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

February 5, 2015

#180: You're Gonna Miss the Lobster

Once a year, a legendary lobster crawls out of the sea to tell tales of time-traveling high schoolers and historical steampunk lions. Unfortunately, we missed the lobster again. Fortunately, we're perfectly capable of telling you those stories ourselves.

Things Discussed: Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Code Name: STEAM, Life Is Strange, Nintendo

January 29, 2015

#179: Live from PAX South 2015

Live from San Antonio, VGH is at the first ever PAX South expo! We're joined by some special guests to talk about the games we played, the costumes we saw, and, of course, Yasumi Matsuno.

Things Discussed: Brawlhalla, Gunsport, Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, Nintendo 3DS, PAX, PAX South 2015, Ronin, Speedrunners, Videoball

January 22, 2015

#178: Lorgo the Potlicker

After a nearly two-year hiatus, we've finally released a new show. Coincidentally, Randy and D.J. are excited about a potential new Rock Band, while Paul tries to remember the name of that game he played with a plastic guitar. Also: PS1 classics Suikoden I and II, The Marvellous Miss Take, Shadow of Mordor, and 1000 dead Mr. Game and Watches in Super Smash Bros.

Things Discussed: Guitar Hero, Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, Rock Band, Suikoden, Suikoden II, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, The Marvellous Miss Take

January 15, 2015

#177: Nintendoom

On the way to 2015, you suddenly find yourself trapped in the realm of Nintendoom, where nothing fits in your pocket and every Amiibo is Luigi. Your only chance of escape lies in the machinegun-toting hands of—who else—Batman (voiced by Troy Baker).

Things Discussed: Batman: Arkham Knight, Final Fantasy XIV, Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward, Grim Fandango, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, Life Is Strange, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, Nintendo, Nintendo 3DS, No Man's Sky, Rhythm Heaven, Silent Hills, Splatoon, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

January 8, 2015

#176: David Duchovny Needs Work

It turns out there were a few games in 2014 that weren't completely bug-ridden and disappointing! (Oops—positivity!) We scrounge up a handful of our absolute favorite games from last year—some from totally unexpected places.

Things Discussed: 80 Days, Alien: Isolation, Best of 2014, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Dragon Age Inquisition, Final Fantasy XIV, Freedom Wars, Infamous: Second Son, Mario Kart 8, Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, Monument Valley, Rex Rocket, The Last of Us, The Wolf Among Us

January 1, 2015

Mini Hangover: Freedom Wars

Happy New Year! Join D.J. as he rings in 2015 with a million-year prison sentence, courtesy of Freedom Wars.

Things Discussed: Freedom Wars