November 6, 2014

#169: Houses Full of Cheese Wheels

Fantasy Life is here and between the three of us, we've been playing it 24/7. We discuss how our new lives are living up to our expectations. Also, crafting things in games, and real-world anxiety over imaginary houses.

Things Discussed: Dead Space 3, Dragon Quest IX, Fantasy Life, Final Fantasy XIV, Minecraft, Monster Hunter, Skyrim, The Last of Us

October 30, 2014

#168: How Will We Get the Coast Guard to Kill Bigfoot?

Last weekend we played games for 24 hours straight, and boy are our arms tired! Get the post-Extra Life scoop as we try to recap hours of Civilization: Beyond Earth, Sleeping Dogs, Monster Hunter, and a salacious murder mystery in Velvet Sundown. Then we get spoooooooooky with Neverending Nightmares.

Things Discussed: Civilization: Beyond Earth, Extra Life, Extra Life 2014, Final Fantasy XIV, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Neverending Nightmares, Rex Rocket, Sleeping Dogs, Spelunky, Velvet Sundown

October 23, 2014

#167: The Horrible Crow People

This weekend is Extra Life and we're half-psyched up, half-questioning the decisions that have brought us to this point. Before that, though: Randy is excited about Android apps, D.J. is excited about something something fan fest, and Paul discovers his fursona.

Things Discussed: Alien: Isolation, Dust: An Elysian Tail, Extra Life, Extra Life 2014, Final Fantasy XIV, Monument Valley, Rex Rocket

October 16, 2014

#166: Giant Dinosaur Dog

Join us for a chat about unemployment and games that sound like the following: Smashing Brothers, Sleepy Dogs, Alien Insulation, Fribbage, Spelarky, and Baynaretta 2.

Things Discussed: Alien: Isolation, Bayonetta 2, Fibbage, Sleeping Dogs, Spelunky, Super Smash Bros. for 3DS

October 9, 2014

#165: Hates Being Set on Fire

It's an event witnessed only once a console generation—something that die-hard fanboys will be frothing about to the uninitiated for years to come. That's right—a good Lord of the Rings game. Also, we played Super Smash Bros. 4.

Things Discussed: Borderlands 2, Diablo III, Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, Spelunky, Super Smash Bros. for 3DS

October 2, 2014

#164: The Path of Neo

We haven't played Shadow of Mordor yet but that doesn't keep us from talking about it and the sleeper hit phenomenon. Also, Luftrausers, The Last of Us Remastered, and Borderlands 2 on the Vita.

Things Discussed: Agent Smith, Borderlands 2, Inevitability, Luftrausers, Morpheus, Neo, PlayStation Vita, The Keymaster, The Last of Us, the matrix, Trinity, Xbox One

September 25, 2014

#163: The Duke Nukem Forever of Final Fantasy

Time for a road trip with your favorite anime bros! D.J. returns to Bravely Default while Paul discovers LEGOs and walks down a hallway. Also, Final Fantasy XV, Monster Hunter, and Animal Crossing—must be Tokyo Game Show.

Things Discussed: Bravely Default, Final Fantasy XV, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, PT

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

#161: Quite Emo

This is it! We finally tackle the GamerGate controversy, hold on to your butts! We also chat about games like the new Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright and Code of Princess, but who cares about that? RAGE. MORE. IMPORTANT.

Things Discussed: 3DS, Code of Princess, Dreamcast, Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

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 and 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