Some sad news as Tyler takes an indefinite leave of absence from the show, but fret not: Joe and Malcolm vow to keep his seat warm and entertain you as best they can. (whoops!) The Spike VGAs leave the door open for plenty of discussion, while the guys also make preparations for an awards show of their own.
Talking points: The Walking Dead cleans house at the VGAs; The Phantom Pain ain’t foolin’ no one; The Last of Us get a release date, preorder bonuses, and sweet box art; Prepare to Die: The Revenge; more trailers than you can shake a stick at; is multiplayer God of War: Ascension’s primary focus?; Diablo III is running on consoles; Ye Olde SuperBot Job Fair; Hitmania; Game of the Year Bracket Busters; Reigen knows Malcolm’s heart and mind; Freebird.