The Player's Club Podcast Ep 70: Deathloop, Life is Strange True Colors, and the THQ Nordic Showcase
What’s Up, Playa? Welcome back to another episode! Emmett Watkins Jr and Allan Muir are back once again to predict some of the announcements well get during the THQ Nordic Anniversary Showcase this week. Will we get Darksiders 4? Will we get gameplay of Elix II? Will we see a Nicktoons Unite revival? Who knows, but we’ll find out soon! But first, in our jam-packed Whatcha Playin segment, Emmett talks about his time with Deathloop, Borderlands 3, and Craftopia while Al talks about his time with Deathloop, Life is Strange True Colors, and Pokemon Heart Gold. Housekeeping: VGU Plays - VVVVVV - Part 1: Violet and Victoria Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Republic Heroes Episode 7: Platforming Is A Path To The Dark Side VGU Plays - Life is Strange: True Colors WiN Episode 51: The Past Is New Again Hypertime to Podcast - One More Day - VGU.tv Into the Borderlands: A Franchise Analysis and Retrospective Check out YouTube Channel here! Follow us on Twitter @VGU_
September 17, 2021
VGU.tv W.I.N Podcast Episode 51: The Past is New Again
In today’s episode, Emmett is addicted to flash games, great minds think alike, and is Keri Russell still relevant? Find out this week on WIN!
September 13, 2021
The Player's Club Podcast Ep 69: The NICEst Announcements of the PlayStation Showcase (ft TL Foster)
What’s Up, Playa? We got a real NICE episode for you all this week! Emmett Watkins Jr and Allan Muir are joined today by TL Foster once again to talk about all of the crazy announcements from this year’s PlayStation Showcase! From Wolverine to Forspoken, from Project Eve to God of War Ragnarok, we dive deep into it all and discuss the highlights and weak spots of the show. But first, in the Whatcha Playin segment, TL talks about his time with Chrono Trigger and Pokemon Unite, Al talks about his time with Batman: Arkham Origins and Life is Strange: True Colors, and Emmett talks about his time with Bloons Tower Defense 5-6 and the original Saints Row. Housekeeping: What Took Me So Long? - Madden 18 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Republic Heroes Episode 5: Pulling Double Duty VGU Reacts: PlayStation 2021 Showcase VGU Plays - Life is Strange: True Colors HOW A TELLTALE ADVENTURE GAME FROM 2015 MADE ME SOUR ON BORDERLANDS 3 - VGU.tv VGU.tv Presents: "Brother Why Am I Stuck In A Time Loop?" A 12 Minutes Spoilercast Hypertime to Podcast - One More Day - VGU.tv Roundtable: Games That Should Have Received a Sequel - VGU.tv Roundtable: Video Game Trailer Music We Love - VGU.tv While Broadway Was Away - Reviewing Quarantine Theater (Part 1) (vgu.tv) For Better or Worse, It's Kanye: Donda Review - VGU.tv Left Behind Game Club: A Video Game Podcast Telltale's The Walking Dead: 400 Days PS5 Showcase 2021 Highlights - God of War, Wolverine, and Spider-Man 2 Easy Achievers Ep. 94 PNB Prepod July 2021 by PNB • A podcast on Anchor Live from the PoolHouse | Podcast on Spotify Check out YouTube Channel here! Follow us on Twitter @VGU_TV!
September 13, 2021
VGU.tv Presents: 12 Minutes Spoilercast
Do you have the time? Oh, you appear to be stuck in a loop? Well, it's a good thing you came to this VGU Spoilercast of Annapurna's latest game, Luis Antonio's '12 Minutes'. Get the thoughts from VGU staff members Graydon Webb, Emmett Watkins Jr., Josh Miller, and the man who reviewed it for VGU: Alex Kreps! Read the review here!
September 12, 2021
Hypertime to Podcast - One More Day
Josh and Allan look back at one of the most controversial stories in Spider-Man’s existence. One. More. Day. Not only do they get into the nitty-gritty with Spider-Man, but also relate it to some more personal moments in their life as well. Join them in the Hypertime!
September 10, 2021
The Player's Club Podcast Ep 68: Predicting the 2021 PlayStation Presentation
What's Up Playa? Emmett Watkins Jr is back with another solo episode, just to whet your appetite before the upcoming PlayStation Presentation. And speaking of, that’s our topic of the show today! Will we get a new inFAMOUS game? Will we finally see Little Devil Inside again? Will I ever get PlayStation All-Stars 2. Probably not, but let’s dream anyway! And in the Whatcha Playin segment, Emmett talks about his time with Cookie Clicker Remastered, Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2, and Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair Housekeeping: What Took Me So Long? - Madden 18 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Republic Heroes Episode 5: Pulling Double Duty Roundtable: Games That Should Have Received a Sequel - VGU.tv Roundtable: Video Game Trailer Music We Love - VGU.tv While Broadway Was Away - Reviewing Quarantine Theater (Part 1) (vgu.tv) For Better or Worse, It's Kanye: Donda Review - VGU.tv Left Behind Game Club: A Video Game Podcast Telltale's The Walking Dead: 400 Days Check out YouTube Channel here! Follow us on Twitter @VGU_TV!
September 7, 2021
VGU.tv W.I.N Podcast Episode 50 "We Have Fun Here You Nasty Man"
We have made it to fifty episodes of WiN! Just like Aliens: Colonial Marines, it's a mechanical mess, but it's still worth experiencing.
September 1, 2021
The Player's Club Podcast Ep 67: Opening Night Live & Other Gamescom News
What’s Up Playa? Welcome back to the show! Emmett Watkins Jr and Allan Muir have returned to give you another fix of video games talk, which you can’t get anywhere else! For the topic of the show, we go through all the biggest announcements from Geoff Kehliey’s Opening Night Live and other surrounding Gamescom events. We got franchise reboots, stories of triumph over bureaucracy, and more! But first, in the Whatcha Playin segment, Emmett talks about his time with Being a Dik, Omno, and Resident Evil Village while Al talks about his time with Pokemon, Xmen Destiny, Ghost of Tsushima, and Cyberpunk 2077. Housekeeping: Road 96 Review - The Road is My Home - VGU.tv Twelve Minutes Review - I'm Stuck In The Loop - VGU.tv VGU Game Night! - Back 4 Blood Open Beta (Part 2) VGU First 30 - Twelve Minutes VGU Reacts - Saints Row Reboot Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes Episode Four - Saved By The Jedi Game Olympics - Madden NFL 21 w/ Graydon Just Passing Through - Ape Out Just Passing Through - Darksiders Genesis You'll Be in My Heart - VGU Plays Life is Strange 2 (Ep. 5, Pt. 7) VGU Win Twitter Account (Go follow it!) Check out YouTube Channel here! Follow us on Twitter @VGU_TV!
August 30, 2021
The Player's Club Podcast Ep 66: Our Most Anticipated Games of Fall 2021
What’s up, Playa? Emmett Watkins Jr and Allan Muir are back with another episode of the podcast, and this time we’re mapping out some of our most anticipated games of the Fall. From Deathloop to Humankind, we have a range of games we’re looking forward to, so stay tuned to hear the full list! But first, in the Whatcha Playin segment, Al talks about his time with the Back 4 Blood Beta, Jackie Chan Adventures, and Star Wars: The Old Republic while Emmett talks about his time with Ghostrunner, Splitgate, and the Fortnite Rift Tour. Housekeeping: The Music of 2021's Summer of Games Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes Episode Two - Action on Resdin The Future of Gaming - Graydon Tries Out Amazon Luna VGU Plays - Dodgeball Academia Two Worlds, One Family - VGU Plays Life is Strange 2 (Ep. 5, Pt. 5) VGU Plays - Pokémon Stadium Game Olympics - Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 w/ Graydon (Pt. 2) VGU WiN Podcast Episode 49: “You're telling me a shrimp fried this rice?” Large Popcorn: A Movie Podcast | 13 Going on 30 (2004) Emmett's Steam Game Festival Stream Highlights: Recompile - YouTube Check out YouTube Channel here! Follow us on Twitter @VGU_TV!
August 12, 2021
VGU.tv W.I.N Podcast Episode 49: “You’re telling me a queer coded this?”
On this week's news podcast Allan. Graydon and Raul get real dumb real quick.
