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GHX Ep. 16: Crying Over a Brontosaurus

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This week Fred and Trees are joined by Chase of the Scarcasm podcast and the conversation starts with a bunch of random ramblings for 45 minutes.  Topics discussed include today’s focus on graphics, how many amazing games are about to release, and Jurassic World Evolution.


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Written by Fred Rojas

August 29, 2017 at 11:00 am

GHX Ep. 15: Actual Culture

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This week Fred is joined by Future Monkeys co-host Beardy McWhiskey while Trees and Jam have the day off.  Discussions vary from what gaming does to your brain, the culture of marketing to gamers, and even this new loot box phenomenon.


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Written by Fred Rojas

August 15, 2017 at 11:00 am

GHX Episode 14: Full House

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This episode is a packed house with Wolfy (overclock.net) and guest Chase (learnedfromgaming.com) joining Fred and Trees, but the discussion is worth the crowded conditions. Tangents begin immediately but eventually they get back to discussing modern console wars, vacations, the current Switch library, and Sonic’s sordid legacy.  The venting continues with a lengthy “Just Stop” section resulting in the longest (but one of the strongest) episodes yet.


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Written by Fred Rojas

August 2, 2017 at 11:00 am

GHX Ep. 13: Previously On…

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This week it’s Fred and Trees again discussing upcoming game releases, hugely priced deluxe editions, and alternative forms of XP before the show even takes off.  Topics include returning to games after major updates and titles we like to watch played instead of play ourselves.  It all wraps with some insightful “Just Stop!” segments.


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Written by Fred Rojas

July 18, 2017 at 11:00 am

GHX Ep. 12: Just Having Fun

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This week it’s just Fred and Trees as they ring in American independence.  Listener mail sees a lot of Nintendo Switch talk (and Fred just found one in the wild), but for the most part it’s all about having fun playing the games of summer.


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Written by Fred Rojas

July 4, 2017 at 11:00 am

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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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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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