Video Game Hangover
A weekly show about playing an unreasonable amount of video games. Each week we discuss the games that are keeping us up late and chat about gaming culture and the games industry.
info_outline VGH #407: Let Me Tell You About the Tea Parties 08/22/2019
VGH #407: Let Me Tell You About the Tea Parties Randy takes a detour through Witcheye before heading back to school in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. D.J. discovers new ways to experience Dragon Quest in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. And yes, more Dragon Quest Builders 2.
info_outline VGH #406: But First, More Gardening! 08/15/2019
VGH #406: But First, More Gardening! Randy takes up teaching in Fire Emblem: Three Houses but runs into trouble adjusting to campus life. D.J. keeps it wholesome (and mildly creepy) while delivering mail in Tiny Echo. Also: Dig Dugging ever deeper into Dragon Quest Builders 2.
info_outline VGH #405: America's Next Top Ninja 08/08/2019
VGH #405: America's Next Top Ninja Randy gets wholesome by taking A Short Hike up a mountain. D.J. deals with a toilet conundrum (don't worry about it) in Dragon Quest Builders 2, then breaks his one rule in Final Fantasy XIV. Also: 2019's backlog champion revealed!
info_outline VGH #402: Sudoku Is Math 07/18/2019
VGH #402: Sudoku Is Math We're beating the summer heat with a crippling drug habit in Dr. Mario World. (That's how Dr. Mario works, right?) Also, the Backlog Attack continues with Professor Layton: The Next Generation (actually his daughter) and Front Mission Evolved.
info_outline VGH #400: The Greatest 400 Video Games of All Time 07/04/2019
VGH #400: The Greatest 400 Video Games of All Time We're commemorating our 400th episode in the only way that makes sense: By definitively naming the best 400 video games ever made. Also, we kick off this summer's Backlog Attack!
info_outline VGH #399: Throw Your Games in the Ocean 06/27/2019
VGH #399: Throw Your Games in the Ocean We're beating the summer heat in the frozen mountains of Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, and the... air-conditioned spectral movie theater of Persona Q2, I guess? Also, the Ritual of the Moon nears its end, and handy tips for staying alive.
info_outline VGH #398: My Moonpod 06/20/2019
VGH #398: My Moonpod With E3 and Keanu Reeves distant memories, Randy and D.J. settle back into the Nintendo groove in Cadence of Hyrule, with mixed results. Also: What to avoid, an what to avoid avoiding while slaying the spire, and another status update from the moon.
info_outline VGH #396: Take Your Switch to Work Day 06/06/2019
VGH #396: Take Your Switch to Work Day Randy and D.J. finally initiate the month-long Ritual of the Moon. Also, hunting monsters with inadequately sized axes in Dauntless, and reevaluating our life choices in Slay the Spire. And: E3 looms.
info_outline VGH #393: Uniquely Qualified as a Bard 05/16/2019
VGH #393: Uniquely Qualified as a Bard Randy finds his calling as a traveling bard in Wandersong. Meanwhile, D.J. gets extra weird with Eternal Senia, which is probably a clicker game, then takes a lightning tour of Japan to explore Kyoto's red gates in, naturally, Explore Kyoto's Red Gates.
info_outline VGH #392: The Mayor of Japan 05/09/2019
VGH #392: The Mayor of Japan A fun bear teaches Randy the ancient samurai code in Bushido Bear. D.J. plays the equally ancient Phantasy Star. A thoughtful conversation about a creator's responsibility devolves into a debate over whether or not hedgehogs should have human teeth.
info_outline VGH #391: Protection from Lasers 05/02/2019
VGH #391: Protection from Lasers Randy returns to the world of Boxboy (and Boxgirl), now in lavish high definition. D.J. gets Fire Emblem in his Dragalia Lost. And the second part of our Labo VR experience, featuring Super Mario Odyssey and Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
info_outline VGH #390: Ancient Greasy 04/25/2019
VGH #390: Ancient Greasy Randy unleashes his secret weapons in the brand new Steamworld Quest. D.J. subjugates his adorable neighbors in The Battle of Polytopia. Paul gets slimy in Assassin's Creed Odyssey. Episode Timeline: 00:40 - Intro 01:45 - The Avengers!!!!!!!!! 09:35 - Steamworld Quest: The Hand of Gilgamech 29:20 - The Battle of Polytopia 44:35 - Assassin's Creed Odyssey 67:45 - Outro
info_outline VGH #389: A Bazooka For Your Face 04/18/2019
VGH #389: A Bazooka For Your Face Randy contemplates his new life as a fox in The First Tree. Meanwhile, D.J. contemplates his new life as a guy with cardboard strapped to his head as he delves into Nintendo Labo's VR kit. Also, making a triumphant return to the show: It's Battlefield 3! Episode Timeline: 00:40 - Intro 02:51 - Tom Clancy's Battlefield 3 18:02 - Nintendo Labo VR 54:25 - The First Tree 72:10 - Outro
info_outline VGH #388: Eating Tons of Shy Guys 04/11/2019
