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Podcast: eShop Retro

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This week Fred and Jam tackle the treasure trove of retro games that can be found in various digital marketplaces.


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Written by Fred Rojas

April 10, 2019 at 11:00 am

NGP: Next Gen Portable

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This week Fred and Jam perform a eulogy for the recently retired Playstation Vita.  At almost three hours it’s all covered from the development, release, games, evolution, and eventually retirement of Sony’s surprisingly strong portable that everyone incorrectly claimed “had no games.”


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Written by Fred Rojas

March 13, 2019 at 11:00 am

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Podcast: Re-Release, Remaster, Remake, and Reboot

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Fred and Jam have finally returned for a proper retro episode of Gaming History 101.  This time the topic is all about how to update a game: Re-Release, Remaster, Remake, and Reboot.

Closing Song: Never Return Alive – Streets of Rage Remake Soundtrack


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Written by Fred Rojas

February 27, 2019 at 11:00 am

Resident Evil 2: Original vs Remake

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Fred and Jam are reunited and ready to kick off more consistent retro content, albeit this one is only half retro.  In this spoileriffic comparison podcast, the two delve into the development and content of the scrapped version of Resident Evil 2, dubbed Resident Evil 1.5 by the Internet, as well as the original full blown release.  Then they move over to comparing the quality and content in this new remake.  It’s a long ride and it’s highly recommended that you play the games first, but sit back and enjoy a horrifying trip through the Raccoon City police department and beyond.


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Podcast: A New Challenger Appears (Street Fighter)

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For this week’s episode Jam and Fred are celebrating 30 years of Capcom’s Street Fighter series.  Specifically focusing on the titles in the recently released Anniversary Collection, they talk about the pop culture influences of the main three titles, all of the updates to each, and the three Alpha titles.  Plenty of stories in this one.

Closing Song by Smooth McGroove (youtube.com/smoothmcgroove)


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Podcast: Legend of David Cage (Quantic Dream)

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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.


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Written by Fred Rojas

May 16, 2018 at 11:00 am

Podcast: Retro Video Game Piracy in 2018

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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.


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Written by Fred Rojas

May 2, 2018 at 11:00 am

Podcast: Midwest Gaming Classic 2018

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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.


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Written by Fred Rojas

April 19, 2018 at 11:00 am

Podcast: Resident Evil 7 (Part 2)

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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.


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Written by Fred Rojas

April 4, 2018 at 11:00 am

Podcast: Jam’s Take on the Nintendo Switch

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Written by Fred Rojas

March 16, 2018 at 11:00 am