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Video Game Purists Ep 34: Sandworm!

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This week it’s time to target Microsoft and the poor handling of pre-orders that happened earlier this week.  Then Trees gets down to discussing No Man’s SkyProminence Poker, and a handful of Dreamcast titles.  Fred is going all horror with the return of fall in The Sinking City and his first return to Resident Evil: Code Veronica X in over 10 years.

Opening Song: Facehammer by Ozzed (ozzed.net)

Closing Song: Chu-Chu Rocket! by Sega (from Chu-Chu Rocket!)

Written by Fred Rojas

September 25, 2020 at 11:00 am

Video Game Purists Ep 33: Fred + PS5 = Hot Mess

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This week the PS5 has been announced and both pre-orders and Fred are a hot mess.  After a long discussion about the now fully informed next generation and the exciting titles on the horizon, the discussion moves to games Trees and Fred have been playing.  For Trees it’s wrapping up Man of Medan and starting Spiritfairer while Fred wrapped up Far Cry 4 and Shaq Fu (both the original and recent A Legend Reborn titles).

Written by Fred Rojas

September 17, 2020 at 11:00 am

Video Game Purists Ep 32: Just the Cutscenes

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It’s Trees celebrating his birthday week along with some chat about movies Mulan (2020) and The New Mutants.  Fred can’t help himself and has to chat about the Xbox announcements and Mario’s 35th birthday releases from Nintendo.  It all wraps up with Trees talking Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan and Fred grinding through more Far Cry 4 and the entire Battletoads franchise.

Opening Song: Facehammer – Ozzed (ozzed.net)

Closing Song: Intro – Man of Medan

Written by Fred Rojas

September 10, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Video Game Purists Ep 31: This is 60

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This week starts with some talk about movies including Bill & Ted Face the MusicTenet, and The Emperor’s New Groove.  Trees gave xCloud a go in addition to some PS VR and Hello Games’ new title The Last Campfire.  Fred got addicted to the original Ratchet & Clank for a weekend before diving into the checklist-a-thon that is Far Cry 4.

Opening Song: Facehammer by Ozzed (ozzed.net)

Closing Song: Lightning Strikes from Raiden III

Written by Fred Rojas

September 3, 2020 at 11:00 am

Video Game Purists Ep 30: Where’s the Fast Forward Button?

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This week Fred has a personal tragedy, but the silver lining is good times were had in movies and shows.  Moving on to games, Trees is winding down No Man’s Sky but getting into Train Simulator as a way to have another reason to play mobile games.  Fred is struggling with Metal Gear Solid 2Yakuza 0, and Bio Evil (a Resident Evil isometric game developed for the Genesis), but finds plenty to enjoy with Dead Rising.

Opening Song: Facehammer by Ozzed (ozzed.net)

Closing Song: Gone Guru by Lifeseeker (Dead Rising Courtyard rap song)

Written by Fred Rojas

August 27, 2020 at 11:00 am

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