Video Game Choo Choo
Video Game Choo Choo
John Michonski
All aboard the Video Game Choo Choo! Next stop, videogame industry commentary with your favorite conductors! If you're looking for more content including news, reviews, editorial features, videos, livestreams, and yes, even more podcasts than this one, you can go to https://videogamechoochoo.com! If you wanna get familiar with the voices you're hearing on the pod, check out https://videogamechoochoo.com/staff.
VGCC Episode 421: Carmack Attack
It's time for another episode of the Video Game Choo Choo Podcast. This week John sits down with Maverick to talk about the week in games. John finished Xenoblade Chronicles 3 and jumped into A.I. The Somnium Files: Nirvana Initiative while Maverick played some of the Street Fighter 6 Beta and more God of War: Ragnarok. In the news, Congress grilled game makers about extremism in the gaming space, Ash is no longer the protagonist of the Pokémon Anime, and John Carmack has left Meta. As always, you can support us on our Patreon, and follow us on Twitter @VGChooChoo,  @john_michonski and @Mavsplainiamania Also, don’t forget to rate and review us on iTunes, and tell a friend about the show! If you want to send in questions send them to our ask box at videogamechoochoo.tumblr.com/ask. You can also join our Discord channel at thegamezone.zone! Our theme song is “Crush” by Melt Channel, from the album Magic is Real.
Dec 19, 2022
1 hr 36 min
VGCC Episode 420: That's the Weed Number
It's Episode 420 so you know what that means. That's right, It's time for John, Lorelai, and Maverick to talk about the week in games. John's about to finish Xenoblade Chronicles 3 while Maverick has been digging into Need For Speed: Unbound. Lorelai has finally connected with a Pokémon game with Pokémon: Scarlet, Marvel's Midnight Suns, and Harvestella. In the news we go over The Game Awards, Microsoft getting sued by the FTC for the Activision merger, Microsoft voluntarily recognizing the Zenimax QA staff Union, and Yuji Naka getting arrested a second time for insider trading.  As always, you can support us on our Patreon, and follow us on Twitter @VGChooChoo,  @john_michonski, @ChorbySP, and @Mavsplainiamania Also, don’t forget to rate and review us on iTunes, and tell a friend about the show! If you want to send in questions send them to our ask box at videogamechoochoo.tumblr.com/ask. You can also join our Discord channel at thegamezone.zone! Our theme song is “Crush” by Melt Channel, from the album Magic is Real.
Dec 12, 2022
1 hr 41 min
VGCC Episode 419: Balansider Wondertrading
Thanksgiving is over which means it's time for John and Maverick to talk the news around games. John's been playing Pokémon and Maverick's been playing Need For Speed Unbound and God of War: Ragnarok. In the news, another division of Activision has unionized, the Mario Movie is coming, and Twitch has finally integrated much needed featured for combatting hate raids. We also go over the mess surrounding Panda Global and the Smash World Tour. Oh, and I almost forgot to mention that Yuji Naka got arrested for insider trading. As always, you can support us on our Patreon, and follow us on Twitter @VGChooChoo,  @john_michonski, @ChorbySP, and @Mavsplainiamania Also, don’t forget to rate and review us on iTunes, and tell a friend about the show! If you want to send in questions send them to our ask box at videogamechoochoo.tumblr.com/ask. You can also join our Discord channel at thegamezone.zone! Our theme song is “Crush” by Melt Channel, from the album Magic is Real.
