Editorial director of Digital Eclipse Chris Kohler joins the panel to cover bug-free cartridge games, on air game history research, and a brutal round of Famicom Feud. Original music by Kurt Feldman.

Questions this week:

  1. Mathew Kumar asks: What are the “phantom games” in your collection? (03:59)
  2. Which areas of games are most in need of preservation? (10:36)
  3. What’s the line between stealing an idea and iterating on it in video game design? (16:26)
  4. What are some mundane activities that would make good simulator games? (21:19)
  5. What would be on your cardboard sign at a wrestling event? (26:33)
  6. Dirtbag Seasons asks: Why and when did we start calling old games “retro”? (30:23)
  7. How, when, and where should games present content warnings? (36:39)
  8. Brandon Sheffield asks: What are your favorite side quests? (45:19)
  9. What is the Ghostbusters 2 of video games? (52:26)

LIGHTNING ROUND: Famicom Feud – Video Games Notable For Negative Reception (56:24)

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Frank: The new Twilight Zone series

Brandon: Vote no on recalling Newsom if you live in California, even if he sucks he'll get replaced by somebody a whole bunch worse

Chris: The Ultimate History of Video Games vol. 2

Jaffe: The Many Deaths of Laila Starr

Edited by Esper Quinn. Original Music by Kurt Feldman.