38: Adjust Your Flaps

Like a cat in a bag, waiting to drown, here we are again. Lucky, lucky you, as this time we’re even longer (and thicker) than usual. Or unlucky you, I suppose.

In Episode 38 of our humble Video Game Podcast, deKay, Kendrick, Luffer and Jaimie (with two eyes) tell you all the many things about the Xbox Game Pass Showcase thing, the Nintendo leaks thing, the Microsoft Flight Simulator thing, and some Phantasy Star Online thing. Things, basically. Plus there’s sweltering game chattage involving these fine (or not fine) titles:

  • Animal Crossing
  • Monster Hunter World
  • God Eater 3
  • Afrika
  • Nioh 2
  • Streets of Rage 4
  • Carrion
  • Paper Mario: The Origami King
  • Baba is You
  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
  • Dynamite Headdy

And if that wasn’t enough to make you melt like ice cream in a microwave, there’s Linux chat and listener questions! Linux chat, folks. Linux chat.

(Direct link here)

Don’t forget, if you want to contact us with questions or comments for or about the show, you can email podcast@ugvm.org.uk or publicly shame us @ugvmpodcast on the Twittors.

37: Massive White Waffle Iron

You know the drill by now. We talk about games for a while and then we stop talking about games for a while. It’s not complicated. And we’ve now done that 37 times. You’d think someone would make us stop, but no!

In this episode, deKay, Luffer, Choobs and DrunkZo do the video game talking. Which just so happens to cover the PS5 reveal we cleverly avoided last time round, the Sega Astro-City Mini arcade thingy, Nintendo’s decision to stop shops selling first party digital game codes, and for some reason playing games on Linux and because we just didn’t know how to not do so, chat about Apple’s new hardware. And! Video! Games!

  • The Last of Us
  • The Last of Us 2: Last Harder
  • The Outer Worlds
  • Yakuza 0
  • Behold the Kickmen
  • Batman Arkham Asylum
  • Elite Dangerous
  • Dwarf Fortress
  • Animal Crossing
  • Doki Doki Literature Club
  • Mr Driller DrillLand
  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown

And some questions! From you! And you! And bah-bah-bah! (Sorry, Zo mentioned Jimmy Saville at one point).

(Direct link here)

Don’t forget, if you want to contact us with questions or comments for or about the show, you can email podcast@ugvm.org.uk or publicly shame us @ugvmpodcast on the Twittors.

36: Fallout, With Blackjack and Hookers

Well hello there! It is time for Episode 36 of your least favourite podcast! We timed it specially so that it was impossible for us to watch the PlayStation 5 reveal, so if you’re expecting two hours of hot chat on that, jog on!

In this episode, deKay, Luffer, Kendrick and in his podcasting debut, Mal, talk about video games. Specifically, recent Sega announcements such as Fog Gaming and the Game Gear Micro, EA releasing source code, rumours around Persona and the Atari VCS, Intel’s stance on benchmarking, upcoming games, and all these:

  • Animal Crossing
  • Wulverblade
  • Flowlines VS
  • Island Saver
  • Deliver Us The Moon
  • The Outer Worlds
  • The Room VR: A Dark Matter
  • Picross Luna 2
  • God Eater 3
  • Daggerfall
  • Moero Chronicles H
  • Va-11 Hall-A
  • Grim Dawn
  • Final Fantasy XIV
  • Minecraft Dungeons
  • Left 4 Dead 2

And if that wasn’t enough, we answer some listener questions! And barely even mention Shenmue or Yakuza.

(Direct link here)

Don’t forget, if you want to contact us with questions or comments for or about the show, you can email podcast@ugvm.org.uk or publicly shame us @ugvmpodcast on the Twittors.

3DSen Video mentioned in the episode:


35: The Only Way Is Xbox

Just in case being locked down wasn’t driving you mad already, the ugvm Podcasting Team(TM) have only gone and done Episode 35 to assist with your decline. Lucky you!

In this non-infectious episode, deKay, Toby, Zo and Kendrick discuss the Actual Gameplay Footage (or lack of it) in the Xbox X Series SX X S stream, Things Happening In China (no, not that thing), more cancelled (and uncancelled) things, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, and Zombie Microprose. And other stuff of variable interest. Plus! Games! Including these!

