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Splatterhouse (2010) Livestream Tonight! Come Join!

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It’s almost October and it’s high time to get scary, gory, and horror-iffic here at Gaming History 101.  Fred will be sitting down with the 2010 reboot of Splatterhouse on the Playstation 3, complete with some discussion on the rough development of the title.  It all starts at 11pm Eastern/10pm Central/8pm Pacific in the player above or at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRysadqwVjI. See you there!

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September 28, 2018 at 1:56 pm

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GHX Episode 33: Done with Summer

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This week there’s plenty of discussion about Fall, which leads to Halloween, which always leads to horror movies when Fred’s involved.  Once jumping to video games things shift to the Extra Life 2018 fundraiser, then Trees’ casino nights and video games, and finally a discussion on the Playstation Classic.


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September 26, 2018 at 11:00 am

We Are Participating in Extra Life 2018

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Donation Link: https://www.extra-life.org/participant/316569

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Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 20th, because Fred from Gaming History 101 will be participating in the annual Extra Life fundraiser with a 24 hour live stream!  Gaming History 101 has teamed up with Good 4 Gaming (one of the highest contributing teams for this charity) to bring you endless content in the interest of raising money for kids.  The Extra Life charity provides funds for the Children’s Miracle Network of hospitals and Fred is specifically raising for the University of Kansas Medical Center Pediatrics.  This team did an excellent job of taking care of his daughter when she had an unfortunate illness that required hospitalization a couple of years ago.  What does that mean to you all reading this?  It’s time to open up your wallets, earn a tax deduction (at least in the United States), and watch some fun and engaging content on gaming’s past.  The live stream can be found at the top of this post and will remain at the top until the event ends.  Click the link below for more details.

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Written by Fred Rojas

September 25, 2018 at 4:41 pm

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Friday at the Movies: The Predator Review

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Please Note: This review contains no spoilers or inferences to the overall plot.  Non-specific themes, however, are discussed.

These days franchise movies like to stay safe in creative decisions.  Often there are no overtly offensive factors, fans are catered to, and the story continues on for better or worse.  The Predator doesn’t play it safe with a drastic shift in tone that is largely humorous, but also gives you plenty of action and violence to remind viewers they’re still watching a movie in the franchise.  If my mentioning a heavy basis on humor concerns you, don’t be worried too much yet.  It’s not Gremlins 2, which abandoned almost all its fearful themes in return for a slapstick comedy for kids, but rather a blend of genres.  As such, The Predator is also not afraid to make some offensive lines that add to the dark comedy vibe of the whole feature, but more about my thoughts on that later.  If you are one of those fans who takes keeping the cannon alive and preserving the brand as your highest priority, you will no doubt have plenty of issues with this film, but rest assured nothing here is more problematic than the damage already done by the two previous sequels.

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September 14, 2018 at 12:00 pm

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GHX Ep 32: Casino Predator

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After some initial tech issues, our heroes speak of upcoming adventures raiding tombs and partying in casinos before eventually getting to video games.  Austin sparks a conversation on the myriad of titles on Xbox game pass, Fred vents about media personalities that have no idea what they’re talking about, Trees gives what he’s been playing, and it all closes on some Spyro 4 fan creation demos.


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September 12, 2018 at 11:00 am