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Video Game Purists Ep 34: Sandworm!

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This week it’s time to target Microsoft and the poor handling of pre-orders that happened earlier this week.  Then Trees gets down to discussing No Man’s SkyProminence Poker, and a handful of Dreamcast titles.  Fred is going all horror with the return of fall in The Sinking City and his first return to Resident Evil: Code Veronica X in over 10 years.

Opening Song: Facehammer by Ozzed (ozzed.net)

Closing Song: Chu-Chu Rocket! by Sega (from Chu-Chu Rocket!)

Written by Fred Rojas

September 25, 2020 at 11:00 am

Video Game Purists Ep 33: Fred + PS5 = Hot Mess

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This week the PS5 has been announced and both pre-orders and Fred are a hot mess.  After a long discussion about the now fully informed next generation and the exciting titles on the horizon, the discussion moves to games Trees and Fred have been playing.  For Trees it’s wrapping up Man of Medan and starting Spiritfairer while Fred wrapped up Far Cry 4 and Shaq Fu (both the original and recent A Legend Reborn titles).

Written by Fred Rojas

September 17, 2020 at 11:00 am

Video Game Purists Ep 32: Just the Cutscenes

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It’s Trees celebrating his birthday week along with some chat about movies Mulan (2020) and The New Mutants.  Fred can’t help himself and has to chat about the Xbox announcements and Mario’s 35th birthday releases from Nintendo.  It all wraps up with Trees talking Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan and Fred grinding through more Far Cry 4 and the entire Battletoads franchise.

Opening Song: Facehammer – Ozzed (ozzed.net)

Closing Song: Intro – Man of Medan

Written by Fred Rojas

September 10, 2020 at 6:00 pm

GH101 Lecture 3: What Games Cost To Make

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This episode Fred flies solo with listener request to discuss the actual cost of making games.  This means everything that goes into the budgeting for the publisher: development, marketing, and manufacturing.  Real world examples are used to explain the history and actuality of what a game costs and why that price tag you see at the store has a very complicated reasoning behind it.

Opening Song: Never Forget – Halo 3

Closing Song: Aerith’s Theme – Final Fantasy VII

Written by Fred Rojas

September 6, 2020 at 11:00 am

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Video Game Purists Ep 31: This is 60

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This week starts with some talk about movies including Bill & Ted Face the MusicTenet, and The Emperor’s New Groove.  Trees gave xCloud a go in addition to some PS VR and Hello Games’ new title The Last Campfire.  Fred got addicted to the original Ratchet & Clank for a weekend before diving into the checklist-a-thon that is Far Cry 4.

Opening Song: Facehammer by Ozzed (ozzed.net)

Closing Song: Lightning Strikes from Raiden III

Written by Fred Rojas

September 3, 2020 at 11:00 am