Vidjagame Apocalypse

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Thankfully, we’re long past the point where every unforgiving game gets compared to Dark Souls. What we’re talking about this week, with special guest Leif Johnson, are our favorite Souls-likes – that is, games that consciously borrow parts of Dark... Read more
The 3DS turned 10 this week, so let’s grab friend of the show Micah Seff and celebrate the revolutionary, unassailable, beloved powerhouse of a handheld… by looking back at five ways it nearly dropped the ball in its first few... Read more
There’s something about the arcade experience that’s tough to capture at home – especially for games that involve ridiculously bespoke hardware that would be impractical to set up in a living room. This week, we welcome back Dan Amrich for... Read more
This week marks one full year since the first shelter-in-place orders went into effect in the US. To mark this dubious occasion, we invited PNB‘s TL Foster on to talk about five of the best games ever to take place... Read more
They may be gray and a little saggy, but there’s a certain kind of elderly man who, like a lobster, only ever seems to grow bigger and tougher with age. This week, we invite Greg Moore to help us pay... Read more
If you haven’t commandeered a car by jumping to it from your own speeding whip, can you really be said to have commandeered it at all? This week, we celebrate five games that let us accomplish the impossibly awesome feat... Read more
Everyone loves a good revenge story, so this week we’re joined by Mike Williams of PCMag to take a look at five of the most gripping stories of single-minded, systematic payback produced by videogames. Then we’ll explore Bravely Default 2,... Read more
With Persona 5 Strikers – the Dynasty Warriors-flavored sequel to the original P5 RPG – out this week, we’re joined by special guest Emmett Watkins of VGU.TV for a look at five sequels that switched to a new genre, forever... Read more
Abrupt heel-turns are always fun, especially in fighting games where a goody-two-shoes hero gives in to the Dark Power within and becomes a corrupted, evil version of themselves (usually with cooler moves). This week, we welcome Anthony Abatte to help... Read more
Los Angeles is the setting of roughly 500% of all motion pictures, and yet relatively few games have tried to turn its sun-baked sprawl into a game world. So this week, let’s grab PNB‘s TL Foster for a look at... Read more
Train levels are a well-worn trope by this point; start at the caboose and fight your way up to the engine, all in a linear, narrow environment that allows for some variety as you move from car to car. As... Read more
With the rebooted Hitman hitting its third installment this week, we’re joined by Tony Wilson of Framework for a look at three other franchises whose reboots were successful enough to spawn sequels and become new trilogies unto themselves. Then we... Read more
Ready to feel old? 2001 was a watershed year for videogames, with powerful 3D consoles and classic games that laid the groundwork for the modern era of gaming. It was also 20 years ago, and all those games are now... Read more
We’re back on our traditional annual bullshit this week, kicking off the new year with a look forward at five games we’re especially excited for in 2021 (assuming they arrive this year). This is one of our shortest shows in... Read more
It’s the end of the worst year in recent memory, but a great year for games – so let’s take one last look back and anoint our 10 favorites! Clocking in at just under 4 hours, this year’s show features... Read more
We really wanted to go with a holiday theme for our last real show of 2020, but in the end, what’s more appropriate to Holiday 2020 than grabbing Greg Moore for a look at how videogames have portrayed the collapse... Read more
2020 has been a terrible year for most things, but a stellar year for games, including a smattering of remakes that took a fresh look at old favorites. As we lead up to our big year-end show on the best... Read more
Cyberpunk 2077 came out hours before we recorded this week’s show, so we don’t have a lot to say about it yet. Luckily, there are tons of cyberpunk videogames not named “Cyberpunk,” so we grabbed Leif Johnson for a look... Read more
This week, we pay overdue tribute to the passing of the PS4 era with help from Gamespot/LaserTime alum Tony Wilson, who’s launching a new video channel called FrameWork, and who helps us look back on five of the best PS4... Read more
With Ready Player Two published this week, we’ve decided to turn the nostalgia dial up to absurd levels by recruiting Greg Moore for a look at five videogames that, one way or another, were about nostalgia for videogames. Then it’s... Read more
We’re coming back to the table this week with clearer impressions of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X – but first, let’s take a look at five of the rare few open-world games that actually re-used their open worlds,... Read more
SPONSORED: Hosted by Taraji P. Henson, Wondery (Dr. Death, Dirty John, The Shrink Next Door) and Universal Music Group present Jacked: Rise of the New Jack Sound… DOWNLOAD The story begins with a keyboard player in the heart of Harlem:... Read more
IT’S NEW-CONSOLE WEEK! We’re super-excited for the debut of the Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5, but before we get to those, let’s grab PNB‘s TL Foster for a look at five times third-party games swept in and stole the... Read more
As November begins and we’re faced with the mystery of who our next President will be, it’s as good a time as any to lose ourselves in the fictional mysteries of our favorite detective games with Octobug developer Eric Bailey.... Read more
We’re closing out Spooptober 2020 with the grimmest, bleakest topic we could think of: horror games set in, around, and within the (sometimes literal) fallout of the Soviet Union. With history buff Jeremy King of Tweakalicious.tv on board, we’ll also... Read more
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Podcast Details

Created by
Laser Time
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Jun 4th, 2015
Latest Episode
Apr 9th, 2021
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
305
Explicit
Yes
Language
English

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