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A commentary on gaming lifestyle: its history, its news, and all things hype!

Andrew Schieffer and Matt Simmons

    • Jan 12, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    YoVG # 318 Most Anticipated Games of 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 70:04

    This episode is all about anticipation. 2022 is set up to be one of the most memorable years in gaming. Not only because the line up of announced games is incredible, but because there are probably some surprises too. Oh and E3's imminent demise while Geoff "I got Diamonds" Keighley sups on its corpse

    YoVG # 317 Digital Diamonds

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 62:54

    First episode of 2022! We've never really gotten into crypto, because we aren't experts and this isn't that type of podcast, but Square Enix released a newsletter that has made it absolutely clear that the industry wants to go toward NFTs in games. So, strap in. Or on. Or whatever. And let's talk about digital diamonds and artificial scarcity!

    YoVG # 316 Our Favorite Games of 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 94:54

    It's that time of year where we talk about the best games, or rather our favorite games, that came out the last 12 months. In this episode you'll hear all about our favorite gaming moments and a healthy amount about time paradoxes.

    YoVG # 315: Miracle on YoVG Street

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 61:38

    Our episode today is inspired by a community suggested topic from Emneon Advance. We talk last minute gifts that ended up fantastic and then games we associate with the holidays but wouldn't expect to.

    YoVG # 314 Games Awards 2021 Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 62:50

    You never really know what you're going to get out of the Game Awards. This year we got a fantasy about Geoff Keighley going Die Hard at Activision. Next year? Who knows. Oh and of course a few games worth talking about :P

    YoVG # 313 Swingers & Swaps

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 83:48

    That's right. This whole episode is about turning a game series into a hotwife for some other developer. We've touched on it before, but we have never done a full episode on it. With there being so few indy developers left, these dreams are highly unlikely but it is very fun to think of the perfect dev for a specific IP. Shine on!

    YoVG # 312 DLC End of Run

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 65:48

    Five long running fighting games ended their DLC runs this year. Does that mean we are ready for a big refresh? New franchises? New games at the least? Maybe not for Smah, but maybe for the others. This episode is the second remote episode we had to do because I will be out of town working an event for the next seven days. You might notice that the file is named "take two". That's because I am cursed and we had loads of desync and other issues. You shouldn't notice in the audio versions, but in the video, I solved like 80 percent and the last ten minutes I left to the lord.

    YoVG # 311 Looking at Multiversus & Project L

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 63:41

    Happy Thanksgaming to all who celebrate! It's that time of year where many will be travelling to see family and we will all wish we could sneak away to relax and play games instead of talking to Uncle Chet about whatever the f*&% he's into on Facebook this year. And this year there's a couple cool things that were announced just in time for our thanksgaming episode! Multiversus is a promising WB Smash clone that will be free to play (buy characters and skins and stuff a la KI) and Project L is shaping up to be a crown jewel assist based fighting game.  Happy Holidays doods, we are thankful for you and hope you all have a safe and fun Thanksgaming!

    YoVG # 310 Marvel's GoTG & Butterface Games

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 81:11

    Speaking as someone who is a bit of a butterface (minus my hero's jawline) - I gotta say I am upset by how accurate this title is to the topic of the episode. That's right! This week we are talking games that were a let down at face value but ended up being excellent once you dive deeper. Starting with Marvel's Avenger's follow up - Guardians of the Galaxy!

    YoVG #309 Margarita Moms & Shag Carpets

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 71:56

    That's not even some slightly perverted joke. We genuinely talk about both in this episode. This month we are trying to keep it all positive and talk specifically about the stuff we are thankful for. Hop into this first ThanksGaming episode and hear me gush about Back4Blood and Matt feel deep deep feelings for his N64 switch controller. Most importantly, all this month I am just going to remind you that we are thankful for you.  Shine on doods!

    YoVG #308 Under The Bus

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 60:32

    Today we talk about the Academy Museum in LA, the Lucas museum and how publishers like to throw devs under the bus for decisions they clearly have no say in. *cough cough* Crystal Dynamics *cough cough* Square Enix. It's a real roller coaster of topics.   Shine on!

    YoVG # 307 Is Polish the Enemy of Creativity?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 80:21

    Short answer: probably not. But it sure can seem like it. This is mostly a movie talk because I have been on a kick of watching older and lower budget movies - plus saw Dune and just really wanted to talk movies.

    YoVG 306 Letting off some Mercury Steam

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 63:14

    Facebook went on a crusade to bring RE4-VR up to modern sensibilities. So... Can't wait for that? And it turns out Mercury Steam (made Metroid Dread) is a crappy place to work as a dev - how do you ask? Well dive on in and we will tell you! Shine on doods!

    YoVG # 305 All Good Things

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 90:00

    Sora in smash, sure, we gotta talk about it, but we all know what had to happen now that they released a trailer for Welcome to Raccoon City. We went down and forced Mike to be on the second video episode. So let's talk good things coming to an end, and all the good things we hope for this new movie. Be sure to check out the video for this episode on YoVideogames YouTube!

