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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

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

Vidjagame Apocalypse 274 – All That Glitters

7/27/2018
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This week’s show is short by our standards, but don’t worry – every entry in our Top 5 is a treasure. Specifically, each one is a boss themed around treasure, and Trav “TurboBison” Foster joins Mikel, Matt, and Chris to... Read more

Duration:01:03:39

Vidjagame Apocalypse 273 – Step Into the Spotlight

7/20/2018
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In the past weeks, we’ve seen a few once-minor characters getting their own star turns, from Captain Toad to Far Cry 5’s Nick Rye. Of course, side characters getting their own games is nothing new, and with help from Heidi... Read more

Duration:01:44:39

Vidjagame Apocalypse 272 – From Pixels to Pinballs

7/13/2018
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This week, Dan Amrich returns to the show to talk us through something dear to his arcade historian’s heart: a deep dive into pinball games based on popular video games (some of which actually play something like their digital counterparts),... Read more

Duration:01:59:51

Vidjagame Apocalypse 271 – Martinet Without Mario

7/6/2018
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The recent release of Runner3 reminded us of a strange truth: Charles Martinet, the voice of Mario, has had a long and successful career outside of voicing Nintendo’s favorite plumber. And with help from Alaina Yee, we’ll touch on some... Read more

Duration:01:12:41

Vidjagame Apocalypse 270 – The Best Games of 2018 (So Far)

6/29/2018
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It’s the end of June, which means it’s time to sit down and take a hard look at the games that came out over the past six months, and pick our five favorites from the madding crowd. Jorge Albor of... Read more

Duration:01:48:11

VidjaGame Apocalypse 269 – The Best of E3 2018

6/23/2018
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Since nobody else is doing them, and we know how starved you all must be for E3 2018 content, it’s a good thing we’re here with our annual Best of E3 show. We’re doing things a little differently this year.... Read more

Duration:01:23:17

Vidjagame Apocalypse 268 – Obscure Smash Bros. Characters

6/15/2018
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By the time you listen this episode, E3 2018 will have come and gone, and we’ll all know a heck of a lot more about this year’s upcoming game releases. That includes one of the biggest games of the year:... Read more

Duration:01:03:29

Vidjagame Apocalypse 267 – Cancelled E3 Games

6/8/2018
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E3 2018 is upon us, and even though the show technically doesn’t start until next week, the hype train has already left the station with a payload full of leaks and new game announcements. But not every game announced at... Read more

Duration:01:13:37