Video Game Reporter Ash Parrish joins the panel to cover unfinished games, Mario’s origins, and the friendship-building return of Violence Island.

Questions this week:

  1. Is Mario Italian? (04:22)
  2. From Esper Quinn: If a game offers you a starting class of Warrior, Wizard, Rogue or Cleric, which do you choose and why? (09:30)
  3. With Sonic Frontiers and the new Pokemon games we must ask, what does it mean for a game to be finished? (13:15)
  4. Do you have any questions for Alex Jaffe? (24:33)
  5. Spencer’s Gifts asks: What is the best game with the worst graphics, and what is the worst game with the best graphics? (30:55)
  6. Violence Island (36:37)
  7. Who or what is the Gritty of video games? (53:06)

LIGHTNING ROUND: Dirtbag Diving (55:08)

Recommendations and Outro (58:57)

See if people consider this episode "unfinished" or not in the forums!



Brandon: TOUGH BOY by TOM★CAT, Doom Runners (1997)

Frank: Don’t give Frank any money,

Ash: Donate to the Video Game History Foundation Winter Fundraiser where donations are matched dollar for dollar until the goal is met, Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War, Marvel Midnight Suns, Marvel Snap

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