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Videogame-industry veterans Mikel Reparaz and Anne Lewis rally their colleagues for weekly discussions about games, the industry, and the circus of egos and information that surrounds it all.

Videogame-industry veterans Mikel Reparaz and Anne Lewis rally their colleagues for weekly discussions about games, the industry, and the circus of egos and information that surrounds it all.
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San Francisco, CA

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Videogame-industry veterans Mikel Reparaz and Anne Lewis rally their colleagues for weekly discussions about games, the industry, and the circus of egos and information that surrounds it all.

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@Wikiparaz

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English


Episodes

Maimed in Toyland – Vidjagame Apocalypse 294

12/14/2018
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With the holidays looming large and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tying up everyone’s Switches, GameXplain/IGN alum Micah Seff helps us celebrate by talking about five iconic killer toys that come to life and try to murder people. (It makes sense... Read more

Duration:02:50:47

Soundtracks That Were Better Than Their Games – Vidjagame Apocalypse 293

12/7/2018
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Headphones are recommended for this week’s show, in which VGMpire’s own Brett Elston rejoins us to help pay tribute to mind-blowing music from unspectacular games. After that, we move on to Just Cause 4, Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom,... Read more

Duration:01:52:03

Best Games to Get Drunk In – Vidjagame Apocalypse 292

11/30/2018
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The holiday season is officially upon us, which means that for one reason or another, a lot of you are statistically likely to get loaded over the next few weeks. If you’d rather watch a game character get sloshed on... Read more

Duration:02:22:35

Gaming’s Least Functional Families – Vidjagame Apocalypse 291

11/23/2018
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Happy Black Friday! We understand a lot of you might be spending time with family over the long weekend – and sometimes, that time can start to feel like a pressure cooker. Why not blow off some steam by listening... Read more

Excelsior! – Vidjagame Apocalypse 290

11/16/2018
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This week saw the passing of a true legend: the comics-creating, cameo-crushing alliteration aficionado known as Stan Lee. Marvel superfan Chris Baker rejoins us to celebrate Stan’s legacy with a look at his greatest videogame cameos, after which we’ll get... Read more

Duration:02:20:24

Mighty Monarchs – Vidjagame Apocalypse 289

11/9/2018
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Have election-week nerves left you wishing you could simply rule with the absolute power of a despotic tyrant? Well, tough, but we’ve got Tim Turi on and we’re talking about our five favorite playable kings, so that’s something. We also... Read more

Slow Starters – Vidjagame Apocalypse 288

11/2/2018
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If you’ve played it, you know Red Dead Redemption 2 gets off to a dramatically slow start – but in that, it’s hardly alone. This week, Scott Butterworth rejoins us to look at five other games that made players wait... Read more

Duration:02:48:54

Haunted Westerns – Vidjagame Apocalypse 287

10/26/2018
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Red Dead Redemption 2 is out today, and if you’re looking at this instead of playing it, it’s probably safe to consider yourself our #1 fan. You’re also about to hear us talk about five classic, horror-tinged games set in... Read more

Duration:01:57:08

Attack of the Chainsaw Maniacs – Vidjagame Apocalypse 286

10/19/2018
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Pair an unstoppable hunter with one of the most threatening power tools ever devised, and you’ve got a recipe for sheer terror. This week, Jorge Albor of EXP Podcast joins us to talk about hulking, chainsaw-wielding badasses who chased us... Read more

Duration:02:02:59

Them Bones – Vidjagame Apocalypse 285

10/12/2018
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As any toddler can tell you, nothing is more terrifying than a skeleton – except, of course, if they’re on your side. And with MediEvil turning 20(!) this week, Josh Shoup (of wrestling-history podcast Pody Slam, among others) joins to... Read more

Duration:01:52:31

The Telltale Heart – VidjaGame Apocalypse 284

10/5/2018
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Telltale Games may be gone, but it lives on through its legacy of redefining how games told stories, and through our memories of those stories themselves. This week, special guest and former Telltale employee Scott Butterworth joins us to celebrate... Read more

Duration:02:42:56

Star Wars Sans Jedi – Vidjagame Apocalypse 283

9/28/2018
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Not everyone can swing a lightsaber or use the Force, and this week, the legendary Chris Baker joins us to talk about five Star Wars games whose heroes got by with little more than blasters and sheer grit. Then it’s... Read more

Duration:02:37:02

Surprise Celebrity Cameos – Vidjagame Apocalypse 282

9/21/2018
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This month saw the passing of Burt Reynolds, a man who was no stranger to popping up in video games – and in his honor, we decided to spend this week’s Top 5 looking at other celebrities who briefly played... Read more

Duration:01:44:30

Making Manhattan – Vidjagame Apocalypse 281

9/14/2018
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Spider-Man’s still on our minds this week, and its beautiful re-creation of Manhattan made us nostalgic about other open-world games that re-created New York City’s central island. Comics expert Chris Clow of Comics on Consoles joins as we talk about... Read more

Duration:02:31:00

Capes Without Comics – Vidjagame Apocalypse 280

9/7/2018
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Spider-Man is out on PS4 at last, so this week we’re joined by USgamer‘s Mike Williams, here to talk about his 4.5/5 review. We keep the theme going with a Top 5 about superhero games that weren’t based on comics,... Read more

Duration:02:10:38

Back To School – Vidjagame Apocalypse 279

8/31/2018
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To mark the end of August and any lingering summer vacations, this week’s show takes a look at five games set largely in schools (just in case you thought games were any escape). What’s more, we’re expanding our scope this... Read more

Duration:01:53:16

Vidjagame Apocalypse 278 – Starting Out Strongest

8/24/2018
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Tons of games load you down with an arsenal’s worth of guns and gadgets, but sometimes, it’s the one essential tool or weapon you get right from the start that turns out to be the most fun and effective thing... Read more

Duration:01:15:39

VidjaGame Apocalypse 277 – Tropic Thunder

8/17/2018
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Summer isn’t over quite yet, so the VGA boys are packing up their board shorts and Hawaiian shirts and taking a vacation to some of our favorite digital destinations — of the tropical variety, that is. This week, Mikel, Matt,... Read more

Duration:01:59:46

Vidjagame Apocalypse 276 – Gonna Need A Bigger Boat

8/10/2018
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Meeting a shark in a game isn’t all that uncommon – but when they’re full-on bosses, you’re probably in for something terrifying. This week, animal expert and LaserTime community superstar Cody “CajunCrippler” Laveau joins us to talk about five of... Read more

Duration:01:44:51

Vidjagame Apocalypse 275 – Dead Gaming Trends

8/3/2018
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When some new innovation helps turn a game into a big hit, it tends to spread across the industry like wildfire. Sometimes, these trends stick around to form part of the familiar patchwork of modern vidjagames. We’re not talking about... Read more

Duration:01:21:54