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Video Game Purists Ep 43: PSVR Required

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As the boys wind down for the holiday they chat about life before delving into gaming.  Trees is co-habitating with his son in Animal Crossing and continues to be so enthralled with PSVR that he’s ready to ship his to Fred.  Fred’s had it with GTA IV, replaying Bloodrayne in the new “Terminal Cut”, and slowly working his way through Gears 5.

Written by Fred Rojas

November 26, 2020 at 11:00 am

Video Game Purists Ep 42: Aeromatic Engineers (AEs)

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This week Trees assists Fred in being a more assertive shopper, the guys talk their history with Dunkin Donuts, and the lengths we go for Christmas decorations.  After a thoughtful listener mail, video games entails Trees dealing with his young son starting to play with menus in Animal Crossing and another love fest over VR.  Fred has been going back to GTA IV and Titanfall 2 while his wife and child are hooked to Tetris Effect Connected.

Written by Fred Rojas

November 20, 2020 at 11:00 am

Video Game Purists Ep 41: Wicked Awesome Vibrations and Sound

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This week it’s all about unusually warm weather, gearing up for the holidays, and oh yeah those new consoles came out.  Fred and Trees don’t discuss the intricacies of what they do, but rather the fun times to be had trying to get one.  Trees has been working his way through Far Cry Primal while Fred tested out his Series X with GTA IV, Tetris Effect Connected, and Gears 5.

Written by Fred Rojas

November 13, 2020 at 11:00 am

Video Game Purists Episode 40: New Streaming Service

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This week Fred and Trees swap Halloween stories before delving into a bevy of random games.  Trees decides to test the waters of PC and tries a new streaming service while Fred goes largely retro with a dash of inFamous: Festival of Blood.

Written by Fred Rojas

November 5, 2020 at 9:15 pm

The Tech of Next Gen

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In a massive show over 5 hours long, Fred and Chase tackle just about every aspect of “next gen tech”.  The show starts off with demystifying all the hardware and buzz-word software before delving into the differences between the Xbox Series S/X and the Playstation 5.  This is a long one so bitrate is reduced for file size and we have time stamps for the important items.

13:11: Hard Drives (HDD vs SSD vs NVME)

53:54: HDMI (1.4 vs 2.0 vs 2.1)

01:05:24: Visual Tech – What it is and how it works (Resolution, Frame Rate, HDR, Ray Tracing)

01:51:25: Audio (Stereo, 5.1/7.1, Dolby Atmos)

2:08:00: PC

02:33:30: Xbox Series S/X

04:01:05: Playstation 5

Feel free to leave a comment or question below.  We will respond to all questions within the comments.  Thanks for listening!

Written by Fred Rojas

November 2, 2020 at 11:00 am