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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

Friendly Sharks – Vidjagame Apocalypse 380

8/14/2020
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

Duration:02:20:50

Everybody Wants To Be A Cat – Vidjagame Apocalypse 379

8/7/2020
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

Duration:02:13:03

Devour Your Enemies – Vidjagame Apocalypse 378

8/4/2020
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

Duration:02:29:41

Games of Defiance – Vidjagame Apocalypse 377

7/24/2020
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

Duration:02:47:25

Soul of the Samurai – Vidjagame Apocalypse 376

7/17/2020
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

Duration:02:55:43

Retro Spinoffs That Outshined Modern Games – Vidjagame Apocalypse 375

7/10/2020
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

Duration:01:57:43

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

7/3/2020
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

Duration:02:24:25

In-Game Instruments – Vidjagame Apocalypse 373

6/26/2020
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

Duration:02:07:02

Feels Bad, Man – Vidjagame Apocalypse 372

6/19/2020
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

Duration:02:26:45

Dungeons & Dragons – Vidjagame Apocalypse 371

6/12/2020
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

Duration:02:15:55

A Serious Show For A Terrible Week – Vidjagame Apocalypse 370

6/5/2020
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

Duration:03:01:47

What’re Ya Sellin’? – Vidjagame Apocalypse 369

5/29/2020
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

Duration:01:53:55

Sports Stars in Non-Sports Games – Vidjagame Apocalypse 368

5/22/2020
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

Duration:02:08:22

Hey Arnold – Vidjagame Apocalypse 367

5/15/2020
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

Duration:02:32:27

Shifting Seasons – Vidjagame Apocalypse 365

5/1/2020
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

Duration:02:19:25

Late to Localization – Vidjagame Apocalypse 364

4/24/2020
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

Duration:02:47:40

Evil Megacorps – Vidjagame Apocalypse 363

4/17/2020
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

Duration:02:48:27

Unforgettable Intros – Vidjagame Apocalypse 362

4/10/2020
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

Duration:02:44:46

Retro Retro Remakes – Vidjagame Apocalypse 361

4/3/2020
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

Duration:02:22:16

Playing Doctor – Vidjagame Apocalypse 360

3/27/2020
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

Duration:02:34:39