Dec 23, 2013
Seasons Greetings Gamers!
It has been an amazing year for us at Videogame BANG! We started this podcast less than six months ago and in its short life span we have such a great time, and the show has become more successful than any of us really thought it would be by this point. Aaron and myself owe the success of the show 100% to our awesome listeners, and a group of very special friends that show up and support us either on the Mic or behind the scenes each week.
We thought it would be cool to show our crew some love so we loaded up on some Pizza's Doritos and Mountain Dew for a Christmas Party VGB style with all our friends. This week we are presenting the Nerd Reactor, Top 15 games of 2013. While running down the list we set a timer and throughout the list, randomly, many of our friends and guests from shows past enter the studio and talk about the year in games.
Legitimately this is my favorite thing we have ever done on the podcast. It was a time of celebration, remembrance, and review of 2013. A chance to talk about the origins of some of our deepest friendships, and even look a little bit into what we want to do in 2014.
Please join us in this crazy adventure of an episode and we look forward to seeing you guys and girls in 2014.
Hosts: Aaron Carter and Cory Vincent
Guests: Steven Gutierrez, Griffin, Jerry Phaynarikone, Noel Beltran, Dominique Downs
Special Thanks: David Ng, Laura Rodriguez, Madison Motta, Elizabeth Vincent, Kyle McGuire, Chelsey McGuire, Brad England, Noah Page, John 'Spartan' Nguyen, Gen Leblanc, Mark Pacis, , Nerd Reactor, David Webb, Jamie Webb, Genese Davis, Scott Tumilty, Ryan Shepard and Under Inspired, Gerald Ocon, AND EVERYONE WHO AS EVER GIVEN THE SHOW A LISTEN
Sean Bozzo, Javier Herrera, Alex Baggs,
Dec 19, 2013
This is the final regular episode of the Videogame BANG! of 2013! We thank everyone who has listened to the show, 'liked', 'retweeted', 'shared', '+1', 'commented', 'subscribed', 'twerked', or 'quinoa'd' the show!
This week Cory and Aaron are joined by the beautiful Marc Griffin, and the inexplicably angry Steven Gutierrez. In this weeks news, the crew discusses XBOX's plans for original TV content, The cover of the upcoming EA's UFC, and Nintendo's big announcement of 'Hyrule' Warriors'. In movie news we speculate on the rewrite of Batman vs. Superman, and how Sony should proceed with the Spider-man cinematic Universe.
After the break, We are joined by the stunning Madison Motta, or as the internet knows her: @_Omga or 'Dio'. She attempts to thwart Aaron, who is on the road to win his crown back from last weeks newly crowned champion Marcicus GRIFFINDOOOOR.
We end the show with a butt load of bitching from this weeks losers, and Steven gives the listeners a very special Christmas message, from him to you.. This is one for the record books, hope you ENJOY!
Also... This weekend we are launching our Top Games of 2013 SUPERSHOW! We are going to have an extended episode that will have characters and friends from the shows past, live twitter giveaways and much much more!
Dec 18, 2013
Review: The Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode 1 'All that Remains' by Videogame BANG!
Dec 13, 2013
This week, on the Videogame BANG! panel, are some voices you should recognize. Of course Cory and Aaron are in the house, and this week by their side is fan favorite David 'Diegando' Ng, and Nintendo guru Mark 'Markytaru' GRIFFENDORRRR.
All things must come to an end.. The Civil War, The great depression, and finally Aaron Carters reign of trivia dominance. This week we are joined by YouTube's very own "RealDavidWebb", see what happens, in an extremely controversial round of the trivia game. Let us know if you believe it should count as a true loss or not!
As per the norm we go through a round of Whattcha Playing and talk about the weeks biggest gaming news and events. We have a loaded agenda this week as Fallout 4 has been made everything but official, The PS4 has become the most successful console launch in the history of the world, and Robert Knepper has been cast in the show 'Arrow'.
We hope you enjoy this weeks episode of the Videogame BANG! and ecourage you to share it with your fiends, comment below, tweet us your thoughts, and as always stay frosty my friends.
Dec 9, 2013
Very Special episode of the show today! Why? You ask.. because this show, Aaron Carter is pulling the strings. Now I want to prepare you a little for what you are going to hear, and lay down a few disclaimers... For starters this show will not contain an awesome opening catch phrase.. I know this may upset many of our listeners. The other thing is that while we really didn't want to 'bash' the VGX we have to stay honest and give out opinions on the impressions the show left on us.. and our impression for the show is that it was terrible.
If your were one of the thousands, if not millions of people watching the VGX.. I'm sorry for your loss. The internet has spoken and the word that is most used when describing the event seems to be 'awkward'. The show featured a seemingly disinterested Joel McHale, and as always felt way out of touch with the hardcore gaming community.
