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Video Game Purists Ep 26: Yep, It’s Halo

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This week Fred and Trees talk about the infamous Xbox Showcase that left almost everyone less than impressed.  Trees has started up Paper Mario: The Origami King and returns to the drastically changed world of No Man’s Sky.  Fred played a bunch of demos on Xbox, gave up on The Witcher 2, completely played Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap as well as Resident Evil 0, and finally struggled with Shadow of the Colossus (PS4).

Opening Song: Facehammer – Ozzed (ozzed.net)
Closing Song: The Monster’s Lair – Wonderboy: The Dragon’s Trap

Written by Fred Rojas

July 30, 2020 at 11:00 am

Video Game Purists Ep 25: Meet Ribbie the Rib

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This week it’s almost no real life and all games.  Trees and Fred discuss the glory days of Playstation Home, HD Retrovision cables and the bubble economy of second hand gaming.  Trees has been working his way through Nascar Heat 5 (and enjoying it) as well as delving into Mr. Driller in Drill Land on the Switch.  Fred continues to work through The Witcher 2 and Halo 2 co-op with his daughter, while also going all retro on Saturdays with Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap and of all things Burn: Cycle on the Phillips CD-i.

Opening Song: Facehammer by Ozzed (ozzed.net)

Closing Song: Nuts! – Mr. Driller in Drill Land

Written by Fred Rojas

July 23, 2020 at 3:00 pm

The Last of Us Part 2 Spoilercast

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The Last of Us Part II is one of those games you just have to talk about.  Naturally, Fred is ready to talk for nearly 4 hours about all aspects of the game along with special guest Jacob from Chosen Totem.  They don’t go through the campaign step by step, but rather discuss the four major elements that appear in the game: tech, gameplay, plot, and discourse.  If it hasn’t been made clear, this podcast contains spoilers.

Songs (in order of appearance)

  • Ellie’s Song (Through the Valley)
  • It Can’t Last (Home)
  • The Cycle of Violence
  • They’re Still Out There
  • Wayfaring Stranger

Written by Fred Rojas

July 21, 2020 at 11:00 am

Video Game Purists Ep 24: Jockey Promise Fail

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Trees is back from his vacation, Fred is just relaxing, and things are starting to get back to normal.  Trees takes a break from Kingdom Come: Deliverance to try out his new copy of Nascar Heat 5, Infinite Mini Golf on PSN Now, and Observation on Game Pass.  Meanwhile Fred is having random nights on Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance and after finishing the first book, started on a little game called The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings.

Opening Song: Facehammer by Ozzed (ozzed.net)

Closing Song: The End is Never the Same from The Witcher 2

Written by Fred Rojas

July 16, 2020 at 11:00 am

Video Game Purists Ep 23: The Ali and Fred Show

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This week Fred joined up with Ali for an impromptu discussion about…really anything.  Very few talk of actual games but fun discussions to be had and with Trees off on vacation this made a perfect Ep 23.  The video of this podcast, in case you want to watch instead of just listen, can be found below.

Opening Song – Facehammer by Ozzed (ozzed.net)

Written by Fred Rojas

July 10, 2020 at 11:00 am

Video Game Purists Ep 22: Getaway

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This week both Fred and Trees are talking about adventures with cabins and a few movies before jumping into games.  Trees headlines with a forgotten 3DS gem, Pocket Card Jockey, before delving into another adventure in Kingdom Come: Deliverance.  Fred is still deep in The Last of Us Part II and wrapping up his impressions before a brief (spoiler free) discussion about the coverage of the game.

Opening Song: Facehammer by Ozzed (ozzed.net)

Closing Song: I’m on a Boat by The Lonely Island

Written by Fred Rojas

July 2, 2020 at 11:00 am