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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 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


Vidjagame Apocalypse 233 – Games That Should’ve Been on SNES Classic

9/29/2017
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The SNES Classic is here at last! Will you be able to find one? Only one thing is certain at this point: lots of wishful thinking from fans who aren’t getting exactly what they wanted. We’re no exception, so this... Read more

Duration: 02:03:29


Vidjagame Apocalypse 232 – Metroids

9/22/2017
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The first Metroid game in seven years hit last Friday with Samus Returns, so let’s celebrate by taking a look back at our top 5 Metroid games, with help from Brett Elston and Nathan Ortega (who’s also here to plug... Read more

Duration: 02:25:21


Vidjagame Apocalypse 231 – Bands of Thieves with Walt Williams

9/15/2017
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This week’s guest is an especially special one: Walt Williams, co-writer of Star Wars Battlefront II, lead writer of Spec Ops: The Line, and author of games-industry memoir Significant Zero (out Sept. 19!). Inspired by Walt’s stories of youthful thievery,... Read more

Duration: 02:59:10


Vidjagame Apocalypse 230 – You’ll Be A Dentist

9/8/2017
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Thanks to absent pun aficionado Dave Rudden, we’re dedicating Episode 230 (tooth hurty, hurr hurr) to gaming’s often-overlooked and frequently vicious dentists, with help from Bob Mackey and Matthew Jay. Then it’s time to pivot and chat about Destiny 2,... Read more

Duration: 01:59:06


Vidjagame Apocalypse 229 – Mario Karty

9/1/2017
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Between this week’s release of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle and the 25th anniversary of Super Mario Kart, this was a very Mario week – so to celebrate the latter, let’s rank our five favorite Mario Karts, with help from... Read more

Duration: 02:08:37


Vidjagame Apocalypse 228 – Total Eclipse

8/25/2017
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Remember earlier this week, when it seemed like the whole world was consumed with eclipse mania? That was enough to inspire this week’s topic, in which VGA vet Henry Gilbert and first-timer Matthew Jay join us to discuss five eclipses... Read more

Duration: 01:58:58


Vidjagame Apocalypse 227 – Sonic Spinoffs

8/18/2017
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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

8/11/2017
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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

8/4/2017
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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

7/28/2017
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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

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