33: Leyton Orient – Is That a Football Team?

Everything is pretty grim, isn’t it? So adding something terrible to the pile is barely going to make a difference, right? In completely unrelated news, here’s Episode 33!

In this episode, deKay, Kendrick, Toby and Luffer try not to mention, but obviously end up having to mention because it’s EVERYWHERE, the coronavirus and its effects on gaming. There’s talk of Doom Eternal not quite impressing on Stadia, news of several remastered Westwood games getting releases soon, more chat about VR stuff because of course there is when Luffer and Toby are both on, and football. Yes, actual football. Or rather, lack of it. Who says we’re a video games podcast. Oh yeah, we do.

All that, and these games! Excite:

  • Yakuza 0
  • Yakuza 3
  • Shenmue III
  • A Short Hike
  • Steam Home
  • Eleven: Table Tennis
  • Riverbond
  • Ori and the Blind Forest
  • Yoshi’s Wooly World
  • Langrisser I + II
  • Last Rebellion
  • Lair of the Clockwork God
  • Murder By Numbers

There’s also an unusually high amount of topic drift, as well as Important Listener Questions.

This episode’s intro music is from Murder by Numbers, composed by Masakazu Sugimori.

(Direct link here)

Things mentioned in the episode:

Toby’s guide to making VR-y stuff: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KY-c4cbaOtM
Toby’s house in VR (which isn’t a creepy thing to play with at all): https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1961131741

Also, you can visit the ugvm YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKxqQkklojIZQnz9Hj34U_A

32: Filed Under History and Education

Hello and welcome to the ugvm history podcast! In this episode you can learn all about Emperor Taishō and how he fits into Japan’s Second World War involvement, and about the Ukrainian Revolution of 2014! And for some reason we talk about video game related stuff too.

This episode features deKay, Zo, Kendrick and Jaimie doing chat duty, and conversing in the traditional style about the Xbox Series X specs, Animal Crossing, Vasilis, Sakura Wars, GeForce Now, Platinum’s Project G.G., the it’s-never-coming-is-it Atari VCS, and in a rare international news/gaming crossover topic – the coronavirus. And! Lots of games including these:

  • God of War
  • Spider-Man
  • Knights and Bikes
  • Azure Striker Gunvolt 2
  • Jacob Jazz’s Baobab’s Mausoleum Episode 1: Ovnifagos Don’t Eat Flamingos
  • Jacob Jazz’s Baobab’s Mausoleum Episode 2: 1313 Barnabas Dead End Drive
  • Adventures of Bertram Fiddle Episode 2: A Bleaker Predicklement
  • Isoland and Isoland 2
  • Batman: The Telltale Series
  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
  • Star Trek Bridge Crew
  • A Fisherman’s Tale
  • Borderlands 3
  • Lair of the Clockwork God
  • Beat Saber
  • Neverwinter Nights Enhanced
  • Planescape Torment Enhanced
  • Icewind Dale Enhanced
  • Mary Skelter 2
  • Yakuza 3 Remastered

That’s a lot of games this month! Also, we’ve some waffle about maintaining game’s online services once the companies running them decided not to any more. And some other stuff. Please listen and tell your friends!

(Direct link here)

Mentioned in the show was a recording of some of the team playing Bridge Crew. Here it is for your watching pleasure:

31: Perfectly Acceptable Thing to Find at CES

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Game of the Year 2019 is Spider-Man

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Milkmaid of the Milky Way (Switch): COMPLETED!

Imagine if Another World was a point-and-click adventure game about a milkmaid in space, and all the dialogue was in rhyming couplets. Well, that’s Milkmaid of the Milky Way. It’s only a couple of hours long, but tells the story of how … [Continue reading]

One Strike (Switch): COMPLETED!

It’ll probably take longer to read this post than it took me to complete the game. One Strike is a one-on-one fighting game with the sort of graphics early Game Boy Advance games had, with colour palettes to suit the very dark GBA screen. Games … [Continue reading]

One Strike (Switch): COMPLETED!

It’ll probably take longer to read this post than it took me to complete the game. One Strike is a one-on-one fighting game with the sort of graphics early Game Boy Advance games had, with colour palettes to suit the very dark GBA screen. Games … [Continue reading]

Wattam (PS4): COMPLETED!

From the possibly damaged brain of the guy who brought you the beautiful nonsense that was Katamari Damacy and Noby Noby Boy, is Wattam. Presumably it is called Wattam because when you see it for the first time, you say “what? … [Continue reading]

Lego Builder’s Journey (iOS): COMPLETED!

What a lovely little game this turned out to be. It’s these tiny little Lego dioramas each with a little puzzle in – get you little lego boy to the other side of the screen, or make machinery do something, or build a thing in a certain … [Continue reading]

Assault Android Cactus+ (Switch): COMPLETED!

Some years ago, I got Assault Android Cactus on Steam, and I played it a bit via my Steam Link. It was great, but booting my Mac into Windows and setting the Link up and everything needing updating every time I did so got old fast so it’s rare … [Continue reading]