Leading game industry professionals and Insert Credit Show regulars Mathew Kumar and Liz Ryerson rejoin the panel for cryptid talk, Nintendo Direct, and pissing on gentrifiers.

Questions this week:

  1. Vincent Diamante asks: What’s the best money you’ve spent on a free-to-play game? (04:33)
  2. How do you make blocking in a game feel as good as attacking? (10:40)
  3. What ideas does Quantic Dream have for Star Wars? (14:37)
  4. Which games were most interesting to you prior to their release? (21:04)
  5. Improv Zone: Nintendo Direct (25:15)
  6. Dirtbag PrivatelyAttack asks: What cryptids show up in an Altus JRPG set in the American midwest? (31:44)
  7. Who are the heroes and role models in the video game industry today? (40:01)
  8. Make a video game about Passion Orange Guava juice without making it entirely about POGs. (45:58)
  9. What is the I Love Lucy of video games? (50:54)
  10. Would the world be better off if there weren’t video games? (54:13)

LIGHTNING ROUND: Name Design: Old Cursewords (from Dirtbag Yeso) (01:00:14)

Don't even act like you don't wanna discuss this episode in the forums!



Brandon: Jack Frost (1997), Pig (2021)

Liz: Cruelty Squad, Salad Fields

Jaffe: Batman the Audio Adventures

Edited by Esper Quinn. Original Music by Kurt Feldman.