As promised last week, we’re leaving the final games of this year’s Backlog Attack up to you! Each host has selected four possible games to play — simply vote in one of the Twitter polls below to choose their fate! We’ll play through the winners and discuss them on the show in a couple weeks.
(If you don’t use Twitter, just leave a comment on this post with your votes!)
Good news: 2016 will soon be over. Better news: Our year-end finale show is even sooner! Once again, we’re taking calls and questions from you, the listeners, and answering them on the air over an endless stream of drinks. It’s gonna get weird.
We’re participating in the Extra Life 2016 gaming marathon for charity! On Saturday, November 5th, we’ll be raising funds for the Children’s Miracle Network of hospitals by playing games for 24 hours straight. We hope you’ll tune into our livestream, cheer us on, and pledge your support for our team by donating a few dollars toward our fundraising goal. Any amount is appreciated! You can contribute here:
2015 has been a big year for Video Game Hangover. We recorded our 200th episode. We raised (with your help!) hundreds of dollars for charity in this year’s Extra Life marathon. The Order: 1886 came out.
This is also our fifth year doing pods on the Internet. As per VGH tradition, we’re ending it with our drunktacular call-in show, but since this is the fifth one, we felt like we should do something extra special. Which means… we don’t actually know. But while we figure it out, you can still call in with a question!
We’re participating in the Extra Life 2015 gaming marathon for charity! On Sunday, November 7th, we’ll be raising funds for the Children’s Miracle Network of hospitals by playing games for 24 hours straight. We hope you’ll tune into our livestream, cheer us on, and pledge your support for our team by donating a few dollars toward our fundraising goal. Any amount is appreciated! You can contribute here:
Mario Kart night is back in honor of the new Animal Crossing DLC and 200cc mode! We’ll be tearing up the new tracks this Friday night. Just add us to your Wii U friends list and you’ll be able to join the VGH lobby. (Make sure to send us a friend request ahead of time because it’s difficult for us to add people once the game starts!) We’ll have a Google Hangout going as well so we can chat during the game. (Check back here later for the link.)
If you don’t have any of the DLC, don’t worry—we’ll be racing on the regular courses too. Just make sure you sign on early to get the latest patch if you haven’t already!
(There’s also a chance we might try out the Splatoon beta at 11pm Eastern, so get that downloaded if you’re interested!)
WHAT: Mario Kart 8 on the Wii U
WHEN: Friday, May 8 @ 10:00pm ET
HOW: Add one of us to your Wii U friends list.
It’s our fifth year of podcasting about video games. How are we doing?
As we hinted at on last year’s season finale, we’d like to hear what all of you think of the show. (Beyond all the effusive Twitter praise, of course.) To make it as easy as possible for you, we’ve put together a quick, less-than-five-minutes-long survey with a few questions about the VGH, games, and podcasts in general. We’d really appreciate it if you could take a few moments of your time and fill it out. Be completely honest; if there’s something you think we could be doing better—tell us!
As added incentive, we’ll be handing out a few Amazon gift cards to respondents (selected at random). Finally… proof that your opinions have value, and that it’s awkwardly quantifiable! (Update: The gift card giveaway has ended, but you can still take the survey.)
Seriously though, we’d really appreciate hearing from you.
It’s back! Our fourth annual Hungover Hangover/Drunktacular/whatever we’re calling it is coming up in just a few weeks! That’s our year-end season finale show where we answer your calls and questions while enjoying some adult beverages.
We’re participating in the Extra Life 2014 gaming marathon for charity! This Saturday, October 25th, we’ll be raising funds for the Children’s Miracle Network of hospitals by playing games for 24 hours straight. We hope you’ll tune into our livestream, cheer us on, and pledge your support for our team by donating a few dollars toward our fundraising goal. Any amount is appreciated! You can contribute here:
Even if you’re unable to donate, we hope you’ll follow our progress on the stream and join us for some multiplayer games. Here’s just a sample of what we’ll be playing on Saturday:
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
Just Cause 2 Multiplayer Mod
The Last of Us
Mario Kart 8
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
Super Smash Bros. for 3DS
Sharpen your sword and polish that BBQ spit: We’re going hunting this Friday night in Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate!*
We’ll be slaying monsters of all shapes and sizes throughout the evening. Working on some early quests? All hunter ranks are welcome! Need parts from an abyssal lagiacrus? Uh… we’ll see what we can do. Hunting parties may be small, but we’ll be playing all night and we’ll start a second room if we need to, so you’ll have plenty of time to join in. (Just make sure your character has access to Port Tanzia and network mode.)
