Episode 65 – The Lich Bitch

This week Delvin, Cameron and James have some news catch up with the slew of Nintendo news that came from the latest Direct, as well as the Microsoft Windows 10 Conference. The crew also discusses what games they played over the past few weeks, as well as the possibilities of a WoW expansion.

No video this week due to technical difficulties while we work out audio/video issues. Look forward to more video again in the coming weeks!

If you haven’t checked out our 3 videos from the last episode, check them out below:

Episode 50 – The VG Realness Clip Show!

Get ready for what can only be described as the best episode of Video Game Realness to date! Why you ask, because it’s our first ever clip show of some of the best moments from the last year of Video Game Realness!

Join Delvin as he walks you through some of our favourite moments like Exy, #VGRealnessPSVita, and so much more. Stay tuned next week for an all new episode! And once again, thank you so much for your support from all of us here at VG Realness!

Episode 48 – One Year Anniversary Realness

Can you believe it? We’ve been at it for one whole year and couldn’t be more happy and excited! This week we we share some news about our one year episode. Send us your shout outs to videogamerealness@gmail.com.

The guys reflect on the E3 press conference as a whole and share their views on where E3 may head in 2015. The crew also checks in on the news items that happened post-E3, such as a new game announcement, news from Nintendo and much more.

All this, Now Playing and YouTube randomness all on this week’s one year anniversary episode of Video Game Realness!

Break Music:
FFx2 – Real Emotion
Wildstar – Defend the Gates

Timestamps:
7:10 – Now Playing
31:06 – E3 Reflection
1:08:19 – News
1:32:24 – YouTube Randomnes/Blooper

Episode 35 – Rabid for the D

In this week’s redonk-a-donk episode, James, drunk Cameron and medicated host Delvin cover a lot of ground and try not to get lost along the way.

The trio covers all of the social media discussions they had with listeners over the past week; they also announce the winner for the Smite contest. As it’s the beginning of the month, the guys cover the big game releases for April.

Next, the crew talks about what games they’ve been playing over the past two weeks and of course they talk about the news of the week, including the big bombshell that was Facebook and Oculus Rift. The guys also discuss Killer Instinct’s new developer and what game the former Castlevania producer would like to work on!

Check it all out, and be sure to stay till the end of the episode for all of the crazy antics that had to be edited out to the super-length blooper reel!

Break Music:
Kirby’s Adventure – Green Greens
WoW – Battle vs Sindragosa
WoW – Dalaran Theme

Timestamps:
0:00 – Social Media Discussion
19:43 – On The Horizon
34:50 – Now Playing
1:05:50 – News
1:49:27 – Bloopers

Episode 27 – The Roomies Are At It

Old roommates Cameron and Delvin are at the helm of this weeks episode of Video Game Realness. The two discuss the games they have been playing of the week. Did Cameron play Smite again this week? Did Delvin find an Xbox One yet? Tune in to find out!

In a new segment for this month, we take a look at all the big title releases coming out for consoles this month and discuss which ones we’re looking forward to.

Of course as always, VGRealness brings you the news items of the week and the big discussion topic this week is Nintendo’s financials. Check it all out!

1:50 – Cameron’s Now Playing
11:50 – Delvin’s Now Playing
32:48 – On the Horizon
47:00 – News Elder Scrolls Discussion
1:02:38 – News Nintendo Financials Disccussion

Break Music:
Killer Instinct 3 – Orchid’s Stage
Mario Kart Double Dash – Rainbow Road

Episode 25 – January Jams Part 3: The Trivial Pursuit of Realness

It’s a jam-packed episode this week on Video Game Realness. James, Michael and Delvin (back from vacation) have some in depth conversations about some news topics of the week. The guys discuss the upcoming release of Alienware’s Steam Machine — who are these consoles for? What about the controller? — as well as Playsation Now details that were released and the future potential of the service. The trio also talks about Nintendo’s financial woes and what they might try to do to recover from a poor 2013 for WiiU.

Finally, for VG Realness’ celebration to music in gaming, the guys have a Trivia game where James and Michael go head-to-head and try to guess an array of different songs. Who will come out victorious? You gotta tune in to find out!

