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Podcast: Our Games of 2019

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Fred and Jam wrap up the year with the games they played, old and new, in 2019.


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Written by Fred Rojas

December 29, 2019 at 11:00 am

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Podcast: Tis the Season (2019 Edition)

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Fred and Jam have joined forces again to bring you a collection of Christmas memories that lead into many conversations about gaming’s past.

Songs (in order of appearance)

Welcome to Christmas NiGHTS – Christmas NiGHTS (Saturn)

Ice Tower – Legend of Xanadu (PC-Engine CD)

People of the North Pole – Final Fantasy X (Playstation 2)

Snow Mountain – Super Mario 64 (Nintendo 64)

Beyond the White Storm – Gradius Gaiden (Playstation)


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Written by Fred Rojas

December 22, 2019 at 11:00 am

The Wizard: 30th Anniversary Retrospective

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The Wizard released on December 15, 1989 and was unsuccessful with both critics and the general public.  Still, it rallied up a hype machine for a company almost synonymous with video games at the time: Nintendo.  Armed with child star Fred Savage from the extremely popular show The Wonder Years, this video game take on Tommy has become a cult favorite for those that were children of the late 80s.  Fred dives into the relevant content and culture surrounding the film that gets close to home if you were born within a very specific time period.

Opening Song: You Don’t Get Much by the Bo Deans

Send Me An Angel by Real Life

I Live by the Groove by Paul Kerrick

Closing Song: Portions for Foxes by Rilo Kiley


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Written by Fred Rojas

December 12, 2019 at 11:00 am