’80s Kids – Vidjagame Apocalypse 480

“1980s kids in peril” has been pretty thoroughly mined as a concept by now, and yet relatively few games have tried to recapture the (heavily idealized and romanticized) experience of being a kid in that strange decade — so let’s… Read more

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Mode 7 Up Yours – Vidjagame Apocalypse 479

We’re pretty big suckers for Super NES nostalgia, to the point where we decided it’d be a good idea to grab Greg Moore and talk in a non-visual medium about five games that made incredible use of the 16-bit console’s… Read more

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Confusingly Titled Series – Vidjagame Apocalypse 476

Videogames aren’t always the most welcoming medium for newcomers, and one way they can confuse is through their titles; some series are easy enough to decipher, while others are Byzantine jumbles of numbers and subtitles. With game-industry legend Chris Baker… Read more

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Adventure Trauma – Vidjagame Apocalypse 475

If they were to happen in real life, the events of a lot of videogames could leave a person seriously messed up – and yet, videogame protagonists always seem to effortlessly bounce back in time for a new adventure. Every… Read more

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Hell on Skates – Vidjagame Apocalypse 473

Roller Champions is out this week, so to mark the occasion, we decided it’d be as good a time as any to look at five action games starring rough-and-tumble badasses who are strapped into a pair of roller skates the… Read more

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Bite-Sized Prequels – Vidjagame Apocalypse 471

With this week’s release of Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising — a side-scrolling prequel to the upcoming JRPG Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes — we’ve invited Anthony Abatte on for a look at five other times big games gave players a little taste… Read more

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Games Based on Books – Vidjagame Apocalypse 469

Dune: Spice Wars hit early access on PC this week, and its based-on-the-movie-based-more-closely-on-the-book status inspired us to invite Ryan Harig of Conspiracy Therapy on for a chat about five games that directly adapted novels and short stories. Then we’ll get… Read more

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Bestest Batmans – Vidjagame Apocalypse 468

With The Batman hitting streaming this week, our dormant interest in The Caped Crusader has been rekindled, and we’ve invited Dan Amrich on for a chat about five of the best (non-Arkham) Batman games. Then we’ll get into the Ghostbusters… Read more

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Laser Swords – Vidjagame Apocalypse 466

Not only did this week’s launch of Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga pleasantly surprise us — it inspired us to invite Greg Moore on for a Top 5 about lightsabers in non-Star Wars games. Then we’ll mourn E3’s cancellation,… Read more

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