Sep 4, 2014
Whats up leaked photo Pizza's?! Its the topic that is fresh on everyone's browser history, I mean mind and we are taking this issue head on. We discuss which members of the show have looked into the pictures, and which ones took the moral high ground, we also eventually get around to the gaming news coming out of PAX.
Aaron, Alex, Jada and Cory want to take a little extra time in this weeks show to vent our love and admiration to you the listener this week. Thank you guys so much for all of the support and love, it really motivates the entire team to keep doing what we love.
Mushy crap aside there is so much going on in the geek world and the VGB crew is going to do their damnedest to cover all of it and more in just one our, on this weeks emotionally charged episode of.. VIDEOGAME BANG!
Aug 31, 2014
Sir Aaron Carter here with an all Sac Anime episode of the Weekend Bang! Cory, Jada and I had the pleasure of going to one of the biggest conventions right in our own backyard. That's right people I’m talking Sac Anime. The sights, the sounds, and the beautiful cosplay ladies were all out in full effect and we got to spend some personal time with as many as we could. Beyond the people of Sacramento coming out and showing love, we also got to talk with some of the crem de la crem of anime and gaming voice acting community. We also find out what Homestuck is, and why the cosplay scene seems to be enthralled by it. Will cosplay boyfriends ever be so unprotective? Can Sac Anime be one of the best cons in the state? Will I ever get a chance to go speed dating where the girls outnumber the guys? All that and more on this weeks Sac filled episode of the Weekend Bang!
Aug 28, 2014
Join Cory and Aaron this week as we take things retro! We go from a 4-Player show back to a 2-Player Turbo edition of the podcast just like the old days. We are taking shots at Cyber terrorist group Lizard Squad, and the streamers who played into their game. We got news about No Man's Sky, Dragon Age Inquisition, Destiny, and A LOT of Nintendo news! Mario Kart 8 DLC, Pokken Tournament the list goes on and on. We do a round of whattcha playin' and discuss our first impressions of Whispering Willows and The Long Dark, as well as our reviews on The Walking Dead Season 2 finale and The Regular Show Rigby Pack.
Boy O' Boy let us know how you feel about the old skool format, next week I'm sure we will be back with the same funky fresh lineup, but for this week, sit back relax and stuff your ear holes with some VIDEOGAME BANG! (Which sounds a lot dirtier than it is)
Aug 26, 2014
What's up people Sir Aaron Carter here and the Weekend Bang is ready for your eardrums. Cory, Steven, and Alex all join as we look for what we want in a girl… show host. That's right we’re on the hunt to add more estrogen to the mix. Don't just think we’re all about the ladies, we also talk to Mark Hill product manager at Perfect World Entertainment about “Arc” and why you’ll want to have it to play all your free to play games. Will the VGB find a new lady host? Will she get any of the chauvinistic guy jokes? Will we scare every girl away? All that plus monkeys on this weeks episode of the Weekend Bang!
Aug 21, 2014
Wow Wow Wow.. This weeks show is insane, got no brain.. Aaron and Cory have the tremendous oppurtunity to interview nearly the entire crew behind the amazing indie title from Galaxy Trail called Freedom Planet. Freedom planet is an 8-bit throwback title that carries heavy influence from games past particularly Sonic and Megaman. We have an extended interview where we talk about voice acting, easter eggs, and the future of the franchise.
Cory and Aaron are joined by show regulars David Ng and Alexander Van Baggenswiggle who as always bring the party. After the interview the crew just wraps about whatever the hell we want because its just been one of those weeks, ya know the kind where your dad threatens to kill you… thats normal right?
