IGN news director and Axe of the Blood God creator Kat Bailey joins the panel to discuss Metacritic scores, ranked polls, and what the ESRB actually does all day.

Questions this week:

  1. Frank Cifaldi asks: What are the best British games? (05:11)
  2. Why doesn’t a Sight & Sound-style poll work for video games? (12:22)
  3. How does IGN review games? (25:33)
  4. If ESRB ratings were literal, which games would actually be for everyone, for teens, and mature? (29:43)
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  5. Azurelore Korrigan asks: What medium is best for adapting to video games? (38:29)
  6. What’s something you wished video games would do, they eventually did, and now you’ve had enough? (45:14)
  7. What counts as video game news? (50:12)
  8. Did everyone here always know what IGN stands for? (58:09)

LIGHTNING ROUND: From Yeso - Oblique Game Designs (59:24)

Recommendations and Outro (01:06:54)

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