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Vidjagame Apocalypse

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Rank #107 in Video Games category

Comedy
Leisure
Video Games
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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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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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729 Ratings
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Best podcast ever

By Snappiness1234 - Feb 28 2019
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I give this podcast 5/5 stars because they let me come on as a guest once in a while. :)

It good

By HOJOO - Dec 22 2018
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It good. I miss Ann and Tyler. Thanks for bringing the show back Michael

iTunes Ratings

729 Ratings
Average Ratings
663
16
17
9
24

Best podcast ever

By Snappiness1234 - Feb 28 2019
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I give this podcast 5/5 stars because they let me come on as a guest once in a while. :)

It good

By HOJOO - Dec 22 2018
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It good. I miss Ann and Tyler. Thanks for bringing the show back Michael

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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.

Vidjagame Apocalypse 144 – Our Top 10 Games of 2015

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It’s time for our last show of the year, and we’ve put together a big one. A rotating cast of regular VGA hosts is joined by friends of the show (including Bob Mackey, Heidi Kemps and Chris Watters) to discuss... Read more

Dec 25 2015

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Vidjagame Apocalypse 109 – Winners (Usually) Don’t Do Drugs

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It’s the week of 4/20, which means you probably spent most of Monday massaging your temples in anguish as the Internet brayed endless weed jokes and used the word “ganja” unironically. Well, tough, because it’s not over yet — we’re... Read more

Apr 23 2015

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Vidjagame Apocalypse 90 – Alternate Histories

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Everyone loves “what-if” scenarios, and games are a great way to explore them, particularly when it comes to alternate views of world history. What if, for example, two warring, medieval secret societies had survived to spread their influence across the world?... Read more

Nov 21 2014

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Get Thee Behind Me – Vidjagame Apocalypse 339

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Our final show before Halloween sends off October by tackling no less an evil than Satan himself, as we look at five of the best games that let you go toe-to-toe with the Devil. Things then get relaxing as we... Read more

Oct 25 2019

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Vidjagame Apocalypse 49 – Hollywood’s Interactive Sequels

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With Oscar season finally upon us, there’s no better time to (once again) use Hollywood’s long history with gaming as a creative crutch. This time, we take a look at games positioned as legitimate sequels to movies (whether by design,... Read more

Jan 29 2014

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Vidjagame Apocalypse 84 – Cold Pursuit

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Alien: Isolation’s deviously malicious xenomorph has been getting a lot of (mixed) praise lately, but it’s hardly the first randomized creeper to have chased us through a game. This week, we celebrate five of our favorite relentless, indestructible pursuers, then switch gears... Read more

Oct 09 2014

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Vidjagame Apocalypse 140 – Shopping Mauls

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With Mikel out on assignment, Dave, Hank, Brett, and Chris play hooky and head to the mall! We count down gaming’s most memorable malls before discussing Bloodborne’s new DLC, possible PS2 emulation on the PS4, your favorite Xbox 360 memories,... Read more

Nov 27 2015

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Vidjagame Apocalypse 64 – N64’s M-Rated Exclusives

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When you hit episode 64 of any podcast, there are really only two directions you can go in, topic-wise: something to do with the Nintendo 64, or the iconic Beatles song “When I’m Sixty-Four.” If you’re the kind of person... Read more

May 14 2014

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Vidjagame Apocalypse 200 – Our 20 Best Games Ever

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We’ve finally made it to 200 episodes of Vidjagame Apocalypse! Celebrate with us as we throw out our usual format and instead try to debate, cajole, and vote our way to a highly subjective list of the 20 best games... Read more

Feb 10 2017

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Vidjagame Apocalypse 51 – Olympic Old

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As athletes compete and hotel rooms disintegrate at the Sochi Olympics, we follow a listener suggestion and take a look back at some of our favorite games about The Games — with the caveat that few of them were ever... Read more

Feb 12 2014

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Vidjagame Apocalypse 88 – Advanced Anti-Warfare

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Another year brings another Call of Duty, along with another round of jaded gamers rolling their eyes at the silly rah-rah army hero baby game. As anyone who’s played through its slickly realized campaigns can attest, however, there’s more to CoD’s... Read more

