Insert Credit Fringe Games Correspondent Liz Ryerson returns to the panel to cover being a tool user, the year of peak stupidity in video games, and crystals of fun syrup.

Questions this week:

  1. If you had a free day at the world’s most complete arcade, how would you spend a thousand quarters? (02:27)
  2. Is Gamescom the new E3? (07:59)
  3. What is the Snyder Cut of game conferences? (13:19)
  4. Recommend a video game soundtrack for Alex Jaffe’s dad’s commute (18:57)
  5. Improv Zone: Game Director YouTube Channels (23:49)
  6. Mr. Heck asks: what makes successful video games similar, and what makes video game failures unique? (39:24)
  7. What’s the stupidest thing you’ve ever seen in a video game? (47:59)
  8. How would you put the sound of a black hole into a video game? (52:47)
  9. What kind of games and areas of game culture do we not talk about enough on Insert Credit? (56:30)

LIGHTNING ROUND: Episode Title Throwbacks (01:01:41)

Recommendations and Outro (01:11:06)

Two hundred and fifty? That's a lot of episodes you could discuss in the forums!



Brandon: Wash your car from top to bottom, watch the Comanche dub of Prey (2022), Winter Beast (1992)

Frank: If you like to channel surf old games, don’t forget to play the popular good stuff too

Liz: Death’s Dynamic Shroud, Season of the Witch (1972), Kitschfork

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