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All aboard the Video Game Choo Choo! Next stop, videogame industry commentary with your favorite conductors John, Janie, Elvie, Scott, Trixie, Walker, Solon, Zack, Spencer, Rose, and Niall!

Video Game Choo Choo John Michonski

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    • 4.9 • 14 Ratings

All aboard the Video Game Choo Choo! Next stop, videogame industry commentary with your favorite conductors John, Janie, Elvie, Scott, Trixie, Walker, Solon, Zack, Spencer, Rose, and Niall!

    VGCC Episode 421: Carmack Attack

    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.

    • 1 hr 36 min
    VGCC Episode 420: That's the Weed Number

    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.

    • 1 hr 41 min
    VGCC Episode 419: Balansider Wondertrading

    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.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    VGCC Episode 418: Sonic and Amy Talk About Death

    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.

    • 2 hr 5 min
    VGCC Episode 417 : Dying to Summon Spider-Man

    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.

    • 1 hr 47 min
    VGCC Episode 416: I'll Buy That For Twenty-Thousand Dollars

    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.

    • 1 hr 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Shoolis ,

Always Informative, Always Fun

Never a dull moment with these lovable friends. Great podcast!

Adam N.A ,

An interesting Ma & Pa gaming podcast

These guys are down to earth and delve into some topics that mainstream gaming media doesn't dare explore. It's a nerdy and fun podcast for the gamers.

yee yee gibbeous ,

amazing!

great podcast! don't play ///that/// many video games but still super entertaining. and mike is the greatest, he's shred and also knows who this is. he's sitting right next to me as i write this actually.

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