21: Bum Stimulator

No, you are in the right place for Episode 21 of the world-famous ugvm Podcast! Brought to you with only the finest, freshest ingredients, direct to your aural face holes.

In this episode, deKay, Toby, Zo and Kendrick discuss the Physics Defying Google Stadia, the Ad Stripping Apple Arcade, the Saga Ending ZX Vega+, the Coke Taking Pierre Taki, the Face Sitting Switch VR, the Good Eatin’ Overwatch Cookbook, and the Click Baiting Bum Simulator. Those important things, and these games of assorted type:

  • Crackdown 3
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • Life is Strange 2: Episode 2
  • God Eater 2
  • God Eater 3: Tokyo Drift
  • Operation Babel
  • Tokyo Xanadu
  • Strange Brigade
  • Mortal Kombat X
  • Phantasy Star III
  • Saboteur!
  • Baba is You

Plus we answer your questions (assuming you’re one of the people who sent some in), talk utter nonsense, and lay down some Facts.

(Direct link here)

ugvm Podcast Episode 20

Eventually we managed to record an episode, as one member of the team (as a game, try and figure out who) was having issues with their microphone. I mean, it’s not like they’re an audio engineer or anything.

In Episode 20, deKay, Luffer, Tim and Toby talk about the recent Nintendo Direct, the wonderful Fortnite Festival, Discord, the Vita and the Wii Shop both coming to an end, ad-free games that aren’t, and all of these games at various lengths and with various thoughts because well, that’s the bloody point of the podcast:

  • Fortnite
  • Journey
  • Contradiction
  • Derail Valley
  • Tetris 99
  • Rogue Aces
  • Piczle Lines
  • Piczle Colors
  • Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag
  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood
  • DOOM
  • Shantae: Half-Genie Hero
  • Phantasy Star II

And we answer some listener questions because good grief people sent us some.

(Direct link here)

ugvm Podcast Episode 19

It’s a brand new year which means we’ve changed nothing. We do, however, tell our listener all about our personal Game of the Year 2018 picks. It was harder than we expected but not for the reasons you might suspect.

Before that, though, deKay Souljas on, Zo recounts the lowest key news from the last month, Toby explains about raytracing, and Kendrick talks about yet another soon-to-be-released title nobody else has ever heard of. You can’t say we’re not varied. And we also speak to various lengths about these games:

  • Call of Duty Black Ops 4/IV/IIII
  • Titanfall 2/II
  • Budget Cuts
  • Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut
  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
  • Super Smash Bros Ultimate
  • Membrane
  • Into the Breach
  • Hitman (2016/MMXVI)
  • Red Dead Redemption 2/II
  • Soul Calibur 6/VI

There’s also some talk about the Playstation Classic because Kendrick actually bought one, the usual random waffle, and some listener questions.

(Direct link here)

ugvm Podcast Episode 18

As a wise man once sang, it’s Christmas! Nearly! So with the spirit of the season at the forefront of our minds, we decided to play a low-impact after-dinner party game. You decide whether this was the worst decision of 2018 or not. Apologies to Nicholas Parsons.

Join deKay, Zo, Luffer, Kendrick and Choobs as they also rummage through some gaming news, chat about That Sonic The Hedgehog Poster, Soulja Boy, and a bit of these here games:

  • Phantasy Star
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2
  • House of the Dead Scarlet Dawn
  • FIFA 19
  • Super Smash Bros
  • Spider Hyphen Man
  • Outer Worlds

And also answer some of your actual questions. Or at least try to, anyway.

(Direct link here)

ugvm Podcast Episode 17

As a tribute to Zo and his favourite band, this episode is brought to you through the cold November rain. Which doesn’t mean Episode 17 is a bit soggy.

This time round, Toby once more is the only one interested in VR, Kendrick is the only one interested in obscure Japanese RPGs, deKay is the only one playing a game for children, and Zo is the only one playing an actual properly new modern game. It’s a wonder we have anything common, frankly.

We also talk about Xbox voice control, the fallout from Fallout 76, the death of the Steam Link, tariffs on US cars (no, really), the ZX Vega+ (hurrah!) and all these games:

  • SuperHot VR
  • Yoku’s Island Express
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • FIFA 19
  • Doshin the Giant
  • Save Me Mr Tako
  • Pokémon Let’s Go, Eevee!
  • Culdcept Revolt
  • Kromaia Omega
  • Crazy Taxi

And very much more, including some listener questions, Brexit (Kendrick’s fault, sorry, he’s fired), Holly Valance and other nonsense. I mean, enlightened intelligent conversation.

(Direct link here)

ugvm Podcast Episode 16

It’s time once more to cuddle up with a loved one, dim the lights, and listen to the latest episode of your favourite podcast! And when you’ve done that, listen to episode 16 of ours. Please.

In this episode, Choobs does one of the Big Swears and deKay couldn’t find it in the edit so if you have young ears in the room we apologise. Choobs is a trained grownup so please don’t try it at home, kids. Choobs is also, in his own words, a “pansy foo-foo”, Kendrick is playing the inferior version of a game because reasons, Zo is glad winter is over and deKay is fed up with game bugs now.

