Vidjagame Apocalypse 216 – Cult Followings

Creepy, quasi-religious cults seem to be all the rage in games this year, with heavy hitters like Horizon: Zero Dawn, Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and now Far Cry 5 using them as major plot points – so this week,… Read more

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Vidjagame Apocalypse 215 – Arcade Deviants

This week, we finally give recurring guest Bob Mackey a topic fit for his Retronauts chops: ancient arcade games that were “ported” to consoles, but became completely different games in the process. Then it’s time to go aggressively modern with… Read more

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Vidjagame Apocalypse 211 – Hybrid Heaven

This week sees the release of not one, but two games that mash up popular franchises to create strange and wonderful new hybrids of complementary gameplay – so Henry Gilbert joins the crew to count down a list of five… Read more

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Vidjagame Apocalypse 210 – Choose Pacifism

This week brings a storm of retro-styled games and revamped re-releases, but before we get to that, Michael Grimm joins us for a look at five games that let you choose paths of (relative) nonviolence, incapacitating and outwitting your enemies… Read more

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Vidjagame Apocalypse 209 – Mascots Riding Mascots

It’s always fun when someone appears on VGA for the first time, and this week, longtime community member and Anime Streaming Showcase creator Curtis “zabu_san” Stone joins us for a very serious discussion of mascots who habitually carry their partners… Read more

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Vidjagame Apocalypse 206 – Epic Trilogies

It’s Mass Effect week, so we honor its legacy by starting off with a list of some of the biggest, most important trilogies in gaming – ones that told overarching, three-part stories that stuck in our minds for years afterward…. Read more

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Vidjagame Apocalypse 205 – Frog Friends

Blaster Master Zero’s recent arrival on Switch revived a classic tale of a boy and his frog, so this week we let nostalgia be our guide and put together a list of five of gaming’s greatest green amphibians. We then… Read more

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Vidjagame Apocalypse 204 – Long-Term Sleepers

Following the surprise of 2010’s Nier getting a sequel with this week’s release of NieR: Automata, Heidi Kemps rejoins us to talk about five games that were largely ignored at release, only to find an audience years later and come… Read more

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Vidjagame Apocalypse 202 – Weird Spinoffs

The release of Halo Wars 2 this week set us a-ponderin’ about other huge franchises that have wandered outside their comfortable genres, usually in strange and beautiful ways — so we begin this week by focusing on five of the… Read more

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Vidjagame Apocalypse 201 – Tragic Romances

This episode was recorded in the aftermath of another Valentine’s Day, which we mark the only way we know how: by being miserable bastards and getting spoilery about gaming’s most tragically disastrous romances. With that out of the way, we… Read more

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