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Vidjagame Apocalypse

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Rank #76 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 May 29, 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: 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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Rank #2: 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 #3: 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 #4: 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 #5: 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 #6: 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 #7: 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 #8: 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 #9: 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 #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 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 #12: 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 #13: 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 #14: 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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Rank #15: 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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Rank #16: Vidjagame Apocalypse 155 – Boob-Centric Console Games

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This week, we delve into those strange and short-lived days when it was considered bold and avant-garde to market cheesy games around the promise of nudity and stick them on consoles. We then return to modernity with a look at... Read more

Mar 18 2016

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Rank #17: Games of the Decade, Part 1 – Vidjagame Apocalypse 349

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This isn’t just our first show of the new year – it’s our first show of a new decade! With that in mind, let’s jump on the 2010s nostalgiawagon and count down our top 25 games of the previous decade,... Read more

Jan 10 2020

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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 110 – Mouthiest Mascots with Dan Amrich

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Our longtime friend Dan Amrich (of Palette-Swap Ninja and Critical Path) joins us this week, and we repay him by making him suffer through counting down five of the loudest, chattiest, most obnoxious cartoon characters ever to headline a platformer.... Read more

Apr 30 2015

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Rank #20: Vidjagame Apocalypse 41 – The Games that Defined the Generation

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In just a few days as of this posting, the PlayStation 4 will be a thing you can buy, bringing about the first major generational shift for consoles since the release of the Xbox 360 eight years ago. With “next-gen”... Read more

Nov 13 2013

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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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Solitude is Underrated – Vidjagame Apocalypse 359

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Half the world is on lockdown right now, and the only way through this mess is to band together… by staying separate. But sometimes there’s power in isolation, and we’re here to help you through it with five games that... Read more

Mar 20 2020

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No Belmonts, No Problem – Vidjagame Apocalypse 358

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Between the third season of the Netflix show and the mobile release of Symphony of the Night, it’s a good time to be a Castlevania fan – so to celebrate, we grabbed friend of the show Greg Moore for a... Read more

Mar 13 2020

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Political Opponents – Vidjagame Apocalypse 357

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Super Tuesday left seemingly everyone angry about politics, so let’s dedicate this week’s show to the only politicians everyone can agree on: the absolute shithouse ones that pop up as major villains in videogames. With Alex Faciane – of Super... Read more

Mar 06 2020

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Anime-kers – Vidjagame Apocalypse 356

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This week’s release of One-Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows was precisely the shoddy excuse we needed to make like SNL’s “J-Pop America Fun Time Now!” and geek out over anime, as we discuss 5 games you might not have... Read more

Feb 28 2020

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Platinum Hits – Vidjagame Apocalypse 355

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Platinum Games is a studio known for extreme action and distinctive gameplay, so with Bayonetta and Vanquish out again as 10th Anniversary editions, let’s take a look at some of the most unique gameplay hooks they’ve come up with, with... Read more

Feb 21 2020

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Dearly Beloved – Vidjagame Apocalypse 354

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Today is Valentine’s Day, so let’s take a look at some of gaming’s most iconic couples, with help from Larry Charles of Striking Distance Studios. We then take a close look at Dreams, Geoff Keighley’s departure from E3, and your... Read more

Feb 14 2020

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Black Heroes – Vidjagame Apocalypse 353

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In honor of Black History Month, TL Foster of PNB podcast joins us this week for a celebration of five of our favorite Black videogame heroes, all of whom took the spotlight in their own games and helped redefine what... Read more

Feb 07 2020

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Top 10 Games of the Decade – Vidjagame Apocalypse 352

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It’s finally time to reveal our picks for the greatest games of the past 10 years! And because we chose the list purely based on our personal preferences, dismissing silly ideas like “importance” or “cultural impact,” we invited USGamer Editor... Read more

Jan 31 2020

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Games of the Decade, Part 3 – Vidjagame Apocalypse 351

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Our march through the greatest games of the past 10 years continues this week, as Greg Moore rejoins us to run through five of Chris’ personal picks ahead of next week’s top 10. Then it’s on to a look at... Read more

Jan 24 2020

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Games of the Decade, Part 2 – Vidjagame Apocalypse 350

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Our ongoing series on the greatest games of the 2010s continues! After covering five of Mikel’s picks last week, this week’s show focuses on five of Matt’s nominees, with Jorge Albor of Experience Points along for the ride. Then it’s... Read more

Jan 17 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