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Vidjagame Apocalypse

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Rank #40 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.

iTunes Ratings

737 Ratings
Average Ratings
670
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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

737 Ratings
Average Ratings
670
16
18
10
23

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
Read more
It good. I miss Ann and Tyler. Thanks for bringing the show back Michael
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Vidjagame Apocalypse

Latest release on Aug 07, 2020

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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.

Rank #1: 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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Rank #2: 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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Rank #3: 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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Rank #4: Our Top 10 Games of 2019 – Vidjagame Apocalypse 348

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It’s time for our seventh annual end-of-year show, in which we invite a rotating panel of guests to help us count down our Top 10 games of the year! This year’s show clocks in at just under 4 hours(!), and... Read more

Dec 27 2019

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Rank #5: Vidjagame Apocalypse 170 – The Best Games of 2016 (So Far)

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We’re at the midpoint of 2016, so it’s time to look back at the last six months and assemble a non-definitive, highly subjective list of our favorite games of the year so far. If you haven’t rage-quit by the end... Read more

Jul 01 2016

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Rank #6: 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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Rank #7: 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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Rank #8: Vidjagame Apocalypse 112 – Sega Saturn Turns 20

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Sega’s Saturn might have been an underpowered, overpriced mess of a system when it prematurely launched 20 years ago this week — but dammit, it still holds a special place in our hearts, partly because it boasted some truly amazing... Read more

May 14 2015

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Rank #9: Vidjagame Apocalypse 100 – Not-So-Secret Secrets

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EPISODE 100 IS HERE AT LAST! To congratulate ourselves for actually sticking with a project for this long, we start with a Top 5 in which Chris tries to justify buying a New Nintendo 3DS immediately after dismissing it,  switch... Read more

Feb 19 2015

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Rank #10: Vidjagame Apocalypse 73 – Comics Without Capes

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With Comic-Con in full swing this week, this episode revolves around our favorite games based on comic books… that DON’T FEATURE SUPERHEROES (at least not in a traditional sense). Then, following an unhealthy number of digressions, we lay into Oddworld:... Read more

Jul 24 2014

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Rank #11: 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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Rank #12: 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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Rank #13: The Best Games of 2019 (So Far) – Vidjagame Apocalypse 322

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The year’s half-over, and that means that – with help from USGamer Editor in Chief Kat Bailey – it’s time to look back at the past six months and lift up five games as our must-play picks for the first... Read more

Jun 28 2019

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Rank #14: Vidjagame Apocalypse 275 – Dead Gaming Trends

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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

Aug 03 2018

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Rank #15: 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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Rank #16: Vidjagame Apocalypse 63 – Superhero Games That Outscored Their Movies

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Last week saw the release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, a movie reputedly so terrible that it’s actually scoring well below some versions of its terrible tie-in game on Metacritic. Or wait — it turns out that’s actually par for... Read more

May 08 2014

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Rank #17: Vidjagame Apocalypse 262 – Bottom of the Barrel

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This is it, folks – VGA is going on hiatus, and we’ve cooked up a hell of an episode to tide you over until we come back. In addition to Chris and Mikel, we’ve assembled Brett Elston, Dan Amrich, Anne... Read more

Apr 27 2018

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Rank #18: 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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Rank #19: 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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Rank #20: Vidjagame Apocalypse 131 – Konami’s Greatest Franchises

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This week’s strange will-they-won’t-they narrative about Konami possibly exiting the console-game business perked our ears, and while it looks fairly certain that the publisher doesn’t plan to exit the industry anytime soon, a fond look back at our five favorite... Read more

Sep 25 2015

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Everybody Wants To Be A Cat – Vidjagame Apocalypse 379

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Stray, the cat-centric game that made a brief splash during June’s PlayStation 5 showcase (before being upstaged by Bugsnax), inspired us to hunt for other, currently existing games that offer a four-legged cat experience, and we’ll dig into five of... Read more

Aug 07 2020

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Devour Your Enemies – Vidjagame Apocalypse 378

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Carrion slurped its way onto Xbox Game Pass the other week, and its eat-everyone ethos inspired us to take a look at five other amazing games where you deal with enemies mainly by consuming them. Then it’s on to (of... Read more

Aug 04 2020

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Games of Defiance – Vidjagame Apocalypse 377

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The sight of crypto-fascist stormtroopers in ominous gasmasks is enough to stir contempt within any rebellious heart, and on this week’s show, we celebrate the return of special guest Dan Amrich with a look at five games that pit you... Read more

Jul 24 2020

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Soul of the Samurai – Vidjagame Apocalypse 376

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Ghost of Tsushima is out now, and its release seemed like a great excuse for us to grab friend of the show Greg Moore and count down five of our favorite samurai simulators. Then it’s on to Bloodstained: Curse of... Read more

