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Video Game Purists Episode 53: Hot Beach Lifeguards

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This week Fred and Trees discuss cabin life and the irresponsibility of the Internet before jumping into games.  Trees has been continuing on with Fall Guys and Super Mario 3D World but also diving into Concrete Genie and Nascar Heat 5.  Both he and Fred talk a bit about Funko Pop! Blitz before Fred rants about how much he works to avoid looking into PS5s before wrapping up with a luke warm response to Batman: Arkham City.

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February 26, 2021 at 11:00 am

Video Game Purists Episode 52: What Snow?

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This week Trees is up at the cabin for vacation while Fred is just chillin’, literally.  After a few anecdotes about Coke + Coffee it’s onto the games.  Trees is all about Mario with Mario Galaxy and the recently released Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury, but he also spent some quality time on the PS2 with Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy.  A late mention of Funko Pop Blitz piqued Fred’s interest in dirty mobile match 3 titles.  Fred has been growing tired of Amalur due mostly to shear volume, partying it up with Rock Band 3 this week, and running through the b-tier 360 title Legendary.  It all wraps up with Fred starting the opening hours of Batman: Arkham City.

Written by Fred Rojas

February 19, 2021 at 11:00 am

Video Game Purists Episode 51: Sometimes You Need 18 Inches

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This week is all about games.  Family games, football games, arcade games, head games, and oh yeah, video games!  After some long talk about life and WandaVision (*spoiler warning in the show up to Episode 5*) then it’s onto games.  Trees has been doing regular Fall GuysWreckfest, and working his way through the Gears of War franchise (halfway through 2).  He’s also started playing through Super Mario Galaxy with his son on Switch thanks to the Super Mario 3D All-Stars.  Fred is still grinding through Kingdoms of Amalur, has some similar thoughts re-visiting Resident Evil (ReMake), and played around with HD NES games on the Messen emulator.  On the experimental front he wrapped up The Medium, which he found a bit better than before, and ponders the overall value of Deliver Us the Moon.

Written by Fred Rojas

February 12, 2021 at 11:00 am

Video Game Purists Episode 50: Finally Out of the 40s

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This week has random discussions about life before diving head first into a bunch of games. Trees has been playing more Skyrim and Fall Guys, but also Resident Evil (REmake)Wreckfest, and Gears of War: Ultimate Edition.  Fred has been making the most of game pass with Cyber Shadow and The Medium, but also continuing to tackle Kingdoms of Amalur Re-Reckoning and finally wrapping up Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time!

Written by Fred Rojas

February 5, 2021 at 11:00 am

Video Game Purists Episode 49: Catch Up

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After a necessary week off, Trees and Fred deliver a massive episode bringing each other up to speed.  Then it’s on to many a video game including Trees’ continued adventures in Skyrim before Fred joins in to discuss Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time.  Finally Fred has completed Gears 5, including the Hivebusters DLC.

Written by Fred Rojas

January 29, 2021 at 11:00 am

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Video Game Purists Episode 48: I am a Love Camel

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This week Fred and Trees stall due to a lack of actual video game playing, but there’s plenty of discussion to be had about life.  Then things shift over to talking Karate Kid and the first half of Season 1 of Cobra Kai.  Things all wrap up with one game from each host, Trees continuing with Skyrim and Fred getting deep into Gears 5.  Oh yeah and some Magic: The Gathering talk at the end.

Written by Fred Rojas

January 15, 2021 at 11:00 am

Video Game Purists Episode 47: Noid!

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This week Fred and Trees share New Years tales and Birthday tales, then it’s on to the games.  Trees is still enamoured with Skyrim while his son barrels through Super Mario Odyssey and beyond where Trees has ever gotten!  Fred is struggling with Death Stranding but enjoyed Terminator Resistance and went retro with Crash 2 & 3 and Snatcher.

 

Written by Fred Rojas

January 8, 2021 at 11:00 am

Video Game Purists Episode 46: Best Year Ever

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This week Fred and Trees return to talk about Christmas, the best gaming year ever, and eventually about the games they’ve been playing.  Trees is still making his way through Final Fantasy X but accidentally booted up Skyrim and now no other game matters.  Fred is playing clean-up by finishing all of Assassin’s Creed Unity‘s campaign and DLC, the Mortal Kombat 11 Aftermath DLC, and getting a very early start in Death Stranding.

 

Written by Fred Rojas

December 31, 2020 at 11:00 am

Video Game Purists Episode 45: Protect Santa!

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This week is more about the games, but there’s still time to discuss protecting Santa at the Bass Pro and upcoming Christmas plans.  Then a brief discussion about the Game Awards before getting into the games.  Trees has started to dig deep into Final Fantasy X (from the PS4 Remaster) and he’s quite smitten so far.  Fred has a split of 3 games he quit rather quick and 3 games he really likes.

Written by Fred Rojas

December 17, 2020 at 11:00 am

Video Game Purists Episode 44: Wallbangers

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Fred is out of town and overworked, but he still finds time to talk with Trees about a bunch of things.  Whether it’s traveling to Western Kansas, flavored beers, Black Friday, and many other topics, the show opens heavily on non-gaming.  Moving over to the gaming front Trees is playing Mario Odyssey and Days Gone while Fred is delving into Star Wars Squadrons and MK 11.

Written by Fred Rojas

December 5, 2020 at 11:00 am