Virtual

Virtual

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A show about games, gamers, game makers and the surrounding culture. Virtual focuses on the titles that laid the foundations of gaming today and those that are paving the way as gaming continues to evolve. Hosted by Myke Hurley and Federico Viticci.
61: We Have a New Show
Jan 8, 2016 • 1 min
We are so excited to announce our new project, Remaster! Hear all about it as we say goodbye to Virtual.
60: These Kinds Of Games With Goats And Surgeons
Dec 11, 2015 • 52 min
This week Federico and Myke wrap up some recent announcements from Nintendo and PlayStation.
59: You Make Your Own Classics
Nov 27, 2015 • 53 min
This week Federico and Myke discuss whether old games are really still worth playing today, before talking about Goat Simulator, and a Hydraulic set-up for GTA V.
58: Space Motorbike
Nov 20, 2015 • 53 min
This week Federico and Myke discuss PS2 emulation on the PS4, Star Wars Battlefront, using a bluetooth controller for iOS games, and why they aren’t playing Fallout 4.
57: Sounds Like a Threat
Nov 13, 2015 • 56 min
This week Federico shares his thoughts on a live-action Metroid short film, and joins Myke in discussing the final Nintendo Direct of 2015.
56: We All Tomo
Oct 30, 2015 • 60 min
This time Federico and Myke discuss the news from Paris Games Week, and Nintendo’s investor meeting.
55: All of This Is Weird to Me
Oct 16, 2015 • 59 min
This week Federico and Myke discuss the Nintendo NX dev kit rumours, Wii U emulators, some changes to Youtube Gaming, and more.
54: Pay Attention or You’re Gonna Die
Oct 9, 2015 • 63 min
Federico and Myke chat about some of the game trailers they’ve seen this week, continue to ponder whether No Man’s Sky will ever be released, and talk about Super Meat Boy and Permadeath in video games.
53: 70% Sad
Oct 2, 2015 • 55 min
This time Myke is sad about THPS5, Federico is sad about the Vita, but they are both very happy with Shooty Skies.
52: A Cake of Sadness
Sep 25, 2015 • 65 min
This time Federico and Myke discuss the delay of Starfox on the Wii U, the news from the Oculus Connect conference, their opinions of Mario Maker, and Federico shared some more thoughts on game preservation.
51: Not for the Arcade Generation
Sep 18, 2015 • 47 min
Federico and Myke discuss the potential effect of the Apple TV on the gaming industry, Nintendo’s new President, Firewatch, and Club Nintendo.
50: Amiibo as a Feature
Sep 8, 2015 • 43 min
Discussion includes the smaller new 3DS coming to the USA, Miyamoto’s interview with Eurogamer, DENA announcing Nintendo’s first mobile game will be arriving this year, the logistics of the Shovel Knight Amiibo, and Myke picks some games to travel with.
49: Infinite Vertical Board
Aug 28, 2015 • 57 min
This week Federico shares his final thoughts about Journey, before he and Myke go on to discuss Mario Maker, Shovel Knight, Pac-Man 256, and Volume.
48: I Work From Under A Beach Umbrella
Aug 7, 2015 • 73 min
This week Federico and Myke talk about some of the news and trailers that have come from Gamescom, before discussing Journey.
47: Great Taste
Jul 31, 2015 • 62 min
This week Federico and Myke discuss Nintendo’s Q1 results, Dragon Quest coming to the Nintendo NX, and why Angry Birds 2 makes them so mad about free-to-play games.
46: The Game is Happening in Your Mind
Jul 24, 2015 • 61 min
This week Federico and Myke talk about Her Story, Pokemon set in the Unreal Engine and Year Walk for Wii U.
45: He Put the Fun in Video Games
Jul 17, 2015 • 68 min
This week Federico and Myke discuss the passing of Satoru Iwata, his legacy, and what this could mean for Nintendo. They go on to talk about Angry Birds 2, Youtube Gaming, and the hunt for Myke’s identical Twin.
44: Magic Requires Structure
Jul 11, 2015 • 56 min
This week Myke and Federico discuss the newly discovered PlayStation NES, the potential death of the Wii U, and what Nintendo needs to do going forward. Myke also shares a small selection of games he’s been enjoying.
43: Become a Space Criminal
Jun 29, 2015 • 57 min
This week Myke and Federico talk about Youtube Gaming and revisit some of Nintendo’s E3 announcements. Myke also shares his opinions of Batman Arkham Knight and Yoshi’s Wooly World.
42: E3 2015: Nintendo
Jun 19, 2015 • 72 min
Myke and Federico finish their E3 coverage, by discussing Nintendo’s Digital Event.
