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Podcast: The History of Survival Horror and Bonus Resident Evil ‘Cast

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This week Fred discusses the origins of the survival horror genre (and it’s not all starting with Resident Evil).  As a bonus, we also release a vaulted episode from Fred’s past that covers the entire Resident Evil series.

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September 26, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Video: Let’s Play Double Dragon (NES)

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By popular demand (and my own personal affinity toward playing games on a capture card), here’s the Let’s Play of Double Dragon on the NES.  I do complete the game but I cut my many attempts at Mission 4 for brevity.  If you guys prefer to uncut versions in the future, that’s fine but it’s going to be really repetitive.  This definitely demonstrates many gamers’ frustration with the blatantly unfair nature of the final mission.  Feel free to let me know what you think in the comments below.  More to come very soon!

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September 21, 2012 at 3:05 pm

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Podcast: The Final Countdown – Pt. 4 (finale)

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We finally wrap up our “much-longer-than-we-ever-expected” series discussing the stories and cultural relevance of the games in G4’s Top 100 video games of all time.  Fred Rojas is yet again joined by Rob “Trees” from EZ Mode Unlocked to wrap up the final games and even have a brief side discussion on games that may be missing.

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September 19, 2012 at 12:00 pm

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Podcast: Birth of the Playstation

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This week Fred goes solo and discusses the new format for the podcast, promises more media content on the site, and then tells the history of Sony’s famous powerhouse the Playstation, which premiered this week 17 years ago.

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September 13, 2012 at 11:27 am

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