October 27, 2016

#267: A Counter to Whatever You Encounter

Paul replaces homes with slightly nicer homes. Randy learns what to do about a soggy toad. D.J. decides to loiter in a vacant virtual house where the Target employees can't find him. And Nintendo introduces the Slapchop.

Things Discussed: Anatomy, Dragon Quest Builders, Final Fantasy XIV, Nintendo Switch, Overwatch, Paper Mario: Color Splash

October 20, 2016

#266: Something Bad Happened

Randy tries to determine if Paper Mario: Color Splash is finally the game that justifies the Wii U's, well... Wii U-ness. D.J. descends into Thumper's spooky rhythm dimension. And yes, Dragon Quest VII.

Things Discussed: Chase: Cold Case Investigations: Distant Memories, Dragon Quest VII, Final Fantasy XIV, Paper Mario: Color Splash, Thumper

October 13, 2016

#265: Smurgushbird

We get a glimpse of Paul's nascent Dragon Quest Builders addiction as he recounts his time with the demo. Meanwhile, D.J. makes the responsible decision to only play games for 15 minutes at a time, and, doing the opposite, Randy plays Picross 3D.

Things Discussed: Dragon Quest Builders, Dragon Quest VII, Gravity Bone, Picross 3D Round 2, Stardew Valley, Thirty Flights of Loving, Virginia

October 6, 2016

#264: Fake Authenticity

Paul and Randy revisit New Deus Ex's grim future where cybernetic superhumans can't stop breaking into their neighbors' homes to steal their snacks and drinks. Also, we play Virginia: The Official Game of the U.S. State, and Dragon Quest VII is.

Things Discussed: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Dragon Quest VII, Virginia

September 29, 2016

#263: NBD

By listening to this episode you will learn: how to select the appropriate robot dog for any situation; operating procedures for the Belus-07 railway vehicle in case of apocalypse; how to get through the first hour of Dragon Quest VII in only three hours

Things Discussed: Dragon Quest VII, Final Fantasy XIV, ReCore, The Final Station

September 22, 2016

#262: You Just Stole My Onions!

Kitchen thievery in Overcooked, naked ninjas being shot out of cannons in Ninja Launcher, and Adam Jensen's sunglasses. One of those things is not like the other... but to find out you'll need to listen to this week's episode! Also: Randy is still (not) dead (hopefully) and we flashback to Flashback: The Quest for Identity.

Things Discussed: Feed Mii, Final Fantasy V, Flashback: The Quest for Identity, Market Crashers, Mii Trek, Ninja Launcher, Overcooked, Slot Car Rivals

September 15, 2016

#261: Straight Outta XCOM

D.J. risks prison time playing AM2R, the Metroid II fan remake. Without Randy around, the conversation quickly devolves into Final Fantasy and Star Trek, but it's mostly because Paul played Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander. Mostly.

Things Discussed: AM2R, Battlefield 1, Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander, Star Trek Online

September 8, 2016

#260: Almost Live at PAX West 2016

Paul and D.J. report in from the first ever PAX West. Hear about Dragon Quest Builders, The Silver Case, World of Final Fantasy, PAX Game Show Night, and more!

Things Discussed: Dragon Quest Builders, Dragon Quest VII, Final Fantasy XII, PAX, PAX West 2016, The Silver Case, Thumper, World of Final Fantasy

September 1, 2016

#259: Fill Him Full of Juice

D.J. returns to the Deep Dungeon to find a new way to play Final Fantasy XIV, then rolls a healer in popular Internet meme, Overwatch, because maybe there's more to gaming than killing people. Meanwhile, Randy kills people with zillions of grenades in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided yeahhhh siicckkkkk

Things Discussed: Altered Beast, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Final Fantasy XIV, No Man's Sky, Overwatch

August 24, 2016

#258: The Most Baller-Ass Ship in the Universe

Randy continues his new life of intergalactic trading in No Man's Sky. D.J. watches people play every arcade game at once, then tries to come to terms with the final Final Fantasy. Paul explains how kitchens work.

