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GHX Ep 47: Hard Work

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This week is a true mixed bag involving work around the house, fighting games with poor tutorials, classics of old, and we do a longer response to the union talk.


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Written by Fred Rojas

June 5, 2019 at 11:00 am

The History of Mortal Kombat (Part 1)

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This week Fred and Jam are heading all the way back to 1992 when an intended Street Fighter II clone starring Jean-Claude Van Damme resulted in one of the most violent and popular fighters of all time.  In this episode we delve into the history, development, release, home console releases, and of course inevitable violence discussions spawned from the first title and it’s inevitable sequel.

This is part 1 of a multi-part series on the franchise.

Closing Song: Encounter the Ultimate (Mortal Kombat Theme) by The Immortals off the Mortal Kombat Annihilation Soundtrack


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Written by Fred Rojas

May 29, 2019 at 11:00 am

GHX Episode 46: Rats!

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This week Fred and Trees open with a disclaimer on the show and site’s personal politics as it has become increasingly important in today’s landscape and address differences in opinion in the community.  Then the two move on to Sony’s recent State of Play announcements, the heated labor union in game development conversation, and gems like Drakan on PS2 and A Plague Tale: Innoncence on modern platforms.

Closing Song: Rats by Ghost


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Written by Fred Rojas

May 22, 2019 at 11:00 am

Game Boy: Play It Loud

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This week Fred and Jam celebrate 30 years of the Game Boy.  Probably the most prolific portable console of all time, it was more than just a device for delivering Tetris and getting adults into video games, it ushered in a new way to play and design games.  We cover the gaming environment Game Boy released into, the portable efforts before it, a large talk on the library, and of course the many companies that tried to compete.


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Written by Fred Rojas

May 15, 2019 at 11:00 am

GHX Ep 45: Hodgepodge

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As the name suggests, this one has it all.  Disney World, Endgame (no spoilers!), PSP, Social Issues, Raiden Trad, Mortal Kombat, and oh so much more.


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Written by Fred Rojas

May 8, 2019 at 11:00 am

Konami’s Arcade Classics

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This week Fred and Jam discuss the eight highlighted arcade titles in the Konami Anniversary Arcade Classics Collection that recently released on all major platforms.  It’s mostly shooters with one odd action title and some glaring omissions.

Songs (in order of appearance):

  • Stage Start – Gradius (Arcade)
  • Cross Your Heart – Haunted Castle (Arcade)
  • First Attack – Thunder Cross (Arcade)
  • Poison of Snake – Salamander (Arcade)


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GHX Episode 44: Card Games That Suck

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This week Fred and Trees are shooting the breeze about partying, casinos, Kingdom Hearts, and good old Dead or Alive Xtreme.


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Written by Fred Rojas

April 17, 2019 at 11:00 am

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

GHX Ep 43: Better Late Than Never

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Coming off the cusp of April Fools and with Trees still sick, our heroes trudge on.  It’s time to discuss the news, April Fools, Kingdom Hearts, Dolby Atmos, and so much more.


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Written by Fred Rojas

April 3, 2019 at 11:00 am

GHX Episode 42: Fred Solo

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This week you get Fred, just Fred.  Yep…just…Fred…  That doesn’t stop him from talking about games, news, and tech in a show that hopefully isn’t a complete disaster.


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Written by Fred Rojas

March 20, 2019 at 11:00 am