Journalist Ash Parrish of The Verge joins Frank and Jaffe for Nintendo Direct thoughts, Elden Ring as a retelling of Inuyasha, and playersexual companions. Plus, why Marvel vs. Capcom 2 is so important, by Patrick Miller.

Questions this week:

  1. Frank: Talk about video game recompilation efforts (05:58)
  2. Let’s go over the Nintendo Direct (15:39)
    Insert Credit Presents: Why Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Is So Important, by Patrick Miller (25:57)
  3. In video games with romanceable NPCs, should you as a player be unrestricted from pursuing any character regardless of gender or sexuality? (34:33)
  4. Please explain the lore of Elden Ring to me. You have 6 minutes. (41:33)
    Insert Credit Quick Break: Mannequin Deposit by The Houseflies (47:25)
  5. Aaron Pickus: If you were working in a rental store, what games would you intentionally place in the wrong cases to give renters a different experience? (48:47)
  6. Are esports good? (55:04)

LIGHTNING ROUND: New Robot Masters (01:04:56)

Recommendations and Outro (01:09:13)

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Hosted by Alex Jaffe, with Frank Cifaldi and Ash Parrish. Segment by Patrick Miller. Edited by Esper Quinn. Original Music by Kurt Feldman.