June 25, 2015

#200: Random x Random x Random

DESTINY MEGA-SHOW!!!! (Just kidding, please don't leave.) On our 200 millionth episode, backlog celebrity Al Parker joins us to uncover our true feelings about loot. We also get into Magicka (the old one), Dragon Age (the new one), and some cheap beer.

Things Discussed: Borderlands 2, Destiny, Dragon Age Inquisition, Final Fantasy XIV, Magicka, Monument Valley, Portal 2, Tearaway

June 18, 2015

#199: E3 2015

It’s E3 time again and we’re here with our impressions of all the latest Es!

Things Discussed: Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival, Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, Assassin's Creed Syndicate, Dishonored 2, E3, E3 2015, Earthbound Beginnings, Fallout 4, Final Fantasy VII, Firewatch, For Honor, Hololens, Metroid Prime: Federation Force, No Man's Sky, PlayStation 4, Shenmue III, Star Fox Zero, Super Mario Maker, Super Smash Bros. for 3DS, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, The Last Guardian, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Unravel, Wii U, World of Final Fantasy, Xbox One, Yoshi's Wooly World

June 11, 2015

#188: My Boat Is Looking Pretty Sweet

We ask the Crystal Ball of Gaming (totally real) to grant us our E3 wishes, like a release date for The Last Guardian (no), a new F-ZERO (no) or for Geoff Keighley to experience human emotion (no). Instead of playing that other game, D.J. builds a boat.

Things Discussed: 10000000, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Final Fantasy XIV, Splatoon, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Xenosaga Episode III: Also Sprach Zarathustra, You Must Build a Boat

June 4, 2015

#197: A Squid Falls in the Ocean and Dies

We hear about an unexplored side of Splatoon from our resident kid and squid, Randy. D.J. alternates between angsty Pacific Northwest teen and angsty Tokyo teen assassin. Paul refuses to set foot in a casino, but maybe a Witcher slot machine would change his mind.

Things Discussed: Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Kickstarter, Life Is Strange, Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition, Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day, Short Peace, Spelunky, Splatoon, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

May 28, 2015

#196: Kill It for Some Money

After years of anticipation, we finally discuss the international smash hit: Puzzle & Dragons. Paul plays a game about a beard albino. D.J. doesn’t play anything. Also, Backlog Attack 2015 looms.

Things Discussed: Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Ground Kontrol, Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

May 21, 2015

#195: Women Beating Down the Door

How did you fill the time in your days/nights/weekends before The Witcher III came out? On this week’s show, Paul and Randy are distracting themselves with Invisible Inc., Klei’s fun-but-stressful new tactical espionage thing. We also dig into a couple of 3DS eShop oddities, Stretchmo and Adventure Bar Story, and Randy finally delivers his promised update from his Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth playthrough. We also ruminate on our lifelong struggles to balance gaming with being a productive member of society. It’s harder than it may look from the outside.

Things Discussed: Adventure Bar Story, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Invisible Inc., Stretchmo, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

May 14, 2015

#194: Where's Dracula?

When is a squid not a squid? When it's a human-squid girl/boy hybrid. But what if this hypothetical hybrid hu-squid were to transform suddenly into a full squid? A definitive answer eludes squidymologists to this day. Anyway, we played Splatoon.

Things Discussed: Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Disney Infinity, Konami, Mario Kart 64, Mario Kart 8, Splatoon, Super Smash Bros.

May 7, 2015

#193: D.J.'s Ghost

We regret to inform our listeners that D.J. Ross fell in battle during the great Burrito Wars of Cinco de Mayo 2015. Never forget. Randy and Paul somehow find the strength to carry on, however, and this week they weigh in on big Suicide Squad news, PC gaming's big night at E3, and the big new scheme to get gamers off of their big fat asses. The guys also drown their sorrows in games, including Cities: Skylines, Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, and Never Alone.

Things Discussed: Cities: Skylines, Never Alone, Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth

April 30, 2015

#192: Biologically Accurate

Silent Hills is canceled and Konami is in the middle of self-destructing and we're just sitting here StreetPassing.

Things Discussed: Battleground Z, Konami, Mario Kart 8, Silent Hills, Ultimate Angler

April 23, 2015

#191: Trash Game for Garbage People

Randy plugs in his Xbox One to make sure it plays video games, but alas, all it does is play the new Star Trek trailer (which looks suspiciously like Star Wars). Meanwhile, Paul locks himself in a room and D.J. jumps off a cliff to avoid being bled on by Superman.

Things Discussed: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Bloodborne, Dark Souls II, Escape Experts, Star Wars, Star Wars: Battlefront, Sunset Overdrive, Xbox One

April 16, 2015

#190: 100% Narga

Paul and D.J. get deep into Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate fashion and this season's hottest armor skills. Meanwhile, Randy prefers to stay out of the spotlight with Monster Bag. Also, Pillars of Eternity, Mario Party 10, and smartwatches destroy civilization.

