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

June 19, 2014

#149.5: E3 Wrap-up

Randy and D.J. team up for an extra curmudgeonly post-E3 episode while Paul is away doing Things.

Things Discussed: Assassin's Creed Unity, Code Name: STEAM, E3, E3 2014, Far Cry 4, Mortal Kombat X, Ubisoft

June 12, 2014

#149: E3 2014

It's E3 2014 and we're covering the big three press events LIVE from the comfort of our bedrooms, and after the show has ended. Listen to how excited we are to play with toys and take Halo 2 online. Also, we correctly predict Nintendo's steampunk strategy game featuring Abraham Lincoln. Incredible!

Things Discussed: Assassin's Creed Unity, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Crackdown, E3, E3 2014, Fantasy Life, Far Cry 4, Final Fantasy Type-0, Final Fantasy XIV, Halo, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, Let It Die, LittleBigPlanet 3, Magicka 2, No Man's Sky, Splatoon, Star Fox Wii U, Sunset Overdrive, Super Ultra Dead Rising 3 Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX Plus Alpha, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Zelda Wii U

June 5, 2014


We’re joining forces with Will and JD from 2 Ninjas 1 Podcast to get hyped and share predictions for next week’s massive E3 gaming expo. Together we’re twice as powerful!

Things Discussed: E3, E3 2014

May 29, 2014

#147: Snakebite T. Winterbottom

Attention astronaut: There’s been a terrible accident and now you have just 60 minutes of oxygen remaining. Better spend them listening to this episode about a talking sword and big worms.

Things Discussed: Escape from the Moon Base, G.I. Joe, Heavy Rain, Journey, Katamari Damacy, Kirby Canvas Curse, Metal Gear Solid, Noby Noby Boy, Real Escape Game, Red Faction: Guerrilla, The World Ends with You, Transistor, Wii U

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