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Video Game Purists Ep 38: Rough NPCs

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It’s time for all smiles at the trampoline park and the reality that the days of the theater are truly numbered as Fred waivers on the concept of going to the movies.  Trees has been diving into Far Cry Primal and is enjoying himself thoroughly.  Fred played some bite-sized experiences from Sega’s 60th Anniversary collection, cleared Tacoma on his day off, tested After Party and finally completed The Evil Within 2.

Opening Song: Facehammer by Ozzed (ozzed.net)

Closing Song: Boss Battle from Streets of Rage (Genesis)

Written by Fred Rojas

October 22, 2020 at 11:00 am

Video Game Purists Ep 36: Don’t Try New Things

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This week Trees is off to the casino while Fred is off to the movies in two action packed stories.  The conversation then shifts to games where Trees tested out Greedfall and A Night in the Woods while Fred enjoyed a co-op night of Resident Evil 5 and started The Evil Within 2.  This all is wrapped in a tribute to the late, great, Eddie Van Halen.

Opening Song – Hot For Teacher by Van Halen

Closing Song – Mean Street by Van Halen

Written by Fred Rojas

October 8, 2020 at 11:00 am

Video Game Purists Ep 35: School of Pig Fish

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This week Trees is going to HOA meetings while Fred is reading comics and watching bad horror movies like Midsommar.  Gaming talks a bit about twitter before Trees expands on yet more time with No Man’s Sky, but also Sega Marine Fishing, and the newly released (and very popular) Genshin Impact.  Fred is going mostly horror but manages to wrap Jak and Daxter before delving into the headache of the end of Resident Evil: Code Veronica, giving Condemned 2: Bloodshot a second chance after more than a decade, and big dumb fun with House of the Dead III.

Opening Song: Facehammer – Ozzed (ozzed.net)

Closing Song: Precursor Basin – Jak and Daxter

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