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VGH #79: Nintendo Hard

VGH #79: Nintendo Hard

We humbly present the VGH Holiday Gift Guide (with apologies to all of the non-creepy mall Santas out there). We’ve got cool gift ideas for gamers, readers, comic book and movie lovers, and more. No one will judge you if you decide to keep the best stuff for yourself. Also on this week’s show: our (almost) final word on FTL and The Walking Dead, thoughts on the surprising new Devil May Cry, and D.J. gets his hands on Nintendo’s hot new thing.

Episode Timeline:
Intro: 0:00
Viewer Mail: 2:35
Hangover: 6:42
Gift Guide: 40:50
Last Call: 76:57
Outro: 83:35

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This Week’s Music:
Come Home” and “Courtesy” from Phonetic Symphony and the Super Hexagon EP, by Chipzel.

Donkey Kong’s Crash Course for Wii U. Much more difficult than it looks, and fiendishly addictive.
Boom Headshot, a new gaming podcast. Follow them on Twitter @boom_headsh0t.

VGH Holiday Gift Guide: The Items

Randy’s List:
Tarantino XX
Tommo NEOGEO X Gold Edition
The Art of Video Games: From Pac-Man to Mass Effect
The Art of Dead Space
The Art of Borderlands 2
Cards Against Humanity

Paul’s List: To be posted later today!

D.J.’s List (with suggestions from Paul and Randy):
Are you (or is someone you know) getting a new console this Christmas? Here are a few lesser-known games we loved.

PlayStation 3 games: Journey, Tokyo Jungle, PixelJunk Shooter 1 + 2, Super Stardust HD

Xbox 360 games: Quarrel, Rez HD, Ikaruga, Radiant Silvergun, Guardian Heroes, The Witcher 2, Deadly Premonition

3DS games: Mighty Switch Force!, Pushmo

Wii U games: Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition, Chasing Aurora

PlayStation Vita games: Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack

PC/Steam games: FTL, Magicka, Sanctum, InMomentum


  1. Matt Kernan
    Matt Kernan November 29, 2012

    I’ll chime in and say that while Mutant Blobs Attack is FANTASTIC and only costs a mere $7, I think every new Vita owner should plunk down a fiddy and get PS+ for one year. That’ll getcha Mutant Blobs Attack, Uncharted, Gravity Rush, Wipeout, Jet Set Radio, and Final Fantasy Tactics (plus whatever else gets rotated in over time). Not to mention, the cloud save space and auto updates…

  2. Erik K.
    Erik K. December 2, 2012

    Good show guys! Randy I was sort of interested in the NeoGeo X but I’m not certain of the release list for games. Nice suggestion on the art books, they will be added to my wishlist. DJ, where are the suggestion for Wii games?

    • metaly
      metaly December 3, 2012

      For the Wii, Excite Truck (a launch game, even) is excellent. I prefer it over its online-enabled sequel, Excitebots, because it had a better sense of speed and custom MP3 soundtracks. It’s one of my favorite racing games of all time, next to F-Zero GX.

      Also, Rhythm Heaven Fever.

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