Things Discussed: Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Apple Watch, Dragon Quest IX, Final Fantasy XIV, Mario Party 10, Monster Bag, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, Monster Hunter Stories, Pillars of Eternity, Star Trek Online, World of WarCraft

April 9, 2015

#189: Look How Terrible This Is

Randy seeks relief from his third unrelenting week of The Order: 1886 by playing a game about boxes. Paul searches for the correct sequence of buttons to beat Helldivers, D.J. spends the weekend watching a Call of Duty video, and Final Fantasy XIV... ends?!

Things Discussed: Boxboy, Call of Duty, Code Name: STEAM, Final Fantasy XIV, Helldivers, Star Trek Online, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, The Order: 1886

April 2, 2015

#188: She's a Steampunk

We get in touch with our inner time traveling tweens in Life Is Strange episode 2, the most steampunk game since The Order: 1886. Also: Why the Zelda delay is good, why Master Chief is bad, and a new Mass Effect?

Things Discussed: Halo 5: Guardians, Legend of Zelda, Life Is Strange, Mass Effect, Spotify, The Order: 1886

March 26, 2015

#187: I Like Oreos

Legendary game designer Hideo Kojima stops by to clear up some rumors about his future with Konami and the Metal Gear series. Paul's plan to get his space crew in order fails spectacularly. D.J. plays Project Diva F 2nd, the most embarrassing rhythm game yet. And Randy spends time with The Order: 1886, a video game.

Things Discussed: Battlefield Hardline, Elite Beat Agents, Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd, Hideo Kojima, Konami, Metal Gear Solid, Metroid Prime, Monument Valley, Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan, Space Team, The Order: 1886

March 19, 2015

#186: Chunky Garbage

We're doing #MetroidMarch right by replaying the series's best. Like Metroid: Code Name: STEAM, Metroid: Q*bert, Metroid: Monster Hunter and the game many consider an all-time classic, Metroid: Jak and Daxter Collection.

Things Discussed: Code Name: STEAM, Final Fantasy XIV, Jak and Daxter Collection, Metroid Prime, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, Q*bert Rebooted

March 12, 2015

#185: PAX East 2015

Just how far is one man willing to go to attend PAX East? When traveling through a late winter snowstorm by train, the correct answer is "approximately 400 miles". Join Randy (and VGH Community Contributor Chris Gregory) this week as he checks in from the frozen wasteland that once was Boston, MA, with thoughts on Splatoon, Steamworld Heist, We Happy Few, Just Cause 3, Invisible Inc., and more - including a full report on the 100% Smash Mouth-less Cards Against Humanity panel.

Things Discussed: 12 Minutes, Cards Against Humanity, Cinelinx, Cosmochoria, Grim Dawn, Invisible Inc., Just Cause 3, Liege, PAX, PAX East 2015, Splatoon, Steamworld Heist, We Happy Few

March 5, 2015

#184: In My Heart, I Am Raoul

Please enjoy this episode full of PAX East hype that we recorded before they canceled the East Coast. Also: skateboarding in OlliOlli2, French lessons, an MMO memorial to Leonard Nimoy in Star Trek Online, Ironfall: Invasion puts the "gears" and "war" into Gears of War, the Final Fantasy XIV community loses its collective mind over a card game, and we try to uncover the origin of #MetroidMarch. (Spoiler: We invented it.)

Things Discussed: amiibo, Final Fantasy XIV, Hyrule Warriors, Ironfall: Invasion, Metroid, Metroid Prime, MetroidMarch, OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood, PAX, PAX East, Star Trek Online, Trivia Crack

February 26, 2015

#183: The Tetris Stalker

It's the Vita's 3rd birthday, so naturally we celebrate by playing 3DS games all week. More Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, some Majora's Mask, and Tetris Ultimate. Also Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, which is on neither 3DS nor Vita.

Things Discussed: Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, PAX South 2015, PlayStation Vita, Tetris Ultimate

February 19, 2015

#1886: Moon Man

Randy rewinds time to save Clock Town in the remastered N64 classic, The Order: 1886, and Paul and D.J. get their claws into Capcom's latest hunting action game, The Order: 1886. We also wonder what's up with Peter Molyneux (creator of The Order: 1886).

Things Discussed: Curiosity, Fable II, Godus, Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, Peter Molyneux, The Order: 1886

February 12, 2015

#181: The Wazoo

Where were you the night before Nintendoom? We were getting our affairs in order playing Freedom Wars and copying our 3DS games onto a series of progressively smaller memory cards. Randy and Paul return to/are still playing Shadow of Mordor. D.J. doesn't talk about Final Fantasy XIV.

Things Discussed: Freedom Wars, Kick and Fennick, Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, Nintendo 3DS, The Legend of Zelda, Xenosaga Episode III: Also Sprach Zarathustra