41: E3 2015: Microsoft and Sony
Jun 16, 2015 • 68 min
Myke and Federico kick off their E3 coverage by discussing the news from the Microsoft and Sony presentations.
40: Jurassic Park in the Sky
May 29, 2015 • 46 min
This time Myke and Federico talk more about problematic Kickstarter projects, share some of the iOS games they’ve been enjoying, bemoan the potential cost of the Oculus, and get giddy with excitement that Myke has received Splatoon.
39: Dragon Ball All the Things
May 22, 2015 • 52 min
This week Federico shares a personal story about Dragon Ball, before going on to talk about Lifeline, Mario Kart and Puzzle and Dragons with Myke.
38: I Don’t Know How to Play This Game Anymore
May 15, 2015 • 58 min
This week Federico and Myke discuss Oculus Rift hardware requirements, Pokemon characters in Minecraft, the Volume level editor, Lifeline for iOS, and the Mario Kart 8 DLC.
37: I Didn’t Understand The Concept of Dating
May 7, 2015 • 65 min
This week Federico and Myke talk about the Oculus Rift release date, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5, the Yooka and Laylee Kickstarter, Nintendo’s improving annual results, and Splatoon.
36: 43,000 Pieces of Gold
Apr 30, 2015 • 72 min
After covering some of the interesting things they’ve seen in gaming this week, Federico and Myke talks to David Smith about Apple Watch games. They explore why David decided he wanted to make games for the device and take a look at what’s available now.
35: Podcasters, Please
Apr 23, 2015 • 67 min
This week Federico and Myke talk about how VR could effect game design, take a look at more upcoming Apple Watch games and workshop an idea for a video game of their own.
34: I Don’t Know What’s Rumbling
Apr 15, 2015 • 55 min
This week Federico and Myke talk about Lego Dimensions, the new Guitar Hero, Pokemon Rumble World and whether Apple Watch games make sense.
33: Flipper Machines
Apr 11, 2015 • 60 min
This week Federico fills Myke in on all the Nintendo news that’s been happening over the last two weeks, before they discuss Arcades, Box Boy and Federico’s feelings about The Last of Us.
32: Attract the Clickers
Mar 27, 2015 • 50 min
This week Federico shares stories of his new PS4 and The Last of Us.
31: Free To Start
Mar 19, 2015 • 74 min
This week Federico and Myke discuss Nintendo’s mobile gaming news, before Federico quizzes Myke on PS4.
30: Entertainment Lessons
Mar 15, 2015 • 63 min
This week Myke and Federico discuss the reviews for Codename S.T.E.A.M, Kotaku’s revisit of the Metroid Prime Trilogy and why Federico cannot play video games on airplanes.
29: No Better Skill than Free Time
Mar 6, 2015 • 51 min
This week Federico and Myke catch up on the news from GDC and Pax East, before discussing OlliOlli 2.
28: Alto’s Adventure, with Ryan Cash
Feb 26, 2015 • 51 min
This week Federico and Myke get excited for some upcoming game releases, and speak with Ryan Cash, from Snowman, about their game ‘Alto’s Adventure’.
27: I Was Sad for the Lack of a Horse
Feb 20, 2015 • 54 min
This week Federico tells his story of setting up his 3DS, Myke bemoans Pokemon Shuffle and they both discuss Majora’s Mask 3D and Alto’s Adventure.
26: Emulation Finds A Way
Feb 12, 2015 • 51 min
This time Myke and Federico talk about whether current mobile games will be played in the future, compare games that make you replay levels and Myke shares his experiences of the the new Nintendo 3DS.
25: I Never Really See The Ending
Feb 5, 2015 • 51 min
This time Federico and Myke talk about Speedrunning and how they feel about finishing games. Federico also comes to some startling discoveries.
24: My Friends Thought I Was a Genius
Jan 30, 2015 • 60 min
This week Federico and Myke talk about their experiences with Grim Fandango Remastered and the Code Name S.T.E.A.M demo.
23: VIP 24:7
Jan 21, 2015 • 49 min
This week Federico and Myke talk about their 3DS purchases, the death of club nintendo, Mario becoming self aware and Nintendo’s rejection of Minecraft.
22: My Dad is Mario
Jan 14, 2015 • 62 min
This week’s episode of Virtual was recorded straight after Nintendo Direct on January 14th. Expect conversation about Majora’s Mask, amiibo, the new 3DS and so much more.
21: Ticci Mansion
Jan 8, 2015 • 56 min
This week Federico and Myke talk about the New 3DS Ambassador Edition and theorise a mobile strategy for Nintendo.
