Game journalist and friend of the show Ash Parrish returns to cover Amiga AI, alien boyfriends, and pynball.

Questions this week:

  1. From Heather Alexandra: What game has the tastiest potions? (03:53)
  2. What’s something you never want to see in a video game again? (08:27)
  3. What are the best achievements in video game AI development? (12:56)
  4. Which officially released video games are most transparently fanfiction of other games? (17:37)
  5. Design the perfect romancable alien RPG NPC, but make them distinctly nonhuman. (22:27)
  6. Dirtbag MoxBagel asks: How would you re-design pinball to be more of a 30 minute game instead of a 3 minute game? (28:40)
  7. Have you ever wished a game challenged you a little more? (34:53)
  8. What are the best liminal spaces in a video game? (39:41)
  9. Has your opinion of a game ever changed after speaking with the developer? (43:53)
  10. What is the Miles Davis “Kind of Blue” of video games? (49:52)

LIGHTNING ROUND: Alphanumerous Characters (55:26)

Think you have better answers than the panel? Politely discuss this episode in the Insert Credit forums.



Ash: Kotaku Splitscreen,

Brandon: Fourth Dimension, Melinda's Hot Sauce

Frank: Shaquanda's Hot Pepper Sauce

Jaffe: The Unknown (1927)

This Week's Insert Credit Art Jam Topic: Cheating

Edited by Esper Quinn. Original Music by Kurt Feldman.