Category Archives: Video Games

VoK 581: Video Game Roundtable – Best of 2010s Edition


The Vassals of Kingsgrave engage in a different sort of video game discussion this time around. Instead of evaluating the best games of 2019, they take a look at the entire catalog of games released over the past decade. Join Bing (Shoeshiner), Katie (Lady Griffin), Matt (Blu3arm0r), and Zach (Alias) as they share the games they each personally felt best defined the past 10 years in gaming for them.

This podcast contains spoilers for The Last of Us, Persona 5, the Batman Arkham series, and Gone Home.

9:50 – Telltale’s The Walking Dead
22:30 – Undertale
32:45 – The Last of Us
43:45 – Persona 5
58:15 – Gone Home
1:09:50 – The Witcher 3
1:20:20 – Batman Arkham Series
1:25:30 – Starcraft 2

Credits:
Edited by Zach (Alias)

Music:
Witcher 3 – The Trail
Journey – Apotheosis

My Life of Starcraft by Day9

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VoK 580: Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)


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Outlaws Zach (Alias) and Katie (Lady Griffin) take a break from their hunt for the Legendary Beaver to review Rockstar’s 2018 magnum opus, Red Dead Redemption 2.

Edited by Lady Griffin

Intro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hoB8lHNMZo

Break: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8068ZrwicQ

Outro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iu3gx5p1h5o

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VoK 560: Video Game Roundtable – Mid-2019 Edition



The Vassals of Kingsgrave convene for another video game discussion to talk about what we’ve been playing and some of the news coming out of the biggest video game event of the year, E3. Join Matt (blu3arm0r), Bing (Shoeshiner), Katie (Lady Griffin), Adam (drownedsnow), and Zach (Alias) as they talk recent favorites, look at what games they are anticipating in the coming months, and engage in an epic rant about the current state of the video game industry.

1:35 – What We’ve Been Playing
1:28:15 – What We’re Anticipating
1:55:00 – Discussion on BioWare and the State of the Video Game Industry
2:22:10 – Aftershow

Credits:
Edited by Zach (Alias)

Persona 5 – Life Will Change
Red Dead Redemption 2 – That’s the Way It Is

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VoK 547: Video Game Roundtable – Music Edition



The Vassals of Kingsgrave convene for a different sort of video game roundtable. Instead of talking about favorite games, they come together to explore some of their most beloved pieces of video game music. Join Bing (Shoeshiner), Duncan (Valkyrist), Matt (blu3arm0r), Kevin (Gaiden), Zander (The Lord Baron), and Zach (Alias) as they talk about what video game music is all about and share the tracks that left a lasting impression behind.

9:25 – Zelda Block
27:45 – Civilization 4
35:20 – Resident Evil 4
42:00 – Final Fantasy Block
54:45 – Metroid Prime
1:01:40 – Witcher 3
1:06:00 – Dragon Age: Origins
1:12:40 – Mass Effect Block
1:24:20 – Dark Souls
1:31:10 – Undertale
1:36:40 – To The Moon
1:40:35 – Donkey Kong Country 2
1:47:20 – Pharaoh
1:49:30 – Streets of Rage

This podcast will contain spoilers for a lot of things, including the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, the Mass Effect series, Metroid Prime, Donkey Kong Country 2, Dark Souls, and some badly contained spoilers for Final Fantasy 7.

Credits:
Edited by Zach (Alias)

Super Mario Bros Official Theme
Zelda Ocarina of Time – Hyrule Symphony
Zelda Ocarina of Time – Ganondorf’s Theme
Zelda Ocarina of Time – Great Fairy Fountain Theme 
Civilization 4 – Baba Yetu
Resident Evil 4 – Regenerator Theme
Final Fantasy 7 – Aerith’s Theme 
Final Fantasy 13 – The Promise
Metroid Prime Credits
The Witcher 3 – The Fields of Ard Skellig
Dragon Age Main Theme
Mass Effect 3 – An End Once and For All 
Mass Effect 2 – Suicide Mission
Dark Souls – Gwyn, Lord of Cinder 
Undertale – Hopes and Dreams 
To The Moon – For River
Donkey Kong Country 2 – Stickerbrush Symphony
Pharoah – Stha 
Streets of Rage – Boss Theme 
Transistor – Paper Boats

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VoK 509: Video Game Roundtable – 2018 Edition




The Vassals of Kingsgrave convene for another video game roundtable.  This time around Vassals Thomas (FTWard), Bing (shoeshiner), Matt (blu3arm0r), and Zach (Alias) gather to talk about some of their favorite video games in the year of 2018. They also share some of the biggest games they are anticipating in 2019.

