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GHX Ep. 27a: Jam Edition

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Main Topic – Trading in games and their value – one large story on that followed by a few tales about car bootin and charity shops
WHAT BEEN PLAYIN – self explanatory but cover Nomad Soul, Puyo Puyo Tetris and God of War very briefly
NEWS – briefly discuss Nintendos new online thing
Question – I answer Cluedrew’s recent question from GHX – what can new games learn from old


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May 11, 2018 at 11:00 am

GHX Ep. 27: In 3D!

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This week Fred and Trees kick it off with a discussion about movies that eventually leads to 3D movies and ends up with super hype movies.  They then move to Nintendo’s new online service announcement, what everyone’s been playing, and random news topics.


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Written by Fred Rojas

May 9, 2018 at 11:00 am

GHX Episode 26: How to be a Junkyard Tycoon

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This week Fred is brought down by technology, Trees is enjoying the laid back life, Kratos makes a brief appearance, community questions has us talking some serious Sega Genesis, and the glory that is Junkyard Tycoon.  Closing song is F**k Technology by The Froggers.


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Written by Fred Rojas

April 25, 2018 at 11:00 am

GHX Ep. 25: Dirk the Daring

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This week Fred and Trees reminisce on the days of Dragon’s Lair, laserdiscs, New Hammy PS2 games, plenty of community topics, and oh so much more.


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Written by Fred Rojas

April 11, 2018 at 11:00 am

GHX Ep. 24: Conan Ain’t Bad

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This week Fred and Trees get together early because Jam had some scheduling conflicts.  It’s a surprisingly robust show including the loss of games over time (like, losing games as the years go by), the glory of the PS2, Battlefront 2’s update for those that played it, a bit more Burnout Paradise Remastered and The Witcher, followed by Fred really digging the 2007 Conan game.


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Written by Fred Rojas

March 28, 2018 at 11:00 am

GHX Ep. 23: Sick Trees

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This week we officially resurrect Gaming History X and kick it off talking about…almost nothing related to video games.  Trees is sick, Fred saw Tomb Raider, and no one drank on St. Paddy’s Day.  The conversation quickly turns to games as the two discuss “indie AAA” games, why Burnout Paradise Remastered totally holds up, the expulsion of loot crates from Battlefront II, and the abysmal game that is Haze.

Opening song includes a track used, with permission, from Ozzed.
Closing song is a sample from Shamroctoroc by Doctor Octoroc.


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Written by Fred Rojas

March 21, 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

GHX Ep. 22: Beware, I Live!

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We’re back (and bringing a Sinistar reference with us).  For this first returning episode, Fred and Trees kick off the new GH101/GHX hybrid with just the base name Gaming History 101.  Explanations are given to schedule (it’s weekly), format changes, and start testing it out.  Please let us know what you like and don’t like.  Also, fair warning, the episode is nearly 2 and a half hours long. It’s been a while.

Topics discussed:

  • 2018 game releases
  • Community Questions (Remasters, Switch controllers, Socio-political coverage of games, Explicit Content on podcast)
  • Mad Max (2015)
  • The Witcher (yes, the original one)
  • Trees picks a b-tier game for Fred to play


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Podcast: Reflecting on the Switch’s First Year

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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.


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Written by Fred Rojas

March 3, 2018 at 2:00 pm

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