Producer, critic and podcaster Paul Tamayo joins the panel to cover when you should pee your pants, Mario’s political affiliations, the coveted 7/11 video games, and Guantanamo Nights Zone.

Questions this week:

  1. Which real world racing event has the most interesting game mechanics? (06:54)
  2. What are the best implementations of alien technology in video games? (14:05)
  3. Could you design a game about New York City that doesn’t involve driving? (19:55)
  4. What would be the best city to drive around in a video game? (27:48)
    Spencer asks: Why did so many companies throw their hat in the console ring during the fifth generation? (35:28)
  5. Was PaRappa the Rapper good, or do we just remember it because it has a rapping dog? (42:56)
  6. What are your video game spending habits like? (48:04)
  7. Within the game’s fiction, why do video game villains design their bases as platforming puzzles? (56:01)

LIGHTNING ROUND: GameFAQ&As - Grand Theft Auto Online (01:01:01)

Recommendations and Outro (01:09:05)

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Paul: RRR (2022)

Tim: Learn Chinese, it’s important

Brandon: Do not leave your dog in East Oakland unless you want Brandon to take care of it, GRRL, the current season of The Bachelorette if you liked Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar (2021)

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