Alex Jaffe, Tim Rogers and Brandon Sheffield continue the celebration of Patron-submitted questions, upending the dirtbag for even more “What is the ____ of video games?”

Questions this week:

  1. Dirtbag Sailor Silica asks: What is the squeezing through a gap while the next area loads for previous eras of video games? (03:02)
  2. Dirtbag Dilson asks: What is the video game equivalent of a sommelier? (04:27)
  3. Dirtbag Walt asks: What is the The Adventures of Buckaroo Bonzai Across the 8th Dimension of video games? (05:08)
  4. Dirtbag MoxBagel asks: What is the This restaurant packaged the salt and pepper packets in a bag with the napkins and now the napkin is all peppery and unpleasant to use of video games? (08:35)
  5. Dirtbag Kory asks: What is the OK Computer of video games, and what is the Kid A of video games? (12:13)
  6. A Dirtbag We Don’t Have the Name Of asks: What are the farm-to-table restaurant and microwave dinner of video games? (14:39)
  7. Dirtbag UG asks: What is the Joe Pera Talks with You of video games? (19:15)
  8. Dirtbag Roman asks: What is the 1989 Velvet Revolution of video games? (22:02)
  9. Dirtbag Chopemon asks: What is the Chinese food buffet of video games? (24:07)
  10. Dirtbag Dusty asks: What is the DMC DeLorean of video games? (26:29)
  11. Dirtbag TapeVulture asks: What is the British accent of video games? (29:39)
  12. Dirtbag Chopemon asks: What is the hanging up of holiday decorations of video games? (34:43)
  13. Dirtbag Marshall asks: What is Ross Dress for Less of video games, and what is the TJ Maxx of video games? (34:43)
  14. Dirtbag A Dry Cleaner for Dogs asks: What is the hoop trundling of video games? (40:42)
  15. A Dirtbag We Don’t Have the Name Of asks: What is the James Joyce’s Ulysses of video games, and what is the Alfred Lord Tennyson’s Ulysses of video games? (42:55)

LIGHTNING ROUND: The Gaagaagiins Six (46:00)

Recommendations and Outro (54:05)

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Hosted by Alex Jaffe, with Tim Rogers and Brandon Sheffield. Edited by Esper Quinn. Original Music by Kurt Feldman.