Dec 5, 2022
1 hr 23 min
VGCC Episode 418: Sonic and Amy Talk About Death
The VGCC is back on the air after a day off due to scheduling problems! Join John, Solo and Maverick to discuss the latest events in gaming. This week we talk about the ZA/UM firing of Disco Elysium's lead creatives and the allegations regarding writer Robert Kurvitz. Complicated opinions swell regarding Sonic Frontiers. The Prince of Persia: Sands of Time Remake has been finished and leaked onto the streets, yet no release has been announced and we take a moment to celebrate Kevin Conroy's life and work. We have an indepth conversation to finally close the book on Bayonetta 3, John imported a copy of Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher which leads to an interested discussion of regional differences in titles. Signalis is a game about girls that are robots and also Zombies and Solon has a lot of good things to say about it! We talk about recent developments in the tech industry, and consider Kojima's disclosure that several companies have been trying to acquire Kojima Productions. As always, you can support us on our Patreon, and follow us on Twitter @VGChooChoo,  @john_michonski, @ChorbySP, and @Mavsplainiamania Also, don’t forget to rate and review us on iTunes, and tell a friend about the show! If you want to send in questions send them to our ask box at videogamechoochoo.tumblr.com/ask. You can also join our Discord channel at thegamezone.zone! Our theme song is “Crush” by Melt Channel, from the album Magic is Real.
Nov 13, 2022
2 hr 5 min
VGCC Episode 417 : Dying to Summon Spider-Man
It's a full house this week as John is joined by Lorelai, Maverick, and Solon to talk about the week in and around games. This week, John's still playing Xenoblade Chronicles 3, but he's also digging in to the new Marvel: Snap. Maverick is still lost on the Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher grind while Solon has been playing a whole lot of Purgatory Dungeoneer. Lorelai's been spending time on the farm with Coral Island, Potionomics, and Potion Permit when she isn't rocking out with the rollback beta of Guilty Gear Xrd Rev2 and the first 2 chapters of We Are OFK. In the news, People have gotten the Miiverse social features of the WiiU working, Rocksteady's studio heads are leaving, and Space for the Unbound has found a new publisher. Sadly, Reiko Kodama has passed away, Activision is pulling more union busting antics, and The Witcher 1 is getting a remake. As always, you can support us on our Patreon, and follow us on Twitter @VGChooChoo,  @john_michonski, @ChorbySP, @JudgmentScythe and @Mavsplainiamania Also, don’t forget to rate and review us on iTunes, and tell a friend about the show! If you want to send in questions send them to our ask box at videogamechoochoo.tumblr.com/ask. You can also join our Discord channel at thegamezone.zone! Our theme song is “Crush” by Melt Channel, from the album Magic is Real.
Nov 1, 2022
1 hr 47 min
VGCC Episode 416: I'll Buy That For Twenty-Thousand Dollars
It's the weekend, which means it's time for John and Maverick to sit down and talk about all the happenings around the world of Video Games. Maverick's been playing Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher and John has actually played games that aren't Xenoblade Chronicles 3. That's right, he's spent this week digging back into Strange Journey, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon, and Scorn.  In the news, the Zelda Wiki has left Fandom and gone independent. Digimon World: Next Order is getting a Switch port and Konami had a lot of new Silent Hill announcements to go over. The new G4 has been shut down due to severe mismanagement, and the Diablo 4 QA department is allowed to vote on forming a union. We also go over all the new information we got over the last week regarding the Bayonetta situation. As always, you can support us on our Patreon, and follow us on Twitter @VGChooChoo,  @john_michonski, and @Mavsplainiamania Also, don’t forget to rate and review us on iTunes, and tell a friend about the show! If you want to send in questions send them to our ask box at videogamechoochoo.tumblr.com/ask. You can also join our Discord channel at thegamezone.zone! Our theme song is “Crush” by Melt Channel, from the album Magic is Real.
Oct 23, 2022
1 hr 36 min
VGCC Episode 415: Chaste Gamers
It's Sunday which means it's time for John to sit down with Rosa and Maverick to talk about the week in games and the news around it. John's still playing Xenoblade Chronicles 3 while Maverick's been digging into Tokyo Xanadu, The House in Fata Morgana Door 2, and the Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 demo. Rose went old school with some a whole lot of Chrono Cross when she wasn't playing Library of Ruina and Genshin Impact. In the news, Facebook doesn't understand how legs work and Twitchcon broke legs with their shallow and dangerous foam pit. FFVII: The First Soldier is shutting down and an old animatic for a Kingdom Hearts cartoon pitch came out. In labor news, Blizzard is dealing with a new lawsuit and Nintendo had to settle a legal case over their union busting efforts. Hellena Taylor also came out and detailed why she isn't returning as the voice of Bayonetta in Bayonetta 3 after being offered a pittance of $4000 for the role. As always, you can support us on our Patreon, and follow us on Twitter @VGChooChoo,  @john_michonski, @horngal and @Mavsplainiamania Also, don’t forget to rate and review us on iTunes, and tell a friend about the show! If you want to send in questions send them to our ask box at videogamechoochoo.tumblr.com/ask. You can also join our Discord channel at thegamezone.zone! Our theme song is “Crush” by Melt Channel, from the album Magic is Real.