August 11, 2021
The Player's Club Podcast Ep 65: Other Franchises that Deserve Smash Clones
What’s Up, Playa? Welcome back to the podcast! This time, we have both Emmett Watkins Jr and Allan Muir on the show, and that’s good because we have one hell of a topic. With the recent announcement of Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl, everyone is in their nostalgic bag for the network. Well, what if we gave some other franchises and IP holders the Smash clone treatment? Well, that’s what we did! So, listen to us pit the characters of PBS Kids and Dreamworks against the characters of Hanna-Barbera and WB Kids. But first, in the Whatcha Playin segment, Al talks about his time with Pokémon Soul Silver and Pokémon Omega Ruby while Emmett talks about his time with Apex Legends, Grime, and the Halo Infinite Multiplayer Flight. Housekeeping: Roundtable: Our Top Games of 2021 So Far Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes Episode One - Generals to the Rescue! Kinda Like Minecraft - VGU Plays Life is Strange 2 (Ep. 5, Pt. 2) VGU Plays - Google Doodle Champion Island Games! (Pt. 1) Game Olympics - MLB 21 Showdown: Graydon vs. Allan! Just Passing Through - The Tourist Dust Bowl Dance - VGU Plays Life is Strange 2 (Ep. 5, Pt. 1) Graydon Tries "Lake" - E3 2021 Game Olympics - Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 w/ Graydon (Pt. 1) Check out YouTube Channel here! Follow us on Twitter @VGU_TV!
August 4, 2021
VGU.tv W.I.N Podcast Episode 48: Stannapurna
Raul returns to the show and it all falls apart for our heroes. *Heavy Spoilers for The Outer Wilds From 55:13 - 60:25*
August 1, 2021
The Player's Club Podcast Ep 64: Reacting to the Annapurna Interactive Showcase and EA Play Live
What's Up, Playa? Welcome back to another episode of The Player’s Club Podcast! This time, Emmett Watkins Jr decided to ride solo, just because, so hopefully this episode is still pretty good (of course, let him know if it ain’t!). In this episode, I react to the announcements from both EA Play Live from a few days ago and Annapurna Interactive’s first-ever showcase. There weren’t many surprises, but there is plenty of good stuff to get excited about, so let’s dig in! But first, we have to get through the Whatcha Playin segment, which this time is solely comprised of Emmett’s thoughts on Ratchet and Clank: Going Commando, Metro Exodus, and Splitgate Arena Warfare. Housekeeping: VGU.tv W.I.N Podcast Episode 47: Muppet Legends - VGU.tv Graydon Tries "The Eternal Cylinder" - E3 2021 (Reupload) Hiding Our Feelings - VGU Plays Life is Strange 2 (Ep. 4, Pt. 7) Emmett Plays Agent 64: Spies Never Die - E3 2021 Coming Soon: VGU Plays - The Simpsons Game Graydon Tries "No Longer Home" - E3 2021 Emmett Plays Fallen Knight - E3 2021 Emmett Plays Severed Steel - E3 2021 Activision Blizzard Hires Amazon Union Busting Firm Mid Lawsuit (kotaku.com) Inside The Cosby Suite From The Activision Blizzard Lawsuit the rise of a24 Let's Get Sad - A Last of Us Video Essay The Real Horrors of Silent Hill 3 Mavis Beacon: The Original E-Girl A Brief History of Homestuck Jahara (@JaharaTwitch) Janet Garcia (@Gameonysus) Independence Day vs. War of the Worlds Canceling | ContraPoints Katiechu (@PikaChulita) Gita Jackson (@xoxogossipgita) Natalie (@heartimecia) Uppercut ✨🥊 (@UppercutCrit) Check out YouTube Channel here! Follow us on Twitter @VGU_TV!
July 30, 2021
VGU.tv W.I.N Podcast Episode 47: Muppet Legends
On this episode of WiN: scalpers can’t bot their way out of this one, the house of Titanfall is working on something new, and an iconic game lives again! Cue the Portal! Hello everyone and welcome to another Week In News podcast. It's another fireside chat with Graydon Webb and an enhanced edition of Allan Muir. This episode goes in many different directions with Allan going on a tangent about the Tintin cartoon, Graydon wishing a Muppets game by Respawn would get made, and so much more!
July 26, 2021
The Player's Club Podcast Ep 63: The Hype of the Steam Deck and the Disappointment of the Activision Blizzard Lawsuit
What’s Up, Playa? Welcome back to another episode of The Player’s Club Podcast! We took a break, but this time Emmett Watkins Jr and Allan Muir are back to tackle too big topics. At the top of the show, we talk about the lawsuit that Activision Blizzard is currently facing and then later speculate and get hype over the existence of Valve’s Steam Deck. We’re on absolute opposite sides of the emotional spectrum today, but I know y’all understand. But that’s not all! We also take about plenty of games in the Whatcha Playin segment, where Emmett talks about his time with Arcadegeddon, Nickelodeon Kart Racers, and RE Village while Al talks about his time with Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu, The Simpsons Game, and Last Stop. Housekeeping: The Worst Part - VGU Plays Life is Strange 2 (Ep. 4, Pt. 3) Graydon Tries "A Musical Story" - E3 2021 Graydon Tries "Omno" - E3 2021 Graydon Tries "Black Book" - E3 2021 Josh Plays Rainbow Billy: The Curse of the Leviathan - E3 2021 A Sad Yet Hopeful Birthday - VGU Plays Beyond Blue (Pt. 7) Arcadegeddon w/ Emmett - Twitch ︎game dev doll on Twitter: "now that this is coming public, can yall stop telling black women that we're lying about the discrimination we face in this industry" @blackgirlgamers: It's actually fascinating how this toxic culture in gaming has been... Janet Garcia on Twitter: "It's a cruel joke that women in the games industry are the most likely to be accused of not being passionate enough when they literally love an industry that does not love them back. I'm media, not a dev, but there are many days where I wish I could love something else." StefanieGD💀 on Twitter: "I would love nothing more than to just make video games as a woman without the sense of dread of knowing the industry I've dedicated my life to is a fucking crime scene" @Teanah: The only thing that really makes me feel useful these days is to help other women and minorities stay in this industry. If you need to chat I am available, even if it’s just to privately listen. Katiechu on Twitter: "This Activision-Blizzard lawsuit should not be remotely surprising if you've ACTUALLY been listening to women & black women the last few years." Zaire on Twitter: "The part of the Activision article involving Black women's treatment really bothered me. So, I'm publishing this article early about Black people in the TLOU franchise. It's no secret I love TLOU. Hell, I've applied three times as a writer. 1/x" Activision Blizzard's sexual harassment lawsuit. Check out YouTube Channel here! Follow us on Twitter @VGU_TV!
July 23, 2021
The Player's Club Podcast Ep 62: The Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Spoilercast (ft. Cam Hawkins & isoCristian)
What’s up, playa? This week, Emmett Watkins Jr is joined this week by two awesome guests! Cameron Hawkins and Cristian Macias are on this week to talk about Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. The game has been out for about a month at this point, so it’s about time to go through all of the plot points, new characters, and insane weapons of the latest entry in the 20-year franchise. Don’t worry, we’ll let ya know when we break into full-on spoilers, it only starts toward the back half of the show. But first, in the Whatcha Playin segment, Emmett talks about his time with Prey (2006), Christian talks about his time with Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, and Cam talks about his time with The World Ends with You. Housekeeping: Graydon Tries "A Juggler's Tale" - E3 2021 Graydon Tries "Idol Manager" - E3 2021 Josh Plays Arietta of Spirits - E3 2021 Graydon Tries "Unbeatable" - E3 2021 VGU Plays - Circa Infinity We're Not on Dagobah Anymore - VGU Plays Life is Strange 2 (Ep. 3, Pt. 4) Check out YouTube Channel here! Follow us on Twitter @VGU_TV!
July 9, 2021
The Player's Club Podcast Ep 61: Predicting Sony's Summer 2021 State of Play
What's Up, Playa? Emmett Watkins Jr and Allan Muir have returned to not only check up on their E3 Predictions from earlier in the year but to also predict the PlayStation State of Play we're hoping to see within the coming weeks. There are a lot of Ls taken, but even more when you consider the fact that some of the info we've discussed became outdated the very next morning! But hey, we still have a decent conversation, so tune in, yea? But before we gein into that main topic, we start with the Whatcha Playin segment where Al talks about his time with Fallout 76 & Spider-Man Remastered while Emmett talks about his time with Proteus and Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered. Housekeeping: The Captain Returns! - VGU Plays Life is Strange 2 (Ep. 2, Pt. 5) Emmett Plays Catlateral Damage Remeowstered - E3 2021 Emmett Plays Button City - E3 2021 Professor Diaz - VGU Plays Life is Strange 2 (Ep. 2, Pt. 6) Emmett Plays Clone Drone in the Danger Zone - E3 2021 Big Yellow Taxi - VGU Plays Life is Strange 2 (Ep. 2, Pt. 7) Emmett Plays Deathtrap Dungeon - E3 2021 Everything's Made to Be Broken - VGU Plays Life is Strange 2 (Ep. 2, Pt. 8) Emmett Plays Faraday Protocol - E3 2021 Emmett Plays The Eternal Cylinder - E3 2021 Check out YouTube Channel here! Follow us on Twitter @VGU_TV!
