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Video Game Purists Ep 17: Love Impossible Lockpicking

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This week Fred and Trees talk about the disappointments of GameStop, the joys of ultra realism in Kingdom Come: Deliverance, a love/hate relationship with Control, and why Minecraft Dungeons isn’t just a “kid’s game.”

Opening Song: Facehammer by Ozzed (ozzed.net)

Closing Song: People of the Land – Kingdom Come: Deliverance

Written by Fred Rojas

May 29, 2020 at 11:00 am

Lecture: Sonic the Hedgehog (16-bit)

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Today’s lecture focuses on Sonic the Hedgehog, specifically the 16-bit releases.  Fred and Jam team up to discuss the business status of Sega in the 90s, the Mega Drive/Genesis, and the blue furry mascot that was designed to take on Nintendo’s Mario.

Songs (in order of appearance):

Opening Theme – Sonic the Hedgehog (MD/GEN)

Chemical Plant Zone – Sonic 2

Carnival Night Zone – Sonic 3

Sonic Boom – Sonic CD (NA Version)

Written by Fred Rojas

May 25, 2020 at 11:00 am

Video Game Purists Ep. 16: Losing Control

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This week it’s all about the movies to start things off.  Gaming focuses around the end of Marvel’s Spider-Man (spoiler free) and onto Kingdom Come: Deliverance and Control.  Fred wraps the discussion with his newfound hatred of Bonk’s Adventure and the frustrations of installing a Saturn optical drive emulator.

Opening Song: Facehammer by Ozzed (ozzed.net)

Closing Song: Addua – Tenchu (PS1)

Written by Fred Rojas

May 21, 2020 at 11:00 am

Video Game Purists Ep. 15: It Just Keeps Going

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This week was supposed to be tight and focused with little to talk about but in no time the tangents begin.  Fred is mostly to blame, but a slew of discussion is had including Mortal Kombat movies, an old friend (Jam), and more eBay buys.  Then Trees discusses his final days with Spider-Man while Fred talks Gears Tactics before the two wrap up with the Xbox Series X presentation and the expectations of gamers going into the next generation.

Opening Song: Facehammer by Ozzed (ozzed.net)

Closing Song: Mortal Monday Commercial (2 minute mix)

Written by Fred Rojas

May 14, 2020 at 11:00 am

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Video Game Purists Ep. 14: Free Play

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This week Trees enjoys the end of his two weeks off while Fred is worked to the bone.  On the games front Trees continues to enjoy Animal Crossing and Marvel’s Spider-Man while Fred played through Streets of Rage 4, discovered Agony lived up to its name, and more.

Opening Song: Facehammer by Ozzed (find this and many other great chiptunes at ozzed.net)

Closing Song: Stage 1 by Yuzo Koshiro (Streets of Rage, Sega Genesis/Mega Drive)

Written by Fred Rojas

May 7, 2020 at 11:00 am