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E3 2017: GHX Ep. 11 – What Did You Play?

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The biggest split between those that attend E3 and those that watch coverage online is the show itself.  Aside from this year, E3 online usually ends on Monday when all the press conferences happen and the big announcements stop.  For those that attend the show it’s the exact opposite with most missing the press conferences due to lack of invite or decent Internet, but you’ll be able to play many of the games on the actual show floor.  In this “returning from E3” episode, Fred and Jam are joined by guests Andy (42 Level One, Agents of Shieldcast) and Chip (The B-Team Podcast, Agents of Shieldcast, Knuckleballer Radio) to discuss the games Fred actually played at E3.  There’s plenty of discussion to be had and lots of insight on what we’ll be seeing in late 2017/early 2018.  Note: This episode has no audio anomalies and a sound quality on par with what you have come to expect from our podcasts.


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E3 2017: EA’s 2017 Press Conference Impressions

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The day has come, it’s officially E3 Press Conferences Day 1 of 3, completely focused on Electronic Arts (EA).  A panel with Fred, Heffe, Jam, and Normii get together to discuss what they saw and what they thought.  At the end they also speak of predictions going into Day 2 and Microsoft/Bethesda.


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Written by Fred Rojas

June 10, 2017 at 10:00 pm

PrE3: Sony’s Legacy

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Fred flies solo to discuss Time’s recent interview with Sony’s Jim Ryan, what his statements truly meant about Sony, and what he hopes to see from the company at this year’s E3.  In an interesting hybrid with both a modern and retro show, there’s plenty of discussion about Sony’s legacy, both in games and in business, and how many sites may have been more harsh on Ryan’s comments than necessary.


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Written by Fred Rojas

June 9, 2017 at 11:00 am

GHX Ep. 10: It’s Time For E3!

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This week the schedule is all messed up so it ends up being only Fred and Trees.  They do manage to have a great discussion including putting final comments on last week’s That Dragon, Cancer debate, retro gaming at summer vacation spots, and next week’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3).  Fred will be attending the show and bringing tons of podcast content next week, so stay tuned.


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Written by Fred Rojas

June 8, 2017 at 11:00 am

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Podcast: Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Game Club

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Fred is joined by Austin and guest John Learned to discuss what most consider to be the best game in the Castlevania franchise.  As usual the discussion begins with the development, then onto the main castle, the inverted castle, and final impressions.  After the end of the show there are also special announcements involving RetroActive Magazine, live shows, and June on the site.


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Written by Fred Rojas

May 31, 2017 at 11:00 am

Podcast: The Writer (Alan Wake)

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It’s finally happened, Alan Wake has been taken off the digital marketplace (but you can still download it if you already own it).  This week Fred and Jam are joined by Eric to discuss Remedy’s homage to horror writing.


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Written by Fred Rojas

May 25, 2017 at 11:00 am

GHX Ep. 9 Addendum: That Dragon, Cancer

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After the comments shared on Gaming History X Episode 9, particularly in regards to the That Dragon, Cancer discussion, Eric felt more needed to be said especially from a different perspective.  We feel that all perspectives should be given equal opportunity to speak up, so Fred and Eric delve into the criticisms leveled at the game, it’s religious content, and the developer’s response to its sales.  The conversation goes a bit longer than necessary, but we felt it was worthwhile to keep unedited.  Note: Unlike most episodes, this show does not contain adult language.


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Written by Fred Rojas

May 23, 2017 at 10:00 pm

GHX Ep. 9: Tropic Thunder

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Wolfy joins us again for the second time on GHX and our friend the caterpillar also graces your box art since he’s clearly so beloved.  In this episode the team puts the Zelda debate to rest but starts a whole new one involving the validity of That Dragon, Cancer.  Topics include StarTropics, point-of-view in 3D rendered games, fighting game DLC packs, and the controversial remaster trend.


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Written by Fred Rojas

May 22, 2017 at 11:00 am

Ram Jam Ep. 1: Retro Game Hunter

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Jam goes solo in his own series, Ram Jam.  In this premiere episode he discusses Car Boots and hunting down retro titles.


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Written by Fred Rojas

May 21, 2017 at 12:00 pm

Podcast: Arcade Top 10

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This week we have a special announcement as well as special guests Eric and Austin to help us debate the top 10 arcade games.  Contrary to what Fred says, send in those community top 10s, we want them all.


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Written by Fred Rojas

May 10, 2017 at 11:00 am