July 1, 2021
The Player's Club Podcast Ep 60: Our Favorite Indie Games of the Steam Next Fest
What's Up, Playa? Emmett Watkins Jr and Allan Muir are joined once again by Graydon Webb to talk about all of the best, and most interesting, games we've played in both the Steam Next Fest and the Xbox Indie Demo Event. We got through all kinds of genres, from fast-paced shooters to narrative adventure games, to isometric RPGs. And the links for all of our top picks are included below! But first, in the Watcha Playin segment, Al talks about his time with Jedi: Fallen Order, Graydon talks about his time with New Pokemon Snap, and Emmett talks about his time with Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War. Housekeeping: Xbox Design Lab Returns - Here's What Some Have Designed - VGU.tv The Captain Returns! - VGU Plays Life is Strange 2 (Ep. 2, Pt. 5) - YouTube Emmett Plays Splitgate - E3 2021 - YouTube Emmett Plays Tunic - E3 2021 - YouTube Emmett Plays Paint the Town Red - E3 2021 - YouTube Emmett Plays Sable - E3 2021 - YouTube VGU Plays - You Died but a Necromancer Revived You - YouTube Into The Spider-Verse - The Hero's Journey, And The Myth Of Spider-Man - YouTube Toodee and Topdee on Steam (steampowered.com) Lake on Steam (steampowered.com) A Juggler's Tale on Steam (steampowered.com) Omno on Steam (steampowered.com) Severed Steel on Steam (steampowered.com) Faraday Protocol on Steam (steampowered.com) Sable on Steam (steampowered.com) They Always Run on Steam (steampowered.com) Gamedec on Steam (steampowered.com) Steam Next Fest | June Edition (steampowered.com) https://twitter.com/Ejsponge61/status/1405673684140974084 Check out YouTube Channel here! Follow us on Twitter @VGU_TV!
June 23, 2021
VGU.tv W.I.N Podcast Episode 46
Join Graydon and Allan on this week's episode as they talk the week in news, pokemon games, wrestling games, and more!
June 22, 2021
The Player's Club Podcast Ep 59: Our Highlights of E3 2021 (ft. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart)
What's Up, Playa? Emmett Watkins Jr and Allan Muir are back once again to go through some of their highlights of the last few days of E3 and Summer Game Fest news. We got everything from Halo Infinite, Redfall, and Metroid Dread to Severed Steel, Road 96, and Atomic Heart. Tune in to see what games both of us have fallen the most in love with during the show. But first, Emmett talks about his time with Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart while Al talks about his time with Kentucky Route Zero. Housekeeping: Devolver MaxPass+ - VGU Reacts - VGU.tv Ubisoft Forward 2021 - VGU Reacts - VGU.tv Guardians of the Galaxy Revealed At Square-Enix Showcase - VGU.tv Hypertime to Podcast - The Death of Ryan Choi - VGU.tv W.I.N Podcast: E3 2021 Recap - VGU.tv E3 Talk Back: Night 1 Capcom Showcase E3 2021 Reacts with Emmett Watkins Jr Best Games and Conferences of E3 2021 with Emmett Watkins Jr Scraping the Bottom - VGU Plays Beyond Blue (Pt. 4) No Swearing - VGU Plays Life is Strange 2 (Ep. 2, Pt. 1) Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time Part 9: FINAL Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time Part 8: Sahara Desert / Prison Ship / Robot Graveyard Check out YouTube Channel here! Follow us on Twitter @VGU_TV!
June 17, 2021
VGU.tv W.I.N Podcast E3 2021 Recap
On this special episode of WiN, Graydon and Allan recap nearly everything from Summer Game Fest and E3 Days 1 through 3 while breaking off into some tangents along the way.
June 16, 2021
The Player's Club Podcast Ep 58: Indie Games of E3 2021 and Where to Find Them (ft. Ty Galiz-Rowe)
What's Up, Playa? Today, Emmett Watkins Jr is back and this time he's back with some new and old voices! Our own Graydon Webb is back once again and Uppercut's & Upcommer's own Ty Galiz-Rowe (☑) joins us for the first time! In this episode, we've all gathered to talk a lil bit about the indie games of E3 2021 and the press conferences and presentations in which we expect to see them. Will we finally get a She Dreams Elsewhere release date today? Will we mean more about Soup Pot and Lake? Will The Wholesome Games Showcase blow all of us away? Who knows, but we'll definitely talk about it! But first, in the Whatcha Playin segment, Ty talks about their time with Mass Effect Legendary Edition and Overboard, Graydon talks about his time with Observation and Night Call, and Emmett talks about his time with Days Gone and Virtua Fighter 5. Housekeeping: Uppercut – Punching Up (uppercutcrit.com) Upcomer - Your guide to everything esports and all that it implies From E3 to Summer Game Fest, Here Are All Of This Summer's Biggest Gaming Events And Showcases (uproxx.com) Hentai vs Evil Review - Zombieland Double Fap - VGU.tv Celebrating G4 Part 11: Sweat! - VGU.tv The First Four Reveals of E3 2021 - VGU Reacts - VGU.tv Making New Friends - VGU Plays Life is Strange 2 (Ep. 1, Pt. 4) Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time Part 8: Sahara Desert / Prison Ship / Robot Graveyard Returnal - First 30(ish) Monster Mash-- Horizon: Zero Dawn vs. Days Gone The Greatest Video Essays Of All Time VGU Plays - Virginia Part 1 Hypertime to Podcast - The Death of Ryan Choi Check out YouTube Channel here! Follow us on Twitter @VGU_TV!
June 10, 2021
HYPERTIME TO PODCAST – THE DEATH OF RYAN CHOI
If you listened to our Zero Hour episodes, the death of Ryan Choi was brought up which fueled some frustration. As promised, we wanted to talk about it and here it is! The death of the All-New Atom himself, Ryan Choi. And maybe…stick around until the end when they learn something that happened during Convergence.
June 9, 2021
The Player's Club Podcast Ep 57: The Surprises and Expectations of Pre-E3 2021 (ft. Joseph Hooper)
What's Up, Playa? It's E3 season! Or at least, it almost is. So, it's time for Emmett Watkins Jr, Allan Muir AND special guest Joseph Hooper to react and speculate some of the announcements we've already gotten ahead of the official show. After geeking about the latest Horizon: Forbidden West gameplay, Far Cry 6 details, and Dying Light 2 reveals, we all then move on to speculate on the upcoming Koch Media, Battlefield, Nintendo, and Microsoft/Bethesda Events. Will we see Starfield? Will Battlefield 6 come to Game Pass? Will Saints Row V finally be revealed? Well, before we get those answers, and after our guest has to step out, we then talked about the games we've been playing. Al talks about his time with MLB The Show 21 and Mass Effect Legendary Editon while Emmett talks about his time with Biomutant and Knockout City. Housekeeping: Player Player: A Video Game Podcast | Podcast on Spotify E3 2021 - Our Expectations | Roundtable - VGU.tv Knockout City Review - Dodgeballin' - VGU.tv Game Olympics - Madden NFL 18 w/ Graydon - YouTube Game Olympics - NHL 20 w/ Graydon - YouTube Samurai Jack Battle Through Time Part 7 - YouTube Baby's First Let's Play - Race with Ryan (w/ Sutton) - YouTube Allan Talks Over Some More Pokémon - YouTube Emmett Plays Life is Strange: Before the Storm Part 37 - YouTube MLB The Show 21 Co-Op Review: Breaking Down Barriers, But At What Cost? - VGU.tv Growing Up Diaz - VGU Plays Life is Strange 2 (Ep. 1, Pt. 1) The First Four Reveals of E3 2021 - VGU Reacts - VGU.tv Check out YouTube Channel here! Follow us on Twitter @VGU_TV!
June 3, 2021
VGU.tv W.I.N Podcast Episode 45 "Grinchmas Is Scary"
The gang is back together and back on their brand of BS. They speak of the Week in News, Allan talks about WWE 2k22, Pokemon Brilliant Diamond/ Shining Pearl, Legends Arceus, and a tangent with Resident Evil. Enjoy the show!
