On Nintendo’s 125th anniversary, we’re looking at the company’s pre-Donkey Kong output. Also Hyrule Warriors, Disney Infinity, a TGS 2014 wrap-up, the new Oculus, and what we want from the next-gen!
With video games under attack from every conceivable angle, only VGA has the journalistic fortitude to point the finger at what’s truly put our favorite medium in jeopardy and you won’t believe our findings! Also talking Destiny, fake news, Smash Bros, some audio surprises, more more silliness and we sincerely apologize in advance!
Thanks to Saints Row IV’s just-revealed Gat Out of Hell DLC, we’ve got Lucifer’s infernal realm on the brain. so we’ve devoted this week’s Top 5 to some of the stranger ways everyone’s favorite Lake of Fire has been realized in games. Then there’s some talk about Sims 4, PAX announcements, recent… unpleasantness on the Internet, and your scariest experiences with horror games.
The Every Simpsons Ever Marathon has an iron grip on our souls this week, so no, we actually couldn’t think of a better topic for this week’s Top 5 than our favorite Simpsons games. Once that’s out of our system, we move on to Metro Redux, an almost completely uninformed discussion of Madden 15, a lot of ranting about PSN hackers, and the games that – for you – will end the relative drought of new releases we’ve been seeing this summer.
We’re about a week late to the party here, but that bad boy of ’90s gaming, the Sega Genesis (or Mega Drive to our international listeners), just celebrated 25 years since its U.S. launch. Somehow, we managed to stop pitying ourselves about advancing age long enough to put together a tribute to our five favorite franchises from Sega’s glory days. Then it’s on to talking about Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition and WWE SuperCard, more griping about current-gen consoles, and your favorite memories of Robin Williams.
I’m sure I don’t need to tell you why this is a sad week. In light of recent events, we hastily, clumsily cobbled together a tribute to beloved comedy icon and fellow gamer Robin Williams for this week’s show by centering our Top 5 on games based on his movies. (Some of them are kind of terrible, though, so this may be stretching the definition of “tribute.”) Then we resume normal programming with some talk about Hohokum, the return of Sierra, and the crappy licensed games you loved as a kid.
Twenty years ago, it was a given that if a movie released between the months of May and September, it’d have a flashy-looking tie-in game on every major console — and actual humans would be excited for it. 1994 was jam-packed with wholly unnecessary movie-games, so let’s count down the five best as dictated by their movies’ box-office grosses. After that, there’s some talk about Sacred 3, a lot more talk about how nobody wants to pay for news anymore and things were better when Glenn Miller was running the country, and your most embarrassing fart-related stories.
No discussion of whether video games are art would be complete without totally ignoring all the ones that feature fart buttons. Good thing we’re not discussing art this week. After a spirited discussion of five games that let you pass gas at will, we move on to The Last of Us Remastered, talk about recent Xbox One developments, and discuss your saddest experiences with games.
With Comic-Con in full swing this week, this episode revolves around our favorite games based on comic books… that DON’T FEATURE SUPERHEROES (at least not in a traditional sense). Then, following an unhealthy number of digressions, we lay into Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty, the Destiny beta, and your favorite digital monkeys.