VGP Ep 33: Fred + PS5 = Hot Mess

• September 17th, 2020

This week the PS5 has been announced and both pre-orders and Fred are a hot mess.  After a long discussion about the now fully informed next generation and the exciting titles on the horizon, the discussion moves to games Trees and Fred have been playing.  For Trees it's wrapping up Man of Medan and starting Spiritfairer while Fred wrapped up Far Cry 4 and Shaq Fu (both the original and recent A Legend Reborn titles).

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VGP Ep 32: Just the Cutscenes

• September 10th, 2020

It's Trees celebrating his birthday week along with some chat about movies Mulan (2020) and The New Mutants.  Fred can't help himself and has to chat about the Xbox announcements and Mario's 35th birthday releases from Nintendo.  It all wraps up with Trees talking Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan and Fred grinding through more Far Cry 4 and the entire Battletoads franchise.

Opening Song: Facehammer - Ozzed (

Closing Song: Intro - Man of Medan

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GH101 Lecture 3: What Games Cost To Make

• September 6th, 2020

This episode Fred flies solo with listener request to discuss the actual cost of making games.  This means everything that goes into the budgeting for the publisher: development, marketing, and manufacturing.  Real world examples are used to explain the history and actuality of what a game costs and why that price tag you see at the store has a very complicated reasoning behind it.

Opening Song: Never Forget - Halo 3

Closing Song: Aerith's Theme - Final Fantasy VII

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VGP Ep 31: This is 60

• September 3rd, 2020

This week starts with some talk about movies including Bill & Ted Face the MusicTenet, and The Emperor's New Groove.  Trees gave xCloud a go in addition to some PS VR and Hello Games' new title The Last Campfire.  Fred got addicted to the original Ratchet & Clank for a weekend before diving into the checklist-a-thon that is Far Cry 4.

Opening Song: Facehammer by Ozzed (

Closing Song: Lightning Strikes from Raiden III

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VGP Ep 30: Where’s the Fast Forward Button?

• August 27th, 2020

This week Fred has a personal tragedy, but the silver lining is good times were had in movies and shows.  Moving on to games, Trees is winding down No Man's Sky but getting into Train Simulator as a way to have another reason to play mobile games.  Fred is struggling with Metal Gear Solid 2Yakuza 0, and Bio Evil (a Resident Evil isometric game developed for the Genesis), but finds plenty to enjoy with Dead Rising.

Opening Song: Facehammer by Ozzed (

Closing Song: Gone Guru by Lifeseeker (Dead Rising Courtyard rap song)

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GH101 Lecture 2: NES Influence in NA

• August 23rd, 2020

We return with a (hopefully) bi-weekly lecture series on a high level overview of video games.  In this returning episode, Fred and Eli discuss how Nintendo rose to such unrivaled influence in North America.  The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) was synonymous with the term "video game" through the mid-late 1980s in a way no other console really has since.  In this episode we discuss not only how this happened, by why one company was able to command most of a market for such a distinct period of time.

Songs (in order of appearance):

  • Training Theme - Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (NES)
  • Act 4, Part 2 Level Theme - Ninja Gaiden (NES)
  • Title Theme - Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (NES)
  • Stage Theme - Karnov (NES)
  • Main Theme - Metroid (FDS)
  • Mission 4 Theme - Double Dragon II (NES)
  • Stage Theme 01 - Gauntlet (NES)
  • Dungeon Theme - Faxanadu (NES)
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VGP Ep 29: Hexagonal Planets and Mall Psychopaths

• August 20th, 2020

This week is all about revisiting old topics.  Trees starts off talking about the post office until Fred steers the conversation to next gen console leaked prices.  Trees has been playing a lot of No Man's Sky and Picross on the Switch while Fred played Medal of Honor: Allied Assault and Dead Rising.

Opening Song: Facehammer by Ozzed (

Closing Song: Supermoon by 65 Days of Static (No Man's Sky)

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VGP Ep 28: Without the Chief

• August 13th, 2020

Seems everyone is stuck at home these days, even the Master Chief as 343 decides to delay Halo Infinite into 2021.  Fred and Trees discuss life, next gen consoles, the recent Playstation event, and more.  Then on the gaming front, Trees is still making everyone jealous in No Man's Sky while Fred wraps up Transformers: War for Cybertron and Yoku's Island Express just before it departs game pass.

Opening Song: Facehammer by Ozzed (

Closing Song: Theme of Simon Belmont (MSU-1 Enhanced Version) - Super Castlevania IV (SNES)

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VPG Ep 27: A Little Sauced

• August 7th, 2020

This week things are winding down a bit but that doesn't stop our brave hosts from enjoying the finer things in life like playing the Switch during a power outage and enjoying The Transformers in movie form.  Trees is future planning for Kingdom Come: Deliverance leaving Game Pass, seeing the better life in No Man's Sky, and finally purchasing Mr. Driller.  Fred learned that Shadow of the Colossus on PS4, although beautiful, is not for him.  On the other hand a cheap pick-up of Trine: Enhanced Edition (XB1) and Transformers: War for Cybertron (PC) are keeping a strong smile on his face.

Opening Song: Facehammer by Ozzed (

Closing Song: Transformers Theme Song (1984 TV Show)

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VGP Ep 26: Yep, It’s Halo

• July 30th, 2020

This week Fred and Trees talk about the infamous Xbox Showcase that left almost everyone less than impressed.  Trees has started up Paper Mario: The Origami King and returns to the drastically changed world of No Man's Sky.  Fred played a bunch of demos on Xbox, gave up on The Witcher 2, completely played Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap as well as Resident Evil 0, and finally struggled with Shadow of the Colossus (PS4).  


Opening Song: Facehammer - Ozzed (

Closing Song: The Monster's Lair - Wonderboy: The Dragon's Trap

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