Nov 06 2014

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Vidjagame Apocalypse 26 – Annoy All Monsters

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Giant city-crushin’ monsters are in right now, so why not devote a show to their greatest appearances in video games (and give kaiju expert Brett Elston a chance to wax nostalgic at the same time)? There’s also some talk of... Read more

Jul 31 2013

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Vidjagame Apocalypse 184 – Vampire Protagonists

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It’s the first week of October, which means we’re kicking off a month of supernatural- and horror-themed Top 5s, beginning with a look at immortal, superpowered bloodsuckers who starred in their own games. We then talk about the early releases... Read more

Oct 07 2016

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Vidjagame Apocalypse 134 – Lovecraftian Horror

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Our month of Halloween shows continues with five games about eldritch horrors from beyond the stars, as inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft. Then it’s on to talk about the decidedly less scary Minecraft: Story Mode and Dragon Quest... Read more

Oct 16 2015

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Vidjagame Apocalypse Special – The Serpent and the Ringtail

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Before Mikel, Chris, Tyler, and Dave all left for the holiday break, they attempted to record one last show: a festive holiday special about their Top 5 Santas. It didn’t go as planned. This was the audio file we found... Read more

Dec 24 2014

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Vidjagame Apocalypse 68 – E3’s Most Depressing Trailers

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Another E3 has come and gone. Was it good for you? If not, too bad, because you’re not getting another one until next year. 2014’s show was a lot more grim and dark than it’s been in a while, at... Read more

Jun 19 2014

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Vidjagame Apocalypse 138 – Grapplingest Hooks

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This week, we go unabashedly old-school in honor of LaserTime’s newest full-time member, Brett Elston – who couldn’t make it, leaving us to stumble through a frank discussion of grappling hooks and swing physics without him. Then we dig into... Read more

Nov 13 2015

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Vidjagame Apocalypse 133 – Survival Horror for Kids

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We’re big fans of Halloween around these parts, so this week’s show kicks off a full month of horror-themed shows, starting safe and slow with five survival-horror games (seemingly) intended for children. Then it’s time to talk about Transformers: Devastation,... Read more

Oct 09 2015

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Vidjagame Apocalypse 139 – 360 Exclusives with Chris Watters

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With the Xbox 360 turning 10 next week, we’re joined by GameSpot host/writer/producer Chris Watters (here to tell us about his brand new book, The Gamer’s Bucket List) and Brett Elston (in his first VGA appearance as a full-time LaserTime... Read more

Nov 20 2015

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Vidjagame Apocalypse 245 – Our Top 10 Games of 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

Dec 22 2017

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PlayStation Exclusives Stuck on PSOne – Vidjagame Apocalypse 345

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PlayStation turned 25 this week! To celebrate, we invited PNB Podcast‘s TL Foster and Kayla Zumbaum to join us for a dive into the past and a look at five much-loved PSOne exclusives that never made the jump to later... Read more

Dec 06 2019

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Kickstart My Heart – Vidjagame Apocalypse 344

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Shenmue 3 is just the latest example of crowdfunding as a way to bring back series and genres long thought dead – or to create new ones. This week, Steve Guntli and Woody Ciskowski of Ultra 64 join us to... Read more

Nov 29 2019

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Doomed From the Start – Vidjagame Apocalypse 343

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Prequels can be tricky. Fans already know what happens next, so if you wanted to tell the story of doomed heroes on an ill-fated mission, they might be able to guess how it ends before they even start playing. TL... Read more

Nov 23 2019

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Crawling In My Games – Vidjagame Apocalypse 342

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This week, Jorge Albor of Experience Points Podcast returns as we take a look at five examples of a strange modern gaming trend: semi-interactive sequences that make you stagger, stumble, or crawl helplessly while dramatic things happen around you. We... Read more

Nov 16 2019

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Genres Unto Themselves – Vidjagame Apocalypse 341

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Does Death Stranding really represent the arrival of a whole new game genre? To find out, we invited USGamer’s Kat Bailey to tell us about the “strand” genre and to look back at five other games that defied any conventional... Read more

Nov 09 2019

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Horror Harvest – Vidjagame Apocalypse 340

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This week straddles the line between October and November, between Halloween and harvest season – and so does our show, with a look at five games that combine elements of farming and horror. Then it’s onward to Outer Worlds and... Read more

