December 19, 2013

#126: No Touching!

It’s our annual Hungover Hangover special! Join us for a special extended episode where we take your tweets, emails, and voice messages! Thank you for your support, and boy are you in for a doozy.

Things Discussed: Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Assassin's Creed III, Bubble Bobble, Excite Truck, Fear Effect, Final Fantasy VI, Final Fantasy XII, Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Mass Effect 3, Metal Gear Solid, Minecraft, PlayStation Vita, Point Blank, Prop Cycle, Red Faction: Guerrilla, Space Lords, Vagrant Story

December 12, 2013

#125: Blips and Bloops 2: Soundtrack to Your Death

Turn up the volume and get ready for an hour of 2013’s best game music! We play and discuss some of our favorite tracks this year. Also, SteamWorld Dig.

Things Discussed: Devil May Cry, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, Final Fantasy XIV, game music, Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Metal Gear Rising Revengeance, Mighty Switch Force! 2, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, Remember Me, Runner2, Shin Megami Tensei IV, Splinter Cell Blacklist, Steamworld Dig, Super Mario 3D World, Super Motherload

December 5, 2013

#124: Oh My Despot!

What happens when we stop talking about games and decide to make one? The results surprised even us. (Don't worry, there's still some gaming chat, including more Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Super Mario 3D World, and some PS4 catch-up.)

Things Discussed: Knack, Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, PlayStation 4, Spelunky, Super Mario 3D World

November 27, 2013

#123: Shiny Shiny Legs

Who needs next-gen consoles when you've got Nintendo games to play? This week, we're unhealthily obsessed with Zelda, Link, Mario, Toad, and... is there a Wii Sports guy? Why are we talking about Wii Sports in 2013 again?

Things Discussed: Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Nintendo, Super Mario 3D World, Wii Sports Club, Wii U

November 21, 2013

#122: antoniobanderas.gif

We bought two of Sony's new PlayStations and boy, are our arms tired! We also played a Nintendo 2DS without buying one, then took a break from playing games to look at some in a museum. Finally, Burial at Sea is the BioShock Infinite DLC of the Year.

Things Discussed: Antonio Banderas, Bioshock Infinite, Nintendo 2DS, PlayStation 4, Resogun, Super Motherload

November 14, 2013

#121: Good Grief

Between all the grinding, collecting, and microtransactions, it’s amazing we even had time to record this week’s show about the extremes we go to for some games. We've also got talk of Saints Row IV, Tiny Death Star, and (seriously?) more on Pokemon X/Y.

Things Discussed: Final Fantasy XIV, Pokémon, Pokémon X/Y, Saints Row IV, Tiny Death Star

November 7, 2013

#120: Fiddles and Crap

With next-gen consoles right around the corner, we're laying the PS3 and Xbox 360 to rest this week with all of our favorite stuff from the current gen. Also: Pokemon X and Y (we actually played it!), AiRace Speed, and Nintendo's Swapnote dong debacle.

Things Discussed: AiRace Speed, dong debacle, PlayStation 3, Pokémon, Pokémon X/Y, Xbox 360

October 31, 2013

#119: Crawling Through Duck Pipes

We're having a spooOOoOOOOoOoky time playing Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs and deciding if we like this new direction horror games are headed. Also, we played Splinter Cell Blacklist with the community and lived to tell about it! So we tell you about it.

Things Discussed: Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, Splinter Cell Blacklist

October 24, 2013

VGH Interview: The NES Club/Rob McCallum

Writer/director Rob McCallum talks with us about his upcoming indie documentary, The NES Club.

Things Discussed: interview, Nintendo, The NES Club

October 17, 2013

#118: Who Murdered a Buddy?

It's the Pokémon episode you've been waiting for, featuring three guys who have never played Pokémon! Also, dungeonmaster Randy rolls an elf in an RPG. D.J. plays a gritty first-person shooter. Matt tries a demo... OR DOES HE? WHAT'S HAPPENING??

Things Discussed: Battlefield 4, Beyond: Two Souls, Pokémon, Pokémon X/Y, Shadowrun Returns, The Stanley Parable, The Wolf Among Us

October 10, 2013

#117: That's Not How a Human Works

What's better than staring at a GTA Online error screen? How about hanging out with creepy, wooden versions of Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe? We dish on Beyond: Two Souls, are seriously confused about Flashback (More Bros Edition), try the new Phoenix Wright: Dual Destinies demo, and check in with Randy's JRPG Corner, featuring Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl.

Things Discussed: Beyond: Two Souls, Etrian Odyssey Untold, Final Fantasy XIV, Flashback: The Quest for Identity, Grand Theft Auto Online, Grand Theft Auto V, Phoenix Wright: Dual Destinies

October 3, 2013

#116: Come Get Some New Pants

We pay our respects to the late Hiroshi Yamauchi by looking back at the big N’s history and sharing some of our favorite Nintendo memories. In the Hangover: We like GTA5 when it doesn't make us torture people, and D.J. learns to sew in Final Fantasy XIV.

