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VGP Ep 142: Hunting Fun

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This week Fred struggles to find the fun in games while Trees can’t get enough of it.

  • 03:00 – Fred’s Week
  • 43:00 – Trees’ Week
  • 1:23:00 – Final Fantasy X-2
  • 1:30:30 – R-Type Final 2
  • 1:33:45 – Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong
  • 1:47:30 – LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
  • 1:54:00 – Azure Striker Gunvolt
  • 2:01:00 – Arkham Origins Blackgate
  • 2:06:30 – Atari 50th Anniversary Collection
  • 2:23:30 – Fortnite Minute
  • 2:27:30 – Final Fantasy VII Remake

VGP Ep 141: Slinging Funko

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This week Trees helps Fred explore the world of fast online auctions. Shout out to National Fire Theory and a clip of their track Too Young To Die for this week’s closing song.

  • 10:15 – Trees’ Week
  • 52:00 – Fred’s Week
  • 1:19:30 – Fortnite Minute
  • 1:23:30 – Black Desert Online
  • 1:28:30 – Phantasy Star Online II
  • 1:30:30 – Sky
  • 1:37:00 – Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • 2:00:00 – Metro Exodus
  • 2:06:30 – G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout
  • 2:10:45 – Amped 3
  • 2:23:30 – Kena: Bridge of Spirits

VGP Ep 140: Your Ears Will Get Pregnant

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This week Fred has a birthday and Trees gets some quality time with an old friend.

  • 10:30 – Fred’s Week
  • 46:15 – Trees’ Week
  • 1:20:30 – Kena: Bridge of Spirits
  • 1:28:00 – Metro: Exodus
  • 1:42:30 – LEGO Star Wars: Skywalker Saga
  • 1:50:40 – Fortnite Minute
  • 1:57:15 – Black Desert Online

Written by Fred Rojas

January 13, 2023 at 11:00 am

VGP Ep. 139: Text Fail

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This week is about enjoying the New Year, Disney on Ice, James Bond films, and looking on to the games of 2023!

  • 02:30 – Trees’ Week
  • 41:30 – Fred’s Week
  • 1:21:40 – Games of 2023
  • 2:06:30 – Demon’s Souls
  • 2:16:00 – Marvel Snap
  • 2:17:30 – Fortnite Weekly Update
  • 2:39:30 – High on Life
  • 2:46:00 – Dead Space 2: Severed DLC
  • 2:56:30 – Kena Bridge of Spirits

Written by Fred Rojas

January 6, 2023 at 11:00 am

VGP Ep 138: Gifts-A-Plenty

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This week the hosts discuss their Christmas weekends before tackling into a slew of games, almost all of them available on subscription platforms (Game Pass/PS+ Extra).

  • 04:00 – Fred’s Week
  • 31:15 – Trees’ Week
  • 01:02:00 – The Fortnite Update
  • 01:26:30 – Horizon Chase Turbo
  • 01:30:00 – Dead Space: Extraction
  • 01:45:15 – High on Life
  • 02:04:30 – Gas Station Simulator
  • 02:06:00 – My Time at Portia
  • 02:08:00 – BioMutant
  • 02:11:00 – Chorvs (Chorus)
  • 02:28:15 – Demons Souls (PS5)

VGP Ep 137: Sendin’ Deck Pics

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Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house…Trees was rocking a work party while Fred talks forever about a retro game swap meet!

  • 00:00 – Trees’ Week
  • 26:00 – Fred’s Week
  • 1:30:30 – The Fortnite Update
  • 1:43:00 – Gas Station Simulator
  • 1:48:20 – High on Life
  • 2:04:00 – Marvel Snap
  • 2:17:30 – Christmas Nights
  • 2:27:40 – Mighty No. 9
  • 2:41:30 – Need For Speed Unbound
  • 2:49:30 – Call of Duty DMZ
  • 2:52:00 – RE Village: Shadows of Rose

VGP Ep 136: Crashing the Keighleys

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This week rocks the Christmas parties, heads to Jurassic World, and discusses the Game Awards.

  • 00:00 – Fred’s Week
  • 26:00 – Trees’ Week
  • 52:45 – The Game Awards
  • 1:31:00 – Fortnite
  • 1:40:30 – Oblivion
  • 1:46:00 – Sonic Frontiers
  • 2:10:00 – Evil West
  • 2:29:00 – Simulators (CMS, GSS, House Flipper)
  • 2:35:15 – Need for Speed Unbound

Written by Fred Rojas

December 16, 2022 at 11:00 am

VGP Ep 135: Sick Holidays

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After a week off our hosts get together to talk about holiday parties, strip clubs, and eventually gaming.

  • 00:00 – Trees’ Week
  • 31:00 – Fred’s Week
  • 1:12:00 – Game Boy Finds
  • 1:17:00 – Sonic Frontiers
  • 1:21:00 – Vampire Survivors
  • 1:23:30 – Gas Station Simulator
  • 1:39:45 – Fortnite
  • 2:17:40 – A Plague Tale: Requiem
  • 2:32:45 – PS VR (Super Hot VR/Beat Saber)
  • 2:40:15 – Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth
  • 2:52:00 – Oblivion

Fred Talks: Episode 3

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We had to take a week off from VGP, so Fred attempts to delight in an hour discussion about reprints of collectibles, listener questions, and why games media trying to tackle game technology is not ideal.

Written by Fred Rojas

December 2, 2022 at 11:00 am

VGP Ep 134: Dick Duck

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This week we give thanks and tackle a bunch of games, some with themes you may not expect.

  • 19:30 – Fred’s Week
  • 42:15 – Trees’ Week
  • 1:05:30 – Marvel Snap
  • 1:21:50 – Fortnite
  • 1:28:40 – GoW II/Plague Tale: Requiem
  • 1:30:30 – Trials of Mana
  • 1:51:15 – Sonic Frontiers
  • 1:52:00 – Vampire Survivors
  • 1:58:30 – My Time at Portia
  • 2:00:00 – Car Mechanic Simulator
  • 2:04:50 – Gas Station Simulator