Oh well thanks to all who listen to the show this week and if you are looking for more info on Freedom Planet or the cavelcade of amazing guests we have on the show this week:
Stephen Strife - @GalaxyTrail
Dawn Bennett - @Dawn_M_Bennett
Sean Chiplock - @SonicMega
Xander Barriga - @BenAffleck
Patrick M. Seymour - @PatMSeymoreVA
Aug 19, 2014
What's up people Sir Aaron Carter here with a Banging episode of the Weekend Bang! Today we breakdown the upcoming Gearbox title Battle Born to its bare bones, and figure out if its going to change the MOBA genre as we know it or just be another MOBA that League of Legends over shadows. Assisting on today's operation is Cory Vincent fresh from an Arctic bath, Steven Gutierrez coming straight outta Compton and ready to shoot, and the sleeping giant himself Jerry “Snorlax” Phaynarikone adding in his two cents when he's awake. After our Battle Born discussion we bang around the web just to see what’s hot. Will I ever remember names to video games? Will Cory Thaw out in time for the show? Will Jerry ever wake up? All that and much more on this weeks episode of the Weekend Bang!
Aug 14, 2014
Whats up everyone?! Cory Vincent here presenting you all with the latest episode of the Videogame BANG! and it may not be what your used to. Fans of the show will tell you that despite what is going on in the world Cory and Aaron keep the shows focus on video games and entertainment. This week despite Gamescom going on in Germany and tons of gaming news to discuss it would be irresponsible for the team to ignore some of the world events going on from the relevent news going on in Ferguson Colorado, the loss of a comedic icon Robin Williams, to the bizarre story of a professional fighter assaulting a porn star and being hunted by Dog the Bounty Hunter.
It's important to have fun and relax with a great videogame or movie, but its also good to spread awarness of whats goin on in the world around us. After all the heavy world news there is a lot of stuff to discuss with Gamescom going on in Germany. Tomb Raider is now an Xbox exclusive, lots and lots of new game trailers and features to discuss and argue about. We have a new playable Silent Hill survival horror teaser from Kojima and Del Torro.
As always thank you all for being awesome, and we will see you again this weekend for the Weekend BANG!
Aug 11, 2014
What's people Sir Aaron Carter with another Weekend Bang, and its a mixed bag of gaming goodness. Cory, Steven and Jerry ride along today as we talk everything from movies to future gaming titles. a whole lot of minecraft is discussed as well, and why minecraft has been taking up so much of our time. There is no possible way you can prepare yourself for all the amazing goodness this show is about to bring so just sit back and listen to another episode of the Weekend BANG!
Aug 7, 2014
What's up Game Bangers?! Check it out we have an awesome episode of the show for you all this week because there is so much to talk about, ESPECIALLY given a Twitch.tv turn of events that set streamers on fire! Litterally on FIRE! We start the shoe with Cory, Aaron, Jada, and Alex talking about the sucess story that is Guardians of the Galaxy. We play a round of Whattcha Playin' and then get into the news story that came out regarding Gamestop increasing trade in values.
After a word from out sponsers we have a super special guest join us for the first time on the show. He is a regular listener and friend on Twitter and he also happens to be a hardcore gamer and twitch streamer.. his name is Roger Howard and he chimes in with the gang on how these changes in the Twitch world will effect him and streamers all over this great nation. Roger sticks around for the rest of the show as we rehash the EA Access debate and get into everyones favorite bite sized stories: Bang bites!
Overall an amazing show and we hope you enjoy it! Have a great week!
Aug 5, 2014
We have made it to the finish line folks, thats right we finally wrap up our three part saga of the Weekend Bangs look at innovation in the gaming industry. Sir Aaron Carter serving you a hot plate of gaming knowledge along with Cory V, Alex B, and Steven G. We delve deep into the gaming industry and look at what the movers and shakers are doing. In the second half of the show the conversation gets heated as we discuss the pros and cons, ins and outs, of “Meta Gaming” Will true innovation be found in the future? Can Alex ever agree with Aaron? Where did Steven go while he was gone? Will “Meta Gaming” ever soften up? All that and much more on this weeks episode of the Weekend Bang!
Jul 31, 2014
Shave your plates and cook your kazoos, because Videogame BANG! is back and ready to tell it like it is. We have some HUGE stories to talk about this week, from what may be a revolutionary new gaming subscription service from EA, to the revolutionary stupid idea of a Gamestop credit card! On the panel is an extremely studly group of dudes starting of course with Cory Vincent and Aaron Carter, also joining the guys this week is Alex Baggs and David Ng.
