Game developer and streamer Max Krieger joins the panel to discuss booing Elon Musk, the worst year for video games in the 21st century, and Eurobeat.

Questions this week:

  1. Which living person would be booed the loudest if they appeared at a video game tournament? (05:43)
  2. How do you know if a puzzle game is too hard? (11:13)
  3. What kind of immersive arcade experience has no one ever really tried before, or not tried hard enough? (16:43)
  4. What was the worst year for video games from 2000 to 2020? (23:42)
  5. You have a GDC panel but need to make sure that zero people attend. What do you title it?(30:22)
  6. Spencer Gifts asks: Which Japanese game is the most American, and which American game is the most Japanese? (36:12)
  7. When in visual design is ugliness a feature? (43:50)
  8. What is the Planet of the Bass of video games? (49:29)

LIGHTNING ROUND: Box Office Bomb Reviews (54:22)

Recommendations and Outro (01:04:08)

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