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Video Game Purists Episode 57: 7 to 10 Days

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This week is more about catch-up.  Trees is living a complicated life due to a new visitor in his home while Fred hasn’t been up to a whole lot of anything.  On the gaming front Trees has started (and may be done with) Empire of Sin, showed his son Minecraft, and thoroughly enjoying family time with Splatoon 2.  Fred replaced his Genesis with a Gen 2 V4, goes hot and cold on Return to Castle Wolfenstein, wraps up Resident Evil 7 again, and has a surprise reveal from Days Gone.

Written by Fred Rojas

March 26, 2021 at 11:00 am

Podcast: Wolfenstein

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This week features a massive three hours dedicated largely to the Wolfenstein franchise.  Most are probably aware of the more recent shooters and the 90s game from id, but there’s a lot more to tell about this somewhat underappreciated series.  Fred and Jam start with the original title on the Apple II and move all the way to the upcoming sequel this Friday.  Segment 2 is all about community questions and segment 3 wraps things up with some neo-retro gaming from both hosts.

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Podcast: Bringin’ It Back – Reboots (Part 1)

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As times change so do video games with developers and publishers scrambling to keep up.  There are several ways to handle a classic franchise presented to a contemporary audience, which is fully covered in at the beginning of the show.  Of the most scrutinized is the reboot.  In this episode Jam and Fred debate the definition of a reboot and then get into the many attempts that have been made in the world of gaming to make what is old become new again.

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