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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

Vidjagame Apocalypse 253 – Year of the Dog

2/23/2018
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The Lunar New Year has declared this the Year of the Dog, so let’s celebrate with a Top 5 about our favorite playable dog protagonists (dogtagonists?), with Matthew Allen! We then slip through a wormhole and wind up in a... Read more

Duration:02:13:41

Vidjagame Apocalypse 252 – Taking the Fifth

2/16/2018
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VGA’s five-year anniversary was last week, so Henry Gilbert joins us for a belated Top 5 about (numbered) fifth entries in some of the greatest game franchises ever. We also chat about Dynasty Warriors 9 and Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Kingdom... Read more

Duration:02:17:14

Vidjagame Apocalypse 251 – On the Shoulders of Colossi

2/9/2018
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VGA passes its five-year anniversary with a cough-filled, Shadow of the Colossus-themed episode, in which Matthew Allen joins us to talk about five games that clearly took inspiration from Sony’s classic (and now remade) giant-killer. We then move on to... Read more

Duration:01:52:58

Vidjagame Apocalypse 250 – Groundhog Day Games

2/2/2018
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Happy Groundhog Day, everybody! This week, Nathan Ortega and Aziz Twaijri join us to talk about heroes stuck in recurring time loops, struggling to change events yet seemingly helpless to escape their fates. We also shift our format around slightly... Read more

Duration:01:53:15

Vidjagame Apocalypse 249 – Shut Up and Play Monster Hunter!

1/26/2018
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Of course we’re gonna yell about Labo, but we’ve also played Dragonball Fighters Z, SOS, the new OK KO game, and special guest Bob Mackey has played over sixty hours of Monster Hunter Worlds! DOWNLOAD RSS | iTunes | Google Play | Stitcher | Facebook | Twitter This show is... Read more

Duration:00:27:06

Vidjagame Apocalypse 248 – Weird Modes in Fighting Games

1/19/2018
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Street Fighter V Arcade Edition is out this week, so our old pal Brett “Brelston” Elston returns to help us talk about its new modes, as well as five fighting games that had some really bizarre modes built in. We... Read more

Duration:01:40:08

Vidjagame Apocalypse 247 – Games You Can Finish in 15 Minutes

1/12/2018
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With Awesome Games Done Quick blasting through mesmerizing speedruns for charity this week, Matthew Allen and Bob Mackey join us to take a look at five games that you can play and beat (or “beat”) in 15 minutes or less... Read more

Duration:02:07:19

Vidjagame Apocalypse 246 – 2018’s Most Anticipated Games

1/5/2018
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We’re back and ready to take on a new year, as industry veteran and community member Matthew Allen joins us to look ahead and count down five of the games we’re looking forward to the most in 2018. Then it’s... Read more

Duration:02:05:48

Vidjagame Apocalypse 245 – Our Top 10 Games of 2017

12/22/2017
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It’s time at last for our fifth annual countdown of our favorite games of the year, and this one’s a monster. Clocking in at nearly 3 1/2 hours, this episode’s rotating cast of guest hosts includes Tim Turi, Brett Elston,... Read more

Duration:03:24:29

Vidjagame Apocalypse 244 – Bad Santas

12/15/2017
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In our second-to-last show of 2017, we’re joined by the legendary Tim Turi for a last-ditch attempt to do something holiday-themed: a look at five of the angriest, most threatening takes on Santa to ever appear in video games. Then... Read more

Duration:01:56:54

Vidjagame Apocalypse 243 – Games Within Games

12/8/2017
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As 2017 and its new releases begin to wind down, Henry Gilbert rejoins us to start this week’s show with a topic that we somehow didn’t think to do until a listener suggested it: video games that your character can... Read more

Duration:01:43:48

Vidjagame Apocalypse 242 – Nintendo Games on Other Platforms

12/1/2017
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Mikel isn’t here this week, and it’s probably because he’s playing Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on iOS. To commemorate that, we recount the five most important Nintendo franchises that came to other platforms with special guests Matthew Jay and Wes... Read more

Duration:01:39:06

Vidjagame Apocalypse 241 – Don’t Eat The Scenery

11/24/2017
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Happy Black Friday, everybody! Since we just moved past Thanksgiving, we’re focusing this week on the last thing you probably want to think about right now: more food, this time in the form of our favorite food-themed levels. Joining us... Read more

Duration:02:26:25

Vidjagame Apocalypse 240 – The Best of Wii U

11/17/2017
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The Wii U turns 5 this week, about a year after Nintendo first moved to pull the plug on its short-lived system. Oh, but what a short life it was! To celebrate it, we’re joined once again by Bob Mackey... Read more

Duration:02:21:22

Vidjagame Apocalypse 239 – Be Your Hero’s Hero

11/10/2017
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With Sonic Forces fulfilling countless [Your Name] the Hedgehog fantasies with its character creator this week, erstwhile host Henry Gilbert helps us focus our Top 5 on five other games that let you squeeze a version of yourself into an... Read more

Duration:02:39:36

Vidjagame Apocalypse 238 – RIP Kinect

11/3/2017
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Microsoft ended production of Kinect last week, dealing a final blow to the ill-fated camera peripheral, so we’re dedicating today’s Top 5 to a look back at five of its best games, with help from PCWorld Reviews Editor Alaina Yee.... Read more

Duration:02:36:58

Vidjagame Apocalypse 237 – Mummies I’d Like to Frag

10/27/2017
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This is the biggest release week of the year – big enough, in fact, to hold two separate games that feature Egyptian mummies as plot points. So with help from Matthew Jay, we round out our month of macabre Top... Read more

Duration:02:01:17

Vidjagame Apocalypse 236 – Residents Evil

10/20/2017
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This week, we switch gears from more generalized spooky topics to a spooky series, as Henry Gilbert rejoins to help us rank our five favorite installments of the legendary Resident Evil franchise. We’ll then suit up for South Park: The... Read more

Duration:02:27:29

Vidjagame Apocalypse 235 – Horror Games Based on Horror Movies

10/13/2017
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Happy Friday the 13th! Our monthlong Halloween theme continues this week, as Matthew Jay joins us for an exploration of horror games based on horror movies, some of which might actually surprise you. We also dig into Middle-earth: Shadow of... Read more

Duration:02:17:46

Vidjagame Apocalypse 234 – Ghost Adventures

10/6/2017
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It’s the first week of October, which means it’s time to gather around the campfire and start in on an increasingly spooky month of Top 5s. We’ll start off easy, as Heidi Kemps joins us to talk about the spectral... Read more

Duration:01:52:20

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