Jul 17 2020

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Retro Spinoffs That Outshined Modern Games – Vidjagame Apocalypse 375

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The arrival this week of Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 got us thinking about retro-styled games that started out as companion pieces to bigger, more modern spectacles, but quickly became fan favorites and even enduring classics – so we... Read more

Jul 10 2020

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2020’s Best Games (So Far) – Vidjagame Apocalypse 374

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We’re halfway through the worst year in recent memory – but as far as videogames go, it hasn’t been half-bad. So this week, let’s take a look back and pick our five favorite games from the past six months, with... Read more

Jul 03 2020

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In-Game Instruments – Vidjagame Apocalypse 373

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The Last of Us Part II does a lot of things well, but one thing it’s particularly good at is simulating a guitar with a touchpad. So we grabbed Jorge Albor of Experience Points to help us pay tribute with... Read more

Jun 26 2020

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Feels Bad, Man – Vidjagame Apocalypse 372

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The Last of Us Part II is out! And some of the review discourse has (not surprisingly) been about how it makes you do bad things (and also tries to make you feel bad about those things). But that’s nothing... Read more

Jun 19 2020

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Dungeons & Dragons – Vidjagame Apocalypse 371

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This week’s show returns to the well from which all RPGs (and, arguably, most modern videogames) spring: Dungeons & Dragons. More specifically five of the best Dungeons & Dragons videogames, which we’ll count down alongside Cicero Holmes of Rivals of... Read more

Jun 12 2020

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A Serious Show For A Terrible Week – Vidjagame Apocalypse 370

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This week’s been one of the roughest in a rough year, and we couldn’t bring ourselves to put together a normal videogame podcast as if nothing was happening. But canceling the show also felt weird, so instead, PNB‘s TL Foster... Read more

Jun 05 2020

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What’re Ya Sellin’? – Vidjagame Apocalypse 369

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Where would RPG heroes be without the faithful merchants who keep them supplied with magic swords and healing potions? Dead in a ditch, that’s where. This week, we grab Tyler Nagata for a look at five games that flip the... Read more

May 29 2020

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Sports Stars in Non-Sports Games – Vidjagame Apocalypse 368

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This week, Vidjagame Apocalypse welcomes PNB’s TL Foster for a good, long look at 5 times pro athletes starred in videogames that were more about punching monsters than playing sports. Then it’s on to swimmer-munching shark nirvana in Maneater, excitement... Read more

May 22 2020

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Hey Arnold – Vidjagame Apocalypse 367

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This week’s news of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s return as Dutch Schaefer in Predator: Hunting Grounds has us just a little excited, so we roped in PNB’s Kayla Zumbaum for a look at five of the best games ever to let you... Read more

May 15 2020

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Mom Games – Vidjagame Apocalypse 366

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Hang on, this episode isn’t about Candy Crush. With Mother’s Day imminent, we decided to flip genders on the concept of “dad games” – in which a father has to protect or rescue a child – and focus on moms... Read more

May 08 2020

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Shifting Seasons – Vidjagame Apocalypse 365

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We’ve now officially done as many numbered episodes of this show as there are days in a (non-leap) year, so this week, we’re looking at five games whose stories and gameplay are affected by changing seasons over (at least) an... Read more

May 01 2020

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Late to Localization – Vidjagame Apocalypse 364

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In this age of games arriving rapidly from Japan, it’s easy to forget that localization used to take a long time – sometimes years. This week, Micah Seff of Perfect World joins us to take a look at games that... Read more

Apr 24 2020

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Evil Megacorps – Vidjagame Apocalypse 363

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Megacorporations have been popular villains lately, what with being behind the events of three (or four, depending on your feelings toward Tom Nook) major games in as many weeks. So with help from TL Foster of PNB, let’s take a... Read more

Apr 17 2020

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Unforgettable Intros – Vidjagame Apocalypse 362

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Sometimes, the first few minutes of a game are so memorable that they overshadow everything that comes after them, standing out as the first thing you remember about the game for years afterward. This week, we grab TL Foster of... Read more

Apr 10 2020

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Retro Retro Remakes – Vidjagame Apocalypse 361

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Remakes and remasters aren’t just a modern-gaming phenomenon – far from it. They’ve been part of gaming since at least the ’80s, and this week, we grab John Brandon of Square Roots to look back at five of our favorite... Read more

Apr 03 2020

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Playing Doctor – Vidjagame Apocalypse 360

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This week’s VGA pays tribute to the world’s embattled health-care professionals the only way we know how: By talking about five games that let you play as one, with help from Leif Johnson of MacWorld. Then it’s onward to Doom... Read more

Mar 27 2020

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iTunes Ratings

737 Ratings
Average Ratings
670
16
18
10
23

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
Read more
It good. I miss Ann and Tyler. Thanks for bringing the show back Michael