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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.






Vidjagame Apocalypse 227 – Sonic Spinoffs

With Sonic Mania restoring Sega’s mascot to critical success this week, we invite Heidi Kemps (who reviewed Mania for IGN) to join us for a look at our five favorite Sonic spinoff games. Then it’s on to (what else?) Sonic... Read more

Duration: 02:00:03

Vidjagame Apocalypse 226 – Gritty Sequels to Cute Games

Nathan “@kenjisalk” Ortega joins us this week for a dive into five cute and/or silly series that suddenly veered into shooty-shooty-brood-brood-murder territory, for better or worse. Then stay tuned for chat about Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Lawbreakers, the return of the... Read more

Duration: 02:33:19

Vidjagame Apocalypse 225 – Turn Back Time

This week, we delve into five games that made time travel and manipulation central parts of their gameplay – and with co-host Chris Antista out, we’ve got double guests with Henry “hEnereyG” Gilbert and Vincent Ingenito to help us sort... Read more

Duration: 02:06:03

Vidjagame Apocalypse 224 – It’s About Mii

With Miitopia and a new 2DS coming this week, this week’s Top 5 is devoted to Nintendo’s Miis (which have been around for nearly 11 years now) and to the games that let you actually play as them. Then it’s... Read more

Duration: 02:09:22

Vidjagame Apocalypse 223 – A Podcast to Surpass Metal Gear

Metal Gear turned 30 last week, so we’re devoting the first half of this week’s show to ranking our favorite Metal Gear Solid games, with special help from Henry “hEnereyG” Gilbert. With that out of the way, we move on... Read more

Duration: 02:30:52

Vidjagame Apocalypse 222 – FIGHT LIKE APES!

With War for the Planet of the Apes hitting theaters this week, it seemed like as good a time as any to rope in Heidi Kemps of gaming.moe and launch our own exploration of the simian perspective with five games... Read more

Duration: 02:02:54

Vidjagame Apocalypse 221 – Stories Hidden In Collectibles

Plenty of games like to litter their worlds with hidden items and secrets for you to ferret out, but how many of those actually come with their own self-contained storylines? Quite a few, it turns out – and with the... Read more

Duration: 01:42:38

Vidjagame Apocalypse 220 – The Best Games of 2017 (So Far)

It’s the last day of June, so let’s look back on a frankly stellar six months of game releases and pick five of our favorites. (Remember that these are just our opinions, which of course means they now have to... Read more

Duration: 02:03:32

Vidjagame Apocalypse 219 – Games Headlined By Comedians

It’s not unusual for comedians to star in games, frequently as mascots who never shut up, but there was a time when games could sell entirely on the strength of a comedian’s personal star power. Heidi Kemps of gaming.moe joins... Read more

Duration: 02:05:33

Vidjagame Apocalypse 218 – E3 2017’s Best Games

E3 2017 is in the books, and the usual duo of Chris and Dave are joined by Talking Simpsons on Patreon’s Henry Gilbert and Bob Mackey as each dude delivers their top five games of E3! Question of the Week... Read more

Duration: 02:22:09

Vidjagame Apocalypse 217 – E3’s Biggest Celebrity Guests

We’re on the eve of yet another E3, so now seems like a good time to get Hank “Henry” Gilbert back in the studio to help us talk about some of the most memorable celebrities to have graced the show... Read more

Duration: 02:25:08

Vidjagame Apocalypse 216 – Cult Followings

Creepy, quasi-religious cults seem to be all the rage in games this year, with heavy hitters like Horizon: Zero Dawn, Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and now Far Cry 5 using them as major plot points – so this week,... Read more

Duration: 02:25:22

Vidjagame Apocalypse 215 – Arcade Deviants

This week, we finally give recurring guest Bob Mackey a topic fit for his Retronauts chops: ancient arcade games that were “ported” to consoles, but became completely different games in the process. Then it’s time to go aggressively modern with... Read more

Duration: 02:03:44

Vidjagame Apocalypse 214 – Here Comes a Guest Challenger!

Injustice 2 hit this week with more power than a locomotive – and with Sub-Zero as a DLC cast member. So to celebrate, we’ve invited Heidi Kemps of gaming.moe to help us count down our picks for the five best... Read more

Duration: 02:03:19

Vidjagame Apocalypse 213 – Fan Games That Went Legit

We’ve got a bona fide indie developer in our midst this week, as Theresa Duringer of Temple Gates Games joins us to talk about her new mobile adaptation of strategy board game Race for the Galaxy. She also helps us... Read more

Duration: 01:44:03

Vidjagame Apocalypse 212 – The Worst of Mike Myers

With Austin Powers recently turning 20, we undertake a fan suggestion this week and look at five awful, awful games based on Mike Myers movies… with the help of our old pal Dan Amrich, who won the internet this week... Read more

Duration: 02:12:29

Vidjagame Apocalypse 211 – Hybrid Heaven

This week sees the release of not one, but two games that mash up popular franchises to create strange and wonderful new hybrids of complementary gameplay – so Henry Gilbert joins the crew to count down a list of five... Read more

Duration: 02:22:10

Vidjagame Apocalypse 210 – Choose Pacifism

This week brings a storm of retro-styled games and revamped re-releases, but before we get to that, Michael Grimm joins us for a look at five games that let you choose paths of (relative) nonviolence, incapacitating and outwitting your enemies... Read more

Duration: 02:10:21

Vidjagame Apocalypse 209 – Mascots Riding Mascots

It’s always fun when someone appears on VGA for the first time, and this week, longtime community member and Anime Streaming Showcase creator Curtis “zabu_san” Stone joins us for a very serious discussion of mascots who habitually carry their partners... Read more

Duration: 01:58:39

Vidjagame Apocalypse 208 – Adventures in Psychology

Persona 5 is here at last, and given that the series has always relied heavily on concepts and symbolism from Jungian psychology (among other things), we thought it’d be fun to dig into five games that deliberately used Carl Jung’s... Read more

Duration: 02:18:33

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