The panel returns to classic formation to cover UX design, Microsoft acquisition developments, gross Yoshi, and sellouts within sellouts.

Questions this week:

  1. From Simone de Rochefort: What else should Microsoft acquire and make exclusive? (03:33)
  2. What is The Day The Clown Cried of video games? (10:19)
  3. What makes a New Game+ feature the most enticing? (11:41)
  4. What are common terms game designers use that game players don’t? (17:10)
  5. How can User Interface inform the themes and story of a video game? (24:52)
  6. Let’s criticize some things we want to bring attention to. (31:13)
    Insert Credit Ad Break: Midautumn and Games and Feelings (37:04)
  7. JackOakleaf asks: How long should a cutscene be? (39:55)
  8. Which video game protagonist’s job would you want to do the least? (48:02)
  9. What is The Day The Clown Cried of video games? (54:19)

LIGHTNING ROUND: Famicom Feud - Video Game Playboy Appearances (01:02:47)

Recommendations and Outro (01:19:47)

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Brandon: Plug things on different CRT inputs into different power strips to reduce interference, Bullet Train (2022), Shudder TV if you’re Frank, Joe Bob Briggs

Frank: please do not actually mark Video Game History Foundation donations as “for Playboys”

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