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Hardcore Gaming 101

Join the HG101 gang as they rank the games YOU nominate in their ever growing list, the Top 47,858 Games of All Time. Brought to you by the one and only HardcoreGaming101.net.

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233 - The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Join the HG101 gang as they discuss and rank the game that put ocarinas on the map. This weekend's Patreon bonus game will be Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors. Intro music by NORM. Follow xerxes and HG101 on Twitter. Check out what games we've already ranked on the Big Damn List, then vote for a game of your own.

50mins

5 Oct 2019

Rank #1

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257 - Resident Evil 6

Join the HG101 gang as they discuss and rank Capcom's attempt to please everyone but Resident Evil fans. This weekend's Patreon bonus game will be Secret Quest. Intro music by NORM. Follow xerxes and HG101 on Twitter. Check out what games we've already ranked on the Big Damn List, then vote for a game of your own.

44mins

28 Dec 2019

Rank #2

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033 - Zelda: Link to the Past, R-Type, Ninja Gaiden

Join the HG101 miscreants and special guest, Destructoid's own Jonathan Holmes, as they split hairs over the relative merits of tremendous, legendary classics. Three more games are added to the Top 47,858 Games of All Time. Donate at patreon.com/hg101 and you'll get even more great HG101 content! Follow us on Twitter @GC9X @HG_101 Check out the ongoing list bit.ly/47kgames

1hr 10mins

20 Jan 2017

Rank #3

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142 - Lunar: The Silver Star

Join the HG101 gang as they discuss and rank this seminal CD-ROM JRPG. This Friday's Patreon bonus game will be Legend of Valkyrie. Intro music by NORM. Follow xerxes and HG101 on Twitter. Check out what games we've already ranked on the Big Damn List, then vote for a game of your own. If you really can't get enough HG101 podcast, listen to the classic Game Club 199X episodes.

38mins

21 Nov 2018

Rank #4

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155 - Resident Evil 4

Join the HG101 gang as they discuss and rank Resident Evil 4. The patients have been prepped for surgery, Dr. Salvador... This weekend's Patreon bonus game will be Game Dev Story AND Game Dev Tycoon. Intro music by NORM. Follow xerxes and HG101 on Twitter. Check out what games we've already ranked on the Big Damn List, then vote for a game of your own. If you really can't get enough HG101 podcast, listen to the classic Game Club 199X episodes.

1hr

3 Jan 2019

Rank #5

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187 - Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

Join the HG101 gang as they discuss and rank the game that's not quite a Metroid, and it's not quite a Castlevania, but maaaaan... This weekend's Patreon bonus game will be Dr. Lunatic Supreme With Cheese. Intro music by NORM. Follow xerxes and HG101 on Twitter. Check out what games we've already ranked on the Big Damn List, then vote for a game of your own. If you really can't get enough HG101 podcast, listen to the classic Game Club 199X episodes.

47mins

25 Apr 2019

Rank #6

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039 - X-Com: UFO Defense, Shiren the Wanderer

Join the HG101 junior varsity podcast team as they discuss basket hats and the importance of funding your local alien-fighters. Two more games are added to the Top 47,858 Games of All Time. Donate at patreon.com/hg101 and you'll get even more great HG101 content! Follow us on Twitter @GC9X @HG_101 Check out the ongoing list bit.ly/47kgames

57mins

3 Mar 2017

Rank #7

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Lunar: Eternal Blue

Join the HG101 gang as they discuss and rank the Sega CD JRPG with the dankest Bill Clinton memes. This weekend's Patreon Bonus Get episode will be Phantom 2040. Donate at Patreon to get this bonus content and much, much more! Follow the show's host on Twitter to get the latest and straightest dope. Check out what games we've already ranked on the The Big Damn List, then nominate a game of your own via five-star review on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher! Intro music by NORM. 2020 © Hardcore Gaming 101

50mins

13 Feb 2020

Rank #8

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261 - Final Fantasy XI

Join the HG101 gang as they discuss and rank the Final Fantasy that tested the limits of your 56k modem. This weekend's Patreon bonus game will be Disney Plug-N-Play TV Game. Intro music by NORM. Follow xerxes and HG101 on Twitter. Check out what games we've already ranked on the Big Damn List, then vote for a game of your own.

51mins

10 Jan 2020

Rank #9

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147 - Mother 3

Join the HG101 gang as they discuss and rank the heartfelt JRPG masterpiece that Nintendo DOESN'T want you to play! This weekend's Patreon bonus game will be Dune 2. Intro music by NORM. Follow xerxes and HG101 on Twitter. Check out what games we've already ranked on the Big Damn List, then vote for a game of your own. If you really can't get enough HG101 podcast, listen to the classic Game Club 199X episodes.