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Picross S2
  • Flashback
  • Skyrim
  • Beat Saber
  • Half-Life Alyx
  • Carly and the Reaperman

In addition we have some terrible banter and your questions! Well, not your questions as you didn’t submit any even though we asked nicely. But there are questions from other people.

(Direct link here)

34: Just Eggs

We had nothing else to do so we decided to record a podcast earlier than usual. So that’s great or terrible news for you, The Listener, depending on your opinions on us. Anyway – here’s Episode 34.

This episode, deKay, Luffer, Kendrick and Zo avoid the end of everything by chatting about the end of only certain things like The Last of Us 2 and Official Xbox Magazine (and games magazines in general). There’s more news about the Atari VCS (the new one that doesn’t exist), all of the PS5 specs (and that incredible… event), more sports going virtual, and all of these games:

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Yakuza 0
  • Yakuza 4
  • Driveclub
  • Family Tree
  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
  • Half-Life Alyx
  • Elite Dangerous
  • Star Trek: Bridge Crew

As well as chat about VR in general, the Neo Geo Mini, the RetroBit Retro Duo, and all the usual general waffle. Mmmm, waffles.

(Direct link here)

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

Brand new year, same old crap from the ugvm Podcasting Team! Only this time, it’s different because we talk about different things to last time. Which is just as well as you wouldn’t listen to the same thing every episode, would you? Yes, aside from Yakuza again. Always Yakuza.

In this episode, deKay, Kendrick and Luffer talk about Yakuza. But also! About there being Too Many Games, about Shenmue III DLC, the Valve Index, AMD’s GPU shenanigans, and – for some reason – NASCAR gearboxes. Nope, no idea. And these games and more:

  • Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order
  • Star Wars: Vader Immortal
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
  • Beat Saber
  • Horace
  • Monster Hunter World
  • Corpse Killer
  • Luigi’s Mansion 3
  • Azure Striker Gunvolt
  • Diablo III

Not only that but there’s answers to Important Questions, and all the best chat this side of your Nan at the bingo.

(Direct link here)

30: Ryo’s Dirty Pocket

It’s Christmas and so we’ve a Christmas episode. Which isn’t very festive. But it only needs to be at Christmas to be Christmassy, right? Right.

This episode, deKay, Kendrick, Toby and Zo somehow manage to talk about things which aren’t Shenmue III (which was harder than it sounds), including the Xbox X Series XX X One X, Sony’s Back Button, how well that Stadia thing went down, Gamestop stop, and all of these games (none of which are very Christmassy but at least two of them have snow):

  • Shenmue III
  • Yakuza 7
  • Pokémon Sword
  • Celeste
  • Life is Strange 2
  • Black Mesa
  • Carrion
  • Sea of Thieves
  • Dance Dance Revolution Ace Twenty
  • Time Crisis 5
  • Street Fighter V

And then we impart all of the wisdom in a section we’re definitely not calling Listener Questions.

(Direct link here)

P.S. Kendrick says to leave some comments in, well, in the comments.

29: Poundshop Garfield

Oh would you look at that – turns out deKay wasn’t lost after all, and he’s back at the helm this episode. Isn’t that great/awful depending on your tastes.

This episode, deKay, Toby and Zo are joined by special guests Mike Daw and Charlie Scott-Skinner off of Infinite State Games to talk about Actual Video Games (including theirs) with topics like Google Stadia, the end of Singstar, the RetroFlag GPi, New Improved Sonic, Netflix series Love, Death and Robots, and these games here:

  • Death Stranding
  • Heavy Rain
  • Starlink: Battle for Atlas
  • Jenny LeClue: Detectivú
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice VR Edition
  • SteamWorld Dig 2
  • Ring Fit Adventure
  • Shenmue
  • Shenmue II
  • Golf Story
  • Darius Cozmic Collection
  • Hotline Miami Collection
  • Worbital
  • Monster Hunter Iceborne
  • They Were Billions

Plus some listener questions, like we’re people who know the answers.

(Direct link here)