Insert Credit regular Liz Ryerson joins the panel to cover refreshed questions about the state of game journalism, romhacks, and running studios as co-ops.

Questions this week:

  1. What the hell is wrong with game journalism? (03:56)
  2. Back in April of 2020, the panel was asked about the long term effects of the COVID outbreak on video games. What were they? (11:25)
  3. Liz Ryerson asked: What’s the hot new genre of video game in the year 2050? (20:17)
  4. Liz Ryerson asked: What’s your favorite romhack? (24:06)
  5. Which games have the most accurate names? (30:52)
  6. Who should get a PlayStation 5, and who should get an Xbox Series X? (35:22)
  7. Can a video game studio feasibly be run as a co-op? (41:27)
  8. How much fun should you put in a game before it starts making money? (46:42)

LIGHTNING ROUND: The Ten Commandments of Video Games (52:45)

Recommendations and Outro (55:30)

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Brandon: Avengement (2019)

Frank: 12 Angry Men (1957), Fargo (1996), The Making of Karateka

Liz: Peking Opera Blues (1985), To the White Sea, follow Liz’s music on Bandcamp

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