We also talk about the end of Telltale, happenings at Rockstar, Sean Actual Bean, and all these games:

  • Etrian Odyssey Nexus
  • Trails of Cold Steel
  • Omega Vampire
  • Elite Dangerous
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Pan-Pan
  • Donut County
  • Yakuza 3
  • LittleBigPlanet
  • Asura’s Wrath
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • Shenmue 1&2
  • Life is Strange 2
  • Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate
  • Garage
  • Octopath Traveller

And! If that wasn’t enough we have some listener questions including one about Brexit so sorry, so very very sorry. That might also be where the Choobs Big Swear is too. Sorry. We’re really sorry.

(Direct link here)

Links to things we mentioned:



ugvm Podcast Episode 15

A special episode recorded at EGX 2018. deKay, Zo, Luffer, Toby, Jaimie and Jon sit around a microphone in what turned out not to be the quietest part of the Birmingham NEC to chat about All The Games at EGX.

No big list of games or listener questions this episode – just lots of chat about everything we saw and played! Please note that as this was recorded in the NEC concourse, there’s plenty of “ambience” normally absent from our episodes.

(Direct link here)

Thanks to Zo for recording on the day and twiddling some knobs to get it listen-to-able.

ugvm Podcast Episode 14

Just in time to finish recording immediately before the Nintendo Direct so we couldn’t cover it, here’s Episode 14. Like the secret of comedy, it’s all about timing. Note: there may be no comedy.

In this episode, deKay finds some sailors, Choobs is waiting for a leopard, Luffer is suffering from animal magnetism, and Kendrick talks a lot about some game nobody else has heard of or cares about.

Despite missing the Direct, there’s some predictions and early announcement chat, we mention the Game Maker’s Toolkit Jam, news about the Neo Geo Mini and reimagined Atari VCS, Persona 3 and 5 spinoffs, and all of these games:

  • Judge Eyes/Project Judge
  • Diablo III
  • Civilisation VI
  • Atelier Arland
  • Yakuza Kiwami 2
  • Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise
  • Shenmue
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Hollow Knight
  • Two Point Hospital
  • Turing Test
  • Golf Story
  • Disc Drivin’ 2
  • Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate
  • Divinity: Original Sin II

And wouldn’t you know, some listener questions too. Lovely.

(Direct link here)

Links to things we mentioned:

Game Jam (and the other games from the same jam)



ugvm Podcast Episode 13

This month’s Adventures In Internet Wonkiness fun created some interesting conversation but we’re 100% sure you won’t notice any of the problems and it has nothing to do with being Episode 13 anyway, honest.

In this episode, Kendrick reveals an alarming secret, deKay reveals an alarming playtime, Luffer has an alarming Switch coincidence, and Toby is drinking and outs his alarming horse vein fetish.

Oh, and some game stuff! It is, after all, a game related podcast. Despite that, there’s more on the never ending ZX Vega+ saga, the Super Smash Bros Nintendo Direct, ROM site shutdowns, Quakecon, Discord taking on Steam, NES and SNES Classics, some new game teasers and trailers, the goddamn Palm Pilot, and all these games:

  • Doom Eternal
  • Quake Champions
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Disaster Report 4
  • Quest of Dungeons
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Yakuza 0
  • Mario Odyssey
  • Captain Toad Treasure Tracker
  • Rayman Legends
  • Death Squared
  • Picross Adventure
  • Stranger of Sword City
  • Portal 2
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  • Splatoon 2

Plus, because yes, there’s more, listener questions, general waffle and more sidetracking than Skyrim.

(Direct link here)

Links to things we mentioned:

ugvm Steam Curators Page


ugvm Podcast Episode 12

E3 was a long, long time ago and we’ve all forgotten about what was announced at it and nobody cares any more anyway. So about time we did another podcast, yes?

In this episode, deKay plays a game which isn’t what he expected, Luffer plays no games (as expected), Zo has bought all the games expecting them all to be played, and Choobs unexpectedly has a banjo.

We chat about what a difference a single byte makes to Aliens Colonial Marines, lots of Switch news, Steam having a hands-off approach to their store, and – bafflingly – Twitch. Oh yeah, and the ZX Vega+ because well why not? Plus, all these games:

  • Warframe
  • Phantasy Star Online
  • Elite Dangerous
  • Monster Hunter Generations
  • Death Road to Canada
  • Dwarf Fortress
  • Drawception
  • Yorkshire Gubbins
  • Chibi-Robo Zip Lash!
  • The Count Lucanor
  • Sanrio Characters Picross
  • Quest of Dungeons
  • Mutant Mudds Collection
  • Gran Turismo Sport
  • Horizon Zero Dawn

And some other stuff, including some listener questions and the usual nonsense.

(Direct link here)

Links to things we mentioned:

@IndieGamerChick on Twitter

Luffer’s Drawception page

Lara6683 on Twitch