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Fred Rojas


    • Dec 31, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
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    2021 in Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 169:40

    Trees took the week off to be with his family and ring in the New Year, so Fred teamed up with Chase (Learned From Gaming) to review 2021. There's talk of new displays, plenty of games, audience questions/comments, and even the modern state of retro.

    Twas the Night

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 115:37

    This week is about gearing up for one of the biggest holidays of the year. As for gaming Trees continues to work through Halo Infinite and worked his way through all of The Gunk. Fred is busy getting blown away by the Matrix Unreal demo and Arkham Origins.

    There Were Awards?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 127:25

    This week there's a lot of discussions about consumerism and the joys of such. We also briefly touch on The Game Awards. As for gaming, Trees has been working his way through Halo Infinite while Fred finally wraps Final Fantasy VII Remake.

    No Halo Yet

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 152:24

    This week Trees embarks on a capitalistic block party while Fred does...very little. On the gaming front no one has played Halo Infinite yet, but Trees sank some hours into Car Mechanic Simulator, tried out the surprisingly good Kart Rider: Drift, and jumped into Series X/S exclusive Lawn Mowing Simulator. Fred tried The Forgotten City, briefly jumped into Arkham Origins, but spent most of his time continuing to love Final Fantasy VII Remake.

    Barn Stuff

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 140:48

    This week is all about setting up for Christmas and oil-soaked food. On the gaming front Trees has finally 100 percent completed Maneater, DLC and all, as well as rounding out the end of Picross Sega. The real highlight is the new CMS 2021 DLC that includes Jaguars and Pugatis. Fred has been continuing to enjoy Final Fantasy VII Remake and taking his RPG interests to a whole new level with the tabletop game Hero Quest (yes, that one from the early 90s) and the PC indie darling Wildermyth.

    Turkey Day

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 155:09

    This week the show takes place on Thanksgiving and despite being tired and full of food, Fred and Trees manage a full episode. Along with various adventures, the recently released Ghostbusters: Afterlife and Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City are discussed (with no real spoilers). On the gaming front Trees is creating a new civilization in No Man's Sky, decking out slick designs in Forza Horizon 5, and building rockets on social media with the game pass title Next Space Rebels. Fred is continuing to enjoy Final Fantasy VII Remake, went back to Treyarch's first developed Call of Duty 3, and enjoying a listener suggested anime High Score Girl. In fact, that's where this week's closing song comes from!

    Turning 20

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 159:36

    This week is more topical than anything. After Trees and Fred discuss their brief outings, there are discussions on porn (crypto and gaming), movies, and the 20th Anniversaries of Xbox and Gamecube. On the gaming front Trees is sticking with Voice of Cards and enjoying more Forza Horizon 5 while Fred is playing the new Magic: The Gathering expansion and Ghostbusters Remastered.

    Fruit Cake Content

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 110:22

    This week it's musicals, Halloween fun, and a dissection of the Marvel Cinematic Universe before moving onto games in this short, but simply packed episode. Trees has continued to explore No Man's Sky, impulse played Yoko Taro's newest title Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars and jumped into game pass title Moonglow Bay. Both hosts also spent some time in Forza Horizon 5 and enjoyed this truly fun and gorgeous title. Fred wrapped up Titanfall 2, The Suffering, and for grins got 120% completion in Spyro the Dragon (Re-ignited). He also tried out Marvel's Avengers with mixed results.

    Mocking Skill Point

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 127:37

    This week Trees talks about his true current favorite game: the Peloton. Fred spends most of his time waiting for car repairs and watching movies. On the gaming front Trees continues to repair cars, play golf, and delve deeper into the original Spyro thanks to the facelift of the Re-Ignited trilogy. Trees also delves into the Series X version of one of his favorites, No Man's Sky. Fred is chasing the Halloween dragon with varied success. Visage, a walking sim horror title on Game Pass, fails to keep his attention. Meanwhile hardcore action titles like The Suffering and Quake fill that gap nicely. He also took the time to look into N64 and Genesis titles released to Switch Online customers that have the Expansion Pack, and while there are clear flaws it's not the disaster the Internet is harping on. This episode's closing song is the Halloween theme as remixed by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.

