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The Wizard: 30th Anniversary Retrospective

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The Wizard released on December 15, 1989 and was unsuccessful with both critics and the general public.  Still, it rallied up a hype machine for a company almost synonymous with video games at the time: Nintendo.  Armed with child star Fred Savage from the extremely popular show The Wonder Years, this video game take on Tommy has become a cult favorite for those that were children of the late 80s.  Fred dives into the relevant content and culture surrounding the film that gets close to home if you were born within a very specific time period.

Opening Song: You Don’t Get Much by the Bo Deans

Send Me An Angel by Real Life

I Live by the Groove by Paul Kerrick

Closing Song: Portions for Foxes by Rilo Kiley


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December 12, 2019 at 11:00 am

Podcast: Welcome to the Video Zone

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Fred and Rob “Trees” from EZ Mode Unlocked get together and talk about the various television game shows and cartoon shows revolving around video games on television in the 1980s and 1990s.  With a little time left over, they even get into some of the shows from the UK and Japan.

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Written by Fred Rojas

January 16, 2013 at 11:00 am

Podcast: The Final Countdown – Pt. 4 (finale)

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We finally wrap up our “much-longer-than-we-ever-expected” series discussing the stories and cultural relevance of the games in G4’s Top 100 video games of all time.  Fred Rojas is yet again joined by Rob “Trees” from EZ Mode Unlocked to wrap up the final games and even have a brief side discussion on games that may be missing.

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