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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

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

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

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