Kotaku Features editor Kirk Hamilton joins us to talk about the definition of a power-up, video game hairstyles for your girlfriend, and why Capcom hates Mega Man.
Questions this week:
- BioWare’s Gay Planet (02:50)
- Super Mario World as a Modding Community Playground (09:38)
- Electronic Arts president John Riccitiello vs. United States vice president Joe Biden (15:56)
- Modern pop artists in game music composition (22:51)
- Game-Inspired Hairstyles for your Girl/Boyfriend (29:10)
- Title schema for future Pokémon games (35:46)
- A report card for Platinum Games (42:20)
- The best power-up in a video game (and what constitutes a power-up) (52:12)
- Why Capcom hates Mega Man (58:33)
- How to inflate your game’s metascore (01:05:01)
LIGHTNING ROUND: Elevator Pitch (01:11:27)
Edited by Andrew Toups. Music for this episode includes Sleater Kinney’s “Oh!” and Pizzicato Five’s “Trailer Music” and “It’s a Beautiful Day”.