Episode 87 – We’re here, we’re queer

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It’s been a hot minute, but Delvin, Cameron, and James are back with a new episode—and it’s a doozy. Get caught up on the latest games we’ve been playing including Happy Home Designer, Star War’s the Old Republic’s latest expansion, and Wildstar. We also breakdown last week’s goliath of a Nintendo Direct and chat a bit about Overwatch and some of the drama surrounding its beta.

As a bonus, here are some shots of our Halloween costumes!

Halloween Costumes

Episode 80 – Welcome To Season 3

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Get ready because Season 3 starts…NOW!

Delvin, Cameron, James and Michael return after their hiatus following our copious E3 coverage. The guys get things started by celebrating the 2nd birthday of Video Game Realness, reflect on their favourite moments of the last year and then get Season 3 started with a bang!

The crew gives a post-E3 wrap-up, shares what they’ve been playing, and in very sad news, the guys discuss Nintendo president Satoru Iwata’s passing. We’ll miss you Iwata!

Shifting to a positive note, check out our new & logo re-design and be sure to share the launch of Season 3 with your friends!

Episode 67 – It’s Called The NEW Nintendo 3DS XL

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This week join Cameron, Michael, James and Delvin as they discuss our hot topics of the week: is Nintendo behind the times and the effect that Game Hype has on game releases.

After Hot Topics, the crew offers their opinions on the New Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as Majora’s Mask 3D and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate in Now Playing. To wrap things up, the guys also discuss some additional news tidbits of the week. The freak out at 1:15:00 is certainly something you don’t want to miss!

Check out the video portions of the podcast here:

Episode 60 – Yep, Sixty

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In this week’s brief episode, Delvin, Cameron and James take a look at the smattering of Nintendo news that came out this past week, as well as the outlandish pricing of the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare season’s pass.

Be sure to check out our YouTube videos from our Nintendo holiday event below.

Episode 55 – The “New” New? 3DSi

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Delvin, Michael and James congregate online for their first ever Skype episode (so please bear with any potential audio blips). The guys discuss what they’ve been playing recently, major releases for September and the hottest news of the past week including: Dragon Age: Inquisition multiplayer announcements, Gaymer X returning and Amazon buying Twitch.

In later half of the show, the crew discusses Nintendo’s boatload of news from the past week, including Pokken Tournament, Mario Kart 8 DLC, Smash Bros reveals, Xenoblade for 3DS and most importantly the New 3DS—what this means for Nintendo and what our opinions are on it.

This is an episode you don’t want to miss!

Episode 52 – New Horizons

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This week, Delvin, James and Cameron discuss the annoucements of EA’s subscription service and discuss the pricing models of Playstation Now. Which system is priced best for its offerings?

The guys also take a look at the releases coming out for the month of August and welcome back the return of Phoenix Down—a segment where they discuss a game series they want to see back!

All this and more on this week of the Video Game Realness Podcast!

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FF14 – Garuda Theme
FF14 – Hydra/chimera Theme

VG Realness Gets Hands-on at the Nintendo Post-E3 2014 Preview Event

We’ve done it before and we did it again! That’s right, James, Michael and Delvin went to Nintendo’s most recent media preview event showcasing some of the biggest and best games The Big N was touting at E3 2014. Watch below for our hands-on demos of Hyrule Warriors, Bayonetta 2, Yoshi’s Woolly World, and Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.

Episode 51 – Season 2 Begins Now!

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It’s the start of a whole new year at VGRealness, but we’re still sticking to our roots this episode with a Now Playing and news items of the week.

James, Cameron and Delvin discuss the MMO fever they’ve been hit by, as well as some game delays and new character announcements for two Nintendo games. All this and more on Video Game Realness!

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KOF 97 Athena’s Theme

Episode 21 – Player 2 Press Start

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On the 21st episode of Video Game Realness, Delvin and Greg have a discussion about two-player games, and the games that they have enjoyed in the past. They go into a brief history evolution of co-op and competitive games and the introduction of online play and how it evolved multiplayer games.

