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VGH #106: Community Grooming

VGH #106: Community Grooming

It’s tougher than ever to fit lengthy gaming experiences into our crowded schedules. We discuss what we do when faced with the 60-odd-hour JRPG, whether it’s the developers that should be more considerate, and what’s truly important for us to get out of our precious gaming time.

In the Hangover, Randy selflessly throws himself on top of The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, D.J. saves the world many times in Half Minute Hero, and Paul… well, Paul’s still doing his Animal Crossing thing.

Also, we reveal the most shameful games in your backlogs in Viewer Mail!

Special thanks to listener DontJudgeMyADD for suggesting this week’s topic by way of his article, “Gamers need more choices to scale game experiences.”

Episode Timeline:
0:00 – Intro
2:09 – Viewer Mail
14:55 – The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct
21:09 – Half Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax Ultimate Boy
28:18 – Animal Crossing: New Leaf
34:55 – Scaling Game Experiences
57:42 – Last Call
1:03:18 – Outro

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This Week’s Music:
“Club Wolf” and “Win” from the Rise of the Obsidian Interstellar and Level by Disasterpeace

VGHangover Animal Crossing: New Leaf friend code list – Add your 3DS code and play with the community!

This week’s topic inspired by: Gamers need more choices to scale game experiences

The Backloggery – Manage your game collection and finish your old games!
Darkadia – Another way to track your game collection, suggested by DontJudgeMyADD

Get $30 of Nintendo eShop credit for registering both Fire Emblem: Awakening and Shin Megami Tensei IV
Gear Up – Free-to-play tank building/battle game, currently in pre-alpha (also available on Steam)


  1. HalfmoonINC
    HalfmoonINC July 26, 2013

    you guys should put extra content as mini hangovers also 3Ds or Ps Vita?

    • metaly
      metaly July 28, 2013

      What kind of content would you want as mini-hangovers? We’ve been discussing possibly doing something like this.

      As for 3DS vs. Vita, it may be time to have a topic on that. It seems to come up often lately. Generally I recommend 3DS because of the existing library and because it has a brighter future than the Vita. The Vita library has maybe a better selection of mature/Western titles if Nintendo games aren’t your thing, but the overall selection is slimmer, and memory cards are still ridiculously overpriced.

      • HalfmoonINC
        HalfmoonINC July 31, 2013

        i think mini-hangovers should be either a continuation of the podcast for ex:(the mini-hangover would be posted after the podcast for those who wish to hear more) or the mini-hangovers should be on a day separate from the podcast but i don’t know if that would be too much.

      • Jeb Adams
        Jeb Adams July 31, 2013

        Not sure if this has been covered, but I am stunned that the 3DS is the best console I have.

        I would even argue that someone isn’t that into FPSs, then 3DS is the best platform for gaming in this generation. Great platformers, RPGs, whatever genre AC:NL is, even access to some indie darlings like Cave Story, Mutant Mudds, and VVVVVV.

        Plus with a 32 GB memory card and a credit card and I don’t have to got to Gamestop anymore.

        Plus backwards compatibility to the DS Library?

        Sure, it needs more indie games, and yeah, the Virtual Console is bizarrely tight-fisted in its offerings, but I am looking this amazing horse in the mouth a little bit at this point.

  2. Cobalt
    Cobalt July 29, 2013

    Show Idea:Game of the Generation, with the new generation on the horizon which is your GotG? If you cant decide Top 5, Games of the Generation.

    • spaulsandhu
      spaulsandhu July 29, 2013

      I like it. It’ll be a great way to re-cap the “end” of this generation!

  3. Cobalt
    Cobalt July 31, 2013

    Show Idea: Is starting a retro videogame collection worth it or should we use emulators to play the treasures of the past

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