0:15 – Introduction
23:50 – Kingdom Come: Deliverance
37:50 – Marvel’s Spider-Man
47:30 – Valkyria Chronicles 4
56:30 – BATTLETECH
1:05:30 – Celeste
1:11:40 – God of War (2018)
1:20:30 – Everything Else We Played
1:44:00 – Most Anticipated (and Unanticipated) Games of 2019

Credits:
Edited by Zach

Field of Hopes And Dreams – Deltarune OST
Kingdom Come Deliverance – Skalitz 1403
Marvel’s Spider-Man (PS4) OST – Spider-Man
Valkyria Chronicles 4 OST – Title Theme
BATTLETECH 02 – Restoration
Celeste Original Soundtrack – 02 – First Steps
God of War | God of War OST
Gris, Pt. 1

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VoK 459: Ready Player One [2018] (Review)


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Join Adam/DrownedSnow, Bina007 and Greg/ClaudiusTheFool as they discuss the Steven Spielberg film Ready Player One based on the novel by Ernest Cline. This podcast spoils both the book and film, although a more detailed discussion of the former is available in VOK 158.

The after show begins at 45m.

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VoK 446: Video Game Roundtable (Vol.3)



The Vassals return once more to the pixelated roundtable to offer wise council and exchange valuable cheat codes. Join Duncan (Valkyrist), Zach (Alias), Katie (Lady Griffin), Bing (Shoeshiner), Paul (SerDinnerRoll), and Kevin (Gaiden) as they chat video games and gush over some of their favourite titles of all time.

01:14 – Recently Played
11:37 – Favourite Games (Round #3)
1:00:48 – Favourite Games (Round #4)
1:52:24 – Favourite Games (Round #5)
2:14:43 – Upcoming Games

Credits:
Edited by Valkyrist
Audio Clips owned by Valve and Toby Fox

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VoK 193: Video Game Roundtable (Vol.1)
VoK 338: Video Game Roundtable (Vol.2)

​VoK 435: Video Game Roundtable – 2017 Edition




The Vassals of Kingsgrave convene for another video game roundtable.  This time around Vassals Duncan (Valkyrist), Bing (shoeshiner), Katie (LadyGriffin), and Zach (Alias) gather to talk about some of their favorite video games in the year of 2017. They also share some of the biggest games they are anticipating in the coming year.

0:45 – Introduction
7:15 – XCOM 2: War of the Chosen
14:40 – Persona 5
23:10 – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
49:05 – Divinity Original Sin 2
1:02:40 – Night in the Woods
1:12:25 – Mass Effect: Andromeda
1:21:45 – Most Anticipated Games of 2018
1:35:35 – Aftershow

While there will be minor spoilers for the various games discussed, this podcast is largely spoiler-free. 

Credits:
Edited by Zach (Alias)

Super Mario Odyssey OST – Jump Up, Super Star!
Night In The Woods OST – Astral Alley (Build-Up Version)
NieR: Automata OST – Amusement Park (Dynamic – Vocals)

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VoK 348: Cards Against Westeros LIVE


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Welcome to ____ and____ with ____ , ____, ____ and last but not least ____.

We are today trying our hand at playing Cards Against Westeros on a website called Pretend You’re Xyzzy.

The main part is about an hour, but afterwards, some of us keep on playing in an even more informal/chaotic way.

Hosts: Alias, FTWard, Scilens, Aiwendil, Bina007, Shadowbaby and Patrick the Tall

Editor: Patrick the Tall

Music is by Alpine Univers

 

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VoK 338: Video Game Roundtable (Vol.2)


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The Vassals gather round the console to bask in gaming’s warm, pixelated glow. Join Duncan (Valkyrist), Zach (Alias), Katie (Lady Griffin), Bing (Shoeshiner), Patrick (Ser Patrick the Tall), Paul (SerDinnerRoll), Adam (drownedsnow), and Hannah (shadow_ baby) as they chat video games and gush over some of their favourite titles of all time.

