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

June 9, 2016


The Backlog Attack kicks off with three (maybe) classics: The World Ends with You, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, and Last Window. Nevertheless, we find time to sneak in a couple new games, like Steamworld Heist and The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine.

Things Discussed: backlog attack, Backlog Attack 2016, Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XIV, Last Window: The Secret of Cape West, Metal Gear Rising Revengeance, Steamworld Heist, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, The World Ends with You

June 2, 2016

#246: Top Level Foliage

We continue our month-long deep analysis of the infamous Uncharted 4 scene where Nate eats his own brother. D.J. is still stuck in a Final Fantasy XIII hellworld. And the Backlog Attack returns!!

Things Discussed: Backlog Attack 2016, Dragon Quest Builders, Final Fantasy XIII, Foursquare, Groove Coaster, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

May 26, 2016

#245: No More Mr. Nice Reptile

Randy returns to describe Uncharted 4 with the very highest of adjectives, while D.J. is much less favorable on Final Fantasy XIII. Somewhere in between, Paul enslaves a mushroom race.

Things Discussed: Final Fantasy XIII, Resident Evil 6, Stellaris, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

May 19, 2016

#244: Enormous Boulder of Salt

We love games for the endless escapism they offer. Imagine charting unknown reaches of the galaxy from the comfort of your home! Imagine a man in Tokyo breaking your arms over the Internet! Imagine someone deliberately choosing to play Final Fantasy XIII!

Things Discussed: Final Fantasy XIII, Groove Coaster, Miitomo, Stellaris

May 12, 2016

#243: The Funny Thing About Mr. Zurkon

D.J. further develops his nuclear wasteland survival plan, abandoning guns altogether in favor of a large hammer. Randy parlays his solitaire mastery into success at the racetrack. And everyone loves Overwatch—they just aren't in love with it.

Things Discussed: Enter the Gungeon, Nuclear Throne, Overwatch, Pocket Card Jockey, Ratchet & Clank

May 5, 2016

#242: Softness in His Eyes

After being unceremoniously killed during the opening credits, Nathan Drake reflects on all the cool video games he never found time away from his life of adventure to play. Games like Nuclear Throne, Severed, Crusader Kings 2, and Quantum Break. "Actually," he gasps with his last breath, "I'm OK with missing Quantum Break."

Things Discussed: Azure Striker Gunvolt, Chrono Trigger, Crusader Kings 2, Enter the Gungeon, Nuclear Throne, Quantum Break, Severed, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

April 28, 2016

#241: The Person Who Explains Everything to You

After ignoring warnings about dangerous walls, Paul, too, enters Enter the Gungeon. Randy detonates animals. Hyper Light Drifter remains mysterious. And D.J. reminisces about that time he played Yakuza 2.

Things Discussed: Enter the Gungeon, Exploding Kittens, Hyper Light Drifter, Tom Clancy's The Division, Yakuza 2

April 21, 2016

#240: Maybe We Are the Problem

We try out the Doom and Battleborn betas to see how they measure up to the Dooms and Battleborns of our youths. Randy tries Hyrule Warriors but in 3D, and D.J. embarks on a quest for a gun that shoots smaller guns.

Things Discussed: Battleborn, Doom, Enter the Gungeon, Hyrule Warriors, Hyrule Warriors Legends, Out Run

April 14, 2016

#239: Jigglypuff vs. Lance Reddick

Paul puts his other obligations on hold to take over a beer farm in Stardew Valley. With his 10 billion wives behind him, D.J. plans his new career as a stay-at-home paperweight in Ultimate Kept Man Life. And Randy takes a break from The Division... a Quantum Break, that is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Things Discussed: 10 Billion Wives, National Videogame Museum, Quantum Break, Stardew Valley, Ultimate Kept Man Life