Super Metroid!

Even before the release of the amazing SNES classic edition from Nintendo, we’ve been wanting for revisit Super Metroid for a podcast for a long time. For over 23 years, Super Metroid has been considered a masterpiece for its time. 

The title of the “masterpiece” can only hold true if a game can stand the test of time. In our opinion, this one has. Since the original dropped for NES, the Metroid franchise has spanned many games over many systems over the years and most recently with the release of Metroid: Samus Returns on the Nintendo 3DS. As per usual, this entry in the series also enjoys rave reviews. 

Take twenty or so minutes with us to revisit the glory that is Super Metroid via our podcast. Either stream below or take VGBoys on the go by subscribing on iTunes!

E3 Sweep Up: Further E3 Gems!

It’s been three months since the E3 Expo was put to rest on June 15, 2017. However,  there were FAR too many games that were passed up in the mainstream coverage of the event. While we are  already gearing up for next years expo,  we wanted to pump the brakes for a hot second. Join us in talking about some of the HIDDEN GEMS that you may not have heard about from the E3 expo earlier this summer. Some of you may be returning to school, but remember, we are old and no longer have school.  Yup, that’s right. Subscribe to the podcast for further buffoonery!

E3 2017 PREVIEW PODCAST EPISODE!

E3 2017 Preview Episode

Finally, E3 has returned… This is actually the first year where the convention is open to the public! It makes a ton of sense considering that gamers across the globe have access to the information almost as quickly as they release it.

In this episode of the podcast we talk about what we would like to see revealed and comment on updates on hardware and games that we expect to see for sure.

We comment on the upcoming games planned for the Nintendo Switch, the virtual console on the Switch, Skyrim, Metroid, and more!

We are excited for the EA presentation which includes Star Wars Battlefront II that finally has a campaign/story mode that the first release so desperately needed…and Kylo Ren as a playable character!

And E3 aside, how amped is everyone for the Castlevania Netflix series that releases on July 07, 2017!? There’s so much to look forward to this year and into the future. Check out this weeks episode here! Please don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes!

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The Games that disappointed us… by not releasing!

Disappointment comes in many forms, for video games, it could be that a game fails to achieve what you expected from it, perhaps it’s boring, or has too much grinding. Sometimes it’s just completely different than what you pictured in your head… but then there are titles that never see the light of day, they are teased, mentioned, shown in clips or screenshots or just written in articles and then poof! They are a part of a long history of what could have been. It’s honestly very sad when titles that fans absolutely want and are looking forward to, usually for years on end suddenly wind up in the scrap heap. Listen to this  new podcast and hear the VG Boys’ take on games which left them wishing for more.

What games do you think should have been mentioned? What’s your pick for the top game which should have been released? Comment below, we’d love to hear from you!

The VG Boys are flipping the switch… the Nintendo Switch that is!

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Welcome back! Excited to kick 2017 off with an episode on the much anticipated upcoming launch of Nintendo’s latest and greatest system, the Switch. A home console with portability options, the VG Boys have their eyes on what could be another great launch from Nintendo. In honesty though, Zelda: Breath of the Wild is definitely the real reason we’re hyped for the pending release in early March. Come and join the fun that’s filled in this podcast from the VG Boys.

What are you excited for? While Zelda is certainly the biggest title that everyone is looking forward to, we want to hear what other games you cannot wait to play on the Nintendo Switch. Comment below, on our instagram or tweet us, we’d love to hear from you!

The Boys are going where there’s No Man…..’s Sky!

Part 1 Screenshot 2016-08-30 00-36-54 Part 1 Screenshot 2016-08-30 00-34-45No Man’s Sky has been hyped for an unbelievable amount of time, and anyone following along could not argue that the visuals shown, the promises made about “being able to do anything” along with space exploration, ship customization, discovering new solar systems, planets, creatures… it’s enough to make anyone’s hopes rise up through the stratosphere and keep rocketing to space to keep up with this game! Does it compare to the hype? Well that’s a whole other story… or better said a discussion. Tune in while the VG Boys discuss their favorite aspects as well as the numerous issues with No Man’s Sky.
What do you love about the game? What did we forget to mention, or maybe another flaw you experienced we should have touched upon? Comment below, and don’t forget to like and subscribe to the podcast. Thanks for listening!

Time to relive those Memories of Mana

The SNES is home to many outstanding RPG titles which are held in high standing for many retro gamers. Secret of Mana was a unique, well received and overall fun game which was also one of the very few multiplayer RPG’s available to play during the height of the SNES’ existance. It’s also one the VG Boys place as one of their top SNES titles of all time, and played together and with friends when it was new up to today. Tune in and join the discussion on this fantastic game!

New Podcast Episode: VG Boys select their Top-20 Arcade classics!

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In this VG Boys Podcast Episode, the guys count down their “Top-20 Arcade Games” from their youth and beyond.  Adam tells stories of playing arcade games in Atlantic City, New Jersey, when he tagged along with his family to visit Sin City East. Sean remembers playing Aerosmith’s Revolution X Arcade at Nathan’s Famous Restaurant arcade with his dad back in the 1990’s.

Take a time-warp and join us and see how our countdown compares to what the you listeners grew up playing at the arcade! Which was YOUR favorite? Was it Pinball? Pacman?

Which arcade game comes in at #1!? Listen below to find out…or, subscribe on iTunes!

E3 From Home, It’s time for a post E3 discussion!


VGBoysEvery gamer’s favorite time of year has come and gone and there were some exciting announcements! The VG Boys watched with eyes filled with joy and hearts overflowing with love for gaming and what the future of it holds for us all! Join us this week for a wrap up of our favorite announcements from this year and what we’re most looking forward to!


What did YOU like the best? Anything you’d wish we included instead? Well us too! There will definitely be a follow up via our blog for anything additional we wanted to add or further explanations on what we’re excited about. Disagree with anything we said? Leave a comment below, we want to hear from YOU!

Ultima Online Roundtable Featuring Guests David and Mike

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The VG Boys are truly excited to finally be able to feature the 90’s PC Game Ultima Online, one of the first successful and popular MMORPG’s. This roundtable session also features 2 special guests and longtime friends of the VG Boys, David and Mike who are also veterans of Ultima Online. Tune in and share the combined tales of 4 friends playing a game they truly loved. Whether it was simple adventuring, dungeon raiding, scamming, looting, killing fellow players, the terror of being hunted by other players in the wild, we’ve seen and done it all. This is a much longer episode than your typical VG Boys podcast, enjoy!


               Are you also a veteran of the Ultima Online community? What server did you play on? Anyone else from the Great Lakes server who recall any of the character names mentioned in this episode? What were the name of your characters, on any server and what was your build? We love hearing tales from Ultima and would love for you to mention anything related to the game in the comments below!