Things Discussed: Deus Ex Go, Final Fantasy V, Multibowl, No Man's Sky, Overcooked

August 18, 2016

#257: I Shoot My Little Laser

No Man's Sky is out so we can definitively answer everyone's remaining questions, like: Are there really 600 trillion planets, or did they just copy/paste the same 3 over and over? How do I shot gun? And which multiplayer mode is best? D.J. goes swimming.

Things Discussed: Abzû, Gotta Protectors, No Man's Sky, Spaceplan

August 11, 2016

#256: Champagne Problems

Randy pops heads off (and back on again) in the 70s sci-fi-vania, Headlander. Paul is still playing only Monster Hunter. And D.J. would have finished Last Window by now if protagonist Kyle Hyde could drag himself out of bed at a reasonable hour.

Things Discussed: Alpha Protocol, Bionic Commando, Grim Fandango, Headlander, Last Window: The Secret of Cape West, Mekorama, Monster Hunter Generations

August 4, 2016

#255: Mob Dude's Thugs

D.J. emerges from Final Fantasy XIV's deep dungeon to talk about its new Deep Dungeon mode. Paul navigates Batman through some jankiness. Randy has questions about Persona 4's take on hot social issues. Also: The final round of the Backlog Attack begins!

Things Discussed: Affordable Space Adventures, Batman: The Telltale Series, Final Fantasy XIV, Mirror's Edge Catalyst, Panzer Dragoon Orta, Persona 4

July 28, 2016

#254: The Telltale Series

In this audio series of dramatic podcasting you’ll find: an in-depth conversation about the new Nintendo NX, an emotionally charged soliloquy about Monster Hunter, some internal dialogue about Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, and even some comments about Ghostbusters!

Things Discussed: Mirror's Edge Catalyst, Monster Hunter Generations, Nintendo Switch, Pokemon Go

July 21, 2016

#253: Filthy Man

Pokemon Go? Check. Monster Hunter Generations? Check. Final Fantasy XIV? Check. Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel? Check. Yep, sounds like another show from your friends at Video Game Hangover. Also—this should be good—Randy plays Bloodborne.

Things Discussed: Bloodborne, Final Fantasy XIV, Monster Hunter Generations, Persona 4, Pokemon Go

July 14, 2016

#252: Weiner Dogs Everywhere

We look up from our Pokedexes just long enough to avoid being hit by oncoming traffic and also to discuss the Pokemon Go phenomenon. Also, did we play Resident Evil 7?

Things Discussed: Oxenfree, Pokemon Go, Resident Evil 7

July 7, 2016

#251: Cool Game

As seasoned video gamers, we know a little about what makes a cool game. We strive to talk about only the coolest games every week. Like Boxboxboy. That's cool. Inside? (That's a game.) Also cool. Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard? Sorry. That's not a cool game.

Things Discussed: Backlog Attack 2016, Boxboxboy, Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard, Inside, Persona 4, Steamworld Heist, Undertale, Wolfenstein: The New Order

June 30, 2016

#250: Wall Chicken

Paul plays Bloodstained and reports on the state of its found cuisine. Randy tries several extremely Japanese games, with mixed results. 13 years later, D.J. is ready to pass judgment on Deus Ex: Invisible War. Meanwhile, nobody played Mighty No. 9.

Things Discussed: Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Deus Ex: Invisible War, Metal Gear, Mighty No. 9, Rhythm Heaven Megamix, The World Ends with You, wall chicken

June 23, 2016

#249: Blips and Bloops Remix

The blips and bloops are back! We take a listen to some of our favorite game music mariachi covers, Groove Coaster remixes, and songs appearing in games that rhyme with "Unsmarted: Jake's Fmortune."

Things Discussed: Chrono Trigger, game music, Groove Coaster, Phoenix Wright, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune

June 16, 2016

#248: E3 2016 Extravaganza

This year, at E3: Tom Clancy's robot dog! Norman Reedus's weird body! Games about war! Games about burritos! Typography! JRPGs that look like Mass Effect! And the Pacific Northwest, but everywhere!

Things Discussed: Death Stranding, Dragon Quest Builders, E3, E3 2016, Final Fantasy XV, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Resident Evil 7, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands, Watch Dogs 2