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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.

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June 27, 2015 at 11:00 am

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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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Podcast: Legacy of Multiplayer

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onlinegamingGaming has always been embedded in the concept of more than one person playing at once.  Whether it’s the past time’s roots in competitive arcade games like Pong or expanding out to couch co-op with a friend in Gears of War, the concept of multiplayer is as old as gaming itself.  Fred and Jam explore the roots and evolution of multiplayer gaming and share of their favorite stories with games they didn’t play alone.


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Written by Fred Rojas

June 24, 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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June 23, 2015 at 1:00 pm

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E3 2015: Post Ubisoft and Sony Press Conferences

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Yes, almost nothing at E3 was retro, but this is it for those podcasts and shows on our retro feed.  Promise.

Members of the All Games team got together to give their impressions of the Ubisoft/Sony press conference.  Sorry we didn’t record all of our post shows, this is what was captured.  Featuring Esgee from the R9 cast, Ryan from the B-Team podcast, Andy from 42 Level One, and Fred from Gaming History 101 and the B-Team podcast.

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Written by Fred Rojas

June 22, 2015 at 11:00 am

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Extra Credit: Retro at E3 2015

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To our shock and wonder, there were things announced at this E3 that we never expected.  Without spoiling them here, let’s just say that if you’ve ever dreamed of a sequel or remake and told it would never happen, there’s a chance it may have been announced at E3.  Listen in as Fred and Jam talk about the powerhouse announcements from those of us who’ve been asking for decades.


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June 18, 2015 at 11:46 am

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Podcast: Evolution of the Controller

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From joysticks to buttons, d-pads to should triggers, analogs to dual analogs, the video game controller has gone through some interesting and groundbreaking evolution over the course of gaming.  More shocking than each one’s look is the fact that we all learned how to use them to conquer some of gaming’s toughest titles.


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Written by Fred Rojas

June 17, 2015 at 11:00 am

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E3 2015 Press Conference Schedule – Join Us!

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The Electronics Entertainment Expo (E3) is going to have a ton of press conferences this year. You could sit around and watch the boring old things by yourself while today’s top developers tout their newest works, or you could join the All Games Radio crew with live commentary! Perhaps you are unaware when each of the press conferences are taking place? Well look no further, here is you entire press schedule and where you should be able to find us talking games:

  • Bethesda: Sunday Night, 10pm Eastern – Press Conference Live on All Games with the radio show broadcasting the commentary and live chat. Head to allgames.com and click on “chat” to join in the fun.
  • Microsoft: Monday, Noon Eastern – All Games (allgames.com)
  • EA: Monday, 4pm Eastern – All Games
  • Ubisoft: Monday, 6pm Eastern – All Games (we may move off site once Mom’s Minute starts at 7pm)
  • Sony: Monday, 9pm Eastern – Video feed with special guests, web site TBA
  • Nintendo: Tuesday, Noon Eastern – All Games
  • Square Enix: Tuesday, 1pm Eastern – All Games
  • PC: Tuesday, 8 pm Eastern – Starts on All Games and moves off site

If all goes well we should have captures of these press conferences with the commentary available at your convenience once they end. The Sony and PC press conference will most likely streamed to a UStream site, links available shortly. In addition gameplay demos and streams will be going on all week.

Join us for E3 2015!

Written by Fred Rojas

June 14, 2015 at 12:00 pm

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The Making of Fallout New Vegas

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Many of you are probably as psyched and Jam was to hear about the announcement of Fallout 4.  Many consider the true Fallout series developers were creators Black Isle Studios (Fallout and Fallout 2 on PC), which is why fans appreciated Fallout 3 but were more psyched for Fallout New Vegas.  Developed by Obsidian Entertainment, largely made up of former Black Isle members, Fallout New Vegas was more like the original Fallout titles adapted to the newer and more shiny Fallout 3 engine.  The limited edition of the game contained many fun items, some you care about and some you don’t.  Of those, the most interesting is a bonus disc chronicling the development of Obisidan’s new take on the post apocalyptic wasteland and more importantly Las Vegas in that land.  Above is the 8-part, almost an hour documentary on Fallout New Vegas.

Written by Fred Rojas

June 14, 2015 at 10:38 am

Podcast: All Games Radio Pre-E3 Show

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Fred from The B-Team Podcast and Gaming History 101 teams up with Andy of 42 Level One and Agents of Shield Cast to bring you a long, but thorough, 3 hour spectacular to kick off E3 and prepare you for gaming’s biggest convention of the year.


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Written by Fred Rojas

June 13, 2015 at 7:51 pm

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