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Video Game Purists Episode 53: Hot Beach Lifeguards

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This week Fred and Trees discuss cabin life and the irresponsibility of the Internet before jumping into games.  Trees has been continuing on with Fall Guys and Super Mario 3D World but also diving into Concrete Genie and Nascar Heat 5.  Both he and Fred talk a bit about Funko Pop! Blitz before Fred rants about how much he works to avoid looking into PS5s before wrapping up with a luke warm response to Batman: Arkham City.

Written by Fred Rojas

February 26, 2021 at 11:00 am

Video Game Purists Episode 52: What Snow?

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This week Trees is up at the cabin for vacation while Fred is just chillin’, literally.  After a few anecdotes about Coke + Coffee it’s onto the games.  Trees is all about Mario with Mario Galaxy and the recently released Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury, but he also spent some quality time on the PS2 with Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy.  A late mention of Funko Pop Blitz piqued Fred’s interest in dirty mobile match 3 titles.  Fred has been growing tired of Amalur due mostly to shear volume, partying it up with Rock Band 3 this week, and running through the b-tier 360 title Legendary.  It all wraps up with Fred starting the opening hours of Batman: Arkham City.

Written by Fred Rojas

February 19, 2021 at 11:00 am

Video Game Purists Episode 51: Sometimes You Need 18 Inches

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This week is all about games.  Family games, football games, arcade games, head games, and oh yeah, video games!  After some long talk about life and WandaVision (*spoiler warning in the show up to Episode 5*) then it’s onto games.  Trees has been doing regular Fall GuysWreckfest, and working his way through the Gears of War franchise (halfway through 2).  He’s also started playing through Super Mario Galaxy with his son on Switch thanks to the Super Mario 3D All-Stars.  Fred is still grinding through Kingdoms of Amalur, has some similar thoughts re-visiting Resident Evil (ReMake), and played around with HD NES games on the Messen emulator.  On the experimental front he wrapped up The Medium, which he found a bit better than before, and ponders the overall value of Deliver Us the Moon.

Written by Fred Rojas

February 12, 2021 at 11:00 am

Video Game Purists Episode 50: Finally Out of the 40s

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This week has random discussions about life before diving head first into a bunch of games. Trees has been playing more Skyrim and Fall Guys, but also Resident Evil (REmake)Wreckfest, and Gears of War: Ultimate Edition.  Fred has been making the most of game pass with Cyber Shadow and The Medium, but also continuing to tackle Kingdoms of Amalur Re-Reckoning and finally wrapping up Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time!

Written by Fred Rojas

February 5, 2021 at 11:00 am