June 6, 2013

#100: On like Donkey Kong

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!

Things Discussed: Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, StarCraft II, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack, Virtual Boy, Wii

May 30, 2013

Mini Hangover: Liberation Maiden / Aero Porter

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?

Things Discussed: 3DS, Aero Porter, Akira Yamaoka, Guild01, Liberation Maiden, Suda51, Yoot Saito

May 23, 2013

#99: XBONE

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.

Things Discussed: Guild02, Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery, Metro: Last Light, Microsoft, The Starship Damrey, XBONE, Xbox One

May 16, 2013

VGH Interview: Rex Rocket

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.

Things Discussed: Blossom Tales, interview, Kickstarter, Mega Man, Metroid, Rex Rocket

May 8, 2013

#98: Shall We Dash?

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.

Things Discussed: Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, Gears of War: Judgment, Grand Theft Auto V, Gunslinger Stratos, Japan, Nintendo

May 2, 2013

#97: Bodacious and Gnarly

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.

Things Discussed: E3, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, Grand Theft Auto V, Marc Maron, Rex Rocket, Suikoden: Tierkreis, The Last Door, Thomas Was Alone

April 25, 2013

#96: Suck Mechanic

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!

Things Discussed: Bioshock Infinite, Dishonored, Fire Emblem, Guacamelee, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, religion, SimCity

April 18, 2013

#95: Keep Your Ears Peeled

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.

Things Discussed: Dishonored, Grim Fandango, Guacamelee, Indiana Jones, Lucasarts, Star Wars

April 11, 2013

#94: Mobile Field Nurse (Murse)

Time to pull the plug on online multiplayer? Responding to claims that multiplayer is lagging out, we discuss ways to potentially save it (and whether it deserves saving at all). In the Hangover, everyone's hooked on Bioshock Infinite.

Things Discussed: Bioshock Infinite, Guacamelee

April 4, 2013

#93: Where Hopes and Dreams Go to Die

The often cantankerous relationship between gamers, publishers, and the press is in the spotlight this week. We’ve also got thoughts on Tomb Raider (not Dude Raider) and we’re diving deeper into Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate.

Things Discussed: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Tomb Raider

April 2, 2013

VGH Crossover: Trophies and Achievements

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.

Things Discussed: Dead Space 3, epic crossover, God of War: Ascension, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, Runner2

March 28, 2013

#92: Penguins Are Awful

This week’s show is all about the games! Paul and D.J. weigh in on their latest obsession, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, and Randy is just back from PAX East with impressions of Saints Row IV, Watch_Dogs, Transistor, Guacamelee and more.

Things Discussed: Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Cards Against Humanity, Drop That Beat like an Ugly Baby, Drunken Robot Pornography, Guacamelee, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, PAX, PAX East 2013, Remember Me, Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken, Saints Row IV, Splinter Cell Blacklist, Super TIME Force, Transistor, Watch Dogs, Zombicide

March 21, 2013

#91: Loghead

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!

Things Discussed: Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow: Mirror of Fate, Dragon Quest IX, Just Cause 2, Limbo, Mass Effect 3, Nier, Red Faction: Guerrilla, Saints Row: The Third, Star Trek Online

March 14, 2013

VGH Interview: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

We're joined by Yuri (AKA Dubindoh) from Capcom to talk everything Monster Hunter--from reasons to get excited for the new Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, to the best tips for series newcomers looking to experience their first hunt.

Things Discussed: Capcom, interview, Monster Hunter, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

March 7, 2013

#90: Done like Dinner

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.

Things Discussed: Aliens: Colonial Marines, BIT.TRIP, BIT.TRIP Runner, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow: Mirror of Fate, Guitar Hero, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, Rock Band, Runner2, The Last Remnant

February 28, 2013

#89: MAXIMUM SADNESS

Sony's revealed the PlayStation 4 and we're filled with excitement... or at least we think that's what that is. Also, we pass judgment on Crysis 3, enjoy cutting everything in sight in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, and try to play Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate.

Things Discussed: Crysis 3, Metal Gear Rising Revengeance, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, PlayStation 4

February 21, 2013

#88: The Alpha Protocol of Handhelds

We’re either celebrating the PlayStation Vita’s one-year anniversary or delivering its eulogy. You be the judge. Also: Fire Emblem frustration, Monster Hunter anticipation, and Ghost Recon cooperation.

Things Discussed: Alpha Protocol, Fire Emblem: Awakening, Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker, PlayStation Vita, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier

February 14, 2013

#87: Individual Co-op

What makes a good gaming protagonist? We look at some good and bad examples, plus the importance of a character's backstory and gender. Also: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, and yet more Dead Space 3.

Things Discussed: Dead Space 3, Metal Gear Rising Revengeance

February 7, 2013

#86: Yo Dawg

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.

Things Discussed: Fire Emblem: Awakening, Metal Gear Rising Revengeance, The Cave

January 31, 2013

#85: Which Claw Is Right for You?

It's dangerous to go alone, so why not take some friends? We talk about Nintendo's suggestion that the next Zelda game might be a co-op affair. We also dig into some other beloved games that made scary changes, including Red Faction, Final Fantasy, and Metroid. In The Hangover, D.J. gets his hands on the upcoming Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate and Randy weighs on the new Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time.

Things Discussed: Dead Space 3, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time