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GHX Episode 21: Trial Separation

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On the final week of regular GHX episodes Trees and Fred get together to talk about the big issues.  Topics include Street Fighter’s 30th Anniversary (and Capcom’s as well) in addition to the way video games look to the mainstream.  Your big questions regarding future episodes are answered and the final GH101 livestream is also given a date.  A prize awaits after the ending music.


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Written by Fred Rojas

December 13, 2017 at 11:00 am

Podcast: How Rude

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This week Fred and Jam talk about toilet humor in video games and eventually overall comedy in games.  There is an announcement at the end, so be sure to stay tuned all the way up to the conclusion.


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Written by Fred Rojas

December 6, 2017 at 11:00 am

GHX Ep 20: Bunny Trail Chase

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This week Fred and Trees are joined by Chase from Learned from Gaming to talk about video game parenting, gaming traditions, and making old games look their best.  There are some technical issues and the group go off on many random tangents, but the conversation flows like wine.


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Written by Fred Rojas

December 1, 2017 at 11:00 am

Podcast: The History of Visceral Games (aka EA Redwood)

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This week Fred and Jam discuss the surprisingly large library of games developed by Visceral Games, formerly EA Redwood.  Recently closed in the production of an unnamed Star Wars title, the studio was responsible for far more than the handful of titles everyone knows.


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Written by Fred Rojas

November 13, 2017 at 11:00 am

GHX Ep 19: A Wild Strip Mahjong Appears

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This week we are hurting as technical issues continue to plague our show (mostly edited out), Trees gets injured and can’t make the show, Jam needs sleep at some point, and our guest has to cancel.  Fortunately Strip Mahjong joins at the last minute and what results is an amusing and thought-provoking discussion.  Topics include whether or not gaming is for kids anymore and a love letter to Microsoft’s recent efforts followed by lightning round, Splatoon 2, Mutant Football League, and of course “Just Stop!”


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Written by Fred Rojas

November 2, 2017 at 11:00 am

Podcast: Wolfenstein

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This week features a massive three hours dedicated largely to the Wolfenstein franchise.  Most are probably aware of the more recent shooters and the 90s game from id, but there’s a lot more to tell about this somewhat underappreciated series.  Fred and Jam start with the original title on the Apple II and move all the way to the upcoming sequel this Friday.  Segment 2 is all about community questions and segment 3 wraps things up with some neo-retro gaming from both hosts.


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GHX Ep. 18: Technical Disaster

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This week Fred and Trees return with a new format, but the same great content.  Main topics include games that we return to and Fred’s lack of loot box thrills, followed by 5 of the community’s “lightening round” topics, and then getting to know your hosts.  Don’t think we forgot “Just Stop” because it’s there too.


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Written by Fred Rojas

October 19, 2017 at 11:00 am

Podcast: Psycho Break

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This week Fred and Jam finally reunite to get back to what they do best: talk old games.  There’s a brief intro, a new schedule for podcasts, and a slightly new format (don’t worry, topics are still the first section), but otherwise it’s back to basics.  In preparation for this week’s sequel, they are discussing The Evil Within, or Psycho Break as it’s known in Japan.  The incredible art design, sordid plot, and hodgepodge gameplay are all put under a microscope, as is the game’s origins.  After that it’s some discussions on community feedback and what the boys have been up to over the last month.


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Written by Fred Rojas

October 10, 2017 at 11:00 am

Podcast: Top Scores, Volume 5

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Another year come and gone, a hiatus on the outs, and a co-host is now a husband.  Man, a lot has happened this year.  Oh, and we got a whole bunch of great video game tunes to share with you.  Come, relax, and enjoy over 2 and a half hours of our community’s favorite cuts.


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Written by Fred Rojas

October 4, 2017 at 7:21 pm

GHX Ep. 17: Social Issues

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GHX has returned (and GH101 is close behind).  Fred opens the show with a statement about a certain YouTube streamer, Trees is enchanted by both Disney and a certain portable game, and Fred asks if gameplay mechanics should be protected by copyright.


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Written by Fred Rojas

September 26, 2017 at 11:00 am