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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

Spyro The Dragon Review

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spyro_boxPlatform: Playstation
Released: 1998 (worldwide)
Developer: Insomniac
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment of America (SCEA)
Digital Release? Yes, this is available as a PSOne classic on PSN for $5.99
Price: $13.99 (disc only), $19.98 (complete), and $55.00 (new/sealed) per Price Charting

Jam’s Take

The Sony Playstation was well known for having a generous supply of 3D platformers. You had Crash Bandicoot, Gex (other than the first) and Croc but there was also another animal who made a name for himself on the system and later rose to greater popularity, probably even more so than Crash. I am of course referring to Spyro the Dragon.  For this review we are going back to the origins of the character with the very first game on the Playstation that was developed by Insomniac games.

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Written by jamalais

December 27, 2014 at 11:00 am

Podcast: Ripto – Trilogy of the Dragon

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In a widely requested topic, this week Jam and Fred discuss the Spyro the Dragon trilogy on PS1.  After briefly telling the story of the origins of developer Insomniac, the guys delve deep into the young dragon that played one of the only open world 3D competitors to Nintendo’s Super Mario 64.

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Written by Fred Rojas

November 5, 2014 at 8:50 pm