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Video Game Purists Ep 84: Aquatic Cannibalism

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This week is all about the weddings on the personal front, with Trees loving on the final Smash character and hating on Fred’s favorite Xbox controllers. On the gaming front, Trees has been exploring fish on fish crimes with Feed & Grow Fish and I am Fish. Of course he’s also still fixing up cars in Car Mechanic Simulator and journeying into a new Game Pass title with Sable. Fred has wrapped up some games and gone full Shocktober with the lackluster end of Tender Loving Care and replaying the DLC of Resident Evil 7. He also tried the demo of Stranger in Paradise: Final Fantasy and overthought the purchase of Alan Wake Remastered.

Video Game Purists Ep 83: Spot On Casting

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As always, we say “nothing happened” but yet we go on nearly an hour about this nothing. Then it’s time to go to the Switch where updates discover bluetooth, games were announced (and released), and we learn of the best casting ever for the 2022 Super Mario movie. On the gaming front, Trees continues with Car Mechanic Simulator, wraps Maneater and leaps into the Truth Quest DLC, customizes boats in AC Valhalla, and plays around with the perspective bending Superliminal. Fred has been going all arcade with Cruis’n Blast, engages heavy with Magic the Gathering Arena thanks to the Innestrad: Midnight Hunt set, and drags his way to the finish line of Sackboy. He also contemplates Halloween gaming and how his play habits may be in direct contradiction to his decision making on what to play.

Video Game Purists Ep. 82: We’re Falling Apart

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This week Fred and Trees acknowledge that injuries can happen and its a time for healing. Additionally birthdays continue as does renovations. On the gaming front Trees is continuing to fix cars, has gone solo in Luigi’s Mansion 3, and continues to play AC: Valhalla the “wrong way”. Fred dabbles in mods, Magic: The Gathering, goes back to his FMV teenage years with Tender Loving Care, and enjoyed the b-tier title Werewolf the Apocalypse: Earthblood.

Written by Fred Rojas

September 24, 2021 at 12:39 pm

Video Game Purists Ep 80: Adulting is Hard

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This week was a bit tough on both the guys and there are stories to tell of the whole ordeal. It’s not all bad though because there were some important gaming anniversaries and Sony did it’s pseudo-E3 showcase! Trees has been busy repairing cards in Car Mechanic Simulator 2021 and completed Minecraft Dungeons with his boy. Fred got in some Vita time and is nearing the end of Psychonauts 2. He also got a chance to try out Aliens Fireteam Elite and continues to enjoy Demons Souls on PS5.

Written by Fred Rojas

September 10, 2021 at 11:12 am

Video Game Purists Ep 79: SUP

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This week it’s birthday’s for Trees and dog bars for Fred. Much on the gaming front as well, starting with Maneater, which Trees is still working through with his son and Fred has completed 100 percent. Additionally Trees was getting very Playstation Home-like with Riders Republic (the beta) and…Car Mechanic Simulator 2021! Fred waved goodbye to 12 Minutes and Doom II while continuing through Psychonauts 2 and having some GameStop shenanigans. His highlight this week, however, is that he’s really enjoying the life (and death) of Demon’s Souls.

Written by Fred Rojas

September 3, 2021 at 11:00 am

Video Game Purists Ep 77: This is Fine

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This week is rather uneventful for Trees but Fred triggers an incidental 30+ minute conversation regarding masks and schools. A topic spreading through the country, there is some perspective on both arguments. Moving over to games there’s more Car Mechanic Simulator talk that includes both the 2021 console release and a PSN sale on 2018. Both hosts have been playing Maneater and are ironically stuck in a very common bug. Trees continues on with AC Valhalla and having fun with it as well as starting Hades. Fred did a lot of reading, watching, and buying before finishing with some critical views on Metal Gear Solid 2 HD.

Written by Fred Rojas

August 20, 2021 at 11:45 am

Video Game Purists Ep 76: Boat Stuff

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This week Fred returns from vacation to talk about the wonders of the Ozarks while Trees is living up kids parties and beach life. On the video game front Trees has been enjoying a new game called Car Mechanic Simulator, enjoying the levels of Maneater, and trying out the new Picross: Sega Edition. He also started Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Fred tried to like Ivy the Kiwi? and ended up in a deep hole (temporarily) with match 3 games. Finally in honor of the 20th anniversary, he’s giving a second go to Metal Gear Solid 2 HD (this time on PS3).

Written by Fred Rojas

August 13, 2021 at 11:00 am

Video Game Purists Ep 75: Nothing Happening

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This week was relatively uneventful for our hosts, but that doesn’t stop the discussion. From the demonic nature of the loon to bandoleers of beer, life finds a way. On the gaming front Trees has upgraded his DLC in Car Mechanic Simlator, explored Billions Road further, and continues to grind Minecraft Dungeons with his son. This transitions to a dual discussion on Maneater, which Fred has also started this week. Fred also wraps up Cold War, enjoys some retro on the MiSTer, and has a serious fit over the Panzer Dragoon franchise, particularly Orta. It all wraps with some quick words on Sackboy’s Big Adventure and the addicting but also slow moving nature of Kingdom Come: Deliverance.

Video Game Purists Ep 74: Beach Shark

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This week Fred goes first and manages to avoid drama in public rather than cause it while Trees is rocking back-to-back birthday parties. The two also give much love to the upcoming Picross S Sega release before delving into games. Fred finished Miles Morales, started Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director’s Cut, and played plenty of coop with his daughter in It Takes Two. He also speaks of the ups and downs of playing Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War. Trees has been repairing actual Gameboys, but also virtual cars in Car Mechanic Simulator. He also received his copy of Billions Road and got started in his empire building while also playing Minecraft Dungeons and some random shark game with his boy.

Video Game Purists Ep. 70: Sega Wall Art

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This week starts off with a very Sega discussion about the classic Genesis (or Mega Drive) days. We also hear about block parties and the joy of Best Buy employees before jumping into games. Trees traded in his XB1, took the plunge into the so-so Mario Golf and continues to dominate in Car Mechanic Simulator to the point that he’s almost out of things to do. The highlight this week for him was still Yakuza: Like a Dragon where the story is enticing but it’s main protagonist Ichiban that may be Trees’ favorite gaming character of all time. Fred wrapped Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, had a horrid time with Sea of Thieves, continues to enjoy Far Cry: Primal, and delved into getting gaming deals via Gamefly. He’s also going a bit retro with the newest re-release of Doom on Xbox and replaying Psychonauts.