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Shmup Podcast

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Derek from the Playground podcast joins us to talk about the wonderful world of the shoot ’em up (aka “shmup”) and the amazing games that owned his soul over the years.


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Written by Fred Rojas

April 4, 2012 at 11:00 am

Podcast: The Final Countdown Pt. 1

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Fred Rojas from Gaming History 101 and the B-Team podcast is joined by Josh “Colm” from the T4 show and Rob “Trees” from EZ Mode Unlocked to discuss the games in G4’s recent top 100 games of all times.  We start by discussing some of our issues with the games in the list and then hit the ground running talking about our personal experiences with many of the great games on the countdown.  Due to time constraints this first part covers games 100-60 with more to come in future weeks.  Check it out!


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Podcast: Emulation – Breaking the Law

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This episode we have Derek from the Playground Podcast on to discuss the oh so controversial topic of video game emulation.  Instead of describing what it is, which can be found here, we instead discuss our memories, stories, and wonderful benefits of a topic that has been shadowed by piracy.


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Written by Fred Rojas

June 28, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Podcast: The Final Countdown, Part 2

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We continue our Final Countdown series that swaps the wonderful stories associated with some of the most beloved games of all time.  Again, little discussion as to whether or not the ranking is valid and much more on the interesting stories and memories that came from them.  This time around Fred from Gaming History 101 is joined by Trees from EZ Mode Unlocked (Colm from the T4 Show couldn’t make it, but was present in spirit) as they tackle even less games than the first show but with equally fun stories.


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Podcast: The Final Countdown – Part 3

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We continue our Final Countdown series that swaps the wonderful stories associated with some of the most beloved games of all time.  We still couldn’t quite wrap it up, but we crank through games 39-10 and break down some of the biggest titles ever released.  This time around Fred from Gaming History 101 is joined by Trees from EZ Mode Unlocked and Jake/Jacob from Gameranx.


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Podcast: Birth of the Playstation

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This week Fred goes solo and discusses the new format for the podcast, promises more media content on the site, and then tells the history of Sony’s famous powerhouse the Playstation, which premiered this week 17 years ago.


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Written by Fred Rojas

September 13, 2012 at 11:27 am

Podcast: The Final Countdown – Pt. 4 (finale)

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We finally wrap up our “much-longer-than-we-ever-expected” series discussing the stories and cultural relevance of the games in G4’s Top 100 video games of all time.  Fred Rojas is yet again joined by Rob “Trees” from EZ Mode Unlocked to wrap up the final games and even have a brief side discussion on games that may be missing.


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Podcast: The History of Survival Horror

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Written by Fred Rojas

September 26, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Extra Credit: Resident Evil Series

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Back before Gaming History 101 was a thing, Fred made a solo podcast about the Resident Evil series and it was shockingly less than an hour long.


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Written by Fred Rojas

September 26, 2012 at 2:51 pm

Podcast: Happy Birthday to the 3DO

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Born on October 4, 1993, the 3DO game system was reponsible for a lot of firsts.  One of the first CD-ROM consoles, the first 32-bit console, and the first console that relied solely on 3rd party manufacturing.  For all it gets harped on, the 3DO still houses a strong library that borrows from both consoles and PCs as well as paving the way for original titles.  Shawn Freeman from Knuckleballer Radio joins us to discuss the glory that was the 3DO.


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Written by Fred Rojas

October 3, 2012 at 12:00 pm