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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

VGP Ep 97: 90s Music Podcast

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This week is about the finer things: good food, good movies, and of course good music. On the gaming front Trees has been getting back into Trials Evolution, Zuma’s Revenge, and delving into Loop Hero. Fred continues to work through Spyro 2, tried out Rainbow Six Extraction, and is having a low key blast returning to Watch Dogs 2.

Written by Fred Rojas

January 28, 2022 at 11:00 am

VGP Ep 96: Inappropriate RomCom

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This week there’s a big news story that needs to be tackled before discussing anything on the episode. On the gaming front Trees is enjoying more gaming with his son while in a bit of a gaming rut, but he managed to play Splatoon 2, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, and Burnout Paradise. Fred wrapped up Guardians of the Galaxy, continued with Spyro 2, struggled through the opening of Danganronpa, and stayed up too late with Bugsnax.

Written by Fred Rojas

January 21, 2022 at 11:00 am

VGP Ep. 95: Haven’t Played Anything

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This week Trees continues to delve into crypto, but there’s also discussion about Spider-man: No Way Home.  ***Mild Spoiler Warning: From 17:00-32:00 there’s high level concept discussion of the film, but nothing too specific.***  Fred discusses his trip to the mountains and a new family member.  On the gaming front Trees is enjoying Car Mechanic Simulator and watching his son play Totally Reliable Delivery Service.  Additionally he’s playing some more competitive titles with his son such as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Splatoon 2, and Star Wars: Battlefront 2.  Fred continues to enjoy Guardians of the Galaxy, discusses some pick-ups, and wraps it all up with Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage.

Written by Fred Rojas

January 14, 2022 at 11:00 am

VGP Ep 94: Konkey Dong

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This week Fred and Trees discuss the holidays, gaming, and vacations.

Written by Fred Rojas

January 7, 2022 at 11:00 am

Bonus Ep: 2021 in Review

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Trees took the week off to be with his family and ring in the New Year, so Fred teamed up with Chase (Learned From Gaming) to review 2021. There’s talk of new displays, plenty of games, audience questions/comments, and even the modern state of retro.

Written by Fred Rojas

December 31, 2021 at 11:00 am