    YoVG # 304 End of Smash

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 74:20

    This episode is sponsored by MANSCAPED - Use code: YOVG at check out for 20% off and FREE worldwide shipping! This episode, besides explaining the new sponsor, is about Smash *finally* calling it quits on the roster, blue point getting bought, a new segment called DUMB ARGUMENTS and our sponsored segment Bush or No Bush.

    YoVG # 303 True Lies, Strikes & Remakes

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 108:24

    This week's episode topic comes from DoodSauce! We're talking games from 8th gen consoles (ps4, Xbone) that we expect to be remade to death. Plus IATSE strike, Activision gets sorta punished, and Nintendo lies about 4K Switch!

    YoVG # 302 Nintendo Direct To My Heart

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 80:58

    Lotta people amped about Bayo 3, and maybe even Chocobo GP - but you know we're a Banjo Kazooie house, right?

    YoVG # 301 YoVG Remakes - The Path of Neo

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 77:23

    We've talked about how to fix games, but this episode we are diving into a new series idea: games we want to remake and how!

    YoVG # 300 Sony State of Play September 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 86:44

    Sony comes out swinging with updates and a couple surprises. Many of the games won't be out for a couple years - is this just a hook to keep people hanging on?

    YoVG # 299 Good Vibes Only (ish)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 80:40

    Surprisingly - we didn't get a ton of suggestions for our positive only episode. So, we addressed the couple we got and then hit a few big ones. There was a minor amount of taking the piss out of them. Truly, a herculean feat.

    YoVG # 298 Gamescom 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 105:29

    It's a news heavy episode - Gamescom, Activision BS, and more!

    YoVG # 297 Transparency

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2021 75:38

    Microsoft pissed off fans when it announced, in the name of transparency, that Co-Op and Forge modes wouldn't be available at launch for Halo Infinite. Is the delay a ploy to keep people on game pass? Or is it really the best thing for the game? Let's talk the double edged blade that is transparency.

    YoVG # 296 Indie Genre Trap

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 84:53

    As block buster games grow ever bigger, the pool of triple A genres seems to shrink. What do I mean? Well, it seems like certain genres of games are becoming relegated entirely to the indie scene and we have some theories as to why.

    YoVG # 295 Super Happy Fun Episode

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 98:57

    The last two episodes were a bit too serious. So this episode we took all the questions and topics we were tweeted and had a good time talking about them! 

    YoVg 294 The Coz Crew & What To Do

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 79:48

    If you thought you already saw the bottom of the Blizzard/Activision barrel GUESS AGAIN. Let's talk about the guys who failed upwards.

    YoVG # 293 Kappa Zeta Blizzard

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 85:14

    Today we talk about the Switch Pro-- I mean Steam Deck and our hand held hopes and dreams. Then we bring it down by talking about the latest example of Activision being awful. Truly this is a roller coaster episode. Shine on!

    YoVG # 292 Optimus Pron

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 66:39

    It's Matt's Birthday Episode! So jump in and listen to all the topics we can't make a full episode out of. Also, pornhub released most searched terms by state. So that too. Shine on!

    YoVG # 291 Infinite Episode

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 67:25

    Assassin's Creed Infinity is the next in a long line of infinite games. It's the latest it what is sure to be a forever growing list of live service games. Of the infinite ideas for a title, of the myriad of ways you can communicate the on going, ever living, never ending nature of your new money-milking game - why do they all keep using the word "infinite"? Because marketing is full of dudes with no imagination and a finite supply of ideas as it were.   Anyway, we talk about live service games, Switch OLED and the soon to be undying AC game that's coming.   Shine on!

    YoVG # 290 Sony & Anthropomorphic Frogs

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 61:25

    Sony talked mad trash about Microsoft's acquisitions run. Guess what Sony is doing now? Also, we finally defined what we feel would make us successful in life.  

    YoVG # 289 Let us in we're tryin to____!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 76:26

    It's the doldrums. Every year just after E3, there's little news and less to speculate about. It's a good time to talk about San Dimas.

    YoVG # 288 E3 2021 Debrief

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 72:55

    Do you think E3 2021 was enough to save E3? Let's talk highlights, surprises, and let downs! Shine on!

    YoVG 287 Boonta Eve Classic

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2021 74:58

    We're on the eve of E3 2021 and the world could go topsy turvy. Why? Because, even though it is virtual this year - it might be an epic year. Maybe they are going all out BECAUSE it's virtual. Last week we focused entirely on Nintendo, this week we run down the other bingo cards and talk some fresh Nintendo and Microsoft rumors.

    YoVG # 286 Nintendo E3 2021 Bingo

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2021 82:04

    We tried live streaming the podcast for the first time ever - whether you watched live or are listening later, let us know how you like this.   In this episode we make our predictions for Nintendo's E3 2021 line up. Everything from solid bets to dream shots. Shine on!

    YoVG # 285 Resident Evil Village Deep Dive

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2021 107:00

    This week we have our buddy Mike, Actor, Writer, resident RE expert, on the show to do a deep dive into RE8 with us. We talk connections to the series at large, and our thoughts on how this game compares to the others. Beware, spoilers abound!