June 2, 2021
The Player's Club Podcast Ep 56: Resident Evil Village and 20 Years of Xbox Memories
What's Up, Playa? We're baaaaack! This week, Emmett Watkins Jr and Allan Muir use Xbox's 20th anniversary to reminisce on their fondest memories of the Xbox consoles and brand. Some of us go all the way back to the OG console, while some of us start a lot more recently, but no matter when it is, we had to show some love to the big green machine. But first off, in the Watcha Playin' segment, Al talks about his time with Mass Effect: Legendary Edition, Emmett talks about his time with Hollow Knight, and both of them talk about their time with Resident Evil: Village. Housekeeping: Hypertime to Podcast - John Paul Leon - VGU.tv VGUtv W.I.N Podcast Episode 44: "Star Wars Is The New Hotness" - VGU.tv Emmett Plays Life is Strange: Before the Storm Part 35 I Miss Telltale - VGU Plays with Goldfish Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time Part 5 VGU Plays - MLB 21 On The Cloud Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Alternate Home Video Sequence Gears of War Rap Greg Miller on Twitter: "Yesterday, @tamoorh put out a video asking everyone to wake up about the injustice in Palestine. It's sobering and needed. He nails what my privileged problem was: as an American, I've been taught “the Middle East is always fighting.” A thread. https://t.co/9UODjFjjz8" Kinda Funny for Palestine Children's Relief Fund (z2systems.com) J Cole Goes Off, Yet Is Off, in "The Off Season" (Apex Legends Arenas Gameplay Commentary) J. Cole "The Off Season" Review- Mass Effect! • 2 days ago - BlessingJr Check out YouTube Channel here! Follow us on Twitter @VGU_TV!
May 29, 2021
HYPERTIME TO PODCAST – JOHN PAUL LEON
This isn’t the episode we thought we would have during the hiatus, much less one we wanted to do. However, life isn’t always kind, and on May 2nd the comic industry lost another great. John Paul Leon, illustrator for books like Static, The Winter Men, Earth-X, and more; lost his life to cancer at the age of 49. Allan and I wanted to take an episode talking about the man, and here it is. Our condolences to the family and his friends. Rest in Peace John Paul. You will be missed.
May 19, 2021
VGU.tv W.I.N Podcast Episode 44: "Star Wars Is The New Hotness"
This Week on WiN: Epic and Apple’s Legal Drama Continues, New Games Are In The Works, and Allan Bought 200 Pokémon Cards With Many More To Follow! Gotta Buy Em All! News: - Apple and Epic Clash Over Agent Peely - The Recap of The First Week of the Apple/Epic Court Case - Ghostrunner Gets A Sequel - Returnal Dev Hasn't Figured Out Implementing Saves - Gabe Newell Says Steam Games Could Be On Consoles By The End of 2021 - Mass Effect 3 Cut A "Reaper-Fied" Illusive Man - Ubisoft Says Their Star Wars Game Will Be Groundbreaking - Stargate Timekeepers Announced Rumor Mill: - Possible Leaks For Pokemon Sword and Shield DLC's and More - Pokemon Presents Happening In June?
May 17, 2021
The Player's Club Podcast Ep 55: E3 2021, Summer Game Fest, and Our Summer Gaming Predictions
What's Up, Playa? Emmett Watkins Jr and Allan Muir are back once again with another meaty episode! This time, in the main topic, we discuss some of our E3 Predictions, and if we think they'll be revealed during E3's official show, Geoff Keighley's Summer Game Fest, or independently from either event. Will we finally see Metroid Prime 4? Will we finally see Saints Row 4? We speculate on that and more! But first, in the Whatcha Playing segment, Al talks about his time with Resident Evil Village, Titanfall 2, Battlefront 2 (Instant Action), and The Simpsons Game while Emmett talks about his time with Days Gone, Apex Legends Arenas, Grimvalor, and Nier Replicant. Housekeeping: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 1 & 2 Vs. Joseph Campbell (Noah Caldwell Gervais) DAYS GONE - SECRET ENDING 100% crhappen Bethesda Just Revealed They Have Another Totally New Game on the Way Werewolves! - VGU Plays The First Hour of Resident Evil Village Emmett Plays Life is Strange: Before the Storm Part 31 Allan Mumbles While Playing Pokémon Shield Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time Part 4 VGU Game Night! - Fallout 76 (Part 3) Kix Madine Hero of the Empire - VGU Plays: SWTOR SWTOR: Malis Cole Back Into The Fire - VGU Plays Coming Soon: VGU Plays - Star Wars Squadrons Coming Soon: VGU Plays Star Wars: Clone Wars: Republic Heroes VGU Roundtable: Dead Game Franchises We Miss - VGU.tv What Kane and Lynch 3 Could Be, If It Could Be - VGU.tv https://twitter.com/Ejsponge61/status/1391820475702157318 Check out YouTube Channel here! Follow us on Twitter @VGU_TV!
May 13, 2021
The Player's Club Podcast Ep 54: Nier Replicant, MLB The Show 21, and Predicting 2021's Xbox Game Pass Games
What's Up, Playa? We're back with another episode this time, on time! In the main, albeit short, topic, Emmett Watkins Jr and Allan Muir try to predict what games will come to Game Pass by the end of the year. It seems like the surface is consistently getting more big, and recently released, titles, so we swing big for our predictions! But first, in an extra-long Whatcha Playin segment, Al talks about his time with MLB The Show 21, Halo Wars 2, Doom Eternal, Red Dead Redemption 2, and Star Wars the Old Republic while Emmett talks about his time with Nier Replicant, Prey (2006), and several mobile games including Dead Cells, Holedown, and Shadowgun Legends. Housekeeping: Hypertime to Podcast - Zero Hour - Part 2 - VGU.tv VGU.tv W.I.N Podcast Episode 42: "Grinchmas Is Wild" - VGU.tv VGU Roundtable: Do You Like the Episodic Game Release Format? - VGU.tv WWE 2k22 Reveal: Shooting From The Hip - VGU Reacts - VGU.tv Emmett Plays Life is Strange: Before the Storm Part 26 VGU Plays - Super Mario 3 VGU Plays - Baldi's Basics in Education and Learning VGU Plays - Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time Part 2 Can Your Phone Be A Gaming Console? - YouTube Prey E3 1997 Demo - YouTube A Thorough Look at Star Wars: Dark Forces / Jedi Knight - YouTube Check out YouTube Channel here! Follow us on Twitter @VGU_TV!
May 5, 2021
The Player's Club Podcast Ep 53: PS3 & Vita Games We'd Recommend IF Their PSN Stores Were Closing
What's Up, Playa? Been a while, huh? Well, Emmett Watkins Jr and Allan Muir are back again with a perfectly timed and not at all out-of-date episode! This time, with the closure of the PS3 and PSP digital stores coming soon, they're talking about games they recommend people pick up before they become unavailable forever. ...wait, the stores are NOT closing? Goddamint, well, just don't mention it in the show, maybe they won't read the description and realize this was recorded a few weeks ago... But before they embarrass themselves, Emmett talks about his time with Moss, Frontlines: Fuel of War, and State of Decay 2 while Al talks about his time with Star Wars: Tales From The Galaxy’s Edge and Sackboy: A Big Adventure. Housekeeping: Hidden Palace Confirmed: PlayStation Store to be closed for PS3 and PSP on July 2nd, and for PS Vita on August 27th, 2021. PS Vita's messaging function will also be closed down starting June 28th, 2021. : Games (reddit.com) VGU.tv W.I.N Podcast Episode 41: "Activision Ruins the Day" - VGU.tv The Future Of Marvel's Avengers Has Me Excited To Reassemble - VGU.tv Hypertime to Podcast - All-American Comics #16 - VGU.tv VGU W.I.N Podcast Episode 40: "When Allan’s Away..." - VGU.tv 25 Years of Pokemon Memories and How It Affected Josh and Allan - VGU.tv The Winter Soldier (and the Falcon) - VGU Reacts - VGU.tv Roundtable: Our Fondest SpongeBob SquarePants Memories - VGU.tv Check out YouTube Channel here! Follow us on Twitter @VGU_TV!
April 28, 2021
HYPERTIME TO PODCAST – ZERO HOUR – PART 2
Before you listen to the death throes of timelines being wiped out of existence, check out part one of our Zero Hour discussion. Then once you do and you’re all caught up, join Allan and Josh as we talk about the end of Zero Hour!
