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Vidjagame Apocalypse

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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.

Location:

San Francisco, CA

Description:

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.

Twitter:

@Wikiparaz

Language:

English


Episodes

A Salute to Clueless Gamer – Vidjagame Apocalypse 424

6/18/2021
E3 came back! Holy crap! And don’t worry, we’ll get deep in the weeds about it on this week’s show, but first we welcome PNB’s Brendan Hesse and take a look at our favorite episodes of Conan O’Brien’s Clueless Gamer,... Read more

Duration:02:58:35

Raccoon Heroes – Vidjagame Apocalypse 423

6/11/2021
We’ve always been great fans of trash pandas at VGA, so when this week’s release of Backbone cast one as a down-on-his-luck detective, we indulged our love of raccoons with a Top 5 about games that let you play as... Read more

Duration:01:57:56

Least-Valuable Videogames – Vidjagame Apocalypse 422

6/4/2021
This week, we stumbled onto PriceCharting.com – a huge database of purported videogame resale values – and thought it would be fun to invite retro specialists Steve Guntli and Woody Ciskowski (of Ultra 64/Wii Universe) to talk about which (non-sports,... Read more

Duration:02:33:32

The Weed Number – Vidjagame Apocalypse 420

5/21/2021
Well, here it is, episode 420 – but we already did games that let you smoke pot 311 episodes ago! So instead, let’s look at celebrities who’ve appeared in videogames and now have their own (legal!) cannabis brands, with help... Read more

Duration:02:46:27

Old-School Zombie Games – Vidjagame Apocalypse 419

5/14/2021
Resident Evil Village has its hooks firmly into the whole crew this week, so let’s invite PCMag.com‘s Mike Williams back on to talk about it a whole bunch more (along with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s Wrath of the Druids DLC)! We... Read more

Duration:02:22:32

RE-lentless Pursuit – Vidjagame Apocalypse 418

5/7/2021
Resident Evil Village is out, and the rampantly fetishized Lady Dimitrescu joins the hallowed ranks of Resident Evil’s iconic, nigh-indestructible “stalker” enemies. So let’s kick off this week’s show with five of the most memorable pursuers from Resident Evils past,... Read more

Duration:02:07:59

Guest Kombatants – Vidjagame Apocalypse 417

4/30/2021
We’ve just passed two important Mortal Kombat milestones: the 10th anniversary of the franchise-revitalizing Mortal Kombat 9, and the release of a new MK movie that doesn’t suck. To celebrate, Anthony Abatte joins us for a look at five of... Read more

Duration:02:14:48

Stepping Out on Sony – Vidjagame Apocalypse 416

4/23/2021
The formerly PlayStation-exclusive MLB The Show is now on Xbox, which is… kinda weird, right? Almost as weird as finding out that developers now owned by Sony used to make games for competing platforms, which is what we’re delving into... Read more

Duration:02:18:20

City by the Bay – Vidjagame Apocalypse 415

4/16/2021
The San Francisco Bay Area is home to two-thirds of the VGA crew (along with a big chunk of the games industry), and it’s been re-created in a handful of games over the years – so now that our episode... Read more

Duration:02:37:04

It’s Like Dark Souls – Vidjagame Apocalypse 414

4/9/2021
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

Duration:02:39:26

3DS Launch Stumbles – Vidjagame Apocalypse 413

4/2/2021
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

Duration:02:54:42

Tough-To-Emulate Arcade Games – Vidjagame Apocalypse 412

3/26/2021
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

Duration:02:51:35

Shut-In Adventures – Vidjagame Apocalypse 411

3/19/2021
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

Duration:02:41:38

Old But Still Badass – Vidjagame Apocalypse 410

3/12/2021
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

Duration:02:29:01

Jump In My Car – Vidjagame Apocalypse 409

3/5/2021
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

Duration:01:55:53

Eye For An Eye – Vidjagame Apocalypse 408

2/26/2021
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

Duration:02:50:50

Genre-Switching Sequels – Vidjagame Apocalypse 407

2/19/2021
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

Duration:02:26:26

Corrupted Fighters – Vidjagame Apocalypse 406

2/12/2021
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

Duration:02:31:48

To Live and Die and Respawn in LA – Vidjagame Apocalypse 405

2/5/2021
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

Duration:02:43:44

Strangers On A Train – Vidjagame Apocalypse 404

1/29/2021
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

Duration:01:59:07