20: Skipping the Zombie Dinner
Jan 2, 2015 • 70 min
This week Federico and Myke share their holiday experiences, before discussing what games are coming in 2015, Federico’s further time with Minecraft and Myke’s impressions of the Wii U.
19: No Time for Pig Punching
Dec 23, 2014 • 69 min
This week Federico tells Myke about his first impressions of playing Minecraft and they list their favourite games of 2014.
18: Podcaster Guild
Dec 18, 2014 • 56 min
This week Federico and Myke start off talking about coffee habits, before discussing the newly announced Final Fantasy mobile game, Nintendo’s Youtube press tour and how games like Minecraft and No Man’s Sky could be shaping the future of gaming.
17: Weaponized Hashtags
Dec 11, 2014 • 59 min
This week Myke and Federico catch up with the current progress in the new Pokemon games, before discussing No Man’s Sky, Zelda Wii U and a tonne of news and announcements from the Video Game awards and the PlayStation Experience Event.
16: Raichu’s Kind of A Bully
Dec 3, 2014 • 76 min
This week Federico and Myke discuss music influenced by video games, revisit the Wii U as a viable platform, celebrate 20 years of PlayStation, give their first impressions of the new Pokemon games and bemoan what EA have done to Peggle.
15: Leaking Battery Acid
Nov 26, 2014 • 57 min
This week Federico and Myke discuss a scientific study of Mario Galaxy, the merits and disadvantages of crowd-funded games, a GameBoy HDMI extension, tales of recent local multiplayer experiences and they talk about the iOS games they’ve been playing.
14: I Love the Noise that the Chicken Makes
Nov 20, 2014 • 64 min
This week Federico and Myke talk about the upcoming Majora’s Mask remake, Call of Duty Advanced Warfare, Fantasy Life, Monument Valley, Sunset Overdrive, Shovel Knight, Crossy Road and Vain Glory.
13: Space Age, with Matt Comi
Nov 12, 2014 • 63 min
This week Federico and Myke are joined by Matt Comi to talk about the newly released Space Age. They talk about how the game was developed, the importance of music and the dialog. *There are spoilers in this episode, but they come after the ‘spoiler horn’
12: Lost in a Glass of Water
Nov 5, 2014 • 58 min
This week Myke and Federico talk about what Nintendo is doing with Amiibo and the Quality of Life strategy, Fantasy Life and Sunset Overdrive.
11: The Plumbing Kingdom
Oct 28, 2014 • 69 min
This week Federico and Myke talk about the effect Mario has had on gaming, Earthbound, Super Smash Bros for Wii U news and Federico’s experience with the Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire demo.
10: Blastoise Was Banned
Oct 23, 2014 • 67 min
This week Federico and Myke talk about some Nintendo news they’re excited about, reminisce about old Pokemon game, ‘Gameshark’ cheats and ‘modded’ consoles.
9: The Video Game Room
Oct 19, 2014 • 90 min
This week Federico and Myke talk about Minecraft on the Vita, an incredible old game collection and Gamergate.
8: Shovel Knight, with David D’Angelo
Oct 9, 2014 • 58 min
This week Federico and Myke are joined by David D’Angelo of Yacht Club Games to talk about Shovel Knight. Discussion also features Minecraft on the Vita and Super Smash Bros on the 3DS.
7: Like Nothing I’ve Ever Experienced
Oct 2, 2014 • 53 min
This week Federico and Myke discuss missing out on online gaming, the Tetris movie, brain training games, an upcoming indie game documentary and Myke’s experience ad the EGX Video Game Expo.
6: Sweat Setup
Sep 25, 2014 • 64 min
This time Federico and Myke talk about OlliOlli2, EGX and Super Smash Bros for the 3DS.
5: The Wheels and Stuff
Sep 23, 2014 • 57 min
This time Federico and Myke discuss the new Final Fantasy trailers, Microsoft buying Mojang, the updates to the Steam Store and Myke’s trip to Italy.
4: Virtual Memory Unit
Sep 11, 2014 • 67 min
This week Myke and Federico are joined by Seth Clifford. They talk about collecting old games and the life and death of the Dreamcast.
3: Dying Is Always Annoying
Sep 4, 2014 • 80 min
This week Federico and Myke talk about the new 3DS models and the current state of mobile gaming.
2: Viva Pokémon
Aug 28, 2014 • 59 min
This week Federico and Myke talk about the interesting goings-on in the world of Pokemon and Mario Kart, before going on to discuss whether frustrating games can be fun.
1: New and Old
Aug 18, 2014 • 87 min
On the first episode of Virtual, Federico and Myke talk about new experiences with the PS4, The Last of Us, Octodad and Rogue Legacy and old experiences with the Nintendo DS and Final Fantasy Tactics.