Nov 01 2019

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Get Thee Behind Me – Vidjagame Apocalypse 339

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Our final show before Halloween sends off October by tackling no less an evil than Satan himself, as we look at five of the best games that let you go toe-to-toe with the Devil. Things then get relaxing as we... Read more

Oct 25 2019

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Rise As A Zombie – Vidjagame Apocalypse 338

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Zombie hordes are a dime a dozen; chances to actually join them, less so. This week, GameXplain/IGN alum Micah Seff rejoins us to talk about games where a hero’s demise turns them into flesh-hungry cannibals (at which point other heroes... Read more

Oct 18 2019

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Coulrophobia – Vidjagame Apocalypse 337

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Once-beloved children’s entertainers become blazing nightmare fuel in videogames, where white makeup and red noses are all but synonymous with sadism and murder. While this week’s Laser Time explores evil clowns in wider pop-culture, we’re drilling down to find five... Read more

Oct 11 2019

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Haunted Arcade – Vidjagame Apocalypse 336

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It’s our first show of October, and tradition dictates spooky content. So join us in welcoming Podouken cohost Adam, who’ll help us navigate through some of the most memorably fun horror-themed games ever to hit arcades. Then it’s on to... Read more

Oct 04 2019

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Full-Motion Audio – Vidjagame Apocalypse 335

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Whether you think of them as “full-motion video,” “FMV,” or “a regrettable trend in game design,” cheesy interactive movies once seemed poised to take over the game industry – and with the help of MacWorld’s Leif Johnson, we brave stilted... Read more

Sep 27 2019

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Far From Hyrule – Vidjagame Apocalypse 334

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The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening makes its adorable comeback this week, so with the help of not one, but two towering guests – Chris Baker and Brett Elston – we dig into five of the best Zelda games that... Read more

Sep 20 2019

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Party Like It’s 9/9/99 – Vidjagame Apocalypse 333

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The Dreamcast, Sega’s beloved but short-lived final console, just turned 20 in North America this week! To celebrate, Heidi Kemps of gaming.moe joins us for a look at five games that made the best use of the VMU, Dreamcast’s memory... Read more

Sep 13 2019

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Hippie Hooray – Vidjagame Apocalypse 332

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Everyone loves hippies! Right? Or at least enough to put a few of them in videogames. This week, PNB Podcast’s TL Foster returns for a look at some of the ways games have depicted counterculture dropouts, after which we’ll dig... Read more

Sep 06 2019

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Animated by Disney – Vidjagame Apocalypse 331

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Being a Disney animator used to mean you were among the world’s best creators of hand-drawn, 2D animation – an art form that’s lately fallen out of favor in Hollywood. Luckily, there have been a few times that Disney alums... Read more

Aug 30 2019

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Lost in Translation – Vidjagame Apocalypse 330

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Localization can be a touchy subject these days, but there was a time when it often meant turning a game into something completely different for foreign audiences. This week, we grab Greg Moore to talk about five classic games that... Read more

Aug 23 2019

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The Movies That Shaped Gaming – Vidjagame Apocalypse 329

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This week, we grab Diana Goodman for a high-speed detour to explore five ’70s and ’80s movies that had a profound influence on the early years of gaming, helping shape the then-new medium’s aesthetics and defining its direction for decades... Read more

Aug 16 2019

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The Greatest Cheats Ever – Vidjagame Apocalypse 328

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Cheat codes may largely be a thing of the past, but this week, we’ll look at five cheat codes that became important and iconic enough to earn a place in gaming history – and even to influence its course. Things... Read more

Aug 09 2019

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Border Sharks – Vidjagame Apocalypse 327

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We’re at the tail end of another Shark Week, so let’s capitalize on it by grabbing animal expert Cody Laveau, and taking a look at five games that use sharks to keep you from testing their waters. Then we’ll bite... Read more

Aug 06 2019

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The Offspring – Vidjagame Apocalypse 326

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When Mikel’s away, the kids will play. Speaking of kids… This week, Matty and Chris are joined by TL Foster to talk all about games that let you play as the kids of some of your favorite videogame heroes. Then... Read more

Jul 26 2019

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