Videogame BANG! Host Aaron Carter endured watching VGX twice.. in the name of research of course. This week we discuss the hits and misses, of this years VGA.. err.. VGX. From the lows of Cranky Kong, to the sweet highs of No Mans Sky top to bottom we try to make sense of this debacle.
After the VGX talk we go into part two of our hands on with the Wii U, this time focusing in on more hardcore gaming on this next gen Wii. Tekken, Call of Duty Black Ops 2, and Mass Effect 3 are on the menu and boy were we hungry. We evaluate the Wii U from a less 'Nintendo' stand point and look at the titles you might play when you aren't having a party.
I should also mention that since my cohort Aaron is running the show, and the fact that he doesn't know how to tell time means the show goes a tad bit long this weekend, but he does finish strong with his very own outro line! This is an outro line you don't want to miss! All this and much much more on this weeeeeeeeeeeeks.. Videogame BANG!!!
Dec 5, 2013
What's Up Pizza's?!
You are in for a treat this week, the crew is firing on all cylinders, and we are not holding anything back. Cory and Aaron are joined by Steven Gutierrez and Marc 'GRIFFINDOR' Griffin. Maybe its the fact that its the holiday season? Maybe its the fact that the studio was extremely cold? Whatever it was sparked a flame.. A firey flame of frustration.
Its time that the PS4 and Xbox One gamers end the civil war.. for too long have we been focusing on each other while the group who calls themselves the 'Master Race' has lurked in their pretentious shadows. We call out PC gamers this week, and issue a few challenges. To the PC gaming community we say: 'Come at us bro's'
We geek out over the rumors of EA Canada creating an open world Star Wars game. Also the gang discusses micro-transactions in the new era of gaming and whether the help or hinder the industry.
As Always the crew runs through americas favorite past time: WhattchaPlayin', covers all of the weeks top gaming stories and after the break is the most EPIC ROUND of the trivia Super showdown in podcast history.
Better grab your Party Sized bag of Doritos and you 40oz Mountain Dew, because this week ish gets real!
Dec 2, 2013
What's Up Pizza's?!
You might think its weird that four grown men and one 16 year old kid all gathered together and spent an entire evening playing Wii U... The 16 year old being Cory's cousin visiting for the holidays from the armpit of California, 'Fresno'.To be quite honest I think we were all surprised that this was how we were spending our Thanksgiving weekend. The Wii U launched over a year ago now, and strangely everybody knew about it, but not many really cared. As far as console launches go it was extremely quiet. It was this reason the Videogame BANG! team was set out on exploring the Wii U for ourselves and trying to figure out the eternal question: Is it fun?!
New addition to the VGB squad Mark Griffin, is a huge Wii U enthusiast. Armed with a stack of Wii U games and Zelda branded console, the team focused on the five player couch co-op experiences that the Wii U had to offer...
Immediately following the session, Cory, Aaron, David, Mark, and Derrick locked themselves in the studio. We discuss and debate the Wii U, whats awesome, what sucks, and what Microsoft and Sony can learn from Nintendo!
Gird your loins because this one is going to get a little crazy!
Nov 27, 2013
What's Up Turkeys?!
If the Videogame BANG! team was a Thanksgiving dinner we have all the fixings this week! I am the Turkey of the group Cory Vincent and as always I am joined by the Gravy Aaron Carter! On our panel this week is fan favorite, the yams, Steven Guttierez. Also joining us the Cranberry Sauce Marc Griffin.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone and thanks for tuning into this very special episode of Videogame BANG! It seems like we are transitioning from 'Console Wars' to 'Console Woes' am I right? The team has had more time to get more intimate with their next generation gaming console devices! We talk about the ups and downs to both systems and many a few of the major launch titles.
(Continue Reading At http://nerdreactor.com/2013/11/27/videogame-bang/)
Nov 25, 2013
This IS the MAIN EVENT!!!!
The team spent an entire night confined in a room together for about 12 hours with a PS4, an Xbox One, a giant stack of video games, and of course some Pizzas... We competed, we argued, we laughed and we cried, then immediately afterwards recorded this podcast episode... This is our Videogame BANG! Official Console and Game Review Episode Extravaganza, but if your thinking to yourself, "Why should I care what these A** H**** have to say?!" here is the reason...
(Continue reading and listening at NerdReactor.com under the podcast section)
Nov 21, 2013
What's Up XBOX ONE Pizza's?!
You are in for a treat this week because we have on the show this week, the luckiest gamer in the world and he goes by the name 'Moonlightswami'. He made headlines when Target accidently shipped him his XBOX ONE two weeks early, and he went on a twitter rampage spilling all the juicy details of the next gen console. He walks us through this crazy couple of weeks he has had, his interactions with Microsoft brass, and what the future holds for Mr. Swami.
If that wasn't enough to earn your clicks, we have...
