Vidjagame Apocalypse

This week's launch of EA Sports College Football 25 marks the return of the NCAA Football series after an 11-year absence, so TL Foster of Welcome to the Thing joins us to talk about it and five other long-dead or dormant sports franchises that we'd love to see come back. Then we'll get into Anger Foot, Yeah! You Want "Those Games," Right? So Here You Go! Now, Let's See You Beat Them! 2, the cancellation of Crash Bandicoot 5, and the funniest games you've ever played.

Question of the Week: Have you ever won anything in a contest? Tell us about it.

Break song is Sports! by Tim and Eric. Vidjagame Apocalypse theme by Matthew Joseph Payne.

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Games that are pure parodies - ones that (mainly) target a single game from a competitor to emulate and lampoon - are relatively rare for a lot of reasons, but we scraped together enough to make them the subject of this week's Top 5. After that, we'll look at The Case of the Golden Idol's Xbox debut, the Xbox Game Pass price hike, 3DS's Puzzle Swap finally getting "beaten," and your favorite games starring playable monsters and/or animals. 

Question of the Week: What's the funniest game you've ever played?

Break song is Never Stop Sneakin' by HyperDuck Soundworks. Vidjagame Apocalypse theme by Matthew Joseph Payne.

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We're heading into the 4th of July weekend, when Americans traditionally celebrate Jaws' 1975 attack on Amity Island, so this week we'll (finally!) look at five games where you get to play as a bloody great shark. Then we'll talk about Luigi's Mansion 2 HD, The First Descendant, Nintendo's anti-scalper strategy, and the characters you'd like to sese appear iin Mortal Kombat 1 next.

Question of the Week: What is your favorite game starring a monster or animal you can play as?

Break song is Jaws by Lemon Demon. Vidjagame Apocalypse theme by Matthew Joseph Payne.

Direct download: VidjagameApocalypse_582_0705.mp3
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