The duo also discusses the news that broke out over Riot Games and their now overturned decision to not allow contracted players to stream a list of specific games. Will Greg and Delvin have an eSports throw down again? Tune in to find out!

All this, the Jane Austen MMO, VGX awards, Nintendo Shade, and more on Episode 21 of Video Game Realness.

Time Stamps:
01:40 – Jane Austen MMO
18:40 – Nintendo Shade
32:00 – VGX Awards
41:15 – Riot eSports discussion
53:25 – Two-Player Discussion

Break Music: Megaman X Spark Mandrill Theme Music

Show Notes:
-Jane Austen MMO

Episode 18 – PS4 and Things Because Reasons

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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!

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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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Pre-Show Update: Picking our Pokémon & Hands on with the 2DS


After taking a week off to celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving (and spend copious amounts of time on Pokémon X & Y), the guys are back and giving you a little taste of their Pokémon parties. James, Michael and Cameron also got some hands-on video footage with the Nintendo 2DS at last Friday’s Pokémon launch event in Toronto.

Get ready for this Sunday’s episode, kids. It’s gonna be a whole other level!

James’ Party: Charizard, Talonflame, Bellossom, Greninja, Raichu, Florges
Cameron’s Party: Pyroar, Greninja, Mega Venusaur, Florges, Aurorus, Talonflame
Delvin’s Party: Butterfree, Raichu, Pidgeot, Blastoise, Vileplume, Simisear
Michael’s Party: Skiddo, Lucario, Quilladin, Azumarill, Charmeleon, Honedge

Episode 6 – “I’m Coming For You Exy!”

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Get ready for an eleganza extravaganza…or at least another fun-filled episode of Video Game Realness. Hosts Delvin, James, Cameron, Michael and Greg are coming at you with the T on the upcoming GaymerX convention in San Francisco, Activision business news, a potential Nintendo-Atlus merger, and some favourite cosplay from San Diego Comic Con.

Not to mention, we’ve got a new hashtag for everyone — #VGRealnessExy — as well as previous hashtag counts, Animal Crossing updates and what everyone has been playing for the week. This is an episode you don’t want to miss!

Show Notes
Some of the aforementioned cosplay:

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nathan-drake-cosplay

Check out the GaymerX website

The Trauma Center video Greg mentioned

-Twitter handles: @MegamanX400, @JLawl, @blinkCA, @toasterleg, @MikeBrown7905, and the most important: @VGRealness.

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Episode 5 – Three and a Half (3.5) Gays

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Cameron, Delvin, James and half of Greg (read: hungover) discuss the hot gamer topics for this week. These three and a half gaymers bitch and banter over the rise of eSports, San Diego Comic Con, Nintendo’s Ninja Direct and some Ubisoft Rayman Shade. Oh, and we have some surprises in store for our #VGRealnessPSVita count!

Also, listen in to hear what we’ve been playing this week and James’ request for Animal Crossing advice! #VGRealnessACNL.

Show Notes to follow, hunties.

Episode 4 – Gaymer Origins

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Have you ever wondered just where the guys at Video Game Realness came from, why they started gaming and what their favourite games of all time are? No? Too bad, because those are some of the major talking points on this week’s episode. Hosts Delvin, James, Cameron and Michael are joined by friend and special guest Greg.

Other talking points include: Julie Larson-Green reaction, LARPing, Nintendo & EVO, 3DS Mii Plaza Updates and more.

What are your favourite games of all time? Leave a comment or tweet us, @VGRealness.

Show Notes

This is Rizzo (not Mitzy, as James said in the podcast) the latest of strange characters in James’ Animal Crossing: New Leaf town.
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Banjo-Kazooie Orchestral Music

This is what you get when you search #VGRealnessPSVita on Twitter:
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Also, be sure to check out the Qoopa Klub podcast! These guys are incredibly rad!