April 21, 2021
VGU.tv W.I.N Podcast Episode 43: "Gary vs Graydon"
Amazon's Games Division Continues to Struggle, Nintendo For The Financial Win, and Get Hyped For Lady Dimitrescu (the U is silent) THIS is WiN
April 19, 2021
VGU.tv W.I.N Podcast Episode 42: "Grinchmas Is Wild"
Today on WiN: Sony Takes Multiple Steps Back, Days Gone 2 is dead, A New Challenger Approaches G4, MLB The Show 21 is 5 days away! We GOT THIS! News: - Outriders Players Lose 100 Hours of Progress After Patch - Homefront: The Revolution's TimeSplitters 2 Dilemma Has Been Solved! - The Last of Us Remake Is In The Works At Naughty Dog At The Cost of Days Gone 2 - Sony Has A "Counterpunch" To Game Pass According to David Jaffe - Super Nintendo World Has Begun Construction At Universal Hollywood - NeoPets Could Be Coming To Nintendo Switch - Is The Capital Wasteland Coming To Fallout 76? - Sony Bend Tried "Unsuccessfully" To Pitch Days Gone Sequel Rumor Mill: - Is An Xbox/Nintendo Partnership Happening? - Is Game Pass Coming To Steam? Housekeeping - The Player's Club Podcast Episode 52: Our Hopes And Dreams For The Future of Xbox and Bethesda - Hypertime to Podcast - Zero Hour Part 1 - VGU Plays MLB 20 The Show: Canadian Dominance - VGU Plays - Ducktales Remastered Part FINAL - VGU Plays: Incredible Crisis - Part 1 - Teneo’s Story
April 12, 2021
HYPERTIME TO PODCAST – ZERO HOUR – PART 1
The Crisis on Infinite Earths may have ended, but the repercussions of it certainly didn’t. We will discuss one of those instances on this episode as we head into Zero Hour: Crisis in Time! Join Allan and Josh in the Hypertime for part 1 of 2 episodes on the 1994 DC Comics event! Also, don’t forget to check out our bonus episode from March featuring writer/artist of Zero Hour, Dan Jurgens! We discuss more about the event there too!
April 7, 2021
The Player's Club Podcast Ep 52: Our Hopes and Dreams for the Future of Microsoft and Bethesda
What's Up, Playa? Been a while huh? Well, sorry about that, been really busy at work the last few weeks so that has meant less time for the site. But Emmett Watkins Jr and Allan Muir are finally back! This time, they're here to talk all about the Bethesda and Microsoft merger now that it has officially completed. What are we hoping this merger leads to in the future, we'll talk about that and more in this episode of The Player's Club! But first, let's talk about the games we've been playing this week (ok, technically a few weeks ago, but cmon, the takes are still pretty warm!). All talks about his time with Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order and Star Wars: The Old Republic while Emmett talks about his time with Ratchet and Clank (2002) and WET. Housekeeping: Hypertime to Podcast - Amazing Fantasy #15 - VGU.tv Hypertime to Podcast - BONUS - Dan Jurgens Interview on Zero Hour - VGU.tv Emmett Plays Life is Strange: Before the Storm Part 6 VGU Plays - Ducktales Remastered Part 3: Transylvania VGU Plays - Bloody Roar 2 - Shina's Story "Celebrating" SEGA's 60th Anniversary! - VGU Plays "Did Nathan Fillion even do the voice for this?" - VGU Plays Destiny 2: Forsaken Shane Kim On Xbox's Origins And GameStop's Future - MinnMax Interview - YouTube Check out YouTube Channel here! Follow us on Twitter @VGU_TV!
March 31, 2021
VGU.tv W.I.N Podcast Episode 41: "Activision Ruins the Day"
On this week’s fireside chat, Gary and Graydon discuss more drama out of Activision, as well as their nostalgia for Lego games, and the all-too-realistic horrors of war. Also, we celebrate Gary’s birthday with a trip down game memory lane! All this and more, on WIN!
March 29, 2021
HYPERTIME TO PODCAST – ALL-AMERICAN COMICS #16
Josh and Allan suffer through a comic that…isn’t great! However, it’s an incredibly important one as it introduces one of the most influential characters in DC Comics history – Alan Scott, The Green Lantern. Join us in the Hypertime as Josh and Allan discuss the creation of Green Lantern and All-American Comics #16.
March 24, 2021
VGU.tv W.I.N Podcast Episode 40: "When Allan’s Away"
This week on the Week in News Podcast, Allan wasn’t there to keep us grounded so we went on some tangents! J.K. Rowling’s still the worst, Operation Raccoon City was a disappointment, and Bobby Kotick has been shot into the f***ing sun! Wait, did we talk about anything positive this week? Find out on this episode of WIN!
March 22, 2021
VGU.tv W.I.N Podcast Episode 39 - "Doom Time Rush"
Crystal Dynamics is committed to Avengers for “years to come”, Microsoft Is Holding An Event This Summer For Bethesda Games, MLB ‘21 Looks Great, and Don't Get Too Excited Just Yet. This is WiN!
March 15, 2021
HYPERTIME TO PODCAST – AMAZING FANTASY #15
He is one of, if not THE, most recognizable heroes in the world. He’s had a number of movies. Decades of comics. He’s relatable in a way a lot of heroes weren’t at the time of his creation. I hear he can even stop bad guys just like flies. You better watch out, because today we are talking about Spider-Man. Or at least, the issue he first appeared in. Join us in the Hypertime as Josh and Allan discuss Amazing Fantasy #15!
March 13, 2021
The Player's Club Podcast Ep 51: Anthem and Other Mediocre Games that Had Potential
What's up, Playa? With the death of Anthem Next being confirmed, Emmett Watkins Jr and Allan Muir decided to reminisce on other mediocre games that had some great potential and ideas despite their flaws. And this marks at least the second time we've mentioned Brink on this podcast and considering recent news, it likely won't be the last! But first, in the Whatcha Playin segment, Emmett talks about his time with the Outriders Demo and Knockout City Beta while Al talks about his time with Spongebob: Battle for Bikini Bottom Re-Hydrated and The Evil Within 2. Housekeeping: The Cross-Media Show (Ep. 22) - WandaVision Episode 6 Review VGUTV WiN Podcast Episode 38 "Video Games Are Canceled" A Definitive Ranking of Final Fantasy Games (That I've Played) Emmett Watkins Jr's Most Anticipated Games of 2021 Emmett Plays Life is Strange: Before the Storm Part 3 Steam Game Festival - Graven Steam Game Festival - Super Buckyball Tournament Hypertime to Podcast - Episode #14 Dwayne McDuffie Content-a Thon Aliens vs Predator vs Aliens vs Predator vs Aliens Colonial Marines Aliens Crucible [RPG] Gameplay Footage ZombaeKillz (@zombaekillz) Check out YouTube Channel here! Follow us on Twitter @VGU_TV!
March 10, 2021
The Player's Club Podcast Ep 50: How Nintendo Can Shake the Dust Off the Direct Format
What's Up, Playa? Took a while, but we finally hit 50 episodes! But don't pop that champaign yet, this is still a traditional episode. This time, Emmett Watkins Jr and Allan Muir are looking at the latest, disappointing, Nintendo Direct and throwing out some examples of other presentations that met or surpassed our expectations. We give some decent advice, while mostly just getting nostalgic over old press conferences. But first, in the what we're playing segment, Emmet talks about his time with Alan Wake and Lost Planet 2 while Al talks about his time with Parasite Eve 2, The Division 2, and Resident Evil 3. Housekeeping BlessingJr Twitch Super Smash Bros. - Mii Character Announce Trailer - E3 2014 - Eurogamer Steam Game Festival 2021 - Foregone Genre-Switching Sequels – Vidjagame Apocalypse 407 – Laser Time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wnjrnBgeyM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmh77tzwSgI Judas and the Black Messiah Review Hypertime to Podcast - Dwayne McDuffie - Part 2 Begging to Be Delayed - Graydon's Most Anticipated Games of 2021 Super Smash Bros. - Mii Character Announce Trailer - E3 2014 - Eurogamer Check out YouTube Channel here! Follow us on Twitter @VGU_TV!
March 4, 2021
Hypertime to Podcast – BONUS! - Zero Hour Interview with Dan Jurgens
Dan Jurgens shaped Josh's love of comics with his work on Superman and Josh was able to talk to Dan about the 1994 story "Zero Hour: A Crisis in Time!" Aside from the talk of Zero Hour and continuity, Dan also has two books that have recently hit physical and digital shelves in the form of Generations: Shattered and Generations: Forged, and don't forget to check out both Zero Hour and DC Infinite Frontier which Dan also worked on. Generations Shattered: https://www.comixology.com/Generations-Shattered-2021/comics-series/152745 Zero Hour: https://www.comixology.com/Zero-Hour-1994/comics-series/8072?ref=c2l0ZS9saXN0L2Rlc2t0b3AvbGlzdC9jcmVhdG9yTGlzdA DC Infinite Frontier #0 https://www.comixology.com/Infinite-Frontier-2021-0/digital-comic/921913?ref=c2VyaWVzL3ZpZXcvZGVza3RvcC9ncmlkTGlzdC9SZWNlbnRBZGRpdGlvbnM
March 3, 2021
VGU.tv W.I.N Podcast Episode 38: "Video Games Are Canceled"
Pokemon Is Now 25 Years Old, Bad News For Just About Everyone, Has E3 Been Canceled For The Second Consecutive Year? And Do You Remember The Vita? Gotta Pod ‘Em All VGU!
