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

May 1, 2014

#143: Possessed Possessions

This week's show tackles grown-up issues like depression, anime, and life with eight arms. Also, more Microsoft and Xbox One chat as per usual, and Video Game Community Theater brings its own mailbag.

Things Discussed: Actual Sunlight, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Halo, hiroki kikuta, Microsoft, Octodad: Dadliest Catch, Pixies, Rambo, Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day, Red Faction: Guerrilla, Short Peace, Video Game Community Theater, Xbox, Xbox One

April 24, 2014

#142: Cats Are the Good Guys

It turns out we still have a few more games from PAX East to talk about, including Rats: Time Is Running Out and Chasm. Meanwhile, 119 million Gameboys still work after 25 years, Randy scoffs at the meager challenge of Super Mario Bros. 3, D.J. practices crashing planes in Strike Vector, and Paul hates the Steam controller.

Things Discussed: Chasm, Final Fantasy XIV, Gameboy, Heart Forth, Alicia, Lore in a Minute, Nintendo, PAX, PAX East, PAX East 2014, Rats: Time Is Running Out, Steambox, Strike Vector, Super Mario Bros. 3, Tetris

April 17, 2014

#141: Live from PAX East 2014!

Randy and D.J. (with a little help from the VGH community) report in from PAX East. Thousands of gamers and only some of them are wearing deodorant!

Things Discussed: Cards Against Humanity, Galak-Z: The Dimensional, Guns of Icarus Online, Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime, Murdered: Soul Suspect, PAX, PAX East, PAX East 2014, Secret Ponchos, The Evil Within, These French Fries Are Terrible Hot Dogs

April 10, 2014

#140: Double Super Secret Detective Mode

Randy and D.J. are going to PAX East this year so Nintendo, Sony, and friends don't have to, apparently. But why is that exactly? We also discuss Vlambeer's indie guilt over Ridiculous Fishing, Batmanstlevania: Arkham Origins Blackgate, Final Fantasy, and, as always, baseball.

Things Discussed: Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate, Final Fantasy XIV, PAX, PAX East, Ridiculous Fishing, Rusty's Real Deal Baseball, The Walking Dead, Vlambeer

April 3, 2014

#139: Superdungeon

Are The Elder Scrolls Online? Do they have to be? We launch a full investigation. Also, Paul makes an impulse Diablo III purchase (not the auction house kind), Randy climbs to the tops of buildings in Infamous Second Son, and you'll never guess what D.J.'s doing.

Things Discussed: Diablo III, Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, Elder Scrolls Online, Final Fantasy XIV, Infamous: Second Son, MMOs, Weapon Shop de Omasse

March 27, 2014

#138: Optimus Prime Day

This episode truly has it all: Final Fantasy. Robots. Skeletons. A different Final Fantasy. Facebook. Pizza. Republicans. It's all here.

Things Discussed: Diablo III, Facebook, Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy XIV, Oculus Rift, robots, Titanfall

March 20, 2014

#137: Be like Pete

Titanfall is a first-person shooter multiplayer video game developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts as an exclusive for Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. The game was officially announced as Respawn's debut game at Microsoft's E3 2013 press conference, and was released on March 11, 2014.

Things Discussed: 2048, DOGE2048, Shadowrun Returns, Thief, Threes, Titanfall

March 13, 2014

#136: Tom Cruise Will Remember This

Matt returns with a shocking announcement about Telltale's The Walking Dead: Season 2: Episode 2. Randy decides the new Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy feels familiar, but that's OK. Meanwhile, D.J. stunt casts the recently announced Last of Us movie. And we all can't wait to rent PlayStation games over the Internet! There's also a little chat about puzzle games and blacksmithing.

Things Discussed: Final Fantasy XIV, PlayStation Now, Professor Layton, Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy, The Last of Us, The Walking Dead, Weapon Shop de Omasse

March 6, 2014

#135: I Can Smell the River from Here

Can you smell what the River is cooking? Join the VGH crew as they chat about Thief, Weapon Shop de Omasse, and the Final Fantasy XIV endgame. Also: stealth games, year 3 of the 3DS and more!