Oct 16, 2022
2 hr 13 min
VGCC Episode 414: 6 Times the Nice
It's Episode 414 this week, but most importantly, it's time for the sixth episode 69, the episode where we take all your deliciously romantic questions. John is joined by Scott and Maverick to bring the love this time around. Scott's been playing with the Steam Deck messing around with the Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters, Elden Ring, and Nier Replicant. John's still just playing Xenoblade Chronicles 3 while Maverick's been digging into Weird RPG. In the news the team lovingly go over all the new Pokémon info, Chaos;Head Noah being released on Steam, Need For Speed: Unbound, and the Mario Movie. Kojima's new game is coming and Magic: The Gathering is adding Final Fantasy and Assassin's Creed cards. Jennifer Hale is also going to be Bayonetta now.  As always, you can support us on our Patreon, and follow us on Twitter @VGChooChoo,  @john_michonski, @FKAsocks and @Mavsplainiamania Also, don’t forget to rate and review us on iTunes, and tell a friend about the show! If you want to send in questions send them to our ask box at videogamechoochoo.tumblr.com/ask. You can also join our Discord channel at thegamezone.zone! Our theme song is “Crush” by Melt Channel, from the album Magic is Real.
Oct 10, 2022
2 hr 27 min
VGCC Episode 413: Stadia Must Die
It's a full Crew in house tonight as John is joined by Elvie, Maverick, and Solon to discuss the week in games and 90's webcomics. John's still playing Xenoblade Chronicles 3 while Maverick has been wired in to Gundam Evolution. Solon played through the point and click classic LOOM while Elvie dug into Dragon Ball: The Breakers and Midnight Ghost Hunt. In the news, Toshimichi Mori the creator of Blazblue left ArcSys, Skull and Bones was delayed while Scorn was moved up, and E3 is back being run by ReedPOP. ZA/UM has dissolved, Wiglett is coming, and the Google Stadia is officially dead. Finally, the Shenmue and Blade Runner anime's are being cancelled by WB/Discovery, and there is a new Onimusha anime coming from Netflix. As always, you can support us on our Patreon, and follow us on Twitter @VGChooChoo,  @john_michonski, @ChorbySP, @lvmaeparian and @Mavsplainiamania Also, don’t forget to rate and review us on iTunes, and tell a friend about the show! If you want to send in questions send them to our ask box at videogamechoochoo.tumblr.com/ask. You can also join our Discord channel at thegamezone.zone! Our theme song is “Crush” by Melt Channel, from the album Magic is Real.
Oct 3, 2022
2 hr 41 min
VGCC Episode 412: Vtubers are Sus
It's a John and Maverick show for episode 412 of the podcast! We talk stupid news, GTA 6 leaks, Splatoon 3, Splatfest, John continues to enjoy Xenoblade 3, has mixed thoughts on Soul Hackers 2, Among Us and Hololive have a new collaboration out, GameStop is giving out copies of Babylon's Fall, Deltarune's Spamton makes some noise, EVGA and Nvidia split, Maverick takes us deeper into the world of Honkai Impact, and Twitch is now regulating gambling content. As always, you can support us on our Patreon, and follow us on Twitter @VGChooChoo,  @john_michonski, and @mavsplaniamania Also, don’t forget to rate and review us on iTunes, and tell a friend about the show! If you want to send in questions send them to our ask box at videogamechoochoo.tumblr.com/ask. You can also join our Discord channel at thegamezone.zone! Our theme song is “Crush” by Melt Channel, from the album Magic is Real.
Sep 27, 2022
1 hr 46 min
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