March 1, 2021
The Player's Club Podcast Ep 49: Standouts of the Feb 2021 Steam Games Festival
What's Up, Playa? We're back with another episode of Players Club! This time, Emmett Watkins Jr and Allan Muir have returned to talk about a few of the games from the latest Steam Games Festival. We have a lot of positive, and not so positive, things to say, so tune in and hear what indies you should put on your radar! But first, in the whatcha playing segment, Emmett talks about his time with Apex Season 8 and Little Nightmares while Al talks about his time with MLB 20 and Star Wars Bounty Hunter. Housekeeping 2021: ALLAN’S MOST ANTICIPATED GAMES THAT MAY OR MAY NOT RELEASE THIS YEAR Josh's Most Anticipated 2021 Games - Shivering with Antici..................pation Hypertime to Podcast - Milestone Media VGU Reacts? - Allan Tries Fortnite Steam Game Festival - Despot's Game Check out YouTube Channel here! Follow us on Twitter @VGU_TV!
February 24, 2021
HYPERTIME TO PODCAST – DWAYNE MCDUFFIE CONTENT-ATHON
To finish up our month on Dwayne McDuffie and Milestone Media, Josh and Allan are joined by Javon McNeil to get his perspective of seeing himself represented in media. We do it all through the works of Dwayne McDuffie and the goal he set out to accomplish with his career. The 2020 ceremony of the Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics: https://fb.watch/3Pn6eKPHGW/ Link to The Dwayne McDuffie Foundation GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/f/uc5ed-the-dwayne-mcduffie-fund A League of One – The Dwayne McDuffie Story: https://youtu.be/F0csbYyQyq8
February 24, 2021
VGU.tv W.I.N Podcast Episode 37: A New Challenger Approaches!
This Week On The VGU.TV Week In News Podcast: This episode has been claimed by Arcane, Will Graydon Finally Try March to October in MLB ‘21, Could the mythical MGS Remake be happening? And make sure to leave ONLY positive reviews! Welcome to WiN! Allan and Graydon are joined this week by Gary Gallimore to talk news, MLB The Show, and Rumors!
February 22, 2021
HYPERTIME TO PODCAST – DWAYNE MCDUFFIE – PART 2
We’ve discussed Dwayne McDuffie’s life/career prior to Milestone. We discussed Milestone Media itself and Dwayne’s impact there. Now it’s time to get to the truly depressing part…the latter part of Dwayne’s life and his eventual death. Link to The Dwayne McDuffie Foundation GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/f/uc5ed-the-dwayne-mcduffie-fund
February 17, 2021
VGU.tv W.I.N Podcast Episode 36: Audio Issues Run Rampant This Episode
It's a two-man show on this episode of WiN as Raul is on assignment. Unfortunately, the Discord bot used for recording wasn't as efficient, Allan had microphone issues, and Graydon had poor internet issues. All that and more on this week in hell podcast.
February 15, 2021
HYPERTIME TO PODCAST – MILESTONE MEDIA
Milestone Media revolutionized comics. While today it’s probably most remembered with its popular character Static, it helped promote diversity in an industry in desperate need of it. Josh and Allan discuss the founding of Milestone Media, the creation of its world, the controversies, the rebirths, and more.
February 10, 2021
HYPERTIME TO PODCAST – DWAYNE MCDUFFIE- PART 1
I’m not even sure how to start this post. How do you try to summarize a man’s life who helped changed the comic industry in an effort to spread diversity? A man who put in the effort to give marginalized people someone they could see as a reflection of themselves in a medium that desperately needed those characters. This is Dwayne McDuffie. What was originally going to be a mix of various topics for Black History Month ended up turning into the Dwayne McDuffie month. Boiling down the life of this man into one episode is impossible. We did several and still left things out. The impact he left on the world is huge. Hopefully, in these episodes, you’ll come to know why he is one of the greatest creators not only the comic industry has seen, but one of the greatest minds to spread diversity and equality on the planet in the best way he could. Entertainment.
February 6, 2021
The Player's Club Podcast Ep 48: Fortnite, Grand Theft Auto, and the Biggest GameStocks (ft. Joe Wilson & Neil Rivera)
What's Up, Playa? We're back with another episode of The Player's Club Podcast, this time with a new intro and outro song! Be sure to let us know what you think of it, but we also have two new guests on this episode with Joe Wilson and Neil Rivera! They're joining Emmett Watkins Jr to play a little game inspired by the recent stock market news around GameStop. They'll be playing a game where they figure out which gaming franchises have the biggest gap in popularity between their first releases and most recent entry. You might not expect some of the franchises that come up, so prepare to be surprised! But first, in our Whatcha Playin segment, Joe talks about his time with Persona 4 Golden & Final Fantasy VII Remake, Neil talks about his time with Final Fantasy VII Remake, Fortnite, and The Medium, while Emmett talks about his time with Persona 5 Royal and Alan Wake. Housekeeping Allan's Top 5 Games (That I Played) Of the Year Life is Strange Episode 5 Part 9 Let's Beat - Telltale Guardians of the Galaxy Part 24 VGU Plays - Emmett's First Persona Game! (Persona 5 Royal Gameplay) Red Tooth Games Grab The Sticks Check out YouTube Channel here! Follow us on Twitter @VGU_TV!
February 3, 2021
VGU.tv W.I.N Podcast Episode 35: "I Refuse To Use That Title"
This Week On The VGU.TV Week In News Podcast: G4 Has A Concrete Return Window, Legal Drama Is Possibly In Store For Valve, and the Future of Life is Strange Is Clouded By the Dark Side! All That And More on W.I.N!
February 1, 2021
HYPERTIME TO PODCAST – HOUSE OF M
The event that re-started summer events for Marvel Comics. The event that would solidify the Scarlet Witch as one of the most terrifying and powerful characters in the Marvel Universe. Join Allan and Josh in the Hypertime as we run through what spawned the creation of this event along with the ramifications of it. This week, we discuss the Brian Michael Bendis classic, House of M.
January 28, 2021
The Player's Club Podcast Ep 47: Our Most Anticipated Games of 2021 (ft. Hunter Davenport)
What's Up, Playa? We are back again with, after 3 back-to-back GOTY episodes, another normal episode once again! Emmett Watkins Jr is back with returning guest, Hunter Davenport, for the first time in a long time to talk about our most anticipated games of 2021. There are plenty of big titles, in our lists, but plenty of unexpected smaller games as well. Come look toward the future with us! But first, in the what we're playing segment, Hunter talks about his time with Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Astro’s Playroom, and Fortnite while Emmett talks about his time with Fallout 4, Adam's Venture: Origins, Roundgaurd, and Torchlight III. Housekeeping: The Ones That Matter - Graydon's Top Five Games of 2020 VGU.TV's Official 2020 Game of the Year Awards VGU Plays - The PlayStation Stan plays Astro's Playroom You Are Now Entering...The Phantom Zone Podcast! Movie Dumpster Let's Beat - Telltale Guardians of the Galaxy Part 23 Life is Strange Episode 5 Part 8 Check out YouTube Channel here! Follow us on Twitter @VGU_TV!
January 28, 2021
VGU.tv W.I.N Podcast Episode 34: "Reject Humanity, Embrace Monkey"
In this week's edition of the Week in News podcast: Graydon keeps dropping his sandwich, Raul is hyped for Godzilla vs Kong, and Allan is having none of it.
January 27, 2021
The Player's Club Podcast Ep 46: VGU.TV's Game of the Year 2020 Deliberations Part 3
What's Up, Playa? It's finally time to wrap this up. This is Part 3, the final part, of our 2020 GOTY Deliberations. Emmett Watkins Jr, Allan Muir, Josh Miller, and Graydon Webb try to trim down and rank our list of the top 10 games of 2020. And I guarantee that you will not expect where it goes. Buckle up for one hell of a final fight! Stay tuned next week for a normal episode! VGU.TV's Official 2020 Game of the Year Awards Hypertime To Podcast Episode 7 - DC New Frontier: Part 2 VGU Plays: Emmett Shows off Supraland on Xbox Game Pass Let's Beat- Telltale Guardians of the Galaxy Part 22.5 Life is Strange Episode 5 Part 7 VGU Plays - The PlayStation Stan plays Astro's Playroom 2020 Games of the Year (And Then Some) - Josh's Picks Emmett Watkins Jr's Games of the Year 2020 (And Some Other Years Too) Mass Effect Legendary Edition: What We Want To See Changed - Roundtable Check out YouTube Channel here! Follow us on Twitter @VGU_TV!
January 20, 2021
HYPERTIME TO PODCAST – AVENGERS DISASSEMBLED
Before Avengers vs X-Men. Before Secret Invasion. Even before House of M; Brian Michael Bendis wrote a story that started the ball rolling to make massive changes to the Marvel Universe. That begins here with Avengers Disassembled. Join Josh and Allan in the Hypertime as we discuss a heavily criticized book that would ultimately lead to some of the biggest stories that the universe had ever seen.
