Insert Credit is Both the Sin and Punishment.
- Less Blank and More Blank
- Most Fun Projectile Catching
- Custom Soundtrack
- Video Game Olympic Representatives
- Improv Zone
- Most Unpleasant Console Game to Work On
- Personalities to Create a Game
- Microtransactions in Nintendo Games
- Willy Wonka and the Video Game Factory
- Lightning Round Rank the Devil May Cry Games
Music ‘Beach Stage’ from Flying Power Disc – Windjammers for the Neo Geo and ‘Monday (Glitch Mob Remix)’ by Nalepa from the DmC Devil May Cry Trailer.
- Easily Fixable Game Ruiners
- No More Localization
- Best to Worst
- Three Laws of Video Games
- Favorite Stage One Boss
- Themed Arcade
- Cover Stories for a Video Game Celebrity Magazine
- Lightning Round Title Design
Music “Boss 3″ and “Stage 4″ from Gunhouse. Gunhouse is available now for PS Vita and PlayStation Mobile!
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A whole bunch of you sent us your nominations for what should be considered the greatest video game of all time. Together with Kris Graft, the Insert Credit panel reaches a decision.
The Oakland Three reminisces upon the highlights of this fiscal year through the lens of events in the world of the video game entertainment medium. The topics discussed are these:
0) Tim’s victory assignment
1) The most memorable moment in a video game this year
2) The greatest disappointment this year
3) Who won 2012
4) Video Games’ Person of the Year
5) 2012: Year of the Kickstarter
6) Vita vs. Wii U
7) New Year’s Resolutions
8) Game of the Year 2013
9) Closing thoughts
Sound editing provided by Andrew Toups, with music from The Zombies (“This Will Be Our Year”) and Neu! (Fur Immer). Next week, we will finally settle once and for all (until next year) what should be considered the Greatest Game of All Time. There have been a whole lot of video games, though, so we are only considering those nominated by you, the listener: e-mail your choice for Best Game Ever to firstname.lastname@example.org, and who knows? We may just prove you right.
-alex jaffe believes that while 2012 was pretty nice overall, it was no 2010
This week, Jordan, Jesse GO!‘s Jordan Morris joins the list of guests I specifically started this show for the express purpose of getting on the podcast. Together with frank, tim, and brandon, we discuss:
1. Video games of Christmas Past
2. Fighting games as an Olympic event
3. Comedy in Japanese games vs. comedy in American games
4. Adrien Brody’s Predators: The Official Game of the Movie
5. Santa Games
6. What defines a good side quest
7. Chun-Li as a sex icon
8. Mid-nineties mascot design
9. The Grateful Dead of video games?
10. A GOD HAND Christmas Miracle
And, of course, our music list:
Lemon Demon – BRODYQUEST
Add N to (X) – Metal Fingers In My Body
Add N to (X) – Revenge Of The Black Regent
Sound editing provided by Andrew Toups. Join us next week for our end of the year podcast! We’ve already revealed our Game of the Year, but there’s plenty more to talk about where that came from. And, in TWO weeks, we will begin what we hope will be an annual tradition where we re-evaluate the Best Video Games of All Time. If you’d like us to consider a game, submit your nomination to email@example.com, and follow the news in our Facebook group.
“Yabba Dabba Doo”
-alex jaffe (as made famous by Fred Flintstone, as made even more famous by tim rogers)
A whole bunch of games were released this year. We discuss which one was the best.
Music: “Somebody That I Used To Know”, Gotye
1. Q*Bert, narrated
2. Anatomy of a Fake Gamer
3. Internal Game Economies
4. SimCity wish lists
5. The Spike TV Video Game Awards: for your consideration
6. Essential music for Grand Theft Auto V
7. Wikipedia: The Game
8. The history of games as a male activity
9. Overused protagonist archetypes
10. The most pretentious video game ever made
Francoise Hardy – “Le Temps d’Amour”
Jacques Dutronc – “Les Playboys”
France Gall – “Teeny Weeny Boppie”
Francoise Hardy – “Ce Petit Coeur”
I’m Alex Jaffe.
What the heck, man? Did you miss the livestream this week again? We reminded you about it like ten times! Okay, don’t panic. The good news is that the main event has been preserved for all time right here in our podcast archive. Here’s an overview of the topics frank, tim, and brandon discussed while you totally dropped the ball:
1. Brandon’s homework assignment
2. Fighting game spinoffs
3. Using the GPS in smartphone games
4. Rail shooters
5. Redrafting ESRB policy
6. Acceptable circumstances in which to use the word “epic”
7. Jobs which prepare you for game design
8. How the impending Mayan apocalypse will affect the video game industry
9. Exceptional minigames
10. Minesweeper, reimagined as a Tetsuya Nomura project
Look. I don’t want this to happen again any more than you do. So why not join our Facebook group? We’ll be sure to let you know when the show’s coming up, and even provide a link to where you can watch it. I promise no one will look at you funny like you just showed up for the first time in class halfway through the semester.
While you’re at it, you can drop a quick e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org some time between now and December 25th to let us know what your pick is for the 2012 Game of the Year! We’ll discuss the results in our final show of the year, provided we have not all ascended to an ineffable plane of existence on the back of Quetzalcoatl.
Special thanks as always to soundsman Andrew Toups, who provided original music for this week’s episode. Hot job, Toups!
Remember guys: YouTube, Facebook, iTunes, email, Twitter, RSS. I think that’s everything. Is that everything?
-alex jaffe thinks that’s everything
Frank Cifaldi, Patrick Miller, Tim Rogers, Brandon Sheffield
- Mistakes as a game mechanic
- Wii U: The Next Generation
- “Skyrim with guns”
- Planning a Capcom restaurant franchise
- Kratos vs. Bayonetta
- When it became socially acceptable to talk about video games in public
- Metroid: The Movie: The Soundtrack
- The Fender Stratocaster of video games
- Tim Schafer’s fanbase and what they want
- Visual novels in America
- Brainlord, “Natural Cave”
- Shuggie Otis, “Purple”, “Sparkle City”
- Sound editing by Andrew Toups
We’ve threatened you with it before, and this time we actually followed through — we had our very first livestreamed podcast! We had a blast doing it, so if the lord is willing and the creek don’t rise, that’s how we’ll be doing those from here on out. We were blown away by how many of you who showed up on such short notice! In the future, we’ll be keeping you in the loop through our Facebook group. So if you haven’t joined yet, now’s the time. Keep sending in your questions to email@example.com, and we’ll see you later this week. Or, at any rate, you’ll see us.
-alex jaffe didn’t realize his hair was getting that thin