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Video Game Purists Ep 80: Adulting is Hard

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This week was a bit tough on both the guys and there are stories to tell of the whole ordeal. It’s not all bad though because there were some important gaming anniversaries and Sony did it’s pseudo-E3 showcase! Trees has been busy repairing cards in Car Mechanic Simulator 2021 and completed Minecraft Dungeons with his boy. Fred got in some Vita time and is nearing the end of Psychonauts 2. He also got a chance to try out Aliens Fireteam Elite and continues to enjoy Demons Souls on PS5.

Written by Fred Rojas

September 10, 2021 at 11:12 am

Video Game Purists Ep 79: SUP

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This week it’s birthday’s for Trees and dog bars for Fred. Much on the gaming front as well, starting with Maneater, which Trees is still working through with his son and Fred has completed 100 percent. Additionally Trees was getting very Playstation Home-like with Riders Republic (the beta) and…Car Mechanic Simulator 2021! Fred waved goodbye to 12 Minutes and Doom II while continuing through Psychonauts 2 and having some GameStop shenanigans. His highlight this week, however, is that he’s really enjoying the life (and death) of Demon’s Souls.

Written by Fred Rojas

September 3, 2021 at 11:00 am

Video Game Purists Ep 78: Spring 2022?

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This week Trees makes the most of the weekend while Fred…doesn’t. After a brief discussion on Gamescom announcements things quickly move to the games they’ve played. Trees has his staples: Car Mechanic Simulator, Maneater, and AC Valhalla. He also got to experience the 4K upres version of Crimson Skies, gave an indie title Islanders shot, and wrapped up with Slime Rancher (Plortable Edition). Fred tries to figure out why he struggles with the PS2 era in particular after reflecting on his recent MGS2 playthrough. Then it’s all new stuff with 12 Minutes, Psychonauts 2, and Demons Souls (PS5).

Written by Fred Rojas

August 27, 2021 at 11:00 am

Video Game Purists Ep 77: This is Fine

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This week is rather uneventful for Trees but Fred triggers an incidental 30+ minute conversation regarding masks and schools. A topic spreading through the country, there is some perspective on both arguments. Moving over to games there’s more Car Mechanic Simulator talk that includes both the 2021 console release and a PSN sale on 2018. Both hosts have been playing Maneater and are ironically stuck in a very common bug. Trees continues on with AC Valhalla and having fun with it as well as starting Hades. Fred did a lot of reading, watching, and buying before finishing with some critical views on Metal Gear Solid 2 HD.

Written by Fred Rojas

August 20, 2021 at 11:45 am

Video Game Purists Ep 76: Boat Stuff

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This week Fred returns from vacation to talk about the wonders of the Ozarks while Trees is living up kids parties and beach life. On the video game front Trees has been enjoying a new game called Car Mechanic Simulator, enjoying the levels of Maneater, and trying out the new Picross: Sega Edition. He also started Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Fred tried to like Ivy the Kiwi? and ended up in a deep hole (temporarily) with match 3 games. Finally in honor of the 20th anniversary, he’s giving a second go to Metal Gear Solid 2 HD (this time on PS3).

Written by Fred Rojas

August 13, 2021 at 11:00 am

Video Game Purists Ep 75: Nothing Happening

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This week was relatively uneventful for our hosts, but that doesn’t stop the discussion. From the demonic nature of the loon to bandoleers of beer, life finds a way. On the gaming front Trees has upgraded his DLC in Car Mechanic Simlator, explored Billions Road further, and continues to grind Minecraft Dungeons with his son. This transitions to a dual discussion on Maneater, which Fred has also started this week. Fred also wraps up Cold War, enjoys some retro on the MiSTer, and has a serious fit over the Panzer Dragoon franchise, particularly Orta. It all wraps with some quick words on Sackboy’s Big Adventure and the addicting but also slow moving nature of Kingdom Come: Deliverance.

Video Game Purists Ep 74: Beach Shark

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This week Fred goes first and manages to avoid drama in public rather than cause it while Trees is rocking back-to-back birthday parties. The two also give much love to the upcoming Picross S Sega release before delving into games. Fred finished Miles Morales, started Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director’s Cut, and played plenty of coop with his daughter in It Takes Two. He also speaks of the ups and downs of playing Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War. Trees has been repairing actual Gameboys, but also virtual cars in Car Mechanic Simulator. He also received his copy of Billions Road and got started in his empire building while also playing Minecraft Dungeons and some random shark game with his boy.

Video Game Purists Ep. 73: MOA Burger

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This week has been pretty boring for both our hosts, but there’s still chat about life, shopping, and entertainment. On the gaming front Trees continues his addiction to Car Mechanic Simulator, which is spreading. He also got back into Darkest Dungeon and tried the Xbox version of Tetris Effect Connected. Fred has been playing It Takes Two with his daughter, went retro with Panzer Dragoon, and burned through most of Spider-Man: Miles Morales on PS5. He also played a chunk of Ninja Blade by From Software, but the story is more than it initially seemed.

Written by Fred Rojas

July 23, 2021 at 6:48 pm

Video Game Purists Ep 72: Jox Rox

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This week Trees discusses the wrap up of vacation while Fred works through a very difficult series of events and listener mail sparks even deeper discussion. On the gaming front, Trees has been rocking through Yakuza: Like a Dragon while also dabbling in Star Wars Squadrons and returning to Titanfall 2. Fred has watched a bunch of media including Black Widow, The Forever Purge, Inside, and Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness (all spoiler free discussions). Fred’s games include Rayman Redemption and Biomutant as well as finishing Psychonauts and Far Cry Primal.

Written by Fred Rojas

July 16, 2021 at 11:00 am

Video Game Purists Ep 71: Within 30 Seconds

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This week Trees is having a blast on vacation while Fred enjoys a relaxed 4th of July weekend. Listener mail leads the discussion to the PS1 days before moving onto games. Trees has been playing more Car Mechanic Simulator and Mario Golf: Super Rush, plus early exploration into Lego Builder’s Journey. Fred played through Doom (1993), a good chunk of Far Cry Primal, and dipped his toe into the run-based PS5 exclusive Returnal.

Written by Fred Rojas

July 9, 2021 at 11:00 am