(Continue Reading @ http://nerdreactor.com/category/vgbang/)
Once again special thanks to our guest, for more Moonlightswami:
Nov 15, 2013
What’s up, Boob Pizzas?!
Because all of you on the internet are filthy animals, last week’s show was our most popular one ever?! Was it because of the boobs on the picture? Was it because of all of the dirty words we used in the description? Or was it because the show is actually awesome?! It was the boobs wasn’t it…
This week is a huge week for gamers with the PlayStation 4 releasing in less than 24 hours. The VGB team reflects on the hits and misses of the next-gen console announcement and launch. Sony has updated their licensing agreements, and Rockstar announced that their long awaited first expansion to GTA Online. Steven attempts to destroy our fan base and discusses his deep-seeded hatred for the Lord of the Rings franchise. Boobs.
Read more at http://nerdreactor.com/2013/11/14/videogame-bang-4-boobs/#Fr4c7BBl0pJeoRPV.99
Nov 12, 2013
What’s Up Sexy Pizzas?!
Videogame BANG! is back for our third episode with NerdReactor.com, and oh boy we have some controversial topics for you this week. Special guest Gen ‘The Geek Girl’ Leblanc returns to the program and this time joins us for the entire episode!
Read more at http://nerdreactor.com/2013/11/07/videogame-bang-3/#zd8xlsgtr84Sj2xR.99
Nov 1, 2013
Ghostly greetings, gamers! We have a Fang-tastic show for you this week. Please park your brooms at the door, because it’s our first ever Halloween-themed episode! Recently I asked a much respected member of the gaming world the secret to getting what the kids are calling ‘Hits’ on the podcast. He told me that one of the secrets is to create clever titles that grab the listener’s attention, and so was born the Videogame BANG! Spooktacular Halloween Super Show! Presented by Nerd Reactor. Next I was informed by my nine-year-old cousin that to be successful you need to ‘hashtag’ everything so we created a special hashtag for this week’s show. #VGBSHSSPBNR
This week on the show I am joined by the usual suspects, my co-pilot Aaron Carter, first mate Steven Guttierrez, and of course our classy wench Laura Rodriguez. We cover all of the horror surrounding some of the controversies of the PS4 launch along with the new content restrictions that have risen to the surface. We talk about the display resolutions of the new Call of Duty: Ghosts, and why it matters. If that wasn’t enough, we do Whattcha Playin’?!, and Aaron gripes about the X-Men: Days of Future Past trailer.
After the break we are joined by the winner of our Twitter trivia retweet challenge and gaming vlogger from Under-Inspired games: Ryan Sheppard. He goes toe-to-toe against our panel of VGB nerds in hopes to win a very special prize! After a hard-fought competition, the crew cools down with a Top-10 list, brought to us by our favorite list maker and dear friend of the program, James Hawkins.
Thanks again for choosing Videogame BANG! Be prepared to have your pants scared off, in the most sexual way possible, and remember all week to tweet us using #VGBSHSSPBNR and @VideoGameBang and @NerdReactor.
Oct 25, 2013
What’s up, Pizzas?! Welcome to Videogame BANG! Presented by NerdReactor.com. We are a gaming, technology, and entertainment podcast hosted by Cory Vincent and Aaron Carter. We have a whole team of friends and characters that stop by the VGB studio and we talk about the latest and greatest in nerd culture, and interview the most relevant figures in modern geekery.
In our first episode flying the Nerd Reactor banner we come out swinging with a battle royale of special guests for your ear-hole pleasure.
Starting things off we have the head honcho of Nerd Reactor, but more importantly our new boss, John “Spartan” Nguyen. We talk Batman: Arkham Origins, GTA glitches, and we have our favorite segment ‘Whattcha Playin?!’
Next, we welcome Genese Davis to the show. Genese is the beautiful redhead version of the Dos Equis’ Most Interesting Man in the World. She is an Equestrian, a real-life pilot, a world-ranked World of Warcraft player, and now the author of the new novel The Holders Dominion. She tells us about her current web series with Pixel Vision: The Gamer in You, and her humble beginnings in the video game world.
You would think that after all of the excitement from Genese, we would just end the episode, but we here at Videogame BANG! are never satisfied! You know her from Geek and Sundry’s vlog ‘Word Play’ on YouTube and League of Legends ‘Summoner’s Showcase’, she is Nika Harper. She talks about life after the ‘Summoner’s Showcase’ and her passion for literature. Things get pretty heavy as we talk about forum trolls and white knights, and her life as a Slitheren.
Rounding out our most star-studded episode to date we are joined by Raphael Van Lierop. He is the founder and creative director over at Hinterland Games. They are working on a new survival simulation game, The Long Dark. Hinterland Games is The Expendables of game developers with an all-star cast working on this project behind the scenes, as well as an amazing cast of voice actors including David Hayter, Mark Meer, and Jennifer Hale. Aaron auditions for a part in the game and Raphael promises us beta keys!
