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VGP Ep 107: Fun is Good

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This week Trees goes game shopping while Fred has to deal with a broken DualSense (PS5) controller. On the gaming front:

  • Car Mechanic Simulator (55:10)
  • Mass Effect Andromeda (1:00:00)
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (1:15:40)
  • Spyro 3 (1:33:00)
  • Destroy All Humans! (1:35:30)
  • Ghostwire: Tokyo (1:38:30)
  • Hacked PS3 (1:57:20)
  • X-Blades (1:59:00)

Written by Fred Rojas

April 15, 2022 at 11:00 am

VGP Ep 106: Pre-Order Cluelessness

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This week Trees is back to standard routines while Fred goes to the movies with Morbius and Sonic 2 (both spoiler free). We’re actually giving time tags now for the gaming section:

  • Mass Effect 3 *spoilers throughout* (55:00)
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda (1:37:30)
  • Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (1:44:20)
  • It Takes Two (2:09:30)
  • Hulk: Ultimate Destruction (2:22:00)
  • Spyro 3 and Retro gaming (2:29:00)

Written by Fred Rojas

April 8, 2022 at 11:00 am

VGP Ep 105: Endless

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Despite the short description, this is a long show (almost 3 1/2 hours). This week Trees is dealing with movie-like drama while Fred overdoes it. There’s also a side tangent about games media and podcasts as well as listener question about the new Playstation Plus subscriptions. Finally in gaming Trees is wrapping, and enjoying, Mass Effect 3 while Fred played Destroy All Humans! (2021), Hulk: Ultimate Destruction, and his highlight Ghostwire: Tokyo.

Written by Fred Rojas

April 1, 2022 at 11:00 am

VGP Ep 104: Zero Percent

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This week Trees has an uplifting series of events while Fred talks about plans to attend the Midwest Gaming Classic in Milwaukee at the end of April. On the gaming front, Trees is making his way through Mass Effect 3 and finding it’s not as strong as he’d hoped and remembered. Fred is wrapping Mass Effect 2 and finally retires Tunic.

Written by Fred Rojas

March 25, 2022 at 11:00 am

VGP Ep 103: Don’t Stop Believin’

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This week Trees struggles with illness and coy cheerleaders while Fred attends a Journey concert. On the gaming front it’s all Mass Effect for Trees as he wraps up the second game and goes right into the third. Fred also played Mass Effect 2 but found time to dig into the first third of Tunic, try (and discard) Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories, and deal with a broken Genesis controller port just to play the terrible Incredible Hulk game.

Written by Fred Rojas

March 21, 2022 at 11:00 am

VPG Ep 102: Shepard…

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This week starts out with pop culture and lifestyle before moving into one big game. Hope you like Mass Effect 2 because the hosts of this show are hooked. Warning: Mild spoilers from 1:05:00 through most of the rest of the show. In addition Fred has been killing a handful of minutes daily with the early access run-based title that heavily borrows from Castlevania called Vampire Savior.

Written by Fred Rojas

March 11, 2022 at 11:00 am

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VGP Ep 101: From Danzig to Daughtry

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This week is all about the exciting lives our co-hosts lead but it also ends up in random celebrity discussions. On the gaming front Trees is introducing his son to Lego City Undercover and deep into the world of Mass Effect Legendary Edition. Fred’s daughter is delving to the wonderful world of online gaming with Fortnite, he has some stern criticisms about the opening of Cyberpunk 2077, and has finally started ZombiU, a game he bought at the console launch of the Wii U.

Written by Fred Rojas

March 4, 2022 at 11:00 am

VGP Ep 100: Triple Digits

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This week we’re late but it’s episode 100 so who cares, right? Trees and Fred discuss what they’ve been up to (including why this ep wasn’t on time). On the gaming front Trees continues to grind away at Car Mechanic Simulator, nearly wraps Mass Effect, and toys around with two of the “99” Switch games (Tetris 99 and Pac-Man 99). Fred has soft modded his Wii U, wrapped up Spyro 2, and gone all retro with Jay & Silent Bob Mall Brawl, along with some initial impressions of Cyberpunk 2077.

Written by Fred Rojas

February 27, 2022 at 11:00 am

VGP Ep 99: Ashley is the Worst

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This week Trees is done with cheerleading while Fred works a lot either with his job or with snow. On the gaming front Trees is back to his usual with CMS 2021, Splatoon 2, and 4 Kings Casino, but he also tries out Beseige and Craftopia on Game Pass before returning to the original Mass Effect. Fred is bargain shopping for random games and it’s an all DLC week with Watch Dogs 2‘s season pass and Final Fantasy VII Remake: INTERmission.

Written by Fred Rojas

February 18, 2022 at 11:00 am

VGP Ep 98: Hard Baja Blast

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This week we have snow storms, Mountain Dew going “hard”, and plenty of tv show talk. On the gaming front Trees is still rocking Loop Hero and Minecraft Dungeons, but he also dove into Wreckfest. The highlight of his week, however, was re-living the Playstation Home days in Four Kings Casino, albeit now on Xbox. There’s a slight side tangent about the recent acquisitions before Fred wraps the show with Watch Dogs 2.

Closing Song: I Love Video Games by Lil B

Written by Fred Rojas

February 4, 2022 at 11:00 am