This week Fred and guest Matt Bradford re-visit the Mass Effect trilogy. Although GH101 tackled this with a previous episode, it was time to go back to the well and delve a bit deeper into the mechanics, evolution, and critical opinions placed upon one of the most significant series of last generation.
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Fred and Trees are joined by Jesus of the Horrible Gamers Podcast to discuss a bunch of things going on right now that, quite frankly, bug us. Instead of it being a whine fest the trio actually break down why these problems exist and how best to deal with them. Additionally there's reader mail and a "Just Stop" for good measure.
This week Fred sits down with Ali of 42 Level One to discuss the more popular 32-bit generation of CD-ROM consoles. What started as a disaster with the 3DO Interactive Player gave way to the big releases of the Sega Saturn and the Sony Playstation. While the Saturn may seem dead in the water for the West, it was a strong presence in the East. Finally everything wraps up with the beloved console that lacked sales: the Sega Dreamcast.
The Wii U was Nintendo's follow-up to the widely successful Wii, but amidst an overall lack of interest to gamers it was met with mostly resistance. The slogan "How U Will Play Next" was far from accurate and thanks to a lack of consumer understading of what the console on top of the scruitiny leveled against the library it was never much of a success. Still, Fred has fond memories and he takes you through the journey of the Wii U from announcement to today.
Fred and Trees are joined by Wolfy of overclock.net's podcast. The episode is chock full of discussion involving the Switch and Zelda: Breath of the Wild but there's also plenty of room for other big and indie games along with plenty of fun discussions.
This week Fred is joined by guest Travis (@TheHibkiTMD) to discuss the Double Dragon franchise. An interesting series spawned from the arcade as a spin-off franchise of the Kunio-Kun series, followed by a slew of ports, and an alternative style and series on the NES.
This week Fred and Trees have a blast from the past guest on, Heffe! The discussion delves mostly into the behavior of gamers regarding the sale of E3 passes to the public, PS4 Pro's "boost mode" potentially selling more consoles, and the illustrious art of pre-ordering.
This week Fred is joined by Eric from the Everyday Gamers to discuss the history of the Quick Time Event or QTE. They go all the way back to the origins of the genre, the games that led into today's definition, and some of their favorites.
This week Fred is flying solo as he discusses the origins of optical-based video games, the CD and Laserdisc format, and the consoles that shaped the early CD-ROM generation. In part 1 the focus is Turbografx-CD, Philips CD-i, Sega CD, the LaserActive, and a brief discussion on the 3DO.
For the first official episode of Gaming History X, Fred is joined by co-host Trees to introduce the concept of the show. It eventually devolves into discussions about the legacy of the aged console gamer and of course Fred can't shut up about Resident Evil 7.
Our GHX theme was originally created by Ozzed as DeDeDe Metal Remix and then remixed into the theme by Fred Rojas with permission. You can find all of Ozzed chiptunes at ozzed.net.
Closing theme is Go Tell Aunt Rhody from the Resident Evil 7 official soundtrack.
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