Comic con just happened so there is a lot of geeky fallout in the movie and tv world and rest assured the crew will hit you in the face with the things you do not want to miss. Aaron presents the theater of the mind and describes the Avengers teaser as well as the Superman vs. Batman teaser. This was a very fun show, and we want to hear your thoughts and feelings about the EA Access! Who is right? Who is wrong? You Decide!
Jul 24, 2014
Whats up Pizza's?! Comic Con is right around the corner and we can barley withold our excitement! Cory and Aaron are joined by the usual suspects Jada and David. Cory has joined the church of android and makes a public statement in regards to this move, also Aaron is watching a soccer game throughout the entire recording of the show.
This round of whattcha playin gets pretty intense as Cory and his lifelong best friend David Ng go back and forth on a joint review of the new Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2015. Cory HATES it while David thinks its not HORRIBLE.. but still admits it sucks pretty hard.
After the break we have John Spartan Nguyen, the Nerd Reactor editor and chief on the show to talk about his anticipation of for Comic Con, the Destiny Beta and much more. And just as you would comr to expect we have VIDEOGAME NEWS! with a side of BANG BITES!!
Dust off your knickers and spin your plates because you are about to experience Videogame BANG!
Jul 21, 2014
Not to leave you in suspense The Weekend Bang is back in full effect picking up where we left off. Sir Aaron Carter here talking about innovation, and what games will bring it in 2014. The crew has changed just a tad from last week but we’re still rollin. Cory and Alex are back to fill the butt molds they left from last week, and Jada joins to fill the canyon that Steven has left behind. We get right into the Indie title that developers say will give you a new look on games and we hit up just a little bit on the Licensed title as well. All that plus its a late night recording so who knows what's going to happen. Well i do cause I was there. Will Alex ever agree that my gaming taste and knowledge is superior to his? Is basic english to difficult for me to comprehend? What happened to Steven? All will be revealed on this weeks Part Two of the Weekend Bangs series on innovation.
Jul 17, 2014
Videogame BANG! is turning 1 year old this week and in p[odcast years that means we are hitting puberty so what better way to celebrate than a little bit of Birthday Sex.. EDUCATION!! Aaron and Cory are surrounding themselves with some of the most beautiful woman in the world of geek culture and video games this week starting with bringing an old favorite back on the BANG! couch and that is Laura Rodriguez!! Laura updates us on how life after BANG! has been and most importantly she gives us a riveting round of WHATTCHA PLAYIN'?!
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Jul 14, 2014
What is crack in people Sir Aaron Carter dropping another episode on you. This weekend we be talking bout innovation. That's right here at the bang studios we feel there isn't enough of it in our favorite industry. Cory, Steven, and Alex all join me to break down some of the new hotness that should be changing the way you look at games, or at least that's what the people making the games say. Take a listen how we tear games like Destiny and The Order 1886. Will Alex give up the secrets of his beard? Will Steven give us his real age? Can innovation truly be made in this day and age? All that and more on this weeks episode of the Weekend Bang!
Jul 10, 2014
What's Up Messi Pizza's?! We have a great show for you this week that features a returning member to the show Mr. Noel Beltran along with fan favorite Alexander Baggs! Cory and Aaron are here to steer the show to the promised land with some hilarious anecdotes and insightful commentary.
We are talking about pedophile Pokemon Trainers, Martin Lawrence's performance in Blue Streak, as well as one of Cory's favorite topics: Sigourney Weavers breasts. Does this weeks show get a little crazy? yeah... do we regret it? no... Does it feature the cast doing WWE Jim Ross impressions? OH GAWD! OH GAWD!
Enjoy the show!
Jul 7, 2014
Hey people, Sir Aaron Carter with another controversial Weekend Bang! Cory, Steven, David , and I dig deep to discuss the ways you play your games. Are you alone, and enjoys single player games? Do you spend your time competing and shooting to be the best in multiplayer games. Or do you enjoys gathering a group of friends to take on the challenges that games throw at you? One way or another, the Bang gang is here to clear everything up. We also shoehorn these categories into each gaming genre. All that, a grand prize giveaway, and false advertising on this weeks episode of the Weekend Bang!
