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

ugvm Podcast Episode 11 – E3 2018

In a change to our normal podcast format, deKay, Zo, Kendrick and Tim comment on every single game shown at the main E3 conferences. All of them. Which is why this episode is so damn long.

Before that, we have a quick chat about what we’ve been playing:

  • Pokemon Quest
  • Fallout Shelter
  • Detroit: Become Human
  • Call of Duty: WW2
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Batman: The Enemy Within
  • Dark Souls Remastered
  • Life is Strange
  • Metal Gear Solid
  • Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India

And then it’s onto E3 chat that goes on almost as long as the Super Smash Bros bit of the Nintendo Direct.

(Direct link here)

ugvm Podcast Episode 10

In the future, you’ll reminisce about where you were and what you were doing on the day the great ugvm podcast episode 10 came out. Well, you might. Trauma does things to your head, mang.

In this historically accurate episode, deKay plays a game aimed at eight year olds, Choobs plays a number of seemingly identical games, Luffer plays virtually no games at all, and Zo plays a God of War game which both isn’t God of War but is God of War. Confused? We were never confused.

We chat about the Battlefield V: There’s A Woman In It trailer, everyone’s favourite vapourware the ZX Vega+ (again, sorry), the new dockless Switch, Biohazard/Resident Evil 7 coming to the Switch sort of, Rainway, the mystery of the missing PS4 Pros, the NES Classic (and new Famicom Classic), and all these games:

  • Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate Kiss Kiss
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Star Trek: Bridge Crew
  • Fairune Collection
  • Yakuza 5
  • Detective Pikachu
  • God of War
  • Batman: The Enemy Within
  • Until Dawn: Rush of Blood
  • WipEout VR
  • Frostpunk
  • Judgement: Apocalypse Survival Simulator
  • Yorkshire Gubbins
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2
  • Fire Emblem Warriors
  • Hyrule Warriors
  • Mafiascum
  • EuroTruck Simulator VR

And some listener questions, stuff about E3, and general waffle. Mmm, waffles.

(Direct link here)

ugvm Podcast Episode 9

Hey kids! Have you got two whole hours of your life you don’t want back? Or a two hour bus journey next to an old lady telling you about her piles and you need to drown her out? Well have we got a podcast for you.

In this episode, deKay uses his imagination and fights a bear, Zo has played all of the games, some of which while stripped to the waist, Kendrick instructs everyone to say “David Cage” in an East London accent, and Neil rams some angry Australians with silly names off the road. Pretty standard stuff, really.

We chat about Sega’s recent Shenmue and Mega Drive Mini announcements, the new Atari VCS and NeoGeo machines, loot boxes, and how the Switch has been hacked. And yes, the ZX Vega+ again even though that news is out of date already. Plus all these games:

  • Forza Motorsport 7
  • That Dragon, Cancer
  • The Unfinished Swan
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Life is Strange: Farewell
  • Lego Dimensions
  • Batman: The Telltale Series
  • God of War 7: God Harder
  • Mad Max
  • Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
  • Rogue Aces
  • Yakuza 5
  • Yakuza 6

And! More! Listener questions and stuff. Amazing.

(Direct link here)

ugvm Podcast Episode 8

Welcome friends, to Episode 8 of the world’s greatest sort of monthly-ish video game podcast with “ugvm” in the title. Well, OK. Top three.

In this episode, deKay has a lost weekend, Tim is obsessed with the worst Bullfrog game ever, Luffer is the Goddamn Batman, and Choobs has a yacht. Because of course he has. Also: Cake Winslet.

We talk about and/or discuss Game Maker 2 supporting the Switch, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on your telephone, the massive expense of the Vive Pro, changes to the UK video game charts, and all these games:

  • Elite Dangerous
  • Vostok Inc
  • Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China
  • Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation
  • Dragon Quest Builders
  • Batman: The Telltale Series
  • Batman: The Enemy Within
  • Stage 9
  • Monster Hunter World
  • Populous: The Beginning
  • Crackdown

And we answer some listener questions. What more could you possibly want?

Some links to things we mention:

ugvm Steam Curators Page
Stage 9

(Direct link here)