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Podcast: Sleeping Dogs Game Club (Part 2)

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It’s time to wrap up the story of Wei Shin in our second half of the game club.  Fred and Jam pick up after “the wedding” and wrap up the main storyline along with side missions and impressions on the base game.  Then they delve into the relatively large bundle of DLC that released on the game (and is included in the Definitive Edition).


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Written by Fred Rojas

December 28, 2016 at 11:00 am

ChronCD Episode 4

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The high quality version can be downloaded at: https://archive.org/details/chroncd_ep4

In this episode, Fred covers the back half of 1990 on the PC-Engine CD.

00:00 – 02:08: Intro
02:09 – 06:08: Magical Dinosaur Tour
06:09 – 08:46: Last Armageddon
08:47 – 15:58: Valis III
15:59 – 18:48: Jack Nicklaus Turbo Golf
18:49 – 20:57: Mitsubachi Gakuen
20:58 – 26:14: Legion
26:15 – 29:32: The Pro Yakyu (Baseball)
29:33 – 31:42: Jantei Monogatari
31:43 – 34:15: Kagami no Kuni no Legend
34:16 – 38:51: J.B. Harold Murder Club
38:52 – 41:33: Avenger
41:34 – 44:49: Ranma 1/2
44:50 – 48:25: Vasteel
48:26 – 50:22: Outro

CD player sound effect by user NLM from Freesound.org and used under Creative Commons license for non-commercial use.  Sound can be found here: https://www.freesound.org/people/NLM/sounds/144054/

Podcast: Happy Holidays 2016 (and Gameboy Community Top 10)

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This week Fred and Jam tackle technical difficulties and announce the community’s Top 10 lists, and declaring the official winners.  After that there’s plenty of community talk and plans for the future.  Happy Holidays everyone.  This amazing episode art is thanks to listener SieOne’s Christmas card, which we scanned to show off for all.  You’re all great.


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Written by Fred Rojas

December 21, 2016 at 11:00 am

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Podcast: Sleeping Dogs Game Club (Part 1)

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This week Fred and Jam delve into the Triad underworld as an undercover cop in Sleeping Dogs.  They go over the creation of developer United Front Games, the sordid tale of development and name changes, complete with a cancellation and resurrection under a new publisher.  Finally they tackle the first half of the campaign, complete with side quests.


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Written by Fred Rojas

December 14, 2016 at 11:00 am

Fundraising 2017: When and How?

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It’s that time of year again: fundraising.  We love to do this show but it costs a bit of money and we need all of you wonderful listeners/readers/community members out there help us pay the dues.  Fred goes into the many ideas we have going into this year’s fundraiser and when to have it, along with the potential vision for next year’s content.  Please give this a quick listen and shoot us your feedback either at contact@gaminghistory101.com or our Contact page.


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Written by Fred Rojas

December 13, 2016 at 3:00 pm

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Horror 101 Episode 6: Alien (1979)

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By listener request (but also because they love the film themselves) Fred and Jam delve deep into the Nostromo to cover Ridley Scott’s Alien from 1979.  Plenty of discussion about what separates the film from others in the franchise, why it’s considered a horror movie, and a slew of information from behind the scenes.


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Written by Fred Rojas

December 12, 2016 at 11:00 am

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Podcast: The First Annual GH101 Game of the Year Awards (1996)

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Everyone’s got a bunch of Game of the Year award shows starting around this time, but how many can say they are celebrating the titles that came out 20 years ago. Fred and Jam take a bunch of retro games, a bunch of retro categories, and make the award show we should have gotten in 1996 but never did.


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Written by Fred Rojas

December 7, 2016 at 11:00 am

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