    Sports Can Be Fun

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 121:15

    After a week off Trees tells tales of building offices and winderizing cabins while Fred sat around doing a whole lot of nothing much. On the gaming front, similarities are abound. Trees has delved into the Spyro Trilogy, continues to work through the Sega version of Picross, dove into Jaguar DLC in Car Mechanic Simlulator 2021, and wrapped up Maneater's DLC. He also has been doing pinata hunting under duress with Viva Pinata and enjoying some rounds on the course with PGA Tour 2K21. Fred has been working through Shocktober with Castlevania titles on the N64, returned to Agony, and finally picked up Returnal. His main focus was working through all of Alan Wake Remastered. This episode's song is from Old Gods of Asgard, the aged band on the farm in Alan Wake and the track discussed on the show entitled Children of the Elder God.

    Star Wars: Obi-Wan (2001)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 60:31

    The RetroActive podcast returns with Fred going solo to discuss the Xbox launch title Star Wars: Obi-Wan. Released at a time where the brand of Star Wars was wavering after Episode I and Microsoft's new PC as a console concept was a big risk, it seems almost fitting that this title has remained exclusive to its original platform. Fred discusses the culture context, development history, and elements of this lackluster title that was a curiosity he couldn't pass up.

    Aquatic Cannibalism

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 118:20

    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.

    Spot On Casting

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 192:52

    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.

    We're Falling Apart

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 124:25

    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.

    Cool Yeti

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 158:23

    This week Fred and Trees are just getting back into the swing of things and reminiscing on standard fair. On the gaming front Trees is of course working some Car Mechanic Simulator 2021 and giving a go to Game Pass title Breathedge. The highlight of the week is Luigi's Mansion 3. Fred continues his journey of It Takes Two with his daughter, feels the sting of Demon's Souls, and wrapped up Psychonauts 2. He also completed Sonic Adventure on the Dreamcast for the first time. Although there's not much nice to say, he forgot to mention the soundtrack is dope, which has a track featured at the end of the show!

    Adulting is Hard

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 175:11

    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.

    SUP

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 136:21

    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.

    Spring 2022?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 144:41

    This week Trees makes the most of the weekend while Fred...doesn't. After a brief discussion on Gamescom announcements things quickly move to the games they've played. Trees has his staples: Car Mechanic Simulator, Maneater, and AC Valhalla. He also got to experience the 4K upres version of Crimson Skies, gave an indie title Islanders shot, and wrapped up with Slime Rancher (Plortable Edition). Fred tries to figure out why he struggles with the PS2 era in particular after reflecting on his recent MGS2 playthrough. Then it's all new stuff with 12 Minutes, Psychonauts 2, and Demons Souls (PS5).

    This is Fine

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 139:45

    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.

    Boat Stuff

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 146:13

    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).

    Nothing Happening

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 145:40

    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.

    Beach Shark

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 162:47

    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.

    MOA Burger

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 133:02

    This week has been pretty boring for both our hosts, but there's still chat about life, shopping, and entertainment. On the gaming front Trees continues his addiction to Car Mechanic Simulator, which is spreading. He also got back into Darkest Dungeon and tried the Xbox version of Tetris Effect Connected. Fred has been playing It Takes Two with his daughter, went retro with Panzer Dragoon, and burned through most of Spider-Man: Miles Morales on PS5. He also played a chunk of Ninja Blade by From Software, but the story is more than it initially seemed.

    Jox Rox

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 174:42

    This week Trees discusses the wrap up of vacation while Fred works through a very difficult series of events and listener mail sparks even deeper discussion. On the gaming front, Trees has been rocking through Yakuza: Like a Dragon while also dabbling in Star Wars Squadrons and returning to Titanfall 2. Fred has watched a bunch of media including Black Widow, The Forever Purge, Inside, and Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness (all spoiler free discussions). Fred's games include Rayman Redemption and Biomutant as well as finishing Psychonauts and Far Cry Primal.

    Within 30 Seconds

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2021 177:29

    This week Trees is having a blast on vacation while Fred enjoys a relaxed 4th of July weekend. Listener mail leads the discussion to the PS1 days before moving onto games. Trees has been playing more Car Mechanic Simulator and Mario Golf: Super Rush, plus early exploration into Lego Builder's Journey. Fred played through Doom (1993), a good chunk of Far Cry Primal, and dipped his toe into the run-based PS5 exclusive Returnal.

