Editor Esper Quinn hosts the best panel in video games looking at the legacy of Halo, reactions to Summer Game Fest, and the origins of rude crouching.

Questions this week:

  1. Let’s talk about Summer Game Fest and the Xbox Showcase (06:50)
  2. What’s your personal experience with the Halo franchise, and how has it impacted video games? (18:48)
  3. What game, ultimately, was the Halo Killer? (23:28) Insert Credit Quick Break: The Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center’s production of Titanic, June 21-30th (28:51)
  4. Alex Jaffe asks: I need to play the first 3 hours of Demonschool right now. What should I do? (30:07)
  5. Is dual wielding just a gimmick, or does it actually have interesting gameplay ramifications? (32:19)
  6. What are the warning signs when developing a colorful companion character that they might be annoying? (37:36)
  7. Do you think you could be friends with Master Chief in real life? (44:43)

LIGHTNING ROUND: Halo Fragrances (50:12)

Recommendations and Outro (54:20)

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This week’s Insert Credit Show is brought to you by The Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center’s production of Titanic, June 21-30th, and patrons like you. Thank you.

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Hosted by Esper Quinn, with Frank Cifaldi, Tim Rogers, and Brandon Sheffield. Edited by Esper Quinn. Original Music by Kurt Feldman.