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Video Game Purists Ep 29: Hexagonal Planets and Mall Psychopaths

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This week is all about revisiting old topics.  Trees starts off talking about the post office until Fred steers the conversation to next gen console leaked prices.  Trees has been playing a lot of No Man’s Sky and Picross on the Switch while Fred played Medal of Honor: Allied Assault and Dead Rising.

Opening Song: Facehammer by Ozzed (ozzed.net)

Closing Song: Supermoon by 65 Days of Static (No Man’s Sky)

Written by Fred Rojas

August 20, 2020 at 11:00 am

Video Game Purists Ep 28: Without the Chief

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Seems everyone is stuck at home these days, even the Master Chief as 343 decides to delay Halo Infinite into 2021.  Fred and Trees discuss life, next gen consoles, the recent Playstation event, and more.  Then on the gaming front, Trees is still making everyone jealous in No Man’s Sky while Fred wraps up Transformers: War for Cybertron and Yoku’s Island Express just before it departs game pass.

Opening Song: Facehammer by Ozzed (ozzed.net)

Closing Song: Theme of Simon Belmont (MSU-1 Enhanced Version) – Super Castlevania IV (SNES)

Written by Fred Rojas

August 13, 2020 at 11:00 am

Video Game Purists Ep 27: A Little Sauced

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This week things are winding down a bit but that doesn’t stop our brave hosts from enjoying the finer things in life like playing the Switch during a power outage and enjoying The Transformers in movie form.  Trees is future planning for Kingdom Come: Deliverance leaving Game Pass, seeing the better life in No Man’s Sky, and finally purchasing Mr. Driller.  Fred learned that Shadow of the Colossus on PS4, although beautiful, is not for him.  On the other hand a cheap pick-up of Trine: Enhanced Edition (XB1) and Transformers: War for Cybertron (PC) are keeping a strong smile on his face.

Opening Song: Facehammer by Ozzed (ozzed.net)

Closing Song: Transformers Theme Song (1984 TV Show)

Written by Fred Rojas

August 7, 2020 at 11:22 am

Video Game Purists Ep 26: Yep, It’s Halo

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This week Fred and Trees talk about the infamous Xbox Showcase that left almost everyone less than impressed.  Trees has started up Paper Mario: The Origami King and returns to the drastically changed world of No Man’s Sky.  Fred played a bunch of demos on Xbox, gave up on The Witcher 2, completely played Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap as well as Resident Evil 0, and finally struggled with Shadow of the Colossus (PS4).

Opening Song: Facehammer – Ozzed (ozzed.net)
Closing Song: The Monster’s Lair – Wonderboy: The Dragon’s Trap

Written by Fred Rojas

July 30, 2020 at 11:00 am

Video Game Purists Ep 25: Meet Ribbie the Rib

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This week it’s almost no real life and all games.  Trees and Fred discuss the glory days of Playstation Home, HD Retrovision cables and the bubble economy of second hand gaming.  Trees has been working his way through Nascar Heat 5 (and enjoying it) as well as delving into Mr. Driller in Drill Land on the Switch.  Fred continues to work through The Witcher 2 and Halo 2 co-op with his daughter, while also going all retro on Saturdays with Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap and of all things Burn: Cycle on the Phillips CD-i.

Opening Song: Facehammer by Ozzed (ozzed.net)

Closing Song: Nuts! – Mr. Driller in Drill Land

Written by Fred Rojas

July 23, 2020 at 3:00 pm

The Last of Us Part 2 Spoilercast

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The Last of Us Part II is one of those games you just have to talk about.  Naturally, Fred is ready to talk for nearly 4 hours about all aspects of the game along with special guest Jacob from Chosen Totem.  They don’t go through the campaign step by step, but rather discuss the four major elements that appear in the game: tech, gameplay, plot, and discourse.  If it hasn’t been made clear, this podcast contains spoilers.

Songs (in order of appearance)

  • Ellie’s Song (Through the Valley)
  • It Can’t Last (Home)
  • The Cycle of Violence
  • They’re Still Out There
  • Wayfaring Stranger

Written by Fred Rojas

July 21, 2020 at 11:00 am

Video Game Purists Ep 24: Jockey Promise Fail

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Trees is back from his vacation, Fred is just relaxing, and things are starting to get back to normal.  Trees takes a break from Kingdom Come: Deliverance to try out his new copy of Nascar Heat 5, Infinite Mini Golf on PSN Now, and Observation on Game Pass.  Meanwhile Fred is having random nights on Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance and after finishing the first book, started on a little game called The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings.

Opening Song: Facehammer by Ozzed (ozzed.net)

Closing Song: The End is Never the Same from The Witcher 2

Written by Fred Rojas

July 16, 2020 at 11:00 am

Video Game Purists Ep 23: The Ali and Fred Show

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This week Fred joined up with Ali for an impromptu discussion about…really anything.  Very few talk of actual games but fun discussions to be had and with Trees off on vacation this made a perfect Ep 23.  The video of this podcast, in case you want to watch instead of just listen, can be found below.

Opening Song – Facehammer by Ozzed (ozzed.net)

Written by Fred Rojas

July 10, 2020 at 11:00 am

Video Game Purists Ep 22: Getaway

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This week both Fred and Trees are talking about adventures with cabins and a few movies before jumping into games.  Trees headlines with a forgotten 3DS gem, Pocket Card Jockey, before delving into another adventure in Kingdom Come: Deliverance.  Fred is still deep in The Last of Us Part II and wrapping up his impressions before a brief (spoiler free) discussion about the coverage of the game.

Opening Song: Facehammer by Ozzed (ozzed.net)

Closing Song: I’m on a Boat by The Lonely Island

Written by Fred Rojas

July 2, 2020 at 11:00 am

Video Game Purists Ep 21: Solid Weekend

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This week Fred and Trees delve deep into real world events, but mostly positive ones.  Then there’s a dive into Animal CrossingPuzzle and Dragons Super Mario Edition, a new 3D voxel NES emulator on Steam called 3DSEN, and of course The Last of Us Part II.

Opening Song – Facehammer by Ozzed (ozzed.net)

Closing Song – A Link to the Past Commercial Rap from Super Famicom Japanese commercial

Written by Fred Rojas

June 25, 2020 at 11:00 am