    Sega Wall Art

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 182:23

    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.

    Cold Series X

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2021 152:27

    This week there's little time for personal life, so even these two dads give little attention to Father's Day like the rest of the world. Trees finally has his new 4K TV set up and got to dazzle at his first Series X games, but he had to return quickly to his day job of full time mechanic in Car Mechanic Simulator on PS4. Fred dove into Dark Alliance thanks to a day one release on Game Pass and his impressions on both console and PC were disappointing. Despite this, he's having nothing but a blast with both Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart and Far Cry Primal.

    Making Games is Hard

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021 179:05

    This week Trees had a date night and Fred turned the weekend into a full-time job. E3 happened and Fred watched less than normal while Trees watched more than normal and it all worked out to a fun rundown. On the games front Trees has become an official brake pads inspector with Car Mechanic Simulator (CMS) and he's been dabbling in development with Game Builder Garage. Fred completed Mass Effect, toyed around with the Tunic demo, and has been enjoying Ratchet & Clank: A Rift Apart.

    Predict Nothing

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2021 144:29

    This week is a bit frantic, but there's still time for ER visits, credit checks, and E3 2021. On the gaming front Trees is continuing with MiiTopia but largely enthralled by Car Mechanic Simulator. Fred is wrapping up Mass Effect and completed The Inpatient.

    Celebrity Miis

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2021 154:48

    This week kicks off with Trees getting an Xbox Series X! Turns out the All Access program he always wanted to use was finally available a whopping 8 months later and seems to be a relatively rare find on top of that. Then it's on to Memorial Day weekends and listener mail before delving into games. Trees has been playing MiiTopia and Car Mechanic Simulator (PS4) while Fred dove deep into Mass Effect Legendary Edition on top of VR titles Psychonauts and the Rhombus of Ruin and The Inpatient.

    Disappointed

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2021 164:40

    This week Trees makes another trek to the casino while Fred is dealing with furniture and odd balls at the grocery store. On the gaming front, Trees continues with Mass Effect Legendary Edition and a bunch of Dead Cells (including DLC), but the hot topics are MiiTopia arriving and the joy of Snowrunners. Fred is still enchanted by Spider-Man Remastered (although he had played the original version on PS4), not quite feeling Disco Elysium: Final Cut, and being gutted by the state of PS VR's port of Vader Immortal (all 3 eps).

    Is There A Rogue?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2021 154:23

    This week we have some politically discussions about social politics and inappropriate media. On the gaming front Trees is continuing with his Dead Cells crusade, even branching out to Void Bastards, but also re-living one of his favorite titles with Mass Effect Legendary Edition. Fred is giving up on Moss, giving his final impressions on Resident Evil Village, and enjoying the incredibly enhanced Spider-Man Remastered.

    "Short" Show

    Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2021 109:38

    This week has to be a bit shorter due to Fred's schedule, but nothing is trimmed and we still get in about 2 hours. After plenty of home drama last week Trees has a more relaxed week prepping for summer while Fred is just playing with retro setups. On the games front Trees is getting back into runs on Dead Cells and completed TellTale's Guardians of the Galaxy title. Fred gave MIitopia a try as well as dove into VR with Rez Infinite and Moss. The big game for him is, of course, Resident Evil Village, which he adores.

    Gutter Rebels

    Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2021 155:20

    This week opens with some talk of upcoming releases. Yes, there are games starting to come out! Then Trees is having more home improvement fun while Fred is back to outdoor theaters and animated series. On the games front, both Trees and Fred are having a blast with Rayman Legends. Trees jumped on game pass to get back into Rory McIlroy's PGA 14 and is watching all kinds of Mii insanity on Switch with Miitomo. Fred is on his 3rd round of Resident Evil Village demos and also played the E3 demo of the unreleased Dreamcast title Castlevania: Resurrection.

    SMH

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2021 179:18

    This week Trees is in the gutter while Fred is playing musical theaters trying to see Mortal Kombat. There is a relatively spoiler free discussion, but we also warn you if you want to avoid the 15 or so minutes it's discussed. Then it's onto the games front where Trees describes the beautiful and fun worlds of Yoshi's Crafted World and Rayman Legends. The conversation shifts due to a listener question to the state of Sony's first party titles, including the cancellation of Days Gone 2 and the remake of The Last of Us. It all wraps with Fred having a blast in VR and struggling to find the fun in Watch Dogs 2.