Jul 5, 2014
The full extendo episode of our amazing interview with the Voice acting ninja: Lucas Schuneman! A great guy, who clearly loves his craft joins us on the show to talk about voice acting and what it takes to make it in the biz! Some great words of wisdom and much much more, this is not the one to miss if you have ever thought you have what it takes to become a voice actor!
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Jul 3, 2014
Whats up Soccer Hooligan Pizzas?!
VGB is back on track with a packed episode, for all the boys and girls out there. You probably guessed it, that this week we will BRIEFLY discuss the World Cup because it is in fact written into Aaron Carter's contract that he is allowed to mention soccer once per show.
After an orgasmic round of Whattcha Playin'?! the crew talks about our current review games: Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition, Hooligans: The Bravest. and Dynasty Warriors Gundam-thingy-anime-game...
Some time has passed since E3 and now the big best of show lists are popping up. There are also some major trends that came out of E3 that are very much worth noting. Fear not BANG GANG! The team is going to go through the "Best in Show" list and let you know whats really going down! We are also going to outline the 5 major trends of E3 and what that means for gamers.
After the break we come back with a special guest interview with Nyko's Chris Arbogast. Chris has been with the peripheral juggernaut for over a decade and has some details on some very cool hardware that will be available for your sexy new current generation consoles just in time for Christmas. We talk some games, talk some potential for future products relating to the oculus rift, AND we make Chris aware that most of you heathens out there will more than likely use the newly created hidden compartments for your PS4 to hide weed from your parents.
All in all its an awesome show this week with so much news, in too little time, wall to wall action for you guys on this weeks Nyko-riffic episode of Videogame BANG!
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Jun 29, 2014
Sir Aaron Carter here with another astonishing episode of the Weekend Bang! The world is in peril, and it is up to three people to save it. Cory, Steven, and Jada are set for one of the most difficult tasks of their adult lives, the X-men draft! That's right people the time has finally arrived. Today you find out who has got the skills to put together the best X-men team to save the world, and things get heated. With the earth in great danger can the Bang Gang keep it together for humankind? Or are you the listener better suited for the job. Play along with us as we hold our first ever X-men draft. see rules below, and enjoy this weeks episode of the Weekend Bang!
The X-men Draft
Any Marvel character that will be drafted has to have once served on the X-men.
Any draftee must be considered to have their original powers. example: Jean Grey has only the powers she was born with, no phoenix powers.
X-men from different time lines can be chosen, but once chosen, cannot be chosen again. Example: Age of apocalypse wolverine is chosen, so no one can choose any other wolverine, from then on.
Five members will be chosen by each drafter, in five rounds. Trades may be made only on the drafters turn.
Each first draft pick will be known as the team leader, and will receive an additional value bonus
You have one minute for each pick.
Each member of your group will hold a value given by “Cerebro”
If any of your team is related or has a relationship outside of the, X-men additional value will be added. Example: Married, Family, etc…
If any member of your team has had negative history with another member of the team then value will be deducted.
Proof of said relationship must be given.
At the end of the five rounds, value will be calculated, and a winning group will be chosen to defeat the enemy.
Jun 26, 2014
What's up Pizzas?! It sure feels great to say that after a week of VGB vacation our battery packs have been fully recharged and its time to get back to trying to jump start WW3 with North Korea and talking about video games! Aaron Carter is with me as always along with two of our regular panelists: David Ng and Alexander Baggs.
With a week off you know there is a lot to talk about and not very much time, so we jump into the top gaming stories from across the interwebz along with a spirited round of everyone's favorite uncle, Whattcha Playin'?! Where for the first time in VGB history Cory is actually playing video games.. I guess a week off can do a body good.
After the break we hit you hard and fast with a very awesome special guest named Lucas Schuneman. Now you may not know this mans face, but if you are a nerd you have heard his voice! Maybe you will recognize him as 'Papa' from Cooking Mama? Perhaps Comrad Vasquez from Tropico 4? And if you still don't know who I'm talking about how about Vice-Admiral Onigumo from a little show called one piece?! We met this man at an airport and he opened our eyes to some amazing tips and tricks of how to make it as a voice actor and he joins us to talk shop, and gives us some awesome in site to a few projects he has lined up. We went so long in the interview that we had to use the power of post production to cut it down, but fear not! The full interview will be released later on in the week.
