimefighter, the Batmobile, returns to shoot more missiles at spaceships. We discuss the first two episodes of The Wolf Among Us, and Her Story Is A Good Game You Should Play It.

Things Discussed: Batman: Arkham Knight, Her Story, Red Ash, Shenmue 3, The Wolf Among Us

July 2, 2015

#201: I Find the Batmobile Offensive

In case you were worried, we, too, have opinions on the Batmobile. Meanwhile, Xenosaga turns D.J. into a biblical scholar, or maybe he's just telling people that because it sounds cool.

Things Discussed: Batman: Arkham Knight, Mighty Switch Force!, NUREN, Xenogears, Xenosaga Episode III: Also Sprach Zarathustra

June 25, 2015

#200: Random x Random x Random

DESTINY MEGA-SHOW!!!! (Just kidding, please don't leave.) On our 200 millionth episode, backlog celebrity Al Parker joins us to uncover our true feelings about loot. We also get into Magicka (the old one), Dragon Age (the new one), and some cheap beer.

Things Discussed: Borderlands 2, Destiny, Dragon Age Inquisition, Final Fantasy XIV, Magicka, Monument Valley, Portal 2, Tearaway

June 18, 2015

#199: E3 2015

It’s E3 time again and we’re here with our impressions of all the latest Es!

Things Discussed: Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival, Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, Assassin's Creed Syndicate, Dishonored 2, E3, E3 2015, Earthbound Beginnings, Fallout 4, Final Fantasy VII, Firewatch, For Honor, Hololens, Metroid Prime: Federation Force, No Man's Sky, PlayStation 4, Shenmue III, Star Fox Zero, Super Mario Maker, Super Smash Bros. for 3DS, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, The Last Guardian, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Unravel, Wii U, World of Final Fantasy, Xbox One, Yoshi's Wooly World

June 11, 2015

#188: My Boat Is Looking Pretty Sweet

We ask the Crystal Ball of Gaming (totally real) to grant us our E3 wishes, like a release date for The Last Guardian (no), a new F-ZERO (no) or for Geoff Keighley to experience human emotion (no). Instead of playing that other game, D.J. builds a boat.

Things Discussed: 10000000, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Final Fantasy XIV, Splatoon, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Xenosaga Episode III: Also Sprach Zarathustra, You Must Build a Boat

June 4, 2015

#197: A Squid Falls in the Ocean and Dies

We hear about an unexplored side of Splatoon from our resident kid and squid, Randy. D.J. alternates between angsty Pacific Northwest teen and angsty Tokyo teen assassin. Paul refuses to set foot in a casino, but maybe a Witcher slot machine would change his mind.

Things Discussed: Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Kickstarter, Life Is Strange, Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition, Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day, Short Peace, Spelunky, Splatoon, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

May 28, 2015

#196: Kill It for Some Money

After years of anticipation, we finally discuss the international smash hit: Puzzle & Dragons. Paul plays a game about a beard albino. D.J. doesn’t play anything. Also, Backlog Attack 2015 looms.

Things Discussed: Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Ground Kontrol, Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

May 21, 2015

#195: Women Beating Down the Door

How did you fill the time in your days/nights/weekends before The Witcher III came out? On this week’s show, Paul and Randy are distracting themselves with Invisible Inc., Klei’s fun-but-stressful new tactical espionage thing. We also dig into a couple of 3DS eShop oddities, Stretchmo and Adventure Bar Story, and Randy finally delivers his promised update from his Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth playthrough. We also ruminate on our lifelong struggles to balance gaming with being a productive member of society. It’s harder than it may look from the outside.

Things Discussed: Adventure Bar Story, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Invisible Inc., Stretchmo, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt