Rise As A Zombie – Vidjagame Apocalypse 338

Zombie hordes are a dime a dozen; chances to actually join them, less so. This week, GameXplain/IGN alum Micah Seff rejoins us to talk about games where a hero’s demise turns them into flesh-hungry cannibals (at which point other heroes… Read more

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Coulrophobia – Vidjagame Apocalypse 337

Once-beloved children’s entertainers become blazing nightmare fuel in videogames, where white makeup and red noses are all but synonymous with sadism and murder. While this week’s Laser Time explores evil clowns in wider pop-culture, we’re drilling down to find five… Read more

By Wikiparaz | 6

Haunted Arcade – Vidjagame Apocalypse 336

It’s our first show of October, and tradition dictates spooky content. So join us in welcoming Podouken cohost Adam, who’ll help us navigate through some of the most memorably fun horror-themed games ever to hit arcades. Then it’s on to… Read more

By Wikiparaz | 11

Full-Motion Audio – Vidjagame Apocalypse 335

Whether you think of them as “full-motion video,” “FMV,” or “a regrettable trend in game design,” cheesy interactive movies once seemed poised to take over the game industry – and with the help of MacWorld’s Leif Johnson, we brave stilted… Read more

By Wikiparaz | 6

Far From Hyrule – Vidjagame Apocalypse 334

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening makes its adorable comeback this week, so with the help of not one, but two towering guests – Chris Baker and Brett Elston – we dig into five of the best Zelda games that… Read more

By Wikiparaz | 11

Hippie Hooray – Vidjagame Apocalypse 332

Everyone loves hippies! Right? Or at least enough to put a few of them in videogames. This week, PNB Podcast’s TL Foster returns for a look at some of the ways games have depicted counterculture dropouts, after which we’ll dig… Read more

By Wikiparaz | 9

Animated by Disney – Vidjagame Apocalypse 331

Being a Disney animator used to mean you were among the world’s best creators of hand-drawn, 2D animation – an art form that’s lately fallen out of favor in Hollywood. Luckily, there have been a few times that Disney alums… Read more

By Wikiparaz | 3

Lost in Translation – Vidjagame Apocalypse 330

Localization can be a touchy subject these days, but there was a time when it often meant turning a game into something completely different for foreign audiences. This week, we grab Greg Moore to talk about five classic games that… Read more

By Wikiparaz | 10

Border Sharks – Vidjagame Apocalypse 327

We’re at the tail end of another Shark Week, so let’s capitalize on it by grabbing animal expert Cody Laveau, and taking a look at five games that use sharks to keep you from testing their waters. Then we’ll bite… Read more

By Wikiparaz | 2

The Offspring – Vidjagame Apocalypse 326

When Mikel’s away, the kids will play. Speaking of kids… This week, Matty and Chris are joined by TL Foster to talk all about games that let you play as the kids of some of your favorite videogame heroes. Then… Read more

By Matteo | 2

The Rule of 3 – Vidjagame Apocalypse 325

Some game series run out of ideas and/or steam by their third installment; others hit their stride and shine like never before. With help from GameXplain/IGN alum Micah Seff, we’ll explore that latter group, after which we’ll dig into Dragon… Read more

By Wikiparaz | 3

Totally ’80s! – Vidjagame Apocalypse 324

Hey kids, remember the ’80s? These games sure as hell do, and they want you to know it. With help from MacWorld’s Leif Johnson, we dedicate this week to a look at five modern games that recaptured the neon spirit… Read more

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Start the Revolution – Vidjagame Apocalypse 323

As we head into another 4th of July weekend, we’re joined by veteran writer/editor/videogame person Carolyn Petit (formerly of GameSpot and Feminist Frequency) for a look at five of the greatest games that let you lead your own revolution. Then… Read more

By Wikiparaz | 2