Episode 98 – The Return of January Jams, The Trivial Pursuit of Realness, Part 2: The Remix

It’s 2018! It’s January! The gang’s all here and it’s time for a return to January Jams and trivia! But first, join Michael, Delvin, Cameron and James as the guys discuss what they’ve been playing recently, and then delve into the recent Nintendo Direct mini. You don’t want to miss the crew slowly hurtle towards Episode 100!

Show Notes:

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

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:

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 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 39 – Vroom Vroom!

It’s our Mario Kart Spectacular! The guys are covering all the the details of the Mario Kart Direct that hit us last week. Join James, Delvin and Cameron as they break down all the details of the stages, characters, new OP items and all the online details. Strap yourselves in hunties because there’s lots to cover!

That’s not all this week, the crew is covering some other interesting news bits for this week, such as some new dealings in streaming content and TV, as well as some news from Ubisoft.

Check it all out this week on Video Game Realness!

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Break Music:
Luigi Raceway
Moo Moo Farm
Rainbow Road Remix
SNES Koopa Beach

Show Notes:
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Episode 37 – Smashtastic!

This week, the VGRealness crew of James, Cameron and Delvin dissect the Smash Bros Nintendo Direct. What was announced, what changes were made, what’s the release date? They discuss it all and more.

But first, it’s Now Playing! The guys talk about what games they’ve been playing for the past few days. As always, the crew covers the news items of the week, including a very strange Ninja Direct that happened the day after the Smash Bros direct.

No new episode will air next week, but VGRealness will return the week of April 27th.

Break Music:
Smash Bros Brawl – Vs. Meta Ridley
Smash Bros Brawl – Battlefield

0:00 – Now Playing
25:14 – News
54:12 – Smash Bros Discussion

Episode 36 – Titanface

The gang’s all here as Michael, Cameron, James and Delvin get together to discuss some of the week’s biggest news items — new Xbox president, Amazon Fire TV, April Fool’s jokes, console title drought — as well as Smash Bros. speculation and more.

Later, the crew discusses what developers they might like to see take on a Nintendo IP; what the Big N’s mobile strategy should be; and what new IP/genres they’d like to see Nintendo tackle.

It’s not as crazy as last week, but it’s still just as fun! Don’t miss out on this all new episode of VG Realness!

Show Notes:
-Don’t miss the guys playing Titanface (Titanfall) on Twitch. Subscribe to our channel to see all our streaming updates!
-Michael’s LEGO in-progress:

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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 30 – Two Lonely Gays Part 2: Double Trouble

This week on VGRealness, it’s just James and Delvin giving you the T on the news of the past week. From new patch news in Killer Instinct to Sega’s plans with Atlus, the duo also discusses Activision’s plans for the Tony Hawk series and which system game developers are in favor of developing for in the console space. Joystiq.com also had a discussion with Square Enix Producer Kitasae and we dissect the juicy morsels that came out of that interview.

To close out the show, in a new monthly segment for Video Game Realness, James and Delvin discuss games that we miss. This month’s game is Gauntlet!

Check it out and more on this week of Video Game Realness!

Show Notes:
Bravely Default concert
GaymerX2 Kickstarter
Super Chibi Knight Kickstarter
PBS Game Show about Angry gamers

Break Music:
Bravely Default Concert – Tiz’s Theme
Sonic 2 – Emerald Hill Zone
FF XIII – Blinded by Light 8-bit remix
Gauntlet Dark Legacy – Mountain Valley

Episode 29 – Hashtag Brayvlee Defawlt

It’s time for a little role reversal. Michael hosts this week’s episode with James, Cameron and Delvin and let’s just say things are a little different, but in a #fun way.

The gang discusses what they’ve been playing, including a lengthy discussion about Bravely Default — or as Michael likes to call it, #BrayvleeDefawlt. Have you been playing? Let us know your thoughts by using the aforementioned hashtag.

Following Now Playing, the guys move on to the news of the week, including Halo 2 anniversary rumours, Zero Escape 3 woes, and a smattering of Nintendo news following their latest Ninja Direct. Notable moments include #YouShutYourBitchMouth, #Caligribrush, and #OverTheDrip.

Hilarity ensues this week, so don’t miss out! Yes, it’s a little hashtag crazy, but it’s all in good fun. Plus, the ending of the episode is one you won’t want to miss!

Show Notes:
-Zero Escape 3 fan support

Episode 26 – January Jams Part 4: The Conclusion

It’s our final episode of January Jams and we’re bringing you more trivia — this time about sound effects!

But first, James, Michael, Greg and Delvin discuss the drama and controversy surrounding the Machinama deal for paying YouTube broadcasters more for positive Microsoft content. Is this OK? Is the Internet over reacting? The crew hashes it all out at the top of the show.

The guys also discuss more news including Blizzard’s Hearthstone open beta news, Ubisoft and Capcom hiring more people, the release of Monster Hunter 4G and much, much more!

To close things out, the guys have another trivia episode for the history books full of great laughs and lots of feels!

Be sure to listen to the episode that concludes our celebration of January Jams!

Also, don’t forget our contest for a $20 eShop card for last week’s episode! Check out the details here!

Time stamps:
4:45 – Alienware Steam Machine News
11:05 – YouTube Controversy
24:25 – Hearthstone News
1:03:25 – Sound Effect Trivia

Break Music:
Megaman X2 – Bubble Crab
Megaman X5 – Duff McWhalen

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

Episode 24 – January Jams Part 2: Electric Boogaloo

This week, join Cameron, Michael and James as they continue the Video Game Realness month-long celebration of music in video games. Michael shares his Top 5 soundtracks of all time, as well as his faves from 2013.

The trio also takes some time to share listener tweets who tweeted at us with their favourite soundtracks of all time. Donkey Kong Country is high on a lot of lists; who knew?! The guys discuss the news of the week, including updates from CES, and finally move into this week’s January Jams topic: how does music influence/affect storytelling and atmosphere in games? What games do this the best? You’ll have to listen to find out! Also, be sure to tweet us with your opinions!

(Michael also wrote a story about this for 1UP.com a couple years back and you can check it out here.)

Show Notes:
-The Wind Waker video James mentioned
-Below is a Storify of all the game soundtrack tweets we received. Be sure to get in on the action this week!

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

Episode 23 – January Jams

Video Game Realnees is back for 2014 and we’ve got a JAM packed month! All this month, we are celebrating music in video games! Each week we will discuss or have a different feature celebrating music in games.

At the top of the episode, Cameron, James and Delvin go over what games they were playing over the holiday break, as well as their Top 5 games of 2013. Next up, they go over the news that happened over the break, such as the Nintendo Direct announcing some hidden gems, as well as Square Enix rumors.

And in celebration of January Jams, the crew discuss their Top 5 Gaming Soundtracks and what makes them enjoyable for them.

It’s a JAM packed episode you are sure to love! Check it out!

6:30 – Now Playing and Top 2013
34:54 – News
1:17:13 – Delvin’s Top 5 Games
1:26:00 – James’s Top 5 Games
1:31:10 – Cameron’s Top 5 Games

Break Music
Killer Instinct 2 – Tusk’s Theme
Smash Bros Melee – Hyrule Temple

***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 21 – Player 2 Press Start

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