Every member of the Insert Credit panel gathers for a feast of questions regarding cartridge consumption, Tom Cruise title changes, and Bangai-O.

Questions this week:

  1. How would video games be different if the concept of a sequel didn’t exist? (10:39)
  2. How do you keep enemy encounters from feeling repetitive? (17:53)
  3. What’s the best law to break in a video game? (24:28)
  4. What is the best jump noise in video games? (32:03)
  5. What’s the worst first impression you’ve had of a game due to outside circumstances? (37:58)
  6. What video game cartridge or disc would you like to eat the most? (43:02)
  7. What can the U.S. healthcare system learn from healthcare in video games? (49:04)
  8. What are the greatest non-corporate rivalries in video games? (55:09)
  9. Is it possible to make a competitive multiplayer game completely diagetic to its story? (01:00:55)
  10. Has a piano ever been dropped on or near someone in a video game to great effect? (01:06:14)
  11. Should fall damage be phased out? (01:11:09)
  12. How would you explain Bangai-O to your mom? (01:18:03)

LIGHTNING ROUND: Potpourri (01:25:36)

Recommendations and Outro (01:30:02)

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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.