VGH #388: Eating Tons of Shy Guys Randy discovers the joys of papercraft in Yoshi's Crafted World. Paul finally gives into Gwent in Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales. And D.J. ruins the idyllic landscapes with a giant circus tent in Islanders. Episode Timeline: 00:42 - Intro 03:40 - SwitchFix wrap-up 07:02 - PlayStation Now 24:50 - Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales 38:55 - Yoshi's Crafted World 55:04 - Islanders 70:00 - Outro
info_outline VGH #386: Tom Clancy's Baba is You 03/28/2019
VGH #386: Tom Clancy's Baba is You On this week’s show, we’re dancing the night away with Crypt of the Necrodancer. We also spend some time with the latest Tom Clancy opus: Baba is You. Plus, Golf Peaks, and more competently crafted Ubisoft experiences™. Episode Timeline: 00:40 - Intro 01:45 - PAX East hype 07:45 - Google Stadia 14:55 - Golf Peaks 24:02 - Crypt of the Necrodancer 36:27 - Baba is You 47:03 - Division 2 67:55 - Outro
info_outline VGH #385: Maybe You're Not Smart 03/21/2019
VGH #385: Maybe You're Not Smart Part 1 of our 25637852-part series on Tom Clancy's The Division 2. Randy discovers a new way to hold his Switch. Also, D.J. starts a shady underground robot fight club after getting kicked out of a shady underground mahjong fight club. Episode Timeline: 00:44 - Intro 01:50 - PAX East hype 06:35 - Switchfix 17:50 - Doman Mahjong feat. Final Fantasy XIV 32:05 - Tom Clancy's The Division 2 59:25 - Front Mission 67:55 - Outro
info_outline VGH #384: Tending to My Hats 03/14/2019
VGH #384: Tending to My Hats Word Stacks and Crackdown 3 and Word Stacks and Final Fantasy XII and Front Mission and Word Stacks and Word Stacks and Word Stacks and Word Stacks and Word Stacks and Word Stacks. Episode Timeline: 00:35 - Intro 01:49 - PAX East / Lebanon, Kansas hype 06:18 - Tetris 99 12:50 - Word Stacks 18:50 - Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age 43:08 - Front Mission 56:08 - Crackdown 3 68:58 - Outro
info_outline VGH #383: Hungry for Flavor 03/07/2019
VGH #383: Hungry for Flavor The gang tries on some practical outerwear in The Division 2. Randy tries extra hard not to kill anyone in Deltarune. D.J. has had it with his coworkers Dragalia Lost. And you won't believe the lengths we went to in order to acquire a PlayStation 2. Episode Timeline: 00:50 - Intro 02:48 - New music: Option Fire by Wally Chantek 05:48 - PAX East hype 08:40 - PlayStation 2 hype 18:40 - Deltarune 31:50 - The Tom Clancy's Division 2 51:58 - Dragalia Lost 60:40 - Outro
info_outline VGH #382: Epaulets 02/28/2019
VGH #382: Epaulets We take Tetris 99 for another spin (get it) before jumping into an anime robot in Daemon X Machina and continuing to Warhammer things in Vermintide 2. Also, after countless grueling hours of Etrian Odyssey Nexus, Randy starts Etrian Odyssey Nexus. Episode Timeline: 01:06 - Intro 02:30 - Tetris 99 15:10 - RIP Reggie 19:25 - Warhammer: Vermintide 2 32:14 - Etrian Odyssey Nexus 48:13 - Daemon X Machina 57:33 - Outro
info_outline VGH #381: Still Cracking Down 02/21/2019
VGH #381: Still Cracking Down After a delicious taco-y detour, VGH's agents make their cases about what it truly means to Crack Down in Microsoft's latest. Also, a professional monster hunter joins the Monster Hunter cast, and Tetris battle royale is real and we played it. Episode Timeline 00:31 - Intro 00:43 - Taco Bell 05:40 - Monster Hunter 25:26 - Crackdown 3 43:15 - Apex 47:30 - Tetris 59:15 - Outro
info_outline VGH #380: Bad Dudes with Bats 02/14/2019
VGH #380: Bad Dudes with Bats We set out on the Sea of Thieves to learn practical skills like how to hold a compass, and how to maintain composure while getting owned by Xbox Live bilge. Also: Apex Legends, The Division 2, and Forza Horizon 4. Episode Timeline: 00:40 - Intro 04:05 - Will Smith is blue 06:10 - Sea of Thieves 28:15 - Apex Legends 44:00 - Forza Horizon 4 58:30 - The Division 2: Division Harder 72:45 - Outro
info_outline VGH #379: The Maestros 02/07/2019
VGH #379: The Maestros D.J. learns how to fly a man-sized jet in Anthem, the new Destiny-like/Mass Effect-not-entirely-like. Paul gets acquainted with the Warhammer universe in Vermintide 2. And Downwell finally brings its gunboots to the Switch. Episode Timeline: 00:32 - Intro 01:15 - contractually obligated banter 04:05 - Anthem 39:50 - Warhammer: Vermintide 2 54:14 - Downwell feat. Flip Grip 70:45 - Outro
info_outline VGH #378: The Protective Barrier Around the Earth 01/31/2019
VGH #378: The Protective Barrier Around the Earth With Earth finally shielded from interplanetary attack, we can finally concentrate on the things that matter, like Randy's 1000th playthrough of Uncharted 2. Also, Ace Combat 7, Pillars of Eternity 2, What Never Was, and not Metroid Prime 4. Episode Timeline: 00:41 - Intro 02:01 - Metroid Prime 4 06:52 - Ace Combat 7 28:25 - What Never Was 34:20 - Uncharted 2 42:20 - Pillars of Eternity 2 61:45 - Outro