    YoVG # 284 Summer of Love Gamefest

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2021 83:24

    Is Geoff Keighley upstaging E3? Do I WANT Geoff Keighley to upstage E3? Sure seems like it. This episode is all about Summer Gamefest and whether it is yet another nail in E3's coffin.    Shine on!

    YoVG # 283 Indulging Rumors w/ Mike Damiani

    Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2021 142:10

    This week's episode is all about indulging the rumors surrounding this years E3. Some of it baffling, some of it exciting. Matt is joined by special guest and good friend, Mike Damiani of Easy Allies - Shine on!

    YoVG # 282 Epic v Apple

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2021 61:00

    Epic is doing a favor for everyone and standing up against evil goliath Apple! At least, that's what they'd like you to believe. How true is that image? And what does this mean for us, the consumers? Here's our thoughts on it.

    YoVGg # 281 I Can't Believe I Didn't Know That

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2021 83:57

    Is this title about a video game? No. Do we talk almost entirely about videogames? Yes. So what didn't I know? You'll find out about 3/4's in. Enjoy the mystery JJ Abrams.

    YoVG # 280 Back Peddle Spectacular

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2021 90:38

    Sony back peddled real dang hard on that shutting down the PS3 and Vita store idea. They back peddled right after sales boosted hard - which has led to conspiracy theories that it was a calculated move... Oh and we talk about the Resident Evil Demo too.

    YoVG # 279 The Cross Gen Years

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2021 85:54

    In the year 2021, a small, relatively common microchip was in short supply. This caused a shortage on many electronics but was most notably noticed in Next Gen Gaming Consoles. The shortage of consoles was further exacerbated by scalpers buying and holding the systems to sell at insane prices. This led to next gen games having to choose between delay or releasing to sit on shelves because no one had a console to play them on... This is the Cross Gen Years.

    YoVG # 278 Hopes for June

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2021 96:55

    E3 is alive!? Konami will have something to show!? States might fully reopen? Is June hyped up or can we really hope? Join us for talk of expected announcements, the two jokes that were so messed up people refused to film them for Assist Me, and all our hopes for the summer.

    YoVG # 277 Licensed to Thrill

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2021 92:43

    Remember licensed movie games? They're sorta rare now but at one time they were guaranteed to follow any major motion picture as part of their marketing scheme. Like a soundtrack (remember those!?). This episode we talk about the best, the worst, and the never was that we wish would have happened.

    YoVG # 276 The Gray Area of Piracy

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2021 64:46

    This episode starts off with confirmed Switch Pro details but then we get into the meat of the episode. It turns out the PS3 and PS4 have a built in expiration dates. And that leads into Piracy as a way to preserve old games that may otherwise disappear.

    YoVG # 275 Post Pandemic Event Survival

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2021 108:33

    Other than Activision Bobby getting a huge payday at the worst possible time, it's been a slow news week. We spend this episode debating whether esports events will make a comeback and more importantly whether I will ever be as attractive as Sam Elliot. Plus a bonus topic are there any directors that have perfect filmographies?

    YoVG #274 Staying Mostly Positive About Bethesda & Microsoft

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2021 113:25

    I started this episode by making Matt promise to stay positive about Bethesda being bought by Microsoft. We mostly did it. Mostly.   Continuing the pandemic trend of not editing out our tangents and letting you have the longer, more meandering episodes - let me know if you'd like us to go back to 1 hour, strictly on topic style.

    YoVG # 273 State of Play and Switch Pro Leaks

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 5, 2021 91:10

    Sony's State of Play had a couple surprises, but none quite as big as a confirmed Switch Pro being leaked. It's a roller coaster of emotion for me as I finally see more of Kena, and learn Ember studios might be dirtbags. Jump in and ride with me, doods!

    YoVG # 272 Premature State of Play

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2021 63:02

    Sony has a state of play coming tomorrow and they shadow dropped a few interesting trailers today. We talk trailers, VR, and some Nintendo gossip from a terminally ill man 0.o

    YoVg 271 Winter Direct 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2021 102:11

    It's all Nintendo Direct talk today... and bears... and spiders... BUT MOSTLY ALL DIRECT.

    YoVG # 270 What Video Game Movies May Come

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2021 95:49

    Sonic 2 officially announced. Means this pandemic might be bookended by video game movies. Last of Us 2 has Craig Mazin as its writer which is promising news and as we recorded this Pedro Pascal was announced as playing Joel - something both Matt and I think is a great move. Yep, this episode is all about the video game movies (and Tv series) that are coming soon and updates both promising and upsetting.

    YoVG # 269 Human Paradox & Gaming Mystery

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2021 83:03

    We start off strong with laser tag, shitty human behavior, debate on the use of nuclear energy and then move into gaming mysteries with a segue as subtle as a brick to the face. If you hear children screaming... Well... keep it to yourself. :P   Shine on doods!

    YoVG#268 And Starring Microsoft as... Goldfinger

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2021 74:34

    Last week, before the madness of the stonks - there was an equally mad event. Microsoft doubled the price of its Gold Membership. It... didn't go well. Also we talk about Gamestop's meteoric climb in the stock market. Neither of us are experts, so take our thoughts here with a big ol' grain of SAHLT.

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