After the interview an old segment of the show makes its valiant return, and leaves the panel is amazement and wonderosity. There was literally too much going on this week and not enough time so we had to put an extra 5 mins on the clock, I hope this doesn't upset you! And if it does well too bad, just sit back, relax and listen to this weeks Videogame BANG!
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Jun 14, 2014
Hey All hope you are enjoying your weeks, as the VGB crew takes a week off to rest a recuperate from an intense week of E3 madness.
This episode is a collection of our raw interview sessions with a nice collection of amazing developers. We have indie developers from the games Xing: The Land Beyond, Anamnesis, and Neverending Nightmares. We also get some interviews from a pair of free to play pc titles: Black Gold and Nosgoth.
Rounding out the show Aaron scored an amazing 20 minute conversation with Terry Michaels about Everquest Next: Landmark.
We hope you enjoy the long for interviews, VGB will be back in your lives next week, all new and ready to BANG! your ears off... sorry that was unnecessary...
Jun 14, 2014
This is it everyone, our final daily recap of our experience at E3. After having an amazing three days at the show we are finally back in our hometown of Sacramento, California. Past are the days of recording in our cheap LA hotel room and back are we to the lush studio in the great capital of California.
The final day was Aaron's official schwag hunting day, we go over all of the tips and tricks to surviving E3, our final thoughts on the event as a whole, and most interestingly Cory, Aaron, and Jada each award their E3 2014 Bangy awards and try to defend their choice as the other two VGB members try to tell them they are wrong.
VGB will be back in a week with a brand new episode of all the boys and girls out there, thank you all so much for your support of the show, until then: Don't be an asshole.
Jun 12, 2014
Day two is in the books ladies and germs. This time we have a little different episode than what you heard last night as we are going old school! Cory and Aaron are rocking the mics as a duo and going through a very exciting day 2 of E3. Literally everyone else is out partying it up in the streets of LA while these two losers are hanging out in their cheap apartment with some pizza's some recording equipment and loads of good times.
Aaron starts things off with his experience in a sony meeting, and meeting with his developer heroes working on Everquest Next and Landmark. Cory spent a lot of time with Activision and has all the deets on the new Call of Duty Advanced Warfare and Skylanders. Cory and Aaron got some time to wander around the showroom floor and played Super Smash Bros. and Fable Legends. Other games we got to play and will discuss on this show are H1Z1, the new Toad game, and what Cory believes to be the best game he's played at the show thus far: Destiny.
On top of all that the guys got a few more brushes with fame. Included in the awesomeness was Adam Sessler, John Legere, Phil Spencer, UFC Champion Johny Hendrix, Greg Miller, and yet another Black guy who was in that thing.
We have one more day to go, and many many more things to see. We hope you enjoy this show, we also have some amazing interviews that we will be posting in our overall recap of the show either tomorrow or the next day. E3 has been a surreal experience for us so far and we have nobody to thank beside you the listeners. Really thank you all from the bottom of our black empty hearts.
Jun 11, 2014
Day One at E3 is a wrap ladies and gentleman. Cory and Aaron are joined by Jada from their make shift studio in a cheap Los Angeles hotel room joined by not one but two special guests: John Spartan and Laura Siri from Nerd Reactor!
We discuss all of the chaos that is E3. Celebrity interactions, hilarious tales of dudes from other media outlets being dogs, and oh yeah.. the real reason we are here: To get our hands on a bunch of sweet video games and tell you whether they suck or not. Luckily we have a full panel this evening that got to try a bunch of new games and learn about a lot of new and exciting technology headed to a living room near you.
Aaron and Cory recount their first experience with the Oculus, Jada fawns over the new Sonic Boom, and we all share our feelings on what is shaping up to be an amazing video game expo.
This is a part one of three so be sure to keep a look out the next few days for more Videogame BANG! E3 recaps. To get our full length article when they become available keep your eyes on NerdReactor.com or follow everyone on twitter: @VideogameBANG & @NerdReactor