Special Giveaway!!!

Tweet us @VGRealness or Post on our Facebook Page with the number of times James, Michael and Delvin say “Bravely Default” in this weeks episode for your chance to win a $20 Nintendo eShop Prepaid Credit Code**! #VGRealnessBravelyDefault

Contest Closes Thursday February 7th @ 11:59pm ET

**Code only Valid in the Canadian eShop.

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6:30 – Steam Machine Discussion
22:30 – Playstation Now Discussion
36:40 – Elder Scrolls Pay Structre
53:55 – Console Financials Discussion
1:21:35 – Music Trivia

Break Music
Super Mario Land 2 – Star Maze
FF6 – Terra’s Theme

***DISCLAIMER: All music used in this episode does not belong to Video Game Realness and is being used under Fair Use Policies.

Episode 22 – Zelda Time Warp

In the final episode of Video Game Realness for 2013, Greg, Delvin and Michael discuss the Zelda Timeline. The guys discuss the flow of the timeline and what might come next in the series. Check out the recent BuzzFeed post that breaks down the timeline as well with some nice visuals.

***Spoiler Alert in the Podcast*** For the Zelda Timeline, we do discuss the endings for each game EXCEPT A Link Between Worlds. So if you haven’t beaten the others and don’t want it spoiled, please skip this section.

In the rest of the podcast, the guys discuss the news of the week, including console sales numbers, Tales of Zestiria and and a light dash of Rayman shade, because they just can’t resist. All this and more on the final 2013 episode of Video Game Realness!

The show will return the week of January 5th, 2014.

(Also, we did have a giveaway planned, but due to some technicalities and limitations being in Canada and most listeners from the US, we will need to postpone the giveaway until we’ve worked it out at a later date.)

Time Stamps:
02:15 – Now Playing
28:50 – News
1:03:00 – Zelda Timeline

Break Music:
-Final Fantasy 4 – Dreadful Fight
-Legend of Zelda – Ganon’s Tower

Show Notes:
-Zelda Timeline on BuzzFeed
-Lightning Returns Collector’s Edition
-Mega Man Board Game
-Read Only Memories Kickstarter

 

Episode 20 – A Walk Down Mario Lane

On this week’s episode of Video Game Realness, Delvin and Greg are back with James to discuss Super Mario 3D World and taking a look back on the previous Mario console releases and how they contributed to 3D World. Lots of elements from past games make an appearance in this game and you can find them out all here.

The guys discuss the games of the week that they’ve been playing, or lack thereof in some cases. They also go over some news tid bitties of the week, so strap yourself in and check out episode 20 of Video Game Realness!

Time References:
04:20 – Now Playing
23:16 – News
49:50 – Mario Retrospective

Show Notes:
-Blog about Super Mario Bros 2
-Waiting in line Black Friday game

Episode 18 – PS4 and Things Because Reasons

After a one week hiatus, the boys are back to chat your ears off about PS4, Blizzcon and other news highlights.

Join Cameron, James, Michael and Delvin as they share what games of the week they’ve been playing as well. Michael gives us the T on his PS4 and shares his impressions on Killzone: Shadow Fall, Knack, Resogun and more.

Also, in this week’s episode we’re using our new microphone, so apologies for the sound levels this week (auto volume was turned on by accident). We will work it out in the coming weeks.

Episode 17 – Objection!

It’s a VG Realness three-man crew this week. Join Delvin, James and Michael as they discuss the newest Ace Attorney game, Phoenix Wright: Dual Destinies. You won’t object when they also talk about their impressions from Gamercamp, getting hands-on with some of Nintendo’s holiday releases (with extra commentary expanding on our videos from last week), and all of the hottest news of the week.

Also: in a VG Realness first, the guys play a few rounds of The Metagame — a card debate game about games and culture — that is currently holding a Kickstarter. Which do you think will save the world? Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Cats: The Musical? (Thanks again to Eric Zimmerman, Colleen Macklin and John Sharp for sending us an preview deck!)

Did you go to Gamercamp? What did you think? What did you play? Leave a comment or tweet at us!

Also, we’ve worked on fixing our audio levels, so please let us know what you think. Send us a tweet with #VGRealnessMyEarsAreBleeding and let us know if there’s more we need to change.

