If loving jetpacks and starship dress-up is wrong, we don’t want to be right! This week, we share all the “wrong” reasons we play games. In the Hangover, Randy 100-percents Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate on the 3DS, Paul finds a satisfying sendoff in Mass Effect 3 Citadel DLC, and D.J. promises Battlefield 3: End Game will be the last mention of battles and fields… at least until BF4. Also, we’ve got your favorite classic rhythm games in Viewer Mail!
We’re joined by Yuri (AKA Dubindoh) from Capcom to talk everything Monster Hunter–from reasons to get excited for the new Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, to the best tips for series newcomers looking to experience their first hunt.
As we covered in Episode 90, Rock Band may be over, but the massive music libraries we’ve built over the last six years are here to stay. I thought I’d share a list of my favorite songs to play–which was actually turned out to be quite difficult since my original PS3 died late last year and I still haven’t gotten around to redownloading all my songs onto the new one. But anyway, these are some of my personal picks for whenever I feel like picking up that plastic guitar.
Does the end of Rock Band DLC mean the death of rhythm gaming? We look back on the life of the game that put plastic instruments in everyone’s living room and talk about why the genre isn’t dead yet. In the Hangover, we’re playing BIT.TRIP Presents… Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, and recommending you avoid Aliens: Colonial Marines and The Last Remnant.
Runner2 is out this week and we’re excited! We’re so excited, in fact, that we’re giving away some BIT.TRIP prizes to get you hyped up for the new game.
We’re either celebrating the PlayStation Vita’s one-year anniversary or delivering its eulogy. You be the judge. Also: Fire Emblem frustration, Monster Hunter anticipation, and Ghost Recon cooperation.
BGM Mode is back with volume 2 of the best game music of 2012. Today, we’ve got Paul’s picks. (more…)
It may already be February, but 2012 lives on thanks to my iPod filled with last year’s best game soundtracks. Put on some headphones and listen to a quick sampling of ten of my favorites below. (more…)
It’s dangerous to go alone, so why not take some friends? On this week’s show, we’re talking about Nintendo’s suggestion that the next Zelda game might be a co-op affair. We also dig into some other beloved games that made scary changes, including Red Faction, Final Fantasy, and Metroid. In The Hangover, D.J. gets his hands on the upcoming Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate and Randy weighs on the new Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time.
This episode, we’re talking all things 90s gaming: shoebox Gameboys and other, more dubiously portable handhelds, gaming urban legends, classic series that need to make a comeback, and others that we probably should have left behind. In the Hangover, we’re getting strange vibes from Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational on the Vita and taking a sneak peak at Klei’s 2D wilderness survival game, Don’t Starve.
Special thanks to listener kube00 for suggesting this week’s topic!
#5: Soulcalibur V
It’s been an auspicious year for fighting games–can you imagine the reaction just a few years ago if someone predicted that in one year, we’d see new iterations of nearly every major fighting franchise? That’s exactly what happened in 2012, and I’ve got to give credit to the latest in my favorite fighting series: Soulcalibur. Despite some skepticism over new gameplay mechanics and a dramatically different character roster, SCV emerged as one of the series’ strongest entries and even appeared to gain back some respect from the arcade circuit. Best of all: No Star Wars characters in sight.
2012 was a huge year for games and we’re discussing just a few of the many contenders for Game of the Year, before finally revealing our personal top five.
In our last Mini Hangover of Season 2, we have a spoiler filled chat about Telltale’s The Walking Dead! Spoiler alert!
Good news everyone! Paul and Matt decide to wax poetic about Far Cry 3, one of the best games of 2012. Wub wub wub.
Another arcade in San Francisco? D.J. gives a tour of the crazy Japanese games on display at Playland Japan and then talks about his current Vita—yes, Vita—obsession: DJMAX Technika Tune.