A grand cast of holiday favorites are subjected to a gauntlet of questions.

Questions this week:

  1. What are the worst trends, currently or historically, in video game character design? (with Ash Parrish) (06:38)
  2. Design a unique custom rule set for a fighting game tournament. (with Patrick Miller) (11:33)
  3. Which three video game characters would you ask to help you move? (with Topher Florence) (14:59)
  4. What do you do when you’re working on a game and your funding gets cut? (18:17)
  5. What’s the best time you ever had with a bad game? (with Esper Quinn) (21:25)
  6. Which video game voice actors deserve wider recognition? (with Andrés Velasco y Coll) (27:30)
  7. What’s the best answer that someone in the game industry has given you to a question you asked them? (with Azurelore Korrigan) (31:17)
  8. How would you remake Indie Game: The Movie today? (with Liz Ryerson) (37:13)
  9. Which modern video game would be the best introduction to video games for a child? (with K. Thor Jensen) (43:21)
  10. What’s the difference between a good video game and a cool video game? (with Fūnk-é Joseph) (45:55)

LIGHTNING ROUND: Recommendations and Outro (47:59)

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Frank: Magic Kid Googoo

Brandon: Quo Vadis 2

Ash: Pepsiman

Patrick: Goddess of Victory: Nikke

Topher: Chair Chaser

Esper: Gravity Rush series

Andrés: Windjammers 2

Azurelore: Ghost House

Liz: Soul Axiom, Uurnog: Uurnlimited

K. Thor: Guardians / Denjin Makai II

Fūnk-é: Bloons TD 6

Closing song: [XMAS]「諸人こぞりて」Mix Yona  [音量可変版 Ex - Pcm][X68000][1994制作] by Keishi Yonao

Hosted by Alex Jaffe, with Frank Cifaldi, Brandon Sheffield, Ash Parrish, Patrick Miller, Topher Florence, Esper Quinn, Andrés Velasco y Coll, Azurelore Korrigan, Liz Ryerson, K. Thor Jensen, and Fūnk-é Joseph. Edited by Esper Quinn. Original Music by Kurt Feldman.