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Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City with Fred and Jam

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Fred has never played Operation Raccoon City and after it was mentioned on the most recent Silent Evil Episode, he finally decided to join veteran to the game and co-host Jam for a co-op session.  This is the result.

Warning: This video contains adult language and graphic violence.  The chat language is quite offensive as well.

Written by Fred Rojas

July 26, 2015 at 11:00 am

Extra Credit: Community Xbox Top 10

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Despite a slight delay (sorry community!) the community Xbox Top 10 finally arrives with plenty of great titles to discuss.  Hear about everyone’s fond memories of Microsoft’s flagship console.


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Written by Fred Rojas

July 17, 2015 at 8:24 pm

Posted in podcast, Top 10, Xbox

Ongoing Series: Let’s Play Shenmue

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Fred has never played Shenmue and wants to see what all the fuss is about after the announcement of Shenmue 3.  Each day, he and a few great viewers delve into this long title for approximately one hour in a quest to complete it and see what it has to offer.  These recordings are from nightly livestreams on twitch.tv/gh101 every night in July at midnight Eastern (5:00 am GMT).  This playlist and post will update automatically as a playlist on YouTube.  Until the game is completed there will be no future posts, feel free to head to the YouTube channel or simply search “Shenmue” on our site to find it.

Written by Fred Rojas

July 3, 2015 at 11:00 am

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Extra Credit: Top 10 Xbox Games

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xboxMicrosoft’s big clunky box from 2001 may have been laughable at first, but whether you were aware or not it hit like a limited interest storm that holiday.  From a certain shooter to the catalog of Sega and a myriad of PC ports, there’s no denying the Xbox started to bridge the gap between console and computer.  Fred and Jam duke it out once again with 40 more of their favorite titles to see which 10 remain in this month’s Top 10 Xbox games.


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Written by Fred Rojas

July 2, 2015 at 11:00 am

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Parasite Eve Review

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Parasite Eve was born from the JRPG rush that flooded onto the original Playstation in the West after the success of Final Fantasy VII.  During this time we see many new franchises that never left Japan coming over to the West as well as several franchises from the days of the 16-bit era coming over as enhanced ports on the PS1.  Square Enix, one of the top developers and publishers of JRPGs, decided to create a Western-focused action RPG that was developed by Americans working closely with some of Japan’s top talent.  The result is the survival horror and RPG hybrid Parasite Eve, that doesn’t quite capture the hearts of either fan, but is an undeniably unique title.

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Written by Fred Rojas

July 1, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Podcast: Parasite Eve Game Club

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It’s not quite a survival horror, but not quite an RPG.  It’s not quite developed in Japan but hardly a sole USA product either.  Needless to say whether you’ve played it or not, there aren’t really other games with the development history or style of Parasite Eve.  Beloved by those who played it back in the late 90s, this Squaresoft RPG with action elements that hit during the PS1 JRPG boon has its place among Square’s robust catalog.


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Written by Fred Rojas

July 1, 2015 at 11:00 am

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Because Sega CD: Wirehead

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One of the more hokey of the B-Film interactive FMV titles on the Sega CD is Wirehead, the story of mild mannered man Ned Hubbard who has a wire in his brain that allows you to control him.  In this game you follow Ned on a crazy adventure that mostly involves you picking directions on the d-pad of which you have no context for what or why you should select them.  I recorded the game in whole, all 35 minutes of it, and of course threw on some commentary, enjoy.

Written by Fred Rojas

June 27, 2015 at 11:00 am

Posted in Sega CD/Mega CD, Videos

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Extra Credit: PSP Community Top 10

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Not the most popular console among the GH101 community, but thanks to a handful of people we have a short, but delightful list of games beloved on Sony’s first portable.  Be sure to give it a listen and find out what’s coming up for our July Top 10.  We didn’t write out the top 10 because the podcast is so short (10 minutes) and it would spoil the fun.  Go listen!


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Written by Fred Rojas

June 25, 2015 at 11:00 am

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Mirror’s Edge Review

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Mirrors Edge was released back in 2008 and believe it or not this year was quite the year for EA releasing new IPs to the new consoles. We got Army of Two, Dead Space, and Mirror’s Edge all in the same year. Now whether you like these titles or not is a matter of opinion but this was a good time to be a gamer. Despite my love for survival horror and heartily awaiting the arrival of Dead Space, it was hard to ignore just how unique and different Mirror’s Edge looked. It’s time to revisit this title and see how it holds up today.

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Written by jamalais

June 23, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Posted in PC/Mac, PS3, Reviews, Xbox 360

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Podcast: Majora’s Mask Game Club (Part 2)

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This week Fred and Jam wrap up Majora’s Mask with the final two dungeons, the ending, and probably the biggest draw to the game, the side quests. It’s a lengthy discussion that goes down to the wire but definitely demonstrates a game that while not appreciated in its time but can have a second life now.  Part 1 can be found here.


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Written by Fred Rojas

June 10, 2015 at 11:00 am

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