Video game historian “Critical Kate” Willaert joins a panel scattered across time to cover lost and ignored media, Blobby’s Bloop Boy, and ladies roaming the street with whips.

Questions this week:

  1. What kinds of video game history seem to interest you and nobody else? (02:15)
  2. What are some of the most surprising video game firsts? (11:10)
  3. Which console has the most good games that the least people have played? (16:56)
  4. Has anyone discovered an unreleased video game that was actually fun to play? (21:11)
    Insert Credit Quick Break: Amazing Grace available now on Steam, and Demonschool demo available during Steam NextFest (25:31)
  5. SpencerGifts asks: What is the best video game sequence that is no fun? (28:12)
  6. Is there a video game experience you missed out on you wish you could have had? (31:42)
  7. When shouldn’t you have a pause button? (34:37)
  8. What can we learn about women if our only reference point is video games from the 1980’s? (37:23)

LIGHTNING ROUND: Name Re-Design - Commercial Failures (40:15)

Recommendations and Outro (44:14)

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Frank: Consider Spyro the Dragon

Brandon: Scavengers Reign, Demonschool demo available during Steam NextFest

Kate: Why Backstory and Lore Make Bad Story Trailers, A Critical Hit!

This week’s Insert Credit Show is brought to you by Amazing Grace available now on Steam and patrons like you. Thank you.

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