56mins

6 Dec 2018

Rank #10

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128 - Star Ocean - The 2nd Story

Join the HG101 gang as they rank and discuss "JRPG Star Trek". This Friday's Patreon bonus game will be Dungeons And Dragons - Order of the Griffon. Intro music by NORM. Follow xerxes and HG101 on Twitter. Check out what games we've already ranked on the Big Damn List, then vote for a game of your own. If you really can't get enough HG101 podcast, listen to the classic Game Club 199X episodes.

37mins

2 Oct 2018

Rank #11

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250 - Illusion of Gaia

Join the HG101 gang as they discuss and rank an action RPG about helpful pigs and patiently waiting for things. This weekend's Patreon bonus game will be Somari. Intro music by NORM. Follow xerxes and HG101 on Twitter. Check out what games we've already ranked on the Big Damn List, then vote for a game of your own.

49mins

4 Dec 2019

Rank #12

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210 - Golden Sun

Join the HG101 gang as they discuss and rank Golden Sun, the JRPG that grabs you by the arm and won't stop talking. This weekend's Patreon bonus game will be Golvellius. Intro music by NORM. Follow xerxes and HG101 on Twitter. Check out what games we've already ranked on the Big Damn List, then vote for a game of your own.

36mins

16 Jul 2019

Rank #13

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249 - Metroid Fusion

Join the HG101 gang as they spend nearly an hour discussing and ranking Metroid Fusion -- just in time for your Thanksgiving road trip! Or, for non-Americans, your November 27th road trip! This weekend's Patreon bonus game will be God of War: Ghost of Sparta. Intro music by NORM. Follow xerxes and HG101 on Twitter. Check out what games we've already ranked on the Big Damn List, then vote for a game of your own.

52mins

27 Nov 2019

Rank #14

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Phantasy Star II

Join the HG101 gang as they discuss and rank Phantasy Star II, Sega's sci-fi RPG about big bio-domes and cute bio-monsters. This weekend's Patreon Bonus Get episode will be Final Fantasy II. Donate at Patreon to get this bonus content and much, much more! Follow the show's host on Twitter to get the latest and straightest dope. Check out what games we've already ranked on the The Big Damn List, then nominate a game of your own via five-star review on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher! Intro music by NORM. 2020 (c) Hardcore Gaming 101

54mins

7 Apr 2020

Rank #15

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012 - FTL, Full Throttle, Final Fight, Sewer Shark

Join the HG101 Partyologists as they discuss the finer points of roving street gangs, roving biker gangs, roving slaver gangs, and Sewer Shark. Four more games are added to the Top 47,858 Games of All Time. Like what you hear? Donate at patreon.com/hg101 and you'll get even more great HG101 content! Follow us on Twitter @GC9X @HG_101 Check out the ongoing list bit.ly/47kgames

1hr 50mins

5 Aug 2016

Rank #16

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004 - Street Fighter III, Bionic Commando, Tapper, Friday the 13th

Join the merry pranksters of HG101 as they ponder the mysteries of arcade gimmicks, Makoto's giant feet, and those sinister teddy bear picnics. Four more games are added to the Top 47,858 Games of All Time. Like what you hear? Donate at patreon.com/hg101 and you'll get a raw and unedited version that's too hot for prime time! Follow us on Twitter @GC9X @HG_101 Check out the ongoing list bit.ly/47kgames

1hr 22mins

16 Apr 2016

Rank #17

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165 - Super Mario World

Join the HG101 gang as they discuss and rank the game that should have been called Super Super Mario World. This weekend's Patreon bonus game will be Dead To Rights. Intro music by NORM. Follow xerxes and HG101 on Twitter. Check out what games we've already ranked on the Big Damn List, then vote for a game of your own. If you really can't get enough HG101 podcast, listen to the classic Game Club 199X episodes.

40mins

8 Feb 2019

Rank #18

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133 - Final Fantasy VI

Join the HG101 gang as they rank and discuss the most yeti-havingest JRPG on the SNES. This Friday's Patreon bonus game will be Castle of Dr. Brain. Intro music by NORM. Follow xerxes and HG101 on Twitter. Check out what games we've already ranked on the Big Damn List, then vote for a game of your own. If you really can't get enough HG101 podcast, listen to the classic Game Club 199X episodes.

53mins

18 Oct 2018

Rank #19

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048 - Sonic Adventure, Pac-Man

Join the HG101 big fat party animals as they talk attitude-having mascot animals and video games' greatest pie graph. Two more games are added to the Top 47,858 Games of All Time. Donate at patreon.com/hg101 and you'll get even more great HG101 content! Follow us on Twitter @GC9X @HG_101 Check out the ongoing list bit.ly/47kgames Check out the earlier HG101 podcast Game Club 199X bit.ly/gc9x_linky

1hr 16mins

5 May 2017

Rank #20