    Wet Treated Wood

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2021 135:21

    This week Trees is rebuilding his back stairs and attempting to replace his cell phone while Fred is complaining about snow and attempting to soft mod his PS3. In gaming Trees played the GameStop trade-in game as well as enjoying The Flame and the Flood. Fred tried the Resident Evil Village "Village Demo" on PS5, continues to love Astrobot, and is frustrated with games that have solid gameplay loops but disconnects in progress.

    Virtually Stunning

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2021 154:36

    This week Fred and Trees return after a week off and it's time to get down to business. Discussions begin with an update on Trees' household, new and old furniture, and Godzilla v. Kong. We have a listener mail on HDR and how it works on both PC monitors and TVs, then it's on to games. Trees has started Paper Mario: The Origami King, enjoyed classic shmups with the Vasara Collection, and tried to be king of the hill with Pac-Man 99. His big passion has been turning into a teenage girl and scouring the land for resources in Atelier Rorona (which also lends to our closing music). Fred has finally wrapped Days Gone with near 100 percent completion and about 45-50 hours of work, but his true love this week has been VR. Thanks to a lent PS VR from Trees, he's been flying through a catalog of the top titles of the platform, all of which were obtained from PS+ or freebies from Sony.

    Monkey v Lizard

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2021 148:37

    This week we get a little personal about life before talking a bit of movies. On the games front Trees is trying to stay positive with post-campaign Bowser's Fury and checking out Monster Hunter Rise, but also realizing that the true stress reliever for now is Splatoon 2. Fred is still hooked to Days Gone, which is good because he tried (and failed) to get into Just Cause and Aliens: Colonial Marines.

    7 to 10 Days

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2021 143:48

    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.

    "Real" Irish

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2021 175:44

    This week Fred and Trees are all about home and car improvement before moving on to a lengthy discussion about movies. Heading to the video game front, Trees completed Mario Galaxy, played some Splatoon 2 with his son, and jumped into indie titles A Boy and His Blob (2009) and CounterSpy. Fred has been playing Real RTCW and Halo 2 with his daughter in addition to enjoying a third round of Resident Evil 7 and questioning the continuation of Days Gone.

    Highlight of the Week

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2021 145:45

    This week Fred and Trees open with your listener mail and discuss predetermined notions, an open world Pokemon, and rumors of a new Switch. The conversation shifts to convenience store snacks and new movies before moving onto the games. Trees is going hard with Mario (Galaxy and Sunshine) as well as VR (Ace Combat 7 and Super Stardust). Fred discusses the very real issue of preventing PS4 installs of PS5 games, the joy of Astro's Playroom, retro flair with Double Dragon 4 and Oddworld: New & Tasty, and wrapping up with Days Gone.

    The 11 Percent Challenge

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 5, 2021 179:28

    The show kicks off with a discussion on Dreamcast gaming. Trees and Fred get very different things from buying, collecting, and playing retro games. Fred eats crow on his obvious PS5 obsession and then the discussion turns to more New Hammy fun and buying a cheap recliner. On the games front Trees discusses Nintendo Switch multiple account woes, completes Super Mario 3D World, dabbles in Bowser's Fury, and wraps up with Eastshade. Fred replayed the Famicom Disk System translated version of Zelda no Densetsu: A Hyrule Fantasy (Legend of Zelda in the US) and had a pretty good time with Super Lucky's Tale.

    Hot Beach Lifeguards

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 26, 2021 161:42

    This week Fred and Trees discuss cabin life and the irresponsibility of the Internet before jumping into games. Trees has been continuing on with Fall Guys and Super Mario 3D World but also diving into Concrete Genie and Nascar Heat 5. Both he and Fred talk a bit about Funko Pop! Blitz before Fred rants about how much he works to avoid looking into PS5s before wrapping up with a luke warm response to Batman: Arkham City.

    VGP Ep 53: Hot Beach Lifeguards

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 26, 2021 161:42

    This week Fred and Trees discuss cabin life and the irresponsibility of the Internet before jumping into games.  Trees has been continuing on with Fall Guys and Super Mario 3D World but also diving into Concrete Genie and Nascar Heat 5.  Both he and Fred talk a bit about Funko Pop! Blitz before Fred rants about how much he works to avoid looking into PS5s before wrapping up with a luke warm response to Batman: Arkham City.