January 18, 2021
The Player's Club Podcast Ep 45: VGU.TV's Game of the Year 2020 Deliberations Part 2
What's Up, Playa? Welcome back to the show! Emmett Watkins Jr, Allan Muir, Josh Miller, and Graydon Webb are all here to go head to head over the best games of 2020...again! We have 15 total categories, but we'll only decide the next 7 in this episode (because 3.5 hours is long enough!) Each category, much like Giant Bomb's awards, gets one overall winner and two runners up. This episode's categories are: Best Online Game Best On The Go Game Best Narrative (Sponsored by The Last of Us Part II) Best Non-Violent Game Games That Couldn’t Quite Stick The Landing (Sponsored by Cyberpunk 2077) God Bless This Mess Zeitgeist of the Year We have one more Game of the Year episode for you, and it'll be way shorter than the last two, thankfully. It'll be just our discussion of the ultimate Game of the Year, which will be a ranked list of ten games rather than just 3 games. Look out for that one same time next week! The intro/outro music you heard is from Malik Forté and you can find it here! Final Fantasy 7 Remake spoilers 1:22:00-1:26:00 Revisiting Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands God of War - Almost a Masterpiece Celebrating G4: Part Ten: Pulse Trailers That Have Blown Us Away - Roundtable Hypertime to Podcast - All-Star Comics #8 VGU Plays: Emmett Shows off Supraland on Xbox Game Pass VGU Plays - Becoming a Titanfall 2 Master #8: The Fold Weapon VGU Plays - Becoming a Titanfall 2 Master #7: The Ark Life is Strange Episode 5 Part 6 Let's Beat - Telltale Guardians of the Galaxy Part 22 VGU.TV W.I.N PODCAST EPISODE 33: “TANGENTIALLY DIVIDED” Check out YouTube Channel here! Follow us on Twitter @VGU_TV!
January 13, 2021
VGU.tv W.I.N Podcast Episode 33: "Tangentially Divided"
In this week's news podcast Allan and Graydon can't stay on the script and keep breaking off into tangents.
January 13, 2021
The Player's Club Podcast Ep 44: VGU.TV's Game of the Year 2020 Deliberations Part 1
What's Up, Playa? Welcome back to the podcast! We've been gone for a while due to the holiday break, but we have one hell of an episode today. Emmett Watkins Jr, Allan Muir, Josh Miller, and Graydon Webb are all here to go head to head over the best games of 2020. We have 15 total categories, but we'll only decide the first 7 in this episode (because 3.5 hours is long enough!) Each category, much like Giant Bomb's awards, gets one overall winner and two runners up. This episode's categories are: Best Game of Yesteryear Best New Content To A Previous Release Best Repolished Oldie Best Role-Playing Game Best Action/Adventure Game Best Gun Game Most Addictive Game We already butt heads on a few of these, and we have so many more games to talk about in Part 2! Stay tuned for the next recording, which should come to you at the same time next week (as long as we can record it by then 😬). The intro/outro music you heard is from Malik Forté and you can find it here! VGUTV WIN Special Edition: The Game Awards The Player's Club Podcast: The Spider-Man: Miles Morales Spoilercast Hypertime to Podcast - BONUS! - A Very Merry DC Holiday Hypertime to Podcast - All-Star Comics #8 Allan Streams Some MLB 20! Check out YouTube Channel here! Follow us on Twitter @VGU_TV!
January 6, 2021
W.I.N Podcast Episode 32: "F*ck Cyberpunk 2077!"
This week on W.I.N! - Cyberpunk 2077 Has Sold 13 million copies - Digital Extremes Says It Will Remain "Creatively Independent" After Tencent Takeover - January's PS+ Games Revealed - CDPR facing Class Action Lawsuit over Cyberpunk 2077 - Yoozoo Founder Killed Via Poison -Nintendo "Politely Declined" Collaboration With Kanye West In the Rumor Mill: - STALKER 2 To Be Microsoft Exclusive - Ubisoft+/GamePass Rumors Could Be True - Bully 2 Canceled For the Third Time - Elder Scrolls TV Series In The Works At Netflix?
January 4, 2021
HYPERTIME TO PODCAST – ALL-STAR COMICS #8
In 1941, the Justice Society of America saw their makeup change slightly with the introduction of two new characters onto the team. However, as wonderful as that is, it pales in comparison to what makes All-Star Comics #8 a classic comic. It is here that one of the most iconic female characters in the history of ANY medium was introduced to the world – Wonder Woman. Join us in the Hypertime as we discuss All-Star Comics #8 and the creation of the Amazonian princess herself, Wonder Woman.
December 30, 2020
HYPERTIME TO PODCAST – BONUS! – A VERY MERRY DC HOLIDAY
HO HO HO! WELCOME INTO THE HYPERTIME! We can’t pass up a holiday episode on our first year now, can we? So pull up a chair, light a fire, drink some cocoa, and put on this podcast. In this audio-troubled bonus episode, Allan and Josh go through some holiday-themed DC stories. No special notes! Just us riffing on ten stories we enjoy that bring the holiday spirit. Plus, one book that Allan recommends that’s NOT DC-Centric. We here at VGU.tv wish you all a wonderful holiday. We hope you all stay safe and take care. Happy holidays!
December 24, 2020
The Player's Club Podcast: The Spider-Man: Miles Morales Spoilercast
Happy Holidays, Playa. In this special episode of the Player's Club Podcast, Emmett Watkins Jr and Allan Muir are joined by Raul Contreras to talk about every little detail of Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales! That's right, if you haven't beaten the game, you might wanna save this episode, because we're talking about every plot twist and character deaths, including some from the original Spider-Man (2018) as well. Hopefully, you enjoy the show! Enjoy your holiday break and look forward to new episodes of the podcast to return in January. Thanks again for all the support in 2020, and we look forward to keeping up with more content in the new year! Check out YouTube Channel here! Follow us on Twitter @VGU_TV!
December 20, 2020
VGU.tv W.I.N Special: The Game Awards 2020
In this special edition of W.I.N, the guys go over the announcements from The Game Awards. Allan gets real hyped about where Dragon Age 4 could be headed, Graydon gushes about Open Roads, then Raul and Allan have a lengthy discussion about where things could go with the Mass Effect sequel seemingly for both the Milky Way characters and those who are in Andromeda. For more, tune into https://vgu.tv/
December 18, 2020
Hypertime to Podcast - Episode 7 - DC New Frontier Part 2
Welcome back for part 2 of DC: The New Frontier. If you haven’t checked out the first part, you can find that on your podcast service of choice, or check it out here on VGU.tv. We discuss the remainder of the story, the animated adaptation, the special issue that touched on missing parts of the story, and more. Take a listen!
December 16, 2020
Keepin’ It 💯 Ep 9.5: Mass Effect 2, Breath of the Wild, Grand Theft Auto V, Dead Space, and Other Games that Missed My Top 100 List
*Eminem Voice* ReMeMbEr mE? That's right, it's about damn time I got back to finishing this show. This, of course, is Keepin' It 💯, the podcast where I, Emmett Watkins Jr, try to rank my top 100 games of all time. Way back in June of 2020, I finally finished that ranking and promised to come back and reveal the final ranked list. Well, it took way longer than I (expected thanks 2020), but I'm finally ready to reveal the final list in a special video episode! But before we do that, let's kick the wheels on this series one more time and wake it up before wrapping it up. There are dozens of games that I love that aren't on the final list, 100 of them in fact. So, let's take this time to go through those other games that were left on the cutting room floor when making the list. I don't apologize for any of the hot takes heard in this episode. As for when I mentioned at the end, stay tuned to the VGU.TV Twitter for the series of tweets to win the games I've listed. Remember, for the game mentioned in each tweet, guess what ranking it will get in the final list. Closest to the correct spot will win, and I'll break any possible ties as they come up. I'll send out codes upon the premier of the full list in the coming days. And once again, thank you for listening and supporting not only this series but everything else on VGU.TV and everything thing else I do. The fact that anyone cares blows me away and encourages me to do right by every single one of you. See you all at the finale! Check out YouTube Channel here! Follow us on Twitter @VGU_TV!
December 11, 2020
VGU.tv W.I.N Podcast Episode 31: Hee Ho Ho Ho
What's up everyone and welcome to another Week in News podcast! On this week's show, Allan tries to defend Greg Ellis but quickly says "to hell with that guy", Graydon talks about how good Kevin Perjure is, and Raul talks about Jack Frost in SMT and riles Allan and Graydon with his recommendation for the week in the last episode until 2021!
