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 #415: Things Jumping Out of Things 10/17/2019
VGH #415: Things Jumping Out of Things We check in on the spooky Castlevania-like, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, before having even spookier adventures in Worse than Death. Also, as usual: Spellworm. I mean, Dragon Quest XI. Dragon Quest XI and Spellworm.
info_outline VGH #413: Shoot the Pipe 10/03/2019
VGH #413: Shoot the Pipe Between grinding the guardrails and firing off the pipe, Randy isn't sure what to make of Mario Kart Tour. Meanwhile, D.J. splatters everything in sight as a rampaging gorilla in Ape Out. Also, updates on Sayonara Wild Hearts and Link's Awakening.
info_outline VGH #412: Don't Ever Ask Me That Again 09/26/2019
VGH #412: Don't Ever Ask Me That Again Randy explores the strange world of Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (the new one!) while D.J. compares notes with the Game Boy Color version. Also, motorcycle swordfights in Sayonara Wild Hearts, and life as a horrible goose in Untitled Goose Game.
info_outline VGH #411: I Miss Those Hot Drinks 09/19/2019
VGH #411: I Miss Those Hot Drinks Randy is back and D.J. can't wait to hear what he's been playing! (That is, Creature in the Well and Legend of the Skyfish.) Also, Monster Hunter World: Iceborne rears its chilly head, and, as a special bonus, mourning the loss of a dear friend!
info_outline VGH #409: A Little Vroom Vroom 09/05/2019
VGH #409: A Little Vroom Vroom D.J. just got back from not playing any games at PAX West, and boy, are his arms tired! Meanwhile, Randy investigates the spooky doors of Control, and a strange boat makes its way across the wasteland in Far: Lone Sails.
info_outline VGH #408: Your Cards Are Literally on the Table 08/29/2019
VGH #408: Your Cards Are Literally on the Table Randy straps in for a roguelike doubleheader with Void Bastards and Rad. You'll never believe what happens! Meanwhile, D.J. watches six hours of creeper videos in Telling Lies. Also, part 1 of our 8619156137-part series on Dragon Quest XI.
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