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Video Game Purists Ep 60: Wet Treated Wood

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This week Trees is rebuilding his back stairs and attempting to replace his cell phone while Fred is complaining about snow and attempting to soft mod his PS3. In gaming Trees played the GameStop trade-in game as well as enjoying The Flame and the Flood. Fred tried the Resident Evil Village “Village Demo” on PS5, continues to love Astrobot, and is frustrated with games that have solid gameplay loops but disconnects in progress.

Written by Fred Rojas

April 23, 2021 at 11:00 am

Video Game Purists Episode 59: Virtually Stunning

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This week Fred and Trees return after a week off and it’s time to get down to business. Discussions begin with an update on Trees’ household, new and old furniture, and Godzilla v. Kong. We have a listener mail on HDR and how it works on both PC monitors and TVs, then it’s on to games. Trees has started Paper Mario: The Origami King, enjoyed classic shmups with the Vasara Collection, and tried to be king of the hill with Pac-Man 99. His big passion has been turning into a teenage girl and scouring the land for resources in Atelier Rorona (which also lends to our closing music). Fred has finally wrapped Days Gone with near 100 percent completion and about 45-50 hours of work, but his true love this week has been VR. Thanks to a lent PS VR from Trees, he’s been flying through a catalog of the top titles of the platform, all of which were obtained from PS+ or freebies from Sony.

Written by Fred Rojas

April 16, 2021 at 11:00 am

Video Game Purists Episode 58: Monkey v Lizard

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This week we get a little personal about life before talking a bit of movies. On the games front Trees is trying to stay positive with post-campaign Bowser’s Fury and checking out Monster Hunter Rise, but also realizing that the true stress reliever for now is Splatoon 2. Fred is still hooked to Days Gone, which is good because he tried (and failed) to get into Just Cause and Aliens: Colonial Marines.

Written by Fred Rojas

April 2, 2021 at 2:37 pm

Video Game Purists Episode 57: 7 to 10 Days

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This week is more about catch-up.  Trees is living a complicated life due to a new visitor in his home while Fred hasn’t been up to a whole lot of anything.  On the gaming front Trees has started (and may be done with) Empire of Sin, showed his son Minecraft, and thoroughly enjoying family time with Splatoon 2.  Fred replaced his Genesis with a Gen 2 V4, goes hot and cold on Return to Castle Wolfenstein, wraps up Resident Evil 7 again, and has a surprise reveal from Days Gone.

Written by Fred Rojas

March 26, 2021 at 11:00 am

Video Game Purists Episode 56: “Real” Irish

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This week Fred and Trees are all about home and car improvement before moving on to a lengthy discussion about movies. Heading to the video game front, Trees completed Mario Galaxy, played some Splatoon 2 with his son, and jumped into indie titles A Boy and His Blob (2009) and CounterSpy. Fred has been playing Real RTCW and Halo 2 with his daughter in addition to enjoying a third round of Resident Evil 7 and questioning the continuation of Days Gone.

Written by Fred Rojas

March 19, 2021 at 11:00 am

Video Game Purists Episode 55: Highlight of the Week

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This week Fred and Trees open with your listener mail and discuss predetermined notions, an open world Pokemon, and rumors of a new Switch.  The conversation shifts to convenience store snacks and new movies before moving onto the games.  Trees is going hard with Mario (Galaxy and Sunshine) as well as VR (Ace Combat 7 and Super Stardust). Fred discusses the very real issue of preventing PS4 installs of PS5 games, the joy of Astro’s Playroom, retro flair with Double Dragon 4 and Oddworld: New & Tasty, and wrapping up with Days Gone.

Written by Fred Rojas

March 12, 2021 at 11:00 am

Video Game Purists Episode 54: The 11 Percent Challenge

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The show kicks off with a discussion on Dreamcast gaming. Trees and Fred get very different things from buying, collecting, and playing retro games. Fred eats crow on his obvious PS5 obsession and then the discussion turns to more New Hammy fun and buying a cheap recliner. On the games front Trees discusses Nintendo Switch multiple account woes, completes Super Mario 3D World, dabbles in Bowser’s Fury, and wraps up with Eastshade. Fred replayed the Famicom Disk System translated version of Zelda no Densetsu: A Hyrule Fantasy (Legend of Zelda in the US) and had a pretty good time with Super Lucky’s Tale.

Written by Fred Rojas

March 5, 2021 at 11:00 am

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.

Written by Fred Rojas

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