13:35 – Nintendo Holiday Preview
22:09
– Playing The Metagame Live!
31:55 –
Weekly News
59:40 –
Phoenix Wright: Dual Destinies

 

Show Notes:
-Our hands-on videos at Nintendo’s holiday preview event
-The name of the digging game from Gamercamp was Super Motherload
The Metagame Kickstarter
-From one of our rounds of The Metagame:
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-Delvin’s Megaman 3DS XL case:
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Episode 14 – When It’s Hot Before (Canadian) Thanksgiving

In this week’s podcast, Delvin, James, Michael and Greg have a discussion which started as a small news piece about the LoL World Championship, but turned into a heated debate on that validity of eSports in general. Which side are you on, and what side did we take? Tune in to find out!

Also, as this generation comes to a close, the group discusses their favorite console games of the past generation, which has actually been over 8 years long. Craziness! Cameron could not be with us this week, but his favorite games are listed below.

All this, Now Playing, other news items of the week, and James discovering he’s become his mother on an all new episode of the Video Game Realness Podcast.

Show Notes:
-Cameron’s Favourite Games:

  1. Mass Effect 3
  2. Mass Effect 2
  3. Dragon Age II
  4. Saints Row
  5. Skyrim
  6. Gears of War 3

-Michael’s crocheted Mass Effect 3DS XL pouch
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Episode 13-2: XIII-2: The Sequel Nobody Asked For

On this week’s episode of Video Game Realness, the boys have a lengthy discussion about Valve’s announcements from the past week — how will the entry of the Steam Box have an affect on the console market and how might it disrupt the market as we know it?

We also discuss the torture scene from GTA 5 and how we felt about it and how these kinds of graphic scenes may trend in the future. All that and our gameplay impressions of Rayman Legends and Wonderful 101 on this week’s Video Game Realness podcast.

Show Notes:
-From Greg’s Street Fighter photo shoot:

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-Dumb Ways to Die

-Halo: Reach video

Episode 13 – News Extravaganza

Strap yourselves in for the video game podcast that is here to entertain and inform all in one! This week we talk about the news of weeks past such as the news of the PS4 launch in Japan, Nintendo Ninja Direct about Wii Fit and Wii sports, Ouya relaunch of Free the Games and Mighty No 9!

Join James, Michael, Cameron and host Delvin as they share their thoughts on the news tidbits as well as discuss what games of the week they have been playing!

Show Notes:
-Xerneas is FABULOUS!

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-Mighty No. 9 Fan Art

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-Ocarina of Time beats Grand Theft Auto V on Metacritic

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Episode 12 – Tales of Micro Systems

This week on the Video Game Realness podcast, Delvin, James, Michael and Cameron discuss the news of the past week and have a discussion on micro systems such as Ouya, Steam Box and other entrants to the field such as Mad Catz.

We also talk about where Nintendo may take their hardware in the future in a possible “what if” scenario. To close out the show, Michael takes us through time as he talks about the past, present and future of the Tales of series and the history of Namco Tales Studio.

All this and an unforcasted drop of shade this week on Video Game Realness!

Show Notes:

Behold Lady Turquoise and her two beefy bodyguards, as discussed!
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Episode 10 – “Live From PAX”

Are you ready for the Video Game Realness 10th Episode Anniversary Extravaganza coming to you “Live from PAX”? The gang’s all here when Delvin, James, Cameron, Greg and Michael discuss what they’ve been playing for the last few weeks. They also discuss Gamescom news — including the PS4 launch date and a #VGRealnessPSVita price drop — as well as a new Tales game for iOS, Pokemon for WiiU, Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune’s new Kickstarter project “Mighty No. 9”, and the biggest drop of news Nintendo has released all year (Nintendo 2DS, Wii U price drop & holiday release dates).

In the second half of our gargantuan episode, get ready for trivia with your host Vanna Black (WHY IT GOTTA BE BLACK?!) where #TeamExy and #TeamPSVita go head-to-head in the ultimate shady showdown.

TRIVIA BEGINS AT 1:39:13

Information on the Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mightyno9/mighty-no-9