1:17 –What We’re Playing
17:21 – Favourite Games (Round #1)
1:04:33 – Favourite Games (Round #2)
1:58:38 – Thoughts on the Current Gen

Credits:
Edited by Valkyrist
Audio Clips owned by Nintendo

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VoK 252: Dragon Age: Inquisition (BioWare)


Lead them or fall! Inquisitors Zach (Alias), Peter (Shellfish), Paul (Pod’s Plight), Katie (Lady Griffin), Bing (Shoeshiner), and Jeff (jeff14) return to Thedas for the third installment in BioWare’s epic fantasy roleplaying series: Dragon Age: Inquisition.

  • 1:00 – Introductions and Icebreakers
  • 13:00 – Combat and Mechanics
  • 38:00 – Story
  • 1:23: 00 – Characters
  • 1:53:00 – Trespasser DLC

Music:

‘I Am The One’ (Instrumental)  by Raney Shockne and Nick Stoubis

‘Sera Was Never’ by Raney Shockne, Nick Stoubis, and Elizaveta Khripounova

‘Rise’ by Raney Shockne, Nick Stoubis, and Elizaveta Khripounova

???? by Trevor Morris

Credits:
Edited by Katie

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VoK 221: E3 2015 Recap


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Join the impressionable VoK crew for their take on Electronic Entertainment Expo or E3 2015.

5:20 , Microsoft event
33:30 , Sony event
60:00 , Ubisoft Event
1:14:00, EA event
1:25:00, Bethesda Event
1:44:00, Nintando Event
2:02:00, Others

Credits:
Edited by Vikram (fortytwo)
Hosts: Fortytwo(Vikram), Alias(Zach) and Easttexasdirewolf(Shane)
Music: Gillicuddy

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VoK 193: Video Game Roundtable (Vol.1)


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The Crew talk about their favorite games, gaming console and games they are looking forward to playing in 2015.

1min 50sec – Dark Souls 2 Discussion
24mins 30sec – Hello Kitty Online
25mins 30sec – Honeypop
28mins – Valkyria Chronicles
43mins 50sec – Gaming Console discussion
51mins 20sec – Bayonetta
1hr 11mins – Darkest Dungeon
1hr 30mins – Metroid Prime
1hr 52mins – League of Legends
1hr 55mins – Star Wars Games
1hr 58mins – Antispated releases of 2015
2hr 15mins – Game of Throne Games and Mods (caution minor spoiler)

Credits:
Edited by Vikram (fortytwo)
Hosts: White Raven, Valkyrist, Alias, Khal Wadege, Shoeshiner, Patrick the tall, Ciao Gamer and Fortytwo
Music: Gablé , BoxCat , Bass Assassin , Bassinfected , Christian Bjoerklund , Flex Vector, Ghost

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VoK 184: Game of Thrones (Ep.2) – The Lost Lords (Telltale Games)


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Join Vassals Peter (Shellfish), Zach (Alias), Greg (claudiusthefool), Brett (White Raven), and Patrick (Ser Patrick the Tall) as they discuss the latest episode of Telltale’s Game of Thrones game series.

Warning: Spoilers for the first two episodes of Telltale’s Game of Thrones game series.

Credits:
Edited by Peter (Shellfish)
Music by Jared Emerson-Johnson

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VoK 174: Game of Thrones (Ep.1) – Iron From Ice (Telltale Games)


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The crew cozy up next to a fire with a cup of eggnog to rate and review 1st episode of TellTale’s Game of Thrones Video game. This game can be played on iOS devices, Android devices, PlayStation 3/4, XBox 360/ONE and Steam PC/MAC.

Spoiler Scope:
First 35 mins of Podcast has NO Game spoilers,
Podcast contains spoilers for HBOs Game Of Thrones upto Season 4, and
Upto Book 5 of A Song of Ice and Fire Series.

Credits:
Edited by Vikram (fortytwo)
Hosts: Fortytwo, Alias, claudiusthefool and drownedsnow
Intro Music: “hmm ok” by Gablé
Christmas Music by E’s Jammy Jams courtesy of Youtube’s Audio Library

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VoK 170: Women in Geek Culture (Vol.2) – GamerGate


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In Part 2 of VOK’s Women and Geek Culture series, hosts Alias, Beric175, inkasrain, No True Lady and Valkyrist bring passion, opinions and insight to GamerGate, the controversy that’s taken the internet by storm.