Things Discussed: Final Fantasy XIV, Grand Theft Auto V, LEGO City Undercover, Nintendo

September 26, 2013

#115: The Weed Mission

Brace yourselves. It’s a full hour dedicated to the Grand Theft Auto V of video games: Grand Theft Auto V.

Things Discussed: Final Fantasy XIV, Grand Theft Auto V

September 19, 2013

#114: Play It in Klingon

We stick the fork of mercy into the Summer Backlog Attack, because it's time for us to stop playing old games and start stealing cars. We also stick multiple forks (with varying degrees of lethality) into Splinter Cell Blacklist, and Paul's still playing Diablo III? Oh, it's the new Diablo III for Consoles. Also, we're super excited for Watch Dogs but maybe it's just because the Internet is a big place and we get lonely. In the Hangover, Randy's playing Killzone: Mercenary, which is a first-person shooter you play on a handheld, D.J. is unusually restrained about Final Fantasy XIV, and Paul is already sick of Grand Theft Auto V. We've got your Spelunky-flavored Viewer Mail, and we announce the grand prize winner of the Backlog Attack contest! Is it you?

Things Discussed: Backlog Attack 2013, Diablo III, Final Fantasy XIV, Grand Theft Auto V, Killzone: Mercenary, Metro 2033, Spelunky, Splinter Cell Blacklist, Watch Dogs

September 12, 2013

#113: Aliens Are Real!

Is there any good reason to pick up an Xbox One or a PlayStation 4 on release day? The truth is out there! This week, we’re playing The Fullbright Company's Gone Home (no spoilers!), Spelunky, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Jet Set Radio, and weighing in on the next-gen console release dates.

Things Discussed: Final Fantasy XIV, Gone Home, Jet Set Radio, PlayStation 4, Spelunky, Xbox One

September 6, 2013

#112: Seven Donuts

We've got a report on the best new games and biggest announcements from PAX Prime 2013 in Seattle! In the Hangover, we're still playing Splinter Cell Blacklist, Shin Megami Tensei IV, and the Backlog Attack continues on with Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel. Also, your completed games and gaming rage stories in Viewer Mail!

Things Discussed: Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel, Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD, Lost Planet 3, Mighty No. 9, Octodad: Dadliest Catch, Oculus Rift, PAX, PAX Prime 2013, Shin Megami Tensei IV, Speedrunners, Splinter Cell Blacklist, The Last of Us

August 29, 2013

#111: Whoops I'm a Ghost

RAGE! RAGE! RAGE! We're letting off some steam over the things in games that make us mad. (Then we're binge eating.) In the Hangover, we're playing Splinter Cell Blacklist and Spec Ops: The Line. Also, your comments from Twitter on Viewer Mail, and the final weekly challenge in the Backlog Attack contest!

Things Discussed: Spec Ops: The Line, Splinter Cell Blacklist

August 22, 2013

#110: Drop the Beets

Are you a game collector or just a hoarder? This week, we're talking about the nuances of video game collecting and how well we've been able to resist the allure of that shiny, new collector's edition. In the Hangover, we're playing Steamworld Dig, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, Divekick, and D.J. rants a little about Shadows of the Damned's Big Boner. We've also got highlights from the ongoing Backlog Attack contest, plus your Viewer Mail comments!

Things Discussed: Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, Divekick, Shadows of the Damned, Steamworld Dig

August 15, 2013

#109: Oily Men

Oily men, oily, oily men! This week's show is all about oily men (somehow). But then we talk about how Nintendo's doing, so don't worry. The Backlog Attack is in full effect this week, as we play through Resident Evil: Revelations, Spec Ops: The Line and Shadows of the Damned. Also, we highlight some of the best of your own backlog contest entries!

Things Discussed: 3DS, Dragon's Crown, Mindjack, Nintendo, Resident Evil: Revelations, Shadows of the Damned, Spec Ops: The Line, Wii U

August 8, 2013

#108: Gunwheel

We dig into the controversy surrounding Vanillaware's Dragon's Crown this week. How often do a developer's creative decisions (and possibly, their personalities) detract from your gaming experience? We also make some progress in the Summer Backlog Attack: Randy gets into, Mindjack, the second on his list of triple-F titles, and D.J. explains why Analogue: A Hate Story maybe shouldn't have been on his list in the first place. Meanwhile, Paul tries out the gravity-bending co-op of Ibb and Obb.

Things Discussed: Analogue: A Hate Story, Dragon's Crown, Ibb and Obb, Mindjack