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Video Game Purists Ep 85: Sports Can Be Fun

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After a week off Trees tells tales of building offices and winderizing cabins while Fred sat around doing a whole lot of nothing much. On the gaming front, similarities are abound. Trees has delved into the Spyro Trilogy, continues to work through the Sega version of Picross, dove into Jaguar DLC in Car Mechanic Simlulator 2021, and wrapped up Maneater‘s DLC. He also has been doing pinata hunting under duress with Viva Pinata and enjoying some rounds on the course with PGA Tour 2K21. Fred has been working through Shocktober with Castlevania titles on the N64, returned to Agony, and finally picked up Returnal. His main focus was working through all of Alan Wake Remastered.

Written by Fred Rojas

October 22, 2021 at 11:04 am

RetroActive Episode 4: Star Wars: Obi-Wan (2001)

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The RetroActive podcast returns with Fred going solo to discuss the Xbox launch title Star Wars: Obi-Wan. Released at a time where the brand of Star Wars was wavering after Episode I and Microsoft’s new PC as a console concept was a big risk, it seems almost fitting that this title has remained exclusive to its original platform. Fred discusses the culture context, development history, and elements of this lackluster title that was a curiosity he couldn’t pass up.

Written by Fred Rojas

October 16, 2021 at 9:00 am

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Video Game Purists Ep 84: Aquatic Cannibalism

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This week is all about the weddings on the personal front, with Trees loving on the final Smash character and hating on Fred’s favorite Xbox controllers. On the gaming front, Trees has been exploring fish on fish crimes with Feed & Grow Fish and I am Fish. Of course he’s also still fixing up cars in Car Mechanic Simulator and journeying into a new Game Pass title with Sable. Fred has wrapped up some games and gone full Shocktober with the lackluster end of Tender Loving Care and replaying the DLC of Resident Evil 7. He also tried the demo of Stranger in Paradise: Final Fantasy and overthought the purchase of Alan Wake Remastered.

Video Game Purists Ep 83: Spot On Casting

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As always, we say “nothing happened” but yet we go on nearly an hour about this nothing. Then it’s time to go to the Switch where updates discover bluetooth, games were announced (and released), and we learn of the best casting ever for the 2022 Super Mario movie. On the gaming front, Trees continues with Car Mechanic Simulator, wraps Maneater and leaps into the Truth Quest DLC, customizes boats in AC Valhalla, and plays around with the perspective bending Superliminal. Fred has been going all arcade with Cruis’n Blast, engages heavy with Magic the Gathering Arena thanks to the Innestrad: Midnight Hunt set, and drags his way to the finish line of Sackboy. He also contemplates Halloween gaming and how his play habits may be in direct contradiction to his decision making on what to play.