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Video Game Purists Episode 45: Protect Santa!

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This week is more about the games, but there’s still time to discuss protecting Santa at the Bass Pro and upcoming Christmas plans.  Then a brief discussion about the Game Awards before getting into the games.  Trees has started to dig deep into Final Fantasy X (from the PS4 Remaster) and he’s quite smitten so far.  Fred has a split of 3 games he quit rather quick and 3 games he really likes.

Written by Fred Rojas

December 17, 2020 at 11:00 am

Video Game Purists Episode 44: Wallbangers

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Fred is out of town and overworked, but he still finds time to talk with Trees about a bunch of things.  Whether it’s traveling to Western Kansas, flavored beers, Black Friday, and many other topics, the show opens heavily on non-gaming.  Moving over to the gaming front Trees is playing Mario Odyssey and Days Gone while Fred is delving into Star Wars Squadrons and MK 11.

Written by Fred Rojas

December 5, 2020 at 11:00 am

Video Game Purists Ep 43: PSVR Required

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As the boys wind down for the holiday they chat about life before delving into gaming.  Trees is co-habitating with his son in Animal Crossing and continues to be so enthralled with PSVR that he’s ready to ship his to Fred.  Fred’s had it with GTA IV, replaying Bloodrayne in the new “Terminal Cut”, and slowly working his way through Gears 5.

Written by Fred Rojas

November 26, 2020 at 11:00 am

Video Game Purists Ep 42: Aeromatic Engineers (AEs)

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This week Trees assists Fred in being a more assertive shopper, the guys talk their history with Dunkin Donuts, and the lengths we go for Christmas decorations.  After a thoughtful listener mail, video games entails Trees dealing with his young son starting to play with menus in Animal Crossing and another love fest over VR.  Fred has been going back to GTA IV and Titanfall 2 while his wife and child are hooked to Tetris Effect Connected.

Written by Fred Rojas

November 20, 2020 at 11:00 am

Video Game Purists Ep 41: Wicked Awesome Vibrations and Sound

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This week it’s all about unusually warm weather, gearing up for the holidays, and oh yeah those new consoles came out.  Fred and Trees don’t discuss the intricacies of what they do, but rather the fun times to be had trying to get one.  Trees has been working his way through Far Cry Primal while Fred tested out his Series X with GTA IV, Tetris Effect Connected, and Gears 5.

Written by Fred Rojas

November 13, 2020 at 11:00 am

Video Game Purists Episode 40: New Streaming Service

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This week Fred and Trees swap Halloween stories before delving into a bevy of random games.  Trees decides to test the waters of PC and tries a new streaming service while Fred goes largely retro with a dash of inFamous: Festival of Blood.

Written by Fred Rojas

November 5, 2020 at 9:15 pm

The Tech of Next Gen

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In a massive show over 5 hours long, Fred and Chase tackle just about every aspect of “next gen tech”.  The show starts off with demystifying all the hardware and buzz-word software before delving into the differences between the Xbox Series S/X and the Playstation 5.  This is a long one so bitrate is reduced for file size and we have time stamps for the important items.

13:11: Hard Drives (HDD vs SSD vs NVME)

53:54: HDMI (1.4 vs 2.0 vs 2.1)

01:05:24: Visual Tech – What it is and how it works (Resolution, Frame Rate, HDR, Ray Tracing)

01:51:25: Audio (Stereo, 5.1/7.1, Dolby Atmos)

2:08:00: PC

02:33:30: Xbox Series S/X

04:01:05: Playstation 5

Feel free to leave a comment or question below.  We will respond to all questions within the comments.  Thanks for listening!

Written by Fred Rojas

November 2, 2020 at 11:00 am

Video Game Purists Ep 39: Survival Horror Kinda Sucks

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This week VGP is all over the place talking about everything from retro accessories to the people of Wal-Mart.  Trees continues to play Far Cry Primal and he gives Trine 4 a go.  Fred played through Until Dawn again and struggled to find the fun in Obscure and Siren so he returned to MediEvil to enjoy the PS4 remaster.

Opening Song: Facehammer by Ozzed (ozzed.net)

Closing Song: The Sorcerer Returns from MediEvil

Written by Fred Rojas

October 29, 2020 at 11:00 am

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 37: $10,000 Week

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This week there’s a lot of random talk about birthdays, Atari Jaguar’s library, and Fred “$10,000 week” splurge.  Once they finally get down to games Trees gave a shot to Metal Wolf Chaos XD, went deeper into Genshin Impact, and returned to Jurassic World Evolution.  Fred on the other hand is keeping with horror as he struggles through The Evil Within 2, realizes some retro classics don’t hold up with The 7th Guest, and finds surprising fun with Slayaway Camp: Butcher’s Cut.  It all wraps with a much appreciated listener mail.

Opening Song: Facehammer by Ozzed (ozzed.net)

Closing Song: Metal Fighter from Metal Wolf Chaos XD

Written by Fred Rojas

October 16, 2020 at 11:00 am