Things Discussed: 3DS, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Final Fantasy XIV, Nintendo, Thief, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, Weapon Shop de Omasse

February 26, 2014

#134: Pierce the Heart!

Get all the latest sports things and points news on this week's episode of Video Sports Sportover. Just like every week, we talk about Call of Duty, Bravely Default, a Mario, stuff Ken Levine stores in his pants, Strider, and Matt Kernan. The Olympics!

Things Discussed: Bioshock Infinite, Bravely Default, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Irrational Games, Ken Levine, Paper Mario Sticker Star, sports, Starwhal, Strider, System Shock 2, Titanfall

February 20, 2014

#133: Fo' Free

We're all just waiting for our titan to fall—that is, Paul and D.J. spend some time with the elusive Titanfall beta on PC, and What They Think May Surprise You! Randy and D.J. have experience highs and lows in The Last of Us: Left Behind DLC and Steel Diver: Sub Wars—some emotional, and others because they're in a submarine. Finally, D.J. explores the sultry side of Bravely Default and doesn't know what to make of Yasumi Matsuno's Unsung Story Kickstarter.

Things Discussed: Bravely Default, Rusty's Real Deal Baseball, Steel Diver: Sub Wars, The Last of Us, Titanfall, Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians

February 13, 2014

#132: The Phantom Menace

Paul's missing, so Matt mysteriously appears with stories about crappy looking swordfighting and giant poles. D.J. gets help from the Internet in Bravely Default. Randy makes a big decision. And have you heard about this Flappy Bird game?

Things Discussed: Bravely Default, Flappy Bird, Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker, Nidhogg, Spelunky, Super Pole Riders, Wii U

February 6, 2014

#131: Not So Kudos

We discuss the potential negative effects of game sales and consumerism on while D.J. bites his tongue completely off. Randy inspects Lara Croft's HD-er makeover in Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition and Paul plays the latest Final Fantasy XIII. (That would be Lightning Returns. Also, D.J. insists he's still enjoying Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, and Video Game Community Theater makes its long-awaited return. If you listen to this episode right now, it's half price!

Things Discussed: Far Cry 3, Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, Tomb Raider, Video Game Community Theater

January 30, 2014

#130: Bork the Timeline

This week, we finally bring the hammer down on Conan O'Brien and his fraudulent video game reviews. (Someone has to!) Randy's so desperate for PS4 games that he digs into the free offerings Contrast and Don't Starve, with mixed results. Paul returns to fix the timeline in Radiant Historia, and D.J.'s playing the same games from the last six months of shows, but maybe there's an end in sight.

Things Discussed: Conan O'Brien, Contrast, Don't Starve, Electronic Arts, Final Fantasy XIV, Microsoft, Radiant Historia, Spelunky

January 23, 2014

#129: Brave It or Default It

We know you're not the type of gamer who would ever skip a game's cutscenes and just watch the ending on YouTube but, as suggested by one of our awesome listeners, we're discussing those lamentable practices on this week's show. We've also got more hype for the upcoming Bravely Default and thoughts on the new Ratchet and Clank: Into the Nexus and Catlateral Damage.

Things Discussed: Bravely Default, Catlateral Damage, Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus, Sherlock

January 16, 2014

#128: Pizza Show!

Get hype for delicious pizza in 2014! We literally salivate in anticipation of this year's hottest upcoming pizzas, featuring the latest sauce innovations and the most surprising topping exclusives. Pre-order yours for delivery today! Also, video games!

Things Discussed: Battlefield 4, Bravely Default, Chibi-Robo: Photo Finder, Dark Souls II, Destiny, Final Fantasy X, Infamous: Second Son, Mario Kart 8, pizza, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, The Witness, Titanfall, Transistor, Wildstar, XCOM: Enemy Unknown

January 9, 2014

#127: Party Situation

We take a last look back at 2013 and all the great games we played. Find out which ones were our choices for Game of the Year!

Things Discussed: Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Best of 2013, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, Final Fantasy XIV, Fire Emblem: Awakening, Gone Home, Grand Theft Auto V, Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Phoenix Wright: Dual Destinies, Samurai Gunn, Spelunky, Super Mario 3D World, The Last of Us, The Stanley Parable, Tomb Raider