Our heroes reunite to tackle the return of Reagen Sheffield, the Turkish Star Wars of Yuzo Koshiro, and Paul Blart Mall Battletoad. They also discuss the Microsoft-Activision-Blizzard-King merger, Tifa in the Italian senate, and the metaverse.

Questions this week:

  1. In the wake of the MicroBlizzion buyout, how screwed are video games? (03:20)
  2. What would be a less useless metric for determining game story quality than number of words in script? (14:46)
  3. What video game music would you play for the Pope? (20:31)
  4. What would be the worst video game clip to interrupt a national senate meeting with? (26:10)
  5. Dirtbag Spencer asks: What is the shallowest, nitpickiest reason you dislike a video game? (30:29)
  6. Does “the metaverse” actually have anything to do with video games? (37:45)
  7. In a video game, how high should you be able to jump? (44:03)
  8. What are the best uses of the PocketStation and VMU? (51:08)
  9. What is the mumblecore of video games? (58:16)

LIGHTNING ROUND: Bad Bad Game Reviews (01:02:22)

Recommendations and Outro: (01:24:13)

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Frank: Put things in the world for reasons other than making money

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