WHAT: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on the Wii U
WHEN: Friday, August 22 @ 9:30pm ET
WHERE: Network Mode World 02 Free B, Lobby 1
ROOM: game night
See you online on Friday! In the meantime, leave a comment with your favored weapon and/or the top monster you want to hunt! (Personally, I’ll be using a heavy bowgun to keep things interesting.)
*Looking for The Last of Us game night? Don’t worry, we’ll do that next month!
Weren’t able to kart with us last time? You’re in luck—we’re playing Mario Kart 8 again this Saturday night! We’re forgoing the tournament room and using a private lobby, so make sure you add one of us to your Wii U friends list before the races begin—it’s harder for us to add you once we’re all online!
As usual, we’ll have a Google Hangout going, since we’re not satisfied with leaving our trash talk in the lobby.
WHAT: Mario Kart 8 on the Wii U
WHEN: Saturday, July 12 @ 9:30pm ET
HOW: Add one of us to your Wii U friends list:
Game night update: We’ve switched to a private room rather than the tournament room, so if you want to join, just add one of us from the list below!
Get ready to show us your kart face: We’re playing Mario Kart 8 with the community this Friday! Join us for an evening of banana peels, lightning bolts, and 150ccs of hard feelings. We’ll be doing 12-player races and chatting on Google Hangouts all night, so don’t miss out!
WHAT: Mario Kart 8 on the Wii U
WHEN: Friday, June 27 @ 9:30pm ET
HOW: Join the VGHangover Mario Kart 8 tournament (4720-9558-7985), or add one of us to your Wii U friends list:
Randy – randy_wrecked
D.J. – metaly
Paul – dasflikko
Brace yourselves for some furious karting: we want to play Mario Kart 7 with you!
Join the Video Game Hangover crew for our next Community Game Night.
WHAT: Mario Kart 7 on the Nintendo 3DS
WHEN: Saturday, March 29 @ 9:30pm ET
HOW: Express your interest below and add us to your favorite “Communities” in the game: 20-7403-9734-6418.
No need to exchange Friend Codes! Just ensure you’re part of the in-game community using the number above and we’ll be able to play together.
Since Mario Kart 7 doesn’t have a voice chat feature, we’ll be hosting a Google Plus Hangout while we’re playing so we can communicate with each other. Be sure to add us on Google Plus so you can participate.
One last detail: believe it or not, there’s a patch for MK7 that’s required before you can play online. You’ll need to download and install it from the 3DS eShop before our Game Night.
Break out the glasses—VGH’s third annual Hungover Hangover call-in show is coming up! In what’s become a yearly tradition, we’ll be recording our final show of 2013 while enjoying some adult beverages and answering your questions on the air. (We’ve also got some other surprises in store… but more on those later.)
The end of the year is rapidly approaching and we’re preparing a special episode to wrap up the first season of Video Game Hangover, but we want your help! We love hearing your responses to our weekly topics, and for this episode we’ll be reading and responding to listener questions and comments throughout the show. If you have a question or topic you want discussed on the air, now’s your chance to send it in. Want to know who’s Paul’s second-favorite Canadian game developer? Is all that metal in Randy’s face for real? We’ll be answering anything (within reason), so feel free to get creative.
There are a few ways to submit your question or comment. If you want to actually be played on the air, you can leave us a Google Voice message by calling 682-999-VGH1 (682-999-8441). (Long distance charges may apply.) If you don’t need to be heard or just don’t feel like calling, you can always message us on Twitter (@vghangover), send an email to email@example.com, or just leave your questions in the comments below.
Whatever method you choose, make sure to send your message by the morning of this Saturday, December 10th to ensure we’ll receive it in time.
Thanks to all our listeners for all your support this year, and we can’t wait to hear from you!
It’s almost time for the annual Extra Life gaming marathon for charity, where gamers around the country team up to play for 24 hours straight to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Since 2008, Extra Life has earned hundreds of thousands of dollars for these hospitals, all thanks to the generosity of gamers like you.
Unfortunately, because of some last-minute scheduling conflicts, Video Game Hangover won’t be able to participate in this year’s marathon. If you’ve already joined Team VGH or were planning to support us, we’d like to recommend you redirect your support to Jeromy Adams, captain of Team Sarcastic Gamer and one of the founders of Extra Life.
We regret that we won’t be able to stay up all night playing games, but we hope that you’ll still be a part of this amazing opportunity for gamers to help children in need by doing something they love.