Your old Cutlass: an E3 Story

A green hue presses through the fake fog that smells faintly like overcooked marshmallows. A crowd gathers in front of the stage, and a phone call draws me to the back of the auditorium.

“He ain’t doin’ good. He’s gonna to die soon.”

”Oh, um…”

”What about gettin’ paid?”

”Sorry, what’s that again?”

”Will I still be gettin’ paid?”

”Don’t worry. We’ll take care of that. Should I come home?”

Deep breath, heartbeats mute the murmuring crowd in the room ahead, and my heart is quietly crushed. Concrete. Darkness, then a green hue, pressing through. Burnt marshmallows. Continue reading

the insert credit podcast, episode 89 – bon appetit

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Who Crotches the Crotchmen?

  1. Frank Recap
  2. Make E3 Less Boring
  3. A Line in a Game Movie
  4. Worst Levels
  5. Alternate History Games
  6. Greatest Failings of Game Engines
  7. Alien Developers
  8. Misunderstanding Sequels
  9. Improv Zone Minor League Gaming
  10. Lightning Round Hyper-Specific Japanese Genres

Music ‘Race Around the World’ from Castle Crashers, ‘Labyrinth Zone’ and ‘Marble Zone’ from Sonic 1, ‘Aiden Pearce (Main Theme)’ from Watch Dogs, and ‘Aban Hawkins Theme’ from Aban Hawkins and the 1000 Spikes.

the insert credit podcast, episode 88 – arctic blast

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One of Those Skullguys.

  1. Best Sega Games Outside of the Genesis Library
  2. Kanto Careers
  3. Best Crowd
  4. Xbox One and PS4 Revisited
  5. Personal Robot Maid
  6. Fighting Game Directors
  7. Cool Cartoons
  8. Lightning Round Design an Original Skull Girl

Music ‘Lament’ and ‘Maplecrest Stage’ from Skullgirls and ’8-Bit Chicken Dance’ by Newgrounds User Fineas.

the insert credit podcast, episode 87 – mario is dead


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Now Featuring Brandon Sheffield.

  1. Better with No Friends
  2. Genres that are Dead
  3. Console War Crimes
  4. Games You Hate
  5. Childhood is Dead
  6. Mario is Dead
  7. Flappy Bird Re-Release
  8. Nintendo Wi-Fi is Dead
  9. The Kabbalah of Video Games

Music ‘Wily’s Castle (Recreation) – Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Music Extended’ Recreated by YouTube user BrawlBRSTMs3.

the insert credit podcast, episode 86 – world of yourcraft

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  1. Year of Luigi
  2. Most Impressive Minecrafts
  3. Oculus-Facebook Billion Person MMO
  4. Failed Peripherals
  5. Custom Soundtrack – Candy Crush Saga
  6. Avengers License
  7. Fastest Video Game Ever Made
  8. The Arcade Transition
  9. Describe to Your Mom – Takeshi’s Challenge
  10. Lightning Round Team Battle – Gauntlet.

Music ‘Executor’ from Space Invaders Extreme DS, ’8-Bit Chicken Dance’ by Newgrounds User Fineas, ‘The Fastest Thing Alive Fan Full Version’ Remixed by YouTube User kapacitado, and ‘Congo Jungle Stage’ from Super Smash Bros.

the insert credit podcast, episode 85 – beyond good souls

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One Quarter Broadcast On Location from a Miniature Golf Course.

  1. Video Game Legends
  2. Console Buying Games Old and New
  3. Motorcycle Gang
  4. Best Fashion Game Developer
  5. How To Ensure Zero Sales of a Game
  6. Which Games Have Changed Design for the Better
  7. Most Radically Redefined Public Image
  8. Video Game DJ
  9. Mock Market
  10. Lightning Round Best To Worst.

Music ‘Bonus Level’ from Cool Spot and ‘Living in the City (Instrumental Version)’ from Sonic R

the insert credit podcast, episode 84 – cat physics

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Who Are You Callin’ a Flappy Bird?

  1. Exclusivity Harm
  2. Design the Godzilla Tie-In Game
  3. Title Insults
  4. Should FPS or Shmup Games Be Called ‘Shooters’
  5. Underutilized Real World Physics
  6. Psychiatrist Games
  7. New God Game Concepts
  8. Video Games as Rewards
  9. Smart Bad Video Games
  10. Lightning Round Team Battle

Music ‘Swear’ from Mr. Driller, ‘Main Theme’ from From Dust, and ‘Level 1 Theme’ from Marble Madness.

the insert credit podcast, episode 83 – content video game nerd

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Insert Credit Is The Prequel to Die Hard.

  1. PAX
  2. Best Debut Games
  3. Why Was the Halo Composer Fired from Bungie?
  4. Game Most Interesting to Lose
  5. Most Dreamy Games
  6. Do You Fight for Fun or for Glory?
  7. Six Universal Emotions
  8. Can Someone Please Explain Goat Simulator?
  9. Favorite Game Makers (It’s Spelled ulillillia)
  10. Lightning Round Title Design Tim McGraw Games

Music ‘Trailer Soundtrack’ and ‘Main Theme’ from Goat Simulator.

Now on iTunes! The updated link is here (or at the top of this post (I wouldn’t trust past posts. It might be a lot of work for me to change those.)).

the insert credit podcast, episode 82 – did i say gogo?

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Insert Credit Knows Nobody Cares About Robin.

  1. Saving Video Game History with Frank and Brandon
  2. GDC Recap
  3. Best 3D Single Player Hand-to-Hand Combat
  4. FFVI – Name All Party Members and Add a Fifteenth
  5. Games Other Than Dark Souls 2
  6. Lowest Percentage Completion Single Player Game
  7. Restaurant Staffed by Video Game Professionals
  8. Worst and Most-Listened-To Song in a Video Game
  9. Did Facebook and Oculus End the Kickstarter Dream?
  10. Lightning Round Game Rater

Music ‘Ape Escape Theme’ Ape Escape for the PlayStation Move (Japanese Version), ‘Victory Fanfare’ from Final Fantasy VI, ‘Bubble Bobble Theme’ from Bubble Bobble Covered by Lara de Wit.