December 10, 2020
The Player's Club Podcast Ep 43: Predicting the Announcements from the 2020 Game Awards
What's Up, Playa? Welcome back to the show! This week, in the final propper episode before our holiday break, Emmett Watkins Jr and Allan Muir are back with another episode. This time, we predict some of the new game announcements we hope and expect to see at The Game Awards tomorrow. Will we finally get Titanfall 3 or The Wolf Among Us 2? Guess we'll find out, but we will hope for them in this episode! But first, we have a jam-packed What Were Playing segment to open the show. Al talks about his time with Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Ducktales Remastered, Tell Me Why, Beyond: Two Souls, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, and Star Wars: Tales From The Galaxy’s Edge. Meanwhile, Emmett talks about his time with Mafia: Definitive Edition, Going Under, The Surge 2, and Apex Legends. In the remaining weeks of 2020, we do still have some shows going up! This week is Ep 43 of The Player's Club podcast. Next week, you'll get the finale of Keepin It 100. Then finally, during the week of Christmas, we'll release our Spider-Man: Miles Morales Spoilercast! Stay tuned to the feed, and our Twitter, for updates on all of them! Thoughts and Impressions: Xbox Series S VGU.tv WIN Podcast Episode 30: "Why Graydon Will Never Be President" No PS5? No Problem! - VGU's Holiday Gift Guide 2020 Sackboy™ A Big Adventure - PS5 Gameplay Let's Beat - Telltale Guardians of the Galaxy Part 16 Life is Strange Episode 4 Part 8 VGU Plays - Becoming a Titanfall 2 Master #5: The Beacon Hypertime To Podcast: Episode 4: Avengers #4 Hypertime to Podcast - DC: The New Frontier - Part 1 How A Telltale Adventure Game From 2015 Made Me Sour On Borderlands 3 Demon's Souls PS5 Gameplay Check out YouTube Channel here! Follow us on Twitter @VGU_TV!
December 9, 2020
HYPERTIME TO PODCAST – DC: THE NEW FRONTIER – PART 1
DC: The New Frontier is a work of art. Not only because the art is amazing, but because Darwyn Cooke does such a great job with the storytelling. This episode of Hypertime to Podcast is our first two-part episode, with this first episode discussing the origins behind DC: The New Frontier and the first section of the story.
December 2, 2020
The Player's Club Podcast Ep 42: Our Predictions for The Game Awards 2020 (ft. Eric Ginn & Kyle Stephenson)
What's Up, Playa? We're back with yet another episode of the show, but this time Emmett Watkins Jr gave Al the day off in favor of being joined by two awesome guests: Kyle Stephenson & Eric Ginn! In this episode, we go through (almost) all of the nominees for The Game Awards this year. We leave out the e-Sports stuff, but all of the big awards get discussed. It's lead to the biggest episode we've done in a long time, if not ever, so tune in and criticizes our picks! If you wanna see all of our picks finalized, check here! But first, in the Whatcha Playing Segment, Emmett talks about his time with The Surge 2 and Gears 5, Kyle talks about his time with NBA 2K21 and Demon's Souls, and Eric talks about his time with Destiny 2 and Spider-Man Miles Morales. VGU Plays - Becoming a Titanfall 2 Master #5: The Beacon Life is Strange Episode 4 Part 7 Let's Beat - Telltale Guardians of the Galaxy Part 15.5 Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales PS5 Gameplay Sackboy™ A Big Adventure - PS5 Gameplay Hypertime To Podcast: Episode 4: Avengers #4 MLW Fusion 110 Recap: The Restart TO ARENDELLE AND BACK AGAIN – REVISITING FROZEN 2 Spider-Man: Miles Morales Review - Big Thwipin' Up In NYC Penultimate Conquest (@penconquest) The Trophy Room: A PlayStation Show (@PSTrophyRoom) Six One Indie Check out YouTube Channel here! Follow us on Twitter @VGU_TV!
December 2, 2020
VGU.tv W.I.N Podcast Episode 30: "Why Graydon Will Never Be President"
The little podcast that could has made it to thirty episodes. In this week's episode Raul talks about procuring a PlayStation 5, Graydon's got to axe you a question, and Allan informs his co-hosts of Dong Dong Never Die.
November 30, 2020
The Player's Club Podcast Ep 41: The Next Generation is Finally Here!
What's Up, Playa? This week, Emmett Watkins Jr and Allan Muir have returned, this time, with their first impressions of next-generation hardware and features! All has got his hands on both the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5, while Emmett has been playing Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Sackboy: A Big Adventure, and some of the new titles added to Xbox Game Pass through EA Play. It's a big topic, and it's a big show because of it! But before we get to talking about the next generation, we start the show with the non-next-gen games we've been playing, including Emmett's time with Sniper Elite 4 through Google Stadia and Hades and Al's time with Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War. 5 Games You Should Play on EA Play Now That Its Part of Xbox Game Pass (& 5 You Can't) AEW Games Revealed - VGU Reacts Hypertime to Podcast - Batman Year One G4 Return Update: Thanksgiving Charity Edition VGUTV WIN Podcast Episode 28: "We're Better Than This" Astro's Playroom Review: A Great Use of the DualSense Assassin's Creed: Valhalla - Xbox Series X Gameplay Life is Strange Episode 4 Part 6 VGU First 30 - Assassin's Creed: Valhalla Anarchy Hacking In The UK! - VGU Plays Watch Dogs: Legion Let's Beat - Telltale Guardians of the Galaxy Part 15 Hypertime To Podcast: Episode 3: All Star Comics #3 High School Musical with Emmett Watkins Jr. - Episode 48 - Disney+ Us by Disney+ Us Does Call of Duty Believe in Anything? By Jacob Geller Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey | Netflix Official Site Check out YouTube Channel here! Follow us on Twitter @VGU_TV!
November 26, 2020
HYPERTIME TO PODCAST – BONUS! – DC OMNIVERSE
WHAT!? What are we doing on our off week?! Well…recording a special podcast, that’s what. Allan had the itch to discuss the looming DC Omniverse concept that we should be seeing in the next few months, so we recorded something about it. Check it out! Please rate and review! Let us know how to get better! Follow the podcast on Twitter: @HypertimePod or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org Follow Josh on Twitter: @jmille99 Follow Allan on Twitter: @TheAllanMuir Also, check us out on https://vgu.tv/ where we post show notes and our Twitter @VGU_TV. If you’re into video games, we also have a couple of video game podcasts worth checking out in Players Club Podcast and WIN. Intro and Outro Music: “RetroFuture Clean” by Kevin MacLeod RetroFuture Clean Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
November 25, 2020
VGU.tv W.I.N Podcast Episode 29: Grandma Bezos
On this edition of W.I.N, Graydon, and Allan run down the week in releases, news, rumors, and more!
November 22, 2020
The Player's Club Podcast Ep 40: Celebrating a Year of (The New) VGU.TV with Messy Mash-Up
What's Up, Playa? This week, despite technical difficulties, is a special week. Not only is the next generation upon us, but this marks a full year since VGU.TV relaunched in its current form. To celebrate, we not only have Emmett Watkins Jr and Allan Muir on as always but are also joined by Josh Miller and Graydon Webb. That's right, the entire VGU.TV cast is here, and it's a wonderful episode! In the special segment, we look back and reminisce on our favorite moments from the last year and pat each other's backs profusely. And after that, we play a special game! Since a big inspiration for many of us is the work that Kinda Funny does, Emmett decided to bring over their "Messy Mash-Up" game that Blessing Jr does for this special episode. It ended up being right down to the wire, so hopefully, you guys have as much fun listening to it as we had recording it! VGU Plays - Becoming a Titanfall 2 Master #2: Blood and Rust Let's Beat - Telltale Guardians of the Galaxy Part 14 Hypertime to Podcast - Avengers #4 Check out YouTube Channel here! Follow us on Twitter @VGU_TV!
November 18, 2020
HYPERTIME TO PODCAST – BATMAN YEAR ONE
We all know the origins of Batman. However, in 1987, writer Frank Miller breathed life into a floundering Batman comic with the help of artist David Mazzucchelli. They did it by reinventing not only the Batman origin but also the Commissioner Gordon origin. What may be considered one of the greatest origin stories in comics, we discuss Batman: Year One with special guest, Graydon Webb!
November 18, 2020
Hypertime to Podcast – Avengers #4
Before he had America’s rump or we all muttered to each other “Hail Hydra”; Captain America was almost lost to history. That is until Stan Lee and Jack Kirby brought him back during the Silver Age. So join us in the Hypertime to discuss Avengers #4 from 1964, where Captain America makes his Silver Age debut!
November 17, 2020
HYPERTIME TO PODCAST – ALL-STAR COMICS #3
We can think of many teams out there in the superhero world. The Justice League. The Avengers. The Legion of Superheroes. But one team started them all. We’re here to discuss them in this episode – The Justice Society of America.
November 17, 2020