Credits:
Edited by No True Lady

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VoK 154: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Monolith)


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Join Fortytwo, Alias and White Raven for their review of Monolith’s new game, “Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor”. First half of podcast is spoiler-free. Spoiler filled review starts at 43mins.

Credits:
Edited by Vikram (fortytwo)
Hosts: Fortytwo, Alias, White Raven
Intro Music: “hmm ok” by Gablé
Various other music: BoxCat’s Discography

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VoK 153: Destiny (Bungie)


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Fortytwo teams up with Alias and White Raven to take on a Boss called “Podcast”. The Crew review Bungie’s Destiny the game. At time of Recording Patch 1.0.2 is live and Iron Banner event is underway.

Credits:
Edited by Vikram (fortytwo)
Hosts: Fortytwo, Alias, White Raven
Intro Music: “hmm ok” by Gablé
Various other music: Gillicuddy’s Discography
Blog image by Janee Meadows

 

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VOK 93: Dragon Age series (BioWare)


The Champions of Kingsgrave band together in a podcast of Archdemon proportions to discuss Bioware’s ‘Dragon Age’ videogame franchise. Join Warden-Commanders Katie (Lady Griffin), Peter (Shellfish), Zach (Alias), Surya (MadScientist22), and Vaarsuvius as they master their taint and debate the finer points of Mages vs Templars, magical bosoms, and why Duncan really is The Worst Ever. In war, victory. In peace, vigilance. In death, Manwoody.

WARNING: THIS PODCAST CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR THE UPCOMING ‘DRAGON AGE: INQUISITION.’ Spoilers include confirmed companions, plots, and game mechanics. Note: spoilers are relevant to March 2014 and may no longer be accurate.

(minor spoilers for Bioware’s ‘Mass Effect’ series.)

2:00 – Introductions and Icebreakers
15:00 – Story Discussion Part I: The Grey Wardens, Mages vs. Templars, Approval/Disapproval vs Friendship/Rivalry, ‘All That Remains.’
– Intermission –
45:00 – Story Discussion Part 2: Favorite Characters and Quests, the impact of ‘Assassin’s Creed’ and ‘Skyrim’ on ‘Inquisition,’ Flemeth, the Tevinter Imperium, the Qunari, and the Great Bioware Romance Debate of 2014.
– Intermission –
1:26:00 – Combat and Mechanics
1:37:00 – ‘Dragon Age: Inquisition’ and ‘Dragon Age Keep’
1:44:00 – Novelizations and Comics
1:47:00 – Aftershow – Snakes and Scorpions

Credits:
Edited by Katie
Intro – ‘Faith Lies In Ashes’ – ‘Dragon Age: Inquisition’ Trailer Music by Jay Vincent
43:00 –  ‘Tavern Music’ by Inon Zur
1: 25:00 –  ‘Challenge An Archdemon’ by Inon Zur Outro:
1:46:46 – ‘Age of the Dragon’ by Miracle Of Sound
Outro – ‘I Am The One’ (Dj Killa-Jewel Remix) by Inon Zur
All ‘Dragon Age’ clips belong to Bioware and Electronic Arts, Inc. All fanworks belong to their respective owners.

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VoK 47: Mass Effect series (BioWare)


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To Discuss Bioware’s Mass Effect Series , Katie (Lady Griffin) is joined by Zach (Alias), Eddie (Teddard), Matt (Eiffel), and Peter (Shellfish).

2:00 Introductions and Icebreakers
11:00 Trilogy Highlights
34:00 Mass Effect 3 Ending
58:00 Multiplayer, Paragon and Renegade, and The Future of Mass Effect
1:08:00 Aftershow – Snakes and Scorpions, Badasses and Dumbasses

Warning: Contains plot spoilers for all Mass Effect games and downloadable content. Minor spoilers for the novel Mass Effect: Revelation by Drew Karpyshyn.

Credits:
Edited by Katie
Intro: ‘The Old Machines’ by Rig
32:40: ‘I’m Proud of You’ by Sam Hulick
58:36: ‘Staggered Injection’ (Purgatory Bar Music) by Ekstrak
Outro: 1:09: DJ Harbinger – Surrender Shepard!
All Mass Effect clips belong to Bioware and Electronic Arts, Inc. All fanworks belong to their respective owners.

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