Editor Esper Quinn joins the table to give thanks for a feast of listener submitted questions.

Questions this week:

  1. Max asks: What is the most fun or interesting scoring mechanic in a shooting game? (10:59)
  2. Malcove asks: How would you reintroduce vampires to modern video games? (14:44)
  3. A Most Handsome Boy asks: Thoughts on a good steam? (16:56)
  4. ColdPie asks: what type of tourism opportunities would you take advantage of if you were visiting the Republic of Gamers? (20:37)
  5. BreadyToDie asks: Have you ever played the sequel of a game before playing the original? (22:53)
  6. Pannekoeken asks: What happened to rhythm games? (26:32)
  7. Dilson asks: Which cooking games aren’t boring? (33:56)
  8. Ripley Rose proposes an Improv Zone – Sonic’s Dad Got Arrested (38:19)
  9. Gaagaagiins asks: When has a video game adaptation been objectively better than the source material? (43:33)
  10. Anonymous asks: What singleplayer game should have gotten a competitive multiplayer mode? (48:49)
  11. Ross Hamrick asks: Which arcade racing game has the best manual transmission? (52:01)
  12. Cole asks: are Japanese video game scores better for a reason? (56:32)
  13. Kiko B asks: Which two video game franchises would be improved by swapping protagonists? (01:04:28)
  14. Terrace asks: What was the Secret of Evermore?(01:06:52)

LIGHTNING ROUND: Crumbling Zero asks to Rank the Metacritic Top 10 (01:07:50)


  1. #7 Red Dead Redemption 2
  2. #8 Grand Theft Auto V
  3. #10. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  4. #9. Disco Elysium: The Final Cut
  5. #6. Super Mario Galaxy 2
  6. #5. Super Mario Galaxy
  7. #1. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  8. #2. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
  9. #3. Grand Theft Auto IV
  10. #4. SoulCalibur

Recommendations and Outro (01:32:22)

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