    VGP Ep 52: What Snow?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 19, 2021 160:35

    This week Trees is up at the cabin for vacation while Fred is just chillin', literally.  After a few anecdotes about Coke + Coffee it's onto the games.  Trees is all about Mario with Mario Galaxy and the recently released Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, but he also spent some quality time on the PS2 with Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy.  A late mention of Funko Pop Blitz piqued Fred's interest in dirty mobile match 3 titles.  Fred has been growing tired of Amalur due mostly to shear volume, partying it up with Rock Band 3 this week, and running through the b-tier 360 title Legendary.  It all wraps up with Fred starting the opening hours of Batman: Arkham City.

    What Snow?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 19, 2021 160:35

    This week Trees is up at the cabin for vacation while Fred is just chillin', literally. After a few anecdotes about Coke + Coffee it's onto the games. Trees is all about Mario with Mario Galaxy and the recently released Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, but he also spent some quality time on the PS2 with Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy. A late mention of Funko Pop Blitz piqued Fred's interest in dirty mobile match 3 titles. Fred has been growing tired of Amalur due mostly to shear volume, partying it up with Rock Band 3 this week, and running through the b-tier 360 title Legendary. It all wraps up with Fred starting the opening hours of Batman: Arkham City.

    VGP Ep 51: Sometimes You Need 18 Inches

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 12, 2021 163:03

    This week is all about games.  Family games, football games, arcade games, head games, and oh yeah, video games!  After some long talk about life and WandaVision (*spoiler warning in the show up to Episode 5*) then it's onto games.  Trees has been doing regular Fall Guys, Wreckfest, and working his way through the Gears of War franchise (halfway through 2).  He's also started playing through Super Mario Galaxy with his son on Switch thanks to the Super Mario 3D All-Stars.  Fred is still grinding through Kingdoms of Amalur, has some similar thoughts re-visiting Resident Evil (ReMake), and played around with HD NES games on the Messen emulator.  On the experimental front he wrapped up The Medium, which he found a bit better than before, and ponders the overall value of Deliver Us the Moon.

    Sometimes You Need 18 Inches

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 12, 2021 163:03

    This week is all about games. Family games, football games, arcade games, head games, and oh yeah, video games! After some long talk about life and WandaVision (*spoiler warning in the show up to Episode 5*) then it’s onto games. Trees has been doing regular Fall Guys, Wreckfest, and working his way through the Gears of War franchise (halfway through 2). He’s also started playing through Super Mario Galaxy with his son on Switch thanks to the Super Mario 3D All-Stars. Fred is still grinding through Kingdoms of Amalur, has some similar thoughts re-visiting Resident Evil (ReMake), and played around with HD NES games on the Messen emulator. On the experimental front he wrapped up The Medium, which he found a bit better than before, and ponders the overall value of Deliver Us the Moon.

    VGP Ep 50: Finally Out of the 40s

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 5, 2021 169:14

    This week has random discussions about life before diving head first into a bunch of games. Trees has been playing more Skyrim and Fall Guys, but also Resident Evil (REmake), Wreckfest, and Gears of War: Ultimate Edition.  Fred has been making the most of game pass with Cyber Shadow and The Medium, but also continuing to tackle Kingdoms of Amalur Re-Reckoning and finally wrapping up Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time!

    Finally Out of the 40s

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 5, 2021 169:14

    This week has random discussions about life before diving head first into a bunch of games. Trees has been playing more Skyrim and Fall Guys, but also Resident Evil (REmake), Wreckfest, and Gears of War: Ultimate Edition. Fred has been making the most of game pass with Cyber Shadow and The Medium, but also continuing to tackle Kingdoms of Amalur Re-Reckoning and finally wrapping up Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time!

    VGP Ep 49: Catch Up

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 29, 2021 182:34

    After a necessary week off, Trees and Fred deliver a massive episode bringing each other up to speed.  Then it's on to many a video game including Trees' continued adventures in Skyrim before Fred joins in to discuss Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time.  Finally Fred has completed Gears 5, including the Hivebusters DLC.

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