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Vidjagame Apocalypse

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Comedy
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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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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
Read more
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.

Rank #1: 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 #2: 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 #3: Slow Starters – Vidjagame Apocalypse 288

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If you’ve played it, you know Red Dead Redemption 2 gets off to a dramatically slow start – but in that, it’s hardly alone. This week, Scott Butterworth rejoins us to look at five other games that made players wait... Read more

Nov 02 2018

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Rank #4: Vidjagame Apocalypse 86 – Top 5 Haunted Houses

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It’s still October, which means another quasi-spooky episode (spoopisode?), this time about our favorite creepy, horror-infested houses.  Then the conversation moves on to this week’s monstrous crop of new releases (including Fantasia: Music Evolved, Bayonetta 2, and Screencheat) and a look... Read more

Oct 23 2014

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Rank #5: 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 #6: Vidjagame Apocalypse 77 – Genesis Turns 25

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We’re about a week late to the party here, but that bad boy of ’90s gaming, the Sega Genesis (or Mega Drive to our international listeners), just celebrated 25 years since its U.S. launch. Somehow, we managed to stop pitying... Read more

Aug 21 2014

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Rank #7: Vidjagame Apocalypse 54 – Basic Cable

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In case the title didn’t give it away, this week we honor the arrival of South Park: The Stick of Truth with a Top 5 about other games based on basic-cable TV shows, and somehow manage to mess even that... Read more

Mar 06 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 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 #10: 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 #11: Vidjagame Apocalypse 69 – Because Butts

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We’ve been teasing this one a long time, and now Anne Lewis at last has the floor to recognize her five favorite (male and female) in-game butts. This is real, people. We’re doing this. Hang on to your butts, etc.... Read more

Jun 26 2014

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Rank #12: 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 #13: 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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Rank #14: Vidjagame Apocalypse 24 – Apocalypsing the Cancel

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This week, we pay our respects to five hotly anticipated games that were shut down before  ever really seeing the light of day. We also chat about a little iOS oddity called Deus Ex: The Fall (and other new releases,... Read more

Jul 17 2013

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Rank #15: Vidjagame Apocalypse 82 – Top 5 Products Nintendo Made Before Video Games

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On Nintendo’s 125th anniversary, we’re looking at the company’s pre-Donkey Kong output. Also Hyrule Warriors, Disney Infinity, a TGS 2014 wrap-up, the new Oculus, and what we want from the next-gen! Question of the Week What do you want from... Read more

Sep 25 2014

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Rank #16: Vidjagame Apocalypse 87 – Old-School Scares

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It’s Halloween! Well, Halloweek, at least. After a few weeks of spooky Top 5 topics, we dug deep into gaming’s roots for five seriously old-school horror games. Atari 2600 old-school. Terrifying. With that out of the way, it’s on to business... Read more

Oct 30 2014

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Rank #17: Vidjagame Apocalypse 191 – Final Fantasies

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Final Fantasy XV is out after a 10-year wait, and we’re celebrating the only way we know how: by looking back at our five favorite games from the series’ 29-year run. Once we’ve finished enraging fans with our wrong opinions,... Read more

Dec 02 2016

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Rank #18: Vidjagame Apocalypse 252 – Taking the Fifth

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

Feb 16 2018

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Rank #19: Vidjagame Apocalypse- Podcast Ho!

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On this week’s episode of Vidjagame Apocalypse we find ourselves lost on the high seas of tangents. We swear this episode was supposed to be all about pirates. Question of the Week What are your thoughts on microtransactions in games?... Read more

Mar 06 2013

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Rank #20: 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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