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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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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.






Friendly Sharks – Vidjagame Apocalypse 380

Shark Week is here at last, so we invited animal expert Cody Laveau on board for a look at five terrifying sharks who – rather than trying to eat you, as is custom – want nothing more than to be... Read more


Everybody Wants To Be A Cat – Vidjagame Apocalypse 379

Stray, the cat-centric game that made a brief splash during June’s PlayStation 5 showcase (before being upstaged by Bugsnax), inspired us to hunt for other, currently existing games that offer a four-legged cat experience, and we’ll dig into five of... Read more


Devour Your Enemies – Vidjagame Apocalypse 378

Carrion slurped its way onto Xbox Game Pass the other week, and its eat-everyone ethos inspired us to take a look at five other amazing games where you deal with enemies mainly by consuming them. Then it’s on to (of... Read more


Games of Defiance – Vidjagame Apocalypse 377

The sight of crypto-fascist stormtroopers in ominous gasmasks is enough to stir contempt within any rebellious heart, and on this week’s show, we celebrate the return of special guest Dan Amrich with a look at five games that pit you... Read more


Soul of the Samurai – Vidjagame Apocalypse 376

Ghost of Tsushima is out now, and its release seemed like a great excuse for us to grab friend of the show Greg Moore and count down five of our favorite samurai simulators. Then it’s on to Bloodstained: Curse of... Read more


Retro Spinoffs That Outshined Modern Games – Vidjagame Apocalypse 375

The arrival this week of Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 got us thinking about retro-styled games that started out as companion pieces to bigger, more modern spectacles, but quickly became fan favorites and even enduring classics – so we... Read more


2020’s Best Games (So Far) – Vidjagame Apocalypse 374

We’re halfway through the worst year in recent memory – but as far as videogames go, it hasn’t been half-bad. So this week, let’s take a look back and pick our five favorite games from the past six months, with... Read more


In-Game Instruments – Vidjagame Apocalypse 373

The Last of Us Part II does a lot of things well, but one thing it’s particularly good at is simulating a guitar with a touchpad. So we grabbed Jorge Albor of Experience Points to help us pay tribute with... Read more


Feels Bad, Man – Vidjagame Apocalypse 372

The Last of Us Part II is out! And some of the review discourse has (not surprisingly) been about how it makes you do bad things (and also tries to make you feel bad about those things). But that’s nothing... Read more


Dungeons & Dragons – Vidjagame Apocalypse 371

This week’s show returns to the well from which all RPGs (and, arguably, most modern videogames) spring: Dungeons & Dragons. More specifically five of the best Dungeons & Dragons videogames, which we’ll count down alongside Cicero Holmes of Rivals of... Read more


A Serious Show For A Terrible Week – Vidjagame Apocalypse 370

This week’s been one of the roughest in a rough year, and we couldn’t bring ourselves to put together a normal videogame podcast as if nothing was happening. But canceling the show also felt weird, so instead, PNB‘s TL Foster... Read more


What’re Ya Sellin’? – Vidjagame Apocalypse 369

Where would RPG heroes be without the faithful merchants who keep them supplied with magic swords and healing potions? Dead in a ditch, that’s where. This week, we grab Tyler Nagata for a look at five games that flip the... Read more


Sports Stars in Non-Sports Games – Vidjagame Apocalypse 368

This week, Vidjagame Apocalypse welcomes PNB’s TL Foster for a good, long look at 5 times pro athletes starred in videogames that were more about punching monsters than playing sports. Then it’s on to swimmer-munching shark nirvana in Maneater, excitement... Read more


Hey Arnold – Vidjagame Apocalypse 367

This week’s news of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s return as Dutch Schaefer in Predator: Hunting Grounds has us just a little excited, so we roped in PNB’s Kayla Zumbaum for a look at five of the best games ever to let you... Read more


Shifting Seasons – Vidjagame Apocalypse 365

We’ve now officially done as many numbered episodes of this show as there are days in a (non-leap) year, so this week, we’re looking at five games whose stories and gameplay are affected by changing seasons over (at least) an... Read more


Late to Localization – Vidjagame Apocalypse 364

In this age of games arriving rapidly from Japan, it’s easy to forget that localization used to take a long time – sometimes years. This week, Micah Seff of Perfect World joins us to take a look at games that... Read more


Evil Megacorps – Vidjagame Apocalypse 363

Megacorporations have been popular villains lately, what with being behind the events of three (or four, depending on your feelings toward Tom Nook) major games in as many weeks. So with help from TL Foster of PNB, let’s take a... Read more


Unforgettable Intros – Vidjagame Apocalypse 362

Sometimes, the first few minutes of a game are so memorable that they overshadow everything that comes after them, standing out as the first thing you remember about the game for years afterward. This week, we grab TL Foster of... Read more


Retro Retro Remakes – Vidjagame Apocalypse 361

Remakes and remasters aren’t just a modern-gaming phenomenon – far from it. They’ve been part of gaming since at least the ’80s, and this week, we grab John Brandon of Square Roots to look back at five of our favorite... Read more


Playing Doctor – Vidjagame Apocalypse 360

This week’s VGA pays tribute to the world’s embattled health-care professionals the only way we know how: By talking about five games that let you play as one, with help from Leif Johnson of MacWorld. Then it’s onward to Doom... Read more