Someone please save me from writing something here every week. Is there a not an AI capable of doing this, albeit without my amazing sense of humour? We’ve got games that let you explore procedurally generated worlds! Someone procedurally generate some words for me! On that happy note, the VG247 The Best Games Ever Podcast returns, with episode 6. This week I was concerned that we’d be unable to put ourselves in the shoes of the average plebeian, what with us being superstar games journo types, but my fear was unwarranted. That’s right, it’s time for the Best Game Someone Not In The Know Would Think You’d Made Up.
“What is VG247’s Best Games Ever Podcast?” you ask. I’m not sure I want to tell you. Why don’t you take a chance on it and find out for yourself? Each episode of the Best Games Ever Podcast is only about 30 minutes, so what have you got to lose? It’s bound to be better than an episode of Eastenders (that’s a terrible London-set soap opera for our US readers).
Hopefully you can find room in your podcast-listening schedule for it. Wouldn’t it be great to be there at the start of something great? To be able to tell your friends and family that you were there when Jim, Tom, and co were unknowns and not the millionaires they become? Also, you’ll hopefully have some fun for half an hour.
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Best Game Someone Not In The Know Would Think You’d Made Up
This is the topic of Episode six of VG247’s Best Games Ever Podcast. Here’s a rundown of who picked what.
Tom – Mount Your Friends
A real classic of the Xbox Live Arcade era, back on the Xbox 360 days. This multiplayer party game asked you to master a tricky individual limb control scheme to climb up your friends and reach a higher point than they did. It’s a nailed-on all-timer, this, but did it win this very particular category?
Alex – Katamari Damacy
When you think of quirky video games, Katamari Damacy is likely right near the top of your brain. This joyful game is essentially built around one simple idea: roll up objects to make a huge ball. That's it really. And it’s brilliant. It helps that the game has one of the best soundtracks ever and that you can now play a version of it on pretty much every platform available.
Connor – Dong Dong Never Die
Right, Connor isn’t here to explain this to me, so just watch the video above. It’s a fighting game that is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Enough said.
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Come back in a week for another episode of VG247’s Best Games Ever Podcast.
If you want more podcasts, you could do worse than checking out our friends at Rock Paper Shotgun who have the Electronic Wireless Show. Eurogamer has two shows (greedy!), Digital Foundry has DF Direct, Dicebreaker covers the world of tabletop gaming, and the Outside Xbox lot has Oxventure - A Dungeons & Dragons Podcast.