We hope you enjoy the show! Please comment, like, and share. We appreciate your feedback. Next week we will be back with another dramatic episode of Videogame BANG!
Oct 17, 2013
What's up Pizza's?!
This is the final episode of the podcast before we make the jump to NerdReactor.com. We have our very special guest all the way from Scotland and ironically his name is Scott Tumilty who is a vlogger from the Geek and Sundry network! He is a retro gamer and started his vlogging career getting drunk and playing awful games!
We talk GTA V Stimulus package, Kingdom Hearts 3, Steam Controller, and much much more!
We can't thank everyone enough for supporting the show and helping us get to where we are now. Stick around after the New Release segment for our personal thank yous!
Oct 10, 2013
Welcome to episode 15 of our Podcastular Extravaganza! We cover a plethora of topic this week, ranging from Pokémon, League of Legends, and our new guest is foolish enough to debate the console war with Cory!
The new guest has been a fan of the show since the beginning, he is a Latino ball of rage I am of course talking about our friend Noel Beltran.
We get an update on Aaron's legal troubles and Steven vents his frustrations at battlefield 4 beta, all that and more on this weeks.. Videogame BANG!
So much more around the corner special guests and giveaways coming soon!
Oct 9, 2013
What's Up Pizza?! On this special quickie episode of the show we have an exclusive interview with writer, cosplayer, gamer, radio personality and geek extraordinaire Gen 'The Geek Girl' Leblanc.
We talk about a great many hot topics including 'fake nerds' the state of nerd culture in 'Canada' and the need to put things 'in quotations'. (Not Really)
This is girl is the REAL DEAL check out diss Interview!!!
Oct 3, 2013
Episode 14 is OFF THE RAILS! Laura is out sick so we have a double dose of bro!! Steven Gutierrez and Dominique Downs join us as we talk GTA Online, Breaking Bad, share our fondest Tom Clancy memories and play with our new soundboard!
As always we play 'whattcha playin' and a special bros only top 10 list.
All that and more on this weeks Videogame BANG!
Sep 28, 2013
We have Matt Gilgenbach (@24CaretGames) from 24 Caret and Infinitap games. He is most well known for his work on highly received Retro/Grade, available on Steam and the PSN.
His latest project is on Kickstarter now and has been generating a lot of buzz. The game is 'Neverending Nightmares' it is a psychological horror game that is inspired by Matt's real life battle with mental illness.
For more on Neverending Nightmares:
For More Retro/Grade:
Sep 26, 2013
We have Lucky Episode 13! We are joined in the studio by the always lovely Laura Rodriguez and the ever so seductive Steven Gutierrez.
We also have a very special guest via the Skype machine all the way from Canada! The is a writer, cosplayer and geek extraordinaire Gen 'The Geek girl' Leblanc.
We talk Breaking Bad, GTA V Online, Steam OS and Steam Box, all this and more on this weeks Videogame BANG!
For more Genevieve LeBlanc:
Sep 22, 2013
James Hawkins is a videogame journalist, hailing from Seattle Washington. He has been a featured writer for www.joystickdivision.com, www.BitCreature.com, and EVEN www.Digg.com. He is a well of knowledge and he was nice enough to talk to us on the show via Skype!
During episode 9 we used a list he created, and Aaron had a disagreement. We reached out to James and he was awesome enough to stop by and talk turkey.
For more James Hawkins you can find him at the following internet coordinates:
Sep 19, 2013
Episode 12 has Cometh!!! This is the BIGGEST episode to date!! Stop reading this and press play! Aaron and I are joined by the always entertaining Laura Rodriguez (@Lorimar87). We have the manager of our local unnamed 'Game Store' Marc Griffin (@Markytaru), as well as a very special interview from one of the most insightful videogame journalists of our time James Hawkins (@JamesHawk1ns). And through the entire show we talk GTAV, GTAV, and more GTAV!!
Sep 13, 2013
Episode 11 of the podcast is up! If you guys are wondering where episode 10 is, don't you worry we totally did an episode 10 and it was loaded with special guests and surprises! Look forward for episode 10 coming sometime this or next year.
This week we talk more GTA V, preorder bonuses and Map size. As always we discuss 'Whattcha Playin' and go over every single detail of the video gaming news.
This weeks Top 10 list is brought to you by:
We also talk new releases for the upcoming week.
Special thanks this week goes out to:
Sep 11, 2013
Hello! For those of you who are alive and have ears you have no doubt heard that there was some big Apple iPhone News dropped today!
On this special Quickie version of the podcast I talk with an Apple enthusiast, not to mention all around good guy David Webb. we get all of the juicy details about the new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c.
CHECK IT OUT!
Sep 5, 2013
Videogame BANG! Episode 9 by Videogame BANG!