Gaming History 101

Know Your Roots

Archive for the ‘Gaming History 101’ Category

Podcast: Legend of David Cage (Quantic Dream)

leave a comment »

This week Fred and Jam are gearing up for Detroit: Become Human by going over the history of Quantic Dream.  From the eccentric head of the studio David Cage to the unique combination of story and tech, there’s no denying this developer is distinct, if nothing else.


Download this episode (right click and save)

Written by Fred Rojas

May 16, 2018 at 11:00 am

Podcast: Retro Video Game Piracy in 2018

leave a comment »

Just as video games have changed drastically over the last decade, so has the topic of video game piracy.  Is it acceptable?  Is it necessary?  Is it appropriate to claim archival value?  Fred and Jam break down their thoughts and discuss modern day piracy of retro video games.


Download this episode (right click and save)

Written by Fred Rojas

May 2, 2018 at 11:00 am

Podcast: Midwest Gaming Classic 2018

leave a comment »

Fred and guest Matt (AgentGren) get together and talk about all the happenings at the Midwest Gaming Classic 2018.  This episode explains the main idea of the convention, the layout, the many areas, navigating the vendor booths, and of course Matt’s impression of his first time at MGC.


Download this episode (right click and save)

Written by Fred Rojas

April 19, 2018 at 11:00 am

Podcast: Resident Evil 7 (Part 2)

leave a comment »

This week Fred and Jam wrap up Resident Evil 7 with the back third of the main title, a plot synopsis, and the abundance of downloadable content.


Download this episode (right click and save)

Written by Fred Rojas

April 4, 2018 at 11:00 am

Podcast: Jam’s Take on the Nintendo Switch

leave a comment »

Written by Fred Rojas

March 16, 2018 at 11:00 am

Podcast: Resident Evil 7 (Part 1)

leave a comment »

This week Fred and Jam are back to talk Resident Evil 7: Biohazard.  We always knew it was going to take two parts, so this first part is dedicated to the pre-launch, Opening Hour demo, and the first two thirds of the game (the episode finishes after the boathouse battle).


Download this episode (right click and save)

Written by Fred Rojas

March 14, 2018 at 11:00 am

Podcast: Reflecting on the Switch’s First Year

with one comment

Fred is joined by Learned From Gaming‘s Chase to discuss Nintendo’s Switch on its one year anniversary.  For the second time in history, Nintendo managed to highly innovate and turn the company’s success around in a very small period of time.  The two discuss announcement, release, success, library, and various other notable topics.


Download this episode (right click and save)

Written by Fred Rojas

March 3, 2018 at 2:00 pm

Podcast: Jam’s 2017 in Review

with one comment

Written by Fred Rojas

January 9, 2018 at 11:00 am

Top Scores Xmas Special

with 2 comments

Happy Holidays to all of you retro readers and listeners out there.  Jam here, with a special Xmas Top Scores I cooked up while enjoying the holiday.  We hope it enhances your enjoyment of the festivities.  Heck, play it at your holiday parties!


Download this episode (right click and save)

Track List:

Read the rest of this entry »

Written by jamalais

December 24, 2017 at 10:00 am

Podcast: The End Is The Beginning

leave a comment »

Here it is, the big one, the final podcast that Fred and Jam are doing on the regular.  It by no means signifies an end to this show, these hosts, and especially the content.  Instead it’s GH101 taking a stance that properly covering games requires time and consideration, especially when it comes to picking the best medium (audio, video, article) to cover a game or topic.  The rest is in the hefty 3+ hour show, so we’ll just let the hosts explain it.


Download this